22nd February 2018
 
Why Planning Permission Shouldn’t Put You Off PVC-U For Period Properties
 

When developing within conservation areas ensuring an aesthetic that is appropriate for the surroundings of the building is key. The preservation of original window features in listed buildings and those within conservation areas is closely monitored by local authorities – and planning regulations often stipulate the like-for-like repair, refurbishment or replacement of timber frames.

Once there may have been a school of thought that only timber frames could achieve this appearance. But thanks to advancements in the design of PVC-U windows, particularly vertical sliders,

 
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A U-Value Of 1.2 For KÖMMERLING’S C70 And O70 Gold
 

Despite the imminent launch of the outward opening System 76, KÖMMERLING continue to invest in the 70mm platform and now their C70 and O70 Goldâ window and door system has been re-engineered to achieve a Uw-value of just 1.2 W/(m2k).

With many other 70mm systems only achieving a Uw-value of 1.4 W/(m2k) at best, this development by KÖMMERLING will be a major plus for their network of trade manufacturers and installers,

 
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Growth Decelerates In The Commercial Glazing Market As Commercial Construction Slows
 

Following good growth in 2015-16, the UK market for commercial glazing has been less buoyant in 2017 as the private commercial sector reacted to the climate of uncertainty surrounding the Brexit process. This resulted in only marginal growth, at best, for 2017. The commercial glazing sector is particularly reliant on the offices and retail sectors which have both seen reductions in new order values in 2016-17

 
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LEKA Systems Gives Fabricators Opportunities To Add Value
 

The conservatory market is changing rapidly and fabricators need to make sure they’re offering the products that installers need to compete in the new landscape. Rhys Hoddinott, Director of LEKA Systems says: “If you’re a fabricator looking to support your installer customers in the changing conservatory market, look no further than the LEKA Orangery Roof and the LEKA Warm Roof to add more value.”

In recent years there has been a big shift away from standard white box conservatories to higher value spaces that deliver homeowners greater

 
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Senior Strengthens Supply Chain Links With New College Contracts

 

Collaboration and repeat business with key supply chain partners has seen aluminium glazing solutions from Senior Architectural Systems specified for use on two new college contracts in the North of England.

Senior has supplied the glazing packages for both the new Lancashire Energy HQ at Blackpool & Flyde College and the Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre (ASIC) at Wakefield College in West Yorkshire, m

 
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Spectus And Worsley Glass Help Transform Manchester’s Wilburn Basin

 

Wilburn Basin is a brand new high quality housing development of nearly 500 homes in four blocks ranging from 8 to 21 storeys sited around the historic River Irwell Basin, Manchester. It offers an attractive waterside setting to residents yet is within a short walking distance of the city centre.

The main contractor Renaker specified PVC-U for the windows and doors because of its ability to deliver the aesthetics, performance and U values needed within the budget required.

 
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Record Year For Icotherm Roof Systems

 

Solid conservatory roof specialist, Icotherm Roof Systems has reported a record year with a 75 percent increase in sales. After setting up in 2014, the solid conservatory roof manufacturer has enjoyed rapid growth, by fabricating the fast-fitting, fully ventilated, fully insulated Icotherm Solid Roof.

Dave Jackson, the brains behind Icotherm’s design explains: “The last three years have been a real whirlwind for the whole Icotherm team.

 
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Add Heritage To Any Window With Window Ware’s New And Exclusive Regal Hardware Range

 

Window Ware, one of the UK’s foremost independent hardware distributors has created a valuable opportunity for its fabrication customers to add a heritage touch to any window, with the launch of their new and exclusive Regal Hardware range.

Incorporating handles, stays and pegs, the Regal Hardware range expertly replicates the period aesthetics of 19th-century ironmongery.

 
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Versatile Aluminium Entrance Door From Alumen

 

Specialist aluminium fabricator Alumen Ltd has started 2018 in style, with the launch of the Millennium Plus aluminium entrance door, which offers versatility outstanding Credentials to both the residential and commercial market.

“The Millennium Plus door is the latest addition to our extensive product range and the next instalment in the new portfolio of Cortizo products we’re introducing to the UK market,” comments Alan Robinson,

 
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Fab Frames To Take Solidor Manufacturing To A New Level

 

South-Devon based Fab Frames are looking to further develop sales of their manufactured Solidor, with the introduction of a new dedicated unit for composite door manufacturing.

For the last 6 years Fab Frames have been manufacturing their own Solidor composite doors with the exact same components as the solid core composite door pioneer including an

 
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Roy Frost To Speak On Acquisitions And Mergers At Glazing Summit

 

Well-respected industry figure and head of the GJB Holdings Group, Roy Frost has signed up to speak at the upcoming Glazing Summit.

Held in Birmingham in May, Roy will be speaking to industry professionals on the topic of mergers and acquisitions. He will be drawing on his own experience having recently bought not one, but two large-scale fabricators..

 
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New Face At Business Micros Support Centre

 

18-year old Robbie Logan is the newest member of the team at Business Micros’ Penpont head office, joining as a Junior Support Technician.

Robbie will be answering technical queries from customers, supporting them with updates and helping to ensure that they always get a fast and responsive service.

 
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New GreenteQ Hinge For Composite Doors

 

VBH (GB) has added a new composite door hinge to its greenteQ range. The new Sigma Face-Fix Composite Door Hinge comes in standard or 1D-adjustable versions and is available in five colours to match the greenteQ suite.

