First in a generation

Newview has opened the south’s first PVCU window and door factory in a generation, the company has reported, right in the centre of Worthing.

Called Newframe, it will not only supply Newview’s own needs but will also supply tradesmen and builders throughout the region.

“Opening Newframe has been a lifelong dream for me, ever since I first started fitting windows in Worthing when I was 16,” Duncan Wietscher, Newview’s sales director, said.

“With the new machinery – plus the backing of building plastics leader Eurocell, Yale locking, and the glass companies we work with, combined with our own Coastal Composites door range – we believe we can offer something not seen in our industry before: a commercial ethical window factory in the heart of the south with family at its core and products made in Britain. What better legacy could Michele and I hope for?”

The factory will employ additional staff through an apprenticeship scheme for young people, as well as ‘returners to work’, or anyone wanting a different career path working for a locally owned family company.

Mark White, the new production director for Newframe, has more than 30 years’ experience in factory management and brings a wealth of industry expertise with him. The company said.

The new 15,000ft2 Newframe factory has been fitted with nearly £1 million worth of new machinery, with the ability to make more than 500 eco-friendly Eurocell products every week, plus its new own-brand range of composite doors called ‘Coastal Composites’.

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