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Glazerite launches sales support suite for heritage range
Glazerite launches sales support suite for heritage range
The Glazerite UK Group Ltd has launched its Heritage Range brochure and an accompanying suite of marketing materials for installers looking to showcase the range to customers.  With something for every budget, the Heritage Range brings together a host of alternatives to high-maintenance timber, including flush sash and vertical slider windows. With developments in energy efficiency, security and the aesthetics, colours and finishes of windows, doors and hardware, homeowners are increasingly seeing the benefits of using virtually maintenance-free uPVC over wood.  The 24-page brochure showcases Glazerite's complete range of heritage-style systems designed to restore or add traditional character to homes, from leading brands including The Residence Collection, Halo and VEKA.  As part of its ongoing aim to support installers, Glazerite has also launched a range of accompanying sales support material which can be tailored with the installer's own branding and company details. The marketing materials include dropcards, banner stands and posters as well as counter display units designed to increase customers' awareness of the Heritage Range.  Michelle Wright, Glazerite's Group Marketing Manager, explains: "Thanks to developments in product aesthetics and the virtually maintenance-free benefits of uPVC, homeowners are increasingly seeing its value for use in period property installations. Our brochure encapsulates the complete range in one collection in order to support installers when they're in front of customers. The supporting material, such as the dropcards and banner stands, can be fully branded with the installer's own company logo and information for just the price of the print run." To find out more about the full Heritage Range sales support package, please email marketing@glazerite.net. Download the Heritage range brochure here.
  |   Tags: Marketing support, VEKA, Halo, Residence Collection
Glazerite adds three new faces to Sales & Marketing team
Glazerite adds three new faces to Sales & Marketing team
The Glazerite UK Group Ltd is looking to better serve the needs of its growing installer base with a number of new appointments to its sales and marketing team. Katie Sampson joins the Wellingborough-based fabricator this month as Area Sales Manager, with responsibility for customers across the South East and the Midlands. Reporting directly into Glazerite’s Group Sales & Marketing Director, Jeff Dunn, Katie says: “I can’t wait to get started and to meet my customers. I’ve worked with Glazerite before when I was at Network VEKA (now Independent Network) and have watched them grow from afar. I really like their customer-focused ethos and I’m delighted to be joining them.” Jeff adds: “Katie’s appointment comes at an exciting time for Glazerite and our customers. She has proven industry experience, including installer support and trade counter positions with some leading industry brands. She also has a thorough knowledge of the portfolio, from VEKA/Halo products right through to doors, hardware and roofing systems, and brings with her energy, a proven work ethic and a great understanding of customer service.” Katie joins Glazerite from a Sales Manager role at Ultraframe and has previously worked in customer-focused roles with VEKA and SIG plc. As part of its sales and marketing team’s transformation, Glazerite has also recently appointed Jeff Dunn into the newly-created Group Sales and Marketing Director role, and last year recruited Lauren Edwards as Digital Marketing Coordinator. Jason Thompson, Managing Director, explains: “As part of our aim to help installers become best-in-class, we wanted to bolster the support we can give to our customers, including digital marketing support. Lauren’s expertise means we can provide tailored website content, social media management and search engine optimisation to help our installers attract new customers.” Lauren has already made an impact, with the news she has been shortlisted for ‘Social Networker’ at this year’s National Fenestration Awards. Meanwhile, Jeff Dunn is settling into his new role at the fabricator and is looking ahead to the benefits a growing team can bring for customers. “It’s a great time for Katie to be joining our team. We’re looking forward to getting out and about seeing customers and continuing to deliver the exceptional service they expect from us.”
