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GGP 12 December 2016

Partnership goes from strength to strength Conservatory roof supplier, Made For Trade, says it is extending its long-term partnership with Synseal, with an agreement to continue fabricating the Global roof for another year. The Teesside-based company says the extension of its trading agreement with Synseal will further strengthen its steadilyincreasing customer base and bolster sales of the best-selling roof system. The Global conservatory roof, which has been designed to be high quality, easy-to-fit and costeffective, has reportedly been a massive success for Synseal – it is estimated that one in four conservatories fitted in the UK has a Global roof. Richard Gaunt, director of Made For Trade, said: “We are delighted to see our relationship with Synseal moving forward and are looking forward to it continuing for many years to come.” Made For Trade’s association with Synseal began in 2011 when Aanco UK, the original domestic arm of the company, chose to use the Global conservatory roof for their installations. Impressed by the system, a deal between the two companies was established and Global roof kits were the first product to be supplied by Made For Trade, the newly-established trade supply division of Aanco UK. Synseal’s CEO, David Leng, said of Made For Trade: “Enjoying exponential growth year on year, this successful fabricator has gone from a standing start, to now being our largest Global roof customer.” Optima flush sash launched According to Profile 22, the market for flush casement windows is booming as owners of period-style homes and other buildings understand that they may also enjoy the performance offered by the latest windows, whilst protecting and complementing the key heritage aesthetics of their property. Profile 22 has announced that it now offers the ‘perfect solution’ for this key sector for the end customer, the fabricator and the installer with the launch of the Optima flush casement window. Developed from the Profile 22 Optima system that was launched at the 2016 FIT Show, the Optima flush casement is said to offer a ‘thoughtfully styled’ solution for the thousands of traditional properties in British towns and villages that are ‘crying out for replacement’ but for which the owners believe their options are limited and expensive. Profile 22 says that the Optima flush casement shares all of the virtues that have made the Profile 22 Optima system ‘the most important new system to be launched for more than a decade’ including great aesthetics, precise dimensions, wall thickness and internal webs. Hardware is said to be easy to locate, drainage is optimised and seals perfectly placed for long-lasting performance. The system reportedly surpasses the requirements of UK and EU Building Regulations and PAS 24 and is accredited by the British Standards Institute. Profile 22 claims that Optima flush casement windows replicate more accurately the key details so important to the owners of heritage properties, such as mechanically jointed sashes, dummy sashes, deep bottom rails, period cills and glazing bars and authentic hardware, including monkey-tail handles and dummy peg stays. A choice of authentic period colours is also available for the flush casement, which also enjoys compatibility with a range of Optima components and ancillaries. Profile 22 also adds that Optima flush casements enjoy the ‘broad benefits’ offered by the Optima system: such as compatibility with a standard Optima frame and transom and chamfered finish externally, but with chamfered or sculptured frame style and astragal bars for a choice of internal treatments. With standard 24mm IGUs, an ‘A+’ Rating and ‘U’ value of 1.3 W/m²K are said to be easily achievable. 65 S Y S T E M S & P R O F I L E S www.ggpmag.com December 2016


GGP 12 December 2016
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