13 Nov 2018
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Make your home extra welcoming this Christmas with a new front door

There’s only 43 days to go before the big event and many people will be celebrating with friends and family. Have you already made the Christmas cake? Have you got Santa’s list sorted? How can you make sure your home is looking its best for those festive get-togethers?

There’s so much to think about when it comes to the big day that getting a new front door may not be at the top of your list – but how long have you had your current door? Is it looking a bit tattered and faded? The front door is the main focal point for your home, so you’ll want to make it as inviting as possible.

Investing in a new front door will add to your home’s kerb appeal and make your home extra cosy this winter.

In need of a new front door?

Target Windows is proud to stock new front doors from Solidor, so you know you’ll be getting a unique solid 48mm timber core which has been beautifully hand crafted within the company’s Staffordshire manufacturing facility.

Solidor doors are very popular because they look like traditional timber doors but don’t require the maintenance. They’re also available in a fantastic range of colours and styles, have enhanced security features and will make your home feel warmer as the cool winter nights draw in.

There are plenty of styles; from the classic look of the Traditional Range to the stylish finish of the Italia Collection, there really is a door to suite every home. Why not have a go with the Solidor door designer or contact Target Windows today to request a brochure. For more information about our doors click here.

08 Oct 2018
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Target Windows employees celebrate over 60 years of service

Three employees of a Stoke-on-Trent window company have racked up 63 years’ service between them.

Target Windows, based in Meir Heath, has branches in Stone and Uttoxeter and is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year.

Ken Roberts, from Stone, has worked for the company for 25 years after starting as a sales advisor.

The 68-year-old is now semi-retired and assists the current sales team. He said: “The customers have become much more discerning and the range of products offered now means the sales team have to have far more product knowledge.”

He added: “I wouldn’t change anything because I enjoy my job and working for a family-run company.”

Showroom assistant Brenda Parkes, 59, from Uttoxeter, has served Target Windows for 20 years and is so dedicated to the company that many call her Mrs Target.

She said: “I will go out of my way to help people choose the right product for their needs and requirements. You could say I’m like a stick of rock – cut me in half and it will say Target Windows through and through! This wouldn’t have been possible without the recognition and support of the family, Jane, Alan, Mick and Guy, for which I’m very grateful.”

Brenda has enjoyed working in different departments, starting with the Uttoxeter showroom and progressing to the service department before being based where she is now, at the Stone showroom.

She said: “The double-glazing industry has changed and improved so much over the years with many more quality UPVC products available, and being FENSA registered is a great boost for us here at Target Windows.”

Mark Underwood, 51, from Meir Hay, has worked for the small family-run company for 18 years as a surveyor. His role now also includes running the building works related to conservatories and home extensions.

He said: “The range of products and services has increased, along with customer expectations of a well-established company like Target.

“I enjoy working with a fantastic team, who are always there to help and back you up with any situation. They are not just work colleagues, but good friends and I am proud to have been involved and to have seen how the company has grown to what it is now.”

To mark the company’s 35th anniversary Target Windows is currently offering 35% off all windows doors and conservatories on selected orders. For more information visit www.targetwindows.co.uk or call 01782 398021.

20 May 2018
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Target Windows celebrates record-breaking May

A Stoke-on-Trent window company is celebrating a record-breaking month which saw sales double compared to this time last year.

Target Windows, based in Meir Heath, has put the success down to an open day and offers celebrating the firm’s 35th anniversary.

Director Guy Basnett said: “Our open day on May 5 and 6 was really successful, and we have also invested in a marketing campaign promoting offers and massive savings, which are running all year.

“I think the fantastic weather has also boosted enquiries, alongside traditional word of mouth recommendations.

“We are a family-run business and we have built a great reputation over the past 35 years, so we’d just like to thank our customers for their support.”

The boost has meant the business has been able to hire a new salesperson, Brian Mitchell, who brings a wealth of experience within the industry, working for national companies and local businesses.

Mr Mitchell, 58, from Stafford, said: “I’ve only recently joined Target, but already I have been made to feel very welcome. They are a well-respected company and it’s a pleasure to join them in such an important anniversary year.”

Target Windows has further increased its offering this month by making a deal with Kolorseal, allowing customers to choose practically any colour for their windows and doors.

Mr Basnett added: “We’re really excited about this partnership because these days customers want more colour choices. We’ve noticed that Chartwell Green UPVC windows are really popular, because that’s one of the most interesting choices which have been available – but now customers can have hot pink, purple, red, whatever colour they want really.”

