Ambitious investment puts East Kilbride firm in the frame for success

Quality Trade
Left, Quality Trade Windows installed REHAU Heritage vertical sliders in this Scottish sandstone property. Right, Heritage vertical sliders being manufactured
at Quality Trade Windows.

QUALITY Trade Windows in East Kilbride has become the newest fabricator of REHAU Heritage frames in Scotland and has invested in specialist machinery to enable it to manufacture with REHAU’s new run through sash horns.

The company previously bought in its vertical sliders but has taken the decision to start fabricating them because of the potential which exists in the Scottish market.
Lex Philip, Sales Director at Quality Trade, said, “We aim to establish ourselves as the number one source of REHAU Heritage vertical sliders north of the border.
“To this end, we have also formed ‘Sash Windows Scotland’ as a division of the business.
“We intend to extend the reputation we have built for great quality and service in REHAU casements, tilt and turns and fully reversible windows into the supply of REHAU Heritage vertical sliders.
“By fabricating ourselves, we can keep our prices competitive and of course we are promoting the fact that the windows are ‘Made in Scotland’ which is a very strong message.”
Quality Trade Windows is fabricating REHAU Heritage vertical sliders in white, cream, golden oak and rosewood foils as standard with other REHAU foils available to order. It has already demonstrated its expertise in traditional properties with an installation in a large detached sandstone house in Glasgow.
The owners wanted to replace timber box sashes which had become draughty and inefficient with a more thermally efficient PVC-U alternative. However, they were determined to enhance and not detract from the overall look of the property so chose the REHAU Heritage windows because they felt they best replicated the sightlines and overall look of the originals.
Quality Trade Windows installed 16 REHAU Heritage vertical sliders in the property and delighted the owners by cleaning and restoring the original stained glass and encapsulating it within the new units.