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GGP January 2016

Be flood aware says Maco According to the Environment Agency’s ‘Flood Aware’ campaign from November 2015, one in six properties in the UK are at risk of flooding. Maco says that its R&D department in Austria, along with its ‘innovation team’ in the UK, have been collating data and facts for some time on the UK’s flood risk and have used the evidence as a catalyst to develop a secure and completely weathertight solution for commercial and residential properties. Taking elements from its existing Multi Matic tilt turn system and incorporating it with the CTS combined door lock, Maco has reportedly been able to produce a highly effective system offering additional perimeter locking around the threshold and hinge side of the door ensuring 47 DOORS & COMMERCIAL ENTRANCES Solidor gears up for growth doubled the size of our sales team so customers get all the attention and support they need. With all this and more investment planned, 2016 is shaping up to be a very exciting year!” www.solidor.co.uk WarmCore vid shows how to do it www.ggpmag.com January 2016 water egress is prevented. It is said to have been successfully tested to PAS1188- 1:2014 for flood protection products and building aperture products. The really great benefit of the flood door solution, says Maco is in its use of existing product lines, meaning anyone who is already using Maco CTS combined door locks and Multi Matic tilt turn can offer this solution from stock. In addition, the company points out that the patented i.S security mushrooms used hold the perimeter firmly in place, but not to the point that it is too stiff to activate. For further information about the flood door, email: enquiry@macouk.net Solidor is said to be making significant investments to increase efficiency, productivity and capacity. The composite door manufacturer says it is paving the way for continuing fast growth in 2016 and on to 2018. Part of DW3 Products Group, Solidor has invested in a new Super 6 Saw Centre, a new SCM flatbed CNC and new vehicles. It’s doubled the size of its sales team, and added a further 28,000ft² unit in the past three months. Group operations director, Mike Price, said: “Enthusiastic support from DW3 has enabled us to embrace the growth Solidor has achieved this year and run with it. Our new saw centre and CNC have increased our manufacturing capacity, and the additional site means we have room to grow. Ensuring efficiencies are high is important, and we’re constantly improving our processes to ensure demand is met without issue. “We’ve invested a lot in colour, style and security plus state of the art marketing so our customers can grow fast. This investment means customers can continue to grow their sales with confidence knowing they’ll get what they order on time and in full,” added Mike. “And we’ve A WarmCore installation video is now available on YouTube, which details exactly how to fit the ‘warm aluminium’ folding sliding door. Featuring two engineers from Synseal’s technical services team, Gary Woods and Stuart Prescott, the eight minute video shows the removal of an old inline sliding patio door and its replacement with a brand new 3-2-1 bi-fold door in popular RAL 7016 grey finish. The production follows a step-bystep approach and captions are used to support the voice over commentary and emphasise key details, such as recommended outer frame fixing points. The preferred concealed fixing method is highlighted to promote best installation practice. Glass unit toe and heeling and WarmCore’s ‘straightforward’ glazing method using push-fit beads with integral gaskets is also demonstrated. For industry professionals in a bit of a hurry, there is an alternative ‘stop-motion’ version of the video on YouTube which presents the whole bi-fold replacement process in less than 40 seconds. “We hope this friendly and accessible video will help to inform installation professionals and also build confidence with consumers,” commented Synseal’s head of marketing, Mark Schlotel. “As the WarmCore door is installed, homeowners will get to see the funky orange thermal core which is the signature motif of this innovative product, however once the bi-fold door is fully installed the distinctly differentlooking orange core will have disappeared completely from view. This no-nonsense video helps to illustrate how this appealing and value-adding product has been designed to be easy to fit, with a minimum of fuss.”


GGP January 2016
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