Smarts and Kommerling fabricator, TWR Trade Frames, has invested in an in-house powder-coating facility.
The fabricator, which manufactures and suppliers the eternAL bi-folding door, will now be able to offer its customer’s faster lead times on aluminium windows and doors.
The recent Fabricator and Installer Report from Insight Data highlighted significant growth in the aluminium market and TWR’s Managing Director Terry Richardson believes this investment will help them to continue to meet the ever growing demand for coloured aluminium products.
He comments: “The growth of residential aluminium doors, in particular, has created fresh opportunities in the domestic aluminium sector and we are seeing more and more installers adding aluminium products to their portfolio.”
According to Terry, coloured windows and doors also look set to continue to be a big growth market in 2013, a growing trend that further influenced TWR’s decision to invest in its own in-house powder coating.
“The reality is that more and more homeowners are replacing their existing windows and doors with coloured frames because white isn’t always exciting enough. We can now offer even faster lead times on aluminium bi-folding doors and matching front windows, in a whole range of colours.”
TWR Trade Frames were recently earmarked as the North East’s number one supplier of Smarts products; and were also endorsed by Kommerling as one of its top fabricators in the north of the country.
TWR also run a bi-fold survey, supply and support service where one of their experienced team will assist on-site if necessary with the installation of a bi-folding door.
“We’re keen to push on in 2013 and mould our offering around growth markets; and give installers fast-lead times on products that are in-demand. Investing in a powder coating facility is part of this process and we’re excited about the difference this will make to our business and our customer base. We also have a wet spraying facility which means we will be able to colour PVCu windows and doors and offer a fast lead time.”