8th February 2018
 
Atlas Flat Rooflight Converts 90% Of Quotes Into Sales
 

Atlas promises to make 2018 the best year yet for its elite network of installers as it reports that a staggering 90% of quotes received for the Atlas Flat Rooflight convert to sales.

Production of the Atlas Flat Rooflight has reached an all-time high as installers are discovering the powerful selling potential and the high profit margins it delivers. And now, with an impressive conversion rate of 90%, more installers than ever are asking for the Atlas Flat Rooflight by name.

 
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GJB Window Systems Gets Top Marks With New A+ Rated Windows As Standard
 

With a clear commitment to drive the business forward and over-deliver for their customers, highly-respected Essex-based fabricator GJB Window Systems has made further investments to strengthen their offering. The firm will now be offering high-performance, A+ rated windows as standard.

The Eurocell fabricator has introduced a higher-specification, six-chambered extrusion, which allows GJB to exceed the A+10 rating

 
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P C Henderson Release New Product Focus Videos
 

Sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer, P C Henderson, is pleased to launch a new series of product focus videos to help our customers gain a better understanding of our products and their key features.

The first video in the series focuses on Evolve, P C Henderson’s new and improved automated sliding door system.

 
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Epwin’s Excellence As Standard Delivers What The Industry Needs
 

At the end of last year, Epwin Window Systems commissioned a piece of research to find out the top goals of fabricators and installers in 2018. The results were clear: driving more sales was the top priority for most businesses, with nearly 63% saying this would be the most important goal for them this year.

 
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Caledonia Doors Opens Up New Options For Scottish Customers

 

Caledonia Doors has extended its range of high quality PVC-U doors and windows to include REHAU’s AGILA sliding door, providing a wider offering to its end user and trade customers.

Based in Cumbernauld, just north of Glasgow, Caledonia Doors decided to include the sliding door in its portfolio after increasing customer demand for large span doors.

 
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Distinction Doors’ Showroom Support Package Raises The Bar

 

Distinction Doors continues to raise the bar in the products it offers and the support it provides. The latest example of support that’s proving particularly popular with customers – a showroom support package that enables customers to make the most of the credentials Distinctions’ composite doors offer.

 
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Prestigious Lodges Benefit From Spectus Windows And Doors

 

Spectus windows and doors were recently installed in two refurbished prestigious holiday lodges at the picturesque Penllwyn Lodge site situated between Newtown and Welshpool in Powys. The 19 individually architect-designed lodges are situated in 30 acres of unspoilt woodland.

 
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REHAU Provides Rooms With A View For Retirement Complex

 

When designing high quality retirement properties, it is important to strike the balance between the provision of practical spaces that facilitate independent living and an attention to detail which meets the needs of a generation where style is important.

So when contractors SEH Commercial were asked to specify the windows and doors for a retirement complex on the Essex coast,

 
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Promotions And Appointments See Warm Edge Pioneers Gear Up For Growth

 

New staff and internal promotions are seeing warm edge spacer experts Edgetech gear up for the next phase in their ongoing growth.

Joining the internationally renowned firm’s senior team is Commercial Manager Brian Stewart, an experienced sourcing and procurement specialist.

 
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aluplast Lift-And-Slide To Take Centre-Stage At Fensterbau

 

aluplast will showcase its highly innovative and ultra-thermally efficient Lift-and-Slide Patio door, at Fensterbau 21 – 24 March Nuremberg, Germany.

With U-values as low as 0.65 W/m2K, the new aluplast Lift-and-Slide door majors on a Passive Haus equivalent standard thermal efficiency, combined with significantly reduced

 
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Press Office Presence For Solidor Customers

 

As part of their new Network Development Programme for 2018, Solidor have just launched a revolutionary Press Office for their installer partners, to enable them to generate strong press coverage on a more local basis and to support their other marketing activities.

 
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Virtu-Al Popular With Homeowners

 

In the space of just six months since its launch, Virtu-AL – the aluminium textured, non-woodgrain finish composite door – has already topped the bill as one of the homeowner’s favourites.

The latest figures from Virtuoso Doors have revealed that the door is storming ahead with it already in the top 5% of door styles sold by

 
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Entec Design Uses Exlabesa KSF Non Thermal Door System

 

Complete building envelope specialist subcontractor Entec Design Services Ltd has recently installed Exlabesa Building Systems’ KSF Non Thermal Door system as part of a £3 million refurbishment of a 50,000 sq ft former BHS store in Middlesbrough which has reopened as a Flannels, USC and Sports Direct store.

 
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Xtremedoor Helps To Save Liverpool’s Iconic Welsh Streets

 

XtremeDoor, the composite door from award-winning manufacturers Vista, is helping to rescue Liverpool’s historic Victorian Welsh Streets. Famous as the birthplace of Sir Ringo Starr, the Welsh Streets faced over a decade of neglect. Now, thanks to Liverpool Council, Placefirst and Warwick Development (North West), the Welsh Streets are seeing a deserving revival.

