The long-hailed Glazerite Residence 9 classical flush sash window is now in full production after unprecedented response to its preview at the FIT Show.
Described as the most authentic classical window style ever seen in PVC-U, The unique Residence 9 range from Glazerite Windows Ltd is the latest major step forward in the industry’s quest for traditional realism using modern materials.
The Glazerite Residence 9 window is specifically offered only in mechanically-jointed and colour-foiled to replicate precisely this 19th Century timber style, which was originally made with square, not diagonal, joints and always painted, never stained.
Glazerite Director Jason Thompson explained: “With such an authentic classical window, it seems only natural that we should uphold that authenticity as faithfully as possible. Some others may offer a similar window with conventional diagonal welds, and there are many fairly authentic window systems already on the market but we have made the Glazerite Residence 9 to stand above these.
“The reaction, both from FIT Show visitors and from a preview event earlier at the Residence 9 factory, told us that this was the right decision.”
In the same way, The Glazerite design replicates traditional opening mechanisms and hardware, with additions such as butt hinges, monkey-tail handles and peg stays. However, the window is ‘A’ Rated as standard with 28mm double glazing or can achieve 0.8U-Value with 44mm triple glazed – meeting Passivhaus requirements – and its robust design achieves one of the highest results in weather tests.
Jason added: “We have wanted to make this window for some time but felt that to do it justice it would need its own dedicated production facility and specially-trained workforce. With the launch of our new ‘specials’ manufacturing unit and subsequent specialised training, we can now achieve this.”
The launch is being backed with a range of marketing support and literature, and consumer leads are already being generated for installers by a bespoke website for the product.
Glazerite is VEKA’s largest UK trade fabricator and a prominent Network VEKA member, with a reputation for unsurpassed customer service as well as a comprehensive product range. The company offers a fully nationwide service based on manufacturing units in Northants and Greater Manchester and a distribution hub in Bristol.