History

2017

Liniar earns a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation for the ModLok™ bi-folding door.

 

Roger Hartshorn attends a reception at Buckingham Palace to meet Her Majesty.

 

2017

EnergyPlus90 is launched.

 

178,000 ft² warehouse is opened.

 

2016

Alumina, the first fully foiled aluminium bi-fold is launched.

 

178,000 ft² warehouse is built.

 

2015

Flamstead Group is acquired by Quanex Building Products.

 

New 178,000 ft² warehouse to be built to facilitate further growth.

 

2014

Prime Minister David Cameron visits. ModLok™ bi-fold launched. Liniar roof kits and the Flush Sash system are introduced.

2013

New lamination plant is opened along with 60,000 tonne mixing plant.

 

The Liniar brand identity is refreshed.

2012

60,000ft2 warehouse is built to keep all products on one site.

 

Liniar Patio with ModLok is launched.

2011

Liniar Zoom conservatory system is launched.

 

Tarpey Harris launches a tool maintenance department.

2010

Liniar introduces the first PVCu bespoke bi-folding door Liniar EnergyPlus profile is also launched.

2009

Sculptured Liniar window system is launched.

 

New Liniar hand rail and recycled deck system launched.

2008

Brand new chamfered Liniar window system is launched combining strength & energy efficiency.

2007

All companies relocate to new factories in Denby.

 

The Liniar fencing and gravel board system is launched.

2006

Construction begins on the new factory for HL Plastics and Tarpey Harris in Denby.

 

The Liniar brand name is introduced.

2005

Roger Hartshorn and Mike Bosworth form Flamstead Holdings to buy back HL Plastics and Tarpey Harris.

 

Tarpey opens wax injection dept.

2003

New 140,00ft2 warehouse built in Alfreton.

 

Tessenderlo Group acquires total ownership of the group, after previously acquiring 75% in 1998.

2001

HL Plastics develops Suredeck safety platform.

 

Eurocell develops Pinnacle conservatory roof & co-extruded 70mm Logic system.

 

10 strand foam trim tool developed.

1999

4400 tonne raw material mixing plant is installed at Clover Nook.

 

HL Plastics develops verandah system and Eurocell sliding patio door.

1997

The group consisting of HL Plastics, Tarpey Harris and Eurocell Building Plastics is renamed Fairbrook.

 

Eurocell production outgrows Little Eaton and moves to new purpose built factory in Alfreton.

1995

Eurocell warehouse and distribution is relocated to 63,000ft² site in Cotes Park, Alfreton.

 

John Wall retires, Mike Bosworth, Roger Hartshorn, Sir John Harvey Jones, John Wall and Dan Desmond outside HL Plastics, Little Eaton.

1994

HL Plastics designs and launches new window system – Eurocell Ultimate 70mm System.

 

First trade centre opened in Dorset.

1993

Godfrey Harris retires.

 

HL Plastics launches a range of Plastic Piling from recycled PVCu and develops in house injection moulding.

1991

After launching a range of Cellular foam building products, HL Plastics creates the Eurocell brand name to supply these to the growing base of windows customers.

1989

HL purchase Tarpey Harris Precision Toolmakers to gain access to the latest toolmaking technology and control supply chain for future development.

1988

Management buyout is led by Roger Hartshorn and Mike Bosworth.

1977

HL moves to a new purpose built 17,000 ft factory in Little Eaton, Derbyshire.

1974

Trade extrusion company started by Godfrey Harris and Stuart Leese in a 10,000 ft factory at Riddings in Derbyshire.