3rd July 2018
 
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GGF Elects Mark Austin As New Vice-President
 

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has announced that Mark Austin, Marketing Director of Hazlemere Windows, has been confirmed as Vice-President by the GGF Board.

Mark, who is also the Chairman of the GGF Window and Door Group, was elected for the vice-presidency by his fellow members of the Home Improvement Executive and takes on the role with immediate effect. As Vice-President, Mark represents the Home Improvement side of the industry on the GGF Board.

 
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Solid Experience Appointed To Lead GGF To New Phase
 

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) Group has appointed Kevin Buckley as interim Chief Executive to take the Federation and its subsidiary companies through their next phase of development.

Many in the industry may be unaware of Kevin’s involvement, but he has been working with the GGF Group for almost a year; initially as interim CEO of the subsidiary companies and more recently as a strategic consultant for the Group.

 
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CDW Systems Expands Product Range With Smarts VS 600 Vertical Sliding Window
 

Aluminium specialist CDW Systems has added the innovative Smarts VS 600 vertical sliding window to its product range to provide customers with even more choice.

The VS 600 vertical sliding window incorporates the traditional styling of sash windows with the thermal performance and durability of aluminium.

 
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Profine Becomes Certified Zero Pellet Loss Pioneer
 

profine GmbH has become the first PVCu system company in Germany to receive the certificate of the pro-K initiative “Null Granulatverlust” (Zero Pellet Loss) on May 23, 2018.

The initiative of the pro-K association, the German industrial association for PVC-U semi-finished and consumer products, is part of the global commitment of the plastics industry to “Operation Clean Sweep.” These programs aim to minimise the loss of plastic pellets

 
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Window Warehouse Rates LEKA Roofs

 

South Coast trade fabricator Window Warehouse added the LEKA Warm Roof and LEKA Orangery Roof to its portfolio in January 2017. Eighteen months on, the relationship has gone from strength to strength.

Malcom Cake, Managing Director of Window Warehouse, said: “We chose LEKA Systems because the products offered something different. They have a lower U value so outperform other roofing options.

 
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Residor’s 99% 5-Day Delivery Standard

 

Since the start of the year, Residor have managed to achieve an OTIF delivery standard of over 99% for their mid-market GRP composite door, with new installation partners coming on board each week and existing customers enjoying strong sales returns.

Residor is arguably the most secure GRP composite door on the market, thanks to the standard specification of the Ultion 3 Star Sold Secure Diamond cylinder, along with a 3.6mm external door skin,

 
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Epwin Glass Goes From Strength To Strength

 

Epwin Glass, one of the leading manufacturers of insulated and energy-rated glass units for the window industry, has just revealed it is going from strength to strength. Katrina Earl, Epwin Glass National Sales Manager, said: “Nineteen new customers have joined in the last three months alone and we’re delighted to welcome them on board.”

There is over 30 years’ experience of glass manufacture. All products are manufactured in the UK in the production facilities in Northampton and the company continually invests in its plant to make sure it’s

 
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SWISSPACER Air On Display At Glasstec 2018
 

Visitors to SWISSPACER at glasstec 23-26 October will see the new and enhanced SWISSPACER Air in action. This small, innovative component is designed to regulate air pressure and prevent sealed unit failures caused by counteracting climatic loads or changes in altitude. SWISSPACER Air fits unobtrusively into the SWISSPACER spacer bar and sealant, relieving changes in air pressure inside the unit that cause unit failure, including glass breakages on occasion.

 
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Ford Windows Praises EvoNET Software From Business Micros

 

Ford Windows is using Business Micros’ EvoNET software to give itself a real point of difference in the new build window and door market.

Under the enthusiastic leadership of Operations Manager Wes Shackley, the company has transformed its IT operation over the past 18 months and now has a set-up which is so impressive that it is being used as a demonstration site by Business Micros.

 
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Jeff Dunn To Join Glazerite

 

The Glazerite UK Group Ltd has appointed Jeff Dunn as Group Sales & Marketing Director. Jeff, who joins the National trade fabricator next month, will report directly into company Director, Jason Thompson.

Jason says; “Jeff’s appointment is a positive move for both our company and our customers and we’re really looking forward to welcoming him aboard.

 
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Allan Brothers Announces New Single Source Option At Open Days

 

Factory tours, hands-on installation sessions, an extended showroom and even a live band helped to make the recent Allan Brothers’ Open Days in Berwick upon Tweed a huge success, with merchants and installers from as far afield as Edinburgh and Norfolk attending over two days.

