Clearview National November 2015 - Issue 168 - Page 8

INDUSTRYNEWS Room to Grow Bi-fold door and conservatory roof supplier Made For Trade has added to its team with the appointment of an in-house graphic designer. »»With the task of rebranding the company and marketing its growing product range, Ian Bousfield has also been kept busy with the introduction of a new website as well as the addition of solid roof systems into the supplier’s portfolio. Ian was also a key figure in helping to make the company’s Solid Roof Open Day in July a huge success, designing the eye-catching banners that were displayed and professional media packs that were available on the day. On his new role at Made For Trade, Ian said: “After discovering more about the company’s phenomenal growth in the industry, joining the team was an exciting prospect and I hope to develop the brand’s potential further.” With a background in both freelance and agency design as well as experience on commercial, B2B, and public sector projects, Ian is currently in the process of redesigning and rebranding marketing materials, including adverts in trade publications. Managing Director, Bradley Gaunt, said: “We hope to develop the brand further and establish ourselves as a company with top-range, quality products while making maximum savings for our customers.” He added: “With over 700 regular customers in our database and further expansion expected, we have proved ourselves to be a force to contend with in the industry.” Visit A Welcome Requirement The latest addition to the Building Regulations - Approved Document Q (AD Q) applies to all new-build projects that gain planning permission on or after October 2015 and affects any doors and windows that provide access to the dwelling. »»“We’re in favour of any initiative that improves security, but we’re concerned that some trade installers might unwittingly fall foul of the law by using doorsets and windows that do not meet the latest requirements,” comments Ian Kernaghan, Product Manager at Eurocell. These more rigorous rules will apply to any door or window that could provide a means of entry so they affect all residential, patio, Fre