6th March 2018
 
Small Builders And Small Sites Will Build Homes Faster
 

The best way to speed up housing delivery is to get more small builders back into the market and focus more attention on the potential of smaller sites, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

In response to the Prime Minister’s speech, Building a Britain fit for future, Brian Berry Chief Executive of the FMB said yesterday: “Small sites tend to deliver more quickly and smaller builders, for whom short term financing is more of a concern, have every incentive to build and sell quickly.

 
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Euroseal Starts The New Year With £2m Of New Orders
 

Specialist extruder, Euroseal has reported that it has won two new major orders, worth more than £2million combined.

With one of the UK’s most technically advanced extrusion facilities, Euroseal has extensive experience in the manufacture of a diverse range of thermoplastic extrusions, including rigid profile and co-extrusions in PVC, wood composite, HDPE, Polystyrene, Polypropylene and ABS.

 
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Bison Delivers High-End Product Suite
 

sliders. However, 2018 sees the launch of the company’s expanded Genesis Collection and WarmCore range, which represent a complete suite of high-end products.

Mark Tetley, Director of Bison explains: “We’re very well known and respected for our sash windows, because we have the expertise and skillset in-house to continuously improve our offering. We constantly design-in new features and customer benefits, to make our existing products better and better.

 
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TruFrame Launches Ground-Breaking QuoteBuilder Platform
 

TruFrame has announced the launch of what it describes as a ground-breaking and powerful lead generation tool for its customers – QuoteBuilder.

The purpose of this FREE tool is to create new sales opportunities for TruFrame customers by providing homeowners with a quick, enjoyable way to obtain accurate prices and realistic visual representations, in a way that conforms to expectations set by the automotive and furniture industries.

 
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Rapierstar Growth Continues With Deliveries Up 12% In Last 12 Months

 

Window and door fastener specialist Rapierstar has strengthened its position as the UK and Irish market leader with the number of its customer deliveries increasing by 12% during 2017, which resulted in year-on-year sales growth of 10%.

 
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High Performance Glazpart Vents Added To Carl F Groupco’s Catalogue

 

The high performance Glazpart Link Vent range of plastic injection moulded trickle ventilators has been added to Carl F Groupco’s hardware catalogue. Designed to meet the stringent requirements of today’s building standards, the Link Vent MK 2 is available in two variants – the 2500EQA and 5000EQA.

 
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Bosch GDR 18 V-160 Professional Impact Driver

 

Enabling trade professionals to raise their game without incurring extra spend. Bosch Professional brings the GDR 18 V-160 Professional Impact Driver to the marketplace. Top of its class, the Bosch GDR 18 V-160 Professional Impact Driver leads the industry’s 18 V cordless professional impact driver class on price-to-performance ratio, says Bosch.

 
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Finance Experts To Unveil New Initiative At Major Glazing Summit

 

Finance experts to the glass and glazing industry, Improveasy, will be unveiling new plans around support for fabricators and manufacturers at an upcoming industry event.

Improveasy is a gold sponsor at the Glazing Summit taking place on May 22nd at the St Johns Hotel & Conference Centre in Birmingham.

 
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Hall Of Frame For AluK Customers

 

AluK has announced the first ever winner of its brand new Installation of the Month competition. SG Installations’ stunning install of AluK windows, doors and curtain walling in a contemporary property in Northforeland, Broadstairs edged out the other shortlisted projects from Nottingham Window Company and Bedford Bi-Folds in an on-line poll.

 
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’Textural Architectural Finishes’

 

Powder Coating technology continues to advance, and whilst not a new concept, textured coatings are becoming recognised by specifiers as an alternative to choosing a high gloss, gloss or matt powder coat finish.

Textured finishes offer both a textured feel on close inspection, and introduce a deep matt appearance from a distance.

 
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Mila Congratulates Tradesmith On 25 Years

 

Mila is leading the congratulations for Sussex based PVC-U trade fabricator Tradesmith as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Tradesmith has been buying a large proportion of its hardware from Mila for much of those 25 years, and the partnership between the two companies is stronger than ever.

Mila’s Area Sales Manager Earl Tate said: “In the early 90s, Mila started out supplying Tradesmith with ProStyle window and door handles,

 
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Latest In Glass Developments At Materials Research Exchange 2018

 

Glass Technology Services Ltd (GTS) will be bringing its expertise in glass research and development, analysis, testing and consultancy support to the 2018 Materials Research Exchange & Investor Showcase (MRE2018). GTS is attending the conference and will be exhibiting throughout the event, which takes place at London’s Business Design Centre on March 12 and 13.

 
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Solidor Showroom Accolade For Windows Etc

 

Windows Etc has become the latest Solidor trade partner to be awarded with the Showroom of the Month accolade, this time for February, by offering an unrivalled composite door environment in Colchester, Essex.

The company is approaching a 9-year anniversary with Solidor and their impressive new brand-laden showroom features 19 different Solidor door designs, reflecting various styles, colours and hardware options.

 
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The Future Is Clear With Robust GLAS-DOR

 

Robust UK is launching their new glazed fire resistant steel profile and doorsets. ‘GLAS-DOR’ can provide up to 2 hours of fire resistance with a core of fire resistant insulation for glazed doors, sliding doors, partition walls and window sections.

