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27th February 2024
 


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Everglade Windows Unveils TECHtalk Schedule For 2024

 

Fabricator of the Year at the G Awards 2023, Everglade Windows, has unveiled its TECHtalk calendar for 2024, with three sessions set to take place throughout the year.

Launched in 2020, Everglade Windows’ TECHtalk sessions have quickly become a popular part of its support package for customers over the past four years. Its dedication to investing time and resources into supporting customers was recognised at last year’s G Awards, where the trade fabricator was also named winner of the Customer Care Initiative of the Year category.

 
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Insight Data Expose Glazing Industry Insolvencies

 

n a bold response to the unprecedented challenges faced by the glazing and wider construction industry throughout 2023, Insight Data has announced the launch of a revolutionary new offering – monthly insolvency reports. Leveraging their cutting-edge market intelligence, these reports are strategically designed to keep companies informed of industry dynamics. In turn, businesses are supported in both navigating challenges and identifying new opportunities for growth.

The events of 2023 underscored the need for real-time insights to help businesses stay ahead in an ever-evolving landscape. Insight Data’s monthly insolvency reports provide a comprehensive overview of market trends, potential pitfalls,

 
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Coastal Group Opens New Brand Centre

 

Coastal Group has announced the opening of its impressive new Brand Centre, which, says the company, is set to revolutionise the way customers explore and select door hardware.

Based in the heart of Cornwall just minutes from the stunning Cornish coastline, Coastal Group’s new centre showcases the latest trends and designs in door and window hardware.

“As part of our continuous improvement, we’ve invested heavily in creating an immersive experience for visitors,” explains Coastal Group’s managing director, Loren Jenner.

 
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‘Peak Sales Opportunity’ For Summer-Ready Pleated Blackout Integral Blinds

 

With the late winter and early spring period being peak period for homeowners preparing their homes for summer, now is the perfect time to promote the benefits of pleated blackout integral blinds according to Morley Glass.

The manufacturer of Uni-Blinds integral blinds has offered a pleated blackout variant for several years now, and every year the company sees an increase in enquiries and quotes for the system in the first quarter. It enables homeowners to switch a room from light to complete darkness in an instant, even during the strongest sunshine, given its design which means there is no light ‘bleed’ around the edges of the blind or along the cords.

 
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New Business Pilot App A Hit With Installers

 

BPsite – the new Business Pilot App – is already a hit with installers, despite being operational for less than six months, says the company.

Installers can upload images, notes and voice notes via the App, all while on the move. And if they don’t have a signal at the time, the App will save the information and upload it to the cloud as soon as they’re reconnected.

Despite only being released on the App stores in late October 2023, the Business Pilot development team has already released a number of updates, adding extra features and functionality in response to customer feedback.

 
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Today For Tomorrow: Kömmerling At Fensterbau 2024

 

profine Group and its Kömmerling brand is once again setting standards as the largest exhibitor at Fensterbau Frontale, which will take place in Nuremberg from 19th to 22nd March 2024, and will present itself on an area of 1,500 square metres in hall 7. The focus of the trade fair appearance will be on the forward-looking topic of sustainability.

With the 125th anniversary of the Kömmerling flagship brand, profine Group has clearly communicated the re-alignment of its corporate strategy to the outside world. The company is now even more focussed on climate protection, energy efficiency, social responsibility and the preservation of resources for future generations.

 
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PatioMaster South East Adds Stellar Aluminium To Its Portfolio

 

PatioMaster South East has just signed a three year supply agreement to manufacture the Stellar Aluminium Inline Sliding Door and Bifold Door from Epwin Window Systems.

Simon Spiers, director of PatioMaster South East, said: “We’ve manufactured the PatioMaster PVC-U door system for 22 years. As the market for high-end products continues to grow, by adding Stellar to our range, we can give our customers the very best in door products across both PVC-U and aluminium.”

Paul Hinds, national sales manager at Epwin Window Systems, said: “We are delighted that PatioMaster South East, with its longstanding track record of success with PatioMaster,

 
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Sustainability Baked In

 

Sternfenster claims to have taken a holistic view to sustainability – building it into everyday working practices. We talk to Sternfenster’s Managing Director Mike Parczuk to find out more.

Energy efficiency and sustainability are often seen as the two sides of the same coin, with both being flagged by homeowners as key features when buying new windows and doors. Yet, when it comes to selling new products, energy efficiency tends to be an easier sell, according to Mike Parczuk, managing director of Lincoln-based trade fabricator Sternfenster.

 
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Sierra Windows Unveils New Stylish Rebrand

 

Sierra Windows, a leading PVC-U and aluminium fabricator, has unveiled its new sleek logo and refreshed visual identity across all platforms. The comprehensive rebrand is part of Sierra’s ongoing efforts to better align its image with its value proposition as one of the UK’s premier fabricators, known for its customer-centric approach and commitment to delivering high-quality products and service.

The updated branding is being rolled out across Sierra’s website, social media channels, vehicles, signage and marketing materials, marking a significant milestone for the longstanding trade fabricator.

Kay McGrady, trade marketing manager at Sierra Windows, said: ”We are delighted to introduce our new branding,

 
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Bedfordshire Windows Says Demand For Higher Energy Efficiency Glazing Is Here To Stay

 

Trade fabricator, Bedfordshire Windows says demand in higher energy efficiency glazing is here to stay, and it’s backed up by the latest research from Selfbuilder and Homemaker Magazine, which showed that 64 per cent of homeowners want to reduce their carbon footprint and avoid contributing to climate change.

