Clearview South November 2013 - Issue 144 - Page 28

industrynews TRADE COUNTER BEATS LONGSTANDING SALES RECORD Truemans, the fast growing northern trade counter chain, has reported its record sales week, selling £120k across its three depots during the last week of September. Truemans has been gaining market share for quite some time, steadily building up a loyal following from installers who enjoy the convenience of dealing with a local supplier, and the company is now experiencing a sustained period of significant growth. Managing Director, Joe Trueman, comments on the record sales week: “2013 has been a particularly good year for Truemans. We opened a new branch in Doncaster last month, which has already gone down a storm with local tradesman, and our long-standing Burnley and Sheffield branches have both seen an increase in volume. Volume is coming in from new customers but also existing customers who are ordering more. We offer free sales and marketing support and this is helping our customers grow, pulling more sales through our depots.” Truemans doesn’t manufacture any of its products; they buy-in very large quantities from some of the country’s largest ‘super-fabricators’, so they can afford to concentrate on offering customers real added value service. Vist www.truemanswindows.co.uk or call the Doncaster branch on 01302 322 223 NEW BROCHURE FOR HOMEOWNERS Halo has unveiled a stylish new brochure promoting the innovative FlushSash window system and explaining its benefits to the homeowner. The glossy new literature details the many features of this PVC-U window system which sits flush within its frame, mirroring elegant window styles of the 19th Century. Photography throughout the brochure shows how the FlushSash is particularly suited to heritage applications but would also suit modern buildings which require an understated level of style and sophistication. Mark Barsby, The VEKA UK Group’s Head of Technical explains: “The FlushSash has been designed to offer an elegant, yet energy-efficient window solution for heritage homes. With the look of traditional stained or painted timber, the FlushSash needs little or no maintenance and will look virtually indistinguishable from the property’s original windows. “The FlushSash will provide a cost-effective solution to a range of problems associated with historic homes: energy-efficient, fivechamber PVC-U frames with double or triple glazing will ensure period properties are more weatherproof and draughtproof. Homes will be warmer, with lower heating bills and the FlushSash will also prevent condensation forming while significantly reducing unwanted outdoor noise.” To find out more about this retail brochure, call 01282 716611 or email salesenquiry@ veka.com. BBC’s DIY SOS calls for help! Workington-based The Window Outlet was called in to help a local Wigton family for the BBC One home improvement programme DIY SOS, with Nick Knowles recently. The old terraced property in Abbeytown was virtually uninhabitable, having reached temperatures of -19C last year and in need of desperate help. After seeing an advertisement in their local Travis Perkins for local businesses, The Window Outlet applied for the challenge to help give the house a complete overhaul, as Director Graeme Pritt explains: “The BBC contacted us following our application and took up our offer of installing a brand new 3-pane New Wave Door. “The installation was carried out by myself and two of The Window Outlet’s fitters, and took half a day. We then stayed at the house for the remainder of the day to help out the builders and other fitters in whichever way we could.” 28 NOV 2013 Similar to bi-folding doors, New Wave Doors are a revolutionary new way of fabricating, transporting and installing multi pane patio doors, and are currently only available in VEKA profile. BBC DIY SOS – The Big Build programme is due to be aired early next year. Network VEKA, 01282 473170, www.networkveka.co.uk To read more, visit www.clearview-uk.com