16th March 2017
 
The VEKA UK Group First To ‘Steal A March’ With PAS 24:2016
 

The VEKA UK Group has announced the transition of its entire range of PVC-U window and door products to PAS 24:2016, making it the first BSI Kitemark System Supplier of PVC –U to do so, say the company.

Accreditation Manager, Mark Barsby explained: “We’ve been in discussions with our forward-thinking customers, BSI and Secured by Design since last July to ensure VEKA and Halo products meet the updated enhanced security standard, PAS 24:2016.

 
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Kombimatec Move To New Premises To Deal With Increasing Demand
 

Business is really booming for Kombimatec Machines Ltd at the moment, so much so that the Bedfordshire-based window machinery company has had to up sticks and move premises due to an increasing demand for its award-winning machines.

Relocating to a new factory three times the size of its existing premises, Kombimatec move just down the road from Luton to Dunstable with easy access to its new HQ when exiting junction 11 of the M1 motorway.

 
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Romag Production Line Strengthened With £1M Investment
 

North East specialist glass and solar PV manufacturer, Romag Ltd, is doubling its capacity, following a £1m investment program including a second, state of the art toughening plant.

The investment comes just nine months after its acquisition by fellow glass manufacturers Clayton Glass Ltd and is testament to CEO Ryan Green’s commitment to growing the business to its £50m potential.

 
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Insight Data Goes Head-To-Head With Global Giants With New Email Marketing Platform

 

Insight Data, the award-winning supplier of marketing data and CRM software, has developed an all-new email marketing platform to compete head-on with global giants such as Mailchimp, DotMailer and Constant Contact.

The new system, STEM, was developed by Insight Data’s in-house software team and integrates fully with Salestracker, the company’s prospect database and CRM system.

 
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Spectus Triples The Choices With A New 36mm Triple Glazing Bead

 

Spectus customers now have more choices than ever in triple glazing solutions, with the launch of a new bead to accommodate 36mm glazing for its popular Elite 70 system.

The addition now gives fabricators and installers not only three options for triple glazing but it also enables the use of external Georgian Bars for added period detail.

 
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RENOLIT EXOFOL PX Light Ivory
 

RENOLIT EXOFOL PX Light Ivory has been added in to the RENOLIT exterior grade range as a stock range item.

Previously only available on a make to order basis the move in to the stock range recognises the increasing popularity of cream colours and is indicative of the importance RENOLIT places to continuously improve service levels to their customers.

 
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Tradelink Open New Welwyn Windowcentre

 

Tradelink Direct have just opened a new Windowcentre in Welwyn Garden City, with an impressive opening event in February 2017, adding to their already successful trade counters in Rotherham and the founding model in Mildenhall, Suffolk.

The Windowcentre business model brings together a renowned window and door manufacturer with a history of 25 years and the concept of a one-stop trade counter.

 
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Consort Ltd Upgrades To Trojan’s Stainless Steel Door Hardware

 

VEKA trade fabricator Consort has just announced that all its residential doors will be supplied with Trojan’s stainless steel door hardware. Jeff Dunn, Head of Sales and Marketing at Consort, said: “Our industry has experienced a noticeable increase in the volume of door hardware that is pitting and corroding. This can cause much irritation to the homeowner resulting in a remedial visit for the installer. Stainless steel hardware is not affected in this way,

 
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Four Easy Steps To Complete Your Decking Design

 

For window installers looking to install one of the UK’s most profitable home improvement products, the new decking calculator from Composite Wood Company ™ makes it easy for homeowners and installers to get a free, personalised quote on their projects.

It’s simple for installers to price up an existing job – and it also helps approved Composite Wood installers to find new projects.

