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30th April 2019
 
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ODL Europe Opens Its New In-House Door Prepping Facility

 

ODL Europe has launched its in-house composite door prepping facility at its UK headquarters in Bootle, Merseyside. Nathan Barr, ODL Europe’s Managing Director, said: “Our new door prepping facility follows a six-figure investment made at our Bootle plant and allows us to further support our customers with a comprehensive door prepping service.”

The new in-house door prepping facility has been designed to support the company’s growing customer base.

 
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A Win-Win For AluK Customers

 

AluK says its presence at the FIT Show will include an exciting stand packed with innovation, market leading products, great advice, and even the chance for installers to win their first AluK aluminium window and door order worth up to £10,000.

Managing Director Russell Yates says it’s a ‘win-win’ for both existing and potential customers who can talk to the experts at AluK about all the benefits which come from partnering with the industry’s most dynamic and supportive aluminium systems company.

 
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Buy Two Get One Free Offer On Emmegi Benches At FIT

 

If fabricators needed any further incentive to visit the upcoming FIT Show, then Emmegi (UK) has just announced a great three day deal on its hugely popular ACCA XL fitting and assembly benches.

The machinery specialist is offering three for two on all orders for ACCA XL benches placed on the stand during FIT. With a normal individual selling price of £995, Emmegi says that’s the kind of

 
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UK First For HiTECH Blinds And SWISSPACER

 

HiTECH Blinds Ltd, established in 2016, was set up to offer a reliable, competitive quality integrated blind system to retail and trade customers. The company uses a bespoke system, exclusive to Hitech in the UK. Its latest product, the HiTECH TRL 90 rooflight system, which incorporates SWISSPACER’s 32mm spacer bar, will launch at the FIT Show 2019 in May. It’s the first time a rooflight with integral blind has been offered in the UK – and SWISSPACER is an essential component.

 
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Painted Hinge Edge As Standard From Entrance

 

Entrance Composite Door Solutions are now offering a painted hinge edge as standard for their range of prepped GRP composite door slabs, which now perfectly match the finish to the external door face.

With most prepped slabs supplied in a raw finish to the hinge edge and even other timber composite doors with just a few edgebanding colour options, this product design detail on painted doors only is cited

 
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Residential Sector Looking Positive With An Upturn In Contracts Awarded During March

 

The residential sector had a particularly positive March with £1.8 billion contracts awarded, an increase of 8.3% on February. Residential unit numbers also increased – up by 2.1% on February at 10,066 units. Of the total contracts awarded in March, residential accounted for 31.6%. Following residential was the commercial & retail sector with a 16.1% share and then hotel, leisure & sport with a 13.6% share.

 
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Additional Opportunities On Installations

 

When a homeowner orders a new front door, they are concerned with what it looks like and how secure it is. Gaining the order is the hardest part, then comes the easy bit, says Brisant-Secure.

Brisant-Secure offer a next day keyed-alike service on Ultion, the 3 Star Sold Secure Diamond lock. The average home has three entrance doors that need to be locked effectively, meaning that there are usually

 
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Freefoam’s Quality And Lifetime Guarantees Are Number One For Simply Roofline

 

Ever since setting up shop in 2006, Simply Roofline has taken pride in its customer service and expertise in supplying and installing PVC-UE roofline products. Today, the company is firmly established as a leading specialist in fascias, soffits, cladding and guttering products in East Anglia – and it’s Freefoam Simply Roofline turns to for the vast majority of its products.

 
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Tradesmith Sees Demand Rise For Ultraframe Conservatories

 

Sussex window and door manufacturer Tradesmith is seeing demand increase for superior conservatories thanks to its partnership with Ultraframe. The impressive range includes nine different designs, from traditional Lanterns to contemporary ‘Livin Room’ orangery-styles. Each conservatory is individually manufactured by the fast-growing trade fabricator, with full in-house design and support from start to finish.

 
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Stedek’s R² Artistry Excels On Vintage-Look New-Build

 

Stedek’s Residence Collection expertise has helped bring an ambitious vintage-look new-build to life.

Prestige builders RS Burgess & Sons have collaborated with the Midlands fabricator on a number of high-end projects in recent years.

So, when it came to the glazing for an extra-special development, it was Stedek they turned to for advice.

 
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Everglade Windows Named Best Trading Partner By Plimsoll
 

Everglade Windows says its place as Best Trading Partner confirms its position as the top supplier for installers in London & the South East.

The London-based fabricator has 39 years of window and door manufacturing experience behind them and have grown to be London’s no. 1 fabricator.

“We’re thrilled to be named as Best Trading Partner, as being the best supplier for our customers is at the heart of everything we do.

 
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Fire Door Installation Training Pays Dividends For The Window Company (Contracts)
 

It was The Window Company (Contracts)’ proven expertise in fire door installation which helped it secure a contract to replace 70 steel fire doors at the 16-storey William Blake House in London’s Soho district.

The Chelmsford based commercial installation specialist has been investing in fire door training and certification for its fitting teams since early 2016 and is authorised to issue all the relevant certification to

 
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High Quality Student Accommodation Benefits From Optima Windows
 

Profile 22’s Flush Tilt & Turn Windows were chosen for a £24 million project to build new accommodation for 735 students at Sheffield Hallam University. The project was undertaken by Profile 22’s Approved Window Contractor Polar Windows.

The client was Victoria Hall Management Ltd (VHML), a specialist UK developer and operational manager of student accommodation.

