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13th Septemebr 2018
 
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Epwin Window Systems Launches A Bold New Bifold
 

Epwin Window Systems have launched their new intelligently designed Integral bifold door. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager of Epwin Window Systems explains: “Bifold doors are a booming sector but to date there has always been a problem. Aluminium bifold doors simply don’t suite with existing PVC-U window systems but our new Integral bifold door solves this problem. Our new Integral bifolds have the strength and performance of an aluminium bifold but with PVC-U detailing to create a door that suites perfectly with leading PVC-U systems for a seamless aesthetic appeal.”

 
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Conservatory Outlet Ltd Launches Extreme Collection
 

UK Fabricator, Conservatory Outlet Ltd has launched its newest range of products to its exclusive network of retail partners, under the label of the ‘Extreme Collection’.

The Extreme Collection encompasses the Extreme Window, Extreme Feature Door an Extreme Patio Door, each engineered to the highest specification to provide maximum performance and top end market penetration.

 
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Kömmerling’s Double Director Appointment
 

profine UK Ltd have appointed Gareth Jones as their new managing director, along with the promotion of Brian McDonald to sales director, to oversee the further development of the KÖMMERLING brand in the UK window and door systems market.

These important appointments are part of a big commitment by the parent company profine Group, who have bold ambitions for the UK market with increased investment and an objective to achieving

 
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London Overtaken By Rest Of Great Britain In Housebuilding Growth

 

London’s homebuilders have been outpaced by the rest of Great Britain as investment in housebuilding dropped to its lowest value in six years. Residential contracts awarded in London in 2017 were 34% lower than the value awarded in 2016, which is in contrast to the majority of regions outside of the capital that experienced growth.

The latest data has come from the ‘Regional Construction Hotspots in Great Britain 2018’ report from industry analysts Barbour ABI and

 
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Pilkington UK Supports Ground-Breaking Energy-Positive Office Project

 

Pilkington United Kingdom Limited has contributed glazing and technical expertise to academics at the SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC) at Swansea University, to help deliver the UK’s first net energy-positive commercial building.

The Active Office, located on Swansea University’s new £450 million Bay Campus, is a prototype for net energy-positive commercial spaces and aims to demonstrate the organisation’s broader ‘buildings as

 
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Sliders UK Launches New In-House Spray-Painting Facility

 

Sliders UK has launched a new in-house spray painting facility, increasing flexibility of finish and shortening lead times on special order composite door colours.

Now fully operational, the new purpose built facility, gives Sliders UK the flexibility offer composite doors in any RAL colour.

 
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Maurice Anders – Tribute To A GGF Founder Member

 

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Maurice Anders of T A Anders and Co Ltd, a founder Member of the Federation.

Maurice was 91 when he passed away, having worked in the Glass Industry all his life. He went straight into the business on leaving school during the war, following the death of his father who had established T A Anders & Co in 1931 after leaving

 
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New Training Clips At ISO Chemie’s Online Industry Portal
 

A range of training videos now available at foam tape producer ISO-CHEMIE’S web portal ISO-PORTAL, offer advice and tips on the effective sealing of window and door installations.

Featuring a selection of simple, easy-to-follow clips from the ISO-CHEMIE training centre, the videos provide fenstration contractors and specifiers with practical tips on the latest range of time and cost saving sealing tapes at the touch of a button.

 
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Consumer Literature Available From Profile 22

 

Profile 22, an Epwin Window Systems’ brand, has recently introduced three new high-end retail brochures which are proving a popular choice for their customers. Gerald Allen, Epwin Windows Systems’ Marketing Manager, said: “Our newly-published retail brochures help our customers explain the main features and benefits of our award-winning Optima products to the consumer. We have commissioned new compelling photography and each brochure offers a clean,

 
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Six Month Success For Harpenden’s Residence

 

Harpenden Windows have made a strong start as a new Residence Collection manufacturer, with strong sales coming in through their retail business in the first six months. The company has also experienced a significant jump in margins, thanks to this move to higher end, branded window and door systems.

The family-run business has a history dating back over 30 years and now an increasing number of their PVCu window sales are made

 
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‘On the Pulse’ – GGFi Best Placed for the Glazing Sector

 

In many respects, one of the unique strengths of GGFi is their position within the fenestration industry. Not only do they share an office with the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF), one of the leading trade associations within the glazing sector, but GGFi is also located in the heart of the UK’s financial markets.

This places GGFi in an enviable place with access to the best of both of the worlds in which they operate.

 
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Sunbell Blinds At Glasstec 2018 Hall 11 Stand H57

 

Sunbell a leading Italian designer and manufacturer of interstitial blinds for glazing will be featuring their extensive range of integrated solutions at Glasstec in Hall 11, stand no H57.

