Published On: Tue, Apr 25th, 2023

Rehau’s flush fit range influences father and son to return to fabrication

New fabrication company Visio has been able to fast-track the business’s launch due to the introduction of Rehau’s Rio flush fit range.

The Uxbridge-based business which is headed by father and son team, Steven and Matthew Rule, and founded in 2022. With average housing prices in the West London town exceeding £600,000, the company delivers to a high-end market and needed a premium supplier to match. Steven, who had previously worked with the Rehau profile 20 years ago, wanted to return to a system he trusted and knew well.

Visio contacted Rehau in March, regarding manufacturing the Rio Flush Fit Window  of the Rio Flush Fit window, but the choice to partner with Rehau enabled them to offer a high-quality timber alternative product into the market, with an ‘A’ Window Energy Rating (WER), assisted by its compatibility with the polymer provider’s Total70 system. Steven and Matthew were also able to save the expense of PAS24 testing, as this accreditation had already been achieved in the range’s hardware design.

Steven Rule, Director at Visio, comments on the launch of the products: “I’d heard about the Rio Flush fit window boasting some really interesting mechanics. With that in mind, I came back into fabrication following retirement to help my son start off the production of this new window.”

The Rio Flush fit frame has two mechanical joint options, which, with wood-effect foils and graining, can provide the kerb appeal of traditional timber windows, with the performance qualities of PVC-U. Matthew Rule, Director at Visio, adds: “We’ve been waiting for something exciting to happen in the market and when we saw the Rio Flush fit window, we knew that this was it. There aren’t many organisations in the country offering mechanical joints, let alone the double mechanical joints we can offer, so it really does pave the way in the market. Working with Rehau has really streamlined our operation as they offer great technical support, providing instant backup when and if we need them.”

It’s refreshing to see the introduction of a product like this to the market and we’ve found that once, one project is out the door, we are getting two more coming in – we can’t produce them fast enough”.

Luke Boban, Area Sales Manager at Rehau, comments: “Steven is a familiar face at Rehau from his work with us 20 years ago.  It’s been a real pleasure to help him set up this new business with his son. Being able to onboard them with the holistic Rio Flush fit range has been seamless and it’s positive to see our product launch help them grow quickly.”

With the introduction the Rio Flush Fit French door in the summer of 2022, Steven and Matthew are now going to manufacturer this product, which will really increase their already strong presence in the market.  The Flush Fit French doors are available in a range of foil laminates allowing for a complete personalised profile design.  This ability to provide a range of aesthetics with added durability was a key part of the range’s appeal for Visio.”

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