Clearview National September 2017 - Issue 190 - Page 54

PROUD SPONSOR OF DOORS & WINDOWS DOORS&WINDOWS WORD SPREADS ABOUT THE VIRTU-AL ‘MAGIC THREE’ » » VIRTU-AL, WHICH IS THE UK’S first aluminium textured, non-woodgrain finish composite door, was officially launched on 1 August. Since then, word has been rapidly spreading about how this new generation contemporary aluminium style. Virtu-AL combines the best attributes of an aluminium door with those of a composite door and it brings many unique features to those homeowners who want to achieve a high-end, individual look for their home. At the heart of the Virtu-AL door are its unmatched looks and texture, which have been carefully engineered to create the look of a premium aluminium door. Virtu-AL delivers a greater variety of styles for homeowners who don’t want to be restricted in their choice of entrance door and is available in four contemporary designs, which are totally exclusive to Virtuoso. For a truly premium look, there is an option for anodised glazing cassettes too. And, for greater individuality, there is a choice of seven standard and 14 superior colours. The Virtu-AL collection is unmatched in the choice of hardware it offers, which includes a range of traditional or contemporary hardware from ERA Fab&Fix. 0191 410 9333,, New bi-fold door set to hit the market » » AMBITIOUS fabricator TWR Trade Frames has added a new bi-fold door to its portfolio of products. The company has launched its new bi-fold eternAL door, which will give installers a product that has superior aesthetics and excellent security; as well as market-leading weather performance that will help them capitalis e on demand for premium aluminium systems. Terry Richardson, Managing Director of TWR, comments: “In the residential sector, bi- fold doors are being installed with conservatories and we are also seeing this product proving particularly popular as a replacement for French doors. “eternAL bi-fold doors can be used in both sectors and has been engineered with installers in mind so they can complete jobs quickly and efficiently.” eternAL doors feature slim sightlines and can be manufactured up to 1.2m wide and 3m high. Multiple threshold options and an ultra- smooth bottom running track make access and operation easier for the user. It also features a polyamide thermal break for increased thermal insulation and is Document Q and PAS24 compliant. eternAL doors also offer a range of benefits to the installer too, such as an adjustable jamb for easy and efficient installation. 54 » SE P 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M MARKET-DEFINING SYSTEM 76 HYBRIDS » » KÖMMERLING HAVE launched a new range of PVCu/ aluminium hybrids based on their high-performance System 76 platform, that was recently unveiled at the FIT Show, with enhanced technical credentials, new product technologies and boasting Passivhaus levels of performance. The market for hybrid window and door systems is clearly emerging in the UK with demand from specifiers, house builders and discerning consumers, for products that embrace the best features of each material. Enhanced energy efficiency, acoustic properties and product design are the main three ingredients for this embryonic but important market sector. With a wide range of foiled finishes to the internal face or even one of a select number of proCoverTec through rebate finishes, the most exacting of internal detail can also be created. Glazing options can be accommodated up to 48mm with the option for several acoustic insulated glass units. Kevin Warner, head of sales and marketing for KÖMMERLING commented: ‘“The hybrid options that we can now offer are already opening up opportunities in the residential and commercial markets and with several benefits over pure aluminium systems, it’s certainly a sector for the future.”