As we begin to welcome in 2017, thoughts inevitably turn to how you can up your game and achieve greater success. For Heidi Sachs, Managing Director of leading VEKA trade fabricator Modplan, a partnership approach is the answer. Read the rest of this story
These days, having a small portfolio of products is no longer enough. End users know how glazing products can transform a space and they want a wide range to choose from. If your portfolio doesn't feature what they want, they'll have no hesitation is going elsewhere. Read the rest of this story
Leading VEKA trade fabricator Modplan has just appointed Ian Lewis as its new Sales Manager. Heidi Sachs, Modplan's Managing Director, said: "We are delighted that Ian has joined us. He's got a wealth of experience and a strong track record in the industry." Read the rest of this story
Leading VEKA trade fabricator Modplan have long held a reputation for manufacturing one of the most comprehensive product ranges on the market today and their conservatory roof options are no exception. Read the rest of this story
Leading VEKA trade fabricator Modplan has been highlighting the importance of security for some time. Heidi Sachs, Modplan's Managing Director, says: "Our customers know that secuirty is a huge factor for homeowners and we are proud to have a range of products that help put people's minds at rest." Read the rest of this story
VEKA trade fabricator Modplan's dedicated paint plant opened in 2014 and sales of the manufacturer's coloured products have increased rapidly since then. The company recently reported an increase in sales of its coloured products both in paint finish and woodgrain. Read the rest of this story
Leading trade fabricator Modplan launched the LEKA warm roofing system at this year's FIT Show and in the first month alone has already signed up six installing partners. Read the rest of this story
Modplan's new training facility opened at the end of last year as part of its new customer centre and has proved a huge hit with the company's customers. Heidi Sachs, Modplan's Managing Director, says: "We value all our customers and want to build long-term partnerships with them. Our training facility helps them get the most out of everything we have to offer." Read the rest of this story
Leading VEKA trade fabricator, Modplan has become the first fabricator in the UK to offer the new LEKA Warm Roof. The new LEKA Warm Roof, which was launched at this year's FIT Show, offers a lightweight construction and achieves a U Value of just 0.15. Read the rest of this story
Modplan's customers have reason to celebrate having picked up various awards at Network VEKA's recent gala dinner and awards ceremony. Held in Stratford-upon-Avon, the 80's themed annual event gives recognition to Network VEKA installers who are considered the best in class. Read the rest of this story
Burles Group, the company that is home to industry leading names such as leading VEKA fabricator Modplan and the UK's largest independent trade counter network National Plastics, has just been named in the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2016 report. Read the rest of this story
Leading trade fabricator Modplan has just announced it has achieved Secured by Design accreditation for its VEKA vertical sliding windows. Modplan's Managing Director, Heidi Sachs, said, "Secured by Design accreditation is important because it proves a product can meet the requirements of Document Q. It also gives homeowners peace of mind that the products are secure. We are confident it will help our customers to close more vertical sliding window sales." Read the rest of this story
Leading VEKA trade fabricator Modplan has built a reputation for being a business focused on building long term partnerships and being at the forefront of product development, all designed to help installers grow. The strength of this partnership approach is demonstrated in their series of 'open house' days held at the company's headquarters in Abercarn, Gwent. Read the rest of this story
When it comes to tile effect conservatory roofs, one name springs to mind: Vertex. But did you know that Vertex is a complete conservatory roof system that includes a wide choice of glass and polycarbonate options too? Heidi Sachs, Modplan's Managing Director, comments: "Our Vertex conservatory roof system have been in our portfolio for many years and sales have remained buoyant year on year: the range offers installers a great package of benefits and gives them everything they need from a conservatory roof in a choice of three material options." Read the rest of this story
Sales of Modplan's VEKA vertical slider have continued to grow throughout 2015 and Heidi Sachs, Managing Director of the trade fabricator, says the trend shows no sign of slowing down in 2016. Read the rest of this story
Leading VEKA trade fabricator Modplan has built a reputation for being a business focused on building long term partnerships designed to help installers grow. The strength of this partnership approach is demonstrated in Modplan's newly opened customer centre at its headquarters in Newport, Gwent. Read the rest of this story
Leading trade fabricator Modplan has just become one of the first names to achieve Secured by Design accreditation on the VEKA Imagine range of doors. Heidi Sachs, Managing Director of Modplan, says: "VEKA Imagine is one of our best selling ranges and Secured by Design accreditation means they are certain to continue being popular in all sectors of the market, not least new builds where Document Q has just come into effect." Read the rest of this story
