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30th October 2018
 
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Recovinyl: 2017 PVC Recycling Figures Continue To Rise
 

The collection and recycling of waste PVC throughout Europe, including the UK, reached a new high of 639,648 tonnes in 2017, according to latest industry figures.

Recovinyl®, the PVC industry’s recycling scheme, was the largest contributor to this total and registered a total of 633,127 tonnes of recycled PVC waste in 2017. While this represented a 13% increase from 2016 with increased volumes recorded in France and Italy, recyclers reported a shortage of

 
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Exlabesa Extrusions Invests Seven Figure Sum In New Plant Machinery

 

Extrusion company Exlabesa Extrusions has just announced it has invested in a 35 MN extrusion press for its Doncaster factory. Fernando Quinta, Director at Exlabesa Extrusions Doncaster said: “This investment will enable us to upgrade our plant and continue to deliver the outstanding quality our growing customer base relies on.”

Exlabesa Extrusions’ new 35 MN extrusion press, which is from SMS group, will replace its existing 20 MN extrusion press.

 
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VBH Launches greenteQ Aspire: A New Range Of Handles And Finger Pulls
 

VBH has launched Aspire, a new suite of handles and finger pulls suitable for aluminium, timber and PVC-U lift and slide doors. Part of VBH’s greenteQ range, Aspire is available in a wide choice of finishes, including polished or brushed stainless steel, PVD gold, satin chrome, window grey, black, anthracite grey and white.

The Aspire handle is ideal for operating heavy doors, ensuring they can be opened and locked with minimal effort as the door is lifted from its

 
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Kömmerling’s Stronger Sales Team

 

profine UK have just finished putting together a new and experienced sales team to help push the KÖMMERLING brand further in the UK, with the promise of additional product and marketing investment over the next 12 months and beyond.

With new managing director Gareth Jones on board and Brian McDonald promoted to sales director, the new sales team has been tasked with nurturing existing business and bringing on new

 
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Force 8 Can Now Quote You Very Happy

 

The new quote system from Force 8 now gives a full-scaled visual of your new door and frame including a complete breakdown of the specification. In the past, quotes have been based on the installer’s drawings and measurements and sometimes the product has not matched up due to the limitations of the product and the size of the entrance.

“The arched frames can cause problems as the drawings coming through show a square door with a perfect arched frame,

 
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Ironmongers Recognise Fellow Professionals In Institute Awards

 

Up and coming talent, outstanding customer service and industry commitment will all be celebrated at the Institute of Architectural Ironmongers (IAI) Awards next February.

There are four separate, highly valued awards that candidates can be nominated for. Members of the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) or the IAI can nominate an IAI member using an online form. The deadline for entries is 23 November.

 
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My Cladding Website Delivers Results For Homeowners And Installers
 

Freefoam Building Products are pleased to announce a new video testimonial to highlight the support it gives installers and consumers.

Homeowner Mr Eddie Bellringer wanted to replace old and tired looking render on his home and turned to Freefoam’s consumer focussed site mycladding.com. Offering information about cladding styles, designs and colours with the opportunity to receive samples and an installation quote from

 
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Perfect Joints For Flush Sash Windows From Frame Fast

 

Midlands fabricator, Frame Fast UK is one of the first companies to offer sash windows manufactured using Jade Engineering’s new MechWeld system. “Over the last 12 months we have been testing the new machines in real factory conditions, and it’s been great,” says Nigel Leivers, Director at Frame Fast.

“We had been looking for a solution for our popular Modus flush sash windows, and the new Jade MechWeld Joint solution means we can ”

 
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SmartSecure Adopted by South Wales Social Landlord
 

As the result of a successful tender, Carl F Groupco is supplying hardware to Tai Tarian, one of the largest social landlords in Wales with responsibility for over 9,000 properties. The prestigious contract which supports all Tai Tarian’s hardware needs for maintenance, renewal and new build across its full housing stock includes SmartSecure, Carl F Groupco’s electronic door locking and access

 
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Aztec Windows Upgrades Customers Using Timberweld® Technology

 

Coventry based PVC-U fabricator, Aztec Windows, is delighted with Timberweld®. Timberweld is a patented method of welding perfect corners to create an authentic timber-look butt-joint effect on both sides of the window, says the company.

For many years there was virtually only one way to make PVC-U frames, and that was with 45º angle corner-weld and groove.

 
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Certass Says: “Let’s Champion Our Local Installers”

 

Certification body, Certass Ltd, wants glazing companies to get together and champion local installers who are the connection between the industry and the consumer.

Jason Clemmit, Managing Director at Certass explains: “This year, there has been a lot of bad industry press where skills and competency are concerned. Whilst we do have issues with a growing skills gap and an ageing workforce, we need to champion the

 
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Everything Aluminium Proves Popular At The Build Show

 

‘Everything Aluminium Without the Problems’ from AluFoldDirect proved to be a popular addition to the PiGS Pavilion at the The Build Show, with UK Construction Week visitors wanting to find out more about AluFoldDirect’s Right First Time, Every Time promise.

Chris Stretten, Sales and Marketing Manager says: “We had an incredible response to the Everything Aluminium range at The Build Show. It was a great opportunity to reach different people in the

 
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Insight Data Success At UK Construction Week 2018

 

Insight Data is celebrating what it describes as ‘a fantastic response from exhibiting at UK Construction Week 2018.’

The Bristol-based data specialists exhibited alongside sister company Purplex Marketing at the Build Show, one of UK Construction Week’s nine specialists shows. Insight Data saw strong interest from attendees and visitors towards Salestracker, their online sales and marketing platform.

