Published: 17th February 2010
Profile 22 has unveiled its new range of dual colour and finish option windows that combine advanced thermal performance and high recycled content with enhanced aesthetics.
The range, part of the window systems company’s award winning product portfolio, gives architects new opportunity to specify low maintenace and thermally efficient PVC-U windows more sympathetically to a wider range of applications and designs by ‘mix-and-matching’ internal and external finishes.
Alongside a spectrum of colours and woodgrain finishes, the new offer includes a range of greys and black which have been developed to give the specification and new build sectors access to a more energy efficient and cost-effective alternative to aluminium.
Andrew Reid, sales development director, Profile 22, said: “Profile 22 has developed a range of product options that support flexible design and which deliver end user appeal but which can be delivered at a comparatively modest cost.
“Our new dual-colour option gives specifiers and architects new flexibility, for example they might choose a grey external foil as a more cost-effective alternative to aluminium on a ‘traditional’ white interior.
“We also continue to focus our development programme on products that feature engineered-in efficiency on site, in life and which support them in delivering on Code targets.
“As part of this commitment our ranges feature high-recycled content and deliver advanced thermal performance, achieving top ‘A’ Window Energy Ratings (WER) and system combinations capable of achieving U-values as low as 0.8.”
As an Epwin Group company, Profile 22 was the first window systems company to manufacture a fully recycled window. It also extruded profile used in the Group’s award winning installation of windows manufactured from 98 per cent recycled material in Manchester in 2009 (National Recycling Awards 2009 Best Product category).
This pioneering development has made a significant contribution in PVC-U’s recent ‘A’ and ‘A plus’ Green Guide rating from the Building Research Establishment.
Other sustainable products within its range include the company’s 98 per cent recycled cavity closer. Also on show at ecobuild it combines this commitment to sustainability with significant efficiency gains on site.
Developed to work with all modern methods of construction it provides a template for window apertures, simple and effective frame location and built-in sealing. This means that windows can also be fitted internally, improving thermal performance and overcoming a raft of health and safety regulations.
Reid concluded: “If there’s one thing that we would like developers and specifiers to take away from our attendance at ecobuild this year, it’s that PVC-U building products have moved on and they have moved on considerably.
“PVC-U windows can help them win points under the Code for Sustainable Homes, component systems can make delivery of new homes more efficient and colour and finish options can have a not insignificant impact on budgets when specified as an alternative to other traditional materials.”
For more information on Profile 22’s range of next generation high performance products visit www.profile22.co.uk or call 01952 290910.< Back to News Page