National Window Systems reaches for the sky with Prefix’s Opus

Darlington based National Window Systems, part of the HWL Windows Group, has installed an Opus hybrid lantern roof, exclusively manufactured by Prefix Systems, on its newly extended conservatory village and renovated showroom.

Opus is described as a ‘new genre’ of hybrid glazing, combining the ‘proven performance and adaptability’ of aluminium with the ‘sheer richness and luxury’ of hardwood. The installation at National Window Systems forms part of a traditional brick orangery in a showroom environment that includes two other orangeries, a Prefix solid, insulated and tiled Warmroof and other ‘modern living environments’.

Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, this investment by National Window Systems in ‘premium, extended living space solutions’ is said to show a ‘shift in emphasis, from the basic cost effective conservatories, to the more premium environments that discerning consumers are now demanding’. The Opus lantern roof is described as a perfect example of this offering, with a PVC-U or aluminium exterior and the ‘trademark’ Opus timber internal finish, which is emphasised on the showsite orangery with an oak trim around the lantern opening.

John McComb, sales manager of National Window Systems, commented: “Opus is the epitome of premium glazing solutions and it’s generated considerable interest already, following our opening day event. There’s a new type of consumer emerging that seeks premium brands and products that provide luxury appeal, something our newly expanded showsite is perfectly designed to cater for.”