4th Septemebr 2018
 
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Zero Landfill Target Hit By CMS Window Systems
 

Waste recycling and re-use levels at CMS Window Systems reached 100% for the financial year 2017-2018 to hit its ambitious target to completely eliminate waste being sent to landfill.

Recognised for its environmental excellence last year by winning a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise, CMS Window Systems has redefined the way replacement window and door contracts are delivered through its ‘closed-loop’ approach, which is facilitated by its comprehensive in-house waste separation and recycling processes.

 
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New Pastel Range And Door Designs From Solidor
 

Solidor’s continued range development has resulted in the introduction of a new Pastel Range of colours that consists of Twilight Grey, Lavender and Cobalt Blue, along with the launch of two new door designs, namely the Stirling and Trieste.

The through colour Pastel Range is a new development from Solidor, increasing the number of finishes and colours inside and out to 23. The new colours of Twilight Grey, Lavender and Cobalt Blue can be

 
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Dear Gerald
 

We hear a lot about crime in the media, and it’s that awareness of crime that drives perceptions and magnifies our fear. So homeowners feel vulnerable when they hear that some police forces have stopped investigating burglaries because they say they don’t have the time or budget to investigate them, and the chances of bringing someone to book are very low.

Homeowners also puzzle over conflicting reports about crime. Depending on the source of statistics, the type of crime, how it’s recorded, and who is recording it, crime may be going down or going up! It’s confusing, and your risk of being a crime statistic also depends on where you are and who you are.

 
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Milestone Reached: 50,000 Homeowner Certificates Delivered Through DGCOS And Assure Partnership, All Within 24 Hours Of Completion

 

Consumer protection organisation DGCOS is celebrating two years of partnership with one of the UK’s fastest growing, independent Competent Person Schemes, ASSURE Certification Ltd. The partnership recently hit the milestone of issuing 50,000 certificates to homeowners, all sent out within 24 hours.

 
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The Rise Of Passivhaus

 

The basic principles of Passivhaus is its ability to reduce the permitted space heating demand and primary energy consumption. This is achieved in several ways, but primarily by designing a building envelope with high insulation with minimal thermal bridging. By adding the crucial element of fresh outdoor air being circulated with extensive heat recovery means that energy consumption is kept at a minimum. The best use of natural daylight, including some solar gain,

 
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Mackenzie Glass Scales-Up Laminate Capability

 

Mackenzie Glass has completed major investment in a new a new Bottero 515LAMe laminated glass cutting table, shortening turn-around times on cut-to-size laminates.

Delivered in July with an accompanying loading table, its new laminate cutting table also gives Mackenzie Glass the capacity to handle ‘super-sized’ 4.5m X 3.2m laminated sheets.

 
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RENOLIT EXOFOL Professional Cleaner Helps Against Stubborn Dirt

 

A new professional cleaner has been launched for use on profiles laminated with RENOLIT EXOFOL Exterior films. Construction dirt, adhesive residue, and stubborn marks can all quickly contribute to extensive contamination. Whereas homeowners are recommended that warm soapy water and a soft sponge is usually all that is needed to keep window frames looking pristine, after fabrication or installation

 
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Internal Sliding Doors – Fitted In As Little As 10-Minutes Per Door
 

Bohle has launched a new range of internal sliding doors, which can be fitted in as little as 10-minutes and require no glass processing to install.

MasterTrack is a premium internal sliding door system, which combines exceptionally smooth and ultra-quiet running with a series of significant installation efficiencies

 
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Bennetts Set For New Project At New Covent Garden Market

 

Aluminium glazing specialists Bennett Architectural are set to work on a second project at the revamped New Covent Garden Market.

Bennetts will supply and install Kawneer AA110 curtain walling and doors for the new Security Lodge at the Nine Elms site.

 
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Specification Awards Now Open For Entries

 

Door and window hardware professionals can now nominate their projects for the internationally recognised biennial GAI/RIBA Architectural Ironmongery Specification Awards.

Organised by the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) in conjunction with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the awards are designed to identify and reward

 
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Certass Goes Digital with Building Certificates

 

Certass has introduced digital downloads for building certificates, to make getting certificates quicker, easier and more convenient for Certass members and homeowners.

