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4th October 2018
 
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Good To See Government Get Serious On Late Payments
 

(01 October 2018). Reacting to Business Secretary Greg Clark’s announcement of a package of measures to safeguard small firms from late payments Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chairman Mike Cherry said:

“Late payment is the biggest challenge affecting small businesses and it is good to see the Government getting serious about this issue.

 
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Securing Standards
 

In our maturing market legislation forms the backbone of the building industry, and rightly so. Here at Yale Door and Window Solutions, we believe meeting standards is about more than compliance; it’s leading the way, choosing assurance over nominal cost-savings, and most importantly, manufacturing and installing top quality products.

On 1st October 2018, an updated version of the PAS 24 standard, which covers enhanced security doorsets, came into effect.

 
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Morley Glass & Glazing Wins £500,000 Hospital Contract
 

Morley Glass & Glazing has won a £500,000 integral blinds contract with Belfast City Hospital and saved the hospital thousands of pounds.

Morley has supplied the hospital with its SL20 MB system, which are motorised blinds inside sealed units that were specially developed with two operating mechanisms – one for the patient to control inside their room, and a key operated override system for nurses to operate from the corridor.

 
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Bennetts Announce Senior Management Restructure

 

Bennett Architectural has re-structured its senior management team, which, says the company, will further strengthen its position as one of the market leading aluminium glazed façade contractors in the UK.

Rob Bennett, major shareholder and co-owner of the business, will take up the newly formed position of Pre-Construction Director, focussed on technically challenging major projects from bid and tender stage design right through to full design development.

 
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Windowlink’s Latest Solid Roof Designer Speeds Up Sales

 

One of the fastest growing products in the home improvement market is solid roofs. Ideal for both conservatory roof replacements or installing on new conservatories, glazed and traditional extensions. They are the key for installation companies attracting new business. The latest version of Windowlink’s roof software is designed to make the sale of solid roofs even quicker and easier.

 
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Respected Commercial Specialists Ravenworth Ramp Up With Help From Elumatec

 

State-of-the-art machining products from elumatec have helped a booming Essex business firmly establish itself as one of the South East’s foremost commercial glazing specialists.

Barking-based Ravenworth, proudly family-owned and run for over forty years, is respected throughout the region for its expertise in aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling.

 
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Growing Demand In Glass Appreciation

 

Leading experts in glass, Glass Technology Services Ltd, are delivering a one-day ‘Glass appreciation – an introduction to glass’ training course in Sheffield, United Kingdom, on 16 October 2018 following increasing demand for this introductory course.

The format of the course makes it an ideal introduction for anyone new to working in glass or dealing with glass products or issues. The one-day course introduces delegates to glass manufacture, processing,

 
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P C Henderson Set To Launch Louvre System At Architect At Work, Berlin
 

Shutter Slide – P C Henderson’s innovative new louvre hardware will be launched to the market at leading design and architecture event – Architect at Work, Berlin, 7th and 8th November.

With the company’s expertise lying in the field of sliding and folding door hardware, the company has now put together a solid core product offering for external sliding louvre panels weighing up to 120kg.

 
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Karla Greenhalgh Joins Universal Trade Frames

 

Universal Trade Frames has further strengthened its business development team with the appointment of an experienced industry woman, Karla Greenhalgh, in the position of Area Sales Manager.

Speaking of her appointment, Brian Kruger, Managing Director of Universal Trade Frames said: “Karla is both well-known and highly respected in the industry and we are delighted to welcome her to the

 
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Inagas Flies The Flag Across The Globe

 

The exhibition season is in full swing and Inagas, the fenestration industry’s leading supplier of gas filling and testing solutions – having just recently returned from GlassBuild America – is busy making plans for the next stop, Glasstec.

“Although we are based in the UK, around 40% of our business is from overseas customers, so it’s important for us to have a worldwide presence at relevant exhibitions,” explains Chris Kemp, Inagas

 
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Glazerite Adds Three New Faces To Sales & Marketing Team

 

The Glazerite UK Group Ltd is looking to better serve the needs of its growing installer base with a number of new appointments to its sales and marketing team.

Katie Sampson joins the Wellingborough-based fabricator this month as Area Sales Manager, with responsibility for customers across the South East and the Midlands. Reporting directly into Glazerite’s Group Sales & Marketing Director, Jeff Dunn,

 
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Pick ‘N’ Mix Marketing Support Package From Jack Aluminium

 

Jack Aluminium Systems has launched a suite of product information sheets as part of its marketing support package for fabricators.

Available to download from the new website, the product information sheets have been designed to help fabricators sell the benefits of the complete Jack Aluminium Systems range. They offer information on the key features, technical information, service & finish options as well as suitable applications.

 
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Bristol CIMCIG Immersive Marketing Seminar

 

CIMCIG’s latest seminar, on Immersive Marketing in construction, is being held on Tuesday 30th October at Bristol Business School, University of the West of England in Bristol. The morning workshop (9am-11am) is organised by the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Construction Industry Group (CIMCIG) and features presentations from three speakers, all experts in Augmented and Virtual Reality: Graeme Lipschitz, Will Humphrey and Mark Miles.

 
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Bennetts Complete Manchester Health Academy Expansion

 

Aluminium glazing specialists Bennett Architectural have been completed on the £10m expansion of the Manchester Health Academy.

