Flush sash sales up

Aluplast customer Affordable Window Systems has reported sales growth of 20% year on year for its flush casement offering.

Affordable, which operates from a 200,000ft2 facility in Lancashire, is one of the UK’s largest suppliers of PVC and aluminium fenestration products. It produces around 2,000 PVCU frames per week, 15% of which is dedicated to the manufacture of Aluplast’s flush sash.

Available with a choice of standard and heritage deep bottom rail, Aluplast’s flush casement can also be optioned with mechanical jointing, a defining feature of Affordable’s market leading offer.

Branded as Timberlook, this incorporates Timberweld corner jointing technology for a full mechanical finish externally and internally.

Phil Myers, sales director at Affordable Window Systems, said: “We’ve seen a big uptake in demand for flush sash, and while the majority of our output for PVC is still for standard casements, flush accounts for as much as 40% of sales value.

“Our Timberlook window is the result of considerable investment. It’s a high performance system with a lot of attention to detail. It combines the Timberweld 90º mechanical joint with Aluplast’s ovolo profile on the interior frame and it can be optioned with a head drip on the outerframe, designed to conceal trickle vents if they are specified.

“It also features a unique night ventilation feature, which means it can be left part open while remaining secure, and we have recently introduced new hardware upgrades and a transom weatherbar.

“The quality of Aluplast’s system, and the strength of its foil offering, have been key to the success of Timberlook. 95% of orders are optioned with a foil.”