We’re delighted to be celebrating our tenth anniversary working together with premium stockist UPlastics!
Starting life as a uPVC distributor, UPlastics sold their first pallet of HardiePlank® fibre cement cladding in October 2009, after a customer approached the Newmarket store manager to ask whether there were any more natural looking, low maintenance cladding products on the market. A decade later, HardiePlank cladding is now the top selling product offered by UPlastics, who have since opened an Ipswich branch to help meet demand for facade cladding across the Eastern counties.
Both Newmarket and Ipswich branches stock HardiePlank cladding in all 21 colours, and two textures, to provide the maximum choice for local customers.
Chris Harold, managing director of UPlastics, comments:
‘We’ve seen a real shift in design trends since starting out; people don’t want boring brick boxes for houses anymore, they want homes with personality. However they also want to use products that are low maintenance and durable.
‘This is where HardiePlank comes into its own, offering a stunning aesthetic and premium finish but without the hassle of ongoing maintenance.
‘The product continues to be in high demand, with sales growing 30% year on year. The teams at both James Hardie and UPlastics have grown the businesses together, and we’ll continue to do so to offer the maximum design flexibility for customers.’
Gary Lee, National specification manager at James Hardie adds:
‘Insights from key business partners like UPlastics are critical in helping us to deliver the right products to market. The team have been instrumental in the decision making processes for new colour ranges, accessories and new product innovation.
‘I have no doubt our business partnership will continue to thrive for many decades to come!’