Clearview North Feb 2013 - Issue 135 - Page 12

DOORS&WINDOWS New trade showroom provides a multipurpose sales facility The new showroom of Deceuninck trade fabricator MB Frames PVCu Ltd has been designed with two clear purposes in mind. Firstly to offer MB Frames’ customer base the opportunity to provide their own customers a warm environment in which to demonstrate the quality and choice on offer. Secondly, MB Frames will have a showroom for their prospective customers to demonstrate the attention to detail and commitment to service that the company offers. If the stunning photos are anything to go by, the company will have more than succeeded in both purposes. The showroom, which is situated next to MB Frames’ 30,000 sq ft manufacturing plant in Bristol, is on two levels. It will be officially opened on 15th February, so will be up and running for the FIT Show, where MB Frames will be exhibiting. Paul said, “We hope to make appointments during the exhibition and invite prospects back to the new facility. We are in the same area at the show as Deceuninck and fellow fabricator Dempsey Dyer, so for anyone interested in seeing the design excellence and quality of Deceuninck’s products, this area is a must-visit. You can find our stand in Hall 3, Stand 14” www.deceuninck.co.uk, www. mbframes.com Returning to Fabrication Trade fabricator Bristol Windows Ltd moved back into fabrication in November 2012. The Company is manufacturing Deceuninck’s 2500 system and it already has a healthy order book to show for its decision. Adrian Price of Bristol Windows’ puts it down to two reasons: “We manufacture to an extremely high standard and we’re getting a reputation for our quality already. I think what’s also helping is our can-do attitude and our willingness to go the extra mile to fulfil customers’ requirements.” Adrian and his business partner Andy Farr took the decision to switch back to fabrication because of the control it gives them. “When you are buying in, you have to fit in with your supplier’s lead times. Now, if somebody needs a window tomorrow, we can do it. That ability is already winning us business we couldn’t have got before.” When the Company decided to move back into fabricating, Adrian says there was no hesitation in turning to Deceuninck. “We’ve manufactured their systems before and even when we were buying in, we still chose Deceuninck frames.” Tel: 01249 816969, Email: carol.hearn@ deceuninck.co.uk, Web: www.deceuninck. co.uk. Tel: 01275 8333351, Email: bristolwindowslimited@gmail.com How low can you go? Halo’s TwinSash hits 0.38 U-value! Halo, the VEKA brand with a long tradition in pioneering energy efficient fenestration systems, has launched its latest addition to the System10 range – the TwinSash – which is said to achieve the lowest U-values and sound reduction of any PVC-U window on the market today. The TwinSash’s U-value performance ranges from 1.2 W/ m2K right down to an industryleading 0.38 W/m2K, depending upon the type of glazing, spacer and gas used. The 1.2 W/m2K performance is achieved using air filled double-glazed units with float glass and aluminium spacer, enabling specifiers to meet current Building Regulations while achieving extraordinary value for money. Triple-glazed krypton-filled units and foam filled sections not only enable the TwinSash to provide a U-value of 0.38 – which the company’s believes is significantly lower than any other PVC-U window currently on market – but it also provides substantial noise reduction of 50Db. Such a high-degree of energy efficiency is ideal for PassivHaus applications and those projects seeking to meet and beat level six of the Code for Sustainable Homes or striving for ‘carbon negative’ construction. www.halo-uk.com 12 FEB 2013 To read more, visit www.clearview-uk.com