Clearview National September 2015 - Issue 166 - Page 38

doors&windows sponsored by SIG – Trade Counter Review »»SIG Windows formerly Window Fitters Mate (WFM) - is a market-leading provider of expertise, advice and products for windows, doors and conservatories in the UK. With a firm understanding of ‘time is money’, SIG Windows offers every installation need from its chain of local ‘One Stop Shops’. Its advanced glazing products can incorporate insulated frames, the latest security features, quality double or triple-glazing and weather tight seals. In addition, multi-chambered profiles ensure heat loss is kept to a minimum. Backed by a FTSE 250 company, SIG Windows does not compromise on tried and tested quality, design, materials and fittings. Instead, it provides unbeatable service and support, all designed to make life easier for the contractor. Unrivalled purchasing power and technical expertise enables contractors to benefit from a local network, nationwide. Committed to serving customers to the best of its ability, SIG Windows’ infrastructure and strong industry connections mean it can offer a bespoke order within seven days. The company also works with leading trade associations, so all clients receive the highest standards of efficiency, performance and professionalism. Company background: SIG Windows was one of the new brands to emerge from the major rebrand and restructure introduced by SIG UK Exteriors, formerly SIG Roofing & Roofline. Alongside several other brands, SIG Windows now forms part of the new SIG Building Plastics division that has been established to target the windows, roofline, drainage and sheet materials sectors. The company incorporates Window Fitters Mate (WFM) - one of the leading independent suppliers of fabricated windows, doors and conservatories in the UK. Commenting on the formation of SIG Windows, Operations Manager at SIG Windows, Steve Jones said: “We currently provide the largest range of fabricated windows in the UK, marrying classic British design with cutting-edge technology. By creating a dedicated brand for this market sector that is instantly recognisable and understandable, and one that bears all hallmarks of SIG’s enviable reputation, we are confident that we can add even greater value to our customer proposition.” Location: Currently, WFM’s brand identity sits alongside the flagship SIG Windows logo across all 24 WFM bran ches throughout the UK. This is for a transitional period in order to ease the rebrand process and to demonstrate on going loyalty to WFM customers. Expansion plans are already underway, with a further nine new locations to open in Liverpool, Sheffield, Nottingham, Ipswich, Camberley, Watford, Ashford, Brighton and Christchurch. Company Ethos: The company’s mantra is to deliver on all of its promises, meaning contractors can always be sure of quality and excellence. To this end, the company recently launched a QC scheme that provides strict quality assurance for its expansive range of windows and doors, in order to ensure that the glass and frame are in perfect condition prior to dispatch. This latest development seeks to offer complete peace of mind to customers by supplying the right materials to the right place, in the right time, and ensuring no delays on their project. 38 » SE P 2015 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M Prior to dispatch, every SIG Windows’ branch must follow a detailed checklist in order to ensure that the windows and doors are in top quality and condition, and more importantly, that they meet the customer’s order specifications. It can then be filed away for future reference. Steve Jones comments: “The QC scheme confirms our commitment to quality and to our customers. Working with a number of leading and reputable manufacturers enables us to provide a range of high quality products. However, we wanted to go one step further by guaranteeing that our customers not only receive quality products, but they come with no hassles, no worries and complete peace of mind.” “This scheme provides the contractor with a true ‘fit and forget’ solution, and ensures that projects suffer no delays, no loss of business or profit, and no potential embarrassment or damage to reputation,” adds Steve. Current promotions: Composite doors are increasingly in demand due to their thermal foam core and improved security. Research shows that they provide the best insulation, thereby maximizing energy efficiency, and the Secured by Design feature can potentially reduce burglary by 50% and criminal damage by 25%. To help further stimulate sales, SIG Windows is currently offering composite doors from as little as £315 + VAT. Accreditations and Awards: SIG Windows is approved by BFRC - the premier UK authority for independently verified ratings of energy efficient windows and energy efficient doors. The company also holds a WER License for its products. Trade Counter Focus: SIG Windows’ passion for windows, doors and conservatories is unrivalled, as Steve Jones concludes: “Our mission is to be able to cover every customer’s needs. We understand that time is money, and that’s why we meet all installation needs from our chain of ‘One Stop Shops’. By working with leading systems such as Duraflex, Halo, Rehau, Smart and Origin, we are able to help contractors get the most out of their business, and ensure that their customers get exactly what they want too.”