The firm has also gained several new contracts, including winning more work with the Harper Group providing windows and doors for local housing and also continuing its work with the Dogs Trust to kit out several new kennels.

For more information visit the new website at www.targetwindows.co.uk or call 01782 398021.

17 May 2018
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Stoke-on-Trent window company raises cash for Douglas Macmillan Hospice

A Stoke-on-Trent window company has raised £100 for a hospice during a weekend to mark 35 years in business.

Target Windows, based in Meir Heath, raised the cash by holding a raffle in aid of the Douglas Macmillan Hospice at its open weekend on May 5 and 6.

Director Guy Basnett, who presented the funds to Stephanie Bradbury, business development fundraiser for the hospice, said: “It was a really successful, sunny weekend and we are pleased to have been able to raise some more money for this fantastic charity.”

Target Windows is an official corporate partner of the Dougie Mac and Mr Basnett raised over £1,800 in February after spending a day locked in a jail cell as part of the hospice’s Jail or Bail Challenge.

Aside from the raffle, ten members of staff have now signed up for the charity’s lottery, which raises £1.5million to help fund specialist care services.

Target Windows is now celebrating the launch of its new website at www.targetwindows.co.uk. For more information call 01782 398021.

12 Mar 2018
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Stoke-on-Trent window company celebrates 35th anniversary

A Stoke-on-Trent window company is celebrating 35 years in business.

Target Windows, based in Meir Heath, was established in 1983 by businessman Alan Tune, who manufactured windows for a local double-glazing firm.

But Alan found himself with a factory full of machinery and no customers after the firm he was supplying went out of business.

He opened a small showroom in Radford Street, Stone, where his sister Jane and his wife Sylvia would make appointments for Alan to see customers who required quotes for windows, doors and conservatories.

As demand increased, Jane assisted with sales appointments, and the small showroom was soon outgrown. Target relocated to its current home at The Fillybrooks in Stone and expanded into Uttoxeter.

In 2002, current company director Guy Basnett joined the team, after marrying Jane in 1999. His experience in sales opened the commercial market. Alan’s brother Mick is also part of the management team and has many years of experience in the industry. The family business has gone from strength to strength.

Mr Basnett said: “It’s a very exciting time for Target. We are now focusing on securing commercial contracts throughout the UK on new-build sites, schools, animal re-homing projects and refurbishment projects.

“Many new products are set to be introduced to the existing range as the domestic market continues to evolve, to meet the demand of our many clients wanting to maximise their living space.

“We’re so proud of what we have achieved and to mark our 35th anniversary, we will be hosting a celebration event at our Stone showroom on the bank holiday weekend of May 5 and 6, 10am to 4pm. Customers old and new are invited and there will be a raffle in aid of the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, with vouchers worth up to £300.”

The company ran a Facebook competition this month, where anyone living at a property with a combination of 3 and 5 in their property number could enter. The prize of a luxury M&S hamper worth £100 was won by Ruby Wilson, from Uttoxeter.

She said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to have won the Target competition and this prize has made my day.”

Ruby added: “I have been very happy with Target’s service, from ordering to installation, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.”

For further information, visit www.targetwindows.co.uk or call 01782 398021.

28 Feb 2018

Competition time: Target Windows celebrates 35th anniversary

Target Windows is celebrating 35 years in business.

The company is running a Facebook competition in March, where anyone living at a property with a combination of 3 and 5 in their property number can enter. The prize is a luxury M&S hamper worth £100. You can enter here.

The business is also asking people to challenge Target Windows to beat a quote for windows, doors and conservatories.

Company director Guy Basnett said: “We’re so proud of what we have achieved and to mark our 35th anniversary, we will be hosting a celebration event at our Stone showroom on the bank holiday weekend of May 5 and 6. Customers old and new will be invited and full details are being finalised.”

M&S hamper £100

 

The Meir Heath-based company was established in 1983 by businessman Alan Tune, who manufactured windows for a local double-glazing firm.

But Alan found himself with a factory full of machinery and no customers after the firm he was supplying went out of business.

He opened a small showroom in Radford Street, Stone, where his sister Jane and his wife Sylvia would make appointments for Alan to see customers who required quotes for windows, doors and conservatories.

