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27th September 2018
 
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Five Powerful Films To Raise Awareness Of The Critical Role That Fire Doors Play
 

To coincide with Fire Door Safety Week (FDSW), the British Woodworking Federation has commissioned five powerful films to raise awareness of the critical role that fire doors play in protecting occupants, buildings and fire fighters in the event of a fire and draw attention to a legacy of neglect when it comes to fire door inspection and maintenance.

We’ve been here before

The Grenfell Tower tragedy claimed the lives of 72 people and created untold trauma in the lives of many thousands more. Such an atrocity can never be allowed to happen again.

 
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Frontier Composite Doors From Profile 22 Proving Popular
 

The Frontier composite door range, one of the latest additions to Profile 22’s portfolio is proving popular and enjoying strong sales figures. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at the Epwin Window Systems’ brand, said: “Frontier has an incredibly strong proposition and this is reflected in the take up from customers. It delivers everything the market is looking for.”

Frontier doors are available in three variations so there is an option to suit every set up. The leaf only option provides solid timber core leaves for fabricators to manufacture into door sets.

 
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A Real Coup for Conservatory Outlet Group
 

Conservatory Outlet Group has made another high-profile appointment to its expanding leadership team. A well-known face within the industry, Shaun McAllister joins the team in the newly created role of Retail Operations Director, to support the next level of growth for the Group.

Shaun’s position will assume strategic responsibility for operations at both Clearview Home Improvements and Pennine Home Improvements – the Group’s two retail businesses – ensuring a smoother end-to-end customer journey for the home-owner.

 
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Marginal Gains Help Make Euroglaze Greener And More Efficient

 

Just a few months after announcing that they have started fabricating in Rehau’s Total70 co-extruded profile, trade fabricators Euroglaze have turned their attention to reducing their environmental footprint in other areas as well.

The Barnsley based company has introduced a truly paperless ordering option for all customers, who can now place orders online and receive their order confirmation, invoice, delivery note and statement via email or via the cloud.

 
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New Hotel Given Rooms With A View Thanks To Senior

 

Aluminium fenestration systems manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems is continuing to get positive reviews for its work in the hotel sector after being specified to deliver the attractive glazing package for the new Doubletree by Hilton in Hull.

The new hotel, which is located in a prime position in the city centre, is the latest contract to be fulfilled by Senior for global hotel chain Hilton.

 
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Privacy Screens For Wide-Span Doors

 

Everglade Windows has added Privacy Screens to its exclusive range of cross-selling opportunities for installation companies who sell and install wide-span bi-fold and sliding doors.

Launched to customers at the annual Everglade Trade Customer Conference, Privacy Screens are dual-purpose as they also act as insect screens for homes that are installing glazed doors with very wide openings.

 
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BM Aluminium Expands Again

 

Callum Williams is the newest recruit at BM Aluminium, joining the LogiKal software specialist’s proven training scheme for new support technicians.

With a background in retail and a raft of IT related qualifications, Callum has the ideal blend of customer service skills and technical knowledge required for the role.

 
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GGF Annual Report Reflects Celebration and Change
 

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has released its Annual Report 2018 reporting on the activity and performance of the Federation for year ending 31st December 2017.

The Report highlights a landmark year that saw the GGF celebrate its 40th anniversary but it was also a period of change with the GGF putting together a new structure and long term plans for the future.

 
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Yale Sponsors National Home Security Month To Help Fortify Britain’s Homes

 

Yale Door and Window Solutions is proud to sponsor National Home Security Month (NHSM) for its sixth year this October. The campaign, which highlights the importance of home security to UK homeowners, is helping drive demand for security products and installation services nationwide.

The theme for this year’s campaign is ‘Make your home your castle’, playing on the old English proverb.

 
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DOORCO Appoints Creative Consultant

 

DOORCO is once again demonstrating its leading-edge approach to supply with the appointment of a Creative Consultant. Jeyda Heselton, a self-proclaimed DOORK, is teaming up with DOORCO as their Creative Consultant to add a new dimension to the company’s already innovative range of products, designs and marketing collateral.

Dan Sullivan, MD talks about the appointment: “DOORCO likes to push the envelope when it comes to innovation, whether that’s with our products, designs or marketing.

 
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Structural Glazing Lends Design Flare To Cutting-Edge Bioscience Centre

 

The Charnock Bradley Building is the centrepiece of the University of Edinburgh’s expanding Easter Bush Campus eight miles south of the city.

The £32 million building is home to The Roslin Innovation Centre, the business location of choice for companies undertaking strategic, commercial and collaborative research in the Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Agri Tech and One Health industries.

 
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Kestrel Brings Its Magic To Dry Verge Systems

 

UPVC roofline manufacturer Kestrel has a magic new dry verge system that aims to make ordering and fitting simpler than ever.

Verge Wizard is a universal system that can be used on left and right-hand verges.

It has been designed with speedy ‘flex and clip’, installation, making it easy to put up in all weathers.

 
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Twelve Year Supply Chain Partnership Helps Dessian Keep Quality On Track

 

A long term commitment to choosing only high quality Rapierstar window and door fasteners is helping REHAU fabricator Dessian to deliver on its promise of superior performance in-use and minimal future call-backs.

The company, which operates two trade fabrication plants in Belfast and Cumbernauld, has now been using Rapierstar fasteners in the manufacture of its wide range of PVC-U doors and windows for twelve years.

 
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FENSA Hits The Road

 

FENSA is hitting the road this autumn to bring its free and info-packed roadshows to FENSA installers throughout the South West and North West.

FENSA works with thousands of double glazing contractors in England and Wales that have been assessed for their ability to install replacement windows and doors in accordance with the relevant Building Regulations.

 
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Promat SYSTEMGLAS® Ferro Provides Assured Fire Protection For Dublin Landings

 

Assured passive fire protection for a spectacular central atrium in Dublin city centre’s largest and most prestigious new commercial development has been provided by over 300m2 of Promat SYSTEMGLAS® Ferro.

Installed by Allied, a market leader in interior solutions, the proven butt-jointed, steel framed fire resistant glazing system has been used to create all the glass screens which encapsulate the atrium at the heart of No. 1 Dublin Landings.

 
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Join Us For PIGS In Birmingham

 

Birmingham PIGS is on 8 November, and it’s the perfect opportunity to meet friends and colleagues from the industry at the biggest event of the year. Free to attend, this is the last chance in 2018 to join the PIGS party.

Balls2 Marketing director Sarah Ball is organiser of the not-for-profit networking event People In Glazing Society. She says: “We have had some incredible evenings this year.

 
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GM Fundraising Launches ‘Final’ Cycling Challenge ‘From Russia With Hope’

 

The National Cycling Centre in Manchester played host to the launch of GM Fundraising’s next and final cycling challenge, ‘From Russia With Hope’. Taking place in June 2019, the team of 18 riders will cycle 10 countries in 12 days, covering 2,730 miles and 34,000ft of climbing. Hardware supplier, Brisant Secure is headline sponsor for the event.

 
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Recruitment

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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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

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.

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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.

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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

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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

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Product News

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,

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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,

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People

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.

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On-Site

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.

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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.

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Exhibitions

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.

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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

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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

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Awards

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,

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Events

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.

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