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11th July 2019
 
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Yale Sets A Standard By Upgrading To Stainless Steel

 

Yale has announced that it is upgrading to stainless steel on all of its multipoint lock faceplates as standard, providing new user features and benefits in terms of durability, aesthetics and reduced carbon footprint.

Stainless steel is instantly associated by the consumer with its anti-corrosion properties; is more durable in transportation and fabrication and is less susceptible to surface damage and corrosion,

 
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Glazing Summit Leaders Dinner Gets Unique Sponsor

 

Unique Window Systems have thrown their support behind the 2019 Glazing Summit by sponsoring this year’s Leaders Dinner.

The one-day conference is being held on Thursday, September 12 at Edgbaston Stadium and Conference Centre, Birmingham and will be packed with industry insight, advice and discussion on the biggest issues that matter.

 
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The Aluminium Sector Takes A Giant Leap Forward With Stellar

 

Stellar, the new aluminium window and door system from Epwin Window Systems has been gaining plaudits since it was launched at FIT 2019.  The brand-new aluminium system, designed for the retail and light commercial markets, addresses the need for cutting-edge windows and doors as witnessed in the advances being made in the PVC-U sector.

Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager of Epwin Window Systems explains: “The PVC-U sector has witnessed some incredible design and

 
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GGF Issues Statement On CPR And Insulating Glass Units

 

It is now six years since compliance with the Construction Products Regulations (CPR) became a legal requirement in the UK. The CPR (which replaced the Construction Products Directive) was implemented in the UK, on 1st July 2013 and requires all construction products placed on the market, which fall within the scope of a harmonised European Standard (hEN), to have a Declaration of Performance (DoP) produced by the manufacturer and be CE Marked

 
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Fastener ‘Health Checks’ Set Sights On Eliminating Accident Risks

 

Specialist fastener advice from Rapierstar on choosing the correct fabrication screws, and applying them in the right way, is helping window and door fabricators to maintain and improve their health and safety performance and eliminate accident risks.

The fastener supplier’s ‘Health Check’ audits, which offer a comprehensive review of and advice on the usage of fabrication screws throughout the manufacturing process, provide valuable insights into

 
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Quickslide Welcomes Tony To The IT Crowd

 

West Yorkshire’s Quickslide have welcomed a new IT Support Engineer to their in-house staff team, proving that prior knowledge of fenestration isn’t always an essential pre-requisite to employment within the glazing industry.

Tony Wainwright brings with him a wealth of professional experience with networks and servers – a crucial appointment, given the upgrades afforded to Quickslide’s recently refurbished website.

 
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Double Appointment At Window Ware Strengthens Sales Team

 

Award-winning hardware distributors, Window Ware have once again bolstered their expert team with not one, but two new appointments.

Olivia Dalton and Hannah Mattu have both joined the Bedfordshire firm as Window Ware’s new Sales Co-ordinators. In their roles, Olivia and Hannah will support both the internal and external sales teams to ensure they meet the needs of customers efficiently and effectively.

 
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Glass Makers’ Periodic Table Of Elements

 

To mark their fresh new look and celebrate the 150th anniversary of the periodic table of elements, the experts in glass, Glass Technology Services, have developed a glass-specific periodic table of elements that is already proving popular with clients across the glass sector.

The unique new periodic table highlights the elements commonly used in glass manufacturing, while a graphical legend indicates the role

 
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ALUFAST Expand With Exlabesa Building Systems

 

There is no better endorsement of a product’s quality than if you’re willing to use it in your own projects. Yorkshire’s ALUFAST has been working with Exlabesa Building Products for over two years. When the time came to upgrade and expand their own premises, the team had no hesitation in specifying Exlabesa curtain walling for the project.

James of ALUFAST said: “Exlabesa’s products really sell well. The quality and the price are at the right level for the market and we have

 
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19 Million Britons Watch FENSA TV Ads So Far

 

FENSA, the government-authorised Building Regulation compliance scheme for the installation of replacement windows and doors in England and Wales, has released statistics on the performance of its first-ever TV campaign which began broadcasting in March this year.

According to analysis of the TV campaign so far more than one third of all Britons in the catchment area for the adverts, almost 19 million people, have seen the advert, with each person seeing the ad an average of three times.

 
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GGF Update On Low Sightline Glass Units 

 

Some Planning Authorities, when granting Planning Consent for works to be carried out on Listed Buildings, buildings in Conservation Areas in Scotland and Conservation Areas in England where an Article 4 Direction has been placed on a property, place conditions on the consent that indirectly limits the type of glazing that can be used.

The conditions usually relate to the dimensions of the window components in place when the listing or conservation area was created.

 
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Cool Elegance On The Water – “CentoNew” Office Building Uses SWISSPACER
 

Centogene AG has built a new research centre for the genetic diagnosis of rare hereditary diseases in Rostock, Germany. A number of different types of glass were used for the glazing. SWISSPACER warm edge spacer bars were specified for the glazed units for improved heat loss and energy efficiency within the building.

Centogene is a world-leading organisation studying the genetic analysis of rare, hereditary diseases. Since it was founded over a decade ago, the company has been growing steadily.

 
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New 3D BIM Service Launched By ISO CHEMIE
 

New 3D BIM (Building Information Modelling) technology is available from foam tape sealing company ISO CHEMIE.

The move will enable architects and designers to integrate high quality scaled digital information around window and door sealing solutions as part of their 3D visualisations and client presentations.

 
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Titon Reaches New Heights In Glasgow Hotel
 

Titon has supplied over 370 Sobinco Chrono aluminium tilt and turn window systems as part of the new Motel One project in Glasgow. Situated next to Glasgow Central Station at the junction of Oswald Street, Motel One Glasgow has 374 rooms spread over 13 floors, making it one of the largest – and tallest – in Scotland.

