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24th January 2019
 
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Padiham Glass Announces Heavy-Weight Appointment
 

Ex-Pilkington AG boss, John Spiby has assumed a new senior leadership role with leading trade IGU manufacturer, Padiham Glass.

Appointed as CEO, in autumn 2018, the former Pilkington AG General Manager, heads up a new management team, which has already committed to a six-figure investment programme in the first half of 2019.

 
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New Departments Created As GGF Group Expands

 

Due to significant expansion and long term business development plans, the GGF Group is pleased to announce the formation of two new departments in the areas of marketing and external affairs.

The new departments will focus on the two main parts of the GGF Group – The Glass and Glazing Federation and its group of commercial companies including; FENSA; the industry’s competent person scheme; BFRC (British Fenestration Rating Council),

 
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Energy Saving Glass Announces New Toughening Capacity

 

Energy Saving Glass has continued its investment in its in-house manufacturing facility with seven-figure spend on a new toughening facility.

Installed this month [September] and supplied by Promac Group, the new line features new Mappi furnace, MTL Panther cutting table, and Forel Vertical Arrising machine and Washer.

 
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Bowater By Birtley Launches Exclusive New Fire Door With Agrifiber Core

 

Bowater by Birtley has introduced an exclusive new FireShield FD30S fire door after successfully securing BS EN 1634 certification.

The door is manufactured using a sustainable agrifiber core, a material recognised as a green product that can contribute to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits.

 
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Rapierstar’s ISO 9001 Upgrade Provides Greater Quality And Service Assurance

 

Window and door sector fastener specialist Rapierstar has invested in delivering further enhanced customer service and product quality by stepping up to the latest edition of the globally recognised management standard, ISO 9001.

The company, which is one of the largest suppliers of high quality fasteners to the UK and Irish fenestration sectors, is now ISO 9001: 2015 certified, the latest incarnation of the standard awarded to

 
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Million Metre Milestone For Morley Glass & Glazing

 

Uni-blinds® integral blinds manufacturer Morley Glass & Glazing is celebrating a special milestone alongside spacer bar specialists Technoform.

Over one million metres of warm edge spacer bars have been supplied to Morley in the four years since the business teamed up with Technoform to introduce its warm edge spacer bar technology to its Uni-Blind double glazed sealed units

 
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Universal Trade Frames’ Composite Door Offers Market-Leading Credentials

 

Universal Trade Frames has developed a reputation for the quality of its products and its composite doors are no exception. In fact, its composite doors offer superb thermal efficiency, stunning aesthetics and Secured by Design options too. Brian Kruger, Managing Director of Universal Trade Frames explains: “We manufacture the Solidor® and Nicedor® composite door collections which deliver

 
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GGF Responds To Government Consultation On Migration
 

A key independent government advisory body, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) sought the views of industry at the end of 2018 about the migration challenges effecting recruitment of skilled workers. The GGF responded to the consultation on behalf of the Glass and Glazing sector.

 
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Easy Connect From Listers Aims To Make Installers Lives Even Easier

 

Listers Central has introduced a new dedicated bespoke online ordering portal, Easy Connect.

Having successfully launched the software last year, the Stoke-on-Trent fabricator has made several tweaks and improvements, and says it is now a fully functioning, accurate pricing software.

 
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New Appointment And Glass Focus Award Win For Saint- Gobain Building Glass
 

Flat glass manufacturer Saint-Gobain Building Glass is celebrating winning the Strengthening People Through Business Award at the 2018 Glass Focus Awards, run by British Glass, which has also appointed Steve Severs, managing director of Saint-Gobain Building Glass, as its new president.

 
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BFRC Fabricators’ Forum Almost Full

 

With just under one week until the inaugural Fabricators’ Forum, BFRC is pleased to announce that there are still a few spaces available for this unique industry event.

The BFRC Fabricators’ Forum takes place on Thursday 31st January at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre, Madejski Stadium in Reading. Registration is from 9.45am with

 
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Manchester's Latest Hotel

 

Aluminium systems supplied by UK facade company Aluprof, have been specified for the recently completed Hotel Indigo Manchester. Located next to Victoria station, at the junction of Todd Street and Corporation Street, the new Hotel Indigo project comprises of a new fourteen story, modern rotunda tower, adjacent to an existing, now sympathetically restored Grade II listed victorian development, known as ‘City Buildings’.

 
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Let The Fresh Air In And Keep Flies And Wasps Out!

 

The simple and effective Ascena Sliding Flyscreen offers call-back and add-on sales opportunities for all bi-folding and sliding door installations.

After the record-breaking summer enjoyed by Britons everywhere during 2018, sales of French, sliding and bi-folding doors are expected to hit new levels during the 2019 spring.