As demand increased, Jane assisted with sales appointments, and the small showroom was soon outgrown. Target relocated to its current home at The Filleybrooks in Stone and expanded into Uttoxeter.

In 2002, current company director Guy Basnett joined the team, after marrying Jane in 1999. His experience in sales opened up the commercial market. Alan’s brother Mick is also part of the management team and has many years of experience in the industry. The family business has gone from strength to strength.

Mr Basnett said: “It’s a very exciting time for Target. We are now focusing on securing commercial contracts throughout the UK on new build sites, schools, animal re-homing projects and refurbishment projects.

“Many new products are set to be introduced to the existing range as the domestic market continues to evolve, to meet the demand of our many clients wanting to maximise their living space.”

For further information 01782 398021.

Terms and conditions:

March Facebook competition

Entrants must enter via the Target Windows Facebook page and post a photo of their house number containing a 3 or a 5 on the competition post, which is pinned to the top of the page.

The prize is as stated, no cash alternative can be given.

The competition runs from 12pm on March 1 until 12.00 midday on March 25, 2018.

The winner will be notified via Facebook and also announced on social media week commencing March 26, 2018.

The competition is not open to employees of Target Windows and their families. Entrants must be aged 18 and over.

 

Beat a quote competition

The customer must present a formal document containing a quote from the supplier. Target Windows will try to match or beat the quote.

The competition is not open to employees of Target Windows and their families. Entrants must be aged 18 and over. Competition closes at 12pm on March 31, 2018.

21 Feb 2018
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Stoke-on-Trent window company boss ‘jailed’ to raise cash for hospice

The boss of a family-run window company has spent a day locked in a prison cell to raise over £1,800 for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

Guy Basnett, director of Meir Heath-based Target Windows, was picked up by uniformed officers and bundled into the back of a police van on Wednesday after signing up to take part in the hospice’s 2018 Jail or Bail Challenge.

Mr Basnett spent Valentine’s Day in a cell at the disused Magistrates Court in Fenton, along with David Webster, CEO of Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Ian Walker, director of Fifteen Group, and Dave Meakin, a driver at Jones & Shuffs.

He said: “I was made to wear a white jumpsuit over my puffer jacket, so I looked like Michelin Man, then stuffed into the back of a police van in a cage.

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“We all had our finger prints taken and then we were put into a dark, dank prison cell. We were allowed our phones, so we could plead for donations to secure our freedom. It went really well, and some of my mates were offering to donate more to keep me in there! I’d like to thank everyone who donated. I think the Dougie Mac has raised £4700 so far.”

The Jail or Bail campaign marked the 45th anniversary of the hospice providing local care to local people. The money will go towards the cost of funding the services provided by the Dougie Mac at the hospice in Blurton and across the North Staffordshire community.

You can still donate by visiting jailorbail.everydayhero.com/uk/target-windows, calling 01782 398021 or popping into a Target Windows showroom in Stone or Uttoxeter.

08 Dec 2017

Stoke window company films Christmas sing-along video

Target Windows is hoping to spread some Christmas cheer by releasing a video which sees staff don Santa suits and belt out a festive hit.

Employees attached fake beards, grabbed inflatable guitars and adjusted their Santa hats at the firm’s Meir Heath factory to record a unique version of Slade’s Merry Xmas Everybody on Tuesday morning.

They were joined by Christmas angel, production director Mick Tune, who braved the cold in white tights and a yellow wig.

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He said: “It was a very cold morning, but it was all good fun and seeing me dressed as an angel certainly gave the lads a laugh. We hope the video makes people smile too.”

The video went live today and is being shared on social media. It will be displayed at Target’s showrooms in Stone and Uttoxeter.

Guy Basnett, director of Target Windows, said: “The idea came on the back of last year’s Christmas video, which was The Twelve Days of Christmas. Loads of people commented on how much they enjoyed it, so we wanted to do another this year, only do a funny take on a pop hit.

“It was certainly a laugh – the lads won’t be making it into the charts any time soon; they’re much better at fitting windows than they are at singing!”

Target also took the opportunity to announce its support for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, as a corporate partner. The company will be taking part in the charity’s Jail or Bail challenge, which will see Target raise £2,000 for the hospice.

*** WIN ***

To celebrate the release of the video, Target Windows is running a Facebook competition to give people the chance to win a luxury Christmas hamper from Il Gusto Trentham. To enter, just like and comment on the post here. Usual Ts & Cs apply.