The new hotel was designed by Leach Rhodes Walker Architects and built by Ogilvie Construction, while the windows were fabricated by

 
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Hitting The Ground Running
 

Since joining the Ultraframe Ultra Installer Scheme just over four months ago, Hainault Home Improvements has already sold eight of the leads they’ve received from the scheme – at a whopping total of £240,000!

Hainault Design Consultant Rob Kobylka is naturally thrilled with the quality of the leads and said: “When we joined the Ultra Installer Scheme at the end of January, we would never have imagined that the

 
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Promat UK Boosts Technical Support With New Product Selector And Glazing For Life® Technical Brochure
 

A new online product selector and ‘Glazing For Life®’ technical brochure launched by Promat UK provide architects, interior designers, joiners and specialist contractors with the latest technical guidance on the design and specification of fire resistant glazing.

Complementing the wide portfolio of technical support already available from Promat UK, a leading fire, thermal and acoustic insulation

 
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Senior’s In Good Shape At New Sports Complex
 

The new sports complex at the Solent University in Southampton has been kitted out with a high-performance aluminium fenestration package from Senior Architectural Systems.

Designed by Architecture PLB, the University’s new sports building offers a range of facilities for both students and the general public and has been created as part of the wider

 
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How Do You Make The Residence Collection Even Better?
 

Have Stedek achieved the impossible?

With the help of expert ironmongers From The Anvil, the fast-growing fabricator has managed to make the Residence Collection even better.

Hand-forged in the Welsh hills, From The Anvil’s handles, bolts, hinges, stays and more are some of the most robust and individual on the market.

 
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Finesse Celebrates 20 Years Of Style And Success

The Finesse range of genuine solid pewter cabinet and door hardware is celebrating its 20thanniversary of being ‘Handmade in the UK’ this year as the award-winning brand continues to go from strength to strength.

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Glazerite Grows Fleet To Go Further

The Glazerite UK Group Ltd has made a £150,000 investment into the expansion of its delivery vehicle fleet, with the addition of two new 18-tonne, custom built lorries. The move will further strengthen the VEKA fabricator’s ability to deliver to customers on time, in full, all over the UK.

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Product News

Natural Looking Matt Finish

Matt surfaces are in vogue, and not just in interior design or the automotive sector. There is also widespread demand around the house for surfaces that are pleasant to the touch – the attractive, the more fashionable. With its new finish for exterior films, RENOLIT is now raising the bar for window profiles, door panels and facades.

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Cubelock Window Restrictors Added To Window Ware Range

Window Ware has increased its specialist product offering with a selection of Cubelock window restrictors.
“We understand the importance of supplying quality hardware to our customers to help them achieve optimum results,

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People

Swiftly Forward For ISO-CHEMIE With New Head Of Operations

Andy Swift has been appointed as head of UK and Republic of Ireland operations for window and door sealants and air tightness specialist, ISO-CHEMIE.

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New Commercial Director At Hodgson Sealants

Hodgson Sealants have just appointed Gary Thomas as their new commercial director, to oversee all sales and marketing activity for the UK based sealant specialist.

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Window Ware Invests In The Future With New Apprentice

Hardware distributors Window Ware have strengthened their team with a new apprentice.
Stella Napoli has joined the Bedfordshire specialists as their new Customer Service Apprentice. In her role, Stella will be helping the customer-facing departments to maintain their award-winning service.

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Internet

Bowater Receive High Praise For New Online Door Designer

Bowater by Birtley have received praise from existing customers since the launch of their new online door designer.
Split into two applications, the website version allows homeowners to design their own front door in an easy to follow step by step process.

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Edgetech Orders Easier Than Ever Thanks To New E-Commerce System

An intuitive new online ordering system is set to make it easier than ever to buy from Edgetech.
Unveiled for the first time at May’s FIT Show, the platform allows IGU manufacturers to quickly and simply pick a product, input quantities, finalise an order and arrange deliveries with the click of a mouse.

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New Responsive Website For The Experts In Glass

Leading experts in glass, Glass Technology Services, has unveiled a brand-new responsive website – completing its rebranding process and continuing a programme of strategic investments throughout the growing business.

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Events

Yale ‘Locked’ In For Glazing Summit Return

Yale will be sponsoring the new Technical Stage at this year’s Glazing Summit.
The one-day conference is being held on Thursday, September 12th at Edgbaston Stadium and Conference Centre, Birmingham.

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FiT Show

George Clarke Launches Revamped DGCOS At FiT Show 2019

DGCOS’ stand proved to be a hub of excitement at the FiT Show as the consumer protection organisation unveiled their new brand ambassador, George Clarke.
The celebrity architect and TV presenter was on hand to launch a new installer offering from DGCOS,

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Show Successes For BGB

The week of the FiT Show proved to be highly successful and particularly busy for BetweenGlassBlinds™. The integral shading and privacy glass specialists attracted flocks of visitors to their stand at the NEC – as well as their stand at the Design In Mental Health Show at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena!

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Sponsorship

Shortwood United Is Inspired By The Bundesliga!

When KÖMMERLING’s area sales manager, Jason Scrivens, was appointed the manager of semi-professional football club Shortwood United, he decided to take a little inspiration from the Bundesliga.

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Charity

Kestrel’s Gunn Aims High With Charity Fund Raiser

Kestrel regional sales director John Gunn is teeing up a charity golf day to raise funds for ‘My Name’s Doddie Foundation’.
The charity, headed by Scottish Rugby legend Doddie Weir OBE, raises awareness and funds research into Motor Neuron Disease.

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Sidey’s Support For Social Enterprise Charity

Scottish fenestration company, Sidey, has built a well-earned reputation as a passionate champion of the environment, especially when it comes to community projects.

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