 
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Howells’ Bespoke Glazing System Restores Historic Alton Towers Conservatory

 

Howells Patent Glazing was appointed manufacturer and supplier of a bespoke glazing system for one of the greatest examples of Gothic Revival architecture in Britain, the Towers, known to millions as the centrepiece of Alton Towers Resort. Adapting its popular HGR 1 rafter bar, the Black Country business supplied roof lanterns for the restoration of the house conservatory, a significant feature of the south

 
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Eiffel Tower In Top Shape For 130th Birthday Thanks To Edgetech’s Triseal

 

It’s one of the world’s most famous structures and an instantly recognisable symbol not just of Paris, but France itself.

This year, the Eiffel Tower will mark its 130th birthday – and state-of-the-art Edgetech innovation is helping ensure it’ll still be delighting visitors for decades to come.

 
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Quiet Study Time For London Students Thanks To The Window Company (Contracts)

 

Yara Lewisham is a brand new mixed use development combining 4,000 sq ft of office and retail space on the ground floor with private student accommodation on the floors above. Built on the site of an old industrial unit near to Ladywell Station, it is the latest example of the ongoing regeneration taking place in this part of London.

 
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UAP Welcomes Manchester Thunder & England Roses’ Player Eleanor Cardwell

 

UAP Limited has welcomed Manchester Thunder and England Roses’ player, Eleanor Cardwell to its headquarters to mark their continued partnership with Manchester Thunder, as the new Superleague season gets underway.

 
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FENSA Roadshow Success For New FENSA Finance Partner Improveasy

Finance specialists Improveasy have seen a surge in enquiries following their involvement with the nationwide FENSA Roadshow.

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UKSE Sees Through Deal With Windows Firm

Scotia Double Glazing Ltd, an Ayrshire-based windows and doors specialist, has expanded into new, purpose-built premises after agreeing a six-figure deal with UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE).

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Business Micros Celebrates 40 Years

2019 marks the 40th anniversary of one of the industry’s most respected suppliers – Business Micros. The company is planning a series of celebrations to mark the event,

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Clearview (Sussex) Ltd Shows Commitment To Quality With CENSolutions

Consultancy and test facility for the window, door and glazing industries CENSolutions has announced that it has extended its partnership with Clearview (Sussex) Ltd,

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‘QUALICOAT Membership Continues to Expand’

The start of 2019 welcomes C&O Powder Coaters into membership of QUALICOAT UK & Ireland. Having passed all inspections late in 2018, C&O are the latest company to be

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Product News

New DOORCO IT Innovation Set To Power Sales For The Entire Door Supply Chain

Composite door manufacturer DOORCO Ltd is once again raising the bar with the launch of a fully comprehensive online customer support package that is set to

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Super Secure Is Now A Must Sell, Says Brisant Secure

Brisant Secure says that 2018 was a year when people stopped using super secure as an upsell and it became a must sell, with security the number one key driver in entrance

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Arched Composite Door With Oval Glass

Profile bending company Force 8 are known for creating innovative designs and this shows in one of their most recent creations, an arched composite door with oval glass alongside their auto lock system.

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‘The Home Of Flush’

Installers really will be holding all the aces with Dekko Window System’s flush sash products, says the company. Billed by the fabricator as ‘The Home of Flush,’ the deck includes Infinity, R9, R7 and R²,

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P C Henderson Expands its Range of Sliding Barn Door Style Hardware

P C Henderson has this month introduced a number of new additions to its range of Rustic sliding barn door hardware – including a new top mounted version and a new ‘antique

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People

GJB Announce Rob Waller As New Sales Director

GJB Window Systems has announced the appointment of Rob Waller as its new Sales Director, in a move that will see co-founder and former Sales Director Gary Bristow

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Double R Welcomes Ben Starling As Manufacturing Manager

Double R Glass & Roofing Systems Ltd has announced the appointment of Ben Starling as Manufacturing Manager.

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Winkhaus UK Promotes Mike Rushen To Sales Director

Hardware specialist Winkhaus has announced the promotion of their National Sales Manager Mike Rushen to Sales Director with effect from January 1st 2019.

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Aluminium

Vertik-Al Achieves GSB Licence For 24th Consecutive Year

Vertik-Al has announced that it has been awarded the GSB International quality seal for Approved Coated Aluminium.

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On-Site

Spectus Windows Provide Finishing Touch For Housing Development In Sheffield

Fenestration and installation expert EYG Commercial has installed 734 Spectus windows in a three year phased development of 84 houses on the site of the former Castle College in Sheffield.

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Internet

State-Of-The-Art West-End Website Showcases Huge Product Range

Bristol’s West-End Windows has got 2019 off to a flying start with a state-of-the-art new trade website.

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