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5th April 2018
 
Sliders UK Launches New ‘Intelligent-Timber’ Composite Door
 

Sliders UK has launched its new PAS24 and Part Q approved ‘intelligent timber’ Ultimate Composite Door

Among the UK’s most secure doors, its manufactured using the new Capstone leaf which features 15mm thick LVL timber inserts.

Intelligently encased inside a foam core and durable GRP skin, these provide additional core strength without impacting on thermal efficiency.

 
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Yale Strengthens Smart Door Lock Selling Opportunities
 

Yale has developed its smart door locking range and marketing support to help fabricators and installers get to grips with the new technology and provide a superior product offering for end-users.

In October of last year, Yale released its TV advert for the Conexis L1 to raise awareness and promote the lifestyle benefits of Smart Door Locks to homeowners, helping drive consumer pull through for the innovative solution.

 
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Caldwell Unveil New Sinidex Security Window Lock Amid Ongoing Growth
 

A Sinidex security window lock is the latest innovation to be unveiled by hardware experts Caldwell.

The cutting-edge Sinidex Security Lock incorporates floating mushroom technology by the firm’s well-regarded subsidiary Cotswold, allowing it to offer robust security performance and excellent tolerance, even with sash drops of up to 6.5mm.

The high-specification product also includes bi-directional locking cams, and as well as being tested to PAS24 standards, comes with a Secured by Design accreditation and a ten-year guarantee.

 
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N&C Finds Complete Composite Solution With Virtuoso Doors

 

Cambridgeshire-based N&C Glass has moved to Virtuoso Doors’ range of composite doors after seeing the firm’s collection of premium quality, high performance composite doors, which is precision manufactured and hand-finished by the Virtuoso team of master craftsmen. N&C Glass began selling the extensive range of doors, which now includes Virtu-AL - the UK’s first aluminium textured, non-woodgrain finish composite door, and immediately took advantage of the support package behind it.

Nick Flack, managing director of N&C Glass, explains: “Composite doors are a growing market for us so it was really important for us to establish a long-term partnership with a supplier that’s passionate about doors.

 
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PatioMaster West Midlands Opens For Business

 

In-line sliding patio door specialist PatioMaster has announced that PatioMaster West Midlands has opened for business and will be fabricating market-leading doors for customers.

The new dealership is based in Telford and is no stranger to the Epwin Group because it has been an Epwin customer for over 20 years.

Mark Westbrook, Director of PatioMaster West Midlands, said: “The decision to join the PatioMaster network and manufacture PatioMaster doors was straightforward.

 
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Roseview To Ramp Things Up At FIT Show 2019

 

Sash window specialists Roseview have become the latest to secure a sought-after spot at the FIT Show 2019.

On hiatus in 2018, UK fenestration’s favourite trade expo will return to the Birmingham NEC between the 21st and 23rd of May 2019.

Roseview made its FIT Show debut back in 2016, then came back with a bigger and better 40th-birthday-themed stand in 2017.

 
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New Configurator Added To VBH24 Webshop

 

VBH has updated its webshop, VBH24, to make ordering easier for customers. It now includes a product configurator, designed to show customers the exact hardware required for each project on complex installations such as tilt and turns, bi-folds or greenteQ Invisifold slide & folds.

VBH24 means customers can place orders, track orders (whether placed online or via phone), check stock levels and pricing, search for part numbers, view and download invoices and much more.

 
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Promac Reports Brisk Business At Fensterbau

 

With a number of supply partners showcasing the latest innovations in PVC-U, aluminium and glass technologies, Promac Group has said it saw high levels of interest and brisk business at this year’s Fensterbau Frontale.

Also marking the expo’s 30th anniversary, the window, door and machinery showcase held in Nuremburg, reported record numbers of exhibitors and visitors, attracting a large UK contingent.

Joe Hague, Managing Director, Promac Group, said this was reflected in high levels of interest the machinery specialist saw in the latest innovations in machinery platforms on show from its supply partners, FOM, Graf, Forel and Urban.

 
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Hardware Specialists Window Ware Achieves 97% OTIF

 

Hardware distributor Window Ware is celebrating a flying start to 2018 with a remarkable service achievement. Thanks to continued investment and the full commitment of their dedicated team, the Bedfordshire-firm has consistently achieved over 97% OTIF (orders received on time, and in full) every month this year.

“This is an absolutely fantastic achievement, providing our customers with the fast and reliable service they need to run their businesses effectively,” comments Window Ware Managing Director Sam Nuckey.

 
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Illbruck Takes Toolfair By Storm

 

Adhesive, sealant and tape specialists illbruck went down a storm during the Manchester and Exeter legs of Toolfair, the travelling trade show for builders and tradespeople.

Hitting Event City in Trafford between the 16th and 18th of March, and Westpoint Exeter between the 19th and 20th of April, Toolfair drew thousands of builders, joiners, installers, plumbers, electricians and others from all around the country to see the very latest in tools and construction tech.

 
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Glazerite Chooses HiTECH Blinds

 

G-Award Winners The Glazerite UK Group Ltd has become the latest high-profile brand to begin offering blinds from HiTECH Blinds Ltd.

The long-standing national firm has built its business offering quality doors and windows using VEKA, Halo, and a host of other leading systems including Solidor, Warmcore and Residence Collection.

Now, after being named G17 Fabricator of the Year back in November 2017, The Glazerite UK Group Ltd has expanded that product portfolio even further by offering Hitech Blinds.

 
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GJB Window Systems Strengthens National Sales Team With New Appointment

 

With over 15 years industry experience, including most recently as Technical Sales Manager for Sternfester, Neil Antrobus joins GJB Window Systems as Business Development Manager. GJB was purchased by Roy Frost last summer and is part of GJB Holdings with an annual turnover of 22 million.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining the sales team at GJB at a really exciting time for the business,” Neil explains. “I’m very much looking forward to hitting the road, using my skills to build partnerships with installers across the country and highlight the benefits GJB and the wider group can offer to their businesses.”

