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7th May 2019
 
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TuffX Completes 300k Investment With Trio Of New Machines

 

TuffX has announced the installation of three new, state-of-the art machines at its Knowsley manufacturing facility, a move that represents a £300k ‘first phase’ of investment in 2019 for the glass processing specialist, with further infrastructure and equipment planned for later this year.

Following the purchase of a new glass cutting line, and a Bovone ELB 12 HS straight line edging machine last year, TuffX says the latest round of machinery is designed to further enhance the speed, quality and efficiency of its output as part of a long-term growth strategy.

 
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GGF Announces Members’ Day Dates And Venues

 

The Glass and Glazing Federation has announced that its annual Members’ Day will be held on Thursday 26th September at the Hilton Olympia in Kensington London, with a special networking event on the evening before (25th September) at The Museum of Brands in Notting Hill.

John Agnew, GGF President commented, “We are delighted to have secured these dates and venues for what promises to be enjoyable and memorable occasions for our Members.”

 
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Apeer Extends Modo Door Range With All Glass Trim And Choice Of Frame Finish

 

Apeer has announced two additional new styles to its Modo door range, further enhancing the appeal of the manufacturer’s stylish and contemporary composite.

Up until now, a distinguishing feature of the Modo has been its stainless steel glazing trim. However, Apeer is now able to offer Modo with a stunning all glass trim, an update that incorporates the same tried and tested glazing method that’s been used to such great effect on the company’s innovative Lumi composite doors.

 
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Window Ware Keeps It Fresh With Highline Window Controls

 

A brand-new collection of Highline window controls is the latest arrival to strengthen the Window Ware product range, delivering a wide choice of flexible, cost-effective solutions for operating windows and roof vents that are high up or hard to reach.

Highline’s mix-and-match modular components are said to make it simple to achieve exactly the level of open/close functionality you need to work almost any type or size of window.

 
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Energy-Saving Thermocill ‘Warms Up A Room Faster’

 

An eco-friendly product that can warm up a room quicker than normal has been unveiled – and it’s made entirely from recycled plastic waste including plastic bottle tops!

Award-winning inventor Keith Rimmer is launching Thermocill – a simple, easy to install, cost-saving way of redirecting heat in a room – at the FIT Show at the NEC in Birmingham from May 21-23 Stand R30.

 
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FENSA Partners Solvo Vir To Provide Training And Apprenticeships For Registered Installers

 

FENSA has extended its support services for Approved Installers by partnering with Solvo Vir to provide accredited training and apprenticeships in a number of UK areas. The deal follows the awarding of contracts to provide such schemes funded by the European Social Fund, co-funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency, a programme designed to deliver responsive workplace learning courses in key geographical areas, to meet individual, economic and regional needs.

 
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The Central Hub Has Landed

 

Continuing to put customer experience as a top priority, The Boing Boing Group, the fast-growing Midlands based PVC-U and aluminium fabricator, has launched Central Hub – an online portal exclusive to customers of CentralRPL and CentralASL.

“We’ve gone back to the drawing board when it comes to defining the marketing support we offer,” explains Amy Jansen, The Boing Boing Group’s Projects & Marketing Manager. “Through our own product and company development over the last three years, we’ve discovered the amount of high-quality marketing collateral out there is astounding.

 
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ERC Testing Welcomes John Fradley To Growing Team

 

ERC Testing, the Leigh based test house providing testing services to companies within the flat glass, window and door industries, has further strengthened its team with the addition of John Fradley, who joins in the role of Laboratory Technician to support with the day to day testing.

Mike Hackett, Laboratory Manager at ERC Testing explains: “We’re delighted John has joined us, as he adds another much-needed pair of experienced hands to the team.

 
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Affordable Latest To Sign Up To Timberweld®

 

Affordable Window Systems Ltd is the latest fabricator to become a Timberweld® licensee. Established for 26 years, Affordable is said to be Lancashire’s largest trade manufacturer of PVC and aluminium windows and doors, delivering nationally with its fleet of 46 commercial vehicles. Affordable expects to see a boost in sales of flush sashes thanks to the use of Timberweld technology. The patented method of jointing makes perfect corners and creates

 
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Vista Invites Instagram ‘Doork’ To See XtremeDoor In All It’s Glory

 

Vista’s XtremeDoor has been given the thumbs up – by one of the biggest door lovers on the internet.

The Wirral-based company invited Instagram ‘Doork’ and DOORCO Creative Consultant Jeyda up to Liverpool to see its signature door at three sites in the city.

