Colourful designs boosts turnover at Barnsley firm

Rob Hall, of Yorkshire Specialist Coatings.

Rob Hall, of Yorkshire Specialist Coatings.

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A Barnsley-based paint spraying firm has seen its turnover nearly double in the last year thanks to the rise in fashion for non-white uPVC windows and doors.

Yorkshire Specialist Coatings can paint uPVC, timber and glass products any colour by spraying them in their workshop in Carlton.

The company, which is being given free business support by Enterprising Barnsley, is seeing an increasing trend away from white uPVC, which has helped the firm increase turnover by 80 per cent in the last year.

Co-owner Rob Hall said: “People are beginning to realise that they are not stuck with white windows and door frames, but can have literally any colour. We seem to be heading towards a mini colour boom.”

As well as windows and doors, Yorkshire Specialist Coatings can paint conservatory roofs, glass splashbacks, glass shower enclosures and bath panels.

Among the projects the company has worked on are glass panels at the Wagamama restaurant in Wembley, window frames surrounding Hull docks, bespoke shower enclosures and bath panelling for the student accommodation blocks at Aston University, Birmingham and the entrance doors to Barnsley market.

The success of the company means they are now looking at taking on an apprentice this summer and possibly two more spray operatives.

Enterprising Barnsley offers a wide range of free business support to small and medium-sized businesses with growth potential. The programme is supported financially by the European Union and has attracted £3,015,276 investment from the European Regional Development Fund.