Nottinghamshire’s Nova Trade Frames is now offering its trade customers the most authentic heritage-style PVC-U windows on the market, with the introduction of Run Through Sash Horns for its Heritage and TOTAL70 profiles.

Nova Trade Frames is an Authorised REHAU partner and fabricator of high quality windows, doors and conservatories. The family business supplies trade and retail customers nationwide and recently invested £10,000 in a new end miller machine to create the run through horns for its bestselling REHAU profiles.

Run Through Sash Horns were an original feature on wooden sash windows to stop them from opening too far. Thanks to the modern engineering of PVC-U windows, the horns aren’t required from a functional point of view anymore, but for a truly authentic finish on a vertical slider, they are a must.

Nova Trade Frames has been offering the integral Run Through Sash Horns on its profiles since the new manufacturing equipment was installed in February, and the company now sells very few Heritage windows without them included in the spec.

Alex Hunt, Managing Director of Nova Trade Frames said: “In the past we had bought in the Run Through Sash Horns from a competitor as a specialist item for customers requesting it, but with the numbers we were doing on the Heritage windows side of our business, it just made more sense to invest in the equipment to create the Run Through Sash Horns ourselves.

“It was a big outlay in terms of commissioning the equipment and training for our production staff, but it’s proving to be such a popular option for our customers that we will see a return on that investment very quickly.”

Rick Cole, Area Sales Manager from REHAU said: “Innovation in the glazing industry doesn’t always mean looking forward, it can also mean creating the most traditional period windows to suit the needs of older-style properties. By investing in machinery to deliver seamless Run Through Sash Horns, Nova Trade Frames has taken the authenticity of our Heritage frames a step further, and we wish them every success with their new venture as their bespoke offer will certainly set them apart from the crowd.”

Nova Trade Frames has been making PVC-U windows since 1983 and has been a REHAU Authorised Partner for almost a decade. Its Heritage windows are available in the full range of REHAU laminate foil colours, providing endless possibilities for period properties.

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