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The spectrum of potential Eurocell says that its latest ‘Grow With Colours’ literature showcases the ‘wealth of possibilities’ offered by the enhanced range of coloured profiles across its products; including Modus and Eurologik doors and windows, Charisma vertical sliding sash windows, Euroslide patio doors, Skypod skylights and conservatory roofs. The company has recently expanded its standard range to include new colours, such as anteak and cream white, as well as cream, rosewood and anthracite grey – all available from stock. Even greater choice is available with the ‘Made to Order’ range, which offers up to 32 options and a lead time of three weeks. , According to Eurocell, it can guarantee colour matching across all its PVC-U products, whether a client requires the natural appearance of woodgrain finishes or cool greys, greens and blues. These include the Eurocell range of external cills and end caps, which are available in three sizes and are colour matched to a wide range of window systems within the industry. The company also offers a wide range of complementary ancillary products, including decorative add-on products and window finishing trims in foam and rigid options, so that windows and doors can be tailored to meet any requirement. Grow with Colours can be downloaded from the Eurocell website at www.eurocell.co.uk ‘Auspicious’ colours specced for Liverpool Chinatown project In one of its more unusual – and colourful – projects, Liverpool based Total Glass supplied red and green replacement windows and entrance doors for a major social housing refurbishment project in the city’s Chinatown district. The PVC-U window and door fabricator was engaged by Pine Court Housing Association as part of a £250,000 investment programme in properties at Pine Mews. The installation work, which included Chung Hok House sheltered accommodation scheme, was carried out by the HA’s Group partners, Sovini Property Services. Red and green are considered auspicious colours in Chinese culture, so a key aspect of the specification was to match the buildings’ existing colour scheme. Total Glass supplied ‘A’ rated energyefficient PVC-U windows finished in pine green RAL 6000 to replace the original timber ones. New final exit doors, which replaced old wooden ones at Chung Hok House, were also supplied in the same shade of green. The Total Glass Powerframe high-security aluminium communal entrance door in traffic red RAL 3020 was specified for the main entrance and fitted within a green doorset to match the windows. Around the courtyard, a total of 14 flats and 13 houses were also similarly upgraded with red GRP composite doors and green outerframes complementing the windows. Total Glass said it liaised closely with Pine Court and One Vision Housing, also part of the Sovini Group, on the project, which used translators to inform tenants at all stages and facilitate their participation during the works. “Pre-contract consultations with tenants and surveys were carried out, along with pilot installations to ensure that the colour specifications New blind shades and designs were all correct,” explained Total Glass’ commercial contracts manager, Mark Formby. “This was one of our client’s flagship schemes, so attention to detail throughout the project was vital. Completed on time and to budget, it was a success and the clients are delighted.” David Brown, Pine Court’s director of operations, said: “We’re really pleased with the work that’s been undertaken. Disruption for customers has been kept to a minimum and the new installations look very professional.” www.totalglass.com 92 COLOUR ODL Europe has revealed a wider range of colours for its Built in Blind, with the addition of four brand new shades – silver, anthracite grey, bronze and dark coffee. Launched in October 2015, the Built in Blind is said to be a UK manufactured cordless integral blind system, which can be fitted at point of fabrication or installation. Glass units containing the blind meet EN 1279 Parts 2/3/6 standards and are available gas filled and with low-E glass for maximum thermal efficiency. Mark Towers, managing director at ODL Europe, commented: “At ODL Europe we are here to help our customers add value, and choice is a crucial part of that. The blind can be custom-sized to fit even those larger applications such as orangeries and bi-folds, and it is compatible www.ggpmag.com April 2016 with all profile systems, so fabricators and installers of PVC-U, aluminium or timber can benefit. “With colour only increasing in popularity, it made sense for us to offer even wider choice here too, and the four stunning new shades provide our customers with another useful tool to help them sell. Alongside the colour range, other point of sale benefits to the consumer include protection from damage and dust, fingertip control and UV-stable slats. The blinds are also completely cord free by design, as recommended by child safety requirements of EN13120:2009+A1:2014.” See the Built in Blind by ODL Europe on stand AT2 at the FIT Show.


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