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14th September 2020
 


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AluFold Direct Gives Its Backing To The GGF

 

AluFold Direct, one of the UK’s best known aluminium fabricators, has given its backing to the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF), as founder members of an upcoming new Aluminium Group.

Managing Director Russell Yates said that AluFold Direct wants to help shape how the GGF supports the aluminium sector in the coming months and years and have direct input into the technical guidance given out to members.

He explained: “This is arguably the most exciting time in aluminium for decades. Retail and commercial demand are at record levels and new products and systems are being developed all the time.

 
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Endurance Go Ultra-Premium With Avantal

 

Endurance Doors have just launched the ultra-premium Avantal composite door, which according to the company boasts all the features and appearance of a powder coated aluminium door yet based on the solid timber core chassis from their bespoke door offering.

This is clearly a door that’s aimed at the contemporary and urban market thanks to the introduction of the ultra-matt black, anthracite grey and signal grey finishes, along with the woodgrain inspirations of anteak and rustic cherry. The edgebanding also benefits from a textured finish, with all options enjoying an ultra-matt, premium white internal finish, while the door frames have been laminated in house within the Rocal Group for a perfect match.

 
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Could Your Business Get Through ‘Another 2021’ In 2022?

 

Open letter from Rob McGlennon, Managing Director, Deceuninck

We knew the road back from COVID and Lockdown would be bumpy but the challenges we and the window and door industry have contended with in the past year, have far exceeded our expectations.

It’s been incredibly tough, everyone’s expended a massive amount of energy, and people are tired, if not exhausted. Trying to manage suppliers, customers, and exponential growth in demand has been challenging in the extreme.

 
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Fitting Family-Friendly Safety Into Windows

 

Danny Openshaw from UAP Ltd, the specialist in safety and security hardware for windows and doors, discusses the role of the humble window restrictor in ensuring windows offer family-friendly safety

With UK temperature highs topping 320 this summer, windows up and down the country have been flung open to let fresh air in. The problem is that for many homes, and some commercial environments too, an open window is also a health hazard.

RoSPA figures indicate that around 4,000 children aged 15 and under fall from windows every year in the UK. And yet there is no specific legal requirement to fit window restrictors to new homes

 
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Haffner Chosen To Support Abcell Growth Strategy

 

Trade fabricator Abcell recently expanded into PVC-U fabrication as part of an ambitious growth strategy. It chose Haffner for the machinery it needed to support its plans and secure success.

Neville Gleed, director of Abcell, said: “We decided to move into PVC-U fabrication as it made good business sense. We needed the best in PVC-U automation technology so we could deliver the exceptional quality we have built our name on. Haffner was the answer.”

The Abcell team discussed their plans with Matt Thomas, regional sales manager at Haffner, who recommended the SBA-4 PVC-U

 
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‘Secondary Glazing Will Make A Difference To My Electricity Bills’

 

Birmingham homeowner Jack Griffiths is looking forward to lower electricity bills now he has had secondary glazing manufactured and supplied by Granada Glazing to improve his property’s thermal efficiency.

In March 2021 he moved into his two-bedroomed apartment in the Jewellery Quarter, one of six apartments in a Grade II listed converted factory. The spacious, light-filled dwelling retains many of its original features, including six large arched singled-glazed windows.

“The property is all-electric, and it was still quite cold when I moved in,” says Jack. “When I received my first electricity bill,

 
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My AdminBase Diary App Keeps Off-Site Personnel In The Loop

 

Software provider, Ab Initio, has launched My AdminBase Diary, a free diary app linked to the AdminBase installer business management system.

Displaying full details of current and future customer appointments, the new app provides off-site personnel with handy remote access to the main AdminBase system diary, when out and about.

While AdminBase can be integrated with mobile devices via Google Diary, conveniently merging the appointment data with any other engagements logged on the device, My AdminBase Diary has the added benefit of allowing additional material such as documents,

 
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Moorview Windows Signs New Three-Year Supply Agreement With Profile 22

 

Trade and retail fabricator Moorview Windows has signed a new three-year supply agreement with Profile 22, an Epwin Window Systems’ brand. Jason Bowman, Director of Moorview Windows, says: “We have been a Profile 22 fabricator for nearly 20 years, and we had no hesitation in extending our partnership with them.”

Matt Scott, Business Development Manager for Epwin Window Systems, said: “We are delighted that Moorview Windows has extended their supply agreement. They are a family-run business with a well-deserved reputation for quality and reliability, and we look forward to developing our longstanding relationship over the next three years.”

