19th June 2018
 
CMS Window Systems Continues Steep Growth Trajectory With New Factory Opening
 

Leading Scottish window, door and curtain walling designer, manufacturer and installer, CMS Window Systems, has significantly expanded its manufacturing operations with the opening of a new 8,500 sq. ft. factory in Kirkcaldy. The investment of over half a million pounds has also boosted capacity at its long-established recycling plant in the Fife town.

 
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Morley Glass & Glazing Doubles Production Capacity
 

Recent investments by Morley Glass & Glazing have doubled its production capacity, making it possible to manufacture up to 3000 sealed units with integral blinds inside per week.

The business, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, specialises in manufacturing Uni-Blind® sealed units with ScreenLine® integral blinds inside.

 
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Lumi2 Shines At Debut Installation
 

Apeer says the radical Lumi frameless window system has been one of the runaway successes of the decade – and now its successor, the retrofit-friendly Lumi2 has begun to cause as much of a stir, even after its debut installation. But as the installer explained, its retrofit proposition is only half the story of its popularity.

 
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Joinery Company Transforms Home With Warmroof Hybrid
 

A stunning single storey extension installed by Steve Gill Joinery has recently been completed, showcasing the WARMroof hybrid roof and aluminium glazing elements supplied by Prefix Systems.

The initial brief from the home owner was to replace a staircase but, this led into them asking Steve Gill to help design an inspirational new extended living area.

 
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Two Thirds Say ‘Give Us U.S.-Style Window Safety Week’

 

Two out of every three businesses asked have backed a call by Angel Ventlock window restrictor manufacturer Mighton Products for the UK to launch its own US-style National Window Safety Week.

“The figures speak for themselves,” said Mighton Chairman Mike Derham. “Not just in our poll but in the massive disparity between

 
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Central Inspires Customers With New Colour Service

 

With colour now such a common feature in homeowner buying decisions, Midlands-based fabricator Central RPL has launched its innovative new Central Inspired colour service, simplifying and enhancing the process of buying coloured windows and doors for its trade customers..

 
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9,000 Heritage Opportunities For Tradespeople Thanks To Slenderline Glass

 

A range of advanced slimline heritage units, courtesy of Slenderline Glass, is providing tradespeople with a huge number of opportunities in conservation areas.

New research suggests there are more than 9,800 conservation areas across England’s 336 Local Planning Authorities alone and it is an area of the market that businesses

 
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Distinction’s Nxt-Gen Door Proves Popular For APC Panels
 

Fabrication door specialists, APC Panels Ltd introduced Distinction Doors nxt-gen composite door range into their portfolio last year and have been delighted by the results. Hugh Jones, Director of South Wales-based APC Panels said: “We added the nxt-gen door to our product portfolio following its launch and it has further enhanced our already impressive range of door products.

 
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Doorbuilder Updates Help Generate Further Leads For Apeer Installers

 

Composite door manufacturer Apeer continues to invest in lead generation for its installer partners, with new updates to its Doorbuilder programme announced for 2018.

Linda Tomb, Marketing Manager explains: “We are always looking at ways we can improve our Doorbuilder programme and, following feedback from customers, we have rolled out a number

 
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Tradesmith Join The Residence Collective

 

Hailsham-based Tradesmith are the latest high-profile trade manufacturer to join The Residence Collection, with a dedicated new factory to serve the South East with direct supply and support of R7 and R9 windows and doors.

This new factory looks more akin to a large joinery workshop, thanks to the benches and milling machines, and Tradesmith is fully

 
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Charlie Luxton Builds A House With A Little Help From TP650

 

Architectural designer-turned-TV presenter Charlie Luxton is building a house in collaboration with Home Building and Renovating magazine – and he’s using illbruck’s state-of-the-art TP650 Trio installation tape to fit the windows and doors.

 
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Atlas Helps Customers Speed Up Installations

 

An Atlas installer has proved that you don’t always need to go bespoke when it comes to roof lanterns – you can achieve spectacular and fast results, by using stock sized lanterns too. Chippenham-based installer Vision Conservatories has just completed a triple Atlas lantern installation in record time by opting for standard sized lanterns. Incredibly, the lanterns were available from stock in just five days and installed in the space of a day.

 
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Universal Demand

 

With the growing trend for feature-rich products now becoming a must-have product group for most installers, it makes good sense to partner with a fabricator who has the quality credentials and expertise to manufacture these products. This is the view of Brian Kruger, Managing Director of trade fabricator Universal Trade Frames.

 
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The Consultancy Launches Revamped Website

 

The well-respected digital specialist providing online solutions to the window, door and glazing industries, The Consultancy, has announced the launch of its revamped website www.theconsultancy.co.uk featuring a brand new animated corporate video.
“We’ve been helping companies to boost sales with a meaningful online presence for a long time now,” says Richie Thornton,

 
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Caldwell Looks North With Key New Appointment

 

A new appointment is helping hardware experts Caldwell gear up for growth across the North of England.

Experienced salesman Dave Brackpool is spearheading the firm’s effort in the area as Regional Executive. He joins the firm from a respected UK hardware specialist.

