Clearview North September 2014 - Issue 154 - Page 28

INDUSTRYNEWS TRADITIONAL BEAUTY FROM FRAMEXPRESS Renovation projects have surged in popularity over the last couple of years for frameXpress, as sales figures have repeatedly risen in respect of this market sector at the company. It has been attributed to continuing innovation in high performance products such as the FS70 mm system from Profile 22 as well as the dynamic design options now available, which appeal to the wise homeowner and the shrewd installer. One of the most recent frameXpress projects incorporated a number of advanced, high performance products from the company’s range, which were tailored specifically to meet the exacting standards of the homeowners, who wished their property to maintain and reflect a very traditional appearance throughout. The Slate Grey colour foil was chosen which has provided a stunning aesthetic finish to the installation at the home. Matching the design requirements required meticulous attention to detail in order to complement the style of the period residence in Berkshire. The colours in the range which include Chartwell Green, Dark Red and Slate Grey as well as two woodgrain finishes, can be delivered within a three week lead time. Call: 01952 581100. ASSA ABLOY UK celebrates 20 years of shaping the industry ASSA ABLOY UK is celebrating 20 years of shaping security, benefitting general installers and builders as the largest supplier of intelligent lock and security solutions. In two decades, ASSA ABLOY’s brands have developed quality products to reflect the changing way which end users open doors and enabling installers to work on a variety of new build and retrofit projects. The group’s innovative product portfolio has been led by convenience for both installation and the end user. ASSA Abloy brands including; Adams Rite, UNION, Pemko, Trimec and ASSA, all contributed towards the strengthening of the company’s success. Neil Vann, Market Regional Manager for the UK, said: “One in every 10 lock and security installations world-wide now uses ASSA ABLOY products, which is a tribute to all of our employees’ commitment to developing innovative solutions over the last 20 years. “Our aim is to continue to be the industry’s most innovative supplier of door opening solutions and for our brands to keep offering the assurance and quality that they have historically.” TAKING PASSIVHAUS TO THE NEXT LEVEL Passivhaus is becoming more popular in the UKand globally. With this, the independent test centre, ift Rosenheim, has developed a new Passivhaus certification for windows. Internorm, with its wide range of low energy window and door systems, has recognised the many benefits of this certificati on and as a result it now has products certified by the centre as Passivhaus components. Germany-based ift Rosenheim GmbH is a registered European institution for testing, surveillance and certification. With international accreditation according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025, it is authorised for setting rules for both defining and ensuring quality. 28 SEP 2014 In terms of Passivhaus certification, in addition to testing the thermal performance of the systems, Rosenheim is also interested in the physical tests of the window and its performance when it comes to water tightness, air permeability and shock resistance. Also, the thermal performance of Rosenheim’s certification is very detailed and, with this, includes the temperature factor of the glass edge and of the main building. It also measures the average temperature factor of the frame profile as well as the Uw installed., To read more, visit