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7th June 2018
 
Customade Group Sells Bifold Shop
 

Customade Group has announced that it has completed the sale of Bifold Shop – an established supplier and installer of specialist aluminium doors to the domestic market.

Bifold Shop has been acquired by existing Bifold Shop director Damon Smith and Alan and Sally Stanway of JJS Construction Ltd. JJS Construction Ltd. has been the sub-contract installation partner for Bifold Shop for a number of years.

 
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Further Success With A Stronger Residor Proposition
 

Solidor says installation companies are now joining Residor by the week, as they seek what they describe as arguably the most secure mid-market GRP composite door from Solidor Group, with the added backing of claimed world-class logistics, OTIF levels and marketing support.

Boasting on time in full deliveries in just 5 days and with OTIF levels currently in excess of 99%, Solidor says customers know that when they order a Residor, they can already plan the installation schedule with complete confidence.

 
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Experienced Team Leads Epwin Glass
 

Epwin Glass’ experienced team are on hand to help fabricators and installers with all their glass requirements and pride themselves on their expertise and knowledge of the glazing solutions market. Katrina Earl, National Sales Manager at Epwin Glass explains: “The Epwin Glass team has over 50 years’ experience in glass manufacture and supply. Delivering superb quality products efficiently and on time is at the heart of our customer offering.

 
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Glazerite Keeps Ahead Of Market Trends With New Products From DOORCO
 

As a longstanding industry name, with almost 20 years trading under its belt, The Glazerite UK Group is a leading supplier of windows, doors and conservatories to the UK market place. Built on the desire to excel in service and product quality, the company continues to broaden the scope of its product offering to ensure it keeps ahead of the market and does this with the help of like-minded suppliers, such as DOORCO.

 
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VBH Gets 10/10 For Service And Quality From Garrard Windows

 

Buckinghamshire fabricator Garrard Windows has been a customer of hardware distributor VBH for more than 10 years. Manufacturing around 2,500 products a week, including PVC-U and aluminium windows, bifold and patio doors, Garrard uses VBH door hinges and handles, window handles and door cylinders across its whole range. Adam Webb, Director of Garrard, has seen many changes over the years as both companies have grown.

“Since we started working with VBH we’ve seen steady growth in our business,” says Adam.

 
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Rapierstar Breaks Dispatch Record With First £100K Day

 

Door and window fastener specialist Rapierstar has passed another major milestone on its path to record growth, by exceeding more than £100,000 of dispatches in a single day for the first time.

David Furness, group managing director says: “When you consider the tiny unit price of a screw, £100,000 worth of screws is a huge volume to sell and dispatch in just one day. It’s a milestone we’ve reached ahead of our target and reflects what we are seeing in the market, with fabricators seeking to improve efficiency with a supply chain they can depend on.

 
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Window Ware Leads The Way With Cutting-Edge Caldwell Lock

 

Hardware supplier Window Ware has been announced as the exclusive launch partner for Caldwell’s innovative new Cotswold Sinidex window lock in England and Wales.

The deal comes as the pinnacle of over ten years of close collaboration between the two firms, as Caldwell’s Strategic Accounts Manager Alan Hartley explains.

“We’ve developed a fantastic relationship with Window Ware over the last decade, and when it came to finding a launch partner for the new Cotswold Sinidex lock, they were the obvious choice.

 
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Continued Growth For Mercury’s Visofold Bifold Door
 

Mercury Glazing Supplies Ltd has reported a 19% increase in Aluminium sales, based on the same period in 2017, attributed mainly to the Smart’s Visofold Bifold Door. The growth in sales is as a direct result of increasing demand from their customers who have witnessed a significant growth as the door becomes the designer’s product of choice. Chris Reeks, Mercury’s Sales and Marketing Director, commented: “Watch any home design programme and you are sure to see a Bifolding door.

 
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New Contracts Manager At The Window Company (Contracts)

 

Steven May is the new Contracts Manager at award winning commercial installer The Window Company (Contracts).

He has been appointed to oversee and supervise a number of projects from survey to final completion, including the window and door replacement contract for Basildon Council, which the company was awarded recently.

With substantial experience in the construction sector, particularly in operations roles with two leading façade specialists,

 
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GGFI Outlines Its High Value Commercial Products

 

Security specialist Yale has enhanced its Panic Exit hardware to offer a superior solution that’s faster to fit and easier to operate.

The updated Lockmaster Panic Exit device has been redeveloped for improved fabrication, installation and use. Instead of using adjustable bosses, the device now features straight through fixings to guarantee smoother operation for both fabricators and end users alike.

 
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Apprenticeship Success At Conservatory Outlet

 

Yorkshire based fabricator Conservatory Outlet Ltd has appointed yet another ambitious apprentice in a full time permanent role.

James Owen, who began his placement at Conservatory Outlet in February 2017, whilst studying an apprenticeship in Level 2 Diploma in IT User Skills (ITQ) has now accepted the role of Quality Assistant within the businesses Quality department.

 
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Morley Glass Helps Get School On The Road

 

Morley Glass & Glazing managing director Ian Short has helped provide Mill Field Primary School in Leeds with a new set of wheels after he raised more than £10k for children's charity Variety.

Last year, Ian trained for three months alongside professional dance partner Olivia Choi from the North Leeds Dance Academy before competing against 9 other amateur dancers in Variety's Strictly Ballroom competition.

 
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4 Hour Quotes, 48 Hour Windows With Framexpress

 

Installers can get 4-hour quotes and 48-hour delivery on PVCu windows from fitter-focussed trade fabricator, Framexpress.

