Clearview National September 2018 - Issue 202 - Page 75

GLASS&SEALEDUNITS Still holding healthy glass stocks » » IN LIGHT OF RECENT reports about industry-wide glass shortages Distinction Glass from Distinction Doors has reassured customers by announcing it holds healthy stocks of glass at its South Yorkshire headquarters. Alongside the reassurance of healthy stocks in an uncertain industry climate, Distinction Glass continues to offer a wealth of attractive benefits to fabricators and installers alike. The most important one is the control the company has over its own glazing units. Sales and Marketing Director Chantel Roach said: “All our glazing units are designed exclusively by Distinction Doors and are held in stock rather than via a third party so customers are cutting out the middle man and we can offer a greater degree of reliability and quality than our competitors.” The units themselves offer outstanding qualities too with a range of stunning glass designs including a contemporary collection. Each design is triple glazed, something that offers three key benefits; maintains thermal efficiency, ensures the glass is easier to keep clean, and also increases security levels, because the external pane is fitted with 6.8mm laminated safety glass to BS EN 14449, meaning installers can upsell to the Secured by Design option without extended lead times. WHAT GLASS SHORTAGE? » » RECENT REPORTS SUGGEST THERE is a glass shortage in the UK that is threatening the supply of glass IGUs to the industry. But Katrina Earl, Epwin Glass National Sales Manager, has good news for its customers: “We have got healthy stocks on all types of glass and are not experiencing the problems that seem to be affecting other suppliers. For us, it’s very much business as usual.” Epwin Glass currently holds 145 glass types and has over 550 tonnes of glass in stock. The range covers decorative, noise insulation, safety and security, self-cleaning, solar control and thermal insul