Leading VEKA fabricator Modplan prides itself on working in partnership with their customers. This partnership appoach was once again evident in helping Gloucester-based Mercury Glazing secure a prestigious job to replace 140 windows in two halls of residence on the Newton Park campus at Bath Spa University. Read the rest of this story
Leading trade fabricator Modplan has just accounced that it will be manufacturing and supplying the new VEKA Imagine Inline patio from 1 September. Chris Reeks, Modplan's Sales Manager, said: "VEKA's Imagine Inline Patio is a best-in-class product and it's something we are delighted to be adding to our portfolio." Read the rest of this story
Leading VEKA trade fabricator Modplan has reported an increase in sales of both their latest VEKA door products introduced earlier this year. Both the Bowater Duo composite door and the VEKA Imagine Bi-fold door are product types very much in demand by homeowners and part of a growing trend that has boosted company performance at Modplan. Read the rest of this story
Leading VEKA trade fabricator Modplan has just announced it is changing its shootbolt locking system on its casement profile ranges to Yale. Chris Reeks, Modplan's Sales Manager, said, "Whilst the current system has proven to be a robust and reliable product, the introduction of the Yale shootbolt locking system will bring a product name to the market that is better known to the general public." Read the rest of this story
Leading trade fabricator Modplan has just announced it has added the Warmcore Folding Sliding Door to its portfoilio. Chris Reeks, Modplan's Sales Manager, said, "It is our policy to monitor trends to ensure our product range meets the needs of our trade customers. By adding the Warmcore Folding Sliding Door to our portfolio we can help our customers to meet the increased demand for an aluminium folding sliding door." Read the rest of this story
Composite doors are UK homeowners' favourite choice of door, which is why trade fabricator Modplan has just added the VEKA DUO composite door to its product range. Chris Reeks, Modplan's Sales Manager, says, "We are always looking for ways to support our customers and enhance their portfolio and the VEKA DUO composite door is the perfect addition. It has a wealth of benefits that set it apart from its competitors and will help our customer to secure a bigger slice of the buoyant composite door market." Read the rest of this story
Modplan's customers have reason to celebrate having picked up various awards at Network VEKA's gala dinner and awards ceremony. Held in Stratford-upon-Avon, the annual event, hosted by Brand Ambassador Steve Davis, gives recognition to Network VEKA installers who are considered the best in class. Read the rest of this story
The Imagine bifold door from VEKA was launched last year and has proved itself a big hit with installers and homeowners everywhere. Chris Reeks, Sales Manager at leading VEKA fabricator Modplan is clear why, "It combines all the aesthetics of an aluminium door with thermal efficiency and easy-to-sell homeowner benefits you'd expect from a PVC-u product. It's the perfect combination and more and more customers are additing it to their portfolios." Read the rest of this story
Leading VEKA trade fabricator Modplan has long been an advocate of its customers being Network VEKA members. VEKA products offer best-in-class quality and membership of Network VEKA helps customers make the most of this quality and help build businesses. Read the rest of this story
Modplan's Open Canopy is a valuable edition to any portfolio because it provides another option for homeowners looking to make the most of their outside space. Whether it's a carport, a covered seating area, a children's play area or just somewhere to sit on a summer's evening, the Open Canopy has the answer. Chris Reeks, Modplan's Sales Manager, says, "The Open Canopy provides the answer many homeowners are looking for - additional space without the formality of a conservatory or orangery construction." Read the rest of this story
Leading VEKA trade fabricator Modplan has just announced it has extended its SFS 2D hinge range so it covers a wide spectrum of colours to complement the full VEKA range, including the Variations foil range. Read the rest of this story
Modplan's status as a VEKA Approved Fabricator has helped a significant number of its customers to benefit from membership of VEKA's Approved Installer Scheme. Chris Reeks, Modplan's Sales Manager, says, "The scheme was only launched in the latter part of last year, but the take up has been considerable and customers who are members of the scheme are already reporting seeing increasing number of leads, which is great news." Read the rest of this story
Leading VEKA trade fabricator Modplan has just announced that the fundraising events it held last year raised over £1000 for charity. Chris Reeks, Modplan's Sales Manager, says, "Raising money for good causes is something that is very important to us at Modplan. We regularly hold events to fundraise to help others less fortunate than ourselves." Read the rest of this story
Leading VEKA trade fabricator Modplan has just announced details of a new suite of marketing literature. Chris Reeks, Modplan's Sales Manager says, "We know our customers see the beginning of a New Year as an opportunity for a fresh start. By publishing new literature now we can support them in their resolutions." Read the rest of this story
Modplan's dedicated bi-fold door manufacturing facility has been busy lately as more and more customers realise the benefits of adding VEKA's revolutionary Imagine Bi-Fold to their portfolios. Chris Reeks, Modplan's Sales Manager, say, "The bi-fold has taken the market by storm and customers are reporting strong sales because there's nothing else like it out there." Read the rest of this story.
