Clearview National June 2015 - Issue 163 - Page 36

DOORS&WINDOWS Star of the Show Apeer, the leading edge manufacturer of composite door sets, has entered the window market with a groundbreaking new, structurally bonded window and door glazing system. »»The radically styled Lumi collection was unveiled at Grand Designs, ExCeL, London exhibition on May 2 – 10. A unique frameless structure for windows, doors, entrance glazing, French doors and bifold doors, the system is aimed at the high end domestic sector. “Entering the glazing market was a natural next step for us,” explains Asa McGillian, md of Apeer, “We have an in depth knowledge of the sector and producing a fibre glass window collection was an obvious progression for our business. “ Asa has been the driving force behind the company’s innovative all-GRP composite doors and contemporary Modo collection. Lumi itself has been in development for more than twoand-a-half years and represents an investment of nearly a million pounds for the company. Asa continues: “I knew that if we were going to enter the window market, I wanted to do it with a radically different product. One that would offer an alternative to anything else out there and would appeal to consumers looking for the kind of cutting edge design with which they could make a lifestyle statement.” As well as being available in a full suite of matching designs, Lumi has a host of construction and performance benefits: • stormproof design with flush proportional glazing (the double rebate is completely hidden) • 50mm triple glazed (64-4) toughened glass for maximum insulation and noise reduction • 80mm GRP double rebate frame offers exceptional U-values - as low as 0.7w/ m2k on fixed glazing panels • Triple gasket seal • Double euro groove allows for versatile hardware options, concealed hinges and window locks • High security Winkhaus lock system • Kitemark glass and Kitemark Lumi composite front door options • Fab & Fix hardware • Variable clear glazing options • Concealed hinges offer smooth action, high weight load opening and wide opening 36 » JUN 2015 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M Asa McGillian continues: “What we have done is apply our leading edge technology skills to the window sector to offer homeowners an exciting new alternative to PVCu, hardwood, timber-aluminium composites and powder coated aluminium options.” “The reaction from the public at Grand Designs was simply phenomenal, with the level of interest being equally as incredible – people immediately recognised that what we were showing was different to anything else out there. It seems to us the industry has been waiting for something different to get excited.” “One visitor to the stand was determined to be the first person in Britain to have Lumi windows fitted while another has cancelled the windows system she had planned t o use in a new build house in favour of our system. “Although this was a consumer show, we also saw a number of trade visitors who came along to take a look at what we were doing