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7th July 2020
 
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GGF Welcomes Green Homes Grant Scheme

 

AFollowing recent meetings with Government, The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) heard late last week from Government officials that there would be a major announcement regarding energy efficiency in the UK.

The Government is now set to announce on 8th July 2020, a new “Green Homes Grant Scheme” that will allow millions of homeowners to apply for vouchers worth up to £5,000 to insulate their homes and also create 100,000 green jobs through approved suppliers.

 
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Profine’s Portfolio Makes A Strong Start

 

As June comes to a close for profine UK and it’s expanded product portfolio that now includes a suite of KÖMMERLING products, in addition to WarmCore, Evolve and Legend, the company has reported strong sales across all brands. This is at a time when the industry looks to getting back to the basics of manufacturing, installation and sales.

Brian McDonald, sales director of profine UK said: ‘There’s been considerable increased traffic on the internet for windows and doors as measured by the latest Google statistics,

 
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Grey Dominates Vertik-Al Top 10

 

The latest powder usage figures from Vertik-Al reveal that shades of grey dominated its powder coating lines in the 11 months to April 2020. Of the top 10 colours most used, five were a tonal variation of grey, with Anthracite Grey leading the charge with almost 20% share.

In fact, the powder coater’s top 10 comprises only neutral tones, with the five remaining colours a variation on this theme – Jet Black, Signal Black, Heritage Black, HIPCA White and Pure White.

 
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ODL Europe Launches New Website

 

ODL Europe has just launched a new website at www.odleurope.com. Nathan Barr, Managing Director of ODL Europe, said: “We are delighted to have launched the new website. It brings all the ODL Europe products under one roof and enables our customers to place orders online through our dedicated partner portals in addition to downloading marketing and technical materials.”

The website has been designed and built by specialist web development agency The Consultancy and ODL Europe’s marketing partner Team 4 Marketing Ltd.

 
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Deceuninck Reports June 2020 Sales 15% Up On June 2019

 

Deceuninck has seen a “spectacular” post-lockdown recovery, with June sales up 15% year-on-year and ahead of the 2020 budget. The leading systems company says demand is particularly strong for Flush windows and doors, and for colour.

Deceuninck MD Rob McGlennon says: “Our sales in June increased 15% year-on-year, well ahead of our pre-Covid budget, which is quite simply, spectacular! By last month Deceuninck fabricators had all

 
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Solar Controlled Blinds Are The Smart Option

 

Eco-friendly, solar powered integral blinds from Morley Glass & Glazing have been given a stylish makeover and an energy efficiency boost.

Renamed the “W Smart” system, the former W Swipe system, is a range of venetian, pleated or black-out blinds encapsulated within a 20, 22, 27, 29 or 32-mm cavity, equipped with a 3.6V internal motor, and powered by a lithium-ion battery housed in a restyled battery module. The battery can be either recharged via a micro-USB connector or by means of an external solar panel, both available as options.

 
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Making The Switch To Stainless Steel Hardware

 

How the lockdown has accelerated the decision for many By Julie Holmes, National Sales Manager, Mila

If the enforced lockdown did anything positive, it did at least give fabricators time to take a close look at their businesses and identify any areas for potential improvement. For many, it was probably the first time in their careers that they had been able to really take a step back like that.

I was in touch with Mila customers throughout and they were all using the time as productively as possible to reorganise their factories,

 
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GGF Invited To Government Workstreams To Help Recovery

 

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has recently been invited to attend two Government Work Streams for the Housing Working Group and the Repair Maintenance and Improvement Working Group respectively.

Both of these Groups will be attended by Cabinet Ministers and senior Government Officials from the Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).

 
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Glazerite Chairman Gets Ready For Epic Charity Ride

 

John Hewitt, Chairman of the Glazerite UK Group Ltd, is just weeks away from a 1,000 mile cycle ride in memory of his late daughter Kelly.

The challenge, nicknamed Kelly’s Heroes, will see a 12-strong team of amateur cyclists take part in a mammoth ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End, pedalling off on 16th August.

Some of Glazerite’s customers and good friends of John will be joining him for the ride, including Pete Mew of West Midlands-based Mews Windows and Glyn Pepper of Snowdon Homes.

