• POLYFRAME LAUNCHES MARKET LEADING VERTICAL SLIDER

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    05 December 2019
    Polyframe has upgraded its extensive portfolio of PVCu products with the introduction of the new Imagine Vertical Sliding Sash from VEKA. The move will bring new sales opportunities for Polyframe  customers who want to make the most of the rising demand for vertical sliding sash windows. Richard Lee, PVCu...
  • CWG’S FIVE-YEAR COMMITMENT TO KOMMERLING

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    02 December 2019
    CWG Choices, one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of PVCu windows and doors, has just signed an exclusive five-year deal with profine UK, for the supply of a wide range of KÖMMERLING window and door systems.  It’s an agreement that provides profine and their KÖMMERLING brand with an exclusive supply...
  • INSTALLER MAKES THE RIGHT CHOICE WITH CUSTOMADE DIGITAL PACKAGE

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    01 December 2019
    An installer is reaping the benefits of Customade Group’s new digital marketing package, having generated dozens of qualified customer leads and achieved an astonishing return on investment of 1420%. Glasgow-based Right Choice Homes was one of the UK’s first installers to buy-in to Customade’s...
  • BELFAST CITY HOSPITAL BENEFITS FROM MORLEY EXPERTISE

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    01 December 2019
    Morley Glass & Glazing has recently completed a £500,000 integral blind installation at Belfast City Hospital’s new Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit. The £20m two-storey building now benefits from Morley’s SL20 MB system, which was specifically developed for the project to feature two operating...
  • WINDOW AND RESIDENTIAL DOOR TRENDS FOR 2020

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    09 November 2019
    As 2019 draws to a close, The Residence Collection are already looking towards 2020, with a view to leading the market in terms of tomorrow’s window and residential door design convention, across their R2, R7 and R9 pioneering product platforms. The Residence Collection was the first brand in the...
  • WINNING WAYS FOR KORNICHE

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    09 November 2019
    At the glittering inaugural Conservatory & Orangery Awards on October 30th the Korniche Aluminium Roof Lantern picked up yet another independently judged award  -  Best Rooflight and Lantern System and even though not launched yet achieved a finalist position in the Technical Innovation Category for the...
  • NEWGLAZE BOOSTS ALUMINIUM BUSINESS WITH VIRTU-AL

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    05 November 2019
    Newglaze Windows Ltd is the latest in a string of installers to partner with Virtuoso Doors and close more sales with the Virtu-AL aluminium textured composite door in an aluminium outer frame. Having seen a sharp rise in demand for aluminium, the Dorset-based firm wanted to expand its portfolio...
  • DOUBLE DELIGHT FOR PREFIX AT THE NFA’S

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    05 November 2019
    Prefix Systems did the double at the National Fenestration Awards, with the most votes for Conservatory Roof Fabricator 2019 and with marketing coordinator, Hannah Gilrane, nominated as Social Networker 2019. In the hotly contested Conservatory Roof Fabricator 2019 category, Prefix amassed 81.6%...
  • Morley celebrates double award win

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    23 October 2019
    It’s a double celebration for Morley Glass & Glazing this month as the business has been announced as the winner of two categories at the 2019 National Fenestration Awards. The business came out on top against two other companies to win the Integral Blinds Company category and was also revealed as the...
  • 7 SUBSTRATES AND 7 CHAMBERS FOR R7.

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    22 October 2019
    R7 is proving to be the perfect replacement PVCu window, boasting a number of design features and performance credentials as a flush inside/outside innovation. Having been borne out of the R9 window, it shares the same sightlines, yet with a frame depth of 75mm, is perfectly suited for the middle...
  • HY-SPEC® 25 - NOW SEAL BETTER IN COLOUR!

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    17 October 2019
    HY-SPEC® 25 was launched earlier this year at the FIT Show to great acclaim, as a next generation hybrid sealant for the installation of windows and doors. With a new in-line tinting facility for Hodgson Sealants in Hull, the company is now making this defining new product in white, black, grey,...
  • GARY’S THE RECRUIT TO #COMEALONG TO KOMMERLING

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    17 October 2019
    Gary Tamburro has joined profine UK and the KÖMMERLING brand as area manager for the South East, as the company looks to further enhance their reputation as the current rising stars of the PVCu systems sector. After an award-winning marketing campaign that’s encouraged fabricators, installers and...
  • GGF MEMBERS TURN BACK TIME AT MUSEUM OF BRANDS

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    14 October 2019
    The GGF’S Networking Event on the 25th of September proved both memorable and enjoyable as over 50 Members and guests visited the Museum of Brands in Notting Hill. Held on the evening before the GGF’s Members’ Day, the Networking Event gave Members the opportunity to relax and enjoy the unique...
  • KÖMMERLING GETS CLEVER WITH A GENIUS START UP

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    14 October 2019
    KÖMMERLING have partnered up with Genius Systems Ltd, an ambitious new window and door manufacturing start-up who have already invested over £1 million in capital equipment. No strangers to large scale window and door fabrication, Peter Dyson and David Eagle are heading up this new business...
  • POLYFRAME STRENGTHENS OFFER WITH YALE RAPIDE LOCK

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    05 October 2019
    Polyframe has furthered its alliance with leading security brand Yale with the announcement that the Yale Rapide lock – one of the strongest and highest performing window locks on the market – is now available across Polyframe’s entire range of PVCu windows. The development means that installers...
  • KÖMMERLING IS A G19 AWARDS FINALIST

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    30 September 2019
    After a strong multi-faceted marketing campaign under the #ComeAlong mantra, KÖMMERLING have been nominated as one of the finalists in the hotly contested Promotional Campaign of the Year category, at the illustrious G19 Awards. The business has already won the award for Best Creative in the FIT...
  • REAL ALUMINIUM SPEARHEADS NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT WITH NEW APPOINTMENT

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    26 September 2019
    With continued investment and strong revenue growth, Customade Group has announced the appointment of Tom Allen as senior product manager with responsibility for the group’s REAL Aluminium brand. The appointment of Tom will support REAL Aluminium in its mission to be the benchmark for aluminium in...
  • DOUBLE G AWARDS NOMINATION FOR ATLAS

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    24 September 2019
    Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions has been named as a finalist in not one, but two categories at the forthcoming G19 awards.   The glazing industry’s prestigious and longest-standing awards event, the G Awards attract hundreds of entries from businesses throughout the industry, and this year Atlas is up for...
  • HODGSON’S FIRESTRIP 30 EXCELS IN LATEST TEST

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    19 September 2019
    Firestrip 30 from Hodgson Sealants has again excelled, amassing an impressive 47 minutes in their latest BS EN 1363-1:2012 test for a 30-minute fire rating. The company is again backing Fire Door Safety Week with their range of products for the fire protection market for sealants and tapes...
  • VBH Newcomers find their feet

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    19 September 2019
    Two new Area Sales Representatives at leading hardware supplier VBH, Harriet Adams and Gareth Dix, are proving themselves more than capable in driving new business and offering great customer service.   Harriet Adams has now been with VBH for a little over a year. As a newcomer to the industry,...
  • GLAZERITE IS AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE SMART HOME MOVEMENT

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    19 September 2019
    The Ultion lock has been fitted as standard for many years by The Glazerite UK Group Ltd, offering homeowners safe, secure doors that stop burglars entering their homes.  The pressure for door manufacturers to enter the smart home market has been vast, with homeowners wanting the same convenience over...
  • Best Solid Roof nomination for SupaLite at Conservatory & Orangery Awards 2019

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    09 September 2019
    The team at SupaLite, the respected roof manufacturer, are celebrating as their marquee SupaLite tiled roof system is shortlisted for ‘Best Solid Roof System’ at the inaugural Conservatory & Orangery Awards. Launched in 2012, the SupaLite system rose to prominence in the retro-fit market by...
  • KÖMMERLING SPONSORS THE G19 AWARDS

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    09 September 2019
    Current rising star of the PVCu systems sector, KÖMMERLING, has become a main event sponsor for the G19 Awards, which will be held on 29th November 2019, at the London Hilton on Park Lane. Over the years the G-Awards has become one of the most important events in the glazing and fenestration...
  • LOCKWOOD CELEBRATE 21 YEARS WITH THEIR FIRST CUSTOMER

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    30 August 2019
    Lockwood Windows have been established since 1998 and have been a loyal KÖMMERLING fabricator right from day one. Earlier this year they were approached by one of their very first customers with a request for a new front window and high security entrance door. Karen Lowther purchased a window and...
  • NEW URBANROOM BROCHURE FROM PREFIX

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    30 August 2019
    Prefix Systems have just updated the consumer brochure for URBANroom, their contemporary aluminium glazed extension which is available as a complete kit from the foundations upwards or as a roof only option with their unique gutter shroud. URBANroom is the contemporary twist on the conservatory,...
  • KÖMMERLING’S NEW BROCHURE PORTFOLIO

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    26 August 2019
    KÖMMERLING have completely revamped their brochure portfolio to represent their UK product strategy and to provide the trade and consumers with informative information and inspiring new imagery in the market for highly engineered PVCu window and door systems. The new suited literature range is...
  • Edgetech regional manager rides the Retro Run

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    21 August 2019
    It’s a pub crawl with a difference – it takes place in broad daylight and there’s a 7-mile cycle involved. Over nearly a decade, the Retro Run has raised thousands of pounds for deserving West Midlands charities. And this year, as on many previous occasions, Edgetech’s Northern Regional Manager...
  • EWENNY GROWS WITH ATLAS LANTERN 2.0

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    16 August 2019
    Bridgend-based Ewenny Home Improvements has seen its business grow rapidly after becoming one of the first firms to upgrade to the new Atlas Lantern 2.0. The lantern, which is the slimmest non-bonded glazed roof available, is already proving a hit with their customers. Ewenny’s director Andrew...
  • HODGSON’S HERITAGE PUTTY GOES BACK TO BLACK

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    16 August 2019
    On the back of their widely used and trusted white heritage putty, Hodgson Sealants have just launched an additional black variant in response to customer demand and as a glazing solution for the steel window segment. The heritage putty from Hodgson Sealants provides the visual appearance of a...
  • NEW ULTION WXM PERFORMS 5X NORMAL 3 STAR TEST STANDARD

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    14 August 2019
    Ultion WXM has extra molybdenum, the metal that is 25% denser than iron, integrated within its design. Brisant-Secure redesigned and improved the materials used to increase the strength and durability that Ultion brings. The BS EN1303 test requires standard 3 Star locks to achieve 100,000 cycles...
  • Improveasy award Swish Home Improvements with Platinum award for exceptional customer service

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    13 August 2019
    Following a remarkable first 12 months offering finance, Improveasy, the industry’s specialist finance provider has awarded Swish Home Improvements with a Platinum award for their exceptional customer service. The Middlesbrough-firm, which specialises in a full range of home improvements, boasts...
  • ‘Consumer finance provides the solution to Britain’s savings crisis’ says Improveasy

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    13 August 2019
    A recent report has revealed the true extent of Britain’s savings crisis, with a remarkable 15% of Brits having no savings at all. The report, which was compiled by Finder, also found that one-in-three Brits have less than £1,500 in savings. It also revealed 22-29 year-olds are the worst at...
  • POLYFRAME PROTECTION PROMISE MAKES PAS24 EASY

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    13 August 2019
    Polyframe has made it quick and easy for customers to quote and price their PVCu windows and doors to ensure that they meet the industry recognised requirements of PAS24:2016 and qualify for the new ‘Polyframe Protection Promise’ (PPP). Backed by Yale, the Polyframe Protection Promise is the best...
  • VIRTUOSO GEARS UP FOR FURTHER GROWTH

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    07 August 2019
    2019 is proving to be another stellar year for Virtuoso doors, the Birtley-based manufacturer of composite and PVCu panel doors, with the business on target to achieve growth of 40% by the end of the year. Tony Craggs, managing director of Virtuoso Doors, explains: “This year has been all about...
  • REAL ALUMINIUM MADE EASIER WITH ONLINE SYSTEM

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    07 August 2019
    REAL Aluminium continues to make a ‘REAL Difference’ for installers after developing a comprehensive training programme for its new quoting and ordering system, which is available free of charge. REAL has already hosted a successful day-long seminar where 15 installers were shown how to use REAL...
  • RESIDENCE IS BACKING PANEL DOOR PERFORMANCE

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    07 August 2019
    With the launch of Residence Doors at the FIT Show and true to form, The Residence Collection are embracing bespoke and hand-crafted entrance door manufacturing by using existing sash and bead profiles, coupled with a performance door panel in either 28 or 44mm. This means that existing...
  • FROM 1994 TO 2019, CELEBRATED BY ELITE WINDOWS

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    16 July 2019
    Not only does the year 1994, reflect one in which both Yahoo and Amazon were founded, but on a smaller scale, Elite Windows (Burton) Limited was established and today is a loyal KÖMMERLING fabricator. As one of a handful of businesses in the industry that has continually traded for 25 years, the...
  • WARMROOF HYBRID GOES DOUBLE

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    12 July 2019
    The impressive WARMroof hybrid roof from Prefix Systems will now be made available with a double glazed unit as standard, providing installers with significantly lighter units to handle on site. This unique WARMroof system has been designed to be the ultimate solid and tiled roof system in the...
  • OFFICE EXPANSION FOR HODGSON SEALANTS

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    12 July 2019
    Beverley-based Hodgson Sealants have just completed an impressive two-storey office expansion programme, to cope with current growth and as part of ambitious expansion plans for their future in the sealants sector. With a customer base in the trade and commercial sectors, Hodgson Sealants have...
  • GGF ISSUES STATEMENT ON CPR AND INSULATING GLASS UNITS

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    12 July 2019
    It is now six years since compliance with the Construction Products Regulations (CPR) became a legal requirement in the UK. The CPR (which replaced the Construction Products Directive) was implemented in the UK, on 1st July 2013 and requires all construction products placed on the market, which...
  • NEW COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR AT HODGSON SEALANTS

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    08 July 2019
    Hodgson Sealants have just appointed Gary Thomas as their new commercial director, to oversee all sales and marketing activity for the UK based sealant specialist. With over 30 years’ experience in the sealants and adhesive industries, Gary brings with him considerable expertise at managerial and...
  • SHORTWOOD UNITED IS INSPIRED BY THE BUNDESLIGA!

