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23rd June 2020
 
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GGF Welcomes New Government Plans To Boost Construction

 

New measures to help the construction industry boost building and return to work safely will be introduced this week, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP announced on 22 June 2020).

The key measures include:

  • Planning permission deadlines will be extended
  • Planning appeals will be sped up
  • Builders will be allowed more flexible working hours following agreement with their local council
 
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Three Quarters Of Fire Doors Failed Inspections In 2019

 

More than three quarters (76%) of the fire doors inspected by the Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS) in 2019 were condemned as not fit for purpose. In addition, 63% of the buildings inspected also had additional fire safety issues.

The data, which refers to more than 100,000 inspections in over 2,700 buildings across the UK, also highlighted the challenges with fire door installation. 30% of fire doors nationwide were condemned due to poor installation, with problems including excessive gaps around the door and the use of non-compatible foam.

 
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Touch Website Goes Live

 

Business Micros Group promised a brand new, end to end software solution at the end of lockdown which would give both fabricators and installers an exciting new way of quoting and selling online.

It has delivered on that promise with the launch of Business Micros TOUCH, and the website is now live at www.bm-touch.co.uk

TOUCH offers fully integrated software options for every single stage of the selling and ordering process – from capturing leads and selling virtually to the homeowner via TOUCH Vendor, to processing orders and pushing them through to production via TOUCH Portal.

 
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Lockdown And Covid-19 To Drive 22% Fall In Window And Door Market – AMA Research

 

Revised forecasts from AMA Research suggest Covid-19 and lockdown will deliver a 22% drop in the value of the UK window and door market this year.

AMA, however, said that although this would lead to short-term challenge and some consolidation, prospects for the medium and longer term were positive, with the worst now behind it and moderate but sustained growth forecast through to 2024.

 
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Back On The Road Again: VEKA Recycling Fleet In Full Flow As Window Industry Gets Back To Work

 

VEKA Recycling Ltd, the Wellingborough-based specialist recycler of PVC-U window, has reported that its fleet of collection vehicles is once again travelling the highways of England, Wales and more recently Scotland as the industry’s window and door installers open their factory gates again after lockdown.

VEKA Recycling’s articulated, demountable forklift-equipped vehicles, together with 10-tonne box trucks, are once again completing their regular routes as installers get back to work installing new windows,

 
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Sternfenster Brings Rapid Lead Times And New Flexibility To Colour

 

Sternfenster has launched a new ultra-tough water-based spray-painting service, with the ability to spray PVC-U products to any RAL colour – in less than half the average turnaround time on foils.

Introduced by the trade specialist earlier this year following significant investment in its in-house spray-painting facility, its new offer uses a leading-edge solvent-free paint system.

Specially formulated for PVC-U window and door frames, it employs heat resistant nano technologies to guarantee surface stability

 
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Senior’s ‘Hands-Free’ Commercial Door Solutions

 

Senior Architectural Systems is anticipating an increase in demand for its automatic aluminium door solutions as more business and facilities look for cost-effective ways to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

High-traffic touch points like door handles can become a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses and as a result, require regular cleaning. Automatic doors can provide a safe and secure solution and Senior Architectural Systems is on hand to advise both specifiers and fabricators on choosing the most appropriate system for their needs.

 
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MACOnnect Welcomes Secured By Design. A Discussion With Lyn Poole

 

MACOnnect is thought to be the first and only UK’s dedicated fenestration podcast. The first two episodes had seen the MACO UK MD (Kevin Whiting) and Head of product, service and Innovation (Craig Bryant) discuss adaptability and Product development.

Now on its third episode, host Mark Enderby was joined by Secured by Design’s Lyn Poole. The first industry guest, Lyn Poole gives an incredible insight into not only the importance of Secured by Design (SBD) in the fenestration industry but the impact it has for its members and the wider communities where these products are installed.

