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06 Jun 2019



Stand K10 bristled with anticipation and activity on the first day of this Year’s FITSHOW as Made for Trade pre-launched the new Korniche Aluminium Bi-Folding Doors alongside the established and successful Korniche Aluminium Roof Lantern.

NEW Bi-folding Doors did not disappoint – Imposing 6 and 5 sashes in specialist RAL’s welcomed visitors from the Hall 6 entrance in a pavilion style stand, with a further 4 leaf door set inside enclosing a space showcasing the new bi-folding doors.

A clip bead demo plinth demonstrated one of the most innovative step changes in bi-fold technology in many years alongside a plinth showing sections and cut-away samples clearly exhibiting the engineering and design processes behind these ground-breaking doors.

  • Fully assembled doors – Fit, Glaze and Go!
  • Pre-Drilled Mounting Holes
  • Clip Bead – Pre-gasketed composite bead. Doors can be glazed in seconds and de-glazed for replacement units just as fast with a dedicated tool
  • Revolutionary invisible hinges with no requirement for D handles
  • Sashes up to 1300w x 2500h
  • Crimped and PUR bonded corners – A step change in corner jointing technology
  • PAS 24 as standard

It was clear how the innovations on show will yet again revolutionise installation ease and speed through integrated engineering and innovative components.

Clean aesthetics are delivered with ultra-low thresholds and Cill options, no floating mullion on any door set delivering a clean, uninterrupted sightline which is further minimised by in-house designed flush combination shoot bolt handles. Attributes both homeowners and fitters will love about the new Made for Trade Korniche Bi-Folding Door.


The Korniche Aluminium Systems Stand from Made for Trade was a hive of activity from the get-go of the show until the final call and closing of the show. Visitors flocked to see both the new Bi-folding doors but also developments on the Korniche Roof lantern with the introduction of a screw port cover and aluminium cill. In addition, the Korniche Roof Lantern will soon be available with a PAS 24 option making the Korniche Lantern one of the most secure on the market.

Many visitors on stand commented on how much the Lantern had made life so much easier on-site and that true to the advertising the Lantern installs in minutes, glazed in seconds and could not wait for the Bi-Folding doors to become available.



The Korniche Challenge was a great success and alongside the Made for Trade demonstrations drew crowds around the Korniche Stand.

High Security Doors came to the FIT Show and left £1000 richer. Amongst other winners, Statement Doors left with a prize of £200.

On Wednesday Made for Trade held a highly entertaining Charity Challenge between teams made up of Glass Times Magazine’s Nathan Bushell and Mandy Westhead against Glass and Glazing Product Magazine’s Sarah Knight and the FIT Shows very own Nickie West. However, it was GGP’s Luke Wood and Building Product Magazine’s Sophie Stevens who won bragging rights with the fastest time.

Luke alongside Managing Director Bradley Gaunt presented the Made for Trade cheque for a £1000 to Gary Morton from the GM Fundraising Charity.

Made for Trade and the Korniche brand enjoyed a high profile show securing major sponsorship with the FIT Show organisers and a significant advertising campaign leading up to the show.  Ian Bousfield, Marketing Manager stated

“The FITSHOW 2019 has been a watershed for Made for Trade where the Korniche brand come of age in the industry, becoming a true ‘Aluminium System’ with the introduction of the Korniche Bi-Folding Door. The level of design, engineering and development Made for Trade are employing see’s continued investment in product and fabrication technique’s bringing to market innovative solutions that disrupts and challenges the standards in the Fenestration Industry as a whole”