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Castle Building Products launches R7 Castle Building Products has reportedly invested in machinery and tooling to make Residence 7 (R7), part of Residence Collection. The Didcot based trade fabricator said that it wanted the ‘best flush sash on the market’ to offer a high end option to its installer customers. R7 is described as a unique 75mm system that is flush inside and out. It is said to have been designed to look ‘perfect’ in both traditional homes and ‘sleek’ in modern homes too. Fitter friendly Castle Building Products’ joint MD, Mike Richmond, said: “R7 is the only fully flushed sash window on offer, and we think it’s the best flush sash window on the market. We’re looking forward to getting out there and talking to our customers about it. Residence Collection is giving us great support, and is helping us sell R7 into our existing customers.” R7 is available in a range of modern colours designed to suit any type of home. “We love the colour range,” added Mike. “There’s something for every home. R7 is very fitter friendly, and the fact that it’s 75mm makes it very easy for us to handle.” Residence Collection managing director, Martin Dickie, said: “R7 is very versatile. It’s flush outside so it looks like traditional timber windows, but it’s also flush inside, which gives it a cool and sleek look. “Fabricators have endless opportunities with R7.” www.cbpoxon.com 60 H E R I T A G E & V S Price match on Evolve VS Synseal Group is now offering a price match on like-for-like quotes for its Evolve VS vertical sliding sash window range. The ‘A+’ rated Evolve VS windows come with all of the traditional stylings including run-through sash horns, Georgian bars, sculptured profiles and woodgrain finishes. Vertical sliding windows have become hugely popular with installers in recent years. As a result, Synseal has reported a large number of Evolve VS installations being shared on social media in recent months as many homeowners opt for this classic style window to replace both timber vertical sliders and casement windows. Andy Jones, group sales and marketing director, said: “We have some of the best vertical sliders available in the industry, prefabricated in-house and readily available on a seven day turnaround so our fabricators can rely on a consistent supply chain of this popular product alongside their bar length orders. “We have seen some really creative installations with our VS windows including beautiful conversions of heritage properties, benefiting from the modern technology of PVC-U windows but with the look of traditional timber. When combined with run-through horns and Georgian bars, it means homeowners can have the best of both worlds with a very classic style that will last much longer than timber and will be a lot easier to maintain.” One example of a heritage conversion is a traditional farmhouse in Nottinghamshire which has undergone a large scale renovation to blend the old with the new. According to Synseal, the homeowners faced problems with the original timber windows which needed regular maintenance and repainting – a huge job to undertake on a house with more than 40 www.ggpmag.com August 2017 window apertures. Homeowner, Cindy, who opted for dual colour vertical sliders with decorative sash horns, said: “For a house like this that would have had vertical sliders originally, it just felt right to put them back, but in a modern way. So we’ve opted for PVCU windows with a woodgrain finish, meaning from the outside they look exactly as they should look, plus we chose the wood effect finish on the inside too which to the untrained eye just looks like a wooden window – and they’re fantastic. “The previous windows were double glazed but the glazing gap was very narrow so they weren’t really doing that much good. Now the house is always comfortably warm and also quiet, which shows how well insulated the property is since the windows were installed.” The Evolve VS range is available in a range of colours and woodgrains including Cherrywood and Chartwell green, all available with dual colour white interior, astragal or Georgian bars, and a variety of hardware choices including white, gold and chrome. You can find out more about Cindy’s farmhouse transformation by visiting: youtu.be/farXXB8UcI


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