Trade fabricator Fentrade Aluminium Building Products has reported a significant increase in demand for their aluminium bifold doors post lockdown. Chris Reeks, Director of Fentrade said: “The increase in demand has come from retail installers and trade counters alike as a direct result of consumers looking to improve their homes over the lockdown period.”
The Newport-based fabricator manufactures the Aluk BSF70 bifold door which offers an intelligent combination of form and function with open-in or open-out door options, available in a range of single or dual colours and anodised finishes. Chris said: “We are finding the most popular colour options are grey and white, but we also offer a full range of RAL and Non-RAL colours for installers to upsell into the consumer.” Furniture colours are suited across the range of Fentrade’s products for added aesthetics, with an option for anthracite grey handles and hardware too.
Fentrade also fits VBH Greenteq Clearspan hardware to their doors with rollers that accommodate greater sash weights and allows the production of sashes up to 1200mm in size which is perfect for wide apertures. Furthermore, the fitter-friendly door rollers can easily be adjusted on site, which is an added benefit to installers.
Customers of Fentrade can choose to upgrade to the VBH Q-Secure homeowner security guarantee scheme. If entry is shown to be as a direct result of the hardware failing, VBH will pay up to £1000 towards the cost of repair/replacing the door, up to £1000 towards insurance excess payment and a goodwill payment of £1000 to the homeowner. Chris said: “This added level of protection gives homeowners peace of mind when it comes to home security and is another selling point to help installers close the sale too.”
As with all Fentrade products, there’s a reliable turnaround from order to delivery, including a quotation within 24 hours of enquiry. The award-winning trade fabricator also offers regular deliveries across Wales, the West and into the Midlands and is a member of the Council for Aluminium in Building.
Fentrade pride themselves on offering their customers the right products and support to maximise market opportunities and with the increase in demand for aluminium bifold doors, it looks as if they have got their strategy right.