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17th January 2017 VIEW ONLINE
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The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is the industry’s leading trade body and following an outstanding award winning 2016, the GGF is now celebrating its 40th anniversary.
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People

Sophie Whytock has joined the team at Business Micros in its Penpont office.
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DUDLEY’S ALUMINIUM has strengthened its commercial department by hiring two new faces to its team.
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EPWIN WINDOW SYSTEMS has strengthened its sales team in the North of England.
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EXOVA has appointed John Stevenson as Operations and Business Development Director.
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SOVEREIGN GROUP has appointed Spencer Swift as Business Development Manager for the Midlands and South Wales region.
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The Veka UK Group has officially announced the appointment of its first Directors of Marketing and Sales.
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Machinery

ADDISON SAWS has been appointed as the sole UK distributor for Simonds International’s bandsaw blades.
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Halsall Glass has said that it has added a day’s production per week to its schedule through efficiency savings after purchasing a new straight-line edger and sedimentor from BOHLE.
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HAFFNER MURAT has installed a CN770 CNC Corner Cleaner and an SMR-4 Four Headed Welder for trade fabricator Mercury Glazing Supplies Ltd.
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North London-based Cantifix has purchased an AMC602 3+1 Axis CNC Machining Centre from KOMBIMATEC.
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Leicester-based trade and commercial fabricator Unique Window Systems has invested in the
Graf Synergy SL4FF seamless corner welder from the Promac Group.
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Events

Window industry suppliers gathered at the Hintlesham Hall Hotel in Ipswich for the annual SEH BAC sales conference.
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FIT Show

YALE DOOR AND WINDOW SOLUTIONS will be on stand C8 at this year’s FIT Show.
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December’s FIT SHOW Installation of the Year winner has been won by south west-based aluminium specialists Nordic Installations.
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Awards

Merseyside based VISTA PANELS has been named as the Panel and Composite Door Supplier of the Year at the National Fenestration Awards 2016.
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Brochures / Video

Veka fabricator FORCE 8 has unveiled a new, 60-page composite door brochure.
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The new TD68 Jack Door brochure from Jack Aluminium is now available to download.
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Training

A new seminar from
ISO-CHEMIE, explains airtightness in construction sealing joints and options for its improvement.
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Assessors from GQA Approved Centres have been trained in the theory and application of TRUFIT impregnated expanding foam installation tape from Edgetech UK.
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Security

Two glow-in-the-dark Night Bright colours have been added to Brisant Secure’s Keycap and Keyring range for ULTION keys.
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YALE is offering advice on safeguarding residents and properties with its free RIBA accredited CPD seminars.
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Trade Counters

Over 100 representatives from National Plastics’ 32 depots attended the annual company conference.
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Products

Independent hardware distributor SEALCO has been appointed the supplier of choice to Cloudy2Clear’s 49 franchised dealers across the UK.
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Velux has announced a partnership with smart home company Netatmo to develop a range of ‘smart windows’ called Velux Active.
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SLIDERS UK is rolling out a ten-year surface finish guarantee across its inline sliding, composite door, and selected bi-fold handle ranges as standard.
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Fabricator Focus

Essex based CLIMATEC WINDOWS has added Residence 7 (R7) and Residence 9 (R9) from the Residence Collection to its portfolio.
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CDW SYSTEMS has added Reynaers Aluminium to its product range with the Reynaers aluminium lift and slide patio door sets.
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Projects

METAL TECHNOLOGY has contributed to the Leeds College of Building Campus designed by Fuse (Leeds).
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The award-winning and BREEAM Outstanding Engineering Building at Lancaster University features a range of architectural aluminium glazing systems from TECHNAL.
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Hazlemere has completed a refurbishment project on buildings owned by the University of Reading.
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PILKINGTON is helping to build a new home for rescued pet marmosets at The Monkey Sanctuary in Cornwall.
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Architectural aluminium systems from KAWNEER were specified for the redevelopment of Cheltenham Racecourse, said to be the Jockey Club’s largest ever single investment, to “set a quality standard.”
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WRIGHTSTYLE has installed complex systems in a historic London building that will become the creative HQ of the Jamie Oliver Group.
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Doors

DISTINCTION DOORS has launched five door designs that reflect traditional cottage charm.
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Residential entrance door supplier SPITFIRE DOORS has launched a new timber fusion collection, the S-400 range.
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Standards

