Clearview North July 2014 - Issue 152 - Page 80

Fantastic FIT for Phoenix Doors High levels of interest in both its UPVC panel doors and GRP composite doors contributed to a highly successful 2014 FIT Show debut for Phoenix Doors, part of MASCO UK Window Group Ltd. The Telford event provided the perfect opportunity for the Cambridgeshire-based door solution company to unveil its new name and modern brand identity as part of the Group-wide rebranding on the double-decker MASCO UKWG stand. The show also supplied a steady throughput of visitors, including potential prospects among existing Group customers, according to Haydon Statham, Phoenix Doors Sales Director, whose engaging manner caught the attention of the FIT Show TV team. “It’s been a very positive, successful show for us. Everything gelled very well: from strengthening cohesion with the Group to meeting lots of potential new customers, we never really stopped,” he added. “Keeping in touch with industry developments was also useful and it gave us the opportunity to gauge interest in our fresh ideas, such as a rebated door, new hardware and glazing designs,” he added. “We’re looking forward to returning in 2016!” Call 01487 740469, or visit www. BFRC HOMEOWNER CERTIFICATE - A HIT AT FIT The human BFRC Homeowners Energy Rating Certificate was a big hit at FIT 2014 – distributing nearly 1,000 promotional leaflets. The leaflet stated that all homeowners, when asked, said they wanted this new Energy Rating Certificate, when having BFRC rated replacement windows and doors fitted in their homes. Installers were eager to hear the message – and promote the fact they install BFRC rated product to their customers. This BFRC Homeowners Energy Rating Certificate is specific to the property and the products purchased and will feature the installers name and date of installation as well as the well-known ‘rainbow’ colour label. The ratings displayed will be ‘A+’ to ‘C’ for windows and ‘A+’ to ‘G’ for doors. It is the only such certificate available in the UK glazing sector. This certificate is a valuable new mar keting tool for installers. It is issued at the same time as the FENSA certificate and can be supplied with no extra administration for the installer. Just tick the box at the point of notification on the FENSA website. It costs just £1.50 (ex VAT). For 020 7403 9200, BOHLE’S ANNA WAS QUICK OFF THE MARK! Making quick work of being an exhibitor at this year’s FIT Show, Bohle Ltd., one of Europe’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of tools, machines and accessories for glass processing and finishing, sold one of their new Glass Analysis Kits 10 minutes into the first day of FIT Show 2104. Sold to Elwyns Windows Ltd by Technical Sales Rep, Anna Meer, who is often referred to by her colleagues as ‘the lovely Anna’, the kit itself contains a Merlin Lazer, 80 “the lovely (and super efficient!) Anna” on the stand. Merlin TGI, and a Low E Coating Detector all neatly placed in a hard shell case. Situated at stand 123, the first day of FIT appeared to be a consistently busy one for Bohle. “It was a very busy day,” said Dave Broxton, the company’s Managing Director. “The only time we saw a break in visitors to our stand was during the last 15 minutes of the day when the stand opposite us started offering out free champagne - but it was our team who definitely deserved a toast for their efforts!”