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15th May 2018
 
Emplas Acquires Leading IGU Business
 

Emplas has acquired leading insulated glazed unit and glass processing business, Padiham Glass.

Padiham Glass supplies an extensive range of glass and IGU’s from from its 45,000 sq ft Lancashire manufacturing facility.

With immediate effect it becomes part of the Emplas Group of businesses, purchased by the fabricator to guarantee the integrity of its IGU supply chain.

 
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Big Announcements Planned For GJB Window Systems Customer Conference 2018
 

Following a momentous 12 months for the South-East fabricator with the acquisition and subsequent investments by new owner Roy Frost, GJB Window Systems will be hosting their very first customer conference.

Taking place on May 17th at GJB’s headquarters in Essex, the one-day event will provide customers with a complete update and overview of the new developments at GJB, as well as further details on the structure of the wider GJB Holdings Group including new sister company Listers Central.

 
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Brisant Research Reveals Pitting Epidemic
 

Brisant Secure have recently conducted market research into the issues of pitting hardware and in the way in which manufacturers deal with the warranty issues. The results clearly show that the industry still faces a significant pitting issue.

In a question to installers, of which 270 replied, a depressing 88% have reported that they have had pitting problems on their hardware in the past 12 months. In a second question, Brisant asked installers if they were happy in how their suppliers were handling the pitting problems.

 
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Wonder Women: Female Hardware Experts Lead The Way At This Year’s Institute Awards
 

For the first time in the Institute of Architectural Ironmongers’ (IAI) history, all of the winners at the IAI Awards are female architectural ironmongers.

The best industry professionals and most promising newcomers within the international door hardware industry were recognised at an IAI awards ceremony on 28 April.

The IAI Fellowship Award is always given to an individual who has shown a longstanding and ongoing commitment to the IAI over

 
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Glazerite Doubles Comp Door Offer With Contemporary Debut And More

 

The Glazerite UK Group Ltd has almost doubled its VEKA/Halo composite door offering, including unveiling a complete range of contemporary styles for the first time, as well as boosting its colour and grain options from eight to 40.

The move gives installers not only many thousands of extra combination choices but also access to the entire style and colour offering of the Doorco range, complete with the full range of 29 colour options for the VEKA or Halo outerframe.

 
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Nearly 80% Of Builders Call For Licensing Scheme To Crush The Cowboys

 

Almost 80% of builders are calling for more regulation in the construction industry to end the tyranny of cowboy builders, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

The FMB is calling on the Government to introduce a licensing scheme in construction as part of its new Agenda ‘Raising the bar: A post-Grenfell agenda for quality and professionalism in construction’.

 
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Join Halsall Glass And Increase Your Profits

 

Halsall Glass are looking for installation companies in the North West of England to help them expand their range of home improvement products. Over recent years window installers have added extra items such as roofing, and gutter products, decking and even summerhouses or office pods to their portfolio.

Halsall Glass are offering the opportunity to add glass products to your portfolio. These can range from kitchen splash-backs to balustrading for stairs. The items in the range are all retrofit so do not have to be

 
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Colour Made Even Easier With New Leaflet From Deceuninck

 

Deceuninck has produced a new leaflet to make it even easier for customers to order and sell colour. The leaflet shows clearly what colours and colourways are available from stock by system and product.

Deceuninck is fully colour-enabled and supplies 26 colourways from stock, available on next delivery. This attractive flyer shows Deceuninck’s colour combinations across the full product range,

 
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Prefix Publish A Complete Guide To Aluminium

 

Prefix Systems have just published a new 52-page brochure dedicated to aluminium glazing. The brochure includes various types of windows, patio and bi-folding doors, along with roofs for full kit aluminium extensions such as the URBANroom and of course the OPUS hybrid range of glazing.

Despite the aluminium glazing sector remaining one of the most buoyant parts of the industry, installers have lacked information on

 
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Bosch 18 V Cordless Tool Range Expansion – Another Four Professional-Quality Tools Added

 

Bosch has expanded the choice of professional power tools within its already extensive 18 V cordless range by adding four further products. They comprise of two combi drills, a drill driver and a powerful impact driver which serves equally as an impact wrench.

Impact driver/wrench
The Bosch GDX 18 V-180 Professional Impact Driver is a truly universal tool, thanks to the unique Bosch GDX bit holder.

 
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FIT Show Shortlisted for Prestigious AEO Awards

 

FIT Show, the UK’s leading event for the glass and glazing industry, is hoping to continue its award-winning streak after being shortlisted for two prestigious AEO Awards.

The event organisers’ have been recognised as finalists in both the ‘Best UK Trade Show (more than 8000sqm)’ and ‘Marketing Campaign of the Year – Trade’ categories for the prestigious

 
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CTSI Symposium 2018: GGF & FENSA Focus On Consumer Protection

 

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) and FENSA are exhibiting and presenting at the annual Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Symposium taking place in Nottingham on 4th to 6th June.

