Popular products paraded
Chris Coxon, head of marketing at Eurocell, gives us the tour of the stand.
This year’s FIT Show sees Eurocell focus on four of our most popular ranges – including some great new range additions – namely Skypod, Modus, Dales Collection composite doors, and our conservatory collection. Plus we’ll be announcing a new, industry-first, initiative at the show.
Fresh to the market is the Skypod Acute roof lantern, which features a steeper pitch at 35º – 15º more than the current design. The new 35º pitch is strikingly different to the standard, making it more suitable for commercial applications such as schools, hospitals and offices, where this pitch is better suited to larger, multi-storey buildings. This market tends to be dominated by aluminum, so the latest Skypod provides an aesthetic and cost-effective sales alternative.
Skypod is available in the full colour range of anthracite grey, moondust grey, golden oak, rosewood and white – with a white interior finish as standard to maximise the light and airy feel. A further 25 colour options can be made to order in three weeks.
We have also recently extended our Dales Collection range of composite doors to increase and improve aesthetic choice, security and resilience. The three new panel designs – the Elton, Hartington and Newhaven – deliver ‘on trend’ farmhouse and contemporary styles and are complemented by six further glass patterns to further increase choice for the specifier, developer and end-user.
The additional door and glass introductions bring the total of front and back composite door combinations to 15 styles in 15 colours and 18 glazing options, from modern ‘chic’ to traditional edwardian or cottage style.
Furthermore, high security is assured as Eurocell has improved both the structural stability of the panels and its locking hardware. An accredited five-point multi-locking system with adjustable keeps has been introduced, providing an improved weather rating that can now achieve up to 1,200 Pascals – a 50% improvement on previous tests. The design also includes an increase of the outer GRP skin thickness from 2mm to 4mm; and the Tri-Sis glazing cassette.
The locking system, plus the thickness and glazing modifications, means that the new doors are all now compliant with the requirements of AD Q; achieving PAS 23/24:2016 accreditation, which includes the PAS 24:2016 ‘cut through’ test.
Stand D20 is also host to Modus, Eurocell’s high-performance, high aesthetic window system. Featuring a 75mm six-chamber profile system, the Modus range delivers optimum energy efficiency performance and can achieve a U-value as low as 0.7W/m2K. The first PVCU window and door system in the UK to offer a 12-year guarantee, Modus casement windows were among the first to be awarded the new A++ WER.
The range also includes Modus S, a mechanically jointed flush sash casement window, which combines modern materials with a truly traditional appearance. The joint detail adds considerable authenticity to the window and enables delivery of a product with the true look of timber, while retaining all the performance benefits of PVCU. Furthermore, it is up to 25% less expensive than the nearest equivalent PVCU flush sash product.
Finally, the stand will also feature a brand-new addition to our conservatory range – namely the Lusso internal pelmet and Highline Gutter System. With a striking depth of up to 413mm, the Lusso pelmet combines with the added height and depth of the Highline Gutter to create an on-trend orangery effect from standard components.