Euroglaze News

2021

7th September 2021 - Rehau Total 70 vs Tritec 60 By The Numbers

Casement windows are available in a comprehensive range of window styles suitable for all types of building. Available from the 70mm TOTAL70 range or 60mm Tritec range REHAU PVCu windows offer a wide choice of styles and colours which will fulfil the requirements for a variety of applications both in the new build and refurbishment markets. The visual below summaries the key differences by the numbers. Rehau Total 70 vs Tritec 60 By The Numbers

Tritec60 Benefits
Vast range of styles including french windows, pivot, tilt & turn, bay/bow windows and a large range of door options including residential and french doors. Large reinforcement chambers where REHAU steel sections can be inserted for additional strength and rigidity when required. Available with glazing sizes up to 32mm and features integral grey gasket throughout the range with either internal or externally fitted glazing beads. The Tritec systems offers a Part sculptured T sash for a more versatile window and complies with current building regulations. REHAU single leg glazing beads and retention detail guarantees on-site glazing is easy and secure when fitted.

Total70 Benefits
Multi-chamber system for improved thermal efficiency without compromising on structural capability with the use of larger reinforcement chambers. The TOTAL70C system is available with a co-extruded profile made up of 75% post-consumer waste and boasts severe weather performance credentials and unparalleled technical, thermal and noise reduction efficiency.Full range of ancillary products including sill, bay poles, couplers and frame extensions. Vast range of styles including french windows, tilt & turn, bay/bow windows and a large range of door options including residential and french doors. REHAU TOTAL70 windows will comply with Part L Building Regulations, providing the correct glazing unit is used. This requirement is an overall U value of 1.6 W/m2K. REHAU TOTAL70 can achieve U values of 0.8 W/m2K using triple glazed Argon sealed units.

1st August 2021 - Slight Operational Disruption, COVID Self-Isolation - Factory and Supplier Issues

We are currently experiencing significant increases in team members being required to self-isolate due to contact via the NHS Covid-19 Trace App along side having supplier issues and the new factory work being done. Slight Operational Disruption - COVID Self-Isolation – Factory- Suppliers Issues

Please be reassured we are working extremely hard and putting in additional provisions (sure as shifts etc ) where required and we will remain to be open and transparent about situations as they arise and as always we will continue to keep everyone informed.

We would kindly ask that you continue to show your support for this under challenging conditions as we want to manage customer expectations so please allow for a longer lead time on orders placed

12th July 2021 - Pushing Boundaries, Reaching New Heights

With demand booming we are really excited to share what’s been taking place over the last couple of months here at Euroglaze.

Please check it out here https://youtu.be/AHe4ndKhlbg Pushing Boundaries, Reaching New Heights

We will shortly be adding new machinery into this space. There is bound to be a little disruption as the production line is reorganised but this will allow us to increase capacity to help us keep pace with your needs.

As ever we will keep you informed and may we take this opportunity to thank you all for your patience and understanding.

Going to any lengths, where the only corners cut are perfect ones.

5th July 2021 - The Power of the Brand

Barnsley based Euroglaze has built its name in the trade as a Rehau fabricator – in fact, it’s the UK’s longest standing Rehau fabricator, having been in partnership with them for more than 35 years.

It manufactures what is arguably the widest range of Rehau products of any customer, with fully reversibles, vertical sliders, doors and fire rated windows all in its range. The Power of the Brand

The Power of the Brand

The Power of the Brand

Euroglaze’s Managing Director Martin Nettleton says that aligning his business with brands as powerful as Rehau has been crucial to its long-term success. He explains: “This is a market where brand capital is massively important – even brands that have little recognition in the retail market are hugely valuable in the trade if they are associated with performance, durability and, above all, fast and fuss-free installation.

“As a fabricator, we add value with precision quality manufacturing and efficient and friendly customer service, but the biggest onward benefits for customers come from pairing all of our expertise with a portfolio of strong brands.

“That’s why we are so careful about which brands we choose alongside our Rehau products, and work on the principle that the sum is even greater than the individual parts. For instance, when it comes to doors, we use only DoorCo slabs and Maco, Mila and Fab & Fix hardware which we know our customers like because they don’t make any compromises on quality, security or value.

