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GGF Lobbies Government On COVID-19 Issues

 

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is lobbying the Government on behalf of its Members, on several issues around the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on the industry.

In the last week, the GGF has communicated with Government departments on five key issues and will step up the engagement campaign even further with Government to get the required confirmation and clarification, to support GGF Members and the industry in these unprecedented times.

Government Lobbying

The GGF is now in direct communication with Government Ministers and Departments to campaign for change on the following issues:

 
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Insight Data Helps Sales And Marketing Teams Work Remotely

 

The current Coronavirus crisis has forced companies to rethink how they operate with remote-working now essential.

It is crucial at this time that companies ‘keep the wheels turning’ and Insight Data’s remote-working database platform, Salestracker, could be the answer, says the company.

The system enables sales, marketing, customer service and telesales teams to access customer and prospect information online remotely via PC, tablet or mobile phone.

 
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Morley Launches New And Improved App

 

Uni-blinds® integral blinds manufacturer Morley Glass & Glazing has developed a new and improved app with home integration company Loxone, allowing users to open and close their motorised integral blinds from a tablet or smartphone.

By integrating Morley Glass & Glazing’s fully electronic MB System Uni-Blinds® into the Loxone app, blinds can now be operated using WiFi connected devices from anywhere in the world. The app is available for immediate installation into MB Systems, including retrofitting into previous projects.

 
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Garnalex Invests In Combilifts To Achieve Maximum Manufacturing Efficiency

 

Garnalex has invested in three Combilift multidirectional forklift trucks to achieve maximum efficiency in its state-of-the-art aluminium extrusion factory in Nether Heage, Derbyshire. The factory is now fully operational and extruding for trade extrusion customers. Its next major milestone is producing components for the launch of the breakthrough Sheerline window and door systems at the end of this month.

The three Combilifts support the integration of the factory with seamless synchronisation enabled by GarnerSys.

 
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Contract Awards Were Strong In February Despite Global Crisis

 

The total value of construction contract awards in February 2020 was £6.5 billion based on a three-month rolling average. This is an increase of 16.9% on January and is also 19.9% higher than February 2019. Quarterly analysis shows that in the three months ending February 2020, the total value of construction contract awards was £16.6 billion. This is 10.6% higher than the previous quarter and is also an increase of 5.9% on the comparable quarter ending February 2019. The number of construction contract awards was 1,003 which is 12.3% higher than January.

 
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How To Manage Anxiety In The Corona Epidemic

 

“How we lead ourselves this time is crucial. People need to be led well but they also need to master self-leadership and individual responsibility,” – Teresa Brooks

Business Coach and NLP Practitioner, Teresa Brooks, offers her tips on how to keep calm, maintain a healthy mindset and develop new habits during the continuing COVID-19 public health emergency – even with school-aged children in the house.

Teresa works with many female entrepreneurs running their own business to help balance career and parenthood,

 
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Customised Logikal Set Up For AluFoldDirect From BM Aluminium

 

BM Aluminium has completed a LogiKal software customisation project for AluFoldDirect which is successfully optimising the efficiency of its entire CNC machining set up.

The award-winning Blackburn-based fabricator invested in a new Emmegi Quadra L2 cutting and machining centre in 2019 and wanted to ensure that it was using its software as effectively as possible to get maximum payback from this top of the range machine.

 
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HiTech Argues Margin Being ‘Lost’ In 90% Of Bi-fold Sales

 

Specialist integral blind manufacturer, Hitech Blinds, has released figures which suggest the industry is missing out on higher margin sales by failing to exploit opportunities to up-sell glass specifications.

According to analysis released by the company, currently only around 10% of the more than 35,000 aluminium bi-folding doors forecast to be supplied into homes throughout the UK (Palmer), will be done so with integral blinds.

 
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Pinnacle Windows Partners With Business Micros

 

Pinnacle Windows is the latest PVC-U fabricator to be impressed with the level of service from Business Micros, following its investment in Evolution software, complete with a dedicated Avantek machine link.

