When Jade Windows in Yorkshire started trading in 1994 they set out a clear vision that quality would sit at the heart of the family-run business. Fast forward 22 years and today, Jade Windows sales director Ryan Fozard maintains that the firm’s ethos has allowed it to grow despite tough economic conditions.
Ryan explains: “we’ve been through some really tough trading conditions in the last few years, yet despite that we’ve grown year-on-year. We’ve really developed our reputation in the commercial build arena, working on high profile projects in the housing and care home sector, these are challenging corners of the construction industry where specifications are governed by rigorous standards. The specification process is also incredibly complex with a high number of stakeholders involved in the build process.”
In the last five years Jade Windows has forged a partnership with leading hardware business ERA, using a broad range of ERA hardware across it’s door and window systems. Lisa Lund, ERA area sales manager explains why Jade Windows and ERA is a perfect partnership: “we’ve worked really hard with Ryan and his team to develop hardware solutions for the commercial build market. We understand the complexities of the sectors they target and together have developed an enhanced range of door and window systems. Jade is a great example of a firm that has really made the best use of ERA’s capabilities. Using ERA’s UKAS accredited test facility we’ve been able to support them in achieving PAS24 and Secured by Design accreditation across the range – no question it’s Jade’s commitment to delivering an exceptional product that has allowed them to secure high-profile contracts.
Jade Windows has every intention of growing its portfolio of commercial work with clear sights set on a number of key areas including the care home sector. Ryan explains: “we’ve got impeccable credentials in the care home sector and as a growing market in the UK we have our sights firmly set on continuing to deliver high quality door and window systems into this market.
We mustn’t take for granted the value our suppliers bring to our total offer – we are reliant on ERA to understand the subtle differences between the home improvement and commercial markets – the stakes are higher, the regulatory landscape is more robust and without question the cost of failure is significantly greater. ERA understands this and their ability to bring cost-effective and appropriate hardware solutions to the table is impressive.”