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7th February 2019
 
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Senior launches New Low U-Value PURe® Commercial Door
 

If you’re looking to make a big impression on your next project, look no further than Senior Architectural Systems’ new PURe® commercial door system – the manufacturer’s largest, strongest and most flexible aluminium door system to date.

The launch of the new PURe® Commercial Door is set to strengthen Senior’s existing range of commercial aluminium doors, which includes the popular SD, SPW600e, SPW500 and SPW501 systems. Ideally suited for use across a number of different markets, from schools and office developments to retail and residential schemes, the new door system has been designed for fast fabrication and easy installation.

 
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HiTech Expands Into New Manufacturing Facility

 

Specialist integral blind manufacturer, Hitech Blinds, has moved to a new 8,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facility.

Completed at the end of December, its relocation gives HiTech Blinds significantly increased capacity as well as the space for manufacture of its new aluminium rooflight blind system.

This is supplied with an automatic remote controlled integrated blind as standard – a unique offering in the UK, says the company.

 
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Freefoam Expand Scheduling Capabilty

 

The last 12 months has been a very busy and productive year for Freefoam Building Products’ New Build Department. The number of new homes being built in the UK continues to grow, with reports showing a 55% increase in the last five years, with strong performance in the Midlands, South Wales and Scotland.* Freefoam are supporting customers to service this growth with a free, efficient and cost saving Scheduling Service. The team provide an accurate product specification and quantity breakdown from drawings for all elements of the roofline product range including fascia, soffit, rainwater and cladding materials.

 
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ALU Top Windows Bring Together Old And New To Complete Redesign Of Veterinary Association HQ

 

When the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) decided to expand its Gloucester headquarters, they opted for a refurbishment and extension scheme which would give them a spacious, modern and professional building to help deliver the Association’s ambitions for the future. To seamlessly link the original 1990s structure with the modern extension, the contractor on the project – Lancer Scott – advised on the installation of REHAU’s GENEO ALU Top windows to replace the existing aluminium profiles and complete the scheme’s contemporary aesthetics.

 
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Blink From ODL Europe Offer A Robust Upselling Opportunity

 

If you’re looking for an interesting upselling opportunity, then Blink enclosed blinds from ODL Europe are a popular choice. With over five million units sold worldwide, their appeal is clear to see. Nathan Barr, Managing Director of ODL Europe, said: “Blink is the perfect upselling product for businesses looking to extend their portfolio, increase customer satisfaction levels and grow their margins.”

Available in a wide range of colours Blink enclosed blinds provide a safe, modern alternative to traditional corded or cordless door and window blinds.

 
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New 3 Star Cylinder From Kenrick

 

Kenrick has expanded its cylinder range with the introduction of a new 3 star high security cylinder. Independently tested to meet the latest security standards of the British Standard Kitemark (TS007 3*), the Kenrick 3 Star cylinder has been designed for those fabricators who want a top of the range door locking solution at a reasonable price.

The new Secured by Design approved cylinder features multiple high security pins to provide maximum security and excellent resistance against the known cylinder attack methods – picking, drilling, snapping, bumping, pulling and screwing.

 
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Mackenzie Glass Invests For The Future With Apprenticeships Programme

 

Mackenzie Glass’ has recruited three new apprentices to its team as it builds for the future as part of plans for long term growth.
Set up as an independent glass merchanting business with the acquisition of Pilkington’s Bristol operation from NSG at the end of 2017, Mackenzie Glass has committed to a major infrastructure investment programme.
This has been underpinned by corresponding investment in its team, with the recruitment of seven new colleagues, including the creation of three new apprenticeships.

 
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Advanced Glazing Helps New Slimming World HQ Achieve Healthy Energy Performance
 

With its newly extended headquarters in Alfreton, Derbyshire, weight-loss organisation Slimming World wanted to create a landmark building for the brand that would both provide an ideal working and training space for its people and deliver excellent environmental performance.

Glazing plays a key role in the £8.5 million scheme, both aesthetically and in terms of its use of energy.

At the heart of the building is a large atrium with a full-height glass front elevation and a glazed roof running right to the back of the space. Meanwhile,

 
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Armor-Coat® Hardware Range Successfully Tested To BS EN 1670:2007 Grade 5

 

Increased exposure to salty air and higher wind speeds makes choosing quality window and door hardware vital - and the new range from Stonebridge has now been certified as one of the best forged steel products available.

As an island nation, nowhere in the UK is more than 70 miles away from the sea and it’s estimated that around three million people live on the coast. Rust and atmospheric pitting is a common problem for homeowners who live in coastal areas due to the high concentration of sodium chloride in the air.

But these problems aren’t exclusive to the seaside. People living in industrial areas can also experience difficulties due to the corrosive effect of airborne pollutants as a result of certain manufacturing processes.

