21st September 2017
 
 

Yale Is Going On TV!

 

This October sees the launch of a brand new advertising campaign with the Yale brand hitting TV screens nationwide.

The advert, which will be aired throughout the month on Channel 4, Sky, and ITV, will showcase the benefits of the new Conexis® L1 Smart Door Lock. It will highlight how the Smart Living solution can add convenience to everyday lives as well as giving peace of mind that your home is secure.

Paul Atkinson, Sales and Commercial Director for Yale, commented: “This is the first time in recent years that we have used TV as a platform to target UK homeowners, and we’re excited to see the Yale brand in living rooms across the country.

 
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REHAU Remain Committed To Renewable Energy

 

As part of an ongoing commitment to sustainability and constantly striving to improve its green credentials, REHAU was delighted to once again receive SmartestEnergy’s ‘Renewable Electricity Commitment’ certificate.

The certificate, authorised by the Carbon Trust, recognises that REHAU’s factory in Blaenau, warehouse in Runcorn and offices in Manchester and Ross-on-Wye, will be running off 100 percent renewable electricity until March 2021.

 
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Low-sightlines – The New aluplast Lift-and-Slide

 

aluplast has added a new low-sightline fixed sash profile to its ultra-energy efficient Lift-and-Slide door, delivering increased design flexibility and end-user appeal.

Unveiled at this year’s FIT Show, the aluplast Lift-and-Slide, combines reduced manufacturing times, Passive Haus equivalent standard thermal efficiency and modular aluskin aluminium external cladding options.

The German systems house, has now expanded this UK offering with the launch of a new low-sightline option on the fixed sash of just 32mm, maximising the glazed area of the door.

 
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Security Isn’t Just Skin Deep

 

The composite door leaf and glazing systems from Distinction Doors are major components when part of a door set and have a proven ability to achieve PAS24:2016, the industry’s enhanced security standard and a prerequisite in attaining third party certification to Secured by Design – a police initiative to protect against unlawful intrusion. This also demonstrates compliance to Document Q of the building Regulations.

Dave Walker, Technical Director at Distinction Doors, comments: “We are very proud of our door’s credentials and its ability to meet the most demanding technical requirements.

 
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Window Ware Extends Its Range Of Trojan’s Popular Powerhouse Athena Door Hinge

 

Window Ware believes in giving its customers MORE of the products they want! So when Trojan’s slimline, yet mighty Athena PVCu door hinge went down a storm when the hardware distributor launched it back in April, the company was keen to bring onboard a full range of options in this popular, high-performing product.

To this end, it has just added cream, anthracite grey and chartwell green finishes to its Athena PVCu door hinge range, giving fabricators and fitters a total of 10 standard colours to choose from including white, oak, brown, black, chrome, gold and satin silver.

 
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Emplas Cuts Quotation Time To The End Client To Minutes

 

Emplas has stripped hours out of the time taken to create professional quotes to the end client with its new quotation software.

Offered as part of its online EVA (Emplas Virtual Assistant) support tool, it creates detailed and professional quotes in a matter of minutes, pulling in relevant certification, accreditations and product specifications from minimal data input.

This is built around a tailored quotation template including tailored Quality Charter; Quality Assurance; BSi Kitemark Licence

 
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aluplast Adds Grey Substrate To Ideal 4000

 

aluplast has added a grey substrate option to its contemporary and highly flexible Ideal 4000 window system.

The leading-edge 70mm offer is defined by its SquareLine profile and the flexibility that it delivers, as a fully integrated product offering.

This includes aluskin, a highly innovative ‘clip-and-fix’ aluminium exterior finishing system. Building on proven technology, it allows PVC-U fabricators to manufacture an aluminium-clad PVC-U casement window without the requirement for specialist equipment – opening-up access to new market sectors.

 
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Highest Customer Satisfaction Ratings for Thermoseal Group

 

The results are in for Thermoseal Group, with the specialist insulated glass (IG) component manufacturer and distributor of over 2,000 IG products, reporting highest ever customer satisfaction ratings from its latest Customer Satisfaction Survey.

With 38 years supplying to the window industry, Thermoseal Group supplies to the majority of IG manufacturers in the UK and now to a range of export customers in 22 countries across 5 continents.

 
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Window Warehouse Launches AluK Windows & Doors

 

Portsmouth-based fabricator Window Warehouse has launched the AluK aluminium window and door suite to its installer customers.

Managing Director at Window Warehouse, Malcolm Cake said: “We have made the switch to AluK aluminium windows, sliding and bi-folding doors to offer more choice and an even better service for customers. “With more homeowners than ever choosing aluminium for their home improvements, installers are looking

 
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Sealco Opens New Endurance Distribution Centre

 

A new 3,200 sq ft Endurance Distribution Centre is now open so that fabricators and installers can get Endurance hardware and ancillaries delivered next day.

Launched in 2015, by independent window and door hardware distributor Sealco, the Endurance range of suited window and door handles, and letterplates has proven popular with fabricators looking for durable hardware at the right price. The range has been growing ever since and now includes a host of window consumables for installing windows and doors too.

 
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SFS Extends Specifier Support to Drive Better Quality Doorsets

 

Door hinge manufacturer SFS has extended its technical support for architects, interior designers and fit-out contractors to help deliver safe, secure and compliant doorsets which take advantage of the latest hinge technology for long term reliable performance and visual appeal.

The company’s new RIBA-Approved CPD seminar is now available for bookings. Its focus on security and access for the disabled provides essential guidance on the design considerations for external and internal doorsets, and why the hinge plays a pivotal role.

