6th Septemebr 2018
 
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Reliable Passive Fire Protection Can Make Every Week A ‘Fire Door Safety Week’
 

Fire, thermal and acoustic insulation manufacturer Promat UK is urging fire door producers and specifiers to use the focal point of the 2018 Fire Door Safety Week to take a fresh look at the design of their doors, and scrutinise every detail to eliminate risk in these life-saving products.

Promat UK, which is a long established manufacturer of passive fire protection products, including fire resistant glass, intumescent seals and door slab core materials, welcomes the annual spotlight that Fire Door Safety Week puts on the importance of fire doors, but believes much more needs to be done to design-out risk.

 
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aluplast Launches New Modular Flush-Fit Casement Sash
 

aluplast has continued its investment in the UK window and door industry with the launch of a new slim-sightline and modular PVC-U flush casement.

Defined by a slim-sight line chamfer to the IGU, the new aluplast flush sash maximises the glazed area of the window.

Designed to integrate seamlessly with the German-system house’s Ideal 70 and Ideal 4000 systems, it features a choice of standard and

 
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Coastal Group Launches HS Portal SSC Lift And Slide System
 

Hardware specialist Coastal Group has launched a new straight sliding door system – HS Portal SCV Lift and Slide System – which they say not only makes manufacturing easier and quicker but comes with a dedicated full technical support package.

The company has incorporated innovative hardware technology into the new system designed to reduce manufacturing time and deliver an enhanced life span. It was designed after listening to feedback from

 
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Vickie Brown Receives Top Marks As Chartered Director

 

With just over 1500 chartered directors operating across the world, achieving the Institute of Directors’ most prestigious qualification is no simple task, and one attempted by very few.

Vickie Brown, Finance Director at Distinction Doors in Barnsley recently joined the honoured cohort, where each member is recognised for their commitment to leadership, decision-making prowess and professional development.

 
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Super-Size’ Manufacture Defining Trend At This Year’s Glasstec

 

Capacity to manufacture on increasingly large scale is one of the defining trends at this year’s Glasstec, 23-26th October, Düsseldorf, according to machinery specialist, Promac Group.

With cutting-edge technologies on show at this autumn’s expo from its supply partners including Forel, Mappi, Soft Solution, and Macotec, Promac Group Managing Director, Joe Hague, said Glasstec 2018

 
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Expert Technical Advice From Yale

 

When choosing new hardware to complement your door or window portfolio you want to be confident that it will meet agreed standards for safety, reliability and quality. The Technical Service Team at Yale can provide expert advice and support on product specification, selection and testing, giving peace of mind that you’ve got the right product specification whatever the application.

 
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Senior Delivers A Hybrid Solution To Harrogate

 

The attractive new offices of Harrogate Borough Council in North Yorkshire have benefitted from an innovative mix of timber and aluminium thanks to use of Senior Architectural Systems’ Hybrid windows, doors and curtain wall.

Located within a wooden conservation area in the leafy spa town of Harrogate, the new civic centre has allowed the council to consolidate its facilities in one single-site location.

 
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The Computer Says Yes
 

All too often, it was a case of ‘the computer says no’ for Cumbernauld based CMS Window Systems when it was dealing with its previous software supplier. It was refreshing then for it to switch to Business Micros and benefit from what CMS describes as a ‘truly customer orientated approach’.

 
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‘Aluprof Reaches For The Stars’

 

A stunning new curtain wall facade has been installed by Aluprof customer, Britplas, at Jodrell Bank Observatory. The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation have set up their new global Headquarters at the world famous location.

Working in conjunction with the University of Manchester the new radio telescope will utilise a collection area of almost one million square

 
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Guardian Glass Europe Launches A Double-Silver Coated Solar Control Glass With A Neutral Grey Appearance And Enhanced Performance

 

Guardian Glass has introduced a new double-silver coated solar control glass with a grey, neutral appearance that meets current architectural trends for glass facades and windows.

