Clearview Midlands February 2014 - Issue 147 - Page 38

DOORS&WINDOWS RANGE OF COLOURS GROWS Flair Plastic Products has now added further colour stock options to its range of Kömmerling window and door systems in response to customer demand. BEWARE OF THE DOOR IMITATORS! While the composite door market continues to grow, with product and service innovation led by Solidor, other companies are seemingly eager to follow in its footsteps. The Solidor second generation composite door is based on a solid hardwood core with an exterior window grade laminate, that’s now offered in 17 colours inside and out. Yet most of the composite door market is based on GRP products that are foam filled and are either painted, stained or embossed in the main, with far fewer colour and woodgrain options in comparison. The solid hardwood core from Solidor is fully recyclable, something that GRP can’t claim to be and the window grade foils and laminates have proven to be a perfect match to Solidor’s chosen door frame profile from Kömmerling. These foils and laminates have also proven to be incredibly durable with a life expectancy in excess of 30 years. Gareth Mobley, managing director of Solidor Group comments: ‘Our key product features are numerous as our customers can testify and that means more sales and better closure rates. We’ve got an on going product development programme, which will yield further innovations during 2014.’ Visit www.solidor.co.uk, call 01782 847300, e-mail enquiries@solidor.co.uk, follow @solidorltd on Twitter or look them up on Facebook. With sales of foiled products now accounting for over 30% of sales Flair has added Kömmerling’s C70 and O70 Gold® systems in Chartwell Green and Irish Oak as stock items. In addition, these colours are also available in the bi-folding door, PremiLine patio door and PremiDoor Lift and Slide door. In addition to Chartwell Green and Irish Oak, Flair can also offer products in Golden Oak, Rosewood, cream, grey and black in all of the Kömmerling systems and has the back up of a systems company that has built an unsurpassed service level for delivery of foiled products in recent years. Flair can turn orders around and deliver nationally in just 5 days as the company seeks to build on the reputation for service excellence. The company will also be returning to the FIT Show in 2014 and promise to show off a few new surprises. Adrian Keegan, strategic consultant for Flair comments: “It’s important for us to expand our product range as anyone who has seen our showroom can testify.” Contact Flair on 0121 624 5001 or e- mail sales@flairwindows.com 38 FEB 2014 ‘Greener’ composite doors Composite doors have just got a bit more ‘greener’ thanks to a move by Phoenix Door Panels part of Masco UK Window Group, to offer full downloadable fitting instructions for their products from the website. From January 1st 2014, the three-page composite door survey and installation guidelines document can be simply downloaded from the Technical Sheets link at the bottom right-hand corner on the Home Page at www.phoenixdoorpanels.co.uk. Explaining the reasons for their move, Haydon Statham, Phoenix National Sales Manager says: “We felt this was an environmentally-friendly step in the right direction; it saves time, paper and lots of trees. “Installers can download and print off the instructions, which can then be used when they fit a number of doors, rather than having to throw away a set of instructions each time,” he added. Contact Phoenix Door Panels on 01487 740469, email info@phoenixdoorpanels. co.uk or visit the website at www. phoenixdoorpanels.co.uk. To