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13th July 2020

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MBO At Glazerite As New Team Seeks To Drive Business Forward


Trade fabricator, The Glazerite UK Group has been acquired in a management buyout. Led by Group Managing Director, Robert Brearley, the management team includes Mark Johnston, Group Finance Director, Jeff Dunn, Group Sales & Marketing Director, Darren Rhodes, Managing Director (North West) and Matthew Thomas, Managing Director (East).

The MBO completed on 9th July 2021, with the new team acquiring 90 per cent of the business and former Chairman, John Hewitt, retaining 10 per cent.

Robert says: “Glazerite is an incredible company and much of what has been achieved so far is down to its people.  With strong leadership and a talented and passionate team across the Group,


GGF Urges Government To Resolve UKCA Crisis


The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has written to cabinet ministers from three different Government departments urging the Government to resolve the looming crisis over product compliance, namely UKCA marking and CE marking for products to comply with the Construction Products Regulation in the UK and in the EU respectively.

After 31st December 2021, CE marked products will no longer be compliant in the GB market (England, Scotland and Wales) and products will require to be UKCA marked to be UK CPR compliant. Simultaneously, products exported from the UK and placed into the European Union market will have to be CE marked for EU CPR compliance.



New MD Of Avocet Hardware Group Announced


In what has been a pivotal year in the life of Avocet Hardware Group, the next phase of growth will be under the watchful eye of its new Managing Director, Dr Sachin Saigal.

Dr Sachin brings years of business experience to Avocet and has already divulged ambitious plans for the future of the group.

“As everybody in business will tell you, the last year has been turbulent,” commented Dr Sachin, “COVID has brought constant upheaval to the supply chain, the really quite exorbitant price increases we have had to stomach as well as general profiteering on transportation costs, has made the last year and a half really quite strenuous.


Glazing Summit Ticket Sales Shows Industry’s Appetite For Live Events


A high demand for tickets to this year’s Glazing Summit is a strong indication of the glazing industry’s desire to get back out there and meet people face-to-face.

That’s the view of Andrew Scott, the Summit’s founder and CEO of organisers Insight Data and Purplex Marketing.

The Glazing Summit is set to take place on Thursday, October 21 at Edgbaston Stadium and Conference Centre and Andrew said: “60,000 people at Wembley for the Euros and Reading Festival selling out has shown that sport and music fans have been desperate to get back to live events – and the glazing industry is no different.


REHAU Opens Door to Consistent Home Aesthetic


New external doors are among the top 10 homeowner renovation plans according to Checkatrade’s Home Pride Index[1], and with its consumer research finding that the average worker currently gets 22 minutes of natural light per day, REHAU says it’s no surprise people are wanting to let the outside in.

The latest addition to REHAU’s Rio flush fit range is a single open-out door that complements the established Rio window system aiming to help fabricators and installers provide a consistent aesthetic to homeowners wanting matching windows and doors.

Following record sales of its Rio flush fit window, REHAU has extended its range to help meet consumer demand for more high-performing


Cladding Helps Plastics South West Grow


With the trend for home improvements looking set to continue the most significant increase in demand was where homeowners are making aspirational choices about products – such as the over 45s and retired homeowners – who have been largely unaffected financially by the pandemic.

Most window installers have experienced this first-hand, having seen an increase in sales of premium products such as foiled windows and doors, aluminium bi-folds, garden rooms and orangeries.

Freefoam Building Products have also seen this trend, manifesting itself in the sales of its external PVC cladding range with some Freefoam stockist customers recording a 50% increase in sales over the past two years.


New Vehicle Investments Put Victorian Sliders On The Road To Growth


Last year, sash window manufacturers Victorian Sliders invested £600,000 to dramatically expand their transport fleet.

Now, just a few months later, the firm has invested again – this time acquiring 5 new Mercedes Sprinter vans for deliveries, another two Vito vans for its travelling engineers, and 8 trailers, freshly branded with new company artwork, that will transport thousands of ECOSlide windows to customers around the country.

The business has also ordered five new articulated trucks, which will be arriving in the Autumn.


A Key Element In Business Success


When Mark Creaby started a high-end glazing business in the Home Counties at the start of the first lockdown in 2020, his priority was to find a supplier that could match the ambition and the exceptionally demanding standards of him and his team.