“This gives us a strong proposition in the door market and, since we started fabricating composite doors in 2019, it has helped us to win more business from existing customers as well as attracting new.”

Euroglaze currently offers a wide range of DoorCo slab options in either a woodgrain finish to replicate timber or a smooth/etched finish to replicate aluminium. The standard options incorporate DoorCo’s LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) subframe to provide strength and rigidity with minimal thermal expansion and contraction and a PU foam core which reduces heat loss and guarantees a high level of thermal performance.

They meet the requirements of PAS24 and, when glazed, feature EN12150 compliant toughened glass with a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty, to give trade buyers and retail customers complete peace of mind.

Euroglaze has also just added DoorCo’s new premium GRiP Core range of slabs to its product offering, with a core of cross laminated, engineered timber and hardwood stiles and rails, pressed with 4mm GRP skins.

Martin Nettleton adds: “We think the GRiP proposition will bring us even more success in the composite door market, broadening our offering to include good, better and best options, all backed up by our outstanding customer service.”

Euroglaze already offered a broad range of colours in its composite doors but, in response to the component supply shortages brought about by the pandemic and the surge in demand, it has also introduced a bespoke colouring option for colours which are not available from stock.

Martin Nettleton explains: “We have a tie up with a local specialist spraying company so can offer quicker turn around on virtually any colour for both slabs and outer frames. This is proving popular for customers with urgent jobs to complete or who just want to be able to offer something a bit different.”

In normal market conditions, Euroglaze offers DoorCo composite doors in Rehau outerframe and in standard colours on 10-day lead times, with nationwide delivery direct from its Barnsley factory.

Martin Nettleton adds: “We’re obviously all aiming to get back to those kinds of lead times and are hopeful that we’ll soon see a big improvement in the availability of product during the course of the year. At the moment, we’re concentrating on keeping customers fully informed about stock availability and delivery times at the time they place an order so that they can schedule in their own work as efficiently and effectively as possible.”

11th June 2021 - Need PVC-U 30min fire rated windows in a hurry?

Did you know Euroglaze is now offering two of the most popular sizes now available from stock in just five working days* Need PVC-U 30min fire rated windows in a hurry?

Prices are competitive too: Basic Frame Sizes Available are:

  • 600mm x 1000mm windows £700.00 + VAT
  • 1000mm x 1000mm windows - £1110.00 + VAT

(A cill can be added to the above for an additional charge if required).

NEW TO 2021 - Only 1 Available (Limited Addition)
Overall Sizes - 910mm x 1060 including a 180mm Cill £950.37+VAT
White Fire Rated Frame with Kathedral Min Obsure Glass

UK Mainland delivery Only – Delivery Charge TBC on Delivery Postcode

Please be aware, our lead time on non-stock sizes is around 8 to 10 weeks.

Euroglaze is proud to be an accredited fabricator of REHAU’s innovative RAUFERNO fire rated frames. Fully certified to BS476 Parts 20 and 22 for 30-minute fire rating, these comply fully with the current building regulations for most protected areas. Based around REHAU’s popular TOTAL70 profile system, they have all the design and security benefits of a conventional PVC-U window but with a patented intumescent insert which provides the safety and security of more traditional fire rated products.

In stock items have the following specification:

30 minutes fire rating
20mm double glazed unit with 7mm Pyrobolite to the outside/8mm steel spacer/4mm float glass to the inside (non-wired clear glass)

All accredited to:

Building Regs Part B
Classification BS476 Part 22
Tested to BS476 Part 20

Euroglaze is one of a very small number of accredited RAUFERNO fabricators in the UK, trained and trusted by REHAU to manufacture this product for critical applications.

Our expert team can advise on the right product for every application and can provide custom made quotes on non-stock items. Please be aware, our lead time on non-stock sizes is around 8-10 weeks. Email us on: info@euroglaze.co.uk or give us a call on: 01226 702553 to find out more.