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    08 July 2019
    When KÖMMERLING’s area sales manager, Jason Scrivens, was appointed the manager of semi-professional football club Shortwood United, he decided to take a little inspiration from the Bundesliga. KÖMMERLING are the main sponsor for the Bundesliga team 1. FSV Mainz 05, who have just finished the...
  • ERA’s 3* Kitemarked Invincible Double Cylinder Has Competitive Edge

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    03 July 2019
    ERA’s 3* BS Kitemarked Invincible Double cylinder is offering fabricators and installers great opportunities for differentiating themselves from their competitors, thanks to its unique features and benefits. And now the cylinder, which has five times the strength of conventional options, is...
  • PREFIX’S NEW SHOWROOM OPENING IS A BIG SUCCESS

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    02 July 2019
    The opening of the new flagship showroom at Prefix Systems proved to be a huge success, as the industry media and customers all enjoyed the event and experienced a wide range of perfectly presented products and systems on display. After several months in construction, the new showroom has been...
  • RETRO-FIX POSTS A MUST FOR REPLACEMENTS SAYS PREFIX

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    01 July 2019
    The replacement conservatory roof sector is booming, but installers must consider installing the Retro-Fix posts from Prefix Systems, given the potential catastrophic events of a structural failure. With tired polycarbonate glazed roofs being replaced with glass or solid, tiled roofs, the...
  • ULTION SMART HAS HOMEOWNER SECURITY AT ITS HEART

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    01 July 2019
    Brisant Secure has a long track record as a security company, that creates locks and handles which keep people safe.  In Brisant’s development of Ultion SMART, homeowner security was at the top of the wish list. Ultion SMART has been developed in collaboration with Salto Systems.  Their tried and...
  • CUSTOMADE GROUP INVESTS IN DOOR GROWTH

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    28 June 2019
    Customade Group Trading Limited (“Customade”) has acquired the manufacturing assets of Worcester-based GBW Panels Ltd from administrators Leonard Curtis. The manufacture of GBW panels will be moved to Customade’s Virtuoso Doors division, the Birtley based manufacturer of composite door sets and...
  • SupaLite’s Super Nina helps raise over £3,900 for local charity

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    28 June 2019
    Nina Colquhoun, Finance Director at tiled roof manufacturer SupaLite, has helped to raise an incredible £3,971 for the charity Cash for Kids. Supported by SupaLite, Nina’s charity drive began by organising a special five-a-side football tournament. The ‘SupaLite Cash for Kids Charity Shield’ saw...
  • BRISANT STRIDE AHEAD WITH ULTION WXM

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    21 June 2019
    The design of Ultion WXM has evolved to address the ever-increasing pressure on euro-cylinders with new door styles and multi-point locking systems.  Brisant Secure has the benefit of being jointly owned by the man that designed Ultion initially and he has the unique knowledge needed to ensure that...
  • NOW THERE’S ENTRANCE DOORS FOR YOUR RESIDENCE TOO

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    19 June 2019
    Not only does The Residence Collection encapsulate three different and sumptuous window systems, but now there’s a range of engineered residential doors, as well as the flush inward opening balcony and outward opening French door options, all under the new Residence D (RD) brand. These new...
  • A VERANDAH FOR ALL SEASONS

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    19 June 2019
    The British love affair with outdoor living continues with the growth in demand of the Verandah from Prefix Systems, which offers near all-year round opportunities to sit outside and from a trade perspective rapid installation times and a new revenue stream. Verandah is a fully bespoke system it’s...
  • GGF APPOINTS NEW BOARD DIRECTOR

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    18 June 2019
    The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce that it has co-opted Gaby Mendham, Director of Ecoglass Ltd, to the GGF Board, further enhancing the breadth and diversity of talent charged with ensuring the successful governance of the Federation. Gaby has been in the industry for...
  • Dekko celebrates Secured by Design Accreditation for Residence Collection

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    05 June 2019
      Well-respected premium fabricator Dekko Windows Systems is celebrating receiving Secured by Design Accreditation (SBD) on the Residence Collection. With security and crime prevention a massive consideration for homeowners and a strong selling point for installers, it is another tick in the box for...
  • AMA Research Fenestration Industry Report

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    03 June 2019
    A mini report produced exclusively for FIT Show can be downloaded here AMA Research is a specialist provider of market research reports and insight into the UK building and construction industry.  View the report to take advantage of the exclusive FIT Show offer of 10% off glazing bundle
  • STG expands its portfolio with its Customisable Large-Scale Printed Laminated Glas

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    23 May 2019
    Specialist Toughened Glass (STG), the renowned manufacturer of bespoke and customised architectural glass, has expanded its portfolio to offer customisable printed laminated balustrades, interior walls and balcony glass. Thanks to STG’s highly advanced digital ceramic printer, being the first of...
  • VBH joins Council for Aluminium in Building

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    16 May 2019
    To show its continued commitment to aluminium fabricators and installers, VBH has joined the Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB). CAB is dedicated to promoting the use of aluminium in building and working with standards, regulation and practice within this sector. Aluminium is a growth area...
  • Camden are proud winners of the Manufacturing and Innovation Award

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    15 May 2019
    Camden Windows and Doors has been crowned with the ‘Manufacturing and Innovation Award’, at the Made in Northern Ireland Awards 2019. They collected their trophy in front of business leaders during the ceremony at the Titanic Hotel, Belfast. The awards recognise and reward manufacturing companies...
  • Recent Appointments Boost Liniar & Avantek Sales Team

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    13 May 2019
    The announcement of Nigel Bishop as Group Sales Director for the Flamstead Group brings even closer together two of the industry’s leading businesses - HL Plastics, home of innovative systems house Liniar, and sister company Avantek Machinery. Group Managing Director Martin Thurley commented, “I’d like to...
  • Outdoor living specialists Milwood Group complete two senior appointments

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    13 May 2019
    With the continued growth of the outdoor living market and their range of aluminium verandas, canopies and carports, G18 Award finalists Milwood Group have confirmed two key changes to their management structure. The Kent-based specialists are pleased to announce that Operations Manager, Kevin...
  • A HOPE HOUSE VISIT FOR BRISANT SECURE

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    10 May 2019
    June 2019 sees a group of 18 men from the industry cycle through 12 countries in 10 days “From Russia with Hope”.  Brisant Secure, the security hardware company, is the event sponsor.  With this and all riders covering  their own costs every bit of sponsorship goes to Hope House Hospice to help kids...
  • VEKA Group named Manufacturing Company of the Year

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    07 May 2019
    Industry-leading PVC-U systems supplier VEKA Group has been crowned the best Manufacturing Company in the region, with the team collecting a custom-made trophy in front of more than 1,000 of their business peers at the prestigious Red Rose Awards 2019. The Red Rose Awards, organised by Lancashire...
  • Introducing Britmet Lightweight Roofing's new Liteslate range

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    07 May 2019
    Britmet Lightweight Roofing are excited to announce our brand new Liteslate product range with 6 innovative colours - perfect for conservatories, holiday homes, lean to's and many more. The Liteslate is a highly competitive option for UK roofing distributors and specifiers as it has a minimum...
  • SELLING ULTION MEANT CHANGING DOOR SUPPLIER

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    07 May 2019
    More composite door installers are changing their door supplier to ensure they have the safest lock on the market.  Ultion, the 3 Star Sold Secure Diamond lock from Brisant-Secure, is increasingly the lock of choice with security the main factor when homeowners make the decision about which door to...
  • The Wait is Over, The Britmet Shingle is Here

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    30 April 2019
    Britmet Lightweight Roofing, the largest UK manufacturer of lightweight roof tiles, are thrilled to announce the expansion of our product range by designing a British made, lightweight, low-pitch tile with a traditional Shingle appearance - perfect for conservatories, garden buildings, camping...
  • ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES ON INSTALLATIONS

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    25 April 2019
    When a homeowner orders a new front door, they are concerned with what it looks like and how secure it is.  Gaining the order is the hardest part, then comes the easy bit.   Brisant-Secure offer a next day keyed-alike service on Ultion, the 3 Star Sold Secure Diamond lock, that is becoming known as the...
  • PAUL SWIFT IS ERA’S SALESPERSON OF THE YEAR

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    24 April 2019
    For ERA, the security experts, high quality training underpins all of the company’s business functions. This applies both to its fabricator and installer cutomers and to its own staff. So it was unsurprising that when Paul Swift won ERA’s 2018 Salesperson of the Year award recently, the National...
  • Recycling is in the frame at the Camden Group

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    16 April 2019
    Camden Group’s continued growth has led to a £150k investment in their recycling division by establishing a new processing plant on the Prees Industrial Estate in Shropshire. The site is over 1.5 acres in size and houses the company’s new PVCu processing machinery, weighbridge and warehouse. Roy...
  • NEW LOCATIONS FOR GGF TRAINING COURSES

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    09 April 2019
    To develop its “Training the Industry” campaign the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce it has secured four new locations in Glasgow, Belfast, Manchester and Dublin for its high quality training courses for installers and surveyors. Course details: Installer Training Courses Glasgow –...
  • Energy-saving Thermocill ‘warms up a room faster’

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    09 April 2019
    An eco-friendly product that can warm up a room quicker than normal has been unveiled – and it’s made entirely from recycled plastic waste including plastic bottle tops! Award-winning inventor Keith Rimmer is launching Thermocill – a simple, easy to install, cost-saving way of redirecting heat in...
  • THERRAWOOD UK LTD INTRODUCES A NEW CHAPTER

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    08 April 2019
    Therrawood UK Ltd is pleased to announce the new chapter in the development of Composite landscape and building products. As the sole distributor of Therrawood branded wood polymer composite (WPC) outdoor solutions in the UK - Therrawood currently distribute their ranges of WPC products including...
  • PREFIX UPDATE THEIR WARMROOF PRODUCT GUIDE

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    08 April 2019
    Prefix Systems have just updated their 20-page WARMroof Product Guide with additional technical information, new CGI’s and cross sectional images, along with the new plasterboard finish default option for the triple glazed hybrid variant. WARMroof is widely regarded as the most configurable and...
  • The Joinery Network invests in testing for windows and doors

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    05 April 2019
    “Joiners need easy access to PAS24 security certification for timber windows and doors to comply with Document Q of Building Regulations,” says O T Dare Joinery Consultant, Owen Dare, and one of the founder directors at The Joinery Network, newly launched to support joinery companies. “The Joinery...
  • The Kardashians, Judge Judy and Fireman Sam: FENSA Enlists a Little Help for its Members

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    29 March 2019
    FENSA has announced further details of the extensive ‘All the Proof You Need’ TV campaign it launched in early March. The campaign is designed to make homeowners aware of the importance of obtaining a FENSA certificate to ensure their windows and doors are compliant as well as emphasising the...
  • ATLAS SALUTES INSTALLATION OF THE YEAR WINNERS

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    29 March 2019
    Honouring the very best in glazed roof design and installation, the Atlas Installation of the Year Awards have become an industry highlight. And as Atlas announces the winners of this year’s contest, sales director Gareth Thomas says the entries this year have been in a league of their own.  “It’s been...
  • JELD-WEN offers supply and install service through retailers

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    27 March 2019
    JELD-WEN is the UK’s and the world’s largest manufacturer of timber windowsdoors and stairs. Here in the UK it has, for many years, traditionally supplied its products through builders’ merchants and direct to large house builders. Its main plant in Sheffield manufactures thousands of timber doors per...
  • Selecta – Confronting the Fear to Change

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    26 March 2019
    It’s said that, ‘fear to change, can be the enemy of success’ and Selecta Systems Sales Director, Andy Green, believes there are no truer words spoken when it comes to fabricators and installers when choosing not only the right profile system, but also the right systems company. Andy speaks out...
  • Avantek adds one to the team

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    25 March 2019
    Vital to keeping the lifeblood of the fenestration industry pumping, fresh minds, young people and new ideas need to be recruited. One of Avantek Machinery’s operational priorities is to bring in young people with fresh eyes and talent for working with specialised window fabrication machinery...
  • BGB motorised blinds offer complete control at the touch of a button

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    20 March 2019
    Stylish, simple to operate and with no hard-wiring required – the battery-powered blind system from BetweenGlassBlinds™ is the perfect way to provide properties with a contemporary privacy solution. Ideal for modern homes and offices, the wireless motorised blinds are controlled by a rechargeable...
  • VBH new PAS24 hardware solution for Heritage Flush Sash Door

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    19 March 2019
    After extensive research and development, VBH launches a bespoke range of PAS24 hardware for Deceuninck’s Heritage Flush Sash Door. Suitable for single or double doors, the new range has been tested at BSI to the PAS24:2016 standard enabling Document Q compliance on new-build projects. The new...
  • VBH and Nordic Aluminium – a winning partnership!

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    19 March 2019
    Nordic Aluminium, a trade manufacturer of bespoke aluminium windows and doors in Leeds, is the latest fabricator to become a ‘Q-secure approved’ manufacturer. This latest development means the company can now pass on the benefits of VBH’s multi-brand security guarantee to its customers.  Nordic has been a VBH...
  • Homeowners and Trade Installers Turn to Granada Secondary Glazing to Drastically Reduce Noise

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    19 March 2019
    The demand for Granada’s bespoke secondary glazing has substantially increased as homeowners and trade installers across the UK, understand that Secondary Glazing isn’t just for listed properties. Granada’s secondary glazing can reduce noise levels by as much as 80% (54 decibels) giving homeowners in large...
  • STAYING ALIVE: WHILST WORKING AT HEIGHT

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    19 March 2019
    On Tuesday 26th February the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Working at Height published its report into serious injuries and fatalities of employees whilst working at height. The Group took verbal and written evidence and the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) played its part in this...
  • SupaLite backs British League champions with new football sponsorship deal

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    18 March 2019
    SupaLite, the Preston-based tiled roof specialists, have become the new headline sponsor of their local amateur football team. The firm, which specialises in lightweight tiled replacement roofs for conservatories and orangeries, are now the main sponsor for the Preston North End Supporters Club...
  • GGF RENEWS PARTNERSHIP WITH NATIONAL HOME IMPROVEMENT COUNCIL

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    13 March 2019
    The GGF is delighted to announce that it has renewed its longstanding partnership with the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC).  In previous years, both GGF and the NHIC have worked on political influencing, marketing and PR campaigns.  On the renewed partnership, James Lee, GGF Director of...
  • Glass specialists TuffX generate over £250,000 of business from Insight Data’s Builders databas

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    13 March 2019
    TuffX, the Merseyside-based toughened glass specialists, have seen resounding success with Insight Data’s Local Builders database, generating over £250,000 of new business. The firm, which recently launched their new aluminium walk-on rooflight, has been promoting their range of glass solutions...
  • POLYFRAME PARTNERS WITH MAJOR HOUSEHOLD SECURITY BRAND YALE

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    12 March 2019
    Polyframe – the UK’s only manufacturer of five leading PVCu profiles  – has joined forces with leading household name Yale to implement the biggest hardware collaboration the industry has ever seen. The move unites Polyframe with a recognised, quality brand that homeowners know and trust. As part...
  • Installer poised for more growth with Virtu-AL

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    07 March 2019
    An installer has unlocked the extraordinary potential of Virtu-AL – the industry’s fastest growing aluminium effect entrance door – from Virtuoso Doors and described it as a ‘game-changing’ product that’s helped ramp up new business. Leicestershire-based A14 Building Plastics has grown by 60% in...
  • Now in its eleventh year the 2019 WAN Awards will recognise the outstanding works of innovative, visionary and imaginative architects worldwide

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    06 March 2019
    And to give all entrants new opportunities to showcase their work, World Architecture News will be hosting detailed updates of entries as they come in. Some original categories have been rationalised to bring them in line with clients’ changing commercial requirements and additional categories...
  • Quickside bolsters sales team

