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19th November 2020
 
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REHAU Supports Trades By Raising Profile With Home Renovators

 

With OnePoll recently reporting that homeowners are now spending twice as much time on home improvements than they did before the lockdown, REHAU has launched a new campaign to educate home renovators on window materials.

With many lockdown savings potentially being directed towards home renovations, REHAU aims to help its fabricators and installers take advantage of this buoyant market by making the modern-day case

 
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Window Widgets Launches New Trade Counter Network

 

Window Widgets have just launched a new Trade Counter Network, that is already looking to boast over one hundred partners in the first few months after launch and in time will spread right across all areas of the UK.

This strategic plan to drive new sales through trade counters will help support installers and fabricators with a more localised and immediate supply of products. There’s already a dedicated landing page at https://tcn.windowwidgets.co.uk and from a direct link on the home page to help visitors find local trade counters within a 20-mile radius.

 
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Master Fitter Challenge – Rising Stars Challenge Launched

 

The ever-popular Master Fitter Challenge is back. Now officially launched and open for entries, the Master Fitter Challenge 2020/21 now features not only its traditional competition for experienced installers, but a brand new and exciting ‘Rising Stars’ challenge for those who have been installing for under two years.

The Master Fitter Challenge 2020/21 will see finals take place during April 2021 with winners presented with their awards and prizes at the FIT Show in May next year. Launched at the inaugural FIT Show

 
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Gowercroft Joinery Joins The ‘Made In Britain’ Campaign

 

Multi award-winning timber windows and doors manufacturer Gowercroft Joinery is teaming up with ‘Made in Britain’ to celebrate its success as a UK business delivering exceptional quality timber window and doors to its customers.

The Made in Britain campaign group was formed in 2011 with the aim of supporting British manufacturers, encouraging sustainable growth and helping consumers, buyers and specifiers identify genuinely UK-made products.

 
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Deceuninck’s Virtual Showroom Gives Customers The Edge

 

Deceuninck is launching a virtual showroom tour to help customers adapt to remote selling and boost their online presence.

The software lets users tour Deceuninck’s state-of-the-art showroom, zoom in on products and learn more about the windows and doors on display. Designed to be embedded in fabricator and installer websites, this user-friendly virtual tour also includes informative videos and beautiful installation images.

 
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Ronjack Brings Oakio Composite Wood Decking To UK

 

UK. As the exclusive UK supplier of Oakio wood plastic composite products, Ronjack is using its nationwide distributor network to bring Oakio direct to window and conservatory installation companies.

“Oakio is the next generation in composite decking,” explains Ronjack’s Managing Director, Katie Morley. “The low-maintenance, non-slip decking has taken the American market by storm, so this established brand offers an easy bolt-on for glazing installers fitting

 
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A Commitment To Quality

 

In 1986 several National Associations across Europe representing coaters of architectural aluminium systems formed the QUALICOAT Organisation, an Association for Quality Control in the Lacquering, Painting and Coating Industry. Their goal was to raise and standardise the quality of coatings throughout Europe, laying down voluntary rules which have become the basis of the QUALICOAT Standard today, now in its 16th Edition.

Membership today extends beyond European countries to include an Australian Association, an Association of Southern Africa and

 
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Customer Data Scandal For Credit Checker Big Boys

 

One recent news article really highlighted why we shout about customer data security so much.

It has come to light that several big players in the credit checking industry have been reckless with their customer’s personal data.

A two-year investigation into how Experian, Equifax and TransUnion used personal data for marketing purposes by the Information

 
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Updated Consumer Brochures For Every Residence

 

The consumer brochures for The Residence Collection, which includes R2, R7, R9 and RD (Residence Doors), have all been recently updated with their renowned style, content and vision. This helps make them the standout retail publications in the window and door sector, claims the company.

As one of the most highly regarded brands in the industry from a marketing perspective, sumptuous and detailed new photography feature throughout the new brochures, helping to inspire style savvy

 
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AB Glass Creates New Jobs On The Back Of Post-Lockdown Boom

 

AB Glass, a specialist in the technology and installation of glass and aluminium products and access control solutions, has created seven new jobs and unveiled a key promotion within its business as it gears up to manage a post lockdown boom in new work and projects.

The Swansea-based company, which works with blue chip clients across the UK, has hired three fabricators, an accounts administrator, a contract administrator, a trainee estimator and a façade designer as it bolsters its team on the back of an increased pipeline of work, while also investing in a new generation of talent.

