Clearview National August 2018 - Issue 201 - Page 38

PROUD SPONSOR OF DOORS & WINDOWS DOORS&WINDOWS TWO-TONE COMPOSITE DOOR » » MANCHESTER-BASED FABRICATOR Force 8 has never been one to stand still in terms of product development and the trailblazing company has announced the introduction of its first ever two-tone composite door – the Zermatt Decadence. The company believes that the door, which boasts a 4mm slab, is the only one on the market with the striking two-tone colour effect – a feature usually found on aluminium doors, which are unattainable for many homeowners due to the high cost. Dennis Sumner, Managing Director at Force 8, said: “Our new Zermatt Decadence door offers the sleek look of an aluminium door thanks to its smooth finish, but with all the thermal benefits of a composite. We have also found over the years that homeowners love to personalise their front door as it is such a statement and sets the tone for their home, so the two-tone colour accent is proving to be hugely popular.” As the trend for anthracite grey shows no signs of waning, the company has chosen this as the main colour for the Zermatt Decadence door and homeowners can then choose the secondary colour from Force 8’s huge palette. A stunning range of stainless steel hardware completes the high-end look. Flying the flag for timber aluminium have rapidly advanced in recent decades, while timber has somehow stood still,” comments Sean. “The sort of modern engineered timber used by leading fabricators like West Port bears virtually no resemblance to the wood used in millions of twentieth-century windows. » » CUMBRIA’S WEST PORT WAS THE only timber company sponsoring May’s inaugural Glazing Summit, with MD Sean Parnaby taking to the stage to debate the future of fenestration materials. “During the debate, I was particularly keen to demolish the idea that uPVC and ‘We were delighted with the response’ “Coupled with the sort of state-of-the-art manufacturing and colouring facilities we have at West Port, timber becomes the strongest, greenest, most versatile and most aesthetically pleasing window material on the market. “In short, modern wood windows offer an amazing opportunity for installers to appeal to aspirational end users, improve their margins and grow their businesses.” West Port also had a stand at the event, which drew significant interest from attendees. “We were delighted with the response,” Sean continues, “and walked away with some very promising new leads, and two potential customers have since arranged to visit our factory.” CONSUMER SHOWROOM OPENS DOORS » » THE RESIDENCE COLLECTION HAS a fully branded showroom that’s not only there to support its growing network of trade partners, but is in fact a fully operational consumer environment which is used to support local installation companies in the Gloucestershire and the surrounding areas, seven days a week. Dressed in British vintage styling and eschewing period charm, the self-sufficient showroom displays the full range of marketing support materials and a vast array of premium and super premium windows and doors from The Residence Collection, including the R2, R7 and R9, and window 38 » AUG 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M combinations, Georgian bar and all three glazing beads for double glazing. There are also four full-sized working doors including R9 Solidor, French, glazed open in, and timber alternative, with panelled sash and mullions to complement the windows; all in a wide variety of coloured and woodgrain options. Sarah Hitchings, sales and marketing director of The Residence Collection commented: “We’re eager to promote best practice and to ultimately help them sell more of our unique products. With customers for high-end products more willing than ever to