Following its bi-annual global review, Deceuninck recently announced UK sales were ahead year-on-year by 20% in June and 25% in July, despite sluggish markets. While much of this growth is attributed to added value products like the Heritage Window Collection, Slider 24 and unique colour offering of 26 colourways in stock, Deceuninck has also experienced significant growth in the commercial and specification arenas.
Managing Director Rob McGlennon comments: “Deceuninck is recognised for its strong trade and retail presence through the great work carried out by our national network of fabricators and installers. Perhaps not quite so well known, are the significant projects in which we get involved with commercial and specification customers.
“A recent example is the high profile Hinkley Point Campus collaboration with Dempsey Dyer and Caledonian Modular which we’re delighted to say, has reached the G17 finals in the Commercial Project of the Year category. The £50-million Hinkley Point Campus (HPC) is the UK’s largest ever single block, modular contract. When completed in 2018, HPC will provide 1,496 three-star hotel equivalent, en-suite living spaces across 44 individual buildings. The Workers’ Village will be home over the next 6-7 years to workers building the Hinkley Point C Power Station, the UK’s first nuclear plant in 20 years. At peak construction, 5,600 workers will be on site.
“The build comprises 44 3-storey multi-section blocks, each block having 13 stacks with 6 windows per stack. All the units are 99% built at Caledonian Modular’s Nottinghamshire offsite facility where the windows are fitted into the structure framework and wall systems using EPDM sealants and membranes. This means the accommodation blocks are watertight and airtight when they leave the MMC facility to be transported to Somerset where they are craned and bolted together and plumbing and electrical wiring is finished off.
“With a heritage spanning eight decades, Deceuninck is one of the top three PVC-U extrusion systems’ companies in the world which means we’re in a strong position to share best practice, introduce innovation and invest in the future of our industry when it comes to commercial and specification fenestration. We have many other profitable commercial opportunities available now and are currently looking to recruit six ambitious fabricator partners who would like to grow and develop the commercial arms of their business.”