Clearview National June 2015 - Issue 163 - Page 44

doors&windows Moving away from the traditional look »»One of the highest specification composite doors on the market is now even better thanks to a new range of premium hardware. XtremeDoor, the high performance composite door from specialist manufacturer Vista, is now available with a new range letter plates, long bar handles, internal round knobs and a ‘heritage’ lock. Managing Director of Vista, Keith Sadler, says the new additions will allow Vista customers to increase profits by appealing to changing consumer tastes at the higher end of the market. Keith comments: “Composite doors are seen as a high-end home improvement product and popular with homeowners looking for an alternative to PVCu door. More recently, consumer preferences are shifting away from standard hardware such as lift lever handles, towards European style long bar and shaped handles. “Our new hardware range has two options: the contemporary looking long handle or the heritage lock.” XtremeDoor is manufactured using the Nan-Ya slab and a five-point locking system, triple sealed outerframe, and PVCu edgebanding, to achieve U-values as low as 0.8W/m2K in certain styles. To request a copy of the additions brochure call Vista on 0151 608 1423 or visit Leading appointments »»Solidor Group is currently engaged in an investment programme to bring in a number of key, strategic new management appointments. Clearly in any manufacturing business, production excellence is a critical success factor and Neil Bancroft - operations manager, Peter Skinner, in the new position of quality, health, safety and environment manager and Phil Taylor - procurement manager is working under the Group’s operation manager. Matt Grooms also joins as site manager for Grove Road manufacturing site. Reporting to Solidor Group finance director is James Walker as financial controller. Peter Mulligan joins the sales function as area sales manager and Paul Ogden takes up the newly formed position of technical manager, reporting to technical director, Pierre Mifsud. ‘never before seen in our industry’ 44 » JUN 2015 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M Joe Martoccia, managing director commented: “This is an unprecedented recruitment programme for Solidor, the scale of which has never before been seen in our industry.” Improvement by Evolution »»Synseal’s popular Evolve VS sliding sash has been improved with the addition of a new deep bottom rail design option, to provide an even greater degree of authenticity for heritage and conservation project applications. Standard Evolve vertical sliding sash windows feature a slimline bottom rail 60mm in height to maximise glass area and daylight, however a 100mm deep bottom rail has previously been available as a special manufacturing option. Now a new ovolo deep bottom rail created from a single extrusion, 100mm deep, is available to cater for projects that require authentic timber-mimicking PVCu sliding sash windows. “Investment in a PVCu extrusion tool to create this new VS deep bottom rail ovolo profile was an easy decision to make,” comments Steve Brown, Synseal’s Products & Customer Service Director. “Visual authenticity is a key factor in today’s marketplace. The improved bottom rail complements other finely engineered aesthetic details such as our run-through sash horns and when considered in conjunction with the many practical material advantages of PVCu, our Evolve VS heritage offering is a compelling specification.” For more information, email or call 07764 229694