Furlough Position Statement

Published by swctrade on 31 Mar 2020
Dear Colleague We sincerely hope that you & your families are keeping well & are managing ok during this very challenging time. You will sh


Furlough Position Statement

Dear Colleague

We sincerely hope that you & your families are keeping well & are managing ok during this very challenging time. You will shortly be receiving a letter to explain what the Government has recommended we do around ‘Furloughing’ employees as a result of the COVID19 Pandemic.  Furloughing is part of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

If you have changed address in the last 3 months or you are temporarily living at a different address, please email Michelle at the address shown below to let her know.

Colleagues who were employed by the Company prior to February 28th 2020 will be Furloughed. Anyone who joined after this date cannot be Furloughed as per the Governments criteria. Most staff will be Furloughed from the exact time they left the business on Tuesday 24th March, with the exception of staff who were absent on the 24th because they were in self isolation or for other reasons. A separate letter will be written to this group clarifying the Furloughing start date position.

Clearly the emergency closure that took place on Tuesday 24th March left us very little time to update all personnel records so can we respectfully ask that if you are in contact with any of your work colleagues that you make sure they see this update – thank you.

We expect that furlough payments will be made in line with our usual payroll cycle on the last Friday of the month.
Please also note that holiday pay cannot be requested whilst furloughed.

It is ESSENTIAL that we have an up to date e-mail address for you so we can use this to communicate with you whilst the office is closed.  If you have not already supplied us with your e-mail address, or if you are unsure whether we have one for you, it is very important to let Michelle have this asap.

Our aim is for you to receive this important correspondence by Friday 3rd April. If you do not receive this by then, please e-mail michelle.forbes@swctradeframes.co.uk as a matter of priority.

Could we please ask that you respond to Michelle only and that you do this directly via e-mail by 5pm Monday 6th April to acknowledge receipt & your acceptance.

If you have any queries or concerns around the content of the letter or have other COVID-19 work related questions, then please include these in your e-mail to Michelle & we will do our best to answer them as expediently as possible.

Don’t forget that there is also Government support you can explore such as help with your mortgage, council tax, etc. so please visit www.gov.uk – Information about being furloughed is also accessible through this site.

Clearly these are unprecedented times and things are regularly updating & changing so we will endeavour to keep you appraised in this regard via the web-site and email.

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Temporary shutdown – COVID-19

Dear Customer,

Following the latest government announcement on Monday 23rd March, SWC is closing with immediate affect. This means all processing, manufacturing and deliveries are suspended. We apologise in advance of any disruption this may cause but unfortunately we have no alternative. We anticipate to be closed for the next 3 weeks should this change we will find a way to contact you.

For updates please see this section of the SWC website as it will be updated as and when we have any updates to report.

Alternatively please call your Business Development Manager or myself

Luke Jenkinson – 07717 764765
George Baker – 07785 612693
David Keillor – 07826 350532
Mark Catchpole – 07802 301488

Please take good care of yourself and all those around you
Warm regards

Mark Catchpole
Sales Director
SWC Trade Frames Limited

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SWC celebrates 15 year partnership with Yale

SWC Trade Frames celebrate their relationship with Yale spanning over two decades and look towards the future of fabrication.

SWC has been an advocate of Yale’s product range for over 15 years, particularly its multi point door locks, and most recently its Platinum 3 Star cylinder. Plus, we were the very first to launch Yale’s new £1,000 anti-snap cylinder guarantee back in July 2019.Yale logo

Mark Catchpole, Sales Director at SWC Trade Frames, comments:
“The relationship between SWC and Yale is truly invaluable. After partnering with Yale for so many years, we have developed complete faith in not only its product quality, but also the brand’s dependability.”

“We know that when we’re using Yale products, everything has been tried and tested to the maximum standards. Plus, Yale’s commitment to informed design, responsible manufacturing and sustainability considerations assures us that we are delivering top quality products to our own customers.”

