Window Installation – Heritage Windows
As the name suggests, the Heritage Collection is a range of elegant windows that are packed with the characteristics and charm of period timber windows.
Less obvious perhaps is that every window shown throughout is manufactured, not with timber but using a specialist range of advanced PVC-u profiles.
Considerable care has been taken to capture the charm and elegance of timber, even down to the tactile woodgrain finish, but combine this with the advanced low maintenance qualities associated with modern day PVC-u products.
This versatile collection includes a number of options from the fundamental choice of sash style through to your choice of finish from the subtle colour palette. The result of this is a range that will suit a multitude of property styles and this will be evident as you which you can see by download the brochure (click here).
Choice of three sash options
In order to cater for a diverse range of property styles, the Heritage Collection offers you the choice of three sash options.
All three options utilise the same thermally efficient chambered outer frame and all provide a beautiful white woodgrain ovolo sculptured finish on the inside.
Equally, all options include dummy sashes on any fixed windows, providing a balanced appearance and equal sight lines between your chosen configuration of fixed and opening windows. All options are also available in the same Heritage range of colours and with the same optional finishing touches such as Georgian bar detailing and your choice of elegant furniture.
This however is where the similarities end and the clear distinction between the three sash options becomes apparent. Whilst the rebated sash lips over the outer frame giving a picture frame effect, the flush sash remains in line with the outer frame offering a slimmer appearance. You then have the option of Flush M, offering mechanical butt joints to the outer frame and sash for the truly authentic timber look.
Style and Versatility
The Heritage Collection is designed to offer an innovative, low maintenance yet high performance alternative to traditional timber joinery.
A crucial design aspect that helps to create the timber look is the use of ‘dummy sashes’ where no opening window is required.
An example of this is pictured below where the two outer sashes are designed to open out but the middle sash does not. A ‘dummy sash’ is used in the middle to give the impression of an opening sash and consequently keep the appearance identical to the two outer opening sashes.
The use of ‘dummy sashes’ is standard across the Heritage Collection and ensures a balanced design with equal sight lines throughout.
Heritage Windows Security
The very latest security features have been engineered to fit all styles of Heritage Windows, to ensure your safety and security is never compromised.
With the simple turn of a handle, every window is secured by a multi-point locking system, securing points on all four sides of the opening sash, giving you complete reassurance and peace of mind.
For your safety, easy clean/fire escape hinges are fitted as standard to all side-opening windows. These will open to a full 90° to give you an alternative means of fire escape (dependent on window size) and with a simple turn of the slot-bolts located at the top and bottom you can slide the opening sash towards the centre to allow easy external cleaning from the inside.
The window will automatically realign upon closing and the unique dual purpose key can be used to lock your window handle and to operate the hinge slot-bolts.