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8th October 2019
 
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Polyframe Strengthens Offer With Yale Rapide Lock

 

Polyframe has furthered its alliance with leading security brand Yale with the announcement that the Yale Rapide lock – one of the strongest and highest performing window locks on the market – is now available across Polyframe’s entire range of PVCu windows.

The development means that installers and homeowners can now upgrade their hardware specification to Yale’s Rapide lock on any of the five window systems fabricated by Polyframe and qualify for Polyframe’s homeowner guarantee – the ‘Polyframe Protection Promise’.

 
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Fastest Response Home Improvement ADR Scheme In UK By CTSI

 

Signposting consumers to a certified Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) became UK law in October 2015. QASSS (QA Scheme Support Services) who oversee ADR for the Double Glazing and Conservatory Ombudsman (DGCOS) have the fastest resolution times in the home improvement industry, says the company, ranking highest across all schemes according to online figures from the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) ADR Competency Authority.

The term ‘rogue homeowner’ is becoming increasingly common in this digital age and some consumers can quickly escalate a seemingly minor issue into a big problem quite publicly with the potential

 
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Dear Gerald

 

By law, financial advisors must get customers to assess their attitude to risk before they invest.

Most people see the sense in that, and I think we’d have fewer business failures if everyone had to assess the attitude of business owners or businesses to risk.

Too many businesses play down the probability of something going wrong when they see savings they want to make. It’s easy to turn a blind eye if no one can see the savings they’ve made, if they’ve skipped the reinforcement, for example, used less than the

 
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Government’s New Design Guide Welcome News For Window Industry

 

Following the Conservative Party Conference, the Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government has unveiled a new design guide in a bid to encourage better housing and building development. The new design guide will replace the outdated system to ensure that new builds will adhere to Industry Standards and meet the needs of local people.

With renewed pressure mounting on developers to select products that maximise housing performance and appearance, REHAU is advocating that windows have to be one of the first ports of call.

 
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Caddy Windows Become One Of The First Kubu Pro Installers

 

Bristol based Caddy Windows has become one of the first Kubu Pro Installers.

Caddy Windows, who buy all of their windows and doors from official Kubu launch partner Emplas, will be installing Kubu equipped doors as standard.

Nick Caddy, Sales & Marketing Director at Caddy Windows, says: “We’re really excited to be taking on the Kubu lock. Like us, Kubu is a very innovative product so it works well with the ethos that we have here at Caddy Windows.

 
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Window Ware Celebrates Successful 20-Year Partnership With MACO

 

The team at Window Ware are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their successful supply partnership with key brand partner MACO.

Window Ware’s relationship with the hardware manufacturer began by supplying their tilt-and-turn gearing. Since then, the Bedfordshire-based firm has gone on to become a key distribution partner for MACO, supplying well-over 100 different hardware solutions to fabricators across the country.

Their comprehensive MACO offering includes everything from screws, keeps, strikers and hinge protectors, to handles, gearboxes

 
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More Than Finance: Improveasy ‘Highly Commended’ At National Energy Efficiency Awards

 

Improveasy, the specialist provider of finance for the home improvement industry, was highly commended at the prestigious National Energy Efficiency Awards, finishing runners-up for the coveted ‘Provider of the Year’ award.

Whilst Improveasy will be known to many in the glazing sector for their range of consumer finance options, it’s just one part of their operation. Their success at the National Energy Efficiency Awards recognises the achievements of Improveasy’s ECO team,

 
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Profile 22 Optima Flush Casement Windows Specified For High Quality Housing Development

 

Over 500 Profile 22 Optima Flush Casement Windows were installed in a private housing development in Whalley Range, Manchester.

The main contractor for the project was Lane End Group and the contract for the windows and doors in the development was awarded to Profile 22 Approved Contractor Kingfisher Windows, a leading manufacturer and supplier of windows, doors and conservatories.

The site was on land formerly owned by the prestigious independent school St Bede’s College and situated near a local conservation area.

 
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More Haffner Murat Machines Installed At Planet Roofing

 

The team at Planet Roofing has been so delighted with the quality and reliability of Haffner Murat machinery that the company has invested in a second new machine.

Paul Rickman of Planet Roofing explains: “We first approached Haffner Murat at the start of 2019 and purchased a new TT405 Computerised Saw. The quality and the efficiency of the machine has resulted in us approaching them again and have now

 
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200 Spectus Flush Tilt & Turn Windows Fitted In High Profile Social Housing Development

 

200 Spectus Flush Tilt & Turn Windows were specified and installed in the construction of 44 high quality social housing properties for Crawley Borough Council.

A former depot in Southgate Crawley, the 22 houses and 22 flats were situated in a high-profile location and aesthetics of the development was vital. Architecturally, a contemporary interpretation of the Crawley ‘new town’ style was

 
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FIT Show Makes A Creative Switch For 2020

 

FIT Show organisers have announced the appointment of leading brand, design and digital agency, Switch to spearhead its creative campaign for FIT Show 2020.

