Yet again the FIT Show back in May perfectly highlighted the increased importance for aluminium windows, doors and roofs, with the vast majority of systems well represented.
Aluminium offers a noticeable means of difference in terms of slimmer sightlines, greater size capabilities and the near limitless range of colours and finishes, as we have enjoyed with the Smart Systems Sensations range.
But where next for aluminium? The FIT Show provided us with the perfect opportunity to launch two window systems and a new contemporary glazed roof, all in aluminium.
We’re positioning ourselves to be ahead of the curve in terms of product development for the extended living space market, as our recent successes with the Opus hybrid system has also shown, in terms of complete aluminium structures.
We have already been offering full height glazing, along with patio and bifolding doors for several years, but the introduction of the UrbanRoom is a very important statement that the conservatory market hasn’t died per se, more that it’s being reinvented.
As we have stated in our marketing for years, the conservatory is evolving. This new contemporary solution benefits from an aluminium ultraSky roof, with slimline ridge, deep section glazing bars internally and cloaked externally with our contemporary deep section gutter shroud.
UrbanRoom is being promoted as a complete kit, with a single delivery direct to site. Full height glazing, with aluminium as a material, is both back on trend from the perspective of consumers.
Most notable is the VS 600 sliding sash window, which has been carefully engineered with slimline aluminium profiles, bolstered by hardware from Caldwell.
The VS 600 is perfect for heritage and conservation areas and, given the opportunities for many different RAL colours, can be used for a multitude of applications, including glazed extensions, orangeries and conservatories.
The use of slimline aluminium profiles was also perfectly represented on our stand at the FIT Show with a double door set and windows from the Alitherm Heritage 47 system.
Heritage 47 has a front to back dimension of just 47mm and replicates the same slim sightlines of traditional steel windows. It’s also available with either a storm or flush casement, ensuring building specifiers and consumers have more choice.
Prefix Systems is steeped in history with roofing systems, but our knowledge of vertical glazing is equally as impressive.