28th August 2018
 
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REHAU Launches Tool To Transform Construction Industry
 

A new real time project management tool, which could provide a solution to time management issues facing the construction industry, is being showcased by REHAU at an event taking place at its London Hub this week.

The REHAU project portal is a digital solution created by GenieBelt and UNLIMITED X – the innovation lab of the REHAU Group – to a problem that has long troubled main contractors managing larger construction sites.

 
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Entire Rose Collection Now Has Top Performing Spring Balances
 

All three of Roseview’s award-winning Rose Collection windows now come equipped with Caldwell’s UL6 spring balance.

The firm’s high-performance Heritage and Ultimate Rose windows have always used Caldwell hardware, but now its cost-competitive Charisma product does too.

The UL6 is the only spring balance on the market to achieve AAMA Class 6 (the highest grade possible) in performance testing.

 
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Sliders UK Boosts Manufacturing Capacity By 60%
 

Sliders UK has launched a second shift, boosting its overall manufacturing capacity by 60%.

The new night shift creates new manufacturing capacity on the specialist fabricator’s aluminium bi-folding, French and sliding door lines, plus its composite door line.

Part of a continuing programme of investment since a management buy in in April 2017, the launch of the new shift also creates 11 new jobs, including a new night shift production manager post.

 
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New Appointment – Stephanie Tague appointed as Head of Building Our Skills – Making Fenestration a Career of Choice

 

The two key organisations behind Building Our Skills – Making Fenestration a Career of Choice, the newly launched awareness campaign to attract youngsters and newcomers to join the Fenestration industry, have appointed Stephanie Tague to head up the campaign.

Industry awarding body, GQA Qualifications Limited and specialist Fenestration Marketing and PR agency Inside The Box Marketing have seen an overwhelming and supportive response for the initiative since its launch in June this year.

 
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Cornwall Glass Investment Continues With New EVA Laminate Line

 

Cornwall Glass has brought increased flexibility to its laminate offer with six-figure investment in a new Tema EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) laminated glass line.

Installed in at the glass processor and IGU specialist’s site in Highbridge, Somerset, it supports Cornwall Glass in bringing increased agility to laminate glass supply.

This includes the capacity to process individual sheets of 2500X3600mm, something, which according to Simon Hares,

 
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New AluK Marketing Hub Lets Customers Put On A Show

 

‘Putting the Show in your Showroom’ is how AluK is promoting its brand new online Marketing Hub, where customers can select and order from a whole range of stylish marketing materials.

With the power of the AluK brand growing in the trade and residential market all the time, the company has made it easy for customers to access a whole range of distinctive marketing resources to support their own sales of AluK products. This includes everything from product and range brochures to showroom posters and even branded mugs.

 
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New Fully Suited Cylinder Pulls And Escutcheons From greenteQ

 

Composite and timber door manufacturers using locks with a high-level Euro profile cylinder position can now use a fully suited solution from greenteQ.  The new cylinder pulls and circular escutcheons are available in six stunning finishes.

The cylinder pull shrouds the profile cylinder, providing a 20mm underhang so the user can pull the door open or closed. The underhang is ideal on doors where there is no other ‘pull point’, such as a handle or pad,

 
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Incarnation Defies Summer Lull With Soaring Secondary Sales
 

Defying typical trends in secondary glazing, up-and-coming manufacturer Incarnation is enjoying a surge in leads and sales.

Traditionally, interest in secondary glazing is strong throughout the winter months, when improving thermal efficiency and cutting energy bills is very much on people’s minds, but then drops off during the summer.

This year, however, Incarnation is bucking that trend – something Director Paul Bygrave is attributing to increased awareness that secondary glazing is more than just a one-trick pony.

 
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Industry Veteran To Head Up Viiu Key Dealer Network

 

An industry veteran has joined the Viiu team to oversee the firm’s trusted network of Key Dealers.

Wayne Maycock worked for one of Europe’s leading aluminium systems companies for twelve years before accepting the role of National Key Dealer Network Consultant.

He’ll be tasked with managing and expanding Viiu’s list of expert installers and ensuring they adhere to the brand’s strict quality standards.

 
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It’s A Full House With Kolorseal

 

With the trend for coloured windows and doors continuing apace, fabricators and installers are having to meet increasingly specific demands from homeowners. One of the trends witnessed by colour experts, Kolorseal, includes the colour matching of windows, doors and roofline products to create an overall suited look to a property.

Deborah Hendry, MD of Kolorseal explains: “We’ve been colour coating a wide array of products for a long time now, but increasingly we’re being asking for the complete package of matching windows, doors and roofline products.

 
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Residor’s New Marketing And Showroom Support Programme

 

Residor, the mid-market GRP door from Solidor Group, now benefits from a new and free marketing and showroom support programme, which is designed to help installers generate and close more sales.

This mid-market GRP door has seen sales rise significantly over the last 18 months and this new and free marketing and showroom support programme has been developed to further ignite the success in the Residor brand.

 
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Installers Switch On To The Benefits Of R9 Unglazed

 

HWL Trade Frames has said that all of its pre-existing Residence 9 accounts have switched to buying in non-glass bonded frames.

The specialist trade fabricator has led the development of an R9 frame-only offer, pioneering the application of Timberweld® sash-welding technologies in its manufacture.

