REHAU news: Jersey work and KBB Show

  • 23 Jan 2018

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PVC-U windows from REHAU have been installed in houses on a group of islands off Jersey, replacing the existing old timber frames.

Experienced, Jersey-based installer Alan Gicquel had to swap his van for a boat so that he could access the three remote island properties on Les Ecrehous that required the timber framed windows to be replaced. 

Alan commented on how, although in picturesque surroundings, the homes are persistently being hit by seawater and winds and, therefore making maintenance difficult, especially of the windows.

Given Alan has fitted REHAU PVC-U windows since 1983, he knew he could rely on the company’s quality for a solution when the residents sought cost effective windows that are easy to maintain and hard wearing.


Alan said: “We started on one of the smaller houses first, just replacing three windows and a door, and this led to a bigger assignment working on the adjacent house to replace 12 windows.

“A few years later, we were then called back to the islands to do a third property. By this time, REHAU had launched its TOTAL70 profile, which is an easy swap for old timber frames because of the 70mm width.”

It was not the properties themselves that caused the issues, more a case of accessing them, with Alan and his team having to get a boat to the islands and balancing the material load safely, followed by getting the profiles and the glass up the uneven terrain of a stony beach to the houses.

Mark Collins, Area Sales Manager at REHAU, commented: “We understand that no two jobs are the same, which is why we have developed a portfolio of products to ensure that installers always have a selection of profiles and options to hand to meet their customers’ individual needs.”

MEANWHILE, look out for stand M123 at the KBB Show 2018, where REHAU will be showcasing its innovative and flexible RAUVISIO surface materials and edge banding product range. 

The RAUVISIO Crystal Mirror will be prominent; technically known as polymeric glass, Crystal Mirror is one of the globe’s most advanced mirror materials.

A great alternative to mirrored glass, it has all the visual splendour of real glass but with none of its limitations, an ideal, innovative solution to consider for kitchen, bathroom and bedroom furniture and surfaces.


Alongside Crystal Mirror, REHAU will also be introducing visitors to RAUVISIO Wave, Karat polymer-stone and Mineral solid-surface ranges plus its brand new Crystal Decors portfolio.

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