 
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FC Group Lights Up New Headquarters With Eyrise Liquid Crystal Glass

 

FC Group is lighting up its newly built headquarters with liquid crystal glass, combining innovation, user comfort and sustainability with extraordinary design.

Looking to increase energy efficiencies with digitally controlled glazing at the six-storey FC-Campus complex in Karlsruhe, Germany, the building technology company partnered with Eyrise to install dynamic glass windows.

Specially produced in a variety of organic shapes and in a distinctive blue colour, the windows provide instant solar shading that enhance

 
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World-Class Glass

 

When Planet Roofing wanted to upgrade its new premises, including all the windows, there was no doubt who would be the best supplier for the job: leading glass specialist TuffX.

The new factory premises in Basildon, Essex, was completely refurbished this year, including new windows to the front and side to complement the building’s new sleek black cladding.

TuffX’s Ambi Ultra glass was chosen for the windows due to the south-facing aspect of the building. Ambi Ultra is a strikingly dark, self-cleaning, low-E solar tinted product which allows 8% light

 
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Tommy Trinder A Contender For Two CMA Awards

 

Brand new start-up Tommy Trinder has been shortlisted for two awards in this year’s Construction Marketing Awards (CMAs). Launching a new company in such a tumultuous year posed some serious challenges, but thanks to an innovative product and a flexible approach to marketing, it’s been a huge success.

According to the company, Tommy Trinder’s Framepoint® technology makes selling windows and doors easier for installers. It allows users to wrap all their products together in one coherent, easy-to-use interface – as well as being a ‘world-class’ visualisation tool and

 
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Job Vacancies

Experienced Aluminium Profile Cutter - Arkay Windows

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Experienced Aluminium Window & Door Fabricator - Arkay Windows

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Windows & Doors Order Processor - Abcell

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Online Magazine


 
Trade News
 

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Even without the Coronavirus pandemic, this is peak season when it comes to importing freight from Asia. Black Friday, Thanksgiving and Christmas combine to drive huge spikes in demand, and logistics

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Roto Directors Assess 2020 And Look Forward To Future At Online Press Event

The operational directors of leading hardware and accessories manufacturer Roto have outlined how they steered their business through the unprecedented events of 2020

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HMRC To Investigate CJRS Claims

Thousands of companies that made claims under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme but didn’t keep proper records will be the first to be investigated, say leading tax and

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Trade News

Carl F Groupco’s Service Commitment

Reflecting on a year that has been dominated by the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, Carl F Groupco highlights its commitment to On Time In Full deliveries and

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Growth For Sealant Tapes In 2021 Despite Pandemic

Strong demand for airtightness and thermal sealing solutions will drive window and door foam tape growth in 2021, predicts Andy Swift, sales and operations manager for ISO-Chemie.

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Product News

DOORCO Reveals New Glass Collection

Leading composite door supplier DOORCO, has announced the launch of a new glass collection which will be available to customers from 16th November. The new collection has been created from a widened network

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Mackenzie Claims UK’s Widest Product Range

Mackenzie Glass has claimed to be able to offer the glass industry the widest product range in the UK with more than 200 glass types in stock.

Pilkington’s first ‘Regional Partner’,

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Synergised™ – Fully Fire-Rated Aluminium Decking System From F.H. Brundle

Quality non-combustible aluminium decking is the latest offering in F.H. Brundle’s extensive product range.

Tested to EN13501, EN 12823 and EN ISO 1716, the 130-year old firm’s

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Instagram Inspiration From Endurance

Endurance Doors continues to invest in their powerful consumer marketing programme with their new customer case study, featuring Instagram influencer, Vicky Burdon.

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Machinery

Here Cometh The Comet

Given that it is the first Emmegi Comet R4I model to be installed in the UK, ‘Here Cometh the Comet’ seems an appropriate title for a two-minute time-lapse video which charts .

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Internet

MRG Services Launches New Website

Leading Glass Industry training provider MRG Services has just launched its new website at www.mrgservices.org.uk. Paul Gray, at MRG, said: “We are delighted to

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Software

Software Underpins Halsall Glass Doubling Of Turnover

Halsall Glass has said that it has more than doubled its turnover in less than a year, driven by customer acquisition post lockdown and exponential growth in demand.

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Awards

Schüco Announces Award Winners

Schüco has announced the winners of its prestigious Excellence Awards for Design and Innovation following a virtual event hosted by architectural designer and television presenter, Charlie Luxton.

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Ultraroof and Livinroof Sweep the Shortlist

The Ultraroof and Livinroof solid conservatory roof systems from conservatory and extension specialist, Ultraframe, feature on four out of five projects shortlisted for Best

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