7th June 2021 - You Come First To Us

Established in 1979, Euroglaze are a business that has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Just two years after being formed, Alan Nettleton founder of Euroglaze, called the REHAU sales office and the relationship began and the rest is history. Over all of these years we are proud to state that you come first to us. You Come First To Us

Today, Euroglaze are REHAU's longest running customer in the United Kingdom for the Manufacture of PVCu Doors & Manufacture of PVCu Windows. Since that time, much has changed however the relationship between Euroglaze and REHAU has gone from strength to strength. Euroglaze is celebrating over 40 years as Rehau's longest serving trade fabricator setting something of a record in the UK.

  • 1st For Service
  • 1st For Quality
  • 1st For Turnaround
  • 1st For Value
  • 1st For You

7th May 2021 - Glass News Face To Face Interview With Becky Houghton, Finance Administrator and Purchasing Coordinator, Euroglaze

Euroglaze’s suppliers will know Becky Houghton – she’s the finance administrator and lately also the purchasing coordinator, who sends out orders and books in deliveries. With the business enjoying record levels of demand and with big expansion plans on the horizon, she’s on the lookout for a stores’ manager to join the team. Becky Houghton

Where were you born, and which part of the country do you currently live?

I was born in nearby Pontefract – the home of the Haribo (!), but now I live just outside of Barnsley.

Your education and the subject or activity in which you excelled…

I enjoyed art and PE but my shyness at school definitely held me back. It wasn’t until I went back to college in my 30s to do my AAT accountancy training that I really excelled.

Your favourite sports or interests…

I was always a cross-fit fan before lockdown but, once the gyms closed, I found a running partner and started running regularly. From pretty much a standing start, I ran my first half marathon distance on New Year’s Day, and I have hardly stopped since!

Your biggest regret in life…

Like lots of people, I had almost zero career advice when I was leaving school and I ended up drifting into a retail job which I didn’t really enjoy. I was only really able to kickstart my career once I joined Euroglaze in 2015 and they gave me the suppport and encouragement I needed.

Someone or something that inspires you…

Travel is one of my biggest passions so, at the moment, it’s all those presenters of travel shows tempting us to get out there again once the world opens up. I’ve explored lots of interesting places over the last few years – the most recent one was Chernobyl which I had the chance to visit in 2019 – armed with my very own radiation monitor!

Read the whole interview here: Face To Face Interview With Becky Houghton

4th May 2021 - Euroglaze Supports Booming Garden Room Market

With the market for garden rooms booming post-Covid, Euroglaze, the Barnsley based REHAU trade fabricator, has answered the call from local company MCD Home & Garden to keep them supplied with windows and doors. Euroglaze Supports Booming Garden Room Market

MCD had previously been buying frames from a company in Germany but when they experienced supply problems towards the end of 2020 just when demand was at its peak, they turned to Euroglaze and haven’t looked back since.

Euroglaze is now MCD’s preferred supplier of PVC-U frames, supplying anthracite grey windows for the company’s range of garden rooms and summer houses on a consistent lead time and guaranteeing regular deliveries on time and in full.

As a new customer, MCD has benefited from the impressive onboarding process which Euroglaze has developed to ensure that every single company that signs up to buy from Euroglaze experiences a truly personal service.

That starts with delivery of a tailored new customer pack clearly setting out everything from delivery days and order cut off times to payment terms. Then, as soon as their first order is received, they can expect a call from one of the customer service team to ask for feedback and to identify any areas for potential improvement.

They will be given access to the Euroglaze online ordering system – either via a dongle or as a cloud-based user and guided through the clever bespoke features which sense check every order to eliminate errors and automatically recommend useful additions such as heavy-duty hinges for triple glazed frames and mechanical transoms.

And, once they do place an order, they can relax knowing that Euroglaze’s bespoke stock management system will automatically alert them to any items which are out of stock so that they can accept a new delivery date or switch to an alternative product or component. They also know that they will always receive all of the fittings and ancillaries they need for every job because these are packed under a despatch camera and bagged and labelled by job number.

The customer service team checks and tracks every job and every customer – whether they are new or not – can expect to be asked for feedback every six months to ensure that quality and service remains exactly on track.

