Clearview North October 2013 - Issue 143 - Page 42

DOORS&WINDOWS A SWATCH FOR ALL COLOURS Solidor has just launched a new 6 page colour swatch for consumers and the trade, to promote its range of 17 internal and external colours for its second generation composite doors. The new brochure also promotes the consumer initiative ‘Sounds Like A Solidor’ and encourages consumers to take the Solidor ‘Knock Test’, the key point being that its composite doors are based on proven and fully sustainable solid timber cores, unlike the GRP composite doors, which are filled with an environmentally unfriendly foam. Within the 6 page consumer brochure there’s a sample of each of the 17 colours, which are split into the standard range, premium range and luxury range. Some of the exciting new finishes include Mocha woodgrain, French Grey and most recently Rich Aubergine. As a pioneering brand, the company feels that such support tools are helping its customers generate greater margins and more sales. Gareth Mobley, managing director of Solidor Group comments: ‘This new colour swatch along with the all new brochure will help the consumer to identify the colours that they really want on their doors inside and out.” ‘A sample of each of the 17 colours’ Visit, call 01782 847300 or e-mail Follow @solidorltd on Twitter or Facebook. Be inspired by the new Continental Collection Taking contemporar y composite door design to fresh heights is the sophisticated new Continental Collection from Phoenix Door Panels, part of Masco UK Window Group Ltd. Developed and manufactured at its Cambridgeshire-based site, the specially designed GRP composite doors feature a variety of glazing aperture shapes and positions to give a refreshing twist on conventional styles. A wide choice of modern glazing designs have also been introduced to complement the subtle and understated appearance of the new door range, inspired by European design styles and launched in response to rising customer demand. As well as the traditional red, blue, green and black colour options, Phoenix can offer a choice of softer shades, such as Chartwell Green, Dove Grey and Duck Egg Blue, which are becoming increasingly popular. Stylish new hardware continues the Continental-influenced theme, with elegant D-shaped, full-length straight, offset and arched chrome door handles reinforcing a strong entrance door statement for the home. A new standalone brochure to accompany the range will be available from September. Haydon Statham, National Sales Manager at Phoenix Door Panels, said, “There is a need in the market for these ‘Continental’ styles.” Contact Phoenix Door Panels on 01487 740469, email info@ or visit the website at www. NEW UK COMPANY FOR COMPOSITE WINDOWS Following some 25 years of successful business in Italy and mainland Europe, the composite window specialist, Uniform, has set up a UK subsidiary Uniform Architectural Ltd in Bristol. Directors Chris Dixon, Adrian Youd and Matteo Giaretta all have long experience in the window and door industry and are based at the new Bristol head office in Westbury-on-Trym, 42 OCT 2013 Bristol. Chris and Adrian will be keeping up their connections with specifiers and contractors to satisfy project requirements and Matteo as operations director, will be co-ordinating with the group’s European factories for the speedy deliveries for which the group is known. The Uniform Architectural Ltd parent company Uniform SpA based in Verona, Italy is a £100 million turnover manufacturer of top quality composite windows. Nearly half of its 45,000m² premises in Verona is devoted to manufacturing, the company employing 400 people worldwide. Uniform also manufactures high specification curtain walling and brise soleil at a separate plant. Director Chris Dixon commented, “This is an exciting time to introduce the uni_one? range into the UK market and with the options, technical solutions and much faster deliveries that we are offering we expect to see some solid growth over the next few years.” Call 0117 959 6456, email: enquiries@uniform-arch. or visit To read more, visit