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5th December 2019
 
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GGF Managing Director Bows Out After 30 Years Service

 

After over 30 years of service, Steve Rice, Managing Director of the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) will retire at the end of February 2020.

Starting at the GGF as a Technical Officer in the late 1980s, Steve went on to become Director of Glazing in 2010 and then Director of Technical Affairs in 2016, before being appointed Managing Director earlier this year.

 
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Carl F Groupco: A Progressive Path In Testing Times

 

Against a backdrop of challenging market conditions, Carl F Groupco reports high spec hardware sales growth for 2019. Despite the industry and country-wide uncertainty that has underpinned the year, the distributor has experienced expansion in the aluminium window and door sector, particularly with high specification doors, bi-folds and high rise windows resulting in strong demand for supporting

 
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CWG’S Five-Year Commitment To Kommerling

 

CWG Choices, one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of PVCu windows and doors, has just signed an exclusive five-year deal with profine UK, for the supply of a wide range of KÖMMERLING window and door systems.

It’s an agreement that provides profine and their KÖMMERLING brand with an exclusive supply of highly engineered windows and doors to

 
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Introducing Portium From Aperture

 

As the ever-more discerning consumer continues to demand more from their doors, the Aperture Group is stepping up to the mark with the launch of Portium, a premium 68mm timber door, engineered for added security and increased thermal efficiency.

Robin Baker, MD of the core Aperture business explains: “Our new product development team have been busier than ever working to

 
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Smart Thinking: BDC Aluminium Becomes The First In The UK To Invests In ‘Revolutionary’ 4-Head Crimper From FOM

 

BDC Aluminium has become the first fabricator in the UK to invest in a revolutionary new 4-head Ever Theta frame crimping machine from FOM.

Supplied by Promac Group as FOM’s authorized supplier in the UK, the Ever Theta cuts full-cycle times to as little as 2 minutes and 31 seconds – roughly half the time it takes using a traditional single head crimper.

 
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HWL Launches PAS24 As Standard Across Its PVC-U Patio Range

 

HWL Trade Frames has launched PAS24 as standard across its inline sliding PVC-U patio door range.

Manufactured in Kömmerling’s PremiLine PRO system, the new offer from HWL achieves PAS24 without the use of interlocking bolts, leaving sightlines uninterrupted.

 
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Installer Makes The Right Choice With Customade Digital Package

 

An installer is reaping the benefits of Customade Group’s new digital marketing package, having generated dozens of qualified customer leads and achieved an astonishing return on investment of 1420%.

Glasgow-based Right Choice Homes was one of the UK’s first installers to buy-in to Customade’s tailored programme,

 
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Bohle Industrial Glass Cutting Masterclass

 

Bohle has hosted an industrial glass cutting master class as part of its campaign to support industry up-skilling.

Held at the glass consumables and hardware specialist’s Manchester base, the event was attended by more than 20 guests drawn from the glass processing and IGU sector, plus machinery specialists and its’ own inhouse experts.

 
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Fabricators Welcomed To Live Timberweld® Demo!

 

Total Machinery Solutions Limited (TMS) and the Masterframe Group recently hosted two open days to allow fabricators to see a live demonstration of the Timberweld® method of welding flush sashes.

 
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Masterframe Brings Traditional Style To New Build Market

 

Traditional style never goes out of fashion and that’s why Masterframe has seen a boom in new-build developments specifying Heritage Collection sliding sash windows.

“It’s all about the symmetry,” says Richard Howe, National Sales Manager at Masterframe. “Georgian architects famously used symmetrical designs and multi-pane windows,

 
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Founder Of MRA Marketing Honoured At Builders’ Merchants Awards

 

Mike Rigby, founder of full service marketing agency MRA Marketing, was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the recent Builders’ Merchants Awards. With more than 40 years’ experience in the construction industry, Mike was recognised for his contribution to merchanting.

