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.