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Freefoam is delighted to launch a new video to showcase its partnership with Scottish-based PVC supplier A1 Ironmongery and Plastics. Featuring an interview with directors Ivie Kerr and David Maxwell, the short film highlights the busy commercial trade counter, and large stocking warehouse and explains how diversifying an existing ironmongery business into PVC building products has bought success for both companies.

A1 Ironmongery & Plastics Building

A1 Ironmongery and Plastics cover the whole of Ayrshire and the west of Scotland with branches in Kilmarnock and Ayr both stocking the full range of Freefoam PVC products. Started in September 2008 and expanding the Kilmarnock branch in 2013 with a large dedicated unit focusing on PVC Ivie explains “It was our ironmongery customer base who encouraged us to start stocking PVC. They were finding the demand and wanted us to stock it alongside our traditional ironmongery products.”

When looking to diversify the business into PVC A1 Ironmongery and Plastics had a range of criteria they were looking for in a supplier. David explained, “We wanted a product that was good quality, but also came with good customer service and backup, and found that Freefoam’s range and support package ticked all the boxes.”

Whilst stocking the full Freefoam range of fascia, soffit, gutter, cladding and Geopanel A1 Ironmongery and Plastics find that Freefoam’s deep gutter range is a particularly strong selling product – due to their location on the west coast of Scotland with its high rainfall levels.

David summarized “When you’re confident about a product, that you know you’re not going to have any issues with, and you can go out there and sell it in a competitive market at a good price, we believe that’s one of the things that Freefoam gives us”

Colin St John, Freefoam Commercial Director concluded “Building strong and lasting relationships with our customers, such as A1 Ironmongery and Plastics, is crucial to our business. Our roofline, cladding and interior products are an ideal addition to any building product business and it’s fantastic to see our customers grow and flourish with the help of Freefoam.”


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