Weeks of anticipation were finally over when Quickslide were announced as winners of the National Fenestration Awards’ Vertical Sliding Window Company category on 2nd November. The NFA’s Winners Week commenced on Monday 29th October and was filled with surprises, as just one day before their champions’ victory the Yorkshire-based firm were awarded second place in the Sliding Patio Door Company category behind contemporary-style winners Eurocell.
It’s not surprising though, when the man at the helm is slowly becoming synonymous with the attitude that windows should be viewed ‘as furniture’. Chairman Adrian Barraclough believes that the aesthetic qualities of windows are just as important as their practical uses, and should be considered for alteration or modernisation with the same frequency as carpets or curtains.
“Winning a category that Quickslide feels so passionate about is fantastic, and we are indebted to the designers and engineers who make our products as beautifully functional and visually pleasing as they are. You often wonder how your industry colleagues see you from the outside, so to take these accolades back to the team is a real pat on the back.
Our vertical sliding units are one of our leading products so it feels deserving that a quality product, which can be altered to suit so many homes, is represented by a quality award.”