Howells Patent Glazing showcase bars suitable for a range of applications

Midlands manufacturing firm, Howells Patent Glazing (HPG), experts in bespoke roof designs and manufacture, showcase their latest series of bars suitable for a range of applications.

The family run firm supply their products to main contractors, local builders and end users direct.  HPG’s specialist bars can be used for a wide variety of applications, from patent glazing, through to canopies and roof lights.

All Roof lights manufactured by Howells are constructed from aluminum, and are fully thermally broken giving superior thermal efficiency coupled with low maintenance and stylish design. The Black Country based firm also offer quality powder coated finishes to all standard RAL in a colour of the customer’s choice including dual colour (i.e. internal/external different colours). Different internal and external profile finishes are available including square, ornate and raked features to suit the application.

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HPG’s pyramid roof lights are made to the same high standards as all of their roof light systems. As with their double-hipped roof lights, pitches from 15 to 45 degrees are available. Octagon Roof lights are made to measure with a choice of specifications available. One of the most diverse bar systems offered by HPG is the HGVR-Box Bar System, which is suitable for use on all Roof lights.

Trapezoidal roof vents for pyramid and octagon Roof lights are also manufactured at the company’s Cradley Heath based factory, giving the customer peace of mind that they are dealing direct and not through a franchiser. All Rooflights provided by HPG can be converted into a true lantern Rooflight by adding vertical windows, to give a more traditional heritage look. Vertical window height is variable and allows top-hung opening vents to be situated within the windows.

The family run firm undertake contracts on a supply only or supply and install basis with installation of patent glazing in both roof and vertical applications using single, double glazing or polycarbonate sheet or single, double or triple glazing. The firm’s dedicated onsite estimating and sales team provide customers with knowledgeable advice on the type of bar required to fit the purpose of the project. 

The Black Country based business specialise in bespoke designs that are aesthetically appealing.

For more information on any of the bars mentioned and other services provided by Howells visit:

http://www.howellsglazing.co.uk/howells-commercial-glazing.php

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Howells Patent Glazing showcase impressive range of Glazing Bar systems

Howells Patent glazing Limited (HPG) offers a bar range in their own system to fulfil most overhead glazing needs.

HPG supply their products not only to main contractors, but also to local builders and even end users direct.  The bars can be used for many different kinds of applications, from patent glazing, through to canopies or roof lights.

The family run firm undertake contracts on a supply only or supply and install basis with installation of patent glazing in both roof and vertical applications using single, double glazing or polycarbonate sheet or single, double or triple glazing. All bars are manufactured in the UK and assembled at HPG factory complex in the West Midlands.  Most orders can be accommodated within an 8 week lead time from approval of drawings, if necessary. 

The dedicated onsite estimating and sales team provide customers with knowledgeable advice on the type of bar required to fit the purpose of the project. 

 

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The Black Country based business specialise in bespoke designs that are aesthetically appealing. When putting trust in Howells Patent Glazing as a supplier the family run firm offers all customers a bespoke and tailor made service, working closely with them to fulfil their requirements.

The HGR 1 (Non Structural) system can accommodate a multitude of different thicknesses from 6mm to 48mm by adjusting the length of self-taper. (However 28mm D/G is the standard) Hip, Ridge and Jack bars also available. This rafter glazing bar can be used as a glazing medium on both timber framed, steel and aluminium structures.

Howells’s own patented system is made from extruded aluminium alloy complying with BS1474 designation 6063T6 ancillary components such as flashing, closures weathering and gutters, can be provided from preformed aluminium alloy to BS1470.

The bars can be supplied in mill finish, anodized to BS3987 or powder coated to BS6496 in a wide range of colours.

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Howells Patent Glazing launch new product after most successful year yet

Howells Patent Glazing launch new product after most successful year yet

Howells Patent Glazing (HPG) a family run manufacturing company has been a well-respected manufacturer of patent glazing roof lights and canopies since 1973. Following their most successful year ever for sales the patent glazing firm has recently released their latest product, the Flat Glass Skylight.

