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29th July 2014
 
Synseal’s Pizza-Style Boxes Deliver The Savings!
 

Synseal’s fabricator partners are being presented with “pizza-style” sample boxes and literature in a new sales and marketing campaign designed to promote the advantages of using recycled plastic thermal reinforcements (PTRs) to replace traditional steel.

Using the slogan “Switch and Save”, the eye-catching boxes are colour-coded for Legend, SynerJy and Shield window systems and contain handy samples of PTRs fitted into the most popular profiles together with a standard 150mm Envirosill, which features flawless virgin PVC-U on visible outer faces and a recycled core.

 
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Another First For Ritec With The Innovative New Remote Training And Support Centre Launch
  The ‘First’ Certified Installer Network (CIN) launched in the UK? – You’re 18 years too late

After 30 years and 13 awards for industry excellence, Ritec International is again leading innovation in the glass industry with the launch of their purpose-built remote training facility located at their factory site in Tottenham, London. This new facility will set the standard for world class surface treatment education whilst providing the latest training remotely for both new and existing customers globally.

Following extensive worldwide consultation, Ritec has integrated the most innovative digital platforms and techniques to offer ongoing support and refresher training to users of their unique surface treatment technologies including the award-winning ClearShield Eco-System™. 

 
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Siegenia Aluminium Series Supplied By Carl F Groupco
 

Latest hardware to be added to Carl F Groupco’s range is manufactured by Siegenia and designed specifically for aluminium windows. With features to ease fabrication and installation of tilt & turn windows, and advancements that simplify component selection, the ALU 4200 and ALU axxent product lines are designed to have strong appeal to the window industry.

Siegenia’s hardware advancement addresses the fact that traditional solutions for this market have often required a complicated buying and fitting process. Initiatives for the ALU series include non-handed and pre-assembled components to enhance installation and stock control.

 
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Taking PVC-U To The Next Level
 

We’re in a mature market and many of the new products that are introduced are simply variations on a theme. Genuinely new products that offer something substantially different are rare. So when such a product does come along, there’s very good reason to get excited, not least because of the opportunities it presents for installers looking for a competitive edge.

One example of such a product is the Genesis Vertical Slider from Bison Frames. It represents true innovation and looks set to be the start of a new generation of window design and manufacture.

 
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New Full Height Soffit Option For Global Summer
 

A full height soffit is now available as an internal design option for Synseal’s best-selling hybrid orangery, Global Summer, in depths of 300mm and 450mm.

Launched in May 2012, Global Summer has proven popular with UK consumers and offers a “shelf-style” orangery soffit as standard, 300m in depth and 140mm in height, to provide a perimeter ceiling detail and house downlights or audio speakers.

 
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DDP And Konig Uk Have The Magic Touch
 

Decorative Door Products (DDP) by RegaLead is to announce a partnership with Konig-UK in order to offer a number of repair and touch up solutions for the popular DoorColour range.

With interest at a high for the specialist colour offering, the company has worked hard to ensure there is a solution to meet every need, including the right ancillary products, as Guy Hubble, Joint Managing Director at RegaLead explains: “We put a lot of research and effort into creating the shades in the DoorColour range, but that was just the beginning. Creating the complete solution requires a full package including marketing, swatches and – because no matter how good the paint system, if an accident happens, the paintwork can get damaged – repair products.

 
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Apeer Hits New Heights Of Efficiency
 

A state-of-the art, IT-driven efficiency initiative is taking production at Apeer Doors to new heights.

The Northern Ireland based composite door manufacturer has implemented a highly sophisticated system that extends its previous barcoding scheme to include minute-by-minute timesheet monitoring and management of production employees and key line managers.

Said group ICT manager for Apeer, Eddie McStravick: “Each employee works to an individual timesheet which provides them with their specific workload for the day and includes built-in quality checks for every job.

 
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K2 Conservatory Roof Technical Brochure Now Available
 

Synseal has published an authoritative technical brochure detailing its proven and advanced K2 conservatory roof system.

The no-nonsense K2 roof brochure presents all the key design features including the adjustable eaves beam connector, jack rafter, glass paddle valley glazing stop, self-supporting box gutter with internal brace, choice of aluminium or PVC-U end caps and fixed or variable ridge options providing roof pitch adjustment from 17.5o to 37.5o. Cross-section drawings and glazing bar assembly summaries provide a handy technical reference source. A style guide illustrates the range of popular footprint design options, colour finishes and roof glazing

 
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Stay Secured By Design With CENSolutions
 

CENSolutions celebrates 10 years in business this year, and while they are widely recognised as a leading consultancy and test facility for the window, door and glazing industries, they have no desire to rest on their laurels. Instead the company is continuously extending its scope. One of the things they are increasingly asked about is the recently amended PAS24:12 regulations and how companies can comply in order to keep selling Secured by Design.

 

 
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Edgetech Golf Day Number ‘Fore’
 

Edgetech UK, a Quanex company hosted its annual golf day at Staverton Park, Daventry as part of its 25 year anniversary celebrations.

Over 100 guests from the industry joined Edgetech for a round of golf followed by dinner and trophy presentations. Each golfer was also given a silver jubilee golf bag tag.

 
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Trade News


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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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. The ‘Fitter Fitter’ training programme .

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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, the fabricator decided to be one step ahead and ready itself for an evolving demand.

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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,” commented Door-Stop’s Business Unit Director, Martin Dickie. 

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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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On Site

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

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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.

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Products

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

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Glass & Glazing

Glass Services Increases Triple Potential With Smartfill 2

Inagas, 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.

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Internet

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.

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