 
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Excell Trade Frames Installs Windows At Multi-Million Free School Development

 

REHAU’s TOTAL70 window profiles, installed by Manchester’s Excell Trade Frames, have been chosen for a brand new free school in Manchester, which will provide education for up to 100 young people in the area with special learning needs.

The Pioneer House High School has been built on the site of the former Piper Hill High School in Wythenshawe. The whole site has been reorganised through demolitions, refurbishment and new construction as part of a £3.6m scheme.

 
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Birmingham Conservatoire Shortlisted For RIBA Award

 

The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire has been shortlisted for the RIBA West Midlands Awards, with winners announced on Tuesday 22nd May.

The annual awards ceremony focusses on the outstanding work of architects across the West Midlands.

Bennett Architectural worked alongside main contractor Galliford Try to create the state of the art building with one of the highest levels of acoustic attenuation in the world.

 
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Mercury Glazing Showcases Its Credentials As A Specialist Fabricator

 

Established in 2002, Mercury Glazing Supplies Ltd has a reputation for being one of the industry’s most reliable specialist fabricators of feature-rich PVC-u and aluminium products. The company’s expertise means it is often called upon to manufacture windows with complex design requirements. Chris Reeks, Mercury’s Sales and Marketing Director, explains: “Our customers can sometimes come up against the most demanding or sensitive applications and this is when working with a specialist fabricator really benefits. We understand the complexities involved and can deliver the products, however large or unusual, that our customers’ need.”

 
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Trade News

#ColourEnabled Lifts Deceuninck Sales 12% Year-On-Year

Deceuninck’s sales are 12% up on this time last year. The first quarter of 2018 is ahead of budget and further strong growth is expected, says the systems company.

The strong sales performance is put down to Deceuninck’s lead on colour, as well as the sharply increasing popularity of its award-winning Heritage Flush Sash.

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Fabrication Experts Consort Gear For Growth With Insight Data Partnership

Consort, one of the UK’s largest and most respected PVCu fabricators has bolstered its sales and marketing strategies by partnering with industry data specialists Insight Data.

The Nottinghamshire-firm, which has been supplying trade customers nationwide for well over four decades,

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Product News

LEKA Systems Looks To Add Value To Fabricators’ Portfolios

Fabricators looking to increase turnover should take a look at what LEKA products have to offer. That’s the message from Rhys Hoddinott Director of LEKA Systems. He comments: “The LEKA Orangery Roof and the LEKA Warm Roof are proving to be strong additions to fabricators’ portfolios. Their popularity means they’re a great way to get new installers through the door, which opens up opportunities to increase sales on existing products too.

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LogiKal Update Launched At Fensterbau For BM Aluminium Customers

Fensterbau saw the launch by Orgadata of the latest version of their LogiKal aluminium processing software which is distributed exclusively in the UK by BM Aluminium. LogiKal 11.2 was demonstrated to visitors on the company’s stand and the feedback from visitors was very positive.

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’Advancements In Powder Coatings’

As sustainability issues continue to take precedence in material specification for our new and refurbished buildings, QUALICOAT, a ‘not for profit’ organisation based in Zurich, which now operates on all five continents around the globe, continues to push the boundaries of quality and durability in architectural powder coatings.

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People

Jon Vanstone Joins Certass

Jon Vanstone has been appointed new Chair of Certass, the specialists in installer certification for the building fabrics industry.

Jon joins Certass with a wealth of industry knowledge and he holds several positions in trade bodies and associations. He is chair of the Trade Association Forum (TAF) and the Competent Persons Forum (CPF), Trustmark Director and RoofCert Delivery Director.

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20 Year Celebrations For Carl F Groupco Warehouse Staff

Brian Devlin and Pete Garner, warehouse operatives at Carl F Groupco, have celebrated 20 years working for the hardware distributor. Both men play key roles in the supply side of the organisation supporting the company’s high On Time In Full (OTIF) delivery principles.

The main enhancements experienced by Brian and Pete during their two decades working for Carl F Groupco have included relocation to larger premises with a new warehouse in 2010.

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Cornwall Glass Announces Key Sales Appointment

Cornwall Glass has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of Steven Marques as Sales Manager.

Joining the glass processor and IGU specialist from Saint Gobain Glassolutions but with extensive experience, including the automotive glass sector, he assumes responsibility for customer accounts from Bristol and along the M4 corridor.

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On-Site

Senior Provides The Perfect Match For Manchester’s New Pitch-Side Hotel

Enjoying a prime location overlooking the Lancashire Cricket pitch at Emirates Old Trafford, the stunning views enjoyed by the residents of the new Hilton Garden Inn hotel have been framed by high-quality aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling supplied by Senior Architectural Systems and fabricated and installed by specialist T A Anders & Co Ltd.

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Awards

Double Award Win For AluFoldDirect

AluFoldDirect has been named Manufacturing Business and Medium Business of the year at Lancashire Business View’s Red Rose Business Awards. The team picked up two gongs at an impressive ceremony at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, where more than 1,100 guests gathered to celebrate business excellence in Lancashire.

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Manufacturing Innovation Award Shortlist For Jack Aluminium

Commercial aluminium glazing systems specialist, Jack Aluminium Systems has been named a finalist in the Manufacturing Innovation category at the Insider Business Made in the Midlands awards.

Jeff Pearson, Sales and Marketing Director at Jack Aluminium Systems says: “We’re thrilled to be a finalist in the Manufacturing Innovation category.

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