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24th July 2014
 
Guide to new CE Marking legislation
 

In July 2013, the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) fully replaced the Construction Products Directive (CPD) – making it compulsory for all glass construction products (including architectural and insulating glass units) and road marking materials (ballotini) manufactured or imported into the EEA, that are covered by a harmonised European Standard (hEN), to carry the CE mark.

 
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Letter to the Editor
  The ‘First’ Certified Installer Network (CIN) launched in the UK? – You’re 18 years too late

Following a press release elsewhere in the trade media this week regarding Certified Installer Network (CIN), Network VEKA MD John Ogilvie has sent us a letter.

We must take issue with the recent story from Dave Barrett and the A&B Glass Group.

Dave describes the ‘eureka moment’ he came up with the idea for a network that offered peace of mind and reassurance for consumers – we can fully agree, it’s a wonderful feeling… we had ours in 1996.

 
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Rehau Adds Door Colour Selector Tool To Consumer Website
 

REHAU is responding to the growth in the popularity of composite doors by adding a new door selector option to the interactive colour tool on its consumer website.

The colour selector on www.rehauhome co uk allows visitors to try out different coloured windows – and now doors – on a range of traditional and contemporary property types.

 
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Super-slim Imago Lift & Slide fills a big gap in the market
 

Imago Lift & Slide, the slimmest timber frame lift and slide door hardware system in the market is now available from AGB.

The trend for ‘Grand Design’ style homes with open spaces that let in light, give great views and allow easy access is here to stay. Imago’s super-slim design fills a real gap in the market for companies wanting to offer customers maximum glass area and minimum frame width.

 
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Meet your Approved Installer Team
 

The VEKA UK Group doesn’t do anything by halves, so when the industry-leading system supplier recently established its Approved Installer scheme for VEKA and Halo customers, significant investment was made in promoting the initiative and making sure it offered real benefits for installers.

Recruitment has even taken place to fill four brand new, full-time positions which have been created to ensure there is a team solely dedicated to Approved Installers!

 
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Origin Grows UK Manufacturing Operations With New Factory
 

Origin Frames Ltd has opened a new production facility at its headquarters in Buckinghamshire as part of the company’s huge expansion plans. The factory opening follows the introduction of Origin’s industry leading ‘Your Lead Time, Not Ours’ service in 2011, which eliminates lead times on its bespoke aluminium bi-folding doors.

 
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Rooms And Views Wow Redrow With Liniar
 

Award-winning windows manufacturer Rooms and Views in Chester is no stranger to large housing developments with 95% of business coming from the new build marketplace.

Redrow Homes, one of the UK’s leading residential property developers, has been working with Rooms and Views for the past 14 years – so the company was naturally its first choice when it came to a brand new development of luxury homes called Abode in Buckley.

 
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Trojan Group’s Vietnam manufacturing facility is on track to help meet growing demand
 

The Trojan Group has released details of the expansion of its manufacturing facility in Vietnam. The purpose-built additional 20,000 square metres of manufacturing space is on course to be operational by late 2014. Tony Chadwick, Trojan Group’s Managing Director, said, “The need to open a new manufacturing facility is a clear indication of the success of the Trojan brand and the increasing demand for our products.”

 
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Technal Windows And Curtain Walling Help Create Energy Efficient Health Centre In Swansea
 

Aluminium curtain walling and casement window systems from Technal have contributed to a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and a high level of energy efficiency for a flagship primary care centre in Swansea.

Designed by B3 Architects and built by Dawnus Construction, the state-of-the-art Beacon Centre for Health is now one of the largest primary care facilities in Wales, catering for up to 3,000 patients a day. The 3,150 sqm scheme accommodates a host of primary care functions, including the Harbourside Health Centre, SA1 Medical Centre, Eastside Dental, ABM University Health Board, Swansea University and a pharmacy.

 
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Glass Services increases triple potential with Smartfill 2
 

nagas, the industry leaders in the supply of gas filling machinery and testing equipment, is pleased to extend its existing partnership with Ashford based Glass Services Ltd to help increase their production capability with a Smartfill 2 gas filling machine.

Launched in 2010, the Smartfill 2 is an Argon gas filling machine with 250mm touch screen controls, and the latest technology to enhance control and improve productivity, including the Smart Start filling lance, which provides the operative with control,

 
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Trade News


It’s As Easy As “MTC” With Listers

On the 1st of June 2014, the Government introduced the Minimum Technical Competencies (MTC) programme with all Competent Person Schemes. Now installers of windows and doors are required to demonstrate that they meet the legal requirements and display the necessary skills to offer a top notch service to their customers.

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Origin Introduces Product Training To Get Installers Fighting FIT

Origin Frames Ltd, award winning UK manufacturer of aluminium bi-folding doors, has introduced an installation training programme, to further support its trade partners and improve the quality of service offered to end users.

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South West Fabricator Opens New Factory To Meet Growing Demand

MWD Trade Windows & Doors has recently completed the construction of a new production facility in Cheddar, totalling up to 20,000 sq. ft. Although the economy might not be up and running just yet,

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Association Of Composite Door Manufacturers Welcomes Door-Stop

Door-Stop has been welcomed into the Association of Composite Door Manufacturers (ACDM). “As the UK’s favourite composite door manufacturer it was timely for us to join the body representing the industry,”

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Dempsey Dyer Celebrates 30 Successful Years With Deceuninck

This year marked the 30-year partnership with Dempsey Dyer and Deceuninck. The two companies celebrated with a Champagne Reception hosted by Deceuninck at the FiT Show.

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People

Exciting New Sales Appointments At Sun

REHAU fabricator, Sun Trade has recently strengthened its presence across the UK with the appointments of Ian Wiltshire as the new Area Sales Representative for Wales and Chris Collins as the new Central Region Sales Manager.

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Products

Distinction Door’s Nan Ya Composite Slab Offers Double The Benefits

Distinction Doors was the first company to introduce the composite slab to the UK market and today, with over 2 million units sold, it’s the UK market leader in composite doors. Distinction’s standing in the market is thanks to the pedigree of the Nan Ya slab that it has always used.

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Jack Aluminium Commercial Mag Lock Door Achieves Pas 24 Security

Jack Aluminium Systems launches its new pivot hinge TD68 Mag Lock Door by achieving thePAS 24 security standard.

Based on the thermally efficient Jack Door, the Mag Lock door offers a competitive solution to the problem of lock tampering on commercial doors.

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Brochures

Kestrel Increases Marketing Support For Registered Installers

Building products manufacturer Kestrel is boosting the marketing support it offers registered installers.

The PVC-UE roofline, fascia and cladding company has launched a new tri-fold leaflet that installers can use when canvassing potential customers.

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Door-Stop’s Brochure Builder Big Hit With Installers

Door-Stop has seen take-up of its new ‘Brochure Builder’ tool take off since its launch at the FIT show in June. It makes producing a tailored brochure simple, affordable and fast, as installers are discovering.

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Events

GED Looks To Repeat Its Success At Glasstec 2014

GED Integrated Solutions has confirmed that it is to once again exhibit its award-winningIntercept Warm Edge Spacer production systems at Glasstec, held in Duesseldorf, Germany, 21 – 24 October 2014.

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Window Ware Latest To Join NFA Family

Window Ware, Bedford based stockists and distributors of window, door and conservatory hardware, have become the latest company to join the every growing National Fenestration Awards family.

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Three Up, Three Down For £3000

Wayne Rogerson, Joint Managing Director of CENSolutions has recently completed the National Three Peaks Challenge with his brother Darren to raise £3000 for the National Kidney Federation.

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