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NEW WAVE MAKES AN ENTRANCE FOR THISTLE – AND RESIDENCE 9’S READY FOR THE ‘WEST END’

Multi-award winning Thistle Windows and Conservatories is making the most of two of the industry’s most innovative new products in its newly updated showroom. Both unveiled by trade fabricator Glazerite Windows Ltd at the FIT Show, the New Wave slide-swing door now features as the Aberdeen site’s main entrance while the Residence 9 Flush Sash window takes pride of place inside.

“Residence 9 is the only window we have seen that would appeal to the smart residents of the West End of the city,” said Hugh Bain, Head of Sales, “and the New Wave is really attracting attention from visitors. It’s something in a class apart from some of the Bi-Folds we have seen. They are fantastic products and we know both will be very popular.”

The New Wave and Residence 9 ranges are two of the unique products introduced by Glazerite since the launch of its new Specials factory built alongside its Wellingborough HQ. Also joining them are the fabricator’s acclaimed Vertical Sliding Sash, making use of the extra space due to ever-growing demand, as well as the new VEKA Imagine Bi-Fold.

Thistle is one of Network VEKA’s most prolific trophy winners, holding no fewer than 13 of the organisation’s all-UK and all-Scotland Customer Satisfaction Awards.

Glazerite Director Jason Thompson said: “Thistle has always been among the first to introduce its customers to new and innovative products and we know the New Wave and Residence 9 ranges will go down well there.”

The New Wave may form a superb entrance for the showroom but then, as Hugh Bain concluded; “This is Aberdeen after all – we can’t wait for the better weather when we can open it up and show customers how versatile the system really is.”

Glazerite is VEKA’s largest UK trade fabricator and a prominent Network VEKA member, with a reputation for unsurpassed customer service as well as a comprehensive product range. The company offers a fully nationwide service based on manufacturing units in Northants and Greater Manchester and a distribution hub in Bristol.

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All the product options you need from one supplier...
With access to one of the most comprehensive product portfolios on the market through the G17 Fabricator of the year, you can really start to explore new opportunities. Because no two jobs are ever the same, we don't want you to miss out on a sale because you can't supply a specification or meet your customers budget range. With 8 profile choices, the opportunities are endless... The VEKA Range We manufacture the VEKA range of windows and doors including: M70: The perfect choice for domestic, new build and commercial installations. Specifically designed with the installer in mind for trouble-free installation. FS70: Widely chosen for its aesthetic appeal. It was designed for those who want the look and feel of hardwood frames without the upkeep. Infinity: 80% recycled content and is designed for those projects that require a reduced carbon footprint. With its 100% Virgin outer skin, 10 Year UV stability guarantee and the ability to achieve a 0.8 U-value. Full range of Windows, Bi-folds, Patios and French Doors... The Halo Range We manufacture the full Halo range of windows and doors including: System 10: A truly versatile bevelled profile system for trade, retail, commercial or the new build projects.  Rustique: The sculptured profile from Halo is fully interchangeable with the System 10 profile offering even more opportunities.  FlushSash: In a choice of rustique or System 10 you can recreate the traditional timber appearance. 3 FlushSash options... A choice for every property type The Residence Collection A range of premium window and door systems designed to replicate traditional timber windows. We manufacture the Residence 9 system and Residence 7 systems.  Residence 9: A window and door system designed to authentically replicate 19th Century timber designs. With 9 chambers and width of 100mm, R9 offers superior thermal, acoustic, strength and security performances.  Residence 7: Beautifully flush inside and out, R7 outperforms many other systems with a sophisticated 7 chamber design and intelligent features. 3 great entrance doors... a choice for every budget With the VEKA/Halo Composite, Solidor and Palladio, there is a door to suit every budget or installation requirement. VEKA/Halo: The Doorco slab in a wide range of traditional and contemporary styles in 40 standard, completed in a VEKA/Halo frame with 29 colour choices.  Soldior: A solid timber core composite door complete with our unique, reinforced door frame and Secured by Design locking systems and Ultion Cylinder your customers' property will be as safe as can be.  Palladio: A double rebate door, combining versatility with great design, the Palladio Monocoque range is one of the strongest entrance doors on the market. In addition to the profile systems we work with, we also work with some of the best brands in the industry to give you complete confidence in the products you sell. These include Solidor and Palladio Composite Doors, Fab&Fix Hardware, MACO and Ultion.
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It was enough of a blow when a young Hampshire couple discovered their new-born son was severely disabled and would need 24/7 professional care. But it came as a second shock to hear he could not be allowed home from hospital because their house was not big enough to accommodate the nursing facility.  Strict rules meant he and his nurse would need separate bedrooms. But their part-owned local authority home had only two bedrooms for parents Paul Boyd and Rebecca Jones and older daughter Megan, 6, and a conventional extension would not be allowed.  The answer came from local installer Complete Aluminium Systems and The Glazerite UK Group who came up with a clever conservatory solution that would allow Brodie to live with his family after all.  A simple knock-through from the existing kitchen means the new 4m x 3m PVC-U conservatory is now the family's living space, so the original living room is now Brodie's bedroom, with a stud wall to create a hallway through to the kitchen. The team also enlisted help from other local companies, Legacy Developments, Ark Designs, Oli James Plumbing and Heating, Safeglaze Ltd, Ceramic Tile Warehouse and Park Street Interiors for other work necessary for the project. With the project now completed and Brodie home, the family could not be happier with the outcome and wrote to say: "We have been blown away by people's kindness and without it, it is likely Brodie would still be in hospital. As it stands our little family is all back together adapting to our new normal. None of which would have been possible without all your help." Greig Hayes of Complete Aluminium Systems said: "It was a rewarding experience to be able to help this family but we could not have done it without the support of Glazerite, as well as Safeglaze and the other local contractors." Glazerite Director Jason Thompson added: "This is one of those cases where a little lateral thinking could make a world of difference to a family's future. We were very glad to have been a part of it."
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