 
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Modplan Celebrates 25 Years With VEKA

 

Trade fabricator Modplan is celebrating 25 years as a Veka UK fabricator. To mark the anniversary, Neil Evans, Veka UK’s managing director presented both Heidi Sachs and David Burles, founder and co-directors of Modplan, with a commemorative plaque and an engraved bottle of 25-year-old Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

Heidi Sachs, Modplan’s managing director, commented: “As a business we’re committed to keeping our finger on the pulse and delivering the value-added products our customers need to grow their businesses. Veka UK’s products have consistently been at the forefront of window and door system design and we’re delighted to be celebrating 25 years with them”

 
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Securitas Security Window Lock From VBH

 

Hardware specialist VBH has introduced the brand new greenteQ Securitas security window espagnolette.

Securitas sits alongside the entry level greenteQ window espagnolette and popular PAS24 tested Invicta window shootbolt to provide three lock options for manufacturers of outward opening windows.

Securitas features pairs of mushroom headed cams that lock into both sides of a night vent striker plate. VBH advise that these double cam locking points are extremely strong as they spread the load if the window is attacked rather than allowing all the force to be concentrated on one point.

 
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’Sliding Doors For City And Suburbia’

 

By Wojciech Brozyna – MD of Aluprof UK

There are several design choices when considering the specification of sliding doors for use in a city high rise or in a typical residential setting. Not only are the opening styles important to suit the clients’ needs, but there are also choices which will make the door both look and perform better for longer, if specified correctly.

The types of sliding door can be broken down into two basic operational functions, these can be simple inline sliding, or folding sliding.

 
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Constructing Excellence South West Appoints Purplex

 

Constructing Excellence South West (CESW) has appointed Purplex as its new marketing partner.

The organisation, charged with driving the change agenda in construction within the South West as part of the Constructing Excellence Regional Partnership (CERP), exists to improve industry performance to produce a better built environment.

And it has turned the full-service marketing agency in the construction and building products sector to help.

 
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Trade News
 

Sternfenster Targets Fully Integrated Digital Quotation Package

Sternfenster is developing a new, fully integrated online quotation package that is designed to offer its installer customers a complete, digital lead to delivery solution.

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’Future Homes Sustainable Cities’

Around a third of all our energy use in the UK is used in our homes. With the majority of this energy used in heating, this equates to about forty MTOE (million tonnes of oil equivalent) used every year.

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Kolorseal And Hurst Doors – Working Together For A Brighter Future

Hurst Doors, (Hurst Plastics Ltd), has a long established working partnership with Kolorseal Ltd.  For over 13 years the company has been supplying colour coated products to the manufacturer

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Trade News

Optima By Epwin Window Systems Continues To Bring Modern Styling To Tingdene Homes

Longstanding Optima fabricator, Tingdene Homes has confirmed a strong upturn in demand for its high-quality residential park homes and luxury holiday lodges. As one of the UK’s leading specialist park

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Celebrating A Decade With Dekko

Ten years ago, trade fabricator Dekko Window Systems had ambitions to scale up the business and took the decision to subscribe to Salestracker to find and win new customers.

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Online Magazine

Videos

Berkshire Installer Transforms Homes With Freefoam

Freefoam Building Products recently visited and filmed Freefoam Registered Installer Glen Young in Reading, Berkshire, to see how he regularly transforms homes using Freefoam PVC products.

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Machinery

Maybe It’s Because I’m A Yorkshireman

It might be because I’m from Yorkshire but, if I spend money on something, I want it to last, so I make sure I look after it. I don’t see that being any different at home or in an industrial or workplace setting,

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On-Site

Deceuninck Fabricator, Fastframe, Completes £2M First Phase Of Grand Union Development

Deceuninck fabricator, Fastframe, has supplied a total of 1,385 windows and doors for Affinity House, the first of six phases scheduled for the Grand Union development in Alperton, Northwest London.

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South Cheshire Glass Uses Spectus Flush Casement Windows For Cottage Renovation

Spectus windows and doors have been manufactured and installed at a detached cottage in Shavington, Cheshire. The property was fitted with sixteen Spectus flush casement windows, two circular casement windows and two sets of Elite 70 French doors,

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Completely Relaxed All The Way To The Rocky Mountains

SWISSPACER Air ensures transport safety and pressure-equalised insulating glass for the “Humboldt Project” in Denver

The “Humboldt Project” was recently completed in the Whittier neighbourhood of Denver,

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