Nigel Leivers, Sales Director at Frame Fast (UK) Ltd, says that a misconception means many installers are missing out on valuable sales opportunities. “The generally accepted belief is that flush sash windows are the PVC-U alternative to timber in heritage properties. But if you think that’s all they’re suitable for, you’re ignoring the majority of the window market. Increasing number of our customers are finding that our modus® flush sash system is opening up opportunities for them in all sectors of the market.”
For Nigel, one area that is proving particularly popular for his customers is the new build market, where developers and contractors are all looking for something a little bit different. “modus® provides the perfect solution,” says Nigel. “It is ideal where the homes are being built in an area where it’s important to maintain a heritage appearance, but also in standard developments where the aim is to create something distinctively different.”
Since Frame Fast (UK) became the first company to manufacture modus® last year, Nigel has been delighted at the response. “The system is a game changer and it’s something that more and more people are recognising. It offers everything you could want in a single window system and is a valuable product to have in your portfolio.”
modus® offers eight systems in one for the ultimate in flexibility, so whether you want sleek and contemporary or elegant and traditional and is the perfect alternative to both timber and aluminium. As well as flush sash windows, it can be used to create standard sash casement windows, slim rebate sash casement windows, reversible windows, tilt & turn windows, entrance doors, french doors and composite doors. Available in nine standard colours and a further four available on special order, the versatility extends into the colour options. modus® features the clean and contemporary looks that today’s customers demand, together with slimmer sight lines and leading thermal performance – U values of 0.7 can be achieved. The system ticks the sustainability box too: it uses 50% post-consumer recycled PVC-U as standard, and has a 100% recycled PVC-U option available on request. It’s manufactured and recycled in Derbyshire, meaning it has a lower carbon footprint than many profiles made or recycled outside the UK.
Nigel concludes, “If you think flush sash windows are only for heritage properties, think again. Our customers are finding that the modus® flush sash offers so much more than that, making it a crucial part of a modern installer’s portfolio.”