16th August 2018
 
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SmartSecure’s Sales Success
 

Since launching SmartSecure in 2016, Carl F Groupco reports sales revenue increases of just under 90% year on year for its electronic door locking and access control brand.

The company advises that early adopters of its innovative Smart technology include the fabrication market and Housing Associations who recognise benefits across different access control applications, the sophistication of the technology and its simplicity of configuration that enables easy integration.

 
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Tradesmith Invests To Follow The Money And Grow
 

“When the market moves, it makes sense to move and follow the money too,” says Tradesmith MD Mark Hutchinson. “As a premium quality, trade fabricator serving the South East, we’d stuck with a successful formula and our suppliers for 25 years. But in the last five our market changed. Demand for colour and high-end windows and doors has grown fast while the commodity white window market has dropped. Customers wanted products and a service that gave them the edge so they could grow profitably.

 
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Glazing Hits 100
 

DOORCO’s new specialist added-value Glazing Service, which offers to take the pain out of glazing doors, particularly for the growing contemporary market, hit 100 orders in just a matter of weeks and some major contacts in the pipeline for the last quarter of the year.

“As the popularity of modern door designs soars, so does the complexity of the components and skill-sets required to create the ultimate contemporary door,” says Dan Sullivan, DOORCO’s MD.

 
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Astraseal Offers Customers The Future Of Flush With New Alitherm 800

 

Well-respected trade and commercial fabricator Astraseal has created new, valuable opportunities for their customers nationwide with the launch of Alitherm 800, the brand-new aluminium flush casement from Smarts.

Alitherm 800 is designed to provide installers with a highly-desirable and credible flush casement window that’s suited for period applications, contemporary new-build projects and everything in between.

 
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Window Widgets Make It A Double Appointment

 

Window Widgets have made a double sales appointment with the introduction of Adrian Clare as internal sales executive and Tom Edwards as national sales manager, for the company that’s one of the largest suppliers of bay, coupling and window ancillaries in the UK and Ireland.

With a history dating back to 1999, Window Widgets has become the industry’s brand of choice when it comes to universal baypoles and couplers,

 
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TruFrame’s Urban Investment

 

Following on from the commissioning of four new BDM cutting and machining centres at a combined cost of £1.7million, TruFrame have now installed a new Urban welding and cleaning line that’s already offering outstanding levels of product quality, accuracy and consistency and without any additional cost to their customers.

The new AKS 6910/8 VARIO has been specified with electrically driven servo motors on each of the welder’s eight heads, which replaces the traditional arrangement of pneumatic cylinders that have been used

 
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Screen Time For Warmcore And Global

 

WarmCore windows and doors have been installed on one of George Clarke’s Old House, New Home projects, aired on Channel 4 in August.

The third episode of the series featured period properties in Wales and Hove, where the WarmCore bi-folding door and full height windows were installed in a renovated kitchen by The Window Workshop, working with Empire Construction Group.

 
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Window And Door Sealing Collared Thanks To New ISO-CHEMIE EPDM Sealing Collar
 

A new easy-to-use collar system from foam sealants specialists ISO-CHEMIE provides rapid and effective air and weather tight sealing around windows and doors.

The self-adhesive ISO-CONNECT EPDM SEALING COLLAR is a single-piece bespoke solution, which can be quickly fitted around fenestration elements installed in façades and load bearing walls to provide long lasting external protection against the elements.

 
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New Business Development Manager For The North Appointed At HOPPE (UK)

 

HOPPE (UK) has appointed Rick Corkhill as the door and window business development manager for the north.

Rick started out at Coleman Plastics (then part of Travis Perkins) in 1994, supplying plumbers, heating engineers, builders, roofers, window manufacturing companies and window installers. From there he moved to Premier Profiles and has remained within the fenestration industry ever since.

 
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Ultraroof All Tile – Build Any Extension With An Ultraframe Roof

 

Ultraframe has launched the Ultraroof All Tile roof system. It does exactly what the name suggests, can accommodate any conventional roof tile such as the Marley Modern, Slates, even the popular Redland Rosemary. Based on the Ultraroof380, the Ultraroof All Tile enables Ultraframe retail partners to further maximise the opportunity presented by the growth in the home extension market.

 
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aïr Brings Slim, Flush Aluminium Window To Market

 

aïr 80HI, high-insulation flush aluminium windows are available now. Featuring super-slim sightlines and incredible energy efficiency, aïr 80HI has been added to the most impressive range of bi-fold doors, lift & slide doors and entrance doors to offer a full suite of premium aluminium glazing for the domestic market.

 
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Swish Website Now Optimised To Boost Leads For Installers

 

Swish Window Systems, an Epwin Window Systems brand, has just upgraded its website to help drive leads for its installers. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Epwin Window Systems, said: “The developments we’ve made to the Swish website will connect homeowners with their local installer much more quickly and easily than ever before.”