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    05 March 2019
    As a company that prides itself on the quality and depth of its customer service, West Yorkshire based fabricator, Quickslide, is pleased to announce the addition of four new sales team members, which the manufacturer says will further improve the service and support it offers to its trade...
  • Quickslide makes its community an asset

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    05 March 2019
    Look through the beautifully crafted windows of Yorkshire's Quickslide premises and you'll see the inner workings of a fenestration company who considers itself a 'community investor'. Quickslide takes the notion of Corporate Social Responsibility seriously, and has a history of nurturing those...
  • Myglazing.com hits one million

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    05 March 2019
    The GGF’s consumer advice website MyGlazing.com has hit a landmark one million page views in just over three years since was set up. MyGlazing.com was set up in 2016 to help homeowners make a more informed choice when selecting windows, doors and conservatories. Since then, the site has seen...
  • Epwin Window Systems announces investment in new 300,000 square foot warehouse and distribution centre in Telford

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    05 March 2019
    The UK’s most successful systems supplier, Epwin Window Systems, has just announced investment in a new 300,000 square foot distribution centre in Telford, Shropshire. Clare O’Hara, Managing Director at Epwin Window Systems, said: “We are making a significant investment in a brand new,...
  • It's all there - Panoramic Group launches biggest showroom yet, at Kettering

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    05 March 2019
    Fast-growing Panoramic Group has launched its biggest and most product-packed showroom with the opening of the extended and fully refitted unit in Kettering, Northants. The new facility not only showcases the most comprehensive collection of the ever-expanding Panoramic range but also many...
  • FENSA first TV ad helps homeowners choose professional window and door installers

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    05 March 2019
    FENSA, the UK’s original and most well-known certification scheme for the installation of replacement windows and doors, is launching its first ever TV ad to make homeowners aware of the importance of choosing a FENSA Approved Installation company so they can get a FENSA certificate when the job’s...
  • Apeer expands popular isolate fire door range

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    05 March 2019
    Following the successful launch of its new FD30 Isolate composite fire door, Apeer has announced that it is adding two more options to the range, a solid T&G style and a glazed version, both independently tested on both sides to BS EN 1634-1:2014.  Apeer’s marketing manager, Linda Tomb, commented:...
  • Double diamond shines on windy island

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    05 March 2019
    There can’t be many more challenging climates in the UK for windows and doors than the Orkney Isles, off the North East tip of Scotland. So when Apeer chose to support its Double Diamond double rebated door range with the islands’ installers, the company and its local distributor flew out to meet...
  • Apeer's Silka range brings a touch of Sweden into the new year

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    05 March 2019
    On hearing the words ‘smooth as silk’ you’d be forgiven for instantly imagining creamy Belgian chocolate, intense roasted coffee or a high-end skincare product, perhaps. After all, such a charming turn of phrase could be used to describe each of these with seemingly exquisite grandeur. For...
  • Quickslide vertical sliders continue to comply

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    05 March 2019
    Yorkshire based manufacturer Quickslide are determined to keep their award-winning Vertical Sliding windows at the forefront of the fenestration industry, having developed high security components to ensure the product now passes the test for PAS 24:2016. When in the late 90’s formal testing was...
  • Quickslide come top of the quality audit class

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    05 March 2019
    Businesses from across the fenestration industry will be familiar with the efforts required to achieve top marks in a Quality Systems Audit. In a benchmarking process that continually reviews in-house procedures, Yorkshire-based manufacturer Quickslide have undertaken their assessment under the...
  • Ultion generates 150K week Facebook views

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    05 March 2019
    Ultion’s Facebook post from the 15th February, 2019 achieved over 160,000 Facebook views. Homeowners from across the UK watched the video showing how Ultion can withstand attacks from blowtorches. Burglars using blowtorches as a means to force entry into properties, gained widespread national...
  • Let's make composites, says Entrance

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    05 March 2019
    With the FIT Show just a matter of weeks away, Entrance Composite Door Solutions, which is part of AMK Hardware Ltd, is embarking on a campaign aimed at fabricators who want to enter the market for manufacturing composite doors, with a unique product and service proposition on stand P50. Entrance...
  • Insight Data launches new Builders Merchants database

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    05 March 2019
    Insight Data, the industry’s respected data specialists have strengthened their extensive prospect database for the glazing and construction industries with the launch of their brand-new Builders Merchants database. The result of the hard-work of Insight Data’s in-house research team, the new...
  • SupaLite appoints Wes Clarkson as new Commercial Manager

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    05 March 2019
    With demand for their systems at an all-time high, SupaLite, the respected tiled roof manufacturer has strengthened their team with a high-profile, new appointment. The Preston-based specialists are delighted to announce the appointment of Wes Clarkson as their new Commercial Manager. In his new...
  • Make It Yours at FIT 2019

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    27 February 2019
    Visitors to FIT 2019 will get the chance to see Make It Yours, one of the most extensive collections of retail-focused marketing collateral in the industry, courtesy of Dekko Window Systems. Showcasing the leading fabricator’s premium Infinity and Raum brands, Make It Yours allows installers to...
  • Blink from ODL Europe offer a robust upselling opportunity

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    27 February 2019
    If you’re looking for an interesting upselling opportunity, then Blink enclosed blinds from ODL Europe are a popular choice. With over five million units sold worldwide, their appeal is clear to see. Nathan Barr, Managing Director of ODL Europe, said: “Blink is the perfect upselling product for...
  • Milwood Group aims to help installers extend their reach with new Heston awning range

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    27 February 2019
    Outdoor living specialists and G18 Award finalists, the Milwood Group have kicked off the New Year by officially launching the Heston range, their brand-new collection of premium awnings. Combining three distinct awning systems, the new Heston range is designed to provide installers with a premium...
  • Number 41 gets more than a helping hand from Central Platform Services

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    27 February 2019
    Number 41, a stunning self-build by Balls2 Marketing directors Andy and Sarah Ball, turned to Central Platform Services Ltd to help install the wide span glazing. The back of the house has 3 sets of AluK sliding doors manufactured by AluFoldDirect with the ground floor triple-track Infinium...
  • Dekko to add new stunning door to ‘Home of Flush’

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    27 February 2019
    Trailblazing fabricator Dekko Window Systems is set to add a stunning new Flush Door to its ever-growing ‘Home of Flush’ range. The new Flush Door combines beautiful style with outstanding performance and has been designed to replicate traditional timber and aluminium. It is also #BestInClass for...
  • New high-end Dekko website goes LIVE

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    27 February 2019
    Dekko Window Systems, one of the country’s leading and most trusted fabricators, has launched a brand-new, high-end website, www.dekkowindows.com. It showcases their complete range of window and door products, including Räum, the high-end aluminium range; the Residence Collection, which includes the...
  • Abbey Windows introduces timber windows and doors to complete offer

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    20 February 2019
    Reading–based Abbey Windows has signed an agreement to join the ‘Timber Window Partnership,’ a new initiative launched by JELD-WEN – one of the UK’s leading manufacturer of timber windows and doors. Established 33 years, Abbey Windows has an excellent reputation with homeowners in the Thames...
  • JELD-WEN offers supply and install service through retailers

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    20 February 2019
      JELD-WEN is the UK’s and the world’s largest manufacturer of timber windowsdoors and stairs. Here in the UK it has, for many years, traditionally supplied its products through builders’ merchants and direct to large house builders. Its main plant in Sheffield manufactures thousands of timber doors...
  • “BE PREPARED” GGF SENDS MESSAGE OVER POTENTIAL NO DEAL BREXIT

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    20 February 2019
    Having represented the industry at a recent Government meeting on a potential no deal Brexit, Kevin Buckley, GGF Group Chief Executive has issued a reflective statement with advice to all companies in the industry, should the UK leave the EU on 31 March, with no withdrawal agreement.  Although a no deal Brexit is...
  • PREFIX LAUNCH SUPER SLIM FLAT ROOFLIGHT

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    20 February 2019
    Prefix Systems have launched their new super slim, flat performance rooflight, under the OPAL brand.  It has been designed to offer maximum daylight, with minimal framework and is available from any one of their four regional branches. OPAL is the new brand name from Prefix to promote their range of...
  • Edgetech innovation the backbone of world’s most complex building

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    20 February 2019
    Dubai’s Museum of the Future is widely considered the most architecturally complex building in the world – and 36,000 metres of Edgetech’s Super Spacer® have played an integral role in taking it from blueprint stage to reality. It’s set to be ‘an incubator for ideas, a driver for innovation, and a...
  • GGF PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION ANNOUNCED

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    20 February 2019
    The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce this year’s President’s Reception will take place on Tuesday 26th March at St Bride Foundation in Blackfriars, London.  The event which starts at 4pm and runs until 7pm, will include an address from John Agnew, GGF President and a...
  • FIRE RESISTANT GLAZING TRAINING? BOOK NOW!

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    20 February 2019
    As part of the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) “Training the Industry” programme, all specialist glaziers and installers who work with fire resistant glazing systems are encouraged to book their places with the first course taking place on 27 February at the GGF Accredited Training Centre in...
  • Changes underpin strong growth at Masterframe

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    20 February 2019
    There have been a series of exciting changes for sliding sash window specialists, Masterframe. Carol Slade takes on the role of Managing Director and Ramon Rabett returns to Technical and Compliance Director after temporarily heading up production.  After a break of six years, Greg Ponds has...
  • Kawneer champions the use of architectural glazing in a HQ redevelopment

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    20 February 2019
    The manufacturer’s curtain walling, windows and doors feature on the HQ redevelopment. Architectural aluminium glazing systems by leading UK manufacturer Kawneer have helped to overcome a host of design challenges for the redevelopment of the headquarters of an iconic British organisation. Kawneer’s AA®110...
  • Edgetech’s Alan Fielder wins inaugural ‘Heart of the Industry’ Award

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    20 February 2019
    As nominations open for the National Fenestration Awards 2019, Edgetech are looking back at last year’s event, when long-standing Director of Sales and Marketing Alan Fielder was named winner of the NFA’s inaugural ‘Heart of the Industry’ prize. Held annually, the National Fenestration Awards is...
  • Alan Hartley Joins Avantis

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    20 February 2019
    Alan Hartley has joined Avantis as Business Development Director, bringing 30 years’ experience in the glazing industry. As well as strengthening existing customer relationships, linking fabricators to the impressive range of Avantis hardware, Alan has been tasked with growing the market share for...
  • Dekko help Droylsden Glass with showroom revamp

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    20 February 2019
    Award-winning double-glazing installer Droylsden Glass is currently revamping its showroom to make it THE standout showroom in the Manchester area – with a little help from Dekko. Dekko Window Systems, one of the country’s leading fabricators, has a reputation for an unshakable commitment to...
  • DOUBLE nomination for SupaLite at Lancashire’s prestigious Red Rose Business Awards 2019

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    20 February 2019
    The team at SupaLite, the renowned tiled roof specialists, are celebrating being shortlisted for not one, but two high-profile business awards at Lancashire’s prestigious Red Rose Awards 2019. The Preston firm, which manufactures tiled roof systems for both conservatories and orangeries, are...
  • The countdown has begun – start your journey to the exceptional

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    08 February 2019
    If you’re looking for a new star performer, you need to head to Epwin Window Systems’ stand at the FIT Show. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Epwin Windows Systems, said: “Epwin Window Systems is about to launch something brand new and very exciting. It has got everything – the concept, the...
  • Raising the standards in lightweight roofing

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    07 February 2019
    Britmet Lightweight Roofing are proud to announce expansion plans in preparation for the rapid growth expected for 2019 and beyond. This will include a re-brand and re-structure within the business. Following an increase in revenue in excess of 30% during 2018, an even higher growth rate is...
  • LOCK LOCK SECURES A GOOD DESIGN AWARD

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    04 February 2019
    The Lock Lock security handle that is part of the Sweet range of door furniture from Brisant Secure has just won an internationally acclaimed GOOD DESIGN® Award for 2018 in the category of Safety and Security. The GOOD DESIGN® awards are one of the world’s oldest design awards programme which is...
  • Kawneer glazing systems help bring the wow factor to a new office building

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    30 January 2019
    The Maurice Wilkes Building, gateway to St John’s Innovation Park in Cambridge, is a Kawneer landmark. When it came to specifying architectural glazing systems for a £15 million prominent building on St John’s Innovation Park in Cambridge, Kawneer was chosen by Barber Casanovas Ruffles Architects as the...
  • WARMROOF HYBRID IN ANGLESEY ACTION

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    30 January 2019
    The project design incorporated a gable overhang with the far side of the roof from the house, incorporating three fixed triple glazed panels from eaves to ridge to allow for maximum light transmission. These triple glazed panels within WARMroof hybrid offers consumers a practical design feature, that...
  • West Port’s outstanding timber windows in the spotlight at FIT 2019

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    30 January 2019
    2019 will see a FIT Show debut from West Port, one of the UK’s leading timber fabricators. Renowned countrywide for its mix of traditional craftsmanship and cutting-edge manufacturing technology, the Cumbria firm will be bringing a selection of stunning British-made timber windows and doors to...
  • Google hit with landmark £44 million GDPR fine

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    29 January 2019
    Search engine giant Google has been issued with a landmark fine of 50 million euros (£44m), for a breach of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The fine, which is the largest in GDPR history, was issued by French data watchdog CNIL for “lack of transparency, unsatisfactory...
  • FIX Radio goes from strength to strength with its launch in Manchester!

