21st June 2018
 
Virtuoso Doors Celebrates Record-Breaking Month
 

Virtuoso Doors has celebrated its biggest sales month ever in the history of the business.

Since becoming part of Customade Group in 2017, Virtuoso Doors’ sales have grown at phenomenal pace. Now Virtuoso has announced that May was a record-breaking month for the business with sales up by 50% on the same period last year.

 
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SWISSPACER Air Reloaded
 

At the last glasstec the Swiss warm edge manufacturer SWISSPACER announced a new special component. The SWISSPACER Air ensures pressure equalisation in multi-pane insulating glass and counteracts climatic loads. Now, after long-term tests, it is available in Swiss quality for glasstec 2018.

 
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Non-Glass Bonded R9 Cuts The Cost Of Installation By A Third
 

Customers buying in Residence 9 unglazed are saving up to third on installation costs compared to the install of glass-bonded products by reducing weight and simplifying handling, says fabricator HWL.

HWL launched R9 unglazed last year following significant investment in its manufacturing process and the addition Timberweld® sash-welding technologies.

 
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Patiomaster Stalwart Opens New East Midlands Franchise
 

PatioMaster East Midlands has recently opened its doors and is run by former Epwin Group employee, Neil Dattani. Based in Leicester, PatioMaster East Midlands will cater for the growing number of customers operating throughout Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire areas.

 
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Distinction Doors In Any Colour!

 

Distinction Doors, one of the UK’s leading composite door suppliers, now offers any colour across their entire composite door ranges, both internally and externally. Bethaney Larkman, Distinction Doors’ Marketing Manager said: “For the consumer, selecting the colour is one of the most important decisions when choosing a front door which is why we now offer all our doors in any colour.

 
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Optima From Profile 22 Ticks All The Boxes

 

If you’re looking to compete in the market, choosing a system that ticks all the boxes is a good place to start. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Epwin Window Systems, says: “From the aesthetics to the versatility to the thermal efficiency to the security Optima from Profile 22, an Epwin Window Systems brand, ticks all the boxes. It’s why the system is attracting so many plaudits,

 
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Mila Proves The Perfect Partner For The Fascia Place

 

At the start of 2016, The Fascia Place took the decision to stop buying in its windows and doors and to take control of its own production and supply. The company appointed experienced production manager Stuart Shearman to head up a brand new factory which, 18 months on, is producing more than 100 windows and doors a week and supplying not just The Fascia Place’s 13 trade depots

 
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Yale Announces Partnership With Stevenswood Trade Counters
 

Stevenswood, which is part of the Customade Group, has introduced Yale security products at a number of its trade counters throughout the UK.

Stevenswood offers top quality windows, doors and conservatories through its growing national network of trade counters.

 
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TruFrame’s 5 Colours In 5 Days

 

Despite the recent rhetoric for “new thinking” towards coloured uPVC window supply, TruFrame have been offering a 5-day service for foiled products since 2013. Today, the company continues to support their customers by offering these impressive lead times on an even wider range of colours,

 
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Berkeley Group Selects Deceuninck’s Tilt & Turn For Imperial College

 

Deceuninck’s 2500 Tilt and Turn window has been installed in flagship student accommodation in London.

Working with the Berkeley Group, Deceuninck fabricator, Dempsey Dyer installed 1,100 frames in the Woodward Buildings complex for Imperial College London. The development houses 590 students in a series of high rise buildings, including a 19-storey tower with a bull-nose aluminium façade.

 
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Vista Supplies Xtreme Slabs To Northern Ireland Police To Aid With Access Training

 

Composite door manufacturer Vista Panels has supplied the Police Service of Northern Ireland with 50 of their highly secure door blanks for access training.

The Northern Ireland Police College will train their staff on how best to tackle the GRP entrance slabs with a variety of cutting tools.

 
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Tamworth Installer Achieves 90% Conversion Rate With Real Aluminium

 

An incredible support package and a brand new showroom has helped a REAL Aluminium installer to eclipse all targets and achieve an astonishing sales conversion rate of 90% in REAL Aluminium windows, doors and roofing products.

 
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Polyframe Delivers The Full Package

 

With a wide range of PVCu products, a raft of innovative developments and an incredible new marketing and showroom package, Polyframe has moved its support strategy up another gear to enable PVCu installers to win more business and stay ahead of their competitors.

 
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Conservatory Outlet Ltd Release New Brochure Suite

 

UK fabricator Conservatory Outlet Limited has launched a new suite of retail brochures, boasting unique artwork which is bespoke for each of its Network members.

