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25th October 2018
 
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Request For Door Hardware Experts’ Input Into The Future Of CE Marking
 

The status of CE marking on construction products in Europe is to be considered as part of a review of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR).

The CPR is periodically reviewed and as part of this, there is due to be a revision of Mandate M101 for doors, windows and construction hardware.

The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) will be producing a response on behalf of the ironmongery industry and is calling for door hardware professionals to participate in a short survey.

 
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Building Our Skills Appoints John Ogilvie As Ambassador

 

Building Our Skills – Making Fenestration a Career of Choice, the campaign behind creating a wider awareness of the Fenestration industry to attract youngsters and newcomers to it, has appointed John Ogilvie as its first ambassador.

Well-known for heading up VEKA’s longstanding installer scheme – Network VEKA, John retired from the role in 2016, but continued to remain part of the industry becoming an executive board member for GQA Qualifications in 2017.

 
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Guardian Glass Introduces The Future Of Dynamic Shading For Windows And Doors
 

Guardian Glass has developed a new, cost effective, reliable, integrated shading solution for windows and doors. Guardian Glass is proceeding with plans to construct a pilot facility in Europe to launch the product, which is expected late in 2019.

The patented solution is unlike any other shading product currently available. Initially targeted for residential windows and doors, Guardian’s solution will initially be available in a fully integrated ‘blackout’ shade version, followed by privacy and solar glare control versions.

 
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Pearl Windows Switches To Mila’s Hero TBT Hardware

 

Trade fabricator Pearl Windows has become one of the first companies to switch to Mila’s new HERO hardware for its TBT window range.

The Bolton based manufacturer was quick off the mark when Mila launched the new hardware back in May, and says it is already getting positive feedback from customers operating in the commercial and social housing sectors.

Like all of the products in Mila’s Hardware Essentials to Rely On (HERO) range, the emphasis with the new TBT hardware is on value,

 
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Pilkington Planar™ Brings The Central Library In Tulsa, Oklahoma Into The 21st Century

 

When the City of Tulsa set out to renovate its 50-year-old Central Library building – one of its best-loved landmarks – it wanted to bring it up to date in every respect, aesthetically, energy-performance-wise and in terms of the visitor experience it offers.

The brief was to modernise the building without losing its period character. From a glazing perspective, this meant bringing more light into the interior while enhancing the building’s exterior appearance and delivering high levels of efficiency.

 
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M&M Waste Solutions Has Sights On Recycling Boost With UNTHA Shredder

 

Oxfordshire-based M&M Waste Solutions looks set to boost its recycling recovery rates in 2019, thanks to the installation of a new UNTHA shredder.

The 46-year-old business is a well-known name in the resource sector, with a history spanning coal distribution, skip hire and – most recently – end-to-end waste collection, management and treatment, at the firm’s MRF in Cassington.

Now handling 150,000 tonnes of materials each year M&M sought to further boost its approach to recycling as it looks to the future.

 
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New Integral Blinds For Morley Glass & Glazing’s Own Offices
 

Integral blinds manufacturer Morley Glass & Glazing has installed 84 sealed units with integral blinds inside into its own business premises.

Morley Glass & Glazing made the £1m move to a new factory, showroom and office space in Leeds, West Yorkshire, two years ago and has made several improvements to the two-storey premises during that time, including the replacement of all the windows – 113 sq m of glass in total.

 
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Blue Skies Ahead For West Port As They Achieve Fire Door Certification

 

West Port, one of Britain’s best timber fabricators, has become the latest brand to sign up to Bluesky’s Fire Door certification scheme.

Bluesky offer a comprehensive certification service which independently verifies that West-Port windows and doors are manufactured in line with the desired specification.

By focusing on the manufacturing process, rather than purely on the paperwork, Bluesky requires its customers to achieve a high level of consistency in the quality of the manufactured product.

 
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Triple Track Door System Available From PatioMaster South East
 

PatioMaster South East has become one of the first PatioMaster dealerships to offer the new triple Triple-track door system.

