Portico Window News


Friday, 5 May 2017

Staff Retirement

Alma Heeps has been one of our longest serving members of staff with almost 20 years’ service with us, we are all sorry to see her go. We wish her a long and very happy retirement so she can spend more time enjoying other activities such as her garden being a keen gardener.

Alma has been a very conscientious and thoroughly reliable member of the team that will be very much missed by all at Portico GB.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Curves in all the right places

On a recent project for the award winning Weston Group PLC Portico GB Ltd replaced all the existing windows in a refurbishment of an office building in Hitchin Hertfordshire.

The programme was extremely tight but working closely with the site management team and the manufacturers and putting in extra days of the normal Christmas break meant
we could meet the deadlines.

The curved windows are a great feature not easy but nothing worthwhile is, it would have been easier to square the aperture but that's not the 'Weston' way.

Recently Portico GB Operations Manager

We are pleased to announce that Gavin Clayton has agreed to take on the role as Operations Manager, Gavin has been with us for over 5 years and now will lead the installations department in all aspects of operations being supported by the team which are all experienced and long serving members of Portico GB Ltd.

Portico has grown but we do not want to lose that personal touch, that 'can do' attitude, whilst we will always ensure the company has a firm financial grounding and we will protect the business for the future we will always try and assist and be flexible as we all know the building industry is not the easiest to predict and keep on programme considering the vagaries of the weather and the house buying market.

Gavin is married with two children and we wish him and his family success for the future however he has a caravan so no excuses for us being late on site because we are stuck behind one!!

Portico Pass the UK Newbuild BBA Inspection with Flying Colours

The UK NewBuild BBA (British Board of Agrément) Scheme was the next step in Portico GB's endeavor not to be just 'another' window installer.

Windows have become technical and environmental products and Portico pride itself on making sure the developers have not only a technically strong window company they can rely on but also at the delivery end hence the BBA Approval for Installations.

We have attached our report and whilst we will never become complacent we are very proud of this report from a bona fide organisation.

Portico UK NewBuild Report

Plain English !!!!

Recently the Managing Director of Portico GB Ltd gave an hour long Continuous Professional Development talk on windows and doors in the new build industry with regard to Secure By design, Lifetime Homes, CDM regulations and all the building regulations in brief and how they all come together, very often being in conflict with each other.

"We try not to be just another window company" he explained "this talk helps us to help the technical guys and surveyors to initially build in the right product, hopefully ours, therefore saving costly drawing changes later on especially after planning permission granted".

The talk given to award winning home developer Weston Homes PLC prompted this response which really sums up exactly the the aim on this presentation:

"Just a quick follow up email to say thanks for coming in and presenting to us and some feedback for you.

Everyone is in agreement that the level of technicality was spot on: all from the technical department took something useful away and from what I’ve heard from the commercial team they all followed along without it getting too deep. Even as I’m typing this email Helen is using your check list to go through what we are issuing for our job in Cambridge.

There was praise regarding the fact that you stuck to the printed Power Point slides that were issued to us with no major deviation (which is very common with other CPD’s) which made it easy to follow.

From a personal point of view I very much liked the fact that you highlighted to everyone just how many rules, regulations & guidance’s there are to be followed and that at present there are some serious conflicts between LTH & SBD, etc.

All in all everyone is in agreement that your presentation has been one of the most useful CPD’s we have had in the office. It was also very refreshing to have someone come in with the aim of teaching us something over the course of the hour and not furnish us with a small bit of info & then give us a 50 minute sales pitch...

If and when you do update the Power Point presentation I would very much appreciate a copy to forward round the office for use as a checklist.

Thanks again.


David Wilkins, Architectural Technician, Weston Homes Plc"

Staff Retirement

Keith Cresswell has been a valued member of staff and whilst we are sorry to see him go we wish both him and Linda a very long and happy retirement and hope they can enjoy the game they both love (golf), on a more full-time basis.

Keith has always been a model member of staff being both conscientious, reliable and honest. After 12 years service with us he will be a hard act to follow.

Portico GB Ltd. New apartments finished in Lambeth

Portico have just completed an aluminum window and door contract for Bellway Homes Southern, they have an excellent technical team which we work closely with to make sure the glazing is both practical but aesthetically pleasing.

Portico GB Ltd. Cavity Closers

We have been providing Cavity Closers with our windows for many years and now offer a complete range of Cavity Closers for supply only. A complete range of cavity widths available even up to 300mm.

Super energy efficiency with security

Portico GB Ltd. are pleased to announce that they can now offer a triple glazed window unit that can meet the highest 'u' value of 0.8W/m²k and has also been tested and passed Secure By Design.


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Portico GB Ltd has been successfully supplying and installing PVCU and Aluminium windows, doors, patio door's, conservatories since 1989 with comprehensive national coverage, Service, Quality, Flexibility and Safety with a tried and tested product, lead by very experienced individuals backed up with a team of qualified staff and a solid financial foundation all combines to allow us to confidently meet the commitments of any size project or national contract deal now and in the future.




We pride ourselves on the quality of our product and the flexibility of our highly trained staff to ensure a fast, efficient and quality service.



Gavin Clayton
Windows Operations Manager

We understand that deadlines are extremely important and are set up to respond to the demands of the industry with our tried and tested product range and workforce.



Jason Campbell
Commercial Manager



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