23rd January 2018
 
GGF Concerns After Carillion Collapse
 

Following the collapse of Carillion this week Phil Pluck, GGF Group Chief Executive raises his concerns.

“As the assessment of the true damage continues following the collapse of Carillion, it does raise some fundamental issues in terms of protecting both smaller companies caught up in the collapsing supply chains and the jobs that may be lost as a result.

 
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Dear Gerald
 

More by judgement than luck!

Since the demise of Carillion, I’ve had several phone calls from colleagues in the industry asking if The Window Company (Contracts), as a specialist commercial installer, was exposed to any losses.

Thankfully I can say that we were not; and that is certainly more by judgement thank luck. Obviously, I feel nothing but sympathy for those sub-contractors who have suffered losses as a result of Carillion’s

 
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Continued Investment For SafeGuard
 

Not one to rest on its laurels, SafeGuard Glass and Glazing has just completed a further stage of investment, despite completing a £1.5m investment into manufacturing capabilities and premises’ move in 2016. In the past 18 months a further £200k has been spent on its Peterborough facility and a new showroom is about to open at the Stamford branch to showcase the broad range of products Safeguard both manufacture and install.

 
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Three Atlas Champions Raise The Roof With Stunning Creations

 

The three latest Atlas Installation of the Month competition winners have been announced. The winners – QKS Home Improvements, Thames Valley Windows and John Knight Glass – are now in with a chance of being named overall winner at the upcoming Atlas Installation of the Year awards.

 
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Incarnation Deluged With Demand For Deluxe

 

Secondary glazing experts Incarnation are seeing surging interest in their top-end Deluxe product.

Launched last year, Deluxe is the highest-spec offering the firm has ever released, designed to emulate the classic stylings of a traditional sash window, and making it perfect for period properties and conservation areas.

 
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Mila Publishes The Key To Quality Hardware

 

Mila has just published the latest version of its iconic Key product catalogue – The Key 8. Described as the best ever guide to the Mila range, it has been completely redesigned and updated to make it even more usable and accessible for customers.

The 450+ page Key 8 is available on the Mila website as a PDF for those who want to access it on laptops or mobiles, or as a printed A5

 
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Simon Clarke Joins Global Glass

 

Simon Clarke has been confirmed as the new General Manager of Global Glass, overseeing daily operations at their four UK based sites.

Previously of Glass Systems Group, Simon joins the glass company owned by Synseal Group to replace Mark Cerrone, who has taken up a Director role at The Glass Machinery Company Ltd.

 
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Returning Contracts Manager Finds Feet At Fast-Growing Fenster

 

Devon aluminium door experts Fenster Fabrications are celebrating the return of a senior member of staff after a four-year hiatus.

Alex Cook re-joins the Newton Abbott-based fabricator as Contracts Manager, tasked with overseeing the firm’s growing customer base, while also taking responsibility for aspects of the firm’s marketing and other vital areas of the business.

 
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Cutting Edge Showroom For Conservatory Outlet Group

 

North East installation company, Pennine Home Improvements prepares to open its newest showroom in the heart of Durham.

Its latest retail space, which will be situated in Dragonville Retail Park, is set to be Pennine’s largest showroom to date, and will feature seven stylish conservatories and orangeries, a window and door gallery, as well as a state-of-the-art virtual reality design station.

 
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profine And KÖMMERLING At Fensterbau Frontale 2018

 

Under the motto of ‘People. Passion. Profiles.’, profine Group and its KBE KÖMMERLING and Trocal brands will be exhibiting at Fensterbau Frontale 2018 in Nuremburg, Germany from March 21st-24th and will be the largest exhibitor at the show.

As well as further new product developments and innovations, there will also be a packed entertainment programme, including the legendary

 
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Mooragh The Merrier For Eurologik On The Isle Of Man

 

Developers constructing a block of luxury apartments in an exposed and beautiful location on the Isle of Man chose Eurologik doors and windows from Eurocell to provide the premium appearance and robust performance required.

