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2nd October 2018
 
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Driving Understanding Of Why Fire Resistant Glazing Is ‘Specified For A Reason®’
 

Despite the potentially catastrophic consequences of changing a specification for glazing, doors and windows which offer passive fire protection, specifications are still being routinely altered just to save a few pounds or due to a lack of technical understanding, according to leading fire, thermal and acoustic insulation manufacturer Promat UK.

Promat UK is supporting the market with a campaign to raise awareness of the significant risks of changing even the tiniest detail in the specification of building elements that are designed to protect lives and properties.

 
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Distinction Doors Heading For 50 Percent Growth In Glass Demand
 

Distinction Doors is getting ready to celebrate a 50% upturn in sales of its glass ranges – driven by demand for its unique in-house glass designs and a powerful new support package of bespoke consumer literature.

That demand has already passed 45% this year against the same period in 2017 and is still climbing towards the 50% milestone any day now, according to Distinction Doors National Sales Manager Andrew Grogan.

 
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Brits Embrace Outdoor Living:The Rise Of ‘The Outroom’ In UK Homes
 

Trend for ‘outrooms’ increases as homeowners extend living space and add value to properties

An ‘outroom’ is the new must-have property feature as the hottest summer on record saw Britons enjoying their gardens like never before. Creating an ‘outroom’ has become an increasingly popular move amongst home owners and interiors influencers, extending the use of properties and adding value to homes without a structural extension.

 
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‘Blue Planet’ Inspires Windows Company To Go Green

 

Sheffield Window Centre has extended the REHAU TOTAL70 range to include REHAU Co-extruded profile, enabling them to provide customers with an environmentally-friendly and sustainable option when choosing their next PVC-U windows.

Located in the heart of Sheffield, the family-owned fabrication and installation business has been making high quality PVC-U windows and doors for over 40 years.

 
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KÖMMERLING’s New Window With Georgian Bar

 

“Window design has never been more important to homeowners,” says Brian Macdonald, Sales Director at KÖMMERLING. “KÖMMERLING has developed its new window to bring the very best aesthetics, and an integral part of the design is the astragal bar from Georgian Bar Company.”

The two companies have worked together for more than a decade. “The Georgian Bar Company’s products are tried and tested on our windows,” adds Brian.

 
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Fab Frames Sweeten Up Their Composite Offering

 

As one of the first companies in the UK to take stock of Sweet, Fab Frames have now started to offer this revolutionary range of door furniture on their composite doors to their South West customer base.

Fab Frames have manufactured their own composite doors using a Solidor slab and KÖMMERLING PVCu door frame for over 8 years, delivering around 80 doors every week to Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

 
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Origin Chooses Kenrick’s Nemesis For New Aluminium Window

 

Origin, one of the UK’s leading manufacturer of aluminium doors and windows, has chosen the Nemesis multi-point window locking system from Kenrick for its brand new aluminium window – the Origin Slimline Window.

The Buckinghamshire-based manufacturer is now ramping up production of the new window and has just doubled its latest order for Nemesis to meet rising customer demand.

 
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Knock On Wood
 

Whether it’s to hide behind or make a statement with, your front door is the defining element of the public facing exterior of your home. It’s the strangers’ first impression as they call on you, and it’s the portal to your own little haven after a long day. It is also crucial for your home security and can play a significant role in your home’s energy performance. As such, it needs to be robust and expertly fitted as well as looking stylish, so it’s worth taking the time to consider

 
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New Showroom Provides Another Tool For GJB Customers To Grow Their Business

 

GJB Window Systems has converted unused office space at their headquarters in Essex into a smart showroom that, according to the company, displays one of the best product ranges in the industry, including Eurocell, Timeless, Raum and The Residence Collection.

The new showroom is the latest tool provided by GJB for customers to utilise to help them grow their business and follows hot on the heels

 
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New Windows For Period Country Home

 

Located in the heart of the Nottingham countryside is Felley House, a period country home set in two acres of private land.

Complete with an indoor pool room, five bedrooms and many additional reception rooms the property is more than striking – and boasts over 100 windows. So when replacement windows were required for the home it was no minor job.

 
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C&A Building Plastics Chooses Freefoam For Wide Range And Colour Choice

 

For the past 15 years, C&A Building Plastics has partnered successfully with Freefoam, manufacturer of cellular foam PVC-UE roofline, PVC-U rainwater and cladding. C&A Building Plastics, the independent national stockist of plastic building materials, chooses Freefoam for its wide range of innovative, high performance products and outstanding service.

 
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Aspiring Ironmongers Receive Globally Recognised Door Hardware Qualification

 

The next generation of architectural ironmongers is celebrating its Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) education results.

Exams were sat in 23 different countries by 355 learners. So far, 102 students have attained the Certificate in Architectural Hardware and 32 students have now completed the GAI Diploma this year.

 
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Belgrade Adds Another Certified Internal Quality Systems Auditor To The Team

 

Belgrade Polymer Products are pleased to announce that they have added a new certified internal quality systems auditor to the customer services team, Konrad Webster.

Konrad, a Customer Service Coordinator, attended a course recently in Haydock as part of improvements to the customer services function, and part of a career development programme.

 
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Window Widgets Publish The Big Pink Book

 

Window Widgets have just published a 158-page wire bound catalogue that includes details of their entire product range and has already been dubbed as ‘the big pink book.’

