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29th June 2020
 


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FENSA Scotland Launches

 

Following consumer and industry demand, FENSA is delighted to announce it has launched a scheme in Scotland, with the first FENSA Scotland certificates expected to be issued to homeowners from July.

The FENSA Scotland scheme is for the installation of replacement windows and doors, and it launches as Scottish installers have recommenced work again following lockdown. The scheme is part of FENSA’s mission to improve window and door replacements across the UK, by professionalising installers and protecting homeowners.

FENSA Scotland is a voluntary scheme that will be tailored specifically to Scottish building standards, which differ to those in England

 
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Werbar Sales Are Soaring Says Widgets

 

With supplies of steel across all manufacturing sectors still not yet stabilised from an availability perspective along with several price hikes, Window Widgets have experienced a surge in demand for Werbar, which is their dedicated range of RCM reinforcement sections for PVCu window and door systems.

Available for the vast majority of PVCu window and door systems, Werbar is a popular alternative and one that’s also a cost-effective solution for many. Widow Widgets says it creates additional profile chambers, provides improved screw retention and PVC screws can be used optimising the fabrication process, among other properties.

 
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Jon Vanstone Appointed Chair Of Interim Industry Competence Committee

 

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has appointed Jon Vanstone as Chair of the Interim Industry Competence Committee (IICC) which will advise on and support the work being undertaken by Government to establish the Building Safety Regulator (BSR).

The Industry Competence Committee (ICC) is one of three advisory committees provided for in the draft Building Safety Bill, which will deliver advice to the BSR and the industry on all competence-related matters.

As Chair of the Competent Persons Forum and a member of the Building Regulations Advisory Committee,

 
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Stellar Perfection For £2.5 Million Renovated Property

 

Stellar aluminium windows and doors have been manufactured and installed in a palatial £2.5 million newly renovated property in St Brelade, Jersey.  The modern detached four-bedroom home was fitted with fourteen Stellar aluminium fully flush casement windows, two sets of Stellar double doors and two single Stellar doors.  All Stellar products were manufactured by specialist fabricator Capital Windows of Uxbridge, Greater London and fitted by local Jersey installer, Window Glaze Servicing Ltd.

The property is set in a desirable location and exacting standards were needed throughout the whole renovation, including the choice

 
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Heritage Success For Slenderpane

 

Double-glazing has been the norm for so long now that it’s easy to forget there are still thousands of buildings around Britain where conventional double-glazed units just aren’t an option.

Often, that’s because strict conservation rules won’t allow it. Sometimes, it’s simply because a homeowner doesn’t want to spoil an older property’s vintage aesthetics.

But whatever the reason, it means there’s still significant demand for IGU manufacturers who can offer 21st-century performance in slim,

 
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Sheerline Adds New Gloss HIPCA White To Stocked Range

 

In response to customer demand, Garnalex has introduced a new gloss finish, HIPCA White, to its range of stocked colours for Sheerline windows and doors.

HIPCA White, RAL 9910 is an additional white option, alongside the existing Pure White, RAL 9010, bringing the total stocked colours for Sheerline’s colour range to 12. The new coating will be the first of Sheerline’s range to be available in a gloss finish.

The Sheerline aluminium window and door system introduced its first system, Classic, last year. Designed from the ground up,

 
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Bedfordshire Windows Continues To Invest With Haffner

 

Trade and retail fabricator Bedfordshire Windows has invested in a new SMR-4 Four-Headed Welder and TT425 Double Mitre Saw from award-winning machinery experts, Haffner.  The new machinery package is the third largescale machine investment with Haffner, and the latest machines will further support Bedfordshire Windows’ growth strategy.

Gary Walker, Director at Bedfordshire Windows, said: “We have seen a large upturn in demand for our products, and the new automated

 
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Apeer Welcomes Two New Faces

 

Apeer, one of the UK’s leading composite door specialists, has welcomed two new members to their sales team: David Jackson and Adrian McGarry.

