Investment in modern machinery

Hertfordshire-based Welglaze recently completed a major investment programme in new machinery at its Letchworth site.

Since relocating to the 12,000ft2 production facility, the PVCU window and door fabricator has invested in increasing both production quality and capacity, with a Heritage machinery package from Haffner Murat being the latest addition to the factory. This has doubled Welglaze’s capacity for mechanical-look flush casements.

Group chairman Adrian Barraclough said: “Consumers today are looking for a window as close to authentic timber as possible, and the award-winning Deceuninck Flush Casement ticks most of the boxes; however they want the appearance to mimic the authentic straight butt joints of timber.

“Our investment in the Haffner Murat machinery allows us to weld the Deceunink flush window by milling the end of the profile, welding the corner joints together to give a butt joint finish on the outside of the profile. This retains the strength and production efficiency of welding, but with the added aesthetics of a mechanically jointed window.”

Adrian also said that he wanted to establish Welglaze as a premium product fabricator, offering woodgrains, colours and more authentic windows.”