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25th April 2019
 
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Significant Progress – Kevin Buckley On His First 12 Months

 

In April 2018, the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) appointed Kevin Buckley as interim Group Chief Executive with the appointment being made permanent in October 2018. 12 months on and Kevin is pleased with the success so far as he marks the progress the GGF has made under his tenure.

“We have made great strides in the last 12 months, as we continue to deliver key benefits for Members. It’s fair to say that when I became Group Chief Executive, I was very familiar with the GGF commercial subsidiaries but had less knowledge of the industry and the Federation.

 
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Titon Showcases New Haverhill Conference And Display Facilities

 

Titon has completed the refurbishment of its state-of-the-art 4.5-acre manufacturing base in Haverhill, further strengthening its offering to customers and suppliers. The company has invested significantly in modernising the conference and display facilities, as well as the two onsite reception areas. Titon’s extensive range of ventilation and hardware products is now on display, creating a visually appealing area to enhance customers’ experience.

Changes to the buildings include fresh carpets, ceiling tiles, lighting and stair balustrades, as well as the addition of wall graphics, some featuring an illustrated history of the company.

 
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Poor Quality Hardware In Spotlight Following Cumbrian Flood Door Failings

 

With a recent BBC news report highlighting numerous failures in flood doors which were fitted into Cumbrian homes as part of a major flood resilience programme, Rapierstar is advising flood door manufacturers and installers to seek specialist guidance on the types of fasteners being used to ensure long term performance promises and customer satisfaction not compromised.

Flood doors are rapidly establishing themselves as a crucial product for making UK homes more flood resilient,

 
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Atlas Lantern 2.0 Credited With Rise In Q1 Sales

 

Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions has credited its new Lantern 2.0 for helping the business achieve exceptional sales in the first quarter of 2019. Atlas Q1 figures were up by 26% on last year.

“This is the slimmest, lightest, finest looking and most thermally efficient lantern that we’ve ever created and our first quarter figures prove that these are exactly the qualities that homeowners and installers want in a lantern,” said Gareth Thomas, sales and marketing director at Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions.

 
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What Are REHAU Up To At The FIT Show 2019?

 

Visitors to this year’s FIT Show will be looking into what the future holds for the windows industry, and profile manufacturer REHAU is excited to be helping to lead the conversation – joining seminars and revealing its new Flush Fit product.

With many developments currently taking place at the polymer specialist, REHAU is delighted to be showcasing the newly launched Rio Flush Fit product at the FIT Show, being exhibited on the MACO Hardware stand, number J40.

 
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Innovation And High Quality On Panoramic’s FIT Show Stand

 

With the Panoramic ‘swing and slide’ door as its flagship product, this highly innovative, design-led company will offer further evidence of its unique approach to product development with a number of new product launches at the FIT Show in May. These will include additions in the most popular window styles and a new PVC-U version of its swing and slide door that is aimed at broadening the market.

With more than 10,000 Panoramic doors installed in the UK and 260,000 worldwide, the company has now produced a UPVC version of the door,

 
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Carl F Groupco Appointments Support Service Strategy

 

Hailey Melisi and Stephen Lee have joined Carl F Groupco’s internal sales team. Working as Sales Co-ordinators for the hardware distributor they assist in the company’s focus on the provision of tailored support. With previous experience in customer service roles, Hailey and Stephen have received extensive training in product and procedures to provide comprehensive advice and contribute to the company’s On Time In Full delivery commitment.

The new recruits work alongside Regional Sales Managers (RSMs). Hailey assists Matt Brown, Carl F Groupco’s RSM for the Midlands and the East.

 
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GGF MENA Conference Hailed “Great Success”

 

Last month, the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) technical team hosted what it says was a highly successful Architectural Glazing Conference in Dubai.

The event, which attracted over 100 international delegates was sponsored by Emirates Glass, Gulf Glass Industries Ltd, Kuraray, Momentive and Filmtek and was organised in conjunction with Members of the GGF MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Region.

 
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Trot Along To PiGs At FIT To See Who’s Snout And About

 

PiGs, the glazing industry’s biggest networking event, has added two extra dates to its regular calendar of get-togethers – with the first set to ‘hog’ the limelight as part of the FIT Show’s Late Night Tuesday.

Tuesday night will see the Balls2 Marketing stand (D30) transform into the PiGs Bar for a spot of late night troughing, and it’s likely that the great and good of the glazing world will trot along to meet up and enjoy a few drinks.

 
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Look Out For Louvres At FIT Show 2019

 

IKON Aluminium Systems says it can design and manufacture practically any louvre, in any shape, size and colour. The Birmingham-based business will be showcasing its capability at this year’s FIT Show. Stand J53 (Hall 20) will feature proven louvre products from across the range.

With five standard outer frames and many custom modifications available, the IKON range offers over 60 variants.

 
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Standing Out In A Crowded Conservatory Market
 

Justin Williams, International Sales and Marketing Director at trade fabricator Modplan, is on an awareness-raising mission when it comes to conservatory roofs.  He says: “The LEKA Warm Roof and the LEKA Orangery Roof are the standout exceptions in a market where consumers think all warm room replacement systems are the same.

