NEW YEAR MESSAGES
2019 was another
and more installers are grabbing
the opportunities offered by the
top trend for architectural aluminium
glazing in domestic projects. Whether it’s
a small new-build development, one aluminium bi-fold to
replace a patio door or a refurbishment project that needs the
full Everything Aluminium range, we deliver the certainty that
installers need to say ‘yes’ to every aluminium glazing project.
Our range now includes shaped aluminium windows, which
have been a growing trend in the market, especially in change-ofuse
projects. Across the UK, and especially in the North West, we
are seeing old buildings being brought back to life and put to use
by the new generation. Old, red-brick factories and mills are being
converted to modern apartments and retail units, combining
original bare brick facades with modern aluminium glazing.
Many of these buildings feature old steel-framed, arched
windows which need replacing with thermally efficient and
secure aluminium glazing that offers the same great aesthetics.
“I’m looking forward to seeing what
2020 holds for customers as even
more of them gain the condence to
grow their businesses even further
That’s where the new aluminium shapes service comes in.
Explained in our latest campaign, we’ve recreated the iconic Play
School program where our presenters show how Aluminium
Shapes are manufactured at our Blackburn factory.
Extra support for these large jobs comes from Aluminium
Glazing Projects, which gives architects, specifiers, developers
and installers essential project management support. With one
expert contact at AluFoldDirect, the projects team gives support
at every step of the way, from initial discussions and advice
around specification, to creating an achievable work schedule and
ensuring that surveys are accurate to eradicate any mis-measure or
The projects team can also identify installation skills gaps and
offer free hands-on training at the Aluminium Glazing Installer
Academy for sub-contractors and installers.
Though 2019 may have been an uncertain year for the UK,
by delivering certainty for installers and delivering aluminium
windows and doors right first time, on time, every time, we have
taken the pain out of fitting aluminium glazing. I’m looking
forward to seeing what 2020 holds for customers as even more of
them gain the confidence to grow their businesses even further
with aluminium from AluFoldDirect.
2020 is a very special year
at Everglade Windows
as it’s 40 years since we
set up in business. We’ve
come a long way since those early
days, and today we have a state-of-the-art
factory with a continued investment plan, to
manufacture the very best in PVC-U and aluminium windows
and doors. Training programmes mean we maintain excellent
levels of right first-time production, to ensure customers get
what they want, when they want it.
We have seen so many changes in the industry over the last 40
years, including the mass success of replacing windows in the 1980s
and ‘90s, often referred to as the ‘good old days’. But the real work
started when we had to be creative to replace the replacements. We
had to come up with innovative products and services to attract
customers to upgrade their windows and doors. And Everglade
Windows has been at the forefront of this. As one of the pioneers
in bringing aluminium into domestic glazing through aïr, we have
huge amounts of expertise within the team.
The latest addition to the aïr range was launched this year. Aïr
MOD-Series is an exclusive new aluminium system which brings
together five window and door products into one holistic system,
simplifying manufacturing and installation.
Aïr MOD-Series closely followed the launch of One Collection
PVC-U windows and doors, which offers more added-value
opportunities for installers, with a better colour range, more design
options and flush window and door options.
2020 is not just a year for reflection, it’s also the year where we set
up our next 10-year plan. We have plans to bring even more support
for customers, and a shared vision for the next decade, and beyond.
There’s a great saying that life begins at 40, and our future plans for
Everglade Windows are definitely reflective of that!
Of course, we will be celebrating Everglade Window’s big four-O,
and with a reputation for hosting a great party, our preparations are
already well underway.
We’re making 2020 the first year of our next 10-year plan. We
are looking at ways to keep customers ahead in the market and it
already looks like it’s going to be an exciting year!
www.ggpmag.com January 2020