Clearview National October 2017 - Issue 191 - Page 68

PROUD SPONSOR OF DOORS & WINDOWS DOORS&WINDOWS Created for you, made by you » » AWARD-WINNING OPTIMA HAS taken the market by storm since its launch last year with record numbers of fabricators choosing to switch to it - and it’s fast becoming the commercial system of choice too. Visually, all three Optima systems, chamfered, sculptured and flush sash, are a close relation to the classic Profile 22 system but are updated for the 21st century. The colour range offers a huge choice of durable colour foil options, and the Xpress range allows customers to order a single length of any colour they need. The thermal performance really delivers too. Optima has a six-chambered outerframe and a five-chambered sash, which can also be used with RCM thermal inserts to increase the number of insulating chambers. Additional centre seals to the outerframe and sash give outstanding insulation and weather protection, as does the 10mm cover on the window sashes. The system has the widest range of glazing options on the market, ranging from 24-44mm, plus triple glazing in three sizes. Security features include a central Eurogroove for greater rigidity and a secure bead system that passes security tests without glazing clips and is ready for proposed enhancements to PAS24. EMPLAS REPORTS CONTINUING GROWTH » » EMPLAS HAS REPORTED growth of 20% this year on the same time last year, despite tougher trading conditions. The fabricator said that while conditions had become more challenging as the year progressed, it continued to perform as expected, against target growth forecasts. This included recording significant growth in sales of foils, which now account for more than a quarter of all products it supplied. Emplas also said that installers had responded positively to its switch to Optima, including the launch of its flush casement earlier this year. It has also seen exponential growth in its Secured by Design/PAS24 Composite door offering and similar growth in Inline Patio Door sales following the success of its Patiomaster Anglia operation. Emplas switched to Profile 22’s new Optima system in July 2016, expanding its ex-stock colour THE PERFECT PATIO SOLUTION » » FABRICATING YOUR OWN sliding doors may seem to make perfect business sense, but by buying them in you can benefit from increased profit margins in addition to working with a patio expert. PatioMaster’s business model is particularly attractive because of its network of regional fabricating centres. Each fabricator is a patio door expert and operates to the same high standards that mean every door is precision made-to-measure. Patio doors are seeing a resurgence in popularity now and the PatioMaster door is a best-in-class product, as you’d expect from a specialist fabricator. It’s available in 68 » OCT 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M two, three and four pane configurations and features 28mm double glazing. The easy- glide tracking system ensures effortless use. The Palette colour range delivers 28 shades, 10 of which are stock colours on a 10 day lead time while there is no minimum order quantity on non-stock colours. A six point lock and ‘anti-jacking’ system means the door is one of the most secure on the market and a Secured by Design option is also available, offering a perfect solution for fabricators that fulfil high security contracts. range in January 2017, cutting both lead times and costs, with foiled Cream, Anthracite Grey, Anthracite Grey on White, Black Brown, and Black Brown on White now available as ex-stock standard colours. Completion shortly of a major extension of its operational hub will expand its current 50,000 sq ft capacity to almost 70,000 sq ft by the autumn.