Celebrations have been taking place at Customade Group as it toasts to an incredible first year since the launch of REAL Aluminium. In the space of just 12 months, REAL Aluminium has become one of the industry’s fastest growing brands and now Customade Group has expanded the range of aluminium products to include a new flat rooflight.

Claire Miller, Customade Group’s marketing director, explains: “It’s been a whirlwind first year for REAL Aluminium and the reaction from the industry has been nothing short of phenomenal. We’re really proud to have enabled so many installers to make the leap into aluminium with absolute confidence and to help their businesses to take off in a lucrative new direction. The range of products from REAL Aluminium was already the widest in in the industry and we’re very excited that it’s now got even bigger with the addition of the Flat Rooflight.

“Consumer demand for bright, open spaces that bring in plenty of natural light is at an all-time high and the easiest way to achieve this is with slimline aluminium roof glazing, which lets in 40% more light than vertical glazing. The introduction of the Flat Rooflight to the REAL range will certainly help installers to satisfy this demand with a very sleek, modern product. That’s not all though – the rooflight has been designed to sell because it’s quick and easy to install and competitively priced to enhance installer profit margins.

“Our REAL Aluminium installers have been really enthusiastic about this new introduction and now they’re eager to get out there and make the most of the fantastic opportunity it brings. The rooflight will certainly be a superb asset in helping them to extend their offering beyond a traditional roof lantern for flat roof applications.”

The Flat Rooflight, which brings ultimate performance and maximum light in a clean, minimalistic design, complements the industry-leading, fitter-friendly range of aluminium windows, doors and lantern roofs available from REAL Aluminium.

Introduced to satisfy the growing trend for flat glazed roof products, it features a 27% slimmer overall frame height to achieve a flush glazed look with minimal internal and external sightlines. It also delivers an outstanding complete roof (glass and frame) U-value of 1.3 W/m2k, without the need for triple glazing.

The Flat Rooflight is the best looking and the highest thermally performing double glazed flat rooflight on the market thanks to its bespoke structural PVC-u internal core and sleek aluminium internal and external capping. Fitted flush to the internal plaster, the rooflight appears frameless from below to create the illusion of an open roof space.

The REAL range of aluminium windows, bi-folding doors, sliding doors, French doors, residential doors, composite doors, lantern roofs and flat rooflights is manufactured in a dedicated factory, which holds more than 100 miles of aluminium extrusions in stock in the four most popular colours enabling REAL Aluminium to deliver its products in shorter lead times.

To find out more about the new Flat Rooflight and the REAL Aluminium range, please call 01453 826884 or visit www.real-aluminium.co.uk.

The Customade group now operates nationwide and employs 900 people in multiple manufacturing sites across the UK. The Group includes Polyframe (PVC-u), REAL Aluminium (aluminium), Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions (glazed roofs), Virtuoso (composite and paneled doors), Hourglass Seal (sealed glass units), and Fineline Aluminium (specialist glazing).