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By paulnut10, Sep 10 2012 02:35PM

We have an opportunity to promote Rehau window and door products in our area, via the Rehau consumer website. What we need is any photos, testimonials, etc. of work completed by yourselves, this will help us to build a portfolio of work.

Please send any images to, or text me on 07957715815

Rehau are also interested in creating features, case studies of larger jobs, getting them published in the glass and glazing journals, featuring installers and suppliers,

If you can help in any way, it would be appreciated. Thank you in advance,

By paulnut10, Sep 5 2012 02:30PM

South East Trade Frames are pleased to announce it has been awarded REHAU AUTHORISED PARTNER status.

The objective of South East Trade Frames, is to promote, and sell to the trade an established brand, quality PVC-U system which has proven performance, which is fitter friendly and can be sold at a competitive price. The product offering is backed by the South East Trade Frames customer care service and marketing support.

Building partnership with our customers and suppliers is key to the expansion and success of our business.

By paulnut10, Aug 21 2012 10:05AM

Liniar is a new name in the windows industry designed by a team with bags of experience and a different attitude.

The Liniar window & door system has been designed from scratch. Bristling with advanced features (patent & reg design pending) you can be confident of a system engineered to exacting standards. The entire Liniar Windows range is manufactured using only lead free material, achieves the highest window Energy Ratings, has passed all security tests with flying colours and is proudly manufactured in the UK by a British owned company.

All Liniar window systems are 100% lead free

System Credentials

• High gloss, lead free materials used in the manufacture of all frames & ancillary products.

• WER ‘A’ rating for thermal efficiency is achievable with many glazed unit combinations.

• Designed specifically as a pre-gasketted system, featuring a patented doubleaction bubble gasket on all frames. No corner cleaning of the gasket or inner rebate required.

• Enclosed screw retaining pocket within both outer & sash frames, typically halving the steel requirement.

• Choice of chamfered & sculptured systems available, fully inter-changeable.

• Symmetrical drainage for rebate & bead areas on all profiles.

• Identical bead & rebate detail, ideal for internal glazing.

• Snap together feature on 165mm cill, outer frames, low thresholds, frame extensions & 90 corner post.

• Low thresholds available in ‘Part M’ compliant & standard format, both with shoot bolt facility. No end milling of the door jambs required when using the connector moulding.

• 22mm backset hardware for both internally & externally beaded sash windows, including night vent facility.

• Equal frame cover on both faces of door sashes.

• Comprehensive range of ancillary products.

• Available in white, rosewood & oak finishes along with foiled on white options.

Contact us on 01323 847234 for more information.

By paulnut10, Jul 27 2012 08:26AM

Residence 9 from Choices is a traditional timber look range of windows. Manufactured from low maintenance PVCu with a grained wood effect finish*. Although aimed primarily at the heritage market, this window would not look out of place in any building due to its classic lines and beautiful finish. A combination of classic styling and modern materials makes this window ideal for timber replacement in conservation areas.

Residence 9 is a window system designed to authentically replicate the kerbside appearance of traditional timber window frames. This is achieved by mirroring the sizes as historically documented and as listed in many article 4 planning guidelines (article 4 relates to strict development rights in conservation areas). Furthermore, the system is FLUSH sash and always dummy sash – just like the originals. Residence 9 replicates the putty line chamfer externally and decorative detailing internally.

Residence 9 is available in a wide range of colour options that can be mixed in any inside/outside combination. Also in the range is a black foil (outer) and white grain (inner) profile that can also be used to match the effect of ‘Tudor’ style windows i.e. The outer frame of the window is made with the black/white foil and the sashes are manufactured with the white grain option for that traditional look.

A wide range of handle options is available to choose from starting from the standard cranked handle to the highly decorative Pear Drop and Monkey Tail designs. The ‘cranked’ range offers a choice of 7 colours including: White, Black, Hardex Gold, Hardex Chrome, Hardex Satin, Hardex Bronze and an Antique ‘hammered’ Black. The Pear Drop is available in both Black and Pewter with matching operational or dummy retaining stays also available. The Monkey Tail

handle is available in black with a matching retaining stay and there is also a version of the Monkey Tail available in an Antique Black finish (no matching stay).

Call South East Trade Frames for more information (01323) 847234

By paulnut10, May 2 2012 11:38AM

In the WHICH ? 2012 double glazing satisfaction survey, independent double glazing companies fared much better than the four big national brands, Anglian, Everest, Safestyle and Zenith Staybrite.

And, while you might assume you could get a better deal using a large firm, WHICH ? members overwhelming disagreed.

The Large double glazing companies are renowned for dubious selling techniques, and steep price drops are a familiar part of the sales patter.

Big companies scored much worse than smaller firms in the WHICH ? customers satisfaction survey. Those using local independents are also less likely to experience problems, 67% of people surveyed who used local firms did so problem free. But this figure fell to 52% for those who used one of the big four.

When problems did occur, they were nearly always more common with the big four. The most common problems were : delivering the wrong parts, scratched glass, windows not fitting properly, installation taking longer than planned and installers causing damage to the property’s interior.

During the July 2010 WHICH ? double glazing investigation, they were quoted prices from £ 4,800 to £ 14,500 for the same job. One company even dropped its quote by more than £ 11,000 during the course of a sales visit, on the condition that it was signed up on the spot.

WHICH ? sent a price questionnaire to local recommended traders, as well as Anglian, Everest, Safestyle and Zenith Staybrite. Both Everest and Safestyle declined to share their prices, with Everest referring to its prices as ‘premium’. Anglian and Zenith provided their prices, but were found to be typically higher than those quoted by independent traders who responded to the same questionnaire.

Local independent double glazing companies are streets ahead of household names in the WHICH ? 2012 satisfaction survey.

The results show there’s not a lot differences between the four big brands (Anglian, Everest, Safestyle and Zenith Staybrite). They all score between 58% and 68% - significantly lower than the 83% achieved by independent local firms.

If you would like a full copy of the WHICH ? article, please contact us, 01323 847234 South East Trade Frames

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