Window to the past

Rehau has unveiled its Deep Bottom Rail, which forms part of the Rio flush fit family and is in response to the popularity of traditional timber-framed windows.

Combining the period-style visuals of timber sash windows with the convenience and efficiency benefits of modern PVCU, Rehau’s additional sash profile has been designed to complement the current Rio range and provide more style options.

The Deep Bottom Rail can be mechanically jointed on the bottom of the sash with a screwported aluminium component to create an authentic look. As a result, homeowners are given the choice of the flush sash throughout, or an option for the deep bottom rail at the bottom of the sash.

As an extension to the Rio family, this new window profile has been designed to enhance the traditional aesthetics of Rio flush fit, creating a visually appealing heritage look, the company said. The wider sash profile also allows for a more traditional style flush fit window to be manufactured.

Clare Higgins, product manager at Rehau, said: “Our latest innovation, the Deep Bottom Rail, is testament to Rehau’s mantra of windows being designed for modern life. With its simple, yet effective design, it’s a promising addition to the already versatile Rio flush fit family.

“We’re really proud and excited to launch the Deep Bottom Rail to the public, it’s an aesthetic, practical and cost-effective solution for anyone looking to replicate those traditional period property features.”