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25th September 2018
 
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BWF And BRE Collaborate To Raise Standards In Fire Safety
 

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) and BRE (the Building Research Establishment) have joined forces in a bid to raise awareness of the importance of fire doors and to help advance standards in their design, manufacture and installation.

Fire doors are the first line of defence against devastating fires and when properly built, installed and maintained, they save lives and protect property. Despite this, fire doors across the UK are still badly fitted, non-compliant, left propped open or damaged and, as a result, could be putting millions of lives at stake.

 
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New Flat Roof Available Naked Or Ready To Dress
 

Icotherm Roof Systems has launched a new flat roof system for orangeries – IcoSpan. Using the same roof technology as Icotherm Solid Roof, IcoSpan is claimed to offer installers the ‘great benefits of fast and easy fitting, great thermal performance and impressive aesthetics’.

The flat roof system is available in two options: ‘Naked’ or ‘Ready to Dress’ dependant on installer preferences.

 
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A Residence Dedication To Doors
 

The Residence Collection is not just a series of unique, stylish and high performance windows with true consumer appeal, but there is also a wide range of residential door options now available across the range, thanks to a dedicated door sash.

For each of the R2, R7 and R9 systems, there are single open in/open out possibilities, along with balcony and French door options, all with the benefit of three different glazing bead shapes.

 
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Record-Breaking £1million Month For Listers

 

Listers Central is celebrating after sales figures hit £1million for the month of August – a record-breaking trading figure for the Stoke-based fabricator.

In a twist of fate, the result was announced on August 31st 2018 – almost 12 months to the day that the company was acquired by new CEO Roy Frost, the former MD of systems company Deceuninck and owner of Essex based fabricator GJB Window Systems.

 
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New WarmCore Homes Achieve Home Quality Mark

 

A new build development featuring WarmCore windows and doors in Bricket Wood, Hertfordshire, has been awarded a Home Quality Mark by the BRE.

Lancaster Grange is a collection of two bedroom apartments, plus three and four bedroom homes, with Unique Window Systems supplying WarmCore aluminium windows and bi-fold doors to reflect the modern architecture.

 
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Flush Sash Forecast To Become Mainstream Window

 

Independent research of the PVC-U flush sash market reports nearly half of the fabricators interviewed see flush sashes becoming as important as standard casement windows in the next 10 years. And a quarter of those who don’t make flush sashes now said they expected to start in the next twelve months. The research was undertaken for Timberweld® by MRA Research.

 
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Checkmate Fire Solutions’ Expansion Continues With Harlow Move

 

Passive fire protection specialist Checkmate Fire Solutions is relocating its south-east office to larger premises in Harlow as a result of ongoing growth.

The Yorkshire-headquartered business has been running its operations across the whole of southern England from an office in Dunmow, Essex. However, with demand for Checkmate’s compliance and third-party accredited installation services increasing, it is now implementing an expansion plan for the region.

 
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Winkhaus Adds New AutoLock AV3 Heritage Plus And Heritage Duo Pull
 

Hardware specialist Winkhaus has introduced two new products – the autoLock AV3 Heritage Plus and Heritage Duo Pull – both designed to complement each other and suit a wide range of contemporary and period door styles.

Based on the popular AV3 range of multi-point locks, the AV3 Heritage Plus provides automatic locking once the door is pulled shut without the need for a key and comes with several new innovative and convenient features.

 
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Real Aluminium Announces ‘Take The Leap’ Prize Draw Winner

 

REAL Aluminium has named Premier Roof Systems as the lucky winner of its ‘Take the Leap’ prize draw.

The North East based supplier and installer was picked at random from hundreds of entrants to win £3,000 worth of REAL Aluminium products. The win will enable Premier Roof Systems to expand its showroom in Tyne and Wear and buy product samples to help the sales team demonstrate the full range of REAL products and boost aluminium sales.

 
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REHAU Adds A Splash Of Colour

 

A new build property in Strathaven, the historic town of South Lanarkshire, Scotland, was given a splash of colour when it was kitted out with REHAU’s popular TOTAL70 Window and Door System in Chartwell Green.

All profiles used for the installation by Authorised Partner, Tradeline Scotland had a fashionable Chartwell Green exterior using REHAU’s iconic foil finish system, with a white interior, to give the owners greater flexibility in terms of decoration.

 
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Framexpress Brings Patiomaster To The Build Show

 

Framexpress, the ‘4-hour quotes, 48-hour windows’ fabricator, is bringing Patiomaster to The Build Show at UK Construction Week.

The PiGS Pavilion, organised by Balls2 Marketing is bringing some of the best innovation in the glazing industry to the new Windows, Doors and Glass Show. It’s the newest addition to The Build Show, after feedback from 2017 saw visitors request to see more glazing products.

 
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Glazpart Joins The PIGS Pavilion At UK Construction Week

 

Glazpart adds its expertise to the PIGS Product Pavilion at the Doors, Windows and Glass section of The Build Show. The successful manufacturer of trickle vents, glazing accessories and plastic components joins nine other companies on Stand B515 and will feature the revolutionary slimline trickle vent.

Dean Bradley, Sales and Marketing Manager of Glazpart, says: “Being part of the PIGS Pavilion means that we can attract a wider range of visitors, which makes it a great opportunity to present our brand to

 
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Blink Blinds From ODL Europe

 

If you’re looking to extend your upselling opportunities, Blink blinds from ODL Europe are the answer, claims the company. Nathan Barr, Managing Director of ODL Europe, says: “Blink blinds answer consumers’ need for convenience, contemporary styling, safety and low maintenance.”

