Out with the old

Senior Architectural Systems’ slimline Ali VU aluminium windows were developed to offer exceptional thermal performance and outstanding design flexibility, whether helping to future-proof newbuild homes or improve the energy-efficiency of existing housing stock, the company said.

Senior’s Ali VU aluminium windows have a depth of 38mm when specified as a fixed light, or 66mm with a standard vent.

“The narrow sightlines make Ali VU the perfect cost-effective option for replacement windows, with the system combining the aesthetic appeal of traditional heritage steel windows with ultra-modern levels of thermal efficiency,” the company said.

The Ali VU system can achieve U-values as low as 0.95W/m2K when calculated as a domestic CEN standard window, and additional thermal enhancements can be made by using different backer rods. Senior’s Ali VU aluminium double-glazed windows were designed to achieve a WER of A, with the triple glazed option achieving a rating of A+.

The Ali VU windows also meet the requirements of PAS 24 and Approved Document Q.

“Designed to exceed the current requirements of Part L of Building Regulations, the Ali VU system is well-placed to help bring newbuild projects in line with the planned uplift in the new Future Homes Standard, and what’s more, it also offers a variety of design options,” the company said. “The system can be specified with a choice of configurations, including standard or ovolo feature outerframe, flat faced, stepped face or radius vents, and square or chamfered beads.

“Benefiting from Senior’s established manufacturing expertise, the Ali VU system is also available in a low-maintenance powder-coated or anodised finish.