Lakeside Apartments is a four-storey shoreline development of eight three-bedroom apartments in Ramsey. It has views over Mooragh Park

 
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tremco illbruck Seals The Deal On RIBA House Of The Year

 

Sealant experts tremco illbruck have contributed to a striking new-build project that’s been named RIBA’s House of the Year 2017.

Esteemed architects James Macdonald Wright and Niall Maxwell designed the striking building, working alongside construction specialists Westgreen to bring it to life.

 
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Jackloc brings Queen’s Award-Winning Window Restrictors To Fensterbau 2018
 

Queen’s Award-winning restrictor specialists Jackloc® are celebrating their 15th year in business by making their big debut at this year’s Fensterbau Frontale.

The Leicestershire-firm will be heading to Germany to showcase their original range of universal window and door restrictors, which safeguard thousands of lives every day worldwide. .

 
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Super Spacer Excels In Dubai’s Extraordinary Opus
 

‘The Opus’ is one of the most striking and original architectural developments the world has seen this century, and warm edge experts Edgetech played a crucial role in its construction.

The 21-storey tower, designed by celebrated Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, pushes physical and technological boundaries to achieve its extraordinary melting ice-cube shape.

 
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Edgetech To ‘Visit Glass’ At FIT Show 2019
 

Edgetech has become one of the first big-name brands to sign up to VISIT Glass, the exciting new show-within-a-show set to take place as part of FIT Show 2019.

The first time in over a decade that glass manufacturing, processing and installation will be given a national platform, VISIT Glass was launched after 40% of FIT Show attendees

 
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Beating The New Build Burglars
 

High security is a crucial attribute of modern, high-performance windows – and especially so on new build sites, where properties remain extra vulnerable to break-ins and thefts prior to occupation.

Fitting doors and windows as early as possible in the build programme – so securing the structure – can pay huge dividends in preventing the

 
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Bailey’s Back (with GM Fundraising)
 

GM Fundraising says it is delighted to welcome Graeme Bailey, MD of leading software specialists Business Micros, back to the fundraising team. Graeme is a long-term supporter of GM Fundraising and after supporting the recent Paddle2Pedal challenge, has volunteered to once again be part of the team of industry fundraisers.

 
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Roseview’s Sales Team Strengthened With Key New Appointment
 

Buckinghamshire-based sash window specialists Roseview have strengthened their customer-facing team with new appointments and promotions.

Emma Gibbins joins the team as a Sales Administrator – a vital frontline role that streamlines the relationship between the fabricator and its clients.

 
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Jackloc Are GO To The Sylvia Anderson Awards
 

Queen’s Award-winning restrictor specialists Jackloc® had a FAB time at the Sylvia Anderson Awards, a special event designed to honour the late co-creator of Thunderbirds and recognise rising authors, actors, filmmakers and musicians.

Held at the home of British cinema, London’s Pinewood Studios, Jackloc Director Judith Burrows joined celebrity guests and dignitaries

 
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Eurocell Brings Joy To Kids Over Christmas Past
 

Hospital stays are hard for children at the best of times, let alone at Christmas. So, hoping to bring some additional yuletide cheer to little ones on wards, Eurocell Technical Products Manager Bill Devitt organised a presents donation and drop to two hospitals local to the business – the Royal Derby and the King’s Mill Hospital in Mansfield.

 
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Trade News

Dear Gerald

As we get back into the new business year, it’s time to get out our crystal balls. Economists have already made their predictions which have come with a handful of health warnings. Perhaps most worryingly, Britain is set to have the worst wage growth of any wealthy nation next year,

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Parliamentary Call for CMS Window Systems

CMS Window Systems has shared its business experience and insights at the highest level after being invited to a special SME Parliamentary Reception in London organised by BEIS, the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

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GTI Hits The Fast Track With Eurocell

Ambitious Isle of Wight fabricator GTI Glazing Systems has become the latest fabricator to switch to profiles and products from Eurocell – manufacturer, distributor and recycler of window, door, conservatory and roofline products.

