Atlas is marking the successful first anniversary of its Atlas Installation of the Month competition with the announcement of a double win for one of its top installers. Entries have been pouring in every month for the competition which was launched a year ago to honour the best Atlas orangery, conservatory and rooflight installations. Atlas has announced 13 lucky winners so far and has now crowned Mendip Conservatories as the first to win, not once, but twice, in the March competition.
The first winning entry from the Bristol-based installer was a replacement conservatory on a 130-year old mock castle in Bath, which housed a well-established grapevine. Mendip worked closely with the technical team at Atlas to create a robust and inviting conservatory to replace the original timber structure which was on the verge of collapse. Providing a fitting setting for the grapevine, the new specification includes a white aluminium Atlas conservatory roof and white PVC-u woodgrain windows from Atlas’ sister company Customade.
The second winning entry - to replace a poorly constructed conservatory with a smart wraparound extension - was the biggest and most ambitious project that Mendip had ever undertaken. Mendip developed a bespoke window system which was complemented by an Atlas roof system. Both the windows and roof were finished in a traditional Ral colour - Stone Grey 7030 - to contrast with the traditional style property.
Kim Eyres, owner of Mendip Conservatories, said: “We are on a mission to win in this year’s Installation of the Year awards so we’re absolutely delighted to have won a double award for two very different projects. Both of them were complex and challenging and we worked together with the Atlas team to make them successful installations. The customers are delighted with their new extensions which have breathed new life into their properties. We’re really proud of these stunning installations and our double victory in March.”
Berkshire-based Thames Valley Windows scooped the winning prize in February for a fabulous contemporary orangery on a 1920s mock Tudor property in Maidenhead. The original timber conservatory made way for an orangery which featured a dark grey aluminium Atlas roof. The open plan living and kitchen area was finished off with bi-folding doors to seamlessly connect the indoor and outdoor spaces.
Ryan Schofield of Thames Valley Windows said: “This is a really imaginative project and the client loves their new space. We were keen to show this impressive installation off and it’s an honour to win an award for it.”
January’s winner was Tamworth-based Bradley Scott Windows for their breathtaking grey on white Atlas lantern on an ultra-stylish kitchen extension in Staffordshire. The homeowner had considered PVC-u for the lantern and approached Bradley Scott Windows for advice. When they saw Bradley Scott’s showroom model, the were sure that they had found what they were looking for.”
Andy Farrington, owner of Bradley Scott Windows says: “Atlas is our number one choice for lantern roofs so we were very pleased to be the January winner for this installation. Since becoming an Atlas installer a year ago, we have fitted 15 Atlas roofs and we have orders for another two Skyrooms. No one else offers a product quite like this and it has given us the edge over our competitors. This competition win certainly adds another string to our bow.”
Gareth Thomas, Sales and Marketing Director at Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions, added: “It has been an absolutely fantastic first year since we launched the Installation of the Month competition. We have been overwhelmed with the volume of entries and the very high standard of lantern, lean-to, orangery and Skyroom installations. The creative flair and quality of workmanship on these installations is evident and we are delighted to reward the very best in our industry. The enthusiasm for the Atlas brand and the healthy sense of rivalry among our installers for this competition is evident and I’m impressed to see such high calibre entries continue to flood in.”
Every month, a lucky installer will scoop a £200 Screwfix voucher and a £50 Majestic Wine voucher, unmatched trade industry PR, plus entry into the award finals where one overall winner will be chosen as the coveted Atlas Installer of the Year at a red carpet gala event. All entries receive an Atlas thermal mug when entering their completed installation pictures.
Atlas is urging even more installers to show off their striking Atlas installations across the full spectrum of Atlas conservatory products, which includes orangeries, lanterns, conservatories, verandas, Lean-Tos and the Skyroom.