10th July 2018
 
Another Week, Another Housing Minister
 

Commenting on the announcement that Kit Malthouse is the new Housing Minister, Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “Another week, another Housing Minister. The industry has long bemoaned the turnstile approach to this crucial role but the pace of change is quickening. We’re now going through two Housing Ministers a year. Dominic Raab, Kit Malthouse’s predecessor, was only in post for a mere six months and before that, Alok Sharma was in the position for just seven months.

 
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Patiomaster’s New Triple-Track Opens Up New Patio Door Opportunities
 

Patio door manufacturer PatioMaster has launched their new Triple-track track door system.

The Triple-track door system offers a wider clear opening than a conventional patio door with up to 25% more open space compared to conventional sliding doors. It gives the option of having two or four sliding sashes that stack neatly behind each other when opened, even on smaller frame sizes. n

 
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Window Ware Boosts Its Bi-Fold Hardware Offering With New Yale Lockmaster 28mm
 

Hardware distributor Window Ware has enhanced its bi-fold hardware offering with the latest edition to its Lockmaster range – Yale’s new Lockmaster slim 28mm backset multi-point lock.

The Lockmaster 28mm lock is specially designed to fit the narrow sight lines of modern aluminium bi-fold doors and comes in two variants – a standard 16mm euro groove option which fits Smarts

 
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Lack Of Guts Holding Back UK Innovation Says MD Of Manufacturer
 

Following a period of consolidation and unrest in the industry, smaller firms need to show guts and embrace innovation if they are going to survive.

This is the view of Terry Richardson, who is founder and Managing Director of the TWR Group.

The number of companies trading in the glass and glazing sector is falling but the average number of frames being produced each week

 
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Sales Up 30% For greenteQ Coastline Suite

 

Fabricators, installers, specifiers and homeowners can all benefit from peace of mind in high-corrosion coastal areas with the industry leading 25-year guarantee for the Coastline suite. Part of the greenteQ range, the popular Coastline suite is produced from Grade 304 stainless-steel, so it’s exceptionally resistant to corrosion from aggressive coastal weather. Sales have increased by 30% over the last 12 months,

 
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Insight Data At Your Assistance With GDPR Survival Guides

 

With much confusion and mis-information surrounding GDPR – the new wide-spanning European data regulations which are now in effect, industry data specialist Insight Data has created a comprehensive GDPR Survival Guide.

The in-depth guide – which is free to download from the Insight Data website, provides a complete explanation and overview of what GDPR

 
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Low-Pitch – High Profit With Livinroof

 

Over a third of replacement roof opportunities in the market today are low pitch lean-tos according to data revealed recently by Ultraframe. With over 30 years’ experience in the conservatory roof market and with several million installations completed by Ultraframe installers, this unique industry insight comes at a time when the replacement market continues to see significant growth.

 
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‘The Importance Of Natural Light’
 

When designing both residential and commercial buildings, the provision of natural light, both for energy efficiency and wellbeing plays a crucial part in the process. Whilst windows need to remain functional, allowing them to be opened, to safely carry glazed units and ensure thermal efficiency, the profiles need to be a slim as possible to allow as much natural light into the building space as possible.

 
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New contemporary composite doors designs by Shepley

 

Fabricator Shepley has launched its exclusive Visage Contemporary Composite Door Collection.

“The new contemporary door range is designed to excite homeowners,” says Ian Griffiths, Managing Director at Shepley. “The clean, geometric lines are matched with modern glass designs and a smooth finish which can include a colour matched frame and sidelights.”

 
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Conservatory Outlet Expands Its Presence In Scotland

 

Aberdeen’s renowned home improvement company, Bon Accord Glass, has joined the Conservatory Outlet Network of retailers. The move is part of the company’s strategic plan to strengthen its position as the leading installer within the North East of Scotland.

Originally established in 1974 as a glazier, Bon Accord Glass has continued to grow over the past 40 years to become a house-hold n

 
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State Of The Art Security Pass For Largest Heritage-Style Window

 

Roseview Windows, has achieved PAS 24 accreditation for its largest Ultimate Rose sash window yet, demonstrating that customers can have large span, traditional style windows without compromising on safety and security.

Based in Buckinghamshire, Roseview Windows was established in 1977 and has been specialising in the design and fabrication of the UK’s most authentically styled sash windows since 1985.

 
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Residence Offers Consumer Showroom Environment At HQ

 

The Residence Collection has a fully branded showroom that’s not only there to support their growing network of trade partners, but is in fact a fully operational consumer environment which is used to support local installation companies in the Gloucestershire and the surrounding areas, 7 days a week.

 
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Purplex Expands Team With Five New Appointments

 

Full-service marketing agency Purplex has continued its rapid expansion with the appointment of five new team members.

Former journalist Kevin Emery has joined the experienced PR team, while Beth Chandler has joined the Creative and Internal Marketing department.

