A Window Into The Past

With demand for affordable heritage-style windows continuing to increase, fabricators and installers should consider innovative uPVC solutions designed with this trend in mind, says a leading polymer specialist. 

In response to the enduring popularity of traditional timber-framed windows, REHAU has unveiled its latest offering to the Rio flush fit family, the Deep Bottom Rail. Combining the period-style visuals of timber sash windows with the desirable convenience and efficiency benefits of modern uPVC, its additional sash profile has been designed to complement the current Rio range and provide more style options.

The Deep Bottom Rail can be mechanically jointed on the bottom of the sash with a screwported aluminium component to create an authentic look. As a result, homeowners are given the choice of the flush sash throughout, or an option for the deep bottom rail at the bottom of the sash.

As an extension to the Rio family, this new window profile has been designed to enhance the traditional aesthetics of Rio flush fit, creating a visually appealing heritage look. The wider sash profile also allows for a more traditional style flush fit window to be manufactured.

Clare Higgins, Product Manager at REHAU, said: “Our latest innovation, the Deep Bottom Rail is testament to REHAU’s mantra of windows being designed for modern life. With its simple, yet effective design, it’s a promising addition to the already versatile Rio flush fit family.

We’re really proud and excited to launch the Deep Bottom Rail to the public, it’s an aesthetic, practical and cost-effective solution for anyone looking to replicate those traditional period property features.”

For more information on REHAU’s Rio flush fit Deep Bottom Rail, visit www.rehau.uk/rio