Liniar launches vented head drip

Liniar has unveiled a patent pending vented head drip that’s been designed to replace exterior trickle vents rather than just covering them up.

Available in white and foiled finishes, the new component offers a seamless colour finish.

The new Part F building regulations that require further ventilation to new and existing homes, which are being achieved primarily through the introduction of trickle vents, have caused issues for the industry, with their appearance being disliked by some homeowners.

Introducing an alternative that complies with current and future building regulations and also ensures a seamless finish, Liniar’s design and development director, Chris Armes, commented: “As an industry, we spend a lot of time and effort creating products that are going to enhance the look of properties.

Homeowners and installers alike aren’t keen on traditional trickle vents, as they can spoil the appearance of the finished products.

“My team and I felt there had to be a more attractive alternative to the standard exterior trickle vent. We went to work designing a product that complies with the legislation, gives a seamless finish and can be foiled for a perfect match.

“Using our in-house 3D printer combined with flow analysis software and physical product testing, we developed Liniar’s vented head drip, an innovative way to eliminate the need for exterior trickle vents.”

Liniar’s vented head drip is manufactured in the UK, is Part F compliant and is fully tested to BS EN 13141-1, with a patent pending. The vented head drip can either be installed across the full length of the compatible windows and doors for enhanced weather performance or alternatively trimmed with end caps.