Clearview South Feb 2013 - Issue 135 - Page 60

INDUSTRYNEWS DHF ROADSHOW TO HELP MEET CE CHALLENGE With compulsory CE marking just weeks away, industrial door companies are invited to attend a roadshow to help them meet their legal obligations. It is being held by the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF), on Tuesday, February 12 at BRE in Watford. Attendance is free to DHF members. The cost of attendance is £100 per non DHF member which will be waived should delegates join the DHF. Following lunch, delegates can tour BRE’s testing facilities. All industrial door makers and suppliers will be legally obliged to CE mark every non-fire industrial and commercial door they place on the market. Failure to do so will be a criminal offence from July 1. Before a door company can CE mark its products, they must undergo testing in accordance with BS EN 13241-1:2003, implement a factory production control system, and issue Declarations of Performance. But DHF says that many non-member door companies have yet to start the CE marking process. ‘£100 per non DHF member’ The DHF has been guiding its members on CE marking ever since the July 1 deadline was first announced. As well as providing technical advice, the federation has been showing its members that CE mark compliance gives them the competitive edge in the market place. For further details, contact Kay Scattergood at the DHF Secretariat: 01827 52337; kay.scattergood@dhfonline.org.uk. Fantastic feedback for seminars The VEKA UK Group has received such positive feedback for the industry seminars held in 2012 that the team is now considering hosting some more of these popular, informative events. Colin Torley, VEKA Sales and Marketing Director explains: “Hundreds of fabricators and installers, using profile systems of all types - not just VEKA and Halo - attended the four seminars hosted at football grounds across the UK. “We’ve had some extremely positive feedback about the seminars and how useful they were, so it looks likely that we will host further events of this kind in spring.” Each visitor was given a survey to complete, covering: the venues, the subjects discussed and the information given. One of the most popular aspects of the seminars was the introduction of VEKA and Halo’s personalised print portal - for creating completely individual marketing materials. The majority of attendees confirmed that they would definitely be using this personalisation facility in 2013. Nick Bastow from Northern Trade Windows rated Manchester’s Old Trafford 10 out of 10 as a venue, and described the seminars as “thorough and professional...more informative than previous seminars given by other suppliers”. VEKA plc, 01282 716611, www.vekauk.com, salesenquiry@veka.com IT’S A FLAIR OPENING! The Kömmerling lift & slide PremiDoor is capable of some extraordinary measurements, with maximum sash sizes of 3 metres wide, 2.5 metres high and the option of four sashes. The frame section is 168mm deep and extruded in the Company’s proven, lead-free Greenline compound. This revolutionary new patio door is designed to let in more light than a typical bi folding door, and is available in a variety of different colours and finishes. The newly refurbished showroom from Flair is a showcase for Kömmerling products including the 070 Gold System, PremiLine patio door, new external Georgian bars and the PremiDoor. Flair is building an impressive reputation for supplying Kömmerling products and offering fantastic customer service on a national basis. This is in addition to supporting the local market through the new trade counter. Installers looking to switch to Flair are promised first class products, excellent customer service and a free showroom support package. Flair Plastic Products have just added Kömmerling’s revered lift & slide PremiDoor to its impressive product range at their newly refurbished showroom in Minworth, West Midlands. For further information you can contact Flair on 0121 624 5001 or via e- mail sales@flairwindows.com 60 FEB 2013 To read more, visit www.clearview-uk.c Р