There’s More to Mila

News | Marketing

Proving once again that ‘there’s more to Mila’, the industry’s leading hardware specialist has expanded its marketing team with the appointment of Laura Chapman as a digital design and marketing executive.

With a degree in media design and a background in the home improvement sector, Laura brings the perfect blend of technical skills and real world experience to her new role.

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Tingdene Homes Chooes Mila’s New Hero Range

News | Mila Customers

It was the competitive price of Mila’s HERO window and door handles which triggered the initial enquiry from park homes specialist Tingdene Homes, but it was the product quality and service back up which persuaded the team to make the eventual switch to HERO from their previous hardware supplier.

Tingdene is one of the leading park home and holiday lodge manufacturers in the UK, producing classic and contemporary homes for residential parks, holiday centres and marinas. Continue reading…

Mila Passes the Test for Notaro Window

News | Mila Customers

When Bridgwater based Notaro Windows needed Approved Document Q (ADQ) accreditation for windows they were installing in a new housing development, they could relax knowing that all they had to do was ask Mila to help.

Mila has been Notaro Windows’ hardware supplier for more than a decade and they took care of the whole project for them, advising on the window and hardware specification and arranging the PAS24 security testing required for ADQ.

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The Benefits of a Supply Agreement are mutual

News | Richard Gyde, Managing Director

With Brexit uncertainty continuing to cast a very long shadow across the market, the issue of supply agreements is coming up with increasing regularity in our conversations with customers.

For fabricators, of course they offer guaranteed levels of service, while for suppliers like Mila, they offer greater transparency in terms of demand forecasting.

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Voice of the Industry, Glass News

News | Richard Gyde, Managing Director

2019 promises to be an interesting year!  In or out of Europe?  Paying silly money in the £billions to the EEC whether we stay or go, and £billions in overseas aid.  You’ve set your budget for your business:  what do you think 2019 will do for you, your business and the country?

We’re taking a cautious approach to 2019 at Mila and setting our budget based on a no deal Brexit scenario. Without any clear indication yet of what kind of deal, if any, will be reached, we think it’s prudent to be cautious but still optimistic.

My biggest concern is the housing market which so much of this industry depends on. I don’t think we’ll see anything like the 35% drop in prices which Mark Carney has warned about in the event of no deal, but even the current uncertainty is having a negative impact on house prices and on the number of homes for sale.

We will also of course have to watch and see how the money markets respond because any fall in the value of the pound could affect prices here in the UK.

At Mila, we’ll be doing much as we did in the downturn after 2008 – focusing our investment into new products which will give our customers a competitive advantage and concentrating on the outstanding service they like so much.

Pearl Windows Switches to Mila’s Hero TBT Hardware

News | Mila Customers

Leading trade fabricator Pearl Windows has become one of the first companies to switch to Mila’s new HERO hardware for its TBT window range.

The Bolton based manufacturer was quick off the mark when Mila launched the new hardware back in May, and says it is already getting positive feedback from customers operating in the commercial and social housing sectors.

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