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GGP August 2015

PRODUCTS & S E R V I C E S Standout Revival cill Saving £s for self-builders Whiteline, the Sussex based fabricator and inventor of FlushSASH, the 70mm PVC-U alternative to traditional timber joinery, has introduced a ‘unique’, mechanically jointed deep bottom rail option to provide what it describes as ‘ever more authentic detailing’. For homes that require a deeper frame with ‘timber-like good looks’, Whiteline offers its Revival range. Revival’s 85mm depth frame is said to perfectly accommodate FlushSASH windows ‘with stylish hardware options to revive a home, inside and out’. The deep Revival cill, specifically designed to fit the Revival frame, is described as ‘a distinctive external feature’ that really stands out from the crowd. According to Whiteline, the 163mm deep, 50mm thick, multichambered cill, with its full length throat drip detail, can be personalised in a range of foils, such as Irish oak (pictured above), or coated to match any colour specification. www.whiteline.co.uk A range of timber for windows and doors What are you worth? New 20mm cavity option The answer to the question: ‘What am I worth?’ may be more than you think, according to fenestration industry recruitment specialist, Chase Taylor. According to Chase Taylor, with demand from potential employers higher than it’s ever been, there’s no better time than now to consider your credentials as an employee. It’s not just the actual salary you bring home that forms part of your package, but the car you drive, bonus opportunities, private healthcare, promotion opportunities and even training and development. In 2015 to date, Chase Taylor says it has placed more than 80 candidates, each receiving on average a £4,752 pay rise. Mat Gibson, managing director of Chase Taylor, commented: “We’re in the people business and not to make a quick win. It’s fundamental to us that we’re able to seek the talent that lies within our industry and to assess exactly what people are worth. If you’re not sure then contact us today for a free assessment.” To find out more, e-mail enquiries@chasetaylor.co.uk in the strictest of confidence. www.chasetaylor.co.uk 79 Self-builders can take advantage of ISO-Chemie’s ISO-Bloco One multipurpose foam sealing tape, which comes with a 10 year performance guarantee and is said to provide up to 70% cost savings when compared to other three component systems. According to ISO-Chemie, ISO-Bloco One tape enables windows and doors to be ‘quickly and easily’ sealed from inside the building, avoiding the need to use ‘time consuming and costly’ external access systems like scaffolding and ladders, and provides guaranteed high performance sealing for the lifetime of the window. Hiring access systems, with the associated health and safety issues, can also add significantly to the overall cost of a new build or renovation project, so additional savings can also be made using ISO-Bloco One. Moreover, because the foam sealant can be used in the wet and rain, ISOChemie maintains that the installation of windows can be undertaken regardless of external weather conditions, avoiding time consuming and costly delays. ISO-Chemie estimates that this can lead to potential savings of hundreds of pounds per day. www.iso-chemie.co.uk KAT manufactures its wooden windows and doors from a range of species, including redwood, oak, idigbo, sapele and Accoya timber. According to Kat, softwoods such as fir or spruce have a low resistance to decay, which makes them good for manufacturing windows. Softwood is less expensive than hardwood but a disadvantage is that softwood absorbs moisture so is not as stable as hardwoods such as oak, idigbo and sapele. Oak has been used for centuries and is admired for its beautiful grain, as well as its strength and durability. Idigbo is a yellow-brown coloured hardwood, sourced from West Africa, commonly used as an inexpensive alternative to Oak, due to its likeness when stained to the same colour. Sapele is also sourced from West Africa and has a medium reddish brown appearance. Kat says that if you are looking for 'naturally beautiful wooden windows made from the most durable wood possible' (guaranteed to last at least 25 years), then Accoya timber could be the timber of choice for you. joinery@katuk.co.uk Sunbell, the Italian designer and manufacturer of integral blinds, has introduced a new 20mm cavity option for glazed units designed exclusively for the UK market. The new 20mm spacer bar, available in natural silver or black, allows blinds to be installed into traditional 28mm glazed units. Sunbell integral blinds are described as ‘the ideal partner’ for bi-folding and patio doors, providing improved privacy, reductions in sound intrusion and solar glare. Sealed from any ingress of dirt, dust and moisture, integral blinds are said to be a low maintenance, safe option that can help to reduce the effect of direct sunlight and heat loss, offering protection from overheating in the summer and improved thermal insulation in the winter. Sunbell blinds are available in a choice of Venetian and fabric finishes, including blackout options in a choice of colours. Sunbell blinds use a low-voltage motorised system powered either by a rechargeable battery or ‘hard wired’ with remote activation for up to 12 blinds. Blinds are available to order direct from Italy on a three-week lead time. For more details please call 01245 422489, or email: info@sunbell.co.uk Mat Gibson www.ggpmag.com August 2015


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