As the name suggests, the Ultimate Heritage Collection is a range of elegant windows and doors that are packed with the characteristics and charm of period timber windows.
Less obvious perhaps is that every window and door shown throughout this brochure is manufactured, not with timber but using a specialist range of advanced PVC-u profiles. Indeed, the GENUS Flush Sash window is assembled using traditional joinery techniques.
Considerable care has been taken to capture the charm and elegance of timber, even down to the tactile woodgrain finish, but combine this with the advanced low maintenance qualities associated with modern day PVC-u products.
This versatile collection includes a number of options from the fundamental choice of sash style through to your choice of finish from the subtle colour palette. The result of this is a range that will suit a multitude of property styles and this will be evident as you browse though this brochure.
In order to cater for a diverse range of property styles, the Ultimate Heritage Collection offers you the choice of three sash options.
All three options utilise the same thermally efficient chambered outer frame and all provide a beautiful white woodgrain ovolo sculptured finish on the inside.
Equally, all options include dummy sashes on any fixed windows, providing a balanced appearance and equal sight lines between your chosen configuration of fixed and opening windows. All options are also available in the same Heritage range of colours and with the same optional finishing touches such as Georgian bar detailing and your choice of elegant furniture.
This however is where the similarities end and the clear distinction between the three sash options becomes apparent. Whilst the rebated sash lips over the outer frame giving a picture frame effect, the flush sash remains in line with the outer frame offering a slimmer appearance. You then have the option of GENUS, offering scribed and milled butt joints to the outer frame and sash for the truly authentic timber look.
Browsing through, you will find many photos to inspire you and help you to decide on the right choice for your home.
Ultimate Heritage with Rebated Sash
Ultimate Heritage with Flush Sash
Ultimate Heritage Flush with GENUS Joinery
Welded joints on both
outer frame and Rebated Sash
Welded joints on both
outer frame and Flush Sash
Scribed & milled butt joints
on both outer frame & Flush Sash
In previous years it was a given that new windows would always be replaced with like-for-like, which in most cases meant white PVC-u.
But in recent years there has been a colour revolution and whilst white PVC-u is still going strong, today there is a myriad of other options available from dark anthracite greys, through to beautiful and elegant creams, all the way through to soft greys and greens.
Regardless of your property style and age the Ultimate Heritage Collection allows you to make a statement with colour on the outside but still maintain a fresh but subtle white woodgrain finish on the inside. French Grey or Agate Grey might work to enhance your property from the outside, but white is incredibly versatile as an interior colour and works well with just about any colour scheme, which will inevitably change over time.
Consider the character of your property – some properties in the UK will be bound by listed building rules that prohibit certain decisions around a property’s exterior appearance – while this is unlikely to be the case in many instances, it’s always wise to consider the age and style of your property before you make your final decision.
There are many properties in the UK that would really benefit from the use of these alternative shades to enhance their period features – so don’t be afraid to explore this option.
Likewise, if your mid-50s semi is crying out for a style statement, you might want to consider a smooth anthracite grey – against a traditional British brick, the grey is incredibly pleasing on the eye and can deliver an instant wow to any property.
The very latest security features have been engineered to fit all styles of Ultimate Heritage Windows, to ensure your safety and security is never compromised.
With the simple turn of a handle, every window is secured by a multi-point locking system, securing points on all four sides of the opening sash, giving you complete reassurance and peace of mind.
For your safety, easy clean/fire escape hinges are fitted as standard to all side-opening windows. These will open fully to give you an alternative means of fire escape (dependent on window size) and can slide towards the centre to allow easy external cleaning.
Turn the slot-bolts located on the top and bottom hinges 90o and simply slide the window across for easy external cleaning. The window will automatically realign upon closing.
The unique dual purpose key can be used to lock your window handle and to operate the hinge slot-bolts as shown right.
Ultimate Heritage windows offer you a choice of three handle designs; Push Button Locking Handles, Tear Drop Handles or Monkey Tail Handles. All three designs are available in multiple finish options so you are able to choose the perfect handle to complement your window style and other existing interior furniture.
Here we have a beautiful example of Ultimate Heritage Flush windows, installed in a four bedroom detached property in a Nottinghamshire conservation village.
The property is less than 20 years old but has been designed to be in keeping with the style of the sixteenth century manor house in whose original driveway the house has been built.
The owners knew they needed to replace the original windows and wanted to give their house the wow factor but were also mindful of the need to be sympathetic to the style of the older properties surrounding them in the village. That’s when they started looking at woodgrain effects and were introduced to the Ultimate Heritage Collection.
They opted for a flush casement style in Ice Cream woodgrain on the outside face to create the impression of wooden windows. As with all Ultimate Heritage woodgrain windows, the inside face is kept to a neutral White Woodgrain finish for a bright and spacious feel and to complement neutral décor.
To the front, the owners chose to have two horizontal Georgian bars to add character to the property and to reflect the traditional styles of many of the houses in the village. To the rear they wanted an uninterrupted view of the garden, so decided not to have Georgian bars on those windows.
On many properties, windows can make up a vast proportion of the surface area. It’s only natural therefore they can have a big impact on the level of maintenance required over time.
As a purpose designed PVC-u alternative to timber, the Ultimate Heritage Collection has been engineered to provide the aesthetics of timber but with the thermal performance, security and durability offered by the latest PVC-u windows and doors.