Clearview National July 2015 - Issue 164 - Page 58

VERTIC ALSLIDERS A Positive View »»Roseview Windows is one of UK’s longest established manufacturers of PVCu vertical sliding sash windows and its specialism has enabled it to create arguably one of the most sophisticated collections of sash windows on the market today. The recently published Fabricator and Installer Market Report from Insight Data made upbeat reading for anyone involved in the fabrication or installation of vertical sliding sash windows and this positive result, mirrors statistics released by specialist sash window company Roseview Windows. “We were delighted to read that the number of sash window installers has increased but I can’t say we were surprised” commented Mike Bygrave, marketing manager at Roseview Windows. “We’ve experienced a surge in demand from installers over the last year, many of whom were new companies entering the market, and our manufacturing volumes have more than doubled over the past three years.” The G-Award winning Ultimate Rose window includes mechanical joints and Roseview’s exclusive run-through sash horn as standard and has been accepted in numerous conservation areas. 01234 712657 What’s on the Up? »»The results released in the latest Fabricator and Installer Market Report by Insight Data made for positive reading; not least for Spectus Window Systems Vertical Slider fabricator, Mercury Glazing Supplies Ltd (Mercury). The report named the vertical sliding sash window the stand-out PVCu product of 2014, ‘…with 7,495 installers now actively offering this product, an increase of 600 firms compared to 2013.’ From 10,000sqft in Gloucester, Mercury has been manufacturing this increasingly popular window since 2002. Today, the vertical slider equates for around 40% of the business. Commenting on the latest figures, Steve Cross, director of Mercury Glazing Supplies Ltd said: “It confirms what we have long believed, that consumers are becoming more discerning when it comes to their choice of window. The general public is seeing the true enhancement that PVCu vertical sliders deliver to their property, and are appreciating the benefits over traditional timber.” 58 » JUL 2015 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M Mirroring the results of the report Mercury has steadily increased its vertical slider order book over the past 13 years. In 2014, turnover was up 15% on the previous year and with their year-end due at the end of July they are on target to once again achieve 15% growth in 2015. “The most noticeable shift in the past couple of years is the number of new business enquiries we receive from installers who have been purchasing cheaper, lower quality competitor