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Embedded in Liniar’s culture is an ethos of constant innovation and development and their conservatory roof range is a perfect example of this.
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large factories and its 46 depot network; which it has been extending at the rate of one new facility per month.
Liniar roof kits have been designed to be energy efficient, weatherproof, secure and exceptionally easy to fit, with clever features such as Glazing Stop, its patented glazing retainer, helping to keep the glass in place while fixing and preventing glazing slip throughout the life of the conservatory.
general all purpose plastics
Simon Bird said: “Charles and I set out to build a business based on passion and people, and we remind 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.”
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General All-Purpose Plastics Ltd (GAP) has announced the acquisition of SIG Building Plastics and SIG Windows from SIG UK Exteriors.
“We’ve been working hard over the past few months to introduce a whole host of updates, improvements and innovations across the range,” said Tony Basile, Business Development Director. “We’ve improved the aesthetics and function of our valley so that the valley wings can now be assembled onto the roof independently, reducing manual handling and making it much more fitter-friendly. The valley’s weather seal has been enhanced with bubble gasket internally and glazing trim externally. All of the PVCu components, such as end caps, are now available in foiled finishes to compliment the rest of the roof.”
made to the geometry of our wall pivot rail, meaning they can now provide the same internal roof dimensions as an eaves beam.”
The deal includes 66 depots and business units plus their staff and the sales and marketing teams that support them directly.
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.”
“There’s also been a change to the design of our XHD transom bar which enables us to increase the maximum span of roof bars, and therefore the size of the roofs available.”
The companies are made up of
“Our recent partnership arrangement with drainage giant Brett Martin means that we can supply gutters and downpipes in a choice of colours, including the very popular 7016 grey. All roof kits are supplied with guttering included and cut to length.”
four specialist areas of Drainage,
Sheet Materials, Windows and
Roofline. They include Scotplas,
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.”
Omnico, CFS, PBM-DQS, Summers,
Armour, Roplas, Toogood, Drainex,

“The fully reinforced eaves beams are designed to provide maximum support for the roof, particularly important when it’s a glass one, and an extra secure fixing for a bi-fold door”.
Plastics Pipe Supplies and Project Plastics. SIG’s Formerton Sheet Sales
“We’ve also adapted our jack rafter fixings, for both jack rafters and valley jacks, improving functionality and further simplifying assembly and adjustments. Our glazing retainers are now supplied with pre-cut drainage slots at 300mm intervals along the length of the profile to speed up production time for fabricators. Modifications have been

and Specialised Fixings businesses arealso included in the deal. Ownership of all the brand names and trading styles transfers to GAP.
“All in all, we’re very proud of the roof, but that doesn’t stop us constantly looking at ways we can improve it. Watch this space!”
Launched 24 years ago by Simon Bird and Charles Greensmith, GAP meets the needs of its 31,000 customers nationwide through two
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Simon Millard 07801 890 940 | 0121 552 9777 simon@doorquoter.co.uk
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