Deceuninck has unveiled Elegant, a modular window and door system offering U-values as low as 0.88W/m2K based on five sash options and three frame depths.
Elegant is built around the i-COR outer frame, which is available as a standard 76mm system, plus 84mm and 115mm options. Each frame is compatible with five different sashes including Elegant Abstract, a minimalist flush sash option and ThermoFibra Infinity, Deceuninck’s glass-fibre reinforced sash, which has a rebate of only 7mm, with u-values as low as 0.88W/m2K.
Elegant Abstract can also be combined with Decoroc, foil to create a visual match to aluminium systems.
Managing director Rob McGlennon said: “Our standard offer is the 76mm frame. If you took that in isolation and disregarded the 84mm and 115mm frames you can manufacture five different windows including what we believe will be a very popular flush sash option, Elegant Abstract.
“You don’t have to hold masses of stock. Production is easier because outer frame dimensions don’t change, so it’s less complicated to cut, mill or rout, also saving time, and the u-values are incredible.”
In addition to the Flush Elegant Abstract and ThermoFibra Infinity, Elegant is also available in Infinity, which features a subtle transition between the frame and sash; Elegant Origin which has a classic detailing; and the more pronounced square chamfered, Elegant Grando.
ThermoFibra Infinity employs Deceuninck’s patented ThermoFibra glass fibre reinforcement system eliminating steel from the sash.
It combines this with Forthex, Deceuninck’s extruded insulated thermal reinforcement, which maximises design potential without the need for traditional steel reinforcement using embedded steel wires in a low-density insulating foam core.
Rob continued: “Elegant moves PVC-U into a different space, through the way that it is made; and through the through-life performance and the high-end architectural aesthetic that it delivers. Elegant shifts the conversation from a discussion limited to one about PVC-U and aluminium, to one about next generation, premium low maintenance and energy efficient composite windows and doors.”
Elegant also uses recycled material in manufacture, in keeping with Deceuninck’s sustainability strategy.