Jason Clemmit, Managing Director at Certass says: “As consumer trends have changed, lots of homeowners have come to expect electronic documents, rather than having hard copies

 
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Top-Selling ACK5 Chain Actuator Now Has A 5-year Warranty Option

 

Vent Engineering has launched a free 5-year warranty option on the new TOPP ACK5 window chain actuator.

The ACK5 is Vent Engineering’s first joint product collaboration with TOPP S.r.l. Designed for top-hung, side-hung and bottom-hung windows, as well as pitched vents or rooflights, the ACK5 offers a long-life and highly-versatile

 
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New Carl F Groupco hardware website launched

 

With over 7,000 product lines in its catalogue, Carl F Groupco’s website is an essential sales tool and source of hardware information. Supporting the company’s ethos of placing emphasis on customer requirements, the site has been extensively upgraded – one of the most significant changes is that it is mobile and tablet friendly enhancing the user experience when on site or in transit.

 
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Yale Responds To Independent Review Of Building Regulations And Fire Safety

Yale Door and Window Solutions has responded to Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, which highlights a need for not only practical

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Plastic Building Supplies Celebrates 30 Years In Business With A Year To Remember

Plastic Building Supplies Ltd will be celebrating 30 years in business in 2018, with a year of promotions and giveaways to share the spotlight with its trade customers.

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Senior’s In-House Services Deliver Speedy Results

Trade contractors looking for quick deliveries, short-lead times and a reliable powder coating service are increasingly turning to Senior Architectural Systems, with the fenestration systems manufacturer

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A Happy Marriage

There was certainly no ‘seven year itch’ when leading Liniar fabricator TruFrame and Rapierstar celebrated seven years of trouble free supply in May 2018.

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People

New Commercial Director At The Window Company (Contracts)

Mark Crane has been appointed as Commercial Director at Chelmsford based The Window Company (Contracts), strengthening the senior management team at the fast-growing commercial window and door installer.

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Amy Perrin – Celebrating 5 Years And Counting

When Quickslide Chairman Adrian Barraclough first saw new recruit Amy Perrin in the sales processing centre, he had some reservations. Despite delivering a positive interview at just eighteen years of age,

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Teal Products Expands Team With New Appointments

Teal Products has built on its continued success by welcoming two new members to the company.

Strengthening the sales team is Bryony Denne, who joined the team

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Machinery

Everglade Invests In Second Emmegi Quadra

Everglade Windows has just added a second Emmegi Quadra cutting and machining centre to its already impressive manufacturing set up. The London based company is using the

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Training & Development

Aluminium Glazing Installation Academy Now Open

Jack Aluminium System’s JCW Curtain Walling has been used to create AluFoldDirect’s new Aluminium Glazing Installation Academy at its Blackburn HQ.

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Internet

Fresh New Look For businessmicros.co.uk

Business Micros has revealed a fresh new look for its website at www.businessmicros.co.uk

Created in house by the company’s own software specialists, it includes an introduction to the complete

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Marketing

Spot The SWISSPACER Lorry!

Following large investment in its UK Hub in Milton Keynes, SWISSPACER has recently upgraded its delivery vehicles with new branded livery. The new livery, in unmissable SWISSPACER orange,

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FIT Show

Flat Glass Industry Throws Its Weight Behind Visit Glass

The flat glass industry is throwing its weight behind FIT Show’s newest event feature, with a number of key brands signing up for Visit Glass in recent weeks.

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On-Site

Senior’s Glazing Solutions Are On Point In London

Combining stylish slim sightlines and enhanced thermal-efficiency, Senior Architectural Systems’ SF52 aluminium curtain walling has been used to create the attractive glazed

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Exhibitions

Regalead Returns To Glasstec

October 2018 will see RegaLead return to Glasstec in Dusseldorf, reinforcing its position as one of Europe’s leading suppliers of decorative products for the glass and fenestration industries.

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BJ Waller To Exhibit At The Build Show

BJ Waller will launch the new BUVA IsoStone threshold on the PIGS Product Pavilion, part of The Build Show 2018 at UK Construction Week.

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