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13th November 2018
 
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HWL Pioneered Unglazed R9 Window Receives R9 Manufacturing Approvals
 

Approved manufacturing methodologies for R9 will be updated by the Residence Collection to reflect the successful completion of testing on HWL Trade Frames’ pioneering non-glass bonded window.

HWL has driven innovation in R9 manufacture through the ground-breaking application of Timberweld® manufacturing technologies.

This has given the R9 fabricator an almost unique capability in the UK to butt weld R9 window sashes inside and out, replicating the aesthetic delivered in a traditional 90° mechanical joint.

 
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Support For Installers On Big Aluminium Glazing Projects

 

AluFoldDirect’s new Aluminium Glazing Projects service offers installers essential support for large aluminium glazing jobs. Working with one expert contact at AluFoldDirect, anyone involved in domestic or commercial, new-build construction or large-scale refurbishment projects can get full aluminium glazing project management support.

The service has been launched to give installers the confidence to connect with architects, specifiers & developers, take on bigger aluminium glazing jobs and grow their business.

 
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It’s All Squared For The Residence Collection
 

With demand for contemporary living high on the style agenda for consumers, R2 from The Residence Collection is enjoying an increase in demand and has been supported by the launch of a new, premium 20-page consumer brochure.

R2 shares the same front to back dimensions of R9, but instead of the revered period detailing, this window and door system has a contemporary square finish, with perfect, architectural appeal. Thanks to its 9 chambered design, it’s also incredibly energy efficient and capable of an A++ WER rating and a UW value of 0.79 W/(m2k). There are the options of 28mm or 44mm glazing with complementary square glazing beads, yet there are decorative and staff options, which can be used to customise the overall internal design.

 
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CMS Window Systems Doubles Aluminium Capacity

 

A £500,000 investment programme in next generation machinery and personnel has more than doubled CMS Window Systems’ production capacity for aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling, and boosted its site installation workforce.

At the heart of this capacity-boosting investment is the commissioning of Scotland’s first Emmegi Quadra L2, a state-of-the-art 18-axis CNC machining centre for milling, drilling and cutting aluminium profiles. With its automatic magazine and push feed system for profile lengths of up to 7.5m,

 
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‘Another Systems Company Joins QUALICOAT’

 

QUALICOAT UK & Ireland membership have welcomed Exlabesa Extrusions Doncaster into membership of the Association. Exlabesa Extrusions are said to have demonstrated that they have stringent methodologies in place for the coating and monitoring of finish quality that meet and exceed the specifications laid down in the fifteenth edition of the QUALICOAT Standard.

Exlabesa Extrusions have demonstrated to the independent inspection body, IFO GmbH of the Netherlands, QUALICOAT UK and Ireland’s chosen independent inspectorate,

 
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Further Expansion For The Conservatory Outlet Network

 

Styleglaze Installations Ltd (Daventry), has become the latest addition to the Conservatory Outlet Network of retailers - the second installation company to move to the leading fabricator so far in 2018.

Hot on the heels of Bon Accord Glass, who joined the Network back in July, Styleglaze was introduced to Conservatory Outlet by its newly appointed National Sales Manager, Jason Earl. Jason celebrates his first contract just weeks into his appointment, contributing towards his ambitious objective to achieve full UK coverage for the Network.

 
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Introducing Elevate By Liniar
 

There's a buzz in the air at Liniar's Derbyshire production facility surrounding the upcoming release of Elevate, Liniar's stylish, lantern-style conservatory roof.  Liniar listened to what their customers wanted and delivered Elevate, a contemporary, eco-friendly product with straightforward installation.

The unique, elegantly designed Elevate lantern-style conservatory roof inspires the senses with slim sightlines and a sleek transition of roof bars. An effortless option, Elevate is simple to order and easy to install. It's available in kit format, which is handy for installers because it provides everything needed to get the job done.

 
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Viiu Now Offered By NPH Installations

 

South Ruislip structural glazing specialists NPH Installations has become the latest installer to begin offering up-and-coming ultra-slim sliding door brand Viiu.

With over two decades’ experience fitting glazed extensions, frameless windows, glass roofs and a bevy of other high-end home improvements, NPH are respected throughout Greater London for both their technical know-how and uncompromising commitment to quality.

