Hailsham-based Tradesmith are the latest high-profile trade manufacturer to join The Residence Collection, with a dedicated new factory to serve the South East with direct supply and support of R7 and R9 windows and doors.
This new factory looks more akin to a large joinery workshop, thanks to the benches and milling machines, and Tradesmith is fully mechanically jointing all windows and doors from The Residence Collection. With full set-up and technical support provided, this new manufacturing partner is also building a split-level showroom, so visiting installers and developers can appreciate the full range and quality of R7 and R9 windows and doors.
With a number of prestigious postcode areas and conservation areas in the South East, Tradesmith believe that they will be able to exploit the swing away from typical white windows with R7 and tackle the timber sector head on with R9. They will also be supplying the newly re-launched R9 Solidor range of premium composite doors to complement Residence windows.
Mark Hutchinson, managing director of Tradesmith commented: ‘In the South East, the trend to colour and high-end quality windows and doors has been particularly strong. Homeowners and developers are looking for more choice of colour and style, and a more attractive range of premium quality products. 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 customers has been very positive, and we’ve already opened doors to new prospects.’
Sarah Hitchings, sales and marketing director of The Residence Collection concluded: ‘We’re delighted to introduce Tradesmith to our network of approved and trusted manufacturers for The Residence Collection. They are perfectly located in Sussex and have bold plans for the business which we look forward to fully supporting with our sales, technical and marketing resources.’