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The International Centre, Telford 12-14 April 2016

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Set up in 2010 to supply the trade with Schüco aluminium bi-folds, Glide Sliding Doors and Dutemänn Haus residential doors Dartford, Kent based Dutemänn has enjoyed remarkable growth ever since, now producing the equivalent of more than 200 three-panel bi-folding doors every month.

Taking a leap of faith with its first ever exhibition stand at the inaugural FIT Show in April 2013, so successful was the event for Dutemänn the company returned the following year with a stand double the size and has now doubled that to 48 metres for 2016. With the addition of Dutemänn Glide-S large panel sliding doors for 2016 the company needs the space to show the burgeoning range of folding, sliding and residential doors, but it would not be sizing up if previous appearances had not ...


Anyone looking for proof of how teamwork can benefit the whole supply chain need look no further than the Cambridgeshire village of Haddenham where trade fabricator Glazerite Windows Ltd, VEKA PLC and G14 “Installer of the year” award winner The Window Company (Contracts) Ltd completed a social housing new build contract for The Sanctuary Housing Group with main contractor T J Evers Ltd.

VEKA’s commercial team work closely with Sanctuary housing and they agreed on the 80% recycled Infinity bevelled system for this project. VEKA submitted the enquiry to their fabricator/installation partners who not only supply the Infinity range of products but also meet the Secured by Design requirements for the future homes project. Glazerite discussed the opportunity with The Window Company (Contracts) who submitted the tender to Evers and subsequently won the contract – for all the ...


Glazerite Windows Ltd was expecting a good reaction to the launch of its Warmcore aluminium bi-fold but its Northwest Division landed two orders as soon as the brochure went out – and is already following up many more enquiries in the short time since.

As well as being one of the lowest U-Values of any bi-fold on the market, it was immediately hailed as “a fitter’s dream” by the experienced subcontract fitter on the first of the jobs. “I’ve installed all kinds of bi-folds, aluminium and PVC-U,” said Steven Harris who was fitting the Warmcore in a domestic installation for Hardshaw Developments (pictured), “This was the first Warmcore I’d fitted and it was brilliant.” Glazerite’s Northern Divisional Sales Manager Peter ...


Just as exhibitors have clamoured to book stands for the 2016 FIT Show, which takes place in April at The International Centre Telford, then so too are people rushing to book their places at the Gala Dinner. With an enlarged capacity of 890 places, just 220 seats – that’s 22 tables – remain, with more than 10 months to go until the big occasion.

The FIT Show Gala Dinner has become a social highlight of the industry with exhibitors and visitors taking advantage of their presence at the industry’s commercial focal point to gather and relax in style. With dozens of tables booked even before the event appeared on The FIT Show website, just 22 tables remain early in July, with proximity to the stage arranged on a first-come-first-served basis for the first time. Guests will enjoy a champagne reception, fine food and wines and star ...


Fast growing composite door manufacturer DOORCO has now launched its eagerly awaited new website and upgraded its linked online ordering system. The combined website and ordering system provides the company’s resellers with an important resource through which to increase sales. It is a further indication of the company’s commitment to continually improving customer service.

Creating the new website was a lengthy process, due to DOORCO’s continuous expansion of its product range with new styles and choices which were added throughout the website design process. The end result however is and exceptionally clear, bright and modern site and its simplicity encourage the user to delve deeper and explore more options. The News and Build Check Calculator are two other site facilities designed to provide support for DOORCO customers. The site is designed to provide a ...

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