Clearview National November 2015 - Issue 168 - Page 30

INDUSTRYNEWS Successfully Turning the Corner »»When award-winning commercial installer The Window Company (Contracts) was approached for a series of special World War I Centenary windows, it wasn’t the integrated poppy motifs that were the biggest challenge – the feature window frames had to be built around outside corners of the properties. Luckily, it was no problem for VEKA trade fabricator Glazerite Windows Ltd even when it was pointed out that the actual corners had to be frameless, as Window Co Contract Manager Martin Thornton explained: “We’d worked with Glazerite many times so we knew nothing was too much trouble for them, even though this was something they had never come across before. We told them what was needed and they came up with the windows, plus the curtain walling and some other features. Everything went in with no problem and the customer is very happy with the job. Glazerite Director Jason Thompson said: “This style was completely new to us but we like to rise to a challenge if it helps any of our customers and this was no exception.” Visit Staircase to the Sky »»Products from the TuffX Processed Glass range again proved the preferred consumer choice for a new, luxurious, private home in Oxfordshire. The company supplied 62m2 Clear Toughened Laminated Glass as part of a modern staircase on a three storey property. Shapes and rectangles were manufactured in 21.5mm glass which were then installed as a main feature in the grand property, located in a sought after area near Oxford. The specialist glass manufacturer’s portfolio has been making steady headway across both domestic and commercial markets over the last few years. Homeowners and architects have ‘stunning difference’ been impressed by the stunning difference that can be made installing products from the TuffX range, particularly on home improvement and modernisation projects. TuffX Processed Glass manufactures high performance toughened safety glass in a variety of thicknesses and styles including balustrading, stairs, glass canopies and curtainwalling as well as glass furniture. Call 0845 3 400 200 or visit Relax after a hard day’s work »»After a day of capturing leads or making enquiries at next year’s FIT Show, exhibitors and visitors can take advantage of the newly developed Southwater events village that runs alongside the venue, The International Centre in Telford. The first phase of Southwater, completed back in September 2014, totally transformed Telford’s town centre. Now a fully established part of the overall destination, the new development is filled with restaurants and various other entertainment options, all just a short stroll away from The International Centre. 30 » N OV 2015 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M Besides the food and entertainment the architecture is another good reason to visit. Winning big at this year’s Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Regional Awards, the iconic gold-clad Southwater One building was one of five winners of the Excellence in Architecture award while Telford & Wrekin Council won the RIBA West Midlands Client of the Year Award for Southwater One. The FIT Show takes place at The International Centre Telford on the 12th, 13th and 14th April 2016.