9th August 2018
 
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A 25-year Partnership Between VBH And Climatec
 

The Climatec Group and hardware distributor VBH recently celebrated 25 years of successful partnership.

Climatec started manufacturing PVC-U windows at a small factory unit in Southend-on-Sea in 1993, and quickly established itself in 1993 within the industry. In 2012 the company launched Alu-tec, an exclusive range of aluminium windows and doors. Climatec now fabricates over 1,400 frames a week for trade customers throughout England, from 11 factory units spanning 50,000sq ft. Climatec relies on VBH for a range of high performance hardware solutions for both PVC-U and aluminium product lines.

 
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Mixed Use Developments Are The Future
 

Regenerating underused parts of cities and towns by building mixed-use developments could provide a golden bullet to help both the ailing high-street and the construction sector.

This is the view of Michele Wietscher, who is Director at Newview Windows and Conservatories – a UK home improvement firm.

 
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BM Aluminium Delivers LogiKal Solution For Express Bi-Folding Doors
 

One of the UK’s biggest and best known aluminium folding door specialists, Express Bi-folding Doors, has integrated its software set up using BM Aluminium’s LogiKal system to help it manage its impressive ongoing growth.

Led by Express Bi-folding Doors’ Senior Business Analyst Mark Gregoire in partnership with Dan Hodges and Perry Mace from BM Aluminium, the aim of the project was to achieve better synergy

 
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Win Big With REHAU
 

REHAU is encouraging its social media followers to like its new centralised Facebook page and enter a competition to win five £100 Amazon vouchers.

As REHAU moves all its current social content to one new page it is reaching out to followers on its existing Facebook pages to encourage them to make the move and stay in touch.

 
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JWC Windows Becomes A Profile 22 Fabricator

 

South Yorkshire trade windows and doors supplier JWC Windows has just announced it has become a Profile 22 fabricator. Jim Churchill, Managing Director at JWC Windows said the decision to add the brand to its portfolio was simple: “Optima from Profile 22 is a very popular system and has a great brand recognition. Customers were asking for Optima and we had turned away work in the past because we hadn’t been able to offer the products.

 
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elumatec welcomes Kenney Prunty As Regional Sales Manager

 

elumatec have appointed an experienced Regional Sales Manager to help spearhead growth in the South of England.

Kenney Prunty is a capital equipment sales veteran, having spent over 25 years providing consultative solutions across the aerospace, automotive, fenestration, electrical and industrial chemical sectors, as well as with a number of government agencies.

 
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Leads2Trade Teams Up With Finance Firm

 

Leads2trade have announced a partnership with Pomegranate Commercial Finance to enable them to assist both existing members – and non-members – access funding options to help them achieve their business ambitions.

Andy Royle, co-founder and Director at Leads2trade, comments: “Our ethos has always been that we are more than just a lead generation company, and we recognise that our members need other benefits, and this includes giving them access to experts that can help them access different funding options.

 
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LEKA Popularity Reflected In Its Figures

 

LEKA System, home of innovative solid and orangery roof solutions, has taken the market by storm in recent years. In the past year, the company has trained over 400 fabricators and installers to help them get up and running with LEKA products quickly. This impressive figure shows just how quickly LEKA products have proved their value in the marketplace.

 
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Get Ready For The ‘Downpour’ Of Guttering Work!
 

Autumn is traditionally a time for consumers to get home improvement jobs done before the Winter sets in. With the lack of rainfall this summer gutters have been sitting idle but been subject to massive changes in temperature from highs of 30o to lows of 10o. With the inevitable expansion and contraction this brings it’s likely that with the first downpour gutters will have developed leaks.

 
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P C Henderson’s Barn Door Hardware Specified For Period Property Renovation

 

Sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer, P C Henderson, has witnessed an ever increasing trend for its Rustic 80 barn door hardware over the past few years. The hardware has recently been specified for a home renovation project by first time buyers Reece Hall and Zoe Wood due to its unique features and space saving properties.

 
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illbruck Brings The Bacon For TP650 Trio Breakfast Mornings

 

Illbruck has brought ground-breaking installation tape and a lot of bacon sandwiches to Eurocell branches across the Midlands for a round of breakfast mornings to promote TP650 Trio.

TP650 is a compressed foam insulating seal. Once you remove the backing paper, the tape steadily expands to effectively seal all gaps and spaces between the frame and wall.

 
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Freefoam De-Mystify The Process Behind The Products

 

TV Shows and online videos about how everyday objects are made are incredibly popular and can be a powerful marketing tool for many manufacturing companies – with Lego clocking up over 6.5 million views on YouTube! Freefoam Building Products are pleased to announce the launch of another new video featuring all aspects of the production process of its fascia, soffit and guttering products.