 
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Stedek’s Residence Excellence Supports Shropshire Prestige Builder

 

When a celebrated Shropshire builder needed a sustainable, hassle-free alternative to hardwood, they turned to respected fabricator Stedek for help.

RS Burgess & Sons is a long-standing family business committed to quality, reliability and excellent customer service.

 
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Rapid Growth Leads To New Director Role At Insight Data

 

Insight Data’s general manager, Jade Greenhow, has been promoted to the newly created role of Operations Director following a year of rapid growth for the business.

In her new role, Jade will have a greater strategic responsibility as well as overseeing the daily running of the business including the firm’s sales, research and software development operations.

 
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CMS Window Systems Helps Deliver New Era Of Education In North Ayrshire

 

A comprehensive package of aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling by CMS Window Systems has helped to create a world-class learning campus in the North Ayrshire town of Largs.

The new £52m, 2,000-student Largs Campus developed by North Ayrshire Council in conjunction with infrastructure partnership hub South West is North Ayrshire Council’s largest ever investment in

 
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Kestrel Turns Out In Force For Charity Golf Day

 

A short time ago in a golf club not too far away… Kestrel staff teed off at a charity tournament in aid of three children’s charities.

The ‘force’ was strong, with almost 200 golfers raising £10,000 at the golf day and evening dinner organised by Norfolk-based DMD Installations.

 
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Small Business Confidence Hits One-Year High As Profits Recover

. Quarterly Small Business Index (SBI) continues steady rise to reach highest point since Q2 2017
. Women entrepreneurs now more confident than male counterparts
. Welsh small firms are UK’s most bullish, while retailers suffer and GDPR feeds regulatory concerns

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VBH Reports 97.1% OTIF In May

VBH (GB) has achieved an outstanding 97.1% on time, in full (OTIF) delivery to its customers during May. With thousands of product configurations and tens of thousands of components from its own greenteQ and other leading brands, this a significant achievement for VBH and

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BWF Members ‘Build It Better With Wood’

Campaign launched to promote the UK’s exceptional woodworking skills and the many benefits of building with wood

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has launched ‘Build it Better with Wood’,

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Construction Struggles Continue As New Work Dips To A Five Year Low

The value of new construction contracts in May reached £4.5 billion, a decrease of almost ten per cent compared to April and the lowest amount for over five years. The two largest sectors in construction; residential and infrastructure,

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“Disruptive Forces Are Dominating The Market, It’s Time For Fabricators To Wise Up,” Warns Insight Data

Jade Greenhow, Operations Director at industry data specialists Insight Data urges fabricators to wake up to the new, disruptive forces that are taking over the market and quickly changing the way the industry does business.

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Kestrel Products Fly At Scotplas

Even more Kestrel UPVC roofline products are taking the high road to Scotland thanks to a new distributor near Glasgow.

The newly-opened Scotplas Trade Centre in Bellshill has become the latest distributor of the Kestrel line

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Product News

Good Looks And Brand Recognition From Swish

When you ask Swish fabricators and installers what they like about the Epwin Window Systems brand, the answers come back loud and clear.

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People

New Sales Director To Spearhead Growth At elumatec

An experienced new appointment is set to help accelerate elumatec’s growth in the months and years ahead.

Neil Parton, who joins the firm after a long career in the cleaning machinery sector,

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Conservatory Outlet Group Welcomes New Retail Sales Director

Conservatory Outlet Group has appointed industry-renowned sales expert Paul Clifton as Sales Director at its North-East flagship retailer, Pennine Home Improvements.

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Internet

GJB Window Systems New Website Goes Live

With clear ambitions to take their business to the next level, GJB Window Systems, one of the UK’s largest Eurocell fabricators, have stepped up their online presence with the launch of their brand-new website.

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Marketing

Marketing Matters With Epwin Window Systems

Epwin Window Systems says it is able to deliver industry-leading marketing support to its customers. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Epwin Window Systems, says: “Our three system brands, Profile 22,

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Events

Listers Central Customer Conference Given Big Thumbs Up As New Online Ordering Software Is Unveiled

A customer conference held by Listers Central has been hailed a huge success by those in attendance – thanks in no small part to the firm’s brand new dedicated online ordering software Easy Connect.

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Shelforce Manager Flies The Flag For Inclusivity

Howard Trotter, General Manager of Birmingham window and door business Shelforce, was among a select group of experts invited to speak on the future of the glazing sector at a major conference.

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HiTECH’s Integrated Blinds Blaze A Trail At Inaugural Glazing Summit

Fast-growing HiTECH Blinds Ltd was among a select group of elite UK fenestration businesses to sponsor the inaugural Glazing Summit.

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