Adrian Gale, Timber & Composite Door Product Manager at VBH (GB) comments: “The new hinge is designed to help the installer fit a composite door quickly and safely. ”

 
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HiTECH Blinds Ltd Hits New Heights With BS EN 1279 Accreditation

 

BS EN 1279 accreditation is the latest cause for celebration at Peterborough’s HiTECH Blinds Ltd, the fast-growing integral blind firm taking the market by storm.

Subjected to rigorous testing at BSi, HiTECH’s best-in-class products passed with flying colours. EN 1279 Part 2 requires glass units to have moisture penetration of less than 16%,

 
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Quest Launches New Reliance Multi-Point Lock Range With In-Depth Brochure

 

Quest, a Buckinghamshire based hardware and ironmongery supplier has launched a new in-depth brochure to promote their new Reliance multipoint lock range.

Reliance is a family of tried and tested multipoint locks and accessories with an easy to use ‘kit code’ ordering method, making it simple to choose the right lock for your door requirement i.e.

 
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Continued Success Sees Morley Glass & Glazing Renew Partnership With Insight Data For Third Year

 

Morley Glass & Glazing, the highly-respected manufacturer of sealed units incorporating ScreenLine integral blinds, has extended its successful partnership with industry data specialists Insight Data for another year.

Looking to promote its innovative Uni-Blinds sealed units to both fabricators and installers nationwide, the Yorkshire-based IGU

 
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Mitchell Wins February AMI Manufacturing Apprentice Award

 

Bennett Architectural Design Technician Mitchell Pritchard has been awarded the AMI Manufacturing Apprentice award for February.

The awards launched my marketing agency AMI earlier this year recognise employees of manufacturing companies who have been employed through apprentice schemes and excelled in their field.

 
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Trade News

‘Pivotal’ Year For Home Improvement Company Helps To Set Records

A Worthing based home improvement company has reported a tenth consecutive year of growth and said that a pivotal number of contract wins in 2017 has put the business in a position of strength moving forward.

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Dear Gerald - REHAU Asks Not Whether, But When More Businesses Will Make The Move To Producing Recycled PVC

We at REHAU read with interest a recent article by the Double Glazing Blogger entitled, ‘Would you sell or make a fully recycled PVCu window?’, and were keen to respond with our thoughts.

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Polyframe Supercharges Installer Growth With ‘Polypower’

Polyframe is calling all PVCu installers to tap into the force of ‘PolyPower’ to supercharge their businesses and make the most of exciting new opportunities for growth.

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Supply Only Offers Customers Ultimate Glazing

Window and door manufacturer, Supply Only.co.uk Limited, will now use the Ultimate double-glazed unit across its entire range of high quality windows and doors after agreeing an exclusive partnership with Knowsley-based glass manufacturer, Custom Glass.

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Anglo European Helps Sash UK To Streamline Manufacturing

PVCu window and door reinforcement specialist, Anglo European Group has helped long-standing Barnsley-based fabricator, Sash UK to streamline its manufacturing, by offering a fully optimised steel reinforcement service.

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The Future’s Bright at Bennetts

Bennett Architectural has re-affirmed their commitment to the environment with the installation of LED lights across its offices and workshop.

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Product News

Morley Glass & Glazing Introduces SL16

Morley Glass & Glazing has once again enhanced its product offer with the introduction of a new slimline ScreenLine® integral blind system.

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Mila’s Prosecure Handle Gets Ultimate Endorsement

Mila’s ProSecure TS007 two star security handle has received what is probably the ultimate endorsement of its quality and performance, having been chosen by a specialist locksmiths company headed up by two ex-police officers.

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Mcdermott Take Installation To The Next Level With Tremco Illbruck’s TP650 Trio

Blackburn’s McDermott Windows have become the latest glazing business to begin using tremco illbruck’s TP650 Trio impregnated tape.

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Profile 22’S Says Optima Is What An Installer-Friendly System Looks Like

Profile 22’s Optima system was developed with unique features to give installers an edge over other systems from both a sale and an installation perspective.

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People

New Manufacturing Director At Synseal Group

Synseal Group has strengthened its manufacturing division with the appointment of Robert Long as Manufacturing Director for Synseal’s PVC-U and aluminium production.

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Exlabesa Building Systems Appoints New Area Manager

Exlabesa Building Systems, a global manufacturer of aluminium systems, has strengthened its sales management team with the appointment of experienced industry man, Dave Tanner, in the position of Area Manager (Midlands).

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Glass & Glazing

Opportunities Across The Supply Chain With New Skyforce Juliet Balcony

Bohle has added the highly innovative Skyforce Juliet balcony to its range, generating a new sales platform for glass processors, window and door fabricators – and installers.

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Machinery

Window Tech Removes Requirement For Glass Bonding In R9 With Promac And Urban

R9 specialist trade fabricator Window Tech, has begun Residence 9 frame-only supply, freeing up installers to source glass locally.

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On-Site

Somerglaze Windows Uses PatioMaster To Complete A Quality Installation In Somerset

Bristol’s Somerglaze Windows has just completed the installation of an impressive four-pane anthracite grey on white PatioMaster door on a home extension in Somerset.

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Training & Development

Dessian Puts Training First To Become A Better Business

Early in 2017, Dessian Scotland initiated industry accredited training for its workforce. Dessian Scotland, which has a reputation with customers for delivering a quality product and for excellent customer service,

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New CIM Marketing Course Set To Build Better Construction Marketers

The chronic shortage of skills in the construction sector is impacting the UK both at a frontline construction level and at a strategic corporate level. The construction industry and The Chartered Institute of Marketing .

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