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New Double-Glazing App To Assist Installers Through Difficult Period

 

A new double-glazing smartphone pricing app set to launch in April has been made available a month earlier to help assist installers during the current climate.

And the company behind it will waive the monthly license fee for the app for the duration of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Double Glazing App by Virtape allows the consumer to measure and price windows and doors remotely in under 90 seconds.

 
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Aperture Trading Placed Into Administration

 

It has been announced this week that Aperture Trading Limited has been placed into administration.

Chris Pole and Will Wright were appointed as joint administrators. Restructuring Director at KPMG, Tim Bateson, said in a statement: “Despite significant and ongoing restructuring of the business last year following its acquisition of Synseal Group’s assets, Aperture Trading has suffered from significant market headwinds, trading pressures and a decline in sales.

 
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GGF’S RISA Offers Expert Witness Service For Dispute Resolution

 

Disputes concerning the specification or installation domestic windows and doors are disruptive and costly and increasingly so the longer they continue, for all parties. In recognition of the growing need for services that are able to resolve such disputes quickly and decisively RISA, the Glass & Glazing Federation’s independent inspection and auditing division, has launched its Expert Witness service to provide representation in the event of such disputes. As part of the GGF, the UK’s foremost representative body for the glass and glazing industry, RISA is one of the sector’s most authoritative and respected expert organisations.

RISA’s RICS accredited experts focus on residential window and door installations and can act as a single joint expert or as a party appointed expert and produce high quality reports in line with the Civil Procedure Rules for expert witnesses. The organisation’s main areas of expertise include:

 
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Sidey Windows Get Energy Saving Trust Endorsed

 

Sidey are now Energy Saving Trust Endorsed, reinforcing the thermal efficiency levels of their windows and further adding to their growing list of impressive accreditations.

The Energy Saving Trust is a leading organisation that endorses and approves energy efficient products that have met industry agreed standards for performance and UK regulatory requirements.

Sidey Solartherm, Solartherm Plus and Smart Sash windows will now bear the Endorsed Product brandmark ‘stamp of endorsement’, demonstrating to consumers, homeowners and industry professionals that they meet energy performance criteria.

 
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Glazerite Employees Celebrate Birthday In Style

 

The Glazerite UK Group kicked off its 20th year in business in style last month, with a big party for the fabricator’s 270 employees.

The event, held at the Sywell Aerodrome in Northamptonshire, was attended by staff members and their partners from each of the fabricator’s five sites, with food, live music, a DJ, and a casino laid on as part of the evening’s entertainment. During the night, Wellingborough-based employee Shane Hawkes also had his hair shaved off by his colleagues, raising over £2000 for Glazerite’s nominated charity, We Mind and Kelly Matters.

 
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Gowercroft Joinery Appoints New Commercial Sales Manager

 

Multi award-winning timber window and door manufacturer Gowercroft Joinery has appointed a new Commercial Sales Manager to spearhead its business-to-business sales growth nationwide.

With a proven track record in UK and international sales, Joe Grimley brings over seven years of commercial experience in the construction industry. Formerly Commercial Sales Manager at a Yorkshire based regional joinery company, he has held key positions as Business Development Manager at a national Timber and Doors manufacturer as well as Regional Operations Manager at a major chain of builders merchants.

 
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Pilkington Insulight™ Sun Takes The Crown At The Catalyst Newcastle

 

A new Newcastle University building, inspired by the shape of a crown, uses Pilkington United Kingdom Limited glass to create a striking monolithic structure in the heart of the city’s sustainable Helix development.

The five-storey Catalyst building makes imaginative use of floor-to-ceiling, grey-tinted glazing, layered with an eye-catching golden diagrid to create a futuristic new fixture on the Newcastle skyline.

The 100,000 sq ft building houses three centres of national expertise in the fields of data, ageing and innovation, alongside public areas and co-working spaces where businesses can collaborate with academia.

 
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Liniar Makes A Splash With Colour

 

Homeowners are clamouring for more – more choice, more colour and the ability to personalise more of their homes. Liniar’s heard those demands – and its answer? An ever-increasing colour range with stunning shades and finishes for every property owner’s taste.