Guardian SunGuard® SuperNeutral™ (SN) 63 not only satisfies current architectural design trends, but also offers a range of

 
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A Helping Hand For BM Aluminium’s Helpdesk

 

BM Aluminium’s customers are benefiting from its investment in a new SharePoint intranet platform.

The Tewkesbury based LogiKal software specialist has very much made the Microsoft product its own and has adapted it to track and monitor all of its helpdesk calls.

 
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Full House Proves A Winner For Rowley Aluminium

 

A full house of popular AluK Optio products by Rowley Aluminium was crowned the August winner of AluK’s Installation of the Month competition.

The stunning new build property in Wimborne, Dorset features a bespoke front door in AluK’s 58BD system, with full height gable and windows using the versatile 58BW system,

 
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Housing Associations and Local Authorities Get More With Sidey

 

Sidey has again proven its credentials for social housing partners with its place on the Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) for all categories of windows and doors.

Steve Hardy, Managing Director at Sidey, says: “SPA provides public sector clients the assurances they need when choosing a partner for windows and doors. We understand how vital

 
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Bennetts Brewing Up For Macmillan Coffee Morning

 

Aluminium glazing specialists Bennett Architectural are supporting this year’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning from Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday 28th September.

Staff are being encouraged to bring in their own baked goods and raise vital funds for the national cancer charity.

 
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Trade News

Zero Landfill Target Hit By CMS Window Systems

Waste recycling and re-use levels at CMS Window Systems reached 100% for the financial year 2017-2018 to hit its ambitious target to completely eliminate waste being sent to landfill.

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Dear Gerald

We hear a lot about crime in the media, and it’s that awareness of crime that drives perceptions and magnifies our fear. So homeowners feel vulnerable when they hear that some police forces have stopped

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Milestone Reached: 50,000 Homeowner Certificates Delivered Through DGCOS And Assure Partnership, All Within 24 Hours Of Completion

Consumer protection organisation DGCOS is celebrating two years of partnership with one of the UK’s fastest growing, independent

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Certass Goes Digital with Building Certificates

Certass has introduced digital downloads for building certificates, to make getting certificates quicker, easier and more convenient for Certass members and homeowners.

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Product News

New Pastel Range And Door Designs From Solidor

Solidor’s continued range development has resulted in the introduction of a new Pastel Range of colours that consists of Twilight Grey, Lavender and Cobalt Blue, along with the launch of two new door designs,

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Mackenzie Glass Scales-Up Laminate Capability

Mackenzie Glass has completed major investment in a new a new Bottero 515LAMe laminated glass cutting table, shortening turn-around times on cut-to-size laminates.

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RENOLIT EXOFOL Professional Cleaner Helps Against Stubborn Dirt

A new professional cleaner has been launched for use on profiles laminated with RENOLIT EXOFOL Exterior films. Construction dirt, adhesive residue, and stubborn marks can all quickly contribute to extensive contamination.

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Internal Sliding Doors – Fitted In As Little As 10-Minutes Per Door

Bohle has launched a new range of internal sliding doors, which can be fitted in as little as 10-minutes and require no glass processing to install.

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Top-Selling ACK5 Chain Actuator Now Has A 5-year Warranty Option

Vent Engineering has launched a free 5-year warranty option on the new TOPP ACK5 window chain actuator.

The ACK5 is Vent Engineering’s first joint product collaboration with TOPP

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Aluminium

The Rise Of Passivhaus

The basic principles of Passivhaus is its ability to reduce the permitted space heating demand and primary energy consumption. This is achieved in several ways, but primarily by designing a building envelope with

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Internet

New Carl F Groupco hardware website launched

With over 7,000 product lines in its catalogue, Carl F Groupco’s website is an essential sales tool and source of hardware information. Supporting the company’s ethos of placing emphasis on customer requirements,

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On-Site

Bennetts Set For New Project At New Covent Garden Market

Aluminium glazing specialists Bennett Architectural are set to work on a second project at the revamped New Covent Garden Market.

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Awards

Specification Awards Now Open For Entries

Door and window hardware professionals can now nominate their projects for the internationally recognised biennial GAI/RIBA Architectural Ironmongery

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