17th May 2018
 
Senior’s Launches New Ali VU Multi Frame
 

Senior Architectural Systems has extended its product offering for the domestic residential market by adding the new Ali VU Multi Frame option to its range of high performance aluminium windows and doors.

With the new Ali VU Multi Frame, trade customers can enjoy even greater flexibility by being able to choose from a wide range of internally or externally beaded configurations, opening up new opportunities for the use of fixed light and vents in the same window.

 
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Distinction’s nxt-gen Makes Business Easy For Doorsmart
 

Composite door manufacturer Doorsmart Ltd added Distinction’s nxt-gen door to its portfolio last year and Director Craig Broadley says it’s made business much easier. “The door is far easier to manufacture and has less wastage but for us the stand out innovation is the flush-fitted beading. It has reduced our stockholding because all the doors come with a pre-fit internal bead and therefore there is no need for cassettes. It’s helped us with order processing too because there are fewer component parts to order and hold in stock. It’s design technology at its best and has made a big difference to our business.”

 
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REHAU Celebrates VinylPlus Certification
 

REHAU is continuing to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to sustainable development after receiving the product label from VinylPlus marking its sustainable manufacturing processes.

VinylPlus is the voluntary sustainable development programme for the European PVC industry and aims at creating a long-term sustainability framework for the entire PVC value chain.

 
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Strength In Numbers.
 

Distinction Doors six-strong Business Development team have been in the industry for a combined total of over 50 years and pride themselves on their expertise and knowledge of the composite door market.

The team is headed by Sales and Marketing Director, Chantel Roach who comments: “We recently welcomed Jane Wilson and Gillian Coldwell to the team to further strength our focus on customer support and development.

 
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Rapierstar Supports Fast-Growing Trade Fabricator Merlin

 

Window and door fastener specialist Rapierstar is helping leading Scottish trade fabricator Merlin Network (Scotland) to keep production on track and to a high standard as it experiences record demand for its PVCu windows.

Rapierstar has now been supplying a range of high performance fasteners to Merlin for more than two years, with increased volumes in recent months reflecting the fabricator’s 22% increase in turnover. This, according to Merlin,

 
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Countrywide UPVC Installs 88 Profile 22 Vertical Sliding Windows

 

Westcliffe Court is a prominent private apartment building in Southport, Merseyside. It had been built with soft wood framed sash windows but its location near the sea meant the frames were wearing badly and needed to be repainted every three or four years – an expensive undertaking for the building’s residents. When the windows’ seals started to fail too, the building’s management company sought a more thermally efficient PVC-U alternative.

 
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New Business Development Manager For The Midlands Appointed At HOPPE (UK)

 

HOPPE (UK) has appointed Rob Thomas as business development manager for the Midlands.

With over 30 years in the door and architectural ironmongery industry, Rob has extensive experience in dealing with steel, timber and aluminium door sets. Starting in 1988 with architectural ironmongers Parker, Winder and Achurch, Rob has gone on to work for a wide range of door manufacturers and door hardware suppliers.

 
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New 3D Printer Promises Even Faster Product Development At Mila

 

Mila has reduced the time it takes to produce a precision prototype of a new hardware design from one week to just one day – thanks to its investment in its own high specification 3D printer. The hardware specialist says that this is having a significant impact on the speed at which it can deliver new products from design stage to production.

Product Design and Quality Director Paul Pearson says: “Traditionally hardware designers work through specialist prototyping bureaus to produce these types of models on their behalf, which can be time consuming and fairly expensive.

 
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GGF Outlines Plans For FIREX 2018

 

The GGF Fire Resistant Glazing Group (FRGG) is raising its profile with an increased presence at the FIREX show that’s taking place on 19th to 21st June 2018 at London Excel on stand A475.

At FIREX the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) will be highlighting to the Construction Industry the importance of Fire Resistant Glazing and why building contractors, designers, architects and specifiers should ensure they are using trusted qualified companies, such as GGF Members, to carry out the supply and installation of fire resistant glazing.

 
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Blu Hardware Surpasses The Acid Test

 

The benefits of only using 316 Marine Grade quality stainless steel to manufacture its range of door and window hardware has been highlighted by bluTM after sailing through internationally recognised corrosion tests.

The company, which offers one of the UK’s largest range of 316 Marine Grade door and window hardware, saw its HAB2 Bar Pull Handle totally surpass the internationally recognised Salt Mist Test in accordance with: ISO 9227:2017 and 480-hour duration test as per Class 5 of BS EN 1670:2007 Section 5.2.

 
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Mighton Celebrates 35 Years

 

2018 marks a milestone in the history of Mighton Products. Founded in 1983 and led by Chairman Mike Derham, the window and door hardware specialist has come from humble beginnings and seen some incredible highlights during the past 35 years.

Beginning his career as a joiner himself, predominantly refurbishing and producing timber sash windows, Mike quickly became aware of how poor the quality of hardware seemed to be in the industry.

 
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Kestrel Approved Installers Deliver A Guaranteed Service!

 

Kestrel approved installers can now fit a job today and guarantee the materials on the spot.

Thanks to their new app all Kestrel approved installers can give homeowners a 35-year extended guarantee with a few taps on their phone.

That means anyone having Kestrel products installed can cut out the paper work and have their guarantee emailed over without fuss.

 
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Brisant Secure Confirms Headline Sponsorship Of ‘From Russia With Hope’

 

GM Fundraising is delighted to announce that the headline sponsor of ‘From Russia With Hope’ - our next epic cycling challenge that will take place in June 2019 – will be Brisant Secure.

