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Yale Door And Window Solutions Launches Verso Window Hinge
 

Yale has launched a fully reversible window hinge with unique easy close functionality.

The Yale Verso window hinge has several additional features alongside the easy close functionality, including full rotation for cleaning – making it the perfect choice for upper floor residential and commercial upper floor windows, says Yale

Built with the user in mind, the Verso’s design offers an extremely high level of functionality. For practicality and convenience,

 
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Window Of Opportunity As Fusion Deal Completed

 

A Birmingham-based manufacturer of aluminium windows and doors has been acquired in a deal which could see turnover increase by more than 100% in the next two years.

Key Land Capital’s investments division has bought Fusion Windows and Doors, which operates from a 10,000 sq ft manufacturing unit at Hubert Street, Aston, for an undisclosed sum.

Kevin Patrick Sharkey, director of Key Land Investments, said Fusion is in a strong position to take advantage of a buoyant commercial

 
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Roto Tilt And Turn Range Added To Carl F Groupco’s Catalogue

 

Roto’s tilt & turn window system, comprising the modular NT face fix hardware and the Designo fully concealed hinge option, has been added to hardware distributor Carl F Groupco’s window and door fittings range.

Designed for use on timber, PVC and aluminium window systems, the versatile Roto range features a 16mm eurogroove. Sash weights up to 150kg are supported using Designo, or up to 300kg with the Roto NT Power Hinge

 
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Shelforce Achieves New Occupational Health And Safety Certification

 

Management and staff from a leading PVCu window and door manufacturer are celebrating after achieving ISO 45001 certification.

Shelforce was assessed before Christmas and has now been certified as meeting the new international standard of occupational health and safety.

The new management system has replaced the OHSAS 18001 and enables Shelforce to provide safe and healthy working conditions, prevent work-related injury and ill health, and continually improve its occupational health and safety performance.

 
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Sarah Says Hello To The Year Of The PiG(s)

 

Sarah Ball, organiser of the glazing industry’s networking group, PiGs, says: “It’s time to say goodbye to the dog and welcome in the Year of the Pig. And as far as we are concerned – this looks likely to be the biggest year for PiGs, the People in Glazing Society, so far.

“Philip Dewhust Jr, Commercial Director at The Georgian Bar Company sent a message to me from Hong Kong with a reminder that we are entering the Year of the Pig!

 
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VBH New PAS24 Hardware Solution For Heritage Flush Sash Door

 

After extensive research and development, VBH launches a bespoke range of PAS24 hardware for Deceuninck’s Heritage Flush Sash Door. Suitable for single or double doors, the new range has been tested at BSI to the PAS24:2016 standard enabling Document Q compliance on new-build projects. The new hardware suite is also covered under the Q-secure security and greenteQ 10-year corrosion guarantees for an all-round robust solution.

Hardware specification for the Heritage Flush Sash Door consists of greenteQ Sigma Flush Door Hinges, a greenteQ Alpha Door Handle,

 
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Social Media Drives Business Goals For Freefoam

 

Whether you’re a PVC specialist, builders merchant or roofline installer, we all now inhabit the digital world. With almost everyone now carrying a smart phone and engaging with social media for up to three hours a day the potential for brands to communicate directly with users is powerful.

Freefoam made a strategic decision 18 months ago to harness and embrace the rise of social media as part of its overall marketing strategy. Whilst social media is an open forum,

 
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Yale Revolution Window Hinge Achieves EPD Certification
 

Yale Door and Window Solutions has achieved a product-specific Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) certification for its Revolution Window Hinge.

The globally recognised declaration provides environmental information on the Yale Revolution Window Hinge and the materials used to make it. It also details the manufacturing processes involved, including the environmental implications of the raw material used, energy efficiency, transportation impact, and waste generation.

 
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‘No Contest’ When It Comes To Sleekest Frames

 

There’s long been a debate in the window industry as to which material is better – aluminium is accepted as the most durable while PVCu is marginally more thermally efficient, and they’re both more popular than timber.

But, according to one of Yorkshire’s most respected fabricators, homeowners looking for the slimmest, sleekest looking windows, there really is no contest and this is one of the main reasons that its aluminium windows have surged in popularity over recent years.

 
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Masterframe Appoints Group Chairman
 

Masterframe has announced the promotion of Alan Burgess from Managing Director and founder, to Group Chairman. Alan helped create the UK’s first dedicated PVC-U box sash window in 1984 and shortly afterwards helped develop and build the initial PVC-U vertical sliders market. Since then, demand has skyrocketed.

Now, with the demand for flush sash casements surging, it’s clear that what started as an attractive niche timber-look product is turning into a mainstream market window. As sash window specialists,

 
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Lock Lock Secures A Good Design Award

 

The Lock Lock security handle that is part of the Sweet range of door furniture from Brisant Secure has just won an internationally acclaimed GOOD DESIGN® Award for 2018 in the category of Safety and Security.

The GOOD DESIGN® awards are one of the world’s oldest design awards programme which is organised by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies.

 
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Second Success On Cards For Dekko At FIT Show

 

Dekko Window Systems will be looking to follow up on an impressive FIT Show debut in 2018 with a second success at the next one thanks to the array of premium products and services on display.

Visitors to Dekko’s stand will be able to take a closer look at Infinity, the seamlessly welded uPVC windows and doors; Räum, the high-end aluminium range; and Residence Collection, which includes the flush sash R9 and square profiled R2.