Sunbell is a long-established family business based near to Milan manufacturing a wide range of traditional and integral blinds including Venetian, pleated and blackout options in a choice of colour designs including a new Charcoal Grey (45)

 
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Kelly Platten Joins Carl F Groupco’s Purchasing Team

 

The latest appointment by hardware distributor Carl F Groupco is Purchasing Assistant Kelly Platten. Kelly joins the company’s purchasing department, whose roles include assisting in the management of £3 million worth of stock to provide a next day delivery service for customers.

Reporting to Purchasing Manager Lisa Davy, Kelly will be trained in the company’s purchasing processes including Carl F Groupco’s

 
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GGF Welcomes Slimline Into Membership

 

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is delighted to welcome Slimline Glazing & Aluminium Systems into Membership.

Slimline Glazing bring concepts in structural glazing, aluminium design and manufacturing into reality and are at the forefront of the specialist glass market with unique and contemporary design innovations.

 
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Solidor SOS With FIS

 

After being involved in several successful DIY SOS projects over the years, Solidor recently launched Solidor SOS – The Grand Entrance, which was a social media campaign asking consumers to nominate someone for a new entrance door.

There was one particular nomination that stood out for Mr & Mrs Dellar and their son who suffers from Dravet Syndrome, a form of paediatric epilepsy and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Solidor partner FIS Windows

 
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Recruitment

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Granada Glazing is a specialist bespoke aluminium secondary glazing supplier to both the trade and commercial sectors.

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Trade News

October Home Security Initiative Will Sell More Doors And Windows, Says Quickslide’

Sponsored by security brand Yale and supported by leading window and door fabricator Quickslide, National Home Security Month is returning this October in its fourth year, aimed at encouraging homeowners to

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Scorching July Means Sales Record For Teal

Teal Products is celebrating after posting record sales figures for a single month thanks to a blistering July.

The Gloucestershire-based firm is one of the UK’s foremost suppliers of

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DG Solutions Makes It 13 Million For FENSA

It’s 13 million and counting! FENSA has announced that long term FENSA Member, DG Solutions has been recognised for successfully completing the 13 millionth installation through the FENSA .

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Product News

Carl F Groupco Supplies Vent Solution To Support Scottish Regs

Ventilation products are established lines in distributor Carl F Groupco’s hardware catalogue and the company provides a wide ranging product portfolio that meets comprehensive requirements and regulations.

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Freefoam Product Roundup – To Help Customers Grow

As we enter the final quarter, businesses will probably be reviewing their progress in 2018 and checking out opportunities for next year. Freefoam highlight the updates and additions to its whole product range

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Midland Conservatories Makes The Switch To illbruck’s TP650 Trio

A celebrated conservatory specialist has become the latest prestigious firm to begin using illbruck’s TP650 Trio installation tape.

Over 25 years, Staffordshire’s Midlands Conservatories has

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Glass, Plastic, Metal Bonding, One Company Fits All

Eighteen years ago, and after five years of research, J&S Adhesives introduced its non-UV glass-bonding system, Safe2Bond, which, unlike competing products on the market at the time, didn’t rely on harmful UV d

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Longstanding Spectus Fabricator Switches To Epwin Glass

Trade fabricator Universal Trade Frames has just switched to purchasing its glass from Epwin Glass. Managing Director Brian Kruger said: “As a longstanding and loyal Spectus fabricator it made good

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Kingfisher’s New Sweet Standard

Kingfisher Windows have become one of the first installation companies in the UK to offer the revolutionary Sweet door furniture range as standard, thanks to its innovative design, longevity and unique

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Keswick Superglaze Delivers First-class Installations with Icotherm

For Cumbria-based installer, Keswick Superglaze, working with Icotherm Roof Systems helps them to deliver a first-class installation for homeowners.

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People

Freefoam Welcome New Members To Sales Team

Freefoam Building Products has announced two new members of its sales team.

Shaw Steve is supporting customers and developing new business in the

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Richard Fraser Joins Window Ware

Richard Fraser has joined door and window hardware supplier Window Ware as its new Business Development Manager (Aluminium).

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On-Site

Deceuninck 2500 Aluminium-Alternative Window Ideal For Capital House

Deceuninck’s 2500 Tilt & Turn window provides a high-performance alternative to aluminium for Capital House, a bespoke student accommodation complex

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Events

GGF Ready For Members’ Day

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is all set for its annual Members’ Day with around 100 delegates expected at the Federation’s showcase event of the

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Exhibitions

Extrudaseal To Showcase Its Product Offer For The First Time At The Build Show 2018

Extrudaseal will join leading fenestration businesses at the Doors, Windows & Glass Show, part of this October’s The Build Show.

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