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10th November 2020
 
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Care Home ‘Window Visits’: Demand For Glass Rockets During Second Lockdown

 

New government guidance for safe care home visiting during lockdown creates an immediate market for glass processors and installation companies, according to Bohle.

With England in a second period of national lockdown and tight restrictions remaining in place across Wales, Northern Ireland and much of Scotland, new guidance has been published on how the UK’s 21,720 plus care homes can support safe visiting.

 
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Modplan’s Dedicated Flush Sash Factory Reflects Business Growth

 

Trade fabricator Modplan has set up a dedicated factory at its Newport headquarters to the sole manufacture of its Flush Sash windows. The move allows Modplan to further improve its manufacturing efficiencies for this popular product range. Heidi Sachs, Managing Director of Modplan, said: “The popularity of our Flush Sash windows continues to grow. As such, we felt we needed a dedicated Flush Sash factory to support the demand and ensure we further improve our manufacturing efficiencies too.”

 
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Allica Bank Closes £1.9 Million Deal For Uk Glass Rooflight Manufacturer, Glazing Vision

 

Allica Bank, the business bank dedicated to empowering small and medium-sized businesses to succeed, has announced the completion of a £1.9 million remortgage for Glazing Vision, a manufacturer of high-end bespoke glass rooflights. The remortgage deal was completed in just six weeks, from initial enquiry through to drawdown, against the backdrop of the global pandemic and when many traditional finance providers had let Glazing Vision down.

 
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Huge UK Retailer Pivots Into The Construction Sector

 

Jade Greenhow, Director of Operations at Insight Data comments on big construction industry news.

“John Lewis are planning to diversify into house building. They predict that this will account for 40% of their future profits.”

“We think this a sign of things to come for the UK construction industry. Just like the fenestration industry where fabricators are starting to diversify into new materials and new products,

 
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Kenrick Helps To Stamp Out Opportunist Burglaries

 

With the number of ‘sneak-in’ and ‘home invasion’ burglaries increasing as the Coronavirus lockdown continues, Kenrick is urging fabricators and installers to specify high security hardware products to help homeowners protect their homes.

Steve Williams, Kenrick’s sales and marketing director, explains: “Many police forces have reported a rise in the number of sneak-in thefts and home invasion burglaries as the restrictions have continued

 
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Victorian Sliders eExcited To Exhibit At Next Year’s FIT Show

 

Following on from a successful year which marked their 15th anniversary, Victorian Sliders, Europe’s largest specialist manufacturer of PVC-u vertical sliding sash windows, are excited to announce that they will be exhibiting at the 2021 FIT Show this May – and it’s set to be their biggest exhibition ever.

The FIT Show is the UK’s only dedicated event for the window, door, flat glass and components market, giving systems companies,

 
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Certass Sets Out Its Stall For 2021

 

After a challenging year for the industry, Certass Ltd is urging installers to check they are getting meaningful value from their Competent Persons Scheme, as automated annual renewals for other competency schemes are on the horizon.

Danelle Kaukau, SME Representative at Certass, says: “We take a fair and flexible approach to certification, and 2020 has really proven that what installers need is a certification body and trade association who is on their side and backing them up.

 
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Pricepoint Chosen As Partner For Remote Sales Software By Independent Network

 

Pricepoint sales has been chosen by Independent Network, powered by Veka, as a partner to provide its members with software to enable them to sell to homeowners remotely.

With the ongoing issues around visiting people’s homes or inviting them to showrooms the opportunity to embrace a modern means of selling is perfectly timed.

Pricepoint sales software has been developed by industry stalwarts MP Logic and includes over 1 million designs,

 
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FENSA Looks Forward To Celebrating 2020 Installation Of The Year

 

FENSA says it is proud to announce that it will be celebrating the 2020 FENSA Installation of the Year in conjunction with the new, virtual GGP Magazine 2020 Installer of the Year awards, scheduled for 18 March, 2021.

The 2020 FENSA Installation of the Year Award is open to all FENSA Approved Installers. Every installation this year that has received a 5-star rating from both the homeowner and local FENSA assessor, will be automatically entered into the shortlist for the main award,

 
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Alutech Systems: Still Open For Business

 

Alutech Systems says it is continuing to supply customers as usual. Factory and deliveries will still operate at full capacity to keep up with current demand in the industry.

Having already implemented stringent Covid safe procedures, adjusting shift patterns and home working wherever possible, the company continues to adapt their processes in line with new guidance and to keep both customers and staff safe.

 
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Will Your Self-Employed Contractors Be Able To Work In The UK From 1 July 2021?

 

Construction companies who have teams of self-employed workers from the EU are in danger of losing these workers from the end of June 2021, say leading tax and advisory firm Blick Rothenberg.

Heather Powell, Head of Property & Construction at the firm said: “Whilst it is possible for employers to sponsor self-employed workers for a ‘Skilled Workers Visa’ this is expensive, and complying with a sponsor’s duties is very difficult, if not impossible, when the workers

 
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Saving On Hardware Costs

 

Aluminium fabricators could save themselves a ‘small fortune’ by changing their hardware buying habits and going direct to the manufacturer – this is the view of Michael Hewitt, sales director of Durham based AT Precision.

