Celebrations have been taking place at UK Glazing Group Ltd as it marks a very successful year of trading as a PVCu and aluminium supplier for the commercial market. Since ceasing manufacturing and choosing Customade Group as its fabricator 12 months ago, the firm has made incredible savings of £350,000 and boosted output by 25%.

As well as toasting to its success, the company, which has installed windows and doors on some of the north west’s most prestigious buildings, has now invested £100,000 to convert its former 3,500 square foot factory in North Manchester into a showroom.

The showroom features a host of Customade Group products, including aluminium windows and doors from REAL Aluminium, glazed roof lanterns from Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions, PVCu windows from Polyframe and composite doors from Virtuoso Doors.

The showroom, which opened at the end of February, is modelled on the stand that drew thousands of visitors to Customade Group at the FIT Show in 2019.

The Customade Group team worked closely with UK Glazing Group’s director Chris Barton to perfect the design of the showroom. Designed to inspire visitors as they walk through the space, the showroom also features a series of giant branded TV screens, showroom graphics and product brochures.

Chris Barton explains: “This has been a phenomenal year for the business and we couldn’t be happier with our decision to stop fabricating and buy in our products from Customade Group. We’ve made huge savings by not having to buy and store stock and our output has dramatically increased.

“We’re very excited to open our new showroom, which looks just like the stand that Customade Group created for the FIT Show. It’s very clean and modern and the feedback from visitors has been really positive. We now have a stylish, purpose-built space to showcase our range of products and win new business.

“The Customade team has been terrific – they really helped us to get every detail of this new showroom right. And, with a buoyant commercial property market here in the north west and the right products and support from Customade, we’re certain that we will achieve even greater success this year.”

Congratulating UK Glazing Group Ltd on its success, Customade Group’s area sales manager Steve Roberts said: “Congratulations to Chris and the team on such impressive success, we’re delighted that they are doing so well after making the decision to go supply only. The new showroom looks amazing and, judging by the response we had to our identical stand at the FIT Show, we know that it’s a winning formula! We wish them every success for the future.”

Based in Heywood, Lancashire, UK Glazing Group is an established commercial supplier of PVCu and aluminium products for new-build residential and commercial projects. The firm supplies up to 200 frames a week and employs five fitting teams to install on commercial contracts.

Customade Group operates nationwide and employs 1100 people in multiple manufacturing sites across the UK. The group includes REAL Aluminium (aluminium), Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions (glazed roofs), Virtuoso Doors (composite and PVCu door panels), Polyframe (PVC-u), Hourglass Seal (sealed glass units), Stevenswood Trade Centre (trade counters) and Fineline Aluminium (specialist glazing).

To find out more about Customade Group, its range of products and showroom support, call 01453 707272 or visit