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A formidable force... all the style, security and longevity you need for your door installations
A formidable force... all the style, security and longevity you need for your door installations
Decisions on the entrance to a home are sometimes the most thought through by your customers. We've got a real sweetener to help you now as the fully suited range of Sweet hardware can complete your door installations perfectly. As standard, our Solidors are already supplied with Ultion, but the power of these great brands and products bring you a formidable door guaranteed to give you the edge. Solidor... one of the most durable doors on the market With a solid timber core and unique reinforced frame, Solidor is one of the most secure on the market. Couple that with a Secured by Design locking system and Ultion Cylinder and your customer's property will be as safe as can be. Hardware that will stand the test of time... Sweet carries multiple coatings of copper and nickel, ensuring it always looks great, even after being hammered with salt water for over 8000 hours. That's an incredible 30x more times than required for the flagship EN 1906:2012 corrosion standard. With Ultion fitted as standard security is a given... Your customers have complete peace of mind with the Ultion 3 star sold secure diamond cylinder fitted to their door, their belongings and loved ones are safe.
  |   Tags: Solidor, Ultion
Glazerite sister company claims a G-award
Glazerite sister company claims a G-award
The Glazerite UK Group Ltd has applauded fellow fabricators, AluFoldDirect, for their win at this year’s G18 Awards. The aluminium bi-folding doors and windows manufacturer won the Fabricator of the Year award, while Glazerite and fellow Wellingborough-based fabricator, Emplas, were runners up at the event, which took place on Friday 30th November at the Hilton Park Lane, London. Glazerite Managing Director, Jason Thompson, says “Winning the award ourselves in 2017 has been a great morale boost for our employees, and for our profile in the industry.  Although there was no award for us this year, we were thrilled for our sister company, Double R, who claimed the award in the Glass Company category and for our installer, The Window Company (Contracts), who succeeded as Installer of the Year.   “We had a fantastic night and would like to say thank you to the organisers. It’s always a great atmosphere and a good opportunity to catch up with old and new faces from across the industry.” Glazerite cemented their 2017 win with some further extensions to their already comprehensive portfolio, including new styles and colours across their composite doors and the addition of Residence 7 as a third option to their Flush Sash range. The next 12 months will see a major investment plan for Glazerite across its sites, including plant, machinery and factory expansion, in order to further support the growth of its ambitious business plans.
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Glazerite's annual Race Night raises smiles for charity
Glazerite's annual Race Night raises smiles for charity
The Glazerite UK Group Ltd’s annual charity Race Evening took place on 16th November, with over 140 guests joining the fabricator for the fun-filled event. Held at the Wolverhampton Racecourse for the third successive year, the evening kicked off with the horseracing, followed by a three-course meal and a disco, all courtesy of VEKA’s leading trade fabricator, Glazerite. Employees from the Wellingborough-based firm welcomed customers and suppliers from the length and breadth of the UK for the annual event, which this year raised nearly £600 for The Lewis Foundation. The charity supplies gift packs for patients undergoing cancer treatment in and around hospitals local to Northamptonshire. Michelle Wright, Glazerite’s Group Marketing Manager, says: “We’ve been supporting The Lewis Foundation for a while. They’re a fantastic charity who have this year given out a staggering 15,000 gift packs to patients. We’re really proud to be able to support them again with our Race Night.” Guest Gary Copp, from Goldseal Conservatories Ltd, says of the event: “The Race Night was the best we’ve attended so far. We’ve worked with Glazerite for many years, installing their industry-leading products and we would like to thank them for a wonderful evening and for the opportunity to support the Lewis Foundation. A good night was had by all!” K2 Aluminium Systems’ Liam Bird and his wife Paula were delighted to meet leading lady jockey, Hayley Turner OBE on the night. Liam says: “Hayley was riding the Queen’s horse, Eightsome Reel, at the meet and it was really interesting to meet her.” Meanwhile, Glazerite’s very own Cassie Macdonald hit a winning streak, thanks to her equine namesake, Castle Hill Cassie, coming first past the post. Jason Thompson, Glazerite’s Director, says: “The event is a great way for us to thank our customers for their continued loyalty. It’s always a great night, and a good opportunity for our customers, staff and suppliers to get together in an informal way. We are also delighted to have raised so much money for the Lewis Foundation at the same time.”
  |   Tags: Glazerite, Events
Glazerite and D&M Windows team up on office installations
Glazerite and D&M Windows team up on office installations
Olham-based D & M Windows and Doors Ltd has recently completed two large commercial installations using windows and doors fabricated by The Glazerite UK Group Ltd. VEKA-approved installer, D & M Windows, was appointed by contractors Brown & Bancroft to work on the Siemens office building in Congleton, Cheshire, thanks to their extensive experience across the North West. The transformation of the building took three months to complete and involved the installation of 200 VEKA M70 windows, in White, over four floors. Founded in 2006, by Mark and Darren Hoolickin, D & M Windows has worked with VEKA's largest trade fabricator, Glazerite, for the last four years. Last month, the installer put the finishing touches on another office building, Burlington House, in Crosby, Liverpool, using windows fabricated by Glazerite. In their first job for Amspec Ltd, Mark, Darren and their team installed over 500 VEKA M70 windows in Anthracite Grey, with a white interior. The project took just under five months to complete.  D & M Windows' Managing Director, Mark Hoolickin, says: "We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service and pour 100 per cent commitment into every job. As a family-run business, we work across every project from start to finish to ensure the customer receives the very best. Thanks to VEKA's profile system and fabricator Glazerite, we are able to achieve high standards on a range of jobs, from bespoke residential properties right through to large commercial installations like Siemens and Burlington House." Peter Smith, of Glazerite's North West division, adds: "Both installations are exemplary and highlight the high quality workmanship carried out by the D & M Windows team. We are delighted to have been able to supply both prestigious projects." To contact D & M Windows visit www.dandmwindowsanddoors.co.uk. 
  |   Tags: Commercial, Installers
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 [email protected] 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.”
  |   Tags: Glazerite, Events
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. 
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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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