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GGP August 2015

37 DOORS & COMMERCIAL ENTRANCES Creating great views AGB Hardware claims to have solved the problem of great views being compromised by bulky door frames with its Imago lift and slide timber door. The ‘minimalist’ wooden frame of the Imago lift and slide has a visible thickness of just two centimetres in order to create a large glazed area. With door leafs of up to 3m, AGB’s system offers a wide choice of timber options and is said to provide high levels of thermal efficiency and weather protection. AGB says it has made it ‘really easy’ to design Imago doors into a project with Imago Toolkit. The online design portal has downloadable technical CAD drawings, specification details, 3D detail drawings and product performance information. Imago lift and slide doors are available across the UK and Ireland from joinery and installation companies. The Imago Points network offers expert advice on design, manufacture and fitting for new build and refurbishment projects. Marco Zen, sales manager for AGB Hardware, said: “In Italy, 700 architects already use this service on a regular basis and now we’ve launched it in the UK. We wanted to make Imago as accessible as possible. The website offers architects and designers everything they need and the Imago Points have Imago lift and slide doors on display.” Getting colourful Vista says it has extended is product offering to encourage customers to take advantage of the growing colour market. Fabricators and installers can have their smooth white or woodgrain foiled outer-frame sprayed in any RAL colour, meaning they can offer more personalisation than ever before. Sales director, Wes Buchan, said: “Our composite door slabs are already available in any RAL colour, but we’ve extended this service to offer coloured outer-frames as well, meaning our customers can create a truly original looking door. We’ve had a great response and thanks to our in-house spray booth and significant manufacturing resources, we are able to offer a fast turnaround and keep up with the increased demand. We offer 12 door styles, over 100 glass designs and an extensive choice of hardware. Couple this with our extended colour choice and there are almost limitless ways to customise your door.” XtremeDoor is reportedly one of the top performing composite doors on the market today, recently beating a solid timber core, timber composite door in a thermal efficiency test. It incorporates a triple sealed outer-frame, a five point lock, a foam filled Nan Ya slab for thermal performance and stainless steel hardware. Vista recently further enhanced the range with the launch a new letter plates, long bar handles and a ‘heritage’ lock. www.ggpmag.com August 2015 Wes Buchan


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