Shortlist announced for GGP Magazine Installer Awards 2020

GGP Magazine has revealed the shortlist for the 2020 Installer Awards, an event that will celebrate the UK glazing industry’s most impressive installations, products and services, as well as recognise its most outstanding individuals.

Categories for the GGP Magazine 2020 Installer Awards cater for residential and commercial installations, with a separate category for conservatories and orangeries, plus best installer support programme, technical innovation, outstanding achievement and rising star.

The awards will also include the 2020 FENSA Installation of the Year. Every FENSA installation in 2020 that received a 5-star rating from both the homeowner and local FENSA assessor, was automatically entered into the shortlist for the main award, which will be presented as part of the virtual ceremony hosted by GGP Magazine on 18 March.

GGP Magazine editor, Luke Wood, commented: “We have been overwhelmed by both the quantity and quality of the entries, all of which have served to showcase the skill and hard work of the UK’s window, door and conservatory installers.

“They’ve also highlighted the outstanding quality of the products that installers have at their disposal, a perfect demonstration of the innovation and engineering expertise that is so prevalent in the glazing industry.

“In addition, they’ve also shone a light on some remarkable individuals, from those who have made an outstanding long-term contribution to the companies they represent, and others who have made their mark in a relatively short space of time.

“Congratulations to all those that have made the shortlist. After what has been a hugely challenging year, I am very much looking forward to celebrating your success at our virtual awards ceremony on Thursday, 18 March 2021.”

Chris Beedel, FENSA’s director of membership, commented: “2020 was arguably the most challenging time the industry has ever experienced. We have faced the uncertainty of lockdowns, unprecedented levels of activity from homeowners looking to improve their properties and high levels of stress as supply chains buckle under the strain.
“But despite all this, FENSA Approved Installers across the country have met these challenges head on, in many instances embracing new and innovative working practices to ensure the high levels of professionalism associated with the FENSA brand have been maintained throughout

“We are delighted to be able to recognise the incredible efforts of our Approved Installers, who collectively have completed more than 500,000 jobs in 2020, at the virtual GGP Magazine Installer Awards in March.”

The shortlist for the GGP Magazine 2020 Installer Awards is as follows:

Best Conservatory or Orangery Installation over £35,000
Advanced Home Improvements
Clearview Home Improvements
Emerald Home Improvements – Daffan
Emerald Home Improvements – Keeling
MK Construction
Southern Conservatories

Best Conservatory or Orangery Installation up to £35,000
AGS Windows
Harveys Windows & Conservatories
Lifestyle Windows & Conservatories
T&J Conservatory and Window Centre
T&K Home Improvements
TP Improvements
Window Elegance Yorkshire

Best Installation – Commercial
JPJ Installations
The Window Company (Contracts)

Best Installation – Residential: up to £20,000
Global Windows
Harveys Windows & Conservatories
OZ Windows
Weru Windows

Best Installation – Residential: over £20,000
Clearview Home Improvements
GHW Windows/AliView
P&P Glass – Penthouse, London
P&P Glass – Guildford
P&P Glass – Westhumble
Weru Windows 2

Best Installer Support Programme or Service Initiative
Freefoam ‘Power of Many’
AdminBase Installer Management System
REHAU Authorised Partner Programme
The Conservatory Outlet Network
The Ultraframe Lockdown Toolkit
Tommy Trinder (Framepoint Technology)

Best Technical Innovation
AdminBase Apps
Garnalex – Sheerline
Conservatory Outlet for My Living Space App
REHAU for the two-part retrofit sill
Ultraframe Classic Bolstered Eaves Suite

Outstanding Achievement
Anthony Randall – Heritage Glass (Shrewsbury)
Richard Abrahams – Elmhurst Windows
Wayne Curd – Emerald Home Improvements

Rising Star
Mitchell Bennett – Bennetts Joinery and Glazing
Russell Bates – Heritage Glass (Shrewsbury)
Satpal Singh Riyat – Mansat Windows Ltd