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Flush sash forecast to become mainstream window


The Timberweld® butt-joint creates an authentic timber look for flush sashes

Independent research of the PVC-U flush sash market reports nearly half of the fabricators interviewed see flush sashes becoming as important as standard casement windows in the next 10 years. And a quarter of those who don’t make flush sashes now said they expected to start in the next twelve months. The research was undertaken for Timberweld® by MRA Research.

Timberweld is a patented method of welding perfect corners to create an authentic timber-look butt-joint effect. Uniquely, Timberweld allows fabricators to create the timber-look on both sides of the window.

Earlier this year Timberweld commissioned MRA Research to conduct independent research into the flush sash and timber alternative market with fabricators. All the fabricators interviewed welded their flush sashes, with 85% of joints (by volume) being welded and 15% mechanically jointed. Ninety percent of those who welded, welded conventionally with 45-degree corner grooves.

“Most of the fabricators who were interviewed loved the look of the flush sash, in particular the timber-look butt joints,” comments Alan Burgess, Managing Director of Timberweld. “They saw demand growing fast, but a significant number thought mechanically jointing was ‘a pain to fabricate’ and want to weld to meet volume demand cost effectively. And ‘aesthetically’, hidden welding was rated the best.”

Alan adds: “The research echoes what we’ve found in the market – fabricators are looking to create a timber look butt-joint cost-effectively at scale, in order to take advantage of the opportunities the flush sash market offers.

For further details on the research or to find out how you can obtain a license to manufacture Timberweld call 01376 510 410 or email perfectcorners@timberweld.co.uk



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Duchy Investments(Timberweld)

Timberweld® is a patented method of welding PVC-U frames which creates an authentic timber butt-joint effect – on both sides of the window, inside and out. Alan Burgess (who designed the UK’s first dedicated PVC-U box sash in 1984 and is credited with creating the PVC-U sliding sash market) and Masterframe Technical Director Ray Rabett, are the innovators behind the Timberweld technology.

Simple mechanical or butt joints tend to be open-ended, allowing rainwater, draughts and even flies in. Timberweld uses a different method of corner construction, so the edges are completely sealed, yet the resultant timber-look butt-jointed weld, is easily the most authentic on the market.

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