The Wythenshawe-based Academy was selected by Manchester City Council to expand its student population, with numbers predicted to rise from 750 to 1100 students by 2022.

 
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’Cleaning Powder Coated Facades’

 

Powder coated finishes on aluminium profiles are extremely durable which is the reason why powder coating to the QUALICOAT standard is rapidly on the increase. Finish life expectancy can be maintained and even prolonged with regular routine and simple maintenance.

Importantly, the completed project needs to be cleaned down professionally prior to handover using the correct procedure to ensure

 
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Andrew’s 10th Anniversary With Carl F Groupco

 

The latest member of Carl F Groupco’s workforce to celebrate an anniversary with the company is Andrew Price, a Regional Sales Manager (RSM). Andrew has marked ten years with the hardware distributor having originally covered the South East, then relocating to manage sales in the South West after a family move to Devon.

As a highly successful salesperson for Carl F Groupco, Andrew believes strongly in the importance of customer service.

 
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REHAU’s Windows Solutions Team Complete The Three Peaks Challenge For Charity

 

The adventurous Windows Solutions team at REHAU has successfully conquered the famous Three Peaks Challenge this September raising a total of £7,500 so far, for the company’s chosen charity of the year, Scope.

The challenge brought together 27 people from different departments and locations across the UK, Ireland and Italy and comprised of climbs up Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.

 
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Head of Installer Network

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National Trade Sales Manager ~ Sheffield Based (National Coverage)

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Trade News

Distinction Doors Heading For 50 Percent Growth In Glass Demand

Distinction Doors is getting ready to celebrate a 50% upturn in sales of its glass ranges – driven by demand for its unique in-house glass designs and a powerful new support package

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‘Blue Planet’ Inspires Windows Company To Go Green

Sheffield Window Centre has extended the REHAU TOTAL70 range to include REHAU Co-extruded profile, enabling them to provide customers with an environmentally-friendly and sustainable option when

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Fab Frames Sweeten Up Their Composite Offering

As one of the first companies in the UK to take stock of Sweet, Fab Frames have now started to offer this revolutionary range of door furniture on their composite doors to their South West customer base.

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New Showroom Provides Another Tool For GJB Customers To Grow Their Business

GJB Window Systems has converted unused office space at their headquarters in Essex into a smart showroom that, according to the company, displays one of the best

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Product News

Brits Embrace Outdoor Living:The Rise Of ‘The Outroom’ In UK Homes

Trend for ‘outrooms’ increases as homeowners extend living space and add value to properties

An ‘outroom’ is the new must-have property feature as the hottest

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KÖMMERLING’s New Window With Georgian Bar

“Window design has never been more important to homeowners,” says Brian Macdonald, Sales Director at KÖMMERLING. “KÖMMERLING has developed its new window to bring

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Origin Chooses Kenrick’s Nemesis For New Aluminium Window

Origin, one of the UK’s leading manufacturer of aluminium doors and windows, has chosen the Nemesis multi-point window locking system from Kenrick for its brand new

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Knock On Wood

Whether it’s to hide behind or make a statement with, your front door is the defining element of the public facing exterior of your home. It’s the strangers’ first impression as they call on you,

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C&A Building Plastics Chooses Freefoam For Wide Range And Colour Choice

For the past 15 years, C&A Building Plastics has partnered successfully with Freefoam, manufacturer of cellular foam PVC-UE roofline, PVC-U rainwater and cladding.

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People

Belgrade Adds Another Certified Internal Quality Systems Auditor To The Team

Belgrade Polymer Products are pleased to announce that they have added a new certified internal quality systems auditor to the customer services team, Konrad Webster.

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Glass & Glazing

Driving Understanding Of Why Fire Resistant Glazing Is ‘Specified For A Reason®’

Despite the potentially catastrophic consequences of changing a specification for glazing, doors and windows which offer passive fire protection,

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Training & Development

Aspiring Ironmongers Receive Globally Recognised Door Hardware Qualification

The next generation of architectural ironmongers is celebrating its Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) education results.

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On-Site

New Windows For Period Country Home

Located in the heart of the Nottingham countryside is Felley House, a period country home set in two acres of private land.

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Brochures

Window Widgets Publish The Big Pink Book

Window Widgets have just published a 158-page wire bound catalogue that includes details of their entire product range and has already been dubbed as ‘the big pink book.’

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Exhibitions

Single-Use Plastic Crackdown At UK Construction Week To Benefit Clean Water In Nairobi

In an attempt to reduce the number of single-use plastic water bottles thrown away at the UK’s largest construction show, UK Construction Week (UKCW) has partnered with Join the Pipe to install water fountains

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G18 Awards

The G-Awards judges have revealed the names of the finalists in this year’s event.

The winners will be announced at the G18 Gala Dinner and Awards event on Friday November 30th at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

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Awards

Double Shortlist For Quickslide In National Awards

Yorkshire based firm Quickslide has been shortlisted in two categories as part of the prestigious industry celebration of glazing, the National Fenestration Awards.

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Atlas Winners Delight With Showstopping Lantern Installations

Vision Conservatories, Sherborne Windows and Village Conservatories have completed three extraordinary Atlas installations, which not only met with exacting customer demands

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