Clearview National May 2017 - Issue 186 - Page 72

FIT SHOW 2017 NEW PRODUCT PACKED FIT DEBUT » » KÖMMERLING will bring a number of new developments to stand number F30 in hall 6 at the FIT Show, that will include products from the new 76mm platform, proCoverTec surface technology, an innovative Pergola for outdoor living and the global debut of the first ever soft close technology in a PVCu glazing system. The stand will be packed with innovation from KÖMMERLING and the new 76mm platform will be represented with a 6m x 2.5m, lift and slide PremiDoor 76 in the two sash format. The door theme continues with a French door combination, again in the System 76 variant with proCoverTec, which also features a clever tilt option for ventilation. One of the other main door systems on show will be a 4-pane, Secured by Design 5m x 2.5m PremiLine Pro patio door, highlighting the patented multi-point locking system at the interlock. This is believed to be the first PVCu patio door in the industry to achieve PAS 24, without plunge bolts, carry Secured by Design and that can meet the needs of the Lifetime Homes criteria. The FIT Show will also be the platform for the launch of proCoverTec, a unique surface finish technology. www.kommerling.co.uk, please visit stand F30 in hall 6 at the FIT Show. ALUMINIUM ON TRACK FOR 17-YEAR HIGH » » Figures released by Palmer Market Research suggest that aluminium is on course to reach a 17-year high by 2020. Speaking ahead of the FIT Show, Robert Palmer, said that the specialist research company was forecasting sustained growth for aluminium topping 220,000 frames by the end of the three-year period. He also highlighted growth in the second- time window replacement market, which he suggests accounted for 70% of all installations last year. “Having initially dominated the window replacement market, accounting for 95% of all windows in 1979, and 1.8million frames in 1982, aluminium then spent a number of years in the wilderness behind a dominant PVCu from the late 1990s”, said Palmer. “While PVCu remains by some way, the dominant frame material, there has been a significant resurgence in aluminium – something which we expect to continue through to 2020 and beyond. “This includes notable areas of growth in the aluminium bi-fold door sector. We predict that this will continue through to 2020, achieving total growth of around 50% to 35,000 door sets.” Robert Palmer will present analysis from 12.50pm to 1.40pm on the 23rd May as part of the FIT Talk Interview programme, the FIT Show, NEC 23 – 25 May. www.palmermarketresearch.co.uk CHANGE THE WAY YOU SELL WINDOWS AT FIT SHOW » » Installers looking for a different approach to getting high quality sales leads, can find exactly what they’re looking for at this year’s FIT Show at the NEC. Visitors to Comparemywindows.com’s stand A41 in Hall 6, can see its revolutionary new comparison website for windows and doors. Demos of the website on the stand will show installers 72 M AY 2 01 7 how they can change the way they sell windows, and attract more customers in their local area. Installers can pre-register their products, services and prices on the site now. “Comparemywindows.com is all about giving installers hot qualified leads by changing the way we sell windows,” explains Chris Dickman of Comparemywindows. com. “To do this, we need to provide homeowners with a better WW&V6Rf"'WpvFw2( vRrg&W"&W6V&6FBVvW'2vBFPGW7G'F&R&RVvVগB6W2FvFr&6W2@f&FvRVVBF&fFPFVvF&RvVFvP&WBFRvFw2FW&P'Wr6FWfR&RG'W7@FR6FW( &R'Wpg&( vRfRFWfVV@6&VחvFw26Ц&V6W6RvRvBFRFPvVR'WvFw2FP6R2FW"&GV7G2( Чwwr6&VחvFw26