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PRODUCTS&INSTALLATIONS ‘Luxurious’ woodgrain Hot on the heals of the launch of ‘duck egg blue’, composite door manufacturer, Solidor, has introduced its fifteenth finish, the ‘beautiful and luxurious’ mocha woodgrain. This new luxury woodgrain finish has already been installed on a property in rural Yorkshire and was based on the Windsor design from the Traditional features knocker, handle and letter plate from Solidor’s traditional ironmongery range.traditional Collection. The door also featured a handmade ring door With the introduction of mocha, Solidor’s colour and woodgrain range Coventry based Synseal fabricator, MWG, now extends to 16 which is said to be around twice that of the company’s recently manufactured and installed more than nearest competitor, amounting to 256 possible colour options. 30 windows on the Masjid-e-Zeenat-ul-Islam All the finishes from Solidor are an exterior grade laminate/foil, the same long lasting ones that are mosque in Coventry, following a substantial used by the PVC-U window and door systems companies, or completely through colour and are said to extension to the site. be proven to be a better finish than a stained, or gel coated finish. The frames were fabricated using foiled For further information, visit: www.solidor.co.uk Legend 70 PVC-U profiles, and were designed to blend in with the architect’s vision for the extended mosque, including the colour and Conservatory ‘bible’ texture of the brickwork. “Legend 70, foiled to match the windows’ Prefix Systems has launched a comprehensive 20 page trade surroundings, fitted in perfectly with the brochure, detailing its range of conservatory and extended architect’s design and helps the mosque to stand living systems and accessories. The conservatory market is proud in its community,” explained MWG’s evolving into one that is now being perceived as addressing owner, Manj Sanghera. “While modern mosques the need for additional living space in its broadest context. don’t look out of place in a typical British urban With this in mind, Prefix set about designing a single environment, the architect still wanted some brochure for the trade that would highlight all the products and accessories in the company’s range. traditional features on the extension to the This new brochure outlines the new conservatory market and includes details of Ultraframe Masjid-e-Zeenat-ul-Islam in Coventry. These conservatory roofs, a colour range amounting to 11 foil finishes and the option of complete bespoke included the pointed arched window frame colours, along with a comprehensive range of specialist conservatory roof glass. design that gives mosque windows their The new Loggia/Livinroom products are included in the brochure, as is a short section on traditional shape.” orangeries. There are also details of bi-folding doors and Prefix’s Bi-span kits that are designed to add www.synseal.co.uk additional structural strength to large openings. For more information, visit: www.prefixsystems.co.uk put to the test ‘Top glass’ brochurePassivHaus Images of classic British icons take centre stage in a new brochure from North Western Lead Co (Hyde). Replicas of Big Ben, a mounted guard, the Queen and a Red London Bus – created using decorative lead and film – illustrate the brochure which has been unveiled to showcase the company’s range of window leading products. Entitled The Beauty of Glass, the new 12 page brochure is dedicated to the collections of self adhesive strip lead and self adhesive colour film. It includes NWL’s collection of coated and uncoated leads as well as the company’s range of coloured film Using EcoClear sealed units in high performance that includes Decra Glow, Rainbow Film and Spectrum Film. triple glazed windows, H Jarvis has helped The company’s range of craft kits which has stained glass effect kits, both for the beginner and energy efficiency researchers at Nottingham the more experienced craft enthusiast, is shown in the brochure, alongside NWL’s range of University demonstrate how PassivHaus design ancillary products. can cut energy usage in homes by 72%. For more information and to obtain a copy of the brochure, call: 0161 3684491. The real life test, aimed at demonstrating the difference in energy use between a property built to 2006 Building Regulations and today’s Putting style into sustainability PassivHaus standard, was completed with the technical and manufacturing support of Metal Technology has completed work on residential units at a Glassolutions Solaglas and new build fabricator regenerated brownfield site overlooking the Limehouse Cut canal at and installer, H Jarvis. Bow Common Lane, Poplar in East London. Featuring as part of the UK PassivHaus Metal Technology's System 17 High Rise Curtain Walling is said to Conference 2012, held recently at Nottingham offer the designer a range of profiles that provide structural integrity, University, two identical looking timber clad weather performance and thermal enhancement. System 17 complies student bedroom pods were built and these were with the Lifetime Homes and Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 ‘lived in’ by student volunteers overnight so specifications required on the Aqua Vista scheme by the architects. energy use could be carefully monitored. The Complementing System 17 at Aqua Vista, Metal Technology's results of this snapshot study revealed that the System 5-20 thermally broken tilt/ turn window and tilt/ slide doors student living overnight in the PassivHaus pod offer the specifier the advantages of high-performance polyamide used just 28% of that used by the student thermal break technology in meeting and, in many cases exceeding, occupying the Part L 2006 pod in the same period. the latest building regulation thermal requirements. www.glassolutions.co.uk For more information, visit: www.metaltechnology.com 76 January 2013 Glass & Glazing Products


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