5th July 2018
 
Made In Britain: Two More Pilkington Products Manufactured At St Helens Base
 

Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, is manufacturing two more of its solar control products in the UK to shorten lead times for customers, as demand for specialist glazing grows.

The company has started producing Pilkington Suncool™ 60/31 from its St Helens manufacturing base to serve UK demand for solar control glazing. The product allows 60 per cent light transmittance but only 31 per cent of the sun’s energy in, so windows deliver a bright clear view but reduce excessive heat build-up.

 
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Ultimate Evolution Aluminium Bi-Fold Sales Top 100 Frames Per Week
 

Sliders UK has reported that sales of the Ultimate Evolution have gone from a standing start to an average of 100 frames per week in less than two-years.

Added to its range alongside it’s established ALUK offer at the tail-end of 2016, the Ultimate Evolution aluminium bi-fold is now Sliders UK’s biggest selling aluminium bi-fold.

 
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Demand For Double R Sealed Units On The Up
 

Double R Glass & Roofing Systems, the customer focused IGU and conservatory roof fabricator, is pleased to report its IGU sales are up 19% year-on-year.

“Insulated Glass Units is a competitive market to operate in, especially with suppliers offering less than cost price units to the market,” says Ian Sims, Managing Director of Double R Glass & Roofing Systems, “but customer service does prevail,

 
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British Woodworking Federation Announces New CEO Appointment
 

Industry body makes changes at the top as it renews focus on Building it Better with Wood

Iain McIlwee is to stand down as Chief Executive of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) after almost seven years. Iain has worked closely with the board on a succession plan and the BWF is pleased to announce that Helen Hewitt has been appointed Acting CEO with immediate effect.

 
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New High Speed Twin Head Saw From Emmegi (UK)

 

A new high speed version of its popular Precision RS twin head saw is now available from Emmegi (UK).

First seen at Fensterbau in March, the new Precision HS has an impressive X axis positioning speed of 35m/min, compared with the 25m/min available on the standard Precision RS. It can also be specified with a 50m/min axis positioning speed for even faster performance if required.

 
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New Business Manager Joins Ultraframe

 

In response to a significant number of new customers switching to Ultraframe this year, Lucy Russell has been appointed as New Business Manager, a role designed to ensure new customers can quickly and efficiently begin to install Ultraframe roofs.

Reporting to Sales Director Colin Noone, Lucy’s appointment reflects the growing number of retail installers taking advantage of Ultraframe’s vast roof and component range. Commenting on Lucy’s appointment,

 
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New Carl F Direct Web Site

 

An enhanced, mobile friendly Web site for Carl F direct offers rapid product search functionality and customer access to detailed account information. The on-line shop, which is part of the Carl F Groupco organisation, features over 1,500 professional on-site tools and accessories for the glazing sector and other building industries. The Web based service includes hand/power tools, measuring/maintenance products, health & safety equipment, clothing/footwear and ladders.

 
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Morley Glass Invests In Cusomer Journey
 

Morley Glass & Glazing, the UK’s market leader in the manufacture of Uni-Blinds® sealed units with integral blinds inside, has moved to further grow its aftersales and distribution capabilities to support its current growth strategy.

To help it deliver on its promise of 10-day delivery for orders received before 11am on Fridays, the business will now enjoy the support of five additional vehicles, supplied by JDS Trucks of Leeds. .

 
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A Window Into The World Of Dessian

 

Dessian has launched a fresh new website – www.dessian.co.uk – with integrated video content to bring its people, its production and its high quality end products to life like never before.

Based in Belfast, with a second office and factory in Cumbernauld, the window and door fabricator has been making REHAU profiles for UK and Irish trade customers for more than 30 years.

 
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A Door Designer For Everyone From Force 8

 

The Force 8 Door Designer is a leap forward for the industry; it is compatible with all browsers, fully responsive, and, claims the company, probably one of the easiest systems on the market to use. The graphics and representations of the doors really make it stand out from the crowd and the inclusion of arched frames to display the doors, which is an industry first, makes it totally different from other door design systems.

 
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New Business Development Manager For Borough IT

 

Borough IT is delighted to announce the appointment of Rob Saunders as new Business Development Manager.

Rob has worked in sales and business development for the past 18 years, developing his skills extensively and gaining experience in digital solutions, channel shift and transformation.

 
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AluK’s HQ Named Workplace Design Of The Year

 

It’s not just staff and customers who have been impressed by AluK’s new headquarters in Chepstow, it has just been named Workplace Design of the Year at the Insider Wales Property Awards.

This was a new category at the awards, introduced to celebrate the growing number of innovative, high quality office and workplace fit outs and refurbishments taking place in Wales.

 
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New Milwood Group Training Academy Helps 50 Installers Break Into Outdoor Living

 

Well-respected outdoor living specialists the Milwood Group are celebrating the successes of their new Training Academy as it reaches 50 graduates – just three months after opening.

