Long-standing Halo fabricator Masterframe was named ‘Timber Alternative Window Company 2017’ in December’s National Fenestration Awards and the team are delighted that they will be recognised at the official prize-giving.

The accolade demonstrates that, using Halo’s high quality PVC-U profile, Masterframe creates some of the fenestration industry’s most sought-after sashes, in low-maintenance PVC-U.

Based in Essex, Masterframe specialises in PVC-U sash windows and has a reputation for quality and attention to detail. The company’s products are regularly specified to replace traditional timber in buildings that need to retain their historic looks, while improving energy efficiency.

According to the Fenestration Awards’ website “companies eligible for the timber alternative category are those who fabricate or install PVC-u or aluminium window and door products that aim to replicate their timber counterparts.”

Carol Slade, Sales & Operational Director said “We are especially honoured to receive this award because it is won on number of votes received from the industry rather than a panel of judges. We cannot thank those who voted enough for taking the time out of their busy schedules to help us win this award.

“For a while now, we have been marketing our windows as the best low maintenance alternative to timber sash windows. When retail customers call in at our showroom or visit us at a show and view our windows, they are often surprised that they are, in fact, not timber and are always genuinely impressed with their authenticity.

“The high spec, PVC-U systems that we use allow us to combine the traditional aesthetics of a timber window with the many benefits of this modern material. As a Halo customer, we are also able to benefit from VEKA Group’s Variations foil range which means we can specify a wide range of colours and a host of realistic woodgrains that are virtually indistinguishable from real timber. If required, we can even spray frames in a bespoke colour of the customer’s choice.

“This award will make it even easier to for those that purchase or specify our windows to impress their customers who are interested in timber alternative windows.”

VEKA Group’s Sales Director Neil Evans said: “We were very pleased to see Masterframe named 2017’s Timber Alternative Window Company. We know for a fact that they were up against some stiff competition, so the hard work of the team has certainly paid off! With such a commitment to quality and a strong partnership with Halo, we’ll look forward to seeing what else Masterframe might achieve this year.”

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