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Respected fabricator Dempsey Dyer has now expanded customer choice even further, introducing premium-quality uPVC mock sash horns designed to make casements look like sash windows.
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Clayton Glass have just produced a time lapsed video to showcase the revolutionary, self-tinting SMARTGLASS® Dynamic in action.
It shows how, in just a matter of a few minutes, the transformation of each individual glass pane throughout a hot summer’s day, in one of their first conservatory roof installations.
60% light transmission, approaching that of a standard IGU, along with an impressive G-value of 34%.
This new video is posted on the website at and at 2:39 minutes long, visually show the change in state of the conservatory roof glass from clear at either ends of the day to a dynamically darkened tint during the middle of the day, where outside temperatures touched 30 degrees in June.
There are also other videos on the website that perfectly showcase this glass technology for conservatory and lantern roofs, along with other residential and commercial glazing applications. This includes a production that shows how the new interactive Dynamic sample kits work with just a cup of hot fluid.
The Ultra 86 already provides great performance levels, yet the new Dynamic glass offers a better G-value at 10% and tint of 6% when needed during the hottest days of this summer. Yet during the early and latter parts of the day this revolutionary glass technology offers a
Jason McCabe, commercial and site director commented: ‘The feedback has been phenomenal from the homeowners of the first few installations and this new video really does help convey how this dynamic glass technology works. With a 10-14 day delivery UK wide, availability in any shape and no requirement for wires and controls, we believe this is certainly the future technology that the industry will adopt in the coming years.
Produced using the firm’s new state-of-the-art CNC machine, the new sash horn accessory provides installers with an excellent way of capitalising on the continuing popularity of vintage-look products and sash windows more generally, offering end-users a simple and relatively inexpensive route to much-sought after traditional aesthetics without the greater expense associated with sash windows.
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The sash horn product is just the latest in a string of new offerings from fast-growing Dempsey Dyer. Revealed at last year’s FIT Show, the Heritage Flush Sash is one of the newest additions to the company’s catalogue – a vintage-look uPVC sash window balancing A+-rated thermal efficiency with PAS24-compliant security, exceptional weather performance and convincing traditional aesthetics. The firm now also offers Deceuninck’s Slider 24 – the new best-in-class door solution offering weather resistance performance, including achieving Class E8A water permeability with a rating of 450Pa, Class A3 wind resistance of 1200Pa and Class A4 air permeability with a rating of 600Pa.
Launched 24 years ago by Simon Bird and Charles Greensmith, GAP meets the needs of its 31,000 customers nationwide through two large factories and its 46 depot network; which it has been extending at the rate of one new facility per month.
SIG UK Exteriors MD Andrew Wakelin said: “The business environment is highly competitive and constantly changing. This means companies need to be agile, flexible and responsive to the needs of customers. This move is a positive affirmation of those principles and absolutely in line with our commitment to the development and success of our business.”
General All-Purpose Plastics Ltd (GAP) has announced the acquisition of SIG Building Plastics and SIG Windows from SIG UK Exteriors.
“At Dempsey Dyer, the watchword is always choice,” commented company MD Peter Dyer. “Some people like sash windows, and will accept nothing less. Others love the vintage appeal of sash windows, but would rather stick with casement windows, whether that’s through wanting to avoid the cost and disruption of having existing windows replaced, or just personal preference – and for these consumers, our new mock sash horns are perfect.”
The deal includes 66 depots and business units plus their staff and the sales and marketing teams that support them directly.
ourselves every day that we owe our success to hiring and retaining amazing staff. Anyone who takes pride in putting customers at the centre of their working day and who thrives in a friendly, supportive, lively and fun environment, will enjoy being part of the growing family.”
The companies are made up of four specialist areas of Drainage, Sheet Materials, Windows and Roofline. They include Scotplas, Omnico, CFS, PBM-DQS, Summers, Armour, Roplas, Toogood, Drainex, Plastics Pipe Supplies and Project Plastics. SIG’s Formerton Sheet Sales and Specialised Fixings businesses are also included in the deal. Ownership of all the brand names and trading styles transfers to GAP.
Group Sales & Marketing Director Paul Sowerby, added: “From the first meeting with SIG we saw a well-organised, profitable business. Their network of busy depots is particularly strong in the South of England and so provides us with reach but limited overlap with our own existing network. It all makes for a perfect fit.”
Simon Bird said: “Charles and I set out to build a business based on passion and people, and we remind
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SIG UK Exteriors has announced the sale of its Building Plastics and Windows business to GAP in a move described by MD Andrew Wakelin as a positive and progressive development for both businesses.
The agreement will enable them to focus on servicing their core roofing customers.
Established in Lancashire in 1993, GAP has grown rapidly year on year, supplying both the residential and commercial building markets with high quality low maintenance PVC-U products. As such, they will be able to develop the specialist roofline, rainwater and building products businesses and help customers grow by adding a bigger range of products backed with technical and marketing support.
Arrangements are in place to ensure a smooth transition and continuity for customers, stockists and suppliers
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