28th June 2016
 
BRE Remains Committed To Building A Better World Together With Partners In Europe And Beyond
 

‘As an international centre of excellence for the built environment, BRE provides customers worldwide with robust, science-based standards, certification schemes, training and qualifications that help them create better products, buildings, homes and communities.

While the people of the UK have voted to leave the EU, we remain completely committed to bringing the best of building science to our clients and partners in Europe and around the world.

With our international offices in the US, China, the Middle East, India and Brazil and strong relationships and agreements with over 70 countries around the world, our standards, schemes and qualifications

 
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Sliders UK Launches ‘Assisted-Fit’ As Part Of Its Technical Support Service
 

Sliders UK has expanded its technical support offer with the launch of its ‘assisted fit’ service.

With four Regional Technical Managers operating from strategic locations throughout the UK, Sliders UK launched its technical support service as part of its wider customer support offer last year.

This has now been expanded to include an assisted fit training service, developed by Sliders UK to support installers the first time they fit products from its market leading bi-fold, inline sliding and composite door range.

 
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A Buyer’s Guide To Windows
 

If you are considering replacing your current windows or designing a new home, here are 10 tips from Neil Ginger, CEO of Origin, a UK specialist manufacturer of bi-folding doors and windows, to help you choose the right window for your property, things to look out for and the questions to ask.

  • What type of window do I need?

Selecting the right window for your home can be a daunting task given all the styles available. One of the easiest ways to choose is to decide upon the main function required – to let in more light, provide a view,

 
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Local MP Opens Second High Volume Super Spacer Production Line For ESG
 

Mike Wood MP for Dudley South recently visited Energy Saving Glass (ESG) to officially open the new Super Spacer® unit production line at its factory in Kingswinford.

The long-standing family business has enjoyed almost twenty years in business and has been using Super Spacer from Edgetech UK for its warm edge units since 2008.

Director at ESG, Alex Walker said: “The new Forel fully automated IGU line is the second automated Super Spacer production line we have

 
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Yale Lock In Partnership With Sternfenster
 

The Lincoln based trade fabricator Sternfenster, has partnered with Yale Door and Window Solutions to offer the Yale Mantis3 multipoint door lock as standard across its entire door portfolio.

Sternfenster help installers supply a high security door product, without compromising on quality or aesthetics as standard. As part of the arrangement, Sternfenster will also offer the option of fitting the Yale Superior 1 Star cylinder for improved security and added peace of mind.

 
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Spectus Challenges Aluminium With New PVC-U Flush Tilt & Turn
 

Spectus has issued a direct challenge to aluminium windows in high-rise with the launch of its Flush Tilt & Turn PVC-U system, that has a similar look to the metal but with significant benefits including thermal performance and cost.

With U-Values as low as 0.8 W/m2K (WER A++) achievable, window openings up to 1,450mm wide X 2,300mm high, and many other unique features, the Spectus Flush Tilt & Turn is ideal for new-build apartments, housing, hotels, health education and public buildings, .

 
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UltraROOF380 – The Big Reveal
 

Over 200 retailers from across the south of England gathered at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre (NSBRC) in Swindon this week to witness the big reveal of Ultraframe’s Ultraroof380 at the UK’s largest permanent exhibition targeting home improvers.

Showcased at the recent FIT Show, Ultraroof380 is the ultimate lightweight tiled roof which can incorporate large areas of rectangular glazing in the same way as the award-winning Livinroof. 

 
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Glazpart Considers It A TruFit For Trade Counters
 

The newly revised BS8213-4:2016 code of practice for installing windows and external door sets now includes fitting tapes alongside traditional wet sealant methods. It’s a case of right place, right time as TruFit®, expanding foam edge tape from Edgetech UK, is added to the Glazpart Trade Counter product range.

Supplying trade counters throughout the country with window installation essentials, in its 35 years Glazpart has continuously developed its range to meet the increasing demands on window

 
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Industry People Recruiting People For The Industry
 

Pace Resourcing has launched itself into the Window and Door industry fronted by a group of well-known industry personnel with a commitment to finding employers the best people for their job vacancies, and candidates the ideal roles to enable them to fulfil their potential and build their careers.

Additionally, Pace Resourcing is committed to working with employers to help them plan for their future people requirements and is offering a wide range of people related support services.

 
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TruFrame’s Refine With A Contemporary Twist
 

TruFrame’s Refine window and door range boasts full mechanical joints in the frame, sash and mullion, plus has now received a contemporary twist with the introduction of new hardware, helping to compliment the more modern foiled finishes of anthracite grey for example.

The flush sash window is very much the ‘in vogue’ product at present, with TruFrame  quick to point out that Refine is not just a product destined for more period inspired properties, but also more modern properties and apartments, along with everything else in between.

 
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In the Spotlight with ODL Europe
 

Supplier of added value building products for the home, ODL Europe, is pleased to announce a new addition to its family of glazing cassettes with the launch of the Spotlight.

Seen for the first time at this year’s FIT Show, where it received a very warm reception from visitors, the Spotlight is designed to provide the ultimate design flexibility, as Mark Towers, Managing Director at ODL Europe explains: “Specifically designed to help companies sell in the retail market, the Spotlight frames are

 
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Supplying Northern Ireland’s Social Housing Market – Apeer Fire And Composite Doors Lead The Way

 

They created the award-winning range of Lumi frameless windows and residential doors, but did you know Northern Ireland based Apeer are also one of the leading suppliers of composite and fire doors into the social housing market.

