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26th November 2020
 
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Urgent Spending Review Comment From Blick Rothenberg

 

Overview
Nimesh Shah, CEO at leading tax and advisory firm Blick Rothenberg said: “ It was a naturally subdued Spending Review statement from the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, highlighted a set of worrying figures on the state of the UK’s finances:

“ UK GDP will fall 11.3% this year, which is the largest fall in 300 years.

“ Unemployment is to hit 7.5% next year with 2.6 million out of work; unemployment will come down to 4.4% by the end of 2024.

 
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Building Our Skills Launches Practical Training Programme

 

Building Our Skills has announced the launch of a practical training programme in line with its twin aims of bringing more new people into the fenestration industry and upskilling existing industry employees in order to raise standards and support career development.

The new programme includes an introduction to the principles and practicalities of window and door installation; guidance on how to adhere to the relevant Building Regulations; and optionally a health and safety qualification leading to the provision of a CSCS card.

 
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Adapt And Invest To Open The Door To Success, Says Window Supply Company

 

In the face of further restrictions and upcoming severe local lock downs, Window Supply Company announce a 234% increase in manufacturing output.

With the nation facing further local lockdowns and Brexit looming, we have the right to feel a little apprehensive about what 2021 has in store. Despite the boom in home improvement it is yet unclear how long this increased market demand will continue into the new year. It is welcome news West Lothian based Window Supply Company (WSC) announce a 234% increase in manufacturing output since March this year.

 
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Can’t Wait For PVCu? Aluminium Windows & Doors Available From Abcell In Just 3-4 Weeks

 

Abcell is encouraging installers to think differently to combat current lead time issues on PVCu products. With WarmCore and AluK windows and doors available from Abcell in just 3-4 weeks, this is the perfect time to push the many benefits of aluminium to homeowners.

When it comes to the retail market, aluminium windows and doors have traditionally been thought of as the more expensive option. However, the rising popularity of aluminium means that this is no longer the case, with these premium products now available at affordable prices.

 
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Quoting For Work A Must For Installers Through Lockdown

 

Despite the country being forced into a second UK lockdown due to Covid-19, installers will still be able to price work remotely thanks to a revolutionary replacement window and door pricing app.

Double Glazing App from Virtape, a sister company of Leads 2 Trade, has been designed to provide installers with the ability to quote work remotely 24/7 and generate more leads, enquiries, and survey requests from existing web visitors.

 
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New Freefoam Video Featuring Technical Operations Manager, Geoff Barnett

 

Freefoam has launched a second video in a series to mark their 30 year anniversary, featuring key people who have played a significant part in the growth and development of the business.

This new short film features Geoff Barnett, Technical Operations Manager. With a role at the heart of its manufacturing business, hear why Geoff came to be part of the PVC industry and find out about the part he has played in the site expansion and significant increase in production capacity moving from just four extrusion lines back in 2008 to today’s total of 15.

 
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Another First For The Window Company (Contracts)

 

Specialist commercial installer The Window Company (Contracts) has become the first installation only company to be invited to join the Association of Composite Door Manufacturers (ACDM) as an affiliate member.

The ACDM is broadening membership to include the entire composite doorset supply chain from component supply to installation, as it aims to engage with more of those involved in the market. This is in line with its stated aim of promoting the highest levels of product and service standards and giving specifiers and end users confidence not only in the safety and security of the product they are buying,

 
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Profile 22 Optima Windows Fitted In Contemporary New Housing Development

 

Over 250 Profile 22 Optima Flush Tilt and Turn windows were manufactured and installed in a new build contemporary apartment block on a prominent plot in Shirley, West Midlands.

The new build development comprises of 27 two-bedroom apartments with privileged expansive views overlooking Shirley Park which offers approximately 37 acres of open parkland.

Marketed as Park View, the contemporary building design is both striking and distinctive and aspires to set the benchmark for any future development in Shirley, fitting of its prominent corner setting.

 
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Fresh Thinking From Senior

 

Senior Architectural Systems is inviting specifiers to get in touch to discuss how aluminium window systems can help create healthier interiors that can limit the spread of coronavirus through improved natural ventilation.

Along with daylighting, the benefits of ensuring an adequate supply of fresh air to boost both the physical and mental wellbeing of occupants has long been recognised by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and has been highlighted as an important factor in reducing the transmission of COVID-19 in interior settings.

