Eurocell Sheffield Branch Celebrates Its Refurbishment
15 August 2007
What a comeback! There certainly is no stopping the team at Eurocell Building Plastics in Sheffield.
It was only a few weeks ago, that despite valiant efforts the depot was overcome by the floods that caused widespread destruction across South Yorkshire.
To celebrate the refurbishment, branch manager Graeme Pritchard held a breakfast morning with bacon butties all round for customers.
Today’s breakfast morning turned out to be an ideal opportunity for customers to see the full range of products at the depot and also recall with trepidation where they were during the flood!
First customer of the day was from Anglian Windows who called into the depot for some trims. Anglian were changing the windows on a private school in Rotherham and the general feeling amongst the team was that having the depot in Sheffield made it very convenient for calling in on the way to the job.
The next customer into the depot was Alan Young installers, who needed some trims for a pub renovation in Barnsley.
Steve, the Fitter, who was replacing the windows on the pub said: “It’s really handy when I can call into a depot and know that what I need is going to be in stock. It takes away the worry of explaining to the customer that you won’t be able to finish the job on time.”
Next into the depot was Vetro Windows, who were installing windows for the Decent Homes programme in Sheffield. Rob, the Installer, said: “The windows we installed are fabricated by Sharrow Industries which is part of Sheffield Council and seems to be a great way of getting local people back into work.” Vetro Windows are currently working on the Firth Park phase and call into the depot every morning to pick up supplies.
One of the highlights for customers at the breakfast morning was a demonstration of the latest designs for garage and composite doors. Paula from Truman Garage Doors was eager to make a sale and demonstrated to all the installers the benefits of their system, pointing out that they offer both standard size and made-to-measure garage doors.
Paula explains: “all depots need to do is phone me with the brickwork opening size and we can do the rest. We normally get back to the depot with a price the same day and can deliver both standard size and bespoke products in approximately two weeks. It’s a great way for depots to make a high value sale and, because we do all the detailed calculations, it couldn’t be easier.”
Vying for the sale at Sheffield was also Walter from Vista, the company that supplies composite doors to the depots. Walter was keen to show all the installers their brand new GRP composite range, with its stronger, more attractive mouldings. Walter adds: “This is the best door we have ever made. The door face and glazing bars are through coloured which means that there won’t be any problems if the door is scuffed.” For depots looking for a high value sale GRP doors are a great way to go and as Walter says: “These doors are on a 10 day leadtime which is one of the best in the industry. The fact that they are also secured by Design and available in special sizes between 855mm and 1050mm means they will be ideal for both refurbishment and new build.”
The Sheffield depot had also managed to draft in the help of Peter Atkinson from Polyseam Ltd who supplies the depots with sealants, adhesives and fillers. It was Peter’s products that helped to seal the doors to the trade counter, which managed to stop some of the floodwaters getting in.
The whole morning was a resounding success and Craig Reaney the Sales Executive for Eurocell Building Plastics for Sheffield, Barnsley and Lincoln depots comments: “It’s been a great success and the branch was already on a high anyway because we managed to pick up an order for 46 packs of trims yesterday from Sheffield Decent Homes.”
Sheffield depot opens from 8.00am – 5.00 Monday to Friday and 8.00 – 12 Saturday.
To find your nearest Eurocell Building Plastics depot call 0300 333 6525 or visit the website www.eurocell.co.uk.