Clearview North September 2014 - Issue 154 - Page 68

doors&windows Taking PVC-U to the next level In this mature market many of the new products that are introduced are simply variations on a theme. Genuinely new products that offer something substantially different are rare. So when such a product does come along, there’s good reason to get excited, not least because of the opportunities it presents for installers looking for a competitive edge. One example is the Genesis Vertical Slider from Bison Frames. Bison’s R&D team developed this PVC-U window acceptable for use in Grade II listed buildings and conservation areas. So the ‘superb security, low maintenance’ first thing that you notice is the use of traditional timber jointing methods rather than the usual 45 degree welds that you see on PVC-U. A deep bottom rail as standard, run-through sash horns, an optional Georgian Astragal bar and a complete range of authentic woodgrain and heritage coloured foil options complete the stunningly authentic heritage appearance. Yet features such as superb security, low maintenance high-quality spiral balances, a tilt-open facility and WER ratings of A, B and C make it a modern window packed with features that aid installers. Tel: 0800 138 3838, SCHUECO LAUNCHES NEW MANUAL VERSION OF ‘PANORAMIC’ SLIDING DOOR SYSTEM Aluminium systems specialist, Schueco UK Ltd, has further augmented its range of glazed, panoramic sliding doors with a manual version of its successful Schueco ASS 77 PD.HI system. With ultra-slim sightlines (the interlock stile width is only 30 mm) and a perimeter frame entirely concealed within the wall, the new door provides maximum transparency and virtually uninterrupted external views. The Schueco ASS 77 PD.HI can accommodate double or triple-glazing which, with the door’s thermally insulated frames, delivers ‘U’ values as low as 1.1 W/m2K. The glazing is bonded to the door leaf to ensure structural integrity and multi-point locking delivers security to EN 1627 RC2 standard. As in the motorised version, the track in the manual ASS 77 PD.HI system forms part of the sliding door leaf with the rollers integrated into the sill profile. Panels can be up to 3.2 m wide and 3.0 m high with a maximum panel weight of 300 kg, yet thanks to an advanced ergonomic handle, the door remains easy to open and close. email Distinction Door’s Nan Ya slab leads the market in thermal efficiency The strength of Distinction Door’s position as a UK market leader in composite doors was recently reinforced when its Nan Ya doorset was tested at the University of Salford’s Energy House, showing that the Nan Ya 44.5mm slab was 19% more thermally efficient than a 48mm solid timber core composite door and 17% more thermally efficient than a 44mm tradition al timber panelled door. The reason is the Nan Ya slab’s high performance insulated core, made up of a high density CFC-free PV foam. 68 SEP 2014 The door is proven to the BS 6375-1 classification for weather tightness, air, wind and water and, once installed, far exceeds the requirements of Approved Document L of the Building Regulations. As marketing manager Chantel Roach, says, the market-leading thermal efficiency is a vital selling point. Combined with stunning aesthetics, a huge range of design, colour and triple glazed glass options plus excellent security as standard, the Nan Ya GRP composite door slab from Distinction Doors is a competition-beating product. Tel: 0845 2000 816, Email: Web: To read more, visit