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12th March 2020
 
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British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Response To Budget

 

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has responded to the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak’s first Budget.

On the introduction of a building safety fund, Helen Hewitt, CEO of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) said:

“We welcome the government’s commitment to a £1bn building safety fund which will allow urgent work to be undertaken to make the UK’s housing safer.

 
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uPVC Initiatives Align With LETI Design Guide Actions

 

Following the launch of Climate Emergency Design Guide from the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI), REHAU is highlighting the ongoing initiatives in uPVC technology that will effectively contribute to a number of the guide’s action points.

With a clear sustainability agenda at its core, REHAU has created a business that develops energy-efficient solutions with minimal environmental impact, demonstrated via robust lifecycle assessments

 
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Demand Increases For Profile 22’s Optima Flush Casement Window

 

As the trend towards feature-rich windows continues, Profile 22 reports that demand for its Optima Flush Casement Window has never been higher. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Epwin Window Systems, said: “Consumers are expecting more from their windows these days. The Optima Flush Casement Window more than delivers on their expectations, which is why we’re seeing such strong growth.”

Like all Optima products, the Optima Flush Casement Window has been designed to look better and perform better than rival products,

 
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Stellar Marketing Support From Epwin Window Systems

 

Epwin Window Systems is helping its growing network of Stellar aluminium fabricators make the most of the market opportunities with the launch of Brand Hub 360, its new marketing portal.

Carmen Velilla, Brand Manager of Epwin Window Systems said: “We’re delighted to introduce our new Stellar Brand Hub 360 which forms part of our strategy of working with our customers and offering them effective marketing tools to allow them to continually develop

 
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Saint-Gobain Glass Extends Solar Control Range

 

Saint-Gobain Glass has announced the launch of its most recent product innovation for the commercial glazing market with a new addition to its popular COOL-LITE solar control range.

COOL-LITE SKN 183 & SKN 183 II, annealed and to-be-tempered respectively, offers the highest light transmission in the COOL-LITE range of 75% in double glazed units, allowing large amounts of sunlight to flood into a building without overheating, while maintaining a neutral appearance.

 
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Rapierstar Fasteners Helps Blairs PVCu To Deliver High Quality Products

 

High-performance fasteners from Rapierstar are helping Scottish window and door manufacturer the Saveheat Group, to deliver consistently high quality finished products across its PVCu trade window and door portfolio, with its Blairs PVCu business now joining sister company Merlin Network in using StarPVCU® fixings.

Based at Greenock near Glasgow, Blairs PVCu is a rapidly growing force in the trade window, door and conservatory market in the West

 
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Google Figures Show Demand For Flush Windows Has Skyrocketed

 

Latest figures from Google have confirmed how demand for flush products has risen significantly over the last few years, with online searches increasing by more than 500%.

The findings, compiled by Purplex Marketing, show that between 2017 and 2019, the average number of times ‘flush windows’ was googled has increased by an incredible 540%. In fact, there were on average 320,000 searches for ‘flush windows’ in 2019

 
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£5K Security Guarantee On Doors From CLUB Framexpress

 

New standards of security and extra peace of mind have been added to the Framexpress range of PVCu and composite doors, complete with a £5,000 AI Secure Guarantee for homeowners.

The new, improved security comes from the Ingenious Locks & Hardware (ILH) DUPLEX Multipoint lock which has five hooks, four rollers & extension teeth to accommodate high security shootbolts.

 
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FENSA To Now Reach Even More Homeowners Through The Power Of Radio

 

As FENSA continues in its campaign to help homeowners understand the importance of using FENSA to make sure windows and doors are replaced correctly using FENSA Approved Installers, the organisation is now adding radio to boost the reach of its messages.

Building on the impact created by TV commercials launched a year ago, FENSA’s radio ad campaign, another first for the organisation,

 
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Yale AutoEngage Locks From VBH

 

Hardware company VBH is a major supplier of a wide range of multi-point door locks, including Yale’s AutoEngage slam shut product.

‘Slam Shut’ style door locks are becoming increasingly popular on composite or wooden entrance doors where fixed pull handles, knobs or finger pulls are preferred to lever handles.

 
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Finance Offers A Gateway To Higher Margins Says Specialists Improveasy

 

Flexible finance provides a golden opportunity for installers to not only upsell additional products and services, but to secure higher margins. That’s the view of Adrian Hicks, Senior Account Manager at industry finance specialists Improveasy.

With the backing of the latest data, he argues that the greater flexibility of affordable monthly payments provides the impetus for homeowners to opt for higher-value, more aspirational home improvements.

 
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It’s A Great Kick Off For Kubu At CWG Choices

 

“The CWG open day was a great success and a brilliant way to launch the Kubu Equipped Door Lock to customers,” says Carly Graham, Customer Service Manager at CWG Choices. “It’s a simple product, with great benefits.”

Kubu, by Avantis, is a mechanical lock with an electronic indicator that lets homeowners know whether their door is locked or unlocked, and it’s now available from CWG Choices on its Kömmerling, PVCu,

 
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Building Regulations Part L Changes To Be A Key Topic As BFRC Fabricators Forum Returns

 

Birmingham City Football Club will be the venue for the second outing of the BFRC Fabricators Forum when it takes place this year on June 16th, with a second event, the BFRC’s Annual Simulators Meeting, taking place the next day, June 17th, at the same venue.

