A Cheshire-based installer has made what it describes as its ‘very positive strategic decision’ after signing up to Polyframe as their key supplier of PVCu windows. The switch to Polyframe is part of Northwich Glass Ltd’s strategy to help support growth in turnover during the coming year and give them access to the largest number of window profiles available from one fabricator.
Northwich Glass Ltd recently migrated to Polyframe – the largest fabricator of Rehau frames in the UK – to exclusively supply Rehau windows and enable it to keep pace with growing demand within the domestic sector.
Owner Mark Patrick, who bought the former family business in 2015, says: “The business has gone from strength to strength since I took it over, but it became apparent that we needed a long-term partner that could match our growth projections with large volumes and consistently high product quality. We tested the water with a few companies but Polyframe was the only supplier that could offer us the scale we needed with a keenly priced product. The high level of support that we’ve received since moving to Polyframe has, without question, made this the best strategic decision we’ve made so far and it will set us up for a sustained period of growth going forward.”
The move to Polyframe - the UK’s largest manufacturer of PVCu windows and doors and the only fabricator of five leading profiles - means that Northwich Glass Ltd has immediate access to four additional window systems and can rapidly expand its product portfolio to aid further growth.
Northwich Glass Ltd, which operates from a 28,000-square foot site and currently installs around 200 PVCu windows a week in and around Cheshire, made the switch from its long-standing PVCu supplier after careful consideration.
“To achieve our ambitious growth plans, we needed to work with a supplier that was of a sufficient size to offer us the best price matrix and, crucially, had the capacity to match our future needs as the business grows through acquisition,” says Mark. “After reviewing a number of suppliers and window systems, we knew that Polyframe and its Rehau system were right for us. Rehau is a solid brand that has stood the test of time and it is a trusted system that’s built to last. Just as importantly, our fitters like installing it, which helps us complete projects more quickly and cost effectively.”
Northwich Glass Ltd has already seen considerable growth since switching to Polyframe and is on course to increase turnover by at least 30% in the next year.
Martin Hitchin, chief executive at Rehau Ltd, added: “It’s important for us to develop relationships with the installers who fit our products as well as continue to support Polyframe as a key Rehau partner so it’s absolutely fantastic to see firms like Northwich Glass Ltd growing and investing in their future with our system. They are proof that it needn’t be daunting to switch to a new window system and supplier and that fitter-friendly windows, like Rehau, can make an enormous difference to how quickly installers finish projects.”
Northwich Glass Ltd’s showroom will be kitted out with a range of Rehau windows and will be fully equipped with supporting showroom literature to help the business convert more sales.
Polyframe operates nationally and has four PVCu production sites in Norwich (fabricating Rehau), Halifax (fabricating Halo and Eurocell), Gloucestershire (fabricating Duraflex) and Livingston (fabricating VEKA) which collectively fabricate more than 13,000 frames a week.
For further information on how you can easily switch to Polyframe as the UK’s leading fabricator of multi-system PVCu windows, doors and conservatories, contact 01422 330460 or visit www.polyframe.co.uk