22nd May 2018 VIEW ONLINE
Weekly Email News for the Glass, Glazing & Fenestration Industries

Group Technical Services Manager Head Office, Wellingborough
The Glazerite UK Group Ltd are “G17 Fabricator of the year” and the largest fabricator and supplier of VEKA UK Group products to trade, we have gained a reputation of which we can be proud.
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New build and social housing fabricator NATIONWIDE WINDOWS & DOORS has appointed former Synseal Group Manufacturing Director Steve Musgrave as Production Director.
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PROMAC GROUP has created a dedicated new technical sales and service role in the whole of Ireland, appointing Chris Curran to the newly created post of Technical Sales Manager Ireland.
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Powder coater
VERTIK-AL has announced two further new appointments to its board following its acquisition by an investment group last year.
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EDGETECH has returned from the 2018 China Glass exhibition, declaring the event a success.
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The Glass and Glazing Federation and Fensa are exhibiting and presenting at the annual Chartered Trading Standards Institute Symposium in Nottingham on 4th to 6th June.
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FIT Show

Machinery manufacturer ELUMATEC has become the latest brand to sign up for FIT Show at the NEC next May.
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VELUX has announced the date of its series of ‘Design a Brighter Future’ breakfast events for construction professionals, with the first on 6th June at 8am at The Castlefield Rooms, Manchester.
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The EVERGLADE Trade Customer Conference is back for its 12th year. Themed ‘Delivering Certainty’ this year’s event will be at the fabricator’s West London HQ on Thursday 5 July 2018.
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REHAU now has VinylPlus certification for all four of its European window plants as well as a number of window profiles, including Total70.
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The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, including windows and curtail walling by Bennett Architectural Aluminium has been shortlisted for the Building of the Year prize at the Architects Journal Awards 2018.
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Mendip Conservatories, John Knight Glass and Monmouthshire Conservatory Company are the latest winners in the ATLAS Installation of the Month competition.
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OAKLAND GLASS has recently completed a three-year £3m investment programme.
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BRISANT SECURE is to be the headline sponsor of GM Fundraising’s next epic cycling challenge ‘From Russia With Hope’, taking place in June next year.
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More than 30 REHAU staff will be taking part in the National Three Peaks Challenge in September, climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in two days, to raise money for the company’s chosen charity, Scope.
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Children in an African village have the Veka Group and Technical Team member Jack Scullion to thank for their part in renovating the village school.
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Brochures / Video

DECEUNINCK has produced a new leaflet showing what colours and colourways are available from stock by system and product.
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A suite of stylish new brochures is helping one of the South West’s finest fabricators gear up for growth in 2018.
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PREFIX SYSTEMS has published a new 52-page brochure dedicated to aluminium glazing, including windows, patio and bi-folding doors
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Internet / I.T.

Window Ware has completed a £500,000 investment in a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.
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The Glass and Glazing Federation has added its support to the Building Our Skills in Fenestration campaign launched recently by GQA Qualifications.
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VEKA GROUP has worked with Era to introduce a locking upgrade that ensures its Imagine Patio Door meets the requirements of
PAS 24.
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SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS has added the Ali VU Multi Frame option to its product offering for the domestic residential market.
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DEKKO WINDOW SYSTEMS is now offering its Infinity flush sash with grey substrate under Anthracite Smooth Matt foil to give a matching finish on the inside surfaces of the frame.
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Fabricator Focus

