31st July 2018
 
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DGCOS And Certass Seal Partnership Agreement
 

Consumer protection organisation DGCOS and certification specialists Certass have agreed a partnership deal, commencing 1st August 2018. The agreement marks the start of close collaboration between the two groups, benefitting installers that are members of both and the industry as a whole.

Certass is widely recognised as one of the industry’s most respected and comprehensive competent person schemes.

 
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Virtuoso Launches First Aluminium Frame For Composite Doors
 

Virtuoso Doors has pulled off yet another first in the composite door arena with the announcement that its range of composite doors is now available in an aluminium outer frame from REAL Aluminium.

The development makes Virtuoso Doors the first manufacturer in the industry to offer a choice of both aluminium and PVCu frames for composite doors. The company’s collection of composite doors, which includes Virtu-AL – the UK’s first aluminium textured,

 
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Tradelink Introduces Its Seamless Weld To R9S Collection
 

Tradelink Window Solutions has created the definitive Residence range for installers by adding the seamlessly welded R9s to the collection. Just like the R7s window, R9s offers a fully welded frame with stunning aesthetics that will wow homeowners.

Not only that, but R9s is PAS 24 certified and comes with the option to glaze on site, or have fully bonded glass, depending on the installer’s preferred choice

 
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Profile 22’S Products Help Transform A Tired Commercial And Retail Block Into 14 One Bedroom Apartments
 

Profile 22’s products have recently been used to help transform a tired commercial and retail block in Redditch, Worcestershire into 14 one bedroom apartments. The project was undertaken by longstanding Profile 22 customer Framexpress and their installer Goldstar Windows.

The commercial and retail block required new curtain walling and casement windows as part of the wider refurbishment.

 
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Solar Shading Specialists Supercharged With Major Machinery Investment

 

Machinery from elumatec is helping a louvre and solar shading specialist gear up for growth.

York-based Solinear, the respected manufacturer of architectural louvres, shading and façade screening solutions, has purchased an SBZ 122 3-axis CNC.

The SBZ is one of the most popular aluminium profile machining lines, internationally renowned for its efficiency, reliability and outstanding

 
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BJ Waller Exclusively Launches The BUVA IsoStone Door Threshold

 

Architectural Ironmonger BJ Waller launches the BUVA IsoStone threshold, as the exclusive supplier in the UK.

BUVA IsoStone is a high strength, high quality, insulated and weatherproof door threshold, perfect for timber and composite entrance doors, including double doors.

 
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Hurst’s Growth Spurs Recruitment Drive

 

Rapid growth at Hurst has spurred a major recruitment drive at the company. With several new customers on board and increased production across door panels and composite doors, Hurst has already created four new roles within its customer service and sales order processing departments. And now, as part of its strategy for planned growth, the firm will soon be recruiting additional factory and office staff to satisfy increased demand.

 
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Bennetts Score Strike At Superbowl St Helens

 

Bennett Architectural have been chosen to provide glazing solutions for the new Superbowl UK based at Linkway West in St. Helens.

The 24,000 square feet complex will feature 12 tenpin bowling lanes, a Crazy Club soft play centre, a Ninja Warrior trampoline-style assault course, an amusement arcade, a diner and a lounge sports bar.

 
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Everglade Launches New Product Selector Tool
 

“Talking to customers gives us the ideas for our literature, sales tools and technical support guides,” explains Jay Patel, Sales & Marketing Director at Everglade Windows.

“We talk to them about what challenges they face, whether it’s during the sales pitch or installing on site and then come up with new ways to help make their lives easier. That’s where the idea of our new product selector came from.

 
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Insight Data Delivers In-Depth Market Research For Hardware Specialists Window Ware

 

Independent hardware distributors Window Ware recently partnered with Insight Data, provider of prospect data and market intelligence to commission an in-depth, independent study surrounding supplier preferences.

Insight Data’s in-house research team quizzed a cross-section of industry professionals about the suppliers they use,

 
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Icotherm Roof Systems To Exhibit At UK Construction Week

 

Icotherm Roof Systems will be at The Build Show as part of the Product Showcase on the PIGS Pavilion, organised by Balls2 Marketing.

The new Doors, Windows & Glass Show has been added to The Build Show, part of UK Construction Week, after feedback from last year’s exhibition saw massive demand from visitors to see more windows, doors,

 
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Former England Footballer To Host The Education Awards

 

Former England footballer Graeme Le Saux has been announced as this year’s guest speaker at the annual Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) Education Awards.

