Clearview National April 2017 - Issue 185 - Page 68

PROUD SPONSOR OF DOORS & WINDOWS DOORS&WINDOWS PREMIUM CARE GROUP COMES BACK FOR MORE » » YORKSHIRE-BASED SPECTUS Approved Window Contractor, Jade Windows has won a second contract for the award-winning Yorkare care home group after installing more than 200 casement windows and patio doors in the group’s most recent addition. The first contract was for the conversion of the former Lindsey Lower School in Cleethorpes via main contractor Hobson & Porter. Jade made and installed the windows in the Spectus Elite 70 Bevelled system in Anthracite grey smooth foil finish for a new- built extension, which formed a major part of the home behind the school’s original Victorian frontage. Just one example of the client’s insistence on detail was the access control on the doors, as Ryan explained: “The PVCu doors had to be specially routered out to fit electric drop bolts so that all the mechanisms were out of sight. This is something you don’t hear of every day but with Jade’s ‘customer first’ attitude and Spectus’s technical team providing first class advice, the customer achieved their desired look. Mike Beal, the main contractor’s Construction Director, said: “Jade delivered a robust and competitive solution. Everything was completed on time, without problems and the finished product looked superb.” www.spectus.co.uk To the rescue! » » STERLINGOSB, ONE OF the most versatile wood panel boards on the market, is a common sight in the building trade and is now becoming a popular as a fashionable panel for the designer home. For Dorset-based specialist contractor, Doors, Locks & Glass, SterlingOSB is an indispensable product. The For Dorset-based specialist contractor, Doors, Locks & Glass, SterlingOSB is an indispensable product. company specialises in emergency boarding-up, most often in the aftermath of a burglary of vandalism, and SterlingOSB is the ideal solution, says company owner, Graham Bird. “We’ve been specialising in this area for the past 15 years and, to begin with, we used plywood,” he says. “But as soon as we discovered OSB, we switched and we’ve never gone back,” adds Graham. “SterlingOSB is just as strong and durable as plywood and it’s better to work with. With plywood, you always get splinters when you cut it but you don’t have this problem with OSB,” he explains. “We use 9mm SterlingOSB. Two layers of this are perfect for boarding up 20mm double-glazed units. The two thicknesses fit exactly into the reveal and then it’s just a case of replacing the beading; and it’s more secure than glass.” www.norbord.co.uk Getting flushed with sales demand » » SINCE THE LAUNCH OF its 70mm flush sash window, TruFrame has experienced strong sales growth, now in excess 200 frames per week, as more installers embrace the traditional timber look and unique hardware options for this new window type. The welded flush sash window is fully hand finished utilising TruFrame’s unique four step hand finishing process, while the fully mechanical Refine™ option, is fully hand assembled and offers 68 » A PR 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M incredible levels of finishing detail in the corners. Hardware options include contemporary handles, whilst period inspiration comes from the optional key-locking monkey tail handles and peg-stays. There are 14 in-stock colour options from the contemporary look of anthracite grey to the period inspired chartwell green, ensuring that the flush sash window can be installed sympathetically on different types of brick/stone and on various types of property. David Firmager, Managing Director of TruFrame commented: “The flush sash window is more than just a passing fad and I fully expect to see sales grow to 10% of all frames made. With options of fully welded or fully mechanically jointed, we have different price points covered, backed by a single 10-year warranty underwritten by us.” www.truframe.co.uk