The introduction of GLAS-DOR brings new opportunities for building design, as Paul Williams, Sales Director at Robust UK, explains: "Building on the experience and knowledge from over 20 years trading history with our sister company in Sweden,

 
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‘Aluprof Systems Awarded
Further Q-Mark Certificates’

 

Leading European systems company Aluprof have been awarded further prestigious Q-Mark Product Certifications by Exova BM Trada, for several of their window and door systems. The Q-Mark scheme offers independent and impartial third party assessment of manufacturers claims as to product performance and quality.

 
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CMS Meets Contemporary Glazing Brief For Award-Winning Carnegie Library Project

 

Scottish window, door and curtain walling manufacturer and installer CMS Window Systems has played a key role in the creation of the new Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries (DCL&G), which was crowned Scotland’s best building in the 2017 RIAS (The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland) Awards.

 
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Trade News

Last Chance To Complete Important Government Survey

The CORGI Fenestration Installer Scheme has been asked by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (the new name for DCLG) to ask the fenestration industry to participate in its Approved Documents User Survey.

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Epwin Glass Invests For The Future

Epwin has consolidated its glass production facilities onto one site – Epwin Glass. Epwin Glass draws on the company’s 30 years of experience in glass manufacture as it continues to support some of the largest and most respected domestic and commercial window manufacturers and installers in the UK.

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Government Commits £45M Of Funding To Kick-Start UK Housebuilding

Housing and Planning Minister, Dominic Raab has announced a £45 million cash injection into key community projects across the country, helping to facilitate the building of thousands of new homes.

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Fabricator TWR Group Anticipates Busy Trading Period

A NEW initiative looks set to result in a fabricator’s busiest ever trading period.

The TWR Group announced late last year that it would roll-out ‘never seen before’ lead times to give installers

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Cut The Confusion With Security Advice From Yale

Standards and legislation surrounding windows and doors are constantly evolving, and Yale understands the importance of complying with the very latest developments. As a result, the team is on hand to offer their expert

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Mercury’s Investment Shows It’s Set To Rise

Specialist fabricator Mercury Glazing Supplies Ltd has just invested a six figure sum in new machinery to help it achieve ambitious growth plans over the next three years. Chris Reeks, Mercury’s Sales and Marketing Director, commented: “This investment will help us continue to

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Product News

Dekko Opens New Doors For Emerald Windows With First Räum Garage Door Sale

Showing their commitment to helping customers break into new markets, Dekko Window Systems are celebrating with Swindon-based Emerald Windows after the successful sale of their very first garage door – the bold, new addition to the Räum aluminium range.

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Kolorseal Expands With Opening Of New Midlands Depot

Established over 14 years ago, Kolorseal Ltd provides an expert colour coating service to the fenestration industry. Thanks to the ever-increasing demand for coloured windows and doors, the business has enjoyed 30% growth in the last year

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New Thermobar Interbar In 22mm Profile

Thermoseal Group, one of the UK’s leading manufacturer and suppliers of warm edge spacer systems and over 2,000 insulated glass (IG) components, has introduced new sizes of its Thermobar Interbar to suit warm edge windows incorporating a multipane window system with a 25mm surface mount Georgian bar.

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GB Joinery First To A Rating In Accoya With CENSolutions

GB Joinery provides a wide range of professional joinery and carpentry services, to Stockport and the Greater Manchester area and throughout the UK. Established in 2014, the team has joinery experience that spans over 35 years.

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Cut The Cost & Complexity Of Window Repairs At Height

An innovative tool called Sashmate – developed by safety solutions specialist Glazesafe and available to buy at Window Ware – is helping locksmiths, double glaziers and window repair specialists across the country to work smarter,

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People

Promotion At Specialist Aluminium Manufacturer Sees Martin Rowe Become Sales Director

Martin Rowe has been unveiled as the Sales Director of Gloucester based aluminium specialists CDW Systems Limited.

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MASCO UKWG CEO Wayne Devine Steps Down After 28 years

Wayne Devine, a well-known industry stalwart, has announced his decision to step down after 28 years as CEO of the MASCO UK Window Group.

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Internet

New ISO-CHEMIE Portal For Fenestration Installers And Specifiers

A new online resource from ISO CHEMIE provides improved access to a range of sealant tape related project services and special tools for fenestration installers, retailers, designers and architects.

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Videos

Lock Lock Showreel – Don’t Meet Your Burglar

The latest compelling video from Lock Lock, shows that in less than 10 seconds an intruder can gain entry into a home with only a 1 Star cylinder, while Lock Lock survives a sustained effort several minutes even with the cylinder removed.

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On-Site

Senior Delivers Milestone PURe® Contract For New Manchester Life Development

Working alongside John Sisk & Son and specialist contractor Elite Aluminium Systems, Senior Architectural Systems has delivered its largest order to date for its thermally-efficient PURe® aluminium

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High Performance Curtain Walling From Reynaers Creates Eye-Catching Façade

Reynaers’ cutting-edge aluminium curtain wall system for facades and roofs has created new angles for a modern office building.

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