Pro Installer June 2017 - Issue 51 | Page 3

JUNE 2017 | 3 News Read online at BARN CONVERSION IN WORKSOP Spectus fabricator ADM Windows in Sheffield has just completed the instal- lation of nine Spectus Flush Casement windows in a barn conversion in Worksop. Aaron Fountain, director of ADM Windows, explains: ADDING A NEW ANGLE With an ever-expanding product range spread across PVCu and aluminium, designed to provide installers with more opportunities to sell, Astraseal has added a new perspective to its roof lantern range with the addition of Eurocell’s innovative Skypod Acute. At a steeper, 35-degree pitch, the Skypod Acute al- lows installers to reach new customers with a more com- pact roof lantern. The Acute is a full 15-degrees taller than the standard Skypod range, creating a slimmer base and more opportunities to add natural light to unexplored spaces and properties. “The Skypod range from Eurocell has transformed the roof lantern market providing a cost-effective PVCu alternative to alumin- ium, which achieves the same stylish aesthetics and ultra-high efficiency,” com- ments Zac Nedimovic, sales and marketing manager at Astraseal. “The Skypod Acute continues this trend and allows installers to attract new business with a universal product thanks to its smaller aperture.” Available in two-bar, three-bar and square configurations, the Acute combines a versatile design with slim sightlines and stylish glazing bars. The Skypod Acute also takes advantage of Eurocell’s full suite of frame and glass colours and balances contemporary style with outstanding performance, achieving U-Values as low as 1.0W/m2K. “The 35-degree design is also very popular and com- monly found in commercial spaces such as education buildings and offices, al- lowing installers to further branch into new markets,” adds Zac. “Installers offer- ing the Acute can undercut aluminium suppliers with a high-performance PVCu solution.” “When our customer came to us they were clear what they wanted: high quality windows with frames that would retain the heritage feel of their barn’s original timber frame windows.” As a long-term Spectus fabricator, Aaron knew he could deliver what was required. “I showed them pictures of the Spectus Flush Casement windows and we took it from there,” he said. The Flush Case- ment offered everything the homeowners were looking for: windows that reflected the looks of traditional 19th century timber casement windows but with the add- ed benefits of 21st century security, thermal efficiency and low maintenance. To match the barn’s timber, the windows were manufactured with an Ag- ate Grey exterior and white foil interior. “The Agate Grey was an almost perfect match with the original timber windows,” explains Aaron. Black monkey tail handles completed the period look. Aaron concludes: “Our customer now has tradi- tional-looking windows but without the maintenance of timber. Their home is much warmer and the noise lev- els have been reduced too. Overall, we are delighted with the success of the pro- ject, as is our customer.” “The response from the market has been excel- lent,” said Paul. “Fabricators recognise just what a strong product Optima is and this is reflected in the number of new sign-ups this year.” Profile 22 can also offer the reassurance of a gen- uinely seamless transfer from one system to another. When Optima launched last year, there was a successful changeover of nearly 100 Profile 22 fabricators to Opti- ma in nine months. NEW SIGN-UPS Profile 22 is celebrating new sign-ups after it made a strong start to 2017. Paul Lindsay, sales director for Profile 22, commented: “We know what a big decision it is to move profile partner and the number of new sign-ups we’ve had so far this year is evidence of just how much Profile 22 has to offer.” Profile 22’s award-winning Optima system offers two main systems in chamfered and sculptured variants, complemented with a herit- age style flush casement sys- tem and a unique flush tilt and turn system designed to compete with aluminium. The systems offer tech- nical innovations such as more thermal chambers, deep drainage channels, a central eurogroove position, thickened walls around screw locations and a secure bead system. There is a wealth of glazing options, a wide range of ancillaries and an impressive colour selection. THIRD YEAR IN BUSINESS PVCu specialist and The Glazerite UK Group Ltd customer EnviroGlaze SW Ltd is celebrating its third anniversary, after opening its doors in 2014 with just one employee. Director Nick Barnes took the plunge and set up En- viroGlaze with a wealth of industry experience behind him, and hasn’t looked back since. “Since the compa- ny was founded we have achieved significant growth, going from a turnover of £175k in year one to £670k in year two, and we contin- ue to grow as we head in to our third year. “Originally offering just windows and doors, we have extended our product offering to meet customer demand, and choose to buy from Glazerite as they offer a comprehensive range of VEKA products, which we believe to be the best on the market. Being able to buy everything from one trade supplier has been great, and the relationship that we have with them is second to none.”