Brand New Facilities for a Two-fold Increase in Output

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Leading window, door and conservatory fabricator, Direct Trade, has invested £118K in a range of new machinery from elumatec as part of an expansion to its aluminium production facility at its Doncaster site. “Demand for our existing and new aluminium products continues to grow at pace” said Danny Colton, General Manager, Direct Trade. “This investment in our plant means that we can respond to growing demand.” After discussing Direct Trade’s objectives, elumatec’s Technical … continue reading

Direct Trade Makes the Most of Halo’s Two-Tiered Support

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Direct Trade (Yorkshire) Ltd – a supplier of high-spec PVC-U doors and windows from The VEKA UK Group – is fully embracing the systems company’s support offering as both an Approved Fabricator and a member of Network VEKA. The Doncaster-based business, established in 1998, has grown to become one of the UK’s leading trade suppliers, operating out of two 40,000 square feet facilities where – as part of a comprehensive range of products … continue reading

Colour Your World: New Range of Coloured Foil Finishes Now Available

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We can now offer a wider range of coloured foils, available on casement, tilt and turn and flush sash windows as well as the door range and inline sliders. As well as foils, when it comes to colour, we’re an approved Kolorbond applicator and can provide roofs and accessories in any colour. Ask us if you’re interested about our Box Sash Horn Range which is now also available in all foiled finishes too … continue reading

Direct Trade Low Threshold French Door Achieves PAS24

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Direct Trade, a Halo Approved Fabricator and one of the UK’s leading trade fabricators of windows doors and conservatories, has achieved PAS 24 testing with a French door incorporating PVC-U profile from The VEKA UK Group, Yale Locking System and a Stormguard Low Aluminium Threshold. “This satisfies the requirements of Document Q (security) and Part M (disabled access),” explains Steve Green, Direct Trade’s Managing Director. “We are now able to add this product … continue reading

Direct Trade are Document Q Compliant

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Direct Trade, one of the UK’s leading trade fabricators of windows, doors and conservatories, now offer a range of PVCu and Aluminium products – the most recent being the Low Aluminium Threshold French Door – that are fully Document Q compliant. Steve Green, Managing Director explains “Effective from October 2015, the amended Document Q of the Building Regulations sets enhanced security performance requirements in the UK on all external doorsets and windows intended … continue reading

Flush Sash Now Available

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We are delighted to announce the launch of a new product to our already comprehensive range, the Flush Sash. Providing an authentic alternative to period timber windows, our investment in bringing the Flush Sash to market will help customers take advantage of this growing market. Mark Powell, Sales Director at Direct Trade says: “It’s all about offering choice in today’s increasingly demanding market. Our installer customers want a wide range of products so … continue reading

The Best of Both Worlds: Aluminium BiFolds with PVC-U Attitude

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Already a standout performer in the home improvement market, the BiFold door sector is forecast to reach over 70,000 installed units in the next few years as more homeowners look for well-designed, premium solutions to add value and space to their properties. With aluminium set to share a third of this volume, national trade fabricator Direct Trade is ensuring its customers are in a position to benefit from this growing market with the … continue reading

Bill Greaves joins Direct Trade as Technical Manager

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Direct Trade is delighted to welcome Bill Greaves to the team as part of a drive to further streamline processes in readiness for several exciting new product launches in 2015. The company recently invested in an additional 40,000 square foot facility in line with its aim to stand customers out from the crowd thanks to better lead times, more efficient manufacturing processes to pass on great value for money and a wider product … continue reading

Direct Trade Invests To Keep Customers Ahead

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Direct Trade is pleased to announce that it has invested in an additional 40,000 square foot facility in order to further streamline its processes while gearing up for several exciting new product launches in 2015. The company currently operates from a 40,000 square foot factory for its PVC-U window production, and has an additional two facilities for doors, roofs and its Kolorbond operations. The investment means that the total manufacturing space will increase … continue reading

We Value Your Opinion

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‘We value your opinion’ was the clear message when we recently commissioned an independent customer and staff survey. “Direct Trade has been lucky enough to see year on year growth for the last 15 years – even through the recession – but that doesn’t mean we will rest on our laurels,” says Steve Green, Managing Director. “We wanted a full and frank picture of what our customers thought of us – what they’re … continue reading