Clearview National September 2017 - Issue 190 - Page 86

ALUMINIUM REAL ALUMINIUM INSPIRES INSTALLERS WITH CUSTOMER WORKSHOPS » » 150 INSTALLERS HAVE now experienced first-hand the secrets of how REAL Aluminium can accelerate their businesses after attending a tailored one day REAL customer workshop. The workshops have been successful with many delegates reporting that their aluminium sales have trebled since they became a REAL Aluminium installer. The REAL Customer Day has been a popular element of REAL Aluminium since the brand was launched last year and Customade is well on course to attract 100 more installers to one of its sessions by the end of 2017. Held at Customade Group’s headquarters in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, the workshops provide installers with a thorough understanding of the tools available to help them leap successfully in to aluminium and begin selling the most extensive range aluminium windows, doors and lantern roofs available from a single supplier. The workshops appeal to both experienced aluminium installers and PVC-u installers who are new to aluminium and demonstrate the simplicity of promoting, quoting, selling and ordering aluminium through REAL Aluminium. As part of their customer experience, installers visit REAL Aluminium’s purpose built 72,000 square foot factory which exclusively manufactures the REAL range. Customers are also guided through all the traditional and digital marketing resources available to help them increase their number of sales leads. REAL Aluminium is designed to eliminate the common pitfalls associated with the supply of aluminium and to make sourcing aluminium as easy as buying PVC-u. GROWTH CONTINUES AT SPECIALIST ALUMINIUM FABRICATOR » » A SPECIALIST MANUFACTURING company is celebrating yet another strong period of trading as it looks to end the year as a record-breaker. In its last fiscal year, CDW Systems put in its best trading performance which saw the group turnover increase by 19%, resulting in it hitting the £10m mark for the first time in its history. Directors at the group have revealed that they are now on course to surpass last year’s trading figures, with the launch of new products contributing to this. Mike explained that the company had added Reynaers aluminium lift and slide patio door sets to its product portfolio this year; and the products had proved popular with installers. The company has also grown its footprint in the UK, taking market share in both the north and south of the UK. CDW System s is also looking to extend its factory to support the continued growth as well as employing new people at its headquarters in Gloucester. CDW Systems has been operating for 25 years as an aluminium specialist, manufacturing and supplying a wide range of windows, doors, shop fronts and curtain walling. Achieve larger glass spans with new Technal MY Curtain Walling System » » WITH INCREASING demand for 60mm curtain wall systems, architectural aluminium systems specialist Sapa has launched the Technal MY Curtain Walling System. This new facade range will allow architects, specifiers and fabricators to create curtain walls with larger glass spans than ever before – achieving a glazed surface area of up to 12m2. Capable of incorporating wider and taller panes of glass than current 50mm aluminium systems, the system provides a 62mm wall structure allowing for maximised glazed surfaces of up to 12m2, weighing up to 680kg. A larger glazing pocket gives increased glass edge clearance to accommodate building movements on larger projects. Ideal for new build or refurbishment curtain wall applications that architecturally command maximum natural 86 » SE P 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M light and slim sight lines, MY is suitable many types of projects offering a new level of design and technical capability. It can be combined with Technal’s PY 55 Door, STII Door and FY 65 Window for a complete façade solution. MY curtain wall meets energy consumption reduction requirements and in the high insulation version offers Passive House performances with U values as low as Ucw = 0.61 W/ m2k. Products/Curtain-Walling/my62/