New ali system in the wings

Garnalex will launch its Sheerline window and door system in Q1 2020.

“Garnalex’s team of technical experts has redesigned the aluminium window from scratch, and the Sheerline system will revolutionise the way aluminium windows are fabricated, installed and sold,” Garnalex CEO Roger Hartshorn said.

“We’re on a journey to transform fabricators’ and installers’ experience of buying aluminium systems and aluminium windows, by making them easier, faster and better to fabricate and install, and by making it easier to sell residential aluminium windows and doors. We also set out to create a very beautiful window, designed to appeal to installers and homeowners.”

Garnalex will begin extruding the Sheerline system early in 2020 at its new Nether Heage factory, which is on the grounds of the former LB Plastics site. The Sheerline name has close ties with both companies.

“LB Plastics, which is now part of the Garner Holdings group, originally registered the Sheerline name in 1971,” Roger said. “Sheerline is the ideal brand for a new state-of-the-art aluminium product range and I’m delighted this name is a nod to the two companies’ linked heritage.”

Fabricators and installers can find out more about Sheerline from Garnalex by signing up to Garnalex Ambassador workshops, which start this December.

The Garnalex window is fabricated quite differently from standard aluminium windows, so fabricators and installers will need to use special tools and bespoke software.