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20th September 2018
 
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Origin Launches New Slimline Window
 

British manufacturer and home brand, Origin has unveiled its latest product launch – the Origin Slimline Window (OW-70). The new system has been introduced to the range alongside the Origin Premium Window (OW-80) after there was a significant demand for a slimmer sightlined window that offered a wider customer appeal, without compromising on quality.

Ben Brocklesby, Origin’s Sales and Marketing Director, comments: “This new addition to the Origin Home Range will be a gamechanger,

 
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GGF Group CEO Becomes Permanent
 

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce Kevin Buckley has accepted the permanent position of GGF Group Chief Executive.

The news should be welcome to GGF Members as it confirms the stability and long term commitment the GGF Board has made, to ensure the Federation moves forward in the right direction with a permanent and experienced leader heading up the organisation.

 
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Yale Pledges Support For Fire Door Safety Week
 

Yale is continuing its commitment to improving fire safety in residential buildings with its support of Fire Door Safety week, an annual initiative designed to raise awareness of the critical role of fire doors.

The campaign, which runs from the 24th September to 30th September, aims to draw attention to specific issues within the fire door industry, such as poor installation and maintenance,

 
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P C Henderson Launches Rustic 80 Soft Close System

 

Sliding and folding door manufacturer – P C Henderson – is pleased to launch a new Rustic 80 Soft Close system to further enhance the sophistication of its popular selling Rustic 80 barn door hardware.

The Rustic Soft Close is a high quality accessory which catches the door in its final moments of travel (80mm) and gently pulls the door into its final position, preventing slamming and adding to the overall longevity of the core product.

 
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Dear Gerald

 

Over recent weeks there’s been increased debate about what exactly is the definition of ‘suited hardware.’ For years we have been sold door furniture ranges under this banner, yet this definition is now being questioned.

The Cambridge Dictionary suggests that suite is a noun often used in relation to ‘a set of furniture for one room, of matching design and colour.’ So, for the door furniture sector it would seem that the term ‘suited’ would be appropriate only when all components share similarities in both finish and shape.

 
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Apeer Answers Door Demand With Doubled Paint Capacity

 

Apeer is staying ahead of demand for its acclaimed composite door ranges with the launch of a second automated paint line to increase capacity and efficiency as well as providing extra contingency cover.

“The added capacity means we can accommodate spikes in orders and be well prepared for growing demand into the future,” said Andrew Bagwell, Continuous Improvement Manager.

 
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FENSA Appoints Specialists To Explore The Grey Market

 

FENSA, one of the largest and longest established Competent Person Scheme (CPS) within the replacement window and door industry, is pleased to announce that it has appointed CMDi –built environment brand specialists, to explore the ‘grey’ market.

The scale and form of the ‘grey’ market is one the construction industry’s great unknowns but it is a recurring issue for many installers who are doing everything by the book only to find there are

 
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Patiomaster’s Doors Used In New West London Container Market Site
 

PatioMaster South East has manufactured and supplied 49 Secured by Design patio doors for use in a new container market in Shepherds Bush, West London. The new site called Old Laundry Yard has been constructed from 72 shipping containers on the site of disused laundry and offers the best of West London’s street food and community space for workshops and events.

 
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Associated With Solidor’s Showroom Of The Month

 

Associated Windows have just been awarded Solidor’s Showroom of the Month for their display of eight Solidor and four Residor composite doors, at their recently refurbished showroom in North Bristol.

The company have recently made the move to solely focus on Residor and Solidor composite doors, as Rob McDonald, director at Associated Windows explains: ‘First and foremost Solidor Group are

 
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Roto Listed As London Construction Awards Finalists

 

Roto has been listed as a finalist in two categories at the London Construction Awards, which take place later in October.

The nomination is a result of the Roto Patio Inowa sliding system being used on two prestigious residential towers and helping contribute towards energy energy efficiency and sustainability. Roto is nominated for both the Sustainable Construction Award and the London Build Excellence Award.

 
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New Website Showcases The Window Company (Contracts)’ Expertise

 

Just weeks after it became an LHC Appointed Company for the first time, The Window Company (Contracts) has launched a brand new website showcasing its extensive expertise in commercial window and door installation.

Packed with impressive case studies showing PVC-U, aluminium and timber installations in everything from social housing to education, healthcare, conservation and new build, the website shows the scope

 
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REHAU Shortlisted For Two Categories At The Prestigious G18 Awards

 

There have been three cheers at REHAU as the brand was named as a finalist for two competitive categories in this year’s G-Awards.

The 2018 G-Awards is one of the most sought-after awards within the glass and glazing industry. It brings together manufacturers, fabricators and installers from across the country to celebrate the brightest stars and a year

 
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Tekna Machining Centre Proves The Right Choice For Camel Glass

 

Emmegi (UK) has supplied a Tekna 944 4-axis machining centre to Devon based Camel Glass.

The long established fabricator has become the latest company to benefit from the Emmegi group’s acquisition of Tekna back in 2016, which has given Emmegi customers in the UK access to a much broader range of machining centre options.

 
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Senior Donates The Glazing Packages For DIY SOS Grenfell Special

 

Senior Architectural Systems is proud to have donated a range of aluminium glazing systems for two new community buildings that have been created as part of the BBC’s recent DIY SOS Grenfell Special programme.

The popular TV show took on one of its biggest and most important challenges ever in order to help the local West London community which was affected by the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in June

 
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Calling All Aluminium Customers – Your Photos Win Prizes!

 

Prefix Systems have just launched a new competition for customers submitting their aluminium window and door installation photos, with a promise of a voucher for them and the homeowner for the winning images.

