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18th June 2019
 
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Pioneering Unglazed R9 Window Completes Technical Approvals

 

HWL Trade Frames’ pioneering manufacturing process for its non-glass bonded Residence 9 Window has received full technical approvals from the Residence Collection, says the company.

Published last month, the new R9 Technical Manual includes the for the first time the use of Timberweld® sash-welding technologies as an approved manufacturing process.

The marks the culmination of more than a year-long process of testing, delivered by HWL in partnership with the Residence Collection, to achieve technical approvals.

 
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Quickslide Announces New Deceuninck Range

 

Quickslide has announced that it is to begin manufacturing Deceuninck’s PVC-U range of products from 1 July 2019, including its 2800 Storm Sash casement windows and doors, Slider 24+ sliding patio doors and G-Award winning Heritage flush sash windows and doors.

The new Deceuninck range will replace Quickslide’s existing PVC-U casement offering and will provide additional versatility and shorter lead times on woodgrain foils, as well as allow installer customers the opportunity to explore all the benefits of Deceuninck’s hugely successful and much sought-after Heritage flush sash range.

 
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Mighton Avia Becomes First Smartlock To Achieve Key Internet Security Standards

 

Adding to a growing list of milestone achievements, Mighton’s Avia Apple HomeKit smartlock is the first smartlock to be awarded two important Internet security standards, says the company: the Code of Practice for Consumer Internet of Things (IoT); and ETSI TS 103 645, issued by the European Telecommunication Standards Institute, the first globally applicable standard for consumer IoT security.

With the intensive growth of Internet-connected devices cyber security is a growing concern internationally as well as in the United Kingdom.

 
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Excitement Builds As Glazing Summit Returns For 2019

 

Some of the biggest names in the industry have come together to spearhead the 2019 Glazing Summit.

The inaugural event in 2018 had over 400 of the glazing industry’s most influential leaders and decision makers flock to Birmingham for this one-day conference with 23 speakers, panel debates, lunch and networking.

 
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DOORCO Boosts Standard Glass Ranges

 

DOORCO Ltd has added two new lines to its standard glass offering with the addition of high-performance clear and obscure glass choices in eight styles. This expansion of door glass options goes hand in hand with the increase in demand for DOORCO’s glazing service.

Ben Aspinall, DOORCO’s IT & Marketing Manager. “The launch of these new glass choices fits perfectly with the growth in demand

 
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Rooflight IGU Specifications ‘Falling’ Short Of The Mark

 

Cornwall Glass has warned the complex nature of rooflight IGU specification means specifications are frequently not fit for purpose – with installers running the risk of liabilities for injury and accident.

The IGU specialist argues the absence of any clear regulatory requirement and reliance on advisory guidelines, plus complex terminology, have combined to leave installers confused.

 
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Panoramic Group Launches Dynamic New Website

 

The Panoramic Group has unveiled a stylish new website, which showcases its innovative product range, with a dedicated trade area offering exclusive unique products to their trade partners.

The Group announced its intentions to wow the market with high quality, innovative and visually stunning products when it launched earlier this year and says that the new look website has been produced in order to reflect those qualities with a clean and concise,

 
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Gowercroft Passes Rigorous Weather Performance Test With Flying Colours

 

High quality timber window and door specialist Gowercroft Joinery has sailed through rigorous weather performance testing for its Hardwick range of flush casement windows.

Internationally recognised standard, BS6375 Part1 is designed to determine the air permeability, water-tightness and resistance to wind load for windows and external doors, giving architects, specifiers and homeowners the ultimate reassurance that their products will withstand severe weather conditions.

 
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GGF Appoints New Board Director

 

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has announced that it has co-opted Gaby Mendham, Director of Ecoglass Ltd, to the GGF Board, further enhancing the breadth and diversity of talent charged with ensuring the successful governance of the Federation.

Gaby has been in the industry for almost 25 years and has been involved with the Federation for over 13 years and has been Chair of the East Anglian Region, and Deputy Chair of the Insulating Glass

 
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Quality Manager Raising The Bar Even Higher At Mila

 

Barbara Zogornik is the newly appointed Quality Assurance Manager at Mila. She joined the business just weeks before it sailed through its most recent ISO9001 quality audit with no issues identified, so is in no doubt about Mila’s 100% commitment to quality.

