Clearview North September 2014 - Issue 154 - Page 52

doors&windows SOLIDOR’S REVOLUTIONARY CLOUD Solidor continues to innovate in the composite door sector and its latest, Solidor Cloud is truly revolutionary. Using the live order tracking facility customers can find out where orders are on the system, call up old jobs, order replacement parts and even log any complaints. Customers can choose delivery dates and addresses and be notified of any out of stock issues. Recommended and Premium Installers can upload new showroom images, update opening times and order POS and other marketing support materials. Trade suppliers can benefit from their own software solution that will integrate to the Solidor Cloud. Customers will receive news and product updates directly to their desktops. The whole system can be integrated with the new sales generator software which enables Solidor customers to have the Door Designer software integrated within their own websites and with it, place orders through the cloud directly to Solidor in a paperless environment. When a consumer designs a door on a Solidor customer’s website they will be notified via e-mail, an automatic quote with the required margin is generated and then sent on a Solidor Recommended or Premium installer e-mailer template. ROOMS AND VIEWS WOW REDROW WITH LINIAR! Window manufacturer, Rooms and Views has been working with new property developers, Redrow Homes for 14 years – so the Chester company was its first choice for a new luxury homes development, ‘Abode’ in Buckley, aimed at the younger house buyer. Redrow’s designers wanted a combination of traditional and contemporary in one dwelling. The windows were critical so Redrow approached Rooms and Views to ask if it was possible to create the look they wanted. Rooms and Views thought of the Liniar flush sash PVCu window, and took a sample of the lead-free, en ergy-efficient window, foiled in flat grey for a modern edge, to Redrow. It is modelled on a traditional pre-1935 timber window style, with a z-section and two seals. The window sash fits flush to the frame for great aesthetics, unlike a ‘standard’ PVCu window. Made with Liniar’s multi-chambered PVCu profile, the flush sash offers a much higher thermal performance than timber, achieving a U-value of 1.3 W/m²k – and is virtually maintenance-free. Redrow even built a house within its head office to see what the windows would actually look like! The team was delighted with the finished result both for appearance and ease of installation. abode-buckley-buckley windows/flush-sash-window Distinction Door’s Nan Ya composite slab remains at cutting edge Distinction Doors was the first to introduce the composite slab to the UK market and today, with more than two million units sold, it is the UK market leader in composite doors, thanks largely to the pedigree of the Nan Ya slab it has always used. In the UK market since 2000, it is in a process of continual development so its qualities remain at the cutting edge. 52 SEP 2014 With stunning aesthetics, it is available in a wide range of colours and styles for personalisation, and the high impact-resistant GRP skin protects against knocks and scratches. But these good looks are backed up with some impressive performance benefits. It’s the most thermally efficient door on the market – tests proved it to be 19% more thermally efficient than its rival 48mm solid timber core composite door, thanks to the Nan Ya slab’s CFCfree PU foam core technology, an environmentally-responsible material. It also offers unparalleled security even withstanding an attack from a police-issue battering ram; plus exceptional weatherproofing and an equally exceptionally manufacturer’s warranty. Tel: 0845 2000 816,, To read more, visit