  |   Tags: Marketing support, Glazerite
Glazerite shortlisted for prestigious G18 Award
Glazerite shortlisted for prestigious G18 Award
The Glazerite UK Group Ltd has been nominated for ‘Fabricator of the Year’ at this year’s G Awards, which take place in London on 30th November 2018.  The news follows Glazerite’s success last year in the same category, when they were crowned winners.  Director, Jason Thompson, says of the nomination: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted once again for this coveted award. Our teams have worked harder than ever across all four of our sites this year, building on the success of the G17 awards in a number of ways. We’ve extended our product range, invested in manufacturing and strengthened our installer-support team as we continue with our aim to help our customers become best-in-class.   “Like everyone across the industry, we’ve faced tough trading conditions and it’s not all been plain sailing. We’re extremely grateful to our customers and suppliers for the loyalty and support they’ve continued to show us and we’re thrilled to see that some of them, like Thistle Windows and VEKA, are up for awards themselves. We wish them, and the rest of this year’s finalists, all the best.”  2018 has seen Glazerite strengthen its heritage range with the addition of the Residence 7 FlushSash product and a mechanical jointed version of their VEKA Vertical Slider. The portfolio has also been enhanced with a range of new composite doors from Halo and Solidor, as well as an increased choice of colours.  Wellingborough-based Glazerite has also appointed a digital marketing specialist, Lauren Edwards, in order to specifically support installers with their online ambitions. Lauren works closely with customers looking to increase awareness by using tailored techniques such as search engine optimisation, mobile-friendly websites and an enhanced social media presence. Jason adds: “As well as our people, we’ve also continued to invest in our vehicle fleet and our manufacturing sites, with new machinery and expansion planned for our Bolton site for example.   “I’d like to thank all of the team here at Glazerite for the exceptional customer service they deliver, day in, day out and I know we are all thrilled to have been recognised again this year. We’re up against some strong competition, but whatever happens, we know we’ll have a fantastic evening.”
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Sweet stuff - Glazerite adds Brisant Secure's new door hardware range to its portfolio
Sweet stuff - Glazerite adds Brisant Secure's new door hardware range to its portfolio
Sweet, the innovative, fully-integrated door furniture system from Brisant Secure is now available to installers as an optional upgrade from Glazerite UK Group Ltd. With its curved and edgeless aesthetics and outstanding resilience and longevity, the Sweet range of handles, numerals, letterplates, escutcheons and knockers has been met with great acclaim following its recent launch. Its unique manufacturer-to-consumer warranty has also helped win the seal of approval from Wellingborough-based fabricator, Glazerite, as it removes the need for installers to supply replacements should they be required. Brisant Secure has taken full ownership of the online-activated warranty, meaning installers have a unique sales opportunity without the worry of call backs. Jeff Dunn, Glazerite’s Group Sales & Marketing Director, says: “Sweet is really causing a stir in the industry and many of our installer partners have already asked about it. We take pride in keeping ahead of new trends so that our customers are fully equipped to meet the needs of their own customers. Just a glance at the range and its specification told us Sweet will be very much in demand.” Behind Sweet’s seamless good looks is an equally impressive technical spec. The coating system boasts 8,000+ hours in a salt spray chamber, which is 34 times longer than the 240-hour accreditation requirement and eight times that claimed by stainless steel systems. Sweet’s sleek appearance also includes features like self-adhering numerals, eliminating the need for visible screws. Every item in the suited range carries the same 10-year manufacturer’s direct-to-consumer, anti-corrosion warranty. Nick Dutton, CEO of Brisant Secure says: “It’s great to see companies of Glazerite’s calibre adopt Sweet and promote its many virtues to the installer. We believe that we have developed something quite revolutionary and these early adopters of the Sweet range are as eager as us to see the sales coming in.” Jeff Dunn adds: “We have used Ultion from Brisant Secure as standard on all doors for the last two years. The integrity of the product speaks for itself and we are delighted to add Sweet to our portfolio. Brisant also offers exceptional marketing support across their product range, which is a massive help to our installers.”
  |   Tags: Hardware
3 new colours and 2 new styles from Solidor
3 new colours and 2 new styles from Solidor
Earlier in the year Solidor asked for installers and customers help in deciding what their next door colour should be. Originally they stated that they were only going to launch a single new colour in the summer but as so many suggestions Solidor extended their colour range to include 3 great new hues, giving a choice of 23 slab options for the door. Combining this with the 29 frames available in the variations range gives you over 450,000 colour permutations for your installations. Something for even the most particular of customers. 2 new door styles     Solidor has introduced two new door styles into their traditional range, The Stirling and The Trieste, available in a range of colours to suit different home styles.     3 new colours Lavender As its namesake suggests this fresh and floral colour looks fantastic on traditional door styles. Complete the look with some heritage door furniture to create a unique and stylish entrance.   Cobalt Blue The boldest hue with this new range also said to inspire a sense of safety and serenity, this will be a favourite across traditional or contemporary styles. Teamed with a crisp white frame and chrome fittings, this choice will give a truly inspiring entrance. Twilight Grey Twilight Grey sits in between dark Anthracite Grey and lighter French Grey, giving a hue that will evoke a feeling of tranquillity and stability. A dark frame such as Anthracite Grey will give this entrance a truly modern finish. So there you have it, the new Pastel Range by Solidor. Why not try designing the dream door with the online door designer tool today. 
  |   Tags: Solidor
All the product options you need from one supplier...