Graeme will lead the celebrations, which will recognise the outstanding educational achievements of the door hardware industry’s rising stars at the Royal Lancaster hotel in London on 8 November.

 
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PIGS Returns To Glasgow

 

After a successful first event in 2017, PiGS is returning to Glasgow on Thursday 6 September. Hosted at a new venue, Saint Judes on Bath St, it is the third PiGS event of 2018.

Organiser Sarah Ball says: “Our first Scottish PiGS last year was well-attended, with companies based all over the UK descending on Glasgow for the usual fun night of networking and catching up with industry friends.

 
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It’s Happy Ever ‘Rafter’ For Window Ware Team At River Festival Charity Race

 

Not content with supplying door and window companies across the country with hardware, Window Ware have been giving back to the community too.

And it was a case of sink or swim as a team from the Bedford-based company took part in the county town’s River Festival Raft Race to raise money for Bedford Hospitals Charity, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

 
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Recruitment

2x Installer Sales Managers (North and South)

Two Installer Sales Managers in the North and South required by Leka Systems

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Trade News

No Sign Of Brexit Nerves In Construction

Construction SMEs enjoyed rising workloads in the second quarter of 2018, despite continuing concerns over skills shortages and increasing costs, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

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HOPPE (UK) Heads To The World’s Largest Home Retailer

With a greater need for security that complements home design, HOPPE (UK) has launched its tried and tested hardware range on Wayfair, the world’s largest online retailer for home and décor products.

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Deceuninck Scores Highly In Latest Independent Customer Survey

Deceuninck’s latest annual customer survey shows very high levels of customer satisfaction across the board. The systems company achieved particularly strong scores for high quality products that meet the latest industry standards, product availability and on-time deliveries.

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REHAU Celebrates Latest Accolade

There have been celebrations at REHAU, as the polymer processor has received yet another award recognising its excellence within the industry and its energy efficient building products.

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Senior Sees Soar In Demand For Its Ali Doors And Windows

Following the launch of its new super-slim Ali VU aluminium window at the beginning of the year, Senior Architectural Systems has reported a significant increase in the number of new trade accounts being set up

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New Quarterly Standards Reviews Published To Help Door And Window Hardware Experts Navigate The Regulations Landscape

In response to the ever-changing regulatory landscape, the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) has published its first Quarterly Standards

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Product News

Heritage Style And Cutting Edge Performance With Epwin Window Systems

Epwin Window Systems fabricators can now deliver everything the market is looking for. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Epwin Window Systems, commented: “When it comes to heritage windows such as vertical sliders and flush casements,

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Hardware Ordering Is Easy With Epwin Window Systems

In a time-pressed industry, finding ways to save time and make life easier for customers is more important than ever. It’s something Epwin Window Systems has always understood and thanks to its in-house Safeware hardware range,

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Events

Sun Shines Again For Record Glazerite Golf Day

All-time record entries and soaring temperatures made it another day to remember when 27 teams of Glazerite customers joined 14 others for the 13th Glazerite Pro-Am Golf Day.

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Exhibitions

GGF Heading For ‘Brilliant Platform’ Of Glasstec Dusseldorf

The world’s largest trade fair for the glass industry is back again and the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at Glasstec, in Dusseldorf on the 23rd to 26th of October.

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On-Site

Teal Helps University Building Achieve Correct Vented Air Requirements

A building seen as a tool in Oxford University’s search for new medical discoveries is achieving the vented air requirements to maintain a healthy environment thanks to openers provided by Teal Products.

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Awards

NHIC Annual Awards To Be Supported By GGF Group

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) Group is delighted to be supporting the 44th National Home Improvement Council (NHIC) Awards, taking place on 22nd November at One Whitehall Place, London.

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GGF To Sponsor G18 Awards, Contribute Judging Expertise

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce that it will once again sponsor the G18 Awards, which will take place this year at the London Hilton on Park Lane on 30 November 2018.

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Charity

Purplex And Insight Data Conquer Mighty Marines Challenge

A team of eight hardy souls braved the heat to take on the Royal Marines Charity Bootcamp Challenge – and lived to tell the tale.

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Bennetts Hit £11,000 Milestone For The Donna Louise

Aluminium glazing specialists Bennett Architectural are delighted to announce they have raised an incredible £11,000 for the Donna Louise.

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