Emplas is appealing to installers already working in, or with the capability to work in, the commercial sector, after being inundated with leads.
As a company, we have seen consistent growth in demand from housebuilders working throughout the UK.
But with massive growth in demand, our existing commercial customers are inundated with work. Because of this, we are looking for new partners to help meet it.
John Leary, sales and marketing director at Emplas, said: “Leads in this industry are hard to come by but we’ve actually got more new build leads than we can handle at the moment.
“The factory investment we have made means that we have manufacturing capacity but not the installer base to complete the supply chain.
“Commercial won’t be right for everyone but if you’re an established retail business with fitting capacity and some Window Designer experience, we can help you with the rest.”
As a company, we have established a track record of supplying the new build sector; from supporting the development of specifications to on-time delivery to the site. This also includes dedicated Secured by Design, PAS24 and Document Q tick-box ordering on our window designer.
Through investing £5 million into our investment programme and investing our capacity, we can manufacture a weekly capacity of up to 3,200 frames across two shifts.
John continued: “We work very closely with our customers and while retail is still delivering growth, we know from our customers that it is a tough slog.
“This is at a time when we genuinely have more commercial leads that we know what to do with.
“The step into commercial supply isn’t such a big one if you’re already set up and operating with an effective structure, the right supply partner and have basic design and specification expertise within your team.”
Long-term prospects for new builds are also positive, with targets in place to deliver 300,000 new homes a year from 2020.
This includes a policy drive as set out in the 2018 Housing White Paper, supporting smaller housebuilders and encourage the release of smaller-scale developers.
This, John said, has increased accessibility to the market for installers. He said: “There is a misconception that to supply house builders you need to have the inhouse capability to fulfil massive orders.
“Those jobs are still there, but there are also lots of small regional developers. You’re looking at sites with 25, 50 or 100 homes. They represent a massive opportunity for installers.”
We also have extensive experience with just-in-time site delivery.
John concluded: “We’ll supply the frames glazed direct to the site, the proposition for the installer is, in that respect, far more straight forward than retail.
“The margin is also there. New build isn’t as price-driven. Developers want kerb appeal. There are massive opportunities for installers.”
If you’d like to find out more about how Emplas can help you, then fill out our online contact form.