“After twenty years in the business, we’ve seen and used a whole host of different sliding door systems”, comments NPH Managing Director Neil Healy.

 
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Business Micros Helps Vulcan Windows Improve Performance
 

Vulcan Windows has chosen the Business Micros EvoNET software on an Evolution platform to help streamline its internal processes and deliver a more efficient and cost effective service to customers.

The long established Hull based company, which serves the trade, commercial and retail markets, wanted a single software solution which could take care of pricing, ordering, processing, and stock control. It already had various stand alone packages in place at different points within the business, but felt that it could improve performance by switching to just one which could operate throughout.

 
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Autumn Budget 2018: Chancellor Aims For 650,000 New Homes With £500M Injection

 

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has announced further plans to increase UK housebuilding in his 2018 Autumn Budget. Following on from his announcement last year of a five-year £44bn housing programme, the Chancellor has confirmed a £500 million injection into the Housing Infrastructure Fund in a bid to unlock 650,000 new homes.

The funding, which is part of a government capital grant programme will allow local councils – particularly in areas of high housing demand, to provide additional grant funding for new infrastructure which is necessary for housing development.

 
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Bison Frames Successfully Showcases Genesis At Harrogate HBR Show

 

Bison Frames is pleased to report another fantastic Homebuilding & Renovating Show, this time at Harrogate’s Convention Centre, where the company generated viable leads on behalf of its Installer Network.

“With any exhibition, you’re there to generate leads and increase sales,” says Mark Tetley, Director of Bison, “but the Homebuilding & Renovating Shows are a bit different for us. They provide an opportunity for us to raise more awareness amongst installers and housebuilders of the expanding Genesis Collection of PVC-U and aluminium windows and doors.

 
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Saint-Gobain Building Glass Celebrates Second Win Your Windows Back Competition Winner

 

A couple from Bognor Regis have become the second winners of the Win Your Windows Back competition from Saint-Gobain Building Glass, winning over £6,000 to cover the cost of their new Planitherm windows.

After spending £6256.20 replacing all the upstairs windows of their home, as well as glass in their front and back doors, with Planitherm Energy Standard glass, the couple were encouraged to enter by local Planitherm installation company, Wayne Windows.

 
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‘10-Minute Install’ Mastertrack Internal Sliding Door Major Pull At Glasstec

 

Bohle has reported ‘exceptional’ levels of interest in its MasterTrack premium internal sliding door system, at this year’s Glasstec.

Held in Düsseldorf at the end of last month, the global expo attracted more than 42,000 visitors and 1,280 exhibitors.

With a statement 1,000m2 stand Bohle’s offer at this year’s event formed a ‘micro exhibition’ in its own right, showcasing the latest innovations in glass hardware, processing tools, consumables and machinery technology.

 
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Milwood Group Pulls A Blinder At British Blind And Shutter Show 2018

 

Outdoor living pioneers the Milwood Group are celebrating a very successful debut appearance at the British Blind and Shutter Show 2018.

The Kent-based specialists exhibited at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry with their newly expanded Alfresco range of premium verandas. The show generated an impressive number of leads and enquiries for the Milwood team, with appointments made with new, potential customers across the country.

 
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Certass Trade Association Represents Glazing Industry At UK Construction Week

 

Certass Trade Association (Certass TA) exhibited at the inaugural doors, windows & glass section of The Build Show in October. With thousands of visitors from all sectors within construction, it was the perfect place for Certass TA to talk to installers about the new trade association and Certass’ range of common-sense certification, says the trade body.

Jon Vanstone, Chair of Certass & Certass TA says: “CTA was launched to offer more opportunities for installers to make their voices heard and get access to practical business support. It was great to be part of a show that was offering similar opportunities to other construction professionals.

 
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P C Henderson Set to Exhibit at Leading International Tradeshow – BAU 2019

 

P C Henderson will be exhibiting at leading international trade fair - BAU - in January 2019 where it will be showcasing a selection of its high quality sliding door hardware as well as introducing three new innovative solutions to the market.

BAU, the world’s leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems, takes place on January 14th to 19th at Messe Munchen in Munich, Germany. Attracting over 250,000 visitors from 5 continents and playing host to 2100 exhibitors from over 45 countries – the event is viewed as an internationally respected mega event.

