Profile 22 Optima
Optima can look rustic or elegant. It can look striking and modern, or understated and simple. Choose colours that complement your environment and your home’s building materials. Choose windows that alter the amount of light in your home, the way you use your rooms, even the way you entertain. Your home should be one that works for you – that suits your lifestyle and looks comfortable in its surroundings. With Optima, the transformation is easy. It’s time to create your perfect home.
Imagine sitting by a window. It’s pouring with rain and the wind is howling, but you can’t feel it. All you can feel is the comfort, the protection and the feeling of security. Imagine windows where every handle is positioned so that it’s easy to reach, and every lock feels solid and secure. Imagine windows that you never need to paint and that open easily all year round. Imagine windows with glazing technologies that insulate your home and reduce your heating bills. Now imagine all that in a classic, outwards-opening casement window, with the configuration of fixed and opening panes, which suits the size of your rooms and the layout of your home. Casements are so versatile – it’s no surprise they’re popular. And with Optima casements their attractive sculptured shape and slim profile make them better than ever. Your home is filled with natural light, and even after dark, you’ve got the reassurance of a highly-secure system and advanced locking. Optima can be used to make all types of casement: everything from a single opener to an imposing bay, or even a charming, French-style window with side-hung, symmetrical opening panes.
Optima dont have all the colours of the rainbow, but they have more than enough beautiful shades, wood effects and textures to satisfy. You can even choose a different colour and finish for indoors and out. Whether you want to stand out or blend in, Optima do all they can to match your dreams and find the perfect finish for your site and your home.
We’d never dream of treating the glass in your windows as an afterthought. It’s an integral part of the whole project. The choice of glass affects not just the appearance of your home, but also your comfort and your energy usage. Modern surface coatings, which are practically invisible, can control the amount of solar gain and heat loss. Double or triple-glazed units are filled with inert gases, constructed using warm-edge spacers and with differing glazing gaps to insulate your home in the most appropriate way for its location and your needs. Glass can be plain and simple, or make its own statement. A change to decorative or coloured glass can instantly alter the lighting and mood of a room. Leaded or stained glass can add interest to a bay or hallway. Contemporary or traditional etched glass designs offer privacy and soft, natural light.
Forget the days when every handle looked the same. Forget the time when everything was one colour. Now homeowners know that a modern home needs a modern style for their windows. Homeowners understand that a period property should have period details that reflect the property’s heritage and its environment. It just makes sense. We’ll never make you have chrome when gold’s your thing. We won’t insist on white handles when black would be bold, striking and effective. The choice is yours, but we will insist on quality – quality of materials, construction and design. We’re looking for style, a faultless, durable finish and simple operation – the things you’ll live with, day after day.
A window is only truly fabulous when it’s finished to perfection. The Optima range of accessories has been designed to allow a perfect finish whatever the age, size or style of your home. Now when you replace windows, you can recreate the details that your home’s architect envisioned. You can replicate period details such as Georgian glazing bars in practical and easy-to maintain modern materials. You can choose details like casement horns to enhance the appearance of your windows or arched heads to soften the shape of your frames.
Optima accessories are purpose made. The proportions and fit are precise and the performance and lifespan match that of the windows themselves. There are cills, trickle vents, glazing bars, head inserts, mid-rails and casement horns, all available in our full range of colours and finishes.
Optima is one of only a few systems made entirely in the UK. Naturally, that helps to support British jobs and avoids unnecessary shipping and consequent product miles. It has been designed to suit British building materials and methods, and our lovely climate. The manufacturing facilities include state-of-the-art design, testing and production equipment and the team behind Optima include some of the industry’s most respected and innovative thinkers. The highly-skilled workforce operates to an approved environmental-policy standard and the business was one of the first in the UK to be awarded BES 6001 for the responsible sourcing of its materials. Everything about Optima has been thought out – from the smallest detail of its sculptured profiles to its long-term reliability and its eventual re-use through recycling. Every part of the system is guaranteed for your reassurance and complete satisfaction. Optima refuses to compromise and is the ideal system for those who demand exceptional standards.