Euroglaze Supports Booming Garden Room Market

Martin Blacksell from MCD commented on the service: “It’s a cliché to say that Euroglaze have gone above and beyond, but when I say that the guys in the factory even lent us a special tool so that we could change the glass in a frame from our previous supplier which was causing issues on site, that gives some idea of just how helpful they have been throughout.

“The service is consistently reliable and unerringly accurate, and we really appreciate the care and attention shown by the customer service team, especially the regular communications which mean we always know when our order will be arriving and even the name of the driver!”

14th April 2021 - Need PVC-U 30min Fire Rated Windows In a Hurry?

Did you know Euroglaze is now offering two of the most popular sizes now available from stock in just five working days* Need PVC-U 30min Fire Rated Windows In a Hurry?

Prices are competitive too: basic frame sizes available are:

600mm x 1000mm windows £700.00 + VAT
1000mm x 1000mm windows - £1110.00 + VAT

(A cill can be added to the above for an additional charge if required.)

New for 2021 - only 1 available (Limited Edition).

Overall Sizes - 910mm x 1060 including a 180mm Cill £950.37+VAT White Fire Rated Frame with Kathedral Min Obsure Glass

UK Mainland delivery Only – Delivery Charge TBC on Delivery Postcode.

Please be aware, our lead time on non-stock sizes is around 8 to 10 weeks.

Euroglaze is proud to be an accredited fabricator of REHAU's innovative RAUFERNO fire rated frames. Fully certified to BS476 Parts 20 and 22 for 30-minute fire rating, these comply fully with the current building regulations for most protected areas. Based around REHAU’s popular TOTAL70 profile system, they have all the design and security benefits of a conventional PVC-U window but with a patented intumescent insert which provides the safety and security of more traditional fire rated products.

In stock items have the following specification:

30 minutes fire rating
20mm double glazed unit with 7mm Pyrobolite to the outside/8mm steel spacer/4mm float glass to the inside (non-wired clear glass)

All accredited to:

Building Regs Part B
Classification BS476 Part 22
Tested to BS476 Part 20

Euroglaze is one of a very small number of accredited RAUFERNO fabricators in the UK, trained and trusted by REHAU to manufacture this product for critical applications.

Our expert team can advise on the right product for every application and can provide custom made quotes on non-stock items. Please be aware, our lead time on non-stock sizes is around 8-10 weeks. Email us on: info@euroglaze.co.ukor give us a call on: 01226 702553 to find out more.

5th March 2021 - Euroglaze Welcomes Stamp Duty Extension

A £100bn savings mountain and a three-month extension to the stamp duty holiday are the clearest signals yet that we can expect demand in the retail market to continue at current levels for quite some time yet.

That’s the view of Martin Nettleton, Managing Director or Barnsley based trade fabricator Euroglaze, who says that fenestration market has much to be pleased about in Rishi Sunak’s budget. Euroglaze Welcomes Stamp Duty Extension

He says: “There was a risk that the housing market might dip if the stamp duty holiday was abruptly withdrawn – and we now have certainty that won’t happen. The Chancellor was obviously keen to maintain buyer confidence at least until we get to the end of the current restrictions, and I think he has largely achieved that."

“Given the fact that UK households are estimated to have accumulated around £100bn in excess savings during the pandemic – a significant proportion of which we can hope will be spent on home improvements, that’s really positive news for our sector."

“We also of course had some reassurance in the budget that the much-trailed hikes to corporation tax won’t kick in until April 2023 and even then, there will be tapered increases for businesses with smaller profits, which will help many of the retail installers operating at the sharp end of our industry."

“And, for fabrication businesses like ours which are always looking to invest, we were delighted to see the improved tax breaks available for plant and machinery."

“Growth this year is predicted at 4% and next year at 7%, which would see the economy return to pre-pandemic levels. There’s obviously a huge amount of public debt to be cleared, but with Rishi signalling that he intends to continue investing for growth rather than taxing hard and fast to balance the books at this stage, I think we should all be feeling pretty positive about the outlook for our market in 2021.”

