20th February 2018
 
‘Pivotal’ Year For Home Improvement Company Helps To Set Records
 

A Worthing based home improvement company has reported a tenth consecutive year of growth and said that a pivotal number of contract wins in 2017 has put the business in a position of strength moving forward.

In the year up to January 2018, Newview Windows and Conservatories saw forward work climb from £4.2 million to £6.5 million – a 55 percent increase – thanks to a rise in the number of retail and commercial contracts the company has won recently.

 
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Dear Gerald - REHAU Asks Not Whether, But When More Businesses Will Make The Move To Producing Recycled PVC
 

We at REHAU read with interest a recent article by the Double Glazing Blogger entitled, ‘Would you sell or make a fully recycled PVCu window?’, and were keen to respond with our thoughts.

It is true that within the polymer industry, and in the world beyond, working towards the ongoing safety and wellbeing of our planet is becoming a key consideration. As many other businesses do, at REHAU we have sustainability goals that we strive to achieve in all aspects of our work, from the processes of production,

 
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Window Tech Removes Requirement For Glass Bonding In R9 With Promac And Urban
 

R9 specialist trade fabricator Window Tech, has begun Residence 9 frame-only supply, freeing up installers to source glass locally.

It comes following the Essex-based fabricator’s new Urban millers and welder from machinery specialist Promac Group.

This allows the manufacturer to fabricate window and door sashes using Timberweld®technology,

 
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Morley Glass & Glazing Introduces SL16
 

Morley Glass & Glazing has once again enhanced its product offer with the introduction of a new slimline ScreenLine® integral blind system.

SL16 is ideal for use in composite doors and vertical sliding windows due to its slimline 10mm slats, making it the first integrated blind system that is suitable for use in a 16mm cavity.

The range includes the slider controlled SL16S Venetian, as well as the SL26C Venetian with cord control.

 
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Mila’s Prosecure Handle Gets Ultimate Endorsement

 

Mila’s ProSecure TS007 two star security handle has received what is probably the ultimate endorsement of its quality and performance, having been chosen by a specialist locksmiths company headed up by two ex-police officers.

SheffLOCK which operates across Sheffield and the South Yorkshire region, is now routinely fitting the Mila handle on more than half of its installations, giving customers the choice of either a one star or three star cylinder fitted alongside.

 
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Mcdermott Take Installation To The Next Level With Tremco Illbruck’s Tp650 Trio

 

Blackburn’s McDermott Windows have become the latest glazing business to begin using tremco illbruck’s TP650 Trio impregnated tape.

The long-established family firm now uses tremco illbruck’s high-performance installation products on its most demanding installations, ensuring outstanding thermal efficiency, weather-resistance and all-round performance.

 
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Profile 22’S Says Optima Is What An Installer-Friendly System Looks Like

 

Profile 22’s Optima system was developed with unique features to give installers an edge over other systems from both a sale and an installation perspective.

According to Profile 22, Optima offers greater rigidity, improved weathering and U values as low as 0.8 W/m2K with argon-filled units. It’s all thanks to its six-chamber outer frame (or eight with RCM thermal inserts) plus five chamber sash, which means Optima has more thermal chambers than rival systems.

 
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Polyframe Supercharges Installer Growth With ‘Polypower’

 

Polyframe is calling all PVCu installers to tap into the force of ‘PolyPower’ to supercharge their businesses and make the most of exciting new opportunities for growth.

‘PolyPower’ is designed to help installers make the most of PVCu by giving them the powers they need to grow their businesses and steal a march on their competitors. Arming installers with all the products, support and expertise they need to become fenestration superheroes, PolyPower aims to help installers realise their full potential with the support of the dedicated team of Polyframe experts behind them.

 
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Supply Only Offers Customers Ultimate Glazing

 

Window and door manufacturer, Supply Only.co.uk Limited, will now use the Ultimate double-glazed unit across its entire range of high quality windows and doors after agreeing an exclusive partnership with Knowsley-based glass manufacturer, Custom Glass.