 
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ColorLine Door Frame Service Extended To Include Kommerling
 

RegaLead’s recently launched ColorLine service for composite door fabricators is going from strength to strength, with the most recent addition of KÖMMERLING’s 070 and C70 Gold® suites, including 70mm,82mm and 112mm transoms for sidelights and top boxes. Designed as the ideal solution for matching or complementing door frames, the ColorLine service provides pre-painted profile in a three-part kit form. KÖMMERLING fabricators will now be able to match any paint

 
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Total Glass Opts For Outstanding Protection From Yale
 

Trade fabricator and supplier, Total Glass is now using a combination of Yale hardware creating a formidable window package, certified to PAS24 standard and backed by the extensive Yale Lifetime Security Guarantee.

The Liverpool-based fabricator, which purchases hardware through window and door systems brand Profile 22, is using the Yale Shootbolt window Lock, Yale window hinge, Yale 8 door lock and the KM Series

 
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Popularity Of Distinction Doors’ Contemporary Range Reflects Consumer Trends
 

Distinction Doors has just revealed sales of its contemporary door range are up 18% year on year. Bethaney Larkman, Marketing Manager at the company, said: “Consumer trends are very much design-led at the moment and homeowners are looking for products that deliver a style statement. Our range of contemporary doors gives homeowners what they are looking for and this is something that is reflected in our growing sales figures.

 
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Get Your Free Reel Of Thermoflex Warm Edge Spacer Now!
 

A free trial of Thermoflex Warm Edge Spacer is now being offered by Thermoseal Group, giving potential customers the opportunity to sample what the company claims is the UK’s highest performance flexible spacer with a lowest thermal conductivity rating of 0.135W/mK. Interested participants are encouraged to contact the Thermoseal Group sales team whilst this offer remains available.

 
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DOORCO Invests In Second Edgebander
 

Fast growing composite door manufacturer, DOORCO has recently taken delivery of a second Edgebander in the next phase of its strategic UK manufacturing expansion. Providing extra capacity to look after the company’s increasing number of prepped door customers, the investment is part of DOORCO’s £5 million investment programme to date.

 
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Find Everything Aluminium In AlufoldDirect’s New Brochure
 

‘Everything Aluminium’ is the new brochure from AluFoldDirect, helping installers show their customers what can be achieved in aluminium doors and windows.

“We’ve listened to what installers want and created an incredible coffee-table brochure with stunning installation photos, so people can see the possibilities in aluminium windows and doors,” says Craig Miller, Managing Director at AluFoldDirect.

 
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Hazlemere Completes Two-Phase Job For Epping Forest District Council
 

Outstanding work for schools, colleges, local authorities and other organisations has firmly established Hazelmere’s reputation as one of the region’s leading suppliers of premium architectural aluminium – and now, the firm has expanded its impressive list of completed developments by expertly renovating the civic offices of Epping Forest District Council.

 
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Purplex Strengthens Relationship With Google And Facebook
 

Purplex Marketing has strengthened its relationship with Google to help companies in the construction and glazing industry generate more leads online. The agency is a certified Google Partner agency and provides specialist paid search (PPC), display network and social media marketing for trade, commercial and retail suppliers.

 
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Senior’s Study In Efficiency
 

Two of Senior Architectural System’s most innovative and thermally efficient glazing solutions have been specified for a new high school in Reading, helping to maximise the sense of light and space whilst reducing the environmental impact of the building.

Designed by Maber Architects and delivered by Interserve Kajima Joint Venture, Reading Girls’ School is part of a wider scheme to create

 
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Meet The Consumos – Here To Help You Win More Business
 

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the consumos.

Sumo Yuki, his wife Akiko and their new dog are on a mission to help raise standards across the industry and reinforce the message that as a member of the CPA, installers will win more new business due to consumers trusting the brand.

 
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Roseview Asks Installers To Strike A Pose With #SashSelfies
 

Building on their successful #SashShots picture campaign, sash window specialists Roseview are encouraging their installers to show their fun side by taking part in their #SashSelfies competition.

To enter the competition and to be in with a chance of winning a small prize, installers need to take a selfie in front of the Rose Collection sash window they have just installed.

