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7th November 2019
 
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Clayton Glass Double Up On Acquisitions From Aperture

 

Clayton Glass Ltd have acquired both Global Glass manufacturing sites from Aperture Trading Limited, in a deal that will see the specialist IGU manufacturer take on the plant and equipment, goodwill, premises and workforce of these two established businesses, which also includes the Celsius brand.

Combined, this will give Clayton Glass the capacity to manufacture over 50,000 IGU’s every week thanks to these additional sites in Blackburn and Huthwaite, supporting their main Co Durham and North Shields facilities. This strategic acquisition will also allow Clayton Glass to spread their geographical reach and realise operational efficiencies across all four sites.

 
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Korniche Wins Best Rooflight And Lantern System At Conservatory & Orangery Awards

 

The Korniche Aluminium Roof Lantern picked up another independently judged award at the inaugural Conservatory & Orangery Awards on October 30th – Best Rooflight and Lantern System. And even though not launched yet, achieved a finalist position in the Technical Innovation Category for the Korniche Bi-folding doors composite clip-in bead system which is set to be launched in 2020 and says the company, will be a huge benefit to installers.

The C&O Awards are a response to the continued growth in consumer demand for additional living space and the high-quality products now available from the industry.

 
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New Rio Windows Leave Home Looking Flush

 

Life is now much sweeter for a Norfolk couple who are the first people to have REHAU’s Rio flush fit windows installed in their home, fabricated by Climatec. Tim Whipps Windows worked wonders to replace the tired old windows in Mr and Mrs Farrell’s cottage, resulting in less maintenance and a more valuable looking property.

When Tim was first approached by homeowners Mr and Mrs Farrell, they were originally looking to replace their old externally beaded uPVC windows with a like-for-like replacement. However, after looking at the options for the standard casement windows, both Tim and the Farrells’ decided that actually this was not the best option.

 
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Growth For Window And Door Foam Sealants In 2020 Despite Uncertainty

 

A leading supplier of window and door foam sealing tapes says there will be growth in 2020 despite uncertainty around Brexit and the economic plans of the new Government.

Andy Swift, sales and operations manager, UK & ROI for ISO-Chemie, expects the impact of any UK exit from Europe or otherwise to have little impact on the products his company currently supplies to domestic house builders and commercial property developers.

Despite predictions of doom and gloom in some quarters, he believes it will be ‘very much business as usual’ in the coming months and looks

 
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New Portal Puts Shepley Customers One Click Away From A Host Of Free Features

 

Trade window and composite door fabricator Shepley has launched its new website portal, enabling customers to log in and access practical resources and support for their businesses.

The Shepley Customer Portal features an online composite door designer and a huge library of technical and marketing downloads.

“As one of the UK’s largest REHAU fabricators, we’re always looking at ways to make the lives of our trade customers easier,” says Ian

 
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Framexpress Support For Installer-Fabricators

 

Framexpress has launched a new support package for installer-fabricators to help them expand their product offering without any investment. They have extended their 4-hour quote and express colour service so that installers who fabricate windows and doors can offer more colour products whilst maintaining margins.

Stuart Green, Director at Framexpress says: “We know that there are lots of installers in the industry who also carry out fabrication work, so it makes good sense for us to offer extra support for them.

 
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Newbury Commercial Futureproofs With New Emmegi Quadra

 

Four years to the day after it took delivery of an Emmegi Precision TS2 saw and Phantomatic X4 machining centre, Warwick based Newbury Commercial Glazing upgraded to a 12 axis Quadra L1 fully automatic cutting and machining centre.

Emmegi’s Quadra L1 can cut, machine and transom notch all in one operation and can machine profiles continuously in 360° without the need to reposition the bar. It automatically adjusts for different profile

 
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Illbruck Ascends On Coventry’s Tallest Building

 

At 23 storeys, it’s one of the Midland’s tallest, most ambitious buildings – and a striking addition to the Coventry skyline.

The four-towered CODE Student Accommodation building will house over a thousand spacious studio apartments, a gym, a cinema and more, and is conveniently located just two minutes from the University of Coventry’s main campus.

 
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Newglaze Boosts Aluminium Business With Virtu-Al

 

Newglaze Windows Ltd is the latest in a string of installers to partner with Virtuoso Doors and close more sales with the Virtu-AL aluminium textured composite door in an aluminium outer frame.

Having seen a sharp rise in demand for aluminium, the Dorset-based firm wanted to expand its portfolio with a contemporary aluminium-look entrance door that provided better thermal properties than its costlier rival.

 
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We’re Over The Moon With AluK Bi-Fold Doors From Abcell

 

“Our customers are over the moon with their new AluK bi-fold doors,” say Abcell’s customer Phil Parsonage, of Phil Parsonage Windows. “The BSF70 8m x 2m doors were big, but they were a pleasure to fit. In my experience, the gaskets on some bi-folds can be really tight and difficult to work with but these are outstanding – you can easily push them in with your thumbs.

“We started installing the AluK Luminia bi-fold from Abcell around 1pm and we were finished by 5pm. The homeowners were amazed how quickly it went in.

 
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The Stig Helps Shift GAI Awards Into Top Gear

 

Former Top Gear Stig, Ben Collins, has been announced as this year’s guest speaker at the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) Education Awards.

