5th June 2018
 
Trade Counter Network ProTrade UPVc Gears-Up For Growth
 

Derbyshire based trade specialist, ProTrade Upvc, has continued its expansion with the opening of its new Chesterfield branch.

The third trade counter business within the ProTrade network,  Paul Wilkins, Director ProTrade, said that the opening of the new 4,000 sq ft facility, off Whitting Valley Road would increase  ProTrade’s geographical reach throughout Derbyshire and beyond. 

 
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Aluminium The Foundation Of Sustained Growth For Door Specialist
 

Sliders UK has said that sales grew by 34% year-on-year, with demand for aluminium products driving increased volume. 

The announcement comes a year-on from a management buy-in and launch of a new growth strategy, which has been underpinned by a series of new product launches. 

 
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Apeer Gears Up For Growth
 

As part of ongoing plans for growth and expansion in 2018, leading composite door manufacturer Apeer has heavily invested in its Ballymena factory with the addition of three new machines.

“This investment in machinery forms just part of a wider programme of improvements being made to our factory, production processes and general infrastructure,” explains Managing Director Asa McGillian.

 
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Euroseal To Take On Additional 5,000 sq ft Of Space To Meet Demand
 

Specialist extruder, Euroseal has added an additional 5,000 sq ft of new warehousing and storage space to its Birmingham operation. 

The investment comes as Euroseal builds additional capacity into its operation following a series of significant new business wins.

This has included more than £2m of new contracts agreed at the start of the year.

 
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Improveasy Sees Fantastic Response To Finance At The Glazing Summit 2018

 

Improveasy, the industry’s leading finance specialists are celebrating a resounding success at the Glazing Summit, with a fantastic response to their range of finance solutions. 

Sponsoring the high-profile event, the company saw strong footfall to their stand whilst Managing Director Austin Barcley received positive feedback championing finance in the Installer Challenges debate.

 
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West Port Wows Crowds At First Ever Glazing Summit

 

Cumbria’s West Port windows flew the flag for timber at May’s Glazing Summit.

The fast-growing fabricator was the only timber company sponsoring the landmark event, and Managing Director Sean Parnaby took to the stage to debate the future of fenestration materials.

“The Summit was a fantastic platform to tackle some of the biggest misconceptions about timber in glass and glazing,” comments Sean.

 
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SWISSPACER Expands Distributor Network With Delta

 

SWISSPACER has expanded its distribution network with Delta, a leading double-glazing parts supplier based in Romford. Serving sealed unit makers in the London and Essex area since 1995, Delta’s expert knowledge and product range is helping smaller London window companies gain a competitive edge. Delta’s customers were increasingly looking for excellent thermal efficiency, so it seemed like a natural choice to become an official distributor of SWISSPACER’s warm edge spacer bars.

 
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REHAU Welcomes New Head Of Marketing
 

Global polymer solutions provider REHAU has welcomed a new head of marketing to its team at its Ross-on-Wye headquarters. With a wealth of experience Stephen Beresford joined the team at REHAU in January to lead the marketing team and support the global delivery of integrated communications campaign. 

As part of his new role Stephen will head up the marketing team at REHAU, covering the Building Solutions,

 
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Window Ware Chosen To Supply Cutting-Edge Caldwell Lock

 

Hardware supplier Window Ware has been announced as the exclusive launch partner for Caldwell’s innovative new Cotswold Sinidex window lock in England and Wales.

The deal comes as the pinnacle of over ten years of close collaboration between the two firms, as Caldwell’s Strategic Accounts Manager Alan Hartley explains.

 
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Yale Announces Improvements To Its Lockmaster Panic Exit Hardware

 

Security specialist Yale has enhanced its Panic Exit hardware to offer a superior solution that’s faster to fit and easier to operate.

The updated Lockmaster Panic Exit device has been redeveloped for improved fabrication, installation and use. Instead of using adjustable bosses, the device now features straight through fixings to guarantee smoother operation for both fabricators and end users alike.

 
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More Colours Stocked From Modplan

 

Leading VEKA trade fabricator Modplan has just announced more colours from its Variations range will now be available from stock.   Heidi Sachs, Managing Director of Modplan said: “The increase for coloured products shows no signs of slowing down as the surge in demand from consumers looking to personalise their homes has resulted in more colour options being required.  Our three new stocked colour finishes will give our customers additional opportunities to promote colour further with the confidence of a quick turnaround.”

 
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Tradesmith Adds Deceuninck To Open Doors With Colour And Choice

 

Tradesmith Ltd is the latest fabricator to say ‘yes’ to Deceuninck. The Sussex-based trade fabricator, who recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, identified a growing trend for colour and the need to offer customers more choice for a changing market. According to Managing Director Mark Hutchinson, Deceuninck was the obvious solution. 