This allows HWL to deliver a 90° external and internal butt weld, emulating the appearance of a traditional timber flush casement or mechanically jointed sash.

 
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Composite Doors Of Quality From ODL

 

When you’re supplying a product as popular as composite doors, you need to choose your products wisely. For Nathan Barr, Managing Director of ODL Europe, there’s only one answer: “We are the exclusive UK partners of the internationally renowned Capstone Engineering Ltd composite door. As the only UK seller of the technically superior Capstone Composite Door, our customers have the reassurance of offering a composite door that delivers both exceptional quality and value that sets them apart from the competition. It means our doors offer a superior pedigree.”

 
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Teal Get Sneak Peek At Future Products Thanks To Denmark Trip

 

Teal Products, one of the UK’s foremost suppliers of window controls, openers and actuators, had a sneak peek at some new products for next year after a successful trip to Denmark courtesy of the company’s major supplier WindowMaster.
The Gloucestershire-based firm were invited to a Global Partner Meeting in Copenhagen by Danish manufacturer WindowMaster, who supply sustainable indoor climate solutions and smoke ventilation solutions for all types of buildings.

 
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Dekko Celebrates Successful Belgium Business Trip With 60 Customers

 

Continuing their overriding commitment to going above and beyond for their customers, premium fabricator Dekko Window Systems recently took 60 of their installer customers on a trip to Belgium.
The three-day trip took Dekko customers including Emerald Windows, Keswick Superglaze and McDermott Windows on a guided tour of the global headquarters of both Deceuninck and Reynaers. The group was able to go behind the scenes at both systems houses exploring the technology that helps shape both Dekko’s seamless Infinity uPVC collection and their luxury Raum aluminium range.

 
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Trade News

Yale Strengthens Hardware Offering With Trojan Integration

Yale Door and Window Solutions has fully integrated the Trojan business and its products into its organisation, reinforcing its strategic residential offering in the UK market.

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Call Made For Door Hardware Experts’ Input Into Building Regulations Consultation

After recent UK Government investigations found that fire doors from five suppliers failed to meet even the minimum mandatory fire performance standard,

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Dear Gerald

According to the Met Office, since 2002 we’ve had nine of the 10 hottest years in the last 100. Climate change scientists say this summer’s heatwave could soon be the norm.

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Dear Gerald

Not before time perhaps, the wider industry seems to have woken up to the realities of the skills shortage and the need to train the next generation of employees.

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CentralRPL Achieves ‘Secured By Design’ Status

Fast growing Midlands based Fabricator, CentralRPL Ltd announces their PVC-U windows and doors now offer enhanced security performance following ‘Secured By Design’ approval across their entire product range.

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Bayfield Bespoke Working With West Port Timber

A respected Manchester installer is thriving thanks to West Port’s window and doors.
Offering a huge range of quality home improvement products, and operating across the Manchester,

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Product News

Colours For Now: Trend For Bold

Leading composite door supplier DOORCO Ltd is expanding their colour range with the addition of seven new colours that will shape the front door market for the rest of the year.

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Spectus Adds Siegenia Titan AF Tilt And Turn Gearing

As part of their policy for continuous product improvement, Spectus, an Epwin Window Systems brand, has introduced the Siegenia Titan AF Tilt and Turn gearing. This gearing is suitable for use on both their Elite 70 Tilt and Turn and Flush Tilt and Turn product ranges.

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Getting Back To Your Roots With Force 8

Over recent years the trend has been towards more contemporary composite doors and Force 8 have helped to lead the way with their innovative and unique designs, but lets not forget the traditional door.

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People

Conservatory Outlet Ltd Appoints National Sales Manager

UK fabricator, Conservatory Outlet Ltd has appointed a new National Sales Manager – Jason Earl – to drive its strategic plan to achieve full UK Network coverage.
The newly created role has been introduced to support Business Development Director, Andy Miller

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On-Site

Heath Windows Uses Spectus VS To Restore A Cardiff Property To Its Former Glory

Heath Windows & Doors Ltd has recently completed the installation of nine Spectus Vertical Sliders in white woodgrain in two full stone bay windows and one single window at a property in Whitchurch in Cardiff.

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Wadds Ltd Uses Exlabesa Shopfronts For Sainsbury’s Local Branch In Newcastle Upon Tyne

Gateshead-based glass and glazing supplier Wadds has just completed the supply and installation of the shop front for a Sainsbury’s Local branch on Chillingham Road in the Heaton district of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

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Awards

Birmingham Conservatoire Named As Finalist For Building Awards 2018

The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire has been named as a finalist for the Building Magazine Project of the Year at the Building Awards 2018.
One of the most hotly contested categories, the award recognises excellence and outstanding performance,

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Events

Raise A Glass To The G-Awards With Compliments Of Thermoseal Group

Thermoseal Group is sponsoring the Glass and Glazing Industry’s G18 Awards Champagne Reception, hosted at London’s prestigious Park Lane Hotel. The Champagne reception precedes the highly acclaimed G-Awards Gala Dinner presentation evening which,

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Charity

REHAU Pledges To Support Scope

REHAU has pledged to raise thousands for its new chosen charity Scope, providing vital funds to support disabled people and their families.
The team at REHAU will be raising money for Scope until the end of 2019.

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