Since its launch at this year’s FIT Show, Stellar from Epwin Window Systems has been attracting many plaudits. For Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Epwin Window Systems the interest in Stellar comes as little surprise. He said: “If you’re looking to compete in the aluminium market, choosing a system that ticks all the boxes is a good place to start. From the slimline aesthetics, flush product options through to the ease and speed of fabrication, Stellar ticks all the boxes. It’s the ideal system for retail and light commercial markets and delivers everything the buyer wants.”
Stellar has been marketed as the future of aluminium windows and doors. And one look at its flush window options, it’s easy to see why. Traditionally windows had flush lines to the exterior and a shaped or stepped profile indoors. With Stellar, that stepped design is still an option, but now the flush lines can extend indoors and out with its fully-flush window option. It’s the ultimate in simple, streamlined design and offers the fabricator and installer a point of differentiation when selling into the end user. Gerald commented: “The Stellar fully-flush window offers a true flush sash indoors and out with no stepped frame. And with its market-leading slim sightlines and thicker cill to replicate timber, it takes aluminium window aesthetics to a whole new level.”
Alongside the windows there is a Stellar flush residential door and a bifold door which has an aluminium construction but also has the option of using PVC-U beading too. This unique mix means it has the strength a bifold needs but the aesthetics that will sit more comfortably in the typical UK home. The two doors will be joined in the summer by a third, a lift and slide patio door.
Stellar is a pre-gasketed system which makes it up to 20% quicker to fabricate, not to mention helping save labour costs and helping to reduce waste. The patent pending knock-in bead is pre-gasketed too, which transforms the installation process because no wedge gaskets are needed and it’s much quicker to glaze. The design also improves the aesthetics because there’s a crisp clean line on the interior frame.
This combination of market-leading factors, together with a wealth of market-first advantages are the reasons Stellar is experiencing its first flush of success.