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9th January 2020
 
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Mandatory Changes To EN 1279 From March 19th 2020

 

Dear Gerald,

Our industry could be forgiven for being distracted with the countless economic and political challenges that were thrown our way in 2019, but in 2020 we have a new and very specific challenge to face, and we need to prepare quickly to ensure continued compliance.

The standard for the manufacture of Double-Glazed Sealed Units (IGU’s) has been amended. It is currently in transition and becomes mandatory on the 19th March 2020.

 
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New Contemporary Square Pull Bar Collection From Mila

 

Mila is launching a stylish new range of square shaped, stainless steel pull bars in its trusted Supa™ range, perfect for the new generation of contemporary aluminium, timber, composite and PVC-U doors.

Sleek and modern in brushed stainless steel, the new collection includes inline, offset and square options in 1200mm lengths to give customers a choice of looks for even the most high-end door designs.

 
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Victorian Sliders Supercharges Glass Line With £250,000 Lisec Investment

 

Victorian Sliders, has invested over half a million pounds in sealed unit production.

With the acquisition of a £250,000 Lisec fully-automated sealed unit line, the company has significantly expanded its glass capacity – just in time for the busiest and most ambitious year in its history.

It’s just the latest purchase in a series of investments designed to lay the foundations for extensive growth in 2020 and beyond, as Group Managing Director Andy Jones explains.

 
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Morley Glass & Glazing And Saint-Gobain Glass Take Recycling To The Next Level

 

Integral blinds manufacturer Morley Glass & Glazing is working in partnership with Saint-Gobain Glass to take recycling to the next level.

The two companies are joining forces to recycle and re-use post-consumer glass; that is glass that has been taken out of old windows that have reached the end of their life.

 
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Matthew Glover Returns To West Yorkshire Windows As Managing Director

 

Matthew Glover, known for his involvement with industry brands Conservatory Outlet and The FIT Show, has announced his return to West Yorkshire Windows, which he co-founded in 1993 with brother Andrew, to manage the company on a day-to-day basis as Managing Director. Matthew will head the existing management team at West Yorkshire Windows, joined by Richard Morris as Commercial Director. Following a short transition, Andrew Glover, an avid supporter of glazing industry charity fundraising events and former President

 
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CDW Systems Recognised As A Certified Fabricator Of AOV Systems From SE Controls

 

CDW Systems, the respected trade and commercial fabricator has been recognised as a certified fabricator of automatic opening vents (AOV) from SE Controls.

The Gloucester-based company is now an authorised partner following extensive auditing and inspection. By passing the requirements of the Factory Production Control process, CDW Systems can manufacture smoke and heat exhaust ventilation (SHEV) systems to the standards of EN12101-2:2003.

 
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Profile 22’s Optima Selected For Affordable Housing Development In Glasgow

 

900 Optima casement windows and French door units in Anthracite Grey have been fitted in a development of 82 new build houses to the north of Glasgow.

A brownfield site, formerly the home of the NHS Orchards hospital was acquired by Keepmoat Homes for the development of the 82 two- and three-bedroom homes in seven different styles. The contract for the windows and French doors on the homes

 
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Best Ever Year For GGF Brand Awareness

 

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce that 2019 was the best year ever for GGF brand awareness with the latest stats showing over 300k unique users used the GGF website – GGF.org.uk and MyGlazing.com. In addition the page views across both sides combined exceed 800k with over 300 new pieces of content added to the GGF websites.

The volume and quality of GGF content was also reflected in the offline (print) media with over 133 million opportunities to see the GGF brand

 
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Anglo European Secures Trio Of Independent Test Approvals

 

Anglo European says it has received a series of independent test approvals on its PVC-U window and door galvanized reinforcements.

Conducted by Build Check, Anglo European says testing found that reinforcement options from Anglo European matched requirements set by Rehau, Veka and Liniar, for reinforcement – with weathertightness tests fully compliant with BS6375-1:2015

 
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Major Machinery Investment Set To Increase Capacity For Vista

 

Award-winning composite door supplier Vista has completed the next phase of its investment strategy with two new machine centres.

The Wirral-based company has invested in a new SCM CNC machine centre, which will add 30% more capacity on a single shift, and a new Stuga machine centre, which will double frame capacity.

 
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VBH Reliability Helps Nova Aluminium Win Business

 

Bristol based aluminium glazing specialist Nova Aluminium Systems Ltd celebrates 15 years of business in 2020.

The company operates out of a 40,000 sq. production facility in St. Jude’s and delivers to customers across England and Wales using its own fleet of distinctively liveried vehicles.

 
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Product Quality Most Important To Homeowners

 

The latest Certass Trade Association members survey has found that product quality is the most important thing for homeowners, with more than 96 percent of respondents saying that product quality was extremely important or very important to their customers. Second on the list was finish of work (94 percent) and courteousness came in third at 91 percent.

