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15th October 2019
 
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Promac Announces Key ‘Vitrum Agreements’

 

Promac Group has unveiled four new supply agreements, in addition announcing a series of new strategic associations agreed at Vitrum 2019.

Held at the beginning of October, the glass machinery expo, attracted exhibitors, IGU manufacturers and glass processors from around the world.

Promac Group said that following this year’s show it was able to announce a series of new supply agreements with key innovators including automatic digital printing specialist,

 
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GGF Members’ Day ‘A Great Success’

 

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) annual Members’ Day conference held on 26 September at Hilton Olympia in Kensington, was hailed a great success by GGF senior staff, Members and Board directors.

With a record number of Member companies in attendance, over 100 delegates witnessed presentations from four leading voices from the fenestration, construction, politics and energy sectors.

John Agnew, GGF President, welcomed all in attendance and opened the conference with GGF Annual General Meeting (AGM),

 
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Everglade Windows Are An Ultion Smart Lock Launch Partner

 

Everglade Windows, is no stranger to being ahead of the trend – which, according to the company, is why they are a launch partner for the Ultion Smart lock.

Everglade Windows has added the lock to its range to help installers meet consumer demand for integrated smart technology throughout the home.

“Homeowners are increasingly adding smart technology to their homes, with the likes of smart speakers, integrated apps and other gadgets.

 
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ODL Europe Launch Their New Online Door Portal

 

ODL Europe has launched its new online door portal. The new online ordering system has been designed to add value to a customer’s business. Suzanne Nicholl, Business Development Manager at ODL Europe, comments: “When developing our new door portal, we kept the needs of our customers at the forefront of our mind. The system is easy to use and speeds up the ordering process which will be a benefit for our customers.”

The ordering system is straightforward to use. Customers of ODL Europe have a secure login and an easy step by step process when

 
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The Window Company (Contracts) Is First Again

 

When the first Kommerling frames came off the production line at Genius PVC Trade Frames in Norwich, they were headed directly for a large scale commercial refurbishment project being carried out by The Window Company (Contracts) for Chelmsford City Council.

David Thornton, chairman of the award winning* commercial installer, went along to see the frames for himself and to congratulate Pete Dyson and David Eagle, the two men who are the brains behind

 
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Edgetech And Alan Fielder Announce Departure

 

Alan Fielder, Edgetech’s experienced Sales & Marketing Director, is leaving the company after twelve years.

When Alan first joined the firm back in 2008, warm-edge technology was still in its infancy in the UK.

Over the decade that followed, he was an integral part of the team that helped popularise it – to the extent that now, in 2019, warm-edge has firmly established itself in the mainstream.

 
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Leka Systems’ Eco Range Helps Deliver 20 Percent Growth In New Customers For The Company

 

Leka Systems has confirmed a 20% growth in new customers over the last twelve months. The growth has largely been driven by sales of its Eco range, an extension of its Leka Roofing System.

Rhys Hoddinott, Managing Director of Leka Systems, said: “We’re delighted with these figures. They show the demand for high quality solid tiled roofs at an attractive pricing point. Our Eco range more than delivers on this demand.”

 
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Tradesmith Renews SBD Licence After Soaring Security Sales

 

In June Tradesmith confirmed its Secured by Design (SBD) licence for the next three years. The police initiative improves the security of buildings and their immediate surroundings to provide safe places to live, work, shop and visit. Usage of the logo is restricted exclusively to products that have successfully tested to Secured by Design requirements. The requirements and recommendations in the SBD toolkit are based on verified research and have been proven to achieve a reduction in crime risk of

 
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AluK Host QUALICOAT Training

 

The key to quality architectural coatings lies in its correct application, both the pretreatment system and the powder coating itself must be applied in the correct way and under a closely controlled process. Crucial to this process is the monitoring and ongoing testing of the process. Every QUALICOAT licensed applicators’ laboratory technicians must attend training every two years to ensure that all correct and up to date testing is carried out. It is these monitoring and testing procedures that are checked t

 
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Call To Action For Ultraframe Installers With Cuckoo

 

Cuckoo, the new online marketing support centre from conservatory and extension specialist, Ultraframe, is now available to assist Ultraframe installers with all their marketing requirements.

Ultraframe believes that the system will revolutionise the way that its customers do their marketing by allowing them to quickly and easily create fully bespoke marketing collateral – including bulk emails – at the click of the button.

 
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REHAU Shortlisted For G19 Awards Success

 

Facing tough competition from the very best in the industry, REHAU has received not one but two nominations at this year’s G19 awards.

The company has been shortlisted in two categories, New Product of the Year and Sustainability Initiative of the Year. REHAU’s latest uPVC design, the Rio Flush Fit Window, has been put forward for the New Product of the Year, an award that seeks to identify a new innovative product that will make major inroads to improving overall building performance.

 
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Praise For The Employers’ Trailblazer Group

 

The outstanding work done by the industry’s Employers’ Trailblazer group in developing a brand new suite of apprenticeship standards specifically for the fenestration industry has been officially recognised by none other than Sir Gerry Berragon, CEO of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

Sir Gerry sent a personal letter of thanks to Katie Thornton, Director of Compliance and Administration at The Window Company (Contracts)

 
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Business Micros Celebrates 40 Years With G-Awards Sponsorship

 

As one of the main sponsors of this year’s G-Awards, Business Micros is congratulating all of those outstanding companies who have made it onto the shortlists.

Managing Director Graeme Bailey said: “There’s no doubt that these awards recognise and reward some of the very best work being done in this industry – whether that’s in new product development, sustainability or customer service.

