Clearview South July 2014 - Issue 152 - Page 107

BUSINESSNEWS SIGNIFICANT RISE IN IBG REQUESTS SAYS HOMEPRO AS MORE INSTALLERS GET THE MESSAGE Gemini UPVC celebrates a decade of VEKA quality VEKA fabricator Gemini UPVc is celebrating 10 years using VEKA profile. MD Paul Griffiths says VEKA forms a large part of the company’s offering: “It’s very important to us to be able to offer the finest quality product as well as the best technical and marketing support. We’ve been using VEKA for 10 years now because alongside the technical quality, their systems carry all the accreditations you would expect from an industryleading supplier. Using VEKA profile has allowed us to join Network VEKA and be authorised to supply Network VEKA installers. “Our trade business has always been busy but we are taking on even more customers and have expanded our factory to increase capacity to supply even more installers, doubling our production facility and separated the production lines, so one is now dedicated to Casement and Tilt and Turn windows, while the second line produces PVC-U Door Sets, Composite Doors and Bi-Folding Doors. “If we can’t answer a customer query, we know we can go direct to VEKA and quickly source the required information.” For an information pack about Gemini UPVc products, email sales@,, To read more, visit After reporting recently that a massive 80% of companies contacted regarding their Insurance Backed Guarantee (IBG) arrangements had no knowledge of the impending changes to mandatory IBG requirements for installers, HomePro says that the message seems to be getting through, albeit slowly. HomePro had revealed earlier that, instead of discussing its popular IBG policies, its staff found themselves informing installers about the changes that will compel every member of Competent Person Schemes to give their customers financial protection on every installation. It is no longer an option simply to offer an IBG – every homeowner must be given one for every installation. The company, one of the largest providers of IBGs in the UK with more than 1,000,000 policies issued insuring more than £3.5billion worth of home improvements in the UK, is now engaged in an extensive campaign in a bid to ensure that its products were understood as the new rules become mandatory on 6 June this year. Find out more: or call 08707 344 344. GLAZERITE LEADS THE WAY WITH NEW SECURITY HINGE COLOURS Glazerite Windows Ltd has become the first trade fabricator to offer the high security Dynamic 2D hinge from SFS Intec in the manufacturer’s five new colours for its VEKA-based door range. ‘keeping our customers one step ahead’ The offering means Glazerite is currently the only VEKA supplier of all 15 colour variants of this acclaimed hinge and reflects the fabricator’s expanding portfolio of door and window profile foils and colours. Director Jason Thompson said: “Demand for foiled and coloured products is still growing fast and we have always committed ourselves to keeping our customers one step ahead of every industry trend. We are sure others will follow our lead in the near future but until then, Glazerite is believed to be the only source of VEKA doors with this respected hinge in its full range of colours.” The 2D hinge is tested with various profile systems, including VEKA, to perform in excess of PAS24 and also carries SBD accreditation. It is also acclaimed for its sleek looks and smooth, silent operation. As well as the popular Chartwell Green four new grey shades: Agate, Silver, Basalt and Slate are now available. JUL 2014 107