Mark explains: “After a detailed company, market and product review it was clear we needed to give customers more choice,

 
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Gunn Fired Up For New Role At Kestrel

 

Kestrel’s John Gunn has shot up the ranks of the UPVC fascia and cladding brand to become Regional Sales Director for Ireland, Scotland and the North of England. 

John, who joined Kestrel will be working with a team of business development managers across his area.

Having managed Scotland and Ireland for a number of years, John is now fired up to take on his new role.

 
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Bison’s Birmingham Debut

 

Barnsley-based fabricator Bison Frames have broadened their appeal and reach to the homebuilding and renovating market by exhibiting at the National Homebuilding and Renovating Show at the NEC in Birmingham. Following a successful exploration of the market at a regional version of the show in Harrogate last year, Bison’s directors Martyn Haworth and Mark Tetley took the decision to invest in the national show, supporting their growing Genesis Installer Network with direct leads from the public.

 
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Cairngorm Celebrates 30 Years Of Swish Fabrication

 

Scotland’s Cairngorm Group is celebrating 30 years of Swish fabrication this year. To mark the occasion, Paul Lindsay, Epwin Window Systems’ Sales Director presented David Dowling, Managing Director of Cairngorm Group, with a commemorative plaque. 

Paul commented: “We are delighted to be celebrating this partnership milestone with Cairngorm Group.

 
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AluFoldDirect Named Manufacturing Company Of The Year

 

AluFoldDirect has been named Manufacturing Company of the Year 2018 (under £25m) at the Made in the North West awards. This latest title brings the Everything Aluminium fabricator’s total 2018 award wins to three and automatically puts them in the Made in the UK awards final in June.

Craig Miller, Managing Director says: “It’s a real honour to win this third award as it recognises our brilliant team’s hard work and dedication in delivering customers certainty of supply so they can get on and grow their aluminium business.

 
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Top Environmental Results From Sidey’s 10-Year Plan

Ten years ago, Sidey put a plan in place to prioritise the environment. The results are impressive – today the company has achieved zero waste land fill and 100 percent recycling from its manufacturing plant.

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FSB Calls On Big Business To Raise Their Game In Fight To End Late Payments Crisis

Big business has been put on notice by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and warned that they must do more to end late payments,

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Distinction Doors’ Technical Support Is Key To The Distinction Difference

Distinction Doors’ technical support team is on hand to support fabricators and installers with any technical queries. The five strong team,

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Derek Warwick Chooses Modus For Its Practical Aesthetic

Appearance, quality and low maintenance led Derek Warwick Developments to equip its upmarket development on the Dorset coast with PVC-U systems from Eurocell

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Product News

GRM Adds REHAU Triple Track To Its Sliding Doors Offer

South Wales-based PVC-U window and doors specialists GRM, is now giving customers the triple track option on its REHAU AGILA sliding door

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Sharp Looks In Spalding With Eurocell’s Skypod Acute

Extra space and light all year round – but with no extra heating costs – are the benefits Dan Sheppard enjoyed after choosing to cap his conservatory extension with the Skypod Acute from Eurocell

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TruFrame’s £299 Patio Door Promotion

TruFrame have just launched a promotion offering white two-pane Liniar Modlok™patio doors for £299 (unglazed and up to 2,100mm x 2,100mm in size) and delivered within 5 working days.

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Marketing

LEKA Increases Consumer Awareness With TV Advertising.

TV adverts for the LEKA Warm Roof and the LEKA Orangery Roof will be on shown on More 4, More 4+1, Home and Home +1 for four weekends from 25th May.

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Events

Edgetech MD Talks Tech, Innovation And The Future Of Fenestration At Glazing Summit

Edgetech Managing Director Chris Alderson took to the stage to debate the future of fenestration at May’s Glazing Summit.

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New Products Lines And More To Be Revealed At Listers Customer Conference

Following a momentous 12 months for the business, well-respected Stoke-based fabricator Listers Central will be hosting their 2018 customer conference.

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Awards

Bennetts Shortlisted For Manufacturer Of The Year Award

Bennett Architectural has been shortlisted for the prestigious Manufacturer of the Year award at the Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards 2018.

This award recognises Staffordshire businesses who have shown innovation in manufacturing through design, testing and development relating to an existing or new product.

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Hainault’s Solidor Showroom Award

Essex-based Hainault Home Improvements are the latest company to win the coveted Solidor Showroom of the Month Award, with their newly expanded composite door environment now offering eight different Solidor composite doors.

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Charity

Bennetts Raise £295 From Donna Louise Run

A team of five members of staff from Bennett Architectural have raised £295 from taking part in the Donna Louise 5K/10K run at Trentham Gardens.

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