The new E60 range of standard sized, bifold doors are the latest products to be added to the Arbor Window Systems range. The look of the new range is similar to the look of their well-established bespoke products but the frame and door leaves are slightly thinner. Arbor has used its extensive knowledge of manufacturing bifold doors to make a less expensive product whilst still offering the same elements of design (eg internal glazing beads and multi-point locking for added security), attention to detail and high build quality.
From the moment it started trading in September, 2005, Arbor Window Systems has strived to build a strong reputation for product design, build quality and customer service within the industry and has done so with a high level of success. The founders of Arbor Window Systems, Paul Thorne and Mark Venables, started the company to provide consumers with UK designed and manufactured sliding folding doors. They took inspiration from Centor, an Australian company that was started by a German engineer. Centor had designed a high quality highly effective door system for sliding folding doors which was widely used in Australia and New Zealand. Centor introduced this product into the UK in 2005-German engineering from Australia!
Paul and Mark recognised that this product was a major innovation for the door and window industry and immediately set up Arbor to manufacture sliding folding doors. “We introduced our product at the 2005 Home Building and Renovating show at Excel and our stand was mobbed. We have not looked back since.” Mark Venables, Arbor Window Systems.
Over the intervening years we have seen many competitors come and go and may have even trained some of them when they have come onto our stand at various exhibitions!
The perfect blend of skills between the founders of the company has enabled Arbor to become a highly respected organisation within the window and doors industry. “Mark has extensive experience of selling timber products within the window and doors industry and I have a lifetime of experience in manufacturing.
We have used our combined knowledge and skills to create a company unlike any other. Mark is the creative designer and the ideas man and I bring his ideas to life in a way that appeals to our customers. We are the perfect team.”
Paul Thorne, Arbor Window Systems.
The release of the latest product shows just how far the company has come since its beginning. The regular introduction of new products, designed with the target customer in mind, means Arbor Window Systems is able to maintain a strong presence in the market place. Arbor supplies customers all over the UK and specialises in supplying products which are quick and simple to install without the need for specialist installers. “All of our products can be installed by experienced builders -even DIY’ers in some cases- and we will still offer a 10 year warranty even though we have not fitted them” Mark Venables, Arbor Window Systems.