26th April 2018
 
Glazing Industry VIP Dinner Announced
 

A VIP dinner has been arranged for senior leaders in the glass and glazing industry to coincide with the industry’s new conference, the Glazing Summit.

Organised by Purplex Marketing and Insight Data, the event will bring together over 150 CEO’s, directors and leaders for a business dinner with drinks reception and after-dinner speaker.

 
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Saint-Gobain Glass Reaches 100 Million Landmark
 

The UK’s first offline glass coating line has reached an historic landmark this month.

The 80-metre-long magnetron coater at Saint-Gobain Glass‘ manufacturing site at Eggborough has produced 100 million square metres of coated glass; the vast majority of which is energy efficient SGG Planitherm Total+, destined for the UK door and window market.

 
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Vintage Adds Deceuninck To Its Range

 

Vintage UPVC Products is one of the latest fabricators to join Deceuninck. Vintage, part of the Windoormate Group, chose Deceuninck for its #BestInClass products and unrivalled colour capabilities.

Company Director Gareth Guy explains: “We’ve noticed huge demand for heritage-style windows, predominantly in colour. Colour and heritage go hand in hand.

 
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REHAU Appoints New Facilities Officer

 

REHAU is pleased to announce the appointment of Henry Simms as its new Facilities Officer. With a wealth of experience and valuable know-how across health and safety and construction design management, this strategic appointment will support ambitious growth plans for REHAU.

As part of the role, Henry will overlook operations within REHAU’s UK and Scandinavian sites (Sweden, Denmark and Norway).

 
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Vulcan Switches To Eurocell

 

Innovative products, strong marketing and technical support have persuaded Hull-based fabricator Vulcan Windows to make the switch to Eurocell – one of the UK’s leading manufacturer, distributor and recycler of window, door, conservatory and roofline products.

Commenting on the decision, Operations Director Paul Walker said: “We were impressed with the product range offered by Eurocell, particularly the Modus system.

 
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Distinction’s Nxt-Gen Adds Real Value To HS Trade Windows Business

 

HS Trade Windows has been a Distinction Doors’ customer for over ten years. It recently introduced the new nxt-gen composite door range to its fabrication set-up four months ago and it’s already proving to be a hit. HS Trade’s Owner, Michael Gromett, said: “The nxt-gen composite door is easier to fabricate with less wastage but for us it was all about the door’s streamline aesthetics.

 
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REHAU Presents The Reality And Vision Of Intelligent Windows At Fensterbau Frontale 2018

 

At Fensterbau Frontale 2018, window and door systems provider, REHAU once again brought to customers expertise and innovative spirit with the introduction of new and exciting window solutions.

This year at Fensterbau, REHAU introduced customers to a range of new and exciting smart technologies under the motto “The REHAU

 
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Why Wait? Doorco Delivers

 

Living up to its mantle as one of the UK’s leading composite door suppliers, DOORCO has further committed to customers with the assurance of next day deliveries on all distribution orders placed by 3pm, as well as the option of free weekly deliveries.

This commitment forms part of the recently launched Customer Charter, as Jayne Sullivan, Operations Director at DOORCO explains:

 
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New National Sales Manager To Spearhead Caldwell’s Lock Expansion

 

A senior new appointment is helping hardware experts Caldwell, significantly expand its lock portfolio.

Mark Frain joins the firm as National Sales Manager. Over twenty years, Mark has worked for some of the UK’s biggest and most respected hardware companies. He will now apply that expertise to helping Caldwell spread the word about its latest innovations.

 
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New Development’s Modern Glazing Perfectly Reflects Historic Edinburgh Setting

 

When the joint design team of CDA and Hoskins Architects took on the brief to design a new scheme integrating five existing buildings in a historic Edinburgh square, they knew they would be creating a striking contemporary counterpoint to the surrounding architecture.

The final design uses distinctive, custom-made fins – some bronze and some stone – along with projecting lantern glass boxes and a grand

 
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Leekes Partners With Modplan

 

VEKA trade fabricator Modplan has just announced a new partnership with home improvement specialists Leekes. The new partnership will see Modplan being the main supplier for all Leekes’ windows, selected doors and conservatories and will manufacture products using VEKA’s Halo System 10.

 
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Opening The Door To Contemporary Colour

 

A new approach to creating beautiful designer doors with an original colour aesthetic is now possible thanks to the new W-Tec 3D+ hinge by SFS.

This ground-breaking hinge allows designers to rethink the visual impact of the hinge within the doorset, providing the option to colour contrast for bold aesthetics,

 
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The Milwood Group Extend Team With New Appointment

 

In-line with the growing demand for their range of aluminium verandas, canopies and carports, outdoor living specialists the Milwood Group have strengthened their talented team with a new appointment.

Daniel Royston joins the Kent-based firm as their new Projects Manager, bringing insight and expertise from previous roles in distribution and stock management.

 
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Incarnation Celebrates Record Year For Secondary Glazing

 

Secondary glazing specialists Incarnation Window Systems are celebrating a record year of growth.