Target is offering another chance to win a prize this festive season. Anyone who books a January 2018 installation this month will get huge savings on new doors, windows, a conservatory or an orangery.

On top of that, one lucky winner will receive £100 in Love2shop vouchers.  Winners will be announced on February 1, 2018. Usual Ts & Cs apply.

For more information call 01782 398021 or pop into a Target Windows showroom in Stone or Uttoxeter.

24 Nov 2017

Stoke window company helps complete £750K community project

A Meir Heath company has helped complete a £750,000 community facility in Audlem.

Family-run business Target Windows worked with Sneyd Building Contractors to supply windows and doors for the project, which saw an annex created to enhance the Public Hall in the village.

The Annexe is designed to complement the hall, and will provide: lounge and dining facilities for senior citizens; a dedicated space for a new youth club; storage and dressing rooms for the 5A’s drama group; changing rooms for Audlem FC senior and Audlem Saints junior footballers, cycling and other sports.

There will be a community-run fitness room equipped with treadmills, a rowing machine and exercise bikes, and a small kitchen and medical room, along with a multipurpose small hall suitable for meetings and functions.

Guy Basnett, director of Target Windows, said: “We’re so pleased to have been involved with a huge community project like this. The Annexe will be used by several local groups, as well as providing a gym, with profits going back into the community.

“We have supplied aluminium and UPVc windows and doors, so it should feel very comfortable all year, and help reduce operating costs, making the project as sustainable as possible.”

Praise

The new facility has cost around £750,000 to design and build, with money from The Big Lottery Fund, grants and donations from parish councils, residents and major sponsors. Significant funds were raised by the APHAx Committee.

Roland Hall, chairman of the APHAx Committee said: “We have been working with the Big Lottery Fund for over four years to make The Annexe a reality. The project has its roots in the 2005 Audlem Parish Plan, which identified the need for better sport and recreational facilities. The APHAx team are very proud that they have delivered the most important community project for decades and that it will benefit future generations for years to come.”

Heather Jones, chairman of Audlem Parish Council, said: “Audlem Parish Council is delighted to have helped fund this splendid new annexe to the Public Hall.  Due to a variety of circumstances, the Parish Council was, fortunately, in a position to give £20,000 towards the building costs and we believe it is money well spent.

“The Annexe will provide much-needed facilities for the village and councillors are confident the building will be well used by community groups and other organisations now and in the future.”

Rachel Bailey, Leader of Cheshire East Council and ward councillor for Audlem said: “Completion of The Annexe is due to the dedication of the APHAx Committee and enthusiasm of our vibrant village community and beyond.

“The Annexe sees the fruition of Parish Plans penned in 2005 and 2010, with improved sports and recreation facilities now in place for residents ‘from eight to eighty’.  In addition to the traditional table tennis and, badminton, indoor bowls and snooker, we now have on our doorstep a community not-for-profit gym, along with improved facilities for 5A’s, Youth club, Audlem & District Community Action and senior and junior football teams

“Congratulations to everyone who has made this happen this is a fantastic facility worthy of its Lottery Funding and community support.”

07 Nov 2017

Record number of fabricators switch to Optima windows

Profile 22, the manufacturer of Optima windows, has reported a rapid increase in the brand’s popularity among fabricators.

Staffordshire-based Target Windows partnered with Profile 22 – the UK’s leading manufacturer of PVC-U window systems – earlier this year, and now offers the entire Optima range.

The announcement that a record number of fabricators have been switching to Optima in recent months demonstrates that not only are more fabricators choosing it, they’re also convinced that the single system can deliver everything they need.

Gerald Allen, Profile 22’s Marketing Manager, said: “It’s testament to the package of benefits Optima offers that most of the fabricators who have switched to us since we launched the system in 2016 have chosen to single source.”

Mr Allen credited three factors for fabricators’ confidence in Optima: the system itself, the ease of switchover and the support that’s available.

Optima is an advanced high-performance system, available in sculptured and chamfered variants. It incorporates features that rival systems don’t, and doesn’t use gimmicks or quick fixes.

The range is complete, fully integrated and its thermal performance of up to A++ is outstanding. It has revolutionised the PVC-U windows market since its launch, with its exceptional performance in energy efficiency, weather protection and security.

Target Windows stocks the full range in its Uttoxeter and Stone showrooms. Thanks to the adaptable design, both contemporary and period-styled houses can benefit from the modern technology.

For more information call 01785 811558.