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16th November 2021
 


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New Managing Director To Lead St Helens Glass Giant In New Chapter For The Industry

 

Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, has appointed Neil Syder to managing director to lead the glass manufacturer as it adapts to an age of decarbonisation and targets new opportunities.

Neil brings over 30 years’ experience within the company to the post. Most recently as head of operations, Neil has brought a new standard of efficiency and customer focus to the St Helens manufacturing operations.

He was the second Syder to hold the position of head of operations at the glass giant, moving temporarily to Sweden as a child as his father established the company’s Halmstad plant.

 
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TuffX Continues Long-Term Investment With 30,000ft² Expansion Plan And New Machinery

 

Glass manufacturer, TuffX, has applied for planning permission to increase its Knowsley premises by a further 30,000ft² in the latest stage of its extensive, long-term expansion plans. Combined with its existing 80,000ft² facility, the proposed addition will bring the total factory area to a substantial 110,000ft².

The move, made in response to continuing high demand for TuffX’s products, follows the addition of an extra 10,000ft² of factory space earlier this year, allowing the company to ramp-up production of its increasingly popular Infinity range of rooflights and walk-on glass units.

Further investment to ‘future-proof’ the business comes in the form of new machinery including a third cutting line, a fourth glass furnace, a second screen printing machine and a third insulated glass (IG) line.

 
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Epwin Window Systems Supporting Skills Boost Across The Industry

 

The shortage of skilled staff coming up through the ranks is widely recognised in the industry. It’s something that Epwin Window Systems is keen to tackle via its Connect digital platform. Gerald Allen, marketing manager at Epwin Window Systems, commented: “We have partnered with specialist industry training provider T3 Training & Development to provide a wide range of qualifications, including the new standards, to help our customers upskill their staff and add value to their businesses.”

He added: “We know the appetite for training is huge and we are in conversation with many customers that are keen to move forward with training.”

 
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Glasshouse Installs Three Decalu88 Bi-Folds In A Day

 

Deceuninck Aluminium customer, Glasshouse, has successfully fitted three sets of Decalu88 bi-folds in one day, on a single project.

Glasshouse Managing Director, Shaun Armstrong, said that the installation – which included two sets of three pane doors, plus a dual pane – was made possible thanks to Decalu’s co-extruded gasket, a feature that has been designed to reduce glazing times to a matter of minutes.

“Switching to Decalu has made a massive difference,” commented Shaun. “In the past, we may have just about managed to fit two, three pane doors in a day, but on this particular job we were able to install an additional two pane door as well.

 
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A Revolution In Customer Care

 

The quest for an ever-better customer experience continues at Endurance Doors with the introduction of Amicus, a new automated ticketing system which improves the flow of information to and from Installer Partners.

This investment in Amicus, which is part of a wider programme of new IT infrastructure, has been implemented to help streamline the whole customer query process and the ticketing system will ensure that all communications are fully traceable and trackable. It’s also the same sort of platform that’s used by some of the most trusted and respected consumer brands in the UK.

 
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Fabricator Glazerite Welcomes New Faces

 

The Glazerite UK Group has welcomed several new faces in support of its ambitious growth plans. New additions to the management team include Paul Jagger, who has recently joined Glazerite as Group Head of IT, and Luke Hatfield, who has been appointed as Group Procurement Director.

Paul says: “Having worked in the industry for 25 years, I’m looking forward to being part of one of the most respected trade fabricators in the industry.  The IT systems and team in place already are impressive, and I’m looking forward to further enhancing the output and efficiencies across the Group.”

 
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Health And Safety At The Heart Of The Business

 

The Window Company (Contracts) is ending 2021 on a high, with a second prestigious award nomination.

Just a couple of weeks after it was named as a finalist in the Installer of the Year category at the glass and glazing industry’s G-Awards, it has also been shortlisted by the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) for its Health and Safety Award.

This was the first time that the specialist commercial installer had entered the BWF Awards but, after a year in which it achieved ISO45001:2018 accreditation for its commitment to improving employee safety and landed a Silver Award in RoSPA’s internationally recognised Awards’ programme, the timing was perfect.

 
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Victorian Sliders Celebrates Third NFA Win

 

Sash window specialists Victorian Sliders are celebrating after winning a much sought-after National Fenestration Award for the third year running.

Companies from across the industry attended the presentation event held at Doncaster Racecourse, where the Welsh company was announced as the winner of the Fabricator/Manufacturer award, one of the NFA’s most competitive categories.

It also collected the award for Vertical Sliding Window Company from the 2020 NFAs, which were held virtually last year because of Covid restrictions.

 
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High Five For NFA Award Winning Morley Glass 

 

Uni-Blinds integral blind manufacturer Morley Glass has triumphed at the 2021 National Fenestration Awards (NFAs) by picking up awards in five categories.

The company was once again crowned the industry’s best ‘Integral Blind Company’ and named the winner in the ‘New Product’ category for its latest exclusive integrated blind innovations, the symmetrical SV+ sliding venetian blind system and the pleated blackout blind. Like all Uni-Blinds, these new products are manufactured using only ScreenLine blind systems, which the company says offers high quality, great visual appeal and reliable long term performance in carefully tailored shading and privacy solutions.

