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Polyframe Extends PVCu Range With New Conservatory Offering
 

Polyframe is set to help even more installers grow their businesses with a new conservatory offering.

Available in September is Polyframe Conservatories – a full conservatory solution, which brings five market-leading profiles from REHAU, VEKA, Halo, Duraflex and Eurocell together with Global’s conservatory roof system. The development means that installers can now combine any profile with the PVCu conservatory roof to suit the needs and budget of the homeowner.

 
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‘The Resurgence Of Architectural Anodising’
 

Back in the 1970’s architectural aluminium, shopfronts, windows and curtain wall, was available in anodised finishes. These finishes were limited to silver, bronze and black. In the day, replacement window companies often offered a silver framed aluminium casement window set in a hardwood frame. The finish was exceptionally robust and if you look round today, some of these home improvement windows are still performing well. So why did we all but stop using anodised finishes?

 
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R7 Chalks Up The Whites
 

R7, part of The Residence Collection, is proving increasingly popular in Chalk White and in premium foiled finishes as the ultimate 75mm high performance flush inside and out window, for both contemporary and heritage installations, says the company.

While much of the industry talk is of foiled finishes, sales of unfoiled windows and doors can’t be ignored as the Chalk White finish of R7 shows.

 
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AluFoldDirect Launches Aluminium Installer Training Academy
 

AluFoldDirect’s Aluminium Installer Training Academy is now open, giving installers the opportunity to upskill on fitting aluminium glazing and install the Everything Aluminium range right first-time, every time.

Based at AluFoldDirect’s Blackburn HQ, the academy has been purpose-built, so that installers can get practical, hands-on training from the aluminium experts. In rigs, there are full-sized samples of the Everything Aluminium range including bi-fold doors, sliding doors,

 
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New Appointments Strengthen The British Woodworking Federation Council And Executive Board

 

Executive Board and Council focused on driving forward the Build It Better with Wood strategy

The British Woodworking Federation, the UK’s woodworking and joinery industry trade association, has made new appointments to the BWF Council and its Executive Board. Andrew Madge, Managing Director of Gowercroft Joinery has been appointed to the Executive Board, while Wolfgang Gorner of Allan Brothers and Simon Badham of Arden Windows have both joined the BWF Council.

 
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UMG Online

 

UMG (Unique Metal & Glass Ltd) has launched a brand new website, which puts it even further ahead of the competition, says the company. The new website at www.metal-glass.com transforms UMG’s online presence, thanks to a contemporary new design which reflects the cutting edge architectural concepts of the company. It is optimised for use on any type of screen, therefore can be used with ease on a mobile anywhere. The site contains galleries of UMG’s prestigious installations from around the UK, both large and small projects.

 
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Morley MD Gets Ready For Charity Judging Role

 

After being crowned the winner of the 2017 Variety Strictly Ballroom event, and helping raise over £40k for the charity, Morley Glass & Glazing managing director Ian Short is getting his scoring paddles ready as he joins the judging panel for this year’s event.

Among those competing for this year’s title will be Variety Yorkshire board member David Wilson and his wife Gail, Bruce Lightbody; partner at Addleshaw Goddard, Nicola McNally; MD of McNally Electrical Group and Mahmood Mazhar; CEO of Core Telecom.

 
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Glyngary Works In Partnership With VBH To Develop PAS24 Compliant Hardware

 

door solution. Glyngary, a family-owned window and door fabricator since 1985, saw an opportunity to develop a door specification and security hardware package that helps them stand out from competitors. The partnership also includes Yale and Accoya.

Glyngary wanted a long-lasting product using hardware which could match the performance of Accoya, the world’s leading long-life sustainable wood, guaranteed against rot for 50 years.

 
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Practice Makes Perfect For GM Fundraising Golfing Challengers
 

Preparations are well under way by the challenger team aiming to upset the odds in round two of this year’s Ryder Cup style GMF Cup Challenge, a charity golf event taking place at Quinta do Logo in September.

The team, which brings together individuals from businesses working in all areas of the door and window industry, took the opportunity recently to play a valuable practice day at the Astbury Golf Course in South Cheshire.

 
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Cornish Firm Broadens Its Horizons With Real Aluminium

 

A Cornish business is set to treble its projected sales of aluminium since taking the leap to REAL Aluminium.

Installer and trade supplier Horizon Home Improvements spotted the potential to add aluminium to its portfolio and began working with REAL Aluminium at the beginning of 2018. The firm has already seen extraordinary growth since introducing REAL Aluminium and expects to sell three times more aluminium than it originally predicted by the end of this year.

 
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Sternfenster Sees The Benefit Of sole Supply From DOORCO

 

With an extensive product offering for the home improvement market and a wealth of happy customers who come back to them time and again, quality and service is of the utmost importance to Lincolnshire based Sternfenster. They need suppliers that won’t let them down – which, says the company, is why they use DOORCO for all of their composite door requirements.

