Clearview North October 2013 - Issue 143 - Page 76

INSTALLERSUPPORT FAST GROWING TRADE COUNTER CHAIN OPENS NEW BRANCH IN DONCASTER Truemans, the fast growing trade counter chain, has embarked on the latest phase of their ambitious growth strategy and opened a new outlet in Doncaster. Like the company’s Burnley and Sheffield branches, Truemans Doncaster will stock a wide range of products and will offer local installers a fast turnaround, competitive prices and a real added value service. Joe Trueman, the company’s managing director, commented: “Truemans has built a loyal following in Burnley and Sheffield and we felt now was the right time to branch out with local installers and show them the benefits of dealing with Truemans.” Truemans doesn’t manufacture any of its products; it buys-in very large quantities from some of the country’s largest ‘super-fabricators’, meaning it can still offer competitive prices; and it doesn’t install, so is not competing with any of its customers. Because the company does not fabricate or install, it can afford to concentrate on offering customers real added value service. and replicate our success in a new geographical area. There are clearly a lot of opportunities in and around Doncaster and we’re keen to engage Visit or call the Doncaster branch on 01302 322 223 A NEW £100 MILLION FUND FOR GREEN INVESTMENT Speaking on the first day of the Global Business Summit on Energy, Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Nick Clegg revealed that the UK Green Investments (UKGI) team, based in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), will provide initial funding of £100m to two Non-Domestic Energy Efficiency (NDEE) fund managers - Equitix and SDCL. The DPM said: The UK is the sixth largest market in low carbon goods and environmental services and this coalition government is unreservedly committed to helping our low carbon sector thrive. We seek nothing less than a clean, green, low carbon economy. There is a global energy revolution underway. And the UK is not going to be left behind. We’re leading from the front. Together we find ourselves at the vanguard of one of the most dynamic, most innovative, most important industries of our time; an industry whose breakthroughs and endeavours will shape our societies for years to come; an industry that will help us build a more stable, more sustainable, more prosperous world. An A+ (or three) VEKA has updated its WER calculators to reflect the new BFRC SEL A+ scheme. The BFRC is now accepting applications for the new ‘A+’ band, which applies to windows only. Any BFRC ‘A’ rated product which achieves a rating index of 10 or more can be upgraded to an ‘A+’ and VEKA is one of the first major systems companies to be granted the new ‘A+’ licenses. VEKA’s Matrix 70 andMatrix Fully Sculptured casement windows and Vertical Sliding systems are now available with a rating of A+ thanks to the Simplified Energy License (SEL) Scheme. 76 OCT 2013 The SEL initiative from the BRFC combines the benefits of a simpler, more flexible rating system with stringent control and auditing. Sales and Marketing Director of The VEKA UK Group, Colin Torley explains: “VEKA has long been at the forefront of environmental innovations within the industry, so it is no surprise that we should be one of the first systems companies to upgrade our WER calculators to take into account the new BFRC SEL A+ scheme. “It has always been of great benefit to us and our customers to remain ahead of the curve when addressing energy-efficiency practices. The VEKA UK Group, 01282 716611,, To read more, visit