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dual colour demand
Residence Collection that they can offer dual colour combinations from Residence 9 stock, with outstanding OTIF capabilities.
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While grained white internal finishes amount for the larger proportion of sales, it’s the alternative options for English Oak or even the unique Cotswold Biscuit inside and No. 10 outside, that are really capturing the imagination of consumers. English Oak inside and out makes for the ultimate timber effect window with traditional joints and hardware, while other colour combinations offer the appearance of painted timber or composite windows and doors. Either way Residence 9 redefines the way in which we view PVCu window design, colour and form.There’s a certain type of discerning homeowner that wants a window with the pedigree of Residence 9 and similarly they want near bespoke finishes for their investment. Windows and doors are now starting to be
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 Residence 9 offers foiled dual colours as standard across the range, with options such as Eclectic Grey outside and life like English Oak on the inside helping to create the appearance of a composite window including through rebate foiling, yet with all the benefits of low maintenance PVCu.
With colour now accounting for over 35-40% of profile sales for the big systems companies, it is only thanks to the unique business model of The
viewed as furniture that’s part of the overall fabric of the home and this is a considerable change in mindset from the standardised white PVCu replacement windows that have dominated the market for several decades. Sarah Hitchings, sales and marketing director commented: ‘Dual colour is much more than just a white internal grain as we have the most authentic timber effect window, numerous composite options and
other design details that are unique to our collection. She continued: ‘As a small boutique systems house, we can afford to be led by product design and that’s something that enables our customers to build a better and more rewarding business model. With unrivalled marketing and a business support programme, we’re actively working together with our manufacturers and installers for joint success.’
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 Eurocell fabricator Elite Conservatories and Windows have added to their extensive range of products with Modus S-TJ, the new industry standard for upvc windows.
 The 75mm Modus S-TJ (Timber Joint) improves upon the game changing modus range by offering a traditional timber look window that is fully welded.
required the glass to be bonded to the frame. From an installers point of view this makes for a very heavy window to install as you cant take the glass out. Should you have an accident on site and break a unit, it’s the whole sash that needs to be replaced. You can’t carry on and fit the window and wait for an emergency unit.”
issue with weather proofing the joints on the sash”
miller. The bespoke miller helps to produce a perfect timber look joint on every frame, guaranteeing quality on every window.
Following feedback from trade customers Phil Warner, MD set about developing a timber look system that avoided the pitfalls and complaints that frustrates many fitters in the industry.
“With the new Modus S-TJ window we’ve been able to a manufacture a quality traditional timber look window that is cheaper and easier to install. Crucially, as the sash is welded it doesn't comprise on strength and integrity. ” concludes Phil.
Established in 2001 the family run business has been a eurocell fabricator for 15 years. The company also offers a full range of upvc products from eurocell and aluminium products from smart, roof lanterns, conservatory roofs including Skypod, composite doors and Eurologik windows.
Phil comments: “Timber effect windows are very much in high demand for customers looking for a window with a traditional look. There are a many options available but each has its own problems. Some systems
“The next option is mechanically jointed windows. The problem here is two fold. Some installers experience problems with the joints cracking open when beading and the second is the
Elite started production of the new system in April after investing £60,000 in new machinery including a new two head welder with restricted burn off and a state-of-the art end
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Specifiers have chosen SWISSPACER for Principal Tower in London. This prestigious development is a 50-storey residential tower in Shoreditch, Hackney, close to London’s financial hub.
Designed by architects Foster and Partners, Principal Tower will contain 301 residential apartments when
midland vision - may 2018
completed in early 2019. At 162 metres tall and equalling 35,400m2, it will be one of the tallest residential buildings in London. Principal Tower complies with the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4, and SWISSPACER ULTIMATE was used in the highly energy efficient façade.
      Ideal for sealed units of all sizes, it is tried and tested to give outstanding thermal performance and long-lasting results.
It’s also a popular choice for oversized sealed units because of its rigid structure, precise edges and clean, crisp parallel lines. It has been used in a number of iconic skyscrapers including New York’s Museum of
Modern Art (MoMA), 30 St. Mary Axe (The Gherkin) in London, The Prada Building in Tokyo, Madrid’s Torre de
Cristal and The Turning Torso in Sweden.
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