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52 T H E F I T S H O W P R E V I E W Stands are Warm roof technology to be unveiled www.ggpmag.com April 2016 more ambitious available in five modular sizes of rooflight in just 10 days. There will also be other conservatory products on display with a glazed roof supported by a profile from the new ‘The Residence’ range, along with a new aluminium roof system with deep internal section bars and a new veranda and canopy system presented in a According to FIT Show organisers, exhibitors at the 2016 event are making a bigger effort than ever to attract the attention of visitors. The FIT Show’s event director, Nickie West, who includes operational management within her responsibilities, says she has received more elaborate and impressive stand designs than for the previous two events, signalling a high degree of confidence in the run up to this year’s show: “I have been involved with The FIT Show since day one and it is clear that confidence has grown, in the event itself and in the market,” explained Nickie. Four ‘double decker’ stands are being built, a clear indication of an exhibitor’s commitment and determination to get visitors to their displays. “These days management teams have to justify expenditure and produce a return on investment more than at any time,” said Nickie. “So producing such beautiful and elaborate stands is backed by a great deal of thought and planning. It is very exciting – the stand content remains a closely guarded secret for most exhibitors of course.” George Clarke to open Master Fitter Challenge TV celebrity architect, George Clarke, Truedor’s product ambassador for FIT Show exhibitor IG Doors, will officially open this years Live Finals for the Master Fitter Challenge at The FIT Show. George, who has worked for the past two years to promote Truedor, will open the competition as this year’s show gets underway at 10.00am on, Tuesday 12 April. An architect and creative director of practice, George Clarke & Partners, George presents popular TV series such as Channel 4’s Restoration Man, The Great British Property Scandal and George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces. Visitors to The FIT Show can meet George following his duties on the Master Fitter Challenge Pavilion, on the IG/Truedor stand 268 during the rest of the day. traditional black finish. Prefix will also present the triple glazed flat Clearview rooflight and a Velux rooflight glazed into a Warmroof at a pitch of just 10°. Visitors to stand 139 in Hall 1 can also enter a free raffle, pick up the Prefix Newsletter and collect a free voucher for a celebratory drink. www.prefixsystems.co.uk Prefix Systems says it will be bringing warm roof technology to the FIT Show, along with a number of new roofing developments that it claims could ‘revolutionise’ the market for solid, insulated and tiled roofs, plus several other impressive products for the sector and a celebration for its 20th year in business. Prefix Systems, a multi-award winning manufacturer of conservatory roofs, has been developing its own products for a number of years, and says that its Warmroof product is now ‘widely regarded’ as the most configurable, energy efficient and fitter friendly solid, insulated roof in the market. The launch of the new Hybrid Warmroof will reportedly combine fixed glazing panels within Prefix’s solid, insulated tiled roof to create something of ‘true grandeur’. Central on stand 139 will be an IX250 warm roof Orangery, which will incorporate an Ultrasky lantern, with an aluminium external and internal cladding in hardwood, from the new Opus range of composite windows, bi-folding and patio doors, conservatories and rooflights. Exclusive to Prefix Systems – this will be glazed in Smartglass Dynamic, powered by SageGlass, a new switchable glass, which will be


GGP 04 Apr 2016
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