• Haffner Murat finalises the largest ever stand at FIT 2021

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    18 February 2021
    Haffner Murat has announced its presence at FIT 2021 with the largest ever stand in the FIT Show’s history, an eyewatering 405 sqm of exhibiting space.  The Haffner stand will showcase a complete range of fabrication machinery including some new machine innovations and platforms. Dave Thomas,...
  • A bespoke solution from Haffner Murat

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    08 February 2021
    Leading machinery specialists, Haffner Murat have reported a significant upturn in enquiries from PVC-U and aluminium fabricators interested in using automation in the new normal.  Dave Thomas, Managing Director at Haffner Murat, said: ”We are a reliable and experienced machinery partner for...
  • Thermoseal Group Ramps Up its Warm Edge Production and Increases its IG Component Stockholding

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    08 February 2021
    Following the purchase of its new 2-acre warm edge production site in Wigan, Thermoseal Group has invested significant additional funds in the extensive reconstruction of the building to accommodate a raft of new equipment to further automate and increase its Thermobar and Thermoflex Warm Edge...
  • Arkay Windows announces its upgraded UniFOLD bi-fold

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    08 February 2021
    Arkay Windows is delighted to announce two upgraded versions of its hugely popular slim bi-folding door. As a contemporary aluminium bi-fold, the UniFOLD and UniFOLD+ offer market-leading performance in many areas including modern, narrow sightlines, thermal efficiency, security and ease of...
  • MORLEY GLASS & GLAZING INCREASES VOLUME BY 50%

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    08 February 2021
    Integral blinds manufacturer Morley Glass & Glazing has started the New Year with a 50% increase in volume compared with last year. Increased demand from existing customers and an influx of new customers has seen manufacturing capacity rise from an average of 2,500 to 3,500 integral blinds a week. Managing...
  • Love Is In The Air

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    08 February 2021
    If you love your job role, career, or the industry you work in, why wouldn’t you shout about it? Well, that is exactly what Building Our Skills is asking you to do by taking part in a Month of Love for the Fenestration industry. Building Our Skills (BOS) has joined forces with some of the...
  • A BEAUTIFUL BLACK TUDOR RESIDENCE

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    08 February 2021
    Sussex-based Nuglaze Home Services recently completed a replacement window and door project with Residence 9, in a period home with true Tudor detailing, including leaded top lights, structural corner posts and two oriel bay windows, all in the No.10 Black finish. In years gone by such...
  • Explore the dimension of imagination with 4Site Imaging from Windowlink

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    08 February 2021
    Glazing industry software specialist Windowlink has made a new service available for its Vector program, enabling homeowners to ‘foresee the dream’ with the next level in project visualisation – the 4Site Imaging Bureau. Mark Dudley, Managing Director at Windowlink, explains: “Vector is an...
  • Engineered with GRiPCORE Technology

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    08 February 2021
    DOORCO, the UK’s leading composite door manufacturer, is launching an exciting new addition to their composite door range with a new hybrid door slab engineered using GRiPCORE Technology. This new door has the same GRP skin but with a solid timber core, offering unrivalled results when it comes to...
  • HERITAGE PROJECT BENEFITS FROM MORLEY GLASS FUNDING

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    08 February 2021
    Leeds-based Morley Glass & Glazing has pledged £500 to help fund repairs to an important piece of Yorkshire’s World War One heritage. Morley’s contribution to the Yorkshire Trench is its first donation from its GreenVision Fund, where is uses the money it receives from supplying Saint-Gobain Glass...
  • WorkSmart - You’re busy, but are you profitable? 

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    26 January 2021
    Welcome to the first installment of ‘WorkSmart’, an initiative launched by FIT Show and Business Pilot to help installers be more profitable.  This first installment, ‘WorkSmart - Are you profitable?’, uses exclusive data and insight from the Business Pilot team and is designed to challenge...
  • CONSERVATION CREAM FROM THE RESIDENCE COLLECTION

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    18 November 2020
      Clotted Cream R9 windows and doors from The Residence Collection, recently graced a beautiful project in a Staffordshire conservation area, much to the delight of the homeowners. A Grained White internal finish was specified to keep things neutral, featuring polished chrome pear drop handles and...
  • WINDOW WIDGETS LAUNCHES NEW TRADE COUNTER NETWORK

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    18 November 2020
      Window Widgets have just launched a new Trade Counter Network, that is already looking to boast over one hundred partners in the first few months after launch and in time will spread right across all areas of the UK. Already a business with an unrivalled product range of consumables and...
  • MORLEY GLASS CRUSHER REACHES 200 TONNE RECYCLING LANDMARK

