Given its dependence on the construction sector – both the new build market, and in repairs, maintenance and improvements – business opportunities have slowed considerably for the glazing industry.
Add to that the arrested UK housing market and the impact this can have on demand for home improvements and times have been tough. Many people choose to improve a house and put their stamp on it not long after they’ve moved in, but since there are very few people moving, many of the traditional sales leads for glazing have dried up.
However, despite struggles in the market, the fact remains that light, airy living space is still desirable and there is opportunity in the ‘improve, don’t move’ market, even if the sector is a little strapped for cash.
But with most businesses eager for more work, how can installers capitalise on this opportunity and remain competitive?
It is easy to praise the virtues of a patio door to a homeowner - it can transform a room into a light, airy space, and bring the outdoors in - but a quality in-line sliding patio door can do much more.
Efficient glazing, along with good insulation and heating controls, forms the basis of an energy-efficient home, and will make up the foundations, so to speak, of any Green Deal works. With the Green Deal making energy efficiency a priority and bringing the issue into the public’s consciousness, the scheme could facilitate home improvement where it may not have been financially possible before. These customers though, will be looking for a higher quality product, with better u-values, to translate into higher savings on their energy bills.
A third benefit to the homeowner – though most of all to the installer’s profit margin – is that a higher quality door inevitably means fewer callbacks and replacements. As part of a nationwide network of fabricators, Patiomaster is able to swiftly turn around any queries within a day or two. Thankfully, it’s a rare occurrence, but if it does happen, we can deal with them quickly and efficiently, providing maximum support to installers.
Patiomaster South East has been an authorized fabricator since April 2002, and is part of a nationwide network of fabricators. As the UK’s leading patio door manufacturer, Patiomaster specialises in designing and building made to measure patio doors, providing a localised service, wherever its customers are based.
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