Nova Group raises the bar on window and door quality in 50th year
Leading PVCu and aluminium window and door supplier to the social housing sector, Nova Group, has invested in new technology and supply chain partnerships to offer customers even greater product quality and performance.
The Altrincham based company, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, provides a wide range of PVCu and aluminium solutions to social housing providers, the commercial sector and retail customers, including conservatories and secondary window systems. As a provider of both frames and sealed units, Nova Group has full control over supply which means it can apply strict quality control and put continuous improvement at the heart of its strategy.
Its latest step forward has been a £1 million investment programme in its state-of-the-art production facility. This brings new machinery online, including a third machining centre with a new Avantek, Supercut 5 CNC, new corner cleaners, bead saws and in-line welders, with a further £500,000 order signed for new machines and transport vehicles for delivery in 2021. This 95,000 sq. ft facility produces around 1,500 windows and doors every week for customers across the UK, many of whom are involved in new build and major refurbishment of social housing.
In addition to this capital investment, the Nova Group has also partnered with fastener systems specialist Rapierstar to strengthen the specification of its PVCu windows and doors, and develop an assured fire rated door solution. The company is the only specialist fastener supplier to the fenestration industry, making it ideally placed to ensure the performance of every window and door manufactured by Nova Group will not be undermined as a result of poor fixings choices.
One of the latest additions to Nova Group’s portfolio is a class-leading 30-minute fire rated composite door range, dual-certified for fire resistance and PAS24 enhanced security, which utilises the Winkhaus FireFrame®. This advanced door frame system has been rigorously tested to ensure it comfortably retains its integrity for at least 30 minutes in the event of a fire, whilst also accommodating the Winkhaus AV2 multi-point locking system, with the option of upgrading to automatic multi-point locking through the blueMatic AV2-E.
(L-R) Simon Felstein, Managing Director at Nova Group with Paul Balfe,
Technical Consultant at Rapierstar, whose fasteners are now being used throughout
the PVCu windows and doors produced by the social housing fenestration specialist.
The introduction of this high performance fire door set provided an opportunity for Nova Group to partner for the first time with Rapierstar. The success of this collaboration inspired Nova to explore how it could use different types of fasteners across its PVCu window and door assemblies to enhance the quality and performance of the finished products.
Simon Felstein, Managing Director at Nova Group said: “Having now completed five decades manufacturing windows and doors, our team knows just how important it is to be continuously innovating and looking for better ways to do what we do. That’s why we’ve made these latest significant investments in new machinery to optimise manufacturing efficiency and quality consistency and partnered with a company like Rapierstar. Both are extremely positive steps that will help us to continue to exceed the expectations of our social housing landlord customers and their tenants.”
Rapierstar Technical Consultant, Paul Balfe, added: “Nova Group’s longevity in the market is a clear demonstration of how well they serve their customers and the quality of their products, so it’s exciting to be working with the team as their fastener supply partner. We look forward to supporting Nova Group further in all areas of manufacturing and testing to ensure the right fasteners will always deliver the right results.”
Find out more about Nova Group or learn more about Rapierstar.