The range offers Centre Pivot and Top Hung versions, and each style includes conservation and electric models along with a full range of glazing options.
Installers are already experiencing the big swing towards white roof windows as home-owners increasingly favour brighter, whiter interiors and choose white windows instead of the traditional natural pine finish.
Keylite Managing Director, John Duffin, commented, “Polar is a really practical solution for installers who are aware of the extra care needed on site to handle white painted windows. With Polar they find that the PVC frame can be easily handled on site with its extra resilience against marking or chipping.
“It’s inevitable that a window is going to get finger-marked and dusty during installation but Polar’s PVC finish can be simply wiped clean, which facilitates easy preparation at handover.”
The product has already been named as Housebuilder Magazine’s ‘Best Brand New Product 2017’ and Highly Commended in the Housebuilder National Product Awards. In addition, Keylite has received an enthusiastic reception from the builders who have seen and handled the window.
Polar shares all of Keylite’s existing innovations such as the pre-installed flick- fit brackets and unique expanding thermal collar but also benefits from new design features including increased light transmission of up to 11%, dependant on window size, plus a re-designed exterior with less visible fixings.
Thermal performance is obviously essential in every project, and the new multi-chambered profile design combined with efficient glazing and a built-in expanding thermal collar provide Uvalues as low as 1.0 W/m2K depending on glazing choice.
John added, “Keylite Polar has been designed to appeal to both installers and end-users as the product’s features provide lasting benefits. The PVC finish provides maintenance free performance for home-owners and with PVC’s moisture resistant properties, this means that they are ideal for use in every room, including those with the high humidity, including bathrooms and kitchens.
“This adds versatility, so builders can select just one type of window which can be used throughout a project. The extensive range allows housebuilders to upgrade homes with versions such as upgraded glazing, integral blinds and electric operation.”
The exterior of the window has been designed to remove visible fixings and a new low profile hood also contributes to its kerb appeal. While the concept of PVC roof windows will be new to most, installers will be reassured to learn that Polar is installed in exactly the same way as Keylite’s timber windows. This is thanks to the use of the its flick-fit brackets and identical flashing kits.
Polar is available from merchants now.