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3rd January 2019
 
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‘Interpretation’ Of Part K Increasing Cost And Risk
 

The ‘interpretative’ nature of specification under Part K is leading to wide variations in specification of IGUs and balustrading, according to Cornwall Glass.

The South West-based glass processor says that in its experience, requirements under Part K: Protection from falling, collision and impact, can be interpreted ‘wildly differently’ by individual building control officers.

This means that in many cases product is being over-specified, artificially inflating costs. More worryingly, it also means that some specifications are falling considerably short of loading and containment requirements, representing a risk of injury and death.

 
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Powerful And Cost-Effective New Software For Retail Companies

 

New software brand Infinity has just released details of some of the new products which it has promised will deliver ‘endless possibilities’ for both installers and fabricators.

The first is Capture – a clever new website plug-in for retail companies which lets them add a powerful and user friendly ‘design your own window or door’ function to their own websites.

With Capture, visitors can play around with bespoke product types, designs, sizes, colours, and even hardware choices online, and then crucially submit an enquiry for that product via the website direct.

 
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Solidor Introduces Exclusive Jo Downs Glass Range
 

Solidor have introduced a new range of handmade glass to their already stunning range. Designed and manufactured exclusively for Solidor by Jo Downs – the internationally recognised fused glass designer – this is a genuine first in the door industry.

Based in Cornwall, Jo’s work draws inspiration from the beautiful coastal landscape, while her advanced fusion techniques allow for the creation of abstract designs of great individuality and depth as can

 
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New Machines From Haffner Murat Help Support Bison Frames Plans For Growth

 

Haffner Murat has just installed two pieces of fabrication machinery for leading trade fabricator Bison Frames Ltd, home to the Genesis Collection. Mark Tetley, Director of Bison Frames, said: “Our latest machinery investment allows us to continue to deliver our feature-rich quality products that our customers have come to expect from Bison Frames. The machines will also help us to maintain product excellence as demand for our Genesis Collection continues to grow.”

 
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Liniar Looks Into The Future With Resurgence

 

Innovative, cutting-edge products keep rolling out of Liniar’s Design and Development department, and they’re kicking off 2019 with a bang. Resurgence, flush sash, features a 70mm sash within an 80mm frame and comes ready for triple glazing.

While the traditional flush sash has been around for decades, centuries even, Liniar’s new design gives it 21st Century appeal with A+ WER ratings, 1.2 W/m2K U-Values and a whole host of accreditations.

 
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Boing Boing Group Makes “Specials” Expansion

 

To coincide with the market shift towards high-end, more specialist window and door products, The Boing Boing Group makes a timely announcement of further investment across their PVC-U and aluminium fabrication companies, with the addition of new machinery and factory expansion to their base in the West Midlands.

“2018 was a pivotal year for The Boing Boing Group,” says Gary Morton, Group CEO. “CentralRPL has completed the full system

 
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Rapierstar’s Fastener Expertise Supports VEKA’s Testing And NPD
 

Specialist fastener supplier Rapierstar is helping VEKA’s technical team and its fabricators to create the most robust and operationally reliable new windows and doors, by becoming an exclusive supply partner for its UK Technical Workshop in Burnley.

The Technical Workshop is a vitally important facility for VEKA and fabricators of its profile systems, allowing for indicative testing to be conducted on a wide range of customer window and door prototypes,

 
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Boing Boing Group Welcomes Amy Jansen

 

Fast-growing Midlands based PVC-U and aluminium fabricators, The Boing Boing Group further strengthens its Executive Management team with the appointment of Amy Jansen, as Projects & Marketing Manager.

Amy’s experience is varied and extensive and adds a new dimension to the Group, as Gary Morton, CEO, explains: “A trained opera singer with a background in project management,

 
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Morley Glass Launches New Retail Brochure
 

Morley Glass & Glazing, one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of integral blinds, is offering additional support to its customers with the launch of an updated brochure for its SL16S and SL16C product ranges.

The full colour 12-page brochure provides a wealth of information on the company’s latest integral blind systems, which is the first of its kind to be suitable for use in a 16mm cavity due to its slimline 10mm slats.

 
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GM Fundraising Announces 2018 Fundraising Total

 

As we start 2019, GM Fundraising announces that the final tally of funds raised last year on behalf of Hope House Children’s Hospices is in excess of £142,000, which takes their total amount raised over the last 22 years to £1.83 million.

Gary Morton, founder of GM Fundraising comments: “With no large cycling event taking place this year, it was supposed to be a quiet

 
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Tea-Party Movement

 

The General Manager of a Birmingham-based PVCu window and door manufacturer is delighted with new figures recently released that 973,000 more disabled people are in work since 2013.Celebrating its 40th year in business, glass processor and IGU manufacturer, Cornwall Glass, has donated in excess of £19,000 to charities and community groups throughout Cornwall.

