Clearview National April 2017 - Issue 185 - Page 58

PROUD SPONSOR OF DOORS & WINDOWS DOORS&WINDOWS MAJOR PROPERTY RENOVATION » » A CARLISLE-BASED SWISH customer has completed a large-scale renovation project where 15 casement windows and three stable doors were specified in the Swish 24/7 system. The complete project was supplied and installed by Swish installer, World Group, and took around 12 months to complete However, wasn’t without its challenges, as Director Matthew Spooner explains. “Cumbria may be an area of picturesque villages and attractive lakes, but it offers many challenges in terms of wind exposure due to our geographical location, so getting the right product to meet the environmental needs was crucial. The property wasn’t that old, however certain parts of the building were exposed and it meant a complete refurb was required and all windows and doors required replacing.” The homeowners commented: “We are thrilled with the work that World Group have completed on our home’s renovation. The colour of the windows and doors is lovely and we were also impressed with the way all the staff were considerate, knowledgeable and took pride in their work. We would not hesitate to recommend them for a wide range of property improvements – they offered a great product at a great price!” READY TO BREAK INTO NEW MARKETS Residence Collection expands markets for PVCu fabricators & installers » » ESSEX BASED TRADE FABRICATOR U70 is manufacturing Residence 7 (R7) to enable customers to sell into larger properties and more prestigious developments. R7 is the stand-out 75mm premium flush system from Residence Collection. It’s flush on the outside so it looks like traditional timber windows, but it’s also flush on the inside, giving it a sleek modern feel perfect for most types of home. U70 Sales & Marketing Manager Allan Wilding says: “R7 is a great addition to our customers’ ranges, and it’s proving very successful in attracting new customers. High profile installers are very interested, so we make it easy for them to add R7 to their upmarket showrooms.” U70 already fabricates Residence 9 (R9), and has a loyal customer base. It’s added R7 to open up a larger market for flush sash windows. “R7 opens up new avenues for us because it’s a very different product. It looks the same as R9 from the outside, but it doesn’t carry the same premium as R9,” adds Allan. “R7 is very competitive, and, like R9, transforms properties in a way that other PVC windows can’t.” ELEGANT COTSWOLDS RENOVATION PROJECT » » IN AN AREA WHERE SPECIFIERS demand sensitivity to the original appearance of many properties, 12 Profile 22 windows were supplied by P22 customer, FrameXpress for a picturesque Cotswolds cottage. “The homeowner’s brief was for a perfect visual match in relation to the style of all windows at the property, primarily to complement the area, which is recognised for its rolling hills and picture-postcard cottages,” explains Sales Manager Ian Davis. “Requesting cream windows and doors that would match the surrounding properties, the homeowners needed a solid guarantee that the products could replicate the original heritage look, 58 » A PR 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M or we would have lost out on the contract. After showing the homeowner samples of the Profile 22 windows and discussing technical requirements, we were thrilled to win the contract. “One contributing factor to our winning the contract was the inclusion of a 50mm plant-on bar to the glass, which was also possible to colour match. The complete project compromised of 12 windows and 2 sets of French doors; all of which are A rated for excellent energy efficiency. Special mounted bars, cream foiling and advanced security features completed the windows, and due to a tight deadline, the windows were manufactured and installed quickly.”