Fibo is the only choice for Norman Piette
Guernsey–based builders’ merchant Norman Piette has been selling Fibo wall panels for over twenty years and is the only panel manufacturer the company promotes. As a timber expert with a history dating back to 1739, Norman Piette is one of the oldest timber and builders’ merchants in the British Isles. So it’s fair to say the company has great experience, and knows a quality product when it comes along.
Norman Piette stocks the complete Fibo range including the Traditional shower and bathroom wall panel, Classic Tile, Marcato Tile and the Kitchen panel range. The company has always used Fibo’s display stands on the shop floor but in the last four years have also displayed Fibo panels in their kitchen and bathroom showroom suites. Norman Piette customers can choose from an extensive range of colours and tile effects, but without the expense and hard work associated with tiles.
Lester Forman, Marketing and Purchasing Manager at Norman Piette, explains:
"We stock Fibo because it is the best quality panel on the market in terms of looks and quality. We see keen interest from both trade and DIY customers. The construction of Fibo’s panels is the secret - it’s plywood-backed rather than MDF or plastic and looks much better than other boards. It’s quick and easy to fit and doesn’t require grouting which makes it cost effective. There are plenty of colour options and the tile effect panels are very popular with customers. Anyone can fit them so there is no need to employ a tiler. It’s simple - Fibo offers a superior product in comparison to other wall panels."
"Fibo is also extremely supportive in helping us sell. They provide stands, brochures and new samples when we ask for them, and they regularly update their ranges. They also provide staff training and a bank of photography we can use for our own marketing. We also benefit from their advertising in mainland magazines – it raises awareness and helps us sell in Guernsey."