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.
  |   Tags: VEKA, Halo, Residence Collection
A homecoming for Brodie - Thanks to Complete Aluminium and Glazerite
A homecoming for Brodie - Thanks to Complete Aluminium and Glazerite
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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Sun shines again for record golf day
Sun shines again for record golf day
All-time record entries and soaring temperatures made it another day to remember when 27 teams of Glazerite customers joined 14 others for the 13th Glazerite Pro-AM Golf Day.  The event, making another return to Wellingborough Golf Club, was all the more memorable for Jeff Dunn, new Group Sales and Marketing Director for The Glazerite UK Group - it was not only his very first day in his new job but he also came away with 'Nearest the Pin' for the final hole.  Top team amongst Glazerite customers was Classic Conservatories comprising of Glen Harris, John Harris and Mark Davis along with pro Andrew Jones of Forest of Arden Golf Club, coming third overall with a score of 130-14.  The players weren't the only winners on the day; individual teams' contributions, as well as companies' hole sponsorships, added up to over £1,700 for The Lewis Foundation, a local charity distributing gift packs among cancer patients in Northamptonshire hospitals.  "It was great to be part of the evening event and raise the profile of our charity. The money raised will provide 486 gift packs for cancer patients in hospital. We could not achieve as much as we have without the support of companies like Glazerite. We were truly overwhelmed at the genorosity of all who took part." - Lorraine Lews, The Lewis Foundation John Hewitt, chairman of The Glazerite UK Group Ltd and himself a devoted golfer, declared the event the best yet, not only with a superb standard of play but also with more teams playing than in any previous year. "It was a thoroughly good day for everyone who took part." He said, "And the £1,700 raised for The Lewis Foundation was so very much appreciated. They do a lot of great work in the local community for a cause that touches many hearts with our staff and families in the area.  In the evening we had the prize giving, which many of our staff joined us for and we made the most of the great weather with a marque and live band in the club gardens. We're already making plans for 2019 but we have set ourselves a touch challenge to match this year. Thanks again to all who joined us and made the event a success." Customers agreed the event was a great success... "A fantastic day as ever, and on a fantastic course too, both the golf itself and the evening were among the highlights of our calendar, not to be missed" - Liam Bird, Commercial Manager of K2 Aluminium "I wanted to say a massive thank you to team at Glazerite for a super day at Wellingborough golf club. As always, the event was brilliantly run and James our Pro for the day was a real gent, I know that the team has some fun and laughs along the way so once again thank you very much" - Jeremy Proctor, playing with Frames Conservatories Direct "Any corporate event Glazerite does is always well run and well received, and this was no exception - an excellent and very enjoyable day" - Ian Woolley, Hi Tech Blinds
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Jeff Dunn to join Glazerite
Jeff Dunn to join Glazerite
The Glazerite UK Group Ltd has appointed Jeff Dunn as Group Sales & Marketing Director. Jeff, who joins the National trade fabricator next month, will report directly into company Director, Jason Thompson.  Jason says: "Jeff's appointment is a positive move for both our company and our customers and we're really looking forward to welcoming him aboard. He has proven industry experience and knows the VEKA range inside out. Jeff brings with him a great deal of passion and determination, making him a great addition to the team." Jeff adds: "I'm delighted to be joining Glazerite. It's a well respected business which is still evolving year on year. A major appeal is the fact that owners John and Jason are still heavily involved on a day to day basis. They have incredibly well but are still looking to do much more and I am excited to be part of that. I am keen to get started so I can meet all of the team and start working with the Glazerite customers." Jeff, who is a member of the Independent Network advisory panel, joins Glazerite on 6th July 2018 from Nottinghamshire-based fabricator Consort, where he spent 11 years working in a number of customer-facing roles, including his most recent Sales Director. Meanwhile, Glazerite's Chris Thompson is leaving the fabricator next month after nine years in the role of National Sales & Marketing Manager. Jason says; "Chris has played a key part in Glazerite's success over the last decade, and we would like to thank him for his contribution and loyal service. We wish him every success and best wishes for the future."
