For many homeowners, when it comes to windows, PVC-U has become synonymous with energy efficiency. This is a testament both to our industry’s innovation in developing such advanced products and to intelligent marketing that has succeeded in embedding the concept in homeowner’s minds. Unfortunately for some properties, the choice of window can come down to the material they are made from rather than practicality, energy efficiency or aesthetic appearance. Nowhere is this more true than for owners of period homes especially those with listed building status or in some conservation areas. However, the PVC-U industry has come on in leaps.
We Installed Upvc Sash Windows in Heaton Mersey Manchester for a customer who after doing a google search for Sash Windows in Manchester came across us. She loved the pictures on our website of the sash windows & the general feel for our company so decided to give us a call. They wanted sash windows to keep the original look of the house as the windows that were in at present had been changed from the original box sash to softwood casements & didn’t do anything for the look of the Victorian terrace. They lived in a conservation area so.
PVCu can suit Grade II! Bison Frames launches petition to get English Heritage and local planning authorities to embrace aesthetically sensitive PVCu windows Trade fabricator Bison Frames has just launched an online petition on the campaigning website 38 Degrees to encourage English Heritage and local planning authorities to accept high quality period-look windows in Grade II listed building renovations and in buildings in conservation areas. Mark Tetley, Bison’s Director, says, “Many people who live in Grade II listed buildings and conservation areas have to endure ill fitting, cold and drafty windows or suffer the cost of expensive replacement timber windows.
Trade fabricator Bison Frames has seen impressive sales growth of 55% year on year. For Mark Tetley, the Director of the company, while this is news worth celebrating he is also looking at ways to maintain the strong sales. “We’ve seen excellent growth in the past year. We want to sustain that growth, so we have just made considerable investment in new production machinery.” Bison has invested in several pieces of machinery: a four-headed welder and automatic bead saw from Promac and a CNC main saw from Wigoma. Mark says, “Our business is built on supplying quality products on an.
When Bison Frames, the PVC-U window specialist received a request to provide windows that were destined for a grade II listed cottage, the company realised it could be on dangerous territory. In providing a solution, the Yorkshire based company looked long and hard at the existing vertical sliding sash window profiles supplied by Spectus Window Systems with a view to improving the vertical sliding window so that it would stand up to the scrutiny of the local planning officials. The legislation and processes that have to be adhered to when trying to make alterations, however minor, to a listed property.
Bison Trade Frame’s latest invention – the Genesis Vertical Slider – has met with approval north of the border after the product enjoyed a highly successful showcasing at the recent Royal Highland Show. Holyrood Contracts, Edinburgh’s leading manufacturer of bespoke joinery products, contacted Bison shortly after the unveiling of the revolutionary PVC-U sliding sash window at The FIT Show, eager to take stock of and parade the product themselves at Scotland’s largest annual farming and countryside showcase. First hosted in 1822, the Royal Highland Show on average attracts over £200 million in business. Company directors Mark Tetley and Martyn Haworth.
We have just received listed building consent for our Grade II listed cottage to change the windows from wooden VS to UPVC VS. I thought it may be useful to explain the process we went through to help any interested parties wanting to do similar for a listed building or building in a conservation area. I have been involved in the PVC industry for a number of years so I had a slight advantage knowing the market and also how much UPVC VS window systems have improved in recent years. You do have to go through a full planning application.
Specialist fabricator and installer Bison Trade Frames have confirmed that they will be promoting several new product innovations at next year’s FIT Show and undertaking a rebranding exercise in time for their forthcoming appearance at the Telford International Centre. Despite having never exhibited at a trade show previously, Bison were one of the very first companies to book exhibition space at the FIT Show, declaring it to be ‘the most exciting thing to happen within our field in the last 10 years’ and see it as the perfect opportunity to showcase their enhanced product range/brand in front of a dedicated.