6th February 2018
 
German Plastics Giant Picks Wellingborough To Build Advanced Window Recycling Plant
 

VEKA Recycling Ltd, a division of one of the world’s biggest PVC-U window profile manufacturers has chosen Wellingborough for the location of what is claimed will be Europe’s most advanced facility dedicated to recycling PVC-U window and door profiles. The company has taken over a former metals recycling plant in Neilson Road

 
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The Residence Collection Announces New Start- Up Package
 

From as little as £18,000, fabricators can now look to offer The Residence Collection as an additional PVCu system, albeit this is an integrated suite of three window and door systems. There are also considerable added benefits of single length ordering and full factory training in The Residence Academy.

 
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Washington And Riley Join The Bluesky Fire Door Installer Scheme
 

Washington And Riley, Staffordshire based architectural hardware specialists, has joined the Bluesky Certification UKAS accredited Fire Door Installer Scheme.

Post Grenfell, the spotlight has been thrown on the importance of installing fire doors correctly and the responsibility

 
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Business Micros Team On A Mission In China
 

Business Micros’ Directors Graeme Bailey and Jim Cronie headed east as well, joining Wegoma China and Guangdong Glass Technologies on a week-long trip.

Graeme and Jim were there to demonstrate Business Micros’ class leading EvoNET factory management system

 
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Triple Win For Everglade Windows

 

Everglade Windows has won three West London Business Awards. As well as being triumphant in the Manufacturing & Engineering Business of the Year and SME of the Year categories, Everglade picked up the biggest award of the night – Company of the Year.

 
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£5,000 For 5,000 Hours To GM Fundraising

 

Brisant Secure have donated £5,000 to GM Fundraising, to celebrate the revolutionary Lock Lock door security handle surpassing an unprecedented 5,000 hour salt spray test.

GM Fundraising has been the industry’s charity

 
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SWISSPACER To Exhibit At Fensterbau

 

SWISSPACER will be exhibiting on Stand 214, Hall 7a at Fensterbau Frontale, Nuremberg, this March.

Visitors will be able to learn more about SWISSPACER’s full range of high performance

 
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ISO CHEMIE Tape Seals Ground Breaking New Housing Project

 

ISO-CHEMIE’s high performance expanding foam sealing tape has been specified for an innovative project that could herald a new approach to building affordable housing.

The ISO BLOCO ONE tape has been used to

 
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Euroglaze’s Switch Without A Hitch Service Proves Popular

 

Euroglaze officially launched its Switch without a Hitch service at the start of this year, with the specific aim of making the process of switching supplier as smooth and rewarding as possible.

The Rehau trade fabricator has brought together

 
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Haffner Murat Machinery Package Transforms Heritage Product Fabrication

 

One of the biggest growth areas predicted in the next few years is in heritage products, in particular mechanically jointed options. These types of products offer good margins for fabricators, but in order to maximise them, fabricators need to invest in the machinery that

 
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VBH Strengthens Sales Team With Two New Starters

 

VBH (GB) adds to its sales team with the appointment of Matt Edney as Area Sales Manager for the South East, and Wayne Hewlett as External Technical Sales Support.

Matt started his career in the British Army (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers)

 
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CMS Helps Deliver Scotland’s Ground-Breaking New ‘Garden Hospital’ In Dumfries & Galloway

 

High performance windows, doors and curtain walling by CMS Window Systems have helped to deliver the extensive new Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary – a 63,500 sq. m ‘Garden Hospital’ designed to meet the increasingly sophisticated healthcare needs

 
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Bluemanor Celebrate A Decade With Prefix

 

Bluemanor Windows are celebrating their 10th anniversary in business with key partner, Prefix Systems and over this period have become one of the most successful and highly regarded installation companies in Essex.

 
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Bennetts Takes On Biggest DfMA Project At New Grange Hospital

 

Bennett Architectural will undertake its biggest DfMA project to date, providing high quality glazing solutions for the £350m New Grange Hospital in Cwmbran, South Wales.

 
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Survey Shows That More Than 40% Of Installers Have Seen An Increase In Domestic Work

 

A recent survey carried out by Improveasy has shown that more than 40% of the UK’s window and door installers have seen an increase in the number of domestic projects they have completed.

 
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elumatec Expands In The Emerald Isle

 

Rocketing demand in the Irish market is fuelling elumatec’s ongoing growth.

Recent months have seen two major Irish fabricators purchase some of the manufacturer’s profile machining products.

 
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Trade News

Cross-Party Inquiries Must Stop Another Carillion And Shine A Light On Mis-Selling, Say Small Firms

Welcoming the launch of a BEIS Select Committee inquiry into supply chain bullying and small business productivity, and a Treasury Select Committee inquiry into access to finance for small firms, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chairman Mike Cherry, said: “It’s great to see parliament announcing new cross-party investigations to tackle the many issues facing small firms today.

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Entec Design Uses Exlabesa

Specialist subcontractor Entec Design Services Ltd has recently undertaken the complete building envelope of a new 83 bed Premier Inn in Middlesbrough, using Exlabesa Building Systems’ ECW 50 curtain walling system and KSF Non Thermal Door system.

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Insight Data Celebrates Five-Years Of Membership With The Glass And Glazing Federation (GGF)

The industry’s provider of prospect data and expert market intelligence, Insight Data is celebrating its fifth-year of membership with the Glass and Glazing Federation. The GGF is the trusted representative of businesses across the fenestration industry – helping to promote best practice, shape regulations and set the highest technical standards.

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Product News

Two-Tone Is The Way Forward With Force 8

Force 8 is once again at the cutting edge of composite door design. While most manufacturers are catching up with the new aluminium look smooth finish, which was introduced across the Force 8 Decadence range, the company has launched the Decadence Zermatt with a unique colour combination.

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Delivering A Competitive Advantage

According to Epwin Window Systems, increasing numbers of fabricators are choosing its Spectus, Profile 22, PatioMaster, Swish and Safeware brands. Gerald Allen, Epwin Window Systems’ Marketing Manager, said: “We’re delighted to see how many fabricators are coming on board across the various businesses because our aim is to always offer a package that delivers our customers a clear competitive advantage.”

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Cordless Edge Router And Planer From Bosch

Bosch is offering a cordless edge router GKF 12V-8 Professional and a cordless planer GHO 12V-20 Professional in the 12 V segment for the first time.

The Flexible Power System from Bosch ensures compatibility with all existing power tools and chargers within the same voltage class.

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People

Key Appointment Strengthens Glazerite’s Digital Marketing

Glazerite Group has appointed Lauren Edwards as Digital Marketing Coordinator to further strengthen the company’s digital marketing strategies. Lauren will work closely with Group Marketing Manager Michelle Wright to develop what the company sees as a core element of its marketing strategy for 2018, for its own growth and on behalf of its installer customers.

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On-Site

Senior Specified For Award-Winning Health Centre

Boasting a number of industry accolades and an impressive BREEAM rating of ‘excellent’, Eastwood Health Centre in Glasgow has benefitted from the use of Senior Architectural Systems’ attractive Hybrid timber aluminium curtain walling and high-performance aluminium windows and doors.

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