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High-performance fasteners from Rapierstar are helping leading Scottish window and door manufacturer the Saveheat Group, to deliver consistently high quality finished products across its PVCu trade window and door portfolio, with its Blairs PVCu business now joining sister company Merlin Network in using StarPVCU fixings.

Based at Greenock near Glasgow, Blairs PVCu is a rapidly growing force in the trade window, door and conservatory market in the West of Scotland. The business was launched by long-established Blairs Timber in 2019, enabling over 100 years of experience in windowmaking to be applied to the manufacture of KÖMMERLING O70 Gold system windows and doors.

Blairs PVCu complements its Saveheat Group sister company Merlin Network, who have been manufacturing PVCu windows and doors in Fife for more than 40 years. Benefiting from its strong relationship with Merlin Network and being able to apply its expertise and experience, Blairs PVCu has developed a quality specification which includes a commitment to using only market-leading hardware and components throughout its range.

Key to this is the use of Rapierstar StarPVCU branded fasteners throughout the manufacture of all Blairs PVCu windows, doors and conservatories. These are used in accordance with Rapierstar’s detailed guidance provided through its KÖMMERLING O70 Gold system Recommended Fixing Manual (RFM), which can be downloaded from in the RFMs section of our website.

Joe Boyd, Operations Manager at Blairs PVCu Windows & Doors said: “Rapierstar fasteners are used in window and door manufacturing throughout our Greenock factory, in the same way our colleagues do at Merlin Network, for very good reason. Our trade customers demand quality that exceeds customer expectations and that can be easily undermined when poor quality or badly applied fasteners are used in manufacture. That’s why we really value Rapierstar’s product range and technical support, ensuring we can maintain a competitive advantage with our quality assurance.”

Blairs PVCu operates a 120,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Greenock which is optimised for the production of high quality frames, made right first time, on time. Robust Quality Control and Management procedures coupled with CNC computerised cutting, prepping and welding centres ensure only top quality products leave its factory to serve its growing customer base.

The company works closely with Rapierstar to ensure every fastener used is correct for the application, with all fasteners sourced directly from Rapierstar’s 100,000 sq. ft. warehouse and distribution centre in Cheshire.

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