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4th August 2022
 


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Endurance Set A Carbon Neutral Standard

 

As part of a far reaching and wider environmental and sustainability programme, Endurance Doors have become carbon neutral by partnering up with the World Land Trust and by offsetting through a carbon balanced portfolio. This has been achieved through careful analysis of emissions, products, processes and practices, with the first investment made to the independent charitable body for the calendar year of 2021.

The World Land Trust (WLT) is an international conservation charity that protects the world’s most biologically significant and threatened habitats. Patrons include Sir David Attenborough, Steve Backshall, Chris Packham and Bill Oddie and its vision is to protect the world’s most threatened habitats and species for the future.

 
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A Big Splash Of Colour

 

Sheerline has invested over £1 million in a new state-of-the-art powder coating plant, bringing the most important secondary process that happens to aluminium profiles in house for the first time. Sheerline says this further investment in its fully vertically integrated, single site UK manufacturing facility helps strengthen Sheerline’s ability to offer its customers the very best service and quality possible, ensuring that every Sheerline profile has a consistent and blemish free finish.

Greg Grabski, Garnalex’s powder coating plant manager explains: “In the past, we have relied on third party suppliers to powder coat our products, using well known and well-respected companies to keep up with the growing demand for the Sheerline range. Traditionally this has meant transporting mill finished profiles from our warehouse to the powder coaters,

 
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Durable Anticorrosive Glass Launches In The UK

 

Pilkington OptiShower™, a range of anticorrosive and durable glass by the NSG Group, has launched in the UK to support designers specifying glass for use in high-moisture environments.

It is a durable, clear glass, specifically designed to prevent surface corrosion when exposed to water, moisture and humid environments. The highly transparent glass is easier to keep clean due to its special pyrolytic anti-corrosion coating which acts as a barrier on the surface of the glass.

The glass has a wide range of residential and commercial applications, such as shower cubicles or back plates against cooking surfaces in kitchens.

 
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Balls2 Marketing Ushers In Major Restructure To Catapult Growth

 

Balls2 Marketing is ushering in an agency wide shake-up including promotions, new divisional appointments and the restructure of its senior leadership team to drive transformational change and meet a business target to double turnover and team size in three years.

The changes see founders Andy Ball and Sarah Ball moving into the roles of Joint Managing Director, focused on the top-level business strategy and commercial growth.

Lauren Doyle, who has risen through the ranks at the agency over the past eight years, is promoted to Client Strategy Director, delivering client service excellence and team delivery agency wide.

 
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UAP Posts Two Additions To Its Soterian Letterplate Range

 

UAP has enhanced its Soterian Letterplate range with two new innovations that provide a greater variety of aesthetic and practical choices.

Designed for seamless fitting to either the Soterian Standard or Soterian Slim range of letterplates, the new Soterian TS 008 iPlate External Letterplate from UAP has been developed for installation with the UAP Soterian Slim internal letterplate section for use with any 44mm and 54mm composite or timber doors. Created for the high end retail market and new build developments, the new iPlate enables specifiers to benefit from the robust security and ease of installation associated with UAP’s Soterian TS008 Letterplates, while offering a choice of aesthetic, says the company.

 
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Made For Trade Notch Up Nine Notable NFA Nominations

 

Wynyard-based manufacturer celebrates a huge amount of nominations for the 2022 National Fenestration Awards, covering various aspects of the thriving business

For nearly a decade, the National Fenestration Awards has aimed to recognise all areas of the UK industry with an independent and inclusive awards system devoid of judges or panels. The shortlists are voted on by the glazing industry for the glazing industry, and aim to draw attention to the individuals and organisations that make the biggest strides each year in fenestration.

Fresh from a joint category win last year for the new Bi-Folding Door, Made For Trade has enjoyed an extremely productive last 12 months from its North East base, thanks to their game-changing Korniche product line.

 
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They Said It Wouldn’t Last !

 

That was back in the summer of 1972 when ‘Puppy Love’ was at Number 1, Ted Heath was Prime Minister, Interest rates were at 6% and Paul Hannon joined Sashless Timber Windows as a 15 year old school leaver. Fifty years on and Paul is still with the company.

Paul Hannon celebrated 50 years of continuous employment with Sashless Windows on Tuesday 26th July.

Alastair Chown, managing director at Sashless Windows commented: ”Its something of an achievement for Paul to have been with the business since our incorporation in 1972 and speaks volumes for Paul’s commitment and dedication to the family business. Paul has witnessed many changes within the industry over the past 50 years and I’d like to thank him for his good humour, hard work and for all of his efforts in moving the company forward over that time.”

 
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Fentrade Helps Customers Comply With The New Building Regulations Standards

 

Aluminium fabricator Fentrade is ensuring its customers comply with the latest changes to Part L of the Building Regulations in England by manufacturing the Optio 58BW Casement HI and BSF70 HI Bi-fold Door systems from Aluk. Chris Reeks, director at Fentrade, explains: “June saw the latest changes to the Building Regulations come into force and updates to Document L meant installers needed to ensure they are fitting windows and doors that are compliant with tighter thermal efficiency standards. As a response to the tougher U-Values required within Part L, we began manufacturing the two updated Aluk systems which have been enhanced for improved thermal performance alongside our existing range of products.”

