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21st February 2019
 
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“Be Prepared” GGF Sends Message Over Potential No Deal Brexit
 

Having represented the industry at a recent Government meeting on a potential no deal Brexit, Kevin Buckley, GGF Group Chief Executive has issued a reflective statement with advice to all companies in the industry, should the UK leave the EU on 31 March, with no withdrawal agreement.

Although a no deal Brexit is supposed to be a low probability (with the worst case being a backstop), there seems to be no end to the frantic coverage on that very scenario becoming a reality.

 
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UAP Signs Exclusive Global Deal

 

UAP Limited has signed an exclusive global licence deal for Dedlok, a revolutionary high-security multi-point locking system designed to combat break-ins. ‘Blowtorch burglars’ – those using a blowtorch to gain access through uPVC doors – would be defeated by Dedlok.

The European Patent pending locking system was developed in the UK by Tony Simpson and John Creber. The duo were inspired by a spate of blowtorch burglaries local to Tony’s daughter.

 
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Prefix Launch Super Slim Flat Rooflight

 

Prefix Systems have launched their new super slim, flat performance rooflight, under the OPAL brand. It has been designed to offer maximum daylight, with minimal framework and is available from any one of their four regional branches.

OPAL is the new brand name from Prefix to promote their range of aluminium products and the flat rooflight has been designed and engineered to offer contemporary appeal and benefits from several

 
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Property Given New Look With Black REHAU Profiles

 

An eye-catching property located in Whitecraigs, near Glasgow, has been given a new look following an extensive renovation and installation of brand new REHAU profiles in the modern Black Brown colour finish.

The property, located in the heart of Scotland, was recently transformed from a single-storey bungalow to accommodate an extension and an additional two further floors.

 
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Promoting From Within: DOORCO’s Ben Aspinall Moves Up The Ranks

 

DOORCO Ltd has grown to become the UK’s largest independently owned composite door manufacturer, thanks to its philosophy of attracting, retaining and developing its passionate team of people, claims the company. The latest example of this is Ben Aspinall’s promotion to IT and Marketing Manager.

With a degree in Business Management and Marketing coupled with industry experience that spans more than a decade,

 
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Glazerite’s Attendance Scheme Pays Off

 

An employee attendance scheme run by The Glazerite UK Group Ltd is paying dividends for both staff and the business.

Launched in 2016, the scheme is open to every Glazerite employee, including new starters, as part of the group’s wider package of employee benefits. Aimed at improving attendance by giving staff the opportunity to earn rewards, the scheme has been well received by workers across the fabricator’s

 
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Certass Digital Support Package Helps Installers Get Online

 

Delivering on its promise for tangible member benefits, Certass has launched its Digital Support Package for members to help them go digital, get ratings from their customers and prove their professionalism.

Jason Clemmit, Managing Director at Certass explains: “Members have been asking us to help them promote their businesses and

 
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Liniar Launches Online Search Facility

 

Over the last few years, the marketing team at Liniar has witnessed a marked increase in customer enquiries across all of its product ranges. Following increases of 150% on phone enquiries and an 80% increase in Live Chat and email enquiries within a just few months last year, the Liniar team knew that they needed a more efficient system for dealing with customer demands.

 
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We’ll Be Working Our Grey Back To You!
 

2019 has got off to a good start for Freefoam customers, with the addition of Square and Ogee gutter in the popular Anthracite Grey colour option, to help them gain market share in a growing sector. Designed to complement the existing Round and Deep gutter systems and manufactured to Ral No. 2016 the ranges offer an exact match to door and window systems, giving customers the range to satisfy the growing demands of homeowners and developers.

 
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Call For Architectural Ironmongers To Take Part In Survey To Shape The Future Of The Architectural Ironmongery Industry
 

Door and window hardware professionals are being invited to take part in an online survey that will help to shape the future of the Guild and Institute of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI)

The short survey aims to find out the views of architectural ironmongers on what they believe the most substantial issue facing the ironmongery industry over the next three years will

 
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New Product Manager Joins The ARRONE Brand At HOPPE
 

Jon has over 25 years’ experience in the door and window hardware industry, specialising in new product development and market research. He has previously worked for Paddock Fabrications and Yale, and joins HOPPE (UK) from Avantis International where he was group sales and marketing director.

Jon says: “In the short time I’ve been with HOPPE, I’ve seen the wealth of experience and the volume of knowledge that the technical

 
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Senior Picked For Berry Court Residential Scheme

 

Aluminium doors and windows from Senior Architectural Systems have been used to frame the views enjoyed by the residents of the new Berry Court private rental scheme in Bournemouth.

Designed by Bright Space Architects, the new development of 113 high quality apartments boasts a central location, being close to both the town centre and the beach, and has helped breathe new life into

 
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Fire Resistant Glazing Training? Book Now!

 

As part of the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) “Training the Industry” programme, all specialist glaziers and installers who work with fire resistant glazing systems are encouraged to book their places with the first course taking place on 27 February at the GGF Accredited Training Centre in Southwark, London.