Leading VEKA trade fabricator Modplan is renowned in the industry for its exceptionally high standards of service and its partnership approach that is aimed at helping all its customers to grow. So committed is the Modplan team to maintaining these standards that it has just invested over £500k in doing so. Read the rest of this story.
Leading VEKA trade fabricator Modplan's Approved Fabricator status is being used to help their customers stay one step ahead in today's competitive marketplace. Chris Reeks, Modplan's Sales Manager, said, "VEKA's Approved Installer initiative has been designed to help installers grow thier businesses. Our status as an Approved Fabricator will mean members can get the benefit of Modplan's product quality and tailored business support as part of the scheme." Read the rest of this story
Leading VEKA trade fabricator Modplan has further strengthened its customer service team by announcing the appointment of Leanne Howes as an internal Customer Account Manager. Modplan's Sales Manager, Chris Reeks, said, "We are delighted to welcome Leanne on board. She has a strong customer service background and brings a customer centric attitude which is a perfect fit for our customer-focused business." Read the rest of this story
Chris Reeks Sales Manager of leading VEKA fabricator, Modplan, discusses the growing trend in conservatory roofs and why Modplan is one step ahead. Read the rest of this story
Stratford upon Avon trade and retail fabricator Windows Are Us switched fabrication partners in January this year, choosing Modplan as the new partner. Ten months on, we caught up with Ryan Rose, WAU's partner, to find out how the partnership is working. Read the rest of this story
Several of Modplan's customers have reason to celebrate having picked up various awards at Network VEKA's gala dinner and awards ceremony. Held at Eastwood Hall, Nottingham the annual event, hosted by Brand Ambassador Steve Davis, gives recognition to Network VEKA installers who are considered the best in class. Read the rest of this story
Leading Network VEKA trade fabricator Modplan has just announced buoyant sales of its vertical slider. Heidi Sachs, Modplan's Managing Director, said, "Sales of our vertical slider have been growing steadily and consistently over the past 18 months and that trend is showing no signs of slowing down." Read the rest of this story
Leading Network VEKA fabricator Modplan has just launched its Vertex Veranda conservatory roof system. The new Veranda system brings the outdoors undercover with an overhanging roof feature available in both glass and polycarbonate options. The intelligently designed roof also incorporates the unique Vertex one piece peripheral main beam with integral gutter. Capable of unsupported spans of up to two metres, or more with a corner support, the new Veranda roof will be a welcome addition to any installers' conservatory range. Read the rest of this story
The industry has turned a corner and there is a new-found optimism in the air. Chris Reeks, Modplan's Sales Manager, says many of their customers are seeing the brighter trading conditions as an opportunity to refresh and revise their marketing. "Our customers are reporting increased interest, but they want to make sure they retain that buoyancy by ensuring their marketing is well-targeted and professional. We're definitely seeing an increase in customers wanting to take advantage of our marketing support." Read the rest of this story
Leading Network VEKA trade fabricator Modplan has just announced that it is upgrading the shootbolts used in its products. From the end of July, all Modplan products will feature the M-SPAG shootbolt from Maco. Chris Reeks, Modplan's Sales Manager, said, "Quality is extremely important to us and we continually evaluate our product components to ensure we are offering our customers the best combination of quality and value. We chose the M-SPAG shootbolt after an extensive review of the market because it offers a wealth of features and benefits that will enhance our products and, in turn, our customers' portfolios." Read the rest of this story
In advance of the launch of the Imagine Bi-Fold Door later this month, Modplan has revealed that interest in the product has been extremely high, with many leads and enquiries coming through. Chris Reeks, Modplan’s Sales Manager, said, “The interest has been phenomenal. The Imagine Bi-Fold Door represents a new generation of bi-fold doors and will set the standard for some years to come. People are excited because the door has been developed in the UK for the UK market and has been designed from the ground up with every element newly created and no ‘making do’.” Read the rest of this story.
