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2nd March 2021
 
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Prime Minister Gives Green Light For The Glazing Summit

 

With the Prime Minister announcing a ‘roadmap to recovery’ with all restrictions lifted by June, the industry can once again come together, and the Glazing Summit has already seen a surge of excitement.

The Glazing Summit is the annual industry conference, held in October, and brings together industry leaders for a day-long series of panel debates, discussions and networking with experts from across the world sharing trends and developments that affect the sector.

 
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GGF “Cautiously Optimistic” Over Roadmaps To Recovery

 

The GGF has welcomed the Governments’ recent unveiling of their roadmaps to recovery, but remains cautious after many false starts to the recovery over the past year.

There are some key dates that all being well, the industry can look forward to, with the headliner for England being the 12th April as the date for the re-opening of non-essential retail, which includes showrooms and concession outlets in garden centres and supermarkets.

 
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Glazerite Outlines 2021 Investment Plans To Help Installers Meet Growth Aspirations

 

The Glazerite UK Group Ltd has announced a series of investments designed to leverage growth potential for those installer partners looking to stake their claim. Totalling £500,000, the leading trade fabricator’s investments demonstrate a commitment to its customers and the Group’s own long-term aspirations.

A significant part of the investment will increase Glazerite’s capacity and how it manufactures its flush sash products to accommodate the rise in market demand, with the installation of new machinery

 
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Dear Gerald – No Jab, No Job?

 

Charlie Mullins from Pimlico Plumbers might just have been chasing publicity again when he announced that he would be imposing a ‘No jab no job’ rule on his staff; but he has nonetheless raised an issue which almost all employers who send staff to work in people’s homes must surely been considering over recent weeks.

The question of whether to insist staff have a vaccine obviously raises several layers of ethical and employment rights questions, and I suspect it will be several months, if not years, before there is

 
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Single source supply aluminium and PVC-U – Emplas issues statement of intent

 

Emplas has announced a significant ramping-up of its trade offer with the launch of a new aluminium window and door range.

Unveiled this month [March], it gives its customers access to AluK’s leading range of aluminium windows and doors,in addition to its pre-existing F82 Luminia Bi-fold offer.

This includes the 58BW ST slim sightline window, including flush and heritage options; the aluminium system leader’s 58BD

 
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Independent Deceuninck Poll Finds Colour Is Key

 

The findings of an independent survey of UK homeowners suggests that colour and finish are key factors in determining their purchasing decisions.

Revealed this month [March], the survey conducted by leading pollster, YouGov, and commissioned by Deceuninck, found that at a headline level 75% of homeowners surveyed think that choice of colour is important in shaping their purchasing decisions.

 
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Sternfenster Plus Gives Installers Real Time Data On PVC-U And Aluminium Production Capacity

 

Sternfenster is offering its installer customers the opportunity to tap into a live production capacity feed of its PVC-U and aluminium production lines, as part of its Sternfenster Plus offering.

By logging in to the Sternfenster Plus portal (www.sfplus.co.uk) installers are presented with a unique insight into the fabricator’s manufacturing processes, by viewing real time data on production capacity, broken down into individual products.

 
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Total Hardware Launches Its Superior 25 Stainless Steel Range

 

Trade hardware supplier Total Hardware has just launched its Superior 25 Stainless Steel range of door hardware. Chris Pell, General Manager at Total Hardware, said: “The Superior 25 range is designed to help fabricators and installers truly differentiate their offer. The products provide elegant aesthetics as well as durability and unrivalled protection against corrosion.”

The new high-quality Superior 25 range includes Stainless Steel Letterplates, Stainless LBP Lever/Pad Door Handles, Stainless LBP

 
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UK Doors Online Invests In FOM Industrie Adir C CNC Machining Centre From Haffner Murat

 

Specialist aluminium door manufacturer UK Doors Online has recently invested in a FOM Industrie Adir C CNC Machining Centre from Haffner Murat. The new machine was installed at UK Doors Online’s state-of-the-art manufacturing centre in Ravensthorpe, Wakefield in February, and the company has reported a return on investment from day one.

Andrew Glover, Managing Director at UK Doors Online, said: “We operate a streamlined factory to ensure we deliver the highest

 
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SWISSPACER UK Launches La Defender Balustrade Range

 

Warm edge spacer bar supplier SWISSPACER has extended its range of innovative solutions for glass with the launch of La Defender, a suite of high performance balustrade systems designed for residential and commercial applications.

SWISSPACER’s comprehensive range of balustrades combines stylish looks with easy, one-sided installation. La Defender includes a number of options, from very slim 6x6mm systems for residential developments through to 12x12mm systems with 3KN loads for the

 
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Thermoseal Group Is An International Fast Track 200 Business

 

As published in the twelfth annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table, warm edge spacer manufacturer and supplier of over 2,500 insulated glass (IG) components, Thermoseal Group, has been ranked no.96 in the league of businesses with fastest-growing international sales.

Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table was published on Sunday 21 February 2021 and ranks Britain’s

 
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VELUX Rewards Scheme Offers Up To £35 For Purchases This Spring

 

Roof window manufacturer VELUX® is offering construction industry professionals and homeowners across the UK and Ireland extra rewards boost this spring.

