10th April 2018
 
KOMMERLING’S Succession Plan And Vision For The Future
 

Following on from the devastating news of the death of Stefan Seidel, managing director of profine UK Ltd with responsibility for the KOMMERLING brand in the UK and Ireland, the company has already put in place a succession plan for the future.

profine Group has begun the process of recruiting a new managing director for the UK who will oversee a new investment programme to support the launch of the new System 76 platform including flush, casement and fully reversible variants, along with other business initiatives. In the interim it’s very much business as usual with all of the existing management team fulfilling their roles with full support from the group.

 
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DOORCO Commits To Customers With 99% In Stock
 

As part of its newly launched Customer Charter, DOORCO is proud to commit to promising 99% of its product range is in stock at any one time in order fulfil the stringent lead time and delivery promises.

“We believe that by setting out clear service level commitments, it shows our customers how much we value their business,” explains Jayne Sullivan, DOORCO’s Operations Director. “We live in a society where people don’t want to wait. Suppliers are expected to meet customer demands instantly – and you can’t do that unless you have the products ready and waiting.

 
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REHAU Recruits To Support Growth Of Recycling Capabilities
 

A new team member has been welcomed to support the growth of the REHAU PVCR recycling factory in Manchester. Luke Jones recently joined the team in the new role of Purchasing Manager for Feedstock, a position that signifies how important the growth of the recycling market is to REHAU and the anticipated growth of window profiles requiring recycling in the coming years.

The PVCR factory in Manchester is a recycling facility recovering post-consumer PVC waste, and turning this potential landfill into pellets that can be used to create new PVC window profiles at REHAU’s factory in Blaenau.

 
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Synseal Group Appoints Matthew Mycock As Permanent CEO

 

Synseal Group has announced the appointment of Matthew Mycock as their new CEO in a permanent capacity, effective immediately.

Matthew has a wealth of Board experience, including as Managing Director for Plumbing Trade Supplies, a business unit at Travis Perkins, Managing Director at Autoglass (Belron UK Ltd), and Managing Director at Frontline Group, the UK’s largest magazine distributor.

 
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Look No Further Than Profile 22 As Your Commercial Product Partner

 

If you’re looking for a systems partner in the commercial sector, look no further than Profile 22. Its range of products offers unique solutions and the quality and depth of its commercial support reflects its 40 years’ experience. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager for Profile 22, said: “Our window and door systems have been used in all commercial sectors, including local authorities, housing associations, education authorities, contractors and builders.”

 
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Two Heavyweight Appointments At Customade Group

 

Following a period of substantial investment and strong revenue growth, Customade Group has announced the appointment of two well-known industry figures into senior roles.

The appointments of Mark Scaife and Simon Jarman will continue Customade Group’s journey to become one of the best fabricators in the UK and help the business to achieve its ambitious growth plans.

 
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More Young Lives Could Be Saved If US Example Was Followed, Says Mighton Boss

 

Mike Derham, Chairman of Angel Ventlock window restrictor manufacturer Mighton Products, has made a further call for the UK to follow the United States in intensifying legislation and educational efforts to prevent young children falling from windows.

Mike highlighted National Window Safety Week, an initiative of the National Safety Council, which has linked with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission to raise awareness about the dangers

 
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Novaseal – Going From Strength-To-Strength

 

In August this year, Fareham-based fabricator Novaseal, celebrates 20 years in business. Recently moving into much larger premises with the capacity to expand even further, Managing Director Gary Grundy, has ambitious plans for the business centred around growth in the glazed extension market. Indeed, recently switching roof system to Ultraframe is just part of his plan to strengthen his position as the ‘go to’ fabricator for glazed extensions. Gary Grundy shares his vision and explains why Novaseal is working hard to support its customers to deliver the broadest range of home extensions.

 
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Sky’s The Limit For Installers With Rebooted Kestrel Scheme

 

Kestrel wants its installers to fly high by offering more business support.

The fascia and cladding brand said its Approved Kestrel Installer scheme has been rejigged to include more training and marketing help.

“Our aim is to give installers the support they need so their businesses can thrive,” Kestrel sales and marketing director Owen Thorogood explained.

 
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ISO CHEMIE’S Has Window And Door Sealing Collared

 

Rapid and effective air and weather tight sealing around windows and doors is provided by a new easy-to-use collar system from foam sealants specialists ISO-CHEMIE.

The self-adhesive ISO-CONNECT EPDM SEALING COLLAR is a single-piece bespoke solution, which can be quickly fitted around fenestration elements installed in façades and load bearing walls to provide long lasting external protection against the elements.

 
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Healing Daylight At Benenden

 

Kalwall® translucent cladding is the architectural focus of the new £55million development of Benenden Hospital in Cranbrook, Kent.

The scheme, designed by architects C A Vaughan Blundell with assistance from SR Architects Ltd, has created a wonderfully light and airy entrance atrium designed to welcome and create an enhanced patient and visitor experience with maximised natural daylight.

 
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SFS Hinge Technology Raises The Bar At 2018 Fensterbau Frontale

 

Door hinge manufacturer SFS has reported a successful four days at the Fensterbau 2018 exhibition, with the show providing the ideal platform for door manufacturers to explore why its latest range offers unparalleled adjustability, aesthetics and performance across every type of doorset.

