With the Panoramic ‘swing and slide’ door as its flagship product, this highly innovative, design-led company will offer further evidence of its unique approach to product development with a number of new product launches at the FIT Show in May. These will include additions in the most popular window styles and a new PVC-U version of its swing and slide door that is aimed at broadening the market.
With more than 10,000 Panoramic doors installed in the UK and 260,000 worldwide, the company has now produced a UPVC version of the door, to be offered exclusively through professional installers who have undergone Panoramic certification. Offering an alternative to the ubiquitous bi-fold, the Panoramic swing and slide is selling in ever-increasing numbers to homeowners that appreciate the wide, uninterrupted openings of conventional bi-folds, but with the added versatility and compact opening ‘footprint’ enabled through the hingeless design.
In addition to doors, Panoramic is steadily introducing a range of windows that clearly exhibit the company’s innovative approach. In line with the surge in flush sash windows presently, Panoramic has developed its own unique version. Featuring seamless welds that complement the minimal, equal sightlines, a key feature of this window is the hidden handle that pops out of a recess at a touch, and which also contributes to the smooth, uninterrupted surfaces that characterise this window. A catalogue of 250 colours also allows homeowners to closely integrate their windows with interior designs.
With Panoramic chairman Alan Rees credited with bringing affordable replacement VS box sash windows to UK homeowners 15 years ago, it should not be surprising that once again he has turned his attention to this style, with affordability a key tenet in its design.
Produced from unique PVC-U profiles, the Panoramic VS offers an authentic appearance that will be sympathetic to the host property, although its careful design subtly allows larger glass areas and therefore significantly improved light transmission. In keeping with current home styling trends, the door is available in 250 colours to allow detailed customisation with exterior and interior décor schemes.
A further reveal will be in-glass blinds from new division Panoglass. These have been designed to float within the glass unit to allow the user to position the blind without restriction, providing shade and light according to the user’s needs. Panoglass In-Unit Blinds will also be competitively priced to make such products significantly more affordable to a wider customer base.
Alongside these highly innovative launches will be a number of established products, including the Ascena Screen. These patio and bi-folding door screens are designed to provide an excellent solution to prevent flies and wasps entering the home whilst still allowing cooling breezes through open doors. They are believed to be the only of their type available to the UK window and door trade.
Alan Rees says: “The key principles behind every product we launch at Panoramic are innovation and high quality. I do not believe in simply replicating products that are already available. Every window and door that we design and manufacture will include useful and advanced features that are exciting and different from anything else that retail customers will have seen on their journey to improve their homes.”