1st March 2018
 
Last Chance To Complete Important Government Survey
 

The CORGI Fenestration Installer Scheme has been asked by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (the new name for DCLG) to ask the fenestration industry to participate in its Approved Documents User Survey. The closing date for doing this survey is midnight on the 6th March.

The department is looking for comment on all the Approved Documents and it is vital it hears the views of those who use the documents.

 
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Epwin Glass Invests For The Future
 

Epwin has consolidated its glass production facilities onto one site – Epwin Glass. Epwin Glass draws on the company’s 30 years of experience in glass manufacture as it continues to support some of the largest and most respected domestic and commercial window manufacturers and installers in the UK.

Katrina Earl, Epwin Glass National Sales Manager, commented: “We are one of the leading manufacturers of insulated and energy-rated glass units for the window industry and we supply the trade,

 
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Dekko Opens New Doors For Emerald Windows With First Räum Garage Door Sale
 

Showing their commitment to helping customers break into new markets, Dekko Window Systems are celebrating with Swindon-based Emerald Windows after the successful sale of their very first garage door – the bold, new addition to the Räum aluminium range.

The new direction comes as Emerald aims to strengthen its offering to further cement its position as the South-West’s home improvement specialists.

 
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Government Commits £45M Of Funding To Kick-Start UK Housebuilding
 

Housing and Planning Minister, Dominic Raab has announced a £45 million cash injection into key community projects across the country, helping to facilitate the building of thousands of new homes.

The funding – allocated by the central government to help boost Britain’s housebuilding industry, will be distributed to 79 projects from Newcastle to Plymouth.

 
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Fabricator TWR Group Anticipates Busy Trading Period

 

A NEW initiative looks set to result in a fabricator’s busiest ever trading period.

The TWR Group announced late last year that it would roll-out ‘never seen before’ lead times to give installers dual-coloured bi-folding doors within fifteen working days.

 
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Senior Delivers Milestone PURe® Contract For New Manchester Life Development

 

Working alongside John Sisk & Son and specialist contractor Elite Aluminium Systems, Senior Architectural Systems has delivered its largest order to date for its thermally-efficient PURe® aluminium windows at Manchester Life’s new Cotton Field Wharf residential development.

Cotton Field Wharf is the first scheme to be completed as part Manchester Life’s plans to create over 1000 new private rental

 
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Kolorseal Expands With Opening Of New Midlands Depot

 

Established over 14 years ago, Kolorseal Ltd provides an expert colour coating service to the fenestration industry. Thanks to the ever-increasing demand for coloured windows and doors, the business has enjoyed 30% growth in the last year alone and has now opened a second depot – Kolorseal Midlands – in West Bromwich.

 
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New ISO-CHEMIE Portal For Fenestration Installers And Specifiers

 

A new online resource from ISO CHEMIE provides improved access to a range of sealant tape related project services and special tools for fenestration installers, retailers, designers and architects.

The secure ISO-PORTAL at  www.iso-chemie.co.uk is the latest initiative from one of Europe’s leading producers of foam sealant tapes, which will improve the support

 
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Cut The Confusion With Security Advice From Yale

 

Standards and legislation surrounding windows and doors are constantly evolving, and Yale understands the importance of complying with the very latest developments. As a result, the team is on hand to offer their expert advice to ensure you are manufacturing and installing compliant products.

 
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Mercury’s Investment Shows It’s Set To Rise

 

Specialist fabricator Mercury Glazing Supplies Ltd has just invested a six figure sum in new machinery to help it achieve ambitious growth plans over the next three years. Chris Reeks, Mercury’s Sales and Marketing Director, commented: “This investment will help us continue to deliver exceptional quality and exceptional lead times as our order volumes increase.”

 
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Lock Lock Showreel – Don’t Meet Your Burglar

 

The latest compelling video from Lock Lock, shows that in less than 10 seconds an intruder can gain entry into a home with only a 1 Star cylinder, while Lock Lock survives a sustained effort several minutes even with the cylinder removed.
The latest video at www.lock-lock.co.uk/protection has been designed to communicate the benefits of Lock Lock’s registered seamless

 
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NEW Thermobar Interbar In 22mm Profile

 

Thermoseal Group, one of the UK’s leading manufacturer and suppliers of warm edge spacer systems and over 2,000 insulated glass (IG) components, has introduced new sizes of its Thermobar Interbar to suit warm edge windows incorporating a multipane window system with a 25mm surface mount Georgian bar.
Available to order now, new sizes of Thermobar Interbar (Muntin) include 11.5x22mm and 15.5x22mm Interbar and fittings in black,

 
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High Performance Curtain Walling From Reynaers Creates Eye-Catching Façade

 

Reynaers’ cutting-edge aluminium curtain wall system for facades and roofs has created new angles for a modern office building.

French company Groupama opted for maximum transparency and benefit from superb thermal efficiency for its premises in Chartres, southwest of Paris.

