Mediocre or market-leading?

What difference does a fabricator really make? They take components supplied by third parties and put them together; they don’t design, they don’t manufacture, they assemble, don’t they? By Stedek’s sales director Richard Hammond.

The difference between a mediocre and market-leading window is the quality of the fabricator, and it’s an attitude we particularly apply to our Residence Collection offering.

At Stedek, we want to be renowned country-wide as providers of ‘Residence Excellence’. What that means is simple. R9, R7 and R2 are phenomenal products – the finest timber-alternatives on the market. But the way so many fabricators put them together, they’re not achieving their full potential.

Even from an average fabricator, a Residence Collection product will still look impressive – the core system is that good. But done properly, the way Stedek does it, they’re best-in-class.

Designer and extruder DW3 is as obsessed with quality, performance and service as we are, and the R9, R7 and R2 are the kind of world-leading windows that demand the sort of care and attention synonymous with the Stedek name. In our view, there’s no point supplying or installing a Residence Window if you’re not going to do it right.

Everyone knows that the Residence Collection offers outstanding performance and market-leading authenticity, but in our view, one of its greatest strengths, often overlooked, is its versatility. It excels at matching the historic look of 19th century timber, but there’s much more to it than that.

In R2, for example, it offers a premium-quality, high-performance alternative to powder-coated aluminium with its bold, squared look, particularly when finished in Eclectic Grey. R7 provides a solution where 100mm outer-frame is too disruptive, but without compromising sash width or all-important kerb appeal.

Whatever the application, the Residence Collection is always a strong choice, and, with a vast array of colour choices available from stock, there’s Residence solution for every flush casement application.

We have invested substantial sums over the past 18 months to bring the most outstanding quality Residence products to market. With our Graf cutting and machining centre, a finely tuned bank of 12 Jade end millers, an Urban CNC cleaner, and a Graf welder totalling well over £300K, it’s very much a case of investing for perfection.