Clearview South July 2013 - Issue 140 - Page 8

DOORS&WINDOWS A COMPOSITE LOVE AFFAIR! Quickslide is the latest company to fall in love with the Solidor composite door, which has quickly established itself as the benchmark in the sector, both as a product and as a customer focused business. With a range of colours that now extends to 17 inside and out, along with exclusive hardware agreements with Avantis and for a range of black antique hardware, the product offering is by far the best in the sector the company claims. They have also recently returned from the FIT Show with a large number of high quality enquiries for their solid core composite doors. Similarly, Quickslide has also built up a reputation as a dynamic player in the glazing industry having won G11 Fabricator of the Year, in recognition of their efforts as a business under the leadership of chairman, Adrian Barraclough. The company’s core product is its vertical sliding sash, but in recent years it has introduced complementary casement windows, bi-folding doors and more recently Solidor composite doors, to satisfy the demand of their customer base. Adrian commented: “Bringing the Solidor product on board has allowed us to enhance our brand, by offering a cutting edge range of products.” To find out more about Solidor visit, call 01782 847300, or follow @solidorltd on Twitter. Buzz Wire Door Giveaway Following on from a hugely successful FIT Show, Flair Plastic Products has now presented Gemini (Telford) Ltd with its Kömmerling PremiLine patio door, which the company won in the ‘Beat the Buzz Wire’ challenge on the Flair stand at the trade exhibition. Gemini was presented with an unglazed, two-pane patio door, which is currently on promotion from Flair at a price of £199+VAT, up to 3 metres wide. The Kömmerling PremiLine patio door is the perfect match to the C70 and O70 Gold Systems, which are also both available from Flair. Given the innovative design of the outer frame on the PremiLine door, which is 70mm deep tapering out to 80mm to accommodate the sash, it can be easily coupled to any Kömmerling 70mm frame and benefits from a large range of ancillaries. Adrian Keegan, strategic consultant for Flair Plastic Products comments: ‘We were delighted to be able to present the door to the winning team from Gemini. We believe that the Kömmerling PremiLine patio door is the best in it’s class and we were proud to show off a number of their impressive systems at the FIT Show.’ ‘£199+VAT, up to 3 metres wide’ Contact Flair on 0121 624 5001 or e- mail PVC-U door panel still has its place Buoyant sales of its PVC-U door panels are proof that the product still has its place in t he replacement market where purchasers value the costeffectiveness of this entrance door solution, reports Phoenix Door Panels Ltd, a division of Masco UK Window Group Ltd. The Cambridgeshire-based composite door and door panel manufacturer, which recently celebrated its one millionth panel manufacturing milestone, says strong demand has seen production regularly top 1,500 panels per week. “Sales are going a storm and Phoenix is selling more panels now than ever in its 21-year history,” comments Haydon Statham, National Sales Manager. “A panel still fills the same ‘hole’ as a composite door, so in a replacement market for every five doors that are sold, one is a composite door and four of the five are panels and glass.” According to Haydon, for cost-conscious consumers, the PVC-U door panel scores highly on price, yet does the same low-maintenance, aestheticallypleasing and robust job as its costlier composite counterpart. “The panel still has a place, it still sells well, it’s a product that performs and it’s a product that’s inexpensive,” he adds. Contact Phoenix Door Panels on 01487 740469, email info@ or visit the website at www. 8 JUL 2013 To read more, visit