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4th June 2020
 
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Tough Business Decisions Have To Be Taken In The Next Few Days

 

Businesses now have just a few days to decide who is going to retain their jobs and who is not following the Chancellors’ changes to the furlough scheme, say leading tax and advisory firm Blick Rothenberg.

Andrew Sanford, a business advisory partner at the firm said:” There are some tough Businesses decisions to make and only a few days in which to make them. Regrettably, with the additional costs of furloughing staff, and the inevitable restrictions likely to be in place post lockdown, businesses will have to consider whether it is economically viable to continue furloughing all of their staff and many may be made redundant.”

 
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COVID-19 Advice And Information From FENSA As Its Approved Installers Return To Work

 

As home improvement window and door businesses return to work in response to the gradual lifting of lockdown restrictions FENSA, the UK’s government-authorised competent person scheme for replacement windows and doors, has issued a number of documents designed to assist FENSA Approved Installers as once again they prepare to enter homes and commercial premises to replace and install windows, doors, conservatories and related products.

Having maintained services for FENSA Approved Installers and homeowners throughout the Covid-19 lockdown, with key FENSA advisors operating in isolation from their homes,

 
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Continued Investment For Liniar Despite Uncertain Times

 

The world, and our industry, are navigating uncharted waters as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic – but even whilst we’re in a period of uncertainty, one systems company remains firmly focused on the future.

Known for its ongoing commitment to quality and innovation, together with pressing the importance of continued investment, Liniar has announced it has made £ millions of further investment into its PVCu extrusion facility. Not only is this positive news during a time of uncertainty, Liniar customers can rest assured the ongoing high quality of products remains safeguarded for the future.

 
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New Appointment At Haffner Murat

 

Machinery supplier Haffner Murat Ltd has further strengthened its sales management team with the appointment of Paul Yeo in the position of Technical Sales Manager from 1st June, 2020.

Paul joins an eight-strong technical sales team as demand for Haffner Murat’s cutting-edge fabrication machinery continues to gather pace.

Speaking on Paul’s appointment, Dave Thomas, Managing Director of Haffner Murat, said: “Paul has extensive knowledge of PVC-U and aluminium profiles along with fabrication machinery from his many years working in the window industry.

 
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Got 2 Minutes? Slick Video Shows Installers How AdminBase Will Help Re-Launch Their Businesses Out Of Lockdown

 

Window, door and conservatory installers emerging from lockdown will be faced with enormous challenges as they re-launch their businesses, in a world in which nothing is as it was when the UK was formally shutdown on 23rd March.

Social distancing will be the way of the world for many months, perhaps even years. Faced with the new logistical complexities of running an installation business, the people at Ab Initio Software, developers of one of the UK’s most popular window installer management systems, have a simple message: Use AdminBase

 
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Change Of Management At SWISSPACER

 

Andreas Geith is leaving the Swiss premium manufacturer of warm edge spacer bars on 31 May 2020 at his own request to enjoy his retirement. Victoria Renz-Kiefel, former director of Strategy at Saint-Gobain High Performance Solutions to take over the management of SWISSPACER.

Since the beginning of 2011, Andreas Geith has constantly moved the company and the warm edge forwards and ensured the international establishment of SWISSPACER as a market and innovation leader.

 
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Capital Windows Sign Up To Stellar

 

Specialist fabricator, Capital Windows is fabricating Stellar, the double-award winning aluminium window and door system from Epwin Window Systems. Marketed under their branding ‘Evoke’, Peter Adams, General Manager at Capital Windows said: “We have manufactured aluminium products for many years and we were very impressed by the true flush aesthetics of Stellar. We are marketing it under the brand name ‘Evoke’ which we felt was appropriate as it’s a window and door system that is extremely memorable.”

 
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Partner Feedback, Innovation, Tribological And Fensterbau Frontale

 

The second episode of MACOnnect the podcast series created by MACO UK sees host Mark Enderby joined by MACO UK Head of product, services and innovation Craig Bryant.

