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15th September 2020
 
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A Different Kind Of Crisis

 

With demand outstripping supply, companies are feeling the heat. Here, Purplex MD Andrew Scott discusses how installers can turn consumer demand into more profitable business – and how now is the ideal time to re-evaluate.

Demand is what we all crave when it comes to running a business in any industry. So, it appears strange to be talking of rising demand as a crisis in the glass and glazing industry – but that’s what’s happening.

 
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Origin Bounces Back to Business

 

Origin says it has adapted quickly to the new COVID-19 regulations, bouncing back strongly from lockdown to ensure it is business as usual for its Partners. In fact, in July 2020, Origin received 30 percent more orders than in the same time frame the previous year.

Daniel Baker, Origin’s new Managing Director, comments: “COVID-19 was obviously an incredibly difficult time for most businesses, with those operating in the manufacturing industry particularly feeling the pressures of lockdown.

 
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Business Micros Strengthens Systems Company Partnerships

 

As the software sector becomes just a little more crowded than it used to be, Business Micros is reminding the market that it ‘remains the industry’s favourite provider – by far’.

Not only does Business Micros work with 78% of the UK’s PVC-U fabricators, it continues to win praise from many of the leading systems companies as well for the quality of the service it provides.

When Business Micros helped Profine set up a new customer with its Evolution software recently, Technical Manager Steve Holloway

 
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A Big Anniversary Year At Mila

 

When it comes to anniversary years, they don’t come much bigger than 2020 for Mila. Not only is the company celebrating 40 years in the UK, a raft of key people from right across the business are celebrating milestone anniversaries as well.

For Technical Director Strafford Cooke, 2020 is his 30th anniversary, for Marketing Director Sarah Gyde, it’s her 20th anniversary and for Jennie James from Mila’s Sales Office team, it is her 10th anniversary.

 
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Fireside Chat No. 1: Colour And Innovation

 

Freefoam Building Products has announced the launch of a new informative and interesting video focussing on colour roofline and product innovation.

As part of a series of informal and topical video discussions the company is calling ‘Fireside Chats’, Freefoam Commercial Director Colin St John explains in this first video the trend for colour fascia, soffit and rainwater products, Freefoam’s approach to product innovation and how both aspects give Freefoam customers more choice and more opportunities.

 
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ERA Protect Alarm Is A First For The Company

 

ERA has launched the ERA Protect Alarm, part of its cutting-edge and eagerly anticipated next generation wireless smart security system – ERA Protect.

The BSI IoT (British Standards Institute Internet of Things) accredited Alarm works seamlessly with other ERA Protect products, including the Outdoor Camera and the Floodlight Camera, via the intuitive, easy to use smartphone app, which allows easy management of all components of the security system at anytime from anywhere in the world.

 
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Women In Construction – Dekko Strive For More Gender Equality In The Workplace

 

that in 2019, only 13% of construction roles were filled by women.

The lack of female representation is equally low in the glazing industry – and the women we do have in fenestration tend to occupy office-based admin roles, with very few in senior management and even fewer working as window installers and fabricators.

Changing industry perceptions

But one company that’s bucking this trend is trade fabricator Dekko Window Systems.

 
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exlabesa Accepted Into Prestigious Made In Britain Group

 

Systems company exlabesa have been accepted into the prestigious Made in Britain group of UK-based manufacturers.

The fast-growing community was established to celebrate and raise awareness of quality British manufacturing businesses.

To be eligible, companies have to agree to the organisation’s stringent code of conduct, which commits firms to providing quality products,

 
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Quickslide’s Dispatch Centre Is Ready On Schedule

 

Quickslide’s Brighouse-based production facility has recently benefitted from the fabricator’s ongoing series of investments, this time with the completion of improvements to its dispatch centre.

Over the past 18 months, Quickslide has committed to fulfilling its £2m programme of growth, with the most recent phase being work on the new dispatch centre, which was completed in July by Cleckheaton Construction despite the challenges of lockdown.

