Clearview South March 2014 - Issue 148 - Page 40

doors&windows READING COUPLE IN THE PINK WITH HURST COMPOSITE DOOR! A Reading couple found a novel way to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year with a bespoke pink front door from composite door supplier, Hurst Plastics. Nyree and Mike Forton moved into their three bed Victorian terrace in August 2012 and set about transforming the interior. But although the exterior was in good condition, the original timber front door had little kerb appeal and let in draughts. Hurst composite door installer APS Window Company in High Wycombe had installed a composite door at a friend of Nyree’s so she approached them. Using Hurst Plastics’ WindowCAD software, Nyree and APS designed a cottage style composite door with central glazing cassette. The white PVC-u frame incorporated a toplight to allow in more light. Nyree then chose a heather pink shade from the RAL colour range, to contrast with the brickwork. The new door also features a smart chrome door handle and letterbox. Nyree says: “It looks just like a timber door but without the maintenance and it has eliminated all those draughts. We love the colour too which suits our home perfectly!” FRAME MAKER LEICESTER ADDS REHAU TO PRODUCT RANGE An XtremeDoor for extreme weather 40 MAR 2014 the power of the brand. It will give us access to a broader section of the market and enable us to expand.” Frame Maker Leicester is fabricating in both the REHAU TOTAL70C chamfered including the five chamber profile options and REHAU TOTAL70S sculptured profiles, and offering a full range of coloured and foiled profiles. It is also supplying vertical sliders in the REHAU Heritage system. The company has invested in a new Stuga cutting and machining centre boosting manufacturing volumes and efficiency capacity is now for up to 200 frames per week with a fast turnaround. John, who runs the business with his three sons, is very happy to be reconnecting with REHAU. Further details at: www. Frame Maker Leicester is the newest fabricator in the REHAU TOTAL70 system in Leicestershire and is targeting trade buyers who want a quality product combined with friendly, efficient service. Director John Buxton said: “There is always demand from trade buyers for frames in REHAU because of its renowned quality and With many parts of the country being severely affected by bouts of extreme weather, UK homeowners are acutely aware of the need to protect their properties from the elements. Many are in the process of weather proofing their homes and products that can withstand harsh conditions have seen a surge in sales. One such product is XtremeDoor, the new high performance composite door from Vista. XtremeDoor has been designed to withstand extreme weather conditions and, as the UK is hit with major floods and 100mph winds, Vista has reported a surge in demand for this high performance composite door. XtremeDoor can achieve a U-value of 0.8 W/ m²K in some styles, but premium weather proofing is just the tip of the iceberg. The product has a five point lock, consisting of two hooks and three deadbolts, and has exceeded standards set by Secured by Design. It also has stainless steel hardware that comes with a 25 year guarantee, a three way adjustable hinge and is available in a host of colours. Call 0151 608 1423 or visit www. for more information To read more, visit