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6th July 2023
 


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Opportunities Without The Investment

 

Choose your suppliers carefully to help win high-value work, argues joint managing director of Mackenzie Glass Mark Herbert. We report.

“Many glass companies are currently geared to do as much as possible as cheaply as possible,” joint managing director of Mackenzie Glass Mark Herbert says. “But while this may benefit their customers in the short term, it stifles investment and innovation.”

The glass industry currently finds itself in a compromised position, with contradicting pressures making competing demands on it, Mark argues.

 
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VR Technology Brings Epwin Window Systems’ Products To Life

 

Epwin Window Systems installer Oswestry Windows and Doors Ltd has invested in the power of virtual reality technology to bring products to life in consumers’ homes. Owner Matthew Dunne-Smith says: “VR technology is proving transformational for us. We have secured several large-scale domestic installations because it’s given our customers a completely new dimension for visualising their home improvements that completely blows their minds.”

Virtual reality is the next-level in homeowner visualisation. Used in TV makeover programmes such as Your Home Made Perfect, the technology creates a virtual scene of the completed installation.

 
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Wendland Lantern Internal Aluminium Suite

 

 Wendland Lantern is now available with a thermally broken aluminium internal finish. The low profile square-edged design is claimed to create a modern look and feel on every size and style in the range, including the square Wendland Lantern.

Commenting about the most recent enhancement to the Wendland Lantern, Craig Keighley, Business Unit Head – Lanterns and Skylights, said: “The architectural look offered by aluminium products continues to become more popular and so we are thrilled to offer thermally broken aluminium internals on the Wendland Lantern. For fabricators, these new off-the-shelf parts have been designed to offer very easy fabrication with square cut parts and internal ridge covers that click into place with no extra work for the fitter on site.

 
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Listers Launches New Plug-And-Play Gallery44 Composite Door Designer

 

Listers has created a new customer website door designer tool for its Gallery44 Composite Door Range.

With three ranges to choose from – Traditional; Contemporary Grained; or smooth finish Urban options – the Galery44 range has been carefully curated by Listers to offer maximum design flexibility to installers.

Its new Gallery44 Door Designer Tool pulls different door styles, colour options, glass and hardware specifications into a simple-to-use online configurator.

 
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Part F Compliance Made Easy With Carl F Groupco

 

With the period for the transitional arrangement for Approved Document F in England ending on 15th June 2023, Carl F Groupco has ensured ongoing compliance is straightforward by stocking an extensive inventory of Part F compliant trickle vents.

John King, sales director of the independent hardware supplier, said: “From 15th June 2023 all windows have a mandatory requirement to meet the revised Document F of Building Regulations. The new Part F of Building Regulations requires additional ventilation to circulate air in living spaces. While this can be achieved in many ways, by far the most economical and practical solution is to use trickle vents.

 
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Supplying The Demand

 

Nationwide Windows Limited (NWD) has shown its commitment to being at the forefront of innovation and best practice by completing its first pilot PAS2030 property installation – the revised standard that ensures projects are ready to meet Government, industry and client requirements.

Sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), this PAS standard is for the specification for the installation of energy efficiency measures in existing dwellings and insulation in residential park homes.

 
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Total Hardware Launches New Quantum Rapid Fit Door Hinge

 

Window and Door hardware specialists, Total Hardware has just launched its new Quantum Rapid Fit Door Hinge.

Commenting on the introduction of the new hinge, Chris Pell, general manager at Total Hardware, said: “Our Quantum hardware range is a very popular choice, and we are delighted to further enhance the collection with our new Rapid Fit Hinge. The hinge offers modern and elegant aesthetics, and its front ‘slide-on or lift-off’ design ensures simple fitting and adjustment with no reveal limitations. Early customer feedback has been extremely positive.”

 
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Swift Frame Adds Veka’s Imagine Patio Door

 

Norfolk fabricator Swift Frame has added Veka’s Imagine Patio Door to its product range offering.

Veka’s advanced thermal barrier technology is claimed to minimise heat transfer, reduce energy consumption and lower utility costs.

The product also features a precision-engineered sliding mechanism to ensure seamless and quiet opening and closing.

It also offers 8-point locking as standard, as well as toughened glazing options.

 
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Comp Door Achieves PAS 24:2022

 

Comp Door has announced their success in becoming the first composite door supplier to achieve BSI Kitemark to BS 8529:2017 and PAS 24:2022, claims the company, a standard that demonstrates enhanced security against burglary or attack, as well as weather resistance.

What makes this achievement so significant is that despite the company’s incredibly young age, Comp Door has successfully designed and manufactured a product that has passed the extensive, rigorous testing that a product must undergo to meet all the requirements of PAS 24:2022.  This new certification now means that Comp Door can supply all contracts,

 
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Senior Takes Pure To The Palace

 

Senior Architectural Systems has attended an official presentation ceremony at Buckingham Palace and presented with a prestigious award for innovation in recognition of its patented Pure aluminium window system.  Senior’s founder and inventor of the Pure system Lennart Jonsson represented the company by attending the exclusive event, alongside the other winners of the 2023 King’s Award for Enterprise and King Charles III himself.

Also, in attendance at the reception dinner, which was held on Tuesday 27th June at Buckingham Palace, were the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, environment secretary Therese Coffey, and business and trade secretary Kemi Badenoch.

 
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Morley Glass Agrees Leeds Knights Title Sponsorship For Next Two Seasons

 

Leeds-based integral blinds manufacturer Morley Glass has signed a deal to extend its sponsorship of ice hockey team Leeds Knights for at least the next two years.

