• 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...
  • WIDGETS AND GLAZERITE PROVIDE NHS PRODUCT SUPPORT

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    29 April 2020
      When Jason Thompson, group managing director of Glazerite UK Group, asked for some product assistance to support a family member operating on the frontline at St Helier Hospital, London, Window Widgets were quick off the mark to provide the much-needed support for the NHS. The straps on the face...
  • Liniar Moves Swiftly to Help Front Line Workers

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    29 April 2020
    Innovative PVCu systems company Liniar has developed a new supply chain whilst its extrusion facility is temporarily closed – producing protective face visors for front line workers during the COVID19 crisis. Whilst most of the workforce was furloughed, with a skeleton team working from home,...
  • RESIDENCE INSPIRES INSTALLERS THROUGH LOCKDOWN

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    29 April 2020
      While the industry may well be in the latter stages of lockdown, The Residence Collection has continued to inspire installers with several educational e-mail bulletins designed to help installers with their marketing. As a business that’s renowned for its marketing presence, brand platform on...
  • BRISANT’S SMART CONNECTING LOCK, CONNECTS WITH FIT VISITORS

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    29 April 2020
      In 2018, Brisant-Secure surprised the industry by announcing that one of their Sweet door handles had managed survive in a salt spray chamber for 8,056 hours. The surprise was because the standard is only 240 hours. Twelve months on, Brisant put a Sweet letterplate into the same accredited test chamber...
  • PREFIX LAUNCH #100%WARM CAMPAIGN

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    26 March 2020
    Prefix Systems have just launched a #100%WARM campaign, to help communicate to the trade and consumers the fact that their WARMroof has been designed and engineered throughout to be a true ‘warm roof.’ While there are a number of solid, insulated warm roofs in the marketplace, not all of these...
  • MORE INFLUENTIAL COLOURS OF CORSE

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    26 March 2020
    As the most influential PVCu systems company in the UK, The Residence Collection continue to innovate when it comes to foiled finishes, being on trend and the increased adoption of the Corse Lawn finish further supports this claim. Corse Lawn is available for R9 with a Grained White internal...
  • MORLEY LAUNCHES NEW AND IMPROVED APP

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    23 March 2020
    Uni-blinds® integral blinds manufacturer Morley Glass & Glazing has developed a new and improved app with home integration company Loxone, allowing users to open and close their motorised integral blinds from a tablet or smartphone. By integrating Morley Glass & Glazing’s fully electronic MB...
  • It’s a great kick off for Kubu at CWG Choices

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    12 March 2020
    “The CWG open day was a great success and a brilliant way to launch the Kubu Equipped Door Lock to customers,” says Carly Graham, Customer Service Manager at CWG Choices. “It’s a simple product, with great benefits.” Kubu, by Avantis, is a mechanical lock with an electronic indicator that lets...
  • HODGSON’S EXPANSIVE SEALANT RANGE FOR PROFESSIONALS

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    04 March 2020
    Hodgson Sealants have spent much of the last 18 months expanding their range of sealants and solutions for professional window and door installers, along with sealant applicators. The family owned business is the UK’s largest independent manufacturer of sealants and related products, based in...
  • VIRTUOSO DOORS BRINGS 50 NEW CUSTOMERS ON BOARD

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    04 March 2020
    Virtuoso Doors is looking towards another successful year as it announces that it has welcomed 50 new customers to the business in the first two months of the year alone, with many installers now benefiting from its enviable support package.  After achieving growth of more than 35% last year, the...
  • ATLAS ANNOUNCES FIRST INSTALLATION OF THE MONTH WINNER OF 2020

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    03 March 2020
    Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions has named North West Bifolds as 2020’s first winner of the Atlas Installation of the Month competition. The Merseyside-based firm was January’s unanimous winner for a stunning Atlas lantern installation on a large period property in Keston, Kent. The homeowner was keen...
  • GGF LAUNCHES THINK GLASS CAMPAIGN

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    03 March 2020
    Helping Consumers Understand the Lifestyle Benefits of Glass The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has launched a new consumer PR campaign called “Think Glass” to increase awareness of the lifestyle benefits of glass to homeowners. The campaign will; use and develop consumer research, produce...
  • FIRE-RATING FIRST FOR MORLEY GLASS & GLAZING

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    28 February 2020
    Morley Glass & Glazing has become the first company in the UK to achieve a fire-rating accreditation for its insulated glass units with integral blinds inside. The fire-rated Uni-Blinds sealed units with ScreenLine integral blinds inside now comply with the performance criteria set out in the EU...
  • YOUR WINDOW TO A BETTER WORLD

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    18 February 2020
    KOMMERLING, the current rising stars of the PVCu Systems sector, have just launched a new Corporate and Social responsibility Programme across the whole profine Group and into the UK market under the headline of ‘Your Window to a Better World.’ Your Window to a Better World is the largest...
  • A COTSWOLD COLOUR TAKES THE BISCUIT FOR THE RESIDENCE COLLECTION

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    18 February 2020
    Like many of the colours and tones that feature in The Residence Collection, Cotswold Biscuit has been inspired by an Area of Outstanding National Beauty, which sits just a few miles from their head office, just south of Gloucester. The Residence Collection is arguably the most influential brand...
  • WINDOW WIDGETS LAUNCH A1 POSTER RANGE

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    11 February 2020
    With so many products, systems and ancillaries from Window Widgets, the company has decided to put them all on to a range of six A1 posters and in support of their 158-page catalogue dubbed by the industry as ‘the big pink book.’ The six wall charts represent the key product categories of Werbar,...
  • FOAMFIX ADDS TO HODGSON’S EVER EXPANDING PRODUCT RANGE

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    21 January 2020
    Hodgson Sealants have just added their new Foamfix expanding foam in a gun grade formulation, along with a dedicated cleaner and a gun, to their ever-expanding product range. Foamfix is suitable for a wide range of gap filing and sealing applications and is a moisture cure, polyurethane...
  • Kubu launches dedicated installer site for Kubu Pro

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    17 January 2020
    Leading hardware manufacturer, Avantis, has launched a new dedicated installer website for its smart lock innovation, Kubu. The new website gives installers access to everything they need to be a Kubu Pro and is live at www.pro-kubu-home.com. Mark Bromley, CEO of Avantis, says: “We’ve created the...
  • MORE INVESTMENT AND A DOUBLE SHIFT PATTERN AT VIRTUOSO DOORS

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    12 January 2020
    Virtuoso Doors has invested in new machinery and rolled out a double shift pattern at its 80,000-square foot site in the North East. The move will enable Virtuoso to ramp up production and further improve on its levels of service and product quality as it enters a phase of rapid growth. The second shift...