Roger Hartshorn passes on the running of the Group to Martin Thurley after a 2-year handover.
The fully reversible window is launched, with the Elevate lantern roof following later in the year. Fencing also became available in two new finishes – woodgrain foiled and composite!
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.
EnergyPlus90 is launched.
178,000 ft² warehouse is opened.
Alumina, the first fully foiled aluminium bi-fold is launched.
178,000 ft² warehouse is built.
Flamstead Group is acquired by Quanex Building Products.
New 178,000 ft² warehouse to be built to facilitate further growth.
Prime Minister David Cameron visits. ModLok™ bi-fold launched. Liniar roof kits and the Flush Sash system are introduced.
New lamination plant is opened along with 60,000 tonne mixing plant.
The Liniar brand identity is refreshed.
60,000ft2 warehouse is built to keep all products on one site.
Liniar Patio with ModLok is launched.
Liniar Zoom conservatory system is launched.
Tarpey Harris launches a tool maintenance department.
Liniar introduces the first uPVC bespoke bi-folding door Liniar EnergyPlus profile is also launched.
Sculptured Liniar window system is launched.
New Liniar hand rail and recycled deck system launched.
Brand new chamfered Liniar window system is launched combining strength & energy efficiency.
All companies relocate to new factories in Denby.
The Liniar fencing and gravel board system is launched.
Construction begins on the new factory for HL Plastics and Tarpey Harris in Denby.
The Liniar brand name is introduced.
Roger Hartshorn and Mike Bosworth form Flamstead Holdings to buy back HL Plastics and Tarpey Harris.
Tarpey opens wax injection dept.
New 140,00ft2 warehouse built in Alfreton.
Tessenderlo Group acquires total ownership of the group, after previously acquiring 75% in 1998.
HL Plastics develops Suredeck safety platform.
Eurocell develops Pinnacle conservatory roof & co-extruded 70mm Logic system.
10 strand foam trim tool developed.
4400 tonne raw material mixing plant is installed at Clover Nook.
HL Plastics develops verandah system and Eurocell sliding patio door.
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.
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.
HL Plastics designs and launches new window system – Eurocell Ultimate 70mm System.
First trade centre opened in Dorset.
Godfrey Harris retires.
HL Plastics launches a range of Plastic Piling from recycled uPVC and develops in house injection moulding.
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.
HL purchase Tarpey Harris Precision Toolmakers to gain access to the latest toolmaking technology and control supply chain for future development.
Management buyout is led by Roger Hartshorn and Mike Bosworth.
HL moves to a new purpose built 17,000 ft factory in Little Eaton, Derbyshire.
Trade extrusion company started by Godfrey Harris and Stuart Leese in a 10,000 ft factory at Riddings in Derbyshire.