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Sheerline hits TV screens

Sheerline’s innovative aluminium window and door system is appearing in a popular home improvement TV programme. The newest episode of George Clarke’s Old House, New Home features homeowner Leighla Davenport and her Grade II listed home, Callowell House, nestled in Stroud’s idyllic countryside. The refurbishment project saw the construction of a modern extension that was […]

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Garnalex shortlisted in National Fenestration Awards

Garnalex has been shortlisted in three categories at this year’s National Fenestration Awards (NFAs). A prestigious online industry award, the NFAs is in its ninth year. Winners are decided not by judges, but by people working in the sector. Garnalex is a finalist in three categories – the Aluminium Company award, the Systems Company award […]

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Express Trade Frames says Sheerline is ‘ahead of the market’

Express Trade Frames (ETF) is one of the latest fabricators to manufacture Sheerline, the innovative aluminium window and door system from Garnalex. Managing Director Scott Law says: “We knew Sheerline was going to be a great system and we wanted to get on board and grow with them as they grow. It’s ahead of the […]

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Sheerline’s new trailblazing Prestige aluminium bi-fold

Sheerline has launched a new range of bi-fold doors, which extends its popular range of Sheerline Prestige aluminium windows and doors. The new Sheerline Prestige bi-fold combines style, security, innovation and sustainability in a ground-breaking range of bi-fold doors. Future proofed against the proposed tightening of Part L of the Building Regulations, the bi-fold achieves […]

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Sheerline builds a Grand Designs lead engine for customers

Sheerline, the ground-breaking aluminium window and door system, has invested in its first consumer campaign to create awareness, interest, and premium quality leads for Sheerline fabricators and installers. Targeting top-end homeowners and the booming premium-quality home improvement market, Sheerline’s first consumer adverts are appearing in Grand Designs, the magazine based on the hit television programme […]

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Nordic Aluminium: Sheerline is ‘streets ahead of the competition’

Manufacturer Nordic Aluminium says Sheerline’s aluminium window and door system will change the market. Nordic Aluminium is a division of the HWL Windows Group, which has been operating for almost 20 years. The company wanted to apply its experience and knowledge of selling high-value PVC-U windows to an aluminium window and door system packed with […]

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Huge buzz in the industry around Sheerline says Belvedere Products

South West manufacturer Belvedere Products believes the thought process behind Sheerline, Garnalex’ innovative aluminium window and door system, really sets it apart from competitors. Russell Jones, Director of Belvedere Products, learned about Sheerline through word of mouth more than two years ago and wanted Belvedere to be involved from the beginning. Russell says: “Demand for […]

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Sheerline adds new gloss HIPCA White to stocked range

In response to customer demand, Garnalex has introduced a new gloss finish, HIPCA White, to its range of stocked colours for Sheerline windows and doors. HIPCA White, RAL 9910 is an additional white option, alongside the existing Pure White, RAL 9010, bringing the total stocked colours for Sheerline’s colour range to 12. The new coating […]

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Sheerline launches ‘next generation’ S1 roof lantern

Sheerline continues to expand its impressive range of innovative aluminium products with the launch of a next generation aluminium roof lantern. It combines sleek low-level styling and cutting-edge performance to create one of the most secure, thermally efficient and beautiful lanterns on the market. The S1 roof lantern has been designed from scratch by Garnalex’ […]

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Sheerline is ‘a breath of fresh air’ for Whiteline Manufacturing

Whiteline Manufacturing Ltd, established in 1984, was one of the first leading fabricators to manufacture Sheerline’s ground-breaking aluminium windows and doors. Steve Milham, Whiteline Manufacturing CEO, comments: “The Sheerline system is new, innovative, British, thermally efficient, clean and extremely versatile. It’s hard to think of a reason not to buy it! For those of us […]

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Garnalex strengthens technical support with new appointment

Garnalex continues to offer unrivalled support to its Sheerline customers through the appointment of a Technical Services and Support Director. Andy Russell joined the team in April and will strengthen technical support as Sheerline’s network of fabricators continues to grow. Having worked in the industry since the 1980s, Andy will use his extensive experience and […]

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Sheerline Classic adds versatility with new intermediate outer frame

Sheerline has added a new outer frame to its ground-breaking Classic window system. This extended option adds even more versatility and design possibilities by enabling the ultra-slim system to be used with deeper plaster lines and larger apertures. Classic’s extended outer frame is 12.5mm higher and can be joined to the existing small outer frame […]

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Sheerline takes home top prize at GGP Installer Awards

Garnalex was named winner of the Best Technical Innovation award at the Glass and Glazing Products (GGP) Installer Awards for its ground-breaking aluminium window and door system, Sheerline. The residential aluminium windows and doors market has seen little innovation over the past 40 years, but Garnalex has revolutionised the sector with Sheerline. Developed with a […]

