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23rd October 2018
 
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Rapierstar Reveals Top Three Fastener Failings
 

Analysis of data from over 250 customer factory audits by window and door fastener specialist Rapierstar has revealed that most fabricators suffer quality, productivity and health and safety problems because of the same three basic fastener selection mistakes.

Rapierstar have now been running their Fastener Health Check audit programme for over a quarter of a century and have amassed a wealth of real-life fabricator feedback during this time, enabling them to offer unique insights into product quality and manufacturing efficiency.

 
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Major Expansion At Haffner Murat

 

Machinery supplier Haffner Murat Ltd has just commissioned a major expansion programme which will see its Staffordshire headquarters double in size.

Fully operational by June 2019, the new facility will provide a quicker flow through for the company’s machines along with new areas for machinery testing, painting and quality control. The new factory facility will provide additional space for machine assembly and testing while providing a quicker turnaround and improved efficiencies.

 
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Origin Launch French Window
 

Origin is launching its second product of 2018 – the Origin French Window. Exclusively available on the OW-80 (Premium Window) system, it features what is described as a completely unique internal and external flush casement and a floating mullion, which offers homeowners completely unobstructed views.

This means that when homeowners open both the left and right windows, there’s no profile left in the way, therefore providing any property with an effortlessly elegant finish, without relenting on safety.

 
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Effective Wet Weather Bonding With ISO-TOP FLEX-ADHESIVE XP

 

Rapid and effective bonding of window foils in wet weather site conditions is provided by ISO Chemie’s ISO-TOP FLEX-ADHESIVE XP high performance adhesive.

Capable of bonding to wet surfaces and even under water, ISO-TOP FLEX-ADHESIVE XP can be used to securely fix in position a variety of ISO Chemie’s window sealing foils including the ISO CONNECT VARIO SD, XD and INSIDE FD, as well as the more traditional range of EPDM products.

 
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Coastal Group Launches MACO TRICOAT Hardware Range

 

A new range of anti-corrosive door and window hardware from Coastal Group is set to solve the problem of rusted and corroded hardware – in particular corroded locks and espag bolts.

Incorporating the innovative MACO 4safecoating 4 layer protective coating, the revolutionary new MACO TRICOAT hardware range of door locks, window espagnolettes and Tilt & Turn systems have been specially developed to provide the ultimate in enhanced corrosion protection.

 
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New Laboratory To Accelerate Edgetech Innovation
 

Warm-edge experts Edgetech are gearing up for future innovation with the opening of a new research laboratory.

Situated at the company’s Coventry headquarters, it’s been built to enable Edgetech to develop new products, assist customers in meeting accreditation and compliance requirements, and generally distribute technical expertise more widely throughout the company.

 
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Optimism About The Future At UK Construction Week As Flagship Show Puts Industry In The Spotlight

 

Confirming its position as the largest event for the UK construction industry, a record-breaking 34,000 industry professionals attended this year’s UK Construction Week (UKCW). Built environment professionals from all parts of the industry came for new ideas and innovation, eager to explore new ways of working in a sector that is hungry to embrace the latest technology and products.

 
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CR Smith Takes 11 Apprentices Onto Its Bespoke Programme
 

Eleven aspiring joiners will this month take up their places on the bespoke CR Smith apprenticeship scheme that has been carefully developed by CR Smith and Fife College to meet the skills required by the home improvement business.

As well as developing the quality of workmanship needed for installing the CR Smith Lorimer range of windows, doors and living spaces, the new apprentices will hopefully represent the brand for years to come.

 
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Senior’s Fenestration Systems Welcome Students Into Stirling

 

International students at the University of Stirling are enjoying world-class facilities thanks to the creation of the new landmark INTO Centre which benefits from a stylish and sustainable fenestration package from Senior Architectural Systems.

The new three-storey building has been designed by architects Page & Park and provides dedicated teaching and learning space to support students from overseas on their learning journey in the UK.

 
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A View To Thrill

 

When Scottish housebuilders Ryce Ltd were looking for a high-quality glazing solution for Salisbury View – its latest development in East Edinburgh – REHAU’s Tritec profile was its trusted choice for large span windows and a modern finish to connect the building with the surrounding natural beauty.

Established in 2000, Ryce Ltd is a small housebuilder working on schemes across East Central Scotland.

 
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Bison Provide Kensington Windows With Quality Finish

 

Derby based Kensington Windows is a family run fabricator-installer that has always set its standards high. The company has been working with Bison Frames for 9 years and has recently added the WarmCore bi-folding door to its portfolio from the high-end fabricator.

“When we started buying from Bison Frames, we were just buying Vertical Sliders,” explains Steve McGinty, Operations Director of Kensington Windows.

 
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ERA’s OEM Sales Team Now Headed Up By John Chambers

 

As part of its ongoing approach to putting the customer first, ERA’s OEM area sales team is now headed up by John Chambers. With over forty years’ experience in the industry, John will be a familiar face to many. Overseeing seven area managers, John is part of ERA’s Sales Leadership Team.

ERA’s commitment to Investors in People means a focus for John’s role lies in mentoring the company’s sales team, providing guidance

 
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Insight Data’s Architects Database Hits 20,000 Email Address Milestone

 

Following increasing demand for the dataset, the team at Insight Data have strengthened their nationwide database of architects, which has now surpassed 20,000 email addresses.

Providing real-time information on architect firms and solo practitioners across the UK, the database allows Insight Data customers to contact architects and promote their products and services much earlier in the specification process.

