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Optima opens up opportunities for Clearview Glaziers’ customers

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Optima opens up opportunities for Clearview Glaziers’ customers Clearview Glaziers has become the latest company to start manufacturing Profile 22’s Optima system. Robin Squibb, Clearview’s Director, said: “Manufacturing Optima makes good business sense because it’s got strong brand recognition in the trade, retail and commercial sectors we work in. It’s a system that will give…read more.


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Optima offers everything window fabricators need – and the stats back this up

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Recent market data revealed that more and more fabricators are choosing to hedge their bets and fabricate two systems. But one system to buck this trend is Optima from Profile 22. Gerald Allen, Profile 22’s Marketing Manager, commented: “It’s testament to the package of benefits that Optima offers that most of the fabricators who have…read more.


Composite Door

Frontier Doors: Epwin launches range of composite door leaves

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Introducing Frontier Composite Doors October 2017 will see the launch of Frontier composite Doors, Epwin Window Systems’ new range of composite door leaves. Gerald Allen, Epwin Window Systems’ Marketing Manager, comments: “The composite door market is growing and Frontier will help our customers make the most of the opportunities available.” As you would expect from…read more.


Transition to Optima was seamless says Heritage Trade Frames

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Optima the ‘obvious’ choice for Heritage Many fabricators are concerned about the impact switching to a new system will have on their production schedules. It’s something the Profile 22 technical team was well aware of when they introduced Optima last year and a meticulous and detailed process was developed to ensure every changeover went smoothly….read more.


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Optima system is made for the market now

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

It’s said that customer feedback is the best way to gauge a product’s success. And feedback about Profile 22’s Optima system is perfectly demonstrating the impact it’s having on the market. Ryan Johnson, Managing Director of Emplas says: “Profile 22 and Epwin have taken the feedback from fabricators and installers and brought that into the…read more.


3 way’s we can future proof your business

Monday, September 11th, 2017

3 way’s we can future proof your business Our investment in manufacturing capabilities will support your growth. Nothing stays the same in this industry, but unlike some, we’re well prepared. We’ve got both manufacturing capacity and outstanding capability. Our investment programme has delivered one of the very finest production sites as well as ground-breaking systems…read more.


Optima

Optima: created for you, made by you

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Optima has taken the market by storm since its launch last year. It won New Product of the Year at the 2016 G Awards, record numbers of fabricators are choosing to switch to it and it’s fast becoming the commercial system of choice too. For Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Profile 22, the reason for…read more.


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CentralRPL now fabricating Profile 22’s Optima system

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Succesful switch over to the Optima system CentralRPL, one of the Midlands largest, trade fabricators, has just switched to fabricating Profile 22’s Optima system. Gary Morton, Central’s Managing Director, commented: “Moving to Optima is a natural step for us. In terms of delivering products, marketing support and sales aids for our customers, Profile 22 are…read more.


Profile 22

Profile 22 launches new user friendly, up to date website

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Profile 22 – home of the award-winning Optima system – has just launched a new website. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Profile 22, commented: “Our website is incredibly important to our marketing strategy: it receives over 2,000 visits a month and over 70% of people are first-time visitors. Our new site puts Optima front and…read more.


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A proven seamless transition with Profile 22 and Optima

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Changing system supplier can be a daunting challenge and industry statistics showing that less than 6% of fabricators change each year suggests the risks of delays and disruption stop many businesses from even considering it. But Lawson Price, Technical Manager at Profile 22, says changing needn’t be difficult – and he has the figures to…read more.


Optima Windows

Optima windows effortlessly provide 20th century style for a 1930s home

Profile 22 installer Max Glass has recently completed an impressive installation of Optima windows and patio doors in a 1930s home in Leeds. Stephen Hobson, Max Glass’s Director, says: “Our customer lived in a 1930s home and they wanted to maintain its period looks. The brief we had from them was that the new windows…read more.


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Profile 22’s Optima offers the best of everything

Profile 22’s Optima system took the market by storm on its launch last year thanks to its commitment to the best of everything. And as the company’s Marketing Manager Gerald Allen explains, this even includes heritage. For a long time in the industry, heritage windows meant just one thing: vertical sliders. All that has changed…read more.