 
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SupaLite Celebrates Telesales Success With Insight Data

 

One of the UK’s leading tiled roof manufacturers, SupaLite has seen incredible success from their telesales campaign, conducted by industry data specialists Insight Data.

Preston-based SupaLite, which specialises in lightweight replacement tiled roof systems for both conservatories and orangeries,

 
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Dekko Window Systems Set To Make An Impact At FIT Show 2019

 

Premium fabricator Dekko Window Systems has announced that they will be exhibiting at The FIT Show 2019.

Following on from their impressive debut last year, the firm will be showcasing their complete product range including Infinity – their completely seamless uPVC range, Räum aluminium and the Residence Collection.

 
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Trade News

Passivhaus Research Shows 8.6% Energy Saving With SWISSPACER

Research by the Passivhaus Institute proves the positive impact of warm edge spacer bars like SWISSPACER on a building’s energy efficiency. For the first time, the independent Passivhaus Institute in Darmstadt

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Epwin Window Systems Is A Partner For Growth

With more fabricators choosing to offer a second system in order to widen their market appeal it makes good business sense to choose a systems house with the credentials to partner you for growth. This is the view of Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Epwin Window Systems

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VBH Sales Of Hardware For Aluminium Up 15%

Hardware supplier VBH (GB) has reported a 15% year-on-year increase in sales for its hardware for aluminium bi-folding doors. This is due to the expanding greenteQ Clearspan range and the newly launched Alpha Slim Lever Handle. Further growth is expected in the summer months.

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Demand For Double R Solid Roofs Soars

The Northamptonshire based specialist in glass and conservatory roofs, Double R Glass & Roofing Systems, is pleased to report soaring sales for its Guardian Warm Roof solid roof offering, having seen a 30%

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Edgetech Expertise Helps Hourglass Go From Strength To Strength

Innovative, reliable and widely respected, Hourglass is one of the UK’s leading glass manufacturers – and, over a seven-year partnership with warm-edge experts Edgetech, the firm’s products have gone from strength to strength.

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Direct Working Delivering Value For Money For Moat

Just 20 weeks into its window and door replacement framework for Moat, The Window Company (Contracts) completed its 500th installation – and presented chocolates and flowers to the lucky customer.

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Product News

New Timber-Like Roofline Board Fits The Bill

Eurocell, one of the UK’s leading manufacturer, distributor and recycler of window, door, conservatory and plastic building products, is enhancing its popular Roofline range with the launch of a new 16mm Flat Roofline board.

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Turning Every Door Installation Into A Veranda Opportunity With ALUK

The AluK Veranda system is a product which gives customers the perfect add-on to every bi-fold and sliding door they fit, as well as providing an opportunity to revisit virtually every door installation they have completed in recent years and generate a follow up sale.

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Astraseal Boosts Aluminium Offering With Smart’s New Designer Doors

Astraseal, the renowned trade and commercial fabricator has once again strengthened their aluminium offering with the introduction of the Designer Door range from respected extruders Smart Systems.

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Leamore’s The Latest Solidor Showroom Star

Leamore Windows are the latest company to win the Solidor Showroom of the Month honour, with a newly expanded showroom environment comprising of seven premium composite doors at their established premises in Walsall.

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People

Samsara Hits The Ground Running For REHAU

The REHAU windows team has welcomed a new addition to its Commercial Sales force in Scotland.

Samsara McDonald joined the team earlier this year with a strong sales

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On-Site

REHAU Flush Fit Windows Give Modern Twist To Town Centre Development

REHAU flush fit windows have been used to give a contemporary finish to a new luxury apartment development in South London, which forms part of Brunswick Square – the centrepiece of Orpington’s town regeneration programme.

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Marketing

Retail Display Initiative To Boost Your Sales With Excellence As Standard

A new retail display partnership is set to boost sales for members of Excellence as Standard, the fabricator and installer programme dedicated to promoting excellence across the window and door industry.

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Sign Up For Senior’s New Signature Range!

Senior Architectural Systems is putting colour in the frame with the launch of the new Signature range – an exclusive sales tool for its trade network of installers which has been designed to make it easier for domestic customers to choose from

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Competition Winner Celebrates New Planitherm Windows

An East Sussex woman is treating her two children to a family holiday with the money she’s saved by winning new windows from Saint-Gobain Building Glass.

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Events

Yale Offer New CPD Seminar For Secure And Safe Specification

Yale has introduced a new RIBA accredited CPD seminar; Specifying Windows and Doors: Safety, Security, Means of Escape and Best Value, to provide expert advice on safeguarding residents and properties.

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Sponsorship

Quickslide Scores With Football Links At Home And Away

Yorkshire-based window and door fabricator and VS specialist Quickslide Windows has strengthened and renewed its links with football through the sponsorship of no less than three football clubs,

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Charity

Bennetts Raise £130 For Alzheimers Society From Football Tournament

Eleven members of staff from aluminium glazing specialists Bennett Architectural took part in a charity 7-a-side football tournament supporting the Alzheimers Society raising £130.

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