 
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Tiger Locks Provide Super Security For New Build
 

Tiger Locks has secured 59 doors on an estate in West Yorkshire in just 9 days, after a spate of burglaries in the area, using Ultion.

The new build estate had been built with doors featuring basic cylinders that can be snapped in less than 10 seconds. With around 900 homes broken into through the door every day and 85% of these through snapping, homeowners are becoming increasingly worried about their safety. Local locksmiths are coming to their aide and protecting their homes.

Michael Brown, of Tiger Locks commented: ‘I actually live on this estate and I posted on Facebook about the poor standard of locks on everyone’s doors. After a recent incident the enquiries flooded in and I’ve had to work weekends to cope with demand.’

 
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New Range Of Pocket Door Hardware From P C Henderson

 

Sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer, P C Henderson, is pleased to announce the launch of its new Pocket Door Pro range of sliding door hardware. Available in standard, soft close, self-close, fire rated and automated variants – the new system is set to be one of the most flexible and versatile pocket door hardware systems on the market.

The new 120kg capacity system has been designed using a high quality, robust aluminium frame making it ideal for new builds and areas of heavy use such as educational buildings, hospitals, hotels, office blocks and disability access areas.

 
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Elwyns Windows Open Customer Centre & Trade Depot

 

Elwyns Windows are pleased to announce the opening of their Customer Centre and Trade Depot, at 114 High Street Carshalton SM5 3AE. Customers can walk in to discuss their plans and projects, whether for extensions, conservatories or windows, they also offer a range of products on their new trade counter and have domestic products available such as glass cleaners and window and door maintenance kits.

The family run business, is one of the oldest double glazing specialists in England with showrooms in Carshalton, Woldingham and Dulwich.

 
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Window Of Opportunity As Fusion Deal Completed

A Birmingham-based manufacturer of aluminium windows and doors has been acquired in a deal which could see turnover increase by more than 100% in the next two years.

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Shelforce Achieves New Occupational Health And Safety Certification

Management and staff from a leading PVCu window and door manufacturer are celebrating after achieving ISO 45001 certification.

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Social Media Drives Business Goals For Freefoam

Whether you’re a PVC specialist, builders merchant or roofline installer, we all now inhabit the digital world. With almost everyone now carrying a smart phone and engaging with social media for up to three hours a day the potential for brands to communicate directly with users is powerful.

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Product News

Yale Door And Window Solutions Launches Verso Window Hinge

Yale has launched a fully reversible window hinge with unique easy close functionality.
The Yale Verso window hinge has several additional features alongside the easy close functionality,

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Roto Tilt And Turn Range Added To Carl F Groupco’s Catalogue

Roto’s tilt & turn window system, comprising the modular NT face fix hardware and the Designo fully concealed hinge option,

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VBH New PAS24 Hardware Solution For Heritage Flush Sash Door

After extensive research and development, VBH launches a bespoke range of PAS24 hardware for Deceuninck’s Heritage Flush Sash Door. Suitable for single or double doors,

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Yale Revolution Window Hinge Achieves EPD Certification

Yale Door and Window Solutions has achieved a product-specific Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) certification for its Revolution Window Hinge.

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‘No Contest’ When It Comes To Sleekest Frames

There’s long been a debate in the window industry as to which material is better – aluminium is accepted as the most durable while PVCu is marginally more thermally efficient,

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People

Masterframe Appoints Group Chairman

Masterframe has announced the promotion of Alan Burgess from Managing Director and founder, to Group Chairman.

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FIT Show

Second Success On Cards For Dekko At FIT Show

Dekko Window Systems will be looking to follow up on an impressive FIT Show debut in 2018 with a second success at the next one thanks to the array of premium products and services on display.

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ExtrudaSeal At The FIT Show 2019

ExtrudaSeal will be showcasing its industry-leading range of gaskets and ancillaries at the FIT Show, 21-23 May 2019.
Attending the event for the third time,

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Events

Sarah Says Hello To The Year Of The PiG(s)

Sarah Ball, organiser of the glazing industry’s networking group, PiGs, says: “It’s time to say goodbye to the dog and welcome in the Year of the Pig.

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Awards

Lock Lock Secures A Good Design Award

The Lock Lock security handle that is part of the Sweet range of door furniture from Brisant Secure has just won an internationally acclaimed GOOD DESIGN® Award for 2018 in the category of Safety and Security.

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Exhibitions

Incarnation To Bring Secondary Glazing To NEC’s Homebuilding And Renovating Show

Secondary glazing is coming to March’s Homebuilding and Renovating Show, courtesy of Incarnation Window Systems.

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Charity

Emplas Team Has A ‘Bounce In Its Step’ Ahead Of Air Ambulance Charity Run

A team from Emplas will be put through their paces in a 5K inflatable charity fun run, to raise funds for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

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