Profile 22 launched its Optima system last year and it has been incredibly well-received: record numbers of fabricators have come on board since the launch and it won New Product of the Year at the 2016 G Awards. For Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Profile 22, the reason Optima has been so successful is simple: “When we designed Optima we went right back to the drawing board and looked at what fabricators, installers, architects, specifiers and consumers needed from a 21st century window system. The result is the most considered window system on the market.”

Even the quickest of glances at Optima’s credentials backs up what Gerald says. Optima isn’t just one system, it’s three: a sculptured system, a chamfered system and a flush casement system. This means that a single system opens up a world of project opportunities.

The versatility is enhanced in the ancillaries available. The range is the widest on the market and includes cills, baypoles, accessories and packers. The system also fully integrates with other products from the Epwin Group stable such as the commercial Flush Tilt -Turn window which is especially suited to medium to high rise buildings to provide a complete and coherent solution.

Optima has a six-chambered outerframe and a five-chambered sash, which can also be used with RCM thermal inserts to increase the number of insulating chambers. Revolutionary additional centre seals to the outerframe give outstanding insulation and weather protection. Combined with intelligent glazing innovations it means that Optima double glazed units are capable of achieving a U-value of 1.2 W/m2K. And with triple glazing filled with Argon gas, U-values as low as 0.8 W/m2K can be achieved.

Optima combines a host of features to maximise security and strength. A central Eurogroove gives the sashes greater rigidity. The secure bead system passes security tests without glazing clips and is ready for proposed enhancements to PAS24.

Installation has been considered too. For example, the Optima system incorporates a deeper drainage channel and features strategic local wall thickening for better screw and hardware retention. The dedicated floating mullion on the French doors and windows is self-holding on the first fix, so it can be easily clipped in, making the installation a fast and simple process.

But perhaps the best indication of Optima’s quality is that it’s a Profile 22 system. And like all Epwin Group companies Profile 22 is committed to only bringing to market the products that will enhance the lifestyle of consumers and the businesses of its fabricators and installers. And when you look at Optima you can see that commitment in action.