MD Joinery celebrates 30 year partnership
MD Joinery has marked its 30th anniversary with Rehau.
Based in Southport, the family-run business was one of the first UK companies to fabricate windows and doors using Rehau’s Total70 window system, which was formerly known as the S706 window.
Husband-and-wife team Mike and Diane Durkin first partnered with Rehau in 1991 when searching for a window system that would replace their existing solutions like-for-like.
“When we first established MD Joinery, we were exploring options for an adaptable profile that could seamlessly retrofit an existing window solution,” Mike explained. “It was fortunate timing really – Rehau had just launched its S706 system which is offered in a multitude of colour options, and we were already familiar with the Rehau name due to its longstanding reputation in the window trade.
“Our partnership started there, and the fact we were one of the first UK companies to adopt this profile has helped us successfully establish ourselves as a leading manufacturer for our local community and beyond.”
MD Joinery relocated to a larger site 10 years ago. Its growth has continued, with the expansion of the new premises’ showroom and production capacity. Currently operating with 17 employees, including Mike and Diane’s two sons and grandson, MD Joinery is said to regularly engage with Rehau’s technical division in training staff to a high standard.
“Even in our early days, Rehau has been there to support us with high-quality training sessions,” Mike continues. “This is important, as unlike other fabricators, the majority of our work is still carried out by hand, meaning a higher attention to detail is required when manufacturing frames compared to mass production. The versatility of Rehau’s PVC-U also means we can develop windows and doors for both the trade and retail sectors. This combination of high-end product and fabricator expertise has contributed to our many years of success.
“We’re expecting business demand to continue and we’re confident that our factory has the capacity to address this,” Mike concluded. “With that in mind, we’re looking forward to the release of Rehau’s Rio flush fit French door system. Its high energy efficiency rating and the fact it is made from recycled materials means we can pass on its sustainability benefits to the community we have served for the last three decades.”