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28th February 2019
 
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Deceuninck Reports Strongest Financial Performance In A Decade
 

Deceuninck, one of the world’s leading PVC-U window and door systems companies, has released its 2018 annual report, announcing the highest financial performance in a decade. A difficult market in Turkey was balanced by strong growth in North America and emerging markets. Deceuninck is in the top three systems companies in most major world markets, and is a leader in innovation, sustainability, colour and design, claims the company.

 
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Senior Increases Capacity As The Trade ‘Ask For Ali’

 

Senior Architectural Systems has plenty in store for its trade customers after making some big improvements across its UK manufacturing and distribution centres.

The aluminium fenestration systems manufacturer has added valuable space to its factories in both South Yorkshire and Wales to ensure that it can continue to satisfy the growing demand for its aluminium doors, windows and curtain walling

 
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Sentry Doors Partners With Cairngorm Capital To Accelerate Growth Strategy

 

Sentry Doors Holdings Limited (Sentry Doors) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP (Cairngorm Capital), to accelerate its growth and consolidate its position as the industry leader in the timber fire and security door-set market. Cairngorm Capital is a specialist private investment firm that provides capital, strategic advice and operational best practice to ambitious UK companies to help them transform the growth potential of their companies.

 
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Dekko To Add New Stunning Door To ‘Home Of Flush’ Range

 

Dekko Window Systems is set to add a stunning new Flush Door to its ever-growing ‘Home of Flush’ range.

The new Flush Door combines beautiful style with outstanding performance and has been designed to replicate traditional timber and aluminium.

The company claims it is also #BestInClass for weather performance and energy efficiency, with Class 4 600 Pa Air Permeability, Class

 
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From Factory To The Home: The Freefoam Supply Chain

 

Freefoam, a leading manufacturer of fascia, soffit, gutter and cladding products for the building industry in UK, Ireland and Mainland Europe are delighted to launch a new short video to showcase their supply chain and the support it gives to all within it.

Manufacturers, like Freefoam, who supply trade customers can seem distant and remote from their end users. Freefoam wanted to dispel this myth and shine a light on the whole supply chain that is dedicated to delivering choice from factory to homeowner.

 
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Profile 22’S Flush Tilt And Turn Windows Provide The Solution For The Strand

 

Profile 22’s Flush Tilt and Turn windows were chosen for new residential and retail blocks and a community facility hub in Kirkholt, Rochdale

The Strand in Rochdale is a partnership between Rochdale Borough Council and Rochdale Boroughwide Housing. The project involved the demolition of three existing residential and retail buildings and the construction of new retail blocks and a community facility hub plus sixteen new

 
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Fastener Focus Offers Complete Supply Chain Assurance For Stevenswood Customers

 

Trade customers of Stevenswood are benefiting from assured fastener quality in both the manufacture and installation of windows and doors thanks to a total supply chain partnership with Rapierstar.

Having supplied a wide range of its high performance StarPVCU® screws to Stevenswood’s window and door manufacturing operation

 
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Window Ware Offers Panic Exit Hardware For Every Emergency Door Permutation

 

With aim of helping fabricators simplify ordering and streamline stock-holding, award-winning hardware distributor Window Ware has launched a brand-new panic bar system. OMEC panic exit devices are designed to fit most emergency doors, whatever the configuration or composition – straight out of the box.

 
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Capstone Composite Doors From ODL Europe Open Up More Opportunities For Excel Door Supplies
 

Specialist supplier of bespoke composite doors, Excel Door Supplies, has recently switched to manufacturing Capstone composite doors from ODL Europe. Steven Panesar, Managing Director of Excel, said the reason for the switch was simple: “The pedigree of the Capstone door is second to none and the strength of its LVL core opens up more opportunities for us because it allows us to compete against the solid core door business.”

 
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Hurst Rolls Out New Marketing Support Package
 

Hurst Doors is helping its growing network of customers to increase sales with the launch of a comprehensive new marketing support package. The development swiftly follows the launch of Hurst’s major re-brand with bold new identity that captures the company’s unique pedigree and continuous dedication to manufacturing superior quality doors.

 
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CMS Provides Complete Glazing Solution For Eye-Catching New Warrington Car Park
 

High performance curtain walling by CMS Window Systems, plus a complementary package of doors and windows, have provided a total glazing solution for an eye-catching new £18.5m multi-storey car park (MSCP) in the heart of Warrington’s Bridge Street Quarter redevelopment.

 
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Insight Data Launches New Builders Merchants Database

 

Insight Data, the industry’s respected data specialists have strengthened their extensive prospect database for the glazing and construction industries with the launch of their brand-new Builders Merchants database.

The result of the hard-work of Insight Data’s in-house research team, the new database combines accurate business information and

 
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Modularisation – The Future of Facade Installation

 

Time on site is costly, the provision of equipment, services and people all add up to a considerable cost. Add the non-productive time or loss of revenue for the client during the construction phase of his project, and we can see how important a tight programme is. So anything which helps speed up the process would have a direct implication on build costs.

 
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The Window Company (Contracts) Shows Off Bespoke Skills

 

A contract to replace timber box sash windows in the heart of London’s Soho conservation area gave award winning* commercial installer The Window Company (Contracts) the opportunity to show off the bespoke nature of its business.

Working on behalf of main contractors Osborne Property Services, The Window Company (Contracts) sourced 58 double glazed windows

 
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Premier Glass Matches Premiership Play

 

Glass manufacturer TuffX demonstrated how they too are at the top of their game after smartening up the offices at Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club with brand new internal high-spec balustrades.

The premiership club drafted in the Knowlsey based specialists due to their reputation for offering unrivalled lead-times and on-hand, quality technical knowhow. Consequently, more than 90m2 of 19mm toughened glass now stands proudly at the club’s Devonshire home, Sandy Park.

