Pro Installer January 2022 - Issue 106 - Page 34

34 | JANUARY 2022


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If aluminium products are on your agenda in 2022 , have a conversation with the team at Fentrade . That ’ s the advice of Chris Reeks , Fentrade ’ s Director . He says : “ Aluminium is a growth sector and we know many businesses are looking at the opportunities . If you ’ re one of those businesses , I ’ d love to have a conversation with you . We ’ re a young award-winning business with the energy and enthusiasm to help you achieve your ambitions .”
Chris says there are three reasons Fentrade makes the ideal aluminium partner : the product range , the service focus and the attention to detail .
Fentrade customers benefit from an impressive product range which are suitable for all market sectors . It partners with renowned industry brands such as AluK and VBH Greenteq and manufactures a full range of aluminium windows , doors , bifolds , inline sliders , GFT commercial screens , shopfronts and curtain walling products .
While the company is youthful , its team has a wealth of industry experience . Chris comments : “ Our industry expertise means we know what customers need across all market sectors . Factors such as producing quotes in 24
hours , always returning phone calls and keeping an open and transparent dialogue with our customers mean we offer a high level of reliability that allows our customers to plan their work schedules with confidence .”
Chris says customers also appreciate the attention to detail they receive . “ We ’ ve invested in state-of-the art machinery and doubled our manufacturing capacity , so our product quality is exceptional . But our commitment to excellence extends to every area of our offer and we know it makes a difference .”
Fentrade is based in Newport ,
Wales , and works with trade and retail customers throughout Wales and the West and along the M4 , M5 and M6 corridors .
The strength of Fentrade ’ s offer means that turnover was up 40 % year-on-year in 2021 , with several areas of the business seeing triple figure growth . If you ’ re keen to find out more about what it has to offer your business , the company will also be at the FIT Show , which is running 10 – 12 May 2022 at The NEC in Birmingham .
Chris concludes : “ All the signs are indicating that 2022 is going to be another busy year for the industry and therefore your choice of fabrication partner is crucial to ensure they can support your business at every level . We pride ourselves on our high-quality product offer and service support which is why we would encourage any aluminium installer , builder or contractor to take a closer look at Fentrade .”
fentradealuminium . co . uk


A property in Ludlow , Shropshire , has benefited from the installation of a PatioMaster triple-track sliding door and adjoining Optima tilt and turn windows to create an impressive 7-metre expanse of glass that delivers panoramic views of the Shropshire Hills .
The owners of the property wanted to make the most of the vistas from their newly constructed garden room as their view overlooks an area of outstanding natural beauty . They turned to longstanding Epwin Window Systems ’ installer Oswestry Windows and Doors ( OWD ) to realise their vision .
Matt Dunne-Smith , owner of OWD said : “ Having discussed the project in detail with the homeowner , we recommended using
a five-metre triple-track PatioMaster Door in combination with two full height Optima Tilt & Turn Windows . Manufactured in smooth Anthracite Grey on White they would suite perfectly to deliver an expanse of glass while providing the contemporary aesthetics the homeowners wanted and complement the stunning natural surroundings .”
PatioMaster is one of the UK ’ s leading patio doors . Its triple-track patio door offers up to 25 % more open space than a conventional sliding patio door and has an improved glass to frame ratio when compared to a similar sized door . There are fewer vertical frames to break the view than with a bifolding style , which was the key factor on this project . Matt said : “ We have seen a sharp increase in demand from
consumers looking to blur the lines between the home and the garden with aspirational products . These spaces are created using large expanses of glazing and glass doors , and the high-end PatioMaster triple-track door was the perfect solution .”
To complete the 7-metre span , two full height Optima Tilt and Turn windows were fitted . Matt said : “ Full height Optima Tilt & Turn Windows offer improved sightlines and a higher glass-toframe
ratio to open up bigger vistas which was perfect for this project .”
The doors and windows were manufactured by OWD ’ s fabrication partner Emplas , one of the country ’ s leading manufacturers and a company that has specialised in trade fabrication since 1985 .
The team at OWD worked closely with the homeowner to ensure every detail met exacting requirements and installation ran
smoothly and with the minimum of disruption .
Matt concluded : “ We have been fitting Epwin Window Systems ’ products for many years because they deliver at every level . This project perfectly demonstrates the quality , versatility and style on offer . We are delighted with the results – as are the homeowners .”
www . epwinwindowsystems . co . uk