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8th October 2020
 
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Yale DWS Prioritises Hygiene With Biocote® Partnership

 

In a time where hygiene and cleanliness are of the utmost importance, Yale has partnered with market leading antimicrobial additives provider, BioCote, to launch the Quartus combi door handle range with a coating that will reduce up to 99.99% of microbes on its surface, claims the company.

The company says, proven effective against many common microbes including bacteria, mould and fungi; this technology will protect the Quartus door handle from colonisation, and significantly reduce the risk of cross-contamination.

 
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Iceni Puts Faith In Business Micros

 

Business Micros software has been at the heart of the Iceni Windows operation for more than 20 years, and products such as Evolution, EvoSatellite and EvoNet have helped the Essex based fabricator to become a real force in the trade market.

Hardly surprising then that, as Iceni Windows prepares for the next big chapter in its expansion, it is putting Business Micros software at the centre of its plans once more.

Iceni Windows is opening two brand new service hubs in January 2021 which will enable it to expand its geographical reach beyond London

 
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The New Apeer Rose Gold Standard

 

The new Rose Gold Collection from Apeer curates the very best door designs with exquisite glass, door furniture and hardware to produce one of the most vibrant and distinctive combinations ever to be offered on composite entrance doors in the British and Irish home improvement markets, says the company. And as homeowners’ tastes become ever more individual, this collection provides a cutting edge for installers looking to separate their offer from the competition.

Brisant’s exciting new Sweet door furniture combines beautifully with Apeer’s pink door shades to offer a thoroughly on-trend combination,

 
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Hosting Pro Keeps Websites Working Hard

 

The Coronavirus crisis has turbocharged the digital economy, with internet browsing, social media use and online retail sales all hitting record levels during and after the lockdown.

Even as we all adjust to a new, socially distanced normal with greater freedoms punctuated by local or intermittent lockdowns, there is a growing recognition across the entire economy that there is no going back when it comes to the shift online.

Across the whole of the fenestration industry, that means businesses are having to look more closely than ever before at their web presence

 
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Safe And Secure – Sidey’s New FD30 Composite Fire Door Range

 

Be safe, be secure, be Sidey – that’s the philosophy of the fenestration company, and that message has never been more crucial than in the current climate. The new range of FD30 composite fire doors from Sidey is a good demonstration of this.

Following independent factory product audits, Sidey’s composite fire doors have been fully certified under the BM Trada scheme STD 170 and tested to BS EN1634-1 for fire resistance, both internally and externally.

 
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Endurance Gives A 3mm Bowing Guarantee

 

Endurance Doors continues to communicate clearly to customers and their latest announcement of a 3mm bowing guarantee for their solid and secure composite doors, has been warmly welcomed by their nationwide network of Installer Partners.

The performance of some solid core composite doors has come under great scrutiny during the year, and product liabilities have become a major issue for some businesses. Yet with Endurance Doors embracing their unique Moisture Barrier System, CoolSkin PVCu door skins, along with the fact that they wet seal the glazing apertures,

 
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EYG Commercial Transforms School With Spectus Elite 70 Windows

 

Yorkshire commercial fabricator EYG Commercial has recently transformed Driffield School and Sixth Form with 180 Spectus Elite 70 windows in a £250,000 project. Business Development Manager at EYG Commercial, Mike Hastie, said: “This project is very good example of how new windows can transform the look, and performance of an older building.”

EYG Commercial was awarded the contract by main contractor Hobson & Porter. The work involved replacing dated steel-framed windows with modern PVC-U versions.

 
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TuffX’s Million-Metre Milestone

 

Toughened glass specialist TuffX has recently processed it’s one millionth linear metre of glass, on the Bovone ELB 12 HS straight line edging machine installed at its Merseyside manufacturing plant just 24 months ago.

The milestone measurement represents the consistently high customer demand that TuffX has experienced for its processed glass products, even while seven months into a global pandemic.

When TuffX purchased the machine – the company’s second – in October 2018, it marked a £200,000 commitment to growth,

 
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Putting Colour In The Frame

 

Senior Architectural Systems is encouraging specifiers to consider the use of colour in fenestration design and how the use of powder coating can not only help reduce maintenance requirements, but also offer essential design flexibility in the age of social distancing.

Senior’s full range of aluminium fenestration products are available in a choice of colours and finishes, all via the manufacturer’s state of the art in-house powder coating facility. As well as providing standard RAL colours, the company’s high-quality colour matching service also

 
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A Bespoke Solution From Haffner Murat

 

Leading machinery specialists, Haffner Murat have reported a significant upturn in enquiries from PVC-U and aluminium fabricators interested in using automation in the new normal. Dave Thomas, Managing Director at Haffner Murat, said: ”We are a reliable and experienced machinery partner for businesses interested in automation. We have a wide range of CNC machining centres and we work closely with our customers to ensure they get the solutions their business needs. This even extends to developing bespoke machine solutions if required.”

