DMD Installations partners with UPVC roofline manufacturer Kestrel for its largest contract to date

When large-scale UPVC roofline contractor DMD Installations won one of its biggest contracts to date, it looked to a trusted partner to deliver the rainwater goods.

As a long-standing Kestrel UPVC roofline installer, DMD Installations decided to use the Kayflow rainwater range for the project, which involves 3,000 homes in the Colchester area.

Peter Statham of DMD Installations explained: “With a large project like this, quality and ease of fitting is key. Over the next 18 moths we will have eight teams working on 40 homes a week, on those kinds of timelines, any system we use has to be reliable.”

Norwich-based DMD specialises in large projects, often for the public sector and housing associations. Along with the contract for Colchester Borough Homes, it has active projects across England.

When working on large contracts, Peter explained that it was important to have a traceable supply chain and this is why they had chosen UPVC building products manufacturer Kestrel. “Sustainability has become an integral part of the tendering process in the last two-to-three years, and Kestrel has always been excellent at supplying the necessary documentation quickly when required, which makes our lives easier," he said.

Now laying in the region of half a mile of UPVC roofline a week, DMD Installations has seen year-on-year double-digit growth since setting up in 2003.

The company’s success has hinged on its focus on commercial projects, which now make up 98 percent of its business.

Kestrel sales and marketing director Simon Reynolds said: “DMD Installations is a progressive company that has carved a niche with its ability to take on large UPVC roofline projects for housing associations and local authorities.

“With projects of this – and indeed any – size, we understand that quality and value are vital to the installer’s reputation and bottom line, so we are very proud that DMD selected Kestrel and Kayflow as trusted partners for something of this scale.”