14th August 2018
 
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8 In 10 Small Firms Shun Zero-Hours Contracts While Employment Costs Surge
 

The overwhelming majority of UK small businesses are not using zero-hours contracts, and more than half were paying all staff the new NLW before it was introduced in April, according to the latest findings from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

The vast majority (84%) of small firms do not hire workers on non-guaranteed hours contracts. Six in ten (60%) were paying every

 
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Social Housing Success For CMS Window Systems With Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) Appointment
 

Window, door and curtain walling manufacturer and installer CMS Window Systems has further strengthened its position as one of the leading fenestration partners to social housing providers by securing a place on Scotland’s widely used public sector procurement framework, the Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA).

 
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Kingston Joinery And West Port Windows And Doors Join Forces To Bring ‘Exceptional’ New Fire Door Product To Market
 

Two of Britain’s leading timber fenestration businesses are joining forces to bring a new high-performance fire door-set to market.

A new distribution deal will see East Yorkshire’s Kingston Joinery and Cumbria’s West Port Windows offer a complete turnkey package to some of the UK’s biggest commercial developers and contractors.

 
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Dear Gerald

 

Following the Government’s announcement (31 July) that five manufacturers’ fire doors failed to meet fire performance standards after an on-going investigation by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), Tradesmith is suspending the sale of bought-in fire-rated composite doors until further tests have been carried out and the results published.

 
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Window And Door Manufacturer Opens Training Facility For Young Adults

 

Shelforce, a leading manufacturer and installer of PVC-u windows and doors that employs people with a range of disabilities, is set to open a dedicated training facility to provide regular work experience placements and invest in the future.

Once the facility is complete, the firm will welcome students from nearby schools, including special needs schools,

 
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Ten Year Milestone For Carl F Groupco’s Marketing Manager

 

Clare White, Carl F Groupco’s Marketing Manager, celebrates ten years working for the national hardware distributor. Her career with the company has seen her progress from Marketing Assistant to Executive and, in 2014, she was promoted to Marketing Manager.

Career highlights have included helping to establish the organisation as a major player in the UK’s hardware distribution market.

 
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Epwin Window Systems Announces Sponsorship Of G18 Awards

 

Epwin Window Systems has just announced it will be a headline sponsor for the G18 Awards for the fifth year in a row. Gerald Allen Marketing Manager of Epwin Window Systems, said: “We are proud to be a headline sponsor for the G18 Awards. It is important to celebrate the best in our industry and that is exactly what the G Awards do.”

 
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New View For Stylish London Hotel
 

Located at the heart of London and on the doorstep of landmarks Kings Cross and St. Pancras, is The California Hotel. This city hotel plays hosts to folk from around the world, all looking out onto the streets of London through traditional looking box sash windows. Now, this iconic and rather special hotel has been transformed using REHAU’s stylish Vertical Sliding window profile, combining today’s modern

 
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Window Ware Finishes July 2018 On A High With 98.1% OTIF Score!

 

It wasn’t just the temperatures that reached new heights in July. Last month, Window Ware broke some records of its own too! Not only did it smash its sales targets and see its best sales month since 2014, but the hardware provider also achieved its highest 98.11% OTIF this year.

 
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Wilkins Joinery Expands Workshop With Increased Work Space, Smart Spray™ And 1Stop™ Service From Quest Hardware

 

Wilkins Joinery has been operating for over 30 years as a family run business, with Neil Wilkins and his two sons, plus a committed workforce. Wilkins Joinery has a workshop in leafy Weston on the Green, Oxfordshire and work on a wide range of timber based projects locally and further afield, producing high quality bespoke joinery including, windows, doors, staircases, furniture, kitchens and other

 
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Rapierstar Joins Fastener Industry Leaders To Address Latest Global Trade Challenges

 

Rapierstar has made the voice of the UK door and window industry heard at an international level at one of the most important events in the global fastener industry’s calendar.

US import tariffs, China’s influence in global trade, raw material prices and Brexit were three of the hot topics dominating the agenda at the sixth triennial EFDA (European Fastener

 
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Titon Appoints New Area Sales Manager For Timber And PVCu Division

 

Leading ventilation and window hardware manufacturer Titon has appointed Mark Barzotelli as Area Sales Manager for its Timber and PVCu division.

