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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 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 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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