Today house owners are looking for those quality final touches to dress their windows which are not only a significant investment but are a highly visible part of the building fabric. Over time though inevitably trickle vents get damaged. The kids hang off them, footballs miss the goal and accidents just happen! Just think how many hundreds and thousands of vents are needed across the country!
So, you want new vents, what do you do? Where can the home owner get a replacement? This is where the problems start. What size is it, will it fit over the routs, how do I fit it, can I do the DIY can I get the vents to match the window colour? With well over 100 different products on the market most end up with unsightly gaffer tape.
For the trade, especially trade counters, distributors and stockists they have the same problems. How can they stock every vent on the off chance of a walk-in for that vent on the shelf? That’s why in general the vents end up as a different type as it just happens to be the only one stocked and who would buy a minimum quantity for the same reason.
Many installed windows also have those old standard 4 colours fitted to them, brown on Golden Oak, yellow on Irish oak , black on grey and how many other mismatched solid colours against the frame. Most will be white but the Glazpart new vent is available to order from stock in over 30 colours including woodgrains…all without you spraying.
So, there are a vast quantity of installed damaged, mismatched colour vents that don’t work all leading to poor air quality and look terrible. Therefore, an RMI (Repair, Maintenance and Improvement) product to address these issues would be ideal.
That’s where Glazpart comes in with the Link vent Mk2, packaged and branded under Glazpart’s highly successful Packers for Professionals product range for counter sales.
If as a trade counter, stockist, hardware shop or distributor you were able to stock one product, that fits the majority of installed window routs and could replace the majority of the damaged, trickle vents installed in frames. Your customers or installers could DIY fit them as an RMI product in minutes…… how many thousands could you sell a year.
Taking a closer look at the Link vent Mk2 (5000) which is close to the size of a traditional 4000 vent. You will see 13 fixing positions which would look odd to most? However; put the vent up to the window, fit the 4 clips (in the bag) where there is a rout and push fit the vent in seconds (if needed fit with screws into the frame material) and you are done. The Link vent Mk2 (2500) with 2 clips replaces a traditional 2000 vent, both fitting 10mm to 13mm rout heights.
So, one vent product in two sizes fits all and could grow your footfall and walk-in’s whilst not significantly increasing your stock.
Installers can now carry a couple of repair vents for those occasional RMI jobs with the confidence they will fit most surface mounted applications.
According to Dean Bradley – Sales and Marketing Manage “The new DIY version of the link vent Mk2 addresses a need in the market that has benefits for trade counters, distributors, installers and home owners. Air quality improves with a product with very low air leakage and a wide-ranging colour palette. Stockists minimise stock investment, maximise stock turn and address a profitable market niche and who knows what else customers will buy whilst they are on your site “