FRWH - Sponsor Logo“As one of our industry’s most high-profile brands, we are absolutely thrilled that Brisant Secure has agreed to be the headline sponsor of ‘From Russia With Hope’,” says Gary Morton, founder of GM Fundraising.

 
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Bennetts Brew Up Taylor’s Of Harrogate Project

 

Aluminium glazing specialists Bennett Architectural are teaming up with Sir Robert McAlpine to deliver glazing for Taylor’s of Harrogate Tea Shop’s head offices.

Also working with Seven Architecture, Bennetts will supply and install Kawneer AA100 curtain walling and doors for the project.

 
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TP650 Trio Takes Off At Eurocell Yeovil

 

Since January, Eurocell depots up and down the West Country have been stocking TP650 Trio, the best-in-class installation tape from illbruck.

The cutting-edge product has been flying off shelves across the region, but some depots have been particularly inundated with interest.

Eurocell Yeovil is one of those depots. “My customers love TP650,” says branch manager Jay Hannam.

 
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Pennine Steal Fifth Conservatory Outlet Open

 

The Conservatory Outlet Network was brought together once again for its annual Golf Open, this year hosted at Mottram Hall, Cheshire, on the 9th of May.

Nine teams of employees from within the Conservatory Outlet Network of installers arrived for tee off in glorious sunshine ready to take on this year’s battle for the infamous open trophy.

 
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Trade News

Emplas Acquires Leading IGU Business

Emplas has acquired leading insulated glazed unit and glass processing business, Padiham Glass.

Padiham Glass supplies an extensive range of glass and IGU’s from from its 45,000 sq ft Lancashire manufacturing facility.

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Big Announcements Planned For GJB Window Systems Customer Conference 2018

Following a momentous 12 months for the South-East fabricator with the acquisition and subsequent investments by new owner Roy Frost, GJB Window Systems will be hosting their very first customer conference.

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Brisant Research Reveals Pitting Epidemic

Brisant Secure have recently conducted market research into the issues of pitting hardware and in the way in which manufacturers deal with the warranty issues. The results clearly show that the industry still faces a significant pitting issue.

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Nearly 80% Of Builders Call For Licensing Scheme To Crush The Cowboys

Almost 80% of builders are calling for more regulation in the construction industry to end the tyranny of cowboy builders, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

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Ebben & Yorke Fuel Up With The Residence Collection

With a 10-year background in selling, marketing and installing wood burning stoves, Ebben & Yorke aren’t your typical The Residence Collection registered installer, nor was the journey that took them there.

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Could You Be The Kestrel Installer Of The Year?

Is your team the best roofline fitters around and do you have a job that stands out from the crowd?

Here’s your chance to prove how good you are by winning the 2018 Kestrel Approved Installer of the Year competition.

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Product News

Glazerite Doubles Comp Door Offer With Contemporary Debut And More

The Glazerite UK Group Ltd has almost doubled its VEKA/Halo composite door offering, including unveiling a complete range of contemporary styles for the first time, as well as boosting its colour and grain options from eight to 40.

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Bosch 18 V Cordless Tool Range Expansion – Another Four Professional-Quality Tools Added

Bosch has expanded the choice of professional power tools within its already extensive 18 V cordless range by adding four further products. They comprise of two combi drills, a drill driver and a powerful impact driver which serves equally as an impact wrench.

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Spectus Mechanically Jointed VS Takes The ‘Best In Class Window’ To The Next Level Says Warwick Specialist Window Division

Trade fabricator and vertical slider specialist Warwick Specialist Window Division has become the latest fabricator to add the Spectus Mechanically Jointed Vertical Slider to its portfolio.

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Profile 22’s Universal Two-Part Cill Demonstrates The Intelligence Of The Optima System

Since its launch in 2016 Profile 22’s award-winning Optima has been hailed as one of the most considered systems on the market. For Gerald Allen, Epwin Window Systems’ Marketing Manager, the evidence for this is in the details.

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Glass & Glazing

Join Halsall Glass And Increase Your Profits

Halsall Glass are looking for installation companies in the North West of England to help them expand their range of home improvement products. Over recent years window installers have added extra items such as roofing, and gutter products, decking and even summerhouses or office pods to their portfolio.

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Brochures

Colour Made Even Easier With New Leaflet From Deceuninck

Deceuninck has produced a new leaflet to make it even easier for customers to order and sell colour. The leaflet shows clearly what colours and colourways are available from stock by system and product.

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Prefix Publish A Complete Guide To Aluminium

Prefix Systems have just published a new 52-page brochure dedicated to aluminium glazing. The brochure includes various types of windows, patio and bi-folding doors, along with roofs for full kit aluminium extensions such as the URBANroom and of course the OPUS hybrid range of glazing.

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Events

CTSI Symposium 2018: GGF & FENSA Focus On Consumer Protection

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) and FENSA are exhibiting and presenting at the annual Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Symposium taking place in Nottingham on 4th to 6th June.

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Awards

Wonder Women: Female Hardware Experts Lead The Way At This Year’s Institute Awards

For the first time in the Institute of Architectural Ironmongers’ (IAI) history, all of the winners at the IAI Awards are female architectural ironmongers.

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FIT Show Shortlisted for Prestigious AEO Awards

FIT Show, the UK’s leading event for the glass and glazing industry, is hoping to continue its award-winning streak after being shortlisted for two prestigious AEO Awards.

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