The new collection maps out inspiration and guidance for homeowners to support their home improvement ideas,

 
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Listers Central Goes Live With New Website

 

With clear ambitions to take the business to the next level, prominent Stoke-based fabricator Listers Central has ramped up their online presence with the launch of their brand-new website (www.listerstf.com).
The smart new website showcases Listers’ full range of glazing products from leading manufacturers including VEKA/HALO, the Residence Collection and Räum aluminium.

 
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Bennetts Help Transform Ainsdale Train Station

 

Aluminium glazing specialists Bennett Architectural have completed work on the refurbishment of Ainsdale Train Station in Southport.
Working with Morgan Sindall and Liverpool based Owen Ellis Architects, Bennetts supplied and installed Kawneer AA100 curtain walling and Pilkington Planar systems; with stunning results.

 
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Glazerite Installers Take Five Of The Six Independent Network Awards

 

Glazerite installers have once again returned triumphant, beating all-comers to win five out of six of the main National Independent Network Awards at the organisation’s annual ceremony.

The haul this year, beats The Glazerite UK Group Ltd’s previous run of records, with its customers claiming a

 
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Trade News

CMS Window Systems Continues Steep Growth Trajectory With New Factory Opening

Leading Scottish window, door and curtain walling designer, manufacturer and installer, CMS Window Systems, has significantly expanded its manufacturing operations with the

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Morley Glass & Glazing Doubles Production Capacity

Recent investments by Morley Glass & Glazing have doubled its production capacity, making it possible to manufacture up to 3000 sealed units with integral blinds inside per week.

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Two Thirds Say ‘Give Us U.S.-Style Window Safety Week’

Two out of every three businesses asked have backed a call by Angel Ventlock window restrictor manufacturer Mighton Products for the UK to launch its own US-style National Window Safety Week.

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Central Inspires Customers With New Colour Service

With colour now such a common feature in homeowner buying decisions, Midlands-based fabricator Central RPL has launched its innovative new Central Inspired colour service, simplifying and enhancing

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Tradesmith Join The Residence Collective

Hailsham-based Tradesmith are the latest high-profile trade manufacturer to join The Residence Collection, with a dedicated new factory to serve the South East with direct supply and support of R7 and R9 windows and doors.

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Charlie Luxton Builds A House With A Little Help From TP650

Architectural designer-turned-TV presenter Charlie Luxton is building a house in collaboration with Home Building and Renovating magazine – and he’s using illbruck’s state-of-the-art TP650 Trio installation tape to fit

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Product News

Lumi2 Shines At Debut Installation

Apeer says the radical Lumi frameless window system has been one of the runaway successes of the decade – and now its successor, the retrofit-friendly Lumi2 has begun to cause as much of a stir, even after its debut installation. But as the installer explained, its retrofit proposition is only half the story of its popularity.

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9,000 Heritage Opportunities For Tradespeople Thanks To Slenderline Glass

A range of advanced slimline heritage units, courtesy of Slenderline Glass, is providing tradespeople with a huge number of opportunities in conservation areas.

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Distinction’s Nxt-Gen Door Proves Popular For APC Panels

Fabrication door specialists, APC Panels Ltd introduced Distinction Doors nxt-gen composite door range into their portfolio last year and have been delighted by the results. Hugh Jones, Director of South Wales-based

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Doorbuilder Updates Help Generate Further Leads For Apeer Installers

Composite door manufacturer Apeer continues to invest in lead generation for its installer partners, with new updates to its Doorbuilder programme announced for 2018.

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Universal Demand

With the growing trend for feature-rich products now becoming a must-have product group for most installers, it makes good sense to partner with a fabricator who has the quality credentials and expertise to manufacture these products.

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People

Caldwell Looks North With Key New Appointment

A new appointment is helping hardware experts Caldwell gear up for growth across the North of England.

Experienced salesman Dave Brackpool is spearheading the firm’s

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On-Site

Joinery Company Transforms Home With Warmroof Hybrid

A stunning single storey extension installed by Steve Gill Joinery has recently been completed, showcasing the WARMroof hybrid roof and aluminium glazing elements supplied by Prefix Systems.

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Atlas Helps Customers Speed Up Installations

An Atlas installer has proved that you don’t always need to go bespoke when it comes to roof lanterns – you can achieve spectacular and fast results, by using stock sized lanterns too.

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Marketing

The Consultancy Launches Revamped Website

The well-respected digital specialist providing online solutions to the window, door and glazing industries, The Consultancy, has announced the launch of its revamped website www.theconsultancy.co.uk featuring a brand new animated corporate video.

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SupaLite Celebrates Telesales Success With Insight Data

One of the UK’s leading tiled roof manufacturers, SupaLite has seen incredible success from their telesales campaign, conducted by industry data specialists Insight Data.

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FIT Show

Dekko Window Systems Set To Make An Impact At FIT Show 2019

Premium fabricator Dekko Window Systems has announced that they will be exhibiting at The FIT Show 2019.

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