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Britain’s top sliders
Listed by various organisations, including ‘Top 100 companies in South West Wales’ and London Stock Exchange ‘1000 companies to inspire Britain’,Victorian Sliders should be the companyoffirstchoicefor PVC-Usashwindowsfor thetradewritesmarketingmanager Sinead Mc Cambridge
Victorian Sliders has made the vertical sliding sash window market affordable to the trade.The strategy has generated a massive interest in all sectors of the vertical sliding sash window market, domestic, new build, and commercial.
The company is located in an
extremely modern building on a 14-acre
site a couple of miles from the M4 near
Swansea. The factory set-up is ideal for the manufacture of our award winning Ecoslide window, one of the top brands of vertical sliding PVC-U window.
Our location gives easy access to the motorway network making it easy for our own HGV transport to deliver several hundred windows per day to the regional depots.
The current 110,000 sq ft building has been expanded to over 240,000sq ft to accommodate the continued growth of Victorian Sliders. The extension is planned to open in the next few weeks, in plenty of time for an expected quarter four surge in sales.
Victorian Sliders’ operation is completely vertically integrated. Every detail is managed and controlled in house.
Virgin PVC-U powder is extruded into high quality profiles utilising six extrusion lines under the expert management of Greg Guy and Geoff Bythell with almost 60 years combined experience of extrusion and profile production between them. Ever increasing volumes of products are foiled in house again to exacting dimensions using high performance foils and materials to ensure the highest of industry standards.
The huge assembly area is managed by Brian Newman, with vast experience of the window industry gained over the past 30 years.
Profile is cut, routed and prepped every seven seconds on our fast Schrimer machining centres then transferred to super-fast and accurate urban automatic welding
systems. These produce a complete welded and cleaned sash every 40 seconds throughout the shifts. Additional
machines on order will be installed over the next few months to keep up with the increasing demand for the Eco-slide window.
High quality hardware is sourced direct to the manufacturing line, to our specific design and tolerances and is assembled with high speed automatic screwdrivers, again under stringent standards.
All our windows are supplied with toughened glass to both top and bottom sashes and A rated as standard. Bespoke glass units can be offered as a special.
Barcode tracking through key areas of the factory ensure the right product is manufactured and delivered through each step of the process. This means that customers can check the status of each order at any time.
With constant product development in house,Victorian Sliders has recently enjoyed extra success with its run- through horn as an optional extra. With fine line detail throughout each of the joint, the Eco-slide run-through horn gives our trade customers extra finishing touches to the detail of the standard affordable Eco-build product.
Under sales director Mark Richmond Victorian sliders continues to grow at an incredible rate through our 3,000 plus customers.
With 14 professionally fitted demonstration vans carrying several sample windows on board, Victorian Sliders has pulled no punches with its plans for accelerated growth in 2018. ❐
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