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16th July 2019
 
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BM Aluminium Customer Numbers Continue To Rise

 

BM Aluminium has seen an impressive 8% rise in customer numbers since the start of 2019 as the aluminium sector continues to defy sluggish market conditions.

The exclusive UK distributor of the LogiKal software system says that the increase is coming from both new and established businesses, and reflects the ongoing growth happening right across the board in aluminium.

Managing Director Dean Hodges has analysed the figures: “These new customers are in retail, trade and commercial markets and range from start-ups to big, familiar names.

 
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Growth In Aluminium Sector Reflected In Sales Of Haffner Murat’s Spring S7000 Machining Centre

 

Dave Thomas, Managing Director of machinery specialists Haffner Murat, says his company’s sales are always a reliable indicator of what’s happening in the window industry. “The industry buzz at the moment is all about the growth of aluminium. Our sales show that to be true with many fabricators choosing to invest in our ITALMAC Spring S7000 4 Axis Machining Centre as they look to capitalise on what aluminium has to offer.”

Haffner Murat is the UK’s official agent for the Italian range of ITALMAC aluminium fabrication machinery.

 
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Rapid Expansion at Aluprof

 

Aluprof UK is arguably the fastest growing systems company operating in the UK. With rapid growth comes change and to service the needs of the specifier, the company has ambitious plans for the future.

“Aluprof UK is a division of Aluprof SA from Poland, in fact, the largest commercial systems company in Poland, where almost seventy percent of projects in the country use Aluprof profiles. Aluprof SA is a group company of Grupa Kety who has aluminium extrusion and component manufacturing capability. It is this vertical integration which allows Aluprof UK to offer high performance systems with unrivalled service at competitive rates.

 
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Mila Extends Prosecure TBT Range

 

Mila’s ProSecure TBT gearing range is now available with the option of a new fully concealed hinge alongside the existing visible, face-fix option.

It comes with the same combination of high specification and SBD accreditation which is already making Mila’s ProSecure TBT hardware popular with leading fabricators such as Pearl Windows, and with the same market leading 10 year mechanical operation guarantee.

 
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Double R Introduces Guardian Solstice

 

first to bring new products to market or invest in new pieces of machinery – all in the name of keeping customers ahead of the competition. The company says it is now pleased to announce its latest offering in the form of the new Guardian Solstice Skylight System – stunning built-in roof lights in the Guardian Warm Roof.

“As soon as Guardian showed us the new product, we knew we would be adding it to our portfolio immediately,” says Ian Sims, Managing Director of Double R, “because we like to be among the first,

 
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Universal Trade Frames Adds Visofold 1000 Bi-Folding Doors To Its Range

 

Trade fabricator Universal Trade Frames has just added Visofold 1000 bi-folding doors to its range of products. Brian Kruger, Managing Director of Universal, said: “Bi-folding doors continue to be an on-trend product for homeowners. Visofold 1000 bi-folding doors come with all the assurances you would expect from a quality designed product and will add value to any installers’ portfolio.”

The company says Visofold 1000 bi-folding doors offer a strong, durable, secure and stylish solution.

 
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Avantis Showcases Kubu’s Latest Developments At FIT Show

 

Avantis International got connected with the industry at FIT Show 2019, where it brought Kubu, claimed to be the first mass market Smart lock, to the forefront of innovation.

The Kubu stand was kitted out with both fully connected door and window displays, as they gave visitors the first chance to see how Kubu works, as well as launch the new features.

Kubu is designed to be fitted in volume and as standard with every door that fabricators and installers sell.

 
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WARMroof Hybrid Goes Double

 

The impressive WARMroof hybrid roof from Prefix Systems will now be made available with a double glazed unit as standard, providing installers with significantly lighter units to handle on site.

The WARMroof system has been designed to be the ultimate solid and tiled roof system in the market and the hybrid variant has brought full length glazed units from eaves to ridge into the overall design,

 
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Office Expansion For Hodgson Sealants

 

Beverley-based Hodgson Sealants have just completed an impressive two-storey office expansion programme, to cope with current growth and as part of ambitious expansion plans for their future in the sealants sector.