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Product News

Virtuoso Brings Doors To Life With Crafted Precision

Virtuoso Doors claims it is set to take door manufacturing to a new level in 2018 and awaken the homeowner to the unique beauty of an individually designed and crafted Virtuoso door. Following a recent investment in additional cutting edge machinery

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Any Product, Any Colour

The power property programmes hold over the UK consumer is astonishing and the knock-on effect on our industry is something that colour spray experts Kolorseal Ltd are used to keeping up with when it comes to windows, doors and roofline.

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Tremco Illbruck Heads West As Next-Generation Window Tape Comes To Eurocell

Sealant products from tremco illbruck are heading to Eurocell depots across the South West.

While thousands of installers across the UK still rely on silicone when fitting windows,

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People

Customade Announces The Appointment Of David Leng As Group Chief Executive

Customade Group (Customade) is delighted to announce the appointment of David Leng as Group Chief Executive. David’s appointment is effective as of 1 February, succeeding John Lightowlers who

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Training & Development

Epwin’s Award-Winning Training And Development Initiative Reflects Company’s Focus On Closing The Skills Gap

Epwin takes training and development seriously, a commitment that is reflected in the company being awarded the Training & Development

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Building the Skills of the Lancashire Trade Frames Team

Bury-based Lancashire Trade Frames are committed to building the highly skilled workforce today’s glazing industry needs. With an ever-increasing product range, training is always underway.

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Glass & Glazing

Pilkington United Kingdom Limited Marks Sales Milestone For Self-Cleaning Glass

Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, has sold 10 million square meters of its self-cleaning glass product Pilkington Activ™,

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Machinery

Haffner Murat Launches AL-220/70 Aluminium Machining Centre

With the launch of its new AL-220/70 Aluminium Machining Centre, Haffner Murat has positioned itself as the go-to machinery supplier for aluminium fabricators. Dave Thomas, Haffner Murat’s Managing Director, said:

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Brochures

More Products, More Info And Quicker Navigation With New Mighton Hardware And Machinery Catalogues

Choosing and using Mighton products has been made easier than ever with two new, product-dedicated catalogues with extended ranges and quick-navigation format.

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On-Site

Glazerite Customer Completes Mill Renovation For University

K2 Aluminium Systems, an installer of the Glazerite UK Group recently completed a redevelopment project in Halifax for Leeds Beckett University Business Centre.

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Events

Marketing On The Agenda At 2018 Glazing Summit

A new industry-wide business conference will be held in May, aimed at tackling the big issues facing the glass and glazing industry.

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VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2018 To Focus On ‘Meeting Societal Needs’

Meeting Societal Needs is the theme for the sixth VinylPlus Sustainability Forum, which will examine how the PVC industry can contribute sustainable solutions for an

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Exhibitions

Iso-Chemie Showcases Passivhaus Sealants At Ecobuild

Designers and architects will be targeted at Ecobuild 2018 by foam tape producer ISO-CHEMIE with its display of high performance airtightness and sealing solutions (stand E30).

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Window Ware To Bring World Class Distribution To Fensterbau

One of the UK’s independent hardware distributors, Window Ware will be bringing over 30 years of experience, specialist knowledge and first-class service to Germany for Fensterbau 2018.

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Roseview To make Fensterbau Debut

They’ve long been known as the industry’s foremost purveyors of the quintessentially English sash window, but 2018 will mark the first time Buckinghamshire-based Roseview

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Awards

NFA Win Completes Trio Of Awards For Synseal Group

Synseal Group was voted PVC Company 2017 in the National Fenestration Awards in December, topping off a year that also saw them win an innovative technology award for the WarmCore aluminium system,

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Sponsorship

GQA Supports Barnsley Fit Reds Cause To Get Men Fit

With the average lifespan of men living in Barnsley at 4.3% lower than women, and 1.2% lower compared to other men living across the UK, Barnsley FC Community Group, supported by GQA Qualifications

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