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16th October 2018
 
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An Integral Move For Mercury Glazing
 

Established specialist fabricator, Mercury Glazing Supplies Ltd, has become the first fabricator to manufacture the new aluminium Integral bifolding door recently launched by Epwin Window Systems. Steve Cross, Director of specialist fabricator Mercury, said: “We are delighted to be the first fabricator of the new Integral bifold and know it will add value to our established door portfolio.

“Aluminium is the perfect material for bifold doors because it has the lightweight strength that’s required.

 
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Dear Gerald
 

There are less than six months to go now until the UK officially leaves the EU at 11pm on 29th March 2019.

While we still don’t have any clear indication of what the Brexit outcome will actually look like, there’s no doubt any change to the status quo is likely to cause disruption to this industry’s supply chains, and could potentially affect every single one of us to a greater or lesser degree.

 
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Addressing The Skills Shortage: Avantek Machinery Takes The Lead
 

It’s a common theme throughout the industry – there just aren’t enough young people learning a skilled trade, which will have a major impact on us all in years to come. Recruitment is already difficult and employment costs are rising across the sector.

Innovative machinery company Avantek is helping to address this, both internally and for fabricators – with two very different focuses!

 
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New Range Of Bosch Professional ProCORE18V Batteries

 

Bosch Professional has taken compact, high-performance batteries to a new dimension with the launch of its latest ProCORE18V series. It promises to make professionals more efficient, through greater power, lifetime and runtime, and offers 4.0, 8.0 and 12.0 Ah versions tailored to individual needs. Also introduced is the Bosch GAL 18 V-160 C Professional Charger – the fastest 18 Volt charging unit and the world’s first ever to use connectivity, says the company.

 
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ERA Now Offering Fab&Fix Hardex Finish For Vertical Sliders

 

Fabricators and installers have for many years faced the perennial problem of vertical sliding windows not visually matching external doors. Perfectly matching decorative hardware for the two product areas has always eluded them. ERA has now solved this challenge. The security expert has upgraded all of its decorative hardware options for vertical sliding windows so that they now feature the unique Fab&Fix Hardex finish in eight colours.

 
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British Woodworking Federation 2018 Awards Shortlist Revealed

 

The shortlist for the prestigious British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Awards was announced recently at the W Exhibition 2018, the national show for the Joinery and Furniture industries.

Now in their tenth year, the awards celebrate the best of the best in UK woodworking, recognising technical innovation, process efficiencies, health & safety and the rising stars of the industry.

 
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Online Ordering Now Live From SWISSPACER

 

SWISSPACER is the first to introduce online ordering of warm edge products for customers, says the company. The website offers a quick, convenient, 24/7 way to order warm edge spacers, Georgian bars and accessories.

The online ordering tool makes it simple to select the required product, followed by colour and width. Past orders can be added to the basket, making repeat ordering as easy as the click of a button.

 
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Continued Growth At LEKA Systems
 

LEKA Systems have reported a 100% upturn in sales of its roofing products. This upturn is driven by demand for the company’s LEKA Warm Roof and LEKA Orangery roof products. Rhys Hoddinott, Director of LEKA, says: “The demand for our LEKA roofs has been superb as more fabricators and installers see for themselves the benefits these products can deliver. The LEKA Warm roof and the LEKA Orangery roof are real game changers in conservatory roof design and the impact

 
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TSA Aluminium Steps Up Output And Quality With Kombimatec

 

With business increasing nationwide for trade supplier Teesside Architectural Aluminium, better known as TSA Aluminium, owner Paul McPherson decided to take the route of installing automated CNC production machinery to increase output but also to ensure high quality and precision in its aluminium window frames, entrances and curtain walling.

Paul embarked upon an exercise to evaluate the needs of the business, which since its inception 11 years ago had built a large

 
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Morley Glass & Glazing Shortlisted For Fenestration Award

 

Morley Glass & Glazing has been nominated in the IGU Manufacturer of the Year category at the 2018 National Fenestration Awards.

The nomination is the third award shortlisting for Morley Glass in 2018, after the business was also named as a finalist in the Yorkshire Business Masters Awards and in the Component Supplier of the Year Category at the G18 Awards.

 
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GGF Group Appoints Insight Data To Reach The Wider Industry Audience

 

The Glass and Glazing Federation and its commercial companies have joined forces with industry data specialists Insight Data.

The GGF Group – which includes BFRC, FENSA, RISA, GGFi and Borough IT, have signed up to Insight Data’s Fenestration database. Accessed through Salestracker, Insight’s online prospect database, CRM system and email marketing platform,

 
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Editors See The Technology Behind The Innovations At Deceuninck HQ

 

This October, a group of editors from the glazing and building press enjoyed a visit to Deceuninck’s global headquarters in Hooglede-Gits, Belgium. The visit gave editors an insight into the technology behind Deceuninck’s products and an opportunity to see the company’s state-of-the-art extrusion plant and testing centre.

A highlight of the tour was Deceuninck’s latest innovation, Linktrusion™ technology, used in Deceuninck’s composite 5000

 
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Sidey Opens New Showroom In Edinburgh

 

On Saturday 6 October, Scotland’s Sidey opened the doors to its Edinburgh Showroom in the out-of-town shopping area near Edinburgh’s Ikea. It’s kitted out with 36 entrance doors as well as lots of different types of traditional and modern windows, all full sized and installed in home style settings.