 
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Fond Farewell To Dorothy

 

Barnsley based Rehau trade fabricator Euroglaze is losing one of its most familiar faces – and voices – this month when Dorothy Pettit, the company’s credit controller, retires after 30 years with the business.

 
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CMS Window Systems Wins G19 Awards Double

 

CMS Window Systems has been named a double award winner in the prestigious G19 Awards, with success in the Sustainability Initiative of the Year category and recognition for the outstanding individual work of its contracts manager John Deacon.

 
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Seventeen Year Old Carly O’Hagan From Cardenden Finds Job Of Her Dreams

 

Seventeen year old Carly O’Hagan from Cardenden has landed the job of her dreams with Leonardo, one of the UK’s leading aerospace companies.

Carly, now a Graduate Apprentice with the company, was formerly a pupil at Lochgelly High School when she completed a week of work experience with Leonardo.

 
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Buzzing Birmingham Bash Wraps Up Year Of The PiGs

 

2019 is the year of the pig and that has certainly proven to be the case for the industry’s top networking event, as another hugely successful calendar concluded with the ever-popular Birmingham PiGs party in November.

 
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Improveasy Set The Record Straight For 2020

Following a record 2019 for the business, industry finance specialists Improveasy are preparing for another busy year as more installers get ‘finance ready’ for 2020.

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Brisant Secure Is 18th Fastest Growing UK Business

Brisant-Secure is the eighteenth fastest growing company in the UK, according to the Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100, published on Sunday December 1st 2019. Brisant believes this is down to two factors.

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Thermoseal Group Extends Its Fleet Of Delivery Vehicles

As part of its commitment to providing an industry-leading service to its customers, Thermoseal Group has upgraded the first of its extensive fleet of vehicles to a 31 ft. truck. This will allow the transport of a greater volume of insulated glass components to

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Product News

Carl F Groupco Expands Supply Services For Sovereign

Carl F Groupco has been selected by the Sovereign Group to supply Roto NT tilt & turn fittings. As one of the hardware distributor’s longest standing customers, Sovereign chose Carl F Groupco for the company’s dependable delivery promise and

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Glass & Glazing

Vistamatic Bring Clarity To Health Estates Conference

As the leading supplier of vision panels to healthcare facilities, Vistamatic® took the opportunity to show visitors to the recent Healthcare Estates Conference its new Clarity smart glass innovation, attracting interest from architects, specifiers and key decision makers.

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Training & Development

Two New CPDs Focus On Smart Technologies And Environmental Change

Architects and specifiers of door hardware products can now benefit from two new RIBA-approved CPDs on the Internet of Things (IoT) on ironmongery and the environment.

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Videos

Apeer Goes Public With Radical ‘Lifestyle’ Promo Video For Silka

In the first salvo of a comprehensive promotional campaign designed to appeal to style-conscious homeowners, composite door and window maker Apeer has produced a radical new video supporting its heralded new Silka door range.

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On-Site

Belfast City Hospital Benefits From Morley Expertise

Morley Glass & Glazing has recently completed a £500,000 integral blind installation at Belfast City Hospital’s new Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit.

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Events

Roto International Press Day: Incremental Growth And A Focus On Customer Benefits

Roto has held its 14th International Press Day in Bad Mergentheim, Germany. Journalists were invited to the base of the group’s Roof & Solar division for an event that focused on customer benefits.

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Awards

Epwin Window Systems Does The Double At the G19 Awards With Stellar

Epwin Window Systems became a double winner at the prestigious G19 Awards which were held on 29 November 2019 at London Hilton Park Lane Hotel. The leading systems house took the crown for the 2019 New Product of the Year and the Promotional Campaign of the Year.

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Ultraroof Is Number One For Customer Care

The extensive support package available to installers of the Ultraroof tiled roofing system from Ultraframe has been declared the Customer Care Initiative of the year at the 2019 G Awards.

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Charity

GM Fundraising Appoints Team 4 Marketing As Its PR Partner

GM Fundraising, which raises money for Hope House Children’s Hospices has just announced the appointment of Team 4 Marketing as its new PR partner.

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