Clearview North Feb 2013 - Issue 135 - Page 58

INDUSTRYNEWS Run Through Sash Horns Never a company to stand still, Polyframe has announced that fully integrated run through sash horns are available on its Rehau products from the Norwich factory. This new product gives installers the ability to supply top hung sash windows as an alternative to vertical sliding windows or as a perfect replacement for older wooden windows, without losing the traditional character associated with these products. The run though sash horns are a continuation of the sash frame, fixed with a mechanical joint to give the finished window an authentic traditional look. Available in either Rehau Edge, decorative, or S706 Chamfered, the run through horn is made by milling the profile and the exposed end is then covered with a matching cap, giving a much more aesthetically pleasing finish to screw on sash horns. With a choice of white or three woodgrain foils and over 200 RAL sprayed colours Polyframe can supply windows to meet any customer requirement. The run through sash horns is yet another specialist product to add to the Polyframe product portfolio and perfectly compliments the recently added shaped frames and arches available through the Oxford factory., Tel: 01422 330460 Peter Kinze It is with great sadness that VBH announces the passing of former managing director Peter Kinze in Germany on 15th January. He had been bravely battling his illness for three years. Peter was one of the first to recognise the potential of the UK PVCu window and door market and opened a supply route to UK fabricators from the mid 1970s direct from Heinz Wagner GmbH in Cologne, Germany. He eventually persuaded the company to open a UK subsidiary and was instrumental in setting up Heinz Wagner (GB) Ltd, now known as VBH (GB) Ltd, with UK-based directors Graham Organ and Barry Amey in 1982. Peter subsequently moved to Kent and continued in the role of managing director until his retirement in 2005, when he and his wife, Melitta, returned to Cologne to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Peter’s experience was vast and he always found time to share his knowledge and anecdotes with colleagues and friends from across all sectors of the industry. He kept in regular touch with VBH (GB) and visited the company shortly before Christmas, when he caught up with old faces and chatted to new members of the team. Peter was a kind and gentle man who will be sorely missed by his many friends and peers throughout the industry, in the UK, Germany and beyond. Our thoughts are with Melitta, and the couple’s children, Uwe and Heike at this difficult time. ‘Peter was a kind and gentle man who will be sorely missed by many friends and peers throughout the industry’ BELFAST ROUNDS UP REHAU’S BIG EVENTS Belfast successfully rounded up REHAU’S BIG events, with 50 fabricators and installers from across the region heading to Templepatrick to hear details about the new REHAU TOTAL70 products and branding. Wolfgang Gorner, Business Unit Director for REHAU Window Division, said: “Response was really positive – customers were enthusiastic about the powerful new branding and support materials which they felt would help them to promote our 70mm systems across Ireland and they liked the flexibility we are offering with our new multi-chambered profiles. “Customers liked the fact that we had taken our team and our message to them rather than expecting them to travel to see us.” For any customers or potential customers who couldn’t make the events, REHAU has now posted the video presentations outlining the key products launched on its dedicated trade website at www., alongside the new profile guides. The videos show REHAU’s product development and technical team explaining the benefits which the new multichambered profiles can offer in terms of energy efficiency, flexibility in fabrication and overall cost savings. They will also be available for fabricators to add to their own websites shortly and will be posted on REHAU’s YouTube channel. 58 FEB 2013 To read more, visit