13 April 2017
 
Will China’s New Environmental Policies Create Upheaval To The Aluminium Market?
 

China has spent decades building its industrial capacity but is now turning its attention to pollution as the priority policy.

According to CDW Systems, the recently introduced Air Pollution Control regulation has been imposed to eliminate coal usage and reduce the emissions of almost every other pollutant across 28 cities.

As part of this, the government has imposed targets to cut industrial metals production including aluminium.

 
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Best Year Yet For Kenrick Excalibur
 

Sales of Kenrick’s Excalibur multi-point locking system have reached an all-time high with the West Bromwich based company reporting that it has sold 500,000 sets of the shootbolts within the last year. The healthy growth at Kenrick coincides with a recent quarterly report from the CBI which revealed that UK manufacturers have seen strong growth in domestic orders over the previous quarter. The CBI Industrial Trends Survey reported that the volume of domestic orders rose at the fastest pace since July 2014. It also predicted that demand would continue to rise over the next quarter, driven by a combination of domestic and export orders.

 
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Flair Windows Doubles Welding Capacity In Just Six Months
 

Trade fabricator Flair Windows invested in its first SMR-4 Four Head Welder from Haffner Murat last November. The company has been so impressed with what the machine has brought to its fabrication set up it has just invested in a second!

Ryan Lugg, Director at Flair Windows, commented: “Our experience with the SMR-4 welder is that it does everything we were told it could do. It’s very easy to use – even our apprentices have picked it up with no problem. More importantly, it has helped us improve the quality of our finished product and the speed of our manufacturing.

 
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Half Of Homeowners Would Rather Improve Than Move

 

A recent survey from a reputable UK comparison site provider has found that more than half of the 2,500 homeowners they questioned would rather make home improvements than move up the property ladder.

Steep moving costs, stamp duty tax and high house prices are the main contributing factors to the ‘improve not move’ trend.

As of August 2016, the average house price in the UK is £218,964, rising by 8.4% compared to the previous year.

 
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Morley Glass Makes The Switch To CENSolutions For Certification

 

2016 was a major year for Leeds based Morley Glass and Glazing. Following a £1.5m investment into new machinery and premises move, the company now stands asone of the UK’s largest manufacturer of integral blinds within an insulated glass unit, from its 50,000 square foot dedicated facility.

Ian Short, Managing Director of Morley Glass and Glazing, explains: “We started trading in 1998, with just four people working out of 500 square foot.

 
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Solar-Shading Solutions For Bi-Folding Doors From Sunbell

 

Integral blinds are the ideal partner for bi-folding doors and can help towards achieving energy efficiency homes.

Originally developed for the commercial sector integral blinds are a glazing alternative to internal or external blinds, shutters or traditional curtains.

Sealed within the glazed unit, blinds are sealed from any ingress of dirt, dust or moisture offering an inexpensive and safe solution,

 
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It’s A Steel! Sealco Adds Endurance Steel Sash Weights To Timber Hardware Range

 

For refurbishment or new timber sliding sash windows, Endurance Steel Sash Weights come ready cut and drilled, at half the price per pound of traditional lead weights.

With 50 different weights available, they’re the latest addition to the Endurance Timber Sash & Case Window Hardware Range – exclusively available from UK independent window and door hardware distributor Sealco.

“More homeowners are looking to refurbish the original sliding sash windows in Victorian properties, so there are lots of opportunities

 
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Kömmerling Deliver Impressive New Website

 

KÖMMERLING have just launched a new product packed website at www.kommerling.co.uk, part of their Modern Living, Perfectly Engineered campaign, that includes details of their innovative, design led, PVCu window and door systems and other related building products.

The new website has been carefully built to encourage visitors to look at their various product categories: window and residential door systems; sliding patio door systems; building profiles and systems (outdoor living products); sheets and shutter systems.

 
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Sternfenster: Growing Stronger To Support Your Business

 

The first quarter of 2017 has been an emphatic period for Sternfenster, housing a substantial growth in Approved Installers, products and media resources. This has allowed for Network Members across the board to benefit from all the positives that business advancement brings.

The continued, healthy growth of the Sternfenster Approved Installer Network is testimony to the service that Sternfenster offer to their customers. With continued support, high quality products and an extensive media hub to utilise, right now is a very good time to be an Approved Installer.

 
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Beth English And Denica Warwick Join Newview
 

One of the UK’s fastest growing home improvement firms has made two new appointments, following a string of big contract wins.

Beth English has joined Worthing based Newview Windows & Conservatories as Office Assistant. Beth has been extensively trained to provide specialist administrative and telephone support to our sales team and new residential customers.

Newview has also appointed Denica Warwick as Customer Services Assistant. Denica will have a key role in the running of our customer

 
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Bowater by Birtley Warming Up to Get FIT
 

Hot on the heels of its recent launch and in readiness for its presence at the FIT Show, Bowater by Birtley is pleased to announce the arrival of its comprehensive brochure detailing the new range of doors along with the features and benefits that make them stand out from the crowd.

