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3rd May 2018
 
Carl F Groupco Confirms Growth Of High Spec Hardware
 

Hardware distributor Carl F Groupco endorses the findings of the ‘Door and Window Fittings Market Report - UK 2018-2022’ produced by AMA Research Ltd. The established fittings supplier confirms demand for both high specification products and mainstay lines.

Affirming growth in electronic multipoint door locks, Carl F Groupco reports that SmartSecure - the company’s electronic locking and access control brand, has seen a seven fold increase in year on year sales to end March 2018.

 
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Dear Gerald
 

I notice no one has replied to Ian Cocken’s letter (is Foil Base Surface Stability A Ticking Time Bomb, 20 March 2018).

Ian comments on reports of failures caused by surface stability of foiled products, with potentially significant replacement liabilities and costs for fabricators. He says: surface stability can be a problem with profiles using recycled content. The origin of the recycled content isn’t always clear so it’s difficult to predict its behaviour, and surface and dimensional stability.

 
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Discover The Hub!
 

REHAU has launched Discover, a new digital campaign designed to promote its specification office in London to customers and industry partners.

The REHAU Hub provides education, training and sales services, all from a permanent central London location at the Building Centre, just a short walk from Goodge Street station. Through the Discover campaign, customers can find out more about the REHAU Hub and how it can benefit them.

 
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Global Chief Economist To Speak At The Glazing Summit

 

The Glazing Summit stepped up a gear this week with the announcement of Walter Boettcher PhD as a keynote speaker.

Walter is the Chief Economist at Colliers International, the global property advisors employing 12,000 professionals across 69 countries.

With an economics degree from the University of Texas and a PhD from University College London, Walter has been involved in the global property market for 20 years.

 
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AluFoldDirect Launches AluK’s Infinium Minimal Frame Glazing

 

Infinium is now available from AluFoldDirect, so installation companies can make the most of the premium domestic market for minimal frame glazing.

“Infinium is the product that takes framing a view to dizzying new heights,” explains Craig Miller, Managing Director at AluFoldDirect. “Concealed frames, motorised opening and a sightline of just 21mm – what’s not to love?”

 
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Doorco Offers Glazing Service To Give Customers The Bespoke Edge

 

In response to customer demand, DOORCO has invested in a specialist glazing service to better support customers in the rising popularity of the contemporary composite door. They are now the only composite door supplier in the UK to offer the Inox, Urban or TriSYS glazing cassette systems as a pre-glazed option to all their Distribution and prepped door customers.

“The key driver behind everything we do at DOORCO is our customers,” explains Dan Sullivan, MD at DOORCO. “While the desire for more contemporary composite doors grows, so does the complexity of the components required.

 
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Automated Order Monitoring From Business Micros Maximises Fabricator Efficiency

 

Business Micros has added a clever new module to its EvoNET business management software which makes sure that every order is kept on track.

Branded Order Monitor, it runs unattended in the background of EvoNET checking that every stage of an order is completed on time and in full, and then sending an email reminder to the relevant person if anything is missed.

 
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Fenestration Fit For Purpose At New London Sports Centre

 

A new sports centre situated within the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s Sutcliffe Park Nature Reserve is making the most of the natural beauty of its surroundings with a high performance aluminium fenestration package from Senior Architectural Systems.

Installed by Elite Aluminium Systems Ltd for main contractor Buckingham Group Ltd, the building features Senior’s slim profile SF52 aluminium curtain wall, alongside Senior’s thermally-efficient SPW600e aluminium windows and SPW501 commercial aluminium doors which together help to contribute to the centre’s light and modern interior..

 
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Roseview Makes 100th Appointment After Milestone Year

 

Sash window specialists Roseview have kicked off the year with another important milestone.

Having already celebrated forty years in business last year, and made a landmark Fensterbau debut in March, the long-standing Olney firm is now marking the appointment of its 100th employee.

Rapid growth, particularly since the mid-2000s, has brought with it a significant jump in employee numbers, culminating in its 100th appointment earlier this year.

 
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GAP Becomes The Latest SupaLite Roof Supplier

 

With increasing demand for their revolutionary tiled roof systems, highly-respected manufacturers SupaLite have announced a new supply partnership with GAP, one of the UK’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of building products.

The new deal means SupaLite’s innovative range of replacement conservatory and orangery roof systems are available across GAP’s 100+ UK depot network. Designed for retro-fit and new-build markets, the addition of SupaLite presents a new, valuable route to market for thousands of GAP customers nationwide.

 
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Between Glass Blinds Joins The GGF

 

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce that Between Glass Blinds (BGB) has joined the Federation.

Between Glass Blinds is a leading manufacturer of double-glazed units complete with fully integrated Venetian and pleated blinds hermetically sealed between two panes of glass. Both stylish and contemporary in appearance, easy to maintain with the blinds contained within the sealed unit safe from dust and dirt BGB units are the ideal shading and privacy glazing solution.