2017-2018 saw the firm, a division of Olney sash window specialists Roseview, top £500k turnover for the first time.Established in 2012, Incarnation has since blazed a trail as one of the most dynamic and exciting forces in UK

 
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Roseview’s First Fensterbau A Resounding Success

 

There’s not much sash window specialists Roseview haven’t done in forty years at the top of UK fenestration – but until 2018, they’d never been to Fensterbau.

Back in March, that all changed. The fast-growing firm made its Fensterbau debut, joining some of the biggest names in UK glass and glazing on the UK Pavillion,

 
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Brouha Shortlisted For PRCA DARE Awards

 

Specialist window, door and glazing industry marketing agency, Brouha Marketing, is pleased to announce its shortlisted position in the 2018 PRCA DARE Awards.

“The PRCA (Public Relations and Communications Association) DARE Awards were established to identify the very best communications and PR professionals

 
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Prescot’s 40th Anniversary Solidor Give Away

 

Prescot Door & Window Centre are celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2018 and to mark the occasion have run a Facebook competition to win a free Solidor composite door including fitting, which amassed a reach of over 244,000 people.

To enter the competition, all people had to do was to like and share a post on their Facebook page and the result was an impressive reach,

 
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Award Winning Performance Features In The New SHOWA 4561 Cut Resistant Glove

 

Hand protection specialist Globus has further enhanced its portfolio of safety gloves with the introduction of the new SHOWA 4561.

Tested to the new EN388: 2016 standard delivering level D cut resistance, the new 4561 also features ZORB-IT® technology providing outstanding grip in wet and oily conditions due to an extra absorbent nitrile coating.

 
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Trade News

Glazerite Rebrand Goes North

The Glazerite UK Group has completed the latest phase of a large-scale project to rebrand all premises and delivery vehicles by the end of 2018.

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Hurst Seals Position As UK’s Largest Door Panel Manufacturer

Hurst Plastics says it has sealed its position as the UK’s largest door panel manufacturer with the announcement that it has increased production by 50% to 3,000 panels a week.

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CMS Window Systems Lands Record £10m+ Contract

A deal to design, manufacture and install all of the glazing on Glasgow’s new £100m Atlantic Square development contrasts with gloomy recent news on Scotland’s economy and secures the company’s strongest ever order book.

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In Safe Hands With Window Ware

On the 20th March this year, leading hardware supplier to the door and window industry – Window Ware, celebrated 1500 days since its last lost time accident!

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Product News

Eurocell Launches New England-Style Lightweight Composite Cladding

Eurocell is bringing a touch of the American East Coast to these shores with the launch of Coastline, a New England-style lightweight composite cladding range.

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Shepley Has 18 Standard Colours Available In Just 7 Days

Shepley has added Agate Grey to its standard colour range as part of its ‘Stop the Colours Headache’ campaign for Visage Installers. The addition means that Visage PVCu windows and doors are available in 18 standard colours on 7-day lead times.

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New Georgian Bar Sample Boxes From SWISSPACER

SWISSPACER has produced high quality Georgian bar sample boxes to mark the launch of its extended Georgian bar range.

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People

New Consultancy Role For Gareth Mobley

As part of the succession and integration plan, Gareth Mobley is leaving his role as CEO of DW3 Products Group in April, and immediately moves into a consultancy capacity for the Masonite Group in the UK.

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TruFrame Announce New Sales Director

TruFrame have appointed Kevin Taylor as their new Sales Director. Kevin brings with him 26 years’ industry experience, with the last 10 years in a similar role for Masco UK Window Group.

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Aluminium

Senior’s Supple And Slim Window Is The Perfect Fit

With a successful track record of delivering complex glazing solutions for the commercial sector, leading manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems is also helping customers working in the domestic market enjoy

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Marketing

Purplex Breaks Into Top 100

The Plimsoll Analysis Report has identified Purplex as a Top 100 fastest growing marketing agency in the UK.

The new Report, which covers the entire marketing industry,

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MRA Marketing and Brisant win CIM Marketing Excellence Award

MRA Marketing and Brisant Secure won the 2018 Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Award for Innovation – New Product/Servicein April. The full-service PR & Marketing agency was shortlisted in eight categories

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Awards

2018 British Woodworking Federation Awards Call For Entries Launched

The call for entries for the 2018 British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Awards has now been launched, giving joinery sector businesses a fantastic opportunity to showcase their finest achievements from

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Glan Clwyd Hospital Nominated For Constructing Excellence Award

The redevelopment of Glan Clwyd Hospital has been nominated for the Integration and Collaborative Working Award at the Construction Excellence Wales Awards 2018.

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Exhibitions

elumatec Excite At Ninetieth Anniversary Fensterbau

Machinery experts elumatec have become a regular fixture at Fensterbau, the world’s biggest fenestration expo, and this year’s event saw them celebrate a landmark

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Charity

Bennetts’ Fantastic Five On The Run For Donna Louise

A team of five staff members from aluminium glazing specialists Bennett Architectural will be supporting the Donna Louise 5K/10K run at the Trentham Estate on Sunday 20th May.

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