The Optio 58BW Casement HI window offers a powerful combination of performance, versatility and security and achieves a U-Value of 1.4W/m²K with standard double glazing and 1.2W/m²K with triple glazing. Similarly,

 
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A Technically Better Finish From Kolorseal

 

Yorkshire based colour coating specialist has relocated to a new site in Huddersfield which is dedicated to upvc window, door, conservatory and composite door paint spraying to the trade.

Originally launched by Deborah Hendry over 18 years ago in Wakefield, the new Kolorseal headquarters is bringing greater scope to the business with increased space and more technical advantages, particularly for the paint spraying and drying departments.

Kolorseal uses a diverse and versatile range of equipment and systems in order to provide customers with one of the broadest colour choices in the UK. With a wide variety of customers across the fenestration sector, the company has established  recognition for the quality standards provided.

 
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Senior’s Curtain Wall Works Out Well In Berwick

 

Senior Architectural Systems’ slimline SF52 aluminium curtain wall system has proved to be the perfect fit for a new £22m sports and leisure centre in Northumberland.

Designed by GT3 Architects, the new state of the art Berwick leisure centre features a glazed façade which creates an inviting and welcoming main entrance. The thermally-enhanced aluminium curtain wall system will also help improve the energy-efficiency of the scheme whilst maximising the use of natural daylight, claims the company.

Senior worked closely with specialist contractor Crown Doors and Shutters Limited and main contractor Tolent Construction Ltd to deliver the landmark leisure scheme which is set to breathe new life into the area by replacing the town’s previous leisure centre. To ensure the town’s existing Swan Centre could remain operational throughout,

 
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Trade News
 

The Business Pilot Barometer

By Neil Cooper-Smith, Senior Analyst, Business Pilot:

I’m going to start this month with a focus on longer term trends because this broader context is important in helping us to understand what is happening now.

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Compliance By Design And One-Drop Delivery – New Features From Made For Trade

With a reputation for being one step ahead in fenestration design and engineering, MFT’s award-winning Korniche products have been designed from the outset to comply with revised building regulations, and are now joined by a leading new delivery service.

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66% Of Respondents Braced For More Price Increases – Emplas Poll

A survey of industry by Emplas reveals that 66% of respondents expect further price increases from their suppliers before the summer is out.
Carried out in July against the backdrop of continuing inflation, energy and fuel prices as well as rising labour costs, only 34% of those polled expected to escape cost increases from their suppliers.

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Job Vacancies

Role – National Business Development Manager

New Business Development Manager
We have the immediate requirement for a new member of our sales team. Ideally suited for someone looking to step up from Trade Counter Sales, move into a different fenestration product sector or office-based sales to a full autonomous field sales position.

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Trade News

Open Letter: Energy Prices And Their Impact On Retail

An open letter by Rob McGlennon, Managing Director, Deceuninck

‘22% of homeowners intend to make home improvements in the next 12-months’*. That’s up from 16% in the final quarter of 2021.

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Cornwall’s Rolling Investment Programme

The Cornwall Group has invested more than £1m across the manufacturing and merchanting divisions as part of an ongoing programme of maintenance and development.
Three new straight line edgers and a specialist fire saw are included in the mix,

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Made Smarter Survey Reveals Need For Manufacturers To Digitalise To Survive, Recover And Grow

SME manufacturers across all sectors are being urged to accelerate technology adoption to adjust to the economic challenges around the supply chain, energy costs, post-Brexit and Covid.
Made Smarter, the movement connecting UK manufacturing industries to digital tools,

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Product News

Genius Decision To Switch To Mila

Proving that even in the most efficient factories, there is still room for incremental improvements, Genius PVC in Norwich has just switched to the Mila ProSecure door hinge for its range of PVC doors in Kömmerling’s 70mm profile.

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Aluminium

Selling The Benefits Of Lower U-Values To Homeowners

By Russ Cusworth, National Sales Manager, AluK

With energy costs still spiralling, AluK’s decision to go down the U-Value rather than the WERs approach in responding to Part L looks even more like the right one, for both homeowners and the environment. As someone who worked in the glass industry for 16 years before I joined AluK,

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Direct Trade (Yorkshire) Ltd Adds Stellar To Support A Changed Market

Aluminium fabricator Direct Trade (Yorkshire) Ltd has recently added Stellar from Epwin Window Systems to its portfolio.
Direct Trade decided to partner with Epwin Window Systems to ensure it remained at the forefront of aluminium technology.

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Brochures

New ORiGINAL Brochure Now Available

DoorCo’s Edition 2 of the Original composite door brochure is now available in print and online. The latest edition includes new product innovations and updates to the Glazing collection, with new glass and cassette designs available across the range, like the new Metallic and Twintone cassettes.

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FIT Show

FIT Show Announces 2022 Marketing Award Winners

FIT Show organisers have announced the winners of its ‘Best FIT Show Marketing Campaign’ following its hugely successful 2022 event, which took place at Birmingham NEC from 10 – 12 May.
Organisers split the award across two categories, above 70m2 and below 70m2 and awarded one overall winner in each category,

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