The family run firm undertake contracts on a supply only or supply and install basis with installation of patent glazing in both roof and vertical applications using single, double glazing or polycarbonate sheet or single, double, triple glazing and now their latest product the Flat Glass Skylight.

 

 

 

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The firm’s latest product is unrivalled in its quality and performance and has been specifically designed to bring as much uninterrupted natural daylight into a building as possible without intrusive framing being visible from benea

The low profile, stylish Skylight is thermally broken for outstanding performance and can be fitted on flat or pitched roofs. Offering maximum natural light exposure the Flat Skylight can be installed either on a builder’s kerb on a flat roof at 4° up to a slope of 15° although 4° is recommended. For installation within a sloped tiled or slated roof it is available from 4° up to a slope of 45°, a triple glazed and Walk-on option is also available upon request as is the option for manually or electric openers.

The Skylight is simple to install and can be powder coated to: RAL 9910 Satin bright White on visible internal surfaces and RAL 7021 Matt dark Grey for external surfaces. Stock sizes available include: 1m x 1m, 1.5m x 1m and 2m x 1m all of which are factory glazed and sealed to eliminate any leaks and act as an attractive black ceramic border to glass. Bespoke sizes, colours and kerb options are also available to accommodate for one-off requirements.

All of Howells’s products are manufactured at their Black Country factory complex in Cradley Heath and shipped to sites by the firm’s own tailored transport. Onsite sales, estimating, technical and contracts departments are available to offer requisite support and offer all customers a bespoke and tailor made service.

For more information on any of the products and services offered by Howells Patent Glazing please visit:http://www.howellsglazing.co.uk/

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After a record year for sales Howells Patent Glazing boast a wide portfolio of prestige contracts

After a record year for sales Howells Patent Glazing boast a wide portfolio of prestige contracts

Howells Patent Glazing (HPG) Limited, a family run West Midlands manufacturing business are celebrating a bumper year-end with a long list of prestigious heritage projects.

Staff at the Black Country firm have over 150 years combined experience within the industry, giving the firm its in-depth expertise in both roof and vertical applications using single or double glazing or Polycarbonate Sheet as well the traditional type of bars such as the Heritage Wing Bar which is ideal for heritage building projects.

The Heritage Wing Bar has been used on several projects carried out by Howells including Windsor Royal Station, Stoneleigh Abbey and most recently Beningbrough Hall.

Amongst Howells’s list of impressive projects is Alton Towers in Staffordshire. The project involved the construction of an all new orangery roof to Alton Towers Castle, which forms part of the renowned theme park. The glazing contract took place over 4 months, with a value of £110,000, and a resolute completion date to align with the park season opening. The glazing bar was an adaptation of Howells’ bestselling HGR 1 rafter bar, adapted to suit the narrow timber rafters, which were considered to be an important part of the original design and appearance of the building. This was an exciting eye-catching project for Howells and is a fantastic representation of the bespoke, high standard of work they carry out.

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 All heritage building projects carried out by Howells Patent Glazing comply with the BS 5516-1:2004 code of practice for design and installation of sloping and vertical patent glazing.

Howells’s contracts have also included domestic installations of swimming pool covers and conservatories including portal frames, along with industrial/commercial buildings, airports and shopping centres. The firm’s contracts value from around £10,000 to a substantial £1,000,000.

 

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Howells Patent Glazing help spread Christmas cheer in the local community!

As a business we like to do what we can to help support the local community, Ellowes Hall Sports College in Dudley held their annual Christmas meal for the elderly on Friday 12th December and this gave us the perfect opportunity to give something back to the local people.

Our donation to the senior citizens Christmas dinner enabled them to invite extra people and extend the numbers to 115. Our donation also helped them to buy more prizes for the raffle.

 It was such a worthwhile project, supporting the local community whilst at the same time spreading Christmas cheer!

