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2017 has been a good and busy year for The Profix Group.

Profix Window Systems and Grand Entrance have been busy in both the social housing refurb sector, as well as new build supply and installations.  It’s our #onecall responsive service, backed up by our comprehensive product range and considerable experience and knowledge of these sectors, that makes us the one-stop-shop for both housing stock refurbishments and new build specifiers, and with the promise of more money to provide more homes, this is set to continue through 2018.

Working with homeowners directly, we’ve upgraded a lot of conservatories this year.  The addition of a solid roof can transform a part-time sunroom into much needed additional space that can be used all year round. In addition to conservatories, customers are incorporating large opening apertures into their house renovation or new build projects.  This year sales of our Swing and Slide patio door has surpassed bi-fold doors, the traditional choice used in this trend.  Noted as the bi-fold alternative door set, Swing and Slide is the ultimate patio door thanks to the flexibility the unique action provides.  The biggest advantage is the way the doors can slide into any position, providing ventilation without the need to be fully opened, but also when fully open, the doors slide and lock, rather than concertina up, meaning there is absolutely no encroachment on the space surrounding the door. And when shut, the doors look more like windows or a partition wall.

The PR9FIX collection continues to offer a modern alternative to sash window renovations and installations, and we’ve completed some interesting window and door projects with our commercial customers.

On the charity front, the group has continued with their support of GM Fundraising.  This summer, MD Alan Sadler supported the inaugural Paddle2Pedal challenge.  GMFP2P was the first ever GMF ladies only event which saw 12 women from the fenestration industry cover 220 miles in canoes and on bikes, raising money for Hope House Children’s Hospices.  The group also supported the GMF Christmas card appeal, selling record numbers this year and raising over £3,000 for the charity.

Looking ahead to next year, it’s going to be more of the same for The Profix Group.  There’s promises from the government for more money to build houses, and we’re also working with local airports on noise attenuation schemes, where homeowners can access funding to upgrade their windows and doors.  In terms of style, the market is looking more towards colour and choice.

So for 2017, all that’s left is to wish our customers, suppliers and friends a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year!