 
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Guardian Glass Provides A Sense Of Things To Come At Glasstec 2018

 

The Guardian Glass presence at glasstec 2018 is in the form of an interactive, multi-sensory exhibit (Hall 10, Stand A24) where customers can experience the huge variety of possibilities of glass – not just for today, but tomorrow and beyond. Glasstec, the leading event for the glass industry, opens its doors in Düsseldorf, Germany, 23-26 October.

 
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First Ever Gold Award For Health And Safety

 

The Window Company (Contracts) has become the first company ever to achieve a Gold rating in the GGF’s GLASS (Goal Less Accidents Safer Sites) Charter Merit Scheme, taking a giant leap into the health and safety record books.

Described as ‘the pinnacle of good Health and Safety management’, Gold is awarded only to companies who can demonstrate that a health

 
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Purplex Shoots To Thrill With New Appointment

 

Video is now an essential part of the marketing toolkit and is transforming customer engagement in a huge way across all channels.

And full-service marketing agency Purplex, is set to stay at the cutting edge when it comes to all things Video Production with the appointment of a new senior Media Producer.

 
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Glasgow PIGS Was An Absolute Blast!

 

Anyone that turned up on 6 September 2018 in Glasgow could not have predicted what was going to happen at the second annual PIGS bash.

With more than double the numbers booked in compared to the first event in 2017, not-for-profit network People in Glazing Society organiser Sarah Ball from Balls2 Marketing, was hoping for a good turnout.

 
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Recruitment

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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National Trade Sales Manager ~ Sheffield Based (National Coverage)

Granada Glazing is a specialist bespoke aluminium secondary glazing supplier to both the trade and commercial sectors.

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Trade News

Yale Pledges Support For Fire Door Safety Week

Yale is continuing its commitment to improving fire safety in residential buildings with its support of Fire Door Safety week, an annual initiative designed to raise awareness of the critical role of fire doors.

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Dear Gerald

Over recent weeks there’s been increased debate about what exactly is the definition of ‘suited hardware.’ For years we have been sold door furniture ranges under this banner, yet this definition is now being questioned.

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Apeer Answers Door Demand With Doubled Paint Capacity

Apeer is staying ahead of demand for its acclaimed composite door ranges with the launch of a second automated paint line to increase capacity and efficiency as well as providing extra contingency cover.

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FENSA Appoints Specialists To Explore The Grey Market

FENSA, one of the largest and longest established Competent Person Scheme (CPS) within the replacement window and door industry, is pleased to announce that it has appointed CMDi

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Associated With Solidor’s Showroom Of The Month

Associated Windows have just been awarded Solidor’s Showroom of the Month for their display of eight Solidor and four Residor composite doors, at their recently refurbished showroom in North Bristol.

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Product News

Origin Launches New Slimline Window

British manufacturer and home brand, Origin has unveiled its latest product launch – the Origin Slimline Window (OW-70). The new system has been introduced to the range alongside the Origin Premium Window (OW-80)

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P C Henderson Launches Rustic 80 Soft Close System

Sliding and folding door manufacturer – P C Henderson – is pleased to launch a new Rustic 80 Soft Close system to further enhance the sophistication of its popular selling Rustic 80 barn door hardware.

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Patiomaster’s Doors Used In New West London Container Market Site

PatioMaster South East has manufactured and supplied 49 Secured by Design patio doors for use in a new container market in Shepherds Bush, West London.

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People

GGF Group CEO Becomes Permanent

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce Kevin Buckley has accepted the permanent position of GGF Group Chief Executive.

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Internet

New Website Showcases The Window Company (Contracts)’ Expertise

Just weeks after it became an LHC Appointed Company for the first time, The Window Company (Contracts) has launched a brand new website showcasing its extensive expertise

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Machinery

Tekna Machining Centre Proves The Right Choice For Camel Glass

Emmegi (UK) has supplied a Tekna 944 4-axis machining centre to Devon based Camel Glass.

The long established fabricator has become the latest company to benefit

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Marketing

Calling All Aluminium Customers – Your Photos Win Prizes!

Prefix Systems have just launched a new competition for customers submitting their aluminium window and door installation photos, with a promise of a voucher for them and the homeowner for the winning images.

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Unique Installer Support From Kingfisher Windows

Yorkshire fabricator, Kingfisher Windows, has created a unique support package for installers. It includes a series of exclusive brochures to show their full product range, packed with useful information

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Exhibitions

NSG Group’s Latest Innovations To Be Showcased At Glasstec 2018

The NSG Group, owner of the Pilkington brand, will be exhibiting innovative new products for energy-efficiency, solar control and decorative applications at Glasstec in Dusseldorf from 23 – 26 of October.

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Events

GGF Members Day A Roaring Success

Almost 100 delegates attended an enjoyable and informative day at as the GGF hosted its Annual Members’ Day at The National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull.

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Awards

Roto Listed As London Construction Awards Finalists

Roto has been listed as a finalist in two categories at the London Construction Awards, which take place later in October.

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REHAU Shortlisted For Two Categories At The Prestigious G18 Awards

There have been three cheers at REHAU as the brand was named as a finalist for two competitive categories in this year’s G-Awards.

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Charity

Senior Donates The Glazing Packages For DIY SOS Grenfell Special

Senior Architectural Systems is proud to have donated a range of aluminium glazing systems for two new community buildings that have been created as part of the BBC’s recent

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Pedalo Power!

Brothers Matt and Brandon Greenwood, aka The Pedalo Bros, recently completed an epic 128-mile journey down the river Thames from Lechlade in Gloucestershire to Teddington Lock in London.

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