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GGP August 2015

14 NEWS Solid roof event ‘huge success’ for Made for Trade www.ggpmag.com August 2015 Conservatory roof and bi-fold door supplier, Made For Trade, hosted a Celsius solid roof open day recently, reportedly attracting installers from across the country to its show village in the North East. The event featured a live-build of the new Celsius solid roof by manufacturer Synseal, with attendees given demonstrations and advice on how to fit the lightweight system. The benefits to both installers and homeowners were also discussed, with Synseal detailing how the system is more thermally efficient and easier to fit than other solid roofs on the market. Mike Robinson, roof manager at Made For Trade, said: “It was great to see so many of our existing, loyal customers attend and also meet a few companies I have not worked with before. Show village “The weather may have been changeable at times, but everyone who attended was very attentive and we hope they enjoyed the day as well as being impressed by the roof.” The event included Made For Trade opening up its Aanco show village in Stockton on Tees to tradespeople from across the UK. Containing nine working conservatories and orangeries, the company’s domestic show village has added the Celsius roof to its range, with attendees of the event given the opportunity to watch the roof being built in real-time. Experts from Synseal were able to answer questions and give valuable advice on the installation of the Celsius roof, which is designed to meet the demand for lightweight solid roofs. The product combines a timber frame with Kingspan insulated roof panels, environmentally friendly Envirotile external roof tiles and cappings, creating a warm solid roof construction. A Velux roof light is included to allow light into the extension. Popular product Due to the eco-friendly Envirotiles, the Celsius roof is not as heavy as traditional systems using concrete or slate tiles, allowing it to be retrofitted to existing conservatories as well as new-builds. Mike added: “It may be the latest addition to our range, but with the demand for lightweight solid roofs at an all-time high, the Celsius system is set to become a very popular product in our range.” Made For Trade, which also supplies Global conservatory roofs and Smart aluminium bi-fold and patio doors, says that it has seen a rapid growth in demand in recent years. This has led to increasing expansion, with the firm acquiring two extra factories in 2014 and a significant rise in staff numbers. With a database of over 700 returning customers, managing director, Bradley Gaunt, attributes the company’s success to its high quality product range as well as its ‘lean and efficient’ strategy, allowing customers to make ‘significant savings’. Above: Visitors to the Made for Trade open day were given a live demonstration on how GGF releases new glass repair technical document to fit the new Celsius roof The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce the release of a new technical data sheet entitled, ‘Glass Repair Removal of Surface Damage from Glass.’ The publication covers the optical and quality factors that influence the appearance of glass following surface repair. According to the GGF, the major emphasis of this new technical document is on the visual performance when glass is viewed from inside a building. Bob Griffin of Re-newglass and chairman of the GGF glass repair group, said: “This will prove to be not only a highly useful data sheet but also a very important one for the sector. For some time there has been concern in the industry over glass polishing and in particular on toughened glass.” The data sheet addresses causes and types of glass surface and edge damage as well as optical and visual quality across many types of glass including annealed, toughened, laminated and coated glass. The publication then explains the repair process and method of assessment. Bob added: “I am very pleased this publication has been released. It will provide vital information for customers and glass producers who are looking for guidance on treatment options for surface damage. It is the authoritative technical publication that should become a required industry reference for all those looking to repair glass.” Brian Baker of Glassolutions and GGF president is a member of the glass repair group and helped produce this latest document. Brian added: “It is yet another excellent addition to the GGF library of technical information and I have no doubt will be essential in guiding the industry when it comes to repairing glass surfaces.” The Glass Repair Removal of Surface Damage (Ref 5.15.1) from Glass Data Sheet is available for free download for all GGF members from the members’ area of the GGF website.


GGP August 2015
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