Gary Walker, joint managing director of Bedfordshire Windows says: “We agree with the Selfbuilder and Homemaker results, especially when it comes to our products going into extensions and self-build homes. We know that homeowners want to reduce their future heating costs and choosing higher performing energy efficiency glazing helps deliver long term savings.

 
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Endurance Doors Marks National Apprentice Week 2024

 

Endurance Doors has joined employers across the UK in marking National Apprentice Week 2024.

The manufacturer of composite doors used the week, which took place from the 5th to 11th February, to celebrate its apprentices and to acknowledge their contribution towards the brand’s continuing success.

Stephen Nadin, managing director at Endurance Doors, is a major advocate of the positive impact apprentices can have on an organisation.

 
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The Sash Window Workshop Celebrates 30 Years in Business

 

The Sash Window Workshop is this year celebrating 30 years in business.

Established on the 11th February 1994, the company has grown substantially and today operates from two large purpose designed workshops in Bracknell.  The business was established by Richard Dollar, who is still the majority shareholder in the company today.

The Sash Window Workshop started from a small, converted pig shed in Ascot, primarily working on repairing and draught proofing timber windows.  Today, the company has over 80 employees and had sales of around £11 million in 2023,

 
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Eurocell Appoints New Director To Spearhead People First Strategy

 

Eurocell has appointed Cat Hambleton-Gray as its People Director to drive forward the company’s People First strategy.

Cat joins Eurocell with 27 years of experience in people and HR roles across several businesses, including retail, hospitality & the veterinary industry. She has led a number of long-term strategic cultural changes, employee engagement, talent management and wellbeing projects.

She joins Eurocell as it embarks on a new vision for its people strategy, with four pillars at its core. These are talent development, employee value proposition, engagement and health and safety.

 
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Trade News

Sternfenster’s New Green Investment

Sternfenster has just invested a further £400K in photovoltaic panels that will provide more than a fifth of the energy that the Lincoln-based trade fabricator consumes.

The new PV array is estimated to produce 490,000kWh per year,

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Spectra Conservatory Roofs Demonstrates The Leka Systems Proposition

South West trade fabricator Spectra Conservatory Roofs has recently added the complete Leka Systems range to its portfolio.

Managing director of Spectra Conservatory Roofs, Darren Goddard, says: “The Leka Warm Roof and the Leka Orangery Roof...

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Product News

SheerVent Now Available For S2 Glazed Roofs

Sheerline has announced that SheerVent roof vent, is now exclusively available for S2 conservatory roofs, alongside the company’s award winning S1 lantern.

SheerVent is offered as the perfect solution to the longstanding challenge of adding reliable ventilation...

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Origin Launches New Generation Door

Origin has unveiled the first launch of its new generation of products – the Soho External Door (OB-36+).

According to the company, the aluminium external bi-fold and French door system features highly sought-after glazing bars and ultra-slim sightlines of just 36mm.

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The Significance Of Carl F Groupco’s Hardware Package Offering

When industry-leading fabricators and system houses choose to source their hardware components directly from Carl F Groupco, it demonstrates the strength of their offer and the willingness to go above and beyond to support its customers, says the company.

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Product News

New Customer Portal Opens Its Doors

Hardware manufacturer, VBH, has launched its new VBH24 Customer Portal.

VBH advise that the Portal builds on the success of the previous VBH online shop, but offers users a number of very useful additional benefits.

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Latest Premier Arches Update Puts You In Control Of Arched Frame Quotes

Arched and angled frame manufacturer Premier Arches has updated its online pricing and ordering platform to allow customers to add their own logo and selling price to quotations for a more personal and professional customer experience.

Through the platform, fabricators, installers and trade counters...

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Viewpoint

The Bigger Picture

Greg Beachim, sales manager at Cyncly business First Degree Systems, says a measured approach to investment will lay the foundations for tomorrow’s growth. We report.

Investment in infrastructure and systems should begin yesterday, or at least that’s how it feels when you realise that your business...

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Aluminium

Capitalising On New Build Opportunities With Stellar

Specialist fabricator Capital Windows is leveraging the advantages of Stellar Aluminium from Epwin Window Systems to advance its presence in the new build sector.

Peter Adams, general manager at Capital Windows,

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Glass & Glazing

Pilkington Mirai: Lowest Embodied Carbon Glass Of Its Kind

The Pilkington Mirai glass has been independently verified as having 52% less embodied carbon, certifying it as the lowest carbon glass of its kind.

The independent verification comes from a new Environmental Product Declaration (EPD).

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On Site

Fentrade Reports Commercial Sales Growth Amid Estate Refurbishment Project

Aluminium trade fabricator Fentrade has reported a 21% year-on-year increase in commercial sales following a successful start to 2024. Chris Reeks, managing director at Fentrade, said: “This growth is a sign of the underlying strength of the commercial sector and the quality and reliability of our commercial product offer.”

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Stedek & The Residence Collection Support Eco-Friendly Houses Of The Future

Stedek & The Residence Collection have helped a newbuild development achieve outstanding thermal efficiency.

71 Old Penk in Cannock, Staffordshire, consists of three high-tech, eco-friendly homes that have been designed to be exceptionally sustainable.

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Awards

Cornwall Group Wins Big At Apprenticeship Awards

The Cornwall Group won two prestigious awards at this year’s Truro and Penwith College’s Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards, and was ‘Highly Commended’ in a further seven.

Ned Seabourne, who was crowned Accountancy Apprentice of the Year,

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