AT Precision manufacture rollers and hinges for aluminium bi-folding doors, and Michael puts forward a case as to why fabricators should re-think how they currently source components.

 
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Coastal ‘Shapes The Future’ With A Rebrand And New Website

 

Following on from a review of their company and brand with brand strategy specialist Benubi, Coastal Group took the plunge at the end of last year to invest in a rebrand and in a new, more advanced ecommerce web platform.

Coastal MD Loren Jenner comments: “We had a growing portfolio of own brand door and window hardware and were concerned not to dilute their presence, or confuse our customers, with multiple brands. We also service a wide spectrum of customers – from joinery

 
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Insight Data Hire Experts to Provide Market-Leading Services

 

Due to an ‘explosion’ in demand for their services since April this year, Insight Data, specialists in market intelligence in the fenestration industry, have hired five new team members.

The firm have hired an expert data scientist, an experienced email marketer and additional research support.

Their new data scientist has over ten years of experience in A.I

 
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Kawneer Glazing Systems Win Over At Award-Winning Neighbourhood Middlewood Locks

 

Following their use on the first phase of the largest regeneration project in the north-west, architectural glazing systems by UK manufacturer Kawneer are now being used on the second.

The first phase of the Middlewood Locks project in Manchester by developer Scarborough International Properties features Kawneer’s AA®100 zone-drained curtain walling, AA®130 brise soleil and AA®720 external doors on the ground floors of six blocks of

 
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P C Henderson Release New Rustic Bypass System

 

Sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer, P C Henderson, has announced the launch of a new sliding barn door system which caters for bypassing doors weighing up to 40kg.

Available now – Rustic Bypass is the latest addition to the company’s wide range of sliding barn door style systems. Suitable for two bypassing doors, the new product is ideal for wardrobes, cupboards, pantries and large openings which have insufficient clearance space for bi-parting doors.

 
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Job Vacancies

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Trade News
 

Recovinyl: PVC Recycling Reaches A New High In UK And Ireland

The UK and Ireland collected and recycled a total of 143,428 tonnes of waste PVC across all PVC recycling formats in 2019. Within this total, PVC window profiles accounted for 86,057 tonnes, according to latest industry figures.

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Schüco Expands Range With New AW CT 72 Window System

The new AW CT 72 window system from aluminium specialist Schüco combines the timeless design and intelligent technology that are reflected across its product portfolio. Designed for cost-efficient and simple fabrication, the system can be used in both residential and commercial settings.

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Force 8 Brings Their Showroom To You

Force 8 will be manufacturing as normal through the new lockdown but have once again come up with a unique idea: if you can’t come to the factory or showroom to take a look at their products, they will bring it to you.

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Glass And Glazing Sector Holds Residents’ Keys To The ‘Perfect Home’

Flooding rooms with natural light is the most sought after feature in what UK residents want in the ‘perfect home’ – pointing towards an opportunity for the glass and glazing sector to support home improvement projects,

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Product News

Cult Door Knockers From Endurance

The ongoing product development programme at Endurance Doors continues to realise stand out offerings and this includes new door knockers from cult hardware manufacturer, Brass Bee.

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CWG Choices Supply Ultion Premium Locks As Standard

CWG Choices, trade supplier of windows and doors, is standardising on Ultion premium locks as “Ultion is synonymous with security”.

CWG Choices Managing Director, Chris Powell, explains why they

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People

Purplex Invests In New People To Support Clients During Uncertain Times

Despite the challenges that came with lockdown, marketing agency Purplex has flourished over the past few months and welcomed five new members to its team.

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Long Time Service Awards Celebrated At HOPPE (UK)

Two members of staff at HOPPE (UK) have achieved their 25 years’ service award.

The HOPPE (UK) team are celebrating Tony Firth, warehouse manager, and Jo-anne Neale,

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Brochures

New Guides Launched To Help Ironmongery Professionals Navigate Current Industry Issues

Three new guides have been published to make those involved with specifying architectural ironmongery aware of the additional hardware considerations that are needed for projects with additional hygiene,

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Apps

Framepoint® App Wins £50,000 Order For Installer Goldstar

The Framepoint® sales and quoting app helped Shropshire installer GoldStar Windows Ltd secure a £50,000 order for windows and doors. Noel Preece, owner of Goldstar Windows used the platform to present to the developer and buyers of two new build plots,.

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On-Site

‘Rising stock’ – Bohle VetroScreen Supplied To London Stock Exchange

VetroScreen, the new clamped and free-standing desktop sneeze and cough guard from Bohle, has been supplied to the London Stock Exchange by Abbey Glass.

The South Wales glass processor was appointed by the world’s sixth

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Charity

A Corporate Gift To Show Your Support For Hope House Children’s Hospices

GM Fundraising is offering framed prints of a beautifully designed rainbow – the symbol of 2020 – to raise funds for Hope House Children’s Hospices this Christmas. Each print is framed to order, featuring the company’s logo and will make

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