With a customer base in the trade and commercial sectors, Hodgson Sealants have grown to be claimed as the UK’s largest independent manufacturer of sealants and related products.

 
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Time For Change At The GAI

 

Julian Newman has been appointed as the new president of the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI), with a new team of executive officers and a clear agenda for change.

Julian will lead the major new developments currently underway at the GAI and Institute of Architectural Ironmongers (IAI) as part of the One Future Vision initiative.

 
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Major UK Distributor On Board For Glazing Summit Return

 

Hardware distributor Window Ware is sponsoring the 2019 Glazing Summit.

Taking place on Thursday, September 12 at Edgbaston Stadium and Conference Centre, Birmingham, the day will be packed with industry insight, advice and discussion on the issues that matter.

Window Ware partnered with the Glazing Summit at the inaugural event last year and will also be exhibiting this year.

 
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PatioMaster To Switch To ERA Hardware
 

Epwin Window Systems’ brand PatioMaster, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of patio doors, has announced that its doors will be fitted with ERA hardware as standard from Autumn 2019. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Epwin Window Systems, said: “ERA has been driving innovation in home security for over 175 years. Like PatioMaster it’s a tried and tested brand that homeowners appreciate.”

The ERA hardware gives PatioMaster doors PAS24:2016 compliance as standard, providing homeowners with peace of mind.

 
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New Brand, New Brochure For Entrance
 

Entrance Composite Door Solutions have just published a new 72-page, perfect bound composite door brochure under their new brand identity and it is designed to entice installers and consumers to specify a better door.

This new brochure was launched at the FIT Show as the business moved into new premises to cope with a strong business performance over the last 18 months.

 
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Bowen Joinery And Glazerite Transform Sheffield Building
 

An iconic building in the centre of Sheffield has undergone a makeover thanks to Bowen Joinery Ltd and The Glazerite UK Group Ltd.

Exchange Place Studios, in the city’s conservation area, is a stunning Art Deco building and as such planners had to approve the installation before it could commence. Home to 60 studio spaces over six floors, the building is residence to over 80 artists and has been regenerated

 
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Carl F Groupco Reduces Carbon Footprint
 

LED lighting has been installed across Carl F Groupco’s Peterborough warehouse, along with motion sensors that will further increase energy savings. The advancement is the latest initiative by the hardware distributor to minimise impact on the environment. At the hub of Carl F Groupco’s business, working to meet the company’s On Time In Full delivery ethos supplying over 7,000 product lines, the warehouse was identified as a key area to enhance environmental efficiency.

 
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CMS Raises The Standard Sustainably At Ferguslie Park
 

Hundreds of homes at Ferguslie Park in Paisley have been upgraded sustainably with high performance PVCu windows and doors manufactured and installed by CMS Window Systems.

The large-scale refurbishment project for Ferguslie Park Housing Association has seen 300 of the landlord’s 803 properties transformed, in an area which – like many of the UK’s economically disadvantaged

 
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Glazerite Golf Day Raises Over £10,000 For Mental Health Charity
 

Now in its 14th year, the sun shone once again for the Glazerite UK Group’s annual Pro-Am Golf Day. Held on Friday 5th July in the tranquil surroundings of Wellingborough Golf Club, the event was attended by a number of the VEKA fabricator’s customers, suppliers and employees, who travelled from across the UK to take part. In total, over £10,000 was raised for the charity We Mind & Kelly Matters, which was set up by Glazerite Chairman John Hewitt in memory of his late daughter.

 
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GGF Issues Statement On CPR And Insulating Glass Units

It is now six years since compliance with the Construction Products Regulations (CPR) became a legal requirement in the UK. The CPR (which replaced the Construction Products Directive) was implemented in the UK,

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Fastener ‘Health Checks’ Set Sights On Eliminating Accident Risks

Specialist fastener advice from Rapierstar on choosing the correct fabrication screws, and applying them in the right way, is helping window and door fabricators to maintain and improve their health and safety performance and eliminate accident risks.

