Clearview National November 2017 - Issue 192 - Page 48

PROUD SPONSOR OF DOORS & WINDOWS DOORS&WINDOWS FAST-GROWING FIRM JOINS COMMERCIAL INSTALLER NETWORK Available in white and cream » » A CELEBRATED Cambridgeshire installer has become the latest member of the Astraseal Commercial Installer Network (ACIN). Huntingdon’s Surefit East Anglia is one of the South-East’s leading uPVC specialists – and now the company is benefitting from a stream of quality leads as part of Astraseal’s new initiative. Founded earlier this year, ACIN is a nationwide network of commercial installers capable of handling contracts valued at anything from £50k to £500k. Network members are not only provided with warm commercial leads, but support throughout the tendering process. Astraseal’s in-house » » CONTINUOUS development of Apeer’s Lumi window and door system, described as ‘‘a product that truly reinvents the window’’ by industry experts, has now resulted in the addition of two new colours - white and cream - being added. The highly resilient border is fused to surface 2 of the insulated glazing unit at temperatures of 700°C, using Apeer’s on site toughening furnace. With 15 internal finishes available – including the recent additions of White Smooth, Cream Smooth, Black Smooth, and Chartwell Green – and a total of 9 external colour options, Lumi can now offer a wide range of colour combinations. The newly developed colours were launched at the SelfBuild consumer show in Dublin in September and received positive feedback from visitors. With Anthracite Grey proving to be the most popular colour thus far, reaction from visitors at the show suggests that preference Business Development Managers contact developers, work up specifications and draw up quotes on behalf of the installer, before handing them the supply side of the project – all free of charge. Astraseal Sales Manager Zac Nedimovic commented: “We’re delighted to welcome such a respected firm into the network. It goes without saying: we only want the very best companies representing us out in the field – and with a business like Surefit East Anglia on our side, we can rest easy in our knowledge that our commercial clients will be receiving a fantastic service.” may now change: “We have written more than 100 quotes so far since Dublin and 70% are cream,” said Linda Tomb, the company’s marketing manager. “However, the UK market is showing a preference for white and it’s interesting to see the geographical differences.” added Linda. Approved Fire Door Centre expertise A major initiative within the builders’ merchant sector is set to boost fire safety knowledge and the installation of properly certificated fire doors in a huge range of building projects, large and small. » » TRAVIS PERKINS, THE largest builders’ merchant in the UK, has confirmed its decision to become a BWF-Certifire Approved Fire Door Centre as part of its long-standing commitment to fire safety. It will establish 10 branches across the UK as experts in the specification and supply of BWF- Certifire third-party certificated fire doors and door sets. The service will be made available to all Travis Perkins customers, from individual tradespeople to the company’s major contracts with local authorities and social landlords. The launch of the BWF’s Fire Door Procurement Tool and 48 » N OV 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M factcard was also highlighted, which is being promoted for all builders’ merchants during this year’s Fire Door Safety Week. The Fire Door Procurement Tool is a free, interactive app designed to support the procurement process for fire doors. It is particularly useful for merchants in the way it guides the user through each stage of the process.