Ali option added

HWL Trade Frames has introduced the new Sheerline Prestige aluminium range from Garnalex, bolstering its existing portfolio of premium, PVCU, heritage, and flush products.

The specialist trade fabricator will be offering its customers the complete Sheerline Prestige range of windows and doors, and is now taking orders for the bifold option.

Graham Howatson, director of HWL Trade Frames, said: “Sheerline is an outstanding system. It’s going to have a big impact on the market. That’s due to its design, its choice of finishes but also because it is highly innovative.

“One of the standout features for us is the new design of thermal break. Called Thermlock, it helps to deliver exceptionally low U-values, but importantly, it does so without the need for a traditional polyamide insert.”

Graham explained that a global shortage of PA66 compound, used in the manufacture of polyamide thermal breaks, has resulted in a force majeure from suppliers that is expected to remain in place until the start of 2022.

This, he said, has impacted the ability of numerous system companies who rely on polyamide strips to respond to ongoing high demand for aluminium products.

“We’ve already had a lot of interest from customers in our Sheerline offer, particularly for the bifold,” Graham said. “That includes those who are frustrated with lead times on their existing aluminium supplier, but also because with Prestige, we can now offer a combined, high-quality PVC and aluminium solution.”

Prestige is available from HWL Trade Frames as a casement and tilt and turn window as well as an entrance door, French door or bifold.

Offered with PAS24:2016 as standard, it achieves Secured by Design accreditation when optioned with laminate glass, delivering Uvalues as low as 1.3W/m2k for double glazed and 0.9W/m2k for triple glazed windows.