Clearview National June 2015 - Issue 163 - Page 8

INDUSTRYNEWS Demand hotting up »»The introduction last year of warm edge spacer bars as standard across the range of Uni-Blinds® integral blinds has proved a hit with fabricators and installers seeking to maximise customer satisfaction, according to the system’s manufacturer Morley Glass & Glazing. The company has seen an increase in sales of 23% since the first Uni-Blinds with warm edge spacer bar technology inside hit the market in spring 2014. Part of the reason for this rapid growth, says Morley Glass & Glazing MD Ian Short, is customers seeing the opportunity to upsell their windows and doors without compromising on thermal performance. Ian says: “We know that homeowners increasingly understand the massive contribution that highly insulating windows and doors make to reducing energy bills and improving comfort. That’s why we were so keen to introduce the warm edge spacer bar across our integral blinds range to make compromise a thing of the past when customers seek the privacy and aesthetic benefits that Uni-Blinds bring.” Ian adds: “The warm edge spacer bars that we use are similar to those used by the majority of sealed unit manufacturers serving the A and B rated windows and doors market. The added benefits of integral blinds, which are not adequately reflected by the A luxury kitchen which benefits from Uni-Blinds integral blinds installed in both windows and bi-fold doors Window Energy Rating (WER) scheme, are the extra layer of insulation along with the powerful solar shading to keep homes 6