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18th April 2019
 
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DGCOS, HICS & HIES Unveil George Clarke As New Consumer Champion

 

Well-known celebrity architect and TV presenter George Clarke has been unveiled as the new consumer champion for HIES, DGCOS and HICS consumer protection organisations, underlining the scheme’s commitment to quality and further increasing awareness of the valuable work they undertake to protect consumers.

Recognised for his work on a variety of Channel 4 programmes, including The Home Show, The Restoration Man and George Clarke’s

 
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Martin Althorpe Elected President Of The British Plastics Federation

 

Martin Althorpe, Technical Director of Epwin Fenestration Division has been elected President of the British Plastics Federation (BPF).

Martin has been actively involved in the British Plastics Federation Windows Group (BPFWG) since its formation in 1981.

 
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Promac Reinforces Its PVC-U Expertise With Appointment Of John England

 

John England has joined the Promac Group as Sales Manager, with specialist responsibilities for PVC-U sales and business development.

Joining Promac after more than a decade with Kömmerling, in addition to holding senior sales roles with Deceuninck and REHAU, he brings unparalleled experience to PVC-U machinery sales.

 
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Shrinking Margins In 2019?

 

ExtrudaSeal has warned that return visits for failed aluminium bi-fold, inline sliding and window gaskets are costing installers thousands of pounds a year in avoidable call-backs.

According to the specialist extruder, the use of lower quality TPE extrusions in some aluminium systems is leading to a gasket

 
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SIEGENIA Adds Specification Experience To their Sales Team

 

The start of 2019 saw the appointment of Patrick Calvey as Sales Manager for SIEGENIA. Patrick has a window and door ironmongery career that spans thirty years of experience gained within sales and specification with companies such as Glutz and Simonswerk.

 
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A LogiKal Choice From Senior

 

As well as offering a wide range of aluminium fenestration products that are easy to fabricate and install, Senior Architectural Systems is giving its trade customers a hand with the admin by offering a streamlined version of the popular design and estimating software LogiKal.

 
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Specialist Aluminium Fabricator CDW Systems Renews Secured By Design Membership

 

Aluminium specialists CDW Systems have renewed their long-standing membership of Secured by Design, the National Police Crime Prevention initiative.

The renewal means the trade and commercial fabricator can continue to offer their extensive range of Sapa glazing products to Secured by Design specification. It also means the team

 
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Epwin Window Systems’ Star Performer Gets Ready To Launch At FIT

 

Epwin Window Systems will be launching its new star performer at 11am on Tuesday 21st May on Stand N5 at the FIT Show. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Epwin Window Systems, said: “If you’re at the FIT Show on the Tuesday, Stand N5 at 11am will be the place to be. And if you won’t be there, you can follow the countdown live on our dedicated website www.itsallsystemsgo.co.uk.”

 
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New Appointment For Total Doors

 

Llanelli-based, Total Doors has announced an important addition to the sales team. Andrew Oldham returns to the company as business development manager for England and Wales.

Managing director, Nicola John confirmed that the appointment was part of an ongoing strategic growth plan which has seen the door manufacturer extend its geographical reach,

 
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Polyframe Launches Homeowner Guarantee

 

Polyframe has teamed up with household brand Yale to launch their new industry homeowner guarantee at the FIT Show. The ‘Polyframe Protection Promise’ is backed by Yale and delivers up to £6,500 in the event of a break-in through correctly configured Polyframe windows and doors.

 
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Working In Tandem To Provide Top Quality
 

‘Unique partnerships’ and ‘special relationships’ are often talked about in our industry, as well as many others.

Philip Dewhurst Jr, Commercial Director of The Georgian Bar Company Ltd, says: “The Liniar window system uses our GeoFast range of bars and Liniar fabricators are valued customers of ours. However, we’re also customers of Liniar, as they actually manufacture many of our products for us.

 
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LEKA Systems To Unveil LEKA Xi Conservatory Base System At FIT 2019
 

LEKA Systems will be unveiling its latest innovation at this year’s FIT Show. Rhys Hoddinott, Managing Director of LEKA Systems, said: “The LEKA Xi Conservatory Base System is a new modular extension that raises the bar in thermally efficient home extensions or garden rooms. And due to its intelligent design, they can be constructed in just three to five days.”

 
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Customade Group Reveals The Secrets To Achieving Business Growth At FIT
 

Customade Group will be demonstrating the tools to set their customers on a path to sustainable growth at this year’s FIT Show.

After revealing that it will be launching a string of new developments at FIT to add value to customers’ businesses, the group has now announced it will be running a series of focused business seminars at the show.

