HWL Trade Frames, the Leeds-based fabricator of windows and doors, is proud to be the first R9 manufacturer in the country to be able to offer butt-jointed Residence Collection of windows unglazed.
With butt-jointed R9 windows currently coming factory glazed as standard, which can make them heavy, cumbersome and difficult to fit, the unglazed window comes with a huge number of benefits to installers.
Firstly, companies will be able to buy their own glass, allowing increased margins. Secondly, the window is easier to handle as glass can be installed on site, making for safer manual handling. Thirdly, if a piece of glass were to fail, rather than having to replace the full sash as you do with traditional method R9 windows, installers are able to just replace the sealed unit.
Graham Howatson, director at HWL Trade Frames, said, “Some installers have stayed clear of the Residence Collection in the past due to the issues that can be faced with factory glass bonded windows. Our new unglazed offering though offers installers, and homeowners, the visual appearance and benefits of traditional R9 windows, with a number of additional advantages.”
The Residence Collection, which includes R9, R7 and R2, has been a game changer since it was launched in 2012. Practically maintenance free, and with minimal U Values, the unique system replicates timber windows, with all the benefits of uPVC.
Graham Howatson added, “We pride ourselves on our technical expertise, knowledge and our ability to make R9 easier for installers. That is why we have created a handy Residence 9 product guide which cover all the options available for installers. Our track record really does make us the R9 experts.”
HWL Trade Frames is exhibiting on Stand A1 at the FIT Show, alongside machinery manufacturer TMS, between the 23rd and 25th May at the NEC in Birmingham