The Ultimate 28mm double glazed unit provides a better all-round performance than triple glazed glass and is the very latest development in glass technology.

 
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Somerglaze Windows Uses PatioMaster To Complete A Quality Installation In Somerset

 

Bristol’s Somerglaze Windows has just completed the installation of an impressive four-pane anthracite grey on white PatioMaster door on a home extension in Somerset.

Somerglaze’s founder Gary Hembrow has been working with PatioMaster South West, his local PatioMaster dealer, for some years. When his customer specified sliding patio doors on her extension, Gary knew PatioMaster would provide the quality and reliability she was looking for.

 
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New Manufacturing Director At Synseal Group

 

Synseal Group has strengthened its manufacturing division with the appointment of Robert Long as Manufacturing Director for Synseal’s PVC-U and aluminium production.

Rob joins Synseal from the Whittan Group, the UK’s largest manufacturer of steel storage products, where he spent 18 months as Operations Manager consolidating the footprint of a £110m turnover part of their business. Before this, Rob spent six years at Eurocell as General Manager having forged his career in the building materials industry, spending five years in change management and operational management at Tarmac.

 
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Opportunities Across The Supply Chain With New Skyforce Juliet Balcony

 

Bohle has added the highly innovative Skyforce Juliet balcony to its range, generating a new sales platform for glass processors, window and door fabricators – and installers.

With simple and quick surface mounting, the Skyforce Juliet balcony, provides fall protection for French balconies.

Where it delivers a distinct advantage over competitor systems is that it can be pre-fabricated as part of the door manufacturing process and secured directly to the frame, in addition to surrounding brickwork and masonary.

 
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Anglo European Helps Sash UK To Streamline Manufacturing

 

PVCu window and door reinforcement specialist, Anglo European Group has helped long-standing Barnsley-based fabricator, Sash UK to streamline its manufacturing, by offering a fully optimised steel reinforcement service.

Nick Lilburn, Managing Director at Sash UK explains: “Steel reinforcement is often the part of the window that’s out of sight, out of mind, but we understood that it was an important part of our quality strategy to get our steel reinforcement supply chain working in the most efficient way possible.

 
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Dessian Puts Training First To Become A Better Business

 

Early in 2017, Dessian Scotland initiated industry accredited training for its workforce. Dessian Scotland, which has a reputation with customers for delivering a quality product and for excellent customer service, is committed to training and enhancing the work environment for all employees.

Cumbernauld-based Dessian Scotland, a trading division of Dessian Products Limited, is a fabricator, distributor, glazer and installer of REHAU windows, working with a cross-section of customers from local authorities and trade installers to home builders and DIY customers.

 
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Exlabesa Building Systems Appoints New Area Manager

 

Exlabesa Building Systems, a global manufacturer of aluminium systems, has strengthened its sales management team with the appointment of experienced industry man, Dave Tanner, in the position of Area Manager (Midlands). Paul Benn, Exlabesa Building Systems’ National Sales Manager, said, “Dave is well known in the industry and has a vast knowledge of the aluminium market. We are delighted to find such a committed and experienced sales professional and Dave’s appointment will ensure we maintain our momentum as demand for our aluminium systems continues to grow.”

 
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New CIM Marketing Course Set To Build Better Construction Marketers

 

The chronic shortage of skills in the construction sector is impacting the UK both at a frontline construction level and at a strategic corporate level. The construction industry and The Chartered Institute of Marketing are taking action with the CIM Foundation Certificate in Marketing for Construction.

This customised Foundation Certificate in Marketing is the CIM’s first sector-specific marketing programme, designed and written in collaboration with volunteer members of the Construction Industry Group.

 
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The Future’s Bright at Bennetts

 

Bennett Architectural has re-affirmed their commitment to the environment with the installation of LED lights across its offices and workshop.

The company has moved to a ‘daylight white’ 5700k colour temperature with a colour rendition of 70 to provide the workforce with a clean clear light to work under.

LED lights provide instant 100% lighting, saving the power up time when first turned on, enabling its teams to have immediate working light levels.

