7th July 2020 VIEW ONLINE
Weekly Email News for the Glass, Glazing & Fenestration Industries

Morley Glass & Glazing has given an energy efficiency boost, and a makeover to its W Swipe solar controlled integral blinds, including a new name – W Smart.
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Emplas is adding 13 new foil options to its colour pathways, bringing its overall offer to 30 different options.
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Trade fabricator MODPLAN has added the Leka Systems Skylight to its portfolio.
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Fabricator Focus

The 26 independent retail installers that make up the CONSERVATORY OUTLET NETWORK have joined together to recognise the impact of the proactive support they have received during lockdown.
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Window fabricator Dessian was called on by developer, Cala Homes (West) to manufacture and fit REHAU Total70 tilt/turn and casement windows for 12 large modern houses and apartments on its Riverside at Bothwell development in Glasgow.
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Stratobel and Stratophone from AGC have become the first Silver laminated safety glass and acoustic laminated safety glass products to gain Cradle to Cradle Certified.
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CORNWALL GROUP says it is progressing three potential acquisitions following preliminary discussions earlier in lockdown.
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ENDURANCE DOORS is hosting an Industry Marketing Webinar, to be held on Friday, 10th July at 11am.
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The Q-disc System for glass fixing and alignment from Q-RAILING has received the Red Dot Design Award.
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Brochure / Video

PATIOMASTER has launched a new 36-page consumer brochure including both its inline and triple track patio door options.
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EPWIN WINDOW SYSTEMS has released The Colour Collection, its new four-page colour retail guide illustrating its new colour offering across the six colour families.
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Gary Morton, founder
and chairman of
GM Fundraising
has joined the Board of Trustees at the charity’s beneficiary, Hope House Children’s Hospices.
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More greens?

To think of all the greener homes initiatives that have come and gone in recent times, you would be forgiven for thinking that there would not be a single heat-leaking house left to insulate. But of course there are very many and whether or not that is testimony to the limited effect of those past, we now have yet another courtesy of the chancellor with a nine-figure initiative that could inject much welcome business into window and other building firms to help reboot the economy. Read more

Of course, if you are looking for even more heat, you could take a look at the social media firestorm that is reaching new heights of bloodlust in the wake of the Customade pre-pack, not to mention the news that the group that once claimed an unrivalled five PVC-U systems is now rather more quietly proclaiming two. Read more

We are also saddened to report the death of Baroness Diana Maddock who has been one of the leading advocates of energy-efficient homes throughout a long and very distinguished career. Read more

We hope there is something in this issue for everyone.

Chris Church


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This Week's News

Sharma confirms
£3bn Green Scheme to include windows

Business secretary Alok Sharma has today confirmed that double and triple glazing will be included in chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Green Homes Grant scheme for England.

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New Customade down
to two PVC-U systems
– doubts remain over Hourglass site

Customade, the name that once boasted an unrivalled five PVC-U systems in its stable was today claiming just two, with Eurocell now absent from the list along with Veka’s high-profile announcement that its Veka and Halo systems would not be made available to the new group.

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Death of NHIC president Baroness Diana Maddock

The National Home Improvement Council has paid tribute to Baroness Diana Maddock, its president since 2015 and a strong advocate for energy-efficient homes, who died on June 26th, age 75.

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Profine set to stoke up Kömmerling in UK

Profine UK is set to begin extruding the Kömmerling 70 products in the Huthwaite factory that it gained in its Synseal/Aperture acquisition by early Q4, it was confirmed this week.

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Summit postponed

The Glazing Summit is the latest industry event to fall victim to Covid-19 with the proposed third annual event postponed until next year due to uncertainties over social distancing.

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Endurawood comes to UK

Euramax has announced the UK launch of Endurawood, offering a range of wood-effect coated aluminium outdoor products.

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HAFFNER MURAT has appointed Julian Grummett to join its service support team with as Service Engineer.
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EMPLAS has promoted Clodagh Driscoll to be its new Customer Services Manager, with Rebecca Simmons stepping into her former role as Customer Services Team Leader.
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West Lothian fabricator Window Supply Company has appointed Fiona Rafferty to the new role of Head of Sales.
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Dave ‘Bo’ Boaler, formerly Manufacturing Software Engineer at Aperture/Synseal, has joined BUSINESS MICROS as an additional Software Technician.
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AVANTEK MACHINERY has become an official Graf Synergy distributor for the UK.
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Fire Safety

AGC has launched a new video to support its Pyrobel fire-resistant glass.
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Internet / I.T.

MORLEY GLASS & GLAZING has invested in new software to optimise the dispatch and delivery of its Uni-blind sealed units with integral blinds.
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The Glass and Glazing Federation has given its backing to the new home improvement forum set up by The National Home Improvement Council.
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This month over thirty members of QUALICOAT UK & IRELAND joined the chair and general secretary for their quarterly Council Meeting, conducted in online format.
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CERTASS TRADE ASSOCIATION is inviting fabricators, component manufacturers and other suppliers to join its ranks alongside its existing installer members.
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The GGF is to join cabinet ministers and senior government officials in taking part in two Government Work Streams for the Housing Working Group and the Repair Maintenance and Improvement Working Group respectively.
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DECEUNINCK reports June sales up 15% year-on-year, ahead of its pre-Covid 2020 budget, with demand is particularly strong for flush windows and doors, and for colour.
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CONSERVATORY OUTLET-owned retailer Clearview Home Improvements has broken its previous monthly record, reaching nearly £3m of sales in June and beating its previous best by 20%.
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