4th January 2018
 
GAI Welcomes Hackitt Recommendations
 

The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) has welcomed the findings and recommendations of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety and Dame Judith Hackitt’s interim report, ‘Building a Safer Future’.

The Hackitt review was established shortly after the Grenfell Tower fire, and has focused primarily on improving fire safety in high-rise residential blocks and other complex buildings.

 
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British Woodworking Federation Calls For The Creation Of A Building Safety Fund
 

Iain McIlwee, CEO of the British Woodworking Federation statement following the release of the interim Hackitt Review report:

“The British Woodworking Federation, whose members manufacture approaching three million fire doors in the UK each year, welcomed Dame Judith Hackitt’s interim recommendations on the regulatory structure, however, cautioned that the regulatory framework is only part of the jigsaw.

 
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Yale Announces New And Improved Rapide Window Lock
 

Security specialist Yale, has announced the introduction of Rapide into its window hardware portfolio. Formally known as Yale Blade, the redeveloped window locking system offers the highest standard of strength and security for fabricators, installers and consumers alike.

Renamed Rapide thanks to its fast to fit features, the window lock requires as little as six screws, and due to the long curvature of the

 
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Mark Timmons Joins Synseal Group As COO

 

Synseal Group has announced the new role of Chief Operating Officer has be filled by Mark Timmons, who joins them with a breadth of experience across manufacturing and operations.

With previous roles including COO at Zotefoams, Global Operations Director at Tessenderlo (Gelatins) and Production Director at Eurocell,

 
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Obituary – Jon Skinner

 

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our colleague and dear friend Jon Skinner who died on Friday 29th December, 2017.

Jon had worked in the glazing industry for more than 40 years and spent his latter years as Commercial Director of Epwin Window Systems, a role which he was proud to have

 
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Emplas Simplifies Secured By Design On Patio Doors

 

Secured by Design specifications.

As PatioMaster Anglia, Emplas supplies one of the industry’s most technically advanced patio systems as standard.

It’s now simplified patio door pricing with an additional £100 plus VAT per sash on Secured by Design specifications, regardless of size

 
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Industry Summit Announced

 

A new conference for the glass and glazing industry has been confirmed

The industry’s top business leaders, directors and senior management will converge near Birmingham for a major industry conference and debate in May.

 
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Optima Delivers What’s Needed In A Conservation Area Home

 

Profile 22 installer Max Glass recently demonstrated the benefits of the Optima system when it completed an installation in a property in a woodland conservation area near Leeds.

The property owners approached Max Glass with an interesting challenge.

 
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Glazerite Makes It A Hat-Trick With A Flush Sash For Every Budget

 

The Glazerite UK Group has become one of very few fabricators to offer a choice of three flush sash systems, with the addition of the acclaimed Residence 7 system from the Residence Collection alongside its existing Residence 9 and Halo flush sash choices.

 

 
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Looking To Expand Your Commercial Customer Base?

 

If you’re looking to secure more commercial contracts, it’s vital to partner with the right systems partner. And Spectus has all the credentials you need.

Spectus has been working in the commercial sector since 1991. Its innovative window, door and curtain walling solutions have been installed in thousands of new build and

 
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Kevin Warner Strengthens Synseal’s Sales Team

 

Well-known industry figure Kevin Warner has joined Synseal Group to take a leading role in directing their national sales strategy.

Previously Head of Sales and Marketing at profine GmbH (Kömmerling), Kevin has 25+ years’ experience in the industry and joined the team at Synseal Group just before the Christmas break, reporting into Group Sales and

 
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Could This Be The Biggest Development In Fire-Rated Products?

 

Once again raising the bar and extending its range of durable, dependable fire-rated products, pioneering Astraseal has manufactured a 60-minute rated, fixed fire window.

Instead of traditional hardwood or steel, Astraseal’s unique fire window system is based on the proven FireFrame from Winkhaus, combining durable composite and uPVC

 
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Exlabesa’s ECW 50 Curtain Walling System Delivers On All Levels
 

Exlabesa Building Systems’ ECW 50 curtain walling system is being hailed as a system that delivers on all levels. Paul Benn, Exlabesa Building Systems’ National Sales Manager, comments: “Our ECW-50 curtain walling system is recognised as an ideal choice on a wide variety of commercial building projects.

 
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OWW Makes It Better With Mighton
 

When Original Wooden Windows Ltd set out to make its frame production quicker and more efficient with new machinery, Director Gus Brazier said the name of Mighton Products needed no introduction. Even though the hardware specialist launched its machinery range less than a year ago, the Slough-based joinery firm knew Mighton from 12 years of using its sash weights and other ironmongery.

 
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Universal Trade Frames Harnesses Technology To Help Customers
 

When time is money, being able to access the information you need at the click of a mouse is invaluable. It’s something Spectus trade fabricator Universal Trade Frames knows and in its instant quote facility it’s delivering the service its customers need.

 
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GJB Window Systems Adds Residence Collection To Their Product Offering
 

South-East fabricator GJB Window Systems has announced a major addition to their product offering. Looking to help their customers win new business and break into new markets, the team has added The Residence Collection, one of the UK’s leading range of timber-effect windows.

