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9th January 2018
 
Rapid Growth In The Commercial Glazing Sector To Stall – Palmer
 

A new report from Palmer Market Research suggests that the rapid growth seen across the commercial glazing sector may be about to stall in ‘some areas’.

According to the new The Commercial Glazing Markets 2017, published at the end of last year, four –years of consistent growth meant that the commercial glazing market was 16% up on 2012, while in installed value, it jumped by more than 41%.

 
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Inwido Group’s Trend Report Reveals The Future For Smart Homes
 

The Inwido Group’s latest Trend Report entitled ‘Human Home in a Digital World’ makes interesting reading for all those fabricators and installers who want to get involved in smart technology.

The global Inwido Group, which owns UK brands such as Allan Brothers and CWG Choices, asked 3000 homeowners in the UK

 
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Investment For 2018 Prefix Colour Programme
 

Prefix Systems have just made a significant investment in a new state of the art colouring facility, which includes a mix on demand paint system, at their head office in Blackburn and it will form part of their sales strategy for 2018 and beyond.

While much of the window and door industry have been talking colour for the last 18 months, Prefix are now supporting this with a facility to

 
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Made For Trade Becomes Biggest User Of Emmegi Machines

 

Made for Trade has become what is now believed to be the biggest user of Emmegi machines in the UK by quantity, with the addition of a fourth Phantomatic T3A three axis machining centre to its manufacturing set up.

This brings to 13 the total number of saws and machining centres Emmegi has supplied to Made for Trade since 2013,

 
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Do you know what’s on your glass delivery?

 

Over-reliance on the integrity of their supply chain, could mean that glass processors and installers are inadvertently supplying the wrong specification of glass or insulated units into the UK construction industry, according to Bohle.

The warning comes amid growing industry discussion and concern, particularly surrounding IGUs, that what is being specified by

 
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Funeral Arrangements – Jon Skinner

 

The family of our late friend and colleague Jon Skinner, have announced his funeral arrangements.
A service to celebrate the life of Jon is to be held at Cookhill Village Hall, Alcester B49 5JS on 18th January at 12.30pm. Followed by refreshments and the opportunity to reflect with the family at Redditch Golf Club, Redditch B97 5PJ.

 
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New Website Delivered For Clayton Glass

 

Clayton Glass, one of the UK’s largest independent manufacturers of IGU’s, has just launched a new website at www.claytonglass.co.uk, packed with information about the award-winning business and its renowned service levels.

The new site includes information about #theclaytonglassdifference, an initiative launched in 2017, to help communicate how they differ

 
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Euroglaze Makes It Better Thanks To New Switch Without A Hitch Service

 

Switch without a Hitch is the promise being made by Rehau trade fabricator Euroglaze, as it guarantees to make the process of changing supplier simple and profitable for third party stockists and installers.

Euroglaze has built its 30-year reputation on the kind of Japanese style lean manufacturing efficiencies which enable it to offer 3-day lead times

 
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Teal Products Helps Customers Reach New Heights In 2018 With New Folding Arm Actuator

 

Teal Products, one of the UK’s foremost suppliers of window controls, openers and actuators, has strengthened its extensive product range and launched a brand-new, multi-purpose folding arm actuator.

Designed for side-hung opening windows and doors, the WMD820 folding arm actuator from Window Master can achieve full 90-degree

 
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Warm Praise For Warm Edge Experts Edgetech In Latest Customer Survey

 

A recent customer survey saw glowing praise for spacer bar manufacturers Edgetech.

The Coventry business routinely approaches a random selection of clients taken from all spending brackets and to ask them a series of questions about their experiences dealing with Edgetech.

 
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New Recycling Website Goes Live!

 

PVCR, part of the REHAU group, has launched a brand new website to make it easier than ever to access all the latest information about PVC recycling and how fabricators and installers can get involved by selling their unwanted PVC.

The new website – www.pvcr.co.uk – went live on 20th November, and features a clean, user-friendly and interactive design.

 
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Growth In Aluminium Window Sales Delivers Even Bigger Savings On Gaskets

 

Rapidly growing demand for aluminium windows offers fabricators even bigger potential savings on gasket costs, according to Extrudaseal.

The gasket specialist says that volume growth in aluminium window sales seen last year, combined with forecasts for future growth, mean the savings delivered by buying-in gaskets from a third-party, rather than their systems

 
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Swish: Retail Brand Recognition Matters
 

Research conducted by Swish Window and Door Systems has shown that the internet has revolutionised the customer journey when it comes to purchasing doors and windows.

Gerald Allen, Epwin Window Systems’ Marketing Manager, highlights the impact this has on fabricators and installers: “Whereas before homeowners would contact their local

 
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Conservation Success For Benchmark Joinery (South East) With Slenderline Glass
 

Combining authentic, heritage aesthetics with cutting-edge thermal performance, Slenderline Glass has established itself as a leading supplier of advanced slimline heritage units trusted by fabricators, installers and joiners across the country – including Kent-based Benchmark Joinery (South East) Ltd.

