Clearview South November 2013 - Issue 144 - Page 12

industrynews MD issues rallying cry following market report Responding to the recent Palmer Market Research (PMR) report, which assesses the glass and glazing industry, the Managing Director of a leading fabricator has issued a rallying cry to installers. Terry Richardson, who is MD of TWR Trade Frames gave his assessment of the industry and the recent industry report by Palmer. Saying: “Firstly, it is great news that Britain’s domestic glazing market appears to be returning to growth for the first time since the recession. This will provide a real boost for installers up and down the country. “Growth across all product areas has been predicted for five consecutive years, which also fills me with optimism. However caution is required and I would say growth markets such as bi-folding doors and niche products remain key for fabricators and installers.” a huge growth area. We offer installers a bi-fold survey, supply and support service and one of the industry’s leading bi-folding doors. “But still there is some caution among installers about how to install or specify the product – we can help with that.” “Entrance doors are set to grow and bi-folding doors still remain For more information call TWR Trade Frames on 0191 565 2200 or visit BBA APPROVAL FOR PLASTIC REINFORCEMENTS IN FOILS Synseal has been awarded BBA approval for the use Plastic Thermal Reinforcements in its foiled profile, enabling fabricators to achieve even higher U-Values. The move follows extensive testing by the manufacturer to prove the integrity of its PTR/foil frames without the need for steel reinforcements, making 0.8 U possible with triple glazing and 1.2 U with double. Synseal Head of Marketing Mark Schlotel said, “This is a great step forward for our fabricators and installers who can now offer a foiled window that meets the thermal requirements of Passivhaus and Zero Carbon Housing standards followed by arch itects building eco-homes all around the UK and Europe.” Continuing, he adds, “The demand for greater energy efficiency is continuing to grow, among householders, house builders and local authorities alike, and we are continuing to keep our customers at the forefront of meeting that demand.” “As well as the obvious thermal benefits, our PTRs are made of 100% recycled PVC-u and they make the entire frame recyclable, adding further to their green credentials, and they are also significantly lighter than steel, not to mention cheaper.” Show its security credentials Direct Trade, the Doncaster based trade fabricator that’s twice been included in the Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100, has proved its security credentials after gaining several industry-recognised accreditations. Direct Trade has achieved the BS7950 specification for enhanced security performance for casement and tilt and turn windows and PAS 024 for residential and dual rebate composite doors. It has also achieved a Secured by Design licence for these same products manufactured in accordance with BS7950 and PAS 024; all of which are available in WHS Halos’ System 10, Rustique and Esthetique systems. Direct Trade’s managing director, Steve Green, commented: “We take security very seriously here at Direct Trade, which is why we have worked hard to gain these important accreditations. Secured by Design is a real endorsement and will significantly benefit our trade customers, who can now claim they are offering some of the most secure windows and doors available on the market today.” 12 NOV 2013 Gaining these accreditations is just the latest example of Direct Trade working behind the scenes to benefit its customers. The company is helping all installers buying in un-glazed frames achieve a CE Mark. Call 0800 288 8828 or visit To read more, visit