 
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Incarnation Impresses Heathrow Airport’s Closest Neighbour

 

Heathrow Airport’s closest neighbour can sleep soundly at night thanks to secondary glazing products from Incarnation Windows Systems.

Harri Patel, 63, lives just 300 yards from Terminal 4, but in a recent interview with the Daily Mail, he reported that noise pollution isn’t a problem at all.

 
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Join The Industries’ In-Crowd At The ThermoBAR In Düsseldorf!

 

Thermoseal Group is set to host its popular ThermoBAR to coincide with the Glasstec 2018 Exhibition in Düsseldorf. Entertainment, food and drinks will be flowing on Wednesday 24th October at the after-show party at the ThermoBAR, aka McLaughlin’s Irish Pub in the Altstadt – the same location as last time. Entry is limited to those issued with entrance bands. E-mail marketing@thermosealgroup.com to reserve yours now!

 
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Recruitment

2x Installer Sales Managers (North and South)

Two Installer Sales Managers in the North and South required by Leka Systems

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Trade News

Glyngary Works In Partnership With VBH To Develop PAS24 Compliant Hardware

Leading timber fabricator Glyngary has partnered with VBH to develop a PAS24 certified door solution. Glyngary, a family-owned window and door fabricator since 1985, saw an opportunity to develop a door

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Cornish Firm Broadens Its Horizons With Real Aluminium

A Cornish business is set to treble its projected sales of aluminium since taking the leap to REAL Aluminium.

Installer and trade supplier Horizon Home Improvements spotted the

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Sternfenster Sees The Benefit Of sole Supply From DOORCO

With an extensive product offering for the home improvement market and a wealth of happy customers who come back to them time and again, quality and service is of the utmost

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Product News

R7 Chalks Up The Whites

R7, part of The Residence Collection, is proving increasingly popular in Chalk White and in premium foiled finishes as the ultimate 75mm high performance flush inside and out window, for both contemporary and

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Modplan’s Portfolio Opens Doors

Leading VEKA trade fabricator, Modplan offers a comprehensive product portfolio to help add value to their customers’ businesses. Part of their portfolio includes patios and bifolding doors which are manufactured in Modplan’s dedicated

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Choosing A Patio Door Supplier With The Right Credentials

Sliding patio doors are seeing a resurgence in popularity as more installers recognise they are the practical, cost-effective alternative to bi-folds. But, as Managing Director of Universal Trade Frames Brian Kruger

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People

New Appointments Strengthen The British Woodworking Federation Council And Executive Board

Executive Board and Council focused on driving forward the Build It Better with Wood strategy

The British Woodworking Federation, the UK’s woodworking and joinery

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Avantek Appoints Bishop As New MD

Avantek Machinery has announced that Nigel Bishop is promoted to Managing Director from 1st August 2018, assuming full responsibility for the day-to-day operation and strategic direction of the company.

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Conservatories

Polyframe Extends PVCu Range With New Conservatory Offering

Polyframe is set to help even more installers grow their businesses with a new conservatory offering.

Available in September is Polyframe Conservatories – a full conservatory

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Aluminium

‘The Resurgence Of Architectural Anodising’

Back in the 1970’s architectural aluminium, shopfronts, windows and curtain wall, was available in anodised finishes. These finishes were limited to silver, bronze and black. In the day, replacement window companies often

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Training & Development

AluFoldDirect Launches Aluminium Installer Training Academy

AluFoldDirect’s Aluminium Installer Training Academy is now open, giving installers the opportunity to upskill on fitting aluminium glazing and install the Everything Aluminium range right first-time, every time.

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Internet

UMG Online

UMG (Unique Metal & Glass Ltd) has launched a brand new website, which puts it even further ahead of the competition, says the company. The new website at www.metal-glass.com transforms UMG’s online presence, thanks to a contemporary new design

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Awards

B & P Windows – The Latest Solidor Awardee

Wakefield based B & P Windows have been awarded Showroom of the Month for August, having recently upgraded their consumer showsite that’s been part of the business from the outset,

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Charity

Morley MD Gets Ready For Charity Judging Role

After being crowned the winner of the 2017 Variety Strictly Ballroom event, and helping raise over £40k for the charity, Morley Glass & Glazing managing director Ian Short is getting his scoring paddles ready as he joins

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Practice Makes Perfect For GM Fundraising Golfing Challengers

Preparations are well under way by the challenger team aiming to upset the odds in round two of this year’s Ryder Cup style GMF Cup Challenge, a charity golf event taking place at Quinta do Logo in September.

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