Clearview National October 2017 - Issue 191 - Page 38

PROUD SPONSOR OF DOORS & WINDOWS DOORS&WINDOWS NEW LUMINIA VERANDA SYSTEM » » ALUK HAS OFFICIALLY launched its new Luminia Veranda system, designed to give customers an exciting new business strand targeting all those homeowners who want to make more of their outdoor living space. The stylish glazed Veranda perfectly bridges the gap between house and garden, and provides fabricators and installers with a potentially valuable new sales opportunity. The Luminia Veranda is available in four different models to suit any contemporary or traditionally styled property and in four popular coloured finishes - white, cream, quartz and volcan, all with the reassurance of the Qualicoat quality label. The Premium model features thermal breaks, allowing it to be combined with low threshold, easy glide glass sliding doors and protective side walls to create a truly year-round indoor/outdoor option. The Modern model is a more contemporary option with slimmer sight lines, while the two Enhanced models – available with standard or Victorian style guttering, are the ones designed for larger open spans. Alongside the stylish aesthetics, the Luminia Veranda is a great illustration of AluK’s renowned design innovation. It has clever features like invisible fixings, water drainage pipes integrated within the posts, adjustable roof pitches, and cable-free LED lighting solutions. Perfectly made for the market » » IT’S SAID THAT CUSTOMER feedback is the best way to gauge a product’s success. And feedback about Profile 22’s Optima system is perfectly demonstrating the impact it’s having on the market. Ryan Johnson, Managing Director of Emplas says: “Profile 22 and Epwin have taken the feedback from fabricators and installers and brought that into the design of Optima. It’s made for the market now – there isn’t another system which is so current or which offers installers so many different sales platforms.” Many fabricators are concerned about what switching to a new system will do to their production schedules but with Profile 22 change need not be difficult. In 2016 the company successfully undertook a complete changeover of nearly 100 Profile 22 fabricators to Optima in just nine months and have seamlessly brought on-board a significant number of new fabricators so far this year too. All this positive feedback is reflected in Optima figures. Record numbers of fabricators are switching to Optima and sales figures are very strong. This is testimony to the added value Optima offers. NEW STYLEMAKEOVER VIDEOS » » A NEW SERIES OF CONSUMER ‘makeover’ videos from Solidor is designed to help installers sell by showing homeowners just what a difference a new door can make. The leading composite door manufacturer has commissioned a series of professional videos of makeovers on real homes, hosted by property developer/vlogger and TV presenter Georgina Burnett. The first video is now available to view on the SolidorLtd Youtube channel: Georgina interviews homeowner Elaine, who wants a replacement for her old 28mm PVC-U white panel door. On closer inspection, the door 38 » OCT 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M proves to have many problems, including a tatty handle with pitting problems, seals coming away from the corners and a ‘knackered’ lock strip. Moreover, the cylinder takes just 5 seconds to snap with mole grips! The homeowner chooses a new Offset French door from Solidor’s Italia range as it needs to open out fully to allow access for her daughter, who uses a wheelchair, and goes out for the day while the installation team work. On her return, she’s delighted with her front door: the Brescia in Chartwell Green with chrome fittings and Matrix glass. Meanwhile, the presenter highlights key features.