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Glazerite installers take five of the six Independent Network Awards
Glazerite installers take five of the six Independent Network Awards
Glazerite installers have once again returned triumphant, beating all-comers to win five out of the six of the main National Independent Awards at the organisation's annual ceremony.  The haul this year, beats The Glazerite UK Group Ltd's previous run of records, with its customers claiming a trophy in every sales category of the awards except one - and even that winner sources some products from the Group.  Top in the £2million-plus category was Thistle, making a fantastic 16th win in the IN and previously Network VEKA Awards for the Aberdeen-based company. In the £1-2million, another repeat winner, Cheadle Glass returned to collect its fourth trophy, while Cannock-based Goliath Homeworld, in the £600k-£1m group, took its seventh. Wilson Windows of Loughborough won the £400-600k award, having previously been voted Best Newcomer in 2016, and first-time winner but previous finalist Mews Windows of Walsall came top in the £250k and under.  Just to add to the tally of accolades, Glazerite is primary supplier to 16 of the 36 finalists and secondary supplier to five more. The Glazerite UK Group Ltd Director Jason Thompson said: "We are really proud of all of our installer partners and very happy that we have been able to support them. They have always excelled themselves at the IN and Network VEKA Awards but they just go on getting better every year. Seeing all the trophies, past and present, just shows what can be achieved when competent, professional installers are given all the support they need to bring the best out in each of them." The awards were presented by Sky Sports presenter Chris Kamara at the Independent Network AGM, Conference and Gala Dinner at the Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth, on Saturday (June 16). During the day, the AGM conference was hosted by Jeff Grout, Business Consultant Specialist known for being one of the top 100 best business speakers in Britain, while some exciting plans to work with WHICH Trusted Traders and FENSA were announced in the Independent Network Marketing update. 
  |   Tags: VEKA, Events
Delivered to you in just 5 working days!
Delivered to you in just 5 working days!
Improved lead time across the variations range!  We're seeing a massive growth in the demand for coloured windows and doors, as homeowners become more aware of the options available to them rather than just replacing with white uPVC. Always one to keep abreast of industry trends, VEKA has reviewed its lead times across the colour options, resulting in some fantastic improvements for you.  A few key points about the changes This is great news and has introduced some great improvements in terms of lead times to you from us: Anthracite Grey Smooth is now available to you in only 5 days 16 colour combinations are now delivered to you in 5 days Anthracite Grey (1) and Cream (1) are now available in only 5 days for vertical sliders Made to order colour lead times have now been reduced to 5 weeks How this affects the portfolio With these changes, you now have our standard range available in only 5 working days. This includes VEKA M70, FS70 and Halo Rustique and System 10, across casement windows and matching doors. (Please note, lead time on doors for Northwest region is 7-10 days).   Materials to support your sales Swatches:  Foil swatch books are available for the perfect colour match. Lead time chart: For easy reference, we have created a lead time chart based on the latest changes to clearly indicate when you can expect to receive products across our range. Shout about the range! Make a splash about the breadth of colours on your social media and website. We have images of the full swatch range which can be used across your communications. You already know it's one of the key things homeowners are looking for. Just make sure they are aware you can supply them. 
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Glazerite doubles comp door offer with contemporary debut and more
Glazerite doubles comp door offer with contemporary debut and more
The Glazerite UK Group Ltd has almost doubled its VEKA/Halo composite door offering, including unveiling a complete range of contemporary styles for the first time, as well as boosting its colours and grain options from 8 to 40.  The move gives installers not only many thousands of extra combination choices but also access to the entire style and colour offering of the Doorco range, complete with the full range of 29 colour options from the VEKA or Halo outerframe.  Glazerite has not only created a fresh new brochure but is also unveiling an advanced new online Door Designer to make it even easier for homeowners to turn their vision into reality.  The brochure highlights the extended range with now 32 traditional design choices, plus the new range of 18 contemporary styles and the 40 premium colours and grains including the original 8, plus the additional option of any RAL colour as special order. The new offering, along with Glazerite's existing Solidor and Palladio products, gives it one of the most comprehensive door ranges of any trade fabricator, as Director Jason Thompson explained: "Two of the fastest-growing trends in the market are composite doors and colour. Many homeowners are now looking for a modern entrance to their home and our new contemporary range gives the perfect option.  With such a wide array of colours available now in uPVC windows, the homeowners want a door to complement that. At the same time, they are being more and more adventurous with choice of door styles. Now, our installer partners can stay ahead of both of those trends from the same source as their existing window and glazing choices." The new doors come with a substantial range of sidelights, glazing options and hardware styles and finishes, plus high-specification security locks and mechanisms as standard - and all with the Fab & Fix Ten-Year Mechanical Guarantee and surface finish warranty.
  |   Tags: Products, Doors, Glazerite
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