 
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Keylite Roof Windows Recognised As One Of 1,000 Companies To Inspire Britain

 

Keylite Roof Windows (Keylite), part of The Keystone Group, has been identified as one of the 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2020 by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG).

The report recognises the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized businesses, highlighting the regional and sector diversity of the UK’s SMEs and the entrepreneurial spirit shown by these companies.

To be featured in the report, businesses have to be registered in the UK, demonstrate strong revenue growth over the last three years and

 
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New Chief Executive Appointed At Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI)

 

The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) has appointed Simon Forrester as its new Chief Executive.

Simon’s career began in the NHS, moving into senior management roles in professional institutions and trade associations more than 25 years ago. He has held leadership roles in the healthcare, business tourism, jewellery and construction sectors, including five years as chief executive of the Association of Interior Specialists (now FIS) and over seven years as chief executive of the British Pest Control Association.  

 
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Yale Door And Window Solutions Appoints New Customer Services Manager

 

Yale Door and Window Solutions has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new Customer Services Manager, underlining the company’s commitment to satisfying the needs of its customers.

Sarah Mattox initially joined the company last year, and brings a wealth of experience to her new role, having previously worked for many as Customer Services Manager at haulier Aspray24.

In recent months, during one of the most challenging periods of customer demand experienced,

 
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Job Vacancies

Experienced Aluminium Profile Cutter - Arkay Windows

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Experienced Aluminium Window & Door Fabricator - Arkay Windows

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Windows & Doors Order Processor - Abcell

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Online Magazine


 
Trade News

Apeer’s Year Of Investment And Growth

Apeer has invested £285,000 in machinery in the last 12 months, with even more planned for 2021.

With this significant investment, the composite door specialist

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Sternfenster Increases Aluminium Capacity With New Cutting And Machining Centre

Sternfenster has expanded the capacity of its aluminium facility, with the addition of a new Schirmer ALU BAZ Composite Orbit-C machining and cutting centre.

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New Guidance Launched To Help Business Owners Manage Workspace Social Distancing

A new guide that helps business owners understand the needs of its workforce and help plan safe working spaces that enable social distancing and help companies work effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic has recently been published.

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Product News

Selling Ultraroof In ‘The New Normal’

When the first lockdown came in back in March, Ultraframe quickly reacted by providing its customers with a Lockdown Toolkit – an armoury of tools to help customers sell Ultraframe products online.

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People

Leads 2 Trade Appoints National Sales Manager

Leads 2 Trade has appointed a new National Sales Manager to strengthen its position as one of the leading suppliers of double qualified sales leads in the home improvement sector.

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Software

Selling Composite Doors Just Got Easier, Says TommyTrinder.com

TommyTrinder.com has launched a new composite door module in its Framepoint® sales and quoting app. Framepoint® now includes photo-realistic designs for all the major composite door manufacturers.

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On-Site

Conservation Cream From The Residence Collection

Clotted Cream R9 windows and doors from The Residence Collection, recently graced a beautiful project in a Staffordshire conservation area, much to the delight of the homeowners.

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PremiSlide Perfection For School Renovation Project

A trusted German partner for KÖMMERLING, Kaspari GmbH, recently completed a renovation for Middle School Vulkaneifel in the Ulmen community, Eifel region using the PremiSlide and System 76 tilt and turn product platforms.

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Marketing

SEH BAC Signs Landmark Agreement With Purplex

One of the UK’s leading home improvement companies, SEH BAC, has signed a 5-year partnership agreement with Purplex, the glazing industry marketing agency.

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Lead Quality Even Higher For Leads 2 Trade’s Member Network

Having been known for the quality of its sales leads since 2006, Leads 2 Trade has raised the bar again for its member network.

The leading provider of double qualified sales leads for companies

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Insight Data Salestracker Tool Surpasses 750 Users

Insight Data’s sales and marketing tool, Salestracker has passed 750 users!

Salestracker is Insight Data’s proprietary sales and marketing software specifically designed for

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Charity

Help Spread A Little Hope This Christmas With GM Fundraising

GM Fundraising is bringing some much-needed Christmas cheer to the industry with the launch of its popular 2020 Christmas card.

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