16th November 2017
 
"World First” For The Manufacturing Industry
 

Origin are claiming a world first for the manufacturing industry, saying the Origin Window, a bespoke aluminium system can now be fabricated and delivered without a traditional lead time and believe it is set to revolutionise the way in which the industry views lead times on bespoke products.

By applying the principles of Dr Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints to its manufacturing model, the British manufacturer has introduced the

 
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Aluk Officially Launches New F82 Bi-Fold
 

After it made such a huge impact when it was previewed at the FIT Show, the door which AluK says will become the new benchmark in the bi-fold market has officially been launched.

The Luminia F82 bi-fold is the flagship product in AluK’s premium Luminia range, and is now available exclusively from a network of Luminia Select Partners across the UK.

Targeted directly at the higher end of the market where demand is buoyant and still growing, it has all the aesthetics and performance

 
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Jack Aluminium Systems Launches New Flat Rooflight
 

Aluminium systems specialist, Jack Aluminium has added its first aluminium glazing product to suit both commercial and home improvement markets – the TRL90 rooflight. It’s a flat, aluminium framed rooflight that’s ideal for retrofitting skylights in commercial buildings or for bringing extra light into modern home extensions.

Sales and Marketing Director at Jack Aluminium, Jeff Pearson explains: “Following the success of our TruEnergy Window, earlier

 
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Made For Trade Appoint New Staff Following Korniche Expansion

 

Throughout 2017 Made for Trade has expanded its workforce in all aspects of the business to manage growing demand for its products including the Global Conservatory Roof and Bi-folding doors. Following the success and expansion of the Korniche Aluminium Lantern recent strategic appointments include Rebecca Claydon and Thomas Fielding.

Rebecca’s role as Client Account Manager is to support Made for Trade’s client base across all products ensuring high levels of service

 
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Bowater By Birtley Achieves PAS1188 On Flood Door

 

Following months of product development and rigorous tests, Bowater by Birtley is pleased to announce that it has achieved the much coveted PAS1188 test standard on its Flood composite door.

“Bowater by Birtley is one of just two companies to hold PAS1188 on composite doors,” explains Kevin Kiernan of Bowater by Birtley. “We invested the time and money to get it right because we recognise the

 
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Tommafold Bifold Door Gear Now Available In Black Finish

 

Tommafold is a unique, patented folding door system, providing all the components required to create a premium result for bi-fold doors. The system is often used to open out a room, offering increased light during summer months joining inside space with outside living. Tommafold, predominantly working with timber frames can also be used to create inside room divisions in homes or hotels.

 
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New Metallic Composite Foils From 3D

 

3D Laminates have just launched a range of non-grained, metallic foiled finishes for their long lasting CoolSkin® door skins for composite and panelled doors, that will help fuel further design inspiration for the sector in 2018 and beyond.

These new foiled finishes have been developed in conjunction with Hornschuch, harnessing their impressive Cool Colors foil technology, which has proven to offer outstanding weathering properties in both hot and cold climates.

 
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Kingfisher Launches New Website To Support Installers

 

To add to it’s range of marketing support for trade installers, Kingfisher Windows has launched a new trade website. Installers can browse through its products, create fast quotes, access brochures & technical information, and learn everything they need to know about its services.

For more than 27 years Kingfisher Windows has been supplying the trade with windows, doors and conservatories throughout Yorkshire

 
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Making Sure Fire Doors Are Up To The Job

 

A high specification, backed by third party testing and full accreditation, makes a life-changing difference when it comes to the effectiveness of fire doors. Yet, despite the importance of their performance, fire doors are often first to be downgraded on a specification in order to cut costs. REHAU composite fire door partner Shepley, knows all about the importance of making sure fire doors are up to the job.

“Fire doors are the first line of defence in containing fire and smoke, so when it comes to an emergency, they mustn’t fail,” says Tony Ball,

 
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Colour With Service

 

Recent market reports show colour as one of the clear growth sectors for the fenestration industry. One in four UK windows and doors is now manufactured in colour and demand is showing no sign of slowing, with one in three windows likely to be coloured before the end of the year. In order to service this demand, fabricators and installers need access to fast, reliable, hassle-free solutions from suppliers that understand their business. Colour coating specialists Kolorseal Ltd, are experts when it comes to painted fenestration products

 
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Pilkington Spectrum Now Available For On-The-Go Use Via New Smartphone App

 

Pilkington Spectrum, one of the industry’s most popular glass specifying tools, is now available to use on-the-go following the launch of a new smartphone app.

The app is available for download on iPhones, iPads and Android devices and allows users to find Pilkington products that most closely match their project requirements.

 
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Edgetech Scores A Hat-Trick With Trio Of Prestigious Award Nominations
 

Warm edge pioneers Edgetech have been shortlisted for Company of the Year at the Coventry Telegraph Business Awards.

The annual event, started by the long-running Coventry Telegraph newspaper, exists to celebrate success, recognise achievement and showcase Warwickshire’s most outstanding and innovative businesses.

 
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GGF Looks Forward To G17 Awards
 

Being one of the main sponsors of the G Awards since it started, the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has no fewer than 17 reasons to look forward to this year’s showpiece event.

