6th October 2016
 
New Funding For SME Builders Will Ease Housing Crisis
 

The creation of a dedicated fund aimed at lending to SME house builders will help to tackle the housing crisis, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has said in response to an announcement by Philip Hammond and Sajid Javid at the Conservative Party Conference.

Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “We welcome the Government’s renewed focus on house building and its recognition that without a resurgent SME sector, there’s little prospect of the country tackling its chronic under-supply of new homes. The launch of a £3 billion Home Builders Fund, a significant part of which will be specifically targeted at supporting small scale developers, will tackle one of the key barriers to SME house builders – a lack of access to finance.

 
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Tradesmith Turns To Aluminium With WarmCore
 

For almost quarter of a century, Sussex based Tradesmith Ltd has fabricated windows, doors and conservatories for the PVC-U market. Over this time, they have continued to invest and grow the business to ensure they keep delivering market leading innovations to their extensive customer base. When they decided to take the business in a new direction and add aluminium to their already comprehensive product offering, it was decided there was no better product to do it with than WarmCore – the ‘warm aluminium’ window and door system from the Synseal Group.

 
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New Online Imaging System Improves Customer Service At Euroglaze

 

Just like the hugely successful GB cycling team, much of the success at REHAU trade fabricator Euroglaze is based on identifying and implementing incremental improvements in performance.

The latest initiative by the Barnsley based company is aimed at ensuring that ancillary items are always supplied complete to customers so that they never have to worry about missing screws or fittings.

 
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“Most Successful Glasstec” For SWISSPACER
 

SWISSPACER experienced its most successful show yet at glasstec in September. The leading warm edge spacer bar supplier had a constant stream of visitors to its stand and double the number of enquiries than in 2014.

Visitors were particularly interested in SWISSPACER’s new product innovation, SWISSPACER Triple. A world-first, SWISSPACER Triple is the only spacer bar designed specifically for triple glazing. SWISSPACER Triple replaces two single spacer bars with a centre groove to hold the middle pane of glass in place,

 
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Promac Group Reports Significant Market Confidence Despite Brexit ‘Fears’
 

Promac Group has said UK glass processors are confident about the future, with two-thirds of those polled planning investment in machinery within the next two years.

The survey of UK glass processors and IGU manufacturers at this year’s Glasstec, found that despite initial fears about Brexit, UK visitors to the international expo were continuing to invest in new equipment and machinery.

 
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ColorSpray From RegaLead A Hit At Glasstec
 

As the doors closed for another two years on the industry’s largest glass show, RegaLead returned home from its most successful Glasstec exhibition yet, having joined 235 other exhibitors all keen to showcase their latest innovations to over 40,000 visitors. This year, the show for RegaLead was focused solely on its ColorSpray specialist coatings division for the glass and fenestration markets and saw the launch of new paint formulations and new dispensing and drying solutions.

 
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Global Industry: Bohle Showcases Product Offering On International Stage
 

Bohle has showcased its cutting-edge glass processing consumables, tooling and machinery at this year’s global glass processing expo, Glasstec.

With visitor numbers for the bi-annual event held in Düsseldorf, 20th to 23rd September, topping 40,200, Bohle reported exceptionally high levels of footfall to its 9,000m2 stand.

 
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PIGS Flying High
 

People in Glazing Society is proving that PIGS really can fly. Its BirmingHAM event saw the highest attendance for the glazing network, just ahead of its first international PIGS to take place at GlassBuild America in Las Vegas on 20 October.

190 people came to PIGS in Birmingham, marking a happy second anniversary since Sarah Ball from Balls2 Marketing became organiser of PIGS.

 
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Glazing Is Central In Iconic Art Deco Adelphi Building Refurb
 

Designing and installing a new five storey atrium and roof light in keeping with its Grade II listed art deco surroundings was just one of the challenges met by GLASSOLUTIONS as part of ISG’s £30million refurbishment of the iconic Adelphi Building on London’s Victoria Embankment.

The UK’s leading glass processing company worked closely with architects Aukett Swanke and the main contractors as part of

 
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First-Class Service Leads To Second Machining Centre For Vale Garden Houses
 

Vale Garden Houses, the Grantham-based manufacturer of high quality orangeries, conservatories, bronze casement windows and bronze doors, has purchased a second Mecal CNC machining centre from Addison Saws.

The machine, a 4-axis Mecal MC 305 Kosmos, will be used in Vale’s highly specialised Bronze Department to drill, mill, slot and prep architectural bronze extrusions of up to 3.5 metres in length and from 3.5mm to 12mm in thickness.

 
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Total Glass Windows Make A ‘Grand’ Statement At The Residence
 

Standing on a prominent 14-acre site close to York city centre, the former Terry’s chocolate factory has been transformed into more than 170 luxury apartments and penthouses.

Bringing new light into the restored Grade II listed building are more than 1,000 aluminium windows supplied and installed by fenestration specialist Total Glass.

Working closely with developers The PJ Livesey Group and to a strict conservation specification,

 
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CMS Finalist In Prestigious European Business Awards
 

Window, door and curtain walling designer, manufacturer and installer CMS Window Systems has been named as one of the most sustainable businesses in Europe by reaching the finals of the prestigious European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE).
The company, which is based near Glasgow and employs more than 250 people, has excelled in the face of tough competition from companies across Europe to be shortlisted in the ‘management’ category for medium and large companies.