 
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Trade News

Wood Windows Receive ‘World-First’ Verified Environmental Product Declaration At Ecobuild

The world’s first verified Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) calculated

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Construction ‘Scandal’ Shines Light On Decline In Housing Quality

A recent scandal involving one of the big national housebuilders has further

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GLASSOLUTIONS Recognised As First Rate Fleet Operator

Glass manufacturer, processor and distributor GLASSOLUTIONS is driving standards forward having

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Dear Gerald,

In his recent report on the Window, Door and Conservatory Markets in Housing, Palmer[1] identifies

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Secured By Design Licenses First Stable Door

Solidor’s stable door is the first stable door to achieve a Secured By Design (SBD) license. SBD is a national

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Quarter Of Million Pound Investment In Kingfisher Announced

Profile 22 manufacturer, Kingfisher uPVC Windows and Doors Ltd has invested more than a quarter of a

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Glazerite Doors Beat The Burglar After Attempted Break In

A property on a new-build development was subject to an attempted break-in recently,

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Rapid growth calls for a new factory for The Window Outlet

Bristol based aluminium company The Window Outlet have responded to recent staggering growth by opening

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#builtwithBosch To Expand In 2017 – Free Tools For Professionals Selected As Testers

Following the successful campaign in 2016, Bosch Professional announces it will run #builtwithBosch throughout

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Product News

Royal Oak Joinery Grow Business With Tommafold Doors

Royal Oak Joinery produce and fit timber windows, doors and staircases, along with cabinet

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It’s A New Angle As Eurocell Elevates Skypod Range

Building upon the success of the Skypod range of PVC-U skylights, Eurocell is launching its latest model

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Roof Maker Brings World-Class Roof Window Expertise To Home Building And Renovating 2017

Leicester roof glazing specialists Roof Maker will be showcasing their

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Marketing

SMARTGLASS Dynamic Sales Kits Are In Demand

Just a few weeks after launch, requests for the new SMARTGLASS® Dynamic sample kits have exceeded

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Four Seasons In One Day At Eurocell

Joining in the celebrazione, Eurocell – one of the UK’s leading manufacturer, distributor and recycler of window,

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Awards

BSi Recognition For Fast-Growing Fenster Fabrications

Torquay’s Fenster Fabrications has achieved the highly respected BSi BS 4873/PAS24 accreditation.

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FIT Show

RegaLead Back At FIT With New Products For Emerging Markets

Renowned for offering value added solutions to the glass and door industries,

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Dekko To Make Bold Debut At The FIT Show

Dekko Window Systems is marking the latest stage of its expansion with a landmark debut at this year’s FIT

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KÖMMERLING To Make A New Product Packed, FIT Debut

KÖMMERLING will bring a number of new developments to stand number F30 in hall 6 at the FIT Show,

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Carl F Groupco Hardware Selector Created For FIT Show

With a focus on high level service, quality lines and practical displays, Carl F Groupco has addressed

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Mr & Mrs Fit Take Over Twitter

They may be small in stature, but thanks to an online marketing campaign from the organisers

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Master Fitter Challenge Winner 2016 Is An Inspiration To Other Installers

After an impressive win at last year’s Master Fitter Challenge – the intense two-day installer competition

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Four New Products From AluK At The FIT Show

AluK is at the FIT Show for the first time and will definitely be making its presence felt.

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Emmegi (UK) Back At FIT With Biggest Ever Stand

Emmegi (UK) will have its biggest ever stand at this year’s ‘biggest ever’ FIT Show.

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Primed And Ready To Apeer At FIT Show

After the success of last year’s FIT Show Apeer are already gearing up for the next with grand plans to

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More New Prefix Products For The FIT Show

The thirst for new product development continues, as Prefix Systems look set to launch a number

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Brand New Products And Old Favourites From Business Micros

Business Micros’ stand at the FIT Show will feature all of its most popular software packages

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The Window Company (Contracts) Invites Key Commercial Clients To Show

The Window Company (Contracts) liked the previous FIT Shows so much

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