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Strategic partnership between FINEO and Masterframe

, AGC Glass Europe

AGC Glass Europe and Masterframe form a strategic partnership to bring FINEO vacuum insulating glazing for PVC-U sash windows to the UK market.

Requirements for low-energy homes, reduced fossil fuel use for heating and reduced greenhouse gas emissions are increasing. High-performant glazing plays a vital role to bring warmth and comfort to homes. This can now even better be achieved with vacuum insulating glass (VIG) installed in new sash windows. With FINEO vacuum insulating glazing, AGC Glass Europe embraces innovative technology. This ultra-slim glazing (10 mm total thickness) achieves unrivalled thermal and acoustic performances, along with better light transmission.

Masterframe is a recognised sash windows specialist in the UK. Manufacturing to the highest quality, they focus on bringing innovative and premium products to the market. This standard of excellence makes Masterframe a perfect partner for FINEO.

Together they will launch a FINEO sash window, which will be exclusively offered to the UK market. 

Carol Slade, Managing Director of Masterframe Windows Ltd says, “Masterframe is delighted to be entering into this strategic partnership with FINEO. Although we are true sash window specialists, we are now operating in a highly competitive sector. To remain a specialist and to stay ahead of our competition, we are completely design and performance focussed and seek to offer customers brand new and exclusive innovations."

Serge Martin, CEO FINEO Glass welcomes this new step saying, “This partnership with Masterframe is key for FINEO deployment in the UK, where sash windows are a staple of the windows market. We have been working closely together over the past months to design a premium window that will stand out in the UK market, and we are very confident about its future success.”

Masterframe and FINEO together bring an environmental solution for new windows with the sustainability aspect of an ultra-thin product being both 100% recyclable and lead free.

AGC Glass Europe, a European leader in flat glass

Based in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), AGC Glass Europe produces, processes and markets flat glass for the construction industry (external glazing and interior decoration), car manufacture and other industrial sectors (transport, solar power and high-tech). It is the European branch of AGC, the world’s leading producer of flat glass. It has over 100 sites throughout Europe, from Spain to Russia, and employs around 15,500 employees.
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Masterframe Windows – Award-winning sash window specialists

Masterframe Windows Limited is an award-winning sash window manufacturer based in Witham, Essex, specialising in producing the most authentic timber alternative sash windows on the UK market.  The company supplies high-end, top-quality sash windows to the trade, including for many prestigious commercial projects, and to the consumer through a network of approved Master Installers.  Incorporating no less than nine patented features, sash windows from Masterframe have been designed and innovated with attention to every detail, making them a sound investment for customers who require traditional sash windows for retrofit or new build purposes.  
For more information, visit for trade enquiries or for consumer products.

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