12th December 2017
 
Prefix Partners With Saveheat And Merlin
 

Prefix Systems have partnered up with Saveheat Group, which includes Merlin Network, for the supply of their WARMroof system for installations in Scotland.

WARMroof offers a number of impressive USP’s and already carries LABSS approval, alongside LABC for England and Wales for both conservatory replacement and home extension projects.

 
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Cardinal Joins Timber’s Tour-De-Force At FIT Show 2019
 

The development of timber windows in the FIT Show line-up has been further strengthened with the news that traditional sash manufacturer Cardinal Windows has signed up to the 2019 event.

The company, whose key staff boast over 150 combined years of experience, offers bespoke windows to specifiers and installers who

 
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New Managing Director at VBH
 

VBH (GB) has promoted Sales Director Simon Monks to the position of Managing Director from 1st of January 2018. Current Managing Director Peter Rowlands, who has been in the position for the last 10 years, moves into the newly created position of Business Development Director.

Simon will become responsible for leading the VBH team through the next phase of business development and growth,

 
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New Smart Designer Door Available From Mercury Glazing

 

Specialist trade fabricator Mercury Glazing Supplies Ltd has added the new Smart Designer Door to its portfolio which will be available to order from January. Chris Reeks, the company’s Sales and Marketing Director, said, “The new aluminium Smart Designer Door range offers a wide choice of colours and door designs which will bring a wealth of benefits to our customers and add further value to our offering.

 
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Award Win Makes Morley A Triple Threat

 

Morley Glass & Glazing has been named as the UK fenestration industry’s best IGU manufacture in the fifth annual National Fenestration Awards.

The business fought off stiff competition from seven other companies in the category, which was sponsored by Edgetech (UK) Ltd. The victory brings to a close an award-winning year for Morley Glass and its MD Ian Short, with 2017 going down in the company’s history as one of unmitigated success.

 
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Distinction Glass Sales Trends Reveal Consumers’ Tastes

 

Distinction Glass has just revealed information on its most popular glass ranges and it indicates how much contemporary styles are coming to the fore these days. Chantel Roach, Distinction’s Sales and Marketing Director, commented: “All our ranges have seen growth in the past year, but, as in previous years, our contemporary ranges have seen a surge in interest. It demonstrates consumers’ continued interest in contemporary living trends.”

 
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Aluminium Bifold Doors In Just 10 Days

 

For installers looking to add more space and light to customers’ homes in Yorkshire and the North West, Kingfisher Windows delivers aluminium bifold doors in just 10 days, unglazed. Compliant with Document Q and Secured by Design standards, the doors are manufactured to order.

 
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Carl F Groupco Appoints New National Sales Manager

 

John King returns to Carl F Groupco as National Sales Manager. With over thirty years’ experience gained across a wide range of door and window industry management, technical, sales and hands-on roles, John returns to the hardware distribution company to head up its nationwide team of Regional Sales Managers (RSMs).

 
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CMS Window Systems Builds Platform for Growth with Strengthened Management Team

 

Scottish window, door and curtain walling designer, manufacturer and installer, CMS Window Systems, has taken the latest step on its growth strategy path with the appointment of a new Chief Operating Officer (COO).

David Ritchie joins CMS from a leading interior fit-out business where he was CEO, and brings with him a wealth of experience in senior

 
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Dynamic Dekko Window Systems Celebrates 10 years At The Top

 

Fabricator of high-end home improvement products, Dekko Window Systems, is celebrating a dominant decade in business. Founded at the tail-end of 2007 by Gary Torr and Kurt Greatrex, Dekko made its name as the reliable trade supplier of high-quality Deceuninck uPVC windows, claiming a larger market share with every passing year thanks to exceptional craftsmanship, a reliable service and fast

 
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West Port Doors Last 40% Longer In Rigorous FD30 Testing

 

FD30 fire doors from bespoke timber experts West Port have been proven to withstand fires for 40% longer than the legal requirement says the company.

To achieve an FD30 rating, products have to hold flames at bay for 30 minutes. Subjected to rigorous testing by both Cambridge Fire Research and BRE, West Port’s door managed

 
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Anodic Powder Coating
 

‘Anodic’ finishes continue to gain popularity with specifiers for architectural metalwork on new and refurbishment projects. Natural anodised aluminium is a robust, attractive finish, however ‘Coloured’ anodising e.g. gold, bronze or a blue grey, can be very expensive. Additionally, as anodising is a natural process it is vulnerable to variation in terms of surface appearance and colour fidelity.

