30th August 2018
 
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Yale Responds To Independent Review Of Building Regulations And Fire Safety
 

Yale Door and Window Solutions has responded to Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, which highlights a need for not only practical changes, emphasising the importance of certified products, installation and inspection, but also a change in attitude toward fire safety.

Speaking of the report, Paul Atkinson Sales and Commercial Director for Yale Door and Window Solutions comments: “Yale recognises that many of the recommendations made within the review,

 
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Plastic Building Supplies Celebrates 30 Years In Business With A Year To Remember
 

Plastic Building Supplies Ltd will be celebrating 30 years in business in 2018, with a year of promotions and giveaways to share the spotlight with its trade customers.
Established in 1988, Plastic Building Supplies (PBS) is a specialist PVC-U supplier with branches across East Anglia and a nationwide customer base. Part of the PBS Group is Ledan Windows, which makes the company’s PVC-U window and door products. Ledan Windows is a REHAU authorised partner, specialising in the fabrication of windows for trade and retail customers.

 
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Everglade Invests In Second Emmegi Quadra
 

Everglade Windows has just added a second Emmegi Quadra cutting and machining centre to its already impressive manufacturing set up. The London based company is using the new 12 axis machine to step up the manufacturing capacity for its aluminium windows and doors, and give itself scope for even further expansion in the future.

Everglade bought its original Quadra L1 way back in 2012 and it continues to perform so well that the same machine was the obvious

 
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Senior’s In-House Services Deliver Speedy Results

 

Trade contractors looking for quick deliveries, short-lead times and a reliable powder coating service are increasingly turning to Senior Architectural Systems, with the fenestration systems manufacturer reporting a significant rise in the number of trade customers asking for its recently launched Ali range of aluminium doors and windows.

Following a number of new product developments, Senior has strengthened its domestic offering to include the Ali VU window

 
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New Commercial Director At The Window Company (Contracts)

 

Mark Crane has been appointed as Commercial Director at Chelmsford based The Window Company (Contracts), strengthening the senior management team at the fast-growing commercial window and door installer.

Mark has made the switch from client to sub-contractor, having spent many years as a surveyor with the Apollo Group and more recently as a regional director with Keepmoat Regeneration.

 
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Senior’s Glazing Solutions Are On Point In London

 

Combining stylish slim sightlines and enhanced thermal-efficiency, Senior Architectural Systems’ SF52 aluminium curtain walling has been used to create the attractive glazed façade of a landmark new data centre in the heart of London Docklands.

Designed by ARC-MC architects, The Point is a new three-storey bespoke built powered shell data centre located on the Isle of Dogs. The scheme’s striking building envelope features an attractive combination of different materials, with the sleek and slim line

 
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Amy Perrin – Celebrating 5 Years And Counting

 

When Quickslide Chairman Adrian Barraclough first saw new recruit Amy Perrin in the sales processing centre, he had some reservations. Despite delivering a positive interview at just eighteen years of age, her employment experiences were limited and she had no experience within the glazing industry or knowledge of the company’s operating systems. However, she was pleasant with a genuine desire to be given a chance.

 
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A Happy Marriage
 

There was certainly no ‘seven year itch’ when leading Liniar fabricator TruFrame and Rapierstar celebrated seven years of trouble free supply in May 2018.

Since moving onto Rapierstar’s StarPVCU range of fabrication fasteners in 2011, both companies have enjoyed a close working relationship that has helped to ensure that all the hand finished windows and doors leaving the TruFrame factory are using the correct screw for every application.

 
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Teal Products Expands Team With New Appointments

 

Teal Products has built on its continued success by welcoming two new members to the company.

Strengthening the sales team is Bryony Denne, who joined the team in June, while Roger Allen joined as technical support at the beginning of April, taking the number of staff to eight.

 
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Flat Glass Industry Throws Its Weight Behind Visit Glass

 

The flat glass industry is throwing its weight behind FIT Show’s newest event feature, with a number of key brands signing up for Visit Glass in recent weeks.

Dubbed FIT Show’s ‘show within a show’, Visit Glass is brand new for 2019 and will provide a dedicated area for the UK’s rapidly expanding flat glass sector, showcasing both products and machinery.

 
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Aluminium Glazing Installation Academy Now Open

 

Jack Aluminium System’s JCW Curtain Walling has been used to create AluFoldDirect’s new Aluminium Glazing Installation Academy at its Blackburn HQ.

Offering free courses to installers, the new Aluminium Glazing Installation Academy includes the option to learn best-practice fitting of Jack Aluminium products.

 
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Fresh New Look For businessmicros.co.uk

 

Business Micros has revealed a fresh new look for its website at www.businessmicros.co.uk

Created in house by the company’s own software specialists, it includes an introduction to the complete Business Micros product range and features a video insight into its market leading EvoNET business information system.

 
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Spot The SWISSPACER Lorry!

 

Following large investment in its UK Hub in Milton Keynes, SWISSPACER has recently upgraded its delivery vehicles with new branded livery. The new livery, in unmissable SWISSPACER orange, will make deliveries of warm edge solutions across the length and breath of the UK.

 
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Regalead Returns To Glasstec

 

October 2018 will see RegaLead return to Glasstec in Dusseldorf, reinforcing its position as one of Europe’s leading suppliers of decorative products for the glass and fenestration industries. On Stand C40 in Hall 10, RegaLead will showcase a range or products specially designed for glass, including ColorSpray painted glass solutions, new decorative EVA laminates, its famous range of

 
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BJ Waller To Exhibit At The Build Show

 

BJ Waller will launch the new BUVA IsoStone threshold on the PIGS Product Pavilion, part of The Build Show 2018 at UK Construction Week. Architectural Ironmonger BJ Waller will be exhibiting the exclusive weatherproof and easy to fit door threshold at the new Doors, Windows & Glass Show.

 
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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

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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,

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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

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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.

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Product News

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

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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.

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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.

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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,

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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.

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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.

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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:

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People

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,

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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

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Events

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.

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Marketing

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.

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