8th March 2018
 
REHAU Reveals Its Sustainability Strategy In Third Annual Report
 

REHAU has launched its third annual Sustainability report to introduce customers to its new ‘Fit for the Future’ strategy, which outlines how the business will achieve the ambitious goals it is setting to become more sustainable by 2020.

Available for the first time in a digital-only format, the Sustainability report is an interesting, easy-to-read overview of REHAU’s vision and values, as well as its entrepreneurial activities, ground-breaking pilot projects and resource-friendly technologies under development.

 
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Customade Group Strides Ahead
 

Customade Group has rounded off a historic year since it merged with Polyframe and is on course to double its scale to become a £200 million business. Now comfortably the biggest fabricator in the UK, claims the company, with revenues of more than £100 million, the group is poised for an era of rapid growth with new group chief executive David Leng driving its ambitious plans.

David Leng, who was formerly Synseal Group’s chief executive officer, joined Customade Group in February.

 
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Titon Is More Than Vents
 

While Titon is well-known for it’s trickle ventilators, it has many more strings to its bow. Indeed, since being established in 1972, the company has always designed, manufactured and sold a huge range of window and door hardware – including handles, hinges and locking systems.

The quality of the products available has resulted in Titon’s hardware being purchased and widely used over the years throughout the UK

 
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Astraseal Celebrates Record Traffic To Astraseal Downloads Website
 

Hall Of Frame For AluK CustomersAstraseal, one of the UK’s most respected trade and commercial fabricators has seen unprecedented traffic to Astraseal Downloads (www.astrasealdownloads.com) – the firm’s powerful, online ‘Information Centre’.

Combining product brochures, profile prints, technical specifications and installation guides from across the industry’s systems houses

 
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Legal And Technical Updates Published For Door Hardware Specialists

 

Door and window hardware specialists can now benefit from two new technical briefings from the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI).

‘The GAI Guide to Door Closing Devices’ is designed to give architectural ironmongers, architectural technologists, designers and specifiers clear guidance on how to specify and supply door closing devices for self-closing fire doors.

 
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New Support For Installers From Aluwood

 

“AluWood has launched its authorised installer scheme to make it even easier for companies to sell aluclad windows and doors to homeowners and developers,” says Callum Grant, Commercial Director at AluWood.

AluWood aluclad windows and doors are perfect for extensions, refurbishments and new build properties, and is especially popular with self-builders and chosen for projects across the UK. It’s great for commercial projects too.

 
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Dear Gerald – Follow Up Letter To Editor On Colour

 

People are surprised when I say I’m expecting the first ever colour-only fabricators to emerge this year.

But colour is growing fast. It’s already a large and profitable part of the market. Six of our top fabricators are over 50% colour and I’m getting calls all the time from forward looking fabricators who now want to talk about colour.

So what’s driving this change? It’s coming from truly colour-focused installers, who are selling mostly colour.

 
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Rising Demand For Atlas Lantern And New Special Offer

 

Atlas says rising sales of its roof lantern continue month on month. And now Atlas is offering more installers the chance to clinch an Atlas lantern sale with a special offer on its stock lantern range.

Gareth Thomas, sales director at Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions, explains: “We’ve established a loyal following for the Atlas lantern

 
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New Promat SYSTEMGLAS® Options Provide More EI Fire Rated Frameless Glazing Solutions

 

Striking the optimum balance between aesthetics and fire safety in glazed partitions is a reality with new additions to the SYSTEMGLAS® range from passive fire protection market leader Promat UK.

Utilising the proven fire resistant material PROMATECT® H, two new Promat SYSTEMGLAS® options give designers and contractors

 
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Korniche Brings Lantern Revolution To The Glazing Summit As Its Newest Sponsor

 

The Glazing Summit, the new conference for business owners and leaders from across the industry, has announced revolutionary aluminium lantern brand Korniche as the newest sponsor of this year’s landmark event.

Launched at The FIT Show 2016, Korniche quickly rose to prominence through its innovative construction, providing installers with a highly-

 
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New ‘Inspiration’ Website For Ultraframe

 

The opportunity to engage online, and influence home owners as they begin their home extension journey has never been greater according Ultraframe. With the domination of home inspiration and lifestyle sites such as Pinterest and Houzz, consumers are increasingly turning to online resources to build their own online ‘scrapbook’ long before they consider who might carry out the work.

 
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Residence 7s – Strong, Smooth And Seamless Flush Sash System From Tradelink

 

Tradelink Window Solutions has introduced Residence 7s to its premium window and door collection. Exclusively designed and manufactured by Tradelink, Residence 7s takes the Residence 7 design to new aesthetic heights with a seamless, welded finish.

 
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Duggan Systems Partners With BM Aluminium

 

Duggan Systems, one of Ireland’s leading aluminium fabricators, has been using BM Aluminium’s LogiKal software for more than 10 years – in fact, it bought the software when BM Aluminium was still a division of Business Micros and before it had been set up as an independent business.

 
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Sash UK Provides A Perfect Solution For Choosing Composite Doors

 

With the changes and increase in home improvement trends, Sash UK – the clear and open window people has launched a new brochure to help trade customers offer a perfect and simple solution when selling composite doors.

 
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Norscot Secures Innovation Of The Year Award

 

Norscot, the Highlands and Islands manufacturer of timber frame kits, windows and doors, received the Innovation of the Year Award at the prestigious Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2018.