An MSc qualified metallurgist and ISO9001 quality management systems lead auditor, Barbara’s most recent experience was with a materials testing facility which serves the nuclear, oil and gas,

 
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Tuffx Makes A Mindful Haulage Expansion

 

When your day to day business involves transporting toughened glass around the country, it’s only sensical that your vehicles are representative of the premium quality inside. To that end, glass giant TuffX has expanded its fleet by an impressive 78 tonnes in an anticipatory move to continue providing an unrivalled service to customers.

Complementing an existing fleet of 26 vehicles, the eight new additions include some of the biggest names in haulage: four Iveco 7.5-ton

 
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Nurturing Young Talent
 

For almost 35 years, Ultraframe has been developing conservatory and extension roofing systems, with many of the key innovations in the sector hailing from the Clitheroe-based manufacturer.

While Ultraframe has an extremely high percentage of staff that have been there for 20-25 years and so carry a huge amount of knowledge and experience, the company also places great value on bringing

 
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SupaLite: “Fantastic Three Days” At The FIT Show 2019
 

he team at tiled roof manufacturer SupaLite returned to their Preston HQ after a successful three days exhibiting at The FIT Show 2019.

The firm used the exhibition to officially launch not one, but three new product lines; the new Sky Vista hybrid roof system, SkyElevate, their brand-new roof lantern system and SkyEdge, a flat glass roof system. Each product generated a positive response from both attendees and visitors,

 
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Quarter-Century Celebrations For Residence Experts Stedek
 

2019 sees a quality-focused fabricator mark a quarter-century in business.

Over 25 years, Midlands firm Stedek has built itself into a highly respected supplier of premium-quality window products, and won praise for its uncompromising commitment to excellence across the board.

 
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A Window Of Opportunity
 

In its 40th year, Business Micros is paying tribute to some of the hardworking staff behind the scenes who have helped to make the business such an ongoing success. Technical Services Manager Bret Park is the latest member of the team to come under the spotlight.

When Bret left the RAF in 2002 and joined his cousin for a few months on his commercial window cleaning round,

 
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Planitherm Network, Patterned Glass And Premium Residential Prove Popular At The FiT Show
 

The Planitherm Network, a new range of patterned glass and glass used in premium residential projects proved popular with visitors to the Saint-Gobain Glass stand at the FIT Show.

Mike Butterick, Marketing Director for Saint-Gobain Glass said: “We were the only flat glass manufacturer to support the FIT Show and take our place in the Visit Glass area, and it was hugely beneficial for us

 
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CMS Wins ‘Best Employment Initiative For Young People’ Awardr
 

CMS Window Systems has been recognised for its dedication to providing employment opportunities for young people, and the role it is playing in addressing construction’s skills shortages, by winning in the highly respected Skills and Training Academy Awards by Scottish public-private development partnership hub South West.

The award for Best Employment Initiative for Young People was presented to CMS Window Systems in recognition of its dedication,

 
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Everest Calls For Sliders UK
 

Sliders UK’s Grant Harvey has completed the grueling 5364m climb to Everest Base Camp.

Undertaking the challenge in aid of the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust Charity, this included a 10-day trek while battling the effects of altitude sickness.

The former reservist with the Royal Anglian Regiment and key account manager with the door specialist, said that despite the trials faced along the way, it had been a hugely rewarding experience.

 
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Construction Industry Launches Licensing Task Force

The construction industry has come together to look at opportunities to develop a mandatory licensing scheme for all UK construction companies to transform the sector into a high quality and professional industry, announces TrustMark, the Government Endorsed Quality Scheme for tradespeople.

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SupaLite Helps Trading Standards Bring Durham Cladover Roofers To Justice

SupaLite, the Preston-based tiled roof specialists, recently lent their support to Trading Standards to help with a case against a company operating in County Durham.

Steve Hacking, Managing Director of SupaLite picks up the story:

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Key Acquisition Accelerates Caldwell’s Indian Expansion

Hardware experts Caldwell are expanding their global reach with the acquisition of a key Indian distributor.

