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4th December 2018
 
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Soaring Summer For Roseview
 

Sash window specialists Roseview are celebrating an ‘incredible summer of sales’, and are well on course for a record-breaking 2018-2019, says the company.

After a number of record sales months throughout the summer, the company is now 15% ahead of where it was this time last year.

 
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Toughener Investment Quadruples Lumi Capacity For Apeer

 

Apeer has announced its second major investment in as many months, unveiling a new £750,000 toughening line to stay ahead of ‘exponential’ growth of its radical Lumi and Lumi2 windows and doors.

Demand for the Lumi range has trebled in the last year alone and the introduction of the retrofit-friendly Lumi2 system has boosted that growth even further, says the company.

 
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Endless Possibilities
 

There’s a new name and a new brand entering the software market promising ‘endless possibilities’ for installers and fabricators.

Infinity is bringing a fresh new approach to the market with a host of smart and exciting products that will include dedicated sales and marketing apps and lead capture tools.

 
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Roto Brings Trade Media To Austria For International Press Day

 

Roto Group held its International Press Day in Graz, Austria in November. The German hardware manufacturer previewed new technology and outlined plans for business under its new corporate structure.

The event began with a tour of the facility in Kalsdorf bei Graz, a site that recently celebrated its 150th anniversary.

 
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25 Days Of Christmas Giveaways From Epwin Window Systems

 

Christmas might just have come early for the industry with the annual Advent Calendar event from Epwin Window Systems. Running from 1st – 25th December, a fantastic daily prize will be won by one lucky person, selected at random, who has entered the daily Advent draw. Marketing Manager of Epwin Window Systems, Gerald Allen explains: “Our Advent Calendar is proving to be very popular and this year we are offering even more prizes including luxury hampers, PGA golf lessons,

 
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John Weir –Tribute To A Technical Pioneer

 

Staff, members and former colleagues of the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) were saddened to hear of the passing of former employee, John Weir on Saturday 17 November.

As the Federation’s first Standards Committee Secretary, John was a stalwart who developed the GGF’s Technical Department and helped

 
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Art Deco Glass Inspiration For Solidor
 

At the same time as launching the new handmade Jo Downs Glass Collection, Solidor are also adding a new and exclusive Art Deco glass range that’s been inspired by the architectural influences of the early 20th Century.

This new glass range will provide trade partners with a genuine point of differentiation, something that will also resonate with style conscious

 
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TWC Makes It Three

 

TWC Home Improvements has become the latest addition to the Conservatory Outlet Network, the third installation company to join in as many months.

Established in 2012 and headed up by Directors Joseph Heaton and Andrew Hill, the Swindon-based business has achieved huge growth in the past 5 years, achieving £4m turnover by the end of 2017.

 
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Carl F Groupco: A Smart And Specialist Strategy
 

Carl F Groupco reports a successful year with ongoing development of its extensive catalogue of over 7,000 lines catering for all window and door hardware requirements. Brands that have performed particularly well for the distributor include SmartSecure that provides new generation electronic door locking and access control: this has achieved a 90% year on year increase in sales since its launch

 
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Contractor Bouygues Chooses Deceuninck PVC-U Over Aluminium

 

More than 700 frames of Deceuninck’s 2500 chamfered windows have been installed in a development of luxury apartments in Southampton. Alexandra Wharf is a collection of two and three bedroom, stylish water-front apartments, forming part of the Ocean Village development at the city’s marina.

Although aluminium profiles were originally specified, Deceuninck fabricator Dempsey Dyer worked with contractor Bouygues

 
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ISO Success For Newview Homes

 

South based installation business Newview is celebrating after working towards and being awarded two prestigious UKAS accreditations.

Rigorously tested by the British Assessment Bureau (a UKAS-registered assessment company), Newview’s products were found to meet the stringent requirements of ISO9001:2015 for Quality Management and ISO14001:2015 for Environmental Management.

 
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Aluprof Supports Composite Unitised Facades

 

Aluminium unitised systems, once the preserve of high rise construction, is becoming commonplace as systems companies make these systems more affordable for low rise and smaller constructions. Being different from ‘modularisation’, discussed in our previous editorial, unitised construction is primarily about the facade construction.

 
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Rapierstar’s Environmental Drive To Shrink Carbon Footprint

 

Window and door sector fastener specialist Rapierstar has embarked on a number of new initiatives to help reduce the environmental impact of its operations and further strengthen its credentials as a responsible supply chain partner.

Implemented as part of its latest environmental strategy are a series of changes at its Star Business Park HQ, warehouse and distribution

 
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Dr Bernard Bows Out

 

The GGF is bidding farewell to one of its longest serving members and greatest technical contributors, as Dr Bernard Lowe has decided to retire after 58 years in the industry.

Bernard started his career in the industry in 1960 working for Bostik where he was responsible for developing sealants for insulating glass units.

 
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Scrum-Down: Extrudaseal Agrees South West Rugby Sponsorship Deal

 

Specialist manufacturer of gaskets and seals, Extrudaseal, has agreed a year-long shirt sponsorship deal with South West rugby club, Blandford RFC.

The agreement sees Extrudseal sign up as a principal shirt sponsor for the first XV for the 2018/19 season.

 
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TuffX Expands Manufacturing Facility

Following impressive growth and as part of a long-term strategy to increase production capacity, glass processing specialist, TuffX, has announced that it has expanded its Knowsley manufacturing facility.

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Build Aviator Launches New Service At Jewson Live 2018

Building services specialist Build Aviator is launching a new service, Build Aviator Lite, at Jewson Live that will make builders and tradespeople’s lives easier.

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Excel Door Supplies’ Partnership With ERA – Partnership Aids Growth For Composite Doors Company

Excel Door Supplies, the Yorkshire-based supplier of composite doors, has reported solid business growth throughout its seven years of trading. With recent investment to the tune of

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Product News

Ahead Of The Curve With Force 8

Force 8 has added a new composite door to their two-tone contemporary collection with the addition of the new stunning Geneva design. The seamless double grooved curved design adds a new dimension, and is available in any of the RAL colours.

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Demand Grows For Greenteq Innovative Folding Handles

Innovative SecuriFold and CentreFold folding handles from VBH’s greenteQ Clearline range are growing in popularity among aluminium and PVC-U fabricators due to their unique design. Both products fold down

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People

Full-Service Marketing Agency Makes Three Key Appointments

Purplex, the full-service marketing agency, has made three key appointments to the company as its rapid expansion gathers pace.

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Training & Development

UK Training Provider Of Window, Door And Conservatory Products Launched

There has been limited industry-recognised training providers for window, door and conservatory products. All that has changed with the launch of Pro-Fitter.

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On-Site

Profile 22’s Optima Helps Housing Association Deliver Community Regeneration Project

Profile 22’s Optima windows were chosen for the construction of 18 houses, 38 flats and two retail units as part of a regeneration scheme in Maidstone, Kent.

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Software

Mourne Windows Transforms Efficiency With Business Micros Track It Retail Software

When experienced Business Development Manager Ian Young joined Newry based Mourne Windows back in May, one of his first tasks was to put in place a CRM system

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Marketing

Lumi Pod Pays Its Way – With Much More Than A Sale

It was great news when a display Pod showcasing Apeer’s Lumi window and door system landed its first major order within a few weeks of going into a showroom – but the sale was just

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Cubelock Launches A Social Media Campaign To Keep Children Safe

Cubelock Triple Lock window safety restrictor with Lock Safe Action is at the centre of a social media campaign to keep children safe.

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NFA Awards

NFA Awards winners have been revealed.

The results of NFA 2018 Awards have been announced. Click below to view some of the winners.

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