The Northamptonshire based fabricator started out in 2019 with a different software supplier, but switched to Business Micros following the machine investment.

Director Byron Field explained: “The new machine prompted us to review our software package to see whether we were really getting

 
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Vulcan Windows In Even Better Health After Rapierstar Switch

 

A comprehensive audit of fastener usage by Rapierstar has delivered production, quality, stockholding and installation benefits for leading Hull-based window, door and conservatory manufacturer and installer Vulcan Windows.

These benefits have been realised following a Fastener Health Check conducted by Rapierstar earlier this year, which looks at a window and door manufacturer’s fastener use, how they are being applied, what the intended applications typically are and the stockholding approach.

 
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Full Speed Ahead For New MG Dealership

 

CDW Systems, the specialist aluminium fabricator, recently helped one of its installer customers add the finishing touches to a brand-new car dealership in Cardiff.

With over 40 years of experience across South Wales, the team at Glasshouse Ltd. was chosen to install the main entrance way for the brand-new MG showroom in the Welsh capital. With the brief of providing a smart yet practical entrance for both vehicles and customers, the Glasshouse team liaised with trusted supply partner CDW Systems.

 
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Trade News

Aperture Trading Placed Into Administration

It has been announced that Aperture Trading Limited has been placed into administration.

Chris Pole and Will Wright were appointed as joint administrators.

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GGF’S RISA Offers Expert Witness Service For Dispute Resolution

Disputes concerning the specification or installation domestic windows and doors are disruptive and costly and increasingly so the longer they continue, for all parties.

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Sidey Windows Get Energy Saving Trust Endorsed

Sidey are now Energy Saving Trust Endorsed, reinforcing the thermal efficiency levels of their windows and further adding to their growing list

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Product News

Liniar Makes A Splash With Colour

Homeowners are clamouring for more – more choice, more colour and the ability to personalise more of their homes. Liniar’s heard those demands – and its answer?

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New Security Standards For TD68

TD68 thermal, commercial door from aluminium systems specialist Jack Aluminium has passed the STS202 test, making it one of the most secure aluminium commercial doors on the

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Apps

New Double-Glazing App To Assist Installers Through Difficult Period

A new double-glazing smartphone pricing app set to launch in April has been made available a month earlier to help assist installers during the current climate.

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Software

The Best Garden Room Designer On The Market, Says Composite Garden Buildings

The Consultancy has used all its proven expertise in developing window and door designers to produce its first ever online, 3D product configurator for garden rooms.

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People

Gowercroft Joinery Appoints New Commercial Sales Manager

Multi award-winning timber window and door manufacturer Gowercroft Joinery has appointed a new Commercial Sales Manager to

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VEKA MD, Dave Jones, To Step Down As Burnley Boss

Dave will be stepping down from the role at the end of December 2020 allowing someone else to take the helm at the PVCu systems

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Panoramic Appoints Hillier As Head Of Customer Services

Stephen Hillier has been appointed as Head of Customer Services at Swing and Slide door manufacturer Panoramic Doors,

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Events

Glazerite Employees Celebrate Birthday In Style

The Glazerite UK Group kicked off its 20th year in business in style last month, with a big party for the fabricator’s 270 employees.

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On-Site

Pilkington Insulight™ Sun Takes The Crown At The Catalyst Newcastle

A new Newcastle University building, inspired by the shape of a crown, uses Pilkington United Kingdom Limited glass to create a striking monolithic structure in the heart

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CDW Systems Supports Hazlemere Commercial With Major Refurbishment At Colchester’s Historic Dutch Quarter

CDW Systems has partnered with one of the country’s leading commercial installers to help transform Colchester’s historic

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Kawneer Systems Help Herald A Gateway To A Unique Building

Frequent Kawneer specifiers Atkins has used the manufacturer’s architectural aluminium glazing systems again, on a unique building

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