18 May 2017
 
Deceuninck Is Launching Its New Grey Substrate
 

Deceuninck is pleased to announce the arrival of its new grey substrate product in the summer of 2017. Already offering 26 colourways from stock, plus countless more on standard lead times, the company is keen to maintain a poll position where colour is concerned.

“The new grey base substrate can also be foiled which gives our customers yet another way to deliver colour in an increasingly colourful market,” says Rob McGlennon of Deceuninck.

 
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Ransomware Attack: FSB Raises The Alarm With The UK’s 5.5 Million Small Businesses
 

FSB is warning small businesses in the UK to take urgent steps to protect themselves from a cyber ransomware attack last week, following specific concerns it has received from the National Cyber Security Centre. As well as following its cyber protection advice, FSB says smaller businesses should put in place specific cyber protection insurance.

 
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Kestrel Building Products Lands New Customer Services Manager
 

High-flying Tanya Hopkinson is no ordinary customer services manager, she not only has a degree in business management but is now studying for her MBA.

With 15 years’ experience of looking after customers in the trade, Tanya will now take over the Kestrel customer services team of seven people.

 
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Ryburne Windows Commits To Solidor

 

Ryburne Windows has committed to Solidor because of its high quality, stylish products and reliable service. The Halifax based trade fabricator and installer specialises in outstanding, fast-selling windows and doors.

Solidor, the laminated-hardwood timber core composite door, has invested significantly in people, facilities, and operations, and now offers customers consistently world-class service. Solidor delivers 99.8% of its doors on time and in full, the company claims.

 
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OPUS Reaches For The Sky

 

Darlington-based National Window Systems, part of the HWL Windows Group, have installed a beautiful OPUS hybrid lantern roof, exclusively manufactured by Prefix Systems, on their newly extended conservatory village and renovated showroom.

OPUS is a new genre of hybrid glazing, combining the proven performance and adaptability of aluminium with the sheer richness

 
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VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2017: Towards Circular Economy

 

The PVC industry is making real progress towards sustainability and a positive contribution to the circular economy through a united industry approach, delegates heard at the 5th VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

Organised by VinylPlus, the European PVC industry sustainability programme, this year’s forum held on May 10th and 11th took

 
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GGF Announces 40th Anniversary Special Offer For FIT Show Visitor

 

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is excited to announce a once-in-40-years offer to visitors of the FIT Show 2017 interested in joining the industry’s trade body.

To celebrate the 40 year anniversary in 2017, the GGF is offering the first 40 companies that visit the GGF stand with a view to joining as a Member a huge 40% off their first years’

 
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Jack Aluminium And IDF Help Fred Perry’s HQ To Achieve Industrial Look

 

The industrial look of the partitions in Fred Perry’s new head office in London has been created by IDF Aluminium, in a clever application of Jack Aluminium’s JD47 Shopfront system.

The new premises in Clerkenwell occupy three renovated 19th century warehouses. Inside, Fred Perry has brought together offices, .

 
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Edgetech To Demonstrate The Science Of Warm Edge At Upcoming FIT Show

 

Spacer bar manufacturer Edgetech, a Quanex company, is bringing the ‘science of warm edge’ to the upcoming FIT Show.

Since 1985, when it first launched the ground-breaking Super Spacer flexible foam spacer product, Edgetech has led the market in driving energy efficiency and improving productivity, claims the company.

 
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Regalead’s Getting Funky At FIT With Not A Hint Of ‘White Gold’ In Sight!

 

With the FIT Show just a week away RegaLead, excited to launch new paint, aluminium door and composite door solutions at this year’s show, is also counting down to Big Tuesday. Preparations already indicate that the 80’s inspired stand party is not to be missed!

Guy Hubble, Joint Managing Director of RegaLead explains: “RegaLead is no stranger to an after show party and this time we are taking

 
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Clearview Home Improvements Support World Record Attempt
 

North West based Installer Clearview Home Improvements have sponsored a World Record attempt for the most players in an Exhibition Hockey Match.

