Gary Doxey, marketing manager at Sheerframe, has reported that triple glazing is ‘taking hold’ in the market.
,The consumer interest in triple glazing is reflected in increased sales of Sheerframe’s 44mm glazing bead. According to Sheerframe, having the ability to glaze 44mm triple glazed units is important as this gives ‘the most cost effective solution’ to zero carbon 0.8W/m²K windows.
The increased interest is something that the team at Sheerframe, part of the Litchfield Group, is delighted to see. Gary explained: “As a company, we’re committed to the environment so it’s great to see that the market cares too. All our profiles focus on thermal efficiency and they are 100% lead-free so they are environmentally friendly and totally recyclable.”
Alongside triple glazing, interest in colour is also said to be increasing. Gary said: “Sales of coloured profiles in the commercial sector remain strong as specifiers choose various shades of grey frames to capitalise on the cost savings and better thermal efficiency that PVC-U offers when compared to the aluminium alternative. We recognised this trend ahead of schedule and increased our stock and range of coloured profiles to ensure we were ready for this. The good news is that sales to the domestic sector are also on the rise, suggesting that more and more homeowners are starting to understand what it has to offer.”
The last product where Gary has spotted increasing sales growth is in the timber thermal doorsets manufactured by Sheerframe’s sister company, Masterdor. Gary notes this is a product that offers both energy efficiency and aesthetic benefits combined. “Specifiers and homeowners are now looking for alternative solutions to the door systems in the market. Our Masterdor doorset sales have dramatically increased due to the fantastic product developments we have made, which include our revolutionary Permaskin finish.”