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2nd May 2019
 
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The Secret Is Out

 

Business Micros has finally revealed that it is behind the new Infinity software brand, which has been generating so much excitement in the industry over recent months.

Since its launch in January, Infinity has brought a completely fresh approach to the software market with a distinctive online presence and products designed specifically for installers working in the retail sector.

It has already released two innovative new products which are proving really popular – Infinity Capture, a clever website plug-in which generates warm leads for installers from online visitors, and Infinity Showroom, a customisable app which installers can personalise with all their own marketing literature and sales promotions.

 
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Double R Reports Sales Up In Q1

 

Double R Glass & Roofing Systems Ltd has seen sales soar in Q1 across all products including glass, decorative and roofs.

Double R’s Managing Director, Ian Sims explains: “We’re thrilled to have had such a strong start to 2019, with our glass sales up 26% and roof sales up 16% for the period, but it’s thanks to the hard work of the entire team at Double R that we are seeing such great results. There has been a lot of change at Double R in the last few years, including significant investment in the first fully automated vertical Super Spacer Hot Melt line of its kind in the UK, which while a huge coup for us,

 
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Emmegi (UK) Surprises At FIT With PVC-U Welding Machine

 

Emmegi (UK) looks set to surprise more than a few visitors to the FIT Show with the launch of a brand new seamless welder specifically for PVC-U windows and door frames. The Fusion 4H welder has previously been on show at Fensterbau and MADE but this will be the first time it has been seen in the UK.

It is a fully digital, horizontal CNC machine which simultaneously welds four 90° PVC-U corners. It allows users to adjust the size of the weld bead from as little as 0.2mm up to a standard maximum of 2mm, and also comes with the option of a seamless weld using Emmegi’s ‘Seamless’ technology

 
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CMS Launches Trade PVCu Windows And Doors Service With dedicated New East Kilbride Factory

 

A comprehensive new range of high quality PVCu windows and doors tailored exclusively to the needs of the trade market in Scotland is now available with the launch of CMS Trade.
A dedicated new division of CMS Window Systems, one of Scotland’s leading designers, manufacturers and installers of windows, doors and curtain walling, CMS Trade is operating from a new 25,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art factory in East Kilbride to the south of Glasgow. Leading CMS Trade are some familiar figures from the window and door industry in Scotland; Colin Torley (General Manager) and Stuart Glen (Factory Manager,) both of whom have over 35 years industry experience.

 
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Senior Adds Flush Casement Window To Ali VU Range

 

Senior Architectural Systems has added further flexibility to its popular Ali range of aluminium doors and windows with the launch of the new Ali VU flush casement window.

Already available as an open out casement, Senior’s popular Ali VU window system is ideally suited for use in the residential sector thanks to its sleek and slimline appearance. The new flush casement option will allow even cleaner lines to be achieved, with the window closing ‘flush’ to the outer frame to create an attractive modern look.

 
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The Joinery Network To Host Launch Lunch At FIT Show

 

The Joinery Network, a newly formed co-operative of industry experts backing timber window and door manufacturers, is bringing together the eight founding companies at the FIT Show 2019.

Balls2 Marketing is hosting the launch lunch on behalf of The Joinery Network, as they are the marketing specialist in the co-operative.

The Joinery Network is inviting timber window and door companies to the launch on the Wednesday to find out more on how to manufacture superior, genuine PAS 24 compliant timber products.

 
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Tiled Training Triumph

 

An installation training event for the industry’s tiled roofing system – Ultraroof – was recently attended by around 70 installer customers of long-standing Ultraframe fabricator, Maitlands Conservatories of Pershore.

The course equipped attendees with best practice knowledge in both theory and practical ‘hands-on’ tips about fitting the popular tiled roofing system, which was declared the consumer-preferred tiled roof during research carried out earlier in the year by Ultraframe, claims the company. *

 
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Award Winning Conversion Features Aluk Windows And Doors

 

An unloved and uninspiring 1970s office block in Bristol’s Redcliffe harbourside conservation area has been transformed into a stylish contemporary apartment development featuring AluK’s versatile 58BW and 58BD window and door systems.

The project at Redcliffe Place in Bristol is part of an award winning* scheme by Change Real Estate, which has also included the refurbishment of six adjoining Georgian townhouses previously used as offices into luxury period apartments.

 
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Sam Gotobed Scores BDM Role At Kestrel

 

As a keen footballer, Kestrel’s newest business development manager, Sam Gotobed, has netted his dream role.

The father of one has always wanted to get on the road from being a young boy, following in the footsteps of his dad.

“A lot of my family are involved in construction in one way or another,” Sam explained. “My dad travelled as an industry rep and as a boy I watched him and thought ‘that’s what I want to do!’

 
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Contemporary Door Hardware Range Delivers Much More Than Good Looks

 

How often are customers subconsciously annoyed by hardware that doesn’t match, quickly breaks and soon becomes tarnished or corroded? Door hardware is the first thing customers see, touch and use when entering their home so you should never underestimate the joy of touching, using and feeling quality hardware, and the first impression that creates.

Contemporary door manufacturers that opt to cut corners on hardware, which often isn’t even suited across their door, are often storing up future problems for themselves from both a performance and customer

 
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The Window Company (Contracts) Welcomes FIT’s Mental Health Initiative
 

Commercial installer, The Window Company (Contracts) has welcomed the decision by the FIT Show organisers to stage a free seminar on mental health at this year’s event.

The company’s chairman David Thornton says that it’s an acknowledgement of the fact that lots of employers in the fenestration industry are aware that they need to do more to support the mental health of their workforce, but don’t necessarily know where to start.

