Clearview National January 2018 - Issue 194 - Page 58

ALUMINIUM ALUMINIUM MANUFACTURER CELEBRATES ITS MOST ‘EVENTFUL YEAR EVER’ » » A GLOUCESTER-BASED manufacturer of aluminium windows and doors is celebrating what directors at the business have described as ‘its most eventful year ever’. Founded in 1992, CDW Systems supplies its products to trade, commercial and retail customers all over the UK and has grown year on year since it was founded. In September of this year, the company underwent a management buyout (MBO). The existing senior management team of Richard Smith, Angela Phillips, Jeremy Phillips, Allan Little, Martin Rowe and Mike Davis purchased the company from group chairman Jerry Webb who remains actively involved in the business as non-executive chairman. East Manor Group Ltd has been newly formed by the new management team to manage the group’s three operating companies, which include CDW ULTRA SLIM FRAMES Systems Ltd, Clearway Doors & Windows Ltd and Designex Cabinets Ltd. 2017 also saw CDW Systems included in the prestigious publication, The Parliamentary Review, as an example of best practice in the Manufacturing, Construction and Engineering sector. In the last twelve months, the company has also launched several new Reynaers Aluminium products and plans to begin offering customers a range of Schueco UK products in the coming months. www.cdwsystems.co.uk » » NARROW FRAMES AND superior performance characterise Slimline 68 , a new window system that’s been launched to the trade by aluminium systems company Reynaers. With a huge range of design options, the SL 68 has industry- leading thermal insulation and is one of the most secure windows available. This security is enhanced with hinge-side security brackets, a multi-point locking mechanism and lockable handles. The SL 68 can achieve a Window Energy Rating of A++ and a U-value of 1.0 W/m2K with triple glazing. When it comes to double glazing, the Window Energy Rating is A, with a U-value of 1.4 W/m2K. This level of performance allows fabricators and installers to add real value to their product ranges. SL 68 security meets PAS24 and Secured by Design standards, as well as achieving Class 4 air tightness. The window has a wind-resistance rating of E2400, and water- resistance of E1050. Reynaers prides itself in offering specialist and innovative products, and it identified a need for a high- quality and high-performance standard casement-style window for fabricators and installers in the UK but with the additional benefit of slim frames. www.reynaers.co.uk New F82 Bi-fold officially launched » » AFTER IT MADE SUCH A huge impact when it was previewed at the FIT Show, the door which AluK says will become the new benchmark in the bi-fold market has officially been launched. The Luminia F82 bi-fold is the flagship product in AluK’s premium Luminia range, and is now available exclusively from a network of Luminia Select Partners across the UK. 58 » JAN 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M Targeted directly at the higher end of the market where demand is buoyant and still growing, it has all the aesthetics and performance features needed to justify a premium price with strong and sustainable margins. All the configurations in the F82 are available as open in or open outdoors, and in double and single door options to ensure a suited offering for the homeowner. It is available from stock in four standard single and dual colours – grey, white, brown and black. Further popular RAL colours are available to order. The F82 has been deliberately designed to be quicker and easier to fabricate than other competitor doors. It also therefore more cost effective to install, requiring less preparation and less time on site. www.aluk.co.uk