Co-owner Simon Spiers of PatioMaster South East explains: “We have witnessed a growing trend from customers wanting wider aperture openings in their homes which, historically, could only be achieved by installing a bifolding door. The new Triple-track door system is a superb alternative to a bifolding door for such large openings and offers the stunning stylish aesthetics

 
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Bespoke Training From BM Aluminium Delivers Benefits For Heritage Window Systems

 

Heritage Window Systems (HWS) is the latest aluminium fabricator to benefit from BM Aluminium’s bespoke LogiKal software training service for existing customers.

The Fordingbridge based commercial specialist was creating an extensive position library within LogiKal so that it could streamline the passage of an order from the point of estimation to final fabrication, and turned to BM Aluminium to show it the most effective and efficient way of doing that.

 
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New User Friendly Emmegi Website

 

The brand new Emmegi website has been designed to make it easier than ever for machinery buyers to access information about any of the machines in the company’s range.

Simple to navigate and with more product videos and more downloadable product information than ever before, it contains a vast library of content which users can search by category, product name, or application type. There are videos showing everything from the Phantomatic M3 to the Quadra L2 in action, and options ranging from product catalogues to individual datasheets.

 
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‘The Importance of System Design Flexibility’

 

Buildings today perform exceptionally well and, as a result, are generally more complex in their construction. No longer does the ‘one size fit all’ approach work, with many building products now being available with various options, often with ‘off the shelf’ availability. Where a solution is currently not available, a bespoke solution is designed and this can often become a stock solution. This is what drives our current construction processes and we have become accustomed to a constant process of change.

 
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Bosch Carbide Technology Means Sabre Saw Blades Last Up To 20 Times Longer.

 

Compared with standard blades, carbide technology offers significantly better value per cut.

A comprehensive range of carbide technology blades
Includes endurance blades for cast iron and construction steel
Other blades for brick, wood and metal, aerated concrete and more
If cutting through the toughest materials is an important part of your job, the new range of carbide technology blades from Bosch

 
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New Installer Training Courses Launched By GGF

 

On the 9th of October the GGF launched its new quality mark training programme for installers with great success. Twelve trainees attended the course, keen to hone their skills and focus on the core output of the training: delivering quality installations with exemplary customer service.

The training is the first part of the GGF’s focus on quality. Members who send installers and surveyors on the course can progress to achieve the GGF Quality Installer Award and GGF Quality Surveyor

 
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Last Call For RIBA Specification Awards Entries

 

Door and window hardware professionals have just weeks left to nominate their projects for the internationally recognised biennial GAI/RIBA Architectural Ironmongery Specification Awards.

Organised by the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) in conjunction with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the awards are designed to identify and reward excellence in the specification of architectural ironmongery.

 
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£10k Donation To Moat Foundation From The Window Company (Contracts)

 

A giant cheque for £10,000 was presented by the team from The Window Company (Contracts) to Moat recently to support the latest project being undertaken by its charitable arm, Moat Foundation.

The donation is an integral part of the pledge made by The Window Company (Contracts) when it was appointed to Moat’s window and door replacement framework in the autumn of 2017 to support the housing provider’s social value activities.

 
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Carl F Groupco: In the Pink

 

Big hearted staff at Carl F Groupco supported the national ‘Wear it Pink’ initiative to help raise funds for the charity ‘Breast Cancer Now’.

Activities included a cake sale, a competition to guess the number of balloons and wearing pink outfits. A total of £240 has so far been raised.

The generous workforce at the busy hardware distributor’s Peterborough based distribution centre organise regular events for charity: previous fund-raisers have included Jeans for Genes and dress

 
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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

Major Expansion At Haffner Murat

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

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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

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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

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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

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Product News

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

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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,

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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

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People

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.

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Video

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

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On-Site

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

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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

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Training & Development

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

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Exhibitions

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

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Marketing

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,

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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

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

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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.

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Conservatory Team Smash Glass Ceiling At Awards

Wakefield conservatory manufacturers smashed the glass ceiling at the inaugural Wakefield Manufacturing

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