Made for Trade’s Korniche: the perfect solution for extension and conversion projects

Made for Trade’s Korniche: the perfect solution for extension and conversion projects

Made for Trade’s Korniche is the perfect product solution for extension and conversion projects.

Designed and engineered by Bradley and Ashley Gaunt in response to a gap in the market for purpose-made flat-roof lanterns, the Korniche range identified the need for high quality and rapid manufacturing of aluminium products and began the production of conservatory roof systems and bi-folding doors.

The product was the first lantern solution on the market that wasn’t a derivative of an existing PVCu or aluminium conservatory system. Designed from the ground up, and highly engineered with fine tolerances not seen in the glazing industry at this level before, it delivered an easy and rapid to install system – and builders immediately realised the appeal. The lantern looks great; it’s slimmer, with fine architectural lines, and has less frame, delivering more light and elevation. Flat roof extensions become a much more vibrant and open space, providing an architectural feature that looks at home in both contemporary and traditional settings.

The lantern is easy to specify, easy to build on site and maintenance free. Where products have previously relied on silicone as part of their construction and installation, the design means there’s no reliance on silicone, and it can be constructed on site without it due to central solid aluminium bosses, single bolt fixings and factory-fitted Q-Lon gaskets and injection moulded seals.

The net result is a product that can be installed quickly and easily, but which also delivers a slim, refined lantern for the homeowner that is one of the strongest and thermally efficient on the market. The lantern is available in any square or rectangular size up to 6 x 4m and can be delivered in five working days. Both the Korniche Lantern and the Korniche bifolding door are now available to builders and installers. Korniche has previously been a winner of the Professional Builders Charles Godfrey Award for Innovation

Korniche Aluminium Bi-folding Door
In addition to the Lantern, Made for Trade has launched the Korniche Aluminium Bi-folding Door. True to the engineering and precision that have proved so successful, Made for Trade have developed a bi-folding door that delivers the same advantages to the installer, with a glazed in seconds innovation with a true aluminium clip-in bead allowing for rapid glazing with no requirement for wedge gasket. In addition, the bifolds are PAS24 as standard at no additional cost. Enhanced security is offered through YALE 3 Star locking barrel, high strength shoot bolts and multi-point FUHR locking systems

With bespoke Korniche hardware that includes matching traffic and shootbolt handles featuring an anti-back drive solution, the innovation shown in these doors sets them aside from contemporaries and higher end doors systems.

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