23rd August 2016 VIEW ONLINE
Weekly Email News for the Glass, Glazing & Fenestration Industries

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Robert Bright, Hueck UK
We regret to record the death of Robert (Robbie) Bright, Sales Director of Hueck UK.
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THE VEKA UK GROUP has welcomed Lauren Wilcox as Commercial Development Manager for the North and Midlands.
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Commercial IGU manufacturer Dual Seal Glass has appointed of Dan Cox as operations director.
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BRISANT SECURE has announced that Nick Dutton has become joint CEO, along with Steve Stewart.
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David Hind has been appointed UK Sales Director after six years at ENTRANCE COMPOSITE DOOR SOLUTIONS.
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MRA Marketing has promoted Lucia Di Stazio to Managing Director.
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SAFEGUARD, the Peterborough based glass and glazing company has welcomed two new additions to the team.
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The PROMAC GROUP has added a new Sash Centraliser, which is said to allow one operator to hang a single door in three minutes or a double in six.
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Sunbell, designer and manufacturer of integral blinds will again be exhibiting at Glasstec in Dusseldorf, stand number G62 in Hall 11.
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The Build Show, part of UK Construction Week, has released details of its seminar programme taking place in The Home Building Theatre.
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SWISSPACER is exhibiting at Glasstec next month, launching a new product at the exhibition in Hall 11, Stand G42.
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Sparklike Oy of Finland will be at Glasstec, showing its new Gasglass Laser, said to be the World’s first non-invasive argon analyser, offering measurement of gas concentration of triple glazed units, through coating and laminated glass.
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Thermoseal Group, is set to reveal new additions to its spacer system ranges at the Glasstec International Trade Fair in Dusseldorf, 20-23 September 2016.
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Rehau is to be the Gold member sponsor at this year’s Passivhaus Conference and Expo, which takes place at the Business Design Centre, London in October.
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SURTEC is one of the latest recruits to Qualicoat. The company has been a Qualicoat approved supplier for more than 10 years, but only recently has begun to supply its products in the UK and Ireland in the field of architectural powder coating.
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SEALCO has launched a new key cutting service in response to growing demand for extra keys with sales of cylinder locks.
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More installers are buying composite doors, removing the cylinders and replacing them with Ultion, according to BRISANT SECURE
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PILKINGTON UNITED KINGDOM LIMITED has launched Spec-it!, a performance search function to help architects, specifiers and customers build specifications tailored to their project requirements.
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CONSERVATORY OUTLET has incorporated the UltraRoof 380 system, first previewed by Ultraframe at the FIT Show, as a second solid roof in the fabricator’s range.
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LINIAR has launched a roofline range. Enabling installers to offer customers everything they need for a, fully matching installation.
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Fabricator Focus

Chorley trade fabricator KESTREL WINDOWS has switched to Deceuninck PVC-U systems, citing colour as the main reason.
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An IMAGO lift & slide door was chosen for ‘Casa S’, an original rustic house on a hillside in Italy overlooking the city of Bassano del Grappa
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Prefix Systems has carried out another installation for Opus, its composite window, door and roof system.
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The UK branch of aluminium window, door and façade systems supplier HUECK has helped rebuild four London fire stations that were no longer fit for purpose.
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Architectural glazing systems by KAWNEER feature on the £19 million redevelopment of an integrated public transport interchange.
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Human remains dating back millions of years will be on show to the public at London’s Natural History Museum in display cases featuring the protective and anti-reflective glass technology, supplied by ROMAG.
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RESIDOR sales tripled in July, according to CEO Gareth Mobley
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SYNSEAL has launched Masterdor Craftsman, a timber door said to be a premium product resulting from two decades of research and development.
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BUSINESS MICROS ALUMINIUM has introduced what it says is a cost effective way for customers to give new employees the training they need on the company’s LogiKal aluminium processing software.
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The 14th
GM Fundraising Golf Day, held at Mottram Hall last month, raised record amounts for Hope House Children’s Hospices.
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A pioneering programme supported by
Sliders UK
to promote educational achievement by bringing rugby to some of India’s most deprived cities and districts, has completed its 2016 tour.
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Endurance Doors, has posted a record first half to 2016, with sales up over 43% for the six months ended June.
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Trade fabricator NOVASEAL is celebrating record sales this summer with figures for May to July up 10% on last year.
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Window installers across the UK and Ireland are being offered £100 worth of rewards every time they buy a VELUX Integra solar or electric roof window in September and October.
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CONSERVATORY OUTLET is preparing to unveil a beta version of a B2C app which will be made available solely to its retail partners and their clients.
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A free guide to specifying acoustic seals on door assemblies and doorsets has been launched by the GUILD OF ARCHITECTURAL IRONMONGERS.
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Trunk call

This week, as if one elephant was not enough, we have two elephants in the room (or should that be rooms), courtesy of separate letters from Stewart Lamb of Vita Read letter and Roy Frost of Deceuninck Read letter, both on the aftermath of the EU referendum, yet both with very different things to say.

We hear of the merger of BRE and Construction Excellence, both with the intention of enhancing and developing their existing work in the fields of IT, research and education in the industry, which can only be applauded; we wish them well. Read story.

We are also told that some door installers are chucking away the basic fitted locks so they can stick with their favourite door providers and upgrade to a tougher lock Read Story.

Elsewhere, before you think there’s one old bloke who really should get frosted glass put in his bathroom windows Read Story, it’s actually a very, very old bloke behind some very different glass and in a very different location.

Whether you are into elephants, education, upgrades or indeed elderly exhibitionists, we are pleased to have laid bare this week’s news for your enlightenment.

Chris Church


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This Week's News

Constructing Excellence to
merge with BRE

The board of Constructing Excellence has announced its decision to merge with BRE in a move aimed to ‘strengthen and grow the CE membership and its positive impact on the industry at a time of significant global challenge.’

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Million homes target unrealistic, say housebuilders

Nearly three quarters of housebuilders think the Government’s aim of building a million homes during the current parliament is unachievable, according to the latest survey by the Build Show, as part of UK Construction Week, and Housebuilder magazine.

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A spellbinding evening with GM

Tables are now on sale for GM Fundraising’s bi-annual Gala Dinner, with a Witches & Wizards theme, on Saturday 29th October at the Crowne Plaza in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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New homes down, offices up in first Brexit month

The Government’s new targets for housebuilding saw a less than optimistic start with orders for 2,000 fewer new houses in July over the month before.

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Stewart Lamb,
Managing Director,
VITA Hardware

The fallout from Brexit has begun.  I feel I should start out by saying, the reason I have decided to write is to highlight what I believe to be the new “elephant in the room” – what to do about pricing in this new world after Brexit – we all know it needs to be dealt with, but some still insist on burying their heads.

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Roy Frost
Managing Director
Deceuninck UK

Stock markets generally have recovered their shock at voters’ decision to Brexit, but construction and housebuilder shares are in the doldrums and sterling is down. It may rally when confidence recovers, but the pound is vulnerable to nervous sentiment.

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'Casa S’, an original rustic house on a hillside in Italy overlooking the city.
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