 
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Fire Door Awareness Critical, Says Shelforce Manager

 

Raising awareness of the critical role of fire doors and drawing attention issues such as poor installation and maintenance is vital.

That’s the view of Howard Trotter, business manager of Birmingham-based window and door manufacturer Shelforce.

With Fire Door Safety Week set to take place from September 21-27, Howard says more understanding is needed to make sure a fire door performs as intended.

 
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F.H. Brundle Balcony Products Complete Luxury Spa Development

 

Quality F.H Brundle hardware products have provided the finishing touch to a stunning multimillion-pound development.

A luxury spa was added to the existing buildings of The Olde Belle hotel and restaurant in Retford, Nottinghamshire, including a unique and impressive indoor-to-outdoor vitality pool.

The project’s managers called on Brundle’s decades of expertise to provide an array of quality glass spigots and glass stiffeners.

 
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CMS Director Wins Prestigious Iod Scotland Award For Sustainability

 

CMS Group Support Services Director Martin McCrimmon has been named the 2020 Institute of Directors (IoD) Scotland Director of the Year – ‘Social Value & Sustainability Impact’ at this year’s virtual awards ceremony, in recognition of his achievements in delivering the company’s pioneering sustainability strategy over the past 14 years.

In winning the inaugural ‘Social Value & Sustainability Impact’ award, sponsored by Zero Waste Scotland, Martin has triumphed in a category that aims to honour the most ethical, socially responsible or ‘green’ business leaders in Scotland and the UK.

 
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Trade News
 

GGF Annual Report Reflects On Tough But Steady Year

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has released its Annual Report 2020 reporting on the activity and performance of the Federation for the year ending 31st December 2019.

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How Victorian Sliders Puts The ‘Eco’ In ECOSlide

Demand for green products is higher than ever – and in the years to come, that’s only going to increase.

Not that long ago, the environment was still seen as a niche in glass and

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BDC Aluminium Adds Stellar From Epwin Window Systems To Its Aluminium Offer

Experienced aluminium fabricator BDC Aluminium has recently added Stellar from Epwin Window Systems to its portfolio. David Green, Managing Director of BDC Aluminium, said: “Stellar is a technically ground-breaking aluminium window and door system.

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UK Construction Contractors Cash in on New Opportunities

Costain Group took this month’s top spot in the contractor league tables after being appointed the contractor for two major road projects. A new SMART motorway on the M62 at Brighouse and widening works

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Adopting Tech To Boost Cashflow: Is Now The Time For A Transformation?

A recent survey of 1,300 tradespeople[1] in the UK found that despite economic uncertainty, tradesmen and women are optimistic about their workload in the next two months – with many expecting theirs to increase.

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Product News

A Branded 3-Star Cylinder From Endurance

As the solid and secure Endurance Doors brand becomes synonymous with outstanding design, performance and security, they have further added to their credibility with the launch of their own branded ABS 3-Star cylinder as a standard offering.

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Senior’s Windows Give Specifers A Smarter Choice

The Government’s ambitious plans to rebuild and modernise schools across the country, coupled with the need to make all facilities COVID-secure, present numerous challenges but thanks to Senior Architectural

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People

REHAU Prioritises Operations At PVCR

REHAU has redoubled its commitment to sustainable operations with the appointment of Ceri Davies as General Manager of PVCR Ltd., within the larger REHAU Group.

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Sonia Travis Promoted To Head Of Commercial Sales At Epwin Window Systems

Sonia Travis has been announced as the new Head of Commercial Sales at Epwin Window Systems. Commenting on her new appointment, she said: “I am delighted to be taking up the post of Head of Commercial Sales.

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Marketing

Salestracker: The Perfect Tool To Reach Prospects

Forecasts from the CPA (Consumer Products Association) hint that brighter times might be just around the corner for the construction industry.

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