The company will continue to be “Title Sponsors” of the team who were crowned the Planet Ice NIHL National Division Champions this year, and expectations are even higher for the 2023-24 season which begins in September.

The officially named “Morley Glass Leeds Knights” describe the sponsorship agreement as ‘pivotal’ as it helps to reinforce their ambition to be one of the established sporting brands in Leeds

 
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DoorCo Confirms Sponsorship Of G-Awards 2023

 

DoorCo has confirmed it’s continued sponsorship of the G-Awards for 2023.  After successfully winning the coveted category ‘Component Supplier of the Year’ at the 2022 Awards, DoorCo has taken the decision to not enter the category again, but instead focus on the categories that reflect in more detail, the people and processes within the organisation.

Dan Sullivan, DoorCo’s managing director explains: “The G-Awards are without doubt the most coveted prize within the fenestration industry, so reconfirming our position as main sponsor this year was an easy decision for us to make, as we want to continue to support the recognition of excellence within our industry.

 
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Qwood Main Sponsor And Exhibitor At BWF Members’ Day

 

Qwood, manufacturer of  timber composite profiles, made an impression as the main sponsor and exhibitor at the recent BWF Members’ Day. The event, held on the 13th of June at Holywell Park Conference Centre, Loughborough, brought together members of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) to network, share industry insights, and explore the latest trends in the woodworking sector.

Tim Hayes and Andrew Stevenson, as representatives of Qwood, played an instrumental role at the event. Their presence as both the main sponsor and exhibitor showcased Qwood’s commitment to supporting the woodworking community and driving innovation in the industry.

 
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Trade News

Homeowners Positive Over Timber In The Home, But Misconceptions Remain – Research

New research from the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) reveals signs that timber windows and doors are viewed positively by homeowners, but that misunderstandings over their performance persist.

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Industry Man Jason Bamford Purchases Regal Aluminium

Jason Bamford, one of the well-known names in the industry, has just announced he has purchased Regal Aluminium.

Jason, who has taken over the role of managing director, said: “I am delighted to be taking the reins at Regal Aluminium and am looking forward...

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Ultion Cashback: Installers Can Now Earn 5% On Every Ultion Product Sale

Ultion has announced the launch of Ultion CashBack, an exclusive program that enables installers to earn 5% from the sale of any Ultion product to their customers for the next 12 months.

Ultion CashBack offers installers an opportunity to secure an ongoing income stream,

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Trade News

Nationwide Windows Set The Standard With PAS2030 Installation

Nationwide Windows Limited (NWD) has shown its commitment to being at the forefront of innovation and best practice by completing its first pilot PAS2030 property installation – the revised standard that ensures projects are ready to meet Government, industry and client requirements.

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Glazpart’s New Partnership Programme

Glazpart has announced the official launch of “The Glazpartners Programme” – designed to promote the value of customer relationships in the fenestration industry.

The new initiative has already been embraced by a significant number of Glazpart’s customers,

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FrameXpress’ Road To 25 Years In Business: Delivering From The Inside, Out

After delivering windows and doors to installers for a quarter of a century, Stuart Green, FrameXpress’ director, talks about celebrating 25 years in business, as well as reflecting on how its superior manufacturing and care of its employees go hand-in-hand.

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Product News

Made For Trade Releases Korniche Flat Rooflight

An article by Made for Trade

Since inception, the Korniche brand has always represented a new era in the field of fenestration design; with a quality-led focus on clever engineering applied from other industries to bring with it benefits for the installer, re-seller and homeowner.

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SheerVent: A Flush Intelligent Roof Vent For Sheerline’s S1 Lantern

Sheerline has announced the launch of SheerVent, a revolutionary roof vent for the S1 lantern. It claims to offer an innovative approach to ventilation that doesn’t compromise on the stylish and modern aesthetic associated with the award winning aluminium glazed roof.

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Endurance Doors Embraces Current Colour Trend

Endurance Doors is enabling design-conscious homeowners to enjoy exterior doors in a new and highly sought-after colour, says the company.

The business, which already offers customers a choice of 85 unique door designs in a palette of 19 different shades,

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People

Team Changes At Bi-Fold Door Hardware Manufacturer

Bi-fold door hardware manufacturer Debar has announced two management changes that it says will help to strengthen and expand its operations.

Jim Lomax who has joined the team as Sales and Marketing Director brings 30 years’ experience...

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Glass & Glazing

New Gasket From Coastal Group

Coastal Groups says the new glazing gasket combines exceptional performance, even in the harshest environmental conditions with a cleaner, more slimline aesthetic.

Coastal Group claims this is unique to the company, and the glazing gasket was developed alongside strategic partners Deventer,

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Pilkington Launches High Performance Anti-Reflective Glass In The UK

Pilkington OptiView Ultra, an anti-reflective and highly transparent glass by the NSG Group, has launched in the UK to support architects specifying for the retail and leisure sectors.

The high performance anti-reflective glass is claimed to reduce visible light reflectance...

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Awards

Conservatory Outlet Celebrates At The West Yorkshire Apprentice Awards

Conservatory Outlet celebrated two victories at the West Yorkshire Apprentice Awards.

Operations manager Michelle Wootton was named the region’s Mentor of the Year. Nikki Lewis, who recently completed her Level 6 marketing manager apprenticeship,

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Charity

Deceuninck Supports True ‘Saint’

Deceuninck has donated £500 to the Saints Foundation, a charity set up by Southampton Football Club to help people of all ages and abilities lead healthier, happier lives.

Managing director of Deceuninck, Rob McGlennon, presented the cheque to Michael Pearce,

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