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New British Standard Guides Bring Door Hardware Professionals Up-To-Date
 

A raft of revised British Standards has prompted the publication of three new technical guides from the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) for door and window hardware specialists.

BS 3621: 2017 specifies the performance requirements and test methods for a thief-resistant mechanically operated single-point lock assembly. It gives ironmongers clarification on how to conform to BS 3621 and the classification for locks in respect of other British and European standards.

 
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Record Year For CMS Window Systems With Profits Up By One Third
 

Queen’s Award for Enterprise winning company, CMS Window Systems, has reported considerable growth in its profitability, with EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) in the year to March up by more than one third, boosted by record turnover topping £36 million.

In its latest financial period, the Cumbernauld-based business, which employs more than 250 people in the design, manufacture and

 
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Euroglaze Welcomes REHAU’s Recycling Initiative
 

Euroglaze has become one of the first trade fabricators to start manufacturing windows using REHAU’s new co-extruded Total 70 profiles, which use a virgin skin around a 100% recycled core.

The Barnsley based company says that, in the wake of Blue Planet II and the ongoing furore around the use and disposal of single use plastics, it is delighted to be able to promote a positive plastic recycling message out to its customers.

 
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Certass Launches Key Partner Programme
 

Specialist certification body, Certass, has launched its Key Partner Programme, working with system suppliers and fabricators to bring even more support to local installers.

The Certass Key Partner Scheme follows a pilot with Eurocell that was launched last year and brought the industry’s only solid conservatory roof certification scheme to installers of the Equinox warm roof system.

 
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Cubelock Triple Lock Launches To Fabricators And Installers

 

The impressive Cubelock Triple Lock window safety restrictor with Lock Safe Action is available now to fabricators and installers. This clever product is the innovation of makers Newstar Door Controls Limited, the safety and security hardware specialists.

“What makes it so innovative is that if attacked it goes into Lock Safe Action, so should the lock fail it will ‘fail locked’ rather than open,” says Toby Staff, Managing Director at Newstar Door Controls.

 
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Saint-Gobain Building Glass Launches Lacquered Glass Collection For Stylish Interiors

 

The new Saint-Gobain collection of highly durable lacquered glass for stylish interior walls and furniture now comprises 26 colour choices built around five contemporary trends.

SGG PLANILAQUE COLOR-IT can be used in residential and commercial applications such as entrance halls, kitchens and bathrooms, as well as furniture including cupboard and wardrobe doors.

 
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Nova Adds Run Through Sash Horns To Heritage Window Portfolio

 

Nottinghamshire’s Nova Trade Frames says it is now offering its trade customers the most authentic heritage-style PVC-U windows on the market, with the introduction of Run Through Sash Horns for its Heritage and TOTAL70 profiles.

Nova Trade Frames is an Authorised REHAU partner and fabricator of high quality windows, doors and conservatories.

 
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Deceuninck Sales Up 15% Thanks To #Bestinclass Products + Service
 

Deceuninck’s sales continue to surge and are 15% up year-to-date. May’s sales were the highest ever recorded, 22% up on May 2017.

Managing Director Rob McGlennon says the company’s sustained growth is down to Deceuninck’s lead on colour and #BestInClass products, like the award-winning Heritage Flush Sash. Deceuninck has near-perfect delivery scores too, with 99% OTIF (On Time In Full) recorded for both

 
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Sevendials Stuns In The Cheshire Countryside

 

Situated in the rural countryside village of Mottram St Andrew, Cheshire, Sevendials is a private contemporary residence project. It utilises an array of innovative products from leading aluminium suppliers Reynaers and Cheshire-based Altitude Aluminium, which installed the stunning aluminium windows and doors on this beautiful build.

 
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Why New Build Choses Georgian Bar

 

You might be surprised to learn that more than a third of the installations for Georgian Bar go into new build developments. It’s an exciting part of the business, and Philip Dewhurst Jr, Director of Georgian Bar Company tells us what’s behind Britain’s love of Georgian style.

“Georgian style has never gone out of fashion. Perhaps it’s not surprising, because in the history of architectural influencers,

 
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Smart Designer Door From Mercury

 

Specialist trade fabricator Mercury Glazing Supplies Ltd added the aluminium Smart Designer Door to its portfolio earlier this year and is seeing a steady increase in demand. Chris Reeks, Mercury’s Sales and Marketing Director, said: “The market trend is for feature-rich high end products and the aluminium Smart Designer Door fits the bill perfectly.”

 
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12th Everglade Customer Conference Success

 

More than 100 guests joined Everglade Windows for its 12th trade customer conference on 5 July. Focussing on how businesses can adapt to the changing market, delegates heard from four guest speakers including Everglade’s Sales & Marketing Director Jay Patel. The attendees got a first-look at the new aïr 80HI high insulation flush aluminium window and enjoyed Everglade’s legendary hospitality.

 
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Spectus Credentials Secure New Build Contract With EYG Commercial

 

Long-standing Spectus fabricator, EYG Commercial, have recently completed a new build affordable living rental project with Hull City Council. The contract involved the installation of 40 casement windows and 14 composite doors in seven new two-bedroom bungalows built to the Lifetime Homes Standard.

 
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Bohle Invests In Customer Support

 

Bohle has strengthened its team with the appointment of three new starters, Anna Swider joins the Bohle Finance team and Jess Tooth and Elizabeth Frost, who join Bohle’s award winning Customer Services team.

Elizabeth Frost is an experienced customer services professional with a background in glass art having completed an apprenticeship in

 
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A Homecoming For Brodie – Thanks To Complete Aluminium And Glazerite

 

It was enough of a blow when a young Hampshire couple discovered their new-born son was severely disabled and would need 24/7 professional care. But it came as a second shock to hear he could not be allowed home from hospital because their house was not big enough to accommodate the nursing facility.

