In this issue of Building and Facilities News, we are pleased to announce Granada Glazing as our Secondary Glazing Manufacturer Company of the Month.
Granada is the UK’s leading manufacturer of bespoke secondary glazing solutions to companies, supplying its products across the UK for both residential and commercial use.
Operating out of its 40,000 sq. ft manufacturing plant in Dinnington, on the outskirts of Sheffield, Granada has two specific functions. Firstly, to provide its products to trade customers that deal directly with homeowners, and secondly, to provide products to commercial architects and specifiers that are looking to add secondary glazing to their projects.
“We have a dedicated team that manage the trade arm of the business, and a team that focus solely on commercial projects. Specifically, from a trade perspective, Granada’s route to market is through a number of installation companies across the UK who sell Granada’s products directly to the homeowner, ensuring they can enjoy a quieter, warmer and more secure home,” stated Craig Robertson, Managing Director.
Since 1983, Granada has made nearly one million frames, averaging 100 frames a day, and around 25,000 every year. Granada is proud to provide industry-leading secondary glazing to companies around the UK for over 35 years. Since 2013, the company has undergone some significant changes that have dramatically propelled and shifted its growth in a rapid way.
Combining a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, and a new owner, Malcolm White, Granada now operates out of the most high-spec manufacturing plant across the entire secondary glazing sector with its own powered-coating facility, industry leading technology and range of automated manufacturing processes.
“We launched a brand new, best-in-class product range in August 2021, offering the most discreet secondary glazing solution on today’s market. Featuring even slimmer sightlines, homeowners and commercial partners alike can enjoy an additional glass expanse – in some cases over 30mm – allowing their homes and projects to be flooded with ample natural light. Our new range also allows us to ensure that the aesthetics of the product are not negatively impacted when accommodating larger glass expanses or more robust glazing,” said Craig. Available in two specific ranges – The Classic and The Enhanced also come supported by an unrivalled level of customer service and support.
Purpose-built to suit all property and window types, there are six variations to its secondary glazing product range including Horizontal Slider, Hinged Unit, Lift Out Unit, Vertical Slider, Fixed Unit, and Bespoke and Arched Units. Offering smart, elegant and practical solutions, all its products can be viewed via the brochure on the website.
In more exciting news, Granada has announced its due to launch a fully integrated online quotation and ordering system allowing trade customers to submit their requests with just a few clicks. Craig commented, “the system puts the power firmly back in the hands of our trade customers by streamlining the entire quoting and ordering process. We wanted to ensure this process was a seamless as possible and view the new system as a crucial part of ‘phase 2’ of our new product launch.”
Completing a trio of managerial changes over the past 12 months, Granada is confident that the appointments made within its senior management team will set them up for success in the coming financial year. In terms of future plans, Craig commented, “beyond the launch of our online ordering system, in line with customer consultation, we’d ideally like to grow both our commercial and trade arms in equal measure over the next 12 months. We will continue to tweak and refine our new product range, as we’re also set to launch a revamped push button in the coming months. This will span across all our horizontal and vertical sliding units.”