Clearview North September 2014 - Issue 154 - Page 58

doors&windows Super-slim Imago Lift & Slide fills a big gap in the market Imago Lift & Slide, the slimmest timber frame lift and slide door hardware system in the market is now available from AGB. The trend for ‘Grand Design’ style homes with open spaces that let in light, give great views and allow easy access is here to stay. Imago’s super-slim design fills a real gap in the market for companies wanting to offer customers maximum glass area and minimum frame width. “UK homeowners want to open up their homes but Britain’s climate doesn’t match the sunshine of the Med so most of the time these impressive doors will remain closed,” says Marco Zen, UK sales manager for AGB Hardware. “Hence, the view to the garden becomes more important and slimmer frames give better views. “The market for bifolding doors is shifting towards lift and slide doors as aspirational buyers move away from doors with separate door leafs that break up the view. Imago Lift & Slide offers customers a panoramic view, beautifully framed in timber.” The new Imago Lift & Slide system means companies can manufacture a frame visible thickness of just two centimetres. PREMIDOOR BROCHURE SUPPORTS GROWTH With a recent surge in enquires for Kömmerling’s Lift and Slide PremiDoor from installers, specifiers and building developers, the company has launched a new, dedicated six page brochure to support further growth for this impressive, featurepacked large span door. The PremiDoor is capable of sash sizes up to 3 metres wide and 2.5 metres high, along with 2, 3 and even 4 pane options up to a maximum span of 10 metres, with a frame depth of 168mm. It’s designed for both new build and refurbishment projects and has been proven right across Europe in the harshest of conditions. Designed with low level gaskets and a single leg glazed bead that is easy to install on site, it is also available in eight different colours from stock. A further feature is the dedicated cill that is a two part, thermally broken product in aluminium and PVCu, for added structural stability and enhanced thermal performance. Like all of Kömmerling’s systems, it is extruded with the exclusive and proven leadfree compound, Greenline. For a free PremiDoor brochure call 01543 444900, e-mail enquiries@profine-group. com, visit or Twitter @kommerling_uk. SOLIDOR TO SHOW OFF ITS GRAND DESIGNS! Following a dazzling display of composite door innovation at the FIT Show, Solidor is now turning its attention to Grand Designs Live later this year, along with the inaugural Build Show in 2015. Solidor has already exhibited at Grand Designs Live in 2013 and was the first to sign up for 2014. Last year the company gave out 4,500 iPhone leaflets, each replicating the front of an iPhone to encourage homeowners to download their latest Door Designer App for iPhone and iPad. This year’s Grand Designs Live will again be held at the NEC, Birmingham and Solidor plans a large presence on stand B699, where 58 SEP 2014 it will be looking to build upon their proven retail marketing campaign that was awarded G13 Promotional Campaign of the Year – Retail. Solidor’s retail marketing campaign has since further expanded to include the industry’s first Augmented Reality (AR) App, a number of new consumer videos on its YouTube channel and a Door Designer feature on the website. All enquiries have been passed on to a Recommended and Premium installer network of 452 companies across the UK. or call 01782 847300, or Twitter @solidorltd To read more, visit