2nd August 2018
 
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Timber! FIT Show Sees Influx Of Brands For 2019 Exhibition
 

FIT Show, the UK’s only dedicated event for the glass and glazing industry, has reported a growth in the number of timber brands signing up for its 2019 exhibition.

Alongside the likes of Bereco, who have made big efforts to broaden its product offering to include this sustainable material, other timber brands to join FIT Show include UK-based West-Port and Cardinal Windows.

 
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HWL Launches R9 With Extended Colour Options
 

HWL Trade Frames’ has continued the development of its Residence 9 offer with the launch of a new and expanded service on foils.

It means that with immediate effect HWL is not only able to offer the 16 colour and woodgrain options offered in the Residence Collection’s Graduate and Element Collections but any RAL colour offered by Renolit, on special order.

 
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Distinction Glass Holds Healthy Glass Stocks
 

In light of recent reports about industry-wide glass shortages Distinction Glass from Distinction Doors has reassured customers by announcing it holds healthy stocks of glass at its South Yorkshire headquarters. Sales and Marketing Director Chantel Roach said: “Customers may have been reading about the shortages in the glass industry. We have been unaffected by the issues and we are continuing to supply as normal.”

 
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Small Businesses Say No To A Disorderly ‘No Deal’ Brexit
 

A ‘No Deal’ Brexit would disproportionately hit small businesses in the UK, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The warning comes alongside new research that reveals the consequences for small businesses if they are faced with any form of customs declarations post Brexit.

FSB’s new research found that close to two thirds (59%) of small businesses that export goods to the EU Customs Union,

 
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Door Hardware Donation Promotes Real-Life Learning

 

ARCHITECTURAL hardware specialists, Washington & Riley is collaborating with Stoke on Trent College to provide free learning resources for its construction students. The Burslem-based firm has donated door hardware, including hinges, handles and locks, to promote a real-life learning environment.

In addition to stocking door hardware, Washington & Riley supplies, installs and maintains fire doors and was the first UK company to gain certification as a BlueSky installer. The donated hardware allows students to learn and craft their skills in hanging commercial fire doors.

 
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There’s More To Emmegi Than Just Machines

 

Emmegi (UK) has seen sales of trollies and handling equipment grow dramatically this year as customers increasingly recognise that there is more to the company than just its range of cutting and machining centres and saws.
Trolley sales are up by 90% against the same period in 2017 and sales of its most popular ACCA XL assembly benches are up by more than 35%.

Managing Director Ian Latimer thinks that customers are choosing the Emmegi solutions because they want a one stop shop service from a supplier they know and trust.

 
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’Which Pretreatment To Use?’

 

The debate goes on about which pretreatment is best to use for powder coated aluminium for outdoor construction and infrastructure use. Due to concerns raised by REACH regarding the use of chromium trioxide, many architectural coaters have now moved to chrome free alternatives. Chrome free systems have been around for many years and whilst more difficult to apply consistently, they perform as well as their chrome counterpart.

 
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Roseview Steps Up With Experienced Technical Services Manager

 

Sash window specialists Roseview has topped off a raft of recent developments with the appointment of an experienced new technical service manager.
Glazing veteran Mick Line brings a quarter-century of fabrication and installation expertise to the role, which will see him head up the firm’s technical support services.
With Mick at the helm, Roseview says customers will now benefit from dramatically improved response times to queries they make before or during a sash window installation.

 
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Caldwell Looks To The Future At 130Th Birthday Celebrations
 

At an event to mark a phenomenal 130 years in business, hardware experts Caldwell have unveiled a set of core values designed to guide its development in the decades ahead.
These include commitments to safety, integrity, accountability, collaboration and innovation. Sales Director Tim Ferkin explains the thinking behind the rebranding exercise.
“Not many businesses reach 50 years, let alone 130 - and when you do, you can’t help but reflect on where you’ve come from, and where you want to go next. What kind of business do we want to be in another ten, fifty, 130 years’ time?

 
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Belgrade Polymer Products Achieves ISO9001:2015 Certification

 

Thermoforming expert Belgrade Polymer Products, a specialist supplier to the fenestration industry, has achieved the internationally-recognised ISO9001:2015 certification for a quality management system (QMS).
The Wellingborough-based company is entitled to display the respected British Assessment Bureau quality shield and ISO9001:2015 logo to demonstrate its compliance with the standard, which was first introduced more than 30 years ago.

 
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Oakland Glass Celebrates 32 Years Of Quality

 

Oakland Glass Ltd says it is proud to celebrate 32 years of manufacturing sealed units while keeping its focus firmly where it counts – quality products with a quality service to match.

