Published On: Tue, May 14th, 2024

Unlock period replacements with new ultra-slim VS meeting rail

Universal Trade Frames has added a new ultra-slim meeting rail option to its Spectus Vertical Sliding Sash Window, adding additional period detailing to its market leading offer. Available Fully Kitemarked and certified to PAS24, the Spectus Vertical Sliding Sash Window has an established reputation for faithfully replicating the appearance of traditional sash windows.

Universal Trade Frames has now built on this core offer with the addition of a new meeting rail option, featuring slim sightlines of just 37mm.

Richard Hammond, Sales Director, Universal Trade Frames, said that combined with a deep bottom rail, classical hardware and a wide choice of colour combinations, the Spectus VS from Universal brought new period authenticity to sliding sash window replacements.

“The Spectus VS has always delivered on period detailing with the authentic ovolo shape to the frame bead, sash and cill and its deep sash mechanically jointed bottom rail”, he said.

“The addition of a very slim meeting rail between sashes is, however, a significant step forward.

“Homeowners choosing vertical sliding sashes are, by definition, focussed on the appearance of their window because they have an interest in its design – or because they have to, to get through planning.

“The slim meeting rail delivers incredible sightlines without compromising on performance or security and gives our customers access to a product that is almost indistinguishable from original timber sashes.”

Designed for timber box sash window replacement, the Spectus VS from Universal Trade Frames features a 128mm front to back depth, simplifying installation.

It can be manufactured to maximum sizes of 1500mm wide by 2800mm high achieving WER A ratings with standard 24mm sealed units without the need for triple-glazing taking weight out of handling.

In addition to the unique 37mm slim sash meeting rail and deep bottom rail, the Spectus Vertical Sliding Sash Window is also available from Universal Trade Frames with a Georgina Bar option.

It’s supplied with a 10-year manufacturer’s guarantee and is available in a choice of more than 30 different colour options including heritage white, cream, claystone, agate grey, pebble grey and black ulti-matt.

Richard continued: “The Spectus VS is a great product in its own right but we also bring a lot of care and attention to how we make it. Vertical Sliding Sash Windows are about attention to detail.

“We mechanically joint the deep bottom rail, we replicate the run-through sash horns that you get on an original box sash window, the hardware has been carefully selected to replicate period features.

“They’re also manufactured by a dedicated team who specialise exclusively in the fabrication of our premium product ranges – it brings that additional level of care and finish that our customers’ customers expect.

“The slim meeting rail is an important addition to an already market leading offer, combining with each of those other individual details to create a major opportunity in period replacements for installers.”