Clearview National December 2017 - Issue 193 - Page 33

Annual Review INTRODUCTION OF TITAN AF PROVIDES BOOST » » SIEGENIA UK HAS SEEN its business go from strength to strength this year, and the introduction of the TITAN AF in 2017 completes a comprehensive range of great, high-quality products all designed to suit the needs of its customers. The business also launched a series of easy-living products, aimed at consumers who are looking to turn their properties into not just a home, but a way of living. The ‘Room Comfort’ range is innovative in design and offers everything from; smart, electronic locking to ventilation system. Moving into 2018, Siegenia will continue to support its distributors - growing resource where it is needed and offering a package of technical and sales support to extend its range in to the marketplace. Decade of rising roof sales David Gallagher, Managing Director - Connaught » » THIS HAS BEEN Connaught’s tenth consecutive year on year sales increase. Managing director David Gallagher – involved in the fabrication of conservatory roofs for 25 years - thinks this success is due to a combination of factors which make the roof fabricator unique. Decisions by the directors many years ago to concentrate fully on roof fabrication, and to supply only to the trade and not compete with customers in the retail sector, is one such factor. State of the art manufacturing equipment and software also keeps the company competitive and at the forefront of technology. The company has Ryan Hulme, a structural engineer, which is also a huge benefit, particularly as the market evolves into far more than just installing conservatories. With customers now taking on more complex projects within the home improvement sector, having the benefit of a structural engineer on call with a roof supplier - rather than having to employ third parties - is an advantage. During the past year, the company has increased its manufacturing space and added a further CNC machine and extra equipment to streamline processes. There are extra manufacturing staff, processing and quotation staff and another full-time engineer in the office. The roof market has changed significantly over the past ten years, especially over the last seven years that Connaught has been manufacturing Solid conservatory roofs – and the market for glass and orangery roofs is increasing. Connaught is a major manufacturer of the Guardian Solid warm roof and was one of the first companies to take it on board. It is also a major manufacturer of all the Ultraframe roofing systems including three solid roof options and the increasingly popular simple orangery system. The SIEGENIA GROUP offers a wide range of products which add value to windows and doors. With its TITAN, ALU and PORTAL product groups, together with the AERO and DRIVE ones, the company is one of the world’s leading suppliers of hardware, ventilation and building technology. In addition to that, KFV provides a complete range of modern locking systems for doors. This comprehensive group of products is completed with the SIEGENIA- AUBI Sicherheits-Service GmbH, which offers products and services for intruder protection and window repairs. Taken together, this results in a high-performance product portfolio for fabricators, designers and architects – from hardware technology for windows and French windows to building technology solutions for building automation and intruder protection to wall and window ventilation, multi-point locks, as well as emergency doors and automatic locks. BRINGING IN THE LIGHT » » GIVEN THE ONGOING demand from home owners to bring more light into their properties, it is no surprise that rooflights are enjoying a very strong market. One company that is benefitting from this trend is Wolverhampton-based Roof Light Solutions, a well- established UK company that manufactures and supplies contemporary rooflights and skylights both nationwide across the UK and internationally. The market-leading company specialises in advanced glazing roof and skylights systems, offering a comprehensive design and installation service for both domestic and commercial applications. A range of standard rooflights with a variety of applications, from simple fixed rooflights to more complex sliding solutions with access configurations is available. As well as stock products, Roof Light Solutions lives up to its name with custom-build rooflights available to order to ensure the perfect fit to any project design. All rooflights manufactured here are double or triple glazed ensuring excellent thermal properties all year round. Different glazing options include clear glass as standard to opaque, coloured or privacy glass. The company’s team works closely with designers, architects, installers and home owners to create an end result that ticks all the boxes. Showrooms at both Wolverhampton and Cambridge provide plenty of inspiration and practical advice is always available. C L E A RV I E W-U K . C O M » D E C 2017 » 33