 
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Promotion At Specialist Aluminium Manufacturer Sees Martin Rowe Become Sales Director

 

Martin Rowe has been unveiled as the Sales Director of Gloucester based aluminium specialists CDW Systems Limited.

Martin has been working at CDW Systems for 13 years where he joined as a Sales Order Processor having previously worked for computer software, systems and fabrication companies within the aluminium industry.

 
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MASCO UKWG CEO Wayne Devine Steps Down After 28 years

 

Wayne Devine, a well-known industry stalwart, has announced his decision to step down after 28 years as CEO of the MASCO UK Window Group.

He leaves in early March and the process to find his successor has begun. In the interim, Darius Padler, MASCO Group Vice President, will take the CEO role for the UK Window Group.

 
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GB Joinery First To A Rating In Accoya With CENSolutions

 

GB Joinery provides a wide range of professional joinery and carpentry services, to Stockport and the Greater Manchester area and throughout the UK. Established in 2014, the team has joinery experience that spans over 35 years. Offering an end to end service from the design, to manufacture and installation, they pride themselves on providing quality products at a reasonable price, with the personal touch.

 
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Cut The Cost & Complexity Of Window Repairs At Height

 

An innovative tool called Sashmate – developed by safety solutions specialist Glazesafe and available to buy at Window Ware – is helping locksmiths, double glaziers and window repair specialists across the country to work smarter, not harder, as well as win more jobs with cheaper scaffold-free quotes and a novel approach that solves all kinds of access issues.

 
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Trade News

Ninety Per Cent Of Small Firms Still Not Prepared For New Data Regulation, New Research Shows

- Hospitality and arts & entertainment businesses are the least prepared for GDPR

- FSB campaign to help 5.7 million small businesses be data ready

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Record Start For Conservatory Outlet Group

The Conservatory Outlet Group has experienced a hugely positive start to 2018, with both its retail businesses hitting record sales orders throughout January.

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Hurst Achieves New Quality Standard

Hurst Plastics has been awarded the ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management, making the company one of the first in the glazing industry to achieve the rigorous new standard.

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Eurocell Eurologik To Secure Social Housing For IDM Doors

Newport business IDM Doors is the latest fabricator to sign up with Eurocell.

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Product News

5 Beads, 3 Systems And Shared Profiles For The Residence Collection

The Residence Collection is experiencing an increase in trade enquiries, thanks in no small part to the integrated nature of the profiles and glazing beads, along with product availability in single lengths.

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Can You Bend It Like Astraseal? Investment Continues With New Bar Bending Machine

After kicking off the New Year with the purchase of yet another Stuga machining centre, fabricator Astraseal has now made two further machinery investments.

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Dynamic 2D Hinges Help Seal-Lite Deliver Quality Swish Doorsets

South West fabricator and installer Seal-Lite Group is gaining an competitive edge for its PVC-U doorsets through a mix of aesthetics,

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People

Long-Serving Winkhaus NE Project Manager Trevor Riley Retires

Winkhaus has announced the retirement in February of its second longest-serving employee and North East Project Manager, Trevor Riley after nearly 25 years.

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Fresh From The Fabricating Frontline

Leading hardware and tools supplier to the window and door industry, Window Ware, has strengthened their local sales force by appointing Brad Jackson as their newest Area Sales Manager.

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Aluminium

Milwood Group Keep It Simple For Installers With New Simplicity 6 Veranda System

Manufacturer of aluminium verandas, canopies and carports, Milwood Group, has introduced a brand-new addition to their offering. Designed to help both fabricators and installers break into the thriving outdoor living market,

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Premium Door System Boosts Sales At Aluminium Specialist

A leading manufacturer of aluminium windows and doors has reported sustained demand for several of its innovative Renyaers products.

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Glass & Glazing

Balconette Launches SG12 Fully Frameless Balustrading System

Launched this month by Surrey balustrading specialists Balconette, the new SG12 is a fully frameless balustrading system.

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On-Site

Glassolutions Installation Balances Form And Function At Kirkstall Forge ‘Urban Village’ In Leeds

A stunning floor-to-ceiling glazing installation designed, specified and delivered by GLASSOLUTIONS has helped create the ideal balance

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“La Casa Del Desierto”, The Guardian Glass Project That Creates The Great Indoors In Perfect Harmony With Nature

A desert. A house. A range of special glass types and a team of skilled professionals. This is “La Casa del Desierto” (the desert house).

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Internet

British Woodworking Federation Counts Down To The GDPR With Free Advice For Members

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming in on May 25th and this will have major implications for most joinery businesses on the way they manage their data.

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Mila Leaps Ahead With New Website

Mila has launched a brand new website, which it says puts it even further ahead of the competition.

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E.J. Cocker Completes Next Stage Of Brand-Building Strategy With New Website

Sealed unit specialists E.J. Cocker & Son have followed in the footsteps of sister-company Slenderline Glass, advancing their online presence with the launch of their brand-new,

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