With a dedicated and long-standing aluminium manufacturing division in South Wales, Prefix have enjoyed strong growth in this sector in recent years, thanks to the quality of product made and the unrivalled

 
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NSG Group’s Latest Innovations To Be Showcased At Glasstec 2018

 

The NSG Group, owner of the Pilkington brand, will be exhibiting innovative new products for energy-efficiency, solar control and decorative applications at Glasstec in Dusseldorf from 23 – 26 of October.

Its stand will feature Pilkington Super Spacia™, the latest addition to its range of ultra-thin energy-efficient vacuum insulated glass unit (IGU) products, popular in heritage applications.

 
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Unique Installer Support From Kingfisher Windows

 

Yorkshire fabricator, Kingfisher Windows, has created a unique support package for installers. It includes a series of exclusive brochures to show their full product range, packed with useful information and stunning images.

Deborah Beeley, Sales and Marketing Manager, says: “Most homeowners find that a lot of window and door brochures don’t show

 
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GGF Members Day A Roaring Success

 

Almost 100 delegates attended an enjoyable and informative day at as the GGF hosted its Annual Members’ Day at The National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull.

The exclusive Members event hosted by GGF President, John Agnew, opened on a sombre note, as the Federation paid tribute to Maurice Anders of T A Anders Co. Ltd, a Founder Member of the Federation.

 
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Pedalo Power!

 

Brothers Matt and Brandon Greenwood, aka The Pedalo Bros, recently completed an epic 128-mile journey down the river Thames from Lechlade in Gloucestershire to Teddington Lock in London.

What made the journey remarkable is that it was completed in just eight days in a salvaged and restored 10-year-old Pedalo.

 
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Trade News

Small Businesses Entirely Unprepared For Chaotic No Deal Brexit

Only one in seven (14%) small businesses have started planning for a no deal Brexit, according to new research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
FSB’s latest research shows that a further 41% believe that a no deal Brexit will have an impact on their business but haven’t yet started planning for the possibility.

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Building Products Demand To Rise With Launch Of New £1bn SME Housing Development Fund

Barclays, in partnership with Housing England and the Ministry of Housing, have announced they will be providing £1bn of funding to help stimulate the building of new homes across England.

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New Chair Appointed For The Association Of Composite Door Manufacturers: Ben Penson Hands Over To Andrew Fowlds

Ben Penson, ERA’s Technical & Quality Director has formally handed over the Chairship of the Association of Composite Door Manufacturers (ACDM) to Andrew Fowlds, Group Chief Executive Officer for Distinction Doors Ltd.

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Repair And Maintenance Is A Growing Marketplace

As many properties enter the next phase of home improvement there is a new trend developing in simply replacing the IGU’s and servicing existing frames rather than installing full replacement products. CORGI Fenestration says many customers are requesting certification of this activity and paperwork to indicate they have had the work completed,

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Sweet Stuff – Glazerite Adds Brisant Secure’s New Door Hardware Range To Its Portfolio

Glazerite UK Group Ltd is now offering Sweet, the innovative, fully-integrated door furniture system from Brisant Secure, to installers as an optional upgrade

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Endless Composite Door Options from Kingfisher Windows

Long-standing trade fabricator Kingfisher Windows has expanded its composite door collection to create a completely unique range for installers in Yorkshire and the North West to offer their customers.

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Product News

VBH Launches greenteQ Serenity: A New Range Of Handles And Finger Pulls

VBH has launched Serenity, a new suite of handles and finger pulls suitable for aluminium, timber and PVC-U lift and slide doors. Part of VBH’s greenteQ range, Serenity is available in a wide choice of finishes, including polished or brushed stainless steel, PVD gold, satin

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Tradelink Trades Up To Kenrick Door Lock

Trade fabricator Tradelink Window Solutions has strengthened its link with Kenrick after choosing the high security Excalibur door lock for its ‘Homeguard’ branded PVCu doors. The move has helped to rank Kenrick as the number one supplier to the Cambridgeshire-based firm.

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T&K Home Improvements Extends Range With Supalite Tiled Roofs

Northamptonshire installers T&K Home Improvements have become the latest high-profile installation firm to offer the SupaLite tiled roof system.

The move comes as T&K looks to strengthen its offering and affirm its

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People

REHAU Welcomes New Board Members

The Supervisory Board of the global REHAU Group recently announced that William Christensen was to be appointed as the new CEO of REHAU.

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Machinery

Camden Partners With Haffner Murat For Its Latest Investment And Innovation

Camden, a major supplier of PVC-u windows and doors in the UK and Ireland, has put plans in place to expand even further to keep up with customer demand.

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Over A Century Of Maintenance Experience Helps Elumatec Customers Protect Their Investment

Machinery manufacturer elumatec is helping dozens of its customers protect their investments with tailor-made maintenance contracts.

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On-Site

’Dulux Specify QUALICOAT’

Completed early in 2014, windows were replaced at AkzoNobel Dulux head offices in Slough with a QUALICOAT Class 2 powder coated aluminium system supplied and installed by Jordan of Tewkesbury.

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Sponsorship

Morley Pitches In To Support Rugby Club

Morley Glass & Glazing’s continued sponsorship of a Yorkshire rugby club has allowed it to complete some desperately needed improvement work to its pitches.

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Exhibitions

‘Everything Aluminium Without The Pain’ At The Build Show

AluFoldDirect is looking to prove to the entire construction industry that aluminium glazing can be problem-free by featuring ‘Everything Aluminium Without the Pain’ on the PiGS Product Pavilion at The Build Show, part of UK Construction Week.

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Awards

Double Win for Frame Fast UK at Business Awards

It’s a double win for Frame Fast UK at the East Midlands Chamber Derbyshire Business Awards 2018.

As well as being crowned Manufacturer of the Year for a second year in a row,

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