 
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Haffner Murat Confirms Presence At FIT 2021

 

Haffner Murat has just announced it will be exhibiting at the FIT Show 2021, which will be held 25-27 May 2021 at the NEC Birmingham. Dave Thomas, Managing Director of Haffner Murat, said: “I’m delighted to be announcing we’ll have a presence at FIT 2021. Like everyone in the industry, I was disappointed when FIT 2020 was postponed, but in hindsight it was the right decision. I’m already looking forward to welcoming people to our stand next year and showing them what Haffner Murat has to offer.”

 
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KJM Report Four Times The Normal Level Of Enquiry In May And June

 

Hampshire home improvement specialist, KJM Group has said it has seen four times the normal level of homeowner enquiry since returning to work in May.

The retail business, which operates throughout Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire and Surrey, said end-user demand had far exceeded its expectations with composite doors, windows and glazed extensions seeing particularly high levels of demand.

 
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Anglo ‘Cuts [The Cost Of] Corners’!

 

Anglo European has launched its new aluminium bi-folding door cleat offer, which claims to cut fabricator manufacturing costs.

Defined by its distinctive ‘heart’ shape, Anglo started manufacture of its aluminium bi-fold corner-cleat just before lockdown.

Available for a range of leading systems, including ALUK, in addition to its unique shape, the Anglo corner cleat features an increased wall thickness, while is supplied at a purchase price which Anglo says is roughly half that of systems companies.

 
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Emmegi (UK) Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

 

2020 marks the tenth anniversary of Emmegi (UK). While the festivities may be a little more muted than they might have been given the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, there is still plenty for the Coventry-based business to celebrate.

Originally set up with the intention of supplying mostly manual machines and small CNCs, with the occasional automatic machine thrown in, Emmegi (UK) has grown to become one of the biggest players in the machinery sector. It specialises in large,

 
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Trade News
 

CORGI Fenestration Publishes Links To Changes To Government’s Covid-19 Business Support

The Government has been busy in the last few days issuing a large number of updates and changes to the various support packages available for businesses in the UK. CORGI Fenestration has published links to

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Senior Reopens In Scotland

Aluminium fenestration solutions provider Senior Architectural Systems has reopened its distribution centre in Livingston to help support its customers in Scotland as the construction industry makes a cautious return.

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Post-Lockdown Boost For Morley Glass & Glazing

Morley Glass & Glazing has achieved a 35% increase in production of its sealed units with integral blinds inside compared to pre-lockdown manufacturing levels.

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Trade News

Eliminating Snagging With Investments In Surveying

The Window Company (Contracts) made further investments in its surveying team before lockdown, an acknowledgement, it says, that it is the quality of the survey which is ultimately key to the satisfaction of residents who are having their windows and doors replaced.

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GGF Saddened To Lose Founder Member

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is saddened to hear that Everest Ltd has gone into pre-pack administration. Everest was a founder member of the GGF and has been a regular contributor to GGF meetings for over 40 years.

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Product News

Deceuninck Aluminium Launches The Decalu 163 Lift-And-Slide Door

Deceuninck Aluminium has launched the Decalu163 Lift-and-Slide aluminium patio door, part of the new aluminium system company’s expanding offer.

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People

Justin Hunter Joins AluK As Managing Director

Justin Hunter has officially joined AluK as the new Managing Director. With a long and successful career in aluminium systems, he brings a huge amount of industry experience to the role.

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Vertik-Al Appoints New Technical Manager

To drive forward its programme of continuous improvement, powder coating specialist, Vertik-Al has appointed Tristan Pope in the role of technical manager.

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Marketing

More Marketing Support From The Residence Collection

The Residence Collection continues to be highly visible and proactive throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and as we come out of the other side in a measured and disciplined way. This has been to support trade partners and to encourage consumers

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Internet

GQA Launches Interactive Webinar Series

GQA Qualifications, a fenestration industry awarding body, is now offering interactive on-line webinars as part of its plans to develop extensive CPD activities for its network of over 100 approved centres.

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Brisant Launch Trade Facebook Page

Brisant-Secure is all about making it easy for locksmiths to sell locks and door installers to sell doors. Each and every one of these businesses has a story to tell or expertise to share, and that’s why the company has launched their trade Facebook page.

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