Inaugural winner

Commercial specialist, Solar Windows, has won Rehau’s first ever Installation of the Year competition.  

The Caerphilly based fabricator’s installation for Crest Nicholson at Rosewood Park in Colchester was chosen as the winner in an independent online vote.

The ‘striking’, contemporary project features a mix of tilt and turn windows in Rehau Total70 profile and French doors in the fibre composite Rehau Geneo system, all finished externally in light grey foil.

Dean Read, the Solar Windows Business Development Manager responsible for the project, said: 

“This is a huge new build development with more than 1,000 Rehau frames installed on two phases. Our team was on site here for much of 2014, so it’s great that all of our hard work has been recognised.

“I think the project probably appealed to voters because it showed a contemporary take on traditional ‘Essex’ house design and showed how successfully PVC-U can take on aluminium in the new build sector.”

Gareth Jones, Rehau’s marketing and technical director, presented Dean with the winner’s trophy and a personalised iPad. He added:

“The competition was designed to showcase the very best work which we know Rehau fabricators and installers are doing across the UK and it certainly achieved that with a stunning mix of entries, including this one from Solar.  

“We’d like to thank all of the companies who submitted projects this year and encourage even more of our customers to start thinking about the projects which they could maybe enter into the competition for 2015.”

The three other finalists for the Installation of the Year were New Look Windows for an installation in golden oak in a half-timbered property, The Window Company (Contracts) for an installation in white with astragal bars in a post war cottage and Inspire Windows for a black/brown project with leaded stained glass.

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