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Weekly Email News for the Glass, Glazing & Fenestration Industries

Trade fabricator UNIVERSAL TRADE FRAMES has added the Korniche Aluminium Roof Lantern to its portfolio.
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HODGSON SEALANTS has launched a black variant to its existing white heritage putty in response to demand and as a solution for steel windows.
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Fabricator Focus

MASTERFRAME has developed its own bespoke PVC-U system to launch upgrades of its Authentic, Heritage and Vintage vertical sliding sash ranges.
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QUICKSLIDE has introduced a new BUPA Employee Assistance programme, as well as a new online HR and H&S system.
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SASH UK now offers the full Imagine suite from Veka UK after adding the system’s Vertical Slider to its range.
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An extension to Llanerch Vineyard, a hotel in a former dairy farm in South Wales includes REHAU Total70 casement windows in black brown laminate from GRM Windows.
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ALUPLAST Ideal 70 has been specified on a contemporary conversion of a former NHS-run residential care home into ten apartments, including 112 windows and doors across two-storeys.
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The 52-storey, 240-metre-tall Palm Tower, a new landmark under construction at the heart of Dubai's iconic Palm Jumeirah, will be clad entirely in glass, using 50,000 square metres of Pilkington Suncool One 30/21 solar control glass.
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Finance provider IMPROVEASY has presented Middlesbrough-based Swish Home Improvements with a Platinum award for customer service.
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The British Woodworking Federation has launched a call for entries for its 2019 BWF Awards, which includes a new category, the Rising Star Award.
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ULTRAFRAME and its customers have been shortlisted ten times across various categories of the inaugural Conservatory & Orangery Awards.
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TUFFX has invested £250,000  in a third cutting line to increase the company’s cutting capacity as well as keeping lead times to a minimum.
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DISTINCTION DOORS says sales of prepped doors supplied complete with the company’s glazed units have more than doubled
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EPWIN WINDOW SYSTEMS has endorsed the launch of its Stellar aluminium window and door system by joining the Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB).
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More scrap

It may seem to some that the people behind the current rash of phoney window scrappage and subsidy websites are winning the battle, with reports of ever more clone-like sites appearing every day, but the ASA has shown equal tenacity with yet another ruling against two significant players. At the same time, the scam’s heavy dependence on social media is proving to be a double-edge sword with more and more adverse comments giving far harsher verdicts than the ASA would ever dare. The Authority is one step nearer with its latest findings but this is one little aspect of new-era White Gold that is not likely to be going away anytime soon. Read more

On a much happier note, we are very glad to see not one but three familiar names facing mud and much more to raise many thousands for some very worthy causes in various regional Tough Mudder events.

And, speaking of tough challenges, it only remains to say that entries are now closed for the G19 Awards and with judging about to start, the word is that competition is set to be as hot as ever this year.

So, to all the heroes, villains and hopefuls, we trust there is something for everyone in this week’s issue.

Chris Church


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This Week's News

EAG acquired by Elaghmore PE fund

English Architectural Glazing, the window, curtain walling and cladding business has been acquired by UK private equity fund Elaghmore from the existing management team, who will remain with the company.

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ASA warns again on phoney scrappage sites

The ASA has issued another warning over misleading fake scrappage funding sites, instructing Zenith owner Clearwin Ltd and website operator KS Online not to claim they were offering ‘official funding’ for home upgrades.

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Jones departs Synseal

Aperture Group, the body created for the acquisition of Synseal from administration has announced that sales & marketing director Andy Jones is ‘bidding farewell’ to the company at the end of next month to take up a group MD role with an unnamed group elsewhere in the industry.

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Stellar shines as
Epwin reports ‘in line’ trading update

Epwin Group says it expects adjusted profit for the half and full year to be in line with market expectations, according to its half-year trading update.

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Double-average colour sales push Deceuninck ‘30% up on market’

Deceuninck colour sales have now passed double the industry average, pushing the system supplier’s overall sales up 18% – or the equivalent of 30% ahead of a declining market, according to MD Rob McGlennon.

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The 52-storey, 240-metre-tall Palm Tower, a new landmark under construction at the heart of Dubai's iconic Palm Jumeirah.
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Paul Tranter has been appointed Sales Director at multi G-Award-winning fabricator LISTERS CENTRAL, based in Stoke-on-Trent and part of the GJB Holdings Group.
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EMMEGI (UK) has extended its range with the addition of the new TKE954 4-axis CNC machining centre from its sister company Tekna.
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VERTIK-AL has ordered a second Magic Compact horizontal power coating plant from Gema, on the strength of results from a first, installed earlier thid year.
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Essex commercial aluminium fabricator Alimatic Architectural Aluminium Systems has invested in a new Spring S4 4-Axis Machining Centre, a TT405 Double Mitre Saw and a HP114 Corner Crimping Machine from HAFFNER MURAT.
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The GREENTEQ Aspire hardware range for contemporary sliding doors has been expanded to include a new bi-fold intermediate handle, sprung door handle and escutcheon plates.
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A team of 24 staff from ULTRAFRAME have completed the gruelling Tough Mudder course in Yorkshire to raise money for mental health charity Mind, with that and other events now totaling £1,200 raised.
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Rehau trade fabricator EUROGLAZE has chosen Retina UK as its charity partner as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations, with a series of events and challenges for staff and customers over the coming months to raise a target of £10K.
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ALUFOLDDIRECT sales and marketing manager Chris Stretten is tackling the North West Tough Mudder next month to raising money for Claire House Children’s Hospice in Bebington, Wirral.
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A team of six from HURST DOORS raised over £700 for their local Hull-based charity, Dove House Hospice when they completed the Tough Mudder 10-mile obstacle course and mud run challenge.
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VEKA UK GROUP has donated £5,000 to Child Action North West (CANW) to contribute to the work the charity carries out with young people throughout Lancashire and beyond.
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CERTASS TRADE ASSOCIATION has launched Certass TA Business Essentials, a free business support package.
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REAL ALUMINIUM has developed a comprehensive, free training programme for installers to use its new quoting and ordering system.
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JACK ALUMINIUM has doubled its warehouse capacity with the purchase of a new factory next door to its existing unit in Coventry.
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