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ALUFAST Expand With Exlabesa Building Systems

There is no better endorsement of a product’s quality than if you’re willing to use it in your own projects. Yorkshire’s ALUFAST has been working with Exlabesa Building Products for over two years. When the time came to upgrade and expand their own premises,

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19 Million Britons Watch FENSA TV Ads So Far

FENSA, the government-authorised Building Regulation compliance scheme for the installation of replacement windows and doors in England and Wales, has released statistics on the performance of its first-ever TV campaign which began broadcasting in March this year.

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GGF Update On Low Sightline Glass Units 

Some Planning Authorities, when granting Planning Consent for works to be carried out on Listed Buildings, buildings in Conservation Areas in Scotland and Conservation Areas in England where an Article 4 Direction has been placed on a property,

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Product News

Yale Sets A Standard By Upgrading To Stainless Steel

Yale has announced that it is upgrading to stainless steel on all of its multipoint lock faceplates as standard, providing new user features and benefits in terms of durability, aesthetics and reduced carbon footprint.

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How Do You Make The Residence Collection Even Better?

Have Stedek achieved the impossible?

With the help of expert ironmongers From The Anvil, the fast-growing fabricator has managed to make the Residence Collection even better.

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People

Quickslide Welcomes Tony To The IT Crowd

West Yorkshire’s Quickslide have welcomed a new IT Support Engineer to their in-house staff team, proving that prior knowledge of fenestration isn’t always an essential pre-requisite to employment within the glazing industry.

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Double Appointment At Window Ware Strengthens Sales Team

Window Ware have once again bolstered their expert team with not one, but two new appointments.

Olivia Dalton and Hannah Mattu have both joined the Bedfordshire firm as

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Aluminium

The Aluminium Sector Takes A Giant Leap Forward With Stellar

Stellar, the new aluminium window and door system from Epwin Window Systems has been gaining plaudits since it was launched at FIT 2019.  The brand-new aluminium system, designed for the retail and light commercial markets,

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Glass & Glazing

Glass Makers’ Periodic Table Of Elements

To mark their fresh new look and celebrate the 150th anniversary of the periodic table of elements, the experts in glass, Glass Technology Services, have developed a glass-specific periodic table of elements that is already proving popular with clients across the glass sector.

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On-Site

Cool Elegance On The Water – “CentoNew” Office Building Uses SWISSPACER

Centogene AG has built a new research centre for the genetic diagnosis of rare hereditary diseases in Rostock, Germany. A number of different types of glass were used for the glazing. SWISSPACER warm edge spacer bars were specified for the glazed units for improved heat

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Titon Reaches New Heights In Glasgow Hotel

Titon has supplied over 370 Sobinco Chrono aluminium tilt and turn window systems as part of the new Motel One project in Glasgow. Situated next to Glasgow Central Station at the junction of Oswald Street,

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Senior’s In Good Shape At New Sports Complex

The new sports complex at the Solent University in Southampton has been kitted out with a high-performance aluminium fenestration package from Senior Architectural Systems.

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Internet

New 3D BIM Service Launched By ISO CHEMIE

New 3D BIM (Building Information Modelling) technology is available from foam tape sealing company ISO CHEMIE.

The move will enable architects and designers to integrate high quality

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Brochures

Promat UK Boosts Technical Support With New Product Selector And Glazing For Life® Technical Brochure

A new online product selector and ‘Glazing For Life®’ technical brochure launched by Promat UK provide architects, interior designers,

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Marketing

Hitting The Ground Running

Since joining the Ultraframe Ultra Installer Scheme just over four months ago, Hainault Home Improvements has already sold eight of the leads they’ve received from the scheme – at a whopping total of £240,000!

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Events

Glazing Summit Leaders Dinner Gets Unique Sponsor

Unique Window Systems have thrown their support behind the 2019 Glazing Summit by sponsoring this year’s Leaders Dinner.

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