He found that in Blackburn-based AluFold Direct, which has been supplying Mark’s fast growing Open Square Glazing business with aluminium windows and doors for more than a year and been a key element in its early success.

Open Square Glazing has been buying AluFold slimline casement windows, bi-fold doors and sliding doors all on guaranteed short lead


FLiP Brochure Now Available


DOORCO has launched a new brochure to showcase the wide range of options available for FLiP, their exclusive new door glazing cassette system that has revolutionary ‘Foam in Place’ technology and unrivalled aesthetic freedom, says the company.

Ben Aspinall, IT & Marketing Manager at DOORCO explains more about FLiP and the new brochure: “When we started exploring the options for a new glazing cassette, we knew we needed to create a system that was not only easy to install, but also offered customers choice. With FLiP the possibilities are endless and the best way to showcase this is in a brochure. Rather than adding FLiP to our already extensive door catalogue, we’ve created something bespoke to help our customers really understand the new options available to them.


91 Riders Sign Up For GM Fundraising’s GMF100 Cycling Challenge


Industry charity fundraiser GM Fundraising has announced that 91 riders have now signed for their new GMF100 cycling challenge, which is taking place on Sunday 8th August, 2021. All funds raised will go to Hope House Children’s Hospices, which provides palliative care for children with life-limiting conditions and support for their families, both on site and in their homes.

Gary Morton, GM Fundraising’s founder, said: “We’re delighted so many people have signed up for this new challenge and it demonstrates the strength of this industry in coming together to help raise some vital funds for Hope House at this time. We’re all looking forward to the event.”


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Recruitment Weekend Kicks Off Major Growth Drive At Victorian Sliders

Sash window manufacturer Victorian Sliders welcomed potential new employees as part of a major recruitment event at its Ammanford headquarters.

Even after a bumper 2020, business shows no sign of slowing for the South Wales firm, which has recently implemented a second shift to keep up with demand.


Morley Glass Goes Large To Boost Deliveries And Glass Recycling Volumes

Integral blinds manufacturer Morley Glass & Glazing has taken delivery of six new Luton vans which not only boost its nationwide delivery capacity as demand grows, but greatly increase the amount of post-consumer glass it can collect and recycle through its CRUSH initiative.


ODL Europe Takes Control Of Door Cassette Production

ODL Europe has taken delivery of an injection moulding machine for their door cassette production. Nathan Barr, Managing Director of ODL Europe, said: “This is great news for our business and customers because it gives us control over our complete cassette production and means we aren’t reliant on third parties.”


Product News

New Design Options For GRiPCORE

GRiPCORE, the new solid core composite door from DOORCO, is now available with an exclusive design portfolio which includes new and updated door styles, 25 new colours and 7 exclusive glass choices. The collection is available to view in a dedicated brochure, which also showcases FLiP,



COASTAL launch Their New BLU Book Showcasing Suited Ranges Of 316 Stainless Steel Door And Window Hardware

As Henry Ford’s famous quote goes “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got”. “Here at Coastal we believe in pushing the boundaries for door and window hardware,



Heat Mapping

Business Pilot has launched new map functionality, allowing system users to see which areas of their patch provide the best hunting ground for new business.

The new capability also allows users to pinpoint each sales appointment, survey,



Profile 22’s Optima Windows Help Transform Iconic Cemetery Lodge

Profile 22 fabricator, A & D Joinery Ltd, has recently manufactured and fitted 43 new arched Optima windows for the sympathetic landmark refurbishment of Hindley Cemetery Lodge in Hindley, Greater Manchester.

The sensitive importance of Hindley Cemetery Lodge meant


Kawneer Systems Help Take The Wind Out Of Birmingham’s Sails

Curtain walling, windows and doors feature on a 33-storey apartment tower.

High performance building façade products manufactured by UK manufacturer Kawneer were specified to handle the challenging wind loads on Birmingham’s



Schüco Explores Safe Building With Innovation Now Security

Schüco UK will broadcast the third in its popular Innovation Now (i.NOW) series live from its Milton Keynes showroom on 29th July. The company will unveil its latest aluminium and steel product innovations designed to protect people and property.



Liniar Shortlisted For Three Awards In EM Chamber’s Derbyshire Business Awards 2021

Derbyshire manufacturing company Liniar was delighted to discover it’s been shortlisted in this year’s annual East Midlands Chamber of Commerce Business Awards for Derbyshire.

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