3rd April 2018
 
#ColourEnabled Lifts Deceuninck Sales 12% Year-On-Year
 

Deceuninck’s sales are 12% up on this time last year. The first quarter of 2018 is ahead of budget and further strong growth is expected, says the systems company.

The strong sales performance is put down to Deceuninck’s lead on colour, as well as the sharply increasing popularity of its award-winning Heritage Flush Sash.

Rob McGlennon, Managing Director Deceuninck UK & Ireland says: “Our sales are strong because our fabricators’ sales are strong, and colour is a profitable and fast-growing sector of the market.

 
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LEKA Systems Looks To Add Value To Fabricators’ Portfolios
 

Fabricators looking to increase turnover should take a look at what LEKA products have to offer. That’s the message from Rhys Hoddinott Director of LEKA Systems. He comments: “The LEKA Orangery Roof and the LEKA Warm Roof are proving to be strong additions to fabricators’ portfolios. Their popularity means they’re a great way to get new installers through the door, which opens up opportunities to increase sales on existing products too. Plus, they’re easy to add to a fabrication set up and we provide full marketing and technical support so fabricators can start to add value to their portfolio very quickly.”

Rhys says there are three reasons why the LEKA Orangery Roof and the LEKA Warm Roof offer such great opportunities to fabricators.

 
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Jon Vanstone Joins Certass
 

Jon Vanstone has been appointed new Chair of Certass, the specialists in installer certification for the building fabrics industry.

Jon joins Certass with a wealth of industry knowledge and he holds several positions in trade bodies and associations. He is chair of the Trade Association Forum (TAF) and the Competent Persons Forum (CPF), Trustmark Director and RoofCert Delivery Director.

Jon says: “Certass as an organisation appealed to me because it champions the local installation companies that are dedicated to great workmanship and best practice. Going forward, we want to continue to promote members and grow our services to ensure that Certass membership offers real value to home improvement companies.”

 
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LogiKal Update Launched At Fensterbau For BM Aluminium Customers

 

Fensterbau saw the launch by Orgadata of the latest version of their LogiKal aluminium processing software which is distributed exclusively in the UK by BM Aluminium. LogiKal 11.2 was demonstrated to visitors on the company’s stand and the feedback from visitors was very positive.

Dean Hodges, Managing Director of BM Aluminium who was at the show to review the new software, picked out a couple of new features which he said would be most useful to customers in the UK: “I think users of LogiKal 11.1 will particularly like the faster print preview function in 11.2 for calculations, work orders and quotations, and the fact that they will be able to find their way round reports much more quickly now just by clicking anywhere in the table of contents and going straight to that page.

 
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Fabrication Experts Consort Gear For Growth With Insight Data Partnership

 

Consort, one of the UK’s largest and most respected PVCu fabricators has bolstered its sales and marketing strategies by partnering with industry data specialists Insight Data.

The Nottinghamshire-firm, which has been supplying trade customers nationwide for well over four decades, will be taking advantage of Insight Data’s full UK fenestration and glazing database. As part of this, Consort has become the latest big-name brand to sign-up to Salestracker, Insight Data’s combined online prospect database, CRM system and integrated email marketing platform.

 
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’Advancements In Powder Coatings’

 

As sustainability issues continue to take precedence in material specification for our new and refurbished buildings, QUALICOAT, a ‘not for profit’ organisation based in Zurich, which now operates on all five continents around the globe, continues to push the boundaries of quality and durability in architectural powder coatings.

One of the key USP’s for QUALICOAT is that the complete supply chain is independently inspected at regular intervals to ensure conformance with the standard. Applicators are subject to twice yearly random visits by an independent test house, currently IFO gmbh, to review their quality procedures, records and product performance.

 
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Double Award Win For AluFoldDirect

 

AluFoldDirect has been named Manufacturing Business and Medium Business of the year at Lancashire Business View’s Red Rose Business Awards. The team picked up two gongs at an impressive ceremony at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, where more than 1,100 guests gathered to celebrate business excellence in Lancashire.

Craig Miller, Managing Director at AluFoldDirect said: “We are so chuffed to have won two awards and it was great to have so many of the team with us on the night accept them. In our three years, we have grown the business from a standing start to become the successful fabricator we are today.

 
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Manufacturing Innovation Award Shortlist For Jack Aluminium

 

Commercial aluminium glazing systems specialist, Jack Aluminium Systems has been named a finalist in the Manufacturing Innovation category at the Insider Business Made in the Midlands awards.

Jeff Pearson, Sales and Marketing Director at Jack Aluminium Systems says: “We’re thrilled to be a finalist in the Manufacturing Innovation category. At Jack Aluminium, we use value engineering concepts to design commercial aluminium systems that deliver top performance benefits and are easy to manufacture and install.

“With all of our innovations, we start at the grass roots, by talking to architects, specifiers, fabricators and installers to understand the issues they are facing with commercial glazing. Then we can engineer our product range to provide real solutions to these problems.”

 
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Senior Provides The Perfect Match For Manchester’s New Pitch-Side Hotel

 

Enjoying a prime location overlooking the Lancashire Cricket pitch at Emirates Old Trafford, the stunning views enjoyed by the residents of the new Hilton Garden Inn hotel have been framed by high-quality aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling supplied by Senior Architectural Systems and fabricated and installed by specialist T A Anders & Co Ltd.

