Windows specialist launches modular division


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A leading West Midlands manufacturer of aluminium windows and doors has launched a new division to take advantage of the huge growth in the construction of modular homes and commercial buildings across the UK.

Expansion Plans for Performance Window Fabrications

Alex and Rebecca Sutherland, of Birmingham-based Performance Window Fabrications (PWF), are investing heavily in the business and believe the modular sector offers the company a major opportunity to expand.

Alex said:

Modular construction delivers precision engineered, low carbon buildings. It is one of the most exciting developments of recent years and it is great to see more homes being built by this method, with thousands in the planning pipeline. It is being adopted by many housing developers and local authorities and we expect the market to continue to grow rapidly.

We have established a modular division so that we can deliver bespoke, high specification products and our unrivalled expertise in aluminium windows, doors and rooflights, to the companies operating in this innovative sector.

The housing industry has started to embrace innovation in the supply chain and modular, where houses are built in a factory, has the potential to play a key role in this revolution. In the past year there have been signs of it becoming a mainstream form of housing development in the UK.

For example, ilke Homes has greed a £30m investment with Homes England’s Home Building Fund and in February the Welsh government announced it is making a £45m investment in modular housing, in an attempt to increase development of social and affordable homes.

The company has appointed Charlie Skipp as modular and portable buildings business development manager, supported by a team focusing on the modular sector.

Alex added:

These are exciting times for the Performance Window Fabrications group of companies and we have a clear vision for our future growth. Our strategy is to become the supplier of choice for aluminium doors, windows and curtain walling in the whole of the UK. Our growth will involve further investment in the latest fenestration technology and in our highly experienced team.

Based in Aston, Birmingham, PWF comes under the umbrella of Six-Twenty Group. It recently launched Fire Windows Direct, targeting the fire rated windows and doors sector, and Glass Roof Direct. Glass Roof Direct supplies thermal flat rooflight windows. It has a range of three top quality products – fixed, ventilation and access – all manufactured to the highest industry standards at its Birmingham factory.

Fire Windows Direct is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of aluminium fire rated windows, doors and curtain walling. In partnership with a range of customers, from architects and construction contractors, to property developers and fabricators, we have delivered tailor-made glazing solutions for all market sectors.

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