Based at the Kent-firm’s centrally-located distribution centre in Leicestershire, the training academy allows newly-appointed trade partners and their installation teams to access in-depth product and installation training direct from the manufacturer.

 
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Technical Challenges Of Glass For Megatall Buildings

 

The surroundings of a building – and, in the case of the Burj Khalifa and the Jeddah Tower, the local desert climate – are important factors to consider. The surrounding areas of megatall buildings such as the hills and other buildings, actually absorb much of the intense heat during the day but continue to radiate or emit this heat to their surroundings through the night. Low-emissivity (Low-E) glass helps to reflect this long wave radiation and minimise its transmission.

 
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London Landmark Revitalised With Help From illbruck

 

Renovations at a world-famous London landmark have been completed with help from sealant, tape and adhesive specialists illbruck.

Kew Gardens is known around the globe for its phenomenal collection of over 30,000 rare plant species – many of which are showcased in its mammoth-sized Temperate House, the biggest greenhouse in the world.

 
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GGF Launches Updated Fire Resistant Glazing Guide

 

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) Fire-Resistant Glazing Group (FRGG) has released a revised version of its fire-resistant glazing best practice guide, timing the launch to coincide with the GGF’s presence at this year’s FIREX International exhibition last week at ExCel London.

The Guide to Best Practice in the Specification and Use of Fire-Resistant Glazed Systems covers how Fire-Resistant Glazing

 
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Recruitment

2x Installer Sales Managers (North and South)

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Trade News

profine Becomes Certified Zero Pellet Loss Pioneer

profine GmbH has become the first PVCu system company in Germany to receive the certificate of the pro-K initiative “Null Granulatverlust” (Zero Pellet Loss) on May 23, 2018.

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Allan Brothers Announces New Single Source Option At Open Days

Factory tours, hands-on installation sessions, an extended showroom and even a live band helped to make the recent Allan Brothers’ Open Days in Berwick upon Tweed a huge success, with merchants and installers from as far afield as Edinburgh and Norfolk attending over two days.

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Stedek’s Residence Excellence Supports Shropshire Prestige Builder

When a celebrated Shropshire builder needed a sustainable, hassle-free alternative to hardwood, they turned to respected fabricator Stedek for help.

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Product News

Window Warehouse Rates LEKA Roofs

South Coast trade fabricator Window Warehouse added the LEKA Warm Roof and LEKA Orangery Roof to its portfolio in January 2017. Eighteen months on, the relationship has gone from strength to strength.

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Residor’s 99% 5-Day Delivery Standard

Since the start of the year, Residor have managed to achieve an OTIF delivery standard of over 99% for their mid-market GRP composite door, with new installation partners coming on board each week and existing customers enjoying strong sales returns.

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Epwin Glass Goes From Strength To Strength

Epwin Glass, one of the leading manufacturers of insulated and energy-rated glass units for the window industry, has just revealed it is going from strength to strength. Katrina Earl, Epwin Glass National Sales Manager, said: “Nineteen new customers have joined in the last

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SWISSPACER Air On Display At Glasstec 2018

Visitors to SWISSPACER at glasstec 23-26 October will see the new and enhanced SWISSPACER Air in action. This small, innovative component is designed to regulate air pressure and prevent sealed unit failures caused by counteracting climatic loads or changes in altitude.

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People

GGF Elects Mark Austin As New Vice-President

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has announced that Mark Austin, Marketing Director of Hazlemere Windows, has been confirmed as Vice-President by the GGF Board.

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Solid Experience Appointed To Lead GGF To New Phase

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) Group has appointed Kevin Buckley as interim Chief Executive to take the Federation and its subsidiary companies through their next phase of development.

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Jeff Dunn To Join Glazerite

The Glazerite UK Group Ltd has appointed Jeff Dunn as Group Sales & Marketing Director. Jeff, who joins the National trade fabricator next month, will report directly into company Director, Jason Thompson.

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Rapid Growth Leads To New Director Role At Insight Data

Insight Data’s general manager, Jade Greenhow, has been promoted to the newly created role of Operations Director following a year of rapid growth for the business.

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Aluminium

CDW Systems Expands Product Range With Smarts VS 600 Vertical Sliding Window

Aluminium specialist CDW Systems has added the innovative Smarts VS 600 vertical sliding window to its product range to provide customers with even more choice.

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Software

Ford Windows Praises EvoNET Software From Business Micros

Ford Windows is using Business Micros’ EvoNET software to give itself a real point of difference in the new build window and door market.

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On-Site

CMS Window Systems Helps Deliver New Era Of Education In North Ayrshire

A comprehensive package of aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling by CMS Window Systems has helped to create a world-class learning campus in the North Ayrshire town of Largs.

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Charity

Kestrel Turns Out In Force For Charity Golf Day

A short time ago in a golf club not too far away… Kestrel staff teed off at a charity tournament in aid of three children’s charities.

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