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Made For Trade Newcomer Celebrates 40th Year in the Industry

Experienced home improvements and glazing professional Trevor Hopper, is the latest addition to the growing team at Made For Trade.
Having served the industry for almost 40 years, Trevor stated he is ‘immensely proud’ to join the flourishing bi-folding door, lantern roof, and conservatory roof manufacturer as a Trade Sales Manager. In particular, he will be championing and demonstrating the company’s self-designed, Korniche lantern roof to installers and trade customers across the UK.
Trevor explained: “Having known Made For Trade’s directors, Bradley and Richard Gaunt, for a while now, I have always appreciated their innovation and attention to detail. Their focus on product quality, good customer service and competitive pricing has always impressed me so I am absolutely delighted to be joining the company at such an exciting time.”
Having been designed from scratch by Made For Trade, the Korniche lantern roof features components that have never been used in other roofs and fixings that are all hidden to allow for very slim unbroken sightlines. In addition, no trimming or cutting to size of any profile is required on site, with every part connecting together for a quick and easy installation.
The lantern requires no silicone sealant in the roof structure itself, with the only silicone required being between the base of the eaves beam and the existing structure. The Korniche is also fully thermally broken to give the lowest U-values and features an innovative all-in-one glass lock and retainer to ensure the locating and locking of the glass is easy and secure.
Trevor added: “I can’t wait to get behind the company’s new Korniche lantern roof – it is a fabulous, innovative creation and just what the market is looking for right now. It benefits both homeowners and installers with its aesthetically pleasing appearance, expertly engineered design, and quick installation.”
He continued: “I am looking forward to getting out in the field, meeting customers and demonstrating this new and unique product to them. Anyone involved in the Lantern Roof market really owes it to themselves to see what all the excitement is about!”
Managing Director, Bradley Gaunt, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Trevor into the Made For Trade family. His vast experience in the sector will be a great advantage for us as we continue to expand the company and increase production on all of our products“.
Trevor’s appointment comes as the company celebrate another successful year, having expanded factory space significantly for the third year running, increased employee numbers to over 80, added more vehicles to their delivery fleet, and ordered extra CNC machines to help aid production.
In addition, Made For Trade made their debut as an exhibitor at the FIT Show in April, where they unveiled the Korniche to an overwhelming positive response. They are due to attend the event again with a larger stand in 2017, when the show moves to the Birmingham NEC.
For more information on the Korniche lantern roof, contact Made For Trade on 01642 610799 or visit www.korniche.co.uk . If you would like to see a demonstration of the Korniche at your premises, please call Trevor Hopper, Korniche Trade Sales Manager, on 07712 674982

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