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MORE INNOVATION FROM RAINBOW ARCHES


When Lancashire-based Rainbow Arches chose the 5th November to “launch” their business back in 2007, they fully expected it to “take off” and they were right!


Because the company – started originally with just eight employees – saw this number doubled within the first two years, thanks to increasing demand for their products.


Today, Rainbow Arches has become the North-


West’s premier manufacturer of arched frames, and one of the largest profile bending companies in the country.


Part of the reason for their success is the company’s commitment to keeping strictly to schedule – but without compromising on the quality of the products.


Located in a 9,000 square ft manufacturing unit, Rainbow’s skilled team can form all types of frame designs, profile on plan, double curves, for mosque style windows, angles or arched Raked Head with inset curved transoms.


Now the company is set to attract a lot of industry interest with the introduction of its most recent innovation – the first full arched composite door, available as a part radius or full radius, as a stand-alone or combination frame.


The basic slab is a Rocal product although there are restrictions on design choice due to the slab being shaped. Standard composites are available using NanYa slabs from Distinction, again as a stand-alone or an arched combination frame.


For more details, visit www.rainbowarches.com


GGF COMPLETES TOPTRIO OF EVENTS IN MARCH


The Glass & Glazing Federation (GGF) last month completed no less than three top national exhibitions to reach thousands of professionals and homeowners keen to get the best glazing for their projects and homes.


The first event was the now key building industry


event, Ecobuild, held at ExCel in London’s Docklands. Then it was off to the popular Ideal Home Show at Earls Court, followed by a trip up the M1 to the Homebuilding & Renovating Show at the NEC.


An estimated 350,000 visitors attended the trio of top events attracting visitors who are committed to improving standards in buildings, whether their own home or as professionals designing and building for others.


GGF report that the most frequently asked questions at Ecobuild predictably concerned energy efficiency, whilst consumer protection was high on the agenda for visitors to the Ideal Home show The H&R Show at the NEC saw visitors asking a range of questions covering


The GGF stand.


energy efficiency, framing materials and legislation. Thousands of leaflets and brochures were handed out, including 8,500 discount vouchers at The Ideal Home Show which offered up to £200 off a participating GGF member company’s conservatory.


“This has been the most exhausting time for our staff but also the most rewarding,” said Ian Chisholm, deputy Chief Executive of the GGF. “We have enjoyed meeting professionals and home owners face-to-face when we would usually only deal with them via telephone or email. Most of the questions were predictable although what was interesting was the emphasis on energy efficiency and performance expressed at Ecobuild and the Homebuilding shows, with consumer protection the interest of perhaps 70% of our visitors.”


Ian Chisholm, GGF deputy Chief Executive 64 « Clearview NMS « April 2011 « www.clearview-uk.com More information at: www.ggf.org.uk


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