 
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Teal Products To Showcase New Openings For Visitors At The FIT Show 2019

 

Teal Products, the specialist distributor, has announced they will be exhibiting at The FIT Show 2019, aiming to highlight to visitors the benefits of the growing window control market.

The Gloucestershire-based firm will be heading to the NEC in Birmingham with their full range of openers, actuators and both manual and electric window control systems.

 
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Insight Data Continues Momentum By Booking Place At FIT Show 2019

 

Following on from the success of The Glazing Summit in May, industry data specialists Insight Data have announced they will be exhibiting at The FIT Show 2019.

The announcement comes as the team celebrates not only the fantastic response to the firm’s high-profile industry conference but the smooth implementation of GDPR

 
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CDW Systems Helps Double Glazing And Design Specialist With Shopfront Project

 

When double glazing and design experts Thames Valley Windows needed to transform an existing shopfront, they turned to top aluminium specialist CDW Systems for help.

CDW is one of the UK’s longest running aluminium specialists so they were the perfect manufacturer for the Bracknell based firm to call on when they were tasked with updating

 
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New Balls Please

 

Specialist PR & Marketing agency for the glazing industry, Balls2 Marketing has made two new appointments to its expanding team. Nikki Dunbar has joined as Creative Design Manager and Wendy Roberts has been appointed as Senior Researcher and Writer.

Andy Ball, Managing Director at Balls2 Marketing says: “It’s a real pleasure to have Nikki and Wendy join the team.

 
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Recruitment

2x Installer Sales Managers (North and South)

Two Installer Sales Managers in the North and South required by Leka Systems

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Trade News

Outstanding First Quarter For Leads2trade Shows Resilience Of UK Economy

THE quintessential British attitude of ‘keeping calm and carrying on’ is behind an industry stalwart’s impressive quarter one results.

Leads2trade is one of the UK’s leading provider of double qualified

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Window Ware Appointed Official UK Distributor For Caldwell’s Folding Openers

Independent hardware supplier Window Ware has been appointed as the official UK distributor of Caldwell’s Folding Openers.

The news comes hot on the heels of Window Ware becoming the launch

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Optima Delivers The Total Product Solution

One of the reasons Optima from Profile 22, an Epwin Window Systems’ brand, is so popular is because it makes it so easy to deliver a total product solution.

Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Epwin Window Systems, explains:

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GGFi – All About Experience

GGFi looks forward to greater growth under the Glass and Glazing Federation Group structure as the company reflected during its recent annual review, on its successful path to becoming the industry’s choice for insurance.

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Clyde Windows Becomes Newest UltraInstaller In Scotland

The business impact of becoming an UltraInstaller has been described by Clyde Windows’ Managing Director Dax Duckett as “the best decision we’ve made in ten years”. Just two months into the partnership, Not entirely attributing their recent

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Quality You Can Trust, Set Apart By The Edgetech Name

A wide-ranging research project commissioned by warm-edge experts Edgetech has seen the company refresh its commitment to customers with a new mission statement.

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Monster Month For Milwood

Outdoor Living specialists the Milwood Group had a record sales month in May thanks to their trade partners.

Doubling their sales every year for the last three years, Milwood Group is

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Product News

Curvaglide® System Coolly Slides Past Bi-Folds

Massive sliding curved glass doors with class-leading Low-E values have been developed for the luxury housing market by Surrey specialists Balconette.

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New South Bank Show For ISO-CHEMIE Tape

Hundreds of new low carbon family homes under construction in Leeds city centre will be fully protected against the elements thanks ISO-CHEMIE’s expanding foam sealing tapes.

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People

Continued SupaLite Success Sees Five New Appointments

Highly-respected manufacturer SupaLite is building on the continued success of its replacement tiled roof systems by welcoming five new staff to its headquarters in Preston – four of whom are joining SupaLite’s sales team.

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The Window Company (Contracts) Expands Again

The Window Company (Contracts) has appointed a new Order Processor to ensure that it delivers a seamless service to Basildon Council, where it has recently won the window and door replacement contract.

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Internet

Liniar’s Digital Focus Set To Gather Momentum

2018 sees Liniar celebrating 10 years of window innovation – and with the recent revamp of its website, the appointment of a Digital Marketing Manager and the launch of an innovative customer initiative, things are as busy as ever at Liniar HQ.

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Video

Freefoam Homeower Testimonial: “They did a fantastic job!”

Freefoam Building Products, a leading manufacturer of PVC building products for the Irish, UK and Mainland European markets, announce a brand new homeowner testimonial video.

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Training & Development

Praise For Group Training Sessions At BM Aluminium

BM Aluminium’s group training sessions are proving increasingly popular with customers who want to make the most of their investments in its LogiKal software programme.

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On-Site

Scarborough College Gets A Residence Listing

Residence 9 windows, part of The Residence Collection, have been specified on a listed building refurbishment project at Scarborough College in North Yorkshire, having been approved by planners at Scarborough Local Council and

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Another Commercial Success For Adeva And Glazerite

Kent-based Adeva Home Improvements has built on its recent success in large scale commercial window installation with a triple glazing retrofit for a sheltered housing scheme in Whitstable.

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Exhibitions

Building A Better-Informed Future At The Build Show 2018

Construction output is reportedly on the rise again, but risks from the economic uncertainty around Brexit, post-Grenfell regulatory changes and the well-documented skills shortages in building trades are raising a lot of questions about the future for the glass and glazing industry.

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