Synseal has acquired the trade and operating assets of the Litchfield Group’s UK window and trade extrusion and door businesses, trading as LB Plastics Ltd and Manse Masterdor Ltd, for an undisclosed sum.
Based at Nether Heage in Derbyshire, LB Plastics is said to have pioneered the use of PVC-U windows for the British market back in the 1970s and the company has been synonymous with high performance thermoplastics for the UK building industry ever since.
Operating production facilities registered to ISO.14001, LB Plastics predominantly supplies lead-free extruded PVC-U products to approved fabricators and installers, along with custom-designed extrusions to other building component suppliers. Product sales are backed by extensive technical support and in-house design and testing services, including a dedicated team focussed on delivery of housebuilding projects.
In addition to Sheerframe PVC-U windows, doors and curtain walling, the Litchfield Group’s UK window and trade extrusion and door product portfolio includes a broad range of solutions such as Hometrim cellular cladding, roofline and trims, Sheerline fencing and decking products, Thermlock thermally enhanced window and door reinforcements and an extensive range of Masterdor residential door sets and Suredor GRP composite doors.
David Leng, Synseal’s chief executive, commented: “LB Plastics boasts a proud tradition having served the UK fenestration industry for more than 35 years offering established and proven products that have stood the test of time. This acquisition is a good fit to expand the scope of our business, as LB Plastics primarily supplies commercial market sectors with a full range of specification products which complement our market leading Synseal solutions for residential and home improvement market applications. We will continue to invest in the proven and respected Sheerframe and Masterdor brands and, replicating business integration achievements following our major acquisition of K2 Conservatories in 2012, we will fully support the on-development of LB Plastics and Manse Masterdor product offerings and service logistics to strengthen these businesses for future success.”