 
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Axion Polymers Offers New Improved Recycled ABS Grades
 

Axion Polymers has re-formulated its recycled ABS polymer product to give improved physical properties and a superior surface finish suitable for diverse applications from corner supports in window frames to furniture component parts.

In response to customer feedback, the Manchester-based plastics recycler has invested significantly in re-compounding its 100%

 
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Jackloc Adds Tomorrow’s Health & Safety Finalist 2018 To Their Long-List Of Accolades
 

After a successful 2017, the high-profile accolades continue for universal window and door restrictor specialists Jackloc®. The Leicestershire-firm has been named a finalist in the Tomorrow’s Health & Safety Awards 2018.

Jackloc’s pioneering MK2 key-lockable restrictor has been nominated by the readers of Tomorrow’s Health & Safety as one of the Top 50

 
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Dave Goes From Baker To Bennetts
 

When Dave Lawton decided to sell his bakery business and retire back in 2001, he never thought his next step would lead him to Bennett Architectural.

After Lawtons Bakery in Leek, which Dave co-owned with his brother and their families was sold, the 66-year-old decided to cut his retirement short and become a driver at Bennetts which was based at this time in Tunstall.

 
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Trade News

ISO-Chemie Seals Three Passivhaus Certificates

ISO CHEMIE, one of Europe’s leading producers of foam sealant tapes for windows and doors, has secured international energy-efficiency and sustainability certificates for three of its products.

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Amscreen Partners With Romag

Amscreen, the leading outdoor screen solutions business, announced today a new partnership with Romag, UK specialists in bespoke glass manufacture. This new deal will see the provision of screen glass that has been designed specifically to optimise both performance and viewability across on-street screen networks.

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Dear Gerald

The ‘G’ Awards should be the highlight of the Glazing Industry’s year, an event all in the industry believe is fairly judged to celebrate outstanding achievement.

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Secure Christmas Cheer For Your Customers

The festive season not only brings presents, it also brings a welcome break from work for many people.

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Product News

Smooth Slate Grey Launch For Kommerling

KÖMMERLING have launched a smooth slate grey foil (one side) for the C70 Gold® window and PremiLine patio door systems, in response to customer demand for an additional shade of grey.

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Smart Launches High Quality Designer Door Range

Smart Architectural Aluminium, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of aluminium systems, has announced the launch of its new Designer Door range, a premium-quality,

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Home And Away – Demand Peaks For Kenrick’s Easi-Fit And Excalibur

In a year that many have described as ‘flat’, Kenrick has bucked the trend and toasted to an incredible rise in sales for two of its best-selling products.

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P C Henderson Expand Soltaire Range With Centrefold & Endfold

Sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer, P C Henderson, is pleased to announce the launch of Soltaire Centrefold and Soltaire Endfold in to the product range.

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Supply-only.co.uk Launches Solo Composite Door Collection

A leading manufacturer of replacement doors and windows has launched a brand new range of premium composite doors.

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Software

New Home Visualiser Helps Installers Sell More Solidors

Premium timber-core composite door manufacturer Solidor has added an exciting new Home Visualiser option to its online Door Designer.

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Exhibitions

GGF Increases UK Presence For Fensterbau 2018

The UK Pavilion at FENSTERBAU FRONTALE 2018, hosted by the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) will be bigger and better as some of the UK glazing industry’s highest

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Marketing

#Doorofthemonth Campaign Opens For Endurance

Endurance® Doors have just launched a new #DooroftheMonth campaign on social media, with a view to enticing their retail partners and Preferred Installers to share

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Tower Bridge Wins MyGlazing.com Competition

At the end of October, voting closed in the national round of the MyGlazing.com Window with a View competition. With an outstanding shortlist made up of 11 finalists,

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Awards

Brisant Wins Best Digital Campaign And Best Use Of Direct Marketing At CMAsd

Brisant Secure was delighted to win the ‘Best Use of Direct Marketing’ and ‘Best Digital Campaign’ awards with MRA Marketing at the recent Construction Marketing Awards (CMA).

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Rising Stars And Woodworking Success Stories Celebrated At Industry Awards

An 18 year-old apprentice who helped land a six-figure business deal, a trainee cabinet maker with a mayoral bench to his name, an innovative mass-market fire door and a previously unsung health and safety

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Charity

Lanarkshire Business Community Raises £30,000 For Lanarkshire Beatson

A glittering charity gala dinner supported by a number of Lanarkshire businesses including CMS Window Systems, CVD Fire Protection, Ingen Technical Services and the Dalziel Park Hotel has helped to raise

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