System decision

West Midlands-based Excel Glazing has become a Swish fabricator and will be manufacturing the company’s 24/7 windows, doors, conservatories and bifolding doors.

Christopher Kailey, assistant director at Excel Glazing, said: “Joining Swish was a no brainer. They have over 40 years’ experience in the industry plus they have the additional reassurance of being one of the system brands that make up the industry-leading Epwin Window Systems. For us, it was an easy decision to make.

“The key thing for us was that we wanted to use a stronger and wider frame for both our windows and doors. Swish was the only brand we came across that had 75mm outer frames. We choose to use a larger outer frame that would normally be used for doors on our windows because we have found that when we replace windows in older properties that have been rendered, the window frame gets hidden because the rendering is so thick.

“Using a larger outer frame prevents this from happening as well as making the windows stronger and more secure. Of course, we also have the option to use a standard window frame if the customer requires it.”

Christopher also said that Swish’s recognisable brand played a part in the decision, as did Epwin’s Excellence as Standard support programme.