 
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Rapid Remote Window Measurement at FIT Show
 

Cloud Conversion of Barnsley will be exhibiting at the FIT Show at the NEC on May 21st to 23rd.

Showcasing their Remote Window Measurement using 3D laser scanning technology, Cloud-Conversion will be meeting and greeting the movers and shakers in the window industry.

The team will be showing how their 3D laser scanners can provide accurate and highly detailed survey information taken remotely

 
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Enhanced Aesthetics, Reduced Lead-Times, And Lower Prices – That’s Smooth
 

Conservatory and extension specialist, Ultraframe, has announced that its Ultrasky PVCU Lantern is now available in the contemporary smooth anthracite grey foil on a reduced lead time of just 5 days, and at a far more competitive price.

Explaining more about this latest product investment, Ultraframe Marketing Director, Alex Hewitt, said: “We continuously invest in

 
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Balls2 Marketing To Exhibit At FIT Show 2019
 

Strategy, PR and marketing agency specialising in glazing, building products and renewables, Balls2 Marketing will be exhibiting at FIT Show 2019.

The Balls2 Marketing team will be on the stand, available to talk about their full-service packages, which includes copywriting, social media, graphic design and SEO.

 
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K2 And Glazerite Refit Is Top Of The Class
 

When teachers at a Cheshire primary school were unable to use their recently installed windows, K2 Aluminium Systems and their VEKA fabricator partner, the Glazerite UK Group Ltd, came to the rescue, replacing them and making them fit for use.

Though VEKA profiles had been specified for the original install, the contractor had instead used another system.

 
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Significant Progress – Kevin Buckley On His First 12 Months

In April 2018, the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) appointed Kevin Buckley as interim Group Chief Executive with the appointment being made permanent in October 2018. 12 months on and Kevin is pleased with the success so far as he marks the progress the GGF has made under his tenure.

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Titon Showcases New Haverhill Conference And Display Facilities

Titon has completed the refurbishment of its state-of-the-art 4.5-acre manufacturing base in Haverhill, further strengthening its offering to customers and suppliers. The company has invested significantly in modernising the conference and display facilities, as well as the two onsite reception areas.

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Poor Quality Hardware In Spotlight Following Cumbrian Flood Door Failings

With a recent BBC news report highlighting numerous failures in flood doors which were fitted into Cumbrian homes as part of a major flood resilience programme, Rapierstar is advising flood door manufacturers and installers to seek specialist guidance on the types of fasteners being used to ensure long

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Atlas Lantern 2.0 Credited With Rise In Q1 Sales

Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions has credited its new Lantern 2.0 for helping the business achieve exceptional sales in the first quarter of 2019. Atlas Q1 figures were up by 26% on last year.

“This is the slimmest, lightest, finest looking and most thermally efficient lantern that we’ve ever created and

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Product News

Standing Out In A Crowded Conservatory Market

Justin Williams, International Sales and Marketing Director at trade fabricator Modplan, is on an awareness-raising mission when it comes to conservatory roofs.  He says: “The LEKA Warm Roof and the LEKA Orangery Roof are the standout

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People

Carl F Groupco Appointments Support Service Strategy

Hailey Melisi and Stephen Lee have joined Carl F Groupco’s internal sales team. Working as Sales Co-ordinators for the hardware distributor they assist in the company’s focus on the provision of tailored support. With previous experience in customer service roles, Hailey and Stephen have received extensive training in

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FIT Sow

What Are REHAU Up To At The FIT Show 2019?

Visitors to this year’s FIT Show will be looking into what the future holds for the windows industry, and profile manufacturer REHAU is excited to be helping to lead the conversation – joining seminars and revealing its new Flush Fit product.

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Innovation And High Quality On Panoramic’s FIT Show Stand

With the Panoramic ‘swing and slide’ door as its flagship product, this highly innovative, design-led company will offer further evidence of its unique approach to product development with a number of new product launches at the FIT Show in May. These will include additions in the most popular window styles and a new PVC-U

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Trot Along To PiGs At FIT To See Who’s Snout And About

PiGs, the glazing industry’s biggest networking event, has added two extra dates to its regular calendar of get-togethers – with the first set to ‘hog’ the limelight as part of the FIT Show’s Late Night Tuesday.

Tuesday night will see the Balls2 Marketing stand (D30) transform into the PiGs Bar for a spot of late night

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Look Out For Louvres At FIT Show 2019

IKON Aluminium Systems says it can design and manufacture practically any louvre, in any shape, size and colour. The Birmingham-based business will be showcasing its capability at this year’s FIT Show. Stand J53 (Hall 20) will feature proven louvre products from across the range.

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Events

GGF MENA Conference Hailed “Great Success”

Last month, the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) technical team hosted what it says was a highly successful Architectural Glazing Conference in Dubai.

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Exhibitions

GGF Confirms Plans For Festerbau Frontale 2020

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has once again agreed to host the UK Pavilion at Fensterbau Frontale in Nuremburg on 18-21 March 2020.

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Awards

Jack Aluminium Shortlisted For Manufacturing Innovation Award

Jack Aluminium, the commercial glazing specialist, has been shortlisted for Manufacturing Innovation at the Insider Business Made in the Midlands Awards.

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Charity

Huddersfield Firm Donates Installation Services To Scout Hut Renovation Project

Commercial glazing specialist Dortech Maintenance has taken part in a CSR project, installing new doors at 1st Rugeley Scout Hut for free, to improve its safety and security.

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