She was also taken to see some of the city’s most iconic doors, including the doors of John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s childhood

 
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In The Spotlight At Business Micros
 

Jude Knowles is the third member of the Business Micros team to feature in the campaign to promote the company’s 40th anniversary in 2019.

This isn’t the first time she’s come under the spotlight though, because Jude was also the G-Awards Unsung Hero way back in 2016. As the Operations Manager at the Business Micros’ programming and support centre in Penpont, Dumfriesshire,

 
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Selling Ultion Meant Changing Door Supplier
 

Brisant-Secure says more composite door installers are changing their door supplier to ensure they have the safest lock on the market. Ultion, the company’s 3 Star Sold Secure Diamond lock, is claimed to be increasingly the lock of choice with security the main factor when homeowners make the decision about which door to buy. Along with having Ultion fitted as standard, there is the option of the Lock Lock security handle.

 
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P C Henderson’s Husky Sliding Door Hardware Specified For Luxury Villa Renovation
 

Bloot Architecture, a concept-driven architectural practice located in the Netherlands, has recently specified P C Henderson’s popular Husky 100 sliding door system for the renovation of a luxury villa in Velp.

After falling in love with the beautiful and picturesque surroundings of the National Park Veluwezoom in Holland, the architecture firm’s client purchased a dilapidated 1950’s villa in order to live in their dream location.

 
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Double R Reports Sales Up In Q1

Double R Glass & Roofing Systems Ltd has seen sales soar in Q1 across all products including glass, decorative and roofs.

Double R’s Managing Director, Ian Sims explains: “We’re thrilled to have had such a strong start to 2019,

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CMS Launches Trade PVCu Windows And Doors Service With dedicated New East Kilbride Factory

A comprehensive new range of high quality PVCu windows and doors tailored exclusively to the needs of the trade market in Scotland is now available with the launch of CMS Trade.

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Window To The Future For Specialist Glazing Firm

A WAKEFIELD business woman is urging other small manufacturers to follow in her footsteps and find out for themselves how seemingly futuristic technology could help improve their productivity.

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Sales Boost Delivers A Fitting 4th Birthday Present For Gold Oak

A Black Country double glazing specialist is celebrating its 4th birthday in style after doubling sales over the last twelve months.

Gold Oak Windows, which is run by local entrepreneur Ian Palmer,

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Product News

Senior Adds Flush Casement Window To Ali VU Range

Senior Architectural Systems has added further flexibility to its popular Ali range of aluminium doors and windows with the launch of the new Ali VU flush casement window.

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Contemporary Door Hardware Range Delivers Much More Than Good Looks

How often are customers subconsciously annoyed by hardware that doesn’t match, quickly breaks and soon becomes tarnished or corroded? Door hardware is the first thing customers see, touch and use

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People

Sam Gotobed Scores BDM Role At Kestrel

As a keen footballer, Kestrel’s newest business development manager, Sam Gotobed, has netted his dream role.

The father of one has always wanted to get on the road from being a young

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Software

The Secret Is Out

Business Micros has finally revealed that it is behind the new Infinity software brand, which has been generating so much excitement in the industry over recent months.

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Machinery

Emmegi (UK) Surprises At FIT With PVC-U Welding Machine

Emmegi (UK) looks set to surprise more than a few visitors to the FIT Show with the launch of a brand new seamless welder specifically for PVC-U windows and door frames.

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Training & Development

Tiled Training Triumph

An installation training event for the industry’s tiled roofing system – Ultraroof – was recently attended by around 70 installer customers of long-standing Ultraframe fabricator, Maitlands Conservatories of Pershore.

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FIT Sow

The Joinery Network To Host Launch Lunch At FIT Show

The Joinery Network, a newly formed co-operative of industry experts backing timber window and door manufacturers, is bringing together the eight founding companies at the FIT Show 2019.

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The Window Company (Contracts) Welcomes FIT’s Mental Health Initiative

Commercial installer, The Window Company (Contracts) has welcomed the decision by the FIT Show organisers to stage a free seminar on mental health at this year’s event.

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On-Site

Award Winning Conversion Features Aluk Windows And Doors

An unloved and uninspiring 1970s office block in Bristol’s Redcliffe harbourside conservation area has been transformed into a stylish contemporary apartment development

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Charity

Take Up The Cycling Challenge At FIT 2019

Thanks to the generosity of the FIT Show, GM Fundraising is returning to this year’s exhibition to raise awareness of their upcoming cycling challenge, ‘From Russia With Hope’ .

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