Architects often specify the same joinery throughout a home to ensure consistency of design. But if budget is a constraint, choosing the best joinery available and using it throughout the home can make doing this cost prohibitive, which often results in joinery being chosen from suites that are at the lower end of the price range to achieve consistency.
Fortunately, Fletcher Window and Door Systems released two joinery suites that solve this problem, allowing designers to specify from the premium suite for the focal points of the home such as living and dining areas, and specify joinery from an almost identical, mid-range suite in less demanding parts of a home.
“What we’ve found is that other joinery suite ranges on the market are different from each other, for example, one range will have flat and square facings, while the other will have scalloped facings,” Fletcher Window and Door Systems’ Haydon Rogers says. “This lack of consistency makes it harder to use different suites on the same home as aesthetically it is visually noticeable and often means that you would use the premium version of the product only for a consistent look, which in turn makes it cost more.”
The two suites, the Atlantic High Performance Suite and the Pacific Architectural Suite, which are visually almost imperceptibly different have many common features, but differ markedly in price. This allows designers to keep costs down by easily interchanging the two.