Clearview National July 2016 - Issue 176 - Page 53

AL UMINIUM 25,000 SQ FT DEDICATED BI-FOLD FACTORY OPENS »»A NEW 25,000 SQ FT factory has opened its doors and is one of the biggest dedicated bi-folding doors operations in the UK. The opening of the new factory represents a major milestone for family run TWR Bifolds and reaffirms its commitment to be the number one aluminium bi-fold supplier in the industry. The factory has been fitted out with state of the art machinery required for the production of aluminium bi-folds. The site in Peterlee, County Durham, is in addition to TWR’s long-standing headquarters and original factory in Sunderland. It is a major investment for TWR that has significantly increased its manufacturing capacity. Managing Director, Terry Richardson, comments: “We have seen a year-on-year increase of orders and we felt the time was right to kick our manufacturing up a gear. The investment shows we are serious about growth and our customer’s growth and we can now manufacture and supply increased volumes of quality aluminium bi-folds on an incredibly fast lead time.” Earlier this year, TWR Bifolds launched its new premium fast-track service that allows installers to achieve a three working day turnaround on aluminium bi-fold doors – subject to conditions. www.twrbifolds.co.uk Taking Shape in the Cotswolds »»ALUMEN,THE LEADING SMART and Schueco aluminium fabricator, is getting creative with its recently launched range of rooflights by manufacturing a unique octagon rooflight from its Helios range. Alan Robinson, Alumen’s Managing Director, says: “We are getting a lot of enquiries for something a bit different and unique. We love a challenge and this bespoke request gave us the perfect chance to test the capabilities of the Helios design. “The Helios is the contemporary square rooflight with a raised chamfered edge. Available as fixed or with a smooth chain operated manual or electric opener, the options on size and shape are endless. This project required us to fabricated the rooflight into an octagon shape to form the centre of the roof in a garden pavilion. The pavilion, part of a hand carved Cotswold stone building in a courtyard of outbuildings, will be used to hold chamber music concerts amongst other events. “The rooflight itself was large spanning 2387mm and weighing nearly 200Kg. It had to be lifted into place using glass lifters and a crane, and despite the unpredictable weather we have been experiencing, was installed according to plan.” www.alumen.co.uk/Shop/Shop-Home.aspx Supplying glass to state-of-the-art contemporary home »»SPECIALIST TOUGHENED safety glass manufacturer, TuffX, has supplied and delivered 15 square meters of 10mm clear toughened safety glass to a stateof-the art contemporary home on the Welsh Borders. This has been fitted as part of their new staircase and mezzanine ܋\[\]XX[\Y[Y\^\\KB\[H\[[ۙY܈]\Y\ܚY[]Y\X \\[[ۜ]Y[]][۝YH[]\H\XB]H[\\\[و]Hܚ[^\][^\\XH]Z[XHۂ\]Y\ ˝Y\˘˝ZB[  H  HHHHUH H0H M0 L‚