Clearview North July 2014 - Issue 152 - Page 67

July 2014 FITReview Another fantastic FIT for SWISSPACER! SWISSPACER is celebrating after another busy and successful FIT Show. People wanted to find out more about ULTIMATE, the best warm edge spacer bar in the world and try Caluwin, SWISSPACER’s new energy-calculating sales aid which lets users change profile, glass and spacer bar to calculate how much money and energy homeowners can save with their new windows. It’s already a big hit with installers who say it’s a great selling tool. SWISSPACER’s seminar on the future of energy efficiency drew an impressive crowd, with representatives from glass companies, BFRC, GGF, leading distributors, IGU makers, systems companies and fabricators and installers. Over 40 people attended to listen to a panel of experts, including Dr Benjamin Krick from the Passivhaus Institute discuss the future of high performance windows. SWISSPACER’s daily Champagne Reception was as popular as ever! Vic De Costa, SWISSPACER Marketing & Sales Manager commented: “We were particularly pleased with the number of visitors who attended our energy efficiency seminar. I’d like to thank all the speakers – Dr Benjamin Krick, Deceuninck’s Roy Frost, Saint-Gobain’s Susan Lambeth and SWISSPACER’s Karl-Theo Roes -for taking part.” composite door for a chance to win an iPad Air. The lucky winner, picked out by Matthew Glover, FIT Show chairman, was Richard Hammond, sales & marketing director of Cutting Edge UPVC. Products featured included an impressive metallic blue gable frame along with a fully fabricated Universal Arches logo that involved five bends, an incredible 67 welds and taking 35 man hours in total. There was also an arched sliding sash window and arched shutters, courtesy of their exclusive relationship with blind and shutter specialist, Thos. Sanderson. It was also important for the company to promote its exclusive partnership agreements with Eclectic Systems for their Residence 9 system, along with Solidor for the arched composite door. Prefix Systems returned from their debut at the FIT Show with a large number of qualified sales leads, having dazzled visitors with a range of inventive products for the extended living space market including GardenRoom and their new UrbanRoom. Yet one of the stars was the new prototype Clearview rooflight, which features triple glazing in neutral, blue and green tints, a variable pitch, fully insulated frame, coompletely sealed design and which can boast U-values as low as 0.6 W/m2K. It’s also incredibly easy to install. Having built their success as a BBA accredited Ultraframe fabricator, in recent years Prefix’s R&D programme has yielded the tiled GardenRoom roof - a focal point on the stand with the development of a new insulated eaves beam, designed to eliminate any chance of condensation on insulated roofs with an internal plasterboard finish. The new contemporary UrbanRoom was also popular along with the latest version of the GardenRoom brochure and new 28 page trade brochure. www.universalarches.com, Tel 01744 612844 or Twitter @universalarches. For further information or a FREE copy of their latest trade brochure, call 01254 871800. Tel: 0845 601 1265 A FIT-TING ANNIVERSARY Universal Arches again came away with the bragging rights for the most leads generated from the FIT Show, 1,736 in total, in no small part to the competition to open up a arched composite door, while also celebrating 20 years in business. While the 1,736 leads generated was down from 2,087 in 2013, footfall was still highly impressive as stand visitors attempted to open up the arched ROOMING AT THE FIT SHOW 67