 
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Mighton Products’ Avia Smart Lock Wins Global 2020 IoT Breakthrough Award

 

Mighton Products, one of the leading manufacturer and suppliers to the joinery industry in the UK for window and door hardware, today announced that its Avia Smart Lock has been selected as the global winner of the “Smart Lock Product of the Year” award in the 4th Annual IoT Breakthrough Awards Program from IoT Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organisation that recognises the top companies, technologies and products in the global Internet-of-Things (IoT) market today.

 
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Entries NOW OPEN For The SupaLite Charity Football Tournament

 

Following a tremendous year of fundraising in 2019, Preston-based SupaLite is proud to announce the triumphant return of their popular charity football tournament.

The SupaLite Charity Shield will be up for grabs on Saturday March 28th 2020, with entries now open for new teams. The 2019 tournament took place back in March and saw teams from across the local area and the glazing industry take part.

 
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CMS Joins Mammoth Christmas Effort To Help Families Suffering Hardship

 

A team from CMS Window Systems was amongst an army of volunteers who joined forces just before Christmas to deliver hundreds of packages of donated food, children’s clothes and toys to families in Kirkcaldy, Fife who are struggling to make ends meet.

The delivery day was part of the 2019 Christmas Appeal by the Cottage Family Centre, a charity which provides a range of support

 
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Trade News

Record-Breaking End To Victorian Sliders’ Bumper 2019

Said to be Europe’s biggest sash window manufacturer, Victorian Sliders is celebrating a record-breaking end to a successful 2019.

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FENSA’s ‘All The Proof You Need’ TV Marketing Campaign Leads To A Huge Increase In Homeowner And Installer Awareness

FENSA’s latest benchmarking survey has revealed a large increase in homeowner and installer awareness of the UK’s original and most well-known competent person scheme for the installation of replacement windows

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GGF Best Placed For Brexit Readiness

Following the outcome of the recent General Election and with a Conservative Government and clear majority in parliament, it now looks likely that the UK will withdraw from the European Union next year.

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How Is REHAU Responding To This Year’s UN Climate Change Conference Agenda?

By Martin Hitchin, Chief Executive, REHAU UK

“The 25th UN Climate Change Conference ended in December with a plea for business to do more to combat climate change.

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The Installer Network Without The Tie-In

Emplas has launched its new Approved Installer Scheme, offering wide-ranging lead generation and sales support, plus plug-in-and-play digital retail sales tools.

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A Successful Partnership Built On Outstanding Customer Service

For a busy fabricator manufacturing around 3,000 products per week, it’s essential that you partner with suppliers who provide superior products and outstanding customer service – which is why Garrard

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Online Magazine


Product News

Mila Adds Sold Secure Diamond 3* Security Cylinder To Prosecure Range

Mila is offering customers the ultimate in cylinder security with the launch of a Sold Secure Diamond Standard, BSI 3* Kitemark cylinder.

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VBH Provides A Safe greenteQ Exit

Hardware specialist VBH has added Anti-Panic emergency exit and panic hardware to its greenteQ range of products.

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Smart Security With Avia

Mighton has underlined the credentials of the Avia smart lock as the most secure product of its type on the market, thanks to what it describes as an unbeatable combination of traditional mechanical hardware,

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Urban Door Styling With The ABODA Collection

The ABODA Collection from Rocal Group is a revolutionary range of premium door panels, that have been carefully developed with true urban design credentials and by harnessing the latest materials.

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Endurance Launches Colour Matched Finishing Trims

Endurance Doors has just launched a range of perfectly matching finishing trims for their customers to purchase, alongside one of their solid timber core composite doors.

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WINDOWNEWS TV


Videos

Expanding Your Window Business With Roofline

Freefoam Building Products have launched a new video to illustrate how PVC roofline products work seamlessly as part of a wider home improvement offering.

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Aluminium

’Importance of Choosing an ‘Architectural’ Powder Coater’

First of all it is important to say that ‘architectural powder coating’ on aluminium is different to ‘general powder coating’ and powder coating on steel substrates.

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Training & Development

New Airtightness Seminars For Architects And Specifiers

New free seminars on airtightness in construction sealing joints and improvement options for architects and other design and construction specifiers will be available from

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Brochures

Abcell Launch Exclusive New AluK And Guardian Brochures

The trend to improve and not move has led to more homeowners investing in glazed extensions to create new living spaces. Abcell has launched two exclusive new brochures to help installers sell the dream.

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On-Site

Modern Glazing Brings New Life To Victorian Gatehouse As Student Hub

Students at Royal Holloway University of London will now find a brand new, architect-designed private accommodation and social hub located in Egham, Surrey.

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