U-Comply

Optima window system added to U-Comply N to provide quick and easy way to calculate thermal efficiency ratings

Profile 22 has just added 24mm and 28mm variations of its Optima window system to U-Comply N, an online calculator that allows fabricators and installers to calculate thermal efficiency ratings. Gerald Allen, Profile 22’s Marketing Manager, said: “The U-Comply N calculator now allows you to demonstrate compliance on any number of Optima window specifications. As…read more.


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Profile22 announces strong start to the year

Profile22 asserted its position as the profile partner of choice as it announced a strong start to 2017. Paul Lindsay, Sales Director for Profile 22, commented: “We know what a big decision it is to move profile partner and the number of new sign ups we’ve had so far this year is evidence of just…read more.


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Two Decades of Success For Epwin And Flintshire Windows

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Epwin Group paid a visit to Flintshire-based home improvement company, Flintshire Windows recently in celebration of a 20 year partnership. A commemorative plaque was presented to Director Dennis Hynes by Epwin’s Katrina Earl and Total Glass’ Sales & Marketing Manager Phil Creswell to thank him for being a customer for more than two decades and…read more.


Tilt & Turn Windows

40 years of Epwin Systems Innovation In Building Plastics Celebrated

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Epwin Systems Group celebrates 40 years of manufacturing innovative and market changing building, door and window systems manufactured in PVC-U, GRP and thermoplastics, with a bold statement that the company is continuing these traditions with more of the same through the launch of a new display at London’s Building Centre. Epwin’s creative new permanent Building…read more.


Optima From Profile 22: Future-proof High Performance Window

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Months of rumours and speculation are now at an end as Profile 22 launches not one but two of the industry’s most eagerly awaited high performance window and door systems. Hailed as the biggest new product introduction in the window industry for a decade, Profile 22 has unveiled Optima, developed to be the most advanced products…read more.


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Profile 22 Fabricator’s Investment Reaps Rewards

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Profile 22  fabricator Burbage Custom Windows has doubled production in the last 12 months thanks to the success of its new online ordering system and a £200,000 investment in new machinery. Director James Meah explained that the two decisions had to be made together. “It was a chicken and egg situation,” he said. “We know…read more.


Thank you to everyone who visited us at the 2016 FIT Show!

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

It was great to see you, and your positive comments about our brand-new Optima product range were greatly appreciated. If you missed us at the show, why not contact us and request a visit from one of our representatives, or visit our large showroom in Telford and see our complete range of Optima products. The…read more.


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Profile 22 Optima Awarded Kitemark and PAS Certification

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

In keeping with the launch of Optima, Profile 22’s brand new window and door systems, being characterised by the thoroughness of the development, production and marketing of the new suites, both systems have been awarded Kitemarks and PAS 24 certification on the same day as their unveiling. Following the official launch of Optima, Lorraine Balch,…read more.


It’s Party Time For Profile 22 Customer Super Seal

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Celebrating 25 years in business, it’s all smiles for Northern Ireland-based Profile 22 customer Super Seal. Opening its doors in 1990 in the midst of the double glazing boom, local businessman Kenneth Taylor identified a significant gap in the market and quickly capitalised on it. Identifying a distinct lack of quality uPVC window and door products…read more.


Teamwork Pays Off For Grand-Scale Porch Refit

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Teamwork, good communications and the application of traditional skills all came to the fore when more than 200 dated and decaying timber porches need replacing in Alexander Park in Manchester’s Moss Side. PVC-U had been the natural choice for the replacement, offering greater thermal efficiency as well as significantly lower maintenance. Profile 22 was chosen…read more.


Profile 22 Helps WindowsPlus Make Wishes Come True

Monday, January 25th, 2016

The Children’s Wish charity is over £15,000 better off, thanks to a hugely successful charity ball organised by Profile 22 fabricator, WindowsPlus of Coventry and its proprietor Gary Hampton. One of the highlights of the evening was when 280 guests saw a pair of Wimbledon Men’s 2016 Semi Final tickets plus hospitality, donated by Profile…read more.


Celebrations Continue For Winner Emplas

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Having picked up a flurry of key awards towards the end of 2015 the celebrations are likely to continue well into the New Year for Wellingborough based trade fabricator Emplas. And as the company’s primary supplier it was only fitting that Profile 22’s Wolfgang Gorner should drop in with a bottle of cheer to help…read more.


Graf Synegy Drives Up Output And Efficiency For Stedek

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Walsall based Profile 22 fabricator Stedek has taken a major step forward in the company’s quest for growth through higher output, improved quality control and greater efficiency by installing a Graf Synergy cutting and machining centre. The first 12 weeks since the Promac supplied machine was installed at Stedek has proved the value of their…read more.


