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16th February 2021
 
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‘V’ Shaped Recovery For UK Residential Entrance Door Market – AMA Research

 

A new report into the UK residential entrance door market has forecast a positive outlook for the sector over the next five years, despite a significant decline in 2020 due to the impact of Covid 19 and lockdown restrictions.

The latest data from AMA Research’s Residential Doors Market Report shows that large scale residential building projects and an increase in consumer spending on home improvements helped to fuel consistent growth up to the end of 2019, despite mature market conditions.

While the study highlights a 12 percent drop in market value, year-on-year, for 2020, its authors predict a relatively quick, V-shaped recovery for 2021 and consistent future growth until 2025.

 
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UAP Launches Fullex Kinetica+ K4 Lock

 

Leading manufacturer of security and fire safety hardware for doors and windows, UAP has launched the Fullex Kinetica+ K4; a state of the art locking system that combines advanced, patented features to deliver what the company describes as one of the most secure 3* cylinder locks ever produced.

Building on the credentials of the innovative Fullex Kinetica locking range, Kinetica+ K4 breaks new ground in security hardware by combining a standard 3* cylinder lock profile with multiple intricate design features, delivering a lock that is easy to install but, says UAP, virtually impossible to bypass. Rigorously tested at UAP’s in-house test facility and by a third party testing house as part of the product development process, the new lock has defeated the newest methods of gaining entry developed by locksmiths and is Secured

 
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More Digital Expertise At AluK

 

Antoniya Stoycheva is the new digital marketing specialist at AluK, managing and building the company’s online presence right across its websites, digital platforms and social media.

Coming from the aftermarket automotive industry, Antoniya has lots of experience in communicating with independent businesses, as well as driving demand from retail buyers. She will be translating all of that experience into helping AluK to do even more digitally, developing assets and services to support customers and specifiers.

With an MA in International Public Relations and Global Communications Management, she is an expert in planning

 
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aluplast Foils The Competition

 

aluplast is continuing to take the stress out of foils by maintaining its supply of core ‘off the shelf’ stock finishes. It is also offering a competitive 20-day lead time on bespoke options and a single pricing structure on orders for contrasting finishes on internal and external surfaces.

The announcement comes amid continuing high demand in the retail sector at the start of 2021, a situation that has resulted in additional price hikes and further delays on foiled product from some other PVC-U system suppliers, say aluplast.

aluplast, however, maintains it still has high levels of foiled stock ‘on the ground’ in the UK, including for its aluminium style Smooth Anthracite Grey – available on both sides and on a grey substrate.

 
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Sternfenster Offering 5-Day Lead Times On Bi-Folds As Demand From Retail Sector Continues

 

Sternfenster has said it is offering rapid lead times on its aluminium product range, including its bi-fold, sliding patio and casement offering, despite continuing high demand at the start of 2021.

The fabricator is offering its Smart Visofold aluminium bi-fold, in standard RAL Grey, Black and White and Dual Grey on White – plus its Smart Alitherm 300 casement window in RAL White and Grey – on an industry leading five-day turnaround.

For orders on single colours, the Visofold bi-fold is available in 10-days, with other products, including the Smart Visoglide inline slider,

 
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’New CAB Chief Executive’

 

The Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB) has named its new CEO as Phil Slinger and will join the Association in March 2021.

Phil brings a wealth of experience to CAB with his previous role as a senior director of one of the largest and most well respected Association Management companies in the UK, with responsibility for over 35 trade associations, professional societies and charities. Having also held senior leadership roles within a range of high profile UK and international focused membership organisations, professional bodies and trade associations in the Construction, Manufacturing DIY, Retail and Healthcare sectors, the CAB Board are delighted to confirm

 
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Sell Your Business – And Leave The Hassle Behind

 

With Covid-19 still causing uncertainty for businesses, supply chain issues and rising costs, industry veteran Neal Harper of Sustainium Group discusses why now could be the right time to sell your business – and the easy way to do it.

Planning when to exit your business is something that every business owner will have done, due to their own personal plans and timescale.

After years of stress, stepping off the wheel to enjoy some hard-earned family time and pursue other outside interests will be the

 
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Glazerite Shines Spotlight On Apprentices

 

The Glazerite UK Group Ltd used National Apprenticeship Week (8th-14th February 2021) to celebrate the achievements of its current crop of apprentices, who are working across several of the fabricator’s business functions.

25-year-old Elijah Onibudo joined Glazerite in January 2020 having been inspired to pursue an IT apprenticeship to gain new skills in a working environment. Elijah says of his role: “My job is really challenging and versatile and gives me the chance to learn new technologies and try new things. Being an apprentice at Glazerite has really helped me build and develop my skills.”

 
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Richard Eden Joins Yale As Supply Chain Director

 

Yale has welcomed Richard Eden to the business as its new Supply Chain Director, strengthening the senior team.

Richard joins the business with over 25 years industry experience and a wealth of knowledge in warehousing, logistics, distribution, and supply chain.

