Leading window and door manufacturer Bison Frames has doubled the size of its production facility, to keep pace with demand for its popular Genesis Collection PVC-U and aluminium windows and doors.
Well-known throughout the industry for Genesis VS vertical sliders, more recently the Barnsley-based fabricator has used its knowledge and experience of specialist window fabrication to extend its range into the Genesis Collection. The collection of high-end windows and doors includes PVC-U vertical sliders, flush casements, patio doors and bi-folds, and WarmCore aluminium windows and doors.
As a result, demand has grown to a point at which bigger premises were required.
Bison co-Director Mark Tetley explains: “As the market moved towards higher-end, premium products, we found ourselves in the perfect position to play a leading role. We already knew how to develop class-leading vertical sliders - several years ago we were the first to take the market-leading Spectus VS profile and develop a fully mechanical sash window. As the market caught up, we had already invested in a new Graf Synegy welder, allowing us to offer seamless welds as well as mechanical joints. We took that experience and applied it to a wider range of products – what’s now the Genesis Collection.
“The results have been fantastic, and it soon became clear that to handle demand while continuing to offer our customers the level of service they’re accustomed to, we’d need more room. Fortunately, the unit adjacent to our current factory became available, so we snapped it up and began the process of almost doubling our production space.”
Mark’s co-Director Martyn Haworth comments: “This year has seen a huge leap forward for Bison. We’ve doubled our factory space, invested heavily in new equipment – with more to come – and introduced a new range of marketing materials, brochures and soon-to-be launched websites. We’ve also expanded into aluminium for the first time, manufacturing the cutting-edge WarmCore door and window system. By running WarmCore through our Graf welder we can produce aluminium windows and doors of an unsurmountable quality. Whether it’s standard frames, shapes or rakes, everything has a strong, engineered precision finish.
“We’ve created the only complete high-end suite in the UK that includes sash windows, flush casements, bi-folds and patio doors - with mechanical and seamless weld options. That’s complemented by our WarmCore range that’s Graf-welded for precision and quality. Homeowners love the clean, professional look of matching products, while installers – our customers – can get everything they need for premium, high-value jobs from a single supplier they know and trust. That’s something we’re very proud of.” Martyn concludes.