4th March 2021 - Euroglaze introduce the NEW Liniar Resurgence

Taking flush sash to the next level...
Euroglaze introduce the NEW Liniar Resurgence

  • The only double-rebated flush sash on the market
  • Hidden external seals, no unsightly brush piles
  • Fully foiled internal rebates to outer frame and transom profiles
  • Available in a wide range of solid and foiled colours from stock
  • Triple glazing ready with U-values as low as 0.9W/m2K
  • Can be manufactured to PAS24 standard and is Part Q compliant
  • Mechanical jointed frames and sashes to give that authentic timber look
  • 10-year guarantee - T&C’s apply

Enquiries to - info@euroglaze.co.uk

Download our flyer.

2nd February 2021 - Windows Trending Towards Colour Foil Options

Homeowner demand for smooth-coated and textured window finishes has continued to grow over the past decade, with the market also increasingly trending toward block colour foils. In response to this growing demand, PVC window suppliers have expanded their range of colour options so homeowners have more choice than ever before. Euroglaze is no exception with a significant range of colours available to serve your customer. Windows Trending Towards Colour Foil Options

Homeowners are increasingly demanding a wide variety of frames in block colours, the majority of foiled REHAU window solutions sold in 2019 came with an Anthracite Grey (48%) followed by Black Brown (24%) foil. These eye-catching foils allow for a sleek modern look, while the PVC frame provides exceptional performance benefits.

January 2021 - Taking on the Bank!

Lockdown may have put the brakes on Euroglaze’s fundraising campaign for Retina UK initially, but the team at the Barnsley based Rehau fabricator are now on a roll once again.

Managing Director Martin Nettleton (right) has challenged Euroglaze’s bankers Barclays to a virtual 1000km bike ride, with Barclays matching the sponsorship money raised. Taking on the Bank!

Having completed 5000 virtual miles during 2020 on his turbo trainer at home, Martin is confident that he can set an impressive pace for his friendly bank manager Daniel Firth to match.

This virtual challenge replaces the Prudential Ride100 which Martin and his tandem ride partner Andrew Oates were scheduled to take part in during August, following much of the 2012 Olympic road race course.

It is all part of Euroglaze’s 40th anniversary charity campaign supporting Retina UK, which helps to fund research for all eye diseases like the one that caused both Martin and his brother Simon to gradually lose their sight.

With a mix of raffles, fun days, cake sales and even a virtual John O’Groats to Land’s End challenge, the Euroglaze team had already raised more than £6000 when the first lockdown hit, but now they are more focused than ever on trying to reach their original £10,000 target.

Martin Nettleton explained: “These lockdowns have hit all charities hard, but particularly the smaller, lesser known ones like Retina UK, which rely so much on fundraising from cancelled events like bike rides and marathons. Obviously, Retina UK is close to my heart, but there’s an extra urgency around their work at the moment because a brand-new gene therapy has just been approved for use on the NHS which finally offers hope to patients with one particular kind of Retinitis pigmentosa which causes inherited sight loss.

“In terms of treatment, this is the most significant breakthrough that has taken place in my lifetime and Retina UK is hopeful that it will lead to further pioneering therapies being discovered which will also benefit people like me. I’m doing my bit to help and am incredibly grateful to everyone – and especially our bank manager Daniel - who is supporting these fundraising efforts.”

To sponsor Martin and maximise the amount Barclays has to pay out in matched funding, go to: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/daniel-firth4

January 2021 - Operational Update for Coronavirus COVID 19 & Euroglaze

Firstly, we hope you are well & healthy and a very Happy New Year to you and your families Following the Prime Minister's latest lockdown announcement, in line with the guidance for construction and manufacturing, we'd like to reassure customers that Euroglaze will continue to operate as usual. Our facilities remain COVID-19 secure and we will continue to keep welfare and safety our top priority. As always, we will monitor the latest guidance and keep customers updated throughout. All planned deliveries and orders will be unaffected Any further information required please do not hesitate to contact the Customer Service Team. Operational Update for Coronavirus COVID 19 & Euroglaze

Specify REHAU Windows & Doors from Euroglaze and you get more than 35 years of experience from one of the country's top manufacturers of PVCu windows, doors and conservatories. Our range of REHAU windows includes casement, tilt and turn and fully reversible styles, all built using industry-leading REHAU profiles. Whatever the job, whatever the property, we've a style to suit.

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