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Yale Strengthens Hardware Offering With Trojan Integration
 

Yale Door and Window Solutions has fully integrated the Trojan business and its products into its organisation, reinforcing its strategic residential offering in the UK market.

Paul Atkinson, Sales and Commercial Director for Yale Door and Window Solutions, commented “Following acquisition by ASSA ABLOY in 2016, I’m delighted that Trojan Hardware is now fully amalgamated into the Yale business.

 
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Call Made For Door Hardware Experts’ Input Into Building Regulations Consultation
 

After recent UK Government investigations found that fire doors from five suppliers failed to meet even the minimum mandatory fire performance standard, door hardware experts are being urged to have their say in the consultation on the clarification of Approved Document B (ADB).

 
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Dear Gerald
 

According to the Met Office, since 2002 we’ve had nine of the 10 hottest years in the last 100. Climate change scientists say this summer’s heatwave could soon be the norm.

We’re sweltering! But, how are your foiled and colour windows, doors and conservatories? Some say, not so well. There’s been more of the usual crop of problems from people cutting corners and ignoring systems companies’ (Syscos) prudent recommendations.

 
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Colours For Now: Trend For Bold

 

Leading composite door supplier DOORCO Ltd is expanding their colour range with the addition of seven new colours that will shape the front door market for the rest of the year.

Jayne Sullivan, Operations Director comments: “The main topic of conversation continues to be colour in all areas of the home improvement market. Whether it’s interior or exterior,

 
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Spectus Adds Siegenia Titan AF Tilt And Turn Gearing

 

As part of their policy for continuous product improvement, Spectus, an Epwin Window Systems brand, has introduced the Siegenia Titan AF Tilt and Turn gearing. This gearing is suitable for use on both their Elite 70 Tilt and Turn and Flush Tilt and Turn product ranges. Carmen Velilla, Brand Manager for Spectus, said: “The introduction of the new Siegenia Titan AF gearing is a robust and reliable product which will offer benefits for our customers.”

 
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Getting Back To Your Roots With Force 8

 

Over recent years the trend has been towards more contemporary composite doors and Force 8 have helped to lead the way with their innovative and unique designs, but lets not forget the traditional door. There are still customers and homes that require a more refined traditional design to blend in with their surroundings, and this market should not be neglected.

 
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Dear Gerald

 

Not before time perhaps, the wider industry seems to have woken up to the realities of the skills shortage and the need to train the next generation of employees.

We all know the main reasons of course – from uncertainty around Brexit to poor perceptions of the industry amongst young people; but I don’t think any of them are insurmountable obstacles.

Certainly, our experience of employing school leavers and investing in training them ourselves has been nothing but positive.

 
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Heath Windows Uses Spectus VS To Restore A Cardiff Property To Its Former Glory
 

Heath Windows & Doors Ltd has recently completed the installation of nine Spectus Vertical Sliders in white woodgrain in two full stone bay windows and one single window at a property in Whitchurch in Cardiff.

Hywel Graham, Operations Manager of Heath Windows and Doors, said: “The homeowners approached us because they wanted

 
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Conservatory Outlet Ltd Appoints National Sales Manager

 

UK fabricator, Conservatory Outlet Ltd has appointed a new National Sales Manager – Jason Earl – to drive its strategic plan to achieve full UK Network coverage.

The newly created role has been introduced to support Business Development Director, Andy Miller in recruiting new retailer-installers to the Conservatory Outlet Network in untapped areas

 
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CentralRPL Achieves ‘Secured By Design’ Status

 

Fast growing Midlands based Fabricator, CentralRPL Ltd announces their PVC-U windows and doors now offer enhanced security performance following ‘Secured By Design’ approval across their entire product range.

Gary Morton, MD of CentralRPL explains: “Incorporating the most demanding of standards, ‘Secured By Design’ is the official UK Police

 
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Wadds Ltd Uses Exlabesa Shopfronts For Sainsbury’s Local Branch In Newcastle Upon Tyne

 

Gateshead-based glass and glazing supplier Wadds has just completed the supply and installation of the shop front for a Sainsbury’s Local branch on Chillingham Road in the Heaton district of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Diane Ince, Managing Director of Wadds, commented: “This was a great project to work on and we’re delighted with the quality of the result.”

 
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Bayfield Bespoke Working With West Port Timber

 

A respected Manchester installer is thriving thanks to West Port’s window and doors.

Offering a huge range of quality home improvement products, and operating across the Manchester, Altrincham and Didsbury areas, Bayfield Bespoke is one of the region’s window replacement specialists.

