Grey substrate

Aluplast has added a grey substrate option to its Ideal 4000 window system.

The fully integrated offering includes aluskin, a clip-and-fix aluminium exterior finishing system. It allows PVCU fabricators to manufacture an aluminium-clad PVCU casement window without specialist equipment.

Ian Cocken, director of sales and marketing at Aluplast, said: “Finish, foils and colour are key drivers of growth in the UK window industry – particularly in the second-time replacement market.

“It’s nonetheless competitive, which means that the detail matters. Given the popularity of grey foils and our launch of our aluminium external fascia, aluskin, a grey substrate option is a logical addition, allowing us to deliver a far better aesthetic and stronger retail proposition.”

Aluplast foils more than 1.2million metres of product each month. That means that it holds thousands of metres of coloured and woodgrain profiles in stock, including popular anthracite grey, black, cream, rosewood and golden oak. These are available for ex-stock delivery within just days of orders.

It also offers special foils in 15-days or less with no minimum order, no surcharge and no setting up charge on special colour orders.

This includes three smooth or ‘sanded’ finish options, basalt grey, anthracite grey, and brushed aluminium.