Ben will join the awards, which recognise the outstanding educational achievements of the door hardware industry, at the Royal Lancaster hotel in London on 7 November.

Ben started his motorsport career in 1994, competing in Formula First, Formula Vauxhall Junior and International Formula 3.

 
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TuffX Brings Modern Style To British Holidaymakers

 

Nestled amid the narrow lanes and open fields of Dorset lies a coastal oasis for British holidaymakers. Popular all year round, Hoburne Park is the latest recipient of high-quality products from glass safety specialist, Tuffx.

The brief for this ongoing, phased project has been to supply over 250m2 of 10mm toughened clear glass, and 10mm toughened grey glass balustrade panels – installed to provide elegant finishes to the decking areas of hundreds of Hoburne Park’s on-site caravans.

 
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Ultraframe Delighted With Wins At The Conservatory & Orangery Awards

 

The team at Ultraframe was delighted to see 4 out of the 7 categories at the inaugural Conservatory & Orangery Awards awarded to Ultraframe, its products and its retailers.

Andrew Thomson, Ultraframe’s highly respected Design & Development Director, was honoured with the Outstanding Achievement Award, with the judges stating that: “Ultraframe owes so much of its ongoing success to his innovations.” Andrew’s product innovations which include the development of the Ultraroof and

 
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Double Delight For Prefix At The NFA’s

 

Prefix Systems did the double at the National Fenestration Awards, with the most votes for Conservatory Roof Fabricator 2019 and with marketing coordinator, Hannah Gilrane, nominated as Social Networker 2019.

In the hotly contested Conservatory Roof Fabricator 2019 category, Prefix amassed 81.6% of the vote. Similarly, Hannah Gilrane achieved 60.81% of the votes for Social Networker 2019. The statistics for the National Fenestration Awards showed that there were 350

 
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Clayton Glass Acquires Global Glass

The Aperture Group has announced the sale of Global Glass to the award-winning and well established IGU manufacturer, Clayton Glass. With a 60-year history in the glass sector specifically, the company is well positioned to take the Global business forward.

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Continued Growth Sees Milwood Group Move To Brand-New Headquarters

With continued demand for its range of outdoor living products and Ali-deck, its aluminium decking system, Kent-based specialists Milwood Group has expanded its operation with a move to brand-new headquarters.

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ERA’s UkAS Accredited Testing Laboratory Plays Key Role In Collaboration With VEKA Uk And Modplan

ERA’s UKAS accredited testing laboratory plays an important role in the company’s new product development. It also offers an invaluable service to ERA customers developing their own new products too.

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aluplast Reports Continuing Growth In Colour

aluplast has said colour, including the global systems house’s new Jet Black foil, plus its ultra-life-like Woodec woodgrain collection, now account for more than 40% of its UK sales.

The systems company said it was also investing to meet growing

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Assured Service Provided By Leads 2 Trade Thanks To Link-Up

A link up with an official UKAS-accredited Competent Persons Scheme has backed up the quality of service provided by a provider of double qualified sales leads in the home improvement industry.

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Over 30 Years Of Partnership Going Strong For Total Profiles And VBH

Total Profiles was founded in 1987 as a trade fabricator supplying local builders and installers, and within a few years this extended to a retail offering. The Hampshire-based fabricator has used VBH hardware products from the beginning and

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Bright Investment For Vertik-Al

Powder coating specialist, Vertik-Al has invested in over 900 replacement lights for its production facility, warehouse and offices. Supplied by commercial and industrial lighting specialist, CEMA Lighting, the lights are having a positive impact on the

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Product News

HY-SPEC® 25 – Now Seal Better In Colour!

HY-SPEC® 25 was launched earlier this year at the FIT Show to great acclaim, as a next generation hybrid sealant for the installation of windows and doors. With a new in-line tinting facility for Hodgson Sealants in Hull, the company is now making this defining new product in white, black,

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Demand Rises For Doorco’s Bespoke Glazing Service

Reflecting changes in the composite door supply chain and growth in market demand, DOORCO reports that its prepping facility is up 40% on last year, and that a third of all prepped doors are now sold with glass. In fact, the leading composite

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People

Illbruck’s New Area Sales Manager In A Hurry To Make An Impact

Tape, silicone and sealant experts tremco illbruck are welcoming an experienced new Area Sales Manager.

Scott Hurry joins the firm after roles at some of the sector’s most respected

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Internet

Exlabesa Building Systems Launch Their New Website

Exlabesa Building Systems has just launched its new stylish website at www.exlabesa.co.uk highlighting its comprehensive range of aluminium systems.

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Software

Software Drives Increased Efficiency For Shaped Glass Specialist

Specialist Glass Products has reported significant efficiency gains through investment in order processing and optimisation software from Clear Thinking Software.

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FIT Show

GQA Signs Up To FIT Show 2020

GQA Qualifications has once again signed up to take part at the FIT Show. Following encouraging levels of visitors to its stand at this year’s event, the fenestration industry’s awarding body is expecting to enjoy even more engagement with the industry at the 2020 show.

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Charity

Going Out On A Record-Breaking High

GM Fundraising is renowned for their long-distance cycle rides but ‘From Russia With Hope’, which took place in June this year, was announced as the last of its kind. All funds have been collected and the group announces they are going out on a record-breaking high with the total

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