19th December 2017
 
Hackitt Review To Reform Building Regs Backed By FMB
 

The initial findings of the Hackitt Review offer a positive step forward to address a multitude of failings within the construction industry and among its regulators, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

 
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GGF Responds To Green Deal Consultation
 

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has responded to the recent consultation into Green Deal reform, calling for greater flexibility for consumers and installers to help simplify and improve the scheme for the future.

 
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Fire Testing – Ultraframe, Setting The Standard
 

In the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster, Ultraframe is calling for all solid roof manufacturers to publish their fire safety certification for the entire roof system – not just the components.

 
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New BIM Templates For Architectural Ironmongers

 

Architectural ironmongers will benefit from 35 new BIM product data templates (PDTs) launched this month.

The templates, released by the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI),

 
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Yale Launches Premium Bi-Fold Door Package

 

The door and window market is witnessing an increase in demand for bi-fold doors as hardware diversifies and becomes more accessible for all budgets and the trend for outdoor living grows. With this in mind, Yale has combined a range of door hardware to create a superior bi-fold door

 
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Over 75 Swish Installers Now Harnessing The Benefits Of Excellence As Standard

 

Swish Window and Door Systems has just announced that 75 Swish installers have become Excellence as Standard members. The programme, which launched at FIT 2017, aims to drive and promote excellence at every level of member businesses.

 
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GGF Appoints Shaun Mcallister As New Managing Director

 

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shaun McAllister as Managing Director as the Federation continues to build its senior management team.

 
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Record Downloads Of Insight Data’s Latest Industry Report

 

A leading provider of market intelligence, Insight Data is celebrating record downloads of its latest industry report. Since its release in October, the firm says it has seen thousands flock to their website to get their hands on the 2017 Insight

 
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Astraseal Extend Fire-Rated Products

 

Once again raising the bar and extending its range of durable, dependable fire-rated products, pioneering Astraseal has become the first fabricator to manufacture a 60-minute rated, fixed fire window.

 

 
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5 LEKA Roofs Fitted On 5 Conservatories In 5 Consecutive Days

 

Over recent months trade fabricator Modplan Ltd has reported a rise in sales of their LEKA roof systems as more installers capitalise on the benefits that feature-rich orangery roofs and solid-roof conservatory solutions can add to their

 
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Bowater By Birtley Covers All Bases With High Performance Fire Door

 

Bowater by Birtley set out its stall at the beginning of the year that it would offer choice to the market. Following news of its double rebate and flood composite doors, the company says it is pleased to promote its 60 minute fire rated

 
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David Ruzicka Fits Lock Lock As Standard
 

David Ruzicka’s installation company, ‘Love my Door’ is now fitting Brisant’s “exceptional” Lock Lock security handle as standard. “We only sell products I truly believe in, and with top quality looks, security, and anti-corrosion,

 
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Epwin Expands Sales Team With Two New Appointments
 

Epwin is bolstering its sales team with the appointment of two respected industry veterans.

Boasting more than fifty years of industry experience between them, John Barry and Mick Thompson strengthen the Epwin sales force as

 
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Grey Is The New Black
 

The brand new £212m Dumfries and Galloway Hospital has officially opened its doors after transferring staff and patients from their old site across the weekend.

Bennett Architectural teamed up once again with

 
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Promat Glass Delivers Fire And Acoustic Solution For Luxurious Trinity Properties
 

A multi-million pound project to create an exclusive residential development in a Cheshire conservation area, which has given a new lease of life to a beautiful unused Victorian church, has utilised Promat UK’s high performance, fire-resistant glass range.

 
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Bennetts Wins Contract For Ainsdale Station Revamp
 

Aluminium glazing specialists Bennett Architectural have been chosen to supply and install glazing and curtain walling for the upgrade and refurbishment of Ainsdale train station in Southport.

 

 
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Aluminium Specialist Sees Products Chosen For Prestigious Exhibition
 

Gloucester-based specialist aluminium window and door supplier, CDW Systems, recently teamed up with Black Millwork to supply products for a show home at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon.