 
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Yale Secure Social Housing Project In Partnership With Hadrian Window Systems
 

Newcastle-based window manufacturer Hadrian Window Systems Limited has partnered with Yale Door and Window Solutions to offer the Yale Revolution window hinge across its fully reversible profile suite in domestic applications.

The partnership is part of the EU-funded GATESHEAD HEIGHTS project, a £4.5m social housing initiative that aims to improve energy

 
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RegaLead Back At FIT With Even More Innovation Across Two Stands
 

Reinforcing its position as one of the UK’s leading suppliers of decorative products for the composite door and glass markets, exciting new innovations will be making their UK debut courtesy of RegaLead. In recognition of the two distinct markets RegaLead serves and the extent of their offering across both, they’ll have two stands at this year’s show – N20 at FIT, and A24 in Visit Glass.

 
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Inagas To Make FIT Show Debut
 

Inagas will be exhibiting at this year’s FIT Show alongside distributor partner Edgetech. The company will be showcasing gas filling solutions for today’s market place, as well as the non-invasive gas testing equipment, all from Edgetech’s stand, C24 in the Visit Glass section of the show.

 
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425 Years of Customer Service Excellence
 

17 staff from conservatory and extension specialist Ultraframe, have recently been presented with long service awards to celebrate working with Ultraframe for 25 years.
The staff, who work in departments from right across the business, will be displayed in a long service ‘hall of fame’ in the reception of the Clitheroe-based company.

 
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The Best Businesses Don’t Forget The Basics”, Says Caldwell’s New MD

The new MD of Caldwell, the window hardware manufacturer, wants to build on the company’s reputation for exceptional balance and friction stay products.

Ken Wilson joins the business from a major UK window and door fabricator

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QUALICOAT Meet At The NMC West Bromwich

Another good turn out for the associations first meeting of 2019 with a good cross section of powder manufacturers, pretreatment systems suppliers, architectural powder coaters and aluminium systems

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Product News

Modplan Add New Flush Sash Window Options To Its Portfolio

Trade fabricator Modplan has just added the welded and mechanical transom versions of the VEKA Halo Flush Sash Window to its portfolio. Justin Williams, International Sales and Marketing Director at Modplan,

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Aztec Windows (Coventry) Ltd Makes Its First ‘Grand Entrance’ With Winkhaus AV3 & FAB Locks

Coventry-based Aztec Windows has completed its first installation of a Winkhaus AV3 and FAB locking system in a Solidor French Door, making a ‘grand entrance’ for their satisfied customer.

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Resist The Effects Of Salt Spray Corrosion With Upgraded HOPPE Handles

Residents and homeowners in coastal areas of the UK can now install HOPPE door handles that are guaranteed to last at least 10 years.

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People

A Decade Of Dapper

Philip Dewhurst Jr, Commercial Director for The Georgian Bar Company, is celebrating an impressive 10 years since first joining the firm – not bad for something that began as a stop gap position to help

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Training & Development

Oakland Glass Ltd Launches The Oakland Glass Academy

Oakland Glass Ltd has to announced the launch of the Oakland Glass Academy at this year’s FIT Show, to demonstrate its unwavering commitment to best practice in glass

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Aluminium

Aluprof Unitised Systems Transforms Existing Belfast Building

Unitised curtain wall is normally associated with new high rise building, but in Belfast, Aluprof systems are being used to help transform an existing office block

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Glass & Glazing

New Vaulted Glass Roof Brings Sun-Lit, Year-Round Shopping To A Devon Town

“Weather has had a greater effect on sales than economic numbers, we’ve known that forever”. So said former John Lewis managing director Andy Street, alluding to a longstanding

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FIT Sow

Distinction To Launch 10IN10 On Stand P20

As one of the industry’s leading composite door manufacturers, it will be no surprise to visitors that Distinction Doors have big plans for the 2019 FIT Show. Central to the company’s approach for the upcoming

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Hodgson To Seal A FIT Show Launch

Hodgson Sealants will be launching their next generation HY-SPEC hybrid sealant on stand F35 at the FIT Show and this exciting development will provide fitters and installers with a better performing product in many ways, the company says.

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Apeer Goes Smooth And Lumi2 At This Year’s Fit Show (Stand L40)

Despite undertaking yet another extension to its Ballymena factory to cope with the continuing sales growth for its highly innovative and popular doors and windows, Apeer continues

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Brisant’s Connecting With FIT

Brisant-Secure's range of performance locks and door hardware will be on show at the FIT Show 2019 this May with some added Smart innovation.

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Tools & Accessories

The Ultimate Accessory-Change System For Grinders

One click is all you need. Bosch Professional has introduced a revolution in convenience for angle grinder users with X-LOCK – the fastest, simplest, most trouble-free accessory-change system ever.

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