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    29 January 2019
    Fix Radio, the UK's Radio Station for tradespeople launched on DAB across London on April 26th, 2017. Every facet of the station was built with a trade audience in mind and it has seen rapid growth. The London station now commands a growing weekly audience of over 35,000 listeners. To celebrate...
  • Eiffel Tower in top shape for 130th birthday thanks to Edgetech’s Triseal

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    25 January 2019
    It’s one of the world’s most famous structures and an instantly recognisable symbol not just of Paris, but France itself.It’s one of the world’s most famous structures and an instantly recognisable symbol not just of Paris, but France itself. This year, the Eiffel Tower will mark its 130th...
  • GGF GROUP LOOKS FORWARD TO THE FIT SHOW

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    22 January 2019
    The GGF and its group of commercial subsidiaries are getting ready for The FIT Show with big plans to promote all six GGF group companies at the show. Since The FIT Show started in 2013, the GGF and its commercial companies – FENSA, BFRC, GGFi, RISA and Borough IT, have participated at the UK...
  • The sky’s the limit for Kawneer glazing systems

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    18 January 2019
    Architectural aluminium systems by Kawneer help a new research centre take flight. Architectural glazing systems by leading UK manufacturer Kawneer were specified for a multi award-winning research centre for their design and performance capabilities. Kawneer’s AA®100 zone-drained curtain walling and...
  • ODL Europe looks forward to FIT

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    18 January 2019
    ODL Europe, supplier of the market-leading TriSYS frame system, the Capstone composite door slab and Blink enclosed blinds, will have a strong presence at FIT 2019. Nathan Barr, the company’s Managing Director, said: “We have an impressive range of market-beating composite door solutions in our...
  • Massive year sees SupaLite crown Stafford UPVC Windows as Fabricator of the Year

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    18 January 2019
    SupaLite, the respected manufacturer behind the popular SupaLite tiled roof system has revealed their SupaLite Fabricator of the Year 2018 as Stafford UPVC Windows, following a momentous 12 months for the business. Announced at SupaLite’s third annual Fabricator Conference, the award recognises...
  • EUROCELL RECYCLES RECORD NUMBER OF PVC-U FRAMES IN 2018

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    18 January 2019
    Eurocell plc, the UK’s leading manufacturer, distributor and recycler of PVC-U window, door, conservatory and roofline systems, has announced it processed a record number of post-consumer window profiles in 2018, recycling in excess of 1.2million frames. Having invested c£10m over the past decade...
  • Long-serving Phil Heavey retires as elumatec MD

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    18 January 2019
    Phil Heavey, respected Managing Director of market-leading machinery manufacturer elumatec, has announced his retirement. Over decades of hard work and dedication, Phil has played an integral role in establishing elumatec as one of Britain’s foremost providers of quality profile machining...
  • KÖMMERLING MAKES THE SWITCH TO RENOLIT EXOFOL PX LAMINATES

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    18 January 2019
    In co-operation with Renolit SE, profine Group with its brands KBE, Kömmerling and Trocal is the first international systems provider to introduce the innovative and enhanced Renolit Exofol PX laminate as standard.  The new decorative laminate generation excels by the further development of the...
  • Industry specialists Improveasy to bring finance to The FIT Show 2019

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    18 January 2019
    Improveasy, the industry’s leading provider of finance solutions, have announced they will be showcasing their full range of services at The FIT Show 2019. Following on from a very busy and successful 12 months for the business, Improveasy will head to the NEC with the spotlight firmly on their...
  • Tracey Jackson Appointed has first Champion Supporter for Building Our Skills

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    18 January 2019
    With a shared passion and drive to help youngster choose Fenestration as a career of choice Tracey Jackson, Business Development Manager for Howells Patent Glazing Limited has become Building Our Skills campaign’s first official Champion Supporter. Tracey has been working with local colleges and...
  • ATLAS UNVEILS NEW GENERATION LANTERN

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    18 January 2019
    Industry pioneer Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions has pushed the boundaries in lantern design once again with the unveiling of a next generation glazed roof lantern. The Lantern 2.0 is the slimmest, lightest, finest looking and most energy efficient lantern that Atlas has ever created and the market...
  • Aussie rules for SupaLite’s Steve Hargreaves as he appears on BBC’s Wanted Down Under

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    18 January 2019
    A former member of the team at SupaLite, one of the UK’s leading tiled roof manufacturers, recently appeared on the BBC television series Wanted Down Under, charting his family’s move to Australia. Steve Hargreaves, who worked as a Graphic Designer for the Preston-firm, appeared on the popular...
  • FENSA Roadshow success for new FENSA finance partner Improveasy

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    18 January 2019
    Improveasy, the industry’s leading finance specialists have seen a surge in enquiries following their involvement with the nationwide FENSA Roadshow. The firm, which last year became the exclusive finance partner for FENSA and its members, joined the GGF Group company on its nationwide tour...
  • IT’S A YEAR FOR COLOUR SAYS PREFIX SYSTEMS

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    18 January 2019
    Pantone have already announced that 16-1546 Living Coral is their colour for 2019 and more closer to home, Prefix expect that their big push on colour is likely to be in various shades of grey and blue for the home improvement sector this year. Just over 18 months ago Prefix Systems made a major...
  • SUPER SECURE IS NOW A MUST SELL, SAYS BRISANT SECURE

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    18 January 2019
    Brisant Secure says that 2018 was a year when people stopped using super secure as an upsell and it became a must sell, with security the number one key driver in entrance door sales. It’s also become a default setting for trusted locksmiths across the nation. In 2018, the Ultion website enjoyed a 53%...
  • ISO-CHEMIE’S WINFRAMER ACHIEVES 30 MINUTE FIRE RATING

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    24 December 2018
    ISO CHEMIE’s ISO-TOP WINFRAMER thermal insulating and load bearing bracket system for the rapid installation of windows has been fire rated to E30. The award confirms ISO-TOP WINFRAMER can protect the entire window area from fire for a minimum of 30 minutes, guaranteeing the retention of...
  • SOLIDOR INTRODUCES EXCLUSIVE JO DOWNS GLASS RANGE

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    19 December 2018
    Solidor have introduced a new range of handmade glass to their already stunning range.  Designed and manufactured exclusively for Solidor by Jo Downs - the internationally recognised fused glass designer – this is a genuine first in the door industry. Based in Cornwall, Jo’s work draws inspiration...
  • Introducing Elevate by Liniar

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    19 December 2018
    There's a buzz in the air at Liniar's Derbyshire production facility surrounding the upcoming release of Elevate, Liniar's stylish, lantern-style conservatory roof. A roofing option often requested by fabricators and installers, Liniar listened to what their customers wanted and delivered Elevate, a...
  • PREMIER MOVES UP – ACQUIRING SCOTTISH MANUFACTURING PLANT

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    18 December 2018
    Leading manufacturer Premier Supplies continues its expansion; acquiring the manufacturing arm of Dalmatian Windows in East Kilbride, Scotland.  The move gives the award-winning Premier a dedicated window manufacturing facility and the capability to manufacture the entire Synseal SynerJy range...
  • Kawneer glazing systems feature on a futuristic transport hub

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    18 December 2018
    The new Gloucester bus station features curtain walling, windows and doors by Kawneer. Architectural glazing systems by leading UK manufacturer Kawneer were specified for a transport hub at the heart of the regeneration of an area of Gloucester for their ability to meet a trio of exacting...
  • Building Our Skills Engage with Government Organisations to Help Towards Bridging the Skills Gap

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    18 December 2018
    Building Our Skills (BOS) the industry driven campaign to create a wider awareness of Fenestration and help towards bridging the industry’s skills gap, has developed partnerships with two major Government supported programmes, which will aid in the quest to help employers communicate with schools,...
  • WELCOME TO THE FITSHOW KORNICHE CHALLENGE

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    18 December 2018
    The impact of the Korniche Aluminium Roof Lantern has had on the industry since it was introduced at FITSHOW 2017 has exceeded all expectations at Made for Trade, with the roof becoming the go-to product for installers, builders and the end users looking for a lantern solution for Glazed Flat Roof...
  • BUSINESS BOOMS FOR THREE ATLAS INSTALLERS

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    10 December 2018
    Three firms have spoken of how their sales have taken off since becoming Atlas roof installers and what it means to be winners in the Atlas Installation of the Month competition. QKS Ltd, Glasshouse Ltd and Ewenny Home Improvements are the latest round of winners in the popular Installation of the...
  • DUAL COLOUR DEMAND FOR RESIDENCE 9

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    10 December 2018
    Residence 9 offers foiled dual colours as standard across the range, with options such as Eclectic Grey outside and life like English Oak on the inside helping to create the appearance of a composite window including through rebate foiling, yet with all the benefits of low maintenance PVCu. With colour...
  • REAL ALUMINIUM KICKS OFF 2019 ON A HIGH

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    07 December 2018
    REAL Aluminium is set to see in the New Year on a high with the announcement that its year to date sales have grown by nearly 45%. The three-year peak follows an intense period of investment at REAL Aluminium, which included a £250,000 development programme to create an additional 23,000ft2...
  • Kawneer set to perform a hat trick for Bournemouth University

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    07 December 2018
    Kawneer set to perform a hat trick for Bournemouth University Installation of Kawneer systems on the second of three buildings has just started. Work has just begun on the installation of architectural glazing systems by leading manufacturer Kawneer on the second of three buildings at Bournemouth...
  • SupaLite readies for 2019 with major announcements at annual Fabricator Conference

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    07 December 2018
    SupaLite, the manufacturers behind the highly-acclaimed SupaLite tiled roof system has welcomed customers from across the country to Preston for their annual fabricator conference. Hosted by SupaLite’s new MD, Steve Hacking, the conference recapped on what has been a highly-successful year for...
  • Selecta Systems Voted PVC COMPANY 2018

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    06 December 2018
    Selecta Systems renaissance continues, as do the accolades, with Selecta being voted PVC Company 2018 at the National Fenestration Awards. Sales Director, Andy Green, and Marketing Manager, Mark Walker, who have over 50 years of loyal service between them at Selecta, open up about the recent...
  • ART DECO GLASS INSPIRATION FOR SOLIDOR

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    06 December 2018
    At the same time as launching the new handmade Jo Downs Glass Collection, Solidor are also adding a new and exclusive Art Deco glass range that’s been inspired by the architectural influences of the early 20th Century.  This new glass range will provide trade partners with a genuine point of...
  • Soaring summer sales for sash window specialists Roseview

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    06 December 2018
    Market-leading sash window specialists Roseview are celebrating an incredible summer of sales, and are well on course for a record-breaking 2018-2019. After a number of record sales months throughout the summer, the company is now 15% ahead of where it was this time last year. The...
  • 5 BEADS, 3 SYSTEMS AND SHARED PROFILES FOR THE RESIDENCE COLLECTION

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    06 December 2018
    The Residence Collection are experiencing an increase in trade enquiries, thanks in no small part to the integrated nature of the profiles and glazing beads, along with product availability in single lengths. It’s also a system that’s supported by one of the strongest marketing programmes in the...
  • G18 VICTORY FOR VIRTUOSO DOORS

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    06 December 2018
    Virtuoso Doors was in a jubilant mood as it picked up the winning trophy for ‘Promotional Campaign of the Year’ at the recent G18 Awards. The awards topped off a historic 2018 for Virtuoso Doors -- the best year ever in its 37-year history. The prize was awarded to Virtuoso Doors for its fully...
  • COLIN HURDLES OVER FOR A SHOWROOM OPENING

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    06 December 2018
    Colin Jackson CBE has opened the newly refurbished showroom for Cardiff-based Heath Windows, which includes an expanded display of Solidor composite doors. But Colin Jackson is no stranger to Heath Windows having had a Solidor in each of his last two houses and has also persuaded his sister to...
  • MASTERFRAME OFFERS MORE SAVINGS ON FUTURE TRADE ORDERS

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    06 December 2018
    Masterframe is still celebrating 30 years of sash window innovation by sharing even more good fortune with their customers over the festive season.   Some customers might have already benefitted from the Birthday booklet, containing thirty, £ 30 pound vouchers and this special gift continues on the...
  • A RESIDENCE DEDICATION TO DOORS

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    06 December 2018
    The Residence Collection is not just a series of unique, stylish and high performance windows with true consumer appeal, but there is also a wide range of residential door options now available across the range, thanks to a dedicated door sash. For each of the R2, R7 and R9 systems, there are...
  • Out with the Old… in with the Bold!

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    05 December 2018
    Elevate, the new lantern roof from industry-leading systems company Liniar is already raising the bar – and looks good doing it. As soon as one of Liniar's long-time lovers of the system company’s suite of windows, bi-fold doors and roofs saw the Elevate ad on Facebook; he knew it was time to...
  • Leading full-service marketing agency makes three key appointments

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    29 November 2018
    Purplex, the leading full-service marketing agency, has made three key appointments to the company as its rapid expansion gathers pace. Paula Gledhill joins as PR and Marketing Manager for the Ascot Group, which includes Purplex and sister company Insight Data, and will head up PR, awards and...
  • OUR ULTION WEBSITE AND YOURS…

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    29 November 2018
    The new Ultion website from Brisant Secure offers a beautiful engaging experience and has been launched with a unique product presentation page for customers with Ultion On Your Site. Ultion On Your Site can be integrated on to any website from a selection of banner links. All that is required is...
  • Purplex back to turn heads at FIT Show 2019

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    29 November 2018
    Purplex will be back to turn heads at one of the home improvement industry’s most celebrated exhibitions having secured a place at the FIT Show 2019. Having made a splash at last year’s event with a retro 80s style video-game stand, the leading full-service marketing agency are sure to have...
  • Flair Windows extend their factory to 50,000 Sq Ft

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    29 November 2018
    Flair Windows has laid the foundations for continued success in 2019 with the announcement of their newly extended factory.  Flair Windows recently extended their current factory to 50,000 Sq Ft. The reason for this was to fund the growth within their growing UPVC and Aluminium product range! The...
  • Soaring SupaLite plans for the future with SEVEN staff promotions

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    29 November 2018
    SupaLite, the UK’s leading manufacturer of tiled roof systems is proud to announce a number of changes to key staff, in-line with the company’s continued success and year-on-year growth. The Preston-based specialists are delighted to announce that SupaLite founder and respected industry figure...
  • GGF RESPONDS TO SAFEGLAZE CLOSURE

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    29 November 2018
    Following the announcement of Safeglaze going into administration, Kevin Buckley, Group Chief Executive of the Glass and Glazing Federation, has issued a statement to clarify that Safeglaze was not in any way connected to the GGF and/or its group of commercial companies and to underline the...
  • WINDOW WIDGETS GO PINK ONLINE

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    20 November 2018
    Fresh from the publication of their product directory dubbed as the ‘big pink book’, Window Widgets have now launched their new website at www.windowwidgets.co.uk. It’s a website that’s packed with information, downloads and latest news. Designed to be fully responsive on mobile, tablet and...
  • VIRTUOSO DOORS EYES FURTHER GROWTH IN 2019

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    20 November 2018
    Virtuoso Doors has laid the foundations for a strong 2019 with the announcement that it is on target to achieve year on year growth of over 50%, making 2018 the best year ever in the firm’s 37-year history. Virtuoso Doors’ record streak has seen production rates accelerate during the last 12...
  • GGF RENEWS PARTNERSHIP WITH GK STRATEGY

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    20 November 2018
    The GGF is pleased to announce that it has renewed its partnership with GK Strategy to deliver its campaigns in 2019. In 2017, the GGF set up its Group Political Strategy Committee to refine its political planning and to re-focus on key campaigns. GK Strategy were first appointed by the GGF in...
  • Masterframe team wins two top Fenestration Awards

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    20 November 2018
    Following upon winning Timber Alternative Company in 2017, the team at Masterframe Windows are delighted to have won two top National Fenestration awards in 2018.  The first award was top spot along with Listers in the most prestigious of the NFA awards, Fabricator/Manufacturer 2018. According to the...
  • Plan-it Windows expands at rapid rate with support from Purplex

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    16 November 2018
    One of North West England’s most highly-rated window, door and conservatory suppliers has been expanding at a rapid rate with the help of Purplex. Since joining up with the leading full-service marketing agency, Plan-it Windows have opened a new showroom, celebrated a record sales month, invested in...
  • ATLAS ALL SET FOR MAJOR NEW LANTERN LAUNCH

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    16 November 2018
    More installers than ever discovered the unmatched qualities of the revolutionary Atlas lantern in 2018 and 2019 looks to be just as promising with Atlas making final preparations to launch a new generation glazed roof lantern in the new year.  Atlas set the benchmark in glazed roofing when it...
  • New appointment at Insight Data strengthens customer experience

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    16 November 2018
    Preparing for another busy year ahead, renowned industry data specialists Insight Data have strengthened their talented team with a new appointment. Lucy Dennis joins the Insight Data team as the firm’s new Customer Services Manager. Her remit is to oversee the customer journey, ensuring Insight Data...
  • Fascia company finds perfect solution with Purplex

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    16 November 2018
    Fascia Solutions has appointed Purplex as its marketing agency as the company looks to build its brand and grow as a business. The renowned suppliers of high quality, low maintenance fascia products, cladding and rainwater systems are looking to expand and when they were told of Purplex’s...
  • VBH launches greenteQ Aspire: a new range of handles and finger pulls

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    16 November 2018
    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,...
  • Epwin Window Systems to have major presence at FIT 2019

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    16 November 2018
    Epwin Window Systems, home of the market-leading Profile 22, Spectus and Swish brands, has just announced it will have a major presence at FIT 2019. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Epwin, said: “We are delighted to announce our presence at FIT 2019. The show is the biggest event in the window...
  • Autumn Budget 2018: Chancellor aims for 650,000 new homes with £500M injection

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    16 November 2018
    The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has announced further plans to increase UK housebuilding in his 2018 Autumn Budget. Following on from his announcement last year of a five-year £44bn housing programme, the Chancellor has confirmed a £500 million injection into the Housing Infrastructure Fund in a...
  • More sign-ups to VBH’s Q-secure guarantee!