“Most homeowners didn’t actually install their conservatory. It came with a house they bought. They aren’t precious about it and at some point, they’ll want to change the way it looks or tackle the fact it isn’t a year-round room.”

 
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GGF Confirms Plans For Festerbau Frontale 2020
 

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has once again agreed to host the UK Pavilion at Fensterbau Frontale in Nuremburg on 18-21 March 2020.

James Lee, GGF Director of External Affairs enthused, “Following last year’s outstanding success, our planning and promotion has now started and we are aiming to make the UK Pavilion at Fensterbau 2020, the best one yet.

 
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Jack Aluminium Shortlisted For Manufacturing Innovation Award
 

Jack Aluminium, the commercial glazing specialist, has been shortlisted for Manufacturing Innovation at the Insider Business Made in the Midlands Awards.

Jeff Pearson, Sales and Marketing Director at Jack Aluminium, says: “Innovation is at the heart of what we do, which is why we’re really pleased to be named finalists in the Manufacturing Innovation category.

 
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Huddersfield Firm Donates Installation Services To Scout Hut Renovation Project
 

Commercial glazing specialist Dortech Maintenance has taken part in a CSR project, installing new doors at 1st Rugeley Scout Hut for free, to improve its safety and security.

Forming part of the Staffordshire-based 1st Rugeley Scout Group – the oldest in the area and operating for over 50 years – the hut provides social opportunities to children and young adults in the local area.

 
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Rapierstar Invests In Training And NPD With New 2,500 sq. ft. Learning & Development Centre

Window and door fastener specialist Rapierstar is creating a new state-of-the-art Learning & Development Centre dedicated to boosting the essential technical skills and knowledge required by its customers and supply chain partners to achieve superior window and door quality.

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Sound Advice From Norseal

Door seal specialist Norseal has taken the hard work out of finding the right acoustic door seal with the launch of the latest version of its Acoustic Selector. They have carried out more than 400 sound attenuating tests with a variety of door types and seal configurations,

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Distinctive Doors Adorning A New Set Of Frames

When family run manufacturer FrameMaker Windows decided to form a new partnership with Distinction Doors in summer 2018, they were pleased to learn that quality products were evenly matched with quality customer service.

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ODL Europe Increases Production To Support Impressive Sales Growth

Due to double-digit year on year sales growth, ODL Europe has announced that its Bootle factory is operating a 24/7 shift pattern from 1st May, 2019. Nathan Barr, Managing Director of ODL Europe, said: “We’re delighted to have made the switch to a 24/7 work pattern

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Product News

MI Products Launch FX15 Threshold

Hardware specialist, MI Products, has designed and developed the FX15 threshold as a complete Document Q (ADQ), Part M and SBD solution, an integral part of the Lifetime Homes standard.

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Stonebridge’s Armor-Coat® Range Is The Perfect Partner For Accoya®

Stonebridge’s range of Armor-Coat® finished hand forged steel hardware has now been certified as ideal for use with Accoya® wood. The all-weather Armor-Coat® range has undergone extensive testing to ensure that it is fully compatible with the popular material,

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More Choice With Exlabesa

Doncaster-based aluminium systems house Exlabesa Building Systems offer a range of aluminium window solutions that are proving popular across both retail and commercial markets.

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People

Jonathan Fletcher Joins Made For Trade

Made for Trade has appointed Jonathan Fletcher as Business Development Manager to bolster the experienced management team. The company says he will also engage with the rapidly growing list of customers that are choosing to use the Made for Trade suite of products.

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Training & Development

Bringing Tiled Roofs To Life, One USP At A Time

Ultraframe has announced new dates for its popular Solid Roof Sales Training Course, which helps installation companies to sell its market-leading Ultraroof system by bringing the USP’s to life.

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FIT Sow

Outdoor Living Specialists Milwood Group To Bring Aluminium Decking To The FIT Show

Milwood Group, the Kent-based outdoor living specialists, have promised a world first at The FIT Show when they officially launch Ali-deck, their brand-new aluminium decking system.

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Window Warehouse To Debut At FIT Show 2019

Window Warehouse (UK) will be debuting at FIT Show 2019 (Hall 20 – Stand D20). The Leicester-based aluminium building products fabricator will be explaining why it is the ideal partner for those wishing to take advantage of the increasingly popular aluminium market.

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Howells To Launch New Rooflight At FIT Show 2019

Howells Patent Glazing will be unveiling a brand new rooflight at FIT Show 2019. Launching on day one of the trade show (21st May), visitors to stand D18 (Hall 20) will discover the attributes of the new glazed product. Independently tested, the rooflight will appeal to commercial and domestic installers, says the company.

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Building Brick By Brick

“At Quickslide, we know that we are built on the successes of our trade partners,” says Chairman Adrian Barraclough, “and to help them achieve these successes we know that we need to be more than just a reliable supplier. The best way for us to stimulate the growth of our trade partners, and Quickslide,

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Sponsorship

Deceuninck Sponsors Elite Cycling Team

Leading PVC-U systems company Deceuninck is now the title sponsor of an elite Belgian cycling team. Deceuninck Quick-Step is currently ranked No.1 in the world according to PCS (Pro Cycling Stats).

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