Clearview National July 2015 - Issue 164 - Page 48

DOORS&WINDOWS Exceeding its fundraising target »»After months of fundraising and training, the Granfondo Stelvio Santini cycling challenge arrived for PDS directors Tim Fairley and Pat Rice. The ride took place in Northern Italy on Sunday 7th June and was the pair’s first Granfondo Stelvio Santini cycling challenge. The ride, which was 151.3km long, also entailed the two cycling up three mountains and was all done in order to raise funds for Rochdale based partner charity, Springhilll Hospice. Tim and Pat received incredible support leading up to the event. In November, they established a fundraising target of £10k, and a last minute pledge from composite door supplier, Distinction Doors helped to exceed the fundraising target. A spokesperson at Springhill Hospice commented, “Thank you both from everyone at Springhill, the patients and their families, staff, volunteers and supporters alike. You’re amazing fundraising will help keep the doors of the hospice open, best wishes and thank you.” Innovative Colour Coating »»Innovators Whiteline has Whiteline’s SlimSASH PVCu Window Colour Coated in Cotswold Green Finish adopted a brand new precision colour coating process that offers a complete spectrum of durable, consistent colours and metallic finishes for its full PVCu product range. Customers can specify any colour they choose, by a RAL number or pantone or an exact match to their own sample, perhaps to a piece of metal, ceramic, leather or fabric. Colour choices are infinite, unrestricted by stock ranges, whilst the system coats plain PVCu and foiled textures alike, to offer further tailored options for the ultimate bespoke windows. The coating technology is delivered by a unique, laser-aligned machine. A Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) drives servo controllers that synchronise the accurate positioning and movement of the item being coated and six independent coating heads, all at a constant 70mm from the surface. They deliver the single coat in one pass, with minimum variability (to an accuracy of +/- 0.1%), achieving the ultimate in machine consistency, replicability and quality of the finish., 01323 723724 Driving Revenue – Colour and Lead Times »»Specialist bi-fold door fabricator, TWR Bifolds has seen sales of its aluminium products grow 20% over the past twelve months, with coloured products largely contributing to this growth. Sales of colour and dual colour aluminium windows and doors have increased substantially in the last twelve months alongside the company’s core products, pushing up revenues and profits across the business. Directors say that the company’s super-fast lead times on aluminium has also helped to boost sales. Managing Director of TWR Bifolds, Terry Richardson comments: “TWR’s growth over the past year has been sparked by the recent rise in commercial projects within the educational sector, where establishments use coloured aluminium products. “It also reflects changing consumer tastes in the domestic market and installers are 48 » JUL 2015 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M taking full advantage of these opportunities with our dedicated colour service and super-fast lead times.” Investment in an in-house colour spraying facility means TWR Bifolds can supply a range of coloured aluminium bifolds on a six day lead time. Installers can now also buy aluminium vertical sliders and wide span patio doors in any RAL colour. For more information call 0191 565 2200 or visit