Outdoor living

Prefix Systems said it came home from the FIT Show with considerable interest for their new products, which included developments for the outdoor living market, new residential glazing systems, and the formal launch of its hybrid Warmroof.

The introduction of the company’s outdoor living range in 2016 was a plus for the company, with sales of its Verandah strong throughout 2016 and into 2017, again with considerable interest on their stand.

This was also supplemented with enquiries for its new Kommerling Pergola, as they have secured exclusivity through the trade channels, and will be formally launching the product in the coming weeks.

The Warmroof incorporated two large, fixed, triple glazed panels that were finished off to the underside with Opus hardwood cladding, while the other side of the dual pitch roof offered two Velux rooflights, again framed out with hardwood cladding.

The Opus aluminium and timber composite full height glazing also formed part of the showcased hybrid Warmroof, along with bifolding doors from the same suite. Other glazing systems included the Alitherm 47 heritage window and the VS600 vertical sliding window from Smart Systems, which formed part of a traditional orangery, using the iX250 Orangery deck. This was glazed with two Ultrasky lanterns with two different finishes internally, one in contemporary aluminium, the other in the Opus luxurious hardwood.

The trend towards aluminium was also further highlighted with the launch of Urbanroom, a contemporary twist on the traditional conservatory, using a dedicated deep section gutter shroud, Ultrasky lantern roof, internal pelmet and full height glazing panels, all in sky blue from the Smart Systems Sensations range.

Chris Baron and Chris Cooke, co-directors of Prefix Systems, said: “The FIT Show again proved that customers have a thirst for new products and we’ve certainly satisfied that with developments spanning a number of market segments. We’re now firmly cemented as a business that specialises in the extended living space and aluminium residential sectors, with a number of exclusive products to our name.”