Halo fabricator Thermoshield Windows Limited is bucking the current economic climate by not only opening a new showroom, but by growing its commercial division and expanding into the construction market, as it celebrates its 30th year in business. Sales & Marketing Manager Paul Standen, explains: “It was decided that the company would benefit from a high street presence to boost our retail division, and we looked at quite a few premises before deciding on one in the busy market town of Rayleigh, some five miles from our main showroom and factory.
“The demographic of the local population, passing trade and a position which offered maximum exposure, were all important considerations for us. As we intend to showcase not only the Thermoshield range of high quality windows, doors and conservatories, but also a range of new and innovative technological products, including biometric locks, switchable 'smart' glass and LED conservatory lighting, it was crucial that we chose the right location to reach our market.”
Thermoshield is one of the longest established double glazing companies in Essex, and has been using the same profile manufacturer – WHS Halo, now a part of The VEKA UK Group - since 1983. Paul explains: “One of the reasons we have stayed loyal to Halo for 30 years is because we believe it to be one of the strongest offerings on the market today, with a reputation for some of the most technically-advanced profiles in the industry. With Halo we can guarantee the absolute quality of our products, and our customers take confidence in that fact.”
Thermoshield also launched a construction division in its 30th year, and under the guidance of new Commercial Contracts Manager Lawrence Jupp, the company can now offer retail customers a one-stop-solution for home living additions, including orangeries, patios, multi-storey extensions and even new build houses. Paul continues: “As members of the Federation of Master Builders, we are looking forward to the advantage that having an in-house design and build team can bring when competing for contracts. Our commercial division is now also able to tender for construction jobs that were previously out of reach.”
The company's Operations Director Neil Noble adds that due to an upsurge in commercial contracts requiring aluminium profile, the company has commissioned an aluminium production line: “As the company has increased its commercial operations, it made sound financial sense to invest in the aluminium profile production facility. We can now offer windows and doors in aluminium as well as PVC-U which increases our opportunities when tendering for contracts.”
Thermoshield recently welcomed back an old customer, as Paul explains: “One of our customers, who we fitted new windows for 20 years ago recently came back to Thermoshield for a new door. A real testament to our windows – they are still going strong!”