Clearview North October 2013 - Issue 143 - Page 6

industrynews Start the week with Clearzine. GREY HAS ITS DAY • Every Monday. • Delivered to 14,000 industry emails. • Your weekly news portal. • Mobile-optimised. Your customers, your news... Tel: 01226 321450 REACH THE MARKET YOU THOUGHT YOU NEVER COULD Distributed through a national network of over 300 trade counters and growing. Dis Na tribu tion ted ally @proinstaller1 6 OCT 2013 As the bi-fold market continues to boom, the Customade Group has reported record sales of bifold doors in black and grey aluminium. The Gloucester-based fabricator, which is one of the largest suppliers of the Visofold 1000 internally beaded 70mm system from Smart Architectural Aluminium, has seen a marked shift towards stronger monochrome shades. There has been a huge growth in demand for Customade’s stock colours Gloss White (RAL 9010), Matt Anthracite Grey (RAL 7016) and Matt Black (RAL 9005) which are all available on a fast 10 day delivery. Andy Thomas, Customade’s sales and marketing director, explains: “The demand for alternatives to standard matt white has soared in recent months as homeowners have become more aware of the choices and finishes available to them. “White, black and anthracite grey are the most popular colours at the moment, because they complement modern and traditional properties equally well and suit most styles of interior and exterior décor. For added choice however, we can produce our bi-fold doors in more than 200 RAL colours. The versatility of powdercoated aluminium means that homeowners can now easily create a totally bespoke coloured door that makes a real style statement on their property.” Customade is able to supply its bi-fold doors in dual colour options to match or contrast with the exterior fixtures and internal décor of a property. Door handles are available in any RAL colour to match or contrast with the door. For an added colour option, Customade also has an exciting collection of integral blinds. The blinds are available in a wide range of colours, including three choices of silver, cream, white and a number of pastel shades. They can be either manually or electrically operated. Customade offers a comprehensive 25 year guarantee on paint, 20 years on glazing and 10 years on installation. Customade was established in 1979 and offers a comprehensive range of bi-folding aluminium doors and commercial products, including the Visofold 1000 door and Visoglide patio door. The £20 million turnover Customade Group, which employs 230 people, also includes Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions, the Bi-Fold Shop, Fineline Aluminium and Hourglass Seal. To read more, visit