 
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Trade News

Epwin Window Systems Joins Made In Britain Campaign

Epwin Window Systems has just announced it has become an official member of the Made in Britain campaign. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Epwin Window Systems,

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Lest We Forget

AluK’s Senior Product Marketing Manager Dave Prout has been responsible for a truly fitting and inspirational memorial marking 100 years since the end of the first World War.

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Record Supporters For Fire Door Safety Week Campaign

The award-winning Fire Door Safety Week campaign reached a new high in 2018, gaining support from more than 350 individuals, organisations and businesses, and reaching millions through press coverage and social media activity.

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Hodgson Seal A Golden Anniversary

This year Hodgson Sealants has celebrated their 50th year in business after the company was founded in 1968 by Peter Hodgson and today remains a family business, managed by Charles Hodgson, the current managing director.

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Product News

Mighton Broadens Its Sash Security Offering

To many people, changing the clocks at the end of October signals the onset of cosy evenings, comforting casseroles and months of Saturday night singing. But the various upcoming festivities can also mean empty houses containing expensive .

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One Of The West’s Best Fabricators Launches Smarts’ Slimmest Bifold

One of the West’s best fabricators has become among the first to offer a ground-breaking bifold door.

For over forty years, Bristol’s West-End Windows has been at the forefront of fenestration in the region.

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New Cordless Impact Drivers From Bosch For Professionals

. Connectivity for easy personalisation and maintenance
. Best performance-to-size ratio compared to competitor models
. Making the pro more efficient with three pre-set speed settings

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People

Quickslide Bosses Take 39 For The Team

Recruit, retain, repeat. This is the mantra it would seem bosses at award-winning manufacturer Quickslide have lived by for the last six months, after successfully taking on 39 new members of staff since April.

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Listers Announce New MD With Exciting Appointment

Listers Central Ltd have announced the exciting appointment of Steve Gardiner to the role of Managing Director.

The prominent Stoke-based fabricator is looking to continue its growth

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Machinery

Emmegi Satellite XT Proves Perfect Choice For Clarke Facades

When Clarke Facades in Ballymena opened a dedicated fabrication side to their business last year, they chose an Emmegi Satellite XT 5 axis machining centre to give them the performance and capacity they needed to match their ambitions.

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Brochures

New Planning And Conservation Guide From The Residence Collection

A new and detailed Planning and Conservation Guide has been published by The Residence Collection for trade partners, installers, architects, planners and homeowners, covering all aspects of timber casement alternative window design and specification.

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Tradesmith’s New ‘Why Tradesmith?’ Brochure

Tradesmith, the Hailsham-based trade fabricator of finely-crafted windows and doors serving the South East, has introduced a ‘Why Tradesmith?’ brochure. The new brochure is designed to help installers sell more to the fast growth sectors in the market.

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On-Site

Titon Acoustic Vents Set The Tone For Fairview Homes In London

Over 2,000 SF Sound Attenuator (SFSA) Xtra 2500EA vents and canopies from Titon have been installed throughout a variety of Fairview New Homes’ newly built houses and apartments in Greater London.

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Glazerite And D&M Windows Team Up On Office Installations

Oldham-based D & M Windows and Doors Ltd has recently completed two large commercial installations using windows and doors fabricated by The Glazerite UK Group Ltd.

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Pilkington UK Delivers Glass Centrepeice In Aldi HQ Makeover

St Helens based glass manufacturer Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, has helped to create a three-story structural glass cube as part of a makeover and extension at Aldi’s UK headquarters.

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Exhibitions

Thermoseal Group Gains Worldwide Interest At Glasstec Düsseldorf

Thermoseal Group reports a successful attendance at the Glasstec Exhibition in Düsseldorf 23-26 October 2018, both through enquiries at the Group’s 50m² booth and also at its highly successful after-show party hosted at McLaughlin’s

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Charity

More Support For Demelza From The Window Company (Contracts)

Just twelve months after it installed windows and doors in a brand new extension at Demelza Hospice Care for Children’s Eltham hospice, The Window Company (Contracts) has been helping the charity out again by

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G18 Awards

The G-Awards judges have revealed the names of the finalists in this year’s event.

The winners will be announced at the G18 Gala Dinner and Awards event on Friday November 30th at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

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NFA Awards

NFA Awards winners have been revealed.

The results of NFA 2018 Awards have been announced. Click below to view the winners.

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