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The Trojan Group added two door knockers to its renowned Stainless Steel range last year and they are proving to be a popular addition.
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Uni-blinds® integral blinds manufacturer Morley Glass & Glazing has developed SmartMotion, a unique interface that helps installers quickly and easily incorporate its motorised integral blinds into home automation systems.
electric-powered home automation systems – and in the past it has been a daunting and a complex task that could cause damage to the wiring of the blinds or the home automation system.
Tony Chadwick, MD, said: “The aim of the Slim Urn Door Knocker and the Contemporary Door Knocker was to increase the number of design choices on offer and help bring Trojan quality to a wider audience. Sales suggest we’ve done exactly that.”
available in a full choice of finishes including Polished/Brushed Gold (PVD), Polished/Brushed Stainless, White and Black. And, perhaps most importantly, like all the products in the Stainless Steel range, both products come with a 25 year anti-corrosion guarantee.
Ian Short, MD said: “The global home automation market was valued at $4.41 billion in 2014 and is set to grow by 26.3% by 2020. Home automation systems integrate various domestic applications such as lighting, heating, safety and security, energy management, entertainment systems – and motorised integral blinds - and are growing in popularity in the UK, as the concept of “smart” homes takes off.
“This inspired us to commission the development of a unique interface called the SmartMotion which makes the process so simple it’s child’s play. In one easy step the operation of the blinds is smoothly integrated into the whole home automation system so that they can be controlled at the touch of a button, even when you’re not at home.”
When you look at the two door knockers it’s easy to see why they’re proving so popular. They have been designed with the installer in mind because they are face fixed so there is no need to drill through the door, making installation quicker and easier.
“The Stainless Steel construction means no corrosion and it’s something our customers really appreciate because it puts an end to disappointed homeowners and expensive, time-consuming callbacks.”
“An increasing number of our customers are being asked to incorporate our motorised Uni-blinds® integral blinds into
The SmartMotion is exclusive to Morley Glass & Glazing and is compatible with the MB System of Uni-Blinds®, which operate using an electric brushless motor. It is supplied pre-wired and fully tested, making for a smooth, problem-free installation.
Both have a slimline contemporary design that will appeal to today’s discerning consumer. Both suite with all the other products in the Stainless Steel range to provide a totally coordinated approach. Both are
The sales of the door knockers demonstrate Trojan’s ability to spot trends and react to them with value-added products that enhance fabricators’ and installers’ portfolios. It’s just one of the reasons why it’s one of the industry leaders when it comes to hardware.
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Door-designer, which can be accessed on the Distinction Doors’ website or at is a perfect demonstration of how to draw homeowners into a brand and its products.
In what has already been one of the firm’s most successful years in its history, trailblazing fabricator Dekko Window Systems is celebrating rocketing sales of its premium, Infinity uPVC range.
beyond the standard white uPVC windows their rivals are selling down the street.”
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Bethaney Larkman, Marketing Manager, said: “A new entrance door is a big decision for any homeowner. With door-designer they can choose every element of their new door before submitting a request for a quote. We also offer a bespoke version of the platform with even more functionality that our customers can use on their own websites and in their own sales processes.”
A bespoke version is available to customers and it’s a tool that turns a platform that’s useful in the sales process to one that’s indispensable.
The firm which specialises in premium uPVC and aluminium products, has seen sales of its Infinity range of seamlessly welded uPVC windows grow by an impressive 80% compared to the same period last year. Kurt Greatrex, Sales Director, believes its success is attributed to creating a strong upselling opportunity for installers and a viable route to market to meet extensive consumer demand for premium products:
The range is their unique stamp on Deceuninck’s high-performance 2500 and 2800 systems, combining three distinct styles; chamfered, sculptured and the star of the range, the flush sash.
Door-designer is a clever tool that works across desktops, tablets and mobiles that allows homeowners to design their own door. They can even upload a photo of the front of their home and see how the door will really look. Homeowners can then complete a form so their nearest supplier can contact them to discuss it further and provide a quote.
Bethaney commented: “The bespoke version takes everything a stage further because it gives our customers complete flexibility. It can be embedded on a customer’s website, accessed via a unique company URL or used during a sales presentation. They can change the door designs featured to the ones they stock. They can change the names if they’re using their own brand names. The colour scheme can be changed to suit their own brand identity. They can even add a pricing element if they want to give homeowners an idea of cost. Finally, there is a reporting function in the CMS which allows the customer to download their sales leads.”
“It comes as no great surprise for us to see Infinity continue to soar, because it provides installers with the optimal solution to break into the thriving premium market,” explains Kurt. “It helps installers rise above their competitors by offering something that is truly unique and far
The timber like appearance, along with a stunning range of premium woodgrain foils including Irish Oak, Rosewood and Nut Tree, all come together to create one of the most authentic timber-alternative collections on the market.
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“I believe the success can be attributed to the combination of quality products and marketing support thanks to our ‘Make It Yours’ initiative. Installers instantly have more authority thanks to professional point of sale material, online content and powerful showroom support.”

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