Replacement windows and doors supplied for Kenrick House

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National Fenestration Awards Finalists

Shelforce is proud to have been nominated for the Fabricator/Manufacturer of the Year award at the prestigious 2019 National Fenestration Awards. Who are Shelforce? At Shelforce, we manufacture PVCu windows... Read more

New build properties on Gladstone Street on which we supplied windows and doors

Is anxiety a disability?

As discussed in our previous blog ‘Is depression a disability?’, a mental health condition is considered a disability if it has a long-term effect on normal day-to-day activities. The definition... Read more

Workers out in Force to remember colleague and friend

A much-loved work colleague’s life was celebrated by all his friends at a Birmingham window and door manufacturer. Mark Bull passed away suddenly in May but will not be forgotten... Read more

reversible white window

What are the egress window requirements for social housing in England, UK?

Have you heard about the 298 homes recently granted permission to be built on the former Yardley Sewage Works site? Positively, half of these homes are designated to top up... Read more

Replacement windows and doors supplied for Kenrick House

How will a new Decent Homes Standard affect window manufacturing?

The number 13 is renowned for being an unlucky omen, but 13 years on since the Decent Homes Standard was revised, many believe a review of social housing standards is... Read more

Eurocell uPVC casement windows

What’s an acceptable U-value for windows to comply with Building Regulations?

U-values measure the insulating capacity of a material. Sometimes referred to as thermal transmittance, U-values are used across the building industry to ensure that all new buildings and new installations... Read more

One of our long serving employees working on a PVCu frame

How committing to lean manufacturing principles has led to success for Shelforce

Lean manufacturing has its origins in the Japanese manufacturing industry. It is a systematic method that is designed to minimise waste without sacrificing productivity. For several years, we’ve been streamlining... Read more

Coloured uPVC casement windows

Is epilepsy a disability?

The Equality Act 2010 recognises most forms of epilepsy as a disability, even when someone’s seizures are controlled, or a person doesn’t consider themselves as ‘disabled’. What is epilepsy? Recently... Read more

Black composite door in our product showroom

Is diabetes a disability?

The Equality Act 2010 identifies diabetes as an ‘unseen disability.’ Diabetes has two main types, with 4.7 million people in the UK living with this lifelong condition (diagnosed and undiagnosed).... Read more

Commercial glazing for large high rise multi-storey building

Is autism a disability?

Recognised under the Equality Act 2010, autism is considered a disability as it is a lifelong condition that affects how people interact and communicate with others. Varying in severity from... Read more