15th February 2018
 
3% Growth In The UK Door And Window Fittings Market In 2017
 

The UK market for door and window fittings grew by around 3% in 2017. This is lower than in 2016, in line with slowing growth rates for the construction market as a whole and stimulated by greater demand for higher specification products. The door and window fittings market is closely linked to the fabrication and installation markets as well as the overall glazing industry, which is relatively mature but has seen steady growth in recent years.

Polarisation is a feature of this market and this is characterised at one end by high value, high specification products and low cost, basic product ranges at the other end

 
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Over 1,000 Doors A Day Now Sold With Ultion Security
 

Ultion continues to return unparalleled product adoption as many of the UK’s leading composite, French, patio and bi-folding door manufacturers look to offer unrivalled security and benefit from the strong sales messages and marketing materials that come with it.

Throughout the UK over 1,000 doors are installed with Ultion every day and this sales trend is growing strongly, with security the key motivator in entrance door sales. The statistics are compelling when it is considered that many homeowners are reliant on a £3 cylinder to stop an intruder,

 
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New Technic-AL Flat Rooflight Launched
 

Installers can now get their hands on the Technic-AL flat aluminium rooflight. With next day delivery, top performance and architectural looks, it’s the perfect kit for installers looking for products that help them cash-in on more home improvement opportunities.

Craig Miller, Managing Director at AluFoldDirect, the company behind the Technic-AL range, explains: “As with our Technic-AL roof lantern, the new aluminium flat rooflight is available in stock sizes and colours, delivered next day.

 
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Morley Glass & Glazing Marks 20th Anniversary With Record Growth
 

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Morley Glass & Glazing, which is reporting 30% year-on-year growth over the last 12 months.

Morley Glass & Glazing specialises in manufacturing Uni-Blind® sealed units with ScreenLine® integral blinds inside. 2017 saw not only the launch of Morley’s updated website but the opening of its new showroom as well as growth of its delivery fleet, including four new vans.

 
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Lack Of Major Projects Slows Construction In January

 

After a volatile 2017 for construction, the year hasn’t begun much better for the industry in January, with the value of new contracts awarded at £5.4 billion, 10.6 per cent lower than the same time last year, as a lack of major projects has hit growth prospects.

The latest edition of the Economic & Construction Market Review from industry analysts Barbour ABI, highlights levels of construction contract values awarded in 2017 across Great Britain.

 
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Impressive U-Values As Standard From Mercury Glazing

 

Specialist fabricator, Mercury Glazing Supplies Ltd has confirmed its PVC-u vertical sliding window products now achieve an impressive U-value of just 1.3 W/m² and a WER of A+ as standard delivering exceptional thermal efficiency.

Chris Reeks, Mercury’s Sales and Marketing Director explains: “As a business we pride ourselves on offering our customers the best in energy efficient products and this has now been achieved throughout our PVC-u vertical slider range.

 
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One Handle, Multiple Openings - Meet Multisky

 

Gone are the days when you would need to go and find a rod to open a fanlight window, use a complex and unsightly drive rod system or stretch and strain to reach the opening handle. This system allows all users to achieve ventilation via a top level tilting sash. Full operation of the remaining system is controlled by keyed locking points meaning security and full opening is still limited by the key holder but the key holder is not required to achieve ventilation.

 
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Industry’s Top Leaders Come Together For The Glazing Summit

 

Over 150 people have already registered for the Glazing Summit, the new conference for the window, door and conservatory industry.

Directors and senior management of the industry’s top systems companies, fabricators, installers, glass and component suppliers will come together on 22nd May for the one-day event which includes key-note speakers and debates.

 
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Senior’s Technical Manager Gives Students A New View On A Career In Construction

 

As a young woman working in construction, Eilidh Hudson, technical sales manager with aluminium glazing manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems, was delighted to take part in recent careers day and talk to a group of school children about what the industry can offer them.

Eilidh, who has worked in the commercial fenestration market for over 8 years, was invited to speak with the Year 8 students at Bury Church of England High School in Greater Manchester about her career path.

 
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Solidor Is On A High With Cloud 2.0

 

Solidor have just launched Cloud 2.0, which offers their trade partners a newly enhanced online experience, far beyond that of typical online ordering, to include live pricing, an online payment function for pro-forma customers and importantly, a revolutionary order tracking facility.

Taking on board typical customer experiences from the consumer sector, the new Solidor Cloud 2.0 offers far more functionality, with the ability for live costing,

 
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Ecotherm 70HI

 

Ecotherm 70HI is the high insulation aluminium window with a difference that’s available now from Everglade Windows. The perfect window for adding a contemporary finish to any home, Ecotherm 70HI offers super-slim sightlines and impressive thermal and security benefits.

Jay Patel, Sales and Marketing Director at Everglade Windows explains: “Ecotherm 70HI is a great addition to our vast aluminium and PVCu window and door range.

