This is a sponsored article by Garnalex:

Express Trade Frames (ETF) is one of the latest fabricators to manufacture Sheerline, the innovative aluminium window and door system from Garnalex.

Managing Director Scott Law says: “We knew Sheerline was going to be a great system and we wanted to get on board and grow with them as they grow. It’s ahead of the market. We’d followed Roger Hartshorn’s success at Liniar and wanted to be part of it.

“For us, the speed and ease of fabrication are important, and Sheerline really delivers. The market is asking for lower U-Values, especially on new build sites to meet tighter building requirements, and this is easily achieved with Sheerline. We fabricate the flush sash option as standard and it’s beautiful with low sightlines. The feedback we’ve had from installers has been really positive, they say it’s easy to install and glaze up.”

Based in Fleetwood, Lancashire for 22 years, ETF has been fabricating aluminium for just three, but aluminium has grown so fast it now exceeds its PVC-U sales. It’s grown fast because of its sustainability credentials, colour choice and slim sightlines.

Scott adds: “The market has responded very well to Sheerline and we’ve already picked up several commercial contracts on the back of sending out samples. As delivery times from Garnalex are so quick – within five working days – we’ve been able to reduce our stock levels. The support and service from the Sheerline team have been faultless, they have sorted any queries we’ve had quickly and easily.”

Roger Hartshorn, CEO of Garnalex, says: “We’re delighted to have Express Trade Frames as one of our Sheerline partners. And we’re particularly pleased that Scott refers to our quick delivery service and ‘faultless service and support. One of my objectives from the very start was to build Garnalex’ service and support around customers’ need to provide their customers with first-class service and support. That’s why it’s ‘Made in Britain’ here

in Derby, and why we keep all our profiles and components in stock. That gives us complete control over our short supply chain and enables us to offer the shortest lead times in aluminium. Customers get delivery of Sheerline profiles in 12 stocked colours in just five working days, or – for normal aluminium – an amazing 10 working days for bespoke colours. Not only is Sheerline ahead of the market in innovative design, but it’s also beautiful, and it’s ahead of the market in terms of service and support too.”

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