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21st March 2019
 
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Exlabesa Building Systems Invests In UK Manufacturing

 

Exlabesa Building Systems has announced the installation and completion of a £4.5 million extrusion press at its Doncaster headquarters. The investment will take capacity to 18,000 tonnes a year. General Manager of Exlabesa Building Systems, Paul Benn said: “As our business continues to grow, this investment ensures we can continue to deliver for our growing customer base.”

As well as helping it deliver for its customers, the investment is also a powerful commitment to UK manufacturing. Paul commented: “We’re big believers in UK manufacturing as this investment proves.

 
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GGF Responds To Chancellor’s Spring Statement
 

Amidst all things Brexit in the last seven days, the Chancellor, Philip Hammond delivered his Spring Statement with some encouraging proposals made for the construction industry. Here are the main items from the statement with commentary from Kevin Buckley GGF Group Chief Executive and Richard Hearn, Head of Membership and Training.

Energy Efficiency

The Spring Statement built on the Government’s commitment in its Industrial Clean Growth Strategy and 25 year environmental plan with

 
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Anticipation About Epwin Window Systems’ Launch Is Building

 

Epwin Window Systems will be launching what it promises will be an exceptional star performer at the FIT Show this year – and excitement is building rapidly. Fabricators and installers have been invited to register their interest to be the first to receive pre-launch information. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Epwin Window Systems, said: “Interest has been as strong as we expected across social media and the website, www.itsallsystemsgo.co.uk. But what’s really interesting is that the majority of registrations have been from people who aren’t already Epwin Window Systems’ customers, which shows how far our message is spreading.”

 
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GGF Confirms Opening Seminar At The FIT Show

 

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is delighted to confirm that Kevin Buckley, GGF Group Chief Executive will present the opening seminar at The FIT Show in Birmingham NEC on 21 May at 10.30am in the Insight Theatre in Hall 20.

In his presentation, Kevin will cover the major issues affecting the industry and underline how the GGF is helping companies cope with the changes in the trading environment.

 
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GGF Appoints Regional Manager For Ireland

 

The GGF Regional Membership Team has been strengthened by the appointment of Noreen McNairney who will be responsible for managing membership in Ireland as Regional Membership Manager.

Belfast based Noreen will be responsible for all membership matters in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. With broad experience of working within membership organisations on a regional basis, Noreen joins the GGF from the Royal Collage of Psychiatrists.

 
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Saint-Gobain Glass Urges FIT Show Delegates To Start Having Different Conversations About Glass

 

How to provide the right type of glass to add value and meet the changing needs of your customers will be discussed at a seminar by Saint-Gobain Glass at the FIT Show in May, where the glass manufacturer will also be exhibiting on stand B16 within the Visit Glass arena.

Kirsty Pamment, Market Manager – Residential, at Saint-Gobain Glass says: “The FIT Show, and in particular the Visit Glass

 
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AluK Reveals C70S At FIT – With Pre-Inserted Gaskets

 

AluK will be revealing a brand new 70mm window system at the FIT Show – complete with pre-inserted gaskets.

This is thought to be the first time that an aluminium window system has been available in the UK with the gaskets pre-inserted – a move with AluK estimates could halve the time it takes customers to manufacture a window, claims the company.

 
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Triple-Track Success For PatioMaster South East

 

PatioMaster South East was the first PatioMaster dealer to fabricate the new Triple-track sliding door system when it launched last year. The system features two or four sliding sashes that stack neatly behind each other and the PatioMaster South East team has seen demand surge, with doors of up to 4.5 metres wide being ordered.

Simon Spiers, manager of the dealership, sums up the appeal of the system: “The Triple-track patio gives homeowners the on-trend look

 
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Epwin Window Systems Launches New Website

 

Epwin Window Systems has just launched a new website – www.epwinwindowsystems.co.uk. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Epwin Window Systems, said: “The new website showcases everything Epwin Window Systems has to offer in one place, helping fabricators, installers and specifiers to make a more informed choice for their projects and products.”

The site offers a powerful overview of what Epwin Window Systems has to offer.

 
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ISO-CHEMIE Announces New Partnership At FIT Show
 

Foam tape sealant specialist ISO-CHEMIE stand (N35) will be marking 10 years in the UK at the FIT Show 2019 with plans for an ‘exciting’ new partnership and displays of high-performance airtightness and energy efficiency solutions for windows and doors.

Set to confirm a formal tie-up with three other sector leaders, ISO-CHEMIE’s move will herald a complete ‘cradle-to-grave’ service spanning everything to do with fenestration – from window sales

 
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P C Henderson Release New Husky Soft Stop Sliding Door Hardware
 

Sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer, P C Henderson, is pleased to announce the launch of its latest innovative hardware solution to the market. The company’s new Husky Soft Stop product caters for sliding doors weighing up to 100kg and comes complete with dual soft close and open – providing a next generation product to the company’s existing Husky sliding system.

 
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Maxoptra Routing Software Transforms Origin Door And Window Deliveries
 

Origin Global, the manufacturer of bespoke aluminium bi-folding doors and windows, is to transform its delivery and service operations by deploying advanced route optimisation, delivery management and customer experience technology. Supplied by Maxoptra, the intelligent cloud-based solution will integrate with Origin’s web ordering system and Sage ERP software to provide seamless and real-time visibility from order to delivery.

