14th June 2018
 
Passivhaus Research Shows 8.6% Energy Saving With SWISSPACER
 

Research by the Passivhaus Institute proves the positive impact of warm edge spacer bars like SWISSPACER on a building’s energy efficiency. For the first time, the independent Passivhaus Institute in Darmstadt looked at the impact of both aluminium and warm edge spacer bars and the overall energy requirements of buildings in different climates.

 
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Epwin Window Systems Is A Partner For Growth
 

With more fabricators choosing to offer a second system in order to widen their market appeal it makes good business sense to choose a systems house with the credentials to partner you for growth. This is the view of Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Epwin Window Systems who said: “Dual sourcing makes good business sense, but you have to partner wisely if you want to maximise the opportunities that providing two systems presents.

 
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New Timber-Like Roofline Board Fits The Bill
 

Eurocell, one of the UK’s leading manufacturer, distributor and recycler of window, door, conservatory and plastic building products, is enhancing its popular Roofline range with the launch of a new 16mm Flat Roofline board.

Ideal for new-build and refurbishment, the aesthetically-pleasing and engineered board is identical to a standard timber fascia but carries a guarantee of up to 20 years and is easier to fit.

 
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VBH Sales Of Hardware For Aluminium Up 15%
 

Hardware supplier VBH (GB) has reported a 15% year-on-year increase in sales for its hardware for aluminium bi-folding doors. This is due to the expanding greenteQ Clearspan range and the newly launched Alpha Slim Lever Handle. Further growth is expected in the summer months.

VBH Aluminium Product Manager Rob Norman comments: “This trend is down to strong consumer demand for aluminium products,

 
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Demand For Double R Solid Roofs Soars

 

The Northamptonshire based specialist in glass and conservatory roofs, Double R Glass & Roofing Systems, is pleased to report soaring sales for its Guardian Warm Roof solid roof offering, having seen a 30% increase in April compared to April last year.

“We’re supply only specialists of all kinds of roofs including traditional, lanterns and solid roofs,” explains Ian Sims, Managing Director

 
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Edgetech Expertise Helps Hourglass Go From Strength To Strength

 

Innovative, reliable and widely respected, Hourglass is one of the UK’s leading glass manufacturers – and, over a seven-year partnership with warm-edge experts Edgetech, the firm’s products have gone from strength to strength.

A fully-automated Super Spacer line has allowed Hourglass to drastically streamline its manufacturing operation, and seen it become

 
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Turning Every Door Installation Into A Veranda Opportunity With ALUK

 

The AluK Veranda system is a product which gives customers the perfect add-on to every bi-fold and sliding door they fit, as well as providing an opportunity to revisit virtually every door installation they have completed in recent years and generate a follow up sale.

It is particularly appealing to installers because it offers a highly attractive retail gross margin and can be fitted in less than a day.

 
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REHAU Flush Fit Windows Give Modern Twist To Town Centre Development
 

REHAU flush fit windows have been used to give a contemporary finish to a new luxury apartment development in South London, which forms part of Brunswick Square – the centrepiece of Orpington’s town regeneration programme.

Situated close to Orpington high street, the Brunswick Square development is being delivered by Berkeley Homes (Eastern Counties).

 
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Astraseal Boosts Aluminium Offering With Smart’s New Designer Doors

 

Astraseal, the renowned trade and commercial fabricator has once again strengthened their aluminium offering with the introduction of the Designer Door range from respected extruders Smart Systems.

The Designer Door range is the result of Smart’s continued research and development, creating a premium aluminium door range that

 
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Retail Display Initiative To Boost Your Sales With Excellence As Standard

 

A new retail display partnership is set to boost sales for members of Excellence as Standard, the fabricator and installer programme dedicated to promoting excellence across the window and door industry.

Excellence as Standard has teamed up with retail display experts Merit Display to enhance the customer experience and engagement

 
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Samsara Hits The Ground Running For REHAU

 

The REHAU windows team has welcomed a new addition to its Commercial Sales force in Scotland.

Samsara McDonald joined the team earlier this year with a strong sales background and hit the ground running helping to launch the new REHAU Connect platform.

 
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Leamore’s The Latest Solidor Showroom Star

 

Leamore Windows are the latest company to win the Solidor Showroom of the Month honour, with a newly expanded showroom environment comprising of seven premium composite doors at their established premises in Walsall.

The company is also celebrating their 35th year in business, making them one of the longest established home improvement and glazing

 
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Direct Working Delivering Value For Money For Moat

 

Just 20 weeks into its window and door replacement framework for Moat, The Window Company (Contracts) completed its 500th installation – and presented chocolates and flowers to the lucky customer.

The specialist commercial installer is working on Moat properties throughout Essex, London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex as part of the

 
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Sign Up For Senior’s New Signature Range!

 

Senior Architectural Systems is putting colour in the frame with the launch of the new Signature range – an exclusive sales tool for its trade network of installers which has been designed to make it easier for domestic customers to choose from a selection of the most popular and on- trend colour shades and powder-coated paint finishes.

 
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Yale Offer New CPD Seminar For Secure And Safe Specification

 

Yale has introduced a new RIBA accredited CPD seminar; Specifying Windows and Doors: Safety, Security, Means of Escape and Best Value, to provide expert advice on safeguarding residents and properties.