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    16 November 2018
    VBH’s Q-secure security guarantee continues to grow strongly with five new fabricators signing up. Tradesmith, Windoworld Leicester, Climatec, Frameline and Nordic Aluminium are among the latest to sign up to VBH’s unique multi-brand guarantee. Free to join, Q-secure is the most comprehensive...
  • IT’S ALL SQUARED FOR THE RESIDENCE COLLECTION

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    09 November 2018
    With demand for contemporary living high on the style agenda for consumers, R2 from The Residence Collection is enjoying an increase in demand and has been supported by the launch of a new, premium 20-page consumer brochure. R2 shares the same front to back dimensions of R9, but instead of the...
  • Milwood Group pulls a blinder at British Blind and Shutter Show 2018

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    09 November 2018
    Outdoor living pioneers the Milwood Group are celebrating a very successful debut appearance at the British Blind and Shutter Show 2018. The Kent-based specialists wowed visitors at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry with their newly expanded Alfresco range of premium verandas. The show generated an...
  • From pool hall to Providence with Kawneer

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    09 November 2018
    Glazing systems by Kawneer feature on a new Ipswich landmark. Architectural glazing systems by leading UK manufacturer Kawneer were specified for a hat-trick of reasons for the first development in Ipswich town centre for many years. Barber Casanovas Ruffles, who have used Kawneer systems for many...
  • NEW PLANNING AND CONSERVATION GUIDE FROM THE RESIDENCE COLLECTION

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    07 November 2018
    A new and detailed Planning and Conservation Guide has been published by The Residence Collection for trade partners, installers, architects, planners and homeowners, covering all aspects of timber casement alternative window design and specification. The new 12-page guide is available as a...
  • Richard Lee enhances Polyframe customer journey in pivotal new role

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    07 November 2018
    As Polyframe approaches the end of its busiest year in history, the business is looking forward to an outstanding 2019 with the appointment of Richard Lee into the newly created role of PVCu category director. Polyframe – a leading supplier of branded PVCu products – is now implementing a string of...
  • Bereco launch new Ambient Timber Window & Door Range; a range of certified noise reducing windows

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    07 November 2018
    In an age of noise, homeowners are seeking to create homes that allow us to retreat from this into a calm, quiet and healthy space. Noise has become so common in everyday life that it is almost accepted but exposure to noise does not only have the ability to cause irritation and stress but studies have...
  • KÖMMERLING’S STRONGER SALES TEAM

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    07 November 2018
    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...
  • SOLIDOR LAUNCH INTO THE 21ST CENTURY

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    06 November 2018
    New Staffordshire trade centre, 21st Century Affordable, have just opened up a new showroom that boasts five different Solidor composite doors, in an environment that’s aimed at both the trade and local homeowner. As part of Affordable Windows, 21st Century can also supply Solidor composite doors...
  • SupaLite tiled roof systems prove a hit at Grand Designs Live 2018

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    06 November 2018
    Renowned 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...
  • Insight Data’s Architects Database hits 20,000 email address milestone

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    30 October 2018
    Following increasing demand for the dataset, the team at Insight Data have strengthened one of their most popular databases. Their nationwide database of architects has now surpassed a remarkable 20,000 email addresses. Providing real-time information on architect firms and solo practitioners...
  • From spacer bars to football shirts: Edgetech sponsors Barwell FC

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    30 October 2018
    Warm-edge experts Edgetech are sponsoring a football club close to the hearts of one of its longest-standing customers. David Laing isn’t just Managing Director of Cleartherm, one of the UK’s most respected IGU manufacturers – he’s also Chairman of Evo-Stik Southern Central Premier League side...
  • The Bifold Network boosted by elumatec machinery package

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    30 October 2018
    The Bifold Network, UK manufacturer of aluminium bifold doors, composite doors and windows, has been strengthened with class-leading software and machinery products from elumatec. “When you’ve spent twenty painstaking years building a reputation for quality and excellence, you become very choosy about...
  • New appointment at Milwood Group strengthens trade partner support

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    30 October 2018
    With an increasing number of new trade partners joining the outdoor living specialists, G18 finalists the Milwood Group have responded by strengthening their team with a new appointment. Tahlia Ibrahim joins the firm as their new Assistant Sales and Marketing Administrator. Her remit is to support...
  • New Premier Windows website gets result – just hours after going live

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    30 October 2018
    When top installer Premier Windows needed a brand-new website to make them stand out as the high-quality choice when it comes to windows, doors and glazed extensions, they knew who to turn to – Purplex. The leading full-service marketing agency in the construction industry have a reputation for...
  • BARKING TOWN HALL - OLD MEETS NEW IN A SPECTACULAR REFURBISHMENT

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    30 October 2018
    Barking Town Hall, an iconic building and landmark in Barking has been lovingly refurbished.  Externally, all visual aspects of the original architecture have been maintained whilst creating a bright new spacious contemporary workplace within.  A major part of retaining the original character of the...
  • DISTINCTION DOORS’ PAUL HEWKIN LEADS THE WAY FOR HEALTHY WORKPLACES

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    30 October 2018
    South Yorkshire based company Distinction Doors showed they truly understand the benefits that a healthy workplace brings when they were announced as finalists in Barnsley Council’s Healthy Workplace Awards on 19th September. In this inaugural year for the awards, the category of Best Health and...
  • EUROCELL RECYCLES RECORD NUMBER DURING SUMMER 2018

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    30 October 2018
    Eurocell plc - the UK’s leading manufacturer, distributor and recycler of PVC-U window, door, conservatory and roofline systems - has announced it processed a record number of post-consumer units in Q3 2018/19, peaking at the equivalent of 28,000 post consumer frames a week during the period. Having...
  • Building Our Skills appoints John Ogilvie as Ambassador

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    30 October 2018
    Building Our Skills – Making Fenestration a Career of Choice, the campaign behind creating a wider awareness of the Fenestration industry to attract youngsters and newcomers to it, has appointed John Ogilvie as its first ambassador. Well-known for heading up VEKA’s longstanding installer scheme –...
  • Insight Data delights visitors at UK Construction Week 2018

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    30 October 2018
    Insight Data, the leading provider of prospect data and market intelligence for the glazing and construction industries is celebrating a fantastic response from exhibiting at UK Construction Week 2018. The Bristol-based data specialists exhibited alongside sister company Purplex Marketing at the...
  • Edgetech takes its place among G18 finalists after year of looking forward

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    29 October 2018
    An action-packed period for warm-edge pioneers Edgetech has now been topped off with a prestigious award nomination. The Coventry business has been announced as a G Award finalist in the best component supplier category. Leading warm-edge experts for over three decades, Edgetech have followed up a...
  • Kawneer systems are sitting on the dock of the bay

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    29 October 2018
    The manufacturer’s curtain walling, windows and doors all feature at Bayscape. The full range of architectural glazing systems from leading UK manufacturer Kawneer were specified for a stunning residential development at Cardiff marina because they are tried and tested products. The Kawneer...
  • Trade Frames Become Part of the Selecta Family!

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    29 October 2018
    Somerset based trade window and door supplier, Trade Frames, have announced that they have started fabricating the Advance 70 Window and Door System and become part of the Selecta ‘family’. Managing Director, Keith Matthews, and General Manager, Paul French, explain the reasons behind the move,...
  • SOLIDOR INVEST IN A NEW ONLINE EXPERIENCE

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    29 October 2018
    Solidor continue to build on what is widely accepted as the strongest consumer brand in the composite door sector, with a newly developed website that capitalises on the very latest digital technologies and thought processes. The website homepage has been completely transformed from a flat...
  • Purplex wow judges to make shortlist for Agency of the Year again

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    29 October 2018
    Purplex has impressed the judges at the Construction Marketing Awards once again to be nominated for Agency of the Year – and it’s easy to see why. The full-service marketing agency in the construction industry has won a huge number of new clients to add to its portfolio of SME’s and Blue-Chip...
  • WINDOW WIDGETS PUBLISH THE BIG PINK BOOK

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    29 October 2018
    Window Widgets have just published a 158-page wire bound catalogue that includes details of their entire product range and has already been dubbed as ‘the big pink book.’ Over 1,000 copies of the catalogue have already been distributed across the industry in a distinctive pink envelope with a...
  • New laboratory to accelerate Edgetech innovation

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    29 October 2018
    Warm-edge experts Edgetech are gearing up for future innovation with the opening of a new research laboratory. Situated at the company’s Coventry headquarters, it’s been built to enable Edgetech to develop new products, assist customers in meeting accreditation and compliance requirements, and...
  • Eurocell launches new content hub for tradespeople

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    29 October 2018
    Eurocell, the UK’s leading manufacturer, distributor and recycler of PVC-U window, door and roofing systems, has launched The View, a new online community for tradespeople. Created to encourage interaction and share best practice, the new blog also provides updates on the latest industry and...
  • Bygrave’s back! Roseview welcomes return of experienced marketing manager

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    29 October 2018
    Sash window specialists Roseview are celebrating the return of a well-known member of senior staff. For a decade, Mike Bygrave served as the respected firm’s Marketing Manager, helping firmly establish its Rose Collection as the UK’s leading range of timber-alternative sash windows. In 2017, Mike...
  • Window Ware’s service excellence recognised with G18 Customer Care nomination

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    29 October 2018
    Window Ware, one of the UK’s foremost independent hardware distributors is celebrating further recognition for their award-winning customer service with a nomination for ‘Customer Care Initiative of the Year’ at the G18 Awards. The award nomination recognises a remarkable year for the Bedfordshire firm with...
  • PREFIX PUBLISH EXTENDED LIVING BROCHURE FOR CONSUMERS

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    29 October 2018
    Prefix Systems have just published a new 28-page Extended Living consumer brochure, which is designed to communicate all the benefits of different additional living space options and other outdoor living solutions in a single guide, that’s also a perfect point of reference for the trade. New...
  • Tiled roof specialists SupaLite stamps ticket for FIT Show 2019

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    29 October 2018
    SupaLite, the specialist manufacturers of replacement tiled roof systems have announced they will be bringing their roofing expertise to The FIT Show 2019. Building on a successful appearance last year, the FIT Show regulars return to Birmingham’s NEC next year to showcase the complete SupaLite...
  • ASSOCIATED WITH SOLIDOR’S SHOWROOM OF THE MONTH

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    29 October 2018
    Associated Windows have just been awarded Solidor’s Showroom of the Month for their display of eight Solidor and four Residor composite doors, at their recently refurbished showroom in North Bristol. The company have recently made the move to solely focus on Residor and Solidor composite doors, as...
  • GGF Group appoints Insight Data to Reach the Wider Industry Audience

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    28 October 2018
    The Glass and Glazing Federation and its commercial companies, the well-established and highly-respected industry body has joined forces with industry data specialists Insight Data. The GGF Group - which includes BFRC, FENSA, RISA, GGFi and Borough IT, have signed up to Insight Data’s unrivalled...
  • Blue skies ahead for West Port as they achieve Fire Door certification with a leading provider

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    28 October 2018
    West Port, one of Britain’s best timber fabricators, has become the latest big-name brand to sign up to Bluesky’s Fire Door certification scheme. Bluesky offer a comprehensive certification service which independently verifies that West-Port windows and doors are manufactured in line with the...
  • Stay Connected with Selecta

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    28 October 2018
    As a business, it’s become imperative to make use of the available advancements in online technology and stay in touch with digital innovations and developments. However, it’s just as significant not to lose the warmth that the personal touch brings and become a faceless, impersonal and almost...
  • ATLAS WINNERS DELIGHT WITH SHOWSTOPPING LANTERN INSTALLATIONS

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    28 October 2018
    A growing number of homeowners are asking for the Atlas lantern by name and now three installers have proved that no other lantern can match it for looks and style. Vision Conservatories, Sherborne Windows and Village Conservatories have completed three extraordinary Atlas installations which not...
  • CUSTOMADE GROUP UP FOR FOUR G18 AWARDS

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    28 October 2018
    Customade Group has been shortlisted  for an incredible four awards at the forthcoming G18 awards. Virtuoso Doors and REAL Aluminium – are up for ‘Promotional Campaign of the Year’, whilst Fineline Aluminium has been shortlisted for ‘Commercial Project of the Year’ and Stevenswood Trade Centre is a...
  • FAB FRAMES SWEETEN UP THEIR COMPOSITE OFFERING

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    28 October 2018
    As one of the first companies in the UK to take stock of Sweet, Fab Frames have now started to offer this revolutionary range of door furniture on their composite doors to their South West customer base. Fab Frames have manufactured their own composite doors using a Solidor slab and KÖMMERLING...
  • Milwood Group Training Academy announced as G18 Awards finalist

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    28 October 2018
    Continuing its most successful year in business, outdoor living specialists the Milwood Group can now add G18 finalists to their list of achievements, with their new Training Academy being nominated for ‘Training & Development Initiative of the Year’. Launched in April, the Milwood Group Training...
  • Kawneer glazing systems get under the skin of a new city campus

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    28 September 2018
    Two types of curtain walling by Kawneer feature at Imperial College London. Modular or off-site curtain walling by leading UK manufacturer Kawneer has played a key role in a building which forms the centrepiece of Imperial College London’s new White City campus. The bespoke, twin-skin and...
  • CALLING ALL ALUMINIUM CUSTOMERS – YOUR PHOTOS WIN PRIZES!

