Clearview National September 2017 - Issue 190 - Page 68

PROUD SPONSOR OF DOORS & WINDOWS DOORS&WINDOWS FAR AND AWAY THE IDEAL SHOWPIECE New VEKA Imagine door lifts expectations » » DEBUTED AT THE FIT Show 2017, VEKA Group’s brand new Imagine Lift & Slide Patio Door is the latest addition to its luxurious, innovative and technically advanced Imagine suite of doors. Designed to ‘let nature into your living space’, the system can incorporate between two and four sashes; any and all of which can be configured to ‘lift and slide’ depending on the user’s requirements. And, thanks to its safe and secure the Imagine Lift & Slide Patio Door is strong enough to easily handle both residential and commercial applications. That’s not to say that the Imagine Lift & Slide Patio Door is intended only for wider openings. It’s easy- to-operate sliding sashes are as effortless to use in small doorways as they are across large frontages opening onto lawns, patios or terraces for example. The Imagine Lift & Slide Patio Door is available in a range of finishes (19 colours and woodgrains from VEKA’s Variations colour collection) across all installation options. Aluminium covers can be specified in those finishes too, further increasing the system’s versatility as part of a broader design scheme. » » WHEN THE CREATORS OF the industry’s most radical new window and door system heard that a substantial ultra- contemporary house was being planned not far from its head office, the opportunity seemed too good to miss. Fortunately, the owner of the property agreed, plans were drawn up and the result is not only a stunning private residence but also one of the best showpiece installations any manufacturer could wish for. That system was Lumi, the innovation that had recently proved a show-stopper when Co Antrim based Apeer launched it at Grand Designs Live in 2015, and the finished house has surpassed all expectations, not only for the owner and architect but also for Apeer as a model showpiece for its innovation. The installation makes extensive use of Lumi windows, residential doors and sliding doors, placing them among a variety of exterior materials including white render, grey random stone and shiplap timber cladding. Anthracite grey was chosen throughout for the Lumi exteriors, with the window interiors in Signal Grey. Many of the ground floor windows are single-pane floor-to-ceiling panels, calling on the high technical spec and energy efficiency that lie behind Lumi’s unique good looks. ENDURANCE REPORTS IMPRESSIVE FIRST HALF TO 2017 » » ENDURANCE® DOORS HAS ENJOYED an impressive first half to 2017, with sales up nearly 45% and with a large number of new customers already in the pipeline, there’s a firm expectation for this trend to continue throughout the remainder of the year. In 2016, the solid core composite door manufacturer enjoyed growth of 40% and so the figures for 2017 show an increase in performance, as existing customers enjoy considerable organic growth, with new customers coming on board nearly every week. Endurance® Doors has done much to 68 » SE P 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M develop the sector over the last 17 years and recent investments in the product, marketing and business oper