No stranger to colour, Liniar has offered choices in both substrate colour and foil finishes since the creation of its flagship profile in 2008. Since then, its product range and subsequently, its foiled colour range, have grown exponentially.

Upon returning from the Christmas break, the Liniar team began the task of increasing its colour range again – and is now proud to announce it’s packed with shades and finishes that property owners are going to love.

 
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VEKA MD, Dave Jones, To Step Down As Burnley Boss

 

Dave will be stepping down from the role at the end of December 2020 allowing someone else to take the helm at the PVCu systems manufacturer.

With the news announced early February, steps are already in place to recruit a successor to ensure that there’s a seamless transition at the end of the year.

Dave explains: “I’ve enjoyed a fantastic and fulfilling career at VEKA Burnley, first as Operations Manager, then Operations Director before spending the last 13 years as Managing Director.

 
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New Security Standards For TD68

 

TD68 thermal, commercial door from aluminium systems specialist Jack Aluminium has passed the STS202 test, making it one of the most secure aluminium commercial doors on the market.

Jeff Pearson, Sales & Marketing Director at Jack Aluminium explains: “For a growing number of architects and specifiers, PAS24 accreditation isn’t enough. There is real demand for an aluminium commercial door set that had passed the STS202 standard, and as we already had the robust, secure TD68 door, it made sense to continue pushing it.”

 
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Panoramic Appoints Hillier As Head Of Customer Services

 

Stephen Hillier has been appointed as Head of Customer Services at Swing and Slide door manufacturer Panoramic Doors, as the company steps up its sales and marketing drive in time for the 2020 sales season. With Panoramic Doors now offering its full range of bi-fold alternatives through retail installers for the first time, the company is reinforcing its service team to provide back up for the growing network.

Hillier, who has previously had glass and glazing industry roles with HiTech Blinds and Epwin Glass, heads a team with responsibility for all Panoramic Group operations though with particular emphasis on Panoramic Doors as the company drives for growth.

 
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CDW Systems Supports Hazlemere Commercial With Major Refurbishment At Colchester’s Historic Dutch Quarter

 

CDW Systems has partnered with one of the country’s leading commercial installers to help transform Colchester’s historic Dutch Quarter.

Hazlemere Commercial, who have been operating across the South East from their High Wycombe factory for almost 35 years, was approached to upgrade the windows of the picturesque area located in the shadows of Colchester Castle. After much due diligence and careful consideration, the Gloucester-based fabricator manufactured and supplied Hazlemere with over 300 Smart VS 600 vertical sliding windows.

 
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Kawneer Systems Help Herald A Gateway To A Unique Building

 

Frequent Kawneer specifiers Atkins has used the manufacturer’s architectural aluminium glazing systems again, on a unique building which forms a new £27 million gateway to a leading UK university.

Kawneer’s AA®100 zone-drained and capped curtain walling forms triangular screens some 25m wide and 15m high for the main atrium at Bournemouth University’s 5,000m2 Poole Gateway Building, while Kawneer’s thermally-superior AA®720 entrance doors were used throughout the building and its AA®190 TB automatic sliding door was used at the campus side entrance lobby.

 
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The Best Garden Room Designer On The Market, Says Composite Garden Buildings

 

The Consultancy has used all its proven expertise in developing window and door designers to produce its first ever online, 3D product configurator for garden rooms.

Created for Composite Garden Buildings, it has delivered what the company’s MD Jason Wilder has called: “the best garden room designer on the market, with amazing graphics and great functionality.”

Richie Thornton, Director at The Consultancy, explained more about the project: “Our brief was to create an interactive 3D product configurator to sit on the Composite Garden Buildings’ existing website, which would allow homeowners to create their own perfect garden room and then make an enquiry based on that design.

 
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Trade News

Apeer Completes Latest Phase Of Factory And Production Investment

A new 20,000 ft2 factory extension combined with further upgrades in the company’s production facilities, have been completed by Apeer Ltd, the Ballymena-based manufacturer of Apeer composite entrance doors and Lumi windows and doors.