 
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Certass TA Open for the Industry Supply Chain

 

Certass Trade Association (Certass TA) has opened its doors to the industry supply chain with its new Membership for fabricators, component manufacturers and other suppliers in the industry.

Jon Vanstone, Chairman at Certass TA, says: “The beginning of the COVID-19 situation made it very clear that we were lacking a connection between the glazing industry and Government. The fabricators I talked to confided that they weren’t receiving the support and advice that they needed from their trade organisations and didn’t know where to go to ask questions of Government.

 
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Emplas Launches New Colour Offer

 

Emplas has launched a new colour-offer, adding 13 completely new foil options to its colour pathways, expanding its overall offer to include 30 different options.

Developed following extensive market research, the new colour offer gives installers the opportunity to offer end-users the choice of an extensive range of colour but also finish options, including smooth and ultra-matt finishes.

This includes new Pebble Grey; Buckingham Grey, Silver D Smooth; Sage Smooth; Hazy Grey Finesse; Claystone; Basalt Grey Smooth;

 
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Record Sales For Clearview As Monthly Total Reaches £3m

 

Retail installation business Clearview Home Improvements has broken its previous sales record, reaching nearly £3m of sales in a single month for the first time in its 12-year history.

Part of the Conservatory Outlet Group, the North-West-based company, which installs cutting-edge home improvements including contemporary extensions, conservatories, orangeries, windows and doors, saw its sales total peak at just shy of £3m in June 2020, 20% greater than its previous best.

 
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Channelling Success

 

Top-end home improvements are a high-margin growth area for glass specialists outside, and increasingly, inside the home.

We get it – your average three-bedroom semi-detached home doesn’t have a pool, a sauna or changing or games room – but there are a growing number of properties that do, or at least elements of them, and glass is a defining feature.

The use of glass to divide spaces, while supporting a flow between them, is increasing. And depending on where you’re working,

 
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Trade News
 

Glazing Summit Rescheduled For 2021

The annual Glazing Summit conference, due to take place in October, has been postponed until 2021 due to uncertainties around social distancing.

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Garnalex Continues To Invest And Expand Amidst Covid-19 Crisis

Despite lockdown and economic uncertainty, Garnalex has continued to invest in its innovative new aluminium window and door systems. The company is on track and launching Sheerline Classic,

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Yale Meets Demand

As lockdown eases and businesses start to adapt to a new normal, Yale continues to manufacture in the UK to meet the market recovery.

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Trade News

GGF Supports National Home Improvement Forum

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is fully supportive of the new home improvement forum set up recently by The National Home Improvement Council (NHIC).

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Farrow & Ball For Residence

As one of the brightest and most respected consumer brands in the window and door sector, The Residence Collection of premium windows and doors is often associated with other prominent brands and none more so than paint icons Farrow & Ball.

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Product News

Pink Door Range To Support We Mind & Kelly Matters

DOORCO announces a brand-new and exclusive Pink Door Range in support of We Mind & Kelly Matters, a charity set up by Glazerite’s John Hewitt in memory of his daughter Kelly, which aims to raise awareness of mental health and try to prevent suicide.

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Tiled Conservatory Roofs Providing Perfect Renaissance Thanks To Supalite

Conservatory specialists Renaissance Conservatories has seen great success since adding high-performance solid tiled conservatory roof systems from SupaLite to its range.

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People

Haffner Murat Reinforces Its Service Support With The Appointment Of Julian Grummett

Machinery supplier Haffner Murat Ltd has further strengthened its service support team with the appointment of Julian Grummett in the position of Service Engineer.

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Aluminium

Stellar’s Ease And Speed Of Fitting Offers Clear Benefits To Installers

Installers are now benefiting from Stellar, the double G Award-winning aluminium system from Epwin Window Systems, its speed and ease of fitting is helping to improve productivity, which is more important than ever at the moment.

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Brochures

Patiomaster Launches New Retail Brochure

PatioMaster has launched a new 36-page consumer brochure. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Epwin Window Systems, said: “Our new PatioMaster retail brochure has been designed to support both fabricators and installers’ marketing activities

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Internet

Endurance To Host Industry Marketing Webinar

With Endurance Doors making a strong re-opening, as the business resumed manufacturing its highly regarded range of solid and secure composite doors, the company is hosting an Industry Marketing Webinar which will be held on Friday, 10th July at 11am.

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