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30th July 2020
 
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Winkhaus Achieves ‘Double First’ With Fire And Security SBD Q Dual Accredited Doorsets

 

Winkhaus has become the first long-standing Secured by Design (SBD) member company to hold the latest Dual Certification compliance for both Q Mark Fire BS EN 1634 and PAS24 enhanced security on both their SBD-accredited composite and timber fire and security doorset solutions.

Winkhaus’ test evidence and accreditation has undergone rigorous third-party certification by a UKAS-accredited body to ensure compliance with the latest 2020 MHCLG Government guidance document Building a Safer Future: An Implementation Plan advice note 16 in Annex B as well as the official Police Security Initiative SBD’s ‘Guide for Selecting Flat Entrance Doorset requirements.’

 
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Quickslide Mechanical VS Passes Gruelling PAS24 Test

 

Quickslide’s new Legacy VS window, in its mechanically jointed form, has passed a series of gruelling test procedures to achieve a pass for the PAS24:2016 security performance standard. Based upon the widely respected Spectus Vertical Slider, the Legacy has been significantly enhanced with Quickslide succeeding in producing the only mechanically jointed version of this window on the market, says the company.

A number of engineering enhancements were made to ensure the Quickslide Legacy window complies with the standard, including basics such as additional reinforcement and longer screws to ensure

 
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Endurance Declare Price Freeze For Composites

 

Endurance Doors have declared that there will be no price rises for the remainder of 2020, so that Installer Partners can effectively cost their solid and secure composite doors, without the additional worry and threat of a price increase.

Given the difficult and unprecedented circumstances that the industry faces with COVID-19, Installer Partners need to be fully reliant on their supply channels for consistent pricing, communication and for support. While order levels at present for windows and doors remain strong, companies need to move forward with a degree of caution and planning, as highlighted in their recent webinar.

 
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REHAU Strengthens Sales Team

 

As its UK operations gather momentum again, REHAU’s Windows Solutions Division continues to invest in its team with the hiring of Hannah Smith as a Sales Promoter.

Hannah moved to the polymer solutions provider following four years with Synseal as an Account Manager and then Area Sales Manager. She will be bringing her extensive skills and understanding of the windows market to bear assisting REHAU installer customers in the south of the UK.

Hannah will be responsible for serving the needs installers in this area, covering both residential and commercial portfolios.

 
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New Role For Jason At Profine

 

After two and a half years at profine UK as area manager for the south of the UK, Jason Scrivens has been appointed as national fabricated sales manager, following the successful purchase of essential assets from Aperture Group in May, 2020.

The new role is a perfect fit for Jason, given his previous experience in manufactured windows and doors, including vertically sliding sash windows. His new remit will be to help ignite sales of the Evolve sash window which will benefit from the exclusive Greenline compound from profine and sales of fabricated WarmCore products, including bi-folding doors, patio doors casement and flush sash windows.

 
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How Extrudaseal Worked With A Customer To Develop The New Premium Range

 

Extrudaseal has developed its new Premium product range with integrated fibre technology for anti-stretch performance to help a customer.

Chris Byers, Managing Director at UK specialist manufacturer of seals and gaskets Extrudaseal Limited explains: “When one customer told us he was struggling with stretching and shrinking issues on bubble gasket, we knew we could help him.

“The issues the fabricator was having was on bubble gasket fitted on bifold doors on the factory floor.

 
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Senior’s Innovative Curtain Walling Is On The Rise

 

With many oversees supply chains being disrupted by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, UK-based fenestration solutions manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems is ready to hit the ground running as the construction industry continues its cautious return.

As Senior remained operational throughout the lockdown period to provide fenestration products for a number of healthcare projects and other essential contracts, the company has been able to quickly adapt to the new market challenges.

 
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CMS Trade Strengthens Team With Experienced New General Manager

 

Fast-growing trade window and door fabricator CMS Trade has strengthened its team with the appointment of Jim Walker as its new general manager.

With more than 15 years’ experience in the manufacture and installation of PVCu windows and doors, Jim is well-known within the Scottish fenestration sector. In taking up the position of general manager, Jim will be instrumental in CMS Trade’s growth plans, ensuring the company’s developing reputation for quality REHAU and Eurocell products – supported by first-class customer service – is maintained as the East Kilbride based business grows.

 
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Sign Windows: Move To Deceuninck Has ‘Transformed’ Business

 

Trade and retail fabricator Sign Windows says its business has been ‘transformed’ since moving to Deceuninck. Following a management buy-out in 2019 the Leicester fabricator set ambitious growth plans and switched to Deceuninck to capitalise on the growing premium sector. Within the first year, Sign’s turnover has increased by over 65%.

