Clearview National August 2018 - Issue 201 - Page 64

ALUMINIUM FIRST ALUMINIUM FRAME FOR COMPOSITE DOORS » » VIRTUOSO DOORS HAS pulled off yet another first in the composite door arena with the announcement that its range of composite doors is now available in an aluminium outer frame from REAL Aluminium. The development makes Virtuoso Doors the first manufacturer in the industry to offer a choice of both aluminium and PVCu frames for composite doors. The company’s collection of composite doors, which includes Virtu-AL – the UK’s first aluminium textured, non- woodgrain finish composite door – is now available in the aluminium frame as well as a choice of three PVCu frames from REHAU, Duraflex and VEKA. Tony Craggs, managing director of Virtuoso Doors, explains: “This new frame is all about bringing style with no restrictions. Demand for aluminium is growing rapidly and more people are choosing it for windows, but they don’t necessarily want to buy a composite door in a PVCu frame, especially if they are installing aluminium throughout their property. For the first time ever, homeowners can match their aluminium window and composite door frames to achieve the complete aluminium look on their homes. “As the aluminium trend peaks, we’re proud to be working with the team at REAL Aluminium to drive the industry forward with products that deliver the contemporary look that modern homeowners are so eager to buy. We’ve already been inundated with enquiries from installers for this new frame and we know that it will be a terrific product to help them set themselves apart from their competitors. And, as part of Customade Group, we go further by connecting our customers with our full product portfolio so they can immediately take advantage of new opportunities and win more business.” Every door in Virtuoso’s range of composite doors is compatible with the new aluminium frame, which is available from stock in four popular options – black, white, grey and grey on white, but it is particularly suited to Virtuoso’s Virtu-AL door; combining the best features of an aluminium door with those of a composite door to achieve the high-end contemporary look of an aluminium door without the price tag. Virtuoso Doors’ range of fine quality composite doors are manufactured with the perfected technique of ‘crafted precision’ which teams cutting edge machinery with the hands-on expertise of master craftsmen who create exceptional doors every time. Stunning new-build project » » WHEN HIGHLY-RESPECTED installation business Barker and Cresswell Glass needed large-span glazing products for a stunning new-build development, it knew exactly who to turn to for help – Astraseal. The property in Hertfordshire benefitted from Astraseal’s large span glazing products, including a 7.5m Visoglide Door and EcoFutural tilt and turn windows, both designed by Smart. The products were customised with RAL 9001; cream; one of 150 shades in the RAL range. Visoglide Plus offers the contemporary styling and robust performance associated with Smart whilst delivering superior thermal performance. Profiles have also been designed to improve both strength and weather resistance. The system is also suitable for use with auto slide opening mechanisms. The EcoFutural tilt turn is part of a versatile range of high-performance windows that utilise Smart’s chambered polyamide thermal break technology, which creates a barrier between the cold air outside and the warm air inside. 64 » AUG 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M Based in Naezing, Waltham Abbey, Barker and Cresswell Glass operates throughout the Essex area and the company has been a regular Astraseal customer for 25 years. Gary Barker, MD, comments: “In this instance, we were working on a high-end project that required an extra-special, modern product. The quality of Astraseal’s products is second to none and with their support, we have been able to take on much more complex jobs than we would have been able to manage on our own.” Colin Stanley, Astraseal Operations Director adds: “We are delighted to hear that Barker and Cres ݕ́́ѕ)ɽȁɅɝ饹ɽՍ̸)]ӊéɕЁЁѡ͔ɽՍ́́ѡЁѡ)ɔեѕѼѠɕЁ)եɭ̸+qQ䁅ɔхѥхȰ)ѡ䁡ٔչݽɬ)ѡ́ɽи%ӊé݅́ɔѼ)ѼЁѡݔ)݅ɐѼɅѥݥѠѡ)镹́ɔɽ́ѡɔt)]ѠѡЁљ)ѡ䰁Ʌ͕́եЁɽ)ɕхѥȁՅ䁅յմ)AY ɽՍ́Ցݥ̰)͕́مѽɥ̸ȁɔѡ(啅̰Ʌѥɽ]ɽ՝)9ѡѽ͡ɔɅ͕éѡ́́)ѼȁፕѥɽՍ́ݥѠѽ)͕٥ѡЁ́ٔ役)ܹɅ͕լ