14th December 2017
 
Composite Doors Continue To Perform Despite Toughening Of Conditions In 2018 – Palmer
 

A new report from Palmer Market Research suggests the composite door sector will see significant growth through to 2021.

According to The Market for Domestic Entrance Doors, composite doors now account for 54% of the market, the share rising to 56% by installed value with the inclusion of PVC/ABS faced doors.

 
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Complete WarmCore Suite Achieves PAS 24
 

The recently launched WarmCore Inline Patio Door has successfully been tested to meet PAS 24:2016 standards, making the whole suite of thermally efficient aluminium products PAS 24 compliant.

All WarmCore windows and doors, including the SV slim vent window, flush sash windows and bi-folding doors, have been tested to PAS 24

 
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Helen Hewitt Becomes New BWF Membership Director And Lead For The Wood Window Alliance
 

Membership Director and Lead for the Wood Window Alliance.

Helen will act as a pivot point between BWF and its membership as well as the wider woodworking sector. She will be proactively developing relationships, growing the membership and feeding back crucial information to help evolve and improve the service that BWF

 
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BESST In Class For Epwin Window Systems

 

Epwin Window Systems has won the Sustainable Business Award from Business Environmental Support Scheme Telford (BESST) 2017, for Carbon and Energy Management. Paul Nelms, Epwin’s Group Environmental Manager said, “We are delighted to have won this award. As a business we are committed to ongoing energy reduction throughout our Telford extrusion plant and to collect a sustainable

 
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AlufoldDirect’s £500,000 Stock Investment Guarantees 1 Week Delivery Promise

 

A significant stock holding makes all the difference to lead times for aluminium glazing products according to AluFoldDirect. With a promise to deliver right first time, on time, every time, the Blackburn based manufacturer has made significant investment in aluminium profile and hardware stock holding.

 
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The Growing Market For Flush Sash At TruFrame

 

TruFrame is now reporting that sales of its flush sash window have now reached 25% of all window production and the growth is expected to be strong throughout 2018 and beyond.

Replicating the traditional sightlines of timber joinery, the TruFrame flush sash window harnesses the six-chambered EnergyPlus outer frame from Liniar and a flush sash profile that’s

 
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Making An Entrance With UMG

 

UMG have recently installed a stunning new entrance canopy for the Hilton Hotel, Euston, as part of an extensive refurbishment during 2017. The design of the new canopy provided a more modern look to the entrance and this presented a brighter feel at the same time offering a high-quality image to welcome customers and guests entering the hotel.

 
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SWISSPACER Expands Georgian Bar Range

 

SWISSPACER has added four new sizes to its range of Georgian Bar spacer bars. To meet growing demand for heritage-style windows, the company has developed new 12 x 18mm and 16 x 18mm bars specifically for the UK and Ireland. The company has also introduced a new 14 x 24mm and 14 x 30mm size for the European market, bringing the full Georgian Bar range to 13 sizes.

 
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R7 Transforms Choice For Homeowners And Installers With 5 Beads

 

Residence 7 (R7) has turned choice into a major selling tool by offering 5 unique glazing beads that transform the possibilities for homeowners, and installers. The five glazing beads are 28mm Decorative, 28mm Staff, 28mm Square, 44mm Decorative and 44mm Square.

Sarah Hitchings, Sales & Marketing Director of Residence Collection, says: “R7 is gorgeously flush inside and out, designed with the

 
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Feel The Difference With The New 2018 Force 8 Door Brochure

 

The new 2018 Composite Door Brochure from Force 8 is full of new and exclusive innovations, some of which are only available from Force 8. The new brochure has solutions for every aspect of domestic door systems, from traditional to contemporary. Whether you are looking a stable door, a unique arched door or our revolutionary new Smooth Door, the new Force 8 brochure has the door you are looking for.

 
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Low Cost, High Yield Machinery To Transform Your Fabrication Business, Claim Promac Group

 

Promac Group is highlighting three low cost, high yield machinery platforms, which it says have the potential to transform fabrication businesses.

Starting from £40K to just a little over £70K, each generates new opportunities for manufacturers, either by giving them capacity to manufacture new products or increase volume and

 
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Exceed Homeowner Expectations
 

Visage windows from Shepley have been upgraded with the Secured by Design ERA Maxim 3 handle. Suited to left and right opening, the handles come in white, gold, chrome and satin.

With advances in window technology, homeowners expect the best quality. When buying a window, they demand high security,

 
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Dumfries & Galloway Hospital Opens Its Doors
 

The brand new £212m Dumfries and Galloway Hospital has officially opened its doors after transferring staff and patients from their old site across the weekend.

Bennett Architectural teamed up once again with Laing O’Rourke on the construction of the 344-bed new build facility.