With contracts in planning for the next five years, the Apeer door range meets the requirements for the NIHE specification for entrance doors and fire doors,

 
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Industry’s Most Widely Used H & S Tool Tackles Productivity Issues

 

12,000 users of BRE’s health and safety tool YellowJacket are set to benefit from a new lean construction tracking feature that will help them measure and improve productivity in the onsite delivery of their construction projects.

The tool enhancement comes hot on the heels of a recent announcement by Head of the Infrastructure Commission Lord Adonis who said raising productivity was as a critical issue for the industry

 
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Bosch Expands ‘Wireless Charging’ To 10.8 V Class

 
  • 2.5 Ah battery for professional Bosch cordless tools in the 10.8 V class
  • Increased productivity thanks to the innovative ‘Wireless Charging’ technology
  • More flexibility thanks to stationary and mobile solutions

The prize-winning ‘Wireless Charging System’ from Bosch is welcoming a new addition in the 10.8 V class: The compact yet powerful GBA 10.8 V 2.5 Ah OW-B Professional battery from Bosch. With this battery, tradespeople can enjoy the benefits of inductive charging in the 10.8 V class for the first time. As with the 18 V devices,

 
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CMS Window Systems Staff Team Up For Cancer Research UK’s Race For Life

 

Female members of staff at CMS Window Systems are feeling rosy after taking part in Cancer Research UK’s Glasgow Race for Life.

Twelve members of the team at the Castlecary-based window and door business completed the five kilometre Glasgow run, which began at the Saltmarket and continued around the city, before crossing the finish line at Glasgow Green in the east end.

 
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Trade News

No Sign Of A Brexit Retreat For Construction In May As The EU Referendum Loomed

Contracts awarded within the construction industry held strong during May, with £6.1 billion worth of contracts awarded and no change from a month ago, along with an 8 per cent increase when compared to the same time last year,

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Anglo European Freeze Reinforcement Rates Until 2017

It would be difficult not to notice the economic turmoil surrounding the world wide steel market at the moment, not to mention our own situation in the British steel industry. As the Far East market has reverted to supplying its own domestic market,

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Flying Start For Solidor This Year

Solidor, the premium timber-core composite door manufacturer, continues its rapid growth in 2016. Sales are growing at an impressive rate as homeowners and the industry choose Solidor’s beautifully secure composite doors.

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Bi-Fold Specialist Just Keeps On Breaking Records

The MD of a specialist bi-fold fabricator says that continued investment has put it on track to reach its ambitious manufacturing goals and keep on breaking records.

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Home Improvement Firm Posts Record Trading Figures

A fast-growing home improvement company has published its annual accounts, which show a record year of trading.

Newview Windows & Conservatories is a family run firm that over the last

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SWISSPACER Expands Manufacturing Plant To Meet Growing Demand

SWISSPACER has extended its manufacturing plant in Gliwice, Poland to meet strong demand for its warm edge spacer bar. In response to growing sales across Europe,

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Office Building In UK Returns To Pre-Recession Levels

Office construction reached a post-recession peak in the first quarter of 2016, with over £2 billion worth of contracts awarded, the highest figure since 2008, including six major developments worth over £50 million.

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“Social Housing A Prime Target For Building Product Suppliers”

Insight Data, the data experts for the construction industry, has revealed an increase in social housing activity with building firms now actively chasing social housing project work.

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Product News

New greenteQ TS007 1-Star Cylinder

VBH has unveiled greenteQ Q-Star, its TS007:2014 1-star rated profile cylinder. Q-Star is the latest addition to VBH’s own greenteQ range and sits alongside Gamma, the company’s standard 6 pin anti-drill product.

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Yale Door And Window Solutions Launches Revolution Window Hinge

Yale has launched a fully reversible window hinge with a unique patented dual function restrictor.

The Yale Revolution Window Hinge, which was first unveiled at FIT Show 2016,

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Opportunity Knocks For Senior’s New Doors And Future Products Ltd

Senior Architectural Systems is delighted to announce that its new Ali FOLD doors are now available from leading manufacturer Future Products Ltd.

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Patiomaster Member Supplies Doors For Impressive Llandudno House Re-Model

A North-Wales based Architect called in the services of PatioMaster North West recently, when re-modelling his home.

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Roundbrand Makes A Smart Choice With The Smartfill-2 From Inagas

When Doncaster based Roundbrand Ltd was in the market for a gas testing machine, Inagas, one of the industry leaders in the supply of gas filling machinery and testing equipment, came highly recommended.

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People

New Phase For Timber Windows And Doors Manufacturer With 175-Year Heritage

A timber window and doors manufacturer with a 175-year history is marking a new phase as it invests in a complete rebrand and hires a swathe of new staff members.

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Machinery

Bison Frames Makes Major Investment

Trade fabricator and home of the Genesis product brand, Bison Frames, has recently invested heavily in the ground-breaking Graf Synergy SL4FF EVO machine that will help it continue to deliver excellence in product manufacture.

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Videos

DOORCO Launches Corporate Video

Fast growing composite door manufacturer, DOORCO has launched a new corporate video, allowing customers and prospective customers the opportunity to see for themselves the manufacturing process which takes place behind the scenes,

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Charity

CMS Helps Glasgow Children Find The Spirit Of Adventure With £1000 Anniversary Donation

Window, door and curtain walling designer, fabricator and installer CMS Window Systems has made a generous donation to a community-led children’s adventure playground in Glasgow’s East End after it was nominated by its client Balfour Beatty

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