Splash of colour
The latest colour laminates and spray finishes from Rehau are opening up a whole new world of possibilities for PVCU installers, the company has said.
South Wales based windows and door fabricator GRM is an active user of Rehau’s laminate foils collection, which has been recently expanded to include Midnight Black, the company’s darkest ever foil.
GRM recently completed its first Midnight Black installation at a home in Bridgend. The new colour was first launched by Rehau at the 2017 FIT Show and GRM’s first customer to select the Midnight Black did so due to its contemporary look.
All Rehau high performance foil finishes are durable, scratch resistant and can be easily cleaned so they look newer for longer. The laminate is also resistant to UV light, heat and the weather so the colour won’t deteriorate or fade over time.
GRM is also an authorised user of Rehau’s Acryl II innovative colour coating system. Available in over 150 different colours from the RAL palette, profiles or ready fabricated windows can be coated with the special polyurethane acrylic for a lasting, weather and scratch resistant finish. As GRM are accredited by Rehau to offer this service, the Acryl II finish comes with a 10-year colour fast guarantee.
The advantage of using Acryl II to colour the windows is that every aspect of the window can be painted including the ancillary elements, like the handles, trickle vents and inside the gaskets, plus the inside of the windows which would normally be left as white, even with a laminate on the external profile.
GRM recently completed an installation where the customer wanted the windows to be wholly grey, inside and out, and the simplest way to achieve this was by using Acryl II spray colour.
The Acryl II paint system can also be used to back paint glass, opening up even more possibilities, particularly for PVCU doors.
Richard Gambling, managing director at GRM said: “Colour finishes for PVCU is one of the most exciting things to happen to the glazing industry, and with consumer demand on the up, there is huge scope for this to develop further in the future.
“We may have moved away from timber windows, but people still like the idea of being able to paint their windows in the shade or colour that they like and with the Rehau technology we have, we can offer that service to anyone getting new PVCU windows fitted.”