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    28 September 2018
    Prefix Systems have just launched a new competition for customers submitting their aluminium window and door installation photos, with a promise of a voucher for them and the homeowner for the winning images. With a dedicated and long-standing aluminium manufacturing division in South Wales,...
  • REAL ALUMINIUM ANNOUNCES ‘TAKE THE LEAP’ PRIZE DRAW WINNER

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    28 September 2018
    REAL Aluminium has named Premier Roof Systems as the lucky winner of its ‘Take the Leap’ prize draw. The North East based supplier and installer was picked at random from hundreds of entrants to win £3,000 worth of REAL Aluminium products. The win will enable Premier Roof Systems to expand its...
  • Over a century of maintenance experience helps elumatec customers protect their investment

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    24 September 2018
      World-leading machinery manufacturer elumatec is helping dozens of its customers protect their investments with tailor-made maintenance contracts. For an annual charge, the firm’s experienced and dedicated field service engineers visit customer premises up to three times a year, fully inspecting...
  • Building products demand to rise with launch of new £1bn SME housing development fund

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    24 September 2018
    Barclays, in partnership with Housing England and the Ministry of Housing, have announced they will be providing £1bn of funding to help stimulate the building of new homes across England. The funding, which will come in the form of ‘competitively-priced’ loans between £5m and £100m, is...
  • SIX MONTH SUCCESS FOR HARPENDEN’S RESIDENCE

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    24 September 2018
    Harpenden Windows have made a strong start as a new Residence Collection manufacturer, with strong sales coming in through their retail business in the first six months. The company has also experienced a significant jump in margins, thanks to this move to higher end, branded window and door...
  • Raising the roof: T&K Home Improvements extends range with leading SupaLite tiled roofs

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    24 September 2018
    Well-respected Northamptonshire installers T&K Home Improvements have become the latest high-profile installation firm to offer the revolutionary tiled roof systems from Preston-based manufacturers SupaLite. The move comes as T&K looks to strengthen its offering and affirm its position as the...
  • Scorching July means sales record for Teal

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    24 September 2018
    Teal Products is celebrating after posting record sales figures for a single month thanks to a blistering July. The Gloucestershire-based firm is one of the UK’s foremost suppliers of window controls, openers and actuators, and its months like July which are driving the company even further...
  • KINGFISHER’S NEW SWEET STANDARD

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    24 September 2018
    Kingfisher Windows have become one of the first installation companies in the UK to offer the revolutionary Sweet door furniture range as standard, thanks to its innovative design, unrivalled longevity and unique consumer warranty. Sweet is redefining the door furniture market having achieved over...
  • NEW PASTEL RANGE AND DOOR DESIGNS FROM SOLIDOR

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    24 September 2018
    Solidor’s continued range development has resulted in the introduction of a new Pastel Range of colours that consists of Twilight Grey, Lavender and Cobalt Blue, along with the launch of two new door designs, namely the Stirling and Trieste. The through colour Pastel Range is a new development...
  • Kawneer works with Polar NE to help healing at a pioneering autism centre

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    24 September 2018
    Windows by leading UK architectural glazing systems supplier Kawneer have helped meet a host of complex criteria for the UK’s first dedicated healthcare facility for adults with autism. The Mitford unit at Northgate Hospital in Morpeth, Northumberland, where fenestration was led by architectural glazing...
  • Teal Products expands top team with new appointments

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    24 September 2018
    Teal Products, one of the UK’s foremost suppliers of window controls, openers and actuators, has built on its continued success by welcoming two new members to the company. Strengthening the sales team is Bryony Denne, who joined the team in June, while Roger Allen joined as technical support at...
  • ATLAS INSTALLATION OF THE YEAR WINNERS ANNOUNCED

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    24 September 2018
    Designed to recognise outstanding design and installation skills as well as inspire installers around the country, the Atlas Installation of the Year Awards is always hotly-anticipated. And, according to Gareth Thomas, sales director at Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions, the standard this time round has...
  • Wood experts West Port gain their 50th trade customer in 2018

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    30 August 2018
    Top-drawer timber manufacturer West Port is celebrating signing up its 50th new trade customer in a year of incredible growth. Over twenty years, the Cumbria business has established itself at the forefront of Britain’s timber fenestration sector, providing some of the country’s finest wood...
  • Teal get sneak peek at future products thanks to Denmark trip

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    30 August 2018
    Teal Products, one of the UK’s foremost suppliers of window controls, openers and actuators, had a sneak peek at some new products for next year after a successful trip to Denmark courtesy of the company’s major supplier WindowMaster. The Gloucestershire-based firm were invited to a Global Partner...
  • Dekko celebrates successful Belgium business trip with 60 customers

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    30 August 2018
    Continuing their overriding commitment to going above and beyond for their customers, trailblazing premium fabricator Dekko Window Systems recently took 60 of their installer customers on a trip to Belgium. The three-day trip took Dekko customers including Emerald Windows, Keswick Superglaze and...
  • RESIDOR’S NEW MARKETING AND SHOWROOM SUPPORT PROGRAMME

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    30 August 2018
    Residor, the mid-market GRP door from Solidor Group, now benefits from a new and free marketing and showroom support programme, which is designed to help installers generate and close more sales. This mid-market GRP door has seen sales rise significantly over the last 18 months and this new and...
  • NOW 30 IS EVERYONE’S LUCKY NUMBER AT MASTERFRAME

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    30 August 2018
    Masterframe is still celebrating 30 years of sash window innovation and in a bid to share some good fortune with their customers they have put together a special gift in the form of a package of discounts to be used on future orders. Customers will be able to claim their voucher book which...
  • Improveasy launch ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ finance options for installers

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    28 August 2018
    Improveasy, the glazing industry’s leading finance specialists have strengthened their range of accessible consumer finance solutions for installers with the launch of their new, game-changing ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ finance option. Open to installers of all sizes, ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ enables...
  • World-leading sash windows get world’s best spring balances

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    28 August 2018
    All three of Roseview’s award-winning Rose Collection windows now come equipped with the best-performing spring balances on the planet – Caldwell’s UL6. The firm’s high-performance Heritage and Ultimate Rose windows have always used Caldwell hardware, but now its cost-competitive Charisma product does...
  • New Appointment – Stephanie Tague appointed as Head of Building Our Skills – Making Fenestration a Career of Choice

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    28 August 2018
    The two key organisations behind Building Our Skills – Making Fenestration a Career of Choice, the newly launched awareness campaign to attract youngsters and newcomers to join the Fenestration industry, have appointed Stephanie Tague to head up the project. Industry awarding body, GQA...
  • Super Spacer soars in Denmark’s eco-friendly Maersk Tower

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    28 August 2018
      Super Spacer TriSeal has formed a crucial part of one of Europe’s most eco-friendly buildings. The Maersk Tower, home to the medical laboratories of the University of Copenhagen, was built in line with Denmark’s historic commitment to becoming 100% carbon neutral by 2050. It became an instant...
  • Bayfield Bespoke loves working with world-class West Port timber

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    28 August 2018
    A respected Manchester installer is thriving thanks to West Port’s world-class window and doors. Offering a huge range of quality home improvement products, and operating across the Manchester, Altrincham and Didsbury areas, Bayfield Bespoke is one of the region’s leading window replacement...
  • POLYFRAME EXTENDS PVCU RANGE WITH NEW CONSERVATORY OFFERING

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    22 August 2018
    Polyframe is set to help even more installers grow their businesses and steal a march on their competitors with an enviable new conservatory offering. Available in September from the UK’s number one PVCu fabricator is Polyframe Conservatories – a full conservatory solution, which brings five...
  • CORNISH FIRM BROADENS ITS HORIZONS WITH REAL ALUMINIUM

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    21 August 2018
    A Cornish business is set to treble its projected sales of aluminium since taking the leap to REAL Aluminium. Leading installer and trade supplier Horizon Home Improvements spotted the potential to add aluminium to its portfolio and began working with REAL Aluminium at the beginning of 2018. The...
  • Regional Sales Manager to ramp up growth at expanding elumatec

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    20 August 2018
    Machinery experts elumatec have appointed an experienced Regional Sales Manager to help spearhead growth in the South of England. Kenney Prunty is a capital equipment sales veteran, having spent over 25 years providing consultative solutions across the aerospace, automotive, fenestration,...
  • Kingston Joinery and West Port Windows and Doors join forces to bring ‘exceptional’ new fire door product to market

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    20 August 2018
      Two of Britain’s leading timber fenestration businesses are joining forces to bring a new high-performance fire door-set to market. A new distribution deal will see East Yorkshire’s Kingston Joinery and Cumbria’s West Port Windows offer a complete turnkey package to some of the UK’s biggest...
  • Roseview steps up with experienced Technical Services Manager

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    20 August 2018
    Fast-moving sash window specialists Roseview have topped off a raft of recent developments with the appointment of an experienced new technical service manager. Glazing veteran Mick Line brings a quarter-century of fabrication and installation expertise to the role, which will see him head up the...
  • WINDOW WIDGETS MAKE IT A DOUBLE APPOINTMENT

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    19 August 2018
    Window Widgets have made a double sales appointment with the introduction of Adrian Clare as internal sales executive and Tom Edwards as national sales manager, for the company that’s the largest supplier of bay, coupling and window ancillaries in the UK and Ireland.   With a history dating back to 1999,...
  • Window Ware finishes July 2018 on a high with 98.1% OTIF score!

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    18 August 2018
    It wasn’t just the temperatures that reached new heights in July. Last month, Window Ware broke some records of its own too! Not only did it smash its sales targets and see its best sales month since 2014, but the leading UK hardware provider also achieved its highest 98.11% OTIF this year.  Even...
  • R7 CHALKS UP THE WHITES

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    17 August 2018
    R7, part of The Residence Collection, is proving increasingly popular in Chalk White and in premium foiled finishes as the ultimate 75mm high performance flush inside and out window, for both contemporary and heritage installations.   While much of the industry talk is of foiled finishes, something...
  • B & P WINDOWS - THE LATEST SOLIDOR AWARDEE

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    17 August 2018
    Wakefield based B & P Windows have been awarded Showroom of the Month for August, having recently upgraded their consumer showsite that’s been part of the business from the outset, enjoying a strong 37-year history in West Yorkshire. B & P are a distinctly family-run business with shared...
  • Roseview named Buckinghamshire’s best

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    17 August 2018
      There’s a new addition to Roseview’s increasingly crowded trophy cabinet. The sash window specialists were named Buckinghamshire’s best uPVC supplier at the BUILD 2018 Construction and Engineering Awards. BUILD is the world’s only globally-focused free-to-subscribe construction magazine. Each year its team...
  • Solar shading specialists supercharged with major machinery investment

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    17 August 2018
    Machinery from world-leading 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 and...
  • Kawneer glazing systems help set a university benchmark

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    17 August 2018
    New hub building in Europe’s first science park features Kawneer’s aluminium systems. Architectural aluminium glazing systems by leading UK manufacturer Kawneer have helped a new hub building set a benchmark for the design of future developments in Europe’s first science park. Kawneer’s AA®100 SSG...
  • VIRTUOSO LAUNCHES FIRST ALUMINIUM FRAME FOR COMPOSITE DOOR

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    16 August 2018
      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...
  • Teal helps university building achieve correct vented air requirements

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    25 July 2018
    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. Teal, one of the UK’s foremost suppliers of window controls, openers and actuators, had their...
  • Insight Data delivers in-depth market research for hardware specialists Window Ware

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    25 July 2018
    Independent hardware distributors Window Ware recently partnered with Insight Data, the industry’s leading 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...
  • Are your fire rated windows BSEN certified?

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    25 July 2018
    Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy last year, fire safety is very much at the forefront of the minds of all organisations involved in the construction industry, with an increasing spotlight on fire-rated products. With smoke inhalation being the most common cause of death from fire-related...
  • Purplex and Insight Data conquer mighty Marines challenge

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    25 July 2018
    If there are two products that have really taken off with homeowners in recent years, it’s aluminium frames and composite doors. Both have quickly become the UK’s favourite choices and now installers can take even greater advantage of their popularity with one of the leading names in aluminium...
  • INDUSTRY FIRST FOR REAL ALUMINIUM WITH COMPOSITE DOOR PARTNERSHIP

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    25 July 2018
    If there are two products that have really taken off with homeowners in recent years, it’s aluminium frames and composite doors. Both have quickly become the UK’s favourite choices and now installers can take even greater advantage of their popularity with one of the leading names in aluminium...
  • Window industry elite storm Weston Pier for spectacular Summer Ball

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    25 July 2018
    Weston-Super-Mare’s Grand Pier was closed to the public as some of the biggest names across the glazing and construction industry descended on the town to enjoy a spectacular evening at the Ascot Summer Ball. The prestigious, invitation-only event was hosted by two of the biggest names in the...
  • ATLAS CORNERS THE MARKET WITH IMPROVED FLAT ROOFLIGHT

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    25 July 2018
    The Atlas Flat Rooflight – renowned throughout the industry for its competitive pricing and exceptional sales conversion rates – is now an even better proposition for installers, thanks to recent developments. Available now, the enhanced flat rooflight features new click-on corner sections that do...
  • A night on the tiles for SupaLite to celebrate new five-year tile supply agreement

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    25 July 2018
    SupaLite, the highly-respected manufacturers of tiled roof systems are celebrating the signing of a new, five-year supply agreement for ExtraLight roof tiles with New Zealand manufacturer The Ross Roof Group. The new agreement sees SupaLite extend their position as the group’s exclusive UK...
  • Successful first year sees REHAU re-sign with Insight Data

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    25 July 2018
    REHAU, one of the UK’s leading and most respected PVC-u systems houses has re-signed with industry data specialists Insight Data, extending their successful partnership for a second year. With the aim of promoting their range of polymer solutions to fabricators, installers and architects...
  • UK BUILDING PLASTICS THE LATEST SOLIDOR SHOWCASE

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    25 July 2018
    UK Building Plastics are the latest company to be awarded Showroom of the Month by Solidor, though they have in fact two based in Witney and Cowley respectively and combined, serve Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties. Solidor are eager to share best practice for sales environments and the...
  • SCARBOROUGH COLLEGE GETS A RESIDENCE LISTING

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    25 July 2018
    Residence 9 windows, part of The Residence Collection, have been specified on a listed building refurbishment project at Scarborough College in North Yorkshire, having been approved by planners at Scarborough Local Council and these will be installed over the course of several phases. Scarborough College is an...
  • MILA ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR FIT SHOW 2019

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    19 July 2018
    Mila has announced that it will be back at the FIT Show in 2019. The hardware specialist, which made such a memorable impact at the show in both 2013 and 2016, is promising an exciting stand once again, packed with new products and innovations. Managing Director Richard Gyde explained: “We’ve...
  • Monster month for Milwood

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    11 July 2018
      Outdoor Living specialists the Milwood Group had a record sales month in May thanks to their trade partners. Doubling their sales every year for the last three years, Milwood Group is really starting to have an impact on the outdoor living market, and it’s months like May which are driving the...
  • Continued SupaLite success sees five new appointments

