Niche but flexible

Flush windows by aluplast

How do you invest in high margin products without unnecessarily tying up money in stock. We talk to Ian Cocken, Director of Sales and Marketing at aluplast, to find out more. As we moved from 2021 into 2022, we also ended an almost unprecedented period of high demand as restrictions were lifted following the pandemic. […]

Fabricating the dream

If you opened a window fabrication business today, what direction would you take it in? We talk to the industry’s newest operators, Ashfen Windows and Doors Ltd, about what drives their operation. What’s it like to start a window and door company today? Aluplast fabricator Ashfen Windows and Doors Ltd, is the dream project of […]

Are heritage windows a thing of the past?

Is it too late to benefit from the heritage flush sash market? We talk to Ian Cocken, Director of Sales and Marketing at aluplast, to find out more. The Installer: There was a lot of talk about heritage projects a few years ago. Is this still an area worth investing in? Ian Cocken: It is […]

A genuine ali alternative

Once viewed as a casualty of the impressive success of the bi-fold door, the slider is now winning the popular vote. And with very good reason, according to aluplast’s Director of Sales and Marketing Ian Cocken. If you were to launch the PVC-U sliding patio today, as an alternative to the potentially bulky expensive aluminium […]

40% up in 40th year

aluplast saw demand rocket in the first quarter of 2022, with sales up by 40% on the same period in 2021, which has coincided with the European systems company’s 40th anniversary celebrations. A new state-of-the-art production facility in Poland will come on line at the end of the summer, which will support this significant growth. […]

Did Part L go far enough?

Managing Director of aluplast in the UK Keith White, asks if Part L revisions should have been made tighter? Did Part L of the building regulations go far enough? Summer 2022’s revisions of Pat L introduced a new requirement for new build windows and doors (with a glazed area of more than 60%) to achieve […]

Seal-Lite bounces back from pandemic woes

Clevedon-based trade fabricator Seal-Lite used the challenges created by the pandemic to boost its product and service offer. A long-standing relationship with aluplast Starting operations in 1989 in a garage in Nailsea, originally fabricating aluminium products, Clevedon-based Seal-Lite has a long association with aluplast: the company started fabricating Plusplan before moving to Ideal 70 in […]

Flush sash, two markets

The general consensus is that you need a decent flush casement in your product portfolio, but demand isn’t just coming from where you might expect. We talk to Ian Cocken, Director of Sales and Marketing at aluplast, to find out more. The focus on heritage projects has sharpened in recent years, as the fenestration industry […]

Did the market grow during the pandemic?

The past two years have been about dealing with what is happening in the moment, with little thought given to forecasts and plans for growth. However, keeping an eye on trends will help inform your product range, and even your key suppliers. We talk to Owner and Managing Director of aluplast in the UK Keith […]