Science, style and substance

Veka Group has unveiled its ‘next generation’ vertical slider.

Marketing director Dawn Stockell said: “We’re thrilled to bring the Imagine vertical slider to market because we absolutely believe it is the most technically advanced vertical slider product out there. This product has been years in the planning, to ensure its intelligent design combines form and function.

“Along with stunning good looks, it includes many features for simple fabrication, easy installation and flawless operation. I think one of the most exciting features for fabricators is the fact that the outer balance chamber is co-extruded in black, which means there’s no need to mask and paint.

“Time is saved, quality defects are reduced and the finish is more durable and professional. It offers a perfectly co-ordinated colour and texture for homeowners who specify combinations such as anthracite smooth on the exterior and white woodgrain on the interior.”

The Imagine vertical slider also offers two choices of sill, (stub or 200mm), a new ‘invisible’ approach to coupling windows, a sculptured finish on both sash and outerframe, as well the option of timber-like mechanical joints.

Sales of vertical sliders to the home improvement market has increased by 32% to take 10% market share of frames, at 443,000.