Clearview Midlands November 2013 - Issue 144 - Page 12

industrynews MD issues rallying cry following market report Responding to the recent Palmer Market Research (PMR) report, which assesses the glass and glazing industry, the Managing Director of a leading fabricator has issued a rallying cry to installers. Terry Richardson, who is MD of TWR Trade Frames gave his assessment of the industry and the recent industry report by Palmer. Saying: “Firstly, it is great news that Britain’s domestic glazing market appears to be returning to growth for the first time since the recession. This will provide a real boost for installers up and down the country. “Growth across all product areas has been predicted for five consecutive years, which also fills me with optimism. However caution is required and I would say growth markets such as bi-folding doors and niche products remain key for fabricators and installers.” a huge growth area. We offer installers a bi-fold survey, supply and support service and one of the industry’s leading bi-folding doors. “But still there is some caution among installers about how to install or specify the product – we can help with that.” “Entrance doors are set to grow and bi-folding doors still remain For more information call TWR Trade Frames on 0191 565 2200 or visit www.twrtf.co.uk BBA APPROVAL FOR PLASTIC REINFORCEMENTS IN FOILS Synseal has been awarded BBA approval for the use Plastic Thermal Reinforcements in its foiled profile, enabling fabricators to achieve even higher U-Values. The move follows extensive testing by the manufacturer to prove the integrity of its PTR/foil frames without the need for steel reinforcements, making 0.8 U possible with triple glazing and 1.2 U with double. Synseal Head of Marketing Mark Schlotel said, “This is a great step forward for our fabricators and installers who can now offer a foiled window that meets the thermal requirements of Passivhaus and Zero Carbon Housing standards followed by architects building eco-homes all around the UK and Europe.” Continuing, he adds, “The demand for greater energy efficiency is continuing to grow, among househo ??????????)???????????????????????????????)????????????????????????)?????????????????????????)??????????????????t+?q?????????????????????)????????????AQI???????????(???????????AY ?????????)??????????????????????????)???????????????????????)??????????????????????)?????????????????????????????)?????????????????t()M????????????????????)????Q????????????????????????????????????e??????????)??????????????Y??????????????Q??????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????????????????????????????)????Q?????????????????? L?????????????????????????????)????????????????????????????????????????????????????AL(??????????????????????????????????????????%???????????????)??M????????????????????????????????????????????????????)????????????? L?????????AL???????????????????????????????]!L)!????d?M?????????I???????????????????????)????Q????e?????????????????M?????????????????q]?????)??????????????????????????Q?????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????????M?????????????????????)??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????)????????????????????????????????????????????????????????)????????????????????????t((??()9=X?????()?????????????????????????????????????????????????Q???)??????????????????????????????????????????Q???????????)?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?5???() ??????????????????????????????????????????()Q??????????????????????????????((0