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About Winkhaus

The companies of the Winkhaus Group develop and produce high-quality system solutions for windows and doors as well as modern access control systems. Building component manufacturers and security professionals, dealers, architects, builders and users all over the world value the robust and innovative technology.

Winkhaus offers impressively innovative products and competent services. High quality is the hallmark of the user-friendly window technology, the convenient door locking systems and the intelligent access control systems.

Winkhaus’ state-of-the-art plants are based in three locations in Germany – in addition to the headquarters in Telgte, the company produces in Münster and Meiningen. Another state-of-the-art plant for window technology is located in Rydzyna, Poland. Winkhaus is represented throughout Europe with its international subsidiaries.

Aug. Winkhaus GmbH & Co. KG has been an owner-run company since its establishment in 1854 and is 100% owned by the founding family Winkhaus. The fifth generation now manages a team of over 2,300 employees.

Contact Winkhaus

Winkhaus UK Ltd
2950 Kettering Parkway
NN15 6XZ

T +44 1536 316000



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About Sheerline

Proudly designed and manufactured in the heart of the UK

We aim to transform the experience of buying aluminium systems and windows from start to finish. Our technical experts looked at every aspect of aluminium windows and doors, from how they’re made and installed, how they perform and look, to the service and support you need and get. And we’ve redesigned everything so they’re easy to fabricate, order, install, and sell.


After listening to the issues and problems that customers experienced with existing aluminium systems, Roger Hartshorn, who has more than 40 years experience in the fenestration industry, began a mission to reinvent aluminium windows and doors.

Not only to remove these frustrations but also to improve service levels and reduce the reliance on imported aluminium systems and products. Currently 190,000 tonnes of extruded aluminium is consumed in the UK, but only 110,000 tonnes are made here.


We’ve invested over £9m in a state-of-the-art factory. This investment ensures quality is built into our very foundations. At the heart of our production facility sits our 170-tonne aluminium press (the same weight as a fully-grown blue whale).

The SMS HYBREX delivers up to 4 tonnes of extruded profile an hour, using the latest energy efficient servomotor technology to replace many hydraulic functions, for improved efficiency, precision and speed of operation with energy savings of up to 55%.


Formed in early 2018, after seeing the opening for a modern UK based aluminium extruder. Garnalex is based at the original L.B. Plastics site, which is also part of the Garnalex group.

We undertook a major refurbishment program of our 35 acre Firs Works to create a pristine, clean environment for our aluminium press, annealing oven and toolroom operations.

Contact Sheerline


DE56 2JJ

Tel: 01332 978000


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About UAP

UAP Ltd has an unrivalled reputation for product excellence, innovation and quality. We are a leading door hardware supplier in the UK and import top of the range supplies from around the globe – working in conjunction with highly-regarded and respected manufacturers in order to guarantee that every piece of merchandise is of a superior standard. All items meet even the most stringent of requirements and come complete with an extremely reasonable, competitive price tag.

Our head office is based in Whitefield (Manchester). We have external sales representatives covering all over the UK and Ireland, each partnered with an internal account manager and sales admin, meaning that no matter where you are in the country, we have you covered.

All UAP products are categorised by the six brands, UAP Health Care Range, Locking Systems; Intelligent Hardware; Fullex; Firemongery and TradeLocks. Each brand is reputed for quality, durability and innovation. Our products have been designed, developed and tested in the UK.

Established in 1996, UAP Limited has been running for over 20 years, and in this time we have become a leading household name in the UK as a door hardware supplier, offering not only the finest door hardware and security products, but also key cutting machines and specialised locksmith tools. With over 3,500 product lines in stock, which include door knockers, viewers, letterplates, handles, numbers and letters, as well as door and window security products including window restrictors, door chains and The Soterian TS008 letterplate, there is something for everyone.

Contact UAP:

Tel: 0161 7967268


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