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An expanding window and door trade counter network has introduced Rapierstar branded fasteners to its product portfolio. Europlas (PVCu) is a division of the Rooms & Views Manufacturing Group, which produces more than 1,800 windows and doors every week at its factories in North and South Wales, and Scotland.

The Republic of Ireland’s largest distributor of Rapierstar fasteners to the window and door industry is marking its 30th anniversary this year. Dublin-based Universal Products has developed over three decades to become one of the country’s leading distributors in the fenestration sector, offering fabricators and installers some of Europe’s top hardware brands.

Sixteen keen golfers from across the window industry gathered in the beautiful Cheshire countryside recently to compete in Rapierstar’s annual charity golf day and raise money for GM Fundraising. The “pre GMF Cup” event at the renowned Astbury Golf Club was organised by Rapierstar’s managing director David Furness and his colleagues as part of the company’s continued support for the charity, which works tirelessly to raise money for Hope House Children’s Hospices.

One of the UK’s fastest growing window and door manufacturers, which sells to installers through its expanding network of trade counters, is optimising product quality by using Rapierstar fasteners in all its fabrication operations. Window Supply Company, which was established in 2019, manufactures 1,500 units every week at its 105,000 sq. ft factory in Whitburn, located midway between Edinburgh and Glasgow in Scotland’s central belt.

Fabricators who are switching PVCu profile systems, either as a forced change or through choice, must ensure the fasteners they use every day in window and door assembly are suitable for the new systems being introduced. That’s the message from Rapierstar, the largest specialist fastener supplier the UK and Irish window and door industry, who work with fabricators to ensure their suite of window screws is optimised to enable them to deliver high quality finished products in a safe, efficient factory environment.

Staff at Rapierstar have donated a trolley full of presents to help make sure disadvantaged children and adults in its local area do not go without this Christmas. The team at Rapierstarl took part in the ‘Deliver Joy this Christmas’ campaign organised by the retailer Dunelm at its store in Stoke-on-Trent.

Rapierstar’s supply chain reliability and excellent stock availability is helping Universal Products, one of Ireland’s largest window and door hardware distributors, to grow its online service and cement its position as the country’s go-to supplier for the highest quality hardware brands.

Universal Products, serving customers since 1993, operates from a 15,000 sq. ft HQ and distribution centre in Dublin and supplies window and door fabricators across the whole of Ireland. It has partnered with Rapierstar as its primary window fastener supplier for more than 18 years, offering the complete range of StarPVCU fasteners which are available to customers with next day delivery.

Rapierstar has continued its support for GM Fundraising and their programme of activities to raise money for Hope House Children’s Hospices by hosting a golf day for those set to take part in the charity’s major fundraising golf event in 2023.

Sixteen golfers were hosted by Rapierstar, representing businesses from all areas of the window and door industry, in a one-day practice session in glorious sunshine at the impressive Astbury Golf Club in South Cheshire.

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