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10th September 2020
 
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GGF Annual Report Reflects On Tough But Steady Year

 

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has released its Annual Report 2020 reporting on the activity and performance of the Federation for the year ending 31st December 2019.

The report reflects on difficult but steady year that saw the GGF gain 42 new members during 12 months of uncertainty, anticipation and preparation for the UK’s pending exit from the European Union.

The report also highlights a year of outstanding background work by the GGF technical team and the ongoing political activity

 
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REHAU Prioritises Operations At PVCR

 

REHAU has redoubled its commitment to sustainable operations with the appointment of Ceri Davies as General Manager of PVCR Ltd., within the larger REHAU Group.

Ceri has a comprehensive background managing operations within various prestigious companies. This includes 15 years at the Duracell Group, two-and-a-half years as a Production Manager at Procter & Gamble, and almost a decade as Operations Manufacturer at Widex, the hearing aid solution manufacturer. Before joining PVCR Ltd., he had been providing operations consultancy in various industrial sectors.

 
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A Branded 3-Star Cylinder From Endurance

 

As the solid and secure Endurance Doors brand becomes synonymous with outstanding design, performance and security, they have further added to their credibility with the launch of their own branded ABS 3-Star cylinder as a standard offering.

It’s another important product launch from Endurance and they have partnered with ABS to develop this new improved specification branded, 3-Star, Sold Secure Diamond and Kitemarked high security cylinder. It’s a new cylinder with outstanding security and quality credentials and for the Preferred Installer network,

 
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How Victorian Sliders Puts The ‘Eco’ In ECOSlide

 

Demand for green products is higher than ever – and in the years to come, that’s only going to increase.

Not that long ago, the environment was still seen as a niche in glass and glazing – manufacturers would promote products based on their thermal efficiency, but framed it more as a way of homeowners cutting their energy bills rather than protecting the environment.

Now, that’s totally changed. Driven by high-profile protests, increasingly alarming predictions from climate scientists, and hugely influential TV shows like David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II,

 
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Sonia Travis Promoted To Head Of Commercial Sales At Epwin Window Systems

 

Sonia Travis has been announced as the new Head of Commercial Sales at Epwin Window Systems. Commenting on her new appointment, she said: “I am delighted to be taking up the post of Head of Commercial Sales. Epwin Window Systems is unique when it comes to supporting the commercial sector because we can provide a complete service including design, technical, product selection and compliance. I am incredibly proud to be leading a team that has such an outstanding offering.”

Clare O’Hara, Managing Director of Epwin Window Systems, said: “Sonia is an experienced member of the Epwin Window Systems

 
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Salestracker: The Perfect Tool To Reach Prospects

 

Forecasts from the CPA (Consumer Products Association) hint that brighter times might be just around the corner for the construction industry.

While expecting that UK construction output could drop by 25% this year, they also predict the sector will bounce back by 26% in 2021 – raising the prospect of a dramatic V-shape recovery for our industry.

These forecasts offer hope for many businesses that supply into construction – but while this may present exciting opportunities

 
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Senior’s Windows Give Specifers A Smarter Choice

 

The Government’s ambitious plans to rebuild and modernise schools across the country, coupled with the need to make all facilities COVID-secure, present numerous challenges but thanks to Senior Architectural Systems, specifiers can take a new view on window designs and layouts.

Having already been installed on various education projects across the UK, Senior’s patented low U-value PURe® aluminium window system offers exceptional thermal performance and enables greater choice in the positioning of radiators. By preventing cold air from entering

 
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BDC Aluminium Adds Stellar From Epwin Window Systems To Its Aluminium Offer

 

Experienced aluminium fabricator BDC Aluminium has recently added Stellar from Epwin Window Systems to its portfolio. David Green, Managing Director of BDC Aluminium, said: “Stellar is a technically ground-breaking aluminium window and door system. It has superb flush aesthetics and is quick to install. Quite simply, it’s the first aluminium system that fits like PVC-U.”

He continues: “My background is in retail sales so I understand first-hand the advantages of products that are quick and easy to fit.

 
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UK Construction Contractors Cash in on New Opportunities

 

Costain Group took this month’s top spot in the contractor league tables after being appointed the contractor for two major road projects. A new SMART motorway on the M62 at Brighouse and widening works on the A1 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne with a combined value of £575 million.

In the runners up spot this month is Bowmer & Kirkland with eight awards totalling £138 million. A new primary and secondary academy in Enfield provided £45 million of the total. The scheme is part of the Government Free School Initiative and will provide education facilities

 
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Adopting Tech To Boost Cashflow: Is Now The Time For A Transformation?

 

A recent survey of 1,300 tradespeople[1] in the UK found that despite economic uncertainty, tradesmen and women are optimistic about their workload in the next two months – with many expecting theirs to increase.

With this, comes the need to buy more materials to support new projects, so cash flow, which has historically been difficult for many tradespeople to maintain, is vitally important for small businesses looking to pick up work and boost recovery out of lockdown.

 
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3.5 Billion Could Just Be The Tip Of The Iceberg

The “missing” £3.5 billion pounds that HMRC has estimated has been fraudulently claimed or paid in error may be just the tip of the iceberg, say leading tax and advisory firm, Blick Rothenberg.

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Yale Pledges Support For Fire Door Safety Week

Following its commitment to fire safety in residential, commercial and public buildings, Yale has pledged its support to Fire Door Safety Week for the fourth year running.

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Victorian Sliders Steps Up A Gear With £600,000 Vehicle Investment

Specialist PVCu sash window manufacturer Victorian Sliders shows no sign of stopping despite the uncertainties of 2020, having just invested over half a million pounds in dramatically expanding its delivery fleet.

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Dear Gerald

It’s fantastic to see more and more fabricators and installers beginning to promote their Smart offering as they realise its potential as our industry’s next big opportunity. But in light of some recent trademark confusion, which I am not going to go into, I’m writing with a word of warning, but more importantly, with some advice.

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Three ‘Zero Landfill’ Years In A Row For CMS Group

Leading facades, window and door designer, manufacturer and installer the CMS Group has reported another 12 months in which none of its production or post-consumer waste was sent to landfill, making it three ‘zero landfill’ years in a row.

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People

T&K Home Improvements Brings Experience In With New Appointment

T&K Home Improvements has strengthened its team with the appointment of Adrian Timbers.

Adrian will take over the role of Sales and Marketing Manager and will look to help drive the Wellingborough-

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Marketing

Add New Dimensions To Profile Branding

The British division of a global protective film specialist, macrowill plastic engineering, can now offer printing of its material in up to six colours.

And, says the company, with a choice of six film colours in addition

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Charity

Glazerite Chairman John Hewitt Raises Nearly £80,000 For Charity

Glazerite UK Group’s Chairman, John Hewitt, has completed his epic 1,000-mile cycle ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End in memory of his late daughter Kelly, who took her own life in 2018.

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