Clearview National March 2016 - Issue 172 - Page 86

ALUMINIUM INCREASED DEMAND FOR ALUMINIUM PRODUCTS »»CDW SYSTEMS IS STILL celebrating a record 2015 for demand of its aluminium windows and doors, seeing an increased turnover of 20%. One of the reasons CDW achieved a record year of trading was the acquisition of a high number of new customers; coupled with an increasing order book for its existing clients. Management information at the Gloucester based fabricator also shows that more aluminium windows and doors are being specified for domestic refurbishment and renovation projects; as well as commercial applications. Allan Little, Production Director at CDW Systems, comments: “Homeowner demand for aluminium windows and doors shows no sign of slowing down. Going forward this demand will only rise, as homeowner tastes become more discerning. “We’re also seeing a trend of replacement windows installed in the 1980s being replaced again.” Ev en though aluminium is proving increasingly popular in the domestic market, has been vocal about the sector’s need to deliver a solution that is suitable for the newbuild market. CDW’s managing director Jerry Webb added: “There are still plenty of opportunities out there for aluminium and we will continue to champion its use and support our customers in taking advantage of lucrative new markets.” EN 14351-1:2006+A1:2010 Pedestrian doorsets for escape routes. Fabricators Wanted FABRICATORS TO THE TRADE OF HIGH QUALITY ALUMINIUM GLAZING SYSTEMS DOORS • WINDOWS • SHOP FRONTS • CURTAIN WALLING • BI FOLDING DOORS Scan here to view our online brochure Visit the website to find out more: Tel. 0117 955 6463 Fax. 0117 955 6472 Email. 11 Lawfords Gate, St Judes, Bristol BS2 0DY 86 » M AR 2016 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M »»ALUWOOD WINDOWS Ltd, a subsidiary of Scottish joinery company Norscot, has recently launched a new British aluminium clad timber window and door system and is now seeking fabricators to grow its network of manufacturers across the UK. AluWood products include casement and top-swing reversible windows, single and French doors and a curtain walling system for feature glazing applications. Traditionally regarded as a commercial product, aluminium clad timber windows and doors are increasingly being specified for modern housing, particularly in the self-build sector. Managing Director, Peter Body said: “AluWood has made a significant investment in developing the system and it offers fabricators an affordable entry into this niche but growing premium product market.” Manufacturers who initially just wish to test the water may purchase ready-made unglazed products direct from AluWood. Those who commit to manufacturing the products themselves will purchase the aluminium profiles in bar length and receive comprehensive training and support from AluWood. Visit or call 01955 641303