Over 1,000 copies of the catalogue have already been distributed across the industry in a distinctive pink envelope with a little sweetener. It’s not only a handy ordering guide, but includes full technical details, dimensional drawings, load bearing statistics,

 
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Single-Use Plastic Crackdown At UK Construction Week To Benefit Clean Water In Nairobi

 

In an attempt to reduce the number of single-use plastic water bottles thrown away at the UK’s largest construction show, UK Construction Week (UKCW) has partnered with Join the Pipe to install water fountains around the event providing free tap water to its 35,000 visitors.

Everyone will be able to top up at water stations at every bar at the show and at Join the Pipe’s stand (stand number H200 in Hall 12).

 
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Double Shortlist For Quickslide In National Awards

 

Yorkshire based firm Quickslide has been shortlisted in two categories as part of the prestigious industry celebration of glazing, the National Fenestration Awards.

There are just under four weeks to go until the awards – now in their fifth year – announce the winners of this years’ competition. Quickslide have been nominated in Vertical Sliding Window Company of the Year and Sliding Patio Door Company of the

 
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Atlas Winners Delight With Showstopping Lantern Installations

 

Vision Conservatories, Sherborne Windows and Village Conservatories have completed three extraordinary Atlas installations, which not only met with exacting customer demands but were also winners in the Atlas Installation of the Month competition.

Vision Conservatories created a large rear extension on a family home, making a stunning architectural statement with three Atlas lanterns in two styles.

 
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Head of Installer Network

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National Trade Sales Manager ~ Sheffield Based (National Coverage)

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Trade News

Five Powerful Films To Raise Awareness Of The Critical Role That Fire Doors Play

To coincide with Fire Door Safety Week (FDSW), the British Woodworking Federation has commissioned five powerful films to raise awareness of the critical role that fire doors play in protecting occupants,

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Marginal Gains Help Make Euroglaze Greener And More Efficient

Just a few months after announcing that they have started fabricating in Rehau’s Total70 co-extruded profile, trade fabricators Euroglaze have turned their attention to reducing their environmental footprint in other areas as well.

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GGF Annual Report Reflects Celebration and Change

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has released its Annual Report 2018 reporting on the activity and performance of the Federation for year ending 31st December 2017.

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Twelve Year Supply Chain Partnership Helps Dessian Keep Quality On Track

A long term commitment to choosing only high quality Rapierstar window and door fasteners is helping REHAU fabricator Dessian to deliver on its promise of superior performance in-use and minimal future call-backs.

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Product News

Frontier Composite Doors From Profile 22 Proving Popular

The Frontier composite door range, one of the latest additions to Profile 22’s portfolio is proving popular and enjoying strong sales figures. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at the Epwin Window Systems’ brand, said: “Frontier has an incredibly strong

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Privacy Screens For Wide-Span Doors

Everglade Windows has added Privacy Screens to its exclusive range of cross-selling opportunities for installation companies who sell and install wide-span bi-fold and sliding doors.

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Kestrel Brings Its Magic To Dry Verge Systems

UPVC roofline manufacturer Kestrel has a magic new dry verge system that aims to make ordering and fitting simpler than ever.

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People

A Real Coup for Conservatory Outlet Group

Conservatory Outlet Group has made another high-profile appointment to its expanding leadership team. A well-known face within the industry, Shaun McAllister joins the team in the newly created role of Retail Operations Director, to support the next level of growth for the Group.

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BM Aluminium Expands Again

Callum Williams is the newest recruit at BM Aluminium, joining the LogiKal software specialist’s proven training scheme for new support technicians.

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DOORCO Appoints Creative Consultant

DOORCO is once again demonstrating its leading-edge approach to supply with the appointment of a Creative Consultant. Jeyda Heselton, a self-proclaimed DOORK, is teaming up with DOORCO as their Creative .

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Glass & Glazing

Promat SYSTEMGLAS® Ferro Provides Assured Fire Protection For Dublin Landings

Assured passive fire protection for a spectacular central atrium in Dublin city centre’s largest and most prestigious new commercial development has been provided by over 300m2 of Promat SYSTEMGLAS® Ferro.

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On-Site

New Hotel Given Rooms With A View Thanks To Senior

Aluminium fenestration systems manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems is continuing to get positive reviews for its work in the hotel sector after being specified to deliver the attractive glazing package for the new Doubletree by Hilton in Hull.

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Structural Glazing Lends Design Flare To Cutting-Edge Bioscience Centre

The Charnock Bradley Building is the centrepiece of the University of Edinburgh’s expanding Easter Bush Campus eight miles south of the city.

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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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Events

Yale Sponsors National Home Security Month To Help Fortify Britain’s Homes

Yale Door and Window Solutions is proud to sponsor National Home Security Month (NHSM) for its sixth year this October. The campaign, which highlights the importance of home security to UK homeowners,

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FENSA Hits The Road

FENSA is hitting the road this autumn to bring its free and info-packed roadshows to FENSA installers throughout the South West and North West.

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Join Us For PIGS In Birmingham

Birmingham PIGS is on 8 November, and it’s the perfect opportunity to meet friends and colleagues from the industry at the biggest event of the year. Free to attend, this is the last chance in 2018 to join the PIGS party.

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Charity

GM Fundraising Launches ‘Final’ Cycling Challenge ‘From Russia With Hope’

The National Cycling Centre in Manchester played host to the launch of GM Fundraising’s next and final cycling challenge, ‘From Russia With Hope’. Taking place in June 2019,

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