 
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SGM Windows Blaze A Trail With Distinction Doors

 

SGM Windows has recently added both Distinction Doors’ 70mm and nxt-gen composite door ranges to its product portfolio. Stuart Bull, Director of Essex-based SGM Windows said: “As a business we pride ourselves on offering a full portfolio of products to make life easy for our installing customers. The recent boom in composite doors makes them the number one entrance door of choice

 
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Framexpress Celebrates A Double Anniversary

 

2018 is a milestone year for FrameXpress, one of the UK’s largest independent fabricators of PVC-U windows, doors, conservatories and composite doors. It’s 20 years since the business was founded – and 20 years since the company started fabricating Profile 22, an Epwin Window Systems brand.

 
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’QUALICOAT Meet At The National Metalforming Centre’

 

Another good turnout for the second members meeting of the year, held at the National Metalforming Centre in West Bromwich. The members present welcomed guests from the Epwin Group and Kestrel Aluminium Systems who are interested in joining the association and coating to the QUALICOAT standard.

 
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Astraseal Supports Barker And Cresswell Glass With Stunning New-Build Project

 

When installation business Barker and Cresswell Glass needed large-span glazing products for a new-build development, they immediately turned to Astraseal for help.

The experienced trade and commercial fabricator partnered with Barker and Cresswell Glass to help create a stunning installation.

 
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Karen Boosts ME Awareness And Funding With Tough Triple Challenge

 

The personal experience of living with ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) has driven Rapierstar’s Karen Avery to complete a trio of tough physical challenges over a four-month period to raise funds for a leading charity dedicated to helping those with the chronic long-term condition, Action for ME.

 
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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

Ultimate Evolution Aluminium Bi-Fold Sales Top 100 Frames Per Week

Sliders UK has reported that sales of the Ultimate Evolution have gone from a standing start to an average of 100 frames per week in less than two-years.

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Demand For Double R Sealed Units On The Up

Double R Glass & Roofing Systems, the customer focused IGU and conservatory roof fabricator, is pleased to report its IGU sales are up 19% year-on-year.

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Morley Glass Invests In Cusomer Journey

Morley Glass & Glazing, the UK’s market leader in the manufacture of Uni-Blinds® sealed units with integral blinds inside, has moved to further grow its aftersales and distribution capabilities to support its current growth strategy.

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Product News

Made In Britain: Two More Pilkington Products Manufactured At St Helens Base

Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, is manufacturing two more of its solar control products in the UK to shorten lead times for customers, as demand for specialist glazing grows.

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Technical Challenges Of Glass For Megatall Buildings

The surroundings of a building – and, in the case of the Burj Khalifa and the Jeddah Tower, the local desert climate – are important factors to consider. The surrounding areas of megatall buildings such as the hills and other buildings,

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London Landmark Revitalised With Help From illbruck

Renovations at a world-famous London landmark have been completed with help from sealant, tape and adhesive specialists illbruck.

Kew Gardens is known around the globe for its phenomenal collection

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People

British Woodworking Federation Announces New CEO Appointment

Industry body makes changes at the top as it renews focus on Building it Better with Wood

Iain McIlwee is to stand down as Chief Executive of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) after almost seven years.

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New Business Manager Joins Ultraframe

In response to a significant number of new customers switching to Ultraframe this year, Lucy Russell has been appointed as New Business Manager, a role designed to ensure new customers can quickly and efficiently begin to install Ultraframe roofs.

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New Business Development Manager For Borough IT

Borough IT is delighted to announce the appointment of Rob Saunders as new Business Development Manager.

Rob has worked in sales and business development for the past 18 years,

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Machinery

New High Speed Twin Head Saw From Emmegi (UK)

A new high speed version of its popular Precision RS twin head saw is now available from Emmegi (UK).

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Training & Development

New Milwood Group Training Academy Helps 50 Installers Break Into Outdoor Living

Well-respected outdoor living specialists the Milwood Group are celebrating the successes of their new Training Academy as it reaches 50 graduates – just three months after opening.

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Internet

New Carl F Direct Web Site

An enhanced, mobile friendly Web site for Carl F direct offers rapid product search functionality and customer access to detailed account information. The on-line shop, which is part of the Carl F Groupco organisation,

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A Window Into The World Of Dessian

Dessian has launched a fresh new website – www.dessian.co.uk – with integrated video content to bring its people, its production and its high quality end products to life like never before.

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Software

A Door Designer For Everyone From Force 8

The Force 8 Door Designer is a leap forward for the industry; it is compatible with all browsers, fully responsive, and, claims the company, probably one of the easiest systems on the market to use.

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Brochures

GGF Launches Updated Fire Resistant Glazing Guide

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) Fire-Resistant Glazing Group (FRGG) has released a revised version of its fire-resistant glazing best practice guide, timing the launch to coincide with the GGF’s presence

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Awards

AluK’s HQ Named Workplace Design Of The Year

It’s not just staff and customers who have been impressed by AluK’s new headquarters in Chepstow, it has just been named Workplace Design of the Year at the Insider Wales Property Awards.

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