Clearview National October 2017 - Issue 191 - Page 14

PROUD SPONSOR OF INDUSTRY NEWS INDUSTRYNEWS HEADLINE SPONSOR OF SFE FAÇADE AWARDS 2017 » » LEADING ALUMINIUM systems company Reynaers has become a headline sponsor of the Society of Façade Engineering’s FAÇADE 2017, the established international awards for façade engineering excellence. The competition is designed to recognise and promote excellence in the key disciplines of façade design, engineering and application. Winners will be announced at the highly prestigious Glass Supper on Thursday 7th December at The Tank in the Tate Modern, London. There are three categories open to individuals, companies and project teams. They are Façade of the Year – New Build, Façade of the Year – Refurbishment and Façade of the Year – Innovation, which considers any outstanding builds from the other categories or a stand-alone entry. Arup Façade Engineering won the Refurbishment Award for its tight curved highly glazed timber composite unitised façade of 10 New Burlington Street, London, in 2016. TU Delft & ABT Consulting Engineers was awarded Outstanding Façade Innovation for Crystal Houses, Amsterdam. Entries for the competition are now open but must be received by October 1st; any façade contract practically complete between 31st December 2014 and 31st December 2016 and not previously entered in an SFE competition will be considered. Paul Duffy, Sales Director at Reynaers G17 AWARD FINALIST IN TWO CATEGORIES » » IT’S A DOUBLE WHAMMY FOR Customade Group’s REAL Aluminium brand, which has been named as finalist in not one, but two categories at the forthcoming G17 awards. REAL Aluminium is a finalist in two awards – ‘New Product of the Year’ and ‘Promotional Campaign of the Year - Trade’. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony and gala dinner which will be held at the London Hilton on 17 November. The nomination for New Product of the Year recognises REAL Aluminium’s growth to become one of the industry’s biggest new brands. Launched just a year ago to fill a gap in the market for readily available aluminium products, REAL Aluminium brings the industry’s widest range of aluminium fenestration products within easy reach of the installer. It has cut lead times to just two weeks and helped installers to advance into the lucrative world of aluminium. The ‘easy as child’s play’ campaign behind REAL Aluminium catapulted the brand to phenomenal success in its first year. Victoriously spreading the message throughout the industry that aluminium doesn’t need to be complicated, the campaign has been nominated for Promotional Campaign of the Year - Trade. Clients light up the screen in ITV’s Love Your Home and Garden » » A TRIO OF PURPLEX CLIENTS ARE enjoying floods of leads after featuring on hit home improvement show Love Your Home and Garden. Premium product fabricator Dekko Window Systems, market leading rooflight experts Roof Maker and Torquay-based aluminium door specialists Fenster received nationwide exposure when they appeared on episodes screened in August and September. Fronted by Alan Titchmarsh, the programme sees a team of home improvement experts surprise deserving families in difficult 14 » OCT 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M circumstances by completely transforming their properties. Fenster donated one of its stunning Uni_Slide doors to help a young family caring for a son with quadriplegic cerebral palsy. Titchmarsh and the team transformed their garden to be fully wheelchair accessible, revamped the kitchen and living room areas to be open-plan, and used the stylish product to link the two spaces together. Meanwhile, a Dekko RÄUM bi-folding door and a Roof Maker roof light helped light up the life of a Banbury mother left almost entirely blind after a stroke. Now cared for by her two school-aged daughters, Donna’s seriously impaired vision mean she needs as much natural light as possible to be able to get around.