 
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Edgetech’s Eastern Expedition Brings International Interest
 

Warm edge experts Edgetech have returned from China’s biggest glazing expo with over a hundred promising leads.

Held at Shanghai’s New China International Exhibition Centre in early November, FENESTRATION BAU China drew 100,000 visitors from across

 
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Free IGU And Conservatory Roof Brochure From Double R
 

Double R Glass & Roofing Systems, supplier of quality IGUs and conservatory roofs, is pleased to reveal the latest addition to its suite of customer support – a new brochure.

“Double R is a significantly sized IGU and conservatory roof manufacturer but we’re so busy doing what we

 
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SFS Hinges Support Timber Door Market Growth at Grabex Windows
 

High-performance door hinges from SFS are helping Grabex Windows, a leading window, door and conservatory fabricator and installer with multiple operations across London, to grow its share of the timber residential doors market.

The company, who have worked with SFS for the past five years, offers more than 50 different fenestration products in timber,

 
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Trade News

Hackitt Review To Reform Building Regs Backed By FMB

The initial findings of the Hackitt Review offer a positive step forward to address a multitude of failings within the construction industry and among its regulators, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB,

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GGF Responds To Green Deal Consultation

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has responded to the recent consultation into Green Deal reform, calling for greater flexibility for consumers and installers to help simplify and improve the scheme for the future.

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Fire Testing – Ultraframe, Setting The Standard

In the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster, Ultraframe is calling for all solid roof manufacturers to publish their fire safety certification for the entire roof system – not just the components.

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New BIM Templates For Architectural Ironmongers

Architectural ironmongers will benefit from 35 new BIM product data templates (PDTs) launched this month.

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Over 75 Swish Installers Now Harnessing The Benefits Of Excellence As Standard

Swish Window and Door Systems has just announced that 75 Swish installers have become Excellence as Standard members. The programme, which launched at FIT 2017, aims to drive and promote excellence at every level of member businesses.

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Record Downloads Of Insight Data’s Latest Industry Report

A leading provider of market intelligence, Insight Data is celebrating record downloads of its latest industry report. Since its release in October, the firm says it has seen thousands flock to their website to get their hands on the 2017 Insight Report,

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Aluminium Specialist Sees Products Chosen For Prestigious Exhibition

Gloucester-based specialist aluminium window and door supplier, CDW Systems, recently teamed up with Black Millwork to supply products for a show home at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon.

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Product News

Yale Launches Premium Bi-Fold Door Package

The door and window market is witnessing an increase in demand for bi-fold doors as hardware diversifies and becomes more accessible for all budgets and the trend for outdoor living grows. With this in mind,

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Astraseal Extend Fire-Rated Products

Once again raising the bar and extending its range of durable, dependable fire-rated products, pioneering Astraseal has become the first fabricator to manufacture a 60-minute rated, fixed fire window.

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5 LEKA Roofs Fitted On 5 Conservatories In 5 Consecutive Days

Over recent months trade fabricator Modplan Ltd has reported a rise in sales of their LEKA roof systems as more installers capitalise on the benefits that feature-rich orangery roofs and solid-roof conservatory solutions can add to their business.

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Bowater By Birtley Covers All Bases With High Performance Fire Door

Bowater by Birtley set out its stall at the beginning of the year that it would offer choice to the market. Following news of its double rebate and flood composite doors, the company says it is pleased to promote its 60 minute fire rated door

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David Ruzicka Fits Lock Lock As Standard

David Ruzicka’s installation company, ‘Love my Door’ is now fitting Brisant’s “exceptional” Lock Lock security handle as standard. “We only sell products I truly believe in, and with top quality looks, security, and anti-corrosion,

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Grey Is The New Black

The fully thermally broken Stratus lantern roof system from Synseal Group is now available with a grey interior colour following high demand from customers.

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People

GGF Appoints Shaun Mcallister As New Managing Director

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shaun McAllister as Managing Director as the Federation continues to build its senior management team.

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Epwin Expands Sales Team With Two New Appointments

Epwin is bolstering its sales team with the appointment of two respected industry veterans.

Boasting more than fifty years of industry experience between them, John Barry and Mick Thompson

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New Head Of Membership And Training Joins The GGF

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has announced the appointment of Richard Hearn as Head of Membership and Training.

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On-Site

Promat Glass Delivers Fire And Acoustic Solution For Luxurious Trinity Properties

A multi-million pound project to create an exclusive residential development in a Cheshire conservation area, which has given a new lease of life to a beautiful unused Victorian church, has utilised Promat UK’s high performance, fire-resistant glass range.

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Bennetts Wins Contract For Ainsdale Station Revamp

Aluminium glazing specialists Bennett Architectural have been chosen to supply and install glazing and curtain walling for the upgrade and refurbishment of Ainsdale train station in Southport.

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Sponsorship

Morley Sponsorship Keeps Academy Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing may almost be over for another year, but the show must go on for the folks at North Leeds Dance Academy (NLDA). To help keep them warm before, during and after rehearsals, Morley Glass & Glazing has funded new personalised hoodies for the team featuring the new NLDA logo.

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