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 formed in 200 sq ft facility
Started Aluminium Fabrication.
Moved to new 400 sq ft facility
Started PVC-u Fabrication
Moved to new 2000 sq ft facility
First major commercial refurbishment project
Added 2000 sq ft fabrication facility
Added 4000 sq ft aluminium fabrication facility
Moved to new 16000 sq ft facility
Accredited to Constructionline
Added 10000 sq ft warehouse facility
Became Kawneer Approved Fabricator and Installer
Accredited to CHAS
First major new build project
Appointed NYCC Framework Contractor
Accredited to ISO 9001
Awarded first major Mental Healthcare Project
Accredited to ISO 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001
Accredited to SAFEcontractor
Accredited to Building Confidence
Became CE compliant
Set up Small Works and Maintenance Division