 
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Morley Sponsorship Keeps Academy Dancing
 

Strictly Come Dancing may almost be over for another year, but the show must go on for the folks at North Leeds Dance Academy (NLDA). To help keep them warm before, during and after rehearsals, Morley Glass & Glazing has funded new personalised hoodies for the team featuring

 
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New Head Of Membership And Training Joins The GGF
 

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has announced the appointment of Richard Hearn as Head of Membership and Training.

Richard has an extensive background in professional membership bodies,

 
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Trade News

Composite Doors Continue To Perform Despite Toughening Of Conditions In 2018 – Palmer

A new report from Palmer Market Research suggests the composite door sector will see significant growth through to 2021.

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Complete WarmCore Suite Achieves PAS 24

The recently launched WarmCore Inline Patio Door has successfully been tested to meet PAS 24:2016 standards, making the whole suite of thermally efficient aluminium products PAS 24 compliant.

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AlufoldDirect’s £500,000 Stock Investment Guarantees 1 Week Delivery Promise

A significant stock holding makes all the difference to lead times for aluminium glazing products according to AluFoldDirect. With a promise to deliver right first time, on time, every time, the Blackburn based

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The Growing Market For Flush Sash At TruFrame

TruFrame is now reporting that sales of its flush sash window have now reached 25% of all window production and the growth is expected to be strong throughout 2018 and beyond.

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Product News

SWISSPACER Expands Georgian Bar Range

SWISSPACER has added four new sizes to its range of Georgian Bar spacer bars. To meet growing demand for heritage-style windows, the company has developed new 12 x 18mm and 16 x 18mm bars specifically for the UK and Ireland.

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R7 Transforms Choice For Homeowners And Installers With 5 Beads

Residence 7 (R7) has turned choice into a major selling tool by offering 5 unique glazing beads that transform the possibilities for homeowners, and installers. The five glazing beads are 28mm Decorative, 28mm Staff, 28mm Square, 44mm Decorative and 44mm Square.

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Exceed Homeowner Expectations

Visage windows from Shepley have been upgraded with the Secured by Design ERA Maxim 3 handle. Suited to left and right opening, the handles come in white, gold, chrome and satin.

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People

Helen Hewitt Becomes New BWF Membership Director And Lead For The Wood Window Alliance

Membership Director and Lead for the Wood Window Alliance.

Helen will act as a pivot point between BWF and its membership as well as the wider woodworking sector.

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Machinery

Low Cost, High Yield Machinery To Transform Your Fabrication Business, Claim Promac Group

Promac Group is highlighting three low cost, high yield machinery platforms, which it says have the potential to transform fabrication businesses.

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Brochures

Feel The Difference With The New 2018 Force 8 Door Brochure

The new 2018 Composite Door Brochure from Force 8 is full of new and exclusive innovations, some of which are only available from Force 8.

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Internet

Global Warm Edge Technology Awareness Extended with New Websites

After a successful year which shows a continual expansion in its export network, UK manufacturer and distributor of insulated glass (IG) components, Thermoseal Group,

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On-Site

Making An Entrance With UMG

UMG have recently installed a stunning new entrance canopy for the Hilton Hotel, Euston, as part of an extensive refurbishment during 2017. The design of the new canopy provided a more modern look to the entrance and this presented a brighter

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Dumfries & Galloway Hospital Opens Its Doors

The brand new £212m Dumfries and Galloway Hospital has officially opened its doors after transferring staff and patients from their old site across the weekend.

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A Lesson In Resilience From Jack Aluminium’s TruEnergy Window

“Jack Aluminium’s TruEnergy window is easy to fit, easy to fabricate – it just does what it says on the tin,” says Nick Hundleby, Director at Arcalu Architectural Aluminium.

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Awards

BESST In Class For Epwin Window Systems

Epwin Window Systems has won the Sustainable Business Award from Business Environmental Support Scheme Telford (BESST) 2017, for Carbon and Energy Management.

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Charity

Thistle Supports Customer With Rare Condition With Solidor Installation

The Glazerite UK Group and their installer partner Thistle Windows and Conservatories were pleased to install a Solidor composite door recently, after being contacted by a customer who suffers from a very rare neuromuscular condition.

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