15th March 2018
 
Regalead To Show How The UK Leads The World
 

Fensterbau Frontale in Nuremberg is Europe’s largest and most widely recognised windows and doors trade show. The bi-annual event regularly pulls in tens of thousands of global visitors, and has become a key event in the fenestration industry calendar.

Well-known UK company RegaLead has customers across Europe and the world, and has exhibited at Fensterbau Frontale on several occasions before. However, this is their first time as part of the UK Pavilion, and they intend to take full advantage of the opportunity.

 
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Astraseal And TGI® Surpass 1 Million Metres Of Spacer Bar
 

Trade and commercial fabricator Astraseal and spacer bar specialists Technoform Glass Insulation (TGI®) are celebrating a remarkable manufacturing achievement.

In less than five years, TGI has supplied Astraseal with over one million metres of warm edge spacer bar. If laid out flat in a straight line, the 1.2 million metres would equate to approximately 750 miles in length – or from Astraseal’s HQ in Wellingborough, all the way to Venice.

 
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Dear Gerald – With Automation, The Opportunities Are Limitless
 

In recent years, the structure of the IGU market has seen some dramatic changes.

Since 2007, the number of companies manufacturing glass units in the UK has dropped by one third to just 848. But, despite this, in recent years the total number of units being fabricated has seen a steady increase..

 
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Milwood Group Branches Out With New Luxury Pergola System
 

Outdoor living specialists the Milwood Group have strengthened their range of aluminium verandas, canopies and carports. The Kent-based firm has become the UK distributor of premium, bioclimatic pergolas from renowned French manufacturer Solisysteme.

Combining contemporary style and dependable durability, the Solisysteme range features the original bioclimatic pergola

 
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ISO-BLOCO ONE Opens Window To Installation Costs Savings

 

Up to 70% cost savings can be achieved when using ISO-BLOCO ONE high performance foam tape from ISO CHEMIE to install and seal windows.

The self-adhesive tape enables installers to quickly and effectively seal windows from inside the building during the construction phase. This can avoid the requirement to use time consuming and expensive external access systems,

 
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Bennetts Celebrates Decade At Rosevale Business Park

 

Aluminium glazing specialists Bennett Architectural are celebrating ten years at their premises at Rosevale Business Park.

The family owned and family run business has been around since 1960, previously residing at a unit on Parsonage Street in Tunstall.

 
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Mighton Machinery Range Packs A Mighty Punch

 

As the Mighton Machinery range from Mighton Products continues to gain momentum following its 2016 launch, it has earned the company high praise from a number of skilled joinery firms across the country, with the latest review coming from Swift Joinery Manufacturers Ltd.

The Castleford-based joinery specialist was quick to commend the speed and quality of Mighton’s X-Cut™ Glazing Bead Jointing

 
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Two New Regional Sales Managers For VBH

 

Following increased demand for VBH’s growing greenteQ portfolio, the company has appointed two new Regional Sales Managers (RSM) for its UK operation. Adrian Gale will be responsible for the region comprising the Midlands, Northern England and Wales, while Dan Powell will be responsible for Southern England and Wales.

Adrian Gale has been in the industry for 28 years, having worked for a number of hardware manufacturers and distributors.

 
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Homeowner Turns To Lock Lock Reassurance

 

When homeowner Tim Morgan realised that multiple houses on his estate were being primed by unwanted intruders, he turned to Lock Lock in order to secure his home and more importantly, his young family.

There is little to add to his captivating comment on Facebook that was posted on February 24th, 2018: ‘What an amazing product.

 
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Tremco Video Shows Best-In-Class Performance Can Be Easy With TP650 Trio

 

A stunning new video sees sealant specialists tremco illbruck show just how quick and easy it is to use their best-in-class installation tape, TP650 Trio.

The two-minute clip takes installers through the simple steps required to fit and seal a window with TP650.

 
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Somerglaze Windows Demonstrates Swish Value To A Portfolio

 

Swish installer, Somerglaze Windows has recently completed a refurbishment project on a stunning home in Somerset. The project was to replace 13 windows throughout the property, along with several doors, as part of a refurbishment/new build project.

Gary Hembrow, Director of Somerglaze Windows explains. “The customer had extended the property and we therefore needed.”

 
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A Swift Switchover To Bluesky

 

Swift Joinery Manufacturers Ltd has switched to the Bluesky Certification General Performance Windows and Doors, and Enhanced Security Windows and Doors that meet the requirement for Secured by Design Scheme for. “Switching to Bluesky Certification is really easy,” says Louisa Roberts, Sales Coordinator at Swift Joinery Manufacturers, manufacturers of timber windows and external doors.

 
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Residence Collection Doors Go Dynamic With SFS Hinge Technology

 

Precision-engineered Dynamic 2D door hinges by SFS are helping The Residence Collection become one of the market leaders with its premium window and door range.