 
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Tap Into Growth With Leka Systems

 

Conservatory roof innovators, Leka Systems has reported a significant upturn in demand for their Leka Xi conservatory wall and base system. Leka Xi allows fabricators and installers to tap into the trend for thermally efficient home extensions or freestanding garden rooms whilst offing fast installation too.

Rhys Hoddinott, Managing Director of Leka Systems, explains: “Following lockdown there has been a definite increase in consumers looking at home extensions or freestanding garden rooms.

 
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ODL Europe Announced As Finalists In Two NFA 2020 Categories

 

ODL Europe has been named as finalists in two categories at the National Fenestration Awards 2020. The Bootle-based business, has been nominated for the 2020 Composite Door Manufacturer and the Integral Blinds Company.

Nathan Barr, Managing Director of ODL Europe, said: “Everyone at ODL Europe is delighted to have been shortlisted for these two awards. The nominations help celebrate the continued hard work and effort by our teams and the support of our voting customers and supply partners. We are thrilled.”

 
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Kawneer’s Curtain Wall, Window And Door Products Feature On University House At The University Of Birmingham.

 

Architectural glazing systems by leading UK manufacturer Kawneer were specifically selected for a £18.5 million extension to the UK’s oldest business school for their ability to meet the building’s design aesthetic and high-performance requirements.

Multiple Kawneer products, including two curtain wall systems, two door products and three window variations, were used by main contractor Morgan Sindall Construction for the University House project, a gateway to the University of Birmingham’s city centre campus.

 
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Trade News
 

Not Just Fire Safety – GAI Applauds Comprehensive Focus On Construction Products Competence In The New Setting The Bar Report

The Setting the Bar report published yesterday (5 October) has been welcomed by the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI).

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Supalite Sticks To 7-10-Day Lead Times Despite Supply Chain Challenges

Conservatory roof manufacturer SupaLite is still delivering to its customers – despite the supply chain challenges the industry is currently facing.

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Stellar’s Aesthetics Attract Consumer Appeal

Retail installer Walkers Windows in Huddersfield has been selling Stellar, the double award-winning aluminium system from Epwin Window Systems, to his growing retail customers for several months.

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CMOStores.com Reports Sales Success In 2020 Half Year Results

Online construction products merchant CMOStores.com has reported impressive half-year figures, with sales in excess of £23 million from January to June 2020.

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Product News

New SFS Dynamic Hinge For Endurance

After the recent launch of a new range of door knockers and notably the new branded ABS 3-Star cylinder, Endurance Doors have launched the option of an SFS Dynamic Hinge in response to customer demand for an alternative product.

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People

Two More Members For The ‘A Team’

Avantek Machinery has announced two new customer-focused additions as Field Service Engineers.

Andy Weir joined the Avantek team in July and is already adding value to customers.

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HOPPE (UK) Brings New Home Grown Talent Into The Sector

There’s new architectural ironmongery talent in the making at HOPPE (UK) following the appointment of two new apprentice at its offices in Wolverhampton.

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New Group Finance Director Signs For CMS

CMS Group has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Andrew Charters as Group Finance Director.

Andrew joins Maven Capital Partners-backed CMS from the Scottish

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Machinery

H&H Adds An Emmegi Ace Card To Its Deck

H&H Architectural Systems in Rowley Regis has become the first fabricator in the UK to have a brand new Emmegi Comet X6HP machining centre installed.

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Training & Development

REHAU Windows To Host Online CPD Courses

Installers and fabricators from across the UK are being invited to take part in a new series of CPD courses from REHAU, focusing on key subjects within the fenestration industry.

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Software

Explore The Dimension Of Imagination With 4Site Imaging From Windowlink

Glazing industry software specialist Windowlink has made a new service available for its Vector program, enabling homeowners to ‘foresee the dream’ with the next level in project

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FIT Show

DOORCO Joins FIT Show 2021

Leading composite door supplier, DOORCO has announced its presence at FIT Show 2021 with the biggest stand to date and many new innovations to share.

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Awards

Victorian Sliders Announced As Finalists In Three NFA 2020 Categories

Victorian Sliders has been named as finalists in three categories at this year’s National Fenestration Awards.

Once again, the company has been nominated for Vertical Sliding Window

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On-Site

Kawneer Glazing Systems Help Deliver A New Vision For Tameside

An unusual combination of local authority offices, college skills centre and retail units features an equal combination of architectural glazing systems by leading UK manufacturer Kawneer.

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Sponsorship

With Passion Comes Hope

Emplas has stepped in to support a grass roots football team with a unique approach to youth development.

Rising Hope FC which turns out senior, ladies, junior and veterans’

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