Clearview South July 2013 - Issue 140 - Page 69

INSTALLERSUPPORT At the forefront with CE Marking regulations Stockport-based VEKA customer Force 8 is proud to have been ready and waiting for the new CE Marking regulations to come into force. MD Dennis Sumner believes that Force 8 may be the first company in its specialist sector to be ready for the July 1st changes. Force 8 entered the profilebending market in 1999 and very quickly developed a one-piece bend system, using a hot oil process that produces a seamless arch. Dennis explains: “The company’s system is unique to the market and the manufacturing process is fully automated with the latest CNC technology. “We can supply the glazing to ensure all our products comply with new CE marking regulations. Due to the accuracy of the new system, the software can specify the glass shape at the same time as it calculates the frame. We offer the complete product, with CE mark, so our installer customers have nothing to worry about. “Our emphasis is on quality and craftsmanship plus an attention to detail, and we are proud to offer outstanding customer support. An important part of this support was making sure that we were ready and waiting for the new CE Marking regulations.” VEKA plc, 01282 716611, www.vekauk.com, salesenquiry@veka.com Solution to CE Marking Forthcoming changes in the Construction Products Regulation 2011 (CPR ) have been designed to remove technical barriers to trade for construction products, creating a new conformity across the rules that make up the Construction Product Directive (CPD). This will standardise some elements of testing and should ENSURE that products across the European market are produced on a like for like basis. These changes, set to come into force on 1st July 2013, have major implications for window, door and curtain walling fabricators. At AluK, the technical team has been working on limiting the impact of these changes on its customers and has developed unique software that will help them to deliver CE Marking effectively and efficiently. AluK recently held a CE Marking Seminar at the head office in South Wales, which was well attended, and to help Fabricators understand the implications of these changes the company has also created a helpful Guide to CE Marking that is available to download from www. aluk.co.uk. AluK’s unique software is available to all customers and seamlessly integrates with its current Logikal estimating software, allowing Fabricators to quickly and easily comply with the new regulations when constructing AluK window, door and curtain walling systems. New RWD Website Gets The Message Across Sika Roof Assured has launched a new, B2C, responsive website (RWD) to appeal to homeowners looking for a flat roofing solution. The re-design is part of the Roof Assured brand development roll out. It gives a new focus on converting potential customers for the installer network, while adding extra sales and marketing support to existing and new installers. With an estimated 39% of consumers using mobile handsets to access the internet (Ofcom Q1 2012) and an expected 23.2 million tablet and mini tablet users in the UK by 2016, it was important that the site was developed using responsive web design so that it adapts to the size of screen/device a customer might be using. Content is now optimised for desktop, tablet and mobile, meaning that visitors to the Roof Assured site will be able to view it in a quick to download and easy to view format. Jon Morris, one of the Roof Assured web development team, said: “We are facing a trend of smaller screens and bigger audiences and we have to make sure that we are getting the right message to the right people in the way they want to receive it”. For more information on becoming a Roof Assured installer visit. www.roofassured. co.uk/installer or telephone 0800 614 821. To read more, visit www.clearview-uk.com JUL 2013 69