“Now we have a comprehensive range of composite, fire, flood and steel doors in place, we want to show people what we’ve got and why it’s something to get excited about,” says Kevin Kiernan of Birtley

 
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FIT Show 2017 Offers Visitors New Technologies And Innovation
 

The FIT show, being held this year at the NEC in Birmingham, has always looked to push the envelope in offering visitors new and exciting technologies, and in 2017 it will do just that, under the motto ‘Think BIG’.

In another example of how FIT Show brings innovation to the industry it will host uPVC profile bending specialist Universal Arches and its MoCap – Motion Capture – technology to wow visitors.

Two life-like yet digitally-created assistants, ‘Archie’ and ‘Sasha’, will be helping out Universal Arches’ staff to interact with visitors to the

 
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GGF Looks Forward To Materials 2017 Exhibition
 

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is excited to announce it is an official event partner for Materials 2017, a brand new conference and exhibition focused entirely on cutting edge material solutions for architecture, construction and design.

A wide range of products will be featured at Materials 2017, to be held at London’s ILEC Centre on April 25-26 – from ceramics, cement, stone, brick, and timber to glass, concrete, metal, and smart materials, with the focus not only on their use in creating striking d

 
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Security & Counter Terror Expo 2017, 3-4 May
 

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce its support for the upcoming Security & Counter Terror Expo, to be held at Olympia London on May 3-4 2017.

The GGF will be exhibiting at Stand I-20, with GGF Technical staff on hand to discuss all matters glass and glazing. Ian Penfold of Solar Gard (and Chairman of the GGF Window Film Group) will present a demonstration of the performance and properties of safety and security glazing from the GGF stand.

 
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Trade News

Major Acquisition For Conservatory Outlet

A leading Wakefield manufacturer has announced the acquisition of one of its largest retail customers for an undisclosed sum.

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Record Sales Month For Jack Aluminium

“By listening to and working with customers, we can create cost-effective commercial glazing systems that have been fully tested for thermal

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Aperture Solutions Doors Achieve Ever Higher Levels of Quality

Aperture Solutions, the ODL Europe brand responsible for exclusively selling Capstone Doors in the UK

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GGF Consumer Survey Provides Useful Insights

The GGF recently commissioned an independent consumer survey and the final results have revealed some

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CWG Choices Chooses SWISSPACER For New Ultra4

CWG Choices, manufacturer of windows, doors and conservatories in the Midlands and South, has chosen SWISSPACER ULTIMATE for its new

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VEKA Customer ‘Secures’ Major Developments

Valued VEKA customer M&M Windows has gained two impressive commercial contracts thanks to the company’s commitment to PAS 24

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Product News

Sternfenster: Sitting Flush With High Quality Window Design

Bringing a harmony between tradition and modern innovation, Sternfenster is proud to offer the exceptional StyleLine Flush Sash Window design.

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AlufoldDirect’s All-Aluminium Roof Lantern – Direct To Site, Next Day

Eurocell, manufacturer, distributor and recycler of window, door, conservatory and roofline products – has reconfigured its popular Dales

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On-Site

RegaLead Puts Sandblasting On The Map For Cambridge Residents

RegaLead recently pushed the concept of truly bespoke front doors to the max, delivering a unique project on a Cambridge housing development.

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Senior Brings Light And Space To New Cambridge School

As the first new secondary school to be built in Cambridge for 40 years, the recently completed Trumpington Community College has been given a

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Events

Rugby Double Glazing’s Showroom Opening Was Right On Cue!

Network VEKA installer, Rugby Double Glazing recently opened their new retail showroom at the company’s headquarters in

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One Of The UK’s Fastest Growing Fabricators Rolls Out Major Accreditation At Open Day

One of the UK’s fastest growing companies held an open day recently to showcase its full product range and celebrate recent company milestones.

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Awards

Balls2 Marketing Is A Top Contender In The CIPR National Awards

Specialists in glazing and construction PR and marketing, Balls2 Marketing is up for the top

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FIT Show

Flair To Enter The FIT Fold

Flair Plastic Products will be exhibiting at the FIT Show for the fourth successive time with their

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GGF Sets Big Plans For The FIT Show

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is thinking big for the FIT Show 2017 (23-15 May at Birmingham NEC) with presentations, seminars,

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Stop, Listen And Learn At FIT Show 2017

For many the FIT Show 2017 will present the chance to discover new products and services, meet with clients and forge new business

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You Could Be A Winner At FIT Show 2017

Everyone knows the FIT Show 2017 is pulling out all the stops with this year’s event, being held at the NEC in Birmingham, 23-25 May.

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Eurocell’s Looking Sharp On FIT Show Stand D20

This year’s FIT Show sees Eurocell focus on four of its most popular ranges – including some great new range additions – namely Skypod,

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Polyframe Evolves At FIT

Polyframe will be announcing to visitors how it will be evolving on its stand (H30) at the FIT Show. The team will be talking about the recently

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Atlas Shows Off Ultimate Collection Of Glazed Products At FIT

Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions will be displaying one of the UK’s finest looking collection of glazed roof products, from stunning minimalist

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