The awards, run by Interface, aim to celebrate the achievements of academic and business collaborations and partnerships.

 
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CMS Enters Spotlight As It Wins Scottish Green Apple Award 2018

 

CMS Window Systems has been recognised once again for its achievements in environmental sustainability by winning a Scottish Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice 2018, and being chosen to represent the UK as a Green World Ambassador in the Green World Awards.

 
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West Port Impresses At Buildbase Annual Conference

 

West Port timber window manufacturer, is celebrating a hugely successful showcase at the annual Buildbase conference.

Held every January, the event brings together suppliers and branch managers from across the Buildbase network to develop closer working relationships, and see the latest products set to take the market by storm.

 
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More Than 80 PIGS Beat The Beast From The East

 

Despite the Beast from the East trying to put a damper on proceedings, PIGS Manchester was a superb event. More than 80 people managed to get through the snow and bitter winds to join us for the first networking event of 2018.

“It was brilliant that so many people made it,” says PIGS organiser Sarah Ball. “I think we got more because quite a few attendees

 
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Trade News

Small Builders And Small Sites Will Build Homes Faster

The best way to speed up housing delivery is to get more small builders back into the market and focus more attention on the potential of smaller sites, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

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Euroseal Starts The New Year With £2m Of New Orders

Specialist extruder, Euroseal has reported that it has won two new major orders, worth more than £2million combined.
With one of the UK’s most technically advanced extrusion facilities, Euroseal has extensive experience in the manufacture of a diverse range of thermoplastic extrusions,

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Bison Delivers High-End Product Suite

Bison Frames is known across the industry as a trade fabricator of high-end PVC-U vertical sliders. However, 2018 sees the launch of the company’s expanded Genesis Collection and WarmCore range, which represent a complete suite of high-end products.

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Mila Congratulates Tradesmith On 25 Years

Mila is leading the congratulations for Sussex based PVC-U trade fabricator Tradesmith as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.
Tradesmith has been buying a large proportion of its hardware from Mila for much of those 25 years, and the partnership between the two companies is stronger than ever.

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Product News

Rapierstar Growth Continues With Deliveries Up 12% In Last 12 Months

Window and door fastener specialist Rapierstar has strengthened its position as the UK and Irish market leader with the number of its customer deliveries increasing by 12% during 2017, which resulted in year-on-year sales growth of 10%.

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High Performance Glazpart Vents Added To Carl F Groupco’s Catalogue

The high performance Glazpart Link Vent range of plastic injection moulded trickle ventilators has been added to Carl F Groupco’s hardware catalogue. Designed to meet the stringent requirements of today’s building standards, the Link Vent MK 2 is available in two variants – the 2500EQA and 5000EQA.

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Bosch GDR 18 V-160 Professional Impact Driver

Enabling trade professionals to raise their game without incurring extra spend. Bosch Professional brings the GDR 18 V-160 Professional Impact Driver to the marketplace. Top of its class, the Bosch GDR 18 V-160 Professional Impact Driver leads the industry’s 18 V cordless professional impact driver class on price-to-performance ratio, says Bosch.

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’Textural Architectural Finishes’

Powder Coating technology continues to advance, and whilst not a new concept, textured coatings are becoming recognised by specifiers as an alternative to choosing a high gloss, gloss or matt powder coat finish.

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The Future Is Clear With Robust GLAS-DOR

Robust UK is launching their new glazed fire resistant steel profile and doorsets. ‘GLAS-DOR’ can provide up to 2 hours of fire resistance with a core of fire resistant insulation for glazed doors, sliding doors, partition walls and window sections.

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On-Site

CMS Meets Contemporary Glazing Brief For Award-Winning Carnegie Library Project

Scottish window, door and curtain walling manufacturer and installer CMS Window Systems has played a key role in the creation of the new Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries (DCL&G),

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Internet

TruFrame Launches Ground-Breaking QuoteBuilder Platform

TruFrame has announced the launch of what it describes as a ground-breaking and powerful lead generation tool for its customers – QuoteBuilder.

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Events

Finance Experts To Unveil New Initiative At Major Glazing Summit

Finance experts to the glass and glazing industry, Improveasy, will be unveiling new plans around support for fabricators and manufacturers at an upcoming industry event.
Improveasy is a gold sponsor at the Glazing Summit taking place on May 22nd at the St Johns Hotel & Conference Centre in Birmingham.

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Latest In Glass Developments At Materials Research Exchange 2018

Glass Technology Services Ltd (GTS) will be bringing its expertise in glass research and development, analysis, testing and consultancy support to the 2018 Materials Research Exchange & Investor Showcase (MRE2018).

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Awards

Solidor Showroom Accolade For Windows Etc

Windows Etc has become the latest Solidor trade partner to be awarded with the Showroom of the Month accolade, this time for February, by offering an unrivalled composite door environment in Colchester, Essex.

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‘Aluprof Systems Awarded Further Q-Mark Certificates’

Leading European systems company Aluprof have been awarded further prestigious Q-Mark Product Certifications by Exova BM Trada, for several of their window and door systems. The Q-Mark scheme offers independent and impartial third party assessment of manufacturers claims as to product performance and quality.

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Hall Of Frame For AluK Customers

AluK has announced the first ever winner of its brand new Installation of the Month competition. SG Installations’ stunning install of AluK windows, doors and curtain walling in a contemporary property in Northforeland,

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