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6th December 2018
 
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ISO-CHEMIE’S WINFRAMER Achieves 30 Minute Fire Rating
 

ISO CHEMIE’s ISO-TOP WINFRAMER thermal insulating and load bearing bracket system for the rapid installation of windows has been fire rated to E30.

The award confirms ISO-TOP WINFRAMER can protect the entire window area from fire for a minimum of 30 minutes, guaranteeing the retention of structural integrity, as well as supporting at least 200kg/m and providing an air-tight cavity support.

Thirty minutes is considered enough time for people to safely escape a property in the event of a fire and help to delay the spread to adjoining rooms and buildings, keeping any damage to a minimum.

 
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Distinction Celebrates 20 Years Of Composite Doors With Major Investment

 

The history of composite residential doors and Distinction Doors Ltd follow a very similar path; that is because Drew Wright, who subsequently founded Distinction to take his ambitions forward, introduced the very first composite door to the UK, importing the first container of composite door panels in 1999.

On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the first composite door being brought to Britain, Distinction Doors Ltd remains the market leader in the composite door sector with its products, which are now installed in more than 3 million homes in the UK, says Distinction.

 
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Leads To Help You Grow
 

As responsible manufacturers Freefoam Building Products are committed to building support and opportunities throughout the supply chain. The Freefoam Registered Installer programme is one of the most important parts of this strategy – offering home improvement companies a package of support from marketing materials and industry leading guarantees. But what makes the Freefoam package a game changer is access to FREE pre-qualified consumer leads for roofline and cladding work.

 
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Sensational Six Months Sees Newview Top Record-Breaking Year

 

One of the south’s leading installers is celebrating two sensational quarters of sales and growth, topping an impressive 2017-2018.

Last financial year, Worthing-based Newview Windows registered a 38% increase in turnover on 2016-2017 – but since April 2018, the thriving firm is already up a further 43% on the previous twelve months’ figures.

 
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Double Celebrations For Hurst

 

Double celebrations are taking place at composite door and PVC-U door panel manufacturer Hurst. The firm has honoured four more members of staff who have achieved 20 years’ service with the business and is now set to mark the 50th anniversary of its parent company Hurst Group in early 2019.

Emma Page, Lynn Dennison, Aide Page and Gerry Stephenson are all toasting to two decades of working at Hurst.

 
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A Colourful Proposition From Universal Trade Frames

 

Shropshire-based trade fabricator Universal Trade Frames offers a comprehensive range of coloured products. As homeowners become more adventurous with colour, the demand for Universals’ coloured products has increased throughout 2018 and is showing little signs of slowing down in the coming new year.

Brian Kruger, Managing Director of Universal Trade Frames explains: “Our installing customers can choose from the 28 coloured foil options

 
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Colin Hurdles Over For A Showroom Opening
 

Colin Jackson CBE has opened the newly refurbished showroom for Cardiff-based Heath Windows, which includes an expanded display of Solidor composite doors.

But Colin Jackson is no stranger to Heath Windows having had a Solidor in each of his last two houses and has also persuaded his sister to join the long list of celebrity endorsements for the highly respected composite door brand. When he was politely asked if he could open the event, Colin was only too pleased to support his local installation company.

 
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Roseview Windows Brings Innovative Designs With Georgian Bar

 

Window manufacturer of PVCu sash windows, Roseview Windows says astragal bar from The Georgian Bar Company is its number one choice. Manufacturing around 600 windows a week from its busy factory, the highly successful company understands the importance of design.

The two companies work closely to bring the very latest in style for windows being installed into both traditional and modern homes.

 
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P C Henderson Announced As Best Exporting Company In The UK
 

Sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer – P C Henderson – beat off national competition on Thursday night to be named Export Business of the Year at the British Chamber Awards.

After winning the regional finals of the North East Business Awards back in April – the company was selected by the North East England Chamber of Commerce to represent the region at the national finals.

 
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Prestigious NHIC Award Recognises SEH BAC’s Commitment To Delivering Consumer Confidence

 

Award-winning home improvement specialists SEH BAC are celebrating after winning a prestigious award from the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC).

The Ipswich-based firm which specialises in windows, doors and conservatories was named the winner of the highly-coveted ‘Consumer Confidence’ award. Sponsored by TrustMark – a government endorsed quality accreditation,

 
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Edgetech Heads To Dusseldorf For 25th Annual Glasstec Expo

 

Warm-edge experts Edgetech have returned from a highly successful appearance at Glasstec 2018.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Glasstec is one of the world’s biggest and most respected glass industry trade expos, and this year drew more than 42,000 visitors from over 120 countries to Dusseldorf between the 23rd and 26th of October.

