Leading fabricator Quickslide is introducing seamless corner joints to its casement window range from Autumn 2020, as well as announcing External Timber Look (ETL) joints as a new option on its flush sash range of windows.
Available on both classic casements and flush casements, seamless joints are created using a revolutionary Graf seamless welder, a state-of-the-art piece of machinery which eliminates the welding seam seen on standard 45° mitre-jointed PVCu windows.
Unlike these standard window joints, where the window is welded together creating a molten plastic ‘sprue’ that is cleaned off to leave a slight groove, Graf-welded windows reverse the process – so the sprue is pushed back into the frame, resulting in not only a stronger weld but also creating a seamless join and high-quality finish.
The finished seamless corner is perfect for Quickslide’s textured wood-effect windows that look just like traditional timber. Quickslide, in partnership with Deceuninck, offers 22 woodgrain colourways from stock as well as the option of bespoke wood-effect windows.
In addition, External Timber Look (ETL) joints will soon be available on Quickslide’s flush sash range, for customers looking for sympathetic period detailing with all the benefits of energy efficient and low maintenance PVC-u windows.
ETL externally utilises the appearance of 90° butt corner joins to replicate traditional joiner-made timber windows; underneath, however, is still a 45 degree cut. This design is crafted using a series of dedicated machines with various milling processes to turn out a strongly welded joint internally and a beautiful mechanical joint externally. Coupled with realistic wood grain effects and the flush frame finish, these windows offer a true modern alternative to timber windows.
“We’re delighted to be expanding our range of offerings,” said Ben Weber, Quickslide’s Managing Director. “Since Quickslide first entered the market over 15 years ago, our focus has been on replicating the period look with all the benefits of PVCu.
“During that time our products have constantly evolved, and we continue to push the boundaries, leading the way in heritage windows. Quickslide is firmly committed to continually improving our acclaimed window and door range, keeping us at the forefront of the industry.”
Quickslide’s latest product expansion is part of an 18-month, £2m investment programme, a commitment to ensure it continues to provide trade partners with award-winning, high quality products.
“We also pride ourselves on offering our customers products that others don’t,” Ben continued. “For example, we’ve recently managed to get our new fully mechanically jointed Legacy VS through PAS 24 security certification. We’ve succeeded in producing the only mechanically jointed version of this window – based on the Spectus VS – on the market, which is something we know our customers value and that we can offer them uniquely. “