Clearview National December 2017 - Issue 193 - Page 42

PROUD SPONSOR OF DOORS & WINDOWS DOORS&WINDOWS Sales Targets Smashed HEADING WEST FOR SENNEN PROJECT » » FENSTER FABRICATION’S best-in-class sliding door product Üni_Slide has been used as part of a high-end residential development in Sennen, Cornwall. The project is a collaboration between esteemed Brixham-based architect Stan Bolt and noted interior designer Jill Stein. Üni_Slide is a premium- quality aluminium sliding door system, designed to balance sleek, stylish looks with exceptional all-round performance – while still coming in significantly less expensive than similar products on the market. It’s capable of achieving some impressive dimensions, having passed a security weather test of 2400 Pa on a door sash 3m tall and 2.2m wide, and doors can be assembled in an unlimited run of units. In Cornwall, Üni_Slide ’s floor- to-ceiling glass panes were used to maximum effect in Stan Bolt’s luxurious design, enhancing the magnificent sea views afforded by the property’s ultra-desirable beachside location. “We’re always pleased when Üni_Slide gets specified,” said the Üni_Slide team. “But we were absolutely delighted to have it incorporated in as stunning a development as this one. I’m a huge fan of Stan Bolt and his work, and it’s an honour to have played a part in one of his projects.” » » A FORMIDABLE package has helped a Virtuoso Doors installer smash all targets and achieve an incredible sales conversion rate of 90% in composite doors. Newcastle-upon-Tyne based RLM Windows has successfully increased sales of composite doors by more than 75% and become one of the largest installers of composite doors in the region. RLM Windows became a customer of Virtuoso Doors seven years ago and has significantly increased the number of doors it installs with the support of Virtuoso to sustain its growth. RLM Windows’ showroom displays 14 Virtuoso composite doors. The new Virtu-AL aluminium textured, non-woodgrain finish composite door will be installed there soon. “When customers see the range of doors on display, they’re impressed with the choice and quality. They are like nothing else out there and that’s why 90% of enquiries we receive about composite doors convert to sales,” adds Ricky. RLM has achieved such success with composite doors in its heartland region, that it is now planning to open a second showroom in a new territory. This showroom will display Virtuoso composite doors exclusively. NEW WINDOWS HELP RETAIN SCHOOL’S CHARACTER » » FOLLOWING A SUCCESSFUL BID TO the Education and Skills Funding Agency Condition Improvement Fund, a prestigious grammar school is reaping the aesthetic and practical benefits of VEKA’s Matrix 70 windows, which have been installed throughout the 85-year-old building. The 42 » DEC 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M windows are PAS 24 and Secured by Design compliant and able to achieve U-values as low as 0.8 – combining security and thermal comfort, with pleasing aesthetics. When Wirral Grammar School for Boys needed to modernise the windows on the main school building, which was built in 1931, they were faced with the task of finding windows to suit the architecture, as well as help to standardise the temperature throughout the school and classrooms. VEKA stepped up to the challenge, working with the architect and surveyor Arcadis to specify over 200 windows, which were then fabricated by Glazerite UK Group. VEKA’s Matrix 70 windows, manufactured from PVC-U, helped to keep the design as close as possible to the original Georgian bar windows, while improving heat retention. The windows now also push out, instead of inwards as they did previously, allowing for improved ventilation throughout the rooms of the school. veka-new-m70/