“Our strapline has always been ‘Quality at the heart of our glass’,” explains Tina Moorhouse, Managing Director of Oakland Glass, “but never has it been more important to ignore the distractions of the wider market and stay focussed on delivering quality products and quality service to customers to whom quality matters.

 
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Roseview Named Buckinghamshire’s Best

 

There’s a new addition to Roseview’s increasingly crowded trophy cabinet. The sash window specialists were named Buckinghamshire’s best uPVC supplier at the BUILD 2018 Construction and Engineering Awards.
BUILD is the world’s only globally-focused free-to-subscribe construction magazine. Each year its team of expert researchers go in search of the best manufacturers and suppliers our sector has to offer.

 
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New South Bank Show For ISO CHEMIE Tape

 

Hundreds of new low carbon family homes under construction in Leeds city centre will be fully protected against the elements thanks to ISO-CHEMIE’s expanding foam sealing tapes.
Windows and doors on more than 500 properties in the Climate Innovation District in Leeds’s South Bank will benefit from a high performance airtight, acoustic and thermal sealing using ISO BLOCO ONE.

 
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Branded Workwear For Vertik-Al

 

Powder coating specialist, Vertik-Al has invested in new technical workwear for all its factory operatives and personnel.  The personal protective clothing has been enhanced with the new company logo, a refresh of the original.

Each member of staff has been presented with new a hard-wearing two-piece overall and crew neck t-shirt, featuring the new logo.  The t-shirt has been branded with the complete logo and strapline while the overall has an embroidered VA on the chest and sleeve.

 
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Recruitment

2x Installer Sales Managers (North and South)

Two Installer Sales Managers in the North and South required by Leka Systems

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Trade News

DGCOS And Certass Seal Partnership Agreement

Consumer protection organisation DGCOS and certification specialists Certass have agreed a partnership deal, commencing 1st August 2018.

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Insight Data Delivers In-Depth Market Research For Hardware Specialists Window Ware

Independent hardware distributors Window Ware recently partnered with Insight Data, provider of prospect data and market intelligence to commission an in-depth, independent study surrounding supplier preferences.

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Product News

Virtuoso Launches First Aluminium Frame For Composite Doors

Virtuoso Doors has pulled off yet another first in the composite door arena with the announcement that its range of composite doors is now available in an aluminium outer frame from REAL Aluminium.

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Tradelink Introduces Its Seamless Weld To R9S Collection

Tradelink Window Solutions has created the definitive Residence range for installers by adding the seamlessly welded R9s to the collection. Just like the R7s window,

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BJ Waller Exclusively Launches The BUVA IsoStone Door Threshold

Architectural Ironmonger BJ Waller launches the BUVA IsoStone threshold, as the exclusive supplier in the UK.

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People

Hurst’s Growth Spurs Recruitment Drive

Rapid growth at Hurst has spurred a major recruitment drive at the company. With several new customers on board and increased production across door panels and composite doors,

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Machinery

Solar Shading Specialists Supercharged With Major Machinery Investment

Machinery from elumatec is helping a louvre and solar shading specialist gear up for growth.
York-based Solinear, the respected manufacturer of architectural louvres,

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Marketing

Everglade Launches New Product Selector Tool

“Talking to customers gives us the ideas for our literature, sales tools and technical support guides,” explains Jay Patel, Sales & Marketing Director at Everglade Windows.

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On-Site

Profile 22’S Products Help Transform A Tired Commercial And Retail Block Into 14 One Bedroom Apartments

Profile 22’s products have recently been used to help transform a tired commercial and retail block in Redditch, Worcestershire into 14 one bedroom apartments.

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Bennetts Score Strike At Superbowl St Helens

Bennett Architectural have been chosen to provide glazing solutions for the new Superbowl UK based at Linkway West in St. Helens.

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Exhibitions

Icotherm Roof Systems To Exhibit At UK Construction Week

Icotherm Roof Systems will be at The Build Show as part of the Product Showcase on the PIGS Pavilion, organised by Balls2 Marketing.

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Awards

Former England Footballer To Host The Education Awards

Former England footballer Graeme Le Saux has been announced as this year’s guest speaker at the annual Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) Education Awards.

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Events

PIGS Returns To Glasgow

After a successful first event in 2017, PiGS is returning to Glasgow on Thursday 6 September. Hosted at a new venue, Saint Judes on Bath St, it is the third PiGS event of 2018.

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Charity

It’s Happy Ever ‘Rafter’ For Window Ware Team At River Festival Charity Race

Not content with supplying door and window companies across the country with hardware, Window Ware have been giving back to the community too.

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