 
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Birmingham Conservatoire Named As Finalist For Building Awards 2018

 

The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire has been named as a finalist for the Building Magazine Project of the Year at the Building Awards 2018.

One of the most hotly contested categories, the award recognises excellence and outstanding performance, with projects judged on their design quality, sustainability, innovation, construction performance, procurement

 
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Raise A Glass To The G-Awards With Compliments Of Thermoseal Group

 

Thermoseal Group is sponsoring the Glass and Glazing Industry’s G18 Awards Champagne Reception, hosted at London’s prestigious Park Lane Hotel. The Champagne reception precedes the highly acclaimed G-Awards Gala Dinner presentation evening which, this year falls on 30th November 2018.

 
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REHAU Pledges To Support Scope

 

REHAU has pledged to raise thousands for its new chosen charity Scope, providing vital funds to support disabled people and their families.

The team at REHAU will be raising money for Scope until the end of 2019. The business chose to donate to this particular cause late in 2017, when the whole company were asked to nominate a charity.

 
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Trade News

Titon Teams Up With Kenrick To Form New Distribution Partnership

Titon has joined forces with West Bromwich-based window hardware and accessories manufacturer Kenrick, to become a distributor for the company’s window and door multi-point locking range.

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Improveasy Launch ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ Finance Options For Installers

Improveasy, the glazing industry’s finance specialists, have strengthened their range of accessible consumer finance solutions for installers with the launch of their new ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ finance option.

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Wood Experts West Port Gain Their 50th Trade Customer In 2018

Timber manufacturer West Port is celebrating signing up its 50th new trade customer in a year of incredible growth.

Over twenty years, the Cumbria business has established itself at

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The Window Company (Contracts) Appointed To LHC Frameworks For First Time

Award winning commercial installer The Window Company (Contracts) has become an LHC Appointed Company for the first time, after being appointed to the public sector procurement group’s Framework

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Blueprint For Growth – D Glass Signs To aluplast

aluplast has continued its rapid growth in the UK, agreeing a new supply deal with new build and architectural specification specialist D Glass.

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Product News

Viiu Slimline Sliding Door Becomes PAS24-2016 Accredited

The Viiu (pronounced ‘view) slim-line sliding door has become the first product of its type to pass the new more stringent security standard PAS24-2016, claim the company.

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Cordless Sliding Integral Blind System Is Now Even Better

The ScreenLine cordless sliding integrated Venetian blind system (SL20SV) from Morley Glass & Glazing is now smoother, quicker and slimmer.

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Bosch Survey Reveals UK Tradespeople To Be The Most Safety Conscious

Ultraframe has launched the Ultraroof All Tile roof system. It does exactly what the name suggests, can accommodate any conventional roof tile such as the Marley Modern,

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Let The Light In – The Ultrasky Flat Skylight From Ultraframe

In response to demand from its retail partners, Ultraframe has extended its Ultrasky range to include a Flat Skylight. The Flat Skylight gives retailers an even broader design capability and with its optional, pre-manufactured insulated,

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Machinery

Emmegi First Choice Machining Centre Supplier For Garrard

Garrard Windows has added a sixth Emmegi machining centre to its aluminium fabrication set up, confirming the Coventry based specialist as its first choice machining centre supplier.

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On-Site

Super Spacer Used In Denmark’s Eco-Friendly Maersk Tower

Super Spacer TriSeal has formed part of one of Europe’s most eco-friendly buildings.

The Maersk Tower, home to the medical laboratories of the University of Copenhagen,

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Events

Bohle Gears Up For ‘i-Days’ Product Showcase

Bohle will host two information and innovation days in the autumn, showcasing some of the latest product developments from its rapidly growing stable of hardware products and glass processing consumables.

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Exhibitions

Balls2 Marketing Brings The Best Of The Glazing Industry To UK Construction Week

The Doors, Windows & Glass Show at The Build Show is the latest addition to the 75,000 sq. ft. exhibition. Balls2 Marketing was approached by organisers to help

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FIT Show

Boing Boing Group Making FIT Show Debut

The Boing Boing Group will be making their exhibition debut at FIT 2019 and making the most of the opportunity to demonstrate what is available from their one-stop-shop fabrication service.

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Charity

P C Henderson Attends ‘DIY SOS Big Reveal’ After Donating Sliding Door Hardware

Sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer – P C Henderson – is once again delighted to donate its Rustic 80 sliding barn door hardware to the hit BBC home renovation series ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build’.

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