 
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Haffner Wins Machinery Company At The NFA Awards 2021 

 

Haffner are celebrating a back-to-back win at the NFA Awards 2021. The company, which took the title in the Machinery Company category at the 2020 awards, was again confirmed the winner of the 2021 award. The Haffner team collected their awards at the gala event held at Doncaster racecourse on Saturday 6th November. The event was the first of its kind, with award presentations being made to the 2020 winners and live announcements and presentations of the NFA 2021 awards.

Dave Thomas, managing director of Haffner, said: “We are delighted to win this award for the second year, particularly as it’s voted for by our industry peers, so it’s a real vote of confidence. I’d like to thank everyone who voted for Haffner as it means so much to the whole team.”

 
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VBH Celebrate Success At NFA’s 

 

Hardware specialist VBH has been successful in 2 categories and finished as runner up in 3 more at the National Fenestration Awards.

The company won Best Digital Marketing Campaign for their promotion of the Q-secure consumer hardware guarantee which will pay out up to £8000 in the event of a break in, and regional sales manager Tyler Shutts shared the Young Person of the Year award to follow up her outright win in 2020.

Marketing manager Gary Gleeson said, “It’s great to be recognised in this way by the industry and we really appreciate every vote cast our way. We see all awards success, regardless of category, as a giant pat on the back for the whole team and everyone at VBH is thrilled to bits.

 
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Modplan Wins Conservatory Roof Fabricator At NFA Awards 2021 

 

Trade fabricator Modplan has been announced as the joint winner of the Conservatory Roof Fabricator category at the National Fenestration Awards 2021.

Speaking of the win, Heidi Sachs, managing director of Modplan, said: “We are thrilled to have won this award. It’s particularly relevant as it was voted for solely by the industry and I would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote for Modplan. It has been an extremely busy year for everyone in the industry, so taking time out of busy schedules to vote for us, is a true vote of support. Congratulations also goes to our fellow winner, Premier Roof Systems.”

 
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Jobs Vacancies

Site Support Engineer

Ultraframe is a leading supplier of offsite manufactured construction products based in Clitheroe.

Excellent technical support is a key part of our offering and we are looking to recruit a Site Support Engineer to assist with the ongoing training & development of customers on our extensive product range.

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Trade News
 

Blairs Become SBD Accredited

Blairs Windows & Doors, a Kömmerling manufacturing partner and part of the Saveheat Group, has announce that they have joined Secured by Design, which is the official police security initiative that works to improve the security of buildings and their immediate surroundings to provide safe places to live, work, shop and visit.

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Stedek Switches Up With Window Ware

When fabricator Stedek switched its manufacturing to the Aluplast system late last year, they turned to Window Ware for the full hardware support they needed to ensure a seamless transition and uninterrupted production, even in the face of soaring demand and supply challenges caused by the pandemic.

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Trade News

Window Ware Maintains 100% Same Day Response Despite Challenges

The last 18 months have thrown everything from lockdowns and factory closures to resource constraints, and shipping delays at hardware distributor Window Ware. Nevertheless, the committed hardware provider has maintained its 100% same-day response rate and always made sure no customer enquiry went unanswered, despite the surge in demand for its products.

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Online Magazine


People

Vista Appoint New Business Development Manager

Composite door manufacturer Vista Panels has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of a new business development manager for the South.
Ian James Smith joins the Wirral-based company with more than 27 years of experience in the fenestration industry, having held previous positions with some of the leading systems houses and composite door manufacturers.

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Platinum Anniversaries For Carl F Groupco’s Julie And Pamela

Hardware distributor Carl F Groupco has recently celebrated the platinum work anniversaries of two key team members. Julie Warner, Roto product manager and Pamela Wilson, Regional sales manager for Scotland and Ireland have each achieved 20 years’ service for Carl F Groupco.

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Training & Development

Kenrick Tackles Ongoing Skills Gap

Kenrick is doing its bit to address the continuing skills shortage and inspire more people into the industry. The West Bromwich-based hardware supplier has already supported the training and development of three youngsters, with one recently celebrating completing the first year of his apprenticeship with Kenrick.

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Marketing

Kolorseal Launches Pinterest As Customer Support

Kolorseal has launched a new corporate Pinterest page with a view to supporting customers.  The idea is to help companies and customers to promote their work by highlighting completed projects that have been ‘Kolorsealed’.

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On-Site

Optima Windows And Doors Transform An Award-Winning Barn Conversion

Profile 22 installer Oswestry Windows and Doors has recently completed an impressive installation of Optima windows and French doors in an award-winning barn conversion situated on the outskirts of Maesbrook near Oswestry, Shropshire.  The exclusive five-bedroom gated property involved the installation of 16 Optima Flush Casement windows and two sets of Optima French Doors.

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Success Breeds Success For Apeer And Window & Door Centre North East

A new front door for a residential refurbishment in Bishops Auckland, Co. Durham resulted in added insulation, security and aesthetic appeal for one happy homeowner – plus increased sales for the Apeer trade partner after photos of the project were shared on social media.

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