Profile 22 Celebrates A Decade With Doorsmart

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

When Wolverhampton door specialist Doorsmart celebrated 10 years as a loyal Profile 22 customer, it was no surprise when the Epwin Group, and Sales Director Wolfgang Gorner, visited the family firm to present them with a trophy to mark the anniversary. Doorsmart was one of the first companies to take the Profile 22 Composite Door…read more.


It’s Back – The Profile 22 Advent Calendar Draw

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Christmas will be a bit more special for a few Profile 22 customers – thanks to the return of the company’s Advent Calendar Prize Draw. Champagne, hampers, brandy, vouchers up to £100 and many more festive goodies are all up for grabs with a new winner every day until Christmas Eve. The draw is free…read more.


Katrina Earl Joins Epwin in Latest Coup

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Epwin Window Systems continues to go from strength to strength adding yet another key member to its team, with Katrina Earl following the recent appointment of South East Specification Manager Andy Smith. Coming on board as the new Northern Key Account Manager, Katrina joins the Epwin window, door and conservatory systems stable after 13 years…read more.


What is BIM and how can it shape your world?

For years, architects, builders and designers have used Auto CAD – a software package that allows you to create two-dimensional objects and use the coding to transfer those designs over to CNC machinery and build ‘the real thing’. Later versions allow users to render 3D objects on rotational plains, making it an essential tool in…read more.


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Profile 22 Is Back At Greenbuildexpo With BES6001 For Responsible Sourcing

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Profile 22, part of the Epwin Group, is once again returning to GreenbuildEXPO, the annual Sustainable Building and Refurbishment event, not only featuring its energy-efficient new Fully Reversible Window but also highlighting the Group’s unique BES6001 accreditation for responsible sourcing. Commercial Sales Director Andrew Reid and Specification Managers Jenny Cann and Sonia Travis will be…read more.


Epwin Raise Money… And a Mug for Charity

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Coffee seems to be something most people agree is essential in the morning, and Epwin Window Systems is no exception. But instead of just putting the kettle on for a co-worker or two, staff decided to hold a coffee morning fundraiser for MacMillan Cancer Support serving all of its staff. Colleagues from Epwin brands’ Profile…read more.


Epwin Window Systems Division Investing in People

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Epwin Window Systems has recognised the skills shortage in the industry and has recently embarked on a journey to secure the Investors in People accreditation.  The investment is a major statement by the business in its quest to be the undisputed market leader in every aspect of its performance, from manufacturing quality to customer services…read more.


Epwin Window Systems – Investing for the future and for the planet

Friday, September 18th, 2015

World class manufacturing doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time and careful research. It needs long-term investment in premises, people and plant. At Epwin Window Systems, future-proofing its manufacturing processes is never ‘finished’ – production manager, Phil Poulter, said: “We’ll always be looking for a little bit extra, but searching for that extra means we get…read more.


Profile 22’s ‘Loyalty’ Campaign Rewarded By G Awards Nomination

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Profile 22 has been nominated as a finalist in this year’s G Awards in the hotly contested Promotional Campaign of the Year – Trade Category, for its ‘Fabricator in Focus’ promotion. The ‘Fabricator in Focus’ campaign set out to add value to Profile 22 customers’ businesses and share their successes and development. Running between September…read more.


Profile 22 & Polar Windows Transform Stonelow Green Flats

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Profile 22 approved commercial manufacturer, Polar Windows has aided the £4.5million regeneration of 70 flats at Stonelow Green in Dronfield, supplying a casement window solution using the Profile 22 FI70 system. Over an 18 month period Registered Provider and housing management company for North East Derbyshire District Council, Rykneld Homes completed a comprehensive refurbishment on…read more.


Profile 22 Campaign Puts Customers First

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

The Fabricator in Focus campaign from Profile 22 has set tongues wagging since its launch last October. The deliberately stark advertisements, supported by online profiles promote the successes and development of key Profile 22 customers, and the strength of their relationship with the systems house. Run across print and online platforms, the campaign has featured…read more.


Epwin Group Window Systems Division Opens New Foiling Plant

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Epwin Group Window Systems Division has increased its foiling capacity by 25% with the opening of a new £1.3m finishing facility. This is the first step on a journey of significant investment for the systems house under the stewardship of new managing director, Clare O’Hara. The plant enables the division, inclusive of Profile 22, Spectus…read more.


