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  Eurocell fabricator Elite Conservatories and Windows have added to their extensive range of products with Modus S-TJ, the new industry standard for upvc windows.
 The 75mm Modus S-TJ (Timber Joint) improves upon the game changing modus range by offering a traditional timber look window that is fully welded.
Following feedback from trade customers Phil Warner, MD set about developing a timber look system that avoided the pitfalls and complaints that frustrates many fitters in the industry.
Phil comments: “Timber effect windows are very much in high demand for customers looking for a window with a traditional look. There are a many options available but each has its own problems.”
“Some systems required the glass to be bonded to the frame. From an installers point of view this makes for a very heavy window to install as you cant take the glass out. Should you have an accident on site and break a unit, it’s the whole sash that needs to be replaced. You can’t carry on and fit the window and wait for an emergency unit.”
“With the new Modus S-TJ window we’ve been able to a manufacture a quality traditional timber look window that is cheaper and easier to install. Crucially, as the sash is welded it doesn't comprise on strength and integrity. ” concludes Phil.
to produce a perfect timber look joint on every frame, guaranteeing quality on every window.
“The next option is mechanically jointed windows. The problem here is two fold. Some installers experience problems with the joints cracking open when beading and the second is the issue with weather proofing the joints on the sash”
VBH has updated its webshop, VBH24, to make ordering easier for customers. It now includes a product configurator, designed to show customers the exact hardware required for each project on complex installations such as tilt and turns, bi-folds or greenteQ Invisifold slide & folds.
Elite started production of the new system in April after investing £60,000 in new machinery including a new two head welder with restricted burn off and a state-of-the art end miller. The bespoke miller helps
Established in 2001 the family run business has been a eurocell fabricator for 15 years. The company also offers a full range of upvc products from eurocell and aluminium products from smart, roof lanterns, conservatory roofs including Skypod, composite doors and Eurologik windows.
       VBH customer Adam Webb, Director at Garrard Windows, is responsible for ordering the hardware for his business. He says: “We’ve been using the VBH24 online shop since it was first introduced 5 years ago. We order the bulk of our hardware through it and can easily
Gary Gleeson, Marketing Manager at VBH, adds: “Not only can our updated webshop be used to place bulk hardware orders, it’s also designed to make it simple to select and order the components needed for individual windows and doors, or to price on tender documentation, for example. Customers can even upload their own spreadsheets to place orders; all we need is a column denoting the product number and quantity. Weekly or monthly ordering can now be completed more efficiently.”
R2, R7 and R9 all benefit from a dedicated landing platform on the new site showcasing design philosophies, performance, a clever interactive glazing bead designer, along with a wide range of hardware and ancillaries, including the deep, period-inspired Radlington Cill. There is also a colour selector that presents all of the unique and inspiring colour and woodgrain options that are available across The Residence Collection.
Sarah Hitchings, sales and marketing director commented: ‘The existing website for The Residence Collection is visually stunning with the information carefully orchestrated for the consumer and architect. Yet we had a need to create something equally as impressive, but with key messages, content and downloads for the trade.
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  VBH24 means customers can place orders, track orders (whether placed online or via phone), check stock levels and pricing, search for part numbers, view and download invoices and much more. Ordering products can be made even easier and quicker by creating a ‘Favourites’ List, or by uploading CSV data files that contain the VBH part number. Those with an up-to-date credit account can place orders and they will be processed automatically.
“The updated version of VBH24 with its new features makes it much slicker to use,” continues Adam. “Of course, we’ve still got the option of picking up the phone, so VBH are keeping that personal touch too!”
The Residence Collection has just unveiled a dedicated new website for the trade at that’s been designed as a complete resource hub for the three in one system.
part of a pack including brochures, case studies, wallcharts, door drops and a planning and conservation guide for R9. In addition, there is also a dedicated page on colour which includes dedicated colour guides by system, including wallcharts and visitors to the website can also request free sample swatches by system.
check stock levels and confirm prices – best of all, everything’s in one place. We can even track the progress of our orders and being able to save our most regularly ordered items into ‘Favourites’ makes it really quick and easy.
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 There are a wide range of marketing materials available for download or that can be ordered as
She continued: ‘This new platform is the perfect environment in which the trade can experience our considerable products USP’s, unrivalled marketing support and ultimately strong financial returns.’
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