A wide-reaching programme led by some of the window and door industry’s leading experts will include a series of panel debates,

 
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UK Glazing Group Saves With Customade

 

Celebrations have been taking place at UK Glazing Group Ltd as it marks a very successful year of trading as a PVCu and aluminium supplier for the commercial market. Since ceasing manufacturing and choosing Customade Group as its fabricator 12 months ago, the firm has made incredible savings of £350,000 and boosted output by 25%.

 
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Welcome Pop Ups From The Window Company (Contracts)

 

A new ‘phone popping’ solution, similar to the type used by doctors, schools and top restaurants to enable them to accurately identify patients, parents and even diners when they call, is enabling The Window Company (Contracts) to deliver an even better service to clients in the social housing sector.

 
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SupaLite Steals The Show At Build It Live North West 2020

 

The team at SupaLite is celebrating a successful weekend exhibiting at Build It Live North West.

Build It Live is an annual series of live shows, designed to support self-builders, renovators and those looking to extend their property. Across the North West, South East and South Central shows, Build It Live regularly attracts

 
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Trade News

New Date 2020 For FENSTERBAU FRONTALE And HOLZ-HANDWERK

In view of the increasing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and taking into account the principles for risk assessment of major events adopted by the crisis management group of the German government and the

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New Distribution Deal In Canada For RegaLead

RegaLead, the major UK manufacturer of decorative glass components, glazed units and specialist coatings for the fenestration sector, has signed an exclusive sales and distribution deal with Door Com Products,

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Abcell Celebrates 30th Birthday With Outstanding Offers – No Bull!

As part of its 30th anniversary celebrations, Abcell has launched its No Bull campaign to promote transparent and clear pricing to trade, kicking off with two offers on bi-folds and lantern roofs.

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Eurostock From Euroglaze Saves Customers Time, Hassle And Frustration

Euroglaze, the Barnsley based REHAU trade fabricator, has built its 40-year reputation on quality and attention to detail.

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Euramax Continues Secure By Design Membership

PVCu windows and doors manufacturer, Euramax, has reconfirmed its membership of the Secure by Design (SBD) organisation. SBD, the official national police security initiative,

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F.H. Brundle’s Legacy Celebrated With ‘Every Horse In London’

There are many ways to mark a landmark birthday. Have a party. Go abroad. Go skydiving.

But 130-year-old F.H. Brundle, Britain’s leading wrought iron,

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Product News

Modplan Further Expands Their Conservatory Roof Offer With UltraSky

Trade fabricator, Modplan, has introduced the new UtraSky orangery roof system to further extend its conservatory roof offer. Heidi Sachs of Modplan said: “With a contemporary,

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A Picture Paints A Thousand Words

Websites are an important part of any business, with visual content enhancing the visitor experience. Freefoam work hard to make their site as visually attractive and appealing as

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Consolidated ROTO Reversible Set Benefits Carl F Groupco Customers

The ROTO FRH UNI outward opening reversible window system, which is hardware distributor Carl F Groupco’s biggest selling range, is now available as a consolidated set.

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Aluminium

New Slimline Aluminium Sliding Door From Senior

Senior Architectural Systems is set to open up new opportunities for customers working in the residential market with the launch of Ali SLIDE, a stylish new mid-range slimline aluminium sliding door.

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Emplas Introduces ‘After-Installation Fit’ Cill On AluK F82 Luminia Aluminium Bi-fold

Emplas is launching a new clip-on cill option on its F82 Aluminium Bi-folding Door, eliminating the risk of damage during installation and while other trades are still on site.

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Machinery

Prestige Windows & Doors Opts For New Haffner Murat Machinery

East London-based trade and retail fabricator Prestige Windows & Doors has recently purchased a range of machines from Haffner Murat. Kam Nandha, Director at Prestige Windows & Doors, said:

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Events

Reynaers become first sponsor of Glazing Summit Awards

Leading aluminium systems company Reynaers is the first big-name to lend it’s backing to the Glazing Summit Awards.

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FiT Show

Door & Hardware Federation Will Debut At FIT Show 2021

The Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) is set to make its FIT Show debut, having pledged its support to the UK’s number one glass and glazing event when it returns to the NEC next May (25 – 27, 2021.)

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On-Site

Invisifold Installation Creates Panoramic Views For Golf Club

Earlier last year, installer Energy Saving Double Glazing fitted six 4-pane Invisifold Slide & Fold windows to the Royal Eastbourne Golf Club. Manufactured in Deceuninck’s

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AluK Aluminium Windows Chosen To Replicate Crittall Originals

AluK’s 58BW ST aluminium windows replicate the look of steel frames so successfully that they were approved to replace the original Crittall windows in a landmark redevelopment project

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The ‘Beach Hut’ – Reinvented

Balustrading from Bohle has been installed in a contemporary beachfront installation by RIBA award winning architects’ practice.

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