TRADELINK says it can now offer aluminium bi-folds in four colourways on a ten-day lead time after openin a dedicated facility to double its aluminium manufacturing capacity at its Cambridgeshire site.
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Emplas has announced the acquisition Lancashire-based IGU and glass processing business, Padiham Glass for an undisclosed sum and with immediate effect.
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HWL TRADE FRAMES has gained further approval of its non-glass bonded Residence 9 Window, which has now passed independent PAS24 testing to achieve Part Q approval.
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WARWICK SPECIALIST WINDOW DIVISION has become the latest fabricator to start manufacturing the Spectus mechanically jointed vertical slider.
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Potential challenges in installing a contemporary new glass façade office extension attached to the Grade II listed Meriden Hall near Coventry listed building were solved after consultation by AGC GLASS UK.
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The residents of a new VIP dog hotel in Coleraine, Co Londonderry, have the added luxury of patio doors, thanks to Patiomaster Ireland and local installer Derryork Windows.
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High-maintenance softwood windows in a seaside apartment building have been replaced with
vertical sliders with mechanical jointing as required by planners in the conservation area.
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BENNETT ARCHITECTURAL is working with Sir Robert McAlpine and Seven Architecture to supply and install Kawneer AA100 curtain walling and doors for the head offices of Taylors of Harrogate.
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Derby-based fabricator FRAME FAST says it is now manufacturing more than 1,300 insulated glass units a week since moving its production to a separate unit.
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The Lock Lock door security handle from BRISANT SECURE has been featured on the renowned Red Dot 21 World of Design website.
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Tiled roof manufacturers SUPALITE has unveiled its new Roadshow Display Vehicle, which will be visiting trade exhibitions and events, and visiting customers across the country.
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Four women have made Institute of Architectural Ironmongers history by becoming the organisation’s first all-female line-up in its annual awards.
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MILA, which recently brought the Axor range of European tilt and turn hardware to the UK, has followed with the launch of Aura, an enhanced security hinge for fully reversible windows, developed in partnership with Spilka.
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Security manufacturer Era has announced the acquisition of Carlisle-Based architectural hardware supplier Zoo Hardware for an undisclosed sum.
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CARL F GROUPCO has been selected as a hardware supplier for Liniar’s new range of reversible windows.
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THE GLAZERITE UK GROUP has almost doubled its Veka/Halo composite door offering, including unveiling its first range of contemporary styles and extending its colour and grain options from eight to 40.
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Architects and specifiers can now have PAS 24 accredited, double doors up to 2.6 metres wide and 3 metres high, thanks to new hardware from
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The Warm Roof and Orangery Roof systems from LEKA SYSTEMS have received Registered Detail approval from Local Authority Building Standards Scotland (LABSS).
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Roseview is claiming a record with a 3m X 1.5m sash window said to be the biggest ever to pass PAS24 and Secured by Design testing.
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Also, this week, the saga of Safestyle UK v Safeglaze UK looks set to come to a head in a courtroom in the next few days. It would be inappropriate to comment further in the light of the imminent proceedings but we can be sure that the outcome will be an interesting one, whatever it may be. Read Story

Before then however, by the time you are reading this, some 400 industry people will be coming to the end of a fascinating day at the Glazing Summit, with contributions from top-line speakers as well as focussed and constructive discussions, and we look forward to bring you a full report next week.

Meanwhile, we hope you enjoy this week’s issue.

Chris Church


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This Week's News

Safestyle takes Safeglaze to court, claiming conspiracy, malicious falsehood and more

Safestyle UK has issued an injunction and damages claim against newcomer Safeglaze UK including allegations of passing off, misuse of confidential information, unlawful means conspiracy and malicious falsehood, the company announced last night.

The claim, due to go before a court later this week, is made against NIAMAC Developments Ltd (trading as Safeglaze UK) and ‘a number of named individuals’. The company statement says: “the claim is made in the Business and Property Courts of England & Wales, on the Intellectual Property list.”

“The claim asks the Court to determine whether Safestyle is entitled to injunctive relief and damages from what the Group considers to be passing off, the misuse of confidential information, unlawful means conspiracy and malicious falsehood. Safestyle is also applying for urgent interim relief, pending the trial of this matter.”

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GGF issues ‘tough times’ statement after McAllister departure

The GGF today responded to last week’s sudden departure of its managing director Shaun McAllister with a statement from its president, John Agnew, speaking of ‘progress during tough times.’

The statement, which makes no reference by name to the ex MD or any other of the recently departed senior figures, speaks of the organisation’s long-term strategic plan and continues:

“As with any significant structural change in an organisation, it is inevitable that staff will join and leave during the transition. It is unfortunate that some personnel decided to leave and also disappointing that some appointments haven’t worked out the way the GGF Board had initially expected.

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Whole industry must heed Hackitt - FMB

Dame Judith Hackitt’s Review into Building Regulations provides a blueprint for ensuring competence in construction which should be extended across the industry, according to the Federation of Master Builders.

Brian Berry, Chief Executive, said in response to the publication of the review: “Today’s report is the culmination of a long and thorough review into the weaknesses of the current approach to competency and compliance in the sector, weaknesses which can serve to undermine safety.

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Another record recycling year – VinylPlus

PVC recycling within the framework of VinylPlus has reached another record with nearly 640,000 tonnes recorded last year, the organisation’s Sustainability Forum in Madrid heard last week.

The forum attracted more than 140 stakeholders from 30 countries representing the European Commission, European Parliament, the United Nations, consumer organisations, academia, specifiers, designers, architects, recyclers and the PVC value chain.

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A contemporary new glass façade office extension attached to the Grade II listed Meriden Hall near Coventry.
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