Leading Network VEKA trade fabricator Modplan expanded its painting facility earlier this year, a move that has been welcomed by many of its customers. Managing Director Heidi Sachs said, “Expanding our painting facility means we are now offering much faster turnaround times – there’s a maximum lead time of two to three weeks on all colours. Feedback from our customers has told us it’s made colour a lot more accessible and helped bring colour into the mainstream.” Read the rest of this story.
Modplan is just about to launch the Imagine Bi-Fold Door and Heidi Sachs, Modplan’s Managing Director is delighted with what it has to offer. “The door has been developed in for the UK market. It’s also been created from the ground up – every element is newly designed and there’s no ‘making do’. The result is a stunning door that will genuinely revolutionise the bi-fold door market.” Read the rest of this story.
Essex-based commercial contractor The Window Company has just proved its pedigree by completing a complex and challenging installation to a very tight deadline. Read the rest of this story.
Leading Network VEKA fabricator Modplan has invested over £200,000 in infrastructure so far this year, with further significant investment scheduled for the coming months. Sales Manager Chris Reeks says, “As our customer base grows we need to invest to continue to deliver the ‘Modplan mission’ and an exceptional level of service to all our customers. We see our customers as partners and our recent investments demonstrate how seriously we take these partnerships.” Read the rest of this story.
Trade fabricator Modplan’s patio door, part of a comprehensive portfolio of products, is manufactured in the fabricator’s dedicated door plant. This in-house expertise is something that Managing Director Heidi Sachs knows is important to the company’s customers: “Because we’re manufacturing our patios in-house, we can guarantee the quality of every single one as well as offering an extremely competitive turnaround time.” Read the rest of this story.
Leading Network VEKA trade fabricator Modplan is celebrating a strong first quarter of 2014 and with exciting plans for the rest of year, it’s a trend that looks set to continue. Heidi Sachs, Modplan’s Managing Director, said, “A large number of our customers are reporting higher than expected sales. All our three casement systems are over performing along with sales for our tiled roofing. Quite simply, sales have outstripped targets since January.” Read the rest of this story.
There are further signs that colour is entering the mainstream with news that leading Network VEKA fabricator Modplan has just opened a new and larger spray painting facility at its headquarters in Newport, Gwent. Managing Director Heidi Sachs said, “There can be no doubt that colour is finally taking hold in the domestic market. We’ve seen a big increase in demand for coloured frames and we expanded our painting facility to keep pace with this increased demand.” Read the rest of this story.
Leading VEKA fabricator Modplan prides itself on its low staff turnover levels and the recent realisation that Modplan’s board had been with the company for a collective 274 years was a cause for celebration. Heidi Sachs, Modplan’s Managing Director, said, “Having a low staff turnover is an excellent indication of how happy a team is, which is why we were so delighted when we realised how long our board members had been with the company.” Read the rest of this story.
Leading VEKA trade fabricator, Modplan, offers one of the widest range of quality window and door products in the industry. Their impressive portfoilio of fenestration products also extends to conservatory roofs where the company manufactures four roofing systems from their dedicated roofing plant in Newport, Gwent. Read the rest of this story.
Leading VEKA fabricator Modplan has just launched an aluminium low profile threshold for its patio doors. Chris Reeks, Modplan’s Sales Manager, said, “This latest addition to our range will prove popular with homeowners and specifiers alike. Homeowners will love the way it seamlessly links the inside and outside, while specifiers will love the fact it’s Part M compliant and suitable for wheelchair users.” Read the rest of this story.
