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12th April 2018
 
Saint-Gobain Building Glass Re-Invigorates The Planitherm Network
 

A newly re-invigorated and updated Planitherm Network by Saint-Gobain Building Glass has been launched this month following extensive research, consultation and investment to keep this initiative relevant and useful to fabricators and installers.

Kirsty Pamment, Market Manager at Saint-Gobain Building Glass said: “The Planitherm Network was first launched in 2011 and it has been hugely successful in helping fabricators and installers to win more work and increase their profits. However, the market has moved on and the Planitherm range has also developed.

 
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Colour Sales Double At Kestrel
 

based trade fabricator reports across-the-board growth, and a 100% increase in colour in less than two years thanks to Deceuninck’s range of 26 colourways available from stock.

Director Mark Whittle explains: “Colour was a main driver behind our move to Deceuninck in 2016. We saw it as a growth area and a way of differentiating ourselves from rivals. The move has paid off and now over 50% of our total sales are in colour. We know we can get whatever colour we need from stock at Deceuninck,

 
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Titon’s SF Xtra Sound Attenuating Vents Help To Keep The Noise Down
 

Titon’s range of SF Xtra Sound Attenuator ventilators continues to go from strength to strength, with the company reporting a 50% increase in sales year on year. This can be attributed to the growing number of acoustic rated specifications throughout the UK, especially with demand for new homes resulting in more properties being built near to roads and other noisy environments.

The SF Xtra Sound Attenuator vents keep external noise levels down to more acceptable volumes, as well as provide sufficient air flow in accordance with the Building Regulations for ventilation, s.

 
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First Speakers Announced For Glazing Summit

 

The first line-up of speakers have been announced for the Glazing Summit, the major industry conference organised by Purplex Marketing and Insight Data.

A line-up of industry speakers and panellists include David Leng, CEO of Customade Group, Sean Parnaby of West Port Windows – part of VKR, Europe’s large – Samantha Nuckey, MD of leading hardware supplier Window Ware, and Business Micro’s MD Graeme Bailey.

 
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Bereco Joins Bluesky Certification Schemes

 

Independent certification and testing is extremely important to Bereco, supplier of high quality, high specification windows and doors, and after a recent switch, it’s Bluesky Certification who is delivering the complete package.

“We do a lot of product testing to give customers complete peace of mind,” says Nicola Harrison, General Manager at Bereco. “Timber windows have been maligned over the years, so we tackle the misconceptions about the quality and longevity for timber windows

 
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West Port Puts ‘The Case For Wood Windows’ With Woodknowledge Wales

 

West Port flew the flag for timber fenestration at ‘The Case for Wood Windows’, a half-day conference organised by Woodknowledge Wales.

Established to put timber at the heart of Wales’s green growth agenda, Woodknowledge champions the development of wood-based industries, and used the event as a launchpad for its new Campaign for Wood windows.

 
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Take Control With Teal Products’ New Multi-Purpose Window Control System

 

Specialist distributor Teal Products has once again strengthened its range of window controls, openers and actuators. Taking window automation to the next level, the Gloucestershire-firm has introduced a brand-new, highly-versatile window control system.

Combining an intelligent weather station and intuitive control panel, the new EVC control system works with Teal’s full range of chain actuators to automatically open and close windows and rooflights.

 
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Glass Appreciation – An Introduction To Glass

 

Glass specialists, Glass Technology Services Ltd, are delivering another one-day introduction to glass course in Sheffield, UK, on 24 April 2018 following popular demand.

This one-day course introduces delegates to glass manufacture and processing, glass properties, environmental, recycling and quality considerations and includes hands-on practical sessions on melting and the inspection of glass items.

 
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Continued Demand Sees Vista Launch Brand-New Online Door Builder

 

Composite door manufacturer Vista Panels has strengthened its suite of installer support for XtremeDoor by launching a new and improved online door builder.

Working in partnership with Refresh Media, the new door builder allows homeowners to design their perfect XtremeDoor using the thousands of design options available from Vista. To complete the experience, consumers can even overlay the design on a picture of their house, and then submit their door choice for one of Vista’s approved installers to follow-up.

 
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Eurocell Shortlisted For Prestigious Recycling Award

 

Eurocell, distributor and recycler of window, door, conservatory and plastic building products; has been shortlisted in this year’s National Recycling Awards in the Manufacturer of the Year category. The awards, held in association with specialist magazine Materials Recycling World, celebrate best practice and innovation in the UK waste and resource management industry.

