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January, 2019

The Award Winning Korniche

Posted on: January 11th, 2019 by Made For Trade

Korniche given the Professional Builder Annual Charles Godfrey Award for Innovation.

Professional Builder Awarded to the MFT Team

Professional Builder LogoThe Charles Godfrey Memorial Award for Innovation is given every year to a product that has brought significant innovation to the building industry.

 


The Korniche Aluminium Roof Lantern has been awarded this prestigious award for 2018.

Roger Bisby who tested the Korniche earlier in the year commented: “The first thing I saw was the packaging. Every builder knows the frustration of having items arrive on site with damage. It slows the job down and causes hassle for the manufacturer – and the customer. Often there is a knock-on effect because other trades are unable to get on. With the Korniche Roof Lantern, everything arrived in perfect condition. The next thing is the instruction booklet, which deserves an award on its own. A huge amount of thought and design has gone into this. Every stage is clearly shown with intelligent use of colours to show you the relevant components.

Professional Building Charles Godfrey Award for Innovation

Then there is the engineering. It all fits perfectly, and, when I say fits, I mean no gaps or misalignment, and no need for packers, shims or sealant.

The whole installation process went like a dream and I said at the time that I couldn’t wait until I had the chance to fit another. It didn’t take long. Without the slightest rush, I fitted three on a roof in less than a morning and each one was perfect. More importantly, the customer was delighted”.

Made For Trade are delighted to have received this award, one that stands by the very values on which the Korniche was conceived – to deliver to builders and installers a product that makes life on site easier and more cost-effective, whilst providing a beautiful, architectural lantern look that is contemporary whilst holding on to traditional timber style fitting any home. FITTED IN MINUTES, GLAZED IN SECONDS, STRONGER than any other lantern on the market with WARMER construction and SLIMMER profiles.

Bradley Gaunt, Managing Director says “We have been entered for many fenestration awards over the last couple of years and from my point of view in this industry we often see these awards as the usual suspects congratulating one another on their endeavours, in many cases winning could easily be based on the strength of a PR budget?!. So I’m over the moon with this independent award and Roger’s comments as it puts the product, engineering and design centre stage and applauds the advantages these efforts deliver above its competitors. In 2019 Made for Trade continue the innovation delivered in the Korniche Lantern with a new product launch at the FITShow which we are all very excited about”

There is no greater proof that a product like Korniche has made a mark on the industry than seeing competitors scrambling to catch up, looking to pick up on one or two aspects of the design to try and differentiate their own products and claw back market share. However, the Korniche Aluminium Lantern has already achieved an affinity with both trade and homeowners which will be hard to overturn. No other lantern has the overall winning combinations the Korniche delivers. From quotation to delivery in as little as five working days for a totally bespoke product and fitting in under 30 mins on site – Korniche remains the obvious solution for trades looking for a lantern to grace their flat roof extension projects in 2019.


FITSHOW 2019 KORNICHE CHALLENGE

Posted on: January 11th, 2019 by Made For Trade

WELCOME TO THE FITSHOW KORNICHE CHALLENGE

HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO WIN £1000 BY SIMPLY COMING TO THE FITSHOW 2019 AND TAKING PART IN THE MADE FOR TRADE KORNICHE CHALLENGE

FITSHOW 2019 Korniche ChallengeMade for Trade are offering the opportunity for both new and experienced installers to rise to the challenge and become the fastest installers of our demonstration Korniche Lantern on Stand K10. If you think you’ve got that speed then you’re in with the chance to walk away with a BIG CASH PRIZE.

We will be holding a new competition each day, at the end of which the three quickest teams on our leaderboard will be going home with either £1000, £200 or £100 IN CASH.

The competition is open to anyone at FIT but entrants can pre-register with us for a guaranteed chance of taking part and being one of our VIP Guests. We’ll have limited space so don’t delay to ensure you don’t miss out.

The competition will be run on:

TUESDAY 21st May 2019
WEDNESDAY 22nd May 2019
THURSDAY 23rd MAY 2019

Enter the challenge for your chance to enjoy the glory of having your name on the top of our leaderboard along with some great press coverage of yourself and your business during and after the show. Winners will feature in FIT Show press releases and select industry-leading magazines.

 

HOW TO ENTER:
Simply email marketing@madefortrade.co with the subject line FIT SHOW CHALLENGE and tell us:

The names of your Team members, which day you will be attending and if you prefer an AM or PM challenge. We will confirm your place and send your FIT SHOW VIP Registration Link.

Get social – Tell everyone you’re entering use the hashtag #kornichechallenge

Taking the challenge:

  • A team of  two persons
  • Must be a registered business
  • Adhere to the challenge rules and wear the applicable PPE you will be provided on the day
  • Arrive 30 minutes before your allocated challenge time to go through the installation guide and have a practice session

Remember this from 2017? Take a look at the Made for Trade team installation here

Research the challenge – Here is a link to our easy to follow Installation Guide


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"MFT are a great company to work with. MFT are a great company to work with. Their excellent customer service as well as their great products, keeps us buying from them on a regular basis.We wish there were more companies like them out there" Premier Roof Systems
"Just to say how good your products are and how competitive you are, we recently had a Korniche lantern light and this was great, a great product and very easy to fit, cost was very good with the turnaround a real bonus, we are also using your bi fold doors which compared to others we have used are again a very good product with a very good price tag"
Milton Glass
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2017-08-03T07:12:09+00:00
"Just to say how good your products are and how competitive you are, we recently had a Korniche lantern light and this was great, a great product and very easy to fit, cost was very good with the turnaround a real bonus, we are also using your bi fold doors which compared to others we have used are again a very good product with a very good price tag" Milton Glass
"Made For Trade have played a key role in expanding our Roof Lantern business. The product is first class, but it is their reliability & professional service that has been key to our success. We have tried buying in Lanterns in the past from others, but service always proved lacking.  MFT share our ethos for providing great quality, excellent value and out standing service. Quite simply, they do the job properly and never let us down"

Lonsdale Metal Company Ltd
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2021-02-22T07:48:27+00:00
"Made For Trade have played a key role in expanding our Roof Lantern business. The product is first class, but it is their reliability & professional service that has been key to our success. We have tried buying in Lanterns in the past from others, but service always proved lacking.  MFT share our ethos for providing great quality, excellent value and out standing service. Quite simply, they do the job properly and never let us down" Lonsdale Metal Company Ltd
"We just wanted to pass on our thanks. You as a company are so helpful and efficient in replies. We really do enjoy working with you!"

Cardiff Orangeries, Whitchurch Windows
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"We just wanted to pass on our thanks. You as a company are so helpful and efficient in replies. We really do enjoy working with you!" Cardiff Orangeries, Whitchurch Windows
"I would like to thank all of the team at Made for Trade/Korniche for supplying us with a fantastic Roof Lantern Product. Right from the start with the advice and support I received from Brian. To installation of a top quality product, made a pleasure to fit due to the superb accuracy of the engineering. I will definitely be advising future customers to have this product installed and will recommend it to all of the consultants and competitors in the Coventry area "

Jon Merrick, Merricks Build Group Limited

 
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2021-03-03T08:39:30+00:00
"I would like to thank all of the team at Made for Trade/Korniche for supplying us with a fantastic Roof Lantern Product. Right from the start with the advice and support I received from Brian. To installation of a top quality product, made a pleasure to fit due to the superb accuracy of the engineering. I will definitely be advising future customers to have this product installed and will recommend it to all of the consultants and competitors in the Coventry area " Jon Merrick, Merricks Build Group Limited  
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