Getting Ahead

A Sheerline truck outside a factory

Express Trade Frames is one of the latest fabricators to manufacture Sheerline, the aluminium window and door system from Garnalex, saying it is ahead of the rest.

Express Trade Frames MD, Scott Law says: “We knew Sheerline was going to be a great system and we wanted to get on board and grow with Garnalex as they grow. It’s ahead of the market. We’d followed Roger Hartshorn’s success at Liniar and wanted to be part of it.

“For us, the speed and ease of fabrication is important," adds Scott. "The market is asking for lower U-Values, especially on new build sites to meet tighter building requirements and this is achieved with Sheerline."


 “We fabricate the flush sash option as standard. The feedback we’ve had from installers has been really positive, they say it’s easy to install and glaze up and they like the low sightlines.”

– Scott Law 

Managing director, Express Trade Frames



Based in Fleetwood, Lancashire for 22 years, Express Trade Frames has been fabricating aluminium for just three years but aluminium has grown so fast it now exceeds its PVC-U sales.


Commercial installations

Law adds: “Aluminium has grown fast because of its sustainability credentials, colour choice and slim sightlines. The market has responded very well to Sheerline and we’ve already picked up several commercial contracts on the back of sending out samples.

"Garnalex delivers within five working days so we’ve been able to reduce our stock levels and still meet our customers' targets.”


Made in Britain

"We’re particularly pleased that Scott from, Express Trade Frames refers to our quick delivery service. One of my objectives from the very start was to build Garnalex’ service and support around customers’ need to provide their customers with good service and support," says Roger Hartshorn, CEO of Garnalex.

"Sheerline is made here in Derby," adds Hartshorn. "We keep all our profiles and components in stock. That gives us complete control over our short supply chain and enables us to offer the shortest lead times in aluminium.

Picture: Express Trade Frames says Sheerline is ahead of the market.



Article written by Cathryn Ellis
10th November 2021


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