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1st November 2018
 
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Armstrong Watson Appointed Administrators For SafeGlaze UK As It’s Placed Into Administration
 

The following statement has been taken from the Armstrong Watson website:

On Tuesday 30th October 2018, Niamac Developments (trading as SafeGlaze UK) was placed into Administration and Rob Adamson, Mike Kienlen and Mark Ranson, Insolvency Practitioners at Armstrong Watson LLP, were appointed as Joint Administrators.

The Bradford based double glazing company designs, manufactures and installs UPVC windows and doors and has 8 sites across the country. Niamac Developments has ceased trading immediately and regrettably all 132 employees have been made redundant.

 
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1,000,000

 

This is the sales milestone reached earlier this year of the innovative and game changing trickle ventilator the Link Vent, launched by Glazpart in just 2016. Up to 1,000,000 windows have been fitted with the Link vents across the country. Reducing call backs, minimising negative feedback and maximising potential margins.

Homeowners love the smaller size and greater performance delivered by the product as it is less drafty when closed and there are fewer gaps to create those little whistles combined with complete control of the closure plate to allow just the right level of fresh air.

 
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Kömmerling’s Stronger Sales Team
 

profine UK have just finished putting together a new and experienced sales team to help push the KÖMMERLING brand further in the UK, with the promise of additional product and marketing investment over the next 12 months and beyond.

With new managing director Gareth Jones on board and Brian McDonald promoted to sales director, the new sales team has been tasked with nurturing existing business and bringing on new customers,

 
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Optimism For Sealant Tapes Market In 2019 Despite Challenges

 

A leading UK foam sealant tape supplier remains optimistic about the prospects for sector growth in 2019, despite uncertainty around Brexit and the long-term economic outlook.

Andy Swift, national sales manager of ISO-CHEMIE, says that while Brexit could stall new commercial construction and investment in infrastructure projects, the housing shortage will continue to drive demand for window and door sealants in the next 12 months.

 
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Richard Lee Enhances Polyframe Customer Journey In Pivotal New Role

 

As Polyframe approaches the end of its busiest year in history, the business is looking forward to an outstanding 2019 with the appointment of Richard Lee into the newly created role of PVCu category director.

Polyframe – a supplier of branded PVCu products – is now implementing a string of important developments to enhance the customer experience and make the business even easier to work with.

 
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Mackenzie Glass Investment Tops Half A Million

 

Mackenzie Glass’ investment programme has topped more than half a million pounds in less than a year including new laminate cutting capability, IT, fleet and processing equipment, plus the creation of new apprenticeship roles.

Global giant, NSG, sold its Pilkington Bristol business to Mackenzie Glass at the end of last year. Supplying more than one million square metres of flat glass a year with a turnover in excess of £5m,

 
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Epwin Window Systems Launches Integral Bifold Website
 

Epwin Window Systems has just launched the website for its latest product, Integral bifolds. Integral bifolds combine an aluminium system with PVC-U detailing. The result is an outstanding, robust and reliable bifolding door that has superior strength and suites perfectly with the PVC-U window systems.

The new website has a contemporary design that showcases the stunning aesthetics of Integral bifolds.

 
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Workplace Safety About Much More Than PPE And Safe Manual Handling

 

Bohle has held its first Glass Safety Day, aimed at driving improved standards of health and safety plus employee wellbeing.

Coinciding with World Mental Health Day, mental well-being at work – and its potential pitfalls for employers – was explored by a series of expert speakers drawn from the fields of HR, employment law and training..

 
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Solidor Launch Into The 21st Century
 

New Staffordshire trade centre, 21st Century Affordable, have just opened up a new showroom that boasts five different Solidor composite doors, in an environment that’s aimed at both the trade and local homeowner.

As part of Affordable Windows, 21st Century can also supply Solidor composite doors elsewhere in the Midlands and beyond, while the offering of the showroom to local homeowners allows the company

 
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Changes at the helm at Exlabesa Building Systems

 

Exlabesa Building Systems has announced the promotion of Paul Benn to General Manager. Paul joined the business back in 2015 and his promotion reflects what he has achieved during his time. In his new role, Paul will report to Director of Exlabesa Building Systems (Global), Paco Quinta.

Commenting on Paul’s promotion, Derek Hodgson, former General Manager of Exlabesa Building Systems said: “Having been with the

 
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Modplan’s Secured By Design-Accredited Range Extended

 

VEKA trade fabricator Modplan has just announced its Secured by Design-accredited range has grown by over a third and the certification all updated to the latest PAS24:2016 security standard. Justin Williams, International Sales and Marketing Director, said: “We are delighted to be able to extend our Secured by Design product range. It opens up more high security opportunities for our customers.”

 
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Add Contemporary Style With New Venlo RD2 Entrance Doors

 

New Venlo RD2 Entrance Doors from AluFoldDirect offer contemporary style and high-performance to give installers the opportunity to make even more of the trend for aluminium doors and windows.

Delivered in just two weeks, the flush sash aluminium entrance doors suite perfectly with the rest of AluFoldDirect’s Everything Aluminium range – making them the ideal supplier for full-house aluminium

 
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Aspire Bifolds Choose Windowlink From Day One

 

When Aspire Bifolds set up just two years ago, one of the first phone calls Director John Small made was to Mark at Windowlink. Having worked with Windowlink’s software before, John knew it was integral to the success of the business.

After 10 years in the industry, John and fellow director James Wenlock set up the supply and fit business in October 2016. The following year, the duo opened a showroom. “We are growing fast,” says John.