 
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Warm-Edge Experts To Debate Future Of Energy Efficiency At Passive House Conference

 

Quanex will honour its long-standing commitment to outstanding energy efficiency by attending the 23rd International Passive House Conference in China.

Due to take place in October at the Gaobeidian Window City, Asia’s largest window industry exhibition centre, the event will draw over a thousand thought-leaders from around the world to discuss the latest developments in energy-efficient construction.

 
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Senior Creates A Warm Welcome At RHS Wisley

 

Senior Architectural Systems has delivered the stunning façade package for the new Welcome Building at the Royal Horticultural Society’s garden at Wisley in Surrey, working in collaboration with main contractor Buckingham Group and supply chain partner Elite Aluminium Systems.

The new building has transformed the entrance to the garden with its light and airy design which has been devised by architects KSS as

 
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25 Percent Increase In Booked Appointments Thanks To Purplex, Says Leading Installer

 

A leading installer has reported a 25% increase in booked appointments for the last three sales months – and have attributed the growth to their partnership with marketing agency Purplex.

Based in North Somerset, Seal-Lite is a well-established aluminium and uPVC fabricator and installer operating in the retail, trade and new-build markets. Earlier this year they appointed Purplex to launch a new high-quality bespoke website and implement a powerful digital marketing strategy consisting of SEO, Google, and Facebook Ads and Social Media.

 
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Kömmerling Gets Clever With A Genius Start Up

KÖMMERLING have partnered up with Genius Systems Ltd, an ambitious new window and door manufacturing start-up who have already invested over £1 million in capital equipment.

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FENSA To Lead Building Our Skills ‘Inspiring The Future’ Campaign

FENSA, the glazing industry’s competent person scheme is set to help spearhead Building Our Skills (BOS) ‘Inspiring The Future’ campaign launched to introduce Fenestration to schools and colleges.

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Insight Data’s Brexit Report Provides Unprecedented Insight Into Industry’s Preparations

Insight Data provider of market intelligence, has shared the findings of its latest market research project, providing a comprehensive overview of the industry’s views on Brexit.

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Produt News

New Retrofit Window Sill Eases Pressure On Developers

In response to increasing pressure on commercial developers to deliver projects quicker than ever, REHAU has introduced its first Two-Part Retrofit Window Sill. This latest innovation acts as a preventative solution against one of the most

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ODL Europe Launches New Zeel™ Glazing Cassette

ODL Europe has just launched ZEEL™, a new contemporary glazing cassette. Nathan Barr, Managing Director of ODL Europe, said: “ODL Europe has an impressive track record of listening to customer needs and expectations and developing innovations that deliver on them.”

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Origin Global Use Ultion WXM To Make Super Strong Secure Doors

Origin Global are well-known for making bespoke doors from premium grade aluminium, offering a flawless finish which is guaranteed for twenty years. Brisant-Secure’s lock, Ultion WXM, is a 3 Star PLUS lock, including additional molybdenum,

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Carl F Groupco: Ahead Of The Curve – Smart And Secure

Carl F Groupco – developers of SmartSecure the electronic door locking and access control brand – highlights the capabilities of the FUHR 881 door lock to successfully combine Smart technology with highly effective security. The hardware distributor confirms that the fully motorised multipoint lock,

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Design The Perfect Door With Central

When it comes to selling doors, the best way to demonstrate how a door will look is to show how it will look. This is the philosophy that Midlands based Fabricator, Central RPL, took when developing their brand-new door designer which is being launched to d ThermaCoreTM – more effectively.

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Glass & Glazing

Pilkington Activ Suncool™ Pro T Brings A New Solution To Market

Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, has launched a new toughenable dual coated glass, with self-cleaning, solar control and thermal insulation properties to meet strong demand for multi-functional glazing solutions.

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People

New Appointment At Insight Data Strengthens Business Development Team

With increasing demand for their range of services, Insight Data, the industry’s data specialists have bolstered their expert team with a new appointment.

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Events

GGF President Delivers Spirited Speech To Members

At the recent Glass and Glazing Federation’s Members’ Day annual conference, the GGF President, John Agnew delivered a spirited speech that clearly showed Members the Federation’s intentions going forward.

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GGF Members Turn Back Time At Museum Of Brands

The GGF’S Networking Event on the 25th of September proved both memorable and enjoyable as over 50 Members and guests visited the Museum of Brands in Notting Hill.

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Dekko Window Systems Set To Host Residence Collection Open Day

Dekko Window Systems, one of the UK’s largest fabricators of the complete Residence Collection, have announced they will be hosting a Residence Collection Open Day for installers.

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Awards

REHAU Nominated For Two Prestigious National Awards

REHAU has continued to be recognised for its commitment to excellence with the news it has been shortlisted for two National Fenestration Awards (NFAs).

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Aluprof Sponsors Building Awards For The Second Year

Possibly the most prestigious Construction awards ceremony in the UK is being sponsored again in 2019 by leading architectural systems company Aluprof UK. This year the event takes place at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London on the 5th November.

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Double Award Shortlisting For GLASSOLUTIONS

The glass company has been recognised in the Commercial Project of the Year category for its work on two world-leading advanced engineering centres at the University of Sheffield: The Royce Translational Centre (RTC) and the Laboratory for Verification and Validation (LVV),

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Carmarthen Business Named As Finalist For Industry Award

Welsh window, door and conservatory company Nolan uPVC is celebrating national award success as finalists at this year’s G19 Awards.

Nolan has been shortlisted as one of three finalists for the Installer of the

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