Clearview National September 2017 - Issue 190 - Page 80

ALUMINIUM Installer Boosts Business with Real Aluminium » » AN INSTALLER HAS INCREASED ITS aluminium business by 50% after making the leap to REAL Aluminium. Sherborne Windows is reaping the rewards of Customade Group’s complete aluminium solution after becoming one of the first installers in the UK to adopt it when it was launched a last year. Sherborne began installing aluminium glazed roofing systems from Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions, which is also part of the Customade Group, some time ago and recognised that REAL Aluminium could help the company achieve growth in aluminium. The company, which has three dedicated showrooms at Farnborough and Hartley Wintney in Hampshire and Windlesham in Surrey, was attracted to REAL Aluminium because of the impressive array of aluminium products available from a single source and the enviable showroom and marketing support on offer. With access to these products and the best domestic aluminium retail brochure to help the sales team to win business. An Atlas Skyroom and REAL Aluminium windows and doors have been installed at Sherborne’s showroom in Windlesham, whilst the Hartley Wintney site features a selection of flat rooflights, aluminium bi-folding doors and French doors. Sherborne has seen a significant uplift in aluminium sales as a direct result of homeowners visiting the showroom. 01453 826884, www.real-aluminium.co.uk, sales@customade.co.uk CAERPHILLY ‘SUPER SCHOOL’ READY WITH HELP OF LOCAL CONTRACTOR » » WELSH ALUMINIUM FABRICATOR Dudley’s Aluminium has finished its work with Willmott Dixon to support the construction of the new £25m Islwyn High School, in Caerphilly. Dudley’s has completed a contract, more than £550,000, to install the aluminium façade and key structural fixtures at the site, including curtain walling, windows and doors. This project also represents the first collaboration between Dudley’s and AluK aluminium systems. Islwyn School, which was built on the former Oakdale Colliery site, will replace the Oakdale and Pontllanfraith secondary schools and opens in September 2017. When completed, the secondary school will house up to 1,075 children, across 60 classrooms, and contain a 3G Sports Pitch, multi-use games area, eight science laboratories and a learning resource centre. The development of Islwyn School is being supported through the 21st Century Schools programme, which is funded and managed by the Welsh Government and local authorities. Commenting on Dudley’s contract, managing director Colin Shorney said: “Islwyn School is a very exciting project for the local community and we are delighted to have completed our work at the site. ” Sternfenster: A Cut Above the Rest » » THE FOM LMT65 ALUMINIUM machining and cutting centre stands as the continuation of Sternfenster’s major investment programme. Purchased from the Promac Group, the FOM LMT65 has been 80 » SE P 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M strategically integrated into Sternfenster’s strategic growth plans. This allows Sternfenster Approved Installers to benefit in several ways, including lead times of as little as three days, increased quality and efficiency, enhanced flexibility and improved opportunities for higher margin sales. The FOM LMT65 utilises innovation and intelligence to create a flexible aluminium cutting and routeing line. The multi-spindle preparation unit with a 360° variable angle allows access to all four sides of the profile, which is then automatically linked to the sawing . This aluminium machine and cutting centre also features a bar feeder and pick up system with an adaptive rotating gripper. Overall, this means that the FOM LMT65 has the in-built flexibility to handle a wide range of different profiles. This allows Approved Installers to offer a wider range of aluminium products in a quick, simple and efficient way. Becoming a Sternfenster Approved Installer is quickly becoming the smart way to invest in the future of the industry. www.sternfenster.com