Installers and fitters give up their guns

The TruFit ‘gun amnesty’ bin on the Edgetech stand at FIT Show
The TruFit ‘gun amnesty’ bin on the Edgetech stand at FIT Show

Edgetech reports that its TruFit ‘tongue-in-cheek’ gun amnesty was a ‘huge hit’ at The FIT Show. The amnesty saw window fitters and installers hand over silicone guns in exchange for a reel of TruFit.

“Installation companies were interested in the cost-savings and the time-saving opportunities for their fitting teams. They could also see the selling advantages of installing windows in a way which maintains Window Energy Ratings and TruFit is proven to have up to 23% less heat loss on average than traditional fitting methods,” explained Mel Jones, territory sales manager – Window Products, at Edgetech UK.

The recent revision of the BS8213-4:2016 standards see foam fitting tapes added to the code of practice for the survey and installation of windows and doors and has come at a time when interest in the alternative method is high.

“The changes to the code of practice which came into place at the end of 2015 have given window installation companies the confidence to fully embrace the opportunity to modernise and systemise their window fitting methods by using installation tape,” continued Mel.

“There was a real buzz about TruFit at The FIT Show and it was featured on four customer stands, as well as Edgetech’s own stand in Hall 3. We had visitors joining us on the stand just to talk about TruFit and how it can add value for their businesses.

“The three day amnesty and TruFit demonstrations at the show offered us a brilliant opportunity to show visitors how one day, all windows will be fitted this way.”

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