Throughout the past decade, we’ve committed to becoming to one of the most advanced window and door manufacturing plants in the UK, investing in cutting-edge processes that allow us to work more efficiently, cutting resource use and increasing capacity. Innovations include the incorporation of the latest tracking technology to give every component part its own unique barcode and identity – enabling total traceability of components – as well as making significant improvements to our PVCu fabrication lines.
With windows for every project now digitally barcoded, our computerised system works intelligently to optimise the sections required for individual windows, resulting in as little as waste as possible from the 6m PVCu extrusions we work from. Following cutting, sections are put through our corner cleaning and welding machinery – a state-of-the-art mechanism that welds and cleans eight corners in a single operation, reducing fabrication time and optimising production capacity.
ELECTRONIC SIGN OFF
The CMS iAuditor system is a dedicated inspection app – developed and used by our teams – that provides real-time visibility across the business and helps raise Health & Safety and Quality standards throughout. As well as providing electronic sign-off at every stage of a project, it operates as an inspection management tool, enabling our team to collect consistent data, standardise operations, send reports, identify failed areas and get on-site problems resolved in real time.
CMS iAuditor is used by our teams to produce daily reports that are shared with clients, improving visibility and trust across every aspect of a project. Upon completion, handover inspections are carried out using the app and the programme also records Health & Safety audits and tenant satisfaction surveys that are carried out after each installation.
OFF SITE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
The growth of off-site construction methods – when components of a construction project at a different location from where they’ll be permanently installed, often within a factory environment – is increasing in-line with the pressing need for new housing stock across the UK. Having anticipated this development, our state-of-the-art facility offers both the capability and expertise to meet the needs of our growing client base. Fitting windows and doors from CMS Window Systems into building components off-site, has many advantages: it allows better safety, reduced waste, higher build quality and reduced down time, among other benefits.
Our PVCu factories are equipped with the latest industry-leading machinery, ensuring we manufacture every window and door with greater accuracy and guaranteeing a superb finish every time. Furthermore, with our lean manufacturing processes and six sigma methodologies, quality manufacturing is ingrained in our operations.