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GGP December 2014

BESTPRODUCTSOF2014 Sponsored by ERA: www.era-security.com Warm edge blinds Reverse your thinking 2014 saw Spectus Window Systems ask the industry to ‘reverse its thinking’ with the launch of its fully reversible window. Said to be ‘easy to clean’ and thermally efficient, the window works with a 180º pivot action to give users ‘safe and easy’ access to the outer pane. While its deep bevelled 70mm profile integrates with Spectus’ Elite 70 suite, giving fabricators and installers ‘complete compatibility’, the company’s new ‘Aeroframe’ thermal barrier technology has been incorporated into the five chamber profiles giving improved thermal performance. With a ‘U’ value of 0.8, the fully reversible window can achieve the highest possible ‘A+’ window energy rating when glazed with argon filled double glazed units; while the option to incorporate second or third weather seals further aids thermal efficiency. Holding the enhanced security accreditation, PAS: 24:2012 the fully reversible window also forms part of Spectus’ BES6001 accredited system, giving additional points under the threatened Code for Sustainable Homes or BREEAM. www.spectussystems.co.uk York based window company DGMS turned to approved Residence 9 window manufacturer, HWL Windows Group, for help when customers requested PVC-U windows with an ‘authentic timber appearance’. The property was a 1920s semi-detached house fitted with white timber windows with red tulips in a leaded light design in each of the top sections. The homeowners had researched their options and liked the authentic appearance of Residence 9 windows. They also wanted to upgrade from single to double glazing, saving them on their energy bills. DGMS sourced the glazing and HWL Windows Group produced white Residence 9 windows to a bespoke design and specification for the front of the house and anthracite grey PVC-U windows for the back, at the homeowner’s request. Vernon Brown, MD of DGMS, said: “The customers live close to York city centre, so it was important to them that their windows were in keeping with the local area. We’d not worked with HWL before, but it was great to have the reassurance of a company that has the experience of manufacturing Residence 9 windows – and the result is stunning.” www.hwlwindows.co.uk ‘Benefits that set it apart’ December 2014 65 R9 restores York home New warm edge spacer Thermoseal Group, the UK manufacturer of warm edge spacers and supplier of more than 1,500 components to insulated glass sealed unit manufacturers, officially launched its new warm edge spacer in 2014 – Thermoflex. Thermoflex warm edge spacer is a pre-desiccated flexible elastomeric foam spacer system incorporating a unique gas barrier tape and pre-applied structural adhesive side tape. Thermoflex elastomeric foam rubber is a superior product in that it offers better UV stability than competitive EPDM products; it offers longevity within a sealed unit without blistering or cracking; and there are no volatiles within the product. Thermoflex rubber is compounded in-house to give Thermoseal Group full control of the content and quality. According to Thermoseal, it also has a lower thermal conductivity value than EPDM. Thermoflex is available in black and grey in sizes from 6mm to 20mm. Additional colours will available shortly, as well as a 4mm profile heritage range in widths 4mm, 6mm and 8mm. www.thermoflexwarmedge.com; www.thermosealgroup.com Lamination package Apeer’s MODO collection, distinguished by its stainless steel glazing trims, is said to offer a number of benefits that ‘set it apart’ from cheaper alternatives. Its 2mm flush trims – featured on both sides – are structurally bonded and screwed into the door, rather than simply glued to the external skin, forming part of the glazing cassette and creating a much stronger bond. The range is also made to the same high spec as all Apeer 70 doors with ‘formidable’ levels of security, an ‘A’ energy rating and Kitemarked cylinders. Other features include: 12 ‘cutting edge’ designs; toughened, 60mm thick warm edge, triple glazed units as standard; double rebate system with inner fibreglass frame; multipoint locking system and steel dog bolts; timber effect fibreglass door leaf for hassle free maintenance and a reportedly bigger size range than other composite doors, up to a maximum width of 1086mm. www.apeer.co.uk A new addition to the Uni-Blinds range from Morley Glass & Glazing promises to give fabricators and installers the scope to provide windows and doors featuring integral blinds without compromising thermal performance. Following a two year development programme in conjunction with Italian glass insulation specialist, TGI, every Uni-Blinds double glazed sealed unit now comes with a warm edge spacer bar as standard, offering optimum thermal insulation. For the domestic replacement market, this makes Uni-Blinds suitable for ‘A’ and ‘B’ rated windows under the WER (Window Energy Ratings) scheme and for new build, this means integral blinds can be used in windows with a ‘U’ value down to 1.20 W/m2K. Uni-Blinds sealed units are supplied in the same way as standard sealed units, with just 10 day lead times. www.uniblind.co.uk Adhesive Solutions is the UK agent for the Italian companies WPR and Taka. Based just outside of Venice, WPR manufactures profile lamination machinery, while its sister, company, Taka, manufactures an extensive range of adhesive and primers for use in the profile lamination process. All Taka adhesive and primers are developed in conjunction with WPR and as such, are extensively tried and tested on WPR machinery. In recent years WPR has launched automatic set up lamination machines, automatic priming systems, double sided profile lamination and automatic foil cutting machines, reportedly in response to customer needs for faster working times, due to the increased range of foil colours and finishes now available. WPR is also able to offer basic lamination machines and full up grades on other manufacturers’ existing machinery, such as priming equipment, coating heads and hot melt application equipment. www.profilewrappingsolutions.co.uk


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