Clearview National April 2019 - Issue 209 - Page 46

PROUD SPONSOR OF DOORS & WINDOWS DOORS&WINDOWS THIRD ‘WIN YOUR WINDOWS BACK’ COMPETITION WINNER ANNOUNCED » » A COUPLE FROM COUNTY DURHAM have had a fantastic start to 2019 as they became the third winners of the Win Your Windows Back competition from Saint- Gobain Building Glass, winning over £3,000 to cover the cost of their new Planitherm windows. Saint-Gobain Building Glass is currently running its quarterly Win Your Windows Back competition, where entrants have the chance to win up to £10,000 towards the cost of new high-performance windows, to mark the launch of its revitalised Planitherm Network. Derek and Carolyn Winter from Seaham in County Durham live in a listed building; built in 1745 with an adjoining cottage built 10 years ago. They spent £3291.60 for a new double sash window for their kitchen from ERW Joinery Ltd and became the third winners of the quarterly prize draw. Derek Winter said: “We no longer have draughty sash windows thanks to the expertise of the restoration undertaken by ERW Joinery Ltd. Their advice on thermal efficiency and choice of glazing was outstanding, especially for the new kitchen window. “The result is a beautifully made, energy efficient kitchen window with glazing that not only defends us against the elements but also provides heat retaining elements. The fact that we entered and benefited from the Win Your Windows Back competition was an unexpected and delightful bonus.” A key benefit of the Planitherm Network is the wealth of information on the website and access to sales and marketing tools to help fabricators and installers to start having different conversations with their customers and choose the right glass to meet their changing needs. The Planitherm range has been simplified into three options: Energy Standard for maximum energy efficiency; Comfort, which also offers enhanced security, noise reduction and furniture fade protection; and Comfort Plus for all these benefits plus solar control for sunny rooms. Energy Standard is ideal for standard windows in any room, but not ideal for south or west facing rooms with sunny aspects or large glazed areas. Comfort is particularly ideal for bedrooms, for a peaceful night’s sleep, or rooms overlooking busier streets where noise or security are a concern. Comfort Plus is designed for homes with large glazed areas, bi- fold doors, and south and west facing aspects, where overheating may be a concern. www.planitherm.com Arched Composite Doors round off the home » » IF YOU HAVE A UNIQUE entrance, Force 8 has the frame and the door for you. All this provides the modern aesthetics that you are looking for, giving you the perfect door. Dennis Sumner, Managing Director of Force 8 comments “We are the only company to be able to offer you fully and part arches that are suitable for any entrance. Every composite door that is available from Force 8’s exclusive ranges can have an arched frame which will allow you to expand the choices that you can have.” Force 8’s arched composite doors are available in a VEKA Halo or System 10 profile with a one-piece sash bend that is fully reinforced. A 1200mm stainless steel square offset pull handle is on both sides of the door with a slam shut available. Force 8 uses SFS Dynamic 2D hinges which have style and security as standard. There is also a low ally threshold available, giving better disability access. “Whatever style of entrance you have, our craftsmen at Force 8 are up to the challenge. Our unique profile bending process produces un – blemished one section curves, enhancing any home. As we manufacture all our doors in our Hazel Grove 46 » A PR 2019 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M factory, we can shape them to fit perfectly in our frames,” comments Dennis. Depending on the style of the arch, this allows for welds and steel reinforcements to be used where it’s possible, creating the true radius of the arch. By using this process, this allows Force 8 to design and manufacture arches and curved sections of any size to the correct measurements. Force 8 has also recently developed the Versace door, which was based on a customer’s needs. The part arched composite door is set within a full arched frame but is set off centre giving the entrance a contemporary edge. By listening to their customers Force 8 can develop new ideas and designs that people want, the first rule of business is finding out what your customer needs are, and then delivering them. Force 8 is well known nationwide for their renowned unique profile bending and arched composite doors. To back all this up, Force 8 can deliver their products nationwide, so you are never far away from amazing service and arched composite doors. www.force8.uk