Clearview North May 2013 - Issue 138 - Page 20

DOORS&WINDOWS Twin manufacturing milestones reached Phoenix Door Panels Ltd, a division of Masco UK Window Group Ltd, has just celebrated two major manufacturing milestones in its 20-year history – the one millionth PVC-U door panel and the 50,000th composite door. The Cambridgeshire-based manufacturer reached the twin landmarks in April following a robust start to 2013, as Haydon Statham, National Sales Manager, explained: “We have experienced rising demand for our quality composite door and panels, mainly thanks to our simplified pricing structure and attention to really good customer service. “Since introducing a straightforward ordering system for any door from our extensive County Collection Composite Door range, we have encouraged more installers to come on board.” All Phoenix composite doors are priced with an outside colour and letter plate, plus a lever/lever handle. “So a Phoenix door is all complete and ready to fit when delivered. Our pricing is probably the simplest and easiest in the industry,” continued Haydon. “Every door is ‘good to go’ – you just ‘build’ the door depending on the options required, such as glass, finish, or door furniture and then wait for the door to arrive.” Contact Phoenix Door Panels on 01487 740469, email: info@phoenixdoorpanels. or visit the website at Opportunity for growth in heritage sector Dekko Window Systems, one of the industry’s leading PVC-u fabricators, is now offering Residence 9 (R9), the luxury 9 chambered window system from Eclectic Systems. Dekko has capacity to fabricate several hundred R9 windows and doors per week from its 28,000 sq ft factory in Cheshire, and is in the process of teaming up with like-minded installers to sell this product into the lucrative highend heritage market. Dekko sales director Kurt Greatrex comments: “There’s real opportunity for growth in the heritage sector and R9 is the perfect product for this market. R9 is packed with authentic features, making it look identical to a 19th Century flush sash timber window, but because it is made with a modern composite material it doesn’t have the same maintenance issues. R9 is ideally suited to cottages, town houses and period properties and because it is a luxury window, installers can gain better margins and expect to see a boost in profits.” The product was recently displayed at the FIT Show, where R9 extruder Eclectic Systems was exhibiting. Kurt attended the show with Dekko’s managing director Gary Torr and both were delighted to see so many installers interested in R9. For more information contact Dekko on 01614060055. Bringing Sixties-style apartments into 21st Century Doors and windows from Halo’s System10 range have upgraded two Sixties-built apartment blocks to 21st century standards of insulation and energy efficiency by replacing the original steel-framed Crittall fittings with robust, low maintenance PVC-U products. Fabricated and installed by Perivale-based Everglade Windows, the windows feature the Edge, a very slim sash devised in collaboration with Halo – the UK’s leading manufacturer of energy efficient doors, windows and fenestration packages and a company of the “The existing windows and doors looked very elegant but their thermal performance was very poor so the properties were cold and suffered from condensation. Now the doors and windows have a U-value of just 1.6 and are backed by a 10 year warranty.” The two blocks, Pelham and Waverley Court in the centre of Horsham, Surrey, consist of 81 residential apartments in three-storey blocks and required a total of 722 windows and doors. Tel: Tel: 01282 716611, VEKA UK Group – that was both durable and easy to maintain. “The key factors in choosing these doors and windows against a number of competitors came down to appearance, longevity and ease of maintenance,” commented Ana Pavlovic of CBRE, which advised the owners, Akelius, a Swedish property group. 20 THE MAY 2013 ISSUE SPONSORED BY DURAFLEX To read more, visit