Clearview National October 2018 - Issue 203 - Page 40

PROUD SPONSOR OF DOORS & WINDOWS DOORS&WINDOWS Cardiff property restored to its former glory » » HEATH WINDOWS & DOORS LTD has recently completed the installation of nine Spectus Vertical Sliders in white woodgrain in two full stone bay windows and one single window at a property in Whitchurch in Cardiff. Hywel Graham, Operations Manager of Heath Windows and Doors, said: “The homeowners approached us because they wanted to replicate the authenticity of their original windows with the modern PVC-U equivalent. The Spectus Vertical Slider is a great looking window and as such is really easy to sell, as it was in this case.” Heath Windows and Doors has been installing Spectus Vertical Sliders for many years. Hywel explains: “Many of the properties in Cardiff still have their original wooden sash windows and they are now in need of replacement. The Spectus VS mirrors the Victorian sliders perfectly but with all the advantages that only a modern-day PVC-U window can achieve. The product is very straightforward to install too.” The windows were fabricated by well-established Spectus Vertical Slider manufacturer Windoor Mate in Gelli. The company has built its reputation on the quality of its products and its friendly, approachable service. In the case of the Spectus Vertical Slider it’s fabricating the market-leading VS solution that is renowned for its authentic looks and modern day practicality. Heath Windows and Doors is a family owned company that prides itself on its attention to its customers’ individual needs. It’s an approach that is appreciated – Heath Windows and Doors was highly commended as a family business making a great contribution to the city of Cardiff in the Cardiff Business Awards 2018. The installation of the new Spectus Vertical Sliders went smoothly and the new windows have transformed the property, restoring it to its former glory. Hywel concludes: “The homeowner is delighted with the result, as are we. The windows are really eye-catching.” THE BOLD NEW BIFOLD » » EPWIN WINDOW Systems has launched a new intelligently-designed Integral bifold door. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager of Epwin Window Systems explains: “Bifold doors are a booming sector but to date there has always been a problem. Aluminium bifold doors simply don’t suite with existing PVC-U window systems but our new Integral bifold door solves this problem. Our new Integral bifolds have the strength and performance of an aluminium bifold but with PVC-U detailing to create a door that suites perfectly with leading PVC-U systems for a seamless aesthetic appeal.” Integral bifolds come with many innovative features comprising of specifically engineered robust double-walled aluminium profiles, double hinge fixings, stainless-steel tracks and brushed rollers providing Integral with the additional rigidity to stand up to years of repeated use. The external frame and sash upstand are bevelled to match the leading PVC-U systems. For a contemporary look, there is the alternative of a sash with a square-shaped upstand. All doors are internally glazed and feature a choice of labour saving bevelled or sculptured PVC-U beads to complement the style of a property’s windows. And, where clean modern lines are required, there’s a smart, square aluminium bead. A choice of foil colours and woodgrain finishes adds to the appeal. The Integral bifolds are fully configurable too. They can accommodate up to seven leaves with a width of 700 to 1000 40 » OCT 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M mm. Multiple opening options are available in single traffic door or french door, left and right stacking or centre parking. There’s a choice of access door position and leaves can open inwards or outwards. Integral bifolds can be glazed from 28mm to 44mm triple glazing delivering exceptional thermal efficiency with a U value as low as 1.1W/m²K. They also meet all security requirements – they are PAS 24 accredited up to 1000mm wide x 2400mm high, meet Secured by Design standards and are Document Q approved. Integral bifolds deliver a solution that give homeowners the solution they’re looking for with the addition of a style that suites perfectly with the leading PVC-U systems. In other words, it delivers a competitive advantage that will be very appealing to fabricators and installers alike. It’s an innovation that only Epwin Window Systems could deliver.