The introduction last year of warm edge spacer bars as standard across the range of Uni-Blinds® integral blinds has proved a hit with fabricators and installers seeking to maximise customer satisfaction, according to the system’s manufacturer Morley Glass & Glazing.
The company has seen an increase in sales of 23% since the first Uni-Blinds with warm edge spacer bar technology inside hit the market in spring 2014. Part of the reason for this rapid growth, says Morley Glass & Glazing MD Ian Short, is customers seeing the opportunity to upsell their windows and doors without compromising on thermal performance.
Ian says: “We know that homeowners increasingly understand the massive contribution that highly insulating windows and doors make to reducing energy bills and improving comfort. That’s why we were so keen to introduce the warm edge spacer bar across our integral blinds range to make compromise a thing of the past when customers seek the privacy and aesthetic benefits that Uni-Blinds bring.”
As Europe’s biggest fabricator of integral blinds using the market-leading ScreenLine systems, Morley Glass & Glazing worked closely with the Italian system’s manufacturer Pellini to launch warm edge spacer bars at the earliest opportunity in the UK.
Ian adds: “The warm edge spacer bars that we use are similar to those used by the majority of sealed unit manufacturers serving the A and B rated windows and doors market. The added benefits of integral blinds, which are not adequately reflected by the Window Energy Rating (WER) scheme, are the extra layer of insulation along with the powerful solar shading to keep homes cooler during summer months. These added benefits are giving smart installers a great opportunity to enhance their window and door proposition and increase profitability.”
The Uni-Blinds range provides the widest choice of integral Venetian blinds in double and triple glazed units, with all manual versions available in the industry’s shortest lead-time of 10 days from any Friday. Morley Glass & Glazing provides unrivalled technical support for Uni-Blinds customers too, being the only UK supplier of integral blinds to have dedicated customer support engineers on the road. It also stocks the largest range of ScreenLine system spare parts in Europe.