Clearview Midlands February 2014 - Issue 147 - Page 26

DOORS&WINDOWS Built to withstand the most extreme weather conditions Forward thinking door manufacturer, Merseyside based Vista, has launched a new composite door designed to protect UK homes from extreme weather conditions and the most forceful would-be intruders. XtremeDoor brings together leading door components and is arguably the highest specification product of its kind on the market today. This impressive new product is backed by a new brand and offers installers the chance to really stand out in the competitive composite door market. Managing director Keith Sadler discusses the new product in more detail: “Demand for composite doors has grown substantially over the past few years and we could see a gap in the market for a high specification door offering the very best in thermal efficiency, security and aesthetics DESIGN A DOOR IN 60 SECONDS Solidor has just launched version 2 of the ‘Design a Door’ module on its consumer facing website at www., which enables homeowners to design their very own custom door in less than 60 seconds. This new technology was developed in conjunction with software developer, The Consultancy. Throughout the process within ‘Design a Door’ consumers can flip the image inside and out, make an enquiry for a Recommended or Premium Installer, or start over again. Once a satisfactory design has been created then this can be e-mailed back to the consumer for review. ‘Packed with features and colours like no other’ Given the fact that Solidor’s solid core composite doors are packed with features and colours like no other, the new version 2 development is easy to use, is highly impressive and another important tool in which to engage with consumers. It’s another great electronic solution, along with the Door Designer App for iPhone and iPad. 26 FEB 2014 Gareth Mobley, managing director of Solidor Group comments: ‘Much like you can create a new car in real time, so you can now benefit from the same technologies for our second generation composite doors with version 2 of ‘Design a Door.’ Visit, call the sales office on 01782 847300, or follow @solidorltd on Twitter. Download the free Solidor App at Apple’s App Store. – and so set about developing XtremeDoor. “We called the product XtremeDoor because, as the name suggests, it does everything to the extreme. For instance the door has a five point lock, it has a triple sealed outerframe and some styles can achieve an incredibly low U-Value of 0.8 W/m²K. XtremeDoor genuinely stands head and shoulders above other composite doors on the market today and means installers can sell an added value product rather than competing on price.” Cool Wall Winner Liniar fabricator, Glazedale, has been awarded the title of overall Cool Wall winner in the National Fenestration Awards 2013 – the UK Double Glazing and Fenestration Industry’s awards scheme. The Cool Wall is an opportunity for installers to showcase their work and demonstrate the diversity of installations that are carried out across the country every day, and has been running on the National Fenestration Awards’ website since April 2013. Glazedale were eager to enter their installation details in order to showcase their work – and the team were delighted to win the very first monthly Cool Wall, based on the number of independent votes received. Glazedale’s entry showed a cream window and conservatory installation, the windows fabricated with Liniar profile. The cust