Star of the show was the W-Tec 3D hinge range which SFS offers in any RAL colour to deliver a visually stunning result in contrast or to colour match.

 
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Construction Business Finalists Supalite Raise The Roof At The Red Rose Awards 2018

 

SupaLite have been celebrating reaching the final shortlist for the ‘Construction Business Award’ at the prestigious Red Rose Awards 2018.

Celebrating the achievements of businesses across Lancashire, the Red Rose Awardsrecognises businesses across multiple sectors including construction, engineering, legal services and tourism. The Preston-based firm joined fellow finalists at the glitzy black-tie event at Blackpool’s historic Winter Gardens.

 
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Window Restrictor Specialists Jackloc Celebrate A Successful Fensterbau Debut

 

Jackloc®, the Queen’s Award-winning restrictor specialists have returned home to the UK after a triumphant debut appearance at Fensterbau Frontale.

Celebrating 15-years of trading at the show, Jackloc’s full range of universal window and door restrictors generated much interest from visitors in Nuremberg. The Leicestershire-firm exhibited at the four-day event as part of the successful UK Pavilion, joining other leading brands from the UK fenestration industry to show ‘Britain Means Business’.

 
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Trade News

N&C Finds Complete Composite Solution With Virtuoso Doors

Cambridgeshire-based N&C Glass has moved to Virtuoso Doors’ range of composite doors after seeing the firm’s collection of premium quality, high performance composite doors, which is precision manufactured and hand-finished by the Virtuoso team of master craftsmen.

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PatioMaster West Midlands Opens For Business

In-line sliding patio door specialist PatioMaster has announced that PatioMaster West Midlands has opened for business and will be fabricating market-leading doors for customers.

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Hardware Specialists Window Ware Achieves 97% OTIF

Hardware distributor Window Ware is celebrating a flying start to 2018 with a remarkable service achievement. Thanks to continued investment and the full commitment of their dedicated team, the Bedfordshire-firm has consistently achieved over 97% OTIF (orders received on time, and in full) every month this year.

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Product News

Sliders UK Launches New ‘Intelligent-Timber’ Composite Door

Sliders UK has launched its new PAS24 and Part Q approved ‘intelligent timber’ Ultimate Composite Door

Among the UK’s most secure doors, its manufactured using the new

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Yale Strengthens Smart Door Lock Selling Opportunities

Yale has developed its smart door locking range and marketing support to help fabricators and installers get to grips with the new technology and provide a superior product offering for end-users.

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Caldwell Unveil New Sinidex Security Window Lock Amid Ongoing Growth

A Sinidex security window lock is the latest innovation to be unveiled by hardware experts Caldwell.

The cutting-edge Sinidex Security Lock incorporates floating mushroom

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Glazerite Chooses HiTECH Blinds

G-Award Winners The Glazerite UK Group Ltd has become the latest high-profile brand to begin offering blinds from HiTECH Blinds Ltd.

The long-standing national firm has built its business offering quality doors and windows using VEKA,

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People

GJB Window Systems Strengthens National Sales Team With New Appointment

With over 15 years industry experience, including most recently as Technical Sales Manager for Sternfester, Neil Antrobus joins GJB Window Systems as Business Development Manager.

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Internet

New Configurator Added To VBH24 Webshop

VBH has updated its webshop, VBH24, to make ordering easier for customers. It now includes a product configurator, designed to show customers the exact hardware required for each project on complex

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On-Site

Excell Trade Frames Installs Windows At Multi-Million Free School Development

REHAU’s TOTAL70 window profiles, installed by Manchester’s Excell Trade Frames, have been chosen for a brand new free school in Manchester, which will provide education for up to 100 young people in the area with special learning needs.

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Mercury Glazing Showcases Its Credentials As A Specialist Fabricator

Established in 2002, Mercury Glazing Supplies Ltd has a reputation for being one of the industry’s most reliable specialist fabricators of feature-rich PVC-u and aluminium products. The company’s expertise means it is often called upon to manufacture windows with complex design requirements.

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FIT Show

Roseview To Ramp Things Up At FIT Show 2019

Sash window specialists Roseview have become the latest to secure a sought-after spot at the FIT Show 2019.

On hiatus in 2018, UK fenestration’s favourite trade expo will return to the Birmingham NEC between the 21st and 23rd of May 2019.

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Exhibitions

Promac Reports Brisk Business At Fensterbau

With a number of supply partners showcasing the latest innovations in PVC-U, aluminium and glass technologies, Promac Group has said it saw high levels of interest and brisk business at this year’s Fensterbau Frontale.

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Illbruck Takes Toolfair By Storm

Adhesive, sealant and tape specialists illbruck went down a storm during the Manchester and Exeter legs of Toolfair, the travelling trade show for builders and tradespeople.

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Awards

Birmingham Conservatoire Shortlisted For RIBA Award

The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire has been shortlisted for the RIBA West Midlands Awards, with winners announced on Tuesday 22nd May.

The annual awards ceremony focusses on the outstanding work of architects across the West Midlands.

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