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World-First Low Carbon Hydrogen Projects In The North West Win £13M Government Backing

The UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has awarded £13m to fund two world-first hydrogen projects led by the HyNet consortium in the North West. The first is the UK’s leading low carbon hydrogen project,

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Plimsoll Praises Everglade Windows

Kicking off its 40th year in style, Everglade Windows shines bright in the latest Plimsoll Analysis report. With a 21 percent growth rate, Everglade Windows are among the fastest growing companies in the industry and are one of only 846 window & door companies rated as ‘Strong’ by the analysis.

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Product News

Kömmerling’s Looking Forward To The Summer Of 76

Following the widescale launch of KÖMMERLING 76 in 2019, the company is now looking forward to satisfying the increased demand for this new profile platform from the German PVCu systems giant.

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Record-Breaking Ultra Installer Scheme

Ultraframe says its Ultra Installer Scheme has recently seen a huge rise in the number of applicants from installation companies keen to promote their professionalism and take advantage of the high-quality conservatory and extension sales leads provided to members.

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ERA’s Surefire Multi-Point Lock Provides Extra Stability For Force 8 Composite Doors

The auto firing multi-point lock, SUREFIRE, from security experts ERA, has helped Force 8, a leading window and door manufacturer, to offer their customers a superior range of composite doors.

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The Joinery Network Supports Customers With Training, Advice And Licences For New System, Lignum

The first joinery manufacturers have started making fully compliant, timber windows and doors with The Joinery Network, the co-operative of timber experts set up to back UK joiners.

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Endurance Introduce A New ERA Of Forged Hardware

The product development programme at Endurance Doors continues at a pace with the launch of a new range of forged Fab & Fix hardware from ERA, in the form of pewter and forged black door furniture.

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Atlas Announces First Installation Of The Month Winner Of 2020

Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions has named North West Bifolds as 2020’s first winner of the Atlas Installation of the Month competition.
The Merseyside-based firm was January’s unanimous winner for a stunning Atlas lantern installation on a large period property in Keston,

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Machinery

Titan Trade Windows Chooses Haffner Murat Machines For Its Factory Expansion

To capitalise on the growth in aluminium, Titan Trade Windows has opened a new 4,300 sq ft factory in Derby to manufacture aluminium windows, doors and bifold doors. The facility features a FOM Adir C CNC Machining Centre and a TT 425 Double Mitre Saw, both from Haffner Murat.

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Internet

Profile 22 Launches New Website

Leading systems company Profile 22, an Epwin Window Systems brand, has just launched its new website www.profile22.co.uk. Marketing Manager Gerald Allen said: “The new Profile 22 website has been designed to support our customers and will be a valuable source of information.”

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New Online Door Builder For 6 Day Doors

Aluminium fabricator 6 Day Doors has this month launched its cutting-edge new website – designed to make it easier than ever for value-hungry installers to benefit from the lightning-fast service that’s made its name.

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Brochures

Download Your FREE Window Restrictor Guide

In response to the Certass Best Practice Guide for Window Restrictors, there’s a new guide to window restrictors from Cubelock. It’s easy to download from www.cubelockrestrictor.com,

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On Site

Victorian Sliders Scores A Conversion With Celebrity Customer

Stunning Victorian Sliders sash windows are gracing the home of none other than ex-Wales rugby coach Warren Gatland.
Warren led the Welsh national team to a string of high-profile victories during his 12 years in charge,

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Senior’s Fenestration Systems Make A Stand At The Strand

Complementary and high-performance aluminium fenestration solutions from Senior Architectural Systems have helped create harmony at The Strand Hub, a new award-winning mixed-used scheme in Rochdale.

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Marketing

Dekko Signs Up With Purplex For Eighth Year In A Row

Dekko Window Systems has signed up with marketing agency Purplex for the eighth year running – after a record 2019.
Since appointing Purplex in 2013, Dekko’s turnover has tripled,

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