With many of the UK’s major aluminium window and door systems manufacturers coupled with trade fabricators and supporting service companies, next year’s FIT Show will be the biggest gathering of aluminium suppliers ever assembled at a UK fenestration trade show.
As the market surges towards aluminium window systems following the continuing popularity of bi folding and sliding doors amongst UK homeowners and residential specifiers, more than thirty companies are expected to feature aluminium framed products on their stands. However, the standout feature at the 2017 FIT Show is the large number of eminent window and door systems suppliers that are launching brand new products specially developed for the UK residential market, with an emphasis on home improvements.
Such is the seriousness with which the aluminium industry is taking the UK home improvement market that the aluminium industry’s representative body will have a substantial pavilion at the FIT Show to offer the fabricators, installers and specifiers attending the event advice on the extraordinary new wave of aluminium products being shown. Justin Ratcliffe, Chief Executive, Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB) said: “The surge in interest amongst homeowners in aluminium bi folding and sliding doors especially highlights just how much the aluminium fenestration sector has innovated through investment in customer research, R & D and product improvement in recent years. It is well known that homeowners like the almost limitless choice of colours, slim but inherently strong frames and the installed performance of windows and doors in aluminium. Our latest Q3 2016, State of Trade Survey clearly highlights sales growth in the year ahead’.
“CAB is at the FIT Show together with many of its members to present dozens of exciting new products, including brand new window systems, some seen for the first time anywhere, and we will have the CAB Technical Team on hand to answer any questions. For any company looking at expanding their interest in aluminium the FIT Show will have the widest range of products and services anywhere in the UK during 2017.”
With almost six months to go companies representing all products groups and sectors are continuing to book stands at the FIT Show. Event Director Nickie West says that despite Brexit and the US election companies remain bullish and determined to present themselves: “The market appears to be bearing up with companies determined to complete their product development and launch cycles. Stand contracts are coming in at an impressive rate and we are heading for a full show,” said Nickie.
Image caption: Justin Ratcliffe of CAB: “For any company looking at expanding their interest in aluminium the FIT Show will have the widest range of products and services anywhere in the UK during 2017.”