Gloucester based aluminium fabricator CDW Systems Ltd saw sales of sliding doors and bi-folding doors notably increase in 2012, compared to 2011.
CDW Systems’ Managing Director Jerry Webb says that they have benefitted from the increasing popularity of the product in the commercial and domestic sector.
He comments: “If we look at the domestic sector in particular, the number of homeowners replacing their patio door with a new aluminium bi-folding door or incorporating a sliding door with a conservatory installation has increased.
“Last year aluminium bi-folding and sliding doors were clearly a very popular niche product and many of our trade customers capitalised on this trend and as a result increased revenue in what still does remain an overall tough market.”
CDW Systems manufacture and supply the Beaufort and Smarts bi-folding and sliding doors. Together with these suppliers CDW Systems have made modifications to the products, resulting in significantly less site call-outs and a smoother installation process for installers.
Jerry comments: “CDW Systems is in its 22nd year of business and if you combine the experience that we have on the factory floor it equals around three hundred plus years. We utilise this experience to offer the very best products and installation support.
“Installers can tap into this by taking advantage of our installation training and on-site help if necessary. Bi-folding doors represent a lucrative avenue but for those unfamiliar with the product they can be difficult to install at first.
“Our support service has helped to minimise these types of problems and allowed our customers to just concentrate on winning contracts and offering a fast-turnaround.”
A recent example of a domestic aluminium bi-folding door installation that CDW Systems were involved in was in the picturesque county of Devon; where bi-folding doors were installed with coolite solar control glazing in an ultra-modern home in Budleigh Salterton.