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19th August 2020
 


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What Will The Top Window Colours Be In 2022?

 

Deceuninck has created a free to download White Paper, summarising the findings of detailed consumer research on colour preference, and creating a series of forecasts for top colour trends in 2022.

Released this month, the paper draws on data collected by leading consumer pollster YouGov as part of a Deceuninck commissioned study.

It also pulls in data on national sales of foils and statistics from its own sales, combining them with analysis from other sectors, on key home improvement colour trends.

 
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Quickslide Launches New Go-Getters Reward Scheme

 

Quickslide has launched Go-Getters, an exclusive customer promotion to incentivise its Trade Partners by offering them an exciting range of travel and experience-based rewards.

From a fun family day out at Alton Towers, to a weekend break for two in Lisbon or Dublin, through to exploring New Orleans and the Mississippi swamps in Louisiana, there’s something to suit all Go-Getters taking part.

For the promotion, which runs from 1st September 2021 to 28th February 2022, Trade Partners will be given a sales target to achieve over the six-month period for each of the bronze, silver and gold-tiered rewards.

 
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Aluplast Uk Increases Stock Foil Offer With Addition Of Agate Grey

 

aluplast UK has added Agate Grey to its stock foil offer, increasing the number of its popular colour options that are available ‘off the shelf’ in the UK.

These also include Anthracite Grey on white, Anthracite Grey on both sides on a grey substrate as well as other grey options.

aluplast’s capacity to service increasing end user demand for colours and finish stems from significant investment in foiling lines and CNC foiling technology. This has helped to introduce consistent high quality of product while dramatically reducing production time.

 
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Cairngorm Group Calls On Carl F Groupco’s Hardware Expertise

 

The Cairngorm Group tasked leading window and door fittings distributor Carl F Groupco with managing their hardware transition during a recent PVCu profile changeover. Putting trust in their 16-year partnership, the two-month project was delivered by the multiskilled team at Carl F Groupco headed by Pamela Wilson, Regional Sales Manager for Scotland who has worked closely with the Cairngorm team throughout the longstanding partnership.

The profile changeover was time-sensitive, and the transition needed to be smooth to ensure business saw no detrimental effects. Throughout the supply chain, the project required meticulous planning and cooperation, allowing for the efficient switch to the new profile.

 
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Stellar Windows And Doors Transform A Grade II Listed Pool House

 

The sleek slimline aesthetics of Stellar aluminium windows and doors from Epwin Window Systems were selected for a complex refurbishment of a Grade II listed high-end pool house for a home near Crediton in Devon.  The Stellar windows and doors were manufactured and installed by Devon and Cornwall Windows Ltd.

Adam Page, Owner of Devon and Cornwall Windows, explains: “The original pool house had ageing timber windows set onto a dwarf wall which needed to be replaced. However, the homeowner was keen to create a high end, functional space that maximised natural light throughout the room.  We suggested replacing the existing windows and wall with full height windows and doors from the Stellar aluminium range to deliver the light-filled sophisticated space the homeowner specified.”

 
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Freefoam Sees 55% Increase In Cladding Sales In Two Years

 

Sales of Freefoam’s extensive range of cladding have grown exponentially over the past two years. The company’s top stockist customers saw an average growth of 55% in cladding sales between 2018 and 2020.

Freefoam, the leading independent roofline, rainwater and cladding manufacturer, offers durable, low maintenance PVC cladding in a range of styles and finishes. The company launched its flagship Fortex cladding more than 15 years ago and has continued improving and adding to the range to meet customer demand. Two years ago, Freefoam launched X-Wood, a premium-grade foiled cladding range, to appeal to the same homeowners who can’t get enough of beautiful composite doors, colour and high end flush windows.

 
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GM Fundraising Announces GMF100 Cycling Challenge Total

 

GM Fundraising has announced that its GMF100 Cycling Challenge has raised an impressive £55,000. The funds will go to Hope House Children’s Hospices, which provides palliative care for children with life-limiting conditions and support for their families, both on site and in their homes.

