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5th October 2019
 
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Clayton Glass Acquires Global Glass

 

The Aperture Group has announced the sale of Global Glass to the award-winning and well established IGU manufacturer, Clayton Glass. With a 60-year history in the glass sector specifically, the company is well positioned to take the Global business forward.

Matthew Mycock, CEO of the Aperture Group comments: “Since I joined Aperture I have been working hard to chart a new course through a rapidly changing industry landscape, and have continued to look at different areas of the business to make sure customers get the very best products and service.

 
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Continued Growth Sees Milwood Group Move To Brand-New Headquarters

 

With continued demand for its range of outdoor living products and Ali-deck, its aluminium decking system, Kent-based specialists Milwood Group has expanded its operation with a move to brand-new headquarters.

Milwood Group, which was previously based at Turkey Mill Business Park in Maidstone, has moved its head office seven miles to the Rochester Airport Industrial Estate on Laker Road in Rochester. The move not only gives Milwood’s expanding team more office space, but provides dedicated stockholding and distribution facilities for their new Ali-deck operation.

 
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Era’s UkAS Accredited Testing Laboratory Plays Key Role In Collaboration With VEKA Uk And Modplan

 

ERA’s UKAS accredited testing laboratory plays an important role in the company’s new product development. It also offers an invaluable service to ERA customers developing their own new products too. The facility demonstrated its market-leading credentials recently as part of a UK first for the fenestration industry that involved a high level of collaboration involving VEKA UK and Modplan.

The outcome of this unique collaboration between PVCu systems house, trade fabricator and security hardware expert is a 4-pane patio door that has achieved PAS24 2016 accreditation without the need for additional locking devices or points.

 
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HY-SPEC® 25 – Now Seal Better In Colour!

 

HY-SPEC® 25 was launched earlier this year at the FIT Show to great acclaim, as a next generation hybrid sealant for the installation of windows and doors. With a new in-line tinting facility for Hodgson Sealants in Hull, the company is now making this defining new product in white, black, grey, anthracite grey and brown and there’s a new product video to support the launch.

There are a number of notable differences in this next generation hybrid sealant in that it is paintable, UV stable, suitable for interior or exterior use, can be applied in damp conditions and is permanently elastic.

 
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Demand Rises For Doorco’s Bespoke Glazing Service

 

Reflecting changes in the composite door supply chain and growth in market demand, DOORCO reports that its prepping facility is up 40% on last year, and that a third of all prepped doors are now sold with glass. In fact, the leading composite door supplier has recently enjoyed a record month for the highest number of prepped doors ever.

Jayne Sullivan, Operations Director comments: “Our bespoke glazing service is now an integral part of our business with customers relying on us for complex orders, to support volume production or to help them with bespoke glazed door designs.

 
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Going Out On A Record-Breaking High

 

GM Fundraising is renowned for their long-distance cycle rides but ‘From Russia With Hope’, which took place in June this year, was announced as the last of its kind. All funds have been collected and the group announces they are going out on a record-breaking high with the total of £208,891.72, all of which raised for Hope House Children’s Hospices.

“When we announced that this was going to be our final cycling challenge, we were determined to go out on a high,” says Gary Morton, ‘From Russia With Hope’ rider and founder of GM Fundraising. “But, raising over £200,000 is simply astounding.

 
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aluplast Reports Continuing Growth In Colour

 

aluplast has said colour, including the global systems house’s new Jet Black foil, plus its ultra-life-like Woodec woodgrain collection, now account for more than 40% of its UK sales.

The systems company said it was also investing to meet growing demand, with an expectation that foils and coloured finishes would make up more than half of its order book within the next 12-months.

 
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Assured Service Provided By Leads 2 Trade Thanks To Link-Up

 

A link up with an official UKAS-accredited Competent Persons Scheme has backed up the quality of service provided by a provider of double qualified sales leads in the home improvement industry.

Leads 2 Trade have linked up with Assure Certification to offer prospective members of their installer network a quicker route to become self-certified.

 
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Exlabesa Building Systems Launch Their New Website

 

Exlabesa Building Systems has just launched its new stylish website at www.exlabesa.co.uk highlighting its comprehensive range of aluminium systems.

Aesthetically, the new site offers an updated, modern format that immediately attracts viewers’ attention. Paul Benn, General Manager at Exlabesa, said: “Our new modern website has been designed to showcase our wide range of architectural aluminium windows, doors and façades and is both intuitive and easy-to-navigate.

 
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Software Drives Increased Efficiency For Shaped Glass Specialist

 

Specialist Glass Products has reported significant efficiency gains through investment in order processing and optimisation software from Clear Thinking Software.

The glass processor and IGU manufacturer specialises in the manufacture of shaped glass and IGUs, moving into its new state-of-the-art 41,000 sq ft extension to its pre-existing 30,000 sq ft site last year as part of a major growth strategy.

 
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GQA Signs Up To FIT Show 2020

 

GQA Qualifications has once again signed up to take part at the FIT Show. Following encouraging levels of visitors to its stand at this year’s event, the fenestration industry’s awarding body is expecting to enjoy even more engagement with the industry at the 2020 show.

