Clearview North May 2013 - Issue 138 - Page 62

THEFITSHOWREVIEW NEW PRODUCTS LAUNCHED Specialist architectural hardware supplier, Barrier Components Ltd., launched a number of new products at the FIT (Fabricator Installer Trade) Show. BarrierStack, a GCC Taiwan manufactured product, generated a lot of interest from installers at the show. It comprises a number of different systems, offering the installer complete flexibility for their chosen glass door installation. BarrierStack is a component supply only of the hardware to allow for the installation of folding, sliding and stacking glass systems. The components are manufactured from an anodised aluminium profile with a brushed stainless steel finish. The product is designed to accommodate 10 or 12mm glass, purchased by the user, allowing the system to be installed for the lowest possible cost. The new anti trap hinge protection flaps are manufactured in Italy to a high quality finish. The Digisafe product is manufactured in aluminum or transparent Perspex so as not to detract from the appearance of high quality doors. EnduroShield also launched at the show, a new protective coating system at a very competitive market price, designed to be applied to glass, tile and stainless steel surfaces. This product reduces cleaning time by 90%. Barrier Components e-commerce web site is live at www.barrier-components.co.uk. Call 01708 891515 or sales@barriercomponents.co.uk. IN TRAINING FOR MOUNT KILIMANJARO AT FIT SHOW All those with tired feet after touring the FIT show should spare a thought for Richard Barlow, Gary Beech and Darren Larkin from REHAU fabricator UK Window Systems who carried a REHAU window around the show for the full three days. The three were raising awareness of their fundraising challenge in October when they will attempt to carry the window all the way to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of the FSID charity (Foundation for the Study of Infant Death). With a pop up banner on display in the REHAU sponsored café and bar areas and a raffle taking place during the show, the three walked almost continuously around all four halls to win the backing of the industry. Their efforts paid off because, as well as the £300 raised by the raffle, they received new sponsorship for the challenge from exhibitors Mila and J Tools, who both pledged support in exchange for having their logos fixed to the glass in the window. Richard Barlow said: “The window was a great talking point at the show and gave us the chance to explain our challenge to visitors and exhibitors as we walked around.” Sponsorship for the challenge can be pledged via the Just Giving page at www.justgiving. com/Richard-Barlow2 FiT Show 2013 - ‘We thought it would be good. It was’ Expectations for the new FiT Show 2013 were high and it certainly seemed to meet those expectations according to feedback from the Sika Rood Assured team (Stand 2-104). Team members described the show as ‘relevant, rewarding, exploratory and refreshing’ with one team member stating, “I thought it would be good. It was. We spoke to some good quality people each day and now time will tell when we start following up on leads”. Attendance at the Show was part of Roof Assured’s strategic plan to build relationships with home improvement companies and installers, to tell them more about the benefit of joining the Roof Assured professional installer network. This is why the Company chose the Fit Show 2013 to launch its new brand identity to communicate a fresher, more relevant and radical brand message along with the launch of their new B2B and B2C website. All agreed their presence at the show allowed them to make contacts they would not otherwise have made, was time very well spent and all were surprised at the quality and professionalism of the attendees and visitors to the stand. For more information on becoming a Roof Assured installer visit the new website www.roofassured.co.uk/installer 62 THE MAY 2013 ISSUE SPONSORED BY DURAFLEX To read more, visit www.clearview-uk.com