Taking place on the 21st of May at the UCLAN arena in Preston, a team of adjudicators, volunteers and umpires will judge this exciting attempt to smash the current world record.

 
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Axim: Suppliers of Concealed Overhead Transom Closers for 30 years.
 

Axim Architectural Hardware are celebrating their 30 year anniversary in 2017 and are delighted to have reached this milestone.

Axim Architectural Hardware is a division of TPG (The Parkside Group Ltd) and was formed originally in1987 at Godstone, Surrey. Axim designs and supplies a comprehensive in-stock range of Transom Closers, Panic Exit Devices,

 
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Rapierstar Fixed For FIT Show
 

Rapierstar is celebrating 25 years as one of the UK’s market leading designer, importer and distributor of specialist fastener and fixings at this year’s FIT Show, revealing latest product developments for PVCU, aluminium and timber manufacturers, underpinned by its refreshed brand identity.

Demonstrating its longevity in high-performing products and service, Rapierstar will highlight some of its new fixings at stand M1

 
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Trade News

We’re In! Network VEKA Evolves Into Independent Network

Built on a solid 20+ year heritage as one of the leading networks of the UK’s most trusted independent installers, Network VEKA invested significantly in consumer research to identify opportunities to better connect with consumers.

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Installers Join Astraseal’s Approved Commercial Installer Network

After the successful launch of their Approved Commercial Installer Network (ACIN), trade fabricator Astraseal has seen an abundance of would-be members looking to join the initiative. Prominent, Sussex-based .

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Company Achieve’s Major Accreditation Ahead Of Time

CDW Systems has upgraded its quality management system, ISO 9001:2015.

It follows a revision made by the British Standards Institution (BSI)

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Product News

VBH Unveils greenteQ Security Door Handle

The TS007 Kitemark sets out to provide effective protection against attacks on the profile cylinder through picking, drilling, bumping, and the snap & extract method. The standard tests profile cylinders and handles

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QUALICOAT ‘Class’ Specification

The formulation of powder coating surface treatments has advanced over the forty years that powder coating was first specified for architectural metalwork. Many of the original projects are still in use today with

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Tommafold Bi-Fold Door Gear Successfully Completes PAS24 :2016 Test

Following the requirements of Approved Document Q, Runners Sliding Door Systems is very pleased to announce that its Tommafold bi- fold door gear successfully completed PAS 24 testing carried out by

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People


UK Window Systems Appoints Head Of Business Development

Stoke based window and door manufacturer, UK Window Systems welcomed a new face recently, with the appointment of Claire Heywood as Head of Business Development.

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Perfect Blend Of Experience In Euroglaze’s Customer Service Team

REHAU trade fabricator Euroglaze is living up to its claim of offering an unrivalled support network by investing yet again in its customer service team.

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Experienced Salesman Joins Fast-Growing Business

AN experienced sales professional has joined one of the industry’s fastest growing home improvements firms, as it continues its growth trajectory.

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FIT Show

Don’t Touch That Dial! FIT Show To Appear On Talksport

FIT Show 2017 is fast approaching. Taking place at the NEC, Birmingham 23-25 May, it’s not the only thing that is right around the corner. With the final fixtures of the Premier league

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Carl F Groupco: The Smart Cookies

Helping to mark the first anniversary of the SmartSecure electronic door locking and smart access control solutions brand, and back due to popular demand, are freshly baked cookies available from Carl F Groupco at the FIT Show.

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Second FIT Show Appearance For Window Manufacturer Internorm: Stand C9

Window manufacturer Internorm UK is showing for the second time at the FIT Show, with the objective of inviting established retail installers to join the company’s established nationwide distributor network.

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Jackloc Brings Queen’s Award Winning Window Restrictors To The FIT Show 2017

Leicestershire-based Jackloc, creators of the original range of universal window and door restrictors (claim the company) and recipients of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2017,

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Windowmaker Measure V2 To Be Highlighted at FIT Show

Windowmaker’s return to the FIT show after 4 years will be marked by the very latest release of their tablet and smartphone app, Windowmaker Measure, which will now be available on iOS as well as Android devices.

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