With 16 Members nominated as finalists and the GGF ending its own 40th Anniversary celebration with a special “Lifetime Achievement Award”, G17 promises to be a very special event.

 
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CMS Window Systems Strikes Gold
 

CMS Window Systems is celebrating after picking up the Gold award in the International Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice 2017 at a special presentation ceremony held at the Houses of Parliament in London.

The company, which is one of Scotland’s leading window, door and curtain walling designers, fabricators and installers, was presented with the award in recognition for its success in environmental sustainability,

 
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Purplex Strengthens Team With Eight New Appointments
 

Purplex, the full-service marketing agency, has continued its rapid expansion with the appointment of eight new team members in the space of just three months.

Purplex’s team now totals over 60 employees. Last year, the agency moved to a new 5,000 sq. ft building just outside Bristol and these new appointments will help the company to reach their goal of growing to 100 employees by 2018.

 
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Balls2 Marketing Receives Top Award From CIPR
 

PR & marketing specialist for glazing and construction, Balls2 Marketing, won the top award for Construction, Property or Infrastructure Campaign at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ PRide awards on Friday 10 November.

The awards ceremony took place at The Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham and celebrated the achievements of public relations professionals and CIPR members from across the Midlands.

 
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Trade News

National Glass Group Experiences Exponential Growth In 2017

Following the news that Nova Group have joined National Glass Group (NGG) in September 2017, the group has now announced a further two new members in the form of Crystal Units based in the South East and Ecoglass situated in East Anglia.

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Fast Efficient Certification For Bison Frames

Barnsley-based Bison Frames are well-known in the industry for manufacturing high-end PVC-U windows and doors. With more than 50 years of fabrication experience and an emphasis on quality and innovation,

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Which? Trusted Trader Scheme Drives “Significant” Leads At Ultraframe

Ultraframe has reported a sharp rise in leads which the roof system manufacturer is attributing to its partnership with Which? Trusted Traders. Leads generated for its Ultra Installers are up by 20% compared to the same period last year and are still

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Product News

Profile 22 Introduces Its Frontier Range Of Composite Doors

Profile 22 has recently launched Frontier a new range of composite door leaves. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager of Profile 22 comments: “Industry projections suggest that composite doors are set to continue their popularity until at least 2020,

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Bosch Launches High-Quality Thermal Camera

Bosch Professional has added an extra dimension to its power tool and measuring device range with the launch of a high-quality thermal camera. Its development draws on the manufacturer’s deep understanding

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People

REHAU Recruitment Drive Boosts Customer Support Services

REHAU has appointed five new starters to its Windows Solutions team to improve support services for its installer and fabricator customers, and ensure that whatever their needs, it’s All in Hand.

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Glass & Glazing

New Solar Control Glass From Guardian Glass

Guardian Glass has extended its SunGuard® SuperNeutralTM (SN) range of high performance solar control glass with a product that provides the highest light transmission in the portfolio.

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On-Site

Aluprof Specified in Dublin

As Aluprof systems continue to gain popularity with specifiers across the UK, overseas, the system company is also seeing significant growth. Dublin is one of the latest cities to see a growing use of Aluprof

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Brochures

Getting Tasty With Door Brochures From Endurance

Endurance® Doors have just launched a new 8-page taster brochure in response to customer demand for an inspirational brochure that can be distributed en masse, leaving their 92-page composite door

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Marketing

Truframe’s Marketing – A Digital Age Department

TruFrame’s marketing department has recently benefitted from a number of additions, as they look to bring in considerable digital marketing expertise from B2B and B2C sectors, to go alongside more traditional

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Events

The 15th Edition Of The QUALICOAT Standard At The RIBA

QUALICOAT UK and Ireland members and specifiers met at the RIBA Portland Street to welcome the 15th edition of the QUALICOAT standard for architectural powder coating. Updated every two years the standard

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Awards

Glass Charter Progress For The Window Company

The Window Company (Contracts) Ltd has been recognised at Silver 3 level in the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) GLASS Charter Merit Scheme

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SWISSPACER Nominated For Best Spacer Bar Manufacturer

SWISSPACER has been nominated for Best Spacer Bar Manufacturer in the National Fenestration Awards (NFAs). The company has experienced strong growth in the last year through a mix of distributor support and new direct business.

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Ironmonger Success To Be celebrated At IAI Awards

The best industry professionals and most promising newcomers within the international door hardware industry will be celebrated at the Institute of Architectural Ironmongers (IAI) Awards next March.

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Charity

The Window Company (Contracts) and Osborne and Building Space

The Window Company (Contracts) Ltd are helping Osborne celebrate its 50th Anniversary by working alongside them to build a two-storey extension at Demelza’s Eltham Hospice in South East London that will allow

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G17 Awards

The G-Awards judges have revealed the names of the finalists in this year’s event.

64 companies and individuals will compete for the 12 coveted trophies at the gala awards event in November.
Event organiser Tony Higgin said:  “We’ve not only seen an excellent number of entries but the quality and range of the finalists themselves has been exceptional this year.”
The winners will be announced at the G17 Gala Dinner and Awards event on Friday November 17 at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

To read more about some of this year’s lucky finalists, click below

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