Halo fabricator Masterframe is celebrating 30 years in business with a significant investment in new welding technology.

Like VEKA Group, Masterframe is proud to be a well-known name in the fenestration sector, with decades of industry history and a clear vision for the future of the company.

The Essex-based firm specialises only in PVC-U windows in authentic sash styles and won a 2017 National Fenestration award for being ‘Timber Alternative Window Company’ of the year; using high quality Masterframe-bespoke Halo profile to produce stunning box sash systems.

2018 sees Masterframe celebrate 30 years in business and bring an innovative welding solution to the market.

Masterframe replicates the look of mortise and tenon joints found in original timber box sash windows using a welded construction. The company patented this technique in 2005, where butt joints are vertical rather than horizontal, to offer an alternative to timber windows that combines authentic style with modern technology and performance.

Carol Slade, Sales & Operations Director explains: “This method of construction gives the perfect ‘look’ while ensuring that the profiles are perfectly sealed with no open chambers. Initially we began producing the corners for our windows by hand, before commissioning a welder that could achieve it in 2016 and registering the Timberweld® trademark.

“Now, in the same year we celebrate 30 years in business, we’re thrilled to have invested in a bespoke four-head welder for even greater productivity, accuracy and consistency. It is the most complicated piece of equipment we have ever purchased and it took around a week to commission and programme the software to run the welder, connect the machine to our existing SV 430 corner cleaner and train our operatives.

“Our customers benefit from award-winning sash windows with perfectly sealed corners that are manufactured using a state-of-the-art welding machine and the patented Timberweld ® method of corner construction. As we hold the Timberweld ® licence for vertical sliders, we know that no other VS manufacturer would be able to offer customers this exceptional finish.

“We are very proud to demonstrate that even after 30 years in business, we’re determined to stay at the very cutting edge of the industry.”

VEKA Group Sales Director Neil Evans said: “We’re delighted to see a long-standing Halo customer celebrate a milestone birthday with an investment in the future. Masterframe and VEKA Group share the same commitment to quality and service, and the same refusal to ‘slow down’ after decades of industry innovation. We wish the team all the very best and look forward to celebrating many, many more successes with them in the years to come.”