 
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CMS Window Systems Shortlisted For Top Construction Industry Award

 

CMS Window Systems is in the running to win one of the construction industry’s most prestigious awards by being named a finalist in the 2019 Construction News Specialists Awards.

The company, which is a leading UK-wide manufacturer and installer of aluminium and PVC windows, doors and curtain walling, has been shortlisted for the award of ‘Specialist Contractor of the Year (turnover over £25m)’.

 
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Rapierstar Duo Scales New Heights To Help Beat Cancer

 

Managing director of Rapierstar, David Furness, and his financial and operations director colleague, Scott Rogers, have completed a demanding two-day trek up Mount Toubkal in Morocco to raise vitally needed funds for Cancer Research UK.

Driven by the sad loss to cancer earlier this year of their good friend and Rapierstar company accountant Jonathan Curwen, David and Scott trekked in unseasonably deep snow and blizzard conditions

 
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New Bosch Connectivity Floodlights For Professionals

 

Longer runtime for versatile use on the job site

Robust floodlight for the entire working day: GLI 18V-1200 C Professional
Our most powerful cordless floodlight: GLI 18V-2200 C Professional
Increased runtime: Up to one working day without battery change
Versatile application range: Part of the 18 volt system
Good lighting conditions at your fingertips – Bosch is further expanding their Connectivity system for professionals and, with the Bosch GLI 1

 
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Soaring Summer For Roseview

Sash window specialists Roseview are celebrating an ‘incredible summer of sales’, and are well on course for a record-breaking 2018-2019, says the company.

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Toughener Investment Quadruples Lumi Capacity For Apeer

Apeer has announced its second major investment in as many months, unveiling a new £750,000 toughening line to stay ahead of ‘exponential’ growth of its radical Lumi and Lumi2 windows and doors.

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Roto Brings Trade Media To Austria For International Press Day

Roto Group held its International Press Day in Graz, Austria in November. The German hardware manufacturer previewed new technology and outlined plans for business under its new corporate structure.

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TWC Makes It Three

TWC Home Improvements has become the latest addition to the Conservatory Outlet Network, the third installation company to join in as many months.

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Carl F Groupco: A Smart And Specialist Strategy

Carl F Groupco reports a successful year with ongoing development of its extensive catalogue of over 7,000 lines catering for all window and door hardware requirements.

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ISO Success For Newview Homes

South based installation business Newview is celebrating after working towards and being awarded two prestigious UKAS accreditations.

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Rapierstar’s Environmental Drive To Shrink Carbon Footprint

Window and door sector fastener specialist Rapierstar has embarked on a number of new initiatives to help reduce the environmental impact of its operations and further strengthen its credentials as a responsible supply chain partner.

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Product News

Art Deco Glass Inspiration For Solidor

At the same time as launching the new handmade Jo Downs Glass Collection, Solidor are also adding a new and exclusive Art Deco glass range that’s been inspired by the architectural influences of the early 20th Century.

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People

John Weir –Tribute To A Technical Pioneer

Staff, members and former colleagues of the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) were saddened to hear of the passing of former employee, John Weir on Saturday 17 November.

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Dr Bernard Bows Out

The GGF is bidding farewell to one of its longest serving members and greatest technical contributors, as Dr Bernard Lowe has decided to retire after 58 years in the industry.

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Aluminium

Aluprof Supports Composite Unitised Facades

Aluminium unitised systems, once the preserve of high rise construction, is becoming commonplace as systems companies make these systems more affordable for low rise and smaller constructions.

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On-Site

Contractor Bouygues Chooses Deceuninck PVC-U Over Aluminium

More than 700 frames of Deceuninck’s 2500 chamfered windows have been installed in a development of luxury apartments in Southampton. Alexandra Wharf is a collection of two and three bedroom,

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Software

Endless Possibilities

There’s a new name and a new brand entering the software market promising ‘endless possibilities’ for installers and fabricators.

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Sponsorship

Scrum-Down: Extrudaseal Agrees South West Rugby Sponsorship Deal

Specialist manufacturer of gaskets and seals, Extrudaseal, has agreed a year-long shirt sponsorship deal with South West rugby club, Blandford RFC.

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G18 Awards

G18 Award Winners

This year's G18 Winners were announced at the annual Awards Ceremony on Friday 30th November. Click below to view some of the winners.

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NFA Awards

NFA Awards winners have been revealed.

The results of NFA 2018 Awards have been announced. Click below to view some of the winners.

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