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    11 July 2018
      Highly-respected manufacturer SupaLite is building on the continued success of its replacement tiled roof systems by welcoming five new staff to its headquarters in Preston - four of whom are joining SupaLite’s sales team. Strengthening the sales team are Dean Ratcliffe, who has joined as Regional...
  • Teal Products to showcase new openings for visitors at the FIT Show 2019

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    11 July 2018
      Teal Products, the renowned specialist distributor has announced they will be exhibiting at The FIT Show 2019, aiming to highlight to visitors the benefits of the growing window control market. The Gloucestershire-based firm will be heading to the NEC in Birmingham with their full range of...
  • Outstanding first quarter for industry leader shows resilience of UK economy

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    10 July 2018
    THE quintessential British attitude of ‘keeping calm and carrying on’ is behind an industry stalwart’s impressive quarter one results. Leads2trade is the UK’s leading provider of double qualified sales leads for companies operating in the home improvement industry – with customers in sectors as...
  • 99.8% OTIF from Selecta

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    10 July 2018
    Within the window and door profile industry there seems to be a decline in service and support, but not in the case of Selecta, whom have, and continue to invest in these key areas. With 99.8% of deliveries on time and in full, Peter Lawrence, Warehouse and Logistics Manager, explains more on the...
  • COME AND... #MACOnnect

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    09 July 2018
      We are thrilled to announce that we will be exhibiting at the FIT Show 2019. We have been part of FIT Show since it first began and it’s been brilliant to see it grow and be a part of it each time. The FIT Show message for 2019 is about connecting us all together from all aspects of the industry...
  • RESIDENCE OFFERS CONSUMER SHOWROOM ENVIRONMENT AT HQ

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    06 July 2018
        The Residence Collection has a fully branded showroom that’s not only there to support their growing network of trade partners, but is in fact a fully operational consumer environment which is used to support local installation companies in the Gloucestershire and the surrounding areas, 7 days a...
  • NORTH-EAST INSTALLER’S SALES ROCKET THANKS TO CUSTOMADE PARTNERSHIP

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    06 July 2018
      For a new business to increase turnover by 60% in its first year is very impressive, but that’s precisely what Chester-le-Street installer Arc Home Design is on course to achieve thanks to the opening of a new showroom and a partnership with one of the industry’s leading names – Customade Group. Owner...
  • New Carl F direct Web Site

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    06 July 2018
      An enhanced, mobile friendly Web site for Carl F direct offers rapid product search functionality and customer access to detailed account information. The on-line shop, which is part of the Carl F Groupco organisation, features over 1,500 professional on-site tools and accessories for the glazing...
  • PROFINE BECOMES CERTIFIED ZERO PELLET LOSS PIONEER

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    06 July 2018
      profine GmbH has become the first PVCu system company in Germany to receive the certificate of the pro-K initiative “Null Granulatverlust” (Zero Pellet Loss) on May 23, 2018. The initiative of the pro-K association, the German industrial association for PVC-U semi-finished and consumer products,...
  • Kawneer launches a super-robust and super-thermal commercial entrance door

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    06 July 2018
        Manufacturer introduces the AA®190 TB door to its portfolio. An entrance door with class-leading thermal performance that is so robust it is offered with a lifetime guarantee has been launched by Kawneer, the leading UK manufacturer of architectural glazing systems. Kawneer’s AA®190 TB door...
  • POLYFRAME DELIVERS THE FULL PACKAGE

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    26 June 2018
    With the widest range of PVCu products in the industry, a raft of innovative developments and an incredible new marketing and showroom package, Polyframe has moved its support strategy up another gear to enable PVCu installers to win more business and stay ahead of their competitors. Under a...
  • TAMWORTH INSTALLER ACHIEVES 90% CONVERSION RATE WITH REAL ALUMINIUM  

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    26 June 2018
    An incredible support package and a brand new showroom has helped a REAL Aluminium installer to eclipse all targets and achieve an astonishing sales conversion rate of 90% in REAL Aluminium windows, doors and roofing products. Since opening the doors of its new showroom in April, which is...
  • VIRTUOSO DOORS CELEBRATES RECORD-BREAKING MONTH

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    25 June 2018
      Virtuoso Doors has celebrated its biggest sales month ever in the history of the business. Since becoming part of Customade Group in 2017, Virtuoso Doors’ sales have grown at phenomenal pace. Now Virtuoso has announced that May was a record-breaking month for the business with sales up by 50% on...
  • JOINERY COMPANY TRANSFORMS HOME WITH WARMROOF HYBRID

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    25 June 2018
    A stunning single storey extension installed by Steve Gill Joinery has recently been completed, showcasing the WARMroof hybrid roof and aluminium glazing elements supplied by Prefix Systems. The initial brief from the home owner was to replace a staircase but, this led into them asking Steve Gill to...
  • ATLAS HELPS CUSTOMERS SPEED UP INSTALLATIONS

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    25 June 2018
        An Atlas installer has proved that you don’t always need to go bespoke when it comes to roof lanterns –  you can achieve spectacular, and fast results, by using stock sized lanterns too. Chippenham-based installer Vision Conservatories has just completed a triple Atlas lantern installation in...
  • SmartSecure Showcased by Grabex Windows

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    22 June 2018
    Grabex Windows featured the FUHR 881 fully motorised multipoint door lock, supplied by Carl F Groupco, on its stand at the 2018 Grand Designs Live London event. Considerable interest was shown in the innovative lock that was displayed with Carl F Groupco’s SmartSecure fingerprint and remote key...
  • DAVID LENG JOINS EXPERT PANEL AT GLAZING SUMMIT

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    08 June 2018
      David Leng, group chief executive at Customade Group, has urged any owners considering selling their firms to think ahead and look at how they can add value to their businesses before they begin the sales process. David, who joined a panel of experts on mergers and acquisitions at the recent...
  • CUSTOMADE GROUP SELLS BIFOLD SHOP

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    07 June 2018
     (Lance Gillett, Customade Group; Alan Stanway, Director; Damon Smith, Director; John Adams, Customer Service Director Customade Group)   Customade Group has announced that it has completed the sale of Bifold Shop – an established supplier and installer of specialist aluminium doors to the domestic...
  • 1st Choice Frames Celebrate 10 Year Partnership with Selecta Systems

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    16 May 2018
    June 2018 sees Blackburn based window and door fabricator and installer 1st Choice Frames Ltd celebrate their 10 year partnership with the award winning PVCu window and door profile systems house, Selecta Systems. Andy Bingham, Owner / Director, of 1st Choice Frames has over 30 years of experience within...
  • PREFIX PUBLISH A COMPLETE GUIDE TO ALUMINIUM

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    16 May 2018
    Prefix Systems have just published a new 52-page brochure dedicated to aluminium glazing. The brochure includes various types of windows, patio and bi-folding doors, along with roofs for full kit aluminium extensions such as the URBANroom and of course the beautiful OPUS hybrid range of glazing. Despite the...
  • Taking Back Control of Your Business?

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    15 May 2018
      Selecta Systems Sales Director, Andy Green Over the course of the last ten years there has been a steady decline year-on-year in the number of PVCu window and door fabricators operating within the UK. Nevertheless, the number of window, door and conservatory installation businesses has increased...
  • Carl F Groupco hardware supports Liniar launch

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    15 May 2018
      Julie Warner, Carl F Groupco's Product Manager for the PN by Roto range. Carl F Groupco has been selected as a hardware supplier for Liniar’s new range of reversible windows, available exclusively to fabricators from summer 2018. The established PN by Roto Uni Hinge and Roto TSL Espagnolette...
  • Atlas Installers on a Roll with Winning Installations

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    11 May 2018
    Inspiring ideas and innovative products have helped three seasoned Atlas installers to create some impressive installations that show just what can be achieved with an Atlas glazed roof. Mendip Conservatories, John Knight Glass and Monmouthshire Conservatory Company have created three spectacular, yet very...
  • Carl F Groupco confirms growth of high spec hardware

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    09 May 2018
    (Carlia Corras, Carl F Groupco’s Sales Office Manager confirms sales growth for SmartSecure, the company’s electronic and access control brand) Hardware distributor Carl F Groupco endorses the findings of the ‘Door and Window Fittings Market Report - UK 2018-2022’ produced by AMA Research Ltd. The...
  • CEO LEAVES GGF IN STRONG POSITION

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    26 April 2018
    Phil Pluck, Group Chief Executive of the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has announced his departure effective from 12th April. Phil has overseen a substantial change programme at the GGF bringing together the commercial companies of GGF and its membership side. Having brought in a new senior...
  • JASON’S RUNNING A MARATHON IN MEMORY OF STEFAN

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    13 April 2018
    Jason Scrivens, KÖMMERLING’s new area manager for the South, will be running this year’s London Marathon on 22nd April for the British Heart Foundation and in memory of Stefan Seidel, managing director of profine UK who very sadly passed away on Monday 26th March, 2018. No stranger to a 26.2 mile...
  • KOMMERLING’S SUCCESSION PLAN AND VISION FOR THE FUTURE

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    10 April 2018
    Following on from the devastating news of the death of Stefan Seidel, managing director of profine UK Ltd with responsibility for the KOMMERLING brand in the UK and Ireland, the company has already put in place a succession plan for the future. profine Group has begun the process of recruiting a...
  • N&C FINDS COMPLETE COMPOSITE SOLUTION WITH VIRTUOSO DOORS

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    09 April 2018
    The incredible looks and crafted precision of Virtuoso Doors’ range of composite doors has lured an established installer away from his original composite door supplier. Cambridgeshire-based N&C Glass made the move to Virtuoso Doors after seeing the firm’s collection of premium quality, high...
  • TWO HEAVYWEIGHT APPOINTMENTS AT CUSTOMADE GROUP

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    09 April 2018
    Following a period of substantial investment and strong revenue growth, Customade Group has announced the appointment of two well-known industry figures into senior roles. The appointments of Mark Scaife and Simon Jarman will continue Customade Group’s journey to become the best fabricator in the...
  • 20 year celebrations for Carl F Groupco warehouse staff

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    29 March 2018
    Brian Devlin and Pete Garner, warehouse operatives at Carl F Groupco, have celebrated 20 years working for the hardware distributor. Both men play key roles in the supply side of the organisation supporting the company’s high On Time In Full (OTIF) delivery principles. The main enhancements...
  • Pamela Wilson reinforces Carl F Groupco’s presence in Ireland

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    27 March 2018
    Pamela Wilson, an experienced Regional Sales Manager for Carl F Groupco who has represented the hardware distributor in Scotland since 2001, has an extended sales remit which includes Ireland. Pamela will continue to support Carl F Groupco’s customers in Scotland. The development of Pam’s role is...
  • RECORD GROWTH FOR IPSWICH TRADE FRAMES WITH REAL ALUMINIUM

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    12 March 2018
    Demand for REAL Aluminium has increased at a remarkable rate with the number of new installers taking the leap to REAL growing by nearly 80%. Now one installer is urging fellow installation firms not to be daunted by aluminium after seeing his own business grow at record pace since leaping to REAL...
  • CUSTOMADE GROUP STRIDES AHEAD

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    07 March 2018
    Customade Group has rounded off a historic year since it merged with Polyframe and is on course to double its scale to become a £200 million business. Now comfortably the biggest fabricator in the UK with revenues of more than £100 million, the group is poised for an era of rapid growth with new...
  • RISING DEMAND FOR ATLAS LANTERN AND NEW SPECIAL OFFER

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    07 March 2018
    Demand for the Atlas roof lantern continues to soar with sales of the industry’s finest looking glazed roof lantern rising month on month. And now Atlas is helping even more installers to clinch an Atlas lantern sale with a special offer on its stock lantern range. Gareth Thomas, sales director at...
  • High performance Glazpart vents added to Carl F Groupco’s catalogue

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    02 March 2018
    The high performance Glazpart Link Vent range of plastic injection moulded trickle ventilators has been added to Carl F Groupco’s hardware catalogue. Designed to meet the stringent requirements of today’s building standards, the Link Vent MK 2 is available in two variants – the 2500EQA and...
  • Government commits £45M of funding to kick-start UK housebuilding

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    01 March 2018
    Housing and Planning Minister, Dominic Raab has announced a £45 million cash injection into key community projects across the country, helping to facilitate the building of thousands of new homes. The funding – allocated by the central government to help boost Britain’s housebuilding industry,...
  • A U-VALUE OF 1.2 FOR KÖMMERLING’S C70 AND O70 GOLD

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    23 February 2018
    Despite the imminent launch of the outward opening System 76, KÖMMERLING continue to invest in the 70mm platform and now their C70 and O70 Goldâ window and door system has been re-engineered to achieve a Uw-value of just 1.2 W/(m2k). With many other 70mm systems only achieving a Uw-value of 1.4...
  • PREFIX MARKETING NOW IN PRINT

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    23 February 2018
    With an impressive array of brochures, flyers, samples and point of sale materials, Prefix Systems have now put together a 20-page brochure to highlight the expansive range of marketing materials available for their nationwide network of trade partners. Now serving the entire UK through four...
  • CONTINUED SUCCESS SEES MORLEY GLASS & GLAZING RENEW PARTNERSHIP WITH INSIGHT DATA FOR THIRD YEAR

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    21 February 2018
    Morley Glass & Glazing, the highly-respected manufacturer of sealed units incorporating ScreenLine integral blinds, has extended its successful partnership with industry data specialists Insight Data for another year. Looking to promote its innovative Uni-Blinds sealed units to both fabricators and...
  • ATLAS FLAT ROOFLIGHT CONVERTS 90% OF QUOTES INTO SALES

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    20 February 2018
    Atlas promises to make 2018 the best year yet for its elite network of installers as it reports that a staggering 90% of quotes received for the Atlas Flat Rooflight convert to sales. Production of the Atlas Flat Rooflight has reached an all-time high as installers are discovering the powerful...
  • POLYFRAME SUPERCHARGES INSTALLER GROWTH WITH ‘POLYPOWER’

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    16 February 2018
    Polyframe is calling all PVCu installers to tap into the force of ‘PolyPower’ to supercharge their businesses and make the most of exciting new opportunities for growth. A major re-boot for the industry, ‘PolyPower’ will help installers to make the most of PVCu by giving them the powers they need...
  • TRURO TRIUMPHS WITH TERRIFIC ULTIMATE ROSE INSTALLATION

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    12 February 2018
    Roseview’s world-class Ultimate Rose has helped celebrated installer Truro Windows give a stylish Cornish property an outstandingly authentic facelift. A customer approached Truro with a tricky proposition. An ageing and draughty timber sash window in a quirky Kenwyn cul-de-sac that needed...
  • ROTO ESPAG EXPANDS CARL F GROUPCO’S RANGE

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    12 February 2018
    Carl F Groupco has added the Roto TSL Espagnolette to its catalogue and now offers the full Roto Twin-Cam Security Lock (TSL) range for casement and reversible windows. Commenting on the development of Carl F Groupco’s Roto range, Managing Director John Crittenden said: “Roto is a trusted brand...
  • INSTALLER LEAPS AHEAD WITH REAL ALUMINIUM