Mark will be covering the South and South West area of England, along with South Wales. Reporting to Titon’s National Sales Manager Matthew Yates, he will be responsible for

 
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Super Spacer’s Versatility To Take Centre-Stage At Glasstec 2018

 

Warm-edge experts Edgetech will be showcasing Super Spacer’s versatility at glasstec, the world’s biggest glass industry trade show.

Drawing over a thousand exhibitors and 40,000 show-goers from 100 countries, glasstec is an emphatically global event, seeking to tackle the biggest issues facing world glass

 
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Viva Las Liniar!

 

Liniar’s parent company, Quanex Building Products, will be showcasing its range at this year’s GlassBuild America in Las Vegas in September – and a set of UK-designed, award-winning ModLok™ bi-fold doors will be taking a starring role on the stand.

The PVCu bi-fold has had an impressive impact on the fenestration industry since its launch in 2014 and was acknowledged at the highest

 
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Trade News

A 25-year Partnership Between VBH And Climatec

The Climatec Group and hardware distributor VBH recently celebrated 25 years of successful partnership.

Climatec started manufacturing PVC-U windows at a small factory unit in

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Mixed Use Developments Are The Future

Regenerating underused parts of cities and towns by building mixed-use developments could provide a golden bullet to help both the ailing high-street and the construction sector.

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JWC Windows Becomes A Profile 22 Fabricator

South Yorkshire trade windows and doors supplier JWC Windows has just announced it has become a Profile 22 fabricator. Jim Churchill, Managing Director at JWC Windows said the decision to add the brand to its portfolio was simple:

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Leads2Trade Teams Up With Finance Firm

Leads2trade have announced a partnership with Pomegranate Commercial Finance to enable them to assist both existing members – and non-members – access funding options to help them achieve their business ambitions.

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LEKA Popularity Reflected In Its Figures

LEKA System, home of innovative solid and orangery roof solutions, has taken the market by storm in recent years. In the past year, the company has trained over 400 fabricators and installers to help them get up and

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Product News

illbruck Brings The Bacon For TP650 Trio Breakfast Mornings

Illbruck has brought ground-breaking installation tape and a lot of bacon sandwiches to Eurocell branches across the Midlands for a round of

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Glass & Glazing

Incarnation Impresses Heathrow Airport’s Closest Neighbour

Heathrow Airport’s closest neighbour can sleep soundly at night thanks to secondary glazing products from Incarnation Windows Systems.

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People

elumatec welcomes Kenney Prunty As Regional Sales Manager

elumatec have appointed an experienced Regional Sales Manager to help spearhead growth in the South of England.

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Software

BM Aluminium Delivers LogiKal Solution For Express Bi-Folding Doors

One of the UK’s biggest and best known aluminium folding door specialists, Express Bi-folding Doors, has integrated its software set up using BM Aluminium’s LogiKal

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Internet

Win Big With REHAU

REHAU is encouraging its social media followers to like its new centralised Facebook page and enter a competition to win five £100 Amazon vouchers.

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Videos

Freefoam De-Mystify The Process Behind The Products

TV Shows and online videos about how everyday objects are made are incredibly popular and can be a powerful marketing tool for many manufacturing companies –

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Brochures

Get Ready For The ‘Downpour’ Of Guttering Work!

Autumn is traditionally a time for consumers to get home improvement jobs done before the Winter sets in. With the lack of rainfall this summer gutters have been sitting idle but been n

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On-Site

P C Henderson’s Barn Door Hardware Specified For Period Property Renovation

Sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer, P C Henderson, has witnessed an ever increasing trend for its Rustic 80 barn door hardware over the past few years.

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Exhibitions

Join The Industries’ In-Crowd At The ThermoBAR In Düsseldorf!

Thermoseal Group is set to host its popular ThermoBAR to coincide with the Glasstec 2018 Exhibition in Düsseldorf. Entertainment, food and drinks will be flowing on Wednesday

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