Aluplast has launched a new slim-sightline and modular PVC-U flush casement, defined by a slim-sight line chamfer to the IGU.
Designed to integrate ‘seamlessly’ with the German-system house’s Ideal 70 and Ideal 4000 systems, it features a choice of standard and heritage deep bottom rail, which Aluplast says will increase its appeal among owners of period properties, while also minimising additional stock holding.
This includes integration with Aluskin, Aluplast’s external aluminium cladding system for the contemporary SquareLine Ideal 4000 system, allowing fabricators to replicate an aluminium flush casement in an energy efficient PVC-U system.
Ian Cocken, director of sales and marketing at Aluplast, said: “The market for flush casements is growing rapidly. The Aluplast flush casement stands out for a number of reasons.
“The first are the low sightlines that it offers, which we’ve been able to achieve through a reduced front to back sash depth.
“Another key advantage is the flexibility that we have engineered into the manufacturing process. The Aluplast flush sash can be manufactured with either an Ideal 70 or Ideal 4000 outer frame.
“That means, as an Aluplast fabricator, you can offer flush fit sash casements across two different systems with only minimal additional stock holding.
“The other major advantage is that it’s available in Aluskin, our click-and-fit, external aluminium cladding system for the Ideal 4000 system. That gives fabricators the flexibility to replicate an aluminium flush casement window in a far more energy efficient but also lower cost PVC-U system.”
Aluplast has also used the launch of its new flush casement to unveil its new ‘pencil-line’ welding technology. This allows fabricators to deliver an ultra-fine 45 degree weld using standard welders through Aluplast’s investment in specially developed welding blocks.
“Seamless welding technology has set a new standard in window and door manufacture – but that takes investment and investment that’s not going to be accessible to every fabricator,” continued Cocken.
“Our new sash can be mechanically jointed but we’ve also invested in the development of a unique new welding block technology, which allows fabricators manufacturing the flush fit sash to achieve a 45 degree weld with an ultrafine joint, using their existing welders.
“This leaves a very thin pencil-line joint, which doesn’t require penning on foils – it’s a premium finish for a very small investment compared to the outlay that accompanies seamless welding technologies.”
In addition to Aluskin, Aluplast offers a range of 27 ex-stock and special colours on lead times of 15 working days or less – inclusive of travel time from the continent.
“We’re a very strong combined proposition to market – a new modular flush fit casement sash, which can be integrated with two dedicated systems in the UK, plus the flexibility to replicate an aluminium flush casement delivered through aluskin”, said Cocken.
“This is in addition to a highly flexible foils offer and new welding technologies which make premium pencil-thin welded joints accessible to each and every fabricator – not simply the big players,” he concluded.