KLG Rutland celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2023, having served Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire with high-quality glazing product like windows, doors and conservatories for half a century. To celebrate this achievement and demonstrate our experience and expertise in the industry, we have taken a look back at local newspapers in Nottinghamshire to find when and where KLG and Rutland Windows were featured during the 20th century. From our foundation in 1973, we have been active in the local community and featuring in Nottinghamshire newspapers is a huge part of that, starting in 1974…

The earliest mention we can find is in the Nottingham Evening Post in 1974, where KLG glazing products were advertised for the first time.

Two years later and KLG Glass Merchants are continuing to advertise in the Evening Post, focussing on sealed double glazing units, sliding patio doors and aluminium windows.

We continued to advertise in the Evening Post throughout the 1970s, here showing a 1978 advert.

Fast forward to 1985 and our name was so established in the area that a full page of the Evening Post was dedicated to demonstrating KLG Amazing Glazing’s service.

Customer reviews have always been our guarantee. Here, in 1985 in the Evening Post, four happy customers tell their story of KLG’s service.

KLG Glass FC was a football club founded by the business. From this Football Post article in 1987, you can see the teams were focussed on charitable causes in the local community.

In 1988 the KLG Glass business was sold as part of huge expansion plans which included a new Nottingham headquarters. This Business Post article covered the story.

Moving into 1990, you can see a large advert in the Long Eaton Advertiser for Rutland Windows Ltd, which would later join the KLG family.

A big story for the Rutland Windows business in 1996 was the award of ISO 9002 (BS 5750) quality certificate, joining an elite band of companies to receive this honour for quality and service.

KLG Amazing Glazing continue to expand during the 90’s, leading to a need for new staff. This clipping from a 1996 edition of the Evening Post shows an advert for new sales agents.

The Rutland Windows showroom in Ilkeston, now KLG Rutland’s Derbyshire site, is advertised here in the Nottingham Recorder back in 1998. We’ve always thought seeing is believing and the showroom is still a huge part of our business and is up to date with our products.

Ilkeston’s proximity to Derby also meant Rutland Windows gained visibility in Derby newspaper Evening Telegraph, here shown in 1999 reporting on the expansion the Ilkeston showroom.

We hope you have enjoyed this look back at at the history of KLG Rutland through Nottinghamshire newspapers, aimed at further demonstrating why KLG Rutland is a name you can trust with your home improvement projects. These clippings show that quality and customer service have always been at the heart of what we do and this will never change. It’s no surprise our superb reviews average at 4.8/5.

We are still serving the Nottinghamshire community through our Beeston Nottingham Showroom, while the good people of Derby and Derbyshire are served through our Ilkeston Derby Showroom.

For more information on our windows, doors and conservatories, feel free to contact our friendly team or submit an online enquiry.

Check out our ‘Why KLG?‘ page for more company history information.

Note: These newspaper clippings and the content included is owned by the publishing newspapers Evening Post, Long Eaton Advertiser, Nottingham Recorder and Evening Telegraph.