 
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Powder Coating And The Importance Of The Lab Technician
 

If you powder coat for external architectural applications, then as an applicator, you must have a laboratory to continuously check the quality of your powder coating output. This is clearly stipulated in BS EN 12206-1:2004 ‘Paints and varnishes. Coating of aluminium and aluminium alloys for architectural purposes. Coatings prepared from coating powder.’

 
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BGB Motorised Blinds Offer Complete Control At The Touch Of A Button
 

Stylish, simple to operate and with no hard-wiring required – the battery-powered blind system from BetweenGlassBlinds™ is the perfect way to provide properties with a contemporary privacy solution.

Ideal for modern homes and offices, the wireless motorised blinds are controlled by a rechargeable battery pack that magnetically attaches to either the glass surface of the window or the frame.

 
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Senior Makes Its Everyman Cinema Debut
 

Senior Architectural Systems has successfully completed its first contract for Everyman Cinemas after supplying a range of aluminium fenestration solutions for the boutique cinema chain’s new theatre in Greater Manchester.

Working in collaboration with architects Fusion DNA, GF Holdings (Contractors) Ltd and specialist installers AliFast (Commercial) Ltd,

 
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New Showroom Boosts Sales For Glazerite Installer
 

Herefordshire-based installer Shane Howells Ltd has unveiled a new showroom in the picturesque town of Ledbury. Supported with a range of samples supplied by fabricator, The Glazerite UK Group Ltd, the business, run by namesake Shane Howells and his wife Clare, has relocated to larger premises next door to their original site, which meant they were able to create a showroom six times the size of the original.

 
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Fabricator Celebrates Quarter-Century With Smart Architectural Aluminium
 

A Bristol fabricator is celebrating a quarter-century of partnership with systems company Smart Architectural Aluminium.

For over forty years, Bedminster-based West-End Windows has been supplying a range of aluminium doors and windows to installers across the South-West of England – and for more than half that time, they’ve been Smart customers.

 
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Leads2Trade Sees 80% Increase In Conservatory Leads At Start Of 2019

Leading provider of double qualified sales leads for companies operating in the home improvement industry Leads2trade saw a massive increase in conservatory leads at the start of 2019.

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EJ Cocker And Hodgson Sealants Celebrate Incredible 35th Anniversary

EJ Cocker, the sealed unit specialists behind Slenderline Glass, are celebrating an amazing 35-year partnership with supplier Hodgson Sealants, one of the UK’s largest specialist sealant manufacturers.

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Product News

Sternfenster To Offer New Aluminium Rooflight

Sternfenster has signed up to offer the new HiTech Blinds TRL90 Aluminium Rooflight, which is supplied with an automatic motorised blind – as standard.

The slimline and thermally broken system features an automatic pleated

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People

Business Micros Puts Its Team Into The Spotlight

As it celebrates its 40th anniversary, Business Micros is paying tribute to some of its longest standing staff and those behind the scenes who have helped to make the software specialist an industry favourite.

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Training & Development

CSR In Action By The Window Company (Contracts)

As the current holder of the G-Awards Installer of the Year title, commercial specialist The Window Company (Contracts) is embracing the opportunity which that presents to set the very highest standards for all those operating in the window and door sector.

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Software

A Window Into Digital Transformation With QUANTIQ And MBA

Our client has been an ambassador of home transformations for over 35 years. Not only do they offer the very best in service and an unparalleled product range of windows and doors, but they also manufacture their own products; uniquely positioning them to guarantee both quality and affordability.

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FIT Show

Join The Smart Home Revolution At FIT Show 2019

Avantis International is bringing the smart home revolution to FIT Show 2019.

The leading hardware manufacturer is launching its latest innovation, Kubu, to the trade show in May.

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New Software Brand Set To Make A Splash

Infinity is the newest brand to enter the fenestration software market and will be making quite a splash at FIT with three brand new products promising ‘endless possibilities’ for both fabricators and installers.

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Customade Group Look To Lead The Way At FIT

‘Made to make you more’ will be the message radiating from Customade Group stand as it prepares to wow visitors with a big reveal on stand L20 at this year’s FIT Show.

The Group has announced that it will be unveiling a host of groundbreaking

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Demos And Previews For BM Aluminium Customers At FIT

BM Aluminium will be giving aluminium fabricators a sneak preview at FIT of what they can expect from its LogiKal v12 software when it officially launches later in 2019.

Visitors to the show will be able to see some of the new features and

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Bigger And Better From Emmegi (UK) At FIT

FIT Show 2019 promises to be Emmegi (UK)’s biggest and best exhibition yet. The machinery specialist has been at every FIT Show so far and its stands have grown in size and scale every single time.

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Marketing

Glass Specialists TuffX Generate Over £250,000 Of Business From Insight Data’s Builders Database

TuffX, the Merseyside-based toughened glass specialists, have seen resounding success with Insight Data’s Local Builders database, generating over £250,000 of new business.

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Exhibitions

Centre Stage At Futurebuild For Smart Designer Doors

Smart Architectural Aluminium showcased a wide range of products and systems at this year’s Futurebuild exhibition. At the heart of the company’s stand was its high-quality, high-performance Designer Door range, as well as a series of

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Sponsorship

SupaLite Backs British League Champions With New Football Sponsorship Deal

SupaLite, the Preston-based tiled roof specialists, have become the new headline sponsor of their local amateur football team.

The firm, which specialises in lightweight tiled replacement roofs for conservatories and orangeries,

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