Pro Installer December 2019 - Issue 81 - Page 31

DECEMBER 2019 | 31 Products Read online at Demand rises for DOORCO’s bespoke glazing service Reflecting changes in the composite door supply chain and growth in market demand, DOORCO reports that its prepping facility is up 40% on last year, and that a third of all prepped doors are now sold with glass. In fact, the leading composite door supplier has recently enjoyed a re- cord month for the highest number of prepped doors ever. Jayne Sullivan, Opera- tions Director comments: “Our bespoke glazing service is now an integral part of our business with customers relying on us for complex orders, to support volume production or to help them with bespoke glazed door designs. We can achieve this thanks to our huge stockholding and warehousing facility, and our experienced glaz- ing team. The team now consists of five dedicated experts and a senior leader with strong industry expe- rience to drive the prep- ping/manufacturing depart- ment forward with the aim of achieving the highest levels of OTIF deliveries across all products. “Our commitment to keeping close to market trends, talking to customers regularly and tracking or- ders means we know what to stock. When it comes to glass choice, we know our best-selling lines are the Clear, Obscure and Satin ranges so we’ve boosted stock volumes to ensure we can deliver the promis- es set out in our Customer Charter. In addition to the 40,000 door blanks, we now hold significant amounts of glass in a vari- ety of permutations. This means our stock glass can be off-the-shelf, glazed or unglazed, and despatched from three days.” REHAU’S GENEO NAMED PRODUCT OF THE YEAR REHAU’s GENEO range of fibre-re- inforced windows has been awarded the prestigious Product of the Year 2019 title by specialist architecture publisher Callwey Architekturverlag. The range has been recognised in the windows category by a highly-respected judging panel from the architecture and media sectors. In particular, the judges were impressed with its use of sustainable materials to produce a window system with outstanding energy efficiency. The latest of REHAU’s innovative polymer-based solutions with high-tech fi- bre-composite window profiles developed over the past decade, the GENEO system was launched earlier this year and features the patented RAU-FIPRO X profile core al- lows maximum stability, without the need for steel reinforcement. As such, floor- to-ceiling windows up to 2.80m tall and 1.60m wide can be created with specially designed composite material, which means a new benchmark for coloured frame designs has been set too, with new heights of up to 2.70m available. By combining REHAU’s built-in IVS reinforcement system with an optimised profile design, there are no thermal bridg- es, allowing GENEO to achieve a U-value of up to 0.79 W/m²K and reduce energy consumption by up to 76%. The GENEO system has also been designed to easily incorporate a range of intelligent REHAU solutions, including Smart Guard security technology and its INOVENT intelligent ventilation system. REHAU’s colour creative range boasts over 400 designs. By combining the aluminium cladding with a profile from the wood-effect range, designers can give their windows a classy look with the blend of Alu Top exterior and the wood effect interior. FIRST EVER SMART LOCK TO GAIN SOLD SECURE APPROVAL Avia, by Mighton, has be- come the first ever smart lock to have its mechanical security approved by Sold Secure, owned by the Master Locksmiths Asso- ciation; a milestone that follows recent accolades from the British Standards Institution (BSI) and European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI) and one that underlines not just the strength of Avia’s software secu- rity, but its hardware credentials as well. Designed to work with Apple’s HomeKit security ecosystem, widely regarded the most secure platform available, Avia also utilises a TS 007 3-star / SS312 Diamond cylinder that helps to ensure peace of mind for home- owners. Mighton chairman, Mike Der- ham, commented: “When we set about developing Avia, one of our primary objectives was that it had to offer the very best levels of security for both its electron- ic and its mechanical elements. Avia is leading the way on IoT security and now, with the latest approval by Sold Secure, we have shown that it is also incredibly resistant to traditional methods of attack.” Sold Secure, a scheme that is dedicated to reducing the risk of crime through the rigorous assessment of security products, subjected the Avia secure smart lock to a series of gruelling tests, at its purpose-built laboratories in Rugby; including efforts to compromise the lock via manual attack testing, drilling through the test door in order to short cir- cuit Avia’s electronics, an attempt to access the wires that power the lock’s electronic thumbturn, and a more traditional cylinder ‘snap’ test.