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truedor 01633 627190
“Hi, I’m George Clarke, product ambassador for Truedor from IG Doors.
I believe that Composite Doors are one of the best products on the market today when it comes to quickly and dramatically changing the appearance and the feel of your home, and nothing does so more than colour”.
“Whether you live in a Victorian terrace, a 1930’s semi-detached, a cottage or a truly modern development, your front door is the most immediately visible feature of your home and is the thing which says most about you”.
“For so many years the range of colours available was really limited, but thankfully that’s no longer the case. Now there is an enormous range of colours to choose from, specifically introduced to suit your taste and whatever type of property you live in”.
“Exploring the options available can give you ideas for your home you hadn’t thought of before or even realised were possible”.
“I always say to home-owners that it is important to understand the crucial role a front door plays in the look and feel of the home and how important it should be to them – every time they come home of an evening, or friends and neighbours come to the door it is an opportunity for them to feel that the door is entirely personal to them, a reflection of their personality. It should give them a real sense of pride, and a real sense of ownership”.
“Meaningful choice in terms of colour is really important, especially in today’s world where people have a real sense of who they are and what kind of statement they want to make about themselves – having freedom of choice to choose the colour they want for their front door enables this to happen and is a great starting point for any changes people want to make to their home”.
general all purpose plastics
01254 682888
General All-Purpose Plastics Ltd (GAP) has announced the acquisition of SIG Building Plastics and SIG Windows from SIG UK Exteriors.
The deal includes 66 depots and business units plus their staff and the sales and marketing teams that support them directly.
network; which it has been extending at the rate of one new facility per month.
depots is particularly strong in the South of England and so provides us with reach but limited overlap with our own existing network. It all makes for a perfect fit.”
The companies are made up of four specialist areas of Drainage, Sheet Materials, Windows and Roofline. They include Scotplas, Omnico, CFS, PBM-DQS, Summers, Armour, Roplas, Toogood, Drainex, Plastics Pipe Supplies and Project Plastics. SIG’s Formerton Sheet Sales and Specialised Fixings businesses are also included in the deal. Ownership of all the brand names and trading styles transfers to GAP.
Simon Bird said: “Charles and I set out to build a business based on passion and people, and we remind ourselves every day that we owe our success to hiring and retaining amazing staff. Anyone who takes pride in putting customers at the centre of their working day and who thrives in a friendly, supportive, lively and fun environment, will enjoy being part of the growing family.”
SIG UK Exteriors MD Andrew Wakelin said: “The business environment is highly competitive and constantly changing. This means companies need to be agile, flexible and responsive to the needs of customers. This move is a positive affirmation of those principles and absolutely in line with our commitment to the development and success of our business.”
Launched 24 years ago by Simon Bird and Charles Greensmith, GAP meets the needs of its 31,000 customers nationwide through two large factories and its 46 depot
Group Sales & Marketing Director Paul Sowerby, added: “From the first meeting with SIG we saw a well-organised, profitable business. Their network of busy
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morley glass & glazing
0113 277 8722
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.
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.
“An increasing number of our customers are being asked to incorporate our motorised Uni-blinds® integral blinds into electric-powered home automation systems – and in the past it has been a daunting and a complex task.
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.”
“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
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.

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