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GGP 12 December 2016

Luxury brand is launched BEST PRODUCTS 2016 This year saw Prefix Systems launch its luxury Opus brand. Opus represents an integrated system of luxury casement windows, along with French, residential and bi-folding doors, and both lantern, conservatory and iX250 orangery roof options. According to Prefix, Opus brings together ‘the proven performance of aluminium and the sheer beauty of hardwood timber’. For architects and ‘those consumers averse to PVC-U as a material’, Prefix says it’s the perfect near maintenance free design, that’s not only considered to last for many years, but can be tailored for each project. With period inspired greens and contemporary greys the most popular external finishes, Prefix claims Opus is a product equally adaptive to both period inspired properties and more modern homes. www.prefixsystems.co.uk Contemporary additions ‘Extending the boundaries of PVC-U’ The Residence Collection says its systems ‘make windows and doors that extend the boundaries of PVC-U’. Along with Residence 9 (R9), Residence 7 (R7), Residence 8 (R8), and Residence2 (R2) make up the Residence Collection. Designed in Britain for British homes, the four integrated systems claim to ‘open up big new markets for installers’. Conservation areas, listed buildings and period homes, ‘cool’ contemporary properties, private developments, and commercial contracts are all said to be perfect for the Residence Collection. With its timber alternative and aluminium alternative windows and doors, Residence Collection says it gives installers ‘the creative freedom to sell where they never sold before’. www.residence9.co.uk A solid new product This year, specialist toughened glass manufacturer, TuffX Processed Glass, launched a new product which it says will give conservatory roof installers a more cost effective alternative to the solid tiled conservatory roof replacement. New solid glass roof system, Ambi-Solid, is said to be lighter, quicker and easier to install than traditional solid tile effect roofs. Graham Price, TuffX’s managing director, said: “In recent times there has been an explosion in solid tile effect roofs to satisfy the dilemma of a conservatory being too cold in winter and too warm in summer. But while this option is fine for some, a conservatory is sold as a light and airy light-filled space and a solid tiled effect roof will not only make the conservatory a darker space, but it can reduce light to adjoining rooms, too. With Ambi-Solid you now have the option of a solid glass panel solution which eliminates the too hot, too cold dilemma but without loss of light. In short, with Ambi-Solid you have the best of both worlds.” Ambi-Solid is reportedly around 50% cheaper than a solid tile effect alternative and requires no structural work to the roof in order to accommodate the panels, which are said to be quick and easy to fit.www.tuffxglass.co.uk www.ggpmag.com December 2016 Following the success of its contemporary range, which launched last year, composite door manufacturer, Door- Stop, has extended its portfolio to include more ‘ultra-modern’ hardware suites and a brand new door style. Door-Stop’s new handleless option is described as ‘the perfect choice for those who prefer a minimalist look’, thanks to its ‘sleek and sophisticated design’. Available on all door types, Door-Stop says the handleless suite is ‘perfectly balanced’ by an ingot knocker, a brushed stainless steel letterbox and timeless pull escutcheon. Alongside this, a geometric square bar handle has been added to the square suite, which Door-Stop says is perfect for those wanting to create ‘a contemporary door that stands out from the crowd’. What’s more, the classic door handle can now be specified in a higher position – allowing it to be more visible. With the four-square door becoming a firm favourite with customers, it is now also available with the glass set to the left or the right, as well as centrally. www.door-stop.co.uk/composite-doors of


GGP 12 December 2016
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