Driven by demand

Blairs PVCU, part of the Saveheat Group, has joined sister company Merlin Network in using StarPVCU fixings from Rapierstar, which are used throughout the manufacture of all Blairs PVCU windows, doors and conservatories.

These are used in accordance with Rapierstar’s detailed guidance provided through its Kömmerling O70 Gold system recommended fixing manual (RFM).

Joe Boyd, operations manager at Blairs PVCU Windows and Doors, said: “Rapierstar fasteners are used in window and door manufacturing throughout our Greenock factory, in the same way our colleagues do at Merlin Network, for very good reason. Our trade customers demand quality that exceeds customer expectations and that can be easily undermined when poor quality or badly applied fasteners are used in manufacture. That’s why we really value Rapierstar’s product range and technical support, ensuring we can maintain a competitive advantage with our quality assurance.”

Blairs PVCU operates a 120,000ft2 manufacturing facility at Greenock. Quality control and management procedures, coupled with CNC computerised cutting, prepping and welding centres, ensure only top-quality products leave that factory to serve a growing customer base, the company said.