“Express by name, express by nature,” says Stuart Green, Director at Framexpress. “Time is money for installers and by offering reliability, speed and products that are spot-on, we help customers save both.

“We’re so committed to our 4-hour quotes, 48-hour windows promise, that we’ve made it our top priority.

 
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GGF SETS DATE FOR MEMBERS’ DAY

 

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce that Members’ Day 2018 will be held on Wednesday 12th September at the National Conference Centre (part of the National Motorcycle Museum) in Solihull.

John Agnew, GGF President commented, “We are delighted to have secured this date and the National Conference Centre venue for what promises to be a memorable day for our Members.”

 
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Bennetts Begin Work At Manchester Health Academy

 

Aluminium glazing specialists Bennett Architectural have been chosen to supply and install doors, windows and curtain walling for the £10m expansion of Manchester Health Academy.

The Wythenshawe-based Academy was selected by Manchester City Council to expand its student population, with numbers predicted to rise from 750 to 1100 students by 2022.

 
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Get The Fastest, Boldest Vision Of The Future At UK Construction Week

 

Innovation is the key theme for this year’s UK Construction Week (UKCW) which returns to the NEC in Birmingham from 9 to 11 October.

UKCW will champion innovating and pioneering ideas, projects and products via a new Innovation Trail which runs through each of the nine shows: Build Show,Energy 2018, Timber Expo, Building Tech Live, Surface & Materials Show, HVAC 2018, Civils Expo, Plant and Machinery Live, and Grand Designs Live.

 
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Trade News

Trade Counter Network ProTrade UPVc Gears-Up For Growth

Derbyshire based trade specialist, ProTrade Upvc, has continued its expansion with the opening of its new Chesterfield branch.

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Aluminium The Foundation Of Sustained Growth For Door Specialist

Sliders UK has said that sales grew by 34% year-on-year, with demand for aluminium products driving increased volume. 
The announcement comes a year-on from a management buy-in and launch of a new growth strategy, 

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Apeer Gears Up For Growth

As part of ongoing plans for growth and expansion in 2018, leading composite door manufacturer Apeer has heavily invested in its Ballymena factory with the addition of three new machines.

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Euroseal To Take On Additional 5,000 sq ft Of Space To Meet Demand

Specialist extruder, Euroseal has added an additional 5,000 sq ft of new warehousing and storage space to its Birmingham operation. 

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SWISSPACER Expands Distributor Network With Delta

SWISSPACER has expanded its distribution network with Delta, a leading double-glazing parts supplier based in Romford. Serving sealed unit makers in the London and Essex area since 1995, Delta’s expert knowledge and product range is helping smaller London window companies gain a competitive edge.

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More Colours Stocked From Modplan

Leading VEKA trade fabricator Modplan has just announced more colours from its Variations range will now be available from stock.   Heidi Sachs, Managing Director of Modplan said: “The increase for coloured products shows no signs of slowing down as the surge in demand from consumers looking to personalise their homes has resulted in more colour options being required.

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Tradesmith Adds Deceuninck To Open Doors With Colour And Choice

Tradesmith Ltd is the latest fabricator to say ‘yes’ to Deceuninck. The Sussex-based trade fabricator, who recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, identified a growing trend for colour and the need to offer customers more choice for a changing market.

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Cairngorm Celebrates 30 Years Of Swish Fabrication

Appearance, quality and low maintenance led Derek Warwick Developments to equip its upmarket development on the Dorset coast with PVC-U systems from Eurocell

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Product News

Window Ware Chosen To Supply Cutting-Edge Caldwell Lock

Hardware supplier Window Ware has been announced as the exclusive launch partner for Caldwell’s innovative new Cotswold Sinidex window lock in England and Wales.

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Yale Announces Improvements To Its Lockmaster Panic Exit Hardware

Security specialist Yale has enhanced its Panic Exit hardware to offer a superior solution that’s faster to fit and easier to operate.

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People

REHAU Welcomes New Head Of Marketing

Global polymer solutions provider REHAU has welcomed a new head of marketing to its team at its Ross-on-Wye headquarters. With a wealth of experience Stephen Beresford joined the team at REHAU in January to lead the marketing team and support the global delivery of integrated communications campaign.

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Gunn Fired Up For New Role At Kestrel

Kestrel’s John Gunn has shot up the ranks of the UPVC fascia and cladding brand to become Regional Sales Director for Ireland, Scotland and the North of England. 

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Events

Improveasy Sees Fantastic Response To Finance At The Glazing Summit 2018

Improveasy, the industry’s leading finance specialists are celebrating a resounding success at the Glazing Summit, with a fantastic response to their range of finance solutions.

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West Port Wows Crowds At First Ever Glazing Summit

Cumbria’s West Port windows flew the flag for timber at May’s Glazing Summit.

The fast-growing fabricator was the only timber company sponsoring the landmark event, and Managing Director Sean Parnaby took to the stage to debate the future of fenestration materials.

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Exhibitions

Bison’s Birmingham Debut

Barnsley-based fabricator Bison Frames have broadened their appeal and reach to the homebuilding and renovating market by exhibiting at the National Homebuilding and Renovating Show at the NEC in Birmingham. Following a successful exploration of the market at a regional version of the show in Harrogate last year,

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Awards

AluFoldDirect Named Manufacturing Company Of The Year

AluFoldDirect has been named Manufacturing Company of the Year 2018 (under £25m) at the Made in the North West awards. This latest title brings the Everything Aluminium fabricator’s total 2018 award wins to three and automatically puts them in the Made in the UK awards final in June.

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