 
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Prefix Marketing Now In Print

 

With an impressive array of brochures, flyers, samples and point of sale materials, Prefix Systems have now put together a 20-page brochure to highlight the expansive range of marketing materials available for their nationwide network of trade partners.

Now serving the entire UK through four regional branches, Prefix Systems is the only company of its kind with such a localised, geographical reach and so trade partners can benefit from direct technical and marketing support.

 
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Top Gear For New Lamborghini Showroom

 

Jack Aluminium Systems’ products have been used as part of a full renovation of the Lamborghini Showroom on Old Brompton Road. Fabricated and installed by IDF Aluminium, the project was completed in late 2017 and Jack’s systems were chosen because of their proven security benefits for the impressive supercars.

Both the TD68 Jack Door and the JD47 non-thermal system were used as part of the renovation as Will Woods, Managing Director at IDF Aluminium explains:

 
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Choose Your Window Widgets Superhero!

 

Window Widgets have just launched a campaign to encourage fabricators and installers to look at the various everyday superheroes from within their expansive range of solution-led products for PVCu window and door systems, that are all fully tested, and many products are BBA accredited and CE Marked.

For over 12 years, Window Widgets have been solving problems for both fabricators and installers,

 
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Doing The Right Thing For The Customer

 

Yorkshire based manufacturer, Conservatory Outlet Limited has introduced a new staff reward scheme for 2018, and has awarded its first winner of the year for delivering excellent customer service throughout January.

In line with the company’s newly launched vision and values, Dean Smith, Order Processor, is first to achieve this acknowledgement, which will now be awarded on a monthly basis to the staff member who best demonstrates the seven company values,

 
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Trade News

Launch Of CORGI Fenestration Installer Scheme With Self-Certification – (Statement from CORGI Fenestration)

The unique CORGI Fenestration Installer Scheme is here. It combines the CORGI Fenestration quality mark with notifications across windows, doors and other fenestration products, including self-certification of replacement windows and doors.

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FENSA Aims To Build On Market Leading Position – (Statement from FENSA)

FENSA has revealed some of its aims for 2018 as the company plans to build on its market position as the scheme of choice for installation companies in the domestic glazing sector.

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Dear Gerald,

The window industry is no stranger to hype, but I don’t think I’ve seen a stronger trend than the current swing to colour.

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Building For The Future On The Strength Of Its Past – Emplas Enters 40th Year Of Trading

Emplas will celebrate its 40th year in business this year, while looking forward to continuing growth and investment in 2018.

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Quest Successfully Renews ISO 9001:2015 Certification For Quality

Quest has successfully renewed its ISO 9001:2015 certification.

ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system and provides guidance tools for companies and organisations

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Product News

Lock Lock Carries The Sold Secure Standard

Brisant Secure says its Lock Lock is the only security door handle with the coveted Sold Secure certification, that’s issued by the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA).

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Universal Trade Frames Upgrades Door Locking System For Value-Added Performance

Trade fabricator Universal Trade Frames has introduced a new 7-point security locking system to its door products as standard. The Elite Security 2 hook, 4 roller lock is a high security extending door lock

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Add A Splash Of Colour For Windows With A Wow Factor

The latest colour laminates and spray finishes from REHAU are opening up a whole new world of possibilities for installers looking for exciting, innovative options for PVC-U window and door installations.

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Distinction Delivers Its Service Promise

In 2017, Distinction Doors completed a significant eighteen-month investment programme at the company’s South Yorkshire headquarters. The sizeable six-figure investment was made throughout its state-of-the-art production facilities helping to improve efficiencies

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New Chain Actuator Boosts Teal Products’ Range Of Window Control Systems

Teal Products, a leading specialist distributor of window controls, openers and actuators has introduced yet another new product innovation to its line-up. Fresh from adding WindowMaster’s new folding arm actuator, the Gloucestershire-firm has launched a brand-new, intelligent chain actuator.

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Rapierstar Nears 100% Mark With Customer Delivery And Stockholding Focus

Customers of Rapierstar are benefiting from its latest investment in logistics and supply chain technology as it reports a near perfect record in on time in full (OTIF) deliveries over the last 12 months.

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On-Site

Truro Triumphs With Ultimate Rose Installation

Roseview’s Ultimate Rose has helped installer Truro Windows give a stylish Cornish property an outstandingly authentic facelift.

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Selly Oak Retail Park NEXT For Bennetts

Aluminium glazing specialists Bennett Architectural have been chosen to work on the NEXT store at Selly Oak’s brand-new Retail Park.

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Internet

New ISO-CHEMIE Portal For Fenestration Installers And Specifiers

A new online resource from ISO CHEMIE provides improved access to a range of sealant tape related project services and special tools for fenestration installers, retailers, designers and architects.

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Spectus Delivers New Website For The Window Depot

The Window Depot has had a new responsive trade website designed and developed by the Spectus marketing team. The website was part of the bespoke support package The Window Depot has with Spectus and has been developed to appeal to trade audiences.

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