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20th June 2019
 
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BWF Responds To Claim Of Lack Of ‘Reliable Products’ For Fire Door Replacements

 

The British Woodworking Federation – which runs the Fire Door Alliance (FDA) scheme – has reacted to a report that Kensington and Chelsea Council claimed it has been unable to replace the 4,000 fire doors within its housing stock due to a lack of ‘reliable products’.

Helen Hewitt, CEO of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) commented: “We were deeply disappointed to see the unacceptable news that councils are delaying the replacement of thousands of faulty fire doors.

 
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Regency Glass Invests In The Future

 

Family-owned Regency Glass has become one of the UK’s biggest and most advanced sealed unit manufacturers with a move to 100,000 sq ft premises in Lancashire potentially more than doubling its production capacity.

Steve Massey, sales and marketing director at Regency Glass said: “We’ve seen fantastic growth over the past few years and in order to sustain this growth then now is the time to invest. Our new factory and showroom at Bridgewater Business Park in Leigh is three times the size of our previous premises and will allow us over time to manage a planned increase in production of high-quality sealed units.”

 
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Senior Launches New Ali FOLD HD Patio Doors

 

Senior Architectural Systems is giving its trade customers another big reason to ‘Ask for Ali’ with the launch of a new heavy-duty version of its popular Ali FOLD aluminium door system.

Designed to accommodate door leaf widths of up to 1300m x 2400mm and 125Kg, the new Ali FOLD HD offers fewer sightlines and wider views by maximising daylight and reducing the number of door panels required.

With the same attractive slimline aluminium frame as the original Ali FOLD folding sliding, single and double door styles,

 
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VinylPlus® Recycles 740,000 Tonnes Of PVC In 2018 – 92.4% Of Its 2020 Target

 

VinylPlus, the Voluntary Commitment of the European PVC industry, recycled nearly 740,000 tonnes of PVC in 2018, a 15.6% increase from 2017. The results are published in the 2019 Progress Report, recently launched at the seventh VinylPlus Sustainability Forum in Prague, where the PVC industry addressed some of the most pressing challenges facing the industry and shared further progress towards increasing the sustainability performance of PVC.

 
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New Freefoam Video Highlights 20 Years Of Change In Roofline

 

Freefoam has released a video of its Commercial Director, Colin St John, explaining the big changes to the roofline market over the last 20 years, and their implications for the future.

Having spent the last eighteen years with Freefoam, Colin has been a key witness to how the building industry and the market for building products have changed, particularly in the wake of the 2008 financial crash and the turmoil that followed.

 
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Feeling Flush With Stellar

 

Since its launch at this year’s FIT Show, Stellar from Epwin Window Systems has been attracting many plaudits. For Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Epwin Window Systems the interest in Stellar comes as little surprise. He said: “If you’re looking to compete in the aluminium market, choosing a system that ticks all the boxes is a good place to start. From the slimline aesthetics, flush product options through to the ease and speed of fabrication,

 
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New Technical Officer For The GGF

 

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce that David Borland has joined the leading trade organisation as Technical Officer.

From a career which started in his family’s glazing business, David is a seasoned professional of the Glass & Window Industry. With almost 40 years’ experience in Production, Operations & Technical management in most areas of the trade

 
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Oakland Glass Success At FIT

 

Oakland Glass Ltd saw a successful FIT Show promoting one clear message – best practice in glass. With 33 years’ experience, Oakland Glass has always been committed to investing in and supplying quality insulated glass units, but the company received a particularly warm welcome from visitors at this year’s FIT for setting out its stall to promote best practice in the sector.

 
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Mercury Glazing Adds Spectus Flush Casement Window To Its Range

 

Gloucestershire-based trade fabricator Mercury Glazing has just added Spectus’ flush casement window to its growing product range. Steve Cross, Director at Mercury Glazing said: “We are delighted to be adding the Spectus flush casement window to our portfolio. We are one of the UK’s biggest Spectus vertical slider manufacturers and the flush casement window is the perfect complementary product.”

 
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Now There’s Entrance Doors For Your Residence Too

 

Not only does The Residence Collection encapsulate three different and sumptuous window systems, but now there’s a range of engineered residential doors, as well as the flush inward opening balcony and outward opening French door options, all under the new Residence D (RD) brand.

These new engineered residential doors have been presented in a new 16-page door brochure and feature six different designs initially,

 
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Promat SYSTEMGLAS® Passes 30-Year UK Milestone In Delivering Assured Passive Fire Protection

 

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the first UK installations of SYSTEMGLAS®, the complete fire rated glazing system from Promat UK, and demand is stronger than ever.

The 30-year milestone is proving to be an important factor behind the increasing interest in SYSTEMGLAS® from architects, specifiers, interior designers, clients and contractors who are seeking assured passive fire protection in their glazing,

 
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A Verandah For All Seasons
 

The British love affair with outdoor living continues with the growth in demand of the Verandah from Prefix Systems, which offers near all-year round opportunities to sit outside and from a trade perspective rapid installation times and a new revenue stream.

Verandah is a fully bespoke system it’s perfect as a straight lean to, splayed lean to or as an ‘L’ shaped solution. It’s an integrated development based on traditional aesthetics with post,

 
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New Heritage Hardware Range From Kenrick
 

Kenrick has launched a suited range of heritage hardware, which has been developed to bring a period feel to both PVCu and aluminium windows.

Combining the traditional aesthetics of 19th century ironmongery with the durability and performance of modern hardware, the new range is available in monkey tail and tear drop styles and includes handles, stays and dummy stays.