This Fire Resistant Glazing Training course covers the theoretical knowledge required to work alongside practical experience.

 
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New VIP Premi-Air Departure Lounge, Manchester Airport

 

Bennet’s are delighted to announce they have been appointed by Manchester and Cheshire Construction to install the Kawneer Curtain Walling at the new VIP departure area at Manchester Airport.

Steve Hutchinson, Sales and Marketing Director at Bennett’s commented. This new lounge marks a new level passenger luxury, promising users the same experience as if using their own private jet,

 
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Everglade Windows Announced As West London’s Manufacturing Business Of The Year

 

Everglade Windows has been named Manufacturing / Reprocessing Business of the Year at the West London Business Awards.

Yogesh Gopal, Managing Director of Everglade Windows, says: “We’re completely over the moon to win this award for the second year running. We’ve been manufacturing uPVC and aluminium in West London for 39 years now, so it’s great to be recognised by business peers in our home city.”

 
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Kestrel Installer Of The Year Is Truly Elite

 

When it comes to installing rooflines on the windy East Anglian coast, Mike Rundle knows that he can rely on the very best quality products from Kestrel.

Following 25 years’ experience in the business, Mike’s company Elite Plastics UK has been named Kestrel Installer of the Year – and he couldn’t be happier.

Based in Newmarket, Mike became a Kestrel Approved Installer after using their products for the first time five years ago, and now offers his

 
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Rapierstar Looks Ahead To Sustained Growth In 2019

Window and door fastener specialist suppliers Rapierstar are looking ahead to another year of sustained growth in 2019 as they forge ahead with plans to extend the technical and development facilities at their Cheshire Headquarters.

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It’s All There – Panoramic Group Launches Biggest Showroom Yet, At Kettering

Fast-growing Panoramic Group has launched its biggest and most product-packed showroom with the opening of the extended and fully refitted unit in Kettering, Northants.

The new facility not only showcases the most comprehensive collection

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Soaring Slide And Lift-Slide Patio Door Sales For CDW Systems

CDW Systems, the Gloucester-based trade and commercial fabricator, has seen sales of their popular aluminium slide and lift-slide patio door grow by an astonishing 46 per-cent on the previous year.

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Dekko Help Droylsden Glass With Showroom Revamp

Double-glazing installer Droylsden Glass is currently revamping its showroom to make it THE standout showroom in the Manchester area – with a little help from Dekko.

Dekko Window Systems, one of the country’s leading fabricators,

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Double Diamond Shines On Windy Island Call

There can’t be many more challenging climates in the UK for windows and doors than the Orkney Isles, off the North East tip of Scotland. So when Apeer chose to support its Double Diamond double rebated door range with the islands’ installers,

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Product News

Atlas Installer Sees The Light With Lantern 2.0

A roof lantern installation firm has shared its experience of fitting the new Atlas Lantern 2.0 and is now urging fellow installers to cut their own lantern installation times.

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People

Alan Hartley Joins Avantis

Alan Hartley has joined Avantis as Business Development Director, bringing 30 years’ experience in the glazing industry. As well as strengthening existing customer relationships, linking fabricators to the impressive range of Avantis hardware,

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Scholes Steps Up To MD Role At VEKA Recycling

Simon Scholes, who has driven the £8 million move and expansion of VEKA Recycling Ltd to its new site in Wellingborough, has been appointed as the company’s Managing Director.

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On-Site

Brixton Balconies Are A Commercial Success For TuffX

Situated in the centre of Brixton, Lambeth, and standing fourteen storeys high is Hambrook House; a brand new mixed-use development comprising of 94 residential units, plus ground and roof level community spaces.

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Nothing Cheeky About AluK’s Nandos Installation

Diagonally shaped curtain walling leaning outward and without a singular regular pane of glass or panelling beyond the doors is just the sort of challenge which AluK relishes.

This single storey installation, at the newly opened Nandos restaurant and

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Edgetech Innovation The Backbone Of ‘World’s Most Complex Building’

Dubai’s Museum of the Future is widely considered the most architecturally complex building in the world – and 36,000 metres of Edgetech’s Super Spacer® have played an integral role in taking it from blueprint stage to reality.

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FIT Show

Morley Prepares For FIT Show Show-Stopper

Morley Glass & Glazing is getting ready to wow customers at the FIT Show in May with a 36m² exhibition stand complete with interactive tools to showcase its range of high quality Uni-Blind sealed units with ScreenLine integral blinds inside.

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FIT Show 2019 Seminar Encourages Learning Mental Health Skills – Education NOT Therapy To Nurture A Thriving Workforce

Continuing the skills theme of this year’s FIT Show, exhibitors and visitors will be able to learn how education not therapy is becoming the most productive and effective way of tackling the difficult,

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Awards

Double Nomination For Supalite At Lancashire’s Red Rose Business Awards 2019

Tiled roof specialists SupaLite are celebrating being shortlisted for two high-profile business awards at Lancashire’s prestigious Red Rose Awards 2019.

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