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12th December 2019
 
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Epwin Window Systems Becomes The First Systems House To Have A State-Of-The-Art Automatic Profile Wrapping Machine

 

Epwin Window Systems has taken delivery of the Luna R automatic profile wrapping machine, which takes foiling to the next level. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Epwin Window Systems, said: “We are very excited to be the only systems house to currently have this latest technology. Together with our investment in two new twin lines earlier in 2019, it will help us set a new standard for foiling in the industry.”

The Luna R is able to wrap even the most complex of profiles perfectly. In addition, the machine reduces set up times, providing additional

 
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New Partnership For Northern Ireland R&D Tax Specialists Is A Clear Winner For The Industry

 

Northern Ireland’s qualified Research and Development (R&D) tax specialists, Amplifi Solutions, has announced a major new partnership with national industry body, Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF). All innovating members of the GGF across the country are set to benefit from the collaboration.

GGF represents companies that manufacture, supply or install glass and glazing products in the UK and internationally. The new partnership means that any members of the GGF will now be able

 
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Modplan Introduces The MILA Prosecure Door Hinge

 

Modplan has introduced the MILA Prosecure Hinge across its door range from November 2019. Neil Gater, Marketing and Communications Manager at Newport-based Modplan, said: “Following an extensive evaluation period, which included the presentation of the Prosecure Hinge direct to our customers, the response was overwhelmingly positive due to the speed of installation and impressive guarantees. As a result, we have switched over to the high-security Prosecure Hinge across our door range with the exception of our 58mm system.”

 
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RayDek Celebrate 21 Years Of Not Standing Still

 

Specialist Aluminium Fabricator RayDek Window Services Limited recently celebrated 21 years of supplying high quality windows, doors and curtain walling products for commercial, construction and domestic installations throughout the UK.

As well as supplying finished products, RayDek also offers an installation service and provides full maintenance programs from their South Shields base.

 
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Express Colour Service For Patiomaster Keeps Installations On Track

 

There has never been so much choice for consumers when it comes to coloured PVCu windows. But whilst the trend for colour offers some fantastic added-value upselling opportunities for installers, sometimes waiting for a coloured patio door can have a real impact on project schedules.

That’s why Patiomaster Dealer for the West Midlands, Framexpress, has created its express colour service to deliver Patiomaster doors in ten standard colour options in just five days.

 
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Quickslide Invests In Future-Proof Machinery

 

Quickslide’s Brighouse factory has recently seen the addition of two URBAN corner cleaning machines and two quad welders following an investment of £350,000 in its factory infrastructure.

A leading manufacturer of made-to-measure sliding sash windows, bi-folding doors, casement windows and doors in PVCu and aluminium, Quickslide says the spend is part of a £2m investment plan which spans 12 months. This centres around increasing capacity while improving quality and efficiency.

 
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Victorian Sliders Set The Tone For 120 Heritage-Look Homes

 

Hundreds of Victorian Sliders sash windows are gracing a stunning coastal housing development in Seamill, West Kirkbride.

Just minutes from the Firth of Clyde, and with dramatic views of the Isle of Arran, the Chapleton estate takes its inspiration from the Scottish domestic architecture of the 17th, 18th and mid-19th centuries.

The range of two, three, four and five-bedroom houses it encompasses have been solidly built from natural materials to give them an authentic

 
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Growth Prompts Trio Of Appointments At Virtuoso

 

Virtuoso Doors is ready to see in the New Year on a high with the announcement that its year to date sales have grown by more than 35%. And with more growth predicted for 2020, Virtuoso has bolstered its senior management team with the appointment of three new managers to help the firm to further improve on its quality and production processes.

The appointments of Ian Kasher as SHEQ manager, Adam Bracken as supply chain manager and Paul Smurthwaite as engineering manager

 
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Cheque Presentation Made To Hope House Children’s Hospices By GM Fundraising

 

Members of the GM Fundraising team recently presented a cheque for £208,891.72 to Hope House Children’s Hospices, which provides palliative care for children with terminal conditions and support for their families. The final amount was the result of the tremendous efforts made by the team of the 2019 From Russia With Hope cycling challenge.

Gary Morton, founder of GM Fundraising, said: “From Russia With Hope was our last cycling challenge and we really went out on a high.

 
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Spectus Delivers Required Specifications For New Build Retirement Village

 

Over 300 Spectus Elite 70 System windows were used in the construction of a new build retirement village in Chorley town centre.

Chorley Council commissioned a 65-apartment retirement village to provide those aged 55 and above with an independent living space with access to care and support. The development, Primrose Gardens, is in the centre of Chorley and is part of the Council’s strategic masterplan for the town centre.

 
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AB Glass Appointed For Second Installation On Bristol Project

 

Aluminium manufacturing and installation company AB Glass has started work on a contract in the former Guardian Exchange building in Bristol for Kier Construction.

The three-acre site, now known as Glassfields, refers to its former use as the original glassworks site of the ‘Bristol Blue’ manufacturing company. Royal London Asset Management has refurbished the historic Broad Plain terrace, with the plan to develop the cleared site on Temple Way, to build a 200-room Jury’s Inn.