Yale cylinder

The Platinum 3 Star Cylinder is Yale’s most secure lock yet; so much so in fact that Yale is offering a £1,000 guarantee in the unlikely event that the cylinder is snapped under attack due to a forced break-in.

For more information please contact Mark Catchpole on 07802 301488.

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Remembrance 2019

This year in honour of our Armed Forces community we have designed and manufactured our very own poppy out of PVCu, panel and paint.

The Poppy is symbolic of Remembrance and hope for a peaceful future.

In a period of political turmoil what better time to put our differences to one side and unite to pay our respects to those who have passed, to those who are present, and to hope those who will serve in future can stay safe and always return home to their loved ones.

This project has been led by our Senior Production Manager Peter Hill, an ex-Warrant Officer who served in the RAF for 32 1/2 years. We employ a number of Military Veterans and believe their work ethic, loyalty, integrity and flexibility go hand in hand with our company’s own core values.

Peter, along with some of our Production Team, have done an absolutely brilliant job and we are so proud to be doing our part to help raise awareness and help ensure people remember those who have died in the line of duty.

Senior Production Manager Peter Hill with production team members Sean Berry and Gary Overend

We are making a donation to The Royal British Legion and ask you to consider doing the same to show your support at www.britishlegion.org.uk/donate.

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Spectral Foil

Spectral Foil – A real EXCLUSIVE game changer!

This premium foil finish looks just like aluminium . . .

Spectral Foil has been designed and developed by Veka and is exclusive to Veka and Halo fabricators.

Spectral’s innovative smooth foil surface uses groundbreaking patented technology to create an ultrasmooth, ultramatt finish that has unrivalled performance benefits.

This innovative premium product is a real game changer and is certain to be a desirable alternative among the style conscious consumer who is looking for that ‘je nes sais quoi’.

Unlike the Renolit ‘smooth’ foil, this finish is more durable and easier to work with. The velvet look makes it almost impossible to distinguish it from an extruded, painted, or a powder-coated aluminium finish.

Key Product Information  

  • Exclusive to Veka / Halo fabricators
  • System 10 only including Flush Sash and Tilt & Turn
  • 4 colour options
    • Platinum Grey
    • Umbra Grey
    • Anthracite Grey
    • Graphite Black
  • Available laminated one or both sides
  • You can select from white, brown or caramel base
  • All coupler covers and corner post trims are flat (no flutes)
  • Anti fingerprint
  • 10 year guarantee
  • High resistance to UV Light
  • Arched and shaped frames
Profile System 10 only
Products Casement windows, residential and french doors, tilt and turns, flush sash, arched and shaped frames
Colours Platinum Grey, Umbra Grey, Anthracite Grey, and Graphite Black
Substrate base colour (optional) White, Brown or Caramel
Glazing Double glazed only
Panels Limited choice available from Hurst, only in flat and Modern Collection (no moulded panels)
Bead Bevelled bead
Corner posts Flat profile (no flutes)
Couplers 2mm (flat), 6mm (sculptured), and 20mm (flat)
French door meeting style S10 chamfered
External cill options Stub – 150mm and 180mm
External cill end caps Nearest stock colour
Head drip Not available
Penning welds Special Konig Pen to match matt finish
Weld Type Knifed
Authentic Bar Putty Style bar only
Trickle vents Nearest stock colour
Guarantee 10 years
Lead time 6 weeks
New order forms TBC

Spectral Trims can be sourced from Paul O’Sullivan (Director, Allied Profiles, Ireland)

  • Allied Profiles Ireland Ltd
  • Clyda Business Park, Mallow
  • Co. Cork
  • Ireland P51FP30
  • Email posullivan@alliedprofiles.ie
  • Phone 003532231900
  • Fax 003532231953
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Furlough Position Statement

Published by swctrade on 31 Mar 2020
Dear Colleague We sincerely hope that you & your families are keeping well & are managing ok during this very challenging time. You will sh

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