With a VIP Preview the night before, invited guests, and the team at Sidey were able to enjoy the new space for the first time.

 
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Excel Glazing Becomes A Swish Fabricator

 

West Midlands based Excel Glazing has become a Swish fabricator and will be manufacturing Swish’s popular 24/7 windows, doors, conservatories and bi-folding doors. Christopher Kailey, Assistant Director at Excel Glazing, said: “Joining Swish was a no brainer. They have over 40 years’ experience in the industry plus they have the additional reassurance of being one of the system brands that make up the industry-leading Epwin Window Systems. For us, it was an easy decision to make.”

 
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Double Design Appointment At Bennetts

 

Aluminium glazing specialists Bennett Architectural has announced two new appointments to its Design team.

Jake Lancaster, who brings 6 years’ experience as a Fabricator at Bennetts will undertake the role of Trainee Design Technician working with the Design Processing team.

Liam Potts also joins the team, bringing 4 years’ experience as a CAD Technician in the Mechanical and Electrical industries.

 
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Slimline Gain Bronze In GLASS Charter

 

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has announced that a newly joined Member of the Federation, Slimline Glazing Systems Ltd, has attained Bronze Level 2 in the GLASS Charter Merit Scheme.

At this year’s GGF Members’ Day in Solihull (on 12 September), GGF Group CEO Kevin Buckley presented Abigail Chapman, Quality & Compliance Manager and Company Secretary at Slimline Glazing Systems Ltd, with the GLASS Charter Bronze Level 2 certificate.

 
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Head of Installer Network

Synseal Group is recruiting for an expert sales professional with experience working with showroom retailers to head up its installer network programme.

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Trade News

Cheap Reinforcements Risk Safety And Standards, Says REHAU

REHAU has warned fabricators and installers they risk fitting substandard windows and doors and incurring hefty fines every time they use non-approved steel reinforcements for PVC-U installations.

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Burbage Custom Windows Appreciates The Convenience Of Safeware

Burbage Custom Windows has been a Safeware customer for over ten years. When asked why he’s stayed with the Epwin Window Systems hardware company for so long,

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Product News

ERA Launches New Patio Door Lock Solution

Demonstrating its innovative approach to product design, ERA, the security expert has introduced a new patio door hook locking solution whose ‘Integrated Dog Bolt’ feature, slimline gearbox and unique locking clusters

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Sales Soar For Astraseal’s In-Demand Aluminium Flush Sash

Well-respected trade and commercial fabricator Astraseal has seen a surge in demand for Alitherm 800, their innovative aluminium flush casement window.

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Fab&Fix Heritage Range Boosted With New Pulls And Escutcheons

Decorative hardware is a vital component for any door and window fabricator or installer, offering key opportunities for differentiation from competitors. Fab&Fix from ERA

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Modplan Adds Wendland Lantern Roof To Its Portfolio

Trade fabricator Modplan has just announced it has added the Wendland Lantern Roof to its product portfolio. Justin Williams, International Sales and Marketing Director

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Seasonal Sealing Thanks To Advanced ISO-CHEMIE FOIL Technology

WITH the onset of winter, rapid and effective onsite sealing of window or door frame connecting joints in minus degree temperatures or in wet conditions, is provided by advanced external* sealing foil technology from

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Machinery

‘Mechanical’ Joint Aesthetics And Style With The Speed, Efficiency And Strength Of Welds, From Jade Engineering

Mechanically jointed top and bottom rails on traditional window styles are continuing to grow in popularity and this demand raises key issues

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Software

BM Aluminium Helps Linn Tech Get Even More From LogiKal

Linn Tech Scotland has transformed the way it uses its LogiKal aluminium processing software, as a result of just two days of specialist training and consultancy from the team

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Brochures

Quest Launches New Catalogue For The Joinery Sector

Quest have been supplying the joinery sector with architectural ironmongery and workshop consumables since 1985.

Quest has launched a new hardware and joinery catalogue covering all

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FIT Show

Tiled Roof Specialists SupaLite Stamps Ticket For FIT Show 2019

SupaLite, the specialist manufacturers of replacement tiled roof systems have announced they will be bringing their roofing expertise to The FIT Show 2019.

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Marketing

FENSA Roadshows Head North West

After a successful week in the South West, FENSA is bringing its free and information-packed Roadshows to the North West of England in October and November.

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G18 Awards

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

The winners will be announced at the G18 Gala Dinner and Awards event on Friday November 30th at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

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Awards

Liniar Lines Up Award Nominations

After adding a Queens Award for Enterprise In Innovation to the trophy cabinet last year, Liniar has now been nominated for three more prestigious awards, underlining the brand’s

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The Window Company (Contracts) Ltd Gains First Ever Gold In Glass Charter

The Window Company (Contracts) Ltd has become the first ever GGF Member to achieve a Gold rating in the GGF GLASS Charter Merit Scheme,

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Special GGF Award For Holdens-Supaseal

At the recent GGF Members’ Day, Holdens-SupaSeal received a special award from GGF President, John Agnew, to mark their outstanding contribution to the industry spanning

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Charity

From Spacer Bars To Football Shirts: Edgetech Sponsors Barwell FC

Warm-edge experts Edgetech are sponsoring a football club close to the hearts of one of its longest-standing customers.

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