 
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John Sisk & Son Achieves BRE BIM Level 2 Certification
 

Main contractor John Sisk & Son (Holdings) Ltd has validated its commitment to BIM through its recent BRE Global BIM Level 2 Business Systems certification.

Operating in the UK, Ireland and across Europe, the 150 years old family owned business is one of the most recent construction companies to demonstrate its BIM capability. John Sisk & Son (Holdings) Ltd operates across all construction sectors including, civil, commercial, industrial, healthcare, education, residential, retail, process industries, energy and others. With partner Dragados, it has recently completed work on Crossrail’s Eastern Running Tunnels, the largest of the tunnelling contracts on the scheme.

 
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Ten Panes for Seafront Restaurant
 

Alu-tec UK Ltd, the aluminium division of Climatec Windows Ltd, were tasked with manufacturing this impressive ten pane bi-fold door for a restaurant local to them on Chalkwell seafront in Essex.

After fabrication in their Southend factory using the AluK aluminium system, the doors were then installed by Climatec’s retail company Climatec Home Improvements.

 
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Trade News

Home Improvement Sector ‘Up’ In 2016 But ‘Brexit Uncertainty’ Significantly Downgrades Forecasts For New Build – Palmer

Palmer Market Research’s new report into the performance and prospects of the UK window and door industry, paints a complex picture of growth but also market contraction, as the UK continues its journey towards Brexit.

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GGF Annual Report Shows Productive And Stable Year

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has launched its Annual Report 2016 reporting on year ending 31st December 2015.

In the Report the financial section shows the GGF has remained financially stable throughout the year

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Sternfenster Launches New Installer Network

A new customer initiative has been rolled out by aluminium and PVC-U trade fabricator, Sternfenster, to help installers become the leading home improvement businesses in their regions.

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REHAU Achieves ISO 50001 Energy Management Certificate

REHAU has announced that it has achieved the ISO 50001 Energy Management Certificate for all of its UK manufacturing and warehousing facilities.

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Smooth Transition To System 10 For Halo Customer UFiT Windows

Long-standing Halo customer, UFiT Windows of Hemel Hempstead has continued its successful relationship with The VEKA UK Group systems supplier, with a universal changeover to Halo’s renowned System 10 profile.

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Customers Rate Deceuninck ‘Outstanding’!

Deceuninck has received very positive customer feedback in a recent survey measuring satisfaction rates, customer priorities and Deceuninck’s overall performance.

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UNION Supports National Home Security Month For The Third Time

Window, door, conservatory and kitchen manufacturer Stevenswood reports its biggest month ever in August 2016. Since 2015, Stevenswood has added nine new branches throughout Scotland,

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Product News

Exclusive New Range Of Roof Windows Launches In The UK

A new high-quality range of roof windows is now available exclusively in the UK from natural light specialist, LB Roof Windows, and can be ordered online. The Liteleader range from LB introduces three new products, each boasting strong features and benefits,

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Endurance Move To An AV3 Lock Standard

Endurance® Doors have now introduced the new, improved Winkhaus autoLock AV3 lock option which will supersede the AV2 design, for their standard and heritage locking solid and secure composite doors. .

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UAP Unveils Easy To Fit Patio Door Handle

Contemporary in design, easy to fit and corrosion resistant; the latest addition to the UAP door hardware range is the patio door handle with a 219mm backplate.,

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Distinction Doors Adds Four New Trend-Led Colours To Its Colour Offering

Distinction Doors has added four new colours to its colour offering: Dusty Pink, Magnolia, Sable and Honey Beige. Chantel Roach, the company’s Marketing Director, comments: “The trend in home design at the moment is for softer, warmer colours that bring a sense of comfort.

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Window Tech Trade Excited About Residence Collection Opportunities

Window Tech Trade has done very well with Residence 9 (R9), and is delighted to offer Residence 7 (R7) as a stunning new option.

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Heritage Accelerates With Help From Hurst Plastics

A Shropshire-based installer is set to motor into another successful year of partnership with door supplier Hurst Plastics with a brand new 2,500 square foot showroom and a fleet of liveried Minis.

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Software

Business Micros Aluminiium Completes New Fom Machine Link In Logikal

Business Micros Aluminium has completed a new CNC link between its market leading LogiKal software system and an FOM machining centre.

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Tools & Equipment

Time To See The Light With The Arrival Of Bosch’s GCL 2-15 G Professional Combi Laser

Precise alignment in bright environments
Four times more visible thanks to green laser lines Compact and versatile for all short-range levelling applications Easy alignment of laser

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People

Emmegi (UK) Strengthens Field Service Team

Emmegi (UK) has further strengthened its field service team with the appointment of Kyle Shenton as a Field Service Technician.

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Deceuninck Expands Commercial Team

Ultraframe has announced the appointment of Alex Hewitt as marketing director. Alex has vast experience of working in world-class firms and has played a pivotal role in businesses from start-ups to global brands.

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