Goodbye Gerry!

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

After more than 20 years at the helm, Profile 22 fabricator BBH Ltd has waved goodbye to one of its most charismatic and well-regarded team members, co-owner and company director, Gerry Banthorpe. Gerry started the business in 1992 with his cousin, David Banthorpe. It was his ambition to run a successful company, one to be…read more.


Epwin Group Window Systems Division Appoints New Managing Director

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Epwin Group Window Systems Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Clare O’Hara as divisional managing director. The division comprises Profile 22, Spectus Window Systems, Swish Windows & Doors, PatioMaster and Safeware. Clare joins the business from Grouphomesafe where she held the role of Group sales director. Having been in the industry for nearly…read more.


Profile 22 launches new marketing support tool

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Profile 22 is boosting its extensive marketing support package with the addition of a new website service. The support tool provides Profile 22 fabricators and installers with a simple means of creating a professional online presence. The sites can be fully branded to the customer while all design and copywriting is taken care of by…read more.


Unicorn Windows completes library facelift

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Profile 22 Approved Commercial Manufacturer Emplas, and its customer Unicorn Windows have helped to revitalise Leighton Buzzard library with the supply and fit of new windows and doors. Working with main contractor Kier and local sub-contractor Furlong and Higgs, Unicorn Windows secured the contract based on its locality, just a short walk from the library,…read more.


Profile 22 launches first BIM object

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Profile 22 is once more leading the charge on commercial support and initiatives with the launch of its first BIM Object. In Revit file format, the Object includes 2D and 3D product representations, information and data associated with its Fully Reversible 70mm window system. This development allows the product to be incorporated into a 3D…read more.


Passivhaus perfection for Profile 22 and Polar Windows

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Profile 22 Approved Commercial Manufacturer Polar Windows has completed a truly innovative refurbishment programme for Kirklees Council and its ALMO (Arm’s-length management organisation), Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing (KNH) supplying 150 replacement windows, specified in-line with the principles of Passivhaus. Formerly Richmond Flats, Harold Wilson Court on Leeds Road in Huddersfield is an 11 storey building comprising…read more.


Machinery investment aids expansion plan for Profile 22 customer

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Profile 22 fabricator and installer Burbage Custom Windows has invested in a new Haffner SBA-2 PVC-U machining centre.  The new machine will allow the Leicestershire-based company to increase production by 100 frames per week. The investment was partially funded through a grant from the Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP), comprising 20% of the overall…read more.


A different league!

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Colin Tough Joinery marked the launch of its new showroom and workshop facilities with an open day event held at its base in Kintore, Inverurie. Supported by Profile 22 fabricator Merlin Network (Scotland), business owners Colin and Heather Tough were also joined by Aberdeen FC defender Mark Reynolds who performed the official opening. The addition…read more.


Select Windows, Pioneers of the Green Deal

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Select Windows (Home Improvements) Ltd, has recently attained the nationally recognised PAS: 2030. The accreditation means the Walsall based supplier of PVC-U windows and doors has been successfully assessed and is now one of the first window companies in the UK to be officially recognised as a Green Deal Installer. The family owned company, established…read more.


Profile 22 has appointed David Haywood as Specification Manager for London and the South East

Monday, February 4th, 2013

David joins Profile 22 after significant experience held in similar positions and is best placed to cover the south of England, working together with fabricators and installers to continue to build on the reputation of Profile 22 as a social housing specialist. Due to the growing importance of sustainability, David will also work with environmental…read more.


Profile 22 Launches An Essential Guide to CE Marking

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Leading profile manufacturer, Profile 22 has launched a comprehensive guide to help fabricators and installers comply with new CE marking regulations coming into force in 2013. From 1st July next year, the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) will make it mandatory for UK manufacturers of construction products to apply CE marking to any of their products…read more.


Profile 22 unveils ‘second generation’ RCM reinforcement

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Profile 22 has launched its ‘second generation’ Recycled Composite Material (RCM) reinforcement, delivering enhanced thermal values. Replacing steel or aluminium reinforcements in the window manufacturing process, the patented RCM reinforcement was first launched by Profile 22 as a window reinforcement in 2007. Now the expanded RCM range features a new multi chambered profile, further improving…read more.


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