 
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XtremeDoor Helps Liverpool Regeneration Project Scoop A Hat-Trick Of Awards

 

A huge regeneration project in Liverpool that features Vista’s signature composite XtremeDoor scooped a triple win at the recent Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2018.

Welsh Streets was named Development Transformation of the Year and won the Housing Crisis Solution award. In a very welcome surprise, the development also won what is considered to be the “best in show award” Judges Award for

 
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Nationwide Says New Build Loves Georgian Bar

 

“Between 40 and 50 percent of windows we install include a feature bar from The Georgian Bar Company,” says John King, Director at Nationwide Frame Services (NW) Ltd, specialists in newbuild manufacture and installation of windows and doors. “It’s a popular addition for housebuilders like Morris Homes and David Wilson who offer the extra styling on windows across all their sites.”

 
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Purplex Make Shortlist For Agency Of The Year

 

Purplex has impressed the judges at the Construction Marketing Awards once again to be nominated for Agency of the Year.

The full-service marketing agency in the construction industry has won a large number of new clients to add to its portfolio of SME’s and Blue-Chip corporations in the UK and across Europe.

 
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Conservatory Team Smash Glass Ceiling At Awards

 

Wakefield conservatory manufacturers smashed the glass ceiling at the inaugural Wakefield Manufacturing Awards to win Manufacturer of the Year 2018.

The all-girl team from Conservatory Outlet collected the glass gong at a lunch to celebrate the sector, which employs 18000 people and contributes more than 30 per cent to the district’s Gross Domestic Product, in the city during Business Week.

 
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Recruitment

2x New Business Sales Managers ~ Trade (North and South)

Leka Systems is looking for 2 Business Sales Managers to grow sales and margin by identifying key prospects and negotiating and securing sales.

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National Trade Sales Manager

Granada Secondary Glazing is looking to recruit an experienced business and sales leader with a track record of success.

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Business Development Manager (North / South)

Synseal Group is looking for a customer-focused Business Development Manager with good industry knowledge to join its growing sales team.

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Head of Installer Network

Synseal Group is recruiting for an expert sales professional with experience working with showroom retailers to head up its installer network programme.

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Trade News

Commercial And Retail Construction Continues To Thrive

The value of new construction contracts in September reached £5.6 billion, a 6.1 per cent decrease compared to August but the second-best performing month of 2018 so far,

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‘QUALICOAT Membership Benefits’

As two further companies are completing their plant inspections, one independent architectural powder coater and one aluminium systems company, what are the benefits of joining QUALICOAT?

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Product News

Titon’s Friction Hinges Awarded ‘Secured By Design’ Status

Titon’s Venture and Adventure friction hinges have attained Secured by Design (SBD) certification, adding to the company’s range of ‘Police Preferred Specification’ products.

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Senior Helps Trade Respond When Homeowners ‘Ask For Ali’

As aluminium doors and windows continue to capture the imagination of homeowners across the UK who are looking for a stylish and sustainable alternative to uPVC, the popularity of Senior Architectural Systems’ new Ali

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TuffX Launches New Rooflight Kit

Glass processing specialist TuffX has launched a new aluminium framed rooflight, designed to offer installers a high quality, easy-to-fit solution for homeowners looking to increase the flow of natural light in to their home.

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A Total Solution From ODL Europe

Ask Nathan Barr, Managing Director of ODL Europe, what customers value about ODL and he says: “The fact we offer total flexibility for fabricators. Not only do we supply the industry-

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Glass & Glazing

Pilkington Launches Innovative New Safety Mirror

Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, has launched Pilkington Optimirror™ Protect Plus, a new safety mirror that provides enhanced safety capability without

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People

Bygrave’s Back! Roseview Welcomes Return Of Marketing Manager

Sash window specialists Roseview are celebrating the return of a well-known member of senior staff.

For a decade, Mike Bygrave served as the respected firm’s Marketing

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Internet

Solidor Invest In A New Online Experience

Solidor has unveiled a newly developed website that capitalises on the very latest digital technologies and thought processes.

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Machinery

The Bifold Network Boosted By elumatec Machinery Package

The Bifold Network, UK manufacturer of aluminium bifold doors, composite doors and windows, has been strengthened with software and machinery products from elumatec.

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On-Site

Vista Prove Vital For Hampshire Installer

Tadley-based installer Sure4Doors, who carry out quality installations across Hampshire and Berkshire, are delighted with their continuing relationship with the award-winning

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Low Carbon Synergies In CMS Window Systems’ Brighton Education Project

Thermally superior, sustainably manufactured windows, doors and curtain walling from CMS Window Systems have been installed in the newly constructed £14m Advanced

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Challenging Project Shows Shelforce Capabilities

When Birmingham City Council needed a company to design, supply and install energy efficient windows and doors for the refurbishment of seven high rise tower blocks

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G18 Awards

The G-Awards judges have revealed the names of the finalists in this year’s event.

The winners will be announced at the G18 Gala Dinner and Awards event on Friday November 30th at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

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Awards

Distinction Doors’ Paul Hewkin Leads The Way For Healthy Workplaces

South Yorkshire based company Distinction Doors showed they truly understand the benefits that a healthy workplace brings when they were announced as finalists in Barnsley

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Charity

Morley Helps Dance Studio Find Its Feet

It’s no secret that Morley MD Ian Short is passionate about dance, after storming to victory at last year’s Variety Strictly Ballroom event and raising over £20,000 for the charity

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