History

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Polar (NE) Limited was established in 1983, operating predominantly in the domestic glazing market and gradually moving into school refurbishment projects, with a natural progression towards new build. This led on to more commercial work, with framework agreements and subsequently partnership arrangements in the public and commercial sectors. From 2007 the company added specialist areas such as mental healthcare to its portfolio. In 2013 Polar established a maintenance and repair small works division.

Today, Polar has become one of the commercial window and door industry's leading independent operators, with customers including healthcare trusts, local authorities, private sector construction companies, architects and consulting engineers.

Polar is on the approved supplier list of many organisations around the UK as it has developed a reputation for the superior quality of its fabrication and installation work, its innovative, design-led approach, and the excellence of its service, from pre-site planning through on-site operation, often in highly sensitive environments, and final project completion.

This reputation has been earned through a professional and ethical attitude, wide range of product and installation options, a philosophy of continuous development and superb service. Supporting this reputation are many industry accreditations and awards, and glowing references from Polar partners and clients alike.

Company History Timeline
1983

Company formed in 200 sq ft facility

1984  
1985

Started Aluminium Fabrication.

Moved to new 400 sq ft facility

1986  
1987  
1988

Started PVC-u Fabrication

Moved to new 2000 sq ft facility

1989

First major commercial refurbishment project

Added 2000 sq ft fabrication facility

1990

Added 4000 sq ft aluminium fabrication facility

1991...  
...1999  
2000

Moved to new 16000 sq ft facility

2001  
2002  
2003

Accredited to Constructionline

Added 10000 sq ft warehouse facility

2004

Became Kawneer Approved Fabricator and Installer

2005

Accredited to CHAS

First major new build project

2006

Appointed NYCC Framework Contractor

2007

Accredited to ISO 9001

2008

Awarded first major Mental Healthcare Project

2009

Accredited to ISO 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001

2010  
2011

Accredited to SAFEcontractor

2012

Accredited to Building Confidence

2013

Became CE compliant

Set up Small Works and Maintenance Division

2014