 
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49 Designs, Any RAL Colour, Direct To Installers

 

Installers in Yorkshire and the North West looking for more design choice to stay ahead of the competition, can get composite doors in 49 designs, in any RAL colour made-to-order, delivered direct from top trade fabricator Kingfisher Windows.

“Installation companies have so many different requirements for their composite doors, that every order we receive is unique,” says Deborah

 
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P C Henderson Slides Into The Shortlist For The North East Business Awards

 

Sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer, P C Henderson, is celebrating success after being shortlisted in the Export Award category at this year’s North East Business Awards.

The awards, held in association with the North East England Chamber of Commerce, shine a light on large and small companies that are achieving great things and contributing to making

 
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First PIGS 2018 Event On 1 March

 

PIGS, the best networking event for the glazing industry is returning to Manchester for the first 2018 event on Thursday 1 March.

Hosted at The Castlefield Rooms, People in Glazing Society, better known as PIGS, bring together companies and people from across the industry for a great evening of friendly networking.

 
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Trade News

German Plastics Giant Picks Wellingborough To Build Advanced Window Recycling Plant

VEKA Recycling Ltd, a division of one of the world’s biggest PVC-U window profile manufacturers has chosen Wellingborough for the location of what is claimed will be Europe’s most advanced facility dedicated to recycling PVC-U window and door profiles.

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Washington And Riley Join The Bluesky Fire Door Installer Scheme

Washington And Riley, Staffordshire based architectural hardware specialists, has joined the Bluesky Certification UKAS accredited Fire Door Installer Scheme.

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Business Micros Team On A Mission In China

Business Micros’ Directors Graeme Bailey and Jim Cronie headed east as well, joining Wegoma China and Guangdong Glass Technologies on a week-long trip.

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Euroglaze’s Switch Without A Hitch Service Proves Popular

Euroglaze officially launched its Switch without a Hitch service at the start of this year, with the specific aim of making the process of switching supplier as smooth and rewarding as possible.

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Bluemanor Celebrate A Decade With Prefix

Bluemanor Windows are celebrating their 10th anniversary in business with key partner, Prefix Systems and over this period have become one of the most successful and highly regarded installation companies in Essex.

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Survey Shows That More Than 40% Of Installers Have Seen An Increase In Domestic Work

A recent survey carried out by Improveasy has shown that more than 40% of the UK’s window and door installers have seen an increase in the number of domestic projects they have completed.

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Product News

The Residence Collection Announces New Start- Up Package

From as little as £18,000, fabricators can now look to offer The Residence Collection as an additional PVCu system, albeit this is an integrated suite of three window and door systems. There are also considerable added benefits of single length ordering and full factory training in The Residence Academy.

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People

VBH Strengthens Sales Team With Two New Starters

VBH (GB) adds to its sales team with the appointment of Matt Edney as Area Sales Manager for the South East, and Wayne Hewlett as External Technical Sales Support.

Matt started his career in the British Army (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers)

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On-Site

ISO CHEMIE Tape Seals Ground Breaking New Housing Project

ISO-CHEMIE’s high performance expanding foam sealing tape has been specified for an innovative project that could herald a new approach to building affordable housing.

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CMS Helps Deliver Scotland’s Ground-Breaking New ‘Garden Hospital’ In Dumfries & Galloway

High performance windows, doors and curtain walling by CMS Window Systems have helped to deliver the extensive new Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary – a 63,500 sq. m ‘Garden Hospital’ designed to meet the increasingly sophisticated healthcare needs

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Bennetts Takes On Biggest DfMA Project At New Grange Hospital

Bennett Architectural will undertake its biggest DfMA project to date, providing high quality glazing solutions for the £350m New Grange Hospital in Cwmbran, South Wales.

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Machinery

Haffner Murat Machinery Package Transforms Heritage Product Fabrication

One of the biggest growth areas predicted in the next few years is in heritage products, in particular mechanically jointed options. These types of products offer good margins for fabricators, but in order to maximise them, fabricators need to invest in the machinery that

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elumatec Expands In The Emerald Isle

Rocketing demand in the Irish market is fuelling elumatec’s ongoing growth.

Recent months have seen two major Irish fabricators purchase some of the manufacturer’s profile machining products.

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Exhibitions

SWISSPACER To Exhibit At Fensterbau

SWISSPACER will be exhibiting on Stand 214, Hall 7a at Fensterbau Frontale, Nuremberg, this March.

Visitors will be able to learn more about SWISSPACER’s full range of high performance

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Awards

Triple Win For Everglade Windows

Everglade Windows has won three West London Business Awards. As well as being triumphant in the Manufacturing & Engineering Business of the Year and SME of the Year categories, Everglade picked up the biggest award of the night – Company of the Year.

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Charity

£5,000 For 5,000 Hours To GM Fundraising

Brisant Secure have donated £5,000 to GM Fundraising, to celebrate the revolutionary Lock Lock door security handle surpassing an unprecedented 5,000 hour salt spray test.

GM Fundraising has been the industry’s charity

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