Pre-inserted gaskets

Aluk will reveal a new 70mm window system at the FIT Show – complete with pre-inserted gaskets.

The company believes this is the first time that an aluminium window system has been available in the UK with the gaskets pre-inserted – a move with Aluk estimates could halve the time it takes customers to manufacture a window.

Managing director Russell Yates said: “The Aluk C70S will be pitched directly at the mid-rise commercial market where there is still plenty of potential for growth in aluminium. It is the new big brother of our iconic 58BW window system and incorporates everything which we know fabricators and installers love about the 58 – but with even faster, simpler fabrication and much improved performance.”

Thermal performance of the C70S is between 1.0W/m2K and 1.3W/m2K, a 50mm glazing option allows for improved acoustics and a max sash weight of 150kg for tilt before turn windows, and wind and water tightness levels are claimed to be class leading, even with large span window openings.

It is PAS24 accredited for inward and opening windows, making it suitable for all projects requiring Approved Document Q.

“It also has the massive advantage that it shares the sightlines and many of the parts and tooling required to manufacture the 58BW so customers will easily be able to add the C70S to their range and really make an impact in the commercial market without significantly increasing their stockholding,” Russell said.