David joins as Northern Regional Sales Manager, with responsibility to maintain Apeer’s existing accounts and develop the area with new growth business. He’s no stranger to the industry, having previously worked at another of the UK’s largest door suppliers for nine years, initially as National Sales Manager before being given the responsibility of overseeing the South West region

 
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Sustainable Office Retrofit For ISO Chemie, Winframer And Sealant Tapes

 

New foam sealant tapes and a thermal insulating and load bearing bracket support system from ISO Chemie have been specified for a world-first sustainable office retrofit at Cambridge University.

The move sees WINFRAMER units and ISO BLOCO tape being installed at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) Entopia Building in Regent Street, Cambridge in an initiative to bring the property in line with current zero-carbon Passivhaus and BREEAM energy efficiency standards

 
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Granada Secondary Glazing Unveils New Website

 

Granada Secondary Glazing has launched its new, state-of-the-art website www.granadaglazing.com to improve and simplify the online journey for homeowners, trade customers and commercial partners alike.

Featuring an increased emphasis on functionality and navigation, the completely redesigned website allows users to access the information they need as quickly and easily as possible. The secondary glazing specialist’s site also delivers a better cross-device user experience, whether it is accessed via a desktop, laptop, mobile or tablet

 
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Trade News
 

HWL Launches Unique Suited R9 90 Degree Welded Window And Door Offer

Specialist trade manufacturer HWL has launched a new R9 open-in door with a Timberweld® 90° joint.

The product of an extensive research and development programme,

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TWC Home Improvements Announces Plans For £250,000 New Showroom In Swindon

A Wiltshire home improvement specialist has announced ambitious expansion plans that include the opening of a major new showroom in Swindon.

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GGF Launches New Asbestos Guide

The GGF has announced the latest addition to its suite of health and safety publications with a revised and redesigned guide titled, “Asbestos Cement; Soffits and Rainwater Goods Code of Practice”.

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VinylPlus® Unveils the Next 10-Year Commitment of the European PVC Industry to Sustainable Development – #TOWARDS2030

At the VinylPlus Sustainability Forum (VSF) 2021 #TOWARDS2030 today (17/06/21), VinylPlus officially launched VinylPlus 2030, the next 10-year Commitment of the

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Rapierstar Helps Cairngorm Group To Reach Peak Condition

Producing windows and doors fit for the UK’s harshest environments is all in a day’s work for Inverness-based Cairngorm Group, whose focus on using only high-quality components throughout its manufacturing, assembly and installation is paying dividends

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Product News

Yale Patio Door Lock Supplied By Carl F Groupco

The Yale Patio Door Lock, supplied by door and window hardware distributor Carl F Groupco, is becoming increasingly popular, steadily gaining positive attention since first appearing in the range in 2019. Manufactured by door lock experts Yale,

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Kenrick Tackles Opportunist Burglaries with Fast Lock

The pandemic may have left most of us staying in more than ever before, but the lockdown has not deterred burglars from targeting properties – whether we’re at home or not.

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Bowater Doors Launch Fireshield Fire Doors

Bowater Doors has introduced FireShield, which, according to the company, is ‘an industry-leading composite fire door with impressive and consistent test results’. Described by Bowater doors as a revolutionary fire and smoke protection solution and the result

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NEW From Enfield: Build Your Bespoke PAS24 FD60 Door

Enfield Speciality Doors is now offering custom-built high-security 1 hour fire doorsets. The PAS24 FD60 internal entrance doors are certified for fire and security and are ideal for apartments for social housing,

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People

Welcome Back Greg

Greg Impey has returned to AluK in a new position as Business Development Manager. Having spent two years with AluK from 2016 to 2018 in a mix of trade and commercial sales roles, he is well known to AluK customers and has fitted seamlessly back into the team.

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Apps

Bespoke App Provides Live Project Updates

The Window Company (Contracts)’ mission for continuous improvement has just had another boost with the launch of a brand-new app which allows fitting teams to provide live project updates from site.

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On-Site

Fentrade Aluminium Delivers For Swansea Landmark Development

Fentrade Aluminium has recently manufactured and supplied sixteen sets of non-thermally broken commercial shopfront doors and screens as part of £6m makeover project at a landmark development in Swansea.

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