 
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ExtrudaSeal At The FIT Show 2019

 

ExtrudaSeal will be showcasing its industry-leading range of gaskets and ancillaries at the FIT Show, 21-23 May 2019.

Attending the event for the third time, the specialist manufacturer and supplier, will be profiling its latest products, including gaskets for a wealth of systems, including amongst others Smart, ALUK, Metaltech, Senior and Ikon.

Chris Byers, Managing Director, Extrudaseal said: “We are highly competitive on price – our customers achieve average savings

 
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Incarnation To Bring Secondary Glazing To NEC’s Homebuilding And Renovating Show

 

Secondary glazing is coming to March’s Homebuilding and Renovating Show, courtesy of Incarnation Window Systems.

From Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st, hundreds of respected home improvement brands will descend on the Birmingham NEC to show their wares to thousands of budding self-builders and home renovators.

Incarnation’s appearance comes as it hits new heights of success. The Buckinghamshire firm has experienced a strong and growing

 
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Emplas Team Has A ‘Bounce In Its Step’ Ahead Of Air Ambulance Charity Run

 

A team from Emplas will be put through their paces in a 5K inflatable charity fun run, to raise funds for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

With a fundraising target of £1,500 to hit, the event on March the 30th combines a traditional 5K fun run with 15 of the world’s most demanding inflatable obstacles.

John Leary, Sales and Marketing Director, said: “The Air Ambulance does an amazing job and we’re delighted to be able to support it

 
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Industry Leader Strengthens Position At Top With Major Acquisition

Leads2Trade has completed the acquisition of CloudGlaze in a move that will see the lead generation company become the biggest volume supplier of leads for the fenestration industry, claims the company.

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Business Micros Back Down Under In Oz

It is almost exactly 10 years since Business Micros completed its first software installation in Australia and sales and installation expert Nick Bailey marked the anniversary by making the trip down under once again to complete yet another machine installation.

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Glaston Corporation To Acquire Bystronic Glass

Glaston Corporation has signed an agreement to acquire the Bystronic glass Group. The globally operating high-end machinery, systems and services provider for the processing of flat glass is currently owned by Swiss industrial holding company Conzzeta AG. Bystronic glass has a comprehensive range of products,

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Dear Gerald

Over the years there has been much debate about best practice when it comes to heritage glazing and by that I mean windows that are specified with a narrow cavity or reduced sightline IGU. These are often a requirement for the replacement and refurbishment of windows in conservation areas,

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Wilson Windows Praises Stedek’s Residence Excellence

A respected Loughborough installer with over a quarter century’s experience is benefitting from Stedek’s Residence Excellence.

Family-run Wilson Windows has firmly established itself as one windows, doors and conservatories.

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Glass Processors Running The Risk Of Unlimited Fines

Glass processors could face unlimited fines under legislation if caught short in the way in which they manage waste water.

According to Bohle, while most glass processors have the required controls

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Product News

Glazerite And Glass Northampton Go The Extra Mile

When a customer approached Glass Northampton Ltd for help to replace an aging conservatory in the Northamptonshire village of Long Buckby, the installer knew the job would require a bespoke service and the help of a supportive fabricator like the Glazerite UK Group Ltd.

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CDW Systems Strengthen Range With New Reynaers CS 77 Residential Door

Aluminium specialists CDW Systems have extended their comprehensive range with the addition of CS 77, the eye-catching flush residential door system from Reynaers.

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People

Dortech’s Glazing Maintenance Team Continues To Expand

Dortech Maintenance has welcomed three new colleagues into the team, following the announcement that the division looks set to grow to a £1m business this year.

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Kestrel BDM Rises To Challenge

When it comes to new challenges, UPVC roofline brand Kestrel’s business development manager for the North East doesn’t do things by halves.

Richard Barrett started the new role in January, after moving house,

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Aluminium Specialists CDW Systems Complete A Hat-Trick Of key Appointments

Following a successful year for the business, respected aluminium window and door fabricator CDW Systems has completed a hat trick of new appointments. Against a backdrop of extremely challenging recruitment conditions within the

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Software

Easy Connect Helping Premier Windows Become Even More Efficient

For Nathan Moore, Managing Director at Premier Windows, the main benefit of Listers Central’s dedicated bespoke online ordering portal, Easy Connect, is a simple question to answer – timesaving.

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Marketing

There’s More To Mila

Proving once again that ‘there’s more to Mila’, one of the industry’s leading hardware specialists has expanded its marketing team with the appointment of Laura Chapman as a digital design and marketing executive.

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Free Showroom Support Rounds Out Viiu’s Comprehensive Key Dealer Package

Viiu is offering thousands of pounds’ worth of showroom support completely free to its Key Dealers.

Key Dealers are experienced, rigorously vetted installation

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FIT Show

FIT Show TV Open For Submissions, Says Main Sponsor Timberweld®

It’s widely expected that 2019 will be the year of the flush sash, so it’s appropriate that Timberweld® is the main sponsor of FIT Show TV. Timberweld® is the patented method of jointing that makes perfect corners, and creates a butt-joint effect outside

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West Port’s Timber Windows In The Spotlight At FIT 2019

2019 will see a FIT Show debut from West Port, one of the UK’s leading timber fabricators.

The Cumbria firm will be bringing a selection of stunning British-made

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