Jake Dickman, Production Manager at Sign Windows says: “We saw the market changing: all the growth is at the top end with colour and premium products. We knew we needed a better product offering to tap into this market and Deceuninck was the logical choice.

 
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CICV Forum Issues New Range Of Health And Safety Guidance To Help Construction Industry Continue Careful Return

 

As Scotland’s building sector continues its recovery, the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has issued a raft of new health and safety guidance to help steer workers through the phased return.

The Forum has launched seven new pieces of open source collateral, offering in-depth industry advice on topics including face coverings, hand washing, domestic working and what to do if there is a case of COVID-19.
In addition, it has updated its comprehensive 42-page document, COVID-19 Construction Operating Guidance,

 
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West Midlands Family Business Celebrates Three-Year Anniversary

 

Staffordshire-based handrail and balustrade specialists SMART Balustrades is celebrating reaching three years in business and a strong pipeline of work – despite the current economic climate.

Set up by brothers David and Jonathan Hough in 2017, the family business specialises in the fitting and manufacturing of bespoke glass and stainless-steel balustrades, handrails and Juliet balconies, for the commercial and residential sectors.

 
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Shuttercraft Nominated For Major Franchising Award

 

Shuttercraft has been shortlisted in the Business Transformation category at the bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards, to be held at the Vox, Birmingham, on November 30.

Shuttercraft is a business that imports and sells products via the brand S:CRAFT to both trade partners and franchise partners across the UK. The products sold are Plantation Shutters and Blinds. The franchises across the UK provide a survey, supply and fit service and only sell S:CRAFT products to their customers. Shuttercraft generates the leads for its franchises centrally – supported by local advertising.

 
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Granada Glazing Seeks Clarification On Secondary Glazing In Green Homes Grant Scheme

Granada Glazing is seeking clarification on whether secondary glazing is included in the Government’s recently announced £2 billion Green Homes Grant Scheme

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Double R Invests In The Future

Double R Glass & Roofing Systems Ltd has invested in the future with the completion of a purpose-built facility. The new space will be home to the company’s successful conservatory roof and decorative glass divisions

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A Cashflow Crunch Is Coming And Needs To Be Mitigated Now

As businesses start to emerge from lockdown, they need to recognise that many of them will be facing a “cash-flow” crunch that will hit them hard in the New Year and repayment schemes need to be extended,

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Sustainium Group Acquiring Window Companies

An industry veteran with 30 years’ experience has announced plans to build a group of installation companies and is currently seeking potential acquisitions.

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Number Of Contracts Awarded Increase In June

The total value of construction contract awards in June 2020 was £2.2 billion based on a three-month rolling average. Compared to May, this is a decrease of 9.2% and is also 57.3% lower than June 2019. .

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Masking Up With Residence And Widgets

The Residence Collection and Window Widgets are both offering free facemasks, now that the new face covering rules have come into effect in England from Friday 24th July, 2020.

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Product News

aluplast Enhances Colour Offer With Smooth Anthracite Grey

aluplast has expanded its standard foil offering with the option for Smooth Anthracite Grey on both interior and exterior surfaces.

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Improved Differential Movement Sealed With ISO Bloco T-Max

Construction foam tape specialists, ISO Chemie, say improved compensation of differential movement in timber frame structures is provided by its ISO-BLOCO T-Max.

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Glass & Glazing

VetroScreen Supplied Into Iconic Seaside Landmark

VetroScreen, the new clamped and free-standing desktop sneeze and cough guard from Bohle, has been chosen by Brighton’s iconic Grand Hotel to protect staff and guests during Covid-19.

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Machinery

Live Demonstrations At Haffner Murat

Haffner Murat now offer live demonstrations of a range of their machinery to potential customers from the company’s showroom in Staffordshire.

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Internet

Complimentary Webinar: Valuable Tax Relief For Research And Development – Are You Missing Out?

Research and Development tax relief is an extremely generous incentive from the UK Government which, according to Coastal Group, many door and window manufacturers are

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Apps

Roseview Partners Tommy Trinder To Launch Live Pricing & Sales App

Roseview Windows’ installers can now quote, price and order its Rose Collection sashes in real time, using the Framepoint® LIVE platform, from TommyTrinder.com Ltd. .

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Marketing

Global Windows Posts 37% Increase In Sales

Double Glazing installer Global Windows has posted a 37% increase in sales for June compared to 2019 thanks to marketing agency Purplex.

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