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Andy Holland, technical marketing manager at Rapierstar, explains how product innovation, combined with valuable customer service lessons from the PVC-U sector, have been at the heart of aluminium’s transformation from a material that looked unlikely to cope with the demands of the modern world, to one that’s at the pinnacle of the market.

The specification market is characterised by the stricter demands of architects and social housing landlords who often seek windows and doors which offer enhanced security, optimum safety and robust warranties for long term assurance. But in the pursuit of achieving a strong, secure window, remember that it will only be as strong as its weakest component – and that could be the fastener.