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JELD-WEN has announced two new exclusive partnerships with premium glass and glazing brand Pilkington and hardware specialist ERA.
JELD-WEN’s range of UK manufactured casement windows, patio and exterior doorsets now come factory fitted with Pilkington glass as standard, while all hardware for windows and UK manufactured external doorsets will be supplied by ERA. This suiting of hardware will ensure a consistent look and high-quality across JELD-WEN’s product ranges.
The new Pilkington glass and ERA partnerships will form part of JELD-WEN’s standard window specifications. Windows and doorsets will contain Pilkington energiKare™ energy-efficient double or triple glazing to provide a high quality and performance. They will also benefit from ERA’s multi-point locking systems and projecting hinges, which offer controlled openings, all with a 10 year guarantee.
Tony Pell, Senior Product Manager for windows at JELD-WEN said: “As a leading manufacturer in the industry we are continuously improving for the benefit of our customers and to be able to offer them the best possible product.
“By enlisting recognised, quality brands as our sole suppliers and offering these options as standard, we are adding huge value to our window and doorset ranges as well as improving cost management internally and the overall customer experience.”
With manufacturing based in Merseyside, the Pilkington brand is the most recognised in the UK and at the forefront of glass technology. John Spiby, Domestic Products National Sales Manager said: “Our wide range of glazing options and glass technology are the perfect fit for JELD-WEN’s extensive range of timber windows and doors. We are proud to be JELD-WEN’s sole glazing supplier and look forward to an on-going relationship.”
ERA is a leader in hardware design and encompasses a wealth of famous brands into its product offering. Clare O’Hara, Group Sales Director at ERA said: “Our suite of hardware will not only ensure the security of JELD-WEN’s fantastic product range but it also improves the look and functionality. Our technology, teamed with JELD-WEN’s expertise, will provide a superb product for customers.”
Following the recent updates to JELD-WEN’s standard softwood specification on the popular casement range, all windows will be manufactured from engineered timber in basecoat stain or factory finished in white with the option of being able to choose from a wide variety of other finishes if needed. The updated specification also includes polished chrome hardware offering 480 hours salt spray performance, white concealed vents and a white weatherstrip for an improved appearance with other colour options also available.