GQA is the sole provider of CSCS cards for the fenestration and glazing industries, and provides nearly fifty fenestration industry relevant qualifications across the UK, delivered nationwide via a network of seventy specialist training centres.

 
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Over 30 Years Of Partnership Going Strong For Total Profiles And VBH

 

Total Profiles was founded in 1987 as a trade fabricator supplying local builders and installers, and within a few years this extended to a retail offering. The Hampshire-based fabricator has used VBH hardware products from the beginning and enjoyed a long-term, mutually beneficial partnership.

“From the offset it was decided that quality would always come first”, says Steve Flavell, who joined the family business in 2016 as Sales & Marketing Director. “That’s why we chose Rehau for PVC-U profile, and VBH (then known as Wagner) for the best quality hardware.

 
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Illbruck’s New Area Sales Manager In A Hurry To Make An Impact

 

Tape, silicone and sealant experts tremco illbruck are welcoming an experienced new Area Sales Manager.

Scott Hurry joins the firm after roles at some of the sector’s most respected roofing, flooring and other construction product suppliers.

Beginning his career as an Internal Sales Executive at SIG Insulation, Scott went on to become an Area Sales Manager for flooring specialists Cellecta, then a technical advisor at flat roof manufacturers Icopal.

 
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Bright Investment For Vertik-Al

 

Powder coating specialist, Vertik-Al has invested in over 900 replacement lights for its production facility, warehouse and offices. Supplied by commercial and industrial lighting specialist, CEMA Lighting, the lights are having a positive impact on the working environment, staff wellbeing and quality control.

With the investment, Vertik-Al has reduced its energy consumption by over 50% on traditional lighting and cut carbon emissions by almost 420kg. Anything that had a standard light bulb has been replaced with a LED, including fire exit signage.

 
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SupaLite’s New SupaStore Trade Counter Now Open

The team at SupaLite, the Preston-based tiled roof manufacturer, is celebrating the successful opening of their brand-new trade counter – the SupaLite SupaStore.

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Georgian Bar Figures Show Growing Rise In Coloured And Foiled Sales

Long gone are the days when homeowners had to choose between a Georgian-style window or one that was foiled or coloured. Recent figures from The Georgian Bar Company are further proof that it’s no longer a choice of one or the other.

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The Joinery Network Launches Test Licences For Fully Certified Timber Windows And Doors

Joiners can benefit from a fully certified system of timber windows and doors thanks to testing done by The Joinery Network.

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Product News

New 18V cordless Combi Drill From Bosch Professional

. High performance with a torque of 55 newton metres
. Long lasting due to EC motor and metal drill chuck – unique to entry level segment
. Part of the Bosch Professional 18V system with interchangeable batteries

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People

PVCR Appoints New National Feedstock Buyer

PVCR, the uPVC windows and doors recycling division of REHAU UK, has appointed Giles Taylor as its new National Feedstock Buyer.

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Brochures

New Window Ware Catalogue Showcases Over 700 New Products

Window Ware, suppliers of window and door hardware, factory tools, fixings and consumables has just launched a brand-new product catalogue, and it’s bigger and better than ever before.

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Internet

Dekko’s Popular Infinity Collection Gets A Brand-New Website

With continued demand for their premium uPVC window and door collection, trailblazing fabricator Dekko Window Systems has launched a brand-new, dedicated website for the Infinity Collection

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Videos

AluFoldDirect Goes Back to Play School

“Today children, we’re going to go through the arched window to see how AluFoldDirect is making shaped aluminium windows,” say Aluminium Shapes Play School Presenters, Al and Lu.

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Training & Development

AluK The Latest Industry Name To Partner With Building Our Skills Campaign

International designer and engineers of Aluminium building systems AluK is the latest industry name to partner with the Building Our Skills campaign: Making Fenestration a Career of Choice.

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School Link-Ups Will Help Young People Engage With Industry

With the average age of a worker in the construction industry 49, and a recent study revealing that 14-19-year-olds scored the industry just 4/10 for attractiveness, bringing new blood into the sector has never been more challenging.

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Awards

Resurgence Brings Home the Gold

Liniar and Avantek Machinery were overjoyed to be named as finalists for a record-breaking seven NFAs between them, with Liniar also announced as a finalist in the G Awards for Sustainability Initiative of the Year.

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GGF And FENSA Shortlisted For Industry Awards

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) and its commercial company FENSA have been shortlisted for several industry awards as a landmark year for both brands draws to a close.

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Second Year Nomination For VBH At Construction Marketing Awards

VBH (GB) has been nominated for ‘Best Big Budget Campaign’ at the Construction Marketing Awards (CMAs), recognising the success of its strategic and integrated programme working with MRA Marketing.

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British Woodworking Federation 2019 Awards Shortlist Revealed

This year’s shortlist for the prestigious British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Awards has been revealed.

This will be the 11th year of the BWF Awards, which celebrate the best of

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Charity

GM Fundraising Christmas Cards Now Available

The Christmas countdown has begun for GM Fundraising as they announce the launch of their 2019 Christmas Card. Favoured by many as the traditional way of sending festive cheer to customers,

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