 
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Glazerite Installers Recognised At Annual Independent Network Awards
 

VEKA’s installer support organisation, Independent Network, held its annual Members’ Weekend on 8th June 2019, in the grand surroundings of The Queen’s Hotel in Leeds. Following on from the VEKA conference and AGM, the ‘Great Gatsby’ themed Gala Dinner and IN Awards ceremony was hosted by Star Wars and Harry Potter actor Warwick Davis, with guests gathering together to celebrate the best of the IN and its members.

 
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Winkhaus Hails ‘Hugely Successful’ 2019 FIT Show
 

Hardware specialist Winkhaus reported that the 2019 FIT Show has been ‘hugely successful’, generating numerous serious enquiries for its high-quality locking systems, including the latest AV3-E autoLock range suitable for all market sectors.

Throughout the three days, the Winkhaus team was kept busy interacting with many existing and potential customers on the stand

 
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New 18-Volt Rotary Hammer From Bosch For Professionals
 

More efficient drilling, hammer drilling and chiselling. Bosch Professional is extending its 18-volt product range and is launching the GBH 18V-26 D Professional – the first powerful cordless rotary hammer with D-handle. The tool has an impact energy of 2.5 joules with a high impact rate of 4,350 beats per minute and can therefore drill just as fast as the corded GBH 2-26 Professional model from Bosch.

 
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New Weight Capacity For P C Henderson’s Rustic Barn Door Hardware
 

P C Henderson has increased the weight capacity of its range of Rustic sliding barn door style hardware as it witnesses end users combining the hardware with a variety of unique and creative door designs.

Previously certified as an 80kg system, the company carried out extensive in house testing on its Rustic 100 and Rustic Top Mount systems in order to increase the weight capacity to 100kg.

 
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Pioneering Unglazed R9 Window Completes Technical Approvals

HWL Trade Frames’ pioneering manufacturing process for its non-glass bonded Residence 9 Window has received full technical approvals from the Residence Collection, says the company.

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Quickslide Announces New Deceuninck Range

Quickslide has announced that it is to begin manufacturing Deceuninck’s PVC-U range of products from 1 July 2019, including its 2800 Storm Sash casement windows and doors, Slider 24+ sliding patio doors and G-Award

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Mighton Avia Becomes First Smartlock To Achieve Key Internet Security Standards

Adding to a growing list of milestone achievements, Mighton’s Avia Apple HomeKit smartlock is the first smartlock to be awarded two important Internet security standards,

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Rooflight IGU Specifications ‘Falling’ Short Of The Mark

Cornwall Glass has warned the complex nature of rooflight IGU specification means specifications are frequently not fit for purpose – with installers running the risk of liabilities

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Gowercroft Passes Rigorous Weather Performance Test With Flying Colours

High quality timber window and door specialist Gowercroft Joinery has sailed through rigorous weather performance testing for its Hardwick range of flush casement windows.

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Tuffx Makes A Mindful Haulage Expansion

When your day to day business involves transporting toughened glass around the country, it’s only sensical that your vehicles are representative of the premium quality inside.

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Quarter-Century Celebrations For Residence Experts Stedek

2019 sees a quality-focused fabricator mark a quarter-century in business.

Over 25 years, Midlands firm Stedek has built itself into a highly respected

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Product News

DOORCO Boosts Standard Glass Ranges

DOORCO Ltd has added two new lines to its standard glass offering with the addition of high-performance clear and obscure glass choices in eight styles.

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People

GGF Appoints New Board Director

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has announced that it has co-opted Gaby Mendham, Director of Ecoglass Ltd, to the GGF Board, further enhancing the breadth and diversity of talent charged with

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Quality Manager Raising The Bar Even Higher At Mila

Barbara Zogornik is the newly appointed Quality Assurance Manager at Mila. She joined the business just weeks before it sailed through its most recent ISO9001 quality audit with no issues identified,

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A Window Of Opportunity

In its 40th year, Business Micros is paying tribute to some of the hardworking staff behind the scenes who have helped to make the business such an ongoing success. Technical Services Manager Bret Park

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Training & Development

Nurturing Young Talent

For almost 35 years, Ultraframe has been developing conservatory and extension roofing systems, with many of the key innovations in the sector hailing from the Clitheroe-based manufacturer.

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Internet

Panoramic Group Launches Dynamic New Website

The Panoramic Group has unveiled a stylish new website, which showcases its innovative product range, with a dedicated trade area offering exclusive unique products to

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Events

Excitement Builds As Glazing Summit Returns For 2019

Some of the biggest names in the industry have come together to spearhead the 2019 Glazing Summit.

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FiT Show

SupaLite: “Fantastic Three Days” At The FIT Show 2019

The team at tiled roof manufacturer SupaLite returned to their Preston HQ after a successful three days exhibiting at The FIT Show 2019.

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Planitherm Network, Patterned Glass And Premium Residential Prove Popular At The FiT Show

The Planitherm Network, a new range of patterned glass and glass used in premium residential projects proved popular with visitors to the Saint-

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Awards

CMS Wins ‘Best Employment Initiative For Young People’ Award

CMS Window Systems has been recognised for its dedication to providing employment opportunities for young people, and the role it is playing in addressing construction’s

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Charity

Everest Calls For Sliders UK

Sliders UK’s Grant Harvey has completed the grueling 5364m climb to Everest Base Camp.

Undertaking the challenge in aid of the North West Ambulance Service

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