Picture above: David Green – BDC Aluminium, Sally Cowen – BDC Aluminium
Experienced aluminium fabricator BDC Aluminium has recently added Stellar from Epwin Window Systems to its portfolio. David Green, Managing Director of BDC Aluminium, said: “Stellar is a technically ground-breaking aluminium window and door system. It has superb flush aesthetics and is quick to install. Quite simply, it’s the first aluminium system that fits like PVC-U.”
He continues: “My background is in retail sales so I understand first-hand the advantages of products that are quick and easy to fit. Stellar is 30-40% quicker to install than anything else I’ve seen in aluminium and it makes an astonishing difference to installers.”
The quick-fit properties of the award-winning Stellar system are thanks to its patent-pending knock-in beads which have the added advantage of leaving a neat and clean gasket line. The installation process is the same as fitting PVC-U windows which is proving popular with installers.
Mark Austin, Sales Director (Aluminium) at Epwin Window Systems, says: “BDC Aluminium are an established and well-respected aluminium fabricator renowned for delivering a superior quality product and pride themselves on working with innovative product partners. We are delighted they have chosen Stellar and look forward to developing the relationship.”
BDC Aluminium has seen year-on-year growth for their comprehensive range of aluminium products with a sharp increase in demand over the last few months following lockdown. David reported that Stellar will help his customers capitalise on this growth. He comments: “Feedback about Stellar has been extremely positive so far and I’m not surprised. It represents a massive opportunity for our customers.”
As well as expanding its portfolio to include Stellar, BDC Aluminium has also undertaken a programme of investment in its manufacturing operations. It invested in the UK’s first 4-head Ever Theta frame crimping machine from FOM last year and has opened a new 11,000 sq ft manufacturing unit. The new unit will be dedicated to manufacturing Stellar for its domestic, commercial and trade customers, including Epwin Group companies. David says: “We believe in continuous investment in our operations to maintain exceptional quality and competitive turnaround times.”
Based in Essex, BDC Aluminium has 15 years’ experience in manufacturing aluminium windows and doors.
Stellar is the latest addition to the Epwin Window Systems’ portfolio and was designed to deliver a step-change in aluminium systems. And with experienced aluminium fabricators such as BDC Aluminium adding the system to their portfolios, it’s delivering exactly what the market needs.