 
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Gowercroft Celebrates 20 Years Of High End Joinery

 

Gowercroft Joinery is celebrating 20 years of manufacturing premium quality timber doors and windows for new build, renovation and heritage projects.

Formed 1998, the Derbyshire based company, has gone from strength to strength from a modest three-man joinery team, using second hand machinery,

 
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Modplan Launches New Website

 

Modplan has just launched its new website as part of a shift in how it communicates with its UK customers as well as ensuring new prospects understand the Modplan proposition and product range. Justin Williams, International Sales and Marketing Director at Modplan, said: “For the past 5 years we have developed bespoke software for our Export customers so they can design windows and conservatories and order them via our online portal.

 
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Trinity College Maintains Its Campus With Supplies From Joinery Specialist Quest

 

Trinity College in Oxford was founded in the sixteenth century as a training house for priests. The site was originally chosen for its quiet, rural location. The college now, in the present day sits very much in the city centre, but still enjoys a rural aspect through well maintained gardens within the grounds at the rear.

Trinity College has an onsite workshop, with 7 people who maintain the buildings, including Maged Alyas, Workshop Supervisor who has been

 
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Trade News

8 In 10 Small Firms Shun Zero-Hours Contracts While Employment Costs Surge

The overwhelming majority of UK small businesses are not using zero-hours contracts, and more than half were paying all staff the new NLW before it was introduced in April, according to the latest findings from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

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Social Housing Success For CMS Window Systems With Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) Appointment

Window, door and curtain walling manufacturer and installer CMS Window Systems has further strengthened its position as one of the leading fenestration partners to social housing providers by securing

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Dear Gerald

Following the Government’s announcement (31 July) that five manufacturers’ fire doors failed to meet fire performance standards after an on-going investigation by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), Tradesmith is suspending the sale

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Window And Door Manufacturer Opens Training Facility For Young Adults

Shelforce, a leading manufacturer and installer of PVC-u windows and doors that employs people with a range of disabilities, is set to open a dedicated training facility to provide regular work experience placements and invest in the future.

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Window Ware Finishes July 2018 On A High With 98.1% OTIF Score!

It wasn’t just the temperatures that reached new heights in July. Last month, Window Ware broke some records of its own too! Not only did it smash its sales targets and see its best sales month since 2014, but the hardware provider also achieved its highest 98.11% OTIF this year.

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Wilkins Joinery Expands Workshop With Increased Work Space, Smart Spray™ And 1Stop™ Service From Quest Hardware

Wilkins Joinery has been operating for over 30 years as a family run business, with Neil Wilkins and his two sons, plus a committed workforce.

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Product News

Kingston Joinery And West Port Windows And Doors Join Forces To Bring ‘Exceptional’ New Fire Door Product To Market

Two of Britain’s leading timber fenestration businesses are joining forces to bring a new high-performance fire door-set to market.

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People

Ten Year Milestone For Carl F Groupco’s Marketing Manager

Clare White, Carl F Groupco’s Marketing Manager, celebrates ten years working for the national hardware distributor. Her career with the company has seen her progress from Marketing Assistant to Executive and,

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Titon Appoints New Area Sales Manager For Timber And PVCu Division

Leading ventilation and window hardware manufacturer Titon has appointed Mark Barzotelli as Area Sales Manager for its Timber and PVCu division.

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On-Site

New View For Stylish London Hotel

Located at the heart of London and on the doorstep of landmarks Kings Cross and St. Pancras, is The California Hotel. This city hotel plays hosts to folk from around the world, all looking out onto the streets of London through traditional looking box sash windows.

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Awards

Epwin Window Systems Announces Sponsorship Of G18 Awards

Epwin Window Systems has just announced it will be a headline sponsor for the G18 Awards for the fifth year in a row. Gerald Allen Marketing Manager of Epwin Window Systems, said: “We are proud to be a headline sponsor for the G18 Awards.

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Events

Rapierstar Joins Fastener Industry Leaders To Address Latest Global Trade Challenges

Rapierstar has made the voice of the UK door and window industry heard at an international level at one of the most important events in the global fastener industry’s calendar.

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Exhibitions

Super Spacer’s Versatility To Take Centre-Stage At Glasstec 2018

Warm-edge experts Edgetech will be showcasing Super Spacer’s versatility at glasstec, the world’s biggest glass industry trade show.

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Viva Las Liniar!

Liniar’s parent company, Quanex Building Products, will be showcasing its range at this year’s GlassBuild America in Las Vegas in September – and a set of UK-designed, award-winning ModLok™ bi-fold doors will be taking a starring role on the stand.

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