Through early engagement and collaboration with main contractor Galliford Try, Senior’s specification team were able to advise on the most cost-effective solution to delivering a glazing package that met with both the desired aesthetic and performance requirements of architects ICA and the client.

 
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20 Year Celebrations For Carl F Groupco Warehouse Staff

 

Brian Devlin and Pete Garner, warehouse operatives at Carl F Groupco, have celebrated 20 years working for the hardware distributor. Both men play key roles in the supply side of the organisation supporting the company’s high On Time In Full (OTIF) delivery principles.

The main enhancements experienced by Brian and Pete during their two decades working for Carl F Groupco have included relocation to larger premises with a new warehouse in 2010. Automation advancements that have been introduced to increase the speed of despatch include a self-guiding robotic mobile pallet stretch wrapper investment in 2015.

 
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Cornwall Glass Announces Key Sales Appointment

 

Cornwall Glass has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of Steven Marques as Sales Manager.

Joining the glass processor and IGU specialist from Saint Gobain Glassolutions but with extensive experience, including the automotive glass sector, he assumes responsibility for customer accounts from Bristol and along the M4 corridor.

“I started out in glass working for a family member in South Africa, so I have seen the industry up from very basic glass processing on the factory floor, through to senior and management roles”, explained Steven.

 
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Trade News

Bohle AG Agrees Exclusive Global Supply Partnership With Glass Sliding Door Hardware Specialist

Bohle AG has continued the rapid expansion of its hardware offer with a new and exclusive world-wide partnership and distribution agreement with sliding door specialist and glass hardware manufacturer, Mc-Slide.

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Trade And Skills Top Of Small Business Wish List As Brexit Countdown Hits One Year

With a year left on the Brexit clock, small businesses are urging the Government to inject much needed momentum into agreeing the future economic partnership with the EU.

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100% Score For Mila

Mila has received what is arguably the ultimate endorsement of its quality management systems with a 100% score in its most recent ISO9001 BSI audit.

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Infrastructure Thwarts Construction As Slump Continued In February

After a volatile 2017 and a poor start in January, February has not fared much better for the construction industry, with the value of new contracts awarded at £4.9 billion, which is 24 per cent lower than at the same time last year.

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Beware of GDPR Consultants, Warns Insight Data

May 25th sees a new EU Regulation come into force, the General Data Protection Regulation, and it’s already causing confusion and panic within the business community.

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Construction Employers Call On EU Migrant Workers To Stay

With exactly one year until Brexit, construction employers in the UK are praising the quality of their EU workers and encouraging them to stay, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

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Colours, Designs And Delivery From Residor In Just 5 Days

With an expanded door range, standard and bespoke colours and an on time, in full service promise in excess of 99%, along with online ordering, new trade partners are helping to fuel further success in Residor.

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Origin Credits Revolutionary Ordering Technology For Business Growth

British manufacturer and home brand, Origin, is experiencing exponential business growth thanks to its revolutionary online quoting and ordering system – Origin Sale Safe (OSS).

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Icotherm Roof Systems Moves to New Blackburn Factory

Following a record third year, Icotherm Roof Systems, the solid conservatory roof expert, has moved operations to a new 15,600 sq. ft. facility in Blackburn. The new premises will triple Icotherm’s manufacturing capacity, so it can continue to meet increased demand for its solid roof system from installers.

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Product News

‘All In One’ Shading Solution From Sunbell

Sunbell, an Italian designer and manufacturer of interstitial blinds for glazing has launched an innovative new solution for residential and commercial windows and doors.

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Butchered, Attacked And PAS 24 Secure. That’s Lock Lock!

When Kestrel Aluminium Systems took Lock Lock to an official, independent test house for the PAS 24 assessment of a door, the handle withstood some of the most rigorous abuse ever seen on a test video for a product of this type and can be seen at www.bit.ly/2GqN2IW.

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On-Site

Former Tax Office Transformed Into Luxury Flats With A Little Help From REHAU

An office building once used by HM Customs & Excise is being transformed from a dull and dated office block into aspirational luxury apartments, as part of an ambitious project being delivered by Tustin Developments.

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Training & Development

Morley Glass & Glazing Extends Apprenticeship Training

Sealed unit and integral blinds manufacturer Morley Glass & Glazing has extended its apprenticeship programme with the help of North Lancs Training Group.

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Internet

 

Residence Collection Gets A Dedicated Trade Website

The Residence Collection has just unveiled a dedicated new website for the trade at www.residencecollectiontrade.co.uk that’s been designed as a complete resource hub for the three in one system, which boasts shared profiles, beads and single length ordering.

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Exhibitions

UK Pavilion At Fensterbau “A Great Success”

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) had a busy and productive week at the biennial Fensterbau Frontale – the world’s largest window exhibition held on 21-24 March in Nuremberg, Germany.

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Awards

REHAU Shortlisted For National Recycling Awards 2018

There’s much to celebrate at REHAU as its TOTAL70 co-extruded profile has been shortlisted for the critically acclaimed National Recycling Awards 2018.

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