 
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Avantek Appoints Bishop As New MD

 

Avantek Machinery has announced that Nigel Bishop is promoted to Managing Director from 1st August 2018, assuming full responsibility for the day-to-day operation and strategic direction of the company.

Nigel has been with Avantek as Sales Director since early 2016, and has made a positive contribution to the business during that time.

 
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Modplan’s Portfolio Opens Doors

 

Leading VEKA trade fabricator, Modplan offers a comprehensive product portfolio to help add value to their customers’ businesses. Part of their portfolio includes patios and bifolding doors which are manufactured in Modplan’s dedicated door plant based at the company’s headquarters near Newport, Gwent. This in-house expertise is something that Sales and Marketing Director Justin Williams knows is important to the company’s customers.

 
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Choosing A Patio Door Supplier With The Right Credentials

 

Sliding patio doors are seeing a resurgence in popularity as more installers recognise they are the practical, cost-effective alternative to bi-folds. But, as Managing Director of Universal Trade Frames Brian Kruger points out, if installers want to capitalise on the opportunities, you need to work with the right supplier. He said: “Sliding patio doors are considered a specialist product for a reason. If you want exceptional quality and reliability, you need to partner with a trade supplier that’s got a solid track record in manufacturing them.”

 
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B & P Windows – The Latest Solidor Awardee

 

Wakefield based B & P Windows have been awarded Showroom of the Month for August, having recently upgraded their consumer showsite that’s been part of the business from the outset, enjoying a strong 37-year history in West Yorkshire.

B & P are a distinctly family-run business with shared principles and have been part of the Solidor network for over 7 years, presenting the business on quality and service, values perfectly aligned with the strong consumer facing composite door brand.

 
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Recruitment

2x Installer Sales Managers (North and South)

Two Installer Sales Managers in the North and South required by Leka Systems

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Trade News

Small Businesses Say No To A Disorderly ‘No Deal’ Brexit

A ‘No Deal’ Brexit would disproportionately hit small businesses in the UK, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The warning comes alongside new research that reveals the consequences for small businesses if they are faced with any form of customs declarations post Brexit.

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Caldwell Looks To The Future At 130Th Birthday Celebrations

At an event to mark a phenomenal 130 years in business, hardware experts Caldwell have unveiled a set of core values designed to guide its development in the decades ahead.
These include commitments to safety, integrity, accountability, collaboration and innovation.

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Belgrade Polymer Products Achieves ISO9001:2015 Certification

Thermoforming expert Belgrade Polymer Products, a specialist supplier to the fenestration industry, has achieved the internationally-recognised ISO9001:2015 certification for a quality management system (QMS).

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Oakland Glass Celebrates 32 Years Of Quality

Oakland Glass Ltd says it is proud to celebrate 32 years of manufacturing sealed units while keeping its focus firmly where it counts – quality products with a quality service to match.

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Branded Workwear For Vertik-Al

Powder coating specialist, Vertik-Al has invested in new technical workwear for all its factory operatives and personnel.  The personal protective clothing has been enhanced with the new company logo, a refresh of the original.

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Product News

HWL Launches R9 With Extended Colour Options

HWL Trade Frames’ has continued the development of its Residence 9 offer with the launch of a new and expanded service on foils.

It means that with immediate effect HWL is not only able to offer the 16

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Distinction Glass Holds Healthy Glass Stocks

In light of recent reports about industry-wide glass shortages Distinction Glass from Distinction Doors has reassured customers by announcing it holds healthy stocks of glass at its South Yorkshire headquarters.

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Aluminium

’Which Pretreatment To Use?’

The debate goes on about which pretreatment is best to use for powder coated aluminium for outdoor construction and infrastructure use. Due to concerns raised by REACH regarding the use of chromium trioxide, many architectural coaters have now moved to chrome free alternatives.

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People

Roseview Steps Up With Experienced Technical Services Manager

Sash window specialists Roseview has topped off a raft of recent developments with the appointment of an experienced new technical service manager.

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Training & Development

Door Hardware Donation Promotes Real-Life Learning

ARCHITECTURAL hardware specialists, Washington & Riley is collaborating with Stoke on Trent College to provide free learning resources for its construction students.

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Machinery

There’s More To Emmegi Than Just Machines

Emmegi (UK) has seen sales of trollies and handling equipment grow dramatically this year as customers increasingly recognise that there is more to the company than just its range of cutting and machining centres and saws.

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FIT Show

Timber! FIT Show Sees Influx Of Brands For 2019 Exhibition

FIT Show, the UK’s only dedicated event for the glass and glazing industry, has reported a growth in the number of timber brands signing up for its 2019 exhibition.

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On-Site

New South Bank Show For ISO CHEMIE Tape

Hundreds of new low carbon family homes under construction in Leeds city centre will be fully protected against the elements thanks to ISO-CHEMIE’s expanding foam sealing tapes.

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Awards

Roseview Named Buckinghamshire’s Best

There’s a new addition to Roseview’s increasingly crowded trophy cabinet. The sash window specialists were named Buckinghamshire’s best uPVC supplier at the BUILD 2018 Construction and Engineering Awards.

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