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GGP January 2015

One of Yorkshire’s largest fabricators has purchased a new factory for manufacturing its expanding range of roofs. EYG Trade, part of the EYG Group, bought the 10,000ft² factory next door to its existing aluminium factory in Wiltshire Road, Hull. The company has refurbished the unit, which cost £300,000, and production is now underway. Managing director, Nick Ward, said the company launched several new roof ranges last year, and plans are afoot to launch more this year. The firm now offers a variety of roofs, including the lantern, Eurocell Skypod, and Rooflite, which is a thermally-insulated tiled roof. EYG launched its own product, the Hybrid roof – which is made up of alternating glass and aluminium panels, reportedly giving a better thermal performance rating than glass alone, in late 2014 and the company has also secured the sole franchise rights in Hull for manufacturing the popular K2 roof, which comes in a variety of colours. Nick Ward said: “We were delighted to become an approved While there are considerable column inches dedicated to the latest tiled garden rooms in the media, including its own engineered offering, Prefix Systems believes that the conservatory market is still ‘alive and kicking’. The company maintains that there still remains a strong demand for a manufacturer of K2 because it is such a well-liked and trusted brand in the trade. With us, tradespeople can come and get everything to go with it, from the Pilkington Active glass or Celsius glass.” He said the roof range will continue to be expanded, and forecasts that the company will be manufacturing 50 roofs a week in the new factory, bringing in an ‘stylish conservatory’ with desirable options such as Cornice and LivinRoom gaining popularity. According to Prefix, integration of decorative pilasters and couplers have also led to greatly improved lateral structural performance of the supporting side frames and allowed additional £2.5million of revenue each year. Nick added: “We have seen huge growth in EYG Trade in the past year, around 30% up on the previous year, and a lot of it can be attributed to the new roofs that we have introduced. We now have more choice for the trade than ever, and the feedback from them, and their customers, has been so positive.” more complex and varied design options, as well as providing superior aesthetics over a standard corner post. Prefix believes that consumers are now more informed than ever when it comes to investing in a new glazed extension, with all the relevant research available on the internet. Some consumers are second or even third time buyers and keen to ensure their next purchase improves on what has gone before. The market has also changed with effective customer support, BBA Certification and product development ‘now more important than ever’ according to Prefix, which in recent years, has added its own range of ancillaries including Multibeam and Retrofix, along with a full suite of aluminium windows and doors, aluminium bi-folding doors and the Residence 9 window. The Clearview glazed rooflight for flat roof installations, is also due for launch this quarter. 52 NEWS New factory for expanding range Conservatory market ‘still alive and kicking’ ‘Total solar control’ Technical brochure www.ggp.com January 2015 SiestaT is described as ‘the allround solution for conservatories, offering total solar control’. The new sealed unit developed at Cornwall Glass, gives an allover neutral tint across the whole conservatory, offering what is described as greater ‘aesthetic appeal’. The double glazed sealed unit provides light transmission of 53%, a ‘G’ value of 0.29 and a ‘U’ value of 1.0W/(m²k). For further information, call the Cornwall Glass Group on: 01726 66325. Synseal has published a new technical brochure which summarises all available product designs in the company’s extensive Orangery Collection. Crammed with isometric cutthroughs and dimensioned section drawings to deliver ‘hard facts’ with no ‘sales waffle’, this Orangery Collection technical brochure was designed to support Synseal’s popular programme of orangery installation workshops for fabricator partners and Synseal Registered Installers (SRIs). Mark Schlotel, Synseal’s head of marketing, commented: “We can now offer two hybrid orangeries – the best-selling Global Summer and K2 Capella – as well as four fully structural orangery designs that can all be fitted with a choice of either Global or K2 lantern roofs: the wide-spanning Venetian, flatroofed Rio, parapet-walled Integra and contemporary-styled Modena. This new technical publication details all these creative orangery products in one handy reference source.”


GGP January 2015
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