Clearview North September 2014 - Issue 154 - Page 90

hardware&security Debar celebrates partnership with fabricator Made for Trade Debar is celebrating the successful partnership with one of their customers, Made for Trade, which has seen a fantastic up-turn in sales of its bi-folding door sets since partnering with Debar. The company, which also fabricates and supplies conservatory roof kits, introduced the Smart Visofold 1000 aluminium bi-folding door system to its current product offering last March and from a standing start is now manufacturing 35 sets a week. Bradley Guant, Made for Trade MD commented, “We wanted to add more products to our portfolio. Manufacturing roofing systems meant we had the skills to take on other complex manufacturing processes, so we decided to offer bi-folding door sets. “Debar’s Graham Fawthrop and his team offered more than just door hardware supply, they assisted us at every learning curve.” Debar recently launched Dewall, a first-of-itskind bespoke timber bi-folding door system. The hardware was designed around the system and offers full technical instructions on how to build, giving fabricators, joiners and carpenters all they need to produce a faultless timber bifold door and expand into new markets. Call 01274 673547 or visit www.bifold-hardware.com. ‘Made for Trade’ Call Nigel on 01642 610798. COTSWOLD CONTINUES ON THE UP International friction stay manufacturer, Cotswold Architectural Products is up 20 per cent compared to same time last year, in what represents another record-breaking period of trading for the company. In August last year Cotswold reported it was 14 per cent up on the same period in 2012, the company’s best start to a year since 2005. Management says that demand for its EZ range of friction stays in the UK; and demand for its heavy duty range abroad is driving the growth. The EZ easiclean range of egress stays from Cotswold is one of the firm’s most popular. To meet the anticipated demand Cotswold recently invested in a new EZ stay line. Domestically the Cheltenham based manufacturer has also seen new customers come on board and existing ones reporting strong growth. The company’s growth coincides with good news about the UK economy. According to the Office for National Statistics the UK economy has returned to pre-crisis levels by expanding 0.8% in the second quarter of this year. On an annual basis gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 3.1%. Call 01242 233993 or visit www.cotswold-windows.co.uk Siegenia aluminium series supplied by Carl F Groupco Latest hardware to be added to Carl F Groupco’s range is manufactured by Siegenia and designed specifically for aluminium windows. With features to ease fabrication and installation of tilt & turn windows, and advancements that simplify component selection, the ALU 4200 and ALU axxent product lines are designed to have strong appeal to the window industry. 90 SEP 2014 Siegenia’s hardware advancement addresses the fact that traditional solutions for this market have often required a complicated buying and fitting process. Initiatives for the ALU series include non-handed and pre-assembled components to enhance installation and stock control. Other key features include clampable hinge-side frame components. Vertical and horizontal locks are identical, which reduces stock holding as the components are interchangeable. Three pieced hinge ends are flush, and inline with the sash profile to enhance aesthetics. Using push rod technology designed for the profile, the system can be fitted to different size windows without increasing stock holding. The product has a maximum weight of 130kg and is available with an extensive range of accessories. The ALU axxent is a concealed version of the hardware. Tel: 01733 393330, Email: sales@carlfgroupco.co.uk, www.carlfgroupco.co.uk, Twitter @Carl_F_Groupco To read more, visit www.clearview-uk.com