Pro Installer December 2019 - Issue 81 - Page 11

DECEMBER 2019 | 11 News Read online at NEWGLAZE BOOSTS ALUMINIUM BUSINESS WITH VIRTU-AL Newglaze Windows Ltd is the latest in a string of installers to partner with Virtuoso Doors and close more sales with the Virtu-AL aluminium textured composite door in an aluminium outer frame. saw the Virtu-AL door, we knew that it would fill a gap in the market – it looks very high end and is virtually indistinguish- able from the real thing. The game-changer for us though was the fact that this door is available in an aluminium frame. This has definitely helped us to win new business with those homeowners who plan to install aluminium throughout their property and want their door frame to match their aluminium windows for a cohesive look.” Newglaze has installed many Virtu-AL doors and every custom- er so far has chosen the alumin- ium frame. The frame perfectly complements the aluminium win- dows and doors that Newglaze sources from Virtuoso Doors’ sis- ter company REAL Aluminium. “Being able to buy all of our products from one supplier is a huge advantage for us,” adds Having seen a sharp rise in demand for aluminium, the Dor- set-based firm wanted to expand its portfolio with a contemporary aluminium-look entrance door that provided better thermal properties than its costlier rival. Newglaze was impressed with the sleek looks of the Virtu-AL door, especially as it is the only composite door on the market to come in an aluminium frame. Stuart Loader, Newglaze Windows’ managing director, explains: “We’ve been install- ing aluminium for many years and rising demand has meant that it’s now become the fastest growing arm of our business. We knew however that we needed to strengthen our range with a door that could replicate the crisp, modern appearance of an aluminium door, but for a fraction of the cost. When we Christmas advent giveaways from Epwin Window Systems Epwin Window Systems is bringing some Christmas cheer to the industry with the return of its popular annual Advent Calendar event. As in previous years, the Advent Cal- endar will run from 1st – 25th December inclusive where a prize will be won each day by one lucky person, selected at random, who has entered the daily advent draw; with the chance to win an iPhone 11 Pro, Fitbit Versa 2, Beats by Dre Studio3 Headphones, luxury hampers and even a Hot Air Balloon Ride for two people, plus more. To enter the 2019 Advent Calendar event, participants need to enter their details each day at www.epwinwindowsys- and a winner will be selected at random and notified direct by telephone or email. All winners are announced daily on social media too so it’s important that they follow Epwin Window Systems on Twitter @EpwinWSystems to get involved. The prize draw entry hours run from 12:00am to 11.59pm each day. Full terms and conditions are available on the website. Stuart. “We benefit from fast lead times, reliable service and con- sistent quality.” With a stylish architectural appearance that’s virtually in- distinguishable from aluminium, Virtu-AL looks and feels noth- ing like a traditional composite door, yet it benefits from all the characteristics of one. It incorpo- rates realistic detailing to achieve a crisp, contemporary look, but without the price tag of alumin- ium. The Virtu-AL door consists of a 4mm GRP skin on a robust 44mm composite slab to deliver the highest levels of perfor- mance, energy efficiency and se- curity. It is available in a number of standard colours and can also be sprayed to match any RAL col- our in Virtuoso’s state-of-the-art in-house paint studio. PatioMaster South East reports strong sales growth PatioMaster SouthEast has reported a 12% year- on-year sales growth. Simon Spiers, Director at the company reports that the sales growth comes across the entire patio door range, including the latest addition to the portfolio, the Triple-track system, which offers up to 25% more open space than a conventional patio door. While doors of all sizes are seeing growth, one noticeable trend is around colour;, for as Simon says: “Anthracite grey patio doors are almost becom- ing the default colour of choice.” PatioMaster South East is based in New Romney, Kent and offers rapid order turnaround, outstanding technical and product support and, of course, the bespoke, precision-made doors for which PatioMas- ter is renowned. The PatioMaster business model offers the reassur- ance of a national brand and high quality, cutting edge products with the personal service of a local company. As PatioMaster South East’s sales show, it’s a model that many install- ers are finding appealing when it comes to tapping into the growing patio door market.