In his new role, Richard will oversee and manage supply chain and logistics strategies. He will also have overall responsibility for Yale’s logistics partner, as well as the Central Factored Products Planning department.

 
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6 Day Doors Meets Growing Demand For Aluminium

 

6 Day Doors Managing Director Sunny Singh explains how despite opening just a year ago, his company is meeting a booming demand in the industry…

I’m sure the idea of starting a business just before the global pandemic would put doubts in many minds, but for us at 6 Day Doors, the past 12 months couldn’t have gone better.

As a specialist supplier of aluminium bi-folds and patio doors, we started the business as part of Essex-based construction powerhouse the Chigwell Group, who also own Chigwell Window Centre, Chigwell Construction, and Chigwell Heating.

 
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New Research Reveals What It Takes To Have A Loved Home Improvement Brand

 

Love for a home improvement brand has a massive impact its customer loyalty and recommendations according to a new study. People who love a brand are three times more likely to recommend it to others and will tolerate it making twice as many mistakes as any other, before taking their custom elsewhere. Indeed, according to the Brand Love report, such a home improvement brand can mess up almost five times and people will still stay loyal to it.

The research, which was carried out by Energy PR among over 100 top marketers, identifies what it takes to create a great brand and what more is needed if it’s to be loved.

 
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Eyrise Liquid Crystal Glass Installed For Solar Shading In Victorian Rooflights At BAFTA’s 195 Piccadilly Headquarters

 

The installation of 82 dynamic liquid crystal windows to glaze two restored Victorian rooflights has been completed, as refurbishment progresses at the 195 Piccadilly headquarters of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

By improving facilities and doubling the building’s capacity, BAFTA will be able to dramatically increase its charitable programme. A world-leading independent arts charity, BAFTA works to support and promote the next generation of talent and break down barriers that make it hard for talented individuals to build careers in the creative industries.

 
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Trade News

’UK Conformity Assessment And What You Need to Know’

By Wojciech Brozyna – MD of Aluprof UK

Since the beginning of 2021 the UK now sits outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) complete with a late brokered ‘deal’ which helps businesses trade without tariffs between the EEA and the UK. Despite the increased levels of paperwork required for such imports and exports, it is ‘almost business as usual’.

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Market Uncertainty?

With both Brexit and Covid-19 issues still very much with us, 2021 will continue to be a challenge for all businesses. Both the ‘State of the Trade’ survey from CAB and the recent CPA (Construction Products Association) forecasts do offer cautious hope for the year ahead.

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Product News

Carl F Groupco Supplies Roto Product Suite For Accoya®

Roto fittings supplied by Carl F Groupco have been approved for use on Accoya® timber windows and doors. The suite of Roto products provided includes Roto FRH fully reversible hardware, TSL espagnolette and Tilt & Turn systems – all lines are available from stock from the hardware supplier’s Peterborough and Cumbernauld depots.

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Aluminium

One Door System That Does Everything

Alutech is taking away the headache of having to stock multiple systems by offering fabricators one system that caters for all door styles with the BF73 aluminium door system. Whether the project is a single door, French door or Bifolding door, they can all be fabricated from the same BF73 system. The system is so versatile that it can cater for projects that call for shaped frames,

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Two-Decade Technical Partnership Delivers Long Term Benefits For Senior

A twenty year partnership between Senior Architectural Systems and Rapierstar is said to demonstrate how a continued focus on fastening systems is a key factor in achieving long term success for window, door and curtain walling systems.

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Software

Digitize And Automate Your Business Processes In Any Configuration Imaginable!

Business Pilot has added a highly innovative Status Progression to its cloud-based CRM and business management tool, empowering installation companies to map their processes, set tasks and instantly track progress.

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Brochures

New Handle Portfolio Launched To Showcase Aluminium Window And Door Systems

A handle collection has been curated by HOPPE (UK) to support aluminium window and door manufacturers looking to specify compatible hardware for their products.

Aluminium is known for being a versatile metal. Its flexibility, strength and l.

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Glass & Glazing

All Angles Covered: Bohle Launches 90° Cough And Sneeze Screen

Bohle has added a 90° clamp option to its popular Vetroscreen COVID-19 cough and sneeze-guard.

Designed to allow commercial and office fit-out specialists to install a screen to the side, as well as front-facing positions, Vetroscreen 90°,

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On-Site

Cutting-Edge Skylights Help Give Landmark Liverpool Building A New Lease Of Life

Set on Water Street in Liverpool, the majestic Grade 2 listed India Buildings is being brought back to its former glory by a monumental refurbishment project, which includes 21st century skylights that realise the vision of the original architects.

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Awards

Everglade Windows Wins Fourth Successive Business Award

Everglade Windows has won Manufacturing Business of the Year at the 2021 West London Business Awards.

The triumph brings their grand total of West London Business award wins to six and is their fourth manufacturing trophy in a row,

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