Gary Morton, GM Fundraising’s founder, said: “Finally, we managed to get an event over the line after a torturous 18 months of pandemic-ridden efforts. We wanted to help Hope House rebuild financially, and the GMF100 Cycling Challenge was created to show our continued commitment. A huge thank you to everyone involved in making the GMF100 Cycling Challenge happen: the riders, the supporters and to everyone who sponsored them. We are delighted to have raised this significant amount.”

 
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Aluplast UK Announces New Appointments To Bolster Sales And Technical Support Teams

 

aluplast UK has enhanced its existing sales and technical support capability with the appointment of two new members of staff.

Daniel Pugh joins aluplast UK as a Technical Applications Engineer, bolstering the system company’s existing Technical Applications Department, with Hussain Abdulkader joining as a new Area Sales Manager for the South.

Daniel, who has extensive experience as an engineer in the aerospace industry, is tasked with servicing aluplast’s growing UK customer base, providing technical support for production, assisting fabricators that require increased capacity or those that are looking to introduce additional products from aluplast’s portfolio.

 
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Kidderminster Harriers Net ‘5 Star’ Sponsorship Deal

 

Two of the town’s best-known names have joined forces in a new sponsorship agreement.

5 Star Windows and Conservatories has agreed a major two-year partnership with Kidderminster Harriers, which will see the company become a main sponsor and the sole sponsor of the North Stand at Aggborough Stadium.

The home improvement specialist, which has had its Head Office and one of its showrooms in Kidderminster for nearly 20 years, made its home debut on Friday evening when a 59- metre sign – spanning the full width of the ‘home end’ – was unveiled for the high-profile 2-2 friendly draw against Premier League runners-up Manchester United.

 
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Trade News
 

Rehau Demonstrates 97,000 CO2 Emissions Savings In 2020 With New Sustainability Report

Rehau has published its Sustainability Report 2020 in August 2021, focusing on the expansion of the company’s circular economy of resources and its progress toward ensuring completely closed supply loops derived from a single source.

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Certass Joins Forces With Which? Trusted Trader

Certification body Certass has teamed up with Which? Trusted Traders to bring extra benefits to Certass members and spread the message about the negative impact of door-to-door sales in our industry.


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Now’s The Time For Radical Action On Home Retrofitting

Following the end of the Green Homes Grant, and the announcement of a hugely ambitious new carbon reduction target for 2035, Edgetech Managing Director Chris Alderson argues that now is the time for a retrofit revolution.

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CICV Forum Welcomes Scotland Loves Local Gift Card Scheme

The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has thrown its weight behind the new Scotland Loves Local gift card campaign – and has urged businesses and the public to sign up and help support tradespeople in their area.

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Product News

A Full House With The greenteQ Suite

Hardware specialist VBH reports that more customers than ever are making the move to its greenteQ Suite of matching window and door furniture.

greenteQ is VBH’s own brand of hardware and furniture and the Suite is an integral part of the range.

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G Awards

Widgets And Residence To Sponsor G-Awards Trophies

Window Widgets, alongside its pioneering Residence Collection brand will be the joint trophy sponsors for this year’s G-Awards, which will be held on Friday 26th November 2021, at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

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Sponsorship

More Grass Roots Sports Sponsorship From Business Micros

As professional and grass roots sports return to something like normal, Business Micros is putting more money into sponsorship of its local clubs. It already sponsors local U9s football teams at both its Penpont head office and its Newton Le Willows sales and installation office, and it has just been announced as the main shirt sponsor for Eagle rugby union club, based in nearby Warrington as well.

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On Site

The Only Way Is TuffX

Specialist safety glass manufacturers TuffX recently supplied 15m2 of toughened glass panels for a balustrade surrounding a large, raised terrace, to complete a high-end finish for a residential property in Essex.

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Table For Jack!

Jack Aluminium’s versatile JD47 commercial door and shopfront system has been specified for the entrance of the Mowgli Street Food restaurant in Cheshire Oaks.

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