Clearview Midlands November 2013 - Issue 144 - Page 38

doors&windows Stylish brochure for new Continental range A stylish eight-page brochure to accompany its new Continental Collection of GRP composite doors has been produced by Phoenix Door Panels part of Masco UK Window Group. Available now, the dedicated brochure features the complete choice of refreshingly different contemporary door styles and hardware designs inspired by sophisticated European trends. It also details the variety of specially- designed glazing aperture shapes and positions, including diamond, off-set and semi-circular, which provide a refreshing twist on conventional composite door styles. Also featured are popular new shades, such as Chartwell Green, along with exciting new elongated, knob pull and shaped handles, all reflecting the latest trends in door furniture and presented in an appealing, easy-toread format. “As an exciting and important extension to our wide-ranging composite door portfolio, the Continental Collection offers extra choice for homeowners as well as providing valuable additional selling opportunities for installers,” explains Haydon Statham, Phoenix National Sales Manager. “This standalone brochure is firmly aimed at the homeowner seeking a quality entrance door with all the uprated security, thermal and aesthetic benefits that a modern composite version provides, but with an added dash of individuality to suit changing preferences and tastes,” he adds. Call 01487 740469, email info@ phoenixdoorpanels.co.uk or visit www.phoenixdoorpanels.co.uk. PVC-U’S PERFECTLY SUITED TO PEMBROKESHIRE CONSERVATION AREA Long-standing Network VEKA member, and VEKA customer of more than 25 years, Gardinia (West Wales Ltd) has completed a contract to replace the timber windows of a traditional cottage with PVC-U, in the national park conservation area of St Davids. St Davids, on the South West Welsh Coast, is Britain’s smallest city and was designated as a conservation area by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in 1972. Narbeth-based Gardinia has been operating throughout Pembrokeshire and West Wales for more than 30 years and is well respected in the local area. Director David Morris explained how they were chosen for the project: “We were selected to carry out the work based on our reputation and the fact that we were able to offer a PVC-U window that looked virtually indistinguishable from the timber originals. “The Park authority was prepared to allow PVC-U instead of timber, provided the traditional style of the home would be maintained. Thanks to VEKA’s high spec Vertical Slider with mock sash horns we could achieve the slim sightlines and traditional ‘look’ of traditional painted timber, with all the modern benefits of PVC-U.” Before After Tel: 01282 716611, www.vekauk. com, salesenquiry@veka.com Getting an A+ Direct Trade, the fabricator included in the Virgin Fast Track 100 for two consecutive years, has become one of the first companies to achieve an A+ Window Energy Rating from the British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC). The WER A+ rating was introduced in August 2013 “allows advanced producers to benefit from the marketing opportunities derived from BFRC ratings.” Direct Trade has been awarded an A+ for casement windows 38 NOV 2013 manufactured using System 10 and Rustique, the two market leading systems from WHS Halo, in white, woodgrain and colours. Managing Director, Steve Green, comments on the highest WER achievement: “Direct Trade is a very forward thinking company and as soon as the A+ rating became available we knew we wanted to achieve the standard immediately. Consumers are becoming more aware of Window Energy Ratings, and offering an A+ product will give our customers an advantage in what is a very competitive market place.” The company also recently achieved BS7950 specification for enhanced security performance for casement and tilt and turn windows and PAS 024 for residential and dual rebate composite doors, also achieving a Secured by Design licence for these same products. For more information call 0800 288 8828 or visit www. directtradeltd.co.uk To read more, visit www.clearview-uk.com