Clearview National September 2017 - Issue 190 - Page 20

SEVENTHINGS... Seven things you didn’t know about… ‘The window revolution has arrived’ according to Boavista, Europe’s first full range of fibreglass window frames. Prepare yourself with these seven things you probably didn’t know. 3. NO STRANGERS TO THE WINDOW INDUSTRY 1. BOAVISTA MEANS ‘GOOD VIEW’ IN PORTUGUESE This pertinent translation is no coincidence, either. Boavista was established in Porto, Portugal, where the head office is located, in 2011. Since first opening its doors, Boavista has launched in 12 countries and now aims to become the sustainable alternative to uPVC and aluminium frames. 2. BOAVISTA IS A SUSTAINABLE WINDOW FRAME Using the latest in pultrusion technology, Boavista’s fibreglass frames are created by pulling resin-soaked glass fibres through heated dies – a process that only consumes 0.07 kilowatt to produce a linear metre of window frame weighing approximately 1kg. 20 » SE P 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M Pultrusion Boavista Windows UK’s Managing Director, Neil Puttock, is behind specialist structural glass design firm Meronden Designs, which has been in business for 20 years and he has worked on projects including the Lloyds Building, Tiffany & Co. Selfridges in Manchester and Ernst & Young’s iconic More London Place building.