aluplast unveiled its new flush casement window this month, introducing several USPs in a rapidly growing sector of the market.
PVC-U systems have seen collective growth of 8% on the back of growing demand for traditional timber-effect jointing and flush casements (Palmer).
This is most clearly illustrated in the window market, where a 1.2% increase in the market overall to 6.82m frames, was outstripped by the increase in installed value of 5.5% to £2.38bn. Something which, according to Palmer, was driven in no small part by demand for foils (up 45% since 2013) and timber-type jointing, which reached 131,000 frames - about 2% of the total in 2017.
aluplast’s new flush fit casement sash has been developed to offer ultra-slim sightlines with a low chamfer running out to the IGU. This has been made possible through a reduced front to back depth.
aluplast’s system has been developed to integrate fully with both the established aluplast Ideal 70 and Ideal 4000 systems.
Ideal 4000, along with aluskin, allow PVC-U fabricators to manufacture an aluminium-clad PVC-U window and door system. It does this whilst using a simple ‘click-and-fix’ system. aluplast’s new flush casement has the same innovation, which can be supplied with aluskin on the Ideal 4000 flush casement.
“The availability of the Ideal 4000 flush casement in aluskin is a real USP for our customers. The additional stock holding is minimal, while it allows them to offer retail and commercial customers access to a flush casement which replicates the aesthetic of an aluminium flush casement almost exactly but at a greatly reduced cost”, says Ian Cocken, Director of Sales and Marketing, aluplast.