 
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RECRUITMENT

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Trade News

3% Growth In The UK Door And Window Fittings Market In 2017

The UK market for door and window fittings grew by around 3% in 2017. This is lower than in 2016, in line with slowing growth rates for the construction market as a whole and stimulated by greater demand for higher specification products.

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Morley Glass & Glazing Marks 20th Anniversary With Record Growth

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Morley Glass & Glazing, which is reporting 30% year-on-year growth over the last 12 months.
Morley Glass & Glazing specialises in manufacturing Uni-Blind® sealed units with ScreenLine® integral blinds inside.

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Lack Of Major Projects Slows Construction In January

After a volatile 2017 for construction, the year hasn’t begun much better for the industry in January, with the value of new contracts awarded at £5.4 billion, 10.6 per cent lower than the same time last year, as a lack of major projects has hit growth prospects.

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Impressive U-Values As Standard From Mercury Glazing

Specialist fabricator, Mercury Glazing Supplies Ltd has confirmed its PVC-u vertical sliding window products now achieve an impressive U-value of just 1.3 W/m² and a WER of A+ as standard delivering exceptional thermal efficiency.

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Product News

Over 1,000 Doors A Day Now Sold With Ultion Security

Ultion continues to return unparalleled product adoption as many of the UK’s leading composite, French, patio and bi-folding door manufacturers look to offer unrivalled security and benefit from the strong sales messages and marketing materials that come with it.

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New Technic-AL Flat Rooflight Launched

Installers can now get their hands on the Technic-AL flat aluminium rooflight. With next day delivery, top performance and architectural looks, it’s the perfect kit for installers looking for products that help them cash-in on more home improvement opportunities.

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One Handle, Multiple Openings - Meet Multisky

Gone are the days when you would need to go and find a rod to open a fanlight window, use a complex and unsightly drive rod system or stretch and strain to reach the opening handle. This system allows all users to achieve ventilation via a top level tilting sash.

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Ecotherm 70HI

Ecotherm 70HI is the high insulation aluminium window with a difference that’s available now from Everglade Windows. The perfect window for adding a contemporary finish to any home, Ecotherm 70HI offers super-slim sightlines and impressive thermal and security benefits.

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Training & Development

Senior’s Technical Manager Gives Students A New View On A Career In Construction

As a young woman working in construction, Eilidh Hudson, technical sales manager with aluminium glazing manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems, was delighted to take part in recent careers day and talk to a group of school children about what the industry can offer them.

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Internet

Solidor Is On A High With Cloud 2.0

Solidor have just launched Cloud 2.0, which offers their trade partners a newly enhanced online experience, far beyond that of typical online ordering, to include live pricing, an online payment function for pro-forma customers and importantly, a revolutionary order tracking facility.

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Marketing

Prefix Marketing Now In Print

With an impressive array of brochures, flyers, samples and point of sale materials, Prefix Systems have now put together a 20-page brochure to highlight the expansive range of marketing materials available for their nationwide network of trade partners.

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Choose Your Window Widgets Superhero!

Window Widgets have just launched a campaign to encourage fabricators and installers to look at the various everyday superheroes from within their expansive range of solution-led products for PVCu window and door systems, that are all fully tested, and many products are BBA accredited and CE Marked.

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Events

Industry’s Top Leaders Come Together For The Glazing Summit

Over 150 people have already registered for the Glazing Summit, the new conference for the window, door and conservatory industry.
Directors and senior management of the industry’s top systems companies, fabricators, installers,

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On-Site

Top Gear For New Lamborghini Showroom

Jack Aluminium Systems’ products have been used as part of a full renovation of the Lamborghini Showroom on Old Brompton Road. Fabricated and installed by IDF Aluminium, the project was completed in late 2017 and Jack’s systems were chosen because of their proven security benefits for the impressive supercars.

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Awards

Doing The Right Thing For The Customer

Yorkshire based manufacturer, Conservatory Outlet Limited has introduced a new staff reward scheme for 2018, and has awarded its first winner of the year for delivering excellent customer service throughout January.

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