 
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Icotherm Timber Solid Roof Technology A Hit At The Build Show

 

At the Build Show, installers and home improvement companies learned how easy it is to add solid roof conservatories to their range with Icotherm Roof Systems. Featuring on the PiGS Pavilion in the Doors, Windows & Glass Show, Icotherm used the opportunity to showcase its timber solid-roof technology to visitors.

Dave Jackson, Director at Icotherm Roof Systems explains: “The Icotherm roof was specially designed to make it easy for installers to

 
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SupaLite Tiled Roof Systems Prove A Hit At Grand Designs Live 2018

 

Preston-based roofing specialists SupaLite are celebrating a successful appearance at Grand Designs Live, with strong interest in their full range of replacement tiled roof systems.

Grand Designs Live is the marquee attraction of UK Construction Week, the UK’s largest built environment exhibition. Featuring nine specialist shows, the event is attended by thousands of industry professionals, self-builders, homeowners and enthusiasts

 
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Modplan And VBH: A Success Story

 

Established window, door and conservatory fabricator Modplan is a one-stop shop for its customers. Continuing investment in its product range, manufacturing, processes and people keeps the company ahead of the curve in trade fabrication. Leading hardware distributor and manufacturer VBH works closely with Modplan to help deliver the best products. Both companies are currently working towards a ‘single sourcing’ arrangement; around 65% of the hardware Modplan uses

 
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MRA Shortlisted For 4 Construction Marketing Awards

 

MRA Marketing has been shortlisted for four awards in this year’s prestigious Construction Marketing Awards (CMA). Having won a record total of 18 times at previous CMAs, including the coveted Agency of the Year in 2017, and been finalists over 30 times, the agency has hopes for more.

MRA Marketing says it helps companies grow in construction, building materials and home improvements using a combination of strategic

 
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Recruitment

2x New Business Sales Managers ~ Trade (North and South)

Leka Systems is looking for 2 Business Sales Managers to grow sales and margin by identifying key prospects and negotiating and securing sales.

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National Trade Sales Manager

Granada Secondary Glazing is looking to recruit an experienced business and sales leader with a track record of success.

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Business Development Manager (North / South)

Synseal Group is looking for a customer-focused Business Development Manager with good industry knowledge to join its growing sales team.

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Head of Installer Network

Synseal Group is recruiting for an expert sales professional with experience working with showroom retailers to head up its installer network programme.

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Trade News

Request For Door Hardware Experts’ Input Into The Future Of CE Marking

The status of CE marking on construction products in Europe is to be considered as part of a review of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR).

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Pearl Windows Switches To Mila’s Hero TBT Hardware

Trade fabricator Pearl Windows has become one of the first companies to switch to Mila’s new HERO hardware for its TBT window range.

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Blue Skies Ahead For West Port As They Achieve Fire Door Certification

West Port, one of Britain’s best timber fabricators, has become the latest brand to sign up to Bluesky’s Fire Door certification scheme.

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Product News

New Integral Blinds For Morley Glass & Glazing’s Own Offices

Integral blinds manufacturer Morley Glass & Glazing has installed 84 sealed units with integral blinds inside into its own business premises.

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Triple Track Door System Available From PatioMaster South East

PatioMaster South East has become one of the first PatioMaster dealerships to offer the new triple Triple-track door system.

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Bosch Carbide Technology Means Sabre Saw Blades Last Up To 20 Times Longer

Compared with standard blades, carbide technology offers significantly better value per cut.

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Glass & Glazing

Guardian Glass Introduces The Future Of Dynamic Shading For Windows And Doors

Guardian Glass has developed a new, cost effective, reliable, integrated shading solution for windows and doors.

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People

Building Our Skills Appoints John Ogilvie As Ambassador

Building Our Skills – Making Fenestration a Career of Choice, the campaign behind creating a wider awareness of the Fenestration

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Training & Development

Bespoke Training From BM Aluminium Delivers Benefits For Heritage Window Systems

Heritage Window Systems (HWS) is the latest aluminium fabricator to benefit from BM Aluminium’s bespoke LogiKal software training service for

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New Installer Training Courses Launched By GGF

On the 9th of October the GGF launched its new quality mark training programme for installers with great success.

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Machinery

M&M Waste Solutions Has Sights On Recycling Boost With UNTHA Shredder

Oxfordshire-based M&M Waste Solutions looks set to boost its recycling recovery rates in 2019, thanks to the installation of a new UNTHA shredder.

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Internet

New User Friendly Emmegi Website

The brand new Emmegi website has been designed to make it easier than ever for machinery buyers to access information about any of the machines

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On-Site

Pilkington Planar™ Brings The Central Library In Tulsa, Oklahoma Into The 21st Century

When the City of Tulsa set out to renovate its 50-year-old Central Library building – one of its best-loved landmarks – it wanted to bring it

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‘The Importance of System Design Flexibility’

Buildings today perform exceptionally well and, as a result, are generally more complex in their construction. No longer does the ‘one size fit all’ approach work, with many building

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Awards

Last Call For RIBA Specification Awards Entries

Door and window hardware professionals have just weeks left to nominate their projects for the internationally recognised biennial

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Charity

£10k Donation To Moat Foundation From The Window Company (Contracts)

A giant cheque for £10,000 was presented by the team from The Window Company (Contracts) to Moat recently to support the latest .

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Carl F Groupco: In the Pink

Big hearted staff at Carl F Groupco supported the national ‘Wear it Pink’ initiative to help raise funds for the charity ‘Breast Cancer Now’.

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