 
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Safestyle UK Hails Leads2Trade As ‘Heavyweight Supplier’

 

One of the UK’s biggest suppliers and installers of replacement uPVC windows and doors is still benefitting hugely from working with Leads2Trade – eight years on after first linking up.

The award-winning Safestyle UK have been manufacturing and installing affordable, high quality, energy efficient and secure windows and doors for homeowners across England and Wales for more than

 
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Fab&Fix Decorative Hardware Marks 30 Years Of Excellence

 

This Autumn the security expert ERA celebrates thirty years of heritage for its Fab&Fix range of decorative hardware. With three decades of real world testing and featuring truly matching products, the range incorporates four distinct lines: Classic, Heritage, Architectural and S-Series, thereby ensuring a co-ordinated finished look for any application, be it traditional or contemporary, l.

 
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New Brochure For Viiu Key Dealers

 

A stylish new brochure is helping customers of ultra-slim sliding door brand Viiu make sales and grow their businesses.

Launched just last year, the stunning Viiu door has already taken the market by storm with its floor-to-ceiling aesthetics, flawless functionality and PAS24-2016-

 
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Conservatory Outlet Ltd Announced As Wakefield Manufacturer Of The Year 2018

 

UK fabricator, Conservatory Outlet Ltd, Wakefield has been recognised as ‘Manufacturer of the Year 2018’ at the Wakefield Manufacturing Awards. The company was presented its trophy at the high-profile ceremony which took place on 4th October – the first ever event to solely recognise and celebrate excellence in manufacturing across Wakefield and the wider District.

 
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Recruitment

2x New Business Sales Managers ~ Trade (North and South)

Leka Systems is looking for 2 Business Sales Managers to grow sales and margin by identifying key prospects and negotiating and securing sales.

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National Trade Sales Manager

Granada Secondary Glazing is looking to recruit an experienced business and sales leader with a track record of success.

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Business Development Manager (North / South)

Synseal Group is looking for a customer-focused Business Development Manager with good industry knowledge to join its growing sales team.

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Head of Installer Network

Synseal Group is recruiting for an expert sales professional with experience working with showroom retailers to head up its installer network programme.

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Trade News

Recovinyl: 2017 PVC Recycling Figures Continue To Rise

The collection and recycling of waste PVC throughout Europe, including the UK, reached a new high of 639,648 tonnes in 2017, according to latest industry figures.

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Exlabesa Extrusions Invests Seven Figure Sum In New Plant Machinery

Extrusion company Exlabesa Extrusions has just announced it has invested in a 35 MN extrusion press for its Doncaster factory.

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Certass Says: “Let’s Champion Our Local Installers”

Certification body, Certass Ltd, wants glazing companies to get together and champion local installers who are the connection between the industry and the consumer.

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Modplan And VBH: A Success Story

Established window, door and conservatory fabricator Modplan is a one-stop shop for its customers. Continuing investment in its product range, manufacturing,

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Product News

Force 8 Can Now Quote You Very Happy

The new quote system from Force 8 now gives a full-scaled visual of your new door and frame including a complete breakdown of the specification.

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VBH Launches greenteQ Aspire: A New Range Of Handles And Finger Pulls

VBH has launched Aspire, a new suite of handles and finger pulls suitable for aluminium, timber and PVC-U lift and slide doors. Part of VBH’s greenteQ range,

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My Cladding Website Delivers Results For Homeowners And Installers

Freefoam Building Products are pleased to announce a new video testimonial to highlight the support it gives installers and consumers.

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Perfect Joints For Flush Sash Windows From Frame Fast

Midlands fabricator, Frame Fast UK is one of the first companies to offer sash windows manufactured using Jade Engineering’s new MechWeld system.

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Aztec Windows Upgrades Customers Using Timberweld® Technology

Coventry based PVC-U fabricator, Aztec Windows, is delighted with Timberweld®. Timberweld is a patented method of welding perfect

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People

Kömmerling’s Stronger Sales Team

profine UK have just finished putting together a new and experienced sales team to help push the KÖMMERLING brand further in the UK, with the promise of additional product and

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On-Site

SmartSecure Adopted by South Wales Social Landlord

As the result of a successful tender, Carl F Groupco is supplying hardware to Tai Tarian, one of the largest social landlords in Wales with responsibility

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Exhibitions

Everything Aluminium Proves Popular At The Build Show

‘Everything Aluminium Without the Problems’ from AluFoldDirect proved to be a popular addition to the PiGS Pavilion at the The Build Show, with UK Construction Week visitors

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Insight Data Success At UK Construction Week 2018

Insight Data is celebrating what it describes as ‘a fantastic response from exhibiting at UK Construction Week 2018.’.

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Icotherm Timber Solid Roof Technology A Hit At The Build Show

At the Build Show, installers and home improvement companies learned how easy it is to add solid roof conservatories to their range with Icotherm Roof Systems.

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SupaLite Tiled Roof Systems Prove A Hit At Grand Designs Live 2018

Preston-based roofing specialists SupaLite are celebrating a successful appearance at Grand Designs Live, with strong interest in their full range of replacement tiled roof systems.

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Awards

Ironmongers Recognise Fellow Professionals In Institute Awards

Up and coming talent, outstanding customer service and industry commitment will all be celebrated at the Institute of Architectural

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MRA Shortlisted For 4 Construction Marketing Awards

MRA Marketing has been shortlisted for four awards in this year’s prestigious Construction Marketing Awards (CMA). Having won a record total of 18 times at previous CMAs,

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G18 Awards

The G-Awards judges have revealed the names of the finalists in this year’s event.

The winners will be announced at the G18 Gala Dinner and Awards event on Friday November 30th at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

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