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    08 February 2018
    A shrewd installer has more than doubled the rate of aluminium installations it completes after leaping ahead with REAL Aluminium. The Conservatory and Window Company has taken advantage of REAL Aluminium’s comprehensive aluminium package and upped turnover by at least 20% in less than two years...
  • VIRTU-AL TOPS THE LEAGUE AS HOMEOWNER FAVOURITE

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    08 February 2018
    In the space of just six months since its launch, Virtu-AL – the UK’s first aluminium textured, non-woodgrain finish composite door – has already topped the bill as the homeowner’s favourite and proven that it is the new breed of door that the market has been waiting for. The latest figures from...
  • BLUEMANOR CELEBRATE A DECADE WITH PREFIX

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    06 February 2018
    Bluemanor Windows are celebrating their 10th anniversary in business with key partner, Prefix Systems and over this period have become one of the most successful and highly regarded installation companies in Essex. The company was originally founded in 2008 by Steve Clark, who brought with him...
  • INSIGHT DATA CELEBRATES FIVE-YEARS OF MEMBERSHIP WITH THE GLASS AND GLAZING FEDERATION (GGF)

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    31 January 2018
    The industry’s leading provider of prospect data and expert market intelligence, Insight Data is celebrating its fifth-year of membership with the Glass and Glazing Federation. The GGF is the trusted representative of businesses across the fenestration industry – helping to promote best practice,...
  • #SASHSHOTS SUCCESS FOR ROSEVIEW INSTALLER WINDOW-RITE

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    30 January 2018
    A sensational sash window job by long-serving Window-Rite has been named Roseview’s #sashshots Installation of the Year. All throughout 2017, Roseview customers have been submitting snaps of their gorgeous Rose Collection installations as part of the firm’s #sashshots Twitter competition. Each...
  • PROFINE AND KÖMMERLING AT FENSTERBAU FRONTALE 2018

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    22 January 2018
    Under the motto of ‘People. Passion. Profiles.’, profine Group and its KBE KÖMMERLING and Trocal brands will be exhibiting at Fensterbau Frontale 2018 in Nuremburg, Germany from March 21st-24th and will be the largest exhibitor at the show. As well as further new product developments and...
  • VIRTUOSO BRINGS DOORS TO LIFE WITH CRAFTED PRECISION

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    18 January 2018
    Virtuoso Doors is set to take door manufacturing to a new level in 2018 and awaken the homeowner to the unique beauty of an individually designed and crafted Virtuoso door. Following a recent investment in additional cutting edge machinery and a radical re-launch to underline the crafted precision...
  • SUPER SPACER EXCELS IN DUBAI'S EXTRAORDINARY OPUS

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    18 January 2018
    ‘The Opus’ is one of the most striking and original architectural developments the world has seen this century, and warm edge experts Edgetech played a crucial role in its construction.                                                        The 21-storey tower, designed by celebrated Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, pushes physical and technological...
  • ROSEVIEW'S SALES TEAM STRENGTHENED WITH KEY NEW APPOINTMENT

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    18 January 2018
    Buckinghamshire-based sash window specialists Roseview have strengthened their customer-facing team with new appointments and promotions. Emma Gibbins joins the team as a Sales Administrator – a vital frontline role that streamlines the relationship between the fabricator and its clients. “It’s my...
  • POLYFRAME – THE CLEAR CHOICE FOR NORTHWICH GLASS LTD

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    16 January 2018
    A Cheshire-based installer has made what it describes as its ‘very positive strategic decision’ after signing up to Polyframe as their key supplier of PVCu windows. The switch to Polyframe is part of Northwich Glass Ltd’s strategy to help support growth in turnover during the coming year and give...
  • CUSTOMADE ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF DAVID LENG AS GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE

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    16 January 2018
    Customade Group (Customade) is delighted to announce the appointment of David Leng as Group Chief Executive. David’s appointment is effective as of 1 February, succeeding John Lightowlers who continues with the firm in a non-executive capacity.    David is highly experienced within the windows and...
  • MAJOR HOUSE BUILDERS SWITCH TO VERTICAL INTEGRATION

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    16 January 2018
    National Deal – No Sub Stockists……GAP Power of One Model Sweeps Through Sector Three more of the UK’s leading house builders have signalled their support for vertically integrated materials sourcing with a switch away from multiple roofline supply partners to GAP’s Power of One model. In...
  • REAL ALUMINIUM BUILDS FOR THE FUTURE 

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    12 January 2018
    In little more than 18 months, REAL Aluminium has become not only one of the industry’s fastest-growing brands but also one of the UK’s biggest manufacturers of Smart Systems’ aluminium products - in fact, sales of its windows, doors and lantern roofs have grown by more than 300%. Now, this...
  • VIRTUOSO DOORS ON THRESHOLD OF RAPID GROWTH WITH RE-LAUNCH

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    11 January 2018
    Crafted precision is set to be the buzz word for 2018 as Virtuoso Doors – previously known as WB Group – makes its rise to fame. Virtuoso Doors has kicked-off the New Year with a major re-launch to strengthen its position as a leading manufacturer of high end composite doors and PVCu door panels...
  • THREE ATLAS CHAMPIONS RAISE THE ROOF WITH STUNNING CREATIONS

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    11 January 2018
    The three latest Atlas Installation of the Month competition winners showed off enviable design talent in a contest where the standard of entries keeps getting better and better. The winners – QKS Home Improvements, Thames Valley Windows and John Knight Glass – are now in with a chance of being...
  • WARM PRAISE FOR WARM EDGE EXPERTS EDGETECH IN LATEST CUSTOMER SURVEY

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    09 January 2018
    A recent customer survey saw glowing praise for market-leading spacer bar manufacturers Edgetech. The Coventry business routinely approaches a random selection of clients taken from all spending brackets and to ask them a series of questions about their experiences dealing with Edgetech. The...
  • INVESTMENT FOR 2018 PREFIX COLOUR PROGRAMME

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    05 January 2018
    Prefix Systems have just made a significant investment in a new state of the art colouring facility, which includes a mix on demand paint system, at their head office in Blackburn and it will form part of their sales strategy for 2018 and beyond. While much of the window and door industry have...
  • GGF APPOINTS SHAUN McALLISTER AS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR

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    20 December 2017
    The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shaun McAllister as Managing Director as the Federation continues to build its senior management team. With over 30 years’ experience in the home improvement industry, Shaun brings to the Federation a wealth of...
  • RECORD DOWNLOADS OF INSIGHT DATA's LATEST INDUSTRY REPORT

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    20 December 2017
    The industry’s leading provider of market intelligence, Insight Data is celebrating record downloads of its latest industry report. Since its release in October, the firm has seen thousands flock to their website to get their hands on the 2017 Insight Report, which provides a complete overview of...
  • NEW HEAD OF MEMBERSHIP AND TRAINING JOINS THE GGF

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    20 December 2017
    The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Hearn as Head of Membership and Training. Richard has an extensive background in professional membership bodies, focused on professional qualifications, accreditation and CPD (Continued Professional...
  • INSIGHT DATA EMAIL CAMPAIGN GENERATES INCREDIBLE RESULTS FOR IGU SPECIALISTS SLENDERLINE GLASS

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    12 December 2017
    One of the UK’s foremost manufacturers of slimline heritage sealed units, Slenderline Glass has seen a fantastic performance from their email marketing strategy – designed and implemented by Insight Data. Slenderline Glass; which is part of the Kent-based E.J. Cocker Group, specialises in advanced sealed...
  • GLOBAL WARM EDGE TECHNOLOGY AWARENESS EXTENDED WITH NEW WEBSITES

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    12 December 2017
    After a successful year which shows a continual expansion in its export network, leading UK manufacturer and distributor of insulated glass (IG) components, Thermoseal Group, has launched Chinese Mandarin additions to its successful Thermobar and Thermoflex Warm Edge Technology multilingual...
  • JACKLOC ADDS TOMORROW’S HEALTH & SAFETY FINALIST 2018 TO THEIR LONG-LIST OF ACCOLADES

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    12 December 2017
    After a successful 2017, the high-profile accolades continue for universal window and door restrictor specialists Jackloc®. The Leicestershire-firm well-known for safeguarding lives across the world has been named a finalist in the coveted Tomorrow’s Health & Safety Awards 2018. Jackloc’s...
  • PREFIX PARTNERS WITH SAVEHEAT AND MERLIN

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    12 December 2017
    Prefix Systems have partnered up with Saveheat Group, which includes Merlin Network, for the supply of their impressive WARMroof system for installations in Scotland. WARMroof has already proven to be the definitive high performance, solid roof system, which offers a number of impressive USP’s and...
  • CARL F GROUPCO APPOINTS NEW NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

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    08 December 2017
    John King returns to Carl F Groupco as National Sales Manager. With over thirty years’ experience gained across a wide range of door and window industry management, technical, sales and hands-on roles, John returns to the hardware distribution company to head up its nationwide team of Regional...
  • DYNAMIC DEKKO WINDOW SYSTEMS CELEBRATES 10 YEARS AT THE TOP

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    08 December 2017
    The UK’s foremost fabricator of high-end home improvement products, Dekko Window Systems, is celebrating a dominant decade in business. Founded at the tail-end of 2007 by Gary Torr and Kurt Greatrex, Dekko made its name as the reliable trade supplier of high-quality Deceuninck uPVC windows,...
  • NEG LTD IS 1ST IGU MANUFACTURER TO ACHIEVE CORGI FENESTRATION REGISTRATION

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    08 December 2017
    CORGI Fenestration is excited to announce that Northern Express Glass Ltd (NEG) has become registered following a detailed audit process. It is the first IGU maker to have done so. NEG has won recognition for its commitment to trust, reliability, expertise and quality by attaining CORGI...
  • A ROOF MAKER GUIDE TO FOUR GLASS TYPES – INFOGRAPHIC

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    07 December 2017
    Did you know that when you have your rooflight installed, you can pick from four different types of glass? Each one has its own unique features, and can be combined to fit your precise requirements. Energy saving, temperature control, noise pollution and security: which ones will you choose? It...
  • 74% OF CONSUMERS RECOGNISE THE CORGI NAME

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    06 December 2017
    CORGI Services undertook a consumer awareness survey* in 2016 that revealed that the CORGI name was recognised by 74% of consumers in England, Scotland and Wales. The next three bodies behind CORGI recognised by consumers in the same survey were:  BSI (British Standards Institution) – 64%; FTA...
  • TOWER BRIDGE WINS MYGLAZING.COM COMPETITION

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    06 December 2017
    MyGlazing.com competition to celebrate window views and energy efficient glazing finds its winner in spectacular glass walkway high above the River Thames At the end of October, voting closed in the national round of the MyGlazing.com Window with a View competition. With an outstanding shortlist...
  • GGF CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC WITH 2017 BUDGET

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    06 December 2017
    The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) was cautiously optimistic in response to housebuilding announcements made at the 2017 Budget. Despite the Government’s focus on housebuilding, the GGF believes more action is needed to ensure the UK meets the target of building 300,000 homes per year. The GGF...
  • GGF INCREASES UK PRESENCE FOR FENSTERBAU 2018

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    06 December 2017
    The UK Pavilion at FENSTERBAU FRONTALE 2018, hosted by the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) will be bigger and better as some of the UK glazing industry’s highest profile organisations have signed up to co-exhibit at the world’s largest international trade fair for the window industry. In 2016, the...
  • GGF APPOINTS NEW COMMERCIAL MANAGING DIRECTOR

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    06 December 2017
    The GGF Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Billy Quinn as Managing Director of its commercial subsidiary companies – FENSA, GGFi, BFRC, RISA and Borough IT. Billy Quinn is a highly accomplished Business Leader, Commercial Director and Non-Executive Director who brings a wealth of...
  • SMOOTH SLATE GREY LAUNCH FOR KOMMERLING

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    06 December 2017
    KÖMMERLING have launched a smooth slate grey foil (one side) for the C70 GoldÒ window and PremiLine patio door systems, in response to customer demand for an additional shade of grey. This new introduction takes the number of stock foiled options from KÖMMERLING for the C70 GoldÒ window and...
  • NATURAL LIGHT LEADERS REACH NEW HEIGHTS WITH EDGETECH’S SUPER SPACER

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    06 December 2017
    Roof Maker, one of the UK’s leading rooflight manufacturer, is celebrating ten years of partnership with world-renowned warm edge experts Edgetech. Roof Maker’s extensive product offering boasts exceptional thermal performance, robustness, user-friendliness and style, consisting of bespoke roof...
  • PVCU GIANT LINIAR APPOINTS INSIGHT DATA

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    06 December 2017
    Liniar, one of the UK’s leading systems companies well-known for its innovative PVCu window, door and conservatory systems, has joined forces with Insight Data. The industry giant will use Salestracker to help power its sales and marketing strategies. Combining an online prospect database, CRM...
  • NEW DECRALED WEBSITE AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS

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    02 December 2017
    Following the recent purchase of the DecraLed range of stock and assets, leading UK insulated glass (IG) component manufacturer and supplier to the window industry, Thermoseal Group, has re-launched the www.decraled.co.uk website with a simple interim site to showcase its core decorative product...
  • PROFINE EXPANDS PIRMASENS SITE FOR KÖMMERLING GROWTH

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    24 November 2017
    Profine Group has significantly expanded its production facilities in Pirmasens, Germany for the continued growth of the KÖMMERLING brand in key markets, including the UK. The international manufacturer of PVCu profiles for windows and doors, has recently purchased a 750,000 square foot site from...
  • CARL F GROUPCO RAISES FUNDS FOR LOCAL CHARITIES

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    24 November 2017
    Kind hearted staff at Carl F Groupco have chosen Homes 4 Dogs as its new nominated charity. Over the course of the year, money is being raised for the organisation which for over 30 years has rehomed thousands of dogs and puppies. The company previously supported Little Miracles, a charity that...
  • SCHUECO UK GETS CORGI FENESTRATION REGISTERED

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    24 November 2017
    CORGI Fenestration is delighted to announce that Schueco UK Ltd has achieved CORGI Fenestration registration – the first aluminium System House to do so. Schueco has won recognition for its commitment to trust, reliability, expertise and quality by attaining CORGI Fenestration registration. CORGI Fenestration...
  • ATLAS GETS BEHIND THE INSTALLERS OF TOMORROW

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    24 November 2017
    Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions is helping to tackle the industry’s shortage of skilled labour and inspire young talent into a career in fenestration. Under its commitment to support industry progression, the company has donated two full-sized glazed roof lanterns, which will be used to provide...
  • InnovationInnovation From Reynaers – Ultra Slim Frames With Slimline 68 From Reynaers – Ultra Slim Frames With Slimline 68

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    23 November 2017
    Narrow frames and superior performance characterise Slimline 68, a new window system that’s been launched to the trade by leading aluminium systems company Reynaers. This window, designed for UK homes, completes the range of specialist systems from Reynaers that are ideal for the trade market. Design...