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25th June 2020
 
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GGF Pleased At Positive Signs For Conservatory Sector

 

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has received some interesting statistics and comments indicating that 2020 could be a very good year for conservatory sales.

Purplex Marketing (a GGF Member) recently released research results that show online searches for home improvement are at new levels, with key words such as patio doors and conservatory displaying significant increases.

The GGF has also conducted some online analysis and can reveal the following insights:

 
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Senior’s Helps Lighten The Load With Exclusive Software Package

 

After weeks of uncertainty and disruption, Senior Architectural Systems can help its trade customers hit the ground running with a streamlined version of the popular design and estimating software LogiKal.

Exclusively available to Senior’s extensive network of trade fabricators and installers, the LogiKal Lite program offers a quick and easy solution for those working in the fast-paced domestic residential sector. It has been specifically designed to help fabricators and installers understand and navigate the different configurations and product options available and to easily estimate,

 
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Epwin Window Systems Releases New Colour Retail Guide

 

Epwin Window Systems has released its new colour retail guide to help fabricators and installers sell colour into the consumer. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Epwin Window Systems said: “The new four-page brochure illustrates our new colour offering across the six colour families to help consumers choose the perfect colour and finish.”

The Colour Collection, as it’s known, features the six colour families which comprise of Heritage, Contemporary, Timber Grain, Black, Primary and Metallic ranges. The 30 colour options all reflect the modern trends in colour hues and have been developed to suit

 
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Further Drop In Contract Awards For May But There Are Signs Of Improvement As Planning Approval Figures Steady

 

The total value of construction contract awards in May 2020 was £2.4 billion based on a three-month rolling average. This is a decrease of 45.9% on April and is also 52.3% Lower than May 2019. Contract awards numbers in May decreased by 16.2% to 263, approximately 73.8% below the recent high point of 1,003 recorded for February 2020.

The latest edition of the Economic & Construction Market Review from industry analysts Barbour ABI, highlights levels of construction contract values awarded across Great Britain.

 
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Windows Reflect Well In Luxury Cala Site

 

With a strict specification to adhere to, the pressure was on for REHAU window fabricators Dessian, when they were asked to complete a very unique and premium installation in an upmarket Glasgow suburb.

Dessian has long been regarded for its high-standard position within the window market, so it came as no surprise when developer, CALA Homes (West), approached them for help on their Riverside at Bothwell development. This installation however, required Dessian to adhere to stricter than usual residential requirements.

 
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More Investment From Business Micros

 

Business Micros is showing yet more evidence of its confidence in the underlying strength of fenestration market with the appointment of Dave Boaler as an additional Software Technician.

Known to many in the industry as ‘Bo’, Dave was a Manufacturing Software Engineer at Aperture/Synseal and has many years’ experience with the Business Micros range of products.

Working remotely while the current restrictions are in place, Dave is already busy helping Business Micros customers with queries on Evolution and EvoNET and arranging installations.

 
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Fentrade Aluminium Bounces Back To Pre-Covid Shutdown Levels

 

Aluminium trade fabricator Fentrade Aluminium Building Products has bounced back to pre-Covid manufacturing levels in just four weeks. Chris Reeks, Director of award-winning Fentrade Aluminium Building Products, said: “Throughout the shutdown period we kept visible across all digital platforms to ensure we secured a strong sales funnel of work for our return. Continuing with proactive marketing in uncertain times was crucial and has paid off.”

Since the Newport-based company reopened their business in May 2020 with safe manufacturing disciplines in place, they have seen

 
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Eyrise Launches Experience Lab At Newly Transformed Headquarters To Drive Liquid Crystal Glass Innovation

 

Eyrise has launched an experience lab at its newly transformed headquarters to showcase the extended capabilities of liquid crystal glass and drive research into smart glass innovation.

Based at Veldhoven in the Netherlands, the specialist glazing company uses proprietary liquid crystal technology to manufacture energy-saving windows that can be tinted to provide instant solar shading without compromising on natural daylight. Recent research by Elementa Consulting revealed liquid crystal glass has a significant positive impact on the health, wellbeing and productivity of a building’s occupants.

 
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Channel Glass: GGF Launches New Publications

 

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) Technical Team is continuing to update and add to the Federation’s publications. Following last month’s launch of the Technical Datasheet series on Window Film, the GGF is pleased to introduce the Series 4.6 Channel Glass, which includes five new Technical Datasheets.

David Borland, GGF Senior Technical Officer commented, “This product has seen a real resurgence in recent times and we felt that GGF guidance on the product and its applications was long overdue. They are a welcome addition to the GGF’s technical library.”

 
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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,

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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

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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

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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,

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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.

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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,

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Product News

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 –

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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

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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.

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Software

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

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Internet

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,

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FIT Show

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.

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