Clearview National September 2017 - Issue 190 - Page 60

PROUD SPONSOR OF DOORS & WINDOWS DOORS&WINDOWS Strength in numbers » » STEEL HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN integral part of the strengthening of window and door frames. Today it’s more important than ever, as homeowners demand wider windows with more glass and thinner frames. Fenestration reinforcement specialist Anglo European refers to them as real-world windows and they are far bigger than the size that gets tested to meet the requirements for certification. “Surprisingly no changes have been made to the sizes of windows being tested for certification, even though there has been a big increase in the number of windows that exceed this size,” says James Lister, Operations Director for Anglo European. “We believe that the only way to tackle this issue is to have accurate information from testing real- world windows. We have an extensive testing schedule that covers all the main window systems in the UK. “The first test results are back. We have chosen the sizes our customers are typically making, and they are wider than 1,500mm. “We have calculated and tested the optimum level of reinforcement for real-world windows and we will soon be launching a new warranty scheme based on the results. Investing in testing means we can offer real Traditionally Styled PVC Doors, Windows and Flush Sashes when assurances to fabricators, who in turn can pass them onto installation companies.” Anglo European offers fabricator optimised reinforcement to suit individual manufacturing processes, with fast delivery and secure supply. Modern, Contemporary Aluminium Windows and Doors Tradition meets Modern Fabricators of PVCu and Aluminium Windows and Doors The Climatec Collection “More than just a window” Tel: 01702 613733 60 » SE P 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M