Pro Installer December 2019 - Issue 81 - Page 34

34 | DECEMBER 2019 Products VBH EXPANDS GREENTEQ RANGE WITH NEW NUMERALS AND LETTERS ‘Hardware Company of 2019’ at the National Fenestration Awards supplier, VBH GB, adds more choice to its own-brand greenteQ Suite with new Kappa numerals and letters, available in numbers 0-9 and letters A-D. Read online at ERA’S FAB&FIX RANGE HELPS BOOST GROWTH FOR HERITAGE TRADE FRAMES ERA, the security expert, is con- tinuing to play a key role in helping Heritage Trade Frames and its customers continue to flourish in a competitive market. The Bolton-based trade super fabricator has enjoyed steady growth over the past two years, and management are clear that part of this success has been thanks to the popularity of ERA’s Fab&Fix range of decorative hardware with its customers. Now the company is adding the Fab&Fix Heritage range, it is confident its addition will help its customers to continue to attract the right type of business. Designed with a traditional look and feel, the Fab&Fix Heritage range provides the perfect hardware solutions for creating a sophisticated style, which is particularly ideal for cottage-type doors and traditional flush casement windows in period build- ings. From door handles and letterplates to stylish window hardware, Heritage Trade Frames can now offer homeown- ers a new choice of beautifully designed hardware. The range’s durable Hardex coating is resilient enough to withstand up to 1,000 hours of salt spray testing, making it one of the most durable finishes on the market. Fab&Fix is perfectly suited down to the last screw, and offers unparalleled flexibil- ity. This lack of restriction in suited style, colour and breadth of range is unique in the market. Commenting on the new range, Phil Cresswell, Heritage Trade Frames’s Sales & Marketing Manager, said: “Having worked with ERA’s team and offered ERA’s Fab&Fix range of decorative hardware for thirteen years we’re very happy to recommend both the service and range of products that the company pro- vides. Most of our business lies with retail customers, and they recognise the Fab&Fix range as a premium brand that they can simply fit and walk away from, secure in the knowledge that they are offering an excellent product that will stand the test of time. “The fact that we’re now able to boost their selection of Fab&Fix products with the addition of the Heritage range is great news for our retail customers. Those who are already offering it say homeowners love the finish and quality of the products.“ Stylish and hardwearing, the new door furniture is made from corrosion-re- sistant stainless steel and comes in a choice of 10 finishes, including contem- porary brushed stainless steel and the new Enduro Steel and Antique Black, to complement all door styles. At 3” high, the numerals are clearly visible but don’t dom- inate or detract from decorative features on the door. VBH Managing Director Simon Monks says: “We’re constantly innovating and expanding our greenteQ suite to give VBH customers an edge over their competitors. Our new Kappa numerals and letters are another great addition to the range. They come in an impressive choice to suit both contemporary and traditional doors, and are backed by our 10-year corrosion and mechanical guarantee for extra peace of mind.” EDGETECH TAKES TOP SPOT WITH 91.5% Warm-edge expert Edgetech has won the National Fenestration Awards’ Spacer Bar Manufacturer category with a staggering 91.5% of the vote. Held annually, the NFAs are the UK glazing industry’s only democratic award scheme, inviting thousands of installers, fabricators and other industry professionals from across the country to vote for the best British glazing has to offer. Edgetech’s Edgetherm RS rigid spacer also came joint third in the New Prod- uct category – a great achievement for a product that’s only recently been an- nounced. It’s the icing on the cake for the Coventry firm, after a 2019 that’s seen it develop a raft of new products, and mark thirty years of its flagship Super Spacer. Managing Director Chris Alderson comments: “It’s always hugely gratifying to win an award – but not much beats winning one that’s voted on by hundreds of customers, colleagues and friends. We’re not going to get complacent though. In 2020, we’re going to strive to do even better and are looking forward to launching some ground-breaking new innovations.” not much beats ‘ winning one that’s ’ voted on by hundreds