Clearview South March 2014 - Issue 148 - Page 81

businessNEWS FENSA SAYS 2013 ENDS ON A HIGH FOR INSTALLATIONS 2013 saw the first year on year growth in notifications of installation of replacement windows and doors in domestic properties since 2007 - up 4.5% on 2012, says FENSA. December ended the year on a high with notifications up 25% on December 2012. The last quarter of the year was up 5.7% on the same period last year after a flat October (+0.5%) and decline in November (-3.3%). This was the third consecutive quarter of growth - the first time this has been achieved since FENSA began collating installation numbers. However, the total number of installations for 2013 was 702,495 - still down 27% on the figure for 2007. ‘Increased installations’ Eight months saw increased installations in 2013 over the same month in the previous year compared to just four in 2012. FENSA is reporting on the total number of notifications of installations of replacement windows and doors in domestic properties in 2013. FENSA will continue to publish quarterly figures during 2014. 92.5% of all window installations are covered by FENSA according to DCLG (glazing CPS notifications to March 2012). www.fensa.org.uk Gardinia celebrates a quarter century with VEKA Another long-serving VEKA customer has celebrated an impressive milestone with the Burnley-based systems supplier. Picture L-R: Sales Manager David Morris, Owner Les Vaughan and VEKA’s Colin Torley Gardinia (West Wales) Ltd has been trading with VEKA since 1988, and Sales and Marketing Director Colin Torley recently paid the Narbeth fabricator a visit to present them with a personalised gift of cut glasses and a decanter to mark the occasion. Director David Morris says: “We are thrilled to have marked a quarter century with VEKA in the same year as celebrating our 30th year in business, it’s really quite an achievement for us. “VEKA has played a significant part in the growth of Gardinia over the last 25 years – we create windows, doors and conservatories for discerning homeowners who demand the best and we wouldn’t be able to do this without the right materials. In an industry where quality and integrity cannot always be taken for granted, it’s reassuring for our customers to know that we use materials which carry a name that earns the highest respect throughout the industry.” VEKA plc, 01282 716611, www.vekauk.com, salesenquiry@veka.com. Reynaers at Home celebrates an outstanding year 2013 saw... The launch of Reynaers at Home, which proved to be a huge commercial success – smashing all anticipated sales targets. The brand generated more than 15,000 visits to its new website, over 1000 brochure requests and hundreds of enquiries from householders seeking a dealership. MD Justin Hunter named in Window Industries magazine ‘Top 30 Most Influential’ list. Reynaers is one of only two aluminium system companies featured in the list. To read more, visit www.clearview-uk.com Reynaers at Home have created a bespoke technical presentation to inform and inspire Cambridge University’s architectural students, confirming the company’s expert status. Reynaers won the Best Branding and Positioning category at the Construction Marketing Awards 2013 and received two further award nominations in 2013 for the Reynaers at Home brand. The Reynaers at Home Architects’ Survey 2013 was the first to = invite leading influencers across the UK to share the professional challenges architects