Vitrocsa Minimal UK

FAQ

WHAT IS THE THE LAST DAY FOR ORDERS FOR INSTALLATION PRIOR TO THE SUMMER SHUTDOWN?

Our Swiss factory closes for 2 weeks , from 2oth July to 7th August 2017.

To ensure that your windows are dispatched before the shutdown, orders where powder coating /special anodization is required need to be placed by Friday 12th May. For standard silver anodized windows, the last orders are on 2nd June 2017.

WHAT PRODUCT CERTIFICATION DOES VITROCSA HAVE?

Vitrocsa Minimal systems fulfil all the European standards. All Vitrocsa window/door systems have been tested in Switzerland for design pressure, air infiltration and water penetration. Further Vitrocsa windows have been tested in the USA and Australia and exceed hurricane wind conditions of 360km p/h winds.

WHAT ARE THE SIZE RESTRICTIONS ?

Vitrocsa Minimal can be built to any size specification. The limitation is determined by the maximum single panel glass size currently available from glass manufacturers worldwide. In the UK we are able to source panels up to 18m2 (6x3m). Obviously the opening can be much larger than this with the use of multiple panels. We can source larger panes of glass from continental Europe.

WHAT PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE?

Vitrocsa Minimal currently has 8 systems available :

Sliding doors (3001 , TH+ and v32), Guillotine Sash windows, Pivot,  TH+ with Invisible Track, Turnable Corner (sliding pivoting sytem) and the Swimms Mono ( internal glazed partition system) . Our Vitrocsa Minimal systems can be fitted with infill panels (timber slats, metal or wire mesh). Motorisation is also an option on any sliding products. Vitrocsa Minimal continually invests in research and development so new products and refinements are made regularly.

WHAT GLAZING OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?

Vitrocsa Minimal systems are available in single, double and triple glazed to suit your requirements. Laminated, Low E, low iron glazing is also available.

DO YOU HAVE DIFFERENT TYPES OF SYSTEMS FOR EACH PRODUCT?

Yes, our systems are the 3001 (no longer suitable for the UK), TH+ , V32 and Swimms Mono which are the different types of aluminium profiles used to create our products. In 1993 the original ‘3001’ system was invented by Eric Jouray the founder and designer of Vitrocsa Minimal. Since then Vitrocsa Minimal has developed the improved TH+ system which is used across all our products and is suitable for double and triple glazing up to 18m2. The most recent product is V32 which is the slimmest product of all with completely hidden top & bottom rails on sliding panels.

WHO CAN INSTALL VITROCSA?

The installation of Vitrocsa Minimal windows requires an exceptionally high level of precision. Vitrocsa Minimal units should only be installed by our own Swiss trained installation team.

CAN I VIEW SOME MORE IDEAS AND IMAGERY?

Please take a look at our popular boards on Pinterest.

IS THE VITROCSA PROFILE THERMALLY BROKEN?

All Vitrocsa Minimal systems are thermally broken.

WHICH FINISHES ARE AVAILABLE?

Vitrocsa Minimal’s standard finish is the natural silver anodized. Other anodized finishes, as well as power coated finishes are available. Please contact our office on 0207 604 3848 if you’d like to receive a brochure outlining the various finish options.

IS VITROCSA MANUFACTURED IN THE UK?

The aluminium profiles are manufactured and cut to size in Switzerland. The glazing is sourced from our UK suppliers of Saint-Gobain glass.

CAN THE VITROCSA TRACKS BE INSTALLED FLUSH WITH THE FINISHED FLOOR?

Yes, Vitrocsa’s low track system allows for completely flush installation with the finished floor, even with low floor build-ups.

CAN THE VITROCSA FRAMES BE COMPLETELY HIDDEN IN THE WALL?

Yes, the Vitrocsa frames can be installed flush with the wall finish.

IS THE VITROCSA SYSTEM WEATHER-PROOF?

The Vitrocsa Minimal system was designed and engineered in the Swiss Alps to withstand the harshest alpine weather conditions. In addition, Vitrocsa Minimal has installed  numerous projects in coastal locations without any problems.

WHAT IS THE LEAD TIME?

The production time is usually 6-10 weeks from receipt of approved fabrication drawings. Lead time depends on whether the frames are powder-coated and time of year (Christmas and summer holidays).