 
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Endurance Is Backing Fire Door Safety Week

 

Endurance® Doors is again backing Fire Door Safety Week, which will be held week commencing 25th September, 2017 and promoted through social media and through other marketing communications.

Fire Door Safety Week is promoted by the British Woodworking Federation at www.firedoorsafetyweek.co.uk and Endurance® Doors are eager to play their part with their proven solid and secure composite door, that’s achieved a FD30S rating.

 
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Industry Digs Deep For Cancer Support Charity

 

Generous support from across the industry has helped Emplas, Managing Director, Ryan Johnson raise more than £2,500 for cancer support charity, Macmillan.

Ryan completed the Great North Run in September, fundraising for Macmillan in memory of his late Nan, Jean Handy, who received support and palliative care from Macmillan nurses and the Cynthia Spencer Hospice in Kettering.

 
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‘Good sport’: Sliders UK supports Indian Schools Rugby Programme

 

Sliders UK has continued its support for a pioneering programme to promote educational achievement by bringing rugby to some of India’s most deprived cities and districts.

The Delhi Hurricanes School Rugby Development Programme is built on a model first pioneered in the UK by the Atlas Foundation.

 
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Trade News

Challenge And Opportunity: The Window Door And Conservatory Sectors To 2021 – Palmer

Palmer Market Research’s new report into the performance and prospects of the UK window and door industry, warns of significant headwinds, with a slowdown in the housing market and uncertainty surrounding Brexit, contributing to market contraction.

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TWR Set To Open Another New Factory

In what marks another major investment, one of the UK’s fastest growing fabricators has opened its third factory.

The TWR Group’s acquisition of its new 17,000-sq. ft. factory comes only

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National Glass Group Welcomes Latest Member

National Glass Group (NGG) has once again expanded its membership, now to six companies, with the introduction of Nova Group, based in Cheshire. Nova Group Limited, with a turnover of over £12 million pounds

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Dear Gerald,

It takes a disaster, major loss of life or destruction to property to get Britain to focus on fire. So, fire regulations have only improved significantly after serious fires, starting with the great fire of London in 1666.

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Letter To The Editor – The Beginning Of The End Or A New Dawn?

The industry could be forgiven for reacting with a sense of unease about the recent surge of change in company ownership and brand leaders, acquisitions and closures. n.

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LGA Responds To Government Announcement On Housing Need

Responding to last week’s DCLG announcement on the consultation for assessing housing need, Cllr Martin Tett, the LGA’s Housing spokesman, said;

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Product News

Epwin Launches Frontier Range Of Composite Door Leaves

October 2017 will see the launch of Frontier, Epwin Window Systems’ new range of composite door leaves. Gerald Allen, Epwin Window Systems’ Marketing Manager,

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REHAU’S Most Secure Sliding Doors – Guaranteed!

REHAU’s AGILA sliding door system is now available with ERA’s enhanced Total Security Guarantee, giving homeowners a lifetime of peace of mind that they have chosen the most secure patio doors on the market.

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Incarnation Puts Secondary Glazing First

Sales of secondary glazing (SDG) are said to have “gone through the roof” for Buckinghamshire based fabricators Incarnation Window Systems. The Olney firm is now producing 100 SDG units a week,

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Optima Is Made For The Market Now

It’s said that customer feedback is the best way to gauge a product’s success. And feedback about Profile 22’s Optima system is demonstrating the impact it’s having on the market.

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Total Security Presents Opportunity For Fabrication Market According To ERA

Offering ‘total home security’ is now a very real opportunity for fabricators in the UK according to hardware supplier ERA. Just this year alone ERA has developed no less than 14 new

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Balanced Installation With Optima From Profile 22

Profile 22 says Optima is fast developing a reputation for offering the best of everything. Record numbers of fabricators are choosing to switch to it and it’s fast becoming the commercial

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Glass & Glazing

SMARTGLASS Announce #Fridayflyer Initiative

SMARTGLASS® have just launched a #FridayFlyer initiative, which promises a free upgrade to a pre-midday delivery on a Friday.

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On-Site

South Cheshire Glass Uses Spectus Elite 70 Frames To Create Characterful Showpiece Home

Trade and retail installer South Cheshire Glass recently had the opportunity to demonstrate its quality and expertise in a charming property near Nantwich in Cheshire.

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Internet

New Look Website For Freefoam

Freefoam Building Products has just given its website in the UK a completely new and dynamic look. The new site has users at the heart of every page, and reflects Freefoam’s confidence in its product range,

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Slenderline Offers A Touch Of Glass With Brand-New Website

With a clear strategy to take their business to the next level, specialists in heritage sealed units Slenderline Glass have stepped up their online presence with the launch of their

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Awards

Celebrations At Thermoseal Group For Honoured Queen’s Award Presentation

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2017 has now been presented to Thermoseal Group by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Mr Warren J Smith KStJ JP at an event hosted

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G17 Awards

The G-Awards judges have revealed the names of the finalists in this year’s event.

64 companies and individuals will compete for the 12 coveted trophies at the gala awards event in November.
Event organiser Tony Higgin said:  “We’ve not only seen an excellent number of entries but the quality and range of the finalists themselves has been exceptional this year.”
The winners will be announced at the G17 Gala Dinner and Awards event on Friday November 17 at the London Hilton on Park Lane.
To read more about some of this year’s lucky finalists, click below

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Charity

Morley Gets Creative In The Name Of Charity

Morley Glass & Glazing is well-known for its commitment to sponsoring local clubs and societies, helping organise charity events and raising money for good causes. Now, the business has been able to combine

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