 
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Senior Specified For New Leeds Private Rental Scheme
 

Aluminium windows and doors from leading fenestration manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems have been chosen for the new X1 Aire private rented scheme in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Located in the heart of Leeds city centre, the glazing package for the new residential scheme has been delivered

 
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BM Aluminium Continues To Invest
 

Jack Taylor is the latest college leaver to join BM Aluminium as a trainee software technician. He follows in the footsteps of established team members Dan Hodges, Ben Knight and Jack Antosch, who all originally joined as trainees and benefited from the company’s comprehensive workplace training programme.

 
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Database Investment Brings Benefits To Clients
 

As an increasing number of social housing providers focus on how they can become easier for residents to deal with, more pressure is being put on suppliers to buy into their digital strategies and support their initiatives.

One company leading the way in this is The Window Company (Contracts), the Chelmsford based specialist commercial window

 
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Dedication And Passion Rewarded At Passive Fire Protection Awards
 

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection’s Passive Fire Protection Awards has rewarded the dedication and passion of Hannah Mansell, Technical Manager of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) and Manager of the BWF-Certifire Scheme, with the title of Passive Fire Protection (PFP) Advocate of the Year 2017.

 
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Trade News

GAI Welcomes Hackitt Recommendations

The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) has welcomed the findings and recommendations of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety and Dame Judith Hackitt’s interim report, ‘Building a Safer Future’.

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British Woodworking Federation Calls For The Creation Of A Building Safety Fund

Iain McIlwee, CEO of the British Woodworking Federation statement following the release of the interim Hackitt Review report:

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Emplas Simplifies Secured By Design On Patio Doors

Emplas has simplified its patio door pricing structure with easy upgrades from standard to Secured by Design specifications.

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Looking To Expand Your Commercial Customer Base?

If you’re looking to secure more commercial contracts, it’s vital to partner with the right systems partner. And Spectus has all the credentials you need.

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Exlabesa’s ECW 50 Curtain Walling System Delivers On All Levels

Swish Window and Door Systems has just announced that 75 Swish installers have become Excellence as Standard members. The programme, which launched at FIT 2017, aims to drive and promote excellence at every level of member businesses.

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GJB Window Systems Adds Residence Collection To Their Product Offering

South-East fabricator GJB Window Systems has announced a major addition to their product offering. Looking to help their customers win new business and break into new markets,

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Product News

Yale Launches Premium Bi-Fold Door Package

The door and window market is witnessing an increase in demand for bi-fold doors as hardware diversifies and becomes more accessible for all budgets and the trend for outdoor living grows. With this in mind,

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Glazerite Makes It A Hat-Trick With A Flush Sash For Every Budget

The Glazerite UK Group has become one of very few fabricators to offer a choice of three flush sash systems, with the addition of the acclaimed Residence 7 system from the Residence Collection alongside nce 9 and Halo flush sash choices.

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Could This Be The Biggest Development In Fire-Rated Products?

Once again raising the bar and extending its range of durable, dependable fire-rated products, pioneering Astraseal has manufactured a 60-minute rated, fixed fire window.

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SFS Hinges Support Timber Door Market Growth at Grabex Windows

High-performance door hinges from SFS are helping Grabex Windows, a leading window, door and conservatory fabricator and installer with multiple operations across London, to grow its share of the timber residential doors market.

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People

Obituary – Jon Skinner

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our colleague and dear friend Jon Skinner who died on Friday 29th December, 2017.

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Mark Timmons Joins Synseal Group As COO

Synseal Group has announced the new role of Chief Operating Officer has be filled by Mark Timmons, who joins them with a breadth of experience across manufacturing and operations.

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Kevin Warner Strengthens Synseal’s Sales Team

Well-known industry figure Kevin Warner has joined Synseal Group to take a leading role in directing their national sales strategy.

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Machinery

OWW Makes It Better With Mighton

When Original Wooden Windows Ltd set out to make its frame production quicker and more efficient with new machinery, Director Gus Brazier said the name of Mighton Products needed no introduction.

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Software

Universal Trade Frames Harnesses Technology To Help Customers

When time is money, being able to access the information you need at the click of a mouse is invaluable. It’s something Spectus trade fabricator Universal Trade Frames knows and

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Events

Industry Summit Announced

A new conference for the glass and glazing industry has been confirmed

The industry’s top business leaders, directors and senior management will converge near Birmingham for a major

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Edgetech’s Eastern Expedition Brings International Interest

Warm edge experts Edgetech have returned from China’s biggest glazing expo with over a hundred promising leads.

Held at Shanghai’s New China International Exhibition Centre in early November, FENESTRATION BAU

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On-Site

Optima Delivers What’s Needed In A Conservation Area Home

Profile 22 installer Max Glass recently demonstrated the benefits of the Optima system when it completed an installation in a property in a woodland conservation area near Leeds.

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Brochures

Free IGU And Conservatory Roof Brochure From Double R

Double R Glass & Roofing Systems, supplier of quality IGUs and conservatory roofs, is pleased to reveal the latest addition to its suite of customer support – a new brochure.

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