Clearview National September 2017 - Issue 190 - Page 74

PROUD SPONSOR OF DOORS & WINDOWS DOORS&WINDOWS Vertical Slider raises the bar The brand new VEKA Vertical Slider was one of several innovative and exciting window and door systems debuted by VEKA Group at the FIT Show 2017. » » VERTICAL SLIDERS – traditionally known as sash windows – are among today’s most coveted window styles, and not only in the heritage market with which they’re most associated. With its new VEKA Vertical Slider, VEKA Group has embraced traditional design cues to create a window that is suitable for conservation areas and listed buildings, while offering features and performance that would be entirely at home in a new-build development. The system couples the industry’s leading fully sculptured PVC-U profile with practical and stylish innovations, including neat sash stop end caps to keep leaves and other debris out of the profile, and optional run-through sash horns for an authentic period appearance The VEKA Vertical Slider is available fully mechanically jointed and with the option of a deep bottom rail – also mechanically jointed – and of course, both sashes can be tilted inwards, providing greater ventilation and ease of cleaning. The options don’t end there, with VEKA Group’s full Variations suite of 29 colour and woodgrain finishes available for the VEKA Vertical Slider. Is Profile 22’s Optima the most considered system on the market? » » PROFILE 22 LAUNCHED ITS OPTIMA system last year since when record numbers of fabricators have come on board. Optima isn’t just one system, it’s three: a sculptured system, a chamfered system and a flush casement system, opening up a world of project opportunities. The ancillaries range is the widest on the market and also fully integrates with other Epwin products such as the commercial Flush Tilt -Turn window, especially suited to medium to high rise buildings. Optima has a six-chambered outerframe and a five-chambered sash, which can also be used with RCM thermal inserts to increase the number of insulating chambers. Additional centre seals to the outerframe give outstanding insulation and weather protection. Combined with intelligent glazing innovations it means 74 » SE P 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M that Optima double glazed units are capable of achieving a U-value of 1.2 W/m2K. And with triple glazing filled with Argon gas, U-values as low as 0.8 W/m2K can be achieved. A central Eurogroove gives the sashes greater rigidity. The secure bead system passes security tests without glazing clips and is ready for proposed enhancements to PAS24. ‘Installation is fast and simple’ Installation is fast and simple – the Optima system incorporates a deeper drainage channel and strategic local wall thickening for better screw and hardware retention.