Introduced in 2015, VELUX Rewards is a scheme designed to provide installers, builders and homeowners an opportunity to further benefit from buying roof windows from the premium roof window brand by providing access to vouchers redeemable at top high street and online brands each time they

 
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Window Ware And Xpert Provide New Year Cheer

 

Xpert, the specialist tool arm of independent hardware distributor Window Ware, has been spreading some New Year cheer to its stockists.

The company, which supplies specialised glazing tools and essentials, including hand tools, machinery spares, air tools, and consumables, sent its Xpert stockists some well-deserved freebies, including cosy Xpert beanies and ever-useful Xpert pens.

 
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Modplan Becomes A Member Of Manufacturing Wales

 

Trade fabricator Modplan has become a member of Manufacturing Wales, a prestigious association representing the vision and ambitions of manufacturers across Wales.

Both David Burles and Heidi Sachs of Modplan are delighted to have become members. Heidi said: “We are immensely proud of our Welsh heritage and delighted to have gained membership. We take our responsibilities towards manufacturing very seriously and it was

 
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Effortlessly Perfect Results

 

The key to making something look effortless is ensuring there is hard work happening behind the scenes — as in the case of a floating glass staircase recently installed with specialist glass supplied by TuffX.

The finished floating glass staircase with cantilevered floor treads looks stunning in its simplicity, like an optical illusion appearing to almost float in mid-air. But the toughened safety glass required to complete the job needed a special professional touch – a CNC finish, with completely smooth polished edges and dubbed corners,

 
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Window Ware Goes Extra Mile For St John’s Hospice Despite Pandemic Challenges

 

Staff at Window Ware did not let the coronavirus pandemic stop them going the extra mile for Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice in Moggerhanger last year.

The Bedford-based hardware distributor managed to raise an amazing £1,571.64 for its nominated charity, which provides vital expert care for life-limiting conditions.

The fundraising initiatives Window Ware team carried out included a Trade Counter Tuck Shop and collection boxes,

 
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Trade News

FENSA Polls Approved Installers In New Building Regs Consultation

FENSA Approved installers have been asked for their views in a survey towards the publication of the new, revised Building Regulations due for publication later this year which include making trickle vents mandatory together with the lowering of u-values and the increase in WER/DSER bandings for windows and doors.

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Laminated Glass Ban Webinar Engages GGF Members

On Thursday 18th February, the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) Document B Working Party held a Members-only Webinar on the GGF’s response to the Government ban of the use of Laminated Safety Glasses: Regulation 7 / Statutory Instrument 1230. .

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A Record January For SEH BAC

Home improvement company SEH BAC celebrated smashing £1m in sales in a single week in January – a record for the South East company.

And with the home improvement industry still buoyant, it shows no signs of slowing down.

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Trade News

Dekko Customers Sell More ‘Smart Doors’

There has been a lot of buzz around ‘smart’ windows and doors over the last few years, and one company that has fully embraced this new technology is fabricator Dekko Window Systems.

Dekko were one of the launch partners for Kubu – the Smart-Equipped Lock

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Additional Capacity At Modplan Supports Long-Term Growth

Trade fabricator Modplan has made several strategic investments across the business, which has opened up new opportunities and provided additional capacity to support their long-term growth efforts. Managing Director at Modplan, Heidi Sachs, said: “Our recent investments in our infrastructure have given us outstanding

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100 Years Of Sliding Success For P C Henderson

Sliding door gear manufacturer, P C Henderson, is proud to celebrate its 100th year in business – signifying an entire century of high quality manufacturing, product innovation and a dedication to worldwide exporting.

Founded by Percy Cecil Henderson on the 24th February 1921,

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Product News

Stand Out with Ultraroof

Ultraframe has launched a striking new marketing campaign to highlight the key selling points of its Ultraroof tiled roof system. The new adverts, which feature animals such as cows and sheep, are sure to catch the attention of the industry!

Commenting about the new Ultraroof adverts, Ultraframe Marketing Director,

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Hallmark Turns The Screw On Fire Door Safety And Security With Rapierstar

Window and door fastener specialist Rapierstar has supported Hallmark Doors & Panels on the development and manufacture of its new 2021 certified range of composite fire doorsets with both EN1634 30 minute fire protection and PAS 024 Enhanced Security performance.

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People

Katie Holmes Returns To Yale As Supply And Demand Forecast Analyst

Yale has appointed Katie Holmes as a Supply and Demand Forecast Analyst, as part of the team that utilises data to ensure the business is delivering optimal service levels as efficiently as possible.

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Software

ISO-CHEMIE Is BIM-Ready

As one of the leading manufacturers in the field of sealing technology, ISO-Chemie is now able provide architects and specialist planners with BIM-ready product data for its sealing and in-front-of-wall installation solutions.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is playing an increasingly significant role

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On-Site

Over 200 Spectus Windows Fitted In New Gold-Standard Development

Over 200 Elite 70 casement windows and 32 French door sets were manufactured and installed in a new 32-home development in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire. The 32 new home development were designed and built to exacting high standards incorporating

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Awards

The Door Company Stafford Receives Top Endurance Accolade

The Door Company Stafford is the latest high profile installation company to be awarded Installer of the Month for Endurance Doors, the premium solid timber core composite door brand.

Each month Endurance Doors picks out an installation business that they

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Charity

From Directors To Dogs, The UAP Team Were All Dressed Up For World Encephalitis Day

There was a rosy glow amongst the team at hardware specialist, UAP Ltd, on Monday, as the team dressed in red to support World Encephalitis Day on 22nd February for the Encephalitis Society.

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