Tradesmith Ltd is a trade fabricator of quality windows, doors and conservatories. This year it celebrates 25 years of manufacturing – and has been with VBH from day one. Mark Hutchinson, Managing Director of Tradesmith, explains: “It’s been a very successful relationship from the start. VBH has the same ethos as Tradesmith – quality products, reliable service and delivery and close attention to the needs of the customer. As soon as it came out we took on VBH’s own greenteQ range as it’s the perfect fit. It’s now our standard furniture option. Our fabricators find it easy to work with and our customers appreciate the quality.”

Tradesmith is based in Hailsham, not far from the Sussex coast. Mark comments: “Our customers require hardware which performs well in harsh conditions, so we turned to VBH for help. In response to feedback from us, and other customers, VBH has come up with the greenteQ Coastline range – perfect for seaside installations. The stainless-steel material means it’s passed every test thrown at it. Installers love it – the 25-year guarantee means they don’t face hassle from homeowners, and the designs and overall quality are very popular.”

Mark is looking forward to the next 25 years: “We have come a long way since the first week, when we made 50 frames! This month we’ll expand into the premises next door, adding 4,000 sq.ft to the factory floor. We’re looking forward to continuing a successful relationship with VBH. They keep us informed of the latest technology, continuing to innovate and develop exciting new products which help us sell. They recently introduced us to the Yale Conexis smart lock which takes us to the next generation of door access systems.”

Simon Monks, Managing Director at VBH adds: “A massive congratulations to Tradesmith for reaching this tremendous milestone, and we’re proud that our products and service have resulted in them being our customer from Day One.”

For more information about Tradesmith, visit www.tradesmith.co.uk. To find out more about the vast range of hardware from VBH, call 01634 263300 and visit www.vbhgb.com.