 
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Fensa Celebrates Sweet 16Th Birthday

 

FENSA staff celebrated in style as the Competent Person Scheme kicked off its 16th anniversary celebrations at its London offices.

FENSA, one of the largest and longest established Competent Person Scheme in the replacement window and door industry, this year celebrates 16 years of serving installers and homeowners. The GGF Group company has been operating since April 2002.

 
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The Climatec Group Are Celebrating Their 25Th Birthday, With A Brand-New Look And New Websites To Suit!

 

What a difference 25 years make! Back in 1993, in a small factory unit of 3,000ft² in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, Climatec Windows fabricated their first Rehau S706 uPVC window. Fast forward 25 years, add an aluminium facility and introduce a home improvements company and what you have is The Climatec Group. Climatec Windows, Alu-tec UK and Climatec Home Improvements now operate from 11 units totalling 50,000ft² and produce an average of 1400 aluminium and uPVC frames a week.

Website Image - 25 yearsThe growth of Alu-tec since its inception in 2012 has prompted the management team to review their business set up, resulting in the re-branding of each company to sit under the umbrella of the Climatec Group.

 
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Trade News

RBS Revenues Rise As Small Firms Brace For 180 Branch Closures

Responding to the announcement that Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)’s profits soared to £1.2 billion in Q1 2018, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chairman Mike Cherry, said:

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Yale Sponsors Smart Home Week

Yale, along with a host of other technology giants, is sponsoring Smart Home Week 2018 – an initiative to showcase the very best in smart, connected and integrated home technology.

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Quadruple Cutting And Machining Centre Investment At TruFrame

TruFrame have recently commissioned their fourth and final BDM cutting and machining centre, marking a major milestone in their £3.2 million investment programme which has been carried out over the last 18 months.

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Boing Boing Group Have A Spring In Their Step

West Midlands’ based Boing Boing Group are preparing for further growth in the remainder of 2018, as they consolidate the group and extend their range of trade products and services.

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Senior Architectural Systems Joins BFRC

BFRC has announced that Senior Architectural Systems is the latest system house to sign up to the BFRC Energy Rating Scheme.

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Product News

Profile 22’s Optima Flush Casement Shows Its Credentials

The buoyancy of the flush casement window market continues to flourish for Profile 22 with year on year sales growth for its Optima Flush Casement Window.

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Stylish Windows Adds HiTECH Blinds

Isle of Wight based double-glazing installer Stylish Windows has become the latest firm to benefit from state-of-the-art HiTECH Blinds.

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PAS24 Tests For Less With Cutting-Edge Caldwell Test Rig

Hardware manufacturer Caldwell has topped off a string of recent investments and innovations with the introduction of a £50k PAS24 testing rig.

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People

New Institute Chair Announced At IAI AGM

The Institute of Architectural Ironmongers (IAI) has appointed Joanne Milne-Rowe as its new national chair. The appointment was announced at the IAI’s AGM on 28 April.

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Rapierstar Hits The Billion!

Group MD and founder David Furness, his brother Mark Furness and Scott Rogers have been joined on the Rapierstar board by Andrew Carroll (Chartered Director and Fellow of the Institute of Directors) to assist with strategic planning and development.

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Aluminium

QUALICOAT Meet In Newcastle

Meeting rooms for QUALICOAT UK and Ireland member events continue to get larger as more member companies are attending. The last meeting in the Jury Inn, Newcastle-upon-Tyne was no exception, with a record attendance from applicator members.

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Training & Development

GGF Aiming To Build On GDPR Seminar Success In London

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become law on 25 May 2018 and is now a major topic of discussion across the UK.

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Certass Shows Support for Installers, Fabricators & Systems Companies

Practical, hands-on support for the glazing industry is high on the agenda for Certass. That’s why the specialists in installer certification joined Frame Fast UK for a recent Eurocell Equinox Roof Training Day.

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Exhibitions

Edgetech Success At Fensterbau Frontale

Warm-edge experts Edgetech have returned from a highly successful Fensterbau Frontale, says the company.

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Awards

Win Makes It A Hat Trick Of Export Awards For P C Henderson

Leading door hardware manufacturer, P C Henderson, is celebrating major success after being crowned the winner of the Export Award at the North East Business Awards Grand Final.

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Glan Clwyd Hospital Wins Best Public Service Building Award

The modernisation of Glan Clwyd Hospital has won the Best Public Service Building award at the annual North Wales Building Excellence Awards.

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Charity

CMS Supports Cumbernauld YMCA’s After School Childcare Service

An after-school child care service that provides a vital resource to help working families in and around Cumbernauld is benefiting from a donation by local window, door and curtain walling manufacturer and installer CMS Window Systems.

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