Hailsham-based trade fabricator Tradesmith has added a new, premium range by specialist ironmonger ‘From the Anvil’ to its extensive hardware collection. Tradesmith offers a wide choice of hardware sourced from suppliers including greenteQ, Ultion, Sweet, Romatapola from the Residence Collection, Traditional Window Fittings and Ingenious Locks. The latest addition includes hand-forged matching handles, knockers and more in a variety of finishes suitable for period properties through to high-end contemporary new builds.
Tradesmith MD Mark Hutchinson comments: “From the Anvil’s quintessentially beautiful, handmade hardware really allows installers to stand out from the crowd. The new range even includes hand-forged items for true character. Traditional methods of shaping the base metal, using fire and an anvil, means that each piece is a work of art; unique, but also offering strength, security and durability that match the highest specifications.”
Tom Underhill, Managing Director of From The Anvil, comments: “I am excited to be working with Tradesmith. Being family-owned and concentrating on manufacturing high quality products are some of the many similarities between our businesses.
“The UPVC window and door market has changed a great deal in the last five years, with a shift towards colour foils, flush profiles and timber look products. Higher quality hardware can change the whole aesthetics of these products, adding an important profit margin for installers. Our comprehensive selection of solid brass and mild steel handmade ironmongery complements the extensive colour range Tradesmith offers and is another impressive selling tool for its customer base.”
Mark adds: “Good quality hardware often makes the sale. Premium quality hardware such as From The Anvil appeals to ‘the Haves’ – the mortgage-free over-55s who have the money to improve their homes, and the time to research the look they want. It’s a lucrative, growing market, with good margins for those who can offer the right products and service. Our hardware collection gives installers the pick of the crop.”