Following its 2016 acquisition by Audasi Holdings, Hertfordshire-based Welglaze continues to build on its future, having recently completed a major investment programme in new machinery at its Letchworth site.

Since relocating to the state of the art 12,000 square foot production facility, the PVCU window and door fabricator has invested heavily in increasing both production quality and capacity, with a Heritage Machinery Package from Haffner Murat being the latest addition to the factory. This has doubled Welglaze’s capacity for mechanical-look flush casements, as group Chairman Adrian Barraclough explains.

“Consumers today are looking for a window as close to authentic timber as possible, and the award-winning Deceuninck Flush Casement ticks most of the boxes; however they want the appearance to mimic the authentic straight butt joints of timber. Our investment in the Haffner Murat machinery allows us to weld the Deceunink flush window by milling the end of the profile, welding the corner joints together to give a butt joint finish on the outside of the profile. This retains the strength and production efficiency of welding, but with the added aesthetics of a mechanically jointed window.”

Welglaze has been manufacturing and supplying high-quality windows, doors and glazed products nationwide for more than 40 years, with a specialism in Deceuninck flush casement windows, which form part of the timber look Heritage Range they offer.

Adrian added: “This latest machinery investment will allow us to continue to meet demand for this collection, and increase our ability to offer the very best in product quality. There are enough companies offering cheap white windows; we are keen to establish Welglaze as a premium product fabricator, offering woodgrains, colours and more authentic windows, making windows furniture again”.