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11th August 2022

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Epwin Window Systems Enhances Its PatioMaster PVC-U Sliding Door System


Epwin Window Systems has announced several new updates to its PatioMaster PVC-U sliding door system. Gerald Allen, head of marketing at Epwin Window Systems, said: “PatioMaster is the UK’s most popular PVC-U patio door system, and it just got even better. The latest updates further enhance the system without losing any of the high-quality features that our customers appreciate.”

The new updates include reinstating the tried-and-tested Yale 6-hook lock on all doors. Gerald commented: “We’ve listened to customer feedback and brought back the Yale 6-hook lock. We are also working closely with Yale to develop a new PAS 24:2016 locking system based around the Yale 6-hook lock with shoot bolt extensions to create 10-point locking for maximum security.


Yale Celebrates Further Expansion Into International Market


Yale’s export division has gone from strength to strength and, thanks to innovative new products developments, now operates in over 50 countries worldwide offering a wide range of Yale hardware and specialist Securistyle products for commercial applications.

Richard Gurmin, head of Yale commercial business development, comments: “Yale is not only recognised as a trusted security expert within the UK residential market, but it is now also a leading name worldwide.  Our export division continues to gather pace and has grown on average 5% per annum since 2015.



The Sash Window Workshop Reduce Carbon Emissions By 39%


The Sash Window Workshop has announced that despite opening a new workshop and doubling their manufacturing capabilities, in 2021 they managed to reduce their carbon emissions by 39% in comparison to 2019.

The company believe that it is important to do everything they can to reduce their carbon footprint and improve their sustainability, while also providing a high-quality product and service.

Having previously assessed their carbon footprint for 2019, The Sash Window Workshop set themselves a target to reduce their carbon footprint rather than just offset them.  Reducing emissions means that the carbon is never released into the atmosphere, whereas offsetting compensates for carbon emissions.


Recruitment Challenges Still Likely To Be High On Glazing Summit Agenda, Says Latest Event Sponsor


Recruitment challenges and the skills shortage is still likely to be a big talking point at this year’s Glazing Summit.

That’s the view of Emma Kirkbride, marketing manager of Chase Taylor Recruitment, the latest sponsor to come on board for the leading industry conference on Tuesday, October 18 at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham.

“We’ve got more roles available now than ever before but since the pandemic it’s become a very candidate-driven market and the challenge for everyone is finding the right candidates. It’s highlighting the importance, now more than ever, of having a specialist recruitment agency that has a strong database and able to source the best candidates within the industry,” said Emma.


Aluminium Casement System Given New Look


Aluminium systems company Exlabesa has upgraded its KC75 casement window system with a new look.

The product now comes available in two different design options – a stylish contemporary casement aesthetic, or a flush finish designed to mimic the timeless look of a timber window.

Equally suited for new-build and refurbishment projects, the product can be quickly and easily fabricated to tight deadlines thanks to its innovative corner cleat.

Available in top-hung and side-hung applications, the system features polyamide breaks to maximise its thermal efficiency, and a drainage system that helps it withstand severe weather.


Endurance Doors Continued To Invest In Their Installer Partner Programme


Over the last 3 years Endurance Doors have continued to invest in their Installer Partner programme, which includes an enhanced showroom support package, digital marketing assets, SEO optimised website listing and a local lead generation platform among other scheme benefits.

It’s very much a proven programme that helps Installer Partners excel in their respective local markets as Scott Foster, head of group sales and marketing for Endurance Doors outlines. He said: ‘There are many installer schemes in the industry with some better than others, but the Installer Partner programme from Endurance Doors, we believe is a standout package and we’ve taken inspiration from outside our industry to help achieve this.


Aluprof On The Forge


By Wojciech Brożyna – MD of Aluprof UK

Currently buildings are responsible for nearly 40% of all global greenhouse gas emissions. Many countries have pledged to become ‘carbon-neutral’ by 2050 which is a huge task to complete, but one we in the UK are legislated to achieve. Up to 80% of our 2050 building stock is already built which will require updating in the next few decades, but today we can take a glimpse at what will be the new normal by 2050.

The Forge aspires to be the first commercial building constructed and operated in line with the UKGBC’s net zero definition and energy reduction targets. It comprises two new office buildings and a public courtyard. Located in Sumner Street, The Forge is a Landsec office development located just behind Tate Modern in London and is one of the most innovative construction sites in London, pioneering several new construction methods fit for the decades ahead.


