Clearview South November 2013 - Issue 144 - Page 44

doors&windows ENGLISH HERITAGE AT THE ENGINE HOUSE, SWINDON In 1840 Daniel Gooch, the newly-appointed 21 year old locomotive superintendent of the Great Western Railway wrote to Isambard Kingdom Brunel recommending Swindon as the location for a much needed engine works. Four years later, the GWR Central Engine Station was a reality. As part of the 1992 interior refurbishment to this Grade II* Listed building Selectaglaze, the UK’s leading designer, manufacture and installer of secondary glazing treated windows on the south elevation in order to improve noise insulation from the railway lines. Recent rationalisation of English Heritage’s office space around the UK has resulted in an increased number of the organisation’s responsibilities being delivered from The Engine House by over 500 members of staff. To facilitate these extra areas of responsibility the building required further renovation and conversion works, which were put out to Public Tender. The successful applicant for the secondary glazing element was, again, Royal Warrant Holder, Selectaglaze. A total of 100 sash windows of different sizes were treated using the slim profile Series 20 system for smaller windows and the heavy duty Series 90 range for ‘monumental’ style sash windows some with curved heads. Low emissivity glass was incorporated throughout to optimise the thermal performance. Contact the Marketing Department on 01727 837271; e-mail: enquiries@ selectaglaze.co.uk or visit www.selectaglaze. co.uk Secured by Design accreditation achieved Crystal Direct, the No. 1 trade fabricator for choice and colour, has been awarded Secured by Design certification. This means Crystal’s range of windows and doors have been accredited by Secured by Design for enhanced security. Secured by Design is the official UK police flagship initiative, which supports the principle of ‘designing out crime’ and has been proven to reduce the crime risk by up to 75%. Crystal products were stringently tested to make sure they met the high security standards set out by the scheme. Chairman Martin Randall says it was worth the effort: “We’re really pleased to offer our customers Secured by Design (SBD) windows and doors. Products approved by this scheme have been proven to reduce the risk of burglary and make it much harder for criminals to gain access to homes. They also give homeowners peace of mind. “We aim to offer our installer customers as wide a product range as possible to help them sell more. If you’re interested in SBD windows and doors or any other Crystal products call us today on 01462 489 900 or visit www.crystal-direct.co.uk for more information.” NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED A highly valued marketing support package provided by Profile 22 came into its own when Emplas, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of windows, 44 NOV 2013 doors and conservatories decided that its website was in urge nt need of an overhaul. Since being established in 1979, Emplas has gained a reputation as one of the most experienced window, door and conservatory suppliers within the industry. After holding a marketing audit the company decided that a new and updated website was needed to complement its new sales and marketing strategy. Mike Crewdson, sales and marketing director at Emplas, picks up the story: “Very early on we recognised the need for a new website to complete our strategy for this year. The old website had been in existence for eight years and while the company has advanced over that time, our main communications tool hadn’t. “We needed something that would enable the company to showcase both the commercial, social housing and trade sectors of the business.” The site was designed and developed as part of the extensive marketing support offered by Emplas’ profile supplier, Profile 22. “They’ve done a fantastic job,” enthused Mike. For more information visit www.profile22. co.uk or call 01952 290210 or visit the new Emplas website at www.emplas.co.uk To read more, visit www.clearview-uk.com