Pro Installer January 2019 - Issue 70

PROINSTALLER.CO.UK THE VOICE OF THE TRADE ISSUE 70 JANUARY 2019 FREE 06 Win £10,000 at the FIT Show 2019 18 MTD and your accountant 22 Securing sales with smart security 33 Van Man’s Best Friend Take part in the Made for Trade Korniche challenge. The impact on clients and their accountants. A growing market opportunity for many installers. Battling loneliness by taking dogs on the road. AWARD FOR INNOVATION THE BEST ALL ALUMINIUM LANTERN ROOF The Charles Godfrey Memorial Award for Innovation is given every year to a product that has brought significant innovation to the building industry… The Korniche Aluminium Roof Lantern has achieved this prestigious award for 2018. Roger Bisby, who test- ed the Korniche earlier in the year, commented: “The first thing I saw was the packaging. Every builder knows the frustration of having items arrive on site with damage. It slows the job down and causes hassle for the manufacturer; and the customer. Often there is a knock-on effect because other trades are unable to get on. With the Korniche Roof Lantern, everything ar- rived in perfect condition. “The next thing is the in- struction booklet, which de- serves as award on its own. slightest rush I fitted A huge amount of thought three on a roof in less and design has gone into than a morning and this. Every stage is clearly each one was perfect. shown with intelligent use More importantly, the cus- timber of colours to show you the tomer was delighted.” style fitting relevant components. Made For Trade is de- any home. “Then there is the engi- lighted to have received this FITTED IN MINUTES, neering. It all fits perfectly, award, one that stands by GLAZED IN SECONDS, The Charles Godfrey Memorial Award for Innovation is given every and, when I say ‘fits’, I mean the very values on which STRONGER than any other year to a product that has brought significant innovation to the no gaps or misalignment, the Korniche was con- lantern on the market with building industry. and no need for packers, ceived; to deliver to builders WARMER construction and The Korniche Aluminium The whole installation process went like a PR budget?!. So I’m over the moon with this dream and I said a at product the time that that I couldn’t SLIMMER independent award and Roger’s comments shims or sealant. and installers Roof Lantern has been wait until I had the chance to fit another. as it puts the profiles. product, engineering and awarded this prestigious It didn’t take long. Without the slightest design centre Gaunt, stage and applauds the “The whole installation makes life on site easier Bradley Manag- rush I fitted three on a roof in less than a advantages these efforts deliver above award for 2018. morning and each one was perfect. More its competitors. In 2019 Made for Trade process went like a dream and more cost effective, ing Director says: “We have importantly, the customer was delighted”. continue the innovation delivered in the Roger Bisby who tested the Korniche earlier Korniche Lantern with product launch and I in said at commented: the time “The that first thing whilst providing a beautiful, been entered for a new many the year Made For Trade are delighted to have at the FITShow which we are all very excited I saw was the packaging. Every builder received this award, one that stands by fenestration about” I couldn’t wait until I had items arrive architectural lantern look awards over knows the frustration of having the very values on which the Korniche on site with damage. It slows the job down the chance fit another. It is conceived contemporary last of that years and like was - to deliver to whilst builders and the There is no couple greater proof a product and causes to hassle for the manufacturer - that installers a product that makes life on Korniche has made a mark on the industry and the customer. Often there is a knock- didn’t take long. Without the holding on to traditional from my point of view in site easier and more cost effective, whilst than seeing competitors scrambling to on effect because other trades are unable to get on. With the Korniche Roof Lantern, everything arrived in perfect condition. The next thing is the instruction booklet, which deserves as award on its own. A huge amount of thought and design has gone into this. Every stage is clearly shown with intelligent use of colours to show you the relevant components. Then there is the engineering. It all fits perfectly, and, when I say fits, I mean no gaps or misalignment, and no need for packers, shims or sealant. providing a beautiful, architectural lantern look that is contemporary whilst holding on to traditional timber style fitting any home. FITTED IN MINUTES, GLAZED IN SECONDS, STRONGER than any other lantern on the market with WARMER construction and SLIMMER profiles. this industry we often see these awards as the usual suspects congratulating one another on their endeav- ours; in many cases winning could easily be based on the strength of a PR budget. “So, I’m over the moon with this independent award and Roger’s comments as it puts the product, engineer- ing, and design centre-stage; applauding the advantages these efforts deliver above its competitors. Story continues on page 2 catch up, looking to pick up on one or two aspects of the design to try and differentiate their own products and claw back market share. However, the Korniche Aluminium Lantern has already achieved an affinity with both trade and homeowners which will be hard to overturn. No other lantern has the overall winning combinations the Korniche delivers. From quotation to delivery in as little as five working days for a totally bespoke product and fitting in under 30 mins on site – Korniche remains the obvious solution for trades looking for a lanterns to grace their flat roof extension projects in 2019. THE AWARD WINNING ALUMINIUM LANTERN ROOF FOR GLAZED EXTENSIONS Bradley Gaunt, Managing Director says “We have been entered for many fenestration awards over the last couple of years and from my point of view in this industry we often see these awards as the usual suspects congratulating one another on their endeavours, in many cases winning could easily be based on the strength of a Email: sales@madefortrade.co Call: 01642 610799 | Fax: 01642 615854 | www.korniche.co.uk FASTER STRONGER WARMER 5 PRO-INSTALLER_front_page_Korniche_2019.indd 1 SLIMMER FITTED IN MINUTES ORDER TO DELIVERY FROM A FAST Working Days Lead Time Email: sales@madefortrade.co Call: 01642 610799 | Fax: 01642 615854 www.korniche.co.uk 15/01/2019 14:40