Commenting on the news that the company had been shortlisted, Chris Coxon, Head of Marketing, said: “We are delighted to make the

 
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The Ultimate In Versatility And Flexibility: Bosch Professional 18 V Drill Driver With FlexiClick

 

Multiple uses – and connectivity too.

Versatile adaptation to any task – including rotary hammering
Flexible solutions for work in tight spaces and tricky situations
Individualised settings and other Bosch connectivity benefits
Electronic systems for user and tool protection

Bosch has equipped its latest 18 V cordless drill driver with the FlexiClick attachment system to create the ultimate do-it-all tool.

 
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Inagas Is Back At China Glass

 

As one of the fenestration industry’s leading supplier of gas filling and testing solutions to not only the UK market, but to manufacturers across the globe, it’s fitting that Inagas has a presence at the imminent International trade show, China Glass. In its 29th year, this year’s exhibition takes place on 19th - 22nd April and Inagas will be showcasing the very latest in gas filling technology.

“We are a regular exhibitor at China Glass – with this being our seventh consecutive year – as it always proves to be an excellent platform

 
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Trade News

KOMMERLING’S Succession Plan And Vision For The Future

Following on from the devastating news of the death of Stefan Seidel, managing director of profine UK Ltd with responsibility for the KOMMERLING brand in the UK and Ireland, the company has already put in place a succession plan for the future.

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DOORCO Commits To Customers With 99% In Stock

As part of its newly launched Customer Charter, DOORCO is proud to commit to promising 99% of its product range is in stock at any one time in order fulfil the stringent lead time and delivery promises.

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Look No Further Than Profile 22 As Your Commercial Product Partner

If you’re looking for a systems partner in the commercial sector, look no further than Profile 22. Its range of products offers unique solutions and the quality and depth of its commercial support reflects its 40 years’ experience. Gerald Allen,

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More Young Lives Could Be Saved If US Example Was Followed, Says Mighton Boss

Mike Derham, Chairman of Angel Ventlock window restrictor manufacturer Mighton Products, has made a further call for the UK to follow the United States in intensifying legislation and educational efforts

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Novaseal – Going From Strength-To-Strength

In August this year, Fareham-based fabricator Novaseal, celebrates 20 years in business. Recently moving into much larger premises with the capacity to expand even further, Managing Director Gary Grundy,

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Product News

ISO CHEMIE’S Has Window And Door Sealing Collared

Rapid and effective air and weather tight sealing around windows and doors is provided by a new easy-to-use collar system from foam sealants specialists ISO-CHEMIE.

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People

REHAU Recruits To Support Growth Of Recycling Capabilities

A new team member has been welcomed to support the growth of the REHAU PVCR recycling factory in Manchester. Luke Jones recently joined the team in the new role of Purchasing Manager for Feedstock,

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Synseal Group Appoints Matthew Mycock As Permanent CEO

Synseal Group has announced the appointment of Matthew Mycock as their new CEO in a permanent capacity, effective immediately.

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Two Heavyweight Appointments At Customade Group

Following a period of substantial investment and strong revenue growth, Customade Group has announced the appointment of two well-known industry figures into senior roles.

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Training & Technology

Sky’s The Limit For Installers With Rebooted Kestrel Scheme

Kestrel wants its installers to fly high by offering more business support.

The fascia and cladding brand said its Approved Kestrel Installer scheme has been rejigged to include more training and marketing help.

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On-Site

Healing Daylight At Benenden

Kalwall® translucent cladding is the architectural focus of the new £55million development of Benenden Hospital in Cranbrook, Kent.

The scheme, designed by architects C A Vaughan Blundell with assistance from SR Architects Ltd,

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Exhibitions

SFS Hinge Technology Raises The Bar At 2018 Fensterbau Frontale

Door hinge manufacturer SFS has reported a successful four days at the Fensterbau 2018 exhibition, with the show providing the ideal platform for door manufacturers to explore why its latest range offers unparalleled adjustability,

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Window Restrictor Specialists Jackloc Celebrate A Successful Fensterbau Debut

Jackloc®, the Queen’s Award-winning restrictor specialists have returned home to the UK after a triumphant debut appearance at Fensterbau Frontale.

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Awards

Construction Business Finalists Supalite Raise The Roof At The Red Rose Awards 2018

SupaLite have been celebrating reaching the final shortlist for the ‘Construction Business Award’ at the prestigious Red Rose Awards 2018.

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