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HWL has launched a new R9 open-in door with a Timberweld 90° joint, which allows installers to present a fully matched R9 window and door offer to homeowners.

“It’s not about volume manufacture, it’s about the opportunity that it gives our customers to win business at point of retail,” Graham Howatson, director at HWL Trade Frames, said.

“It means that they can go in and sell the end user a door that matches into a Timberweld 90° window, and every time that wins them the business, because that’s what the end user wants – homeowners want the finish on their windows and doors to match.”

HWL launched its non-glass-bonded 90° jointed R9 window in 2017, which uses Timberweld manufacturing technologies to replicate a traditional 90° mechanical joint.

In welding, rather than mechanically jointing the sash, HWL effectively eliminates the pre-existing requirement to glass-bond the sash, reducing weight and simplifying handing and installation by allowing installers to glaze windows in the same way as any other PVCU system.

“You don’t have the weight in the product, it’s easier to fit, and you still replicate that traditional 90° joint,” Graham said.

According to modelling by HWL, simpler installation and handling allows installers to save as much as £500 on a three-day fit on an average property with 10 windows and doors.