• 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 and...
  • 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 specifically...
  • 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 systems...
  • 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 region...
  • 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 forward....
  • 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 8...
  • 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 from...
  • 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 gla...
  • 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 the...
  • 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 b...
  • 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 windows...
  • 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 M...
  • 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 McD...
  • 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 free...
  • 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 contains...
  • 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 installers...
  • 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 do...
  • 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 Qualification...
  • 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 landma...
  • 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 speciali...
  • 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 market-...
  • 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 fir...
  • 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, electrical...
  • 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 commerci...
  • 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 fi...
  • 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 19...
  • 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 sin...
  • 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 th...
  • 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 principles...
  • 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 i...
  • 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 res...
  • 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 both...
  • 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 Hi...
  • 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...
  • 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 disaste...
  • 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 produ...
  • 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 produ...
  • 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 glazin...
  • 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...
  • 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 distribut...
  • 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 nationwide,...
  • 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 Showr...
  • 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 Co...
  • 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 always...
  • 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 compa...
  • 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 S...
  • 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 openers,...
  • 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 dive...
  • 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 ke...
  • 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 and...
  • 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 wee...
  • 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. Own...
  • 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 se...
  • 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, is...
  • 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 features...
  • 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 pledge...
  • 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 exclusivel...
  • 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 the...
  • 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 record...
  • 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 fob...
  • 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 Glazing...
  • 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 mar...
  • 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 w...
  • 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. Des...
  • 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 ove...
  • 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 fitting...
  • 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, y...
  • 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 e...
  • 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 man...
  • 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 ev...
  • 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 new...
  • 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 perform...
  • 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 UK...
  • 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 experien...
  • 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 se...
  • 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 A...
  • 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 gro...
  • 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 A...
  • 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 5000EQA....
  • 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, will...
  • 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 W/(m...
  • 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 regiona...
  • 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 selli...
  • 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 to...
  • 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 replacing...
  • 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 with...
  • 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. Al...
  • 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 Vir...
  • 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 over...
  • 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, sh...
  • #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 month...
  • 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 innovations...
  • 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 t...
  • 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 boundari...
  • 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 j...
  • 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 th...
  • 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 door...
  • 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 September,...
  • 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 phenomen...
  • 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. Un...
  • 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 name...
  • 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 company...
  • 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 been...
  • 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 knowledg...
  • 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 th...
  • 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 Development)...
  • 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 s...
  • 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 websites...
  • 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 pioneering...
  • 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 a...
  • 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 Sales...
  • 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, claiming...
  • 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 Fenestration...
  • 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 can...
  • 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 (Fair...
  • 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 mad...
  • 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 w...
  • 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, th...
  • 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 experi...
  • 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 PremiLin...
  • 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 ligh...
  • 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 syste...
  • 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 ran...
  • 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 th...
  • 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 assi...
  • 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 Fe...
  • 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 apprenti...
  • 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. Desig...