Clearview Midlands July 2014 - Issue 152 - Page 11

INDUSTRYNEWS CLASSIC-AL PEAKS FOR CUSTOMADE As demand for aluminium reaches an all time high, Gloucestershire-based fabricator Customade has announced record volumes of its exclusive Classic-al window system. “Aluminium is a hugely popular material now within the domestic market and Classical has been our fastest growing window system by far,” says Andy Thomas Customade’s Sales and Marketing Director. “We’re currently fabricating in excess of 300 aluminium windows a week and have the infrastructure in place to increase capacity as demand for aluminium grows even more in the future.” “We are very proud of the success of this superb window system, which is totally exclusive to us. It’s the ultimate choice for people who want a window with no compromises at all on looks, security or performance. Our installers have welcomed Classic-al, not just because it’s a modern and energy efficient alternative to PVC-u and timber, but also because it has helped them to diversify from the fiercely competitive PVC-u market with fresh sales opportunities,” he adds. ‘With its elegant, slim sightlines and a soft, sculptured profile, Classical has been designed with reliability and aesthetics in mind’ The Classic-al window combines the traditional appeal of a timber window with the trusted performance of aluminium. With its elegant, slim sightlines and a soft, sculptured profile, Classic-al has been designed with reliability and aesthetics in mind. It uses a proven polyamide thermally broken 70mm system, which is based on the popular Smart Alitherm 47 aluminium window, and benefits from the strength and durability of aluminium. Classic-al comes in a choice of more than 300 colours, in a matt, satin or gloss finish as well as a dual colour option. A textured finish, in 18 colours from the new ‘Sensations’ range of finishes, is also available. The window is fitted with a shootbolt locking system, which is bolstered by a uniquely designed shootbolt keeps for greater security. Classic-al’s proven window handles are ergonomically designed and push button operated with an additional keyed deadlock. Classic-al is available in A, B and C energy rated options and is fully kitemark tested. For added peace of mind, it has also been awarded full Secured by Design and PAS 23/24 approval. For further information, please contact Customade’s marketing hotline on 0800 0094 203 or visit PIONEER HELPS KEEP THINGS QUIET IN BUSTLING BRICK LANE New residents in the middle of one of London’s busiest tourist spots can expect a little extra peace and quiet, thanks to specialist acoustic damping, including high specification acoustic windows by Pioneer Commercial. The prestigious ‘Seven 7 Bricks’ residential and retail development is not only in the bustling Brick Lane market district but it is actually built around – and even partly under – a busy overground rail line with adjoining station, so sound damping was paramount in every element, according to Pioneer’s Commercial Manager, William Du Plooy: “Acoustic insulation was one of the key planning requirements, beginning with a ‘Acoustic insulation was one of the key planning requirements’ To read more, visit specialist day and night survey of vibration and noise from both rail and road traffic as well as the thousands of visitors every day to the famous street market. One of the report’s findings was that the level of noise, especially from road and rail demanded specialist construction and materials and this included the windows.” The development, of seven residential, three retail and one office unit, by Jaydan Construction for Charles James Developments, was completed in March. JUL 2014 11