Mechanical joints

Emplas is offering 90° mechanical-joints on the Optima Flush sash casement, which combines a technically advanced multi-chamber PVCU system with traditional timber sightlines, the company said.

Combined with the launch of its new colour offer adding 13 new foil options to its colour pathways, it gives Emplas customers access to a more flexible offer aligned to key trends in window and door retail, according to Jody Vincent, national sales manager at Emplas.

“Optima Flush is an increasingly important part of our offer,” he said. “Demand is growing in line with increased homeowner awareness, plus corresponding demand from new build.

“The flexibility to offer a 90° mechanical-joint on the sash is important, particularly in replacements in older properties, where owners want to match to original timber windows.

“We’ve also developed a series of new colour pathways, which bring new choice and far more contemporary and subtle finish options. These are key drivers of the second time replacement market.”

Optima is designed to emulate a traditional timber window design. This includes a defining flush casement finish, traditional top and deep bottom sash rail options, heritage dummy sash on frames with fixed lights, and integrated hardware including monkey-tail handles and dummy peg stays.

With a simple chamfered finish to the sash externally, the outer-frame is available in either sculptured or chamfered finish options.