New factory

Double R Glass and Roofing Systems’ new purpose-built facility will be home to the company’s conservatory roof and decorative glass divisions, bringing them closer to the sealed unit operation.

“The facility was commissioned at the end of last year and is a fitting celebration of our 20 years in business,” Ian Sims, managing director of Double R, said.

“The new 12,000ft2 factory has been built on a neighbouring plot to our glass facility, bringing the three divisions of the company closer together. This has obvious advantages including further improved efficiencies and communication across the business – all of which will in turn have a positive impact on our customers.

“The new building has been completed on time, and we will be moving the two departments from their current site in the neighbouring industrial estate to their new home in August.”

When the firm was established in 2000, it operated from a 1,500ft2 factory. Today, Double R operates from a total of 32,000ft2.