Distinction Doors: “We have a responsibility to ensure that those that can spend, do, by providing easy access to high performance, attractive products. That’s why we are encouraging both fabricators and installers to review their door portfolio and stay competitive”. Andy Grogan, associate director of sales.
Rockdoor: “It’s been a challenging few years for everyone involved in our sector, but it’s also been a period filled with opportunities. So, we’re delighted that Rockdoor has managed to substantially increase its reach across the country.” Simon Bird, Joint managing director, commented on the brands’ achievements so far this year.
Brisant Secure: “We were taking pre orders for the weeks running up to the launch in September, which is when customers were expecting it. Though there was an overwhelming mountain to get out on launch day, we had all hands to the deck and achieved sending everything out. The feedback we have had has been exceptionally positive.” said CEO, Nick Dutton.
Kommerling: While the weakening of the pound has had considerable headline news, the fact is that this will be good for UK businesses who export goods overseas, because these will become less expensive to foreign buyers, claim Kömmerling.
Kenrick (Archibald Kenrick): Leading hardware supplier Kenrick has extended its comprehensive suite of hardware solutions with the addition of a new range of window and door restrictors - all of which have been manufactured in the UK.
Secured by Design: ALTO Systems have become one of the latest companies to achieve the new Secured by Design (SBD) Secure Connected Device accreditation, with the SALTO Neo Electronic Cylinder Range and SALTO XS4 One Lock achieving the required standard for both its physical and cyber security attributes.
Opening up curtain wall designs
Searching for a practical ventilation solution for use with aluminium curtain walling that doesn’t compromise on aesthetics? Look no further than Senior Architectural Systems’ range of frameless opening window vents that work perfectly with the leading manufacturer’s popular SF52 aluminium curtain wall system.
An established solution that has recently undergone a rebrand, Senior’s SFF flush casement windows and SFFP flush parallel push windows are externally frameless and can be used to effectively incorporate discreet ventilation into curtain wall facades.
Glass or Concrete Facades
The environmentalists tell us we have to stop building our glass skyscrapers as they are simply unsustainable and that we should be using much higher thermal performance wall construction with punched openings for windows. They go on to say that as we embrace our low-carbon future, this will be the death knell for our glazed high rise cities, but are they right?
by Phil Slinger - CAB Chief Executive