About the company
Bowden & Trent provides specialist commercial and domestic glazing services to customers in Canterbury and throughout the South Island.
Founded in 1991 by Alan Trent and Phil Bowden, the company employs around 20 staff who have worked closely over many years with Canterbury's foremost builders, architects, project managers, developers and engineers.
In April 2008 Bowden & Trent was purchased by Thermosash Commercial Ltd.
Formed in 1973, Thermosash is New Zealand’s largest specialist window and curtain wall contractor and Australasian agent for a number of specialist glazing products and services. Thermosash also owns North Island glazing company Woods Glass (NZ) Ltd.
Jeremy Witbrock - General Manager
Jeremy has been in the glass industry since 1998 and has significant experience in all facets of the glass and glazing industry; particularly pricing, safety and customer liaison. Born in Canterbury and raised in Dunedin, Jeremy brings a broad understanding of the glass and construction glazing industry to Bowden & Trent and offers a solution focused methodology to customer's enquiries.
Phone: 03 366 3733 Email: Jeremy@bowdentrent.co.nz
Lindsay Hide - Chief Estimator
Lindsay has been a Quantity Surveyor for 36 years with the last 23 years in the glass industry. Since joining Bowden & Trent in 1996 Lindsay has been responsible for providing budget prices, negotiating and tendering project glass packages of work.
Warwick Alps - Estimator / Office Manager
Warwick has had over 33 years in the glass and glazing industry in Christchurch, from production and processing to office management. Warwick also specialises in pricing glass shower door concepts and installations.
Colin Eaton - Project Manager
Colin is a long standing Cantabrian having lived in Christchurch for the last 50 years. Colin has 29 years’ experience in the commercial glass industry, with significant industry experience in the glass production industry. As Special Projects Manager at Bowden & Trent, Colin is a specialist in commercial frameless glass assemblies, glass doors, balustrades and pool fence systems. Colin enjoys working with architects and designers realising their designs with glass solutions.
Wayne Forsyth - Glazing Manager
Trade qualified glazier responsible for the glazing teams, liaising with customers, contractors and managing the glazing construction programmes.
Wayne is a passionate born and bred South Islander who has spent over 25 years in the glass industry. With the almost unlimited versatility of the medium of glass, Wayne thrives on the challenge of the more complicated jobs that others shy away from.