Published On: Mon, Jun 7th, 2021

New team members aim high with state-of-the-art roofing training

Five under 30-year-olds have been given a helping hand by local firm The Monmouthshire Window Company, as they begin their employment within the company. The popular home-improvement team – based across Monmouthshire with showrooms in Caldicot and Raglan and its factory and head office in Newport – has expanded its roofing team, with Evaframe General Manager Richard Shuck delighted to have some new faces joining the team: “I like to invest in younger people and to give them that experience that they might be struggling to find. There are a lot of zero-hours contracts out there, and it’s usually the youngest people in the workforce that get hit, especially now we’re in the aftermath of coronavirus. As a local company operating in the Monmouthshire and Newport area, it’s important to us to help the younger generations by giving them skills and a trade, and we love having local lads and lasses on the team; as do our customers.”

The Monmouthshire Window Company first began trading around the time that some of its latest recruits were born, and like their newest additions, they’ve grown steadily over this period. The product the new team members will be getting to grips with however, is the increasingly popular Evaroof conservatory tiles, fabricated in their own Newport factory. “These roofs transform conservatories and sun-rooms into all-round living spaces, bringing them back into use as another room of the house,” Richard added.

“They’ve grown in popularity hugely over the past 10 years as people can no longer afford to have parts of their homes that they rarely use. It’s an affordable and quick way to freshen up a home for people who perhaps can’t afford to move house, but can afford to upgrade their current property.”

Evaroofs can cost as little as £7,000 and take five to seven days to install. They create a fully insulated roof with modern spotlights below. Richard explained: “The thermal value of these roofs is fantastic, so they really help to lower heating bills and carbon footprints. We can’t wait to get the new team out and about installing for more happy customers.”