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22nd May 2018
 
GGF Statement: President Reflects On Progress During Tough Times
 

In the last two years the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has received wide coverage in the trade media for many successes as well as for some high profile departures.

Since 2016, the GGF Board on behalf of its Members has devised a long term strategic plan. This plan is now being implemented to ensure the GGF remains as a leading trade body in the glass and glazing industry, delivering high quality services and benefits for its members.

 
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Mila Announces New Fully Reversible Hinge Range
 

Just weeks after it announced it was bringing the AXOR range of European tilt and turn hardware to the UK, Mila has followed up with the launch of an enhanced security hinge for fully reversible windows, developed in partnership with another European manufacturer Spilka.

Mila’s aim is to ensure that fabricators operating in niche sectors have access to the same quality, performance and above all value in their hardware choices as those operating in the mass market.

 
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Promac Creates New Single Point Of Contact Sales And Service Role In Ireland
 

Promac Group has created a dedicated new technical sales and service role in the Republic and Northern Ireland.

Part of Promac’s continuing programme of investment in customer support and service, Chris Curran rejoins the machinery specialist in a newly created post of Technical Sales Manager Ireland.

 
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Senior Brings A Postive Outlook To Hope Street Xchange
 

Aluminium glazing solutions from fenestration designer and manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems have been specified to create a light and spacious design and meet the thermal, acoustic and aesthetic requirements of a new commercial development in Sunderland.

Led by the University of Sunderland and designed by GSS Architecture, Hope Street Xchange mixes distinctive modern

 
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Unglazed R9 Receives PAS24 And Part Q Approval

 

HWL Trade Frames’ trailblazing non-glass bonded Residence 9 Window has sailed through independent PAS24 testing to achieve Part Q approval.

Coming less than a month after achieving a series of top-rated passes under BS EN 6375 – 1 weather testing, Graham Howatson, Director, HWL, said that PAS24 approval made the case for buying in R9 on a frame-only basis, ‘compelling’.

 
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LEKA Systems Now LABSS Approved

 

LEKA Systems has just announced that its LEKA Warm Roof and LEKA Orangery Roof systems have received Registered Detail approval from Local Authority Building Standards Scotland (LABSS). Rhys Hoddinott, Director of LEKA said: “This is great news for fabricators, installers and homeowners in Scotland. It means LEKA products are recognised as being compliant with building standards in Scotland and can be accepted for use without the need for any further

 
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Dekko Adds New Grey Substrate To Their Seamless Infinity Flush Sash

 

Dekko Window Systems has extended the premium credentials of its seamless uPVC system with the addition of a new grey substrate.

The new substrate, finished in an Anthracite Smooth Matt foil, gives Infinity a matching high-end finish on the inside of the frame – replacing the standard white or dark brown finish that’s found when you open other window systems.

 
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Emplas Launches Sills Without The Seams
 

Emplas has added seamless bay sill welds to its product range following investment in a new Graf SLS Seamless Sill Welder.

Part of Emplas’ continuous programme of product development, the new SLS Welder supplied by Promac Group, gives Emplas new capability to manufacture bay window sills with a seamless finish.

 
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Demand Rises For Kenrick’s Nemesis

 

Kenrick has seen a healthy rise in demand for its Nemesis multi-point window locking system for aluminium profiles. The company has credited its growing sales to the rapidly increasing popularity of aluminium in the domestic market.

Steve Williams, sales director at Kenrick, explains: “When it comes to windows and doors, aluminium continues to follow an incredible growth

 
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Lock Lock’s Showcased On Red Dot 21

 

The pioneering Lock Lock door security handle from Brisant Secure has recently been featured on the globally renowned Red Dot 21 World of Design website, alongside other global brands associated with outstanding product design

Red Dot 21 is a portal for design enthusiasts and design-oriented companies featuring brands such as De’Longhi, Dyson and Ferrari, with Brisant Secure now boasting a listing as a design manufacturer strial sectors, along with a section dedicated to specific projects.

 
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University Digs Alu-Look Windows For New Accomodation Block

 

REHAU’s GENEO™ ALU Top windows were chosen for a new student accommodation development in Coventry, providing a contemporary aluminium finish with all the benefits of PVC-U.

Located in the city centre and just a five-minute walk from the main Coventry University campus, the Cycle Works hall of residence was developed by Sir Robert McAlpine on behalf of the University.

 
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Steve Musgrave Joins Nationwide Windows & Doors

 

Door and window partner to the new build and social housing sectors, Nationwide Windows & Doors is delighted to report a new board appointment in the form of well-known manufacturing expert Steve Musgrave who has joined them as Production Director. Steve brings over 15 years’ experience within the fenestration industry where he has helped create and nurture multi-disciplinary teams that can successfully operate in fast-growth businesses like Nationwide.

 
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Dedicated Facility Double Tradelink’s Aluminium Capacity

 

Tradelink Window Solutions has opened a dedicated facility to double its aluminium manufacturing capacity and deliver aluminium glazing products to local installers even faster. The new factory means that Tradelink can offer aluminium bi-folds in four colour-ways on lead times of just 10 days.