 
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Senior’s Aluminium Day Wins Gold!

 

Senior Architectural Systems is celebrating after winning one of the top prizes at the Construction Marketing Awards for the successful launch of the company’s first ever Aluminium Day.

The fenestration systems manufacturer was presented with the ‘Best Social Media Campaign’ award in recognition of the online event that was hosted by Senior back in March 2019. Aluminium Day was launched in order to raise awareness of the versatility of the metal,

 
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Clear B2B Recognised For Construction Marketing Excellence

 

Creative business-to-business agency, Clear B2B, has added to its growing collection of accolades with a double win on the same night at some of the marketing industry’s most prestigious awards.

Recognised as ‘Agency of the Year’ at the 2019 Construction Marketing Awards, and for ‘Best Brand Initiative’ at the International B2B Marketing Awards for its work with Södra Wood this year, the company is certainly going from strength to strength.

 
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Taking On The Tour De Euroglaze

 

Forget the Tour de France or even the Tour de Yorkshire, the bike ride making all the headlines last month was the Tour de Euroglaze.

Staff, customers and suppliers at the Barnsley based trade fabricator completed a 1600km virtual bike ride covering the equivalent distance from Lands End to John o’Groats. They even added on an extra 100km when they reached the finish line so that they could head to a virtual pub for a well deserved drink! It was all in aid of Retina UK, which Euroglaze

 
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Recovinyl: UK Is Top Contributor To PVC Recycling Scheme

The UK is second in Europe (behind Germany) in collecting and recycling waste PVC with a total of 137,989 tonnes recycled here in 2018 across all PVC recycling formats. Of this total, PVC window profiles accounted for 73,703 tonnes, according to latest industry figures.

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VEKA Recycling Supports Future Sustainability With Factory Expansion

Eco conscious VEKA Recycling has increased its production space to 20,000 square feet following completion of a project to add a sizeable extension to their existing factory. Signed off in late December, the build contributes to an ongoing

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Certass Helps Installers Super-Charge Their Business

What do you get from your competent persons scheme? That’s the question that Certass is posing to installers, to check that they are getting the best value for money from their provider.

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Moat Team Gets Hands On At The Window Company (Contracts)

Award winning commercial installer The Window Company (Contracts) proudly boasts that it has the best trained workforce in the industry, with a comprehensive individual training plan in place for every member of its team.

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Dear Gerald

As a supplier of widow restrictors, I always check out what’s been installed wherever I am. So you can imagine my shock when I stayed in a hotel run by a large hotel group in Torquay over the summer to see a standard plug chain, washer and screw fitted as a window restrictor instead of a restrictor that’s been

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Product News

Polyframe Launches Market Leading Vertical Slidere

Polyframe has upgraded its extensive portfolio of PVCu products with the introduction of the new Imagine Vertical Sliding Sash from VEKA. The move will bring new sales opportunities for Polyframe customers who want to make the most of the

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A Stable End To The Year From Force 8

According to Force 8, the unique Smooth finish Tudor Stable Door from the company has been a runaway success. Launched at The FIT Show earlier this year, the composite door has proved very popular, particularly with property development companies.

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Ensure Part M Compliance As Standard With FX15

According to MI Products, It’s easy for installers to offer low thresholds as standard with FX15.

The hardware specialist has designed and developed the FX15 low door threshold to successfully comply with

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People

One Of The First FENSA Assessors, Peter Claxton, Retires After 17 Years

Long-standing FENSA assessor Peter Claxton retired at the end of November, GGF Group has announced. Peter joined RISA in 2016 when it became the sole provider of inspection services for FENSA,

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Glass & Glazing

Two Roof Glass Brands, Combined Technical Capabilites

Clayton Glass is a multi-award-winning business that has again been listed as one of the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain in 2019. Its SMARTGLASS product has long been associated with outstanding

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On-Site

Profile 22’s Optima Windows Used In High Quality Retirement Housing Development

Profile 22’s Optima windows were specified in the development of 26 one- and two-bedroom apartments in a retirement development in Upper Norwood, London. Lewis House is a development from McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading retirement

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Awards

G-Awards Celebrate Another Landmark Year

More entries than ever …more guests than ever …the G19 Awards proved to be yet another landmark year in the event’s 16-year history, when the best of the best stepped forward to be applauded at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Friday (Nov 29).

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The Sash Window Expert Ltd Wins FENSA Installation Of The Year

The 2019 FENSA Installation of the Year has been awarded to The Sash Window Expert Ltd. The winning installation was chosen from over 560,000 jobs, and presented at the G-Awards on 29th November.

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Installation At Slimming World HQ Wins At Major Awards Programme

Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, has won Commercial Project of the Year in the G19 Awards with its installation at Slimming Word’s HQ.

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Charity

Carl F Groupco’s IT Manager Runs For Rosie

Steve Lamb, IT Manager for Carl F Groupco, has completed his first competitive half marathon, raising funds for the Kettering Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) who cared for his daughter Rosie.

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