 
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So What Differentiates A QUALICOAT Applicator?

 

When specifying powder coating for any architectural project, the applicator needs to be aware of the standards they need to work to. As a minimum this should be quoted at BS EN 12206-1:2004, it should not be quoted as BS 6496:1984 as this was withdrawn in February 2017. The applicator should be a specialist in architectural coatings and not just a ‘jobbing’ powder coater who coats anything requested, as they will not have the pretreatment system to cope with lengths of aluminium of up to 7m.

 
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SupaLite Appoints Wes Clarkson As New Commercial Manager

 

With demand for their systems at an all-time high, SupaLite, the respected tiled roof manufacturer has strengthened their team with a high-profile, new appointment.

The Preston-based specialists are delighted to announce the appointment of Wes Clarkson as their new Commercial Manager. In his new role, Wes will oversee the sales and marketing for the business, focusing primarily on SupaLite’s popular kit-based roof

 
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New High-End Dekko Website Goes Live

 

Dekko Window Systems, one of the country’s leading and most trusted fabricators, has launched a brand-new, high-end website, www.dekkowindows.com.
It showcases their complete range of window and door products, including Räum, the high-end aluminium range; the Residence Collection, which includes the flush sash R9 and square profiled R2; and Infinity, the uPVC windows and doors range with seamless corner weld.

 
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FENSA First TV Ad Helps Homeowners Choose Professional Window And Door Installers

FENSA, the UK’s original and arguably most well-known certification scheme for the installation of
replacement windows and doors, is launching its first ever TV ad to make homeowners aware of the importance of choosing a FENSA Approved

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Deceuninck Quadruples PVC Recycling Capacity To 45,000 Tonnes Per Year

Deceuninck Group has announced it has put a new recycling facility into service at its recycling and compounding site in Diksmuide, Belgium.
The brand new high-tech recycling line will allow Deceuninck to recycle up to 45,000 tonnes of PVC-U a year.

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Dear Gerald,

I write with increasing concern that despite The Department of Health, Estate and Facilities Alert EFA/2013/002 being more than five years old, we still see specifications for window restrictors coming through with nothing more than the BS Standard.

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GPD Decline Hitting UK Construction Overall But House Building Holds Steady By Bradley Post

According to recent figures, the UK economy’s been grinding its gears hard lately – and now it’s actually slipped into reverse. The Office for National Statistics is reporting that growth in Gross Domestic Product (the value of all the country’s goods

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The Window Company (Contracts) Expands Again

The G-18 window and door Installer of the Year has extended its premises yet again to keep pace with its continuing expansion.

The Window Company (Contracts) has now more than trebled the size

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Dear Gerald

Burglars using blow torches to gain entry through people’s front doors has made national news over the last week, with articles in the Daily Mail, The Sun and The Mirror. We have received many enquiries from concerned homeowners through social media channels about their safety.

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Product News

Mila Passes The Test For Notaro Windows

When Bridgwater based Notaro Windows needed Approved Document Q (ADQ) accreditation for windows they were installing in a new housing development, they could relax knowing that all they had to do was ask Mila to help.

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Dekko Strengthens The Appeal Of Its Infinity Flush Sash With Regal Hardware From Window Ware

Fabricator Dekko Window Systems has partnered with hardware distributors Window Ware to extend the heritage credentials of their Infinity Flush Sash with the help of the new Regal Hardware range.

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Machinery

Emmegi (UK) Invests In Service

Emmegi (UK) has made several new service appointments as part of a major overhaul of its service and installation department, and in line with its planned focus on service throughout 2019.

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Software

So You Think You Don’t Need Support?

BM Aluminium has revealed that just 25% of its customers called its support department over the past 12 months – and it is determined to increase that figure.

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On-Site

Luxury Student Apartments In Bristol Receive Eye-Catching Glass Façade As Part Of £1.3M Make-Over

A former office block in Bristol has been transformed into a complex of luxury student apartments – complete with an impressive new look from Jack Aluminium Systems..

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Number 41 Gets More Than A Helping Hand From Central Platform Services

Number 41, a stunning self-build by Balls2 Marketing directors Andy and Sarah Ball, turned to Central Platform Services Ltd to help install the wide span glazing. The back of the house has 3 sets of AluK sliding doors manufactured by AluFoldDirect with t

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FIT Show

#ComeAlong To KOMMERLING At The FIT Show

KÖMMERLING have just launched their #ComeAlong video and social media campaign for the FIT Show to encourage customers, fabricators, installers and business partners to visit them at the show in May this year at the NEC, Birmingham.

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ISO-CHEMIE Announces New Partnership At FIT Show

Foam tape sealant specialist ISO-CHEMIE stand (N35) will be marking 10 years in the UK at the FIT Show 2019 with plans for an ‘exciting’ new partnership and displays of high-performance airtightness and energy

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Soft Tech Group To Increase Business Profile In The UK

With the announcement issued last year of changes to the senior management team at Soft Tech, Anne Coulter, Soft Tech European Business Director,

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We’re Looking Forward To FIT, Says The Residence Collection

The Residence Collection have a long association with the FIT Show that dates back to 2016, when R9 was launched as ‘Windows the way they’re meant to be.’

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FIT For Training

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) will be promoting its “Training the Industry” programme at The FIT Show (21-23 May) in Birmingham NEC.

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Events

GGF President’s Reception Announced

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has announced that this year’s President’s Reception will take place on Tuesday 26th March at St Bride Foundation in Blackfriars, London.

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Charity

Looking For A Challenge In 2019?

Can you cycle between 80-100 miles in a day, and then do it all again the next day? Dedicate 12 days in June to the event? Can you raise a minimum sponsorship of £5,000 for children with life-limited illnesses?

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