 
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Oakland Glass Supports GM Fundraising’s Final Ride

 

Oakland Glass Ltd is proud to announce that it will once again be supporting GM Fundraising’s efforts, this time by sending representative Glyn Moorhouse on the charity’s final cycling challenge, ‘From Russia with Hope’.

“I was involved in GM Fundraising’s first all-female challenge, Paddle2Pedal, last year,” explains Tina Moorhouse, Managing Director of Oakland Glass Ltd “and although it was certainly challenging,

 
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Solidor Announce Christmas TV Campaign

Solidor has announced a nationwide Christmas TV campaign. Designed to create further awareness of its composite doors, the new promotion is intended to drive enquiries to its network partners, increase footfall in showrooms and create an increase in online

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Shelforce Boss Says Employers “Waking Up” To Benefits Of Employing Disabled Workers

The General Manager of a Birmingham-based PVCu window and door manufacturer is delighted with new figures recently released that 973,000 more disabled people are in work since 2013.

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Build Check Takes Certass Trade Association Associate Membership

Build Check, the UKAS accredited certification and testing body for fenestration and construction, has joined Certass Trade Association (TA) as an associate member and been named an accredited Certass Service Provider.

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Products

Deceuninck Adds New Flush Door To Heritage Collection

Building on the success of its award-winning Heritage Flush Window, Deceuninck has launched an equally stunning new Flush Door to its Heritage Collection. The Flush Door has the only dedicated open-out flush door sash on the market,

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TuffX Expands Rooflight Range With Walk-On Offering

Toughened glass specialist, TuffX, has expanded its rooflight range, with the addition of a new aluminium framed walk-on version that offers homeowners a stylish and innovative solution to dark basements or roof terrace areas by allowing natural light to flow into the rooms below.

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Apeer Releases New 30-Minute Fire Door To Composite Ranges

Apeer has released its new bi-laterally tested Isolate3 fire door, combining independently tested FD30 certification with all the quality, versatility and specification that customers have come to expect from the manufacturer’s popular Traditional,

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Yale Door And Window Solutions Unveils Lockmaster AutoEngage Solution

Yale has launched a new automatic locking solution, suitable for both contemporary and heritage door styles.

The Lockmaster AutoEngage is a multi-point system that combines security and versatility.

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Double The Holding Force Of Window Restrictors, Cubelock’s “Belt And Braces” Solution

To tackle the problem that window restrictors may be inadequate in preventing a determined effort to force a window open beyond the 100mm restriction, adding Cubelock’s CLB2 fixed restrictor can more than double the holding force of any window restrictor,

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Make Conservatory Roof Replacement Easy, Says Modplan

Retro-fitting solid conservatory roofs is a booming market, helping homeowners create the year-round rooms they want and providing an upsell opportunity for installers. But unless you have the right products

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People

Cranfield-Graduate To Spearhead Elumatec’s Sales And Marketing Efforts

An experienced new Sales and Marketing Co-ordinator is set to boost sales and accelerate growth at machinery manufacturer elumatec.

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Glass & Glazing

Pilkington Recruits New Dealers To Supply Ultra-Thin Energy-Efficiency Boosting Units

Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, has signed up four new dealers to supply Pilkington Spacia™ to customers across the UK.

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Machinery

Haffner Murat’s Team Expands

Haffner Murat Ltd has announced it will have three new members of staff joining the company in early 2019. Dave Thomas, Managing Director of Haffner Murat, commented: “I’m delighted to be expanding the team to meet growing demand.

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Training & Development

Popular Glass Training Programme Grows Due To High Demand

Leading specialists in glass, Glass Technology Services Ltd, have extended their training programme and introduced new courses for 2019 due to increasing requests from clients throughout the glass supply chain.

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FIT Show

DGCOS Getting Ready For FIT

Leading consumer protection organisation DGCOS has announced that it will be exhibiting at the 2019 FIT Show to update the market first-hand on what they have to offer installers to help them genuinely stand out from the competition.

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Awards

Everglade Shortlisted For Two More Regional Awards

Everglade Windows has been shortlisted for two West London Business Awards. The Perivale-based company has been named a finalist in the ‘Manufacturing & Engineering Business of the Year’ category and ‘High Growth SME of the Year’ category.

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G18s Hail A Vintage Year For The Best Of The Best

More than 600 of the industry’s top people helped to make 2018 a vintage year as they applauded the best of the best at the 15th annual G-Awards ceremony at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Friday Nov 30.

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