Raising the bar

The new Veka Vertical Slider was one of several products debuted by Veka Group at the FIT Show 2017.

Veka Group has used traditional design cues to create a window that is suitable for conservation areas and listed buildings, while offering modern features and performance.

Veka Group’s marketing director Dawn Stockell said: “Vertical sliding windows have seen a great renaissance in recent years, due in no small part to their beautiful aesthetics. Original timber-framed units however are known for being draughty and hard to maintain, and can even swell and contract from season to season. There are no such worries with the Veka Vertical Slider, which can even achieve the revered A+ Window Energy Rating depending on the glazing fitted.

“Our technicians have tackled the shortcomings of timber-framed sash windows head on; a bottom gasket minimises draughts, and a variety of opening options puts paid to the notion that vertical sliders aren’t versatile.”

The Veka Vertical Slider is available fully mechanically jointed and with the option of a deep bottom rail – also mechanically jointed – and both sashes can be tilted inwards, providing greater ventilation and ease of cleaning.

“We kept fabricators and installers in mind as well as homeowners while developing the Veka Vertical Slider,” Dawn said. “Its slim outer frame, for example, allows for flexibility in installation, and it is fully compatible with existing Veka fixing brackets. 28mm is the standard glazing option, but other thicknesses can easily be accommodated with alternative beading.”