The decision to redefine the creative campaign for FIT Show follows on from the announcement that FIT Show would revert to an annual event, taking place at Birmingham NEC next May (12 – 14, 2020.)

 
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Hat-Trick Of CIPR PRide Awards In The Bag For Balls2 Marketing

 

Balls2 Marketing won big at the CIPR Midlands PRide Awards, taking home gold for Outstanding Small Public Relations Consultancy and silver for Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy, while Senior Account Manager, Lauren Doyle, also won silver for Outstanding Young Communicator.

The specialist PR & marketing agency for the glazing industry attended the prestigious CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations)

 
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Fantom Magnetic Door Stop Introduced To The P C Henderson Range

 

Leading provider of sliding door hardware systems – P C Henderson – has partnered up with Fantom to introduce a new magnetic door stop accessory to its range of products.

The Fantom Magnetic Door Stop is an innovative door stop solution which uses a neodymium magnet installed into the base of the door to pull a floor pin up and stop a door in the open or closed position. The accessory has been expertly designed to offer a more discreet and concealed alternative to a

 
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Score! Scotland’s Cube Glass Wins Another Major Stadium Contract At Rangers FC’s Hummel Training Centre

 

Glass and aluminium specialist Cube Glass has increased its presence in the important UK stadium market with a major contract at Rangers Football Club’s state-of-the-art Hummel Training Centre.

The stadium arena and sports venue business has mushroomed in importance in recent years as owners and operators continue to drive awareness and maximise non-match day revenues.

 
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CDW Systems To Manufacture Crown And Dualframe Door Sets Following Sapa: Technal Kit Products Withdrawal

Following the recent withdrawal of Sapa: Technal’s popular kit products, Gloucester-based aluminium fabricator CDW Systems is pleased to announce that they can now

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Quickslide Promotes Innovative Safety Products During National Home Security Month

This October, window and door fabricator Quickslide are proud to announce their status as ongoing supporters of National Home Security Month (NHSM); a campaign aimed at

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Clearview Glaziers Are Ahead Of The Game With Stellar

In June, Clearview Glaziers were one of the first fabricators to manufacture Stellar, the brand new aluminium window and door system from Epwin Window Systems. Four months on,

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Coastal Group Launches DuraTique™ – The Stainless Steel Antique Hardware Range

Door and window hardware specialist Coastal Group has launched the new DuraTique™ antique hardware range blending modern day performance with traditional styling.

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Distinction Extends Its Rustic Renown Range

Composite door supplier Distinction Doors has expanded its country cottage-themed offering by adding ten new style variations to their existing Rustic Renown Collection. The additions bring the total number of options to fifteen,

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People

FIT Show Strengthens Team With Sarah Knight

FIT Show organisers have announced a key appointment to its business development team with the addition of Sarah Knight as commercial manager.

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Senior Welcomes New National Sales Manager

Aluminium fenestration solutions provider Senior Architectural Systems has strengthened its technical sales team with the appointment of Steve Kendrick to the role of national sales manager.

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Glass & Glazing

Bespoke Glass Designs From Derby Fabricator

Following its major glass factory expansion – which saw Frame Fast UK add another 10,000 square feet of factory space, tripling its manufacturing space

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Machinery

North East Bifolds Switch To Kombimatec CNC After Seeing The Performance For Themselves

In business as an aluminium window and sliding door fabricator and installer for just three years, volumes had grown quickly for North East Bifolds Ltd, based at Seaham,

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Events

‘PiGgin’ marvellous night in Glasgow

September saw PiGs trotting up to Scotland for the third year running, with the Glasgow event proving more and more popular with each visit.

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Awards

FENSA And RISA Link To Sponsor Key Small Renovation Project Category At FMB Master Builder Awards

Staged bi-annually to celebrate the achievements of Master Builders across the UK, The Federation of Master Builder’s Master Builder Awards showcases examples of

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Sustainability Award Nomination For Liniar

With a continued focus on making a difference in the local community and ensuring that its impact on the environment is a positive one, PVCu systems company Liniar is delighted to announce it’s been shortlisted for the Sustainability Initiative of the Year

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Installation At Slimming World HQ Announced As Finalist In Major Awards Programme

Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, has been listed as a finalist for Commercial Project of the Year in the G19 Awards for its installation at Slimming Word’s HQ.

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VBH Finalist In 7 Awards!

VBH (GB) is celebrating seven award nominations this autumn. The hardware manufacturer has been shortlisted for three awards at the G-Awards 2019 and for The National Fenestration Awards (NFAs),

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CMS Window Systems Shortlisted For Hat-Trick Of Awards

CMS Window Systems is celebrating being shortlisted as a finalist in three prestigious window and door industry awards.

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Sidey Sponsor Scottish Design Awards 2019

The winners of the Scottish Design Awards 2019 were announced at a recent ceremony, celebrating the very best of design and architecture. As one of the UK’s largest and most innovative fabricators,

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GJB Holdings Named G19 Award Finalist With Easy Connect

Easy Connect, the instant quoting App, has been named a finalist for the Customer Care Initiative of the Year at the G19 awards.

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