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consumers clayton glass 01207 288200
As temperatures have soared in early June, the lucky first few consumers with the test installations of SMARTGLASS® Dynamic have been somewhat overjoyed and genuinely astounded with the performance of their glass.
With temperatures touching 30 degree Celsius in many parts of the UK, Mr Haydon Edwards was one of a lucky few that have adopted the recently launched SMARTGLASS® Dynamic, which is a self-tinting glass technology. His lantern roof now provides an acceptable temperature in which to sit during the early afternoon sun, with current temperatures dictating that only the most shaded or technically advanced glazed rooms are habitable. By evening time, the glass is reverting back to a clear state as the surface temperature falls.
the position of the sun, as he points out and the environment changes shade throughout the day to help keep internal temperatures low and excessive glare to a minimum.
It’s also a future technology that’s hugely exciting for Mr Edwards, who is providing considerable feedback on a near daily basis. Each panel reacts independently of one another due to
Jason McCabe, commercial and site director for Clayton Glass commented: ‘This lantern roof case study is further evidence of the fact that this ground-breaking technology works in situ. In time, we fully expect forward thinking installers to join us in helping to bring to market this dynamic glass revolution, particularly in showroom environments.’
number 15 suntrade 01656 746650
Hot off the heels of their 14th depot opening in Dartford just six months ago, REHAU fabricator, Sun Trade have recently opened their 15th depot in Watford, Hertfordshire.
The new depot continues to signal an unprecedented period of growth and has proven no different to the others, bringing on multiple local trade customers, creating new jobs and quickly exceeding their ambitious sales targets within the first 2 weeks of the opening.
decision late last year to accelerate our growth plans in 2017”
With over 2000 bespoke products being manufactured and delivered every week the company have already drawn up plans to expand even further. With recent investment in to their production and distribution facilities they are already ahead in their schedule to cater for the projected increase over the next 5 years.
Steve Graves further commented “Our growth is something we are very proud of. Some of it is thanks to acquisitions and opening new sites, but a large factor is down to increased sales from offering our customers an ever-wider range of products. Everyone is very time-pressured these days, so by stocking as broad a range of products as we can it means we can help reduce that pressure a little by significantly reducing the amount of places they need to go for their products, saving them both time and money”
Sales Director Steve Graves commented “It’s always been our dream to open a depot in as many cities as possible. We made the
He’s also been able to ascertain that it almost helps eliminate all glare from a television and also importantly, will help preserve the nature of furnishings and fabrics.
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