Customisation is key

Installers and fabricators should look to expand their window offering with new customisation options, as homeowners look for more ways to take pride in their homes, Rehau has said.

Following further growth in the home improvement market, Rehau is investing in hardware and accessories.

Malcolm Taylor, commercial product manager at Rehau, said that offering more choice of the finer window details will help companies stand out from competitors in a buoyant market.

Rehau has enhanced its Rio flush fit window with a range of monkey tail and tear drop handles, along with complementary stays and pegs. These are particularly suited to homeowners seeking a traditional timber window aesthetic.

“Through 2020 we’ve seen a remarkable rise in the number of people undertaking home renovation projects and we’re not expecting this to slow down in the coming year, given that around 79% are looking to make further improvements on their home,” Malcolm said. “One of the top focuses last year was on windows, with 15% of homeowners looking to install new windows.

“More recently, there’s been a renewed focus on system accessories which offer consumers more choice when it comes to style and colour. We are responding to this trend by developing additional products that match the quality of our profiles”.

The new Rehau Rio Hardware range features key-locking handles that are designed to fit Rehau’s Total70C and Total70S profiles.