Tradelink has further enhanced its offering on casement windows, widening the range of options and working to improve energy performance in line with changes to Part L of the building regulations. Tradelink is a fabricator of doors and windows and is manufacturing windows that already meet the planned requirements of June 2023, business representatives have said.
Stuart Walker, the divisional head of special projects for Tradelink, said: “With our manufacturing plants consolidated in Cambridgeshire and window centres across the country, Tradelink is extremely well placed to serve the trade sector and is able to meet a lead time of 10 working days for white PVC-U casement windows – extending to just 15 days for coloured frames. Our years of experience and the level of service we provide sets us apart from the competition.”
Over the years, Kömmerling, Residence and various smart aluminium suites have been added so that Tradelink’s customers have access to a comprehensive selection of rebated or ‘storm-proof’ as well as flush-framed and decorative options, leaders of the business have said. Key attributes such as security, acoustic performance, durability and the products’ environmental credentials have received attention, they claim.
Stuart added: “Our customers cover a large part of the window industry. Along with those who look after private residential owners there are also larger installers who carry out replacement contracts for councils and housing associations, where PAS 24 Secured by Design status is considered essential. Others, meanwhile, get involved with commercial developments, typically utilising larger frame sizes.
“In recent times, we have seen more customers opting for the improved aesthetic appearance of seamless welds – with the Rehau Rio and the Residence Collection – rather than the more pronounced groove. In terms of energy performance, we have been making changes, such as introducing compliant, market-leading trickle vents right across our ranges. We will soon be seeing updated aluminium systems with thicker thermal breaks to respect the latest Part L requirements.”