 
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Global Warm Edge Technology Awareness Extended with New Websites
 

After a successful year which shows a continual expansion in its export network, UK manufacturer and distributor of insulated glass (IG) components, Thermoseal Group, has launched Chinese Mandarin additions to its successful Thermobar and Thermoflex Warm Edge Technology multilingual websites.

 
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A Lesson In Resilience From Jack Aluminium’s TruEnergy Window
 

“Jack Aluminium’s TruEnergy window is easy to fit, easy to fabricate – it just does what it says on the tin,” says Nick Hundleby, Director at Arcalu Architectural Aluminium.

“We do lots of school projects, and we have always chosen The Jack Door for those jobs because it’s such a solid,

 
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Thistle Supports Customer With Rare Condition With Solidor Installation
 

The Glazerite UK Group and their installer partner Thistle Windows and Conservatories were pleased to install a Solidor composite door recently, after being contacted by a customer who suffers from a very rare neuromuscular condition.

Shanice Robertson of Aberdeen has a condition called SMARD (Spinal Muscular Dystrophy with respiratory distress) which affects the use

 
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Trade News

Prefix Partners With Saveheat And Merlin

Prefix Systems have partnered up with Saveheat Group, which includes Merlin Network, for the supply of their WARMroof system for installations in Scotland.

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Dynamic Dekko Window Systems Celebrates 10 years At The Top

Fabricator of high-end home improvement products, Dekko Window Systems, is celebrating a dominant decade in business. Founded at the tail-end of 2007 by Gary Torr and Kurt Greatrex, Dekko made its name as the reliable trade supplier of high-quality Deceuninck uPVC windows,

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Axion Polymers Offers New Improved Recycled ABS Grades

Axion Polymers has re-formulated its recycled ABS polymer product to give improved physical properties and a superior surface finish suitable for diverse applications from corner supports in window frames to furniture component parts.

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Product News

New Smart Designer Door Available From Mercury Glazing

Specialist trade fabricator Mercury Glazing Supplies Ltd has added the new Smart Designer Door to its portfolio which will be available to order from January. Chris Reeks, the company’s Sales and Marketing Director, said,

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Distinction Glass Sales Trends Reveal Consumers’ Tastes

Distinction Glass has just revealed information on its most popular glass ranges and it indicates how much contemporary styles are coming to the fore these days. Chantel Roach, Distinction’s Sales and Marketing Director, commented: “All our ranges have seen growth in the past year,

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Aluminium Bifold Doors In Just 10 Days

For installers looking to add more space and light to customers’ homes in Yorkshire and the North West, Kingfisher Windows delivers aluminium bifold doors in just 10 days, unglazed. Compliant with Document Q and Secured by Design standards,

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People

New Managing Director at VBH

VBH (GB) has promoted Sales Director Simon Monks to the position of Managing Director from 1st of January 2018. Current Managing Director Peter Rowlands, who has been in the position for the last 10 years, moves into the newly created position of Business Development Director.

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Carl F Groupco Appoints New National Sales Manager

John King returns to Carl F Groupco as National Sales Manager. With over thirty years’ experience gained across a wide range of door and window industry management, technical, sales and hands-on roles, John returns to the hardware distribution company to head up its nationwide team of Regional Sales Managers (RSMs).

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CMS Window Systems Builds Platform for Growth with Strengthened Management Team

Scottish window, door and curtain walling designer, manufacturer and installer, CMS Window Systems, has taken the latest step on its growth strategy path with the appointment of a new Chief Operating Officer (COO).

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Dave Goes From Baker To Bennetts

When Dave Lawton decided to sell his bakery business and retire back in 2001, he never thought his next step would lead him to Bennett Architectural.

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Aluminium

Anodic Powder Coating

‘Anodic’ finishes continue to gain popularity with specifiers for architectural metalwork on new and refurbishment projects. Natural anodised aluminium is a robust, attractive finish, however ‘Coloured’ anodising e.g. gold, bronze or a blue grey, can be very expensive.

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Timber

West Port Doors Last 40% Longer In Rigorous FD30 Testing

FD30 fire doors from bespoke timber experts West Port have been proven to withstand fires for 40% longer than the legal requirement says the company.

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Awards

Award Win Makes Morley A Triple Threat

Morley Glass & Glazing has been named as the UK fenestration industry’s best IGU manufacture in the fifth annual National Fenestration Awards.

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Jackloc Adds Tomorrow’s Health & Safety Finalist 2018 To Their Long-List Of Accolades

After a successful 2017, the high-profile accolades continue for universal window and door restrictor specialists Jackloc®. The Leicestershire-firm has been named a finalist in the Tomorrow’s Health & Safety Awards 2018.

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FIT Show

Cardinal Joins Timber’s Tour-De-Force At FIT Show 2019

The development of timber windows in the FIT Show line-up has been further strengthened with the news that traditional sash manufacturer Cardinal Windows has signed up to the 2019 event.

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