Clearview National June 2015 - Issue 163 - Page 4

FROMTHEEDITOR After my recent visit to the Grand Design show, ExCel, London, I was delighted to see an array of Fenestration companies exhibiting and flying the flag for the industry at the consumer based show. One particularly stand which caught my attention, was that of Irish composite doorset manufacturer, Apeer. However to my surprise, there was hardly a composite door in sight, because instead, the company had decided to use the show to platform its radically different, new window system, Lumi Collection. In my opinion, the new system is a star in the making, as you’ll read from the article on page 36, according to the response it looks like consumers think so too! Masco UK Window Group appear to be having a busy time, with the launch of its new Meridian composite door range (see front cover), from recently acquired Phoenix Doors and with get another acquisition; alternative-timber manufacturer, Evolution Manufacturing. The acquisition is part of the Groups’ strategy to strengthen its position as an industry leader and offer customer even further choice from its portfolio of companies, read more on page 10. This month’s special feature is ‘Hardware and Security Extra’. It’s nice to see further moves in this side of the industry, including VITA Hardware offering us a new durable coating system, PorcelTM, which is reportedly performing exceptionally, compared to other hardware coatings on the market. And finally, I would like to congratulate, Becky Taylor, Editor for Clearview and Pro Installer until she recently left to have her first child, on the birth of her second child. Dawson James Taylor was born on the 3rd May, weighing 8lb 9.5oz, after a surprisingly quick labor which led to Becky’s partner Craig, delivering the baby in the living room at home. W V