First discussing the importance of innovation and how customer feedback influenced MACO’s two most recent product releases (A-TS & MKV ) both launched at FiT SHOW 2019. Both solutions were developed and created on the basis of what MACO’s partners and supply chain needed.

 
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Senior’s On A Mission

 

High performance aluminium curtain walling, doors and windows from Senior Architectural Systems have helped transform a derelict Victorian school into a bright and modern place of worship in the heart of Sheffield.

The Mission Hub is a part of the Catholic Diocese of Hallam and the old school building has been reimagined by Jump Architects to provide a flexible and functional space that comprises places to socialise, study and reflect. Senior has supplied the full fenestration package for the new church,

 
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Nationwide Makes It Easy To Understand The New COVID-19 Safety Measures

 

“The safety of our team, customers, residents and the public are of paramount importance to us,” says John Whalley, Nationwide Managing Director. “Because we work so closely in social housing and with local authorities, it was particularly important that we provide easy access to as much information to residents to give them clear reassurance. That’s why we have created a raft of materials on multiple channels to provide easy-to-follow guidance over the COVID-19 measures we have taken.”

 
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Complete Marketing Support Resource For Abcell Customers

 

As the industry comes out of lockdown, installers are quickly discovering that the way they sell home improvements has changed. That’s why fabricator Abcell has launched its brand-new marketing support alongside its expanded product range, giving customers what they need to win business.

Already a fabricator of Guardian™ Warm Roofs and Warmcore Doors, Abcell has added the complete Ultraframe collection as well as AluK

 
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Trade News

Profine Makes Strategic Onward Sale

Following on from the acquisition of essential assets from the administrators of Aperture Trading Ltd, which includes the Evolve, Legend and WarmCore brands, profine Group have sold the finished

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GGF To Deliver Even More COVID-19 Support

Following the release of the GGF’s two free Safe Guides for Homeowners and Companies respectively, and having published over 55 related articles, the GGF is now aiming to provide even more support to continue

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REHAU UK To Resume Manufacturing At Its Blaenau Site

REHAU UK has confirmed that it has begun a phased return to work at its Blaenau Ffestiniog windows profile manufacturing site.

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Trade News

CORGI Fenestration Publishes Further Free COVID-19 Support Documents

CORGI Fenestration has added to its suite of support documents for Covid-19 with the introduction of a completed example of a COVID-19 Risk Assessment (For Installers

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Another Welcome Move By The Chancellor, But Productivity Could Be Impacted Through The New Flexible Furlough Scheme

The Chancellor’s announcements on the Job Retention Scheme are welcomed and more generous than anticipated,

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Product News

Window Ware Welcomes Axim Aluminium Door Hardware

Window Ware has added Axim hardware to their extensive range.

Over the last three decades, Axim has risen to become one of the most

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Mila Says It’s Good To Talk

As the return to work gathers pace, Mila’s National Sales Manager, Julie Holmes, is appealing to fabricators to talk to their suppliers as much as they can so that they can deliver the kind of support which will make the

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Modern Metallics: New Hardwearing Finishes

Specifiers can now choose from a sleek range of hardware finishes to complement their designs without compromising on quality.

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Videos

The Window Company (Contracts) Is Safe And Ready

Award winning commercial installer, The Window Company (Contracts), has produced its own online video reassuring customers that it is safe and ready to get back to work

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Software

Lockdown Accelerates Launch Of Professional Design Service

High-end retail fabricator Conservatory Outlet Ltd has continued its commitment to customer excellence by revealing an innovative new digital design package to support its customers’ lockdown sales efforts.

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Marketing

How A Truly Marketing-Focused Business Can Make A Difference

Sue Davenport, Group Marketing Director at Liniar, explores the true meaning of marketing.

At the time of writing, I’m sitting in my makeshift office (the dining room)

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Brochures

Morley Glass & Glazing Showcases Sustainability Credentials In New Brochure

Post-consumer glass recycling, a green funding initiative, and making use of waste products through upcycling are some of the measures featured in a new sustainability

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Events

VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2020 #CIRCULARVINYL Goes ‘Virtual’ On October 15th

Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic and concerns about health and safety, VinylPlus® has decided to host the VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2020 online.

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