Mumbai-based Archintex already supply quality Cotswold hardware to businesses across the Indian subcontinent.

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Window Tech Trade Grows 30 Percent With Timberweld®

Romford based, Residence Collection trade fabricator, Window Tech Trade is celebrating a year of growth using Timberweld. Window Tech Trade is the only dedicated fabricator in the UK using Timberweld for R9, R7 and R² windows and doors, claims the company.

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Product News

Window Ware Partners With GT Window Products To Give Fabricators PAS 24 Edge

As part of an ongoing and growing partnership, Freefoam Building Products recently attended the Huws Gray Big Trade Event, held at the Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay. The first ever such event organised by Huws

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AC Aluminium Project Showcases Excellence Of Exlabesa’s Patio Door System

County Durham fabricator and installer AC Aluminium has recently installed a 9 metre wide anthracite grey aluminium patio door in a home in County Durham using the KLS patio system from Exlabesa Building Systems. Carl Buckingham, of AC Aluminium, said: “The door looks stunning.

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Reduced Fixing Times With Slim Pull Handle From UAP

Hardware solution provider, UAP is making life easier for UK door manufacturers with flexible fixing methods on its slim pull handle. A popular choice for modern door styles, the handle is available with hidden, bolt through and back to back

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People

Iso Chemie’s Peter Thompson Retires

Peter Thompson, a leading figure in the UK window and door sealants sector for more than two decades, is calling time on his career to pursue new activities.

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Brochures

Deciphering Doors

Resting among the piles of post or propped up on the windowsill, in the vast majority of homes you can find at least one piece of literature dedicated to home improvement trends. Utilised as a couple’s conversation starter, it has normally been strategically placed on a coffee table or worktop;

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Marketing

Pods Are Packing Them In For Apeer And Lumi

Word is spreading about the Lumi Display Pod from Apeer as more and more dealers sign up to this unique marketing resource. And now Apeer is getting ready to install even more after making the eye-catching Pods a major feature of its extensive display at the FIT Show.

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On-Site

Property In Glasgow Gets New Look With REHAU Windows

There were a number of key elements to consider when Re:Place Windows Limited were asked to identify a solution for a refurbishment project at Tantallon Towers in the south side of Glasgow.

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Sidey Casts A Spell Over The Grounds Of Grade A Listed Knock Castle

The grounds of the historic Knock Castle and Knock Old Castle, two Tudor Gothic mansions in Largs, Scotland, have been enhanced with the addition of the Wizard’s House, a stunning garden room which features aluminium glazing from Sidey.

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Titon Helps Glasgow Students Enjoy The Sound Of Silence

Over 400 Titon SFX Sound Attenuator vents and Sobinco Chrono side-hung windows with night vent device adaption have been used throughout the new St Mungo’s student accommodation complex at St James Road, Glasgow.

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FiT Show

Exciting New Products At The FiT Show Confirm Panoramic Group’s Status As A Leading Innovator

The company’s first FIT Show under the guise of Panoramic Group (although 3rd with Panoramic Doors) confirmed its almost obsessive commitment to launching new products that must bring something innovative to the market.

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Two Interesting Windows At The FiT Show

Tradesmith, the Hailsham-based trade fabricator, displayed ‘probably’ the two most interesting windows at last month’s FiT Show, the company claims.

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Record Response For Milwood Group At FIT Show 2019

Milwood Group, the Kent-based outdoor living specialists have hailed The FIT Show 2019 as the most successful exhibition in company history, with a record number of enquiries for their range of premium aluminium verandas, canopies and shelter solutions.

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Quickslide Delivers Lots More Bricks In The Wall At The FiT Show

Award-winning trade fabricator Quickslide wowed FIT Show visitors on its ‘Brick-By-Brick’-themed stand that continued the company’s commitment to ‘partnership’ with its trade customers, by introducing exciting new products as well as initiatives designed to grow business together..

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Say Goodbye To The ‘80S And Get Fit For The Future

Tremco illbruck’s state-of-the-art sealant solutions went down a storm at FIT Show 2019.

Located at the heart of the action right in the middle of Hall 20, the firm’s stand showcased a huge array

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