Clearview National December 2017 - Issue 193 - Page 38

PROUD SPONSOR OF DOORS & WINDOWS DOORS&WINDOWS Eurocell raises the bar with lower threshold » » AS A PART OF ITS DRIVE TO continuously improve its systems, Eurocell – the UK’s leading manufacturer, distributor and recycler of PVC-U window, door, conservatory and roofline products – has introduced a new PVC-U low threshold for its Eurologik 70mm chamfered and ovolo doors that offers users an alternative to aluminium that will cut energy bills and improve comfort. This threshold is superior to aluminium equivalents because it reduces cold bridging and is more thermally efficient. Using the PVC-U low threshold improves the U-value by roughly 0.1 W/m2k depending on the style and specification of the door. Put another way, using the PVC-U threshold can boost the energy rating of a door by up to one energy band, over the aluminium equivalent. This threshold has another advantage too: Eurocell has designed it so that it can be removed and replaced without removing the whole door if damaged. Fully tested to BS 6375 and PAS 24 both on residential and French doors, the threshold complies with Part M of the Building Regulations (Access to and use of Buildings), which govern disabled access, when installed complete with a choice of specific ramps from the company. A FAMILY FAVOURITE FOR DESIGNER PAUL » » IT WAS AN OBVIOUS CHOICE FOR Apeer R&D engineer Paul Vajda to have one of the doors he helped to design for his own home near the company’s Ballymena factory recently. So, it was just as natural, when his father-in-law wanted a new front door, that Paul would recommend the company’s radical Lumi system. The result, a striking combination of Lumi composite door with two full-height glazed sidelights in Chartwell Green exterior, with Winchester foil inside to complement the oak flooring, was obviously well-received as the customer is now looking to order matching Lumi windows. Just as with the acclaimed Lumi windows, the entire system, door frame and sash are made of glass-fibre reinforced profiles and is triple glazed as standard. As well as U-Values as low as 0.8 W/m²K, the Lumi door is exceptionally strong and of course every component, from windows, entrance doors, patio and bi-folds, is perfectly co-ordinated in the same iconic styling that has marked Lumi since its launch in 2015. Lumi proved to be a show-stopper from day one when the radically different window system was unveiled at Grand Designs London in 2015. FABRICATOR TO MANUFACTURE MECHANICALLY JOINTED VERTICAL SLIDER » » MERCURY GLAZING SUPPLIES LTD, one of the country’s biggest manufacturers of the market-leading Spectus Vertical Slider, has just announced it will be the first fabricator to manufacture the new mechanically jointed variation from November. The mechanically jointed option on the Spectus Vertical Slider replaces the mitred welds on the frame and sash with mechanical joints that offer the impeccable authenticity of timber jointing. The jointing complements all the other heritage features such as sash profiles that offer stunningly authentic sightlines, sash horns 38 » DEC 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M that are part of the sash not an afterthought, Georgian bars that are milled for a superb fit, deep bottom rails, traditional ovolo styling and traditional box sash dimensions. There are dedicated ancillaries, end caps and cills so the traditional look can be personalised plus a choice of 28 colours and foiled finishes from the Spectus Spectrum colour range to help to recreate the authentic heritage look. But behind the period looks there is a 21st century window with no compromise on the thermal efficiency, security and low maintenance you would expect. It all means the window offers an unbeatable combination for even the most sensitive of refurbishments.