Clearview National November 2015 - Issue 168 - Page 75

aluminium A Golden Opportunity News that housebuilding in the UK is set to exceed numbers seen last year is a golden opportunity for aluminium to increase its market share. »»This is according to the managing director of specialist aluminium fabricator CDW Systems, Jerry Webb, who has long championed the material across multiple sectors. The new home registration statistics reveal an increase of 11% for the rolling quarter June to August, compared to the same period last year. A total of 40,101 new homes were registered in the UK during this period. The private sector increased by 12% during this period, with the public sector increasing by 9%; pointing to the likelihood that overall numbers for 2015 will surpass 2014. EN 14351-1:2006+A1:2010 Pedestrian doorsets for escape routes. Scan here to view our online brochure He comments: “Aluminium windows and doors are making traction in the domestic market and proving a popular niche product at the higher end. “But if the material is to really kick on, a cost-effective window system that can price compete with PVCu in the new build sector, needs to hit the market.” Jerry believes continuing advancements in terms of performance for aluminium products; and the growing popularity of aluminium in the domestic sector; mean it could only be a matter of time. He comments: “It’s good news that UK housebuilding looks like it’s up on last year but we’re starting from such a low base; and this should only be the beginning. We need to build hundreds of thousands of new homes and there is no reason why aluminium windows and doors can’t be part of future developments.” BI-FOLDING DOORS WINDOWS We fabricate from the three available systems from Smarts which include the popular Visifold, the Panoramic system and the commercial Visifold Square, both of which eliminate the floating mullion. Innovative designs and a comprehensive range of windows suitable for the architectural, commercial, public, new build and retail markets are hallmarks of Nova Aluminium. DOORS • WINDOWS • SHOP FRONTS • CURTAIN WALLING • BI FOLDING DOORS Visit the website to find out more: Tel. 0117 955 6463 Fax. 0117 955 6472 Email. 11 Lawfords Gate, St Judes, Bristol BS2 0DY C L E A RV I E W-U K . C O M » N OV 2015 » 75