Clearview National May 2018 - Issue 198 - Page 22

PROUD SPONSOR OF INDUSTRY NEWS INDUSTRYNEWS Off Site Success » » THE RECENT IDEAL Home exhibition showcased Freefoam X-Wood Cladding as the ideal solution for off-site construction. One of the most popular parts of the event each year are the show homes; this year featuring Freefoam X-Wood Urban Cladding, prior to its release later in the year, to create a stunning exterior finish. The whole house was built prior to the exhibition by Off Site Factory Homes in four separate ‘modules’, which were then transported to the show and constructed to form one house. Tony Fox, Director of Off Site Factory Homes, explained how the process worked: “To create a durable and stable modular construction we need materials to be light, easy to handle, and to withstand the rigors of transportation.” With the construction industry facing challenges to reduce its environmental impact and meet the demands of the housing crisis, modular construction has become increasingly popular in recent years as a way to address and solve some of these issues. Technological advancements have increased the range of applications that modular construction can be used for including hotels, classrooms and healthcare buildings - but the scope is endless. Business of the Year nomination for leading sash window fabricator » » FAST-GROWING SASH window specialists Roseview has been shortlisted for Business of the Year at the SME Buckinghamshire Business Awards. It’s the second year in a row the Olney firm has been nominated for the award scheme’s most prestigious gong, and in 2017 they went on to win. Founded in the 1970s, Roseview has gone on to become a world-leading sash window innovator, producing the first-ever uPVC sash window product in 1985, and launching its acclaimed Rose Collection in 2013. Today, the firm employs 100 people, and, in 20 17, produced 25,000 sash windows, and topped £9m turnover for the first time. Roseview’s award-winning Rose Collection windows are widely regarded as the highest performing and most authentic uPVC sash window products available in the UK, if not the world. Competitively priced and highly versatile, the Eurocell-based Charisma Rose is the perfect fit for everything from upgrading existing windows on older properties to installing on ambitious Grand Design-style projects. The superbly authentic Heritage Rose, based on the REHAU system, has been accepted for use in conservation areas as discerning as the London boroughs of Chelsea and Kensington, Lincoln, Worcester, and Cambridge. BREXIT NO BARRIER TO SALES » » WITH PIONEER CONTINUING TO supply conservatories to a French home improvement specialist based near Paris at a rate of two articulated truck loads a month, Brexit will not present any barrier to sales, say both supplier and customer. Sales of Pioneer’s ‘English Conservatories’ continue to grow to several International customers, including those located in countries as diverse as Japan and France and MD Danny Williams, a committed Brexit supporter, says that none of his customers see any issues with business continuing as usual after the March 2019 exit date for Britain to leave the EU: “If anything trade with 22 » M AY 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M Japan might even get easier but our French customer, who has been taking around 150 conservatories a year from us for the past six years, says that unless huge barriers are imposed, they don’t see why anything should change.” The issue was discussed some time ago, the outspoken trade fabricator revealed: “Of course it was discussed with our French customer and our other mainland European customers when Brexit was first voted for,” explained Danny. “We addressed the issue again more recently. They tell us that unless ridiculous tariffs and physical barriers are imposed they see no reasons to change.” ‘If anything trade with Japan might even get easier’