Flush fit flexibility
Aluplast has launched a new slim sightline, modular PVCU flush casement.
The new system maximises the glazed area of the window and is defined by a slim sightline chamfer to the IGU.
Designed to integrate seamlessly with the German system house’s Ideal 70 and Ideal 4000 systems, the new system features a choice of standard and heritage deep bottom rail, increasing its appeal among owners of period properties, while also minimising additional stock holding.
Ian Cocken, director of sales and marketing, said: “The market for flush casements is growing rapidly and we believe that our new system 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 PVCU system.”
Aluplast has also unveiled its new pencil-line welding technology. This allows fabricators to deliver an ultra-fine 45° weld using standard welders through Aluplast’s investment in specially developed welding blocks.
Ian said: “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. 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° weld with an ultrafine joint, using their existing welders.”
This new technology leaves a very thin pencil-line joint, which doesn’t require penning on foils and allows for a premium finish for a very small investment compared to the outlay that accompanies seamless welding technologies.