Having rapidly established itself as one of the favoured brands for high-end windows and doors, The Residence Collection open-in doors are complemented by premium quality

 
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Rocal Launch A New Website

 

Rocal has recently revamped their Rocal Extrusions website (www.rocalextrusions.co.uk), investing in a range of new features for enhanced content management. This included the creation of a bespoke content management system (CMS), designed to enable Rocal to change the copy, images and pages on their site quickly and easily.

 
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Britain Means Business At Fensterbau

 

Visit the UK Pavilion at Fensterbau Frontale 2018

The GGF is all set for an extremely busy week (21-24 March) at Fensterbau Frontale, the world’s largest window exhibition held every two years in Nuremberg, Germany.

 
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Morley Pledges Support For Seventh Annual Charity Event

 

Morley Glass & Glazing is once again the proud sponsor of the North Leeds Charity Beer Festival, which will be returning with a new twist to North Leeds Cricket Club from 6-7 April.

Now in its seventh year, the annual community charity fundraising festival, featuring food, drink and music festival

 
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GDPR Awareness Workshop – 11th April, Birmingham

 

On 25th May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes law and it will affect practically every business in the UK.

This is a new set of rules governing how companies can gather and use personal data such as names, email addresses, credit card details and more.

 
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RECRUITMENT

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Trade News

SupaLite And SolarFrame Extend Supplier Partnership

SupaLite, manufacturers of tiled conservatory roof systems, are celebrating the signing of a new, long-term supplier agreement with Yorkshire-based conservatory

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Record Growth For Ipswich Trade Frames With REAL Aluminium

Ipswich Trade Frames has boosted its already well established PVCu installation business by introducing REAL Aluminium into the range of products it now offers.

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Further Heavy Investment In Modern Machinery At Welglaze

Following its 2016 acquisition by Audasi Holdings, Hertfordshire-based Welglaze continues to build on its future, having recently completed a major investment programme in new machinery at its Letchworth site.

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“BEWARE Unglazed Residence 9 Windows!” – Kurt Greatrex Speaks Out

Dear Editor,

If you’re a window industry veteran like me, chances are you’ll remember the ‘pinking profile’ issue that arose during the late 80s and early 90s.

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REHAU Sliding Door Goes On Display At New ERA Showroom

REHAU’s AGILA sliding door has gone on display at ERA’s brand new customer suite in Wolverhampton, to demonstrate the bespoke security hardware featured on the popular door system.

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Window Tech Trade Is Exclusively Residence

Essex-based Window Tech Trade have ceased production of 400 standard PVCu window and door frames each week, to solely focus on the manufacture of The Residence Collection.

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Product News

Move Over Alexa – Meet NORA

Move over Alexa – and meet NORA. NORA is the brand new online ordering system from Mila which makes it even easier for customers to place their hardware orders direct.

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Reversible Window Coming Soon From Liniar

PVCu systems house Liniar is set to extend its range even further with the introduction of a reversible window, which will offer a convenient, stylish and safe option for difficult-to-access locations.

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People

Obituary

On February 2nd 2018 Made for Trade received the sad news that after a very short illness our valued and well respected Trade Sales Manager, Trevor Hopper had passed away.

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Ben Creates A Buzz

Experienced salesman Ben Alcock has joined sealant supplier tremco illbruck to spearhead TP650 Trio, the manufacturer’s ‘best-in-class’ window installation tape, as Business Development Manager.

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Rapierstar Technical Team Further Strengthened By Paul Balfe Appointment

Leading fastener supplier to the door and window industry Rapierstar has appointed the highly experienced Paul Balfe as its new Technical Consultant for the north of England – taking the team’s collective fastener know-how

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On-Site

West Port’s Wildlife Window Shows The Versatility Of Timber

An ingenious bat-friendly window designed and manufactured by West Port has allowed a major housing project to continue unhindered.

A collaboration between Speller Metcalfe and Linden Homes,

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Major Refurb For Iconic Manchester Building

As part of a large scale renovation programme, The Glazerite UK Group Limited and its Stockport-based customer, Arctic Seal MCR Ltd, have supplied and installed 1000 windows

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Marketing

Calling All Women In Construction And Property Marketing

The Construction and Property Special Interest Group of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations has created a survey to understand women’s experiences and perspectives on working in PR

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Events

BWF Members’ Day 2018: Discover Why And How To ‘Build It Better With Wood’ On 13th June

Joinery businesses across the UK are urged to put 13th June in their calendar as the sector meets for BWF Members’ Day 2018 to address its latest challenges and get practical advice on issues relevant to all

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Awards

Brisant Award For Outstanding At The OSPAS

Brisant Secure have become the first company in the glazing and fenestration industries to receive an award at the internationally recognised Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs).

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P C Henderson Wins Export Award At This Year’s North East Business Awards

Sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer, P C Henderson, has been crowned the winner in the Export category at this years’ North East Business Awards – Durham, Sunderland and South Tyneside region.

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Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Nominated For Two Lucrative RICS Awards

The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire has been shortlisted for two awards at the annual RICS West Midlands Awards.

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