We are looking forward to the next one!

 

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Our New Website Is Here!

Family run business launches new website to keep up with customer demand.

A West Midlands manufacturing business that provides much-needed employment to a small Black Country town has launched their new website this week in order to keep up with customer demand.

Howells Patent Glazing, a family run business offers bespoke roof glazing for a variety of applications, working directly with the public and through main contractors.  Throughout their 40 years in business, the Black Country based firm has worked on some huge projects, including Alton Towers, Bourneville College and Windsor Royal Station to name a few.

The new dual purpose website and CRM (Customer relationship management) has been launched in order to accommodate for main contractors, who deal with the construction side and the direct client deals in order to provide an all-round bespoke, tailor made service.

As well as the new website launch, the Patent Glazing firm are in the process of revamping their reception and showrooms. Visitors are always welcome at the main site to look around the two show rooms and watch the products being made.

Gary Howells, Sales Director commented to say “We are really excited about the new focus for our company, we have high hopes that we will go from strength to strength.  We want to be offering all of our customers a tailored solution which overcomes the challenges facing them, from the crucial design stage, right through to final completion and handover.”

For further information, images and quotes please contact: Emily Blakeley at PReach PR via:

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After a record year for sales Howells Patent Glazing boast a wide portfolio of prestige contracts

Howells Patent Glazing Limited, a family run West Midlands manufacturing business, have been involved in the supply and installation of patent glazing for over 40 years. This year marks their most successful in terms of sales in the firm’s history.

Employees of the Black Country based firm have over 150 years’ experience within the industry, giving Howells their in-depth expertise in both roof and vertical applications using single or double glazing or polycarbonate sheet.

 Image: Howells’s roof light at Stoke Station

The systems used by Howells are suitable for use in railway stations, shopping centres, schools, retail complexes, heritage buildings, domestic applications and factory units. The range provides for inverted glazing bars to suit various spans. Traditional types of bar such as the heritage wing bar, can also be provided if required.

Howells is able to give customers a bespoke service by providing portal frames and giving advice on the requirement of structural supports.

Howells Patent Glazing offer their own patented system, made from extruded aluminum alloy complying with the BS EN 1999-1-1:2007+A2:2013. Eurocode 9: Design of aluminium structures.

The firm’s bars can be supplied in mill finish, anodized to BS EN ISO 7599:2010. Anodizing of aluminium and its alloys. General specifications for anodic oxidation coatings on aluminium or powder coated in a variety of colours to BS EN 12206-1:2004. Paints and varnishes. Coating of aluminium and aluminium alloys for architectural purposes. Coatings prepared from coating powdering.

Howells has vast experience in Railway station refurbishments, stations that they have worked on include: Windsor royal, Temple Meads, Melton Mowbray, Loughborough, Shrub Hill, Stoke, and Kettering.

The criteria that are to be taken into account when working on railway stations is complex; the main consideration being that, as the stations are never closed whilst works are undertaken. Tracey Jackson from Howells Patent Glazing limited commented to say “We have had to work during the night with sheet or mesh over the exposed areas to ensure the railway stations can still carry on as normal. The type of work we have carried out includes removing old and reinstating overhead glazing using heritage and current patent glazing bars, installing canopies, curtain walling and specialist glazing which included at Windsor a feature leaded semi hemispherical dome.”

Howells’s wide portfolio of specialist projects also includes the prestigious Millennium Point in Digbeth, Birmingham, as well as schools, colleges and nursing homes.

Howells’s contracts have also included domestic installations of swimming pool covers and conservatories including portal frames, along with industrial/commercial buildings, airports and shopping centres. The contracts value from around £10,000 to a substantial £1,000,000.

Following a record year of sales the patent glazing firm has now diversified into supplying the new PPC coated aluminium bar system and the new VT plus bar, fully thermally broken to meet the ever increasing demand for thermal efficiency, low maintenance materials to combine both modern, traditional and authentic appearance of timber structures.