As one of the leading names in home security, Yale’s new CPD includes information on the latest building regulations and British

 
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Competition Winner Celebrates New Planitherm Windows

 

An East Sussex woman is treating her two children to a family holiday with the money she’s saved by winning new windows from Saint-Gobain Building Glass.

The glass company offered the chance to win up to £10,000 towards the cost of new high-performance windows in a competition to help launch its new Planitherm Network.

 
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Quickslide Scores With Football Links At Home And Away

 

Yorkshire-based window and door fabricator and VS specialist Quickslide Windows has strengthened and renewed its links with football through the sponsorship of no less than three football clubs, all of which are at quite distinct levels of the game.

With Quickslide located in Brighouse the firm has renewed the links with its nearest top-level club Huddersfield Town which plays in the

 
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Bennetts Raise £130 For Alzheimers Society From Football Tournament

 

Eleven members of staff from aluminium glazing specialists Bennett Architectural took part in a charity 7-a-side football tournament supporting the Alzheimers Society raising £130.

The 7-a-side tournament organised by the Stoke on Trent branch of CCF, had 12 teams take part at the home of Nantwich Town FC; the Weaver Stadium.

 
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Trade News

Tough Market Conditions In The UK Door & Window Fabricators Market

The UK door and window fabricators market put in a strong performance between 2013 and 2016 but appears to have flattened out in 2017, according to a recent report by AMA Research,

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Dear Gerald

Many fabricators chase every order. White or foiled, selling more frames is the goal, even if you take a hit on margins.

When I predicted we’d see the first colour-only fabricators this year, it caused a stir.

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GJB Window Systems Customer Conference Hailed As Success

GJB Windows Systems is celebrating a successful Customer Conference held at the company’s Essex headquarters in May.

The one-day event provided customers with a complete update and overview of the new developments

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Georgian Bar launches Stateside

For anyone that knows Philip Dewhurst Jr, Commercial Director of The Georgian Bar Company, his love of travel won’t come as a shock. But it’s not all play and no work, because his stateside trips have now culminated with an impressive launch

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Product News

Introducing Viiu – The Ground-Breaking Sliding Door

Viiu (pronounced ‘view’) is the revolutionary new product set to shake up the UK sliding door market.

Offering ultra-slim sightlines, secure laminated glass throughout and an ingenious, unobtrusive design, Viiu is, according to the company,

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Sweet – Rethinking Door Furniture

Brisant Secure have just unwrapped Sweet, a truly suited range of door furniture. It shares the same registered curved design ethos and longevity with Lock Lock, their revolutionary security door handle and includes handle, knocker, letterplate, escutcheon and numerals.

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New Figures Suggest That Industry Is Underplaying The Potential Of Colour

New figures released by specialist extruder of gaskets, Extrudaseal, reveal that despite increases in overall volumes, black remains by far and away the dominant gasket colour.

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Wide Soffit Just Got Woodgrained!

Freefoam Building Products has announced the addition of four woodgrain finishes to its Wide 605mm Soffit Range. The wide General Purpose Board is becoming a popular choice on many contemporary house styles,

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Deceuninck Launches ‘Best Performing’ Sliding Patio Door – Slider24+

Deceuninck has launched Slider24+, the top performing sliding patio door.

Slider24+, which is Part Q security and Part M mobility compliant, is designed to withstand heavy loads

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Coastal Group Offers The World’s First Cradle-To-Cradle Weatherseals By Deventer

Door and window hardware specialist Coastal Group is keeping its focus on providing the latest solutions with its range of performance weatherseals from Deventer.

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People

Chris Fenney: Obituary

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Chris Fenney, New Build Manager, Freefoam Building Products on Thursday 31st May, 2018.

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Aluminium

Smart Launches UK’s First PAS 24 Tested Auto Slide Door

Smart Architectural Aluminium has introduced a PAS 24 option to its auto-slide Smart Wall door system. Featuring standard and fire escape door variants, the new auto-slide door is the first in the UK to be fully tested to the latest PAS 24 standards.

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Milwood Group Helps Installers Prepare For The Summer With New Alfresco Veranda Range

Outdoor Living specialists the Milwood Group have launched two new products in its stunning, high-quality Alfresco range of verandas as the outdoor living market continues to grow into the summer.

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Machinery

New Emmegi 5-Axis Machine Offers Single Or Double Operation

Safety, low sound levels, flexibility and ease of use are amongst the key benefits of the brand new fully enclosed Comet R6 machining centre from Emmegi.

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Events

David Leng Joins Expert Panel At Glazing Summit

David Leng, group chief executive at Customade Group, has urged any owners considering selling their firms to think ahead and look at how they can add value to their businesses before they begin the sales process.

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It’s Not Too Late

Allan Brothers is reminding installers who want to get involved in the timber market that they’ve still got time to book a space on one of their upcoming Summer Open Days.

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Exhibitions

SmartSecure Showcased by Grabex Windows

Grabex Windows featured the FUHR 881 fully motorised multipoint door lock, supplied by Carl F Groupco, on its stand at the 2018 Grand Designs Live London event. Considerable interest was shown in the innovative lock that was displayed with Carl F G

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Awards

Window Ware Shortlisted For SME Bedfordshire Business Awards 2018 Final

Hardware distributor Window Ware has reached the finals of the SME Bedfordshire Business Awards – Service Excellence category.

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