Q-RAILING is claiming a first with the new Kitemark for ‘Protective Barriers in Buildings’.
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SCHUECO UK, has announced that, its AWS 70 SC casement window has been awarded Q Mark Product Certification by Exova BM Trada, following comprehensive testing in both the UK and Germany.
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WARMCORE aluminium window systems now meet the testing standards set by Secured by Design.
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YALE DOOR AND WINDOW SOLUTIONS is claiming a UK first with BBA certification for its window product range.
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Results

ENDURANCE DOORS has hit £1million sales for the first time as part of a record-breaking year with sales touching 40% growth.
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HURST PLASTICS is reporting its best year ever for composite fire doors with production up by 41% and a significant increase of its share of the commercial sector.
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Telford-based door and window hardware supplier Winlock Security reports volume increases across all areas and production sectors in 2016.
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Charities

Staff from CMS WINDOW SYSTEMS joined an army of volunteers, including former Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his wife Sarah, to help provide a Christmas boost for hundreds of Fife families struggling to make ends meet.
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A charity set up to help animals in Cairo’s pyramid district is £1,000 better off, thanks to a charity Christmas initiative by Trade centre group Stevenswood.
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Happy Birthday

Just 40 years and four days ago, The Glass and Glazing Federation came into being. Indeed, its origins go even further back but that is the day that several industry bodies came together to form the Federation as we know it. No one needs to be reminded of what it has done for the industry along those four decades so instead we are happy to pass on their news of all the events and initiatives they have planned to support the industry and its many sectors and functions in the year to come. Read Story

By coincidence, another organisation is celebrating a birthday with some welcome support for many smaller businesses. The British Safety Council is marking its 60th anniversary with a package of freebies for those with under 50 employees (not to mention charities with under 100) to help them keep up to speed with health, safety and environmental risks. Read Story

To both organisations, we say Happy Birthday and to them and everyone else, we hope you enjoy this issue.

Chris Church
Editor

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This Week's News

GGF set to celebrate
40 years

2017 is a special year for the Glass and Glazing Federation as it prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary with a year-long programme of events and initiatives.

The Federation was founded on the 17th January 1977 by the change of name of the flat glass association to the Glass and Glazing Federation and the incorporation of the insulating glass, safety glazing and glass benders associations thus amalgamating the representative bodies of the major parts of the industry at that time. The first offices were in Mount Row in Mayfair, London and many of the founder members are still active GGF members today.

This week, the organisation announced some of the highlights planned for the year.

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DW3 names Martin Dickie as window MD

DW3 Products Group has announced the appointment of Martin Dickie as Managing Director of Residence Collection and Window Widgets, the DW3 Window Division.

With over 20 years’ experience in PVC windows and doors, he was in at the inception of Door Stop, working on various projects until its sale to Masonite Group three years ago. As Business Unit Director Door Stop he ran and integrated the company into Masonite UK, taking sales from £26m to £38m in two years before becoming Business Development Director Masonite UK. Most recently, he was General Manager of National Hickman, another Masonite UK company.

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British Safety Council launches free support offer

The British Safety Council has launched a free service for small businesses and charities to help them manage health, safety and environmental risks.

The initiative, introduced as part of the organisation’s 60th anniversary year, offers a range of services free of charge for 12 months.

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Further signs of house sales slowing

The number of houses being sold in the UK fell by 7.3% in the year to November, according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics.

The figure further reinforces last week’s news that the number of properties coming onto the market had dropped by nearly half. Neither figures make welcome reading for the retrofit window sector where a house move is seen as one of the biggest catalysts for a household to look to home improvements.

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Don’t ‘bank’ on good advice, says survey

Nearly half of all SME owners say their business has suffered a negative impact from a piece of advice given by a mainstream bank in the last year, and one in six say their business is in a worse position as a result, according to figures published this week by one commercial lender.

The survey, by Amicus Commercial Finance, showed that of those who have used the bank to help them support their business with working capital or overdraft facilities, nearly a third (30%) wouldn’t describe the bank as ‘helpful’ and nearly half (46%) of SME owners suggested they wouldn’t describe them as ‘flexible’.

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Engineering Building at Lancaster University.
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