The CTSI Symposium is a great opportunity for GGF and FENSA to network with Trading Standards Officers but more importantly,

 
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Spectus Mechanically Jointed VS Takes The ‘Best In Class Window’ To The Next Level Says Warwick Specialist Window Division

 

Trade fabricator and vertical slider specialist Warwick Specialist Window Division has become the latest fabricator to add the Spectus Mechanically Jointed Vertical Slider to its portfolio. Aaron Fountain, Managing Director of Warwick said: “We’re proud to have been manufacturing the Spectus Vertical Slider since 2001 and recognise it as the best in class.

 
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Profile 22’s Universal Two-Part Cill Demonstrates The Intelligence Of The Optima System

 

Since its launch in 2016 Profile 22’s award-winning Optima has been hailed as one of the most considered systems on the market. For Gerald Allen, Epwin Window Systems’ Marketing Manager, the evidence for this is in the details. He says: “Optima was designed from the ground up to deliver a system designed for the 21st century. This is evident at every level of the system,

 
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Ebben & Yorke Fuel Up With The Residence Collection

 

With a 10-year background in selling, marketing and installing wood burning stoves, Ebben & Yorke aren’t your typical The Residence Collection registered installer, nor was the journey that took them there.

With two showrooms, it’s the Sutton Coldfield operation that carries The Residence Collection for Ebben & Yorke, alongside a wide range

 
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Could You Be The Kestrel Installer Of The Year?

 

Is your team the best roofline fitters around and do you have a job that stands out from the crowd?

Here’s your chance to prove how good you are by winning the 2018 Kestrel Approved Installer of the Year competition.

 
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Trade News

Half-A-Million-Pound Investment Strengthens Window Ware’s Service

With an overriding commitment to first class service, Window Ware, one of the UK’s largest, independent hardware distributors has completed a £500,000 investment in a brand-new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

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Major UK Property Developers Visit Deceuninck’s Global HQ

Early this March, Deceuninck UK hosted a group of 12 major property developers at its global headquarters in Belgium. The group included several of the UK’s top developers including British Land and Barratt London.

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Carl F Groupco Hardware Supports Liniar Launch

Carl F Groupco has been selected as a hardware supplier for Liniar’s new range of reversible windows, available exclusively to fabricators from summer 2018. The established PN by Roto Uni Hinge and Roto TSL Espagnolette fitting options will

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GGFI Highlights Successful Claims Process

GGFi are the dedicated insurance company for the glass and glazing industry and have recently revealed that the majority of its claims made in the last 18 months were actioned successfully, highlighting the company’s smooth claims process.

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GGF Supports “Building Our Skills” Campaign

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is delighted to support the “Building Our Skills in Fenestration” campaign recently launched by GQA Qualifications.

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Product News

Roseview’s Massive Sash Passes PAS24

A giant Ultimate Rose sash window manufactured by Buckinghamshire-based Roseview has become the biggest to ever pass PAS24 and Secured by Design testing, claims the company.

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Increasing Demand For Spectus Mechanically Jointed Vertical Slider

Spectus launched its mechanically jointed Vertical Slider six months ago and demand is increasing rapidly. Carmen Velilla, Brand Manager for Spectus, said: “The market is moving towards higher value products and the Spectus mechanically jointed Vertical

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People

DOORCO Welcomes Ben Aspinall As Technology And Projects Lead

With a degree in Business Management and Marketing coupled with industry experience that spans more than a decade, it’s no surprise that DOORCO, the industry’s composite door supplier of choice, is delighted to welcome Ben Aspinall to the team as Technology and Projects Lead.

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Software

Residor Gets A Powerful Door Designer

Residor is a mid-market GRP composite door from Solidor Group and now benefits from a powerful new web-based Door Designer, for use by both the trade and for consumers looking for an accurate visual representation of their proposed new entrance door.

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Guardian Glass In Europe Launches New Glass Analytics Tool

Guardian Glass in Europe has introduced an enhancement to the company’s widely-used suite of web-based software tools, Glass Analytics, improving the ability of European users to demonstrate the advantages of high performance glass in building facades.

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Marketing

SupaLite Hits The Road With A Brand-New Exhibition Vehicle

Looking to go full speed ahead with their ambitious growth plans, renowned tiled roof manufacturers SupaLite have unveiled their new Roadshow Display Vehicle.

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Events

Brexit, Hackitt And The Digital Takeover To Headline Ironmongery Industry Conference

Three of the most significant and potentially transformative changes to face UK construction will be on the agenda at next month’s Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) Conference.

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Morley Sponsors Seventh Annual Charity Event

Morley Glass & Glazing has sponsored the 7th Annual North Leeds Charity Beer Festival, which this year raised more than £7,000 to fund worthwhile projects in Leeds, as well as nationally and even worldwide.

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Awards

REHAU Recognised For Innovation And Workplace Ethos In Regional Awards

Ross-on-Wye based business REHAU has been recognised by the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards for its innovative and ground breaking products, as well as its commitment to health and wellbeing in the workplace.

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Atlas Installers On A Roll With Winning Installations

Inspiring ideas and innovative products have helped three seasoned Atlas installers to create some impressive installations that show just what can be achieved with an Atlas glazed roof.

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