Leading trade fabricator Modplan has just announced that increased demand for its VEKA vertical sliders has seen it move production to a dedicated facility, doubling capacity in the process. Heidi Sachs, Modplan’s Managing Director, said of the move, “Over the past 12 months demand for the VEKA vertical slider has grown steadily and consistently, hence the decision to expand capacity and dedicate plant to it. The move will allow us to maintain our efficient service for our customers.” Read the rest of this story.
WIndows Active January 2014
Windows Active investigates the working lives of some of the industry’s leading executives. This month we take a look at the working day of Heidi Sachs, Managing Director of fabricator Modplan. Read the rest of this article.
2013 has been a milestone year in more ways than one for the Burles Group, trade fabricator Modplan’s parent company. As if celebrating 40 years in business wasn’t enough, 2013 has also seen the 30th anniversary of Heidi Sachs, Modplan’s Managing Director, joining the business while National Plastics, another member of the Burles Group, is celebrating 25 years in business. Read the rest of this story.
Ask Heidi Sachs, Managing Director of leading Network VEKA trade fabricator Modplan, about the best way to grow a business and her answer is simple. “Become a member of Network VEKA.” She goes on to explain, “All our customers are seeing increasing sales at the moment and we’re delighted to be supporting them with a wide range of products and a genuinely valuable marketing support package. But it’s striking that sales from businesses that are Network VEKA approved members are considerably higher than from businesses that aren’t members.” Read the rest of this story.
Windows Active November / December 2013
As leading Veka fabricator Modplan launches a new range of coloured foils and invests in new manufacturing space, including an expanded spray painting facility to meet customer demand, Sales Manager Chris Reeks says it’s time that colour entered the mainstream. Read the rest of this article.
Once a niche product, coloured PVC profiles are now entering the mainstream. One company perfectly positioned to help installers take advantage of this is leading trade fabricator Modplan. Not only is the company a VEKA fabricator and therefore able to offer the newly launched Variations range of foiled colours, it also made considerable investment in their new paint spray facility earlier this year so can offer a comprehensive range of spray finish colours too. Read the rest of this story.
Leading VEKA trade fabricator Modplan has further strengthened its customer service team by announcing the appointment of Mary Brennan as an internal Customer Account Manager. Modplan’s Managing Director, Heidi Sachs, said, “We are delighted to have Mary on board. She has a wealth of experience in supporting customers and building positive relationships, which is a perfect fit for our customer-focused business.” Read the rest of this story.
The Burles Group, the parent company of leading VEKA trade fabricator Modplan, has just reported a rise in pre-tax profits of 60% for the year ending 31 December 2012. Read the rest of this story.
Leading trade VEKA fabricator Modplan has just acquired a further 45,000 square feet of manufacturing space opposite its headquarters in Abercarn, Gwent. The additional space will allow Modplan to further improve its manufacturing efficiencies and provide additional space for its rapidly growing production requirements. Read the rest of this story.
A combination of exceptional products and genuinely committed customer service has been winning VEKA trade fabricator Modplan increasing numbers of customers. But winning new business isn’t the only success story at Modplan at the moment. Also proving a success is the horse that Modplan owns and competes in British Eventing competitions, Penstrumbly Barnacle Bill, known as Charlie. Read the rest of this story.
In this fabrication feature for Windows Active, we tell you more about Modplan and what we have to offer. Read the article.
Modplan is a trade-only fabricator. Because we only sell to the trade, we can focus on giving you the products and service you need to grow your business.
We manufacture window and door systems including the VEKA Matrix 58mm profile, the VEKA Matrix 70mm profile and the VEKA Matrix FS profile. We also manufacture patio doors, PVC-u bi-folding doors, aluminium bi-folding doors, conservatories, pavilions and freestanding garden buildings while our unique tile-effect conservatory roof is a valuable product for any portfolio. We are delighted to add the innovative warm roof solution LEKA systems
All our products are manufactured in-house in the UK so we can guarantee quality and reliability.
Our products are backed up with a commitment to giving you the support your business needs. From customer service excellence to tailored marketing support we want you to feel that we are a valued member of your team.
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