Hailsham-based Tradesmith is said to be the latest trade manufacturer to join The Residence Collection. The company, which will be fully mechanically jointing all Residence products, has set up a dedicated new factory to serve the South East with direct supply and support of R7 and R9 windows and doors.
With full set-up and technical support provided, the new manufacturing partner is also building a split-level showroom, designed to allow visiting installers and developers to appreciate the full range and quality of R7 and R9 windows and doors.
With a number of prestigious postcode and conservation areas in the South East, Tradesmith believes that it will be able to exploit the swing away from typical white windows with R7 and tackle the timber sector head on.
The fabricator will also be supplying the newly re-launched R9 Solidor range of premium composite doors. Mark Hutchinson, MD of Tradesmith, said: “The trend to colour and high-end quality windows and doors has been particularly strong. After a comprehensive review we chose to partner The Residence Collection with their stunning R7 and R9 windows and doors. We invested in a new factory unit dedicated to making them to a high Residence specification with mechanical joints and glass bonding. It’s early days, but the response from has been very positive, and we’ve already opened doors to new prospects.”