Simplifying Ordering For Sash Window Hardware


How can we make it easier for our customers? It’s a question that’s front of mind and one which has led to the introduction of sash window kits from Toolfix Joinery & Construction Supplies.

As a supplier of ironmongery, hardware and workshop consumables to timber door and window manufacturers and specialist joiners, Toolfix are no strangers to sliding sash window hardware.

With everything from sash cord and weights, to parting bead and pulleys, Toolfix can supply everything that’s needed to produce a sash window, bar the timber and glass.


Quickslide Scores Again


Quickslide is sponsoring Brighouse Town FC for another season.

The Northern Premier League side’s motto is ‘One town, one team’ and, as official partners and kit sponsors for the club’s men’s and women’s teams, that’s a sentiment Quickslide can fully get on board with.

“Strengthening links with our local community is important to us as a business,” said Quickslide’s managing director Ben Weber.

“We’re one of the largest employers in the area but our business is mainly selling to trade customers nationwide, so it’s really important to us to have a good relationship with the local people in a direct way like this and bring tangible, positive benefits to the town.


Deborah Hendry And Kolorseal Ltd – Finalists At NFA2022


Kolorseal Ltd has again been recognised for consistently high standards with a finalist nomination in the NFA22s for colour coating services to the industry.  Recognised as a consistently reliable supplier to the UK fenestration sector the company has reached finalist stage in two categories: Colour Specialist Of The Year and Director of the Year.

With customer services kept as priorities for the colour coating specialists, the awards acknowledge excellence in the sector.  They require both nomination and voting for by peers in the industry to reach finalist stage.

Deborah Hendry, MD, believes that to have been nominated again reflects incredibly well on the whole team.


Trade News

Dear Gerald

I’ve seen the recent appeal in the press from several large fabricators for suppliers to halt the current round of price increases, rather than pushing them down the supply chain at a time when the cost-of-living crisis is dampening consumer demand.


Window Supply Company Expands Trade Counter Network Into England

West Lothian based uPVC windows and doors manufacturer, Window Supply Company (WSC), has announced Sheffield as their first trade counter location in England, expanding their national footprint.
The company’s new 105, 000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility is in Whitburn,


Trade News

Decade Of Dedicated Service From Edgetech Europe’s Heinsberg Facility

Edgetech is celebrating not one but two milestones in Europe as the German facility passes a decade of manufacturing.
The firm has had a presence in the European market since the 1990s, and a UK site since 2007, but it was a decade ago that it cut the ribbon on its very first German manufacturing facility.


Commitment To Excellence Drives Promising Partnership

Arched and angled frame manufacturer Premier Arches says it has seen an influx of fabricators wanting to benefit from the company’s high-quality and unique product offering. The latest to come on board is Lancashire Trade Frames.
General Manager Gavin Stoddard comments: “At Lancashire Trade Frames,


Product News

AT Precision Hardware Now Cortizo-Compatible

Aluminium bi-fold hardware supplier AT Precision is now supplying Cortizo-compatible hardware, opening up further availability for its fabricator customers.
Since early 2020, the Durham-based company has been supplying its Everglide range of bi-fold hardware, which includes door rollers,


Total Hardware Adds The Yale Stable Door Lock To Its Range

Total Hardware is now stocking the Yale Stable Door Lock. Chris Pell, general manager at Total Hardware, said: “Our customer-focused approach means we stock the products our customers need. With the increasing popularity of stable doors in both contemporary and traditional settings, we are delighted to be adding the new Lockmaster Stable Door Lock range to our portfolio.”



Rapid Rise For Vas During 15 Years At Window Ware

Vas Lazarevych is celebrating 15 years at Window Ware, following a meteoric rise through the ranks since he started at the hardware distributor back in 2007.
Having joined the business as a picker and packer in the warehouse, Vas soon progressed to the roles of junior operative and then senior operative responsible for moving, loading,



Glazing Summit Reaches Out To Industry To Help Shape Agenda

With just under three months to go before this year’s Glazing Summit, the agenda is starting to take shape.

And organisers have asked the industry to have its say on what the biggest issues are ahead of the event, which takes place on Tuesday,



Made For Trade Enjoys Regional Business Award Success

For more than two decades the North East Business Awards have been shining a light on organisations that are doing great things for an exciting and dynamic region, and this year Made For Trade was delighted to be an intrinsic part of the 2022 celebrations, thanks to the company’s manufacturing operations, and recent growth and innovation.


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