Clearview National December 2015 - Issue 169 - Page 24

INDUSTRYNEWS Rise in Demand »»Phoenix Doors, part of MASCO UK Window Group, says demand for its double-rebated composite door range has risen in recent months due to increased awareness among fabricators and installers for a high-end product from a dependable manufacturer. “Since the successful launch of Meridian, our new high-performance 70mm double-rebated composite door, in the summer we have been amazed at the uptake from customers wanting a high quality product with reliable delivery and, crucially, from a sustainable supplier,” comments Haydon Statham, Phoenix Doors’ Sales Director. He points out that its newest, premium addition to an already comprehensive composite door range represents a ‘significant widening of choice in the competitive composite door market’. “It appears that double-rebated doors are the way forward; we’ve been surprised at how many people are seeking this twin rebate concept that helps to open up the ‘door to new opportunities’ alongside our traditional ‘high end product’ 44mm composite door offering,” continues Haydon. Phoenix, a long-established Cambridgeshire-based composite door and door panel manufacturer, can supply Meridian in ten days from receipt of order to delivery anywhere in the UK. Manufactured to achieve Secured by Design as standard, the innovative Meridian door with triple weatherseals and 50mm triple-glazing delivers outstanding weather, energy and acoustic performance. Haydon adds: “Ultimately, a range of factors are driving the popularity of this unique and high end product, which is not a ‘one-size fits all’ door. Just as importantly, window companies need to have confidence in a manufacturer that can deliver every time; we have the capacity to do this and welcome new enquiries.” Call 01487 740469 email or visit Packing a Punch Again This Year »»The critical issues surrounding fire door safety are now achieving significant political traction, according to early analysis of the impact of this year’s Fire Door Safety Week, a campaign run each September by the British Woodworking Federation (BWF), BWFCERTIFIRE scheme and the Fire Door Inspection Scheme. An interim evaluation report for Fire Door Safety Week shows that this year’s campaign reached more than 4.7 million people up to the end of September. It achieved more than 7,000 visits to its website, a 30% increase in Twitter followers, and attracted 129 supporting organisations from across all parts of the property and construction sector. Industry engagement with the campaign was also much greater than in previous years. Many companies in the fire door industry ran their own events and marketing campaigns during the week, including the Association for Specialist Fire Protection, Midland Building Products, Arnold Laver, Lorient Polyproducts, Vetrotech Saint Gobain, Ironmongery Direct, Yeoman Shield, Premdor, BM TRADA and Intastop. Iain McIlwee, chief executive of the BWF, said he was delighted with the campaign again this 2 0