Clearview Midlands February 2014 - Issue 147 - Page 34

DOORS&WINDOWS EAST OR WEST... BEST FOR CONSERVATION-GRADE VS Trade fabricator Glazerite is celebrating another heritage application for its traditional looking Vertical Slider – and has proved the window is popular literally from coast to coast. Just a few months after the acclaimed white woodgrain foiled VS was chosen for a vintage styled house near the most easterly part of Britain, on the Norfolk coast, the same authentic appearance has now won a place in a Conservation Area near the most westerly tip of Wales. Consent for the installation, near the historic cathedral city of St. Davids, was granted by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park authority because the VEKAbased Glazerite windows were virtually indistinguishable from the traditional timber they were replacing, according to David Morris, director of Gardinia (West Wales) which carried out the installation. Glazerite director Jason Thompson added: “It is still very rare for anything in PVC-U to be accepted in a conservation area or anywhere else in a heritage setting so we are very proud that our vertical slider is one of the forerunners in this movement. Of course, it makes perfect sense for such properties to have all the benefits of a high specification PVC-U window as long as it looks authentic.” Visit Investing in performance With a bumper year experienced by those in the composite industry, Decorative Door Products (DDP) by RegaLead is pleased to announce that it has completed a full programme of investment at its Hawick facility. This has enabled the specialist division of RegaLead, which provides added value solutions for composite doors to get back up to full stock levels in order to meet the huge levels of demand. Guy Hubble, Joint Managing Director explains: “2013 has certainly been the year of the composite door, and all the latest market reports point to this continuing. The composite provided consistent volume can to stay ahead of the game. That is why we are delighted to reveal that we have completed a programme of investment in our Decorative Door Products facility in Hawick, which has allowed us to get back up to full stock levels, effective immediately.” growth and profit returns, despite the difficult economic climate, but now, as we see signs of recovery, the demand has proved to be phenomenal, and so it is vital that we do all we ‘2013 has certainly been the year of the composite door’ The facility now benefits from a new Truseal sealed unit line, alongside additional production equipment. RAISING THE BAR ON COMPOSITE WINDOWS Uniform Architectural, one of the leaders in composite windows and curtain walling, has just published a new brochure for its uni_one® composite windows. The combination of style with the highest quality engineering makes the u