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Listers in the vanguard of Sheerline launch partners

Listers, the specialist supplier of high-quality windows and doors to the trade, is one of the first Sheerline launch partners to supply Sheerline’s ground-breaking Classic aluminium window and door system. Designed from the ground up, Sheerline Classic is an ultra-secure, ultra slim, beadless aluminium system that offers exceptional performance combined with beautiful aesthetics. At the […]

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Sheerline reveals first launch partners

Sheerline, Garnalex’ ground-breaking aluminium window and door system is now available from official launch partners. These fabricators, the first to start manufacturing Sheerline are: BSW Window Systems, 01733 459955 Garden of Eden, 01793 530808 Garrard Windows, 01296 668899 GJB, 01268 775566 Listers, 01782 391900 Whiteline Manufacturing, 01323 723724 Following the success of the initial launch […]

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Sheerline launches dedicated video website

Garnalex has produced a suite of high impact, engaging videos to support the launch of Sheerline Classic. With a dedicated website, www.sheerlinevideo.com, Garnalex’ practical videos tell fabricators and installers everything they need to know about this groundbreaking new window system. The quality videos, which are short bite-size length for quick and easy viewing, demonstrate clearly […]

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A stunning new website for Sheerline

The innovative Sheerline Classic aluminium window and door system has launched, and Garnalex has created a new Sheerline website to showcase it. With striking design and beautiful images, it provides customers with everything they need to know about this revolutionary system. Visitors can see what makes Sheerline so groundbreaking by looking at the website’s comprehensive […]

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Garnalex launches Sheerline Prestige

Garnalex has launched Sheerline Prestige, its most versatile and thermally efficient aluminium window and door system. Featuring a full depth Eurogroove, Prestige lets fabricators use their existing PVC-U hardware to streamline manufacturing, and is set to help redefine installer expectations in 2021. Offering unrivalled choice, Prestige boasts the widest range of window styles and includes […]

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An aluminium first: Sheerline set up for 3 market-leading software systems

In an industry first for aluminium, Sheerline fabricators can now use Sheerline’s product database on Business Micros Evolution, First Degree and LogiKal. While it is common for PVC-U systems companies to provide compatibility with multiple software systems, Sheerline is the only aluminium systems company to offer this benefit. Aluminium software packages are often complicated, but […]

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Garnalex expands the Sheerline design team

Jonathan Crohill has joined the expanding Garnalex technical team as a Sheerline Project Manager. Jon will be responsible for overseeing and delivering further innovative Sheerline products, expanding on the current window and door range. With 25 years’ experience in the industry Jon brings with him a wealth of knowledge, grounded in practical experience. He started […]

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Garnalex is Construction Marketing Awards double finalist

Garnalex has reached the finals in two categories in this year’s Construction Marketing Awards (CMAs). The all-new aluminium extrusion and systems company is nominated for Strategic Planning and Management and Best Product Launch for Sheerline, its ground-breaking aluminium window and door system. Founded in 2018, Garnalex has made a big impact in a short space […]

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New appointments strengthen Sheerline technical support

New appointments strengthen Sheerline technical support

Garnalex has continued to strengthen the Sheerline team with the appointment of two Area Technical Managers, Dave Brown and James Barker. Working closely with the Technical Sales Team, Dave and James will provide fabricators with specific technical assistance and advice on setting up as Sheerline fabricators. Dave Brown joins as Southern Technical Manager, bringing extensive […]

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Sheerline launches Classic ultra slim beadless aluminium window system

Sheerline has launched Classic, its first residential aluminium window system, an ideal high performance replacement for traditional slim steel windows. This groundbreaking aluminium system is the result of substantial investment, research and development from some of the most well-respected window industry experts. Designed from the ground up, Sheerline Classic is an ultra secure, ultra slim, […]

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Sheerline Classic System

Sheerline is shaking up the aluminium market

Garnalex CEO Roger Hartshorn says now is the time for fabricators to put aluminium windows and doors back on the podium. How the economy does over the next 12 months is anyone’s guess. Economists and others have been doing a lot of guessing, but we are living in extraordinary times. Figures this summer show UK […]

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Tony Basile joins the Sheerline team

Tony Basile strengthens Sheerline Technical Sales Team

Garnalex welcomes Tony Basile as one of the cornerstones of a strong Sheerline Technical Sales Team. Joining Paul Greenaway, in the newly-created roles of Technical Sales Managers, Tony will drive sales by helping customers set up as Sheerline fabricators – as well as offering sales support. The Technical Sales Team will offer training to fabricators, […]

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It’s time to change aluminium

Garnalex CEO Roger Hartshorn explains why it was important to crack on with the launch of Sheerline despite the disruption from Covid-19, and how it’s set to revolutionise the industry. When lockdown hit, we were about to launch our new Sheerline Classic aluminium window system. We could have put our heads down and waited for […]