 
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Advanced Glass Coating Helps Deliver Breeam Excellent For All-Glazed Glasgow HQ Building

 

The newly completed 122 Waterloo Street development in the centre of Glasgow offers its occupants floor-to-ceiling glazing throughout, with almost uninterrupted views thanks to the latest Schüco curtain-walling system designed, manufactured and installed by Edinburgh-based façade specialist Charles Henshaw & Sons Ltd.

But, impressively, the landmark building – which will be the Glasgow headquarters of global financial services firm Morgan Stanley

 
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Stedek’s Residence Excellence Supports Shropshire Prestige Builder

 

When a celebrated Shropshire builder needed a sustainable, hassle-free alternative to hardwood, they turned to respected fabricator Stedek for help.

RS Burgess & Sons is a long-standing family business committed to quality, reliability and excellent customer service.

 
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REHAU Takes On Peaks Challenge For Charity

 

More than 30 REHAU staff will be taking part in the National Three Peaks Challenge this September to raise money for the company’s chosen charity Scope.

The gruelling Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland (Ben Nevis), England (Scafell Pike) and Wales (Snowdon) over a two-day period.

 
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Edgetech Helps Manufacturers Adapt To Changing Industry At China Glass

 

Globe-trotting Edgetech has returned from a highly successful showcase at the 2018 China Glass exhibition, one of the biggest events in the glazing industry calendar.

Visiting Shanghai from the 19th to the 22nd of April, China Glass draws glazing professionals from across Asia and the wider world to see the latest cutting-edge products, and discuss the key trends and developments reshaping the industry.

 
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Trade News

New 3D Printer Promises Even Faster Product Development At Mila

Mila has reduced the time it takes to produce a precision prototype of a new hardware design from one week to just one day – thanks to its investment in its own high specification 3D printer. The hardware specialist says that this is having a significant impact on the speed at which it can deliver new products from design stage to production.

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Rapierstar Supports Fast-Growing Trade Fabricator Merlin

Window and door fastener specialist Rapierstar is helping leading Scottish trade fabricator Merlin Network (Scotland) to keep production on track and to a high standard as it experiences record demand for its PVCu windows.

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Mighton Celebrates 35 Years

2018 marks a milestone in the history of Mighton Products. Founded in 1983 and led by Chairman Mike Derham, the window and door hardware specialist has come from humble beginnings and seen some incredible highlights during the past 35 years.

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Kestrel Approved Installers Deliver A Guaranteed Service!

Kestrel approved installers can now fit a job today and guarantee the materials on the spot.

Thanks to their new app all Kestrel approved installers can give homeowners a 35-year extended

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Product News

Senior’s Launches New Ali VU Multi Frame

Senior Architectural Systems has extended its product offering for the domestic residential market by adding the new Ali VU Multi Frame option to its range of high performance aluminium windows and doors.

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Distinction’s nxt-gen Makes Business Easy For Doorsmart

Composite door manufacturer Doorsmart Ltd added Distinction’s nxt-gen door to its portfolio last year and Director Craig Broadley says it’s made business much easier. “The door is far easier to manufacture and has less wastage but for us the stand out innovation is the flush-fitted beading.

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Blu Hardware Surpasses The Acid Test

The benefits of only using 316 Marine Grade quality stainless steel to manufacture its range of door and window hardware has been highlighted by bluTM after sailing through internationally recognised corrosion tests.

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TP650 Trio Takes Off At Eurocell Yeovil

Since January, Eurocell depots up and down the West Country have been stocking TP650 Trio, the best-in-class installation tape from illbruck.

The cutting-edge product has been flying off shelves across the region, but some depots have been particularly inundated with interest.

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People

Strength In Numbers

Distinction Doors six-strong Business Development team have been in the industry for a combined total of over 50 years and pride themselves on their expertise and knowledge of the composite door market.

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New Business Development Manager For The Midlands Appointed At HOPPE (UK)

HOPPE (UK) has appointed Rob Thomas as business development manager for the Midlands.

With over 30 years in the door and architectural ironmongery industry,

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On-Site

Countrywide UPVC Installs 88 Profile 22 Vertical Sliding Windows

Westcliffe Court is a prominent private apartment building in Southport, Merseyside. It had been built with soft wood framed sash windows but its location near the sea meant the frames were wearing badly and needed to be repainted every three

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Bennetts Brew Up Taylor’s Of Harrogate Project

Aluminium glazing specialists Bennett Architectural are teaming up with Sir Robert McAlpine to deliver glazing for Taylor’s of Harrogate Tea Shop’s head offices.

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Awards

REHAU Celebrates VinylPlus Certification

REHAU is continuing to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to sustainable development after receiving the product label from VinylPlus marking its sustainable manufacturing processes.

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Exhibitions

GGF Outlines Plans For FIREX 2018

The GGF Fire Resistant Glazing Group (FRGG) is raising its profile with an increased presence at the FIREX show that’s taking place on 19th to 21st June 2018 at London Excel on stand A475.

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Events

Brisant Secure Confirms Headline Sponsorship Of ‘From Russia With Hope’

GM Fundraising is delighted to announce that the headline sponsor of ‘From Russia With Hope’ - our next epic cycling challenge that will take place in June 2019 – will be Brisant Secure.

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Pennine Steal Fifth Conservatory Outlet Open

The Conservatory Outlet Network was brought together once again for its annual Golf Open, this year hosted at Mottram Hall, Cheshire, on the 9th of May.

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