 
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Window To The Future For Specialist Glazing Firm
 

A WAKEFIELD business woman is urging other small manufacturers to follow in her footsteps and find out for themselves how seemingly futuristic technology could help improve their productivity.

Margaret Wood, Chairman of bespoke window and glazing manufacturer ICW (UK) Ltd, visited the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with her Managing Director Stephen Chapman to gain insights into what the future could hold for UK manufacturing.

 
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Sales Boost Delivers A Fitting 4th Birthday Present For Gold Oak
 

A Black Country double glazing specialist is celebrating its 4th birthday in style after doubling sales over the last twelve months.

Gold Oak Windows, which is run by local entrepreneur Ian Palmer, has seen turnover rise to £350,000 after winning a string of new residential and commercial contracts from across the West Midlands.

The company is combining its family-run ethos and outstanding levels of customer service with a wide selection of high-quality doors and windows and this approach has also helped its founder become the

 
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Take Up The Cycling Challenge At FIT 2019
 

Thanks to the generosity of the FIT Show, GM Fundraising is returning to this year’s exhibition to raise awareness of their upcoming cycling challenge, ‘From Russia With Hope’ and they invite everyone along to stand D6 to take part in The Watt Bike Challenge.

“With just a couple of months to go until the start of the final GM Fundraising cycling challenge, ‘From Russia With Hope’ the FIT Show has kindly donated us space to raise awareness of the ride and gain

 
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The residential sector had a particularly positive March with £1.8 billion contracts awarded, an increase of 8.3% on February. Residential unit numbers also increased – up by 2.1% on February at 10,066 units. Of the total contracts awarded in March,

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Freefoam’s Quality And Lifetime Guarantees Are Number One For Simply Roofline

Ever since setting up shop in 2006, Simply Roofline has taken pride in its customer service and expertise in supplying and installing PVC-UE roofline products. Today, the company is firmly established as a leading

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Tradesmith Sees Demand Rise For Ultraframe Conservatories

Sussex window and door manufacturer Tradesmith is seeing demand increase for superior conservatories thanks to its partnership with Ultraframe. The impressive range includes nine different designs,

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Everglade Windows Named Best Trading Partner By Plimsoll

Everglade Windows says its place as Best Trading Partner confirms its position as the top supplier for installers in London & the South East.

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Fire Door Installation Training Pays Dividends For The Window Company (Contracts)

It was The Window Company (Contracts)’ proven expertise in fire door installation which helped it secure a contract to replace 70 steel fire doors at the 16-storey William Blake House in London’s Soho district.

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Product News

ODL Europe Opens Its New In-House Door Prepping Facility

ODL Europe has launched its in-house composite door prepping facility at its UK headquarters in Bootle, Merseyside. Nathan Barr, ODL Europe’s Managing Director, said: “Our new door prepping facility

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UK First For HiTECH Blinds And SWISSPACER

HiTECH Blinds Ltd, established in 2016, was set up to offer a reliable, competitive quality integrated blind system to retail and trade customers. The company uses a bespoke system, exclusive to Hitech in the UK. Its latest product, the HiTECH TRL 90 rooflight system,

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Painted Hinge Edge As Standard From Entrance

Entrance Composite Door Solutions are now offering a painted hinge edge as standard for their range of prepped GRP composite door slabs, which now perfectly match the finish to the external door face.

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Additional Opportunities On Installations

When a homeowner orders a new front door, they are concerned with what it looks like and how secure it is. Gaining the order is the hardest part, then comes the easy bit, says Brisant-Secure.

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Enhanced Aesthetics, Reduced Lead-Times, And Lower Prices – That’s Smooth

Conservatory and extension specialist, Ultraframe, has announced that its Ultrasky PVCU Lantern is now available in the contemporary smooth anthracite grey foil on a reduced lead time of just 5 days, and at a far more competitive price.

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FIT Sow

A Win-Win For AluK Customers

AluK says its presence at the FIT Show will include an exciting stand packed with innovation, market leading products, great advice, and even the chance for installers to win their first AluK aluminium window and door order worth up to £10,000.

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Buy Two Get One Free Offer On Emmegi Benches At FIT

If fabricators needed any further incentive to visit the upcoming FIT Show, then Emmegi (UK) has just announced a great three day deal on its hugely popular ACCA XL fitting and assembly benches.

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Rapid Remote Window Measurement at FIT Show

Cloud Conversion of Barnsley will be exhibiting at the FIT Show at the NEC on May 21st to 23rd.

Showcasing their Remote Window Measurement using 3D laser scanning technology,

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Balls2 Marketing To Exhibit At FIT Show 2019

Strategy, PR and marketing agency specialising in glazing, building products and renewables, Balls2 Marketing will be exhibiting at FIT Show 2019.

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On-Site

Stedek’s R² Artistry Excels On Vintage-Look New-Build

Stedek’s Residence Collection expertise has helped bring an ambitious vintage-look new-build to life.

Prestige builders RS Burgess & Sons have collaborated with the Midlands

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High Quality Student Accommodation Benefits From Optima Windows

Profile 22’s Flush Tilt & Turn Windows were chosen for a £24 million project to build new accommodation for 735 students at Sheffield Hallam University. The project was undertaken by Profile 22’s Approved Window Contractor Polar Windows.

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K2 And Glazerite Refit Is Top Of The Class

When teachers at a Cheshire primary school were unable to use their recently installed windows, K2 Aluminium Systems and their VEKA fabricator partner, the Glazerite UK Group Ltd, came to the rescue, replacing them and making them fit for use.

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