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Sheerline Classic System

Sheerline Classic making installers’ lives easier

Garnalex CEO Roger Hartshorn says Sheerline Classic has been designed with installer benefits that include fast, easy installation to minimise remedial work and call-backs. As a passionate convert to aluminium and its potential, I was surprised by the lack of significant product development compared to PVC-U. Service also fell short. Often the answer to my […]

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Garnalex continues to invest and expand amidst Covid-19 crisis

Despite lockdown and economic uncertainty, Garnalex has continued to invest in its innovative new aluminium window and door systems. The company is on track and launching Sheerline Classic, its revolutionary beadless aluminium window system in July. This will be quickly followed by the launch of Sheerline’s Prestige window and door system at the end of […]

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Sheerline Classic: designed to help fabricators grow

Covid-19 has changed everyday lives beyond measure. Maybe we could have been more alert or better prepared but, as in most countries, the crisis came out of the blue and caught us by surprise. The economy is starting to recover, and I’m confident and optimistic about the industry and Garnalex. We’re likely to see a […]

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Garnalex is aluminium, but not as you know it

Although Garnalex is a new name, our story, heritage and people have strong links with the window industry and the Amber Valley in Derbyshire. Garnalex CEO Roger Hartshorn is best known for founding and then selling two leading PVC-U systems companies Eurocell PLC and Liniar systems, which have contributed strongly to the market, and to […]

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Profile on Garnalex for Aluminium International Today

Background: Garnalex is an aluminium extrusion company established in March 2018. Its CEO Roger Hartshorn is best-known for founding and selling two leading PVC-U window systems companies, Eurocell Plc and Liniar systems. Commenting on the reasons behind entering the world of aluminium in such a significant way, Roger Hartshorn says: “After a lifetime in PVC, I’ve […]

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Q&A with Roger Hartshorn, CEO of Garnalex for Total Fabricator

Q&A with Roger Hartshorn, CEO of Garnalex for Total Fabricator Roger, you’re widely known for founding the two leading PVC-U systems companies Eurocell and Liniar one after another. What prompted the move to aluminium?  I’m immensely proud of these two companies and their contribution to the market, and the growth of employment and success in […]

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CEO Roger Hartshorn on Sheerline efficiency

In the middle of the pandemic, Garnalex CEO Roger Hartshorn explains why Sheerline will make it easier and faster to order, fabricate, install and sell aluminium windows and doors when the market reopens.People ask, why aluminium? I’ve spent my working life in windows, initially making thermal breaks for the leading aluminium systems of the 70s […]

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Garnalex invests in Combilifts to achieve maximum manufacturing efficiency

Garnalex has invested in three Combilift multidirectional forklift trucks to achieve maximum efficiency in its state-of-the-art aluminium extrusion factory in Nether Heage, Derbyshire. The factory is now fully operational and extruding for trade extrusion customers. Its next major milestone is producing components for the launch of the breakthrough Sheerline window and door systems at the […]

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Sheerline passes PAS24:2016 and achieves ‘incredible’ results in destructive testing

Sheerline Classic, the new residential aluminium window system from Garnalex has passed the PAS24:2016 security test with flying colours, defeating two test rigs on the way! PAS24:2016 is designed to test the strength of windows and doors and their resistance to opportunistic break-in attempts. Testing requires each loading and locking point of a window to […]

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Sheerline ® is aluminium. But it’s definitely not as you know it!

Garnalex CEO Roger Hartshorn, the founder of both Eurocell plc and Liniar systems, says Sheerline ® is designed to transform installers’ experience of buying and installing aluminium windows and doorsRecent research by Windowbase 1 and MRA Research shows aluminium has been growing steadily since the early 2000s. The number of window companies selling aluminium has […]

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Garnalex counts down to Sheerline launch

A series of videos from Garnalex, the company that aims to improve the aluminium window and door market with its innovative Sheerline ® systems, are now rolling out on social media in preparation for the Sheerline launch at the end of Q1 2020. The weekly videos start with atour of the now fully operational state-of-the-art […]

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Launching in March 2020, Sheerline ® is set to revolutionise the way aluminium windows are made, installed and sold

Sheerline ® is aluminium, but not as you know it. After decades of PVC-U dominating the residential window market, aluminium is on a roll. Over the past 15 years residential aluminium sales have grown steadily thanks to the popularity of aspirational bifolds and large, slim sliders. Around 50% of installers now sell at least some […]

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Paul Greenaway joins the Sheerline sales team in the South East

Garnalex welcomes Paul Greenaway as Sheerline Area Sales and Technical Manager – South East. Paul will introduce Sheerline systems to aluminium and PVC-U fabricators to build sales in the region. Paul has worked in the industry for nearly 34 years, bringing with him a wealth of experience. Having started his career at his family’s fabrication […]

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