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    11 November 2020
    Integral blinds specialist Morley Glass & Glazing has prevented more than 200 tonnes of post-consumer glass from going to landfill and 64,226kg of CO2 emissions from going into the atmosphere, whilst raising money for “green” projects. The recycling landmark has been reached after the sealed unit...
  • AN INVESTMENT IN QUALITY FOR PROFINE

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    12 October 2020
      With some of the tools for KÖMMERLING 70 now up and running for profine UK, the company has introduced Neil Stuart as the new quality manager for the business and he brings with him over 25 years industry experience from another UK systems house. Neil’s introduction also coincides with the...
  • PROFINE CEO FLIES IN TO NEW UK MANUFACTURING FACILITY

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    28 September 2020
    Dr Peter Mrosik, owner and CEO of profine Group GmbH, flew in to visit the new profine UK facility in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire and with it see first-hand the scale of operations and the newly acquired brands and systems. Collectively, the new UK operation is one of the largest subsidiaries in...
  • Britmet LiteSlate – A Truly British Success Story 

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    07 September 2020
    Britmet started the journey into the composite slate tile market in 2017 in the bid to create an authentic, sustainable, lightweight slate. After research began in February, Britmet originally specified a synthetic tile to be manufactured in China to research and test product demand in the UK. Almost...
  • FOILING AT HOME

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    15 August 2020
    profine UK have already begun the foiling of KÖMMERLING 70 profiles at their new facility in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire, along with the newly acquired PVCu systems, which include the Legend platform and the Evolve vertical sliding sash window. With demand notably up on pre-COVID-19 levels, having...
  • NEW DUAL LIVERY FOR RESIDENCE AND WIDGETS

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    15 August 2020
    Not a company for standing still, Window Widgets have added new dual-branded vehicle livery, which also includes graphics for The Residence Collection, on to one of their trucks, as they look to roll this new design across their delivery fleet of 18 tonne lorries. With both brands highly visible,...
  • Avantek Announces Partnership with Graf Synergy

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    03 July 2020
    Dedicated machinery provider to the fenestration industry, Avantek Machinery is delighted to announce it is now an official Graf Synergy distributor for the UK! This commercial partnership will lead the Italian company to significantly consolidate its presence in the United Kingdom, thus allowing...
  • MORE MARKETING SUPPORT FROM THE RESIDENCE COLLECTION

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    18 June 2020
    The Residence Collection continues to be highly visible and proactive throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and as we come out of the other side in a measured and disciplined way. This has been to support trade partners and to encourage consumers with increased interaction, through a number of social...
  • FIT Show interview: Jamie Munday, Sales Director, Avantek Machinery

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    18 June 2020
      1 - What has been the single biggest impact on the way that you and your teams have adapted to working? We’ve all had to very quickly get to grips with new technology and set up remote working – often not easy, but necessary so we could keep communication lines open. Lockdown has affected our...
  • BRISANT LAUNCH TRADE FACEBOOK PAGE

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    18 June 2020
      Brisant-Secure is all about making it easy for locksmiths to sell locks and door installers to sell doors. Each and every one of these businesses has a story to tell or expertise to share, and that’s why the company has launched their trade Facebook page. We’re always hearing customers tell us how...
  • Post-lockdown boost for Morley Glass & Glazing

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    18 June 2020
      Morley Glass & Glazing has achieved a 35% increase in production of its sealed units with integral blinds inside compared to pre-lockdown manufacturing levels. Last week the £18m turnover company manufactured 3400 integral blinds compared to a weekly average of 2500 which was typically produced prior...
  • HS TRADE WINS AWARD FOR ITS RESIDENCE FACTORY

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    11 June 2020
    HS Trade has recently won in the Build 2020 Home and Garden Awards, as best independent window and door manufacturer – East Midlands, which is represented by its new Made By Sedgebrook brand. Over the last 12 months, HS Trade has invested heavily in the development of its Timberweld manufactured R7 and R9...
  • PROFINE MAKES STRATEGIC ONWARD SALE

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    11 June 2020
      Following on from the acquisition of essential assets from the administrators of Aperture Trading Ltd, which includes the Evolve, Legend and WarmCore brands, profine Group have sold the finished window and door manufacturing facilities to Solar Norvik Ltd & Solar Calibre Doors Ltd for an...
  • A great story of cross-industry innovation: The GRABO Vacuum Lifter

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    11 June 2020
        In 2010 two mechanical engineers, Nimo Rotem and Oleg Zhukov, began custom-designing and building specialist power tools for scientific and government organisations, including the US Navy and Israeli Defence Forces. Their love of innovation and knowledge of engineering enabled them to develop and...