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Black Country manufacturing firm invests in new staff and machinery after a record year for sales

Howells Patent Glazing based in the West Midlands has invested nearly £50,000 into new machinery following a very successful year, which has marked a record in the company’s sales history.

The Black Country based firm have invested in a new double mitre saw, with a price tag of nearly £50,000 which has revolutionised the manufacturing process. The new equipment accompanied with the in house welding facility has cut Howells’s production time down massively.

The family run business embrace change and development and are also currently providing several apprenticeships within the company for production and welding. As well as investing in new staff & machinery, Howells has recently revamped their reception and showrooms enabling customers to view the products and see the manufacturing process in action.

Image: MECAL Mitre Saw SW453-Reverse Vico-3 

Gary Howells, Sales Director commented to say, “Here at Howells we never accept that we should stay still, we are constantly looking for better and more efficient ways of improving our systems for producing our materials, supply chain and customer experience. We have made a massive investment this year into our manufacturing plant with the purchase of the new SW453- reverse Co3 in order for us to streamline and speed up our manufacturing process to enable swifter production of our patented glazing bar system”.

The shop floor isn’t the only department benefiting from restructure and development, the marketing and admin team have also gained additional team members with another admin member joining the team as well as a new employee who has been taken on full time to operate the new machinery.

The family run business has restructured their workforce and streamlined departments in order to help them to cope with increased demand from clients, investing heavily in a complete new computer system for the workforce which has required retraining in computer skills and adult apprenticeships for both the shop floor and manufacturing staff.

Offering a one stop shop for Roof lights and Patent Glazing requirements, complete from concept through to completion, Howells is determined to maintain excellence within the industry which is reflected in the firm’s recent offer of investment from Bournville College, as well as celebrating their 40th anniversary in September this year.

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West Midlands manufacturing firm receives investment and celebrates 40th year in business

A West Midlands manufacturing business that provides much needed employment to a small Black Country town has celebrated 40 years of trading this month. In addition to this milestone Howells Patent Glazing, based in Cradley Heath have recently received investment, which will create more jobs within the company.

The success of the business has been reflected with the offer of a grant from Bourneville College and the ERDF, (European Regional Development Fund) in order to grow and expand the company by providing help with promotion and marketing, as well as creating new jobs.


Image left to right :  Tracey Jackson, Dave Bennett, Walter Howells, Gary Howells, Debbie Willetts

Walter Howells and his wife Patricia established Howells Patent Glazing in 1973 from their Walsall home, since then the business has grown substantially and is now housed at their factory complex in Cradley Heath.

The family run firm offers bespoke roof glazing for a variety of applications, working directly with the public and through main contractors. Throughout their 40 years in business Howells has worked on some huge projects including: The Mailbox Birmingham, Three Spires Shopping Centre, Windsor Royal Station and Cavendish Square, to name a few.

Walter Howells, Managing Director of Howells Patent Glazing commented to say, “We are thrilled to be celebrating our 40th year in business. We have come a long way since I first set up Howells in my living room all those years ago. Our business’s success is testament to the flexibility of the British manufacturing industry and although the past decade has seen some lows we have every intention of continuing to grow. Thanks also to a fantastic year we will be creating at least two new jobs over the coming months.”

The future is definitely looking bright for Howells as they are also currently undertaking a Growth Accelerator program with Ology Coaching. The programme has been designed to help mould the business throughLeadership & Management training, and structured growth to take them into their next stage of development.

Gary Howells, Sales Director concluded, “We are really excited about the new focus for our company and we have high hopes that we will go from strength to strength over the coming months.”

The roof light and patent glazing firm currently employs over 25 members of staff at their Cradley Heath manufacturing point, including five members of the Howells family.

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Notes to Editors:

For further information, images and quotes please contact Becca Underwood at PReach PR:

Email: becca@preachpr.co.uk

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