Clearview National July 2018 - Issue 200 - Page 48

ALUMINIUMEXTRA 19% increase in Aluminium sales » » LEADING SPECIALIST FABRICATOR Mercury Glazing Supplies Ltd has reported a 19% increase in Aluminium sales, based on the same period in 2017, attributed mainly to the Smarts Visofold Bifold Door. The growth in sales is as a direct result of increasing demand from its own customers who have witnessed a significant growth as the door becomes the designer’s product of choice. Chris Reeks, Mercury’s Sales and Marketing Director, commented: “Watch any home design programme and you are sure to see a Bifolding door. Because of their construction and ease of use, Bifold doors are ideal for both homes and commercial properties that want to turn the outside space into another useable room. Just take a look at the recent installation by our customer Future Rooms with one of their bespoke garden rooms. The popularity of our Bifold door is showing little signs of slowing down with larger more complex doors being the order of the day.” Mercury has been fabricating the Smarts Visofold 1000 Bifold since 2013 and is delighted by the integrity of the product. The Smarts Visofold 1000 aluminium Bifold door offers elegant slim sightlines coupled with highly engineered hardware and a choice of colour options for personalisation. It features a polyamide thermal break that enhances the thermal performance of the profile and improves the overall U-value. It complies with the requirements of Building Regulations Document L 2010 and a Document Q specification means it can be used in new builds too. Chris said: “Doorsets in accordance with PAS24 are being requested by our customers who work in the new build and refurbishment markets. Our Bifolds are designed to meet these criteria and are fully compliant. “Furthermore, our Smarts Bifolds are manufactured using materials sourced solely from Smart and adhere to their strict manufacturing requirements to ensure the product is fully warranted and meets with their own exacting standards. We fully fabricate every door before packaging and delivery so it’s ready to install direct on site. It’s something our customers appreciate as a recent first-time customer commented that it was the best Bifold he had ever fitted.” Mercury’s service enhances the Bifold’s already impressive credentials. The company offers a ten working day turnaround on stock colours, which are White, Anthracite Grey and Anthracite Grey on White. www.mercuryglazing.co.uk Customade Group sells Bifold Shop Customade Group has announced that it has completed the sale of Bifold Shop – an established supplier and installer of specialist aluminium doors – to the domestic market. Bifold Shop will relocate from Stonehouse in Gloucester to JJS Construction Ltd’s premises in Cheltenham, with the existing team all staying in their current roles. » » FOLLOWING A STRATEGIC REVIEW of the group’s operations, Customade Group made the decision to sell to existing Bifold Shop director Damon Smith, and Alan and Sally Stanway of JJS Construction Ltd; the sub-contract installation partner for Bifold Shop for several years. The move will enable Customade Group to focus on its core B2B business. John Adams, customer service director at Customade Group, said “The £3 million 48 » JUL 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M turnover Bifold Shop has grown year on year for the last five years, and ́܁)ȁѡ ɭи%Ё݅́ѡɥ)ѥȁ́Ѽ͕ѡ́ѡɥ٥ͥ́Ѽ)܁ѡ܁ЁѕѼ)ɔձ䁽͕٥́ɽݥɅ)ѽȁ͔t) ѽɽ́ѥٔ)͕́ݥѠ)ɽՍЁљѡЁٕ́є)ͽѥȁѽ́ݥѠɽх͡)ɽЁѼɥЁ1Ѐ <) ѽɽMх݅(ɕѽȁ))LMѠɕѽ)))L)̀ ѽȁM٥)ɕѽȁ ѽɽ)Ʌ̰ՑI0յմѱ)镐IMѥ̰AɅYսͼ)́յմ)ܹѽ