28th July 2015 VIEW ONLINE
Weekly Email News for the Glass, Glazing & Fenestration Industries
Jobs

Technical Support Engineer – South East. Liniar is the brand name for bespoke product ranges designed and manufactured by H L Plastics Ltd based in Denby, Derbyshire.
Read MORE

People

SIG UK Exteriors, supplier across the roofing, roofline, windows and drainage markets, has announced the appointment of Andrew Wakelin as Managing Director.
Read MORE

SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS has invested in a new specification team and technical services department.
Read MORE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS has given the Planitherm Installer Network its own dedicated Brand Builder to support its 800-plus members in making the most of the resources and materials it offers.
Read MORE

Trade fabricator CLIMATEC WINDOWS has appointed David Williams as Works Manager at its Southend Manufacturing premises.
Read MORE

Paul Simpson has been appointed Sales Director of CARL F GROUPCO.
Read MORE

Warren Yates, formerly Commercial Director at Yale, has been appointed director of BRISANT SECURE.
Read MORE

TWR BIFOLDS has appointed Gillian Coldwell as its new National Sales Manager.
Read MORE

G-14 Installer of the Year The Window Company (Contracts) has strengthened the team at its Chelmsford head office with the appointment of Maria Merry as a digital frame inputting and order coordinator.
Read MORE

Just Windows and Doors, the retail arm of the Watford-based Stillwater group, has appointed Steve Lemarie as Operations Manager.
Read MORE

EMMEGI (UK) is responding to growing activity in the Irish fenestration market with the appointment of a dedicated team to look after customers both in the South and the North of the island.
Read MORE

Events

“As much as 30% of hardware for commercial buildings will have to be bespoke made in the future” That was one of the conclusions to emerge from the Zak World of Facades conference in Mumbai.
Read MORE

Exhibitions

Registration has opened for glasstec 2016, Düsseldorf, Sept 20-23.
Read MORE

FIT Show

Dartford, Kent based door supplier Dutemänn has doubled its FIT Show presence for a second time with a 48sq m stand at next year’s event.
Read MORE

Charities

Over 2,000 miles, nearly 100,000 feet of climbing across seven mountain ranges, spanning a whole continent – GM Fundraising has launched what will be its toughest challenge yet, the Border2Border Cycling Challenge, sponsored by Deceuninck.
Read MORE

Trade fabricator BISON FRAMES matched £500 donations to make it £1,000 for MADi Fundraising when a team took Bakewell Carnival by storm.
Read MORE

With temperatures in the high twenties, the July sun beat down on the 13th GM Fundraising Golf Day at Hellidon Lakes in Daventry.
Read MORE

They set out to raise £1,000 for their chosen charity, , but the team of cyclists from The Veka UK Group managed to treble that amount when they cycled over 100 miles around Wiltshire in aid of The Encephalitis Society.
Read MORE

What better way to mark the tenth anniversary of the GM Fundraising ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End …than to do it all over again!
Read MORE

Internet / I.T.

More than half the orders placed with EMPLAS are now done online using its Customer Portal, says the company, after figures show ‘phenomenal’ growth in internet ordering in the last six months.
Read MORE

SCHUECO UK has launched the Schueco Docu Center, an online resource enabling fast electronic access to Schueco product information from desktop PCs, laptops and mobile devices.
Read MORE

SOLIDOR has launched its second-generation Cloud service for online quoting and ordering, developed to take customers from the point of quotation through to order and delivery with 100% accuracy.
Read MORE

The Q-RAILING website and web shop have undergone a major rebuild, with the emphasis on user-friendliness.
Read MORE

Doors

Composite door manufacturer VISTA has extended is RAL colour offering to include outer frames.
Read MORE

Buckinghamshire-based ORIGIN, which manufactures and assembles the Origin Home range including aluminium bi-fold doors, windows and made-to-measure blinds, is investing £300,000 in new machinery to  increase capacity.
Read MORE

A composite door slab from Distinction Doors has easily passed the British Standard 30-minute fire test – with an extra ten minutes to spare.
Read MORE

Brochures

CLAYTON GLASS has launched a new 22-page consumer brochure and ‘Smartglass Selector tool’ to promote its range of products, including its latest Smartglass-W for side frames.
Read MORE

Trade Counters

Trade counter network TRUEMANS is now ordering over 700 frames a week through its main supplier Polyframe.
Read MORE

spectus
Products

DECEUNINCK has introduced the Heritage Colour Collection, which includes six premium colours with a pure white woodgrain foil on the inside.
Read MORE

Fabricator Focus

WARWICK NORTH WEST has launched the Innolux range of PVCu casement windows in three sash options: standard, slim-rebate and flush, plus vertical sliders and bi-folding doors.
Read MORE

PVC-UE building products manufacturer Kestrel is moving its estimating and specification service to its Scunthorpe base.
Read MORE

Specialist aluminium fabricator CDW SYSTEMS has invested hundreds of thousands of pounds to update its factory to ensure its manufacturing process is as lean as possible.
Read MORE

Projects

Casement windows from PROFILE 22 approved commercial manufacturer Polar Windows played their part in the £4.5million regeneration of 70 flats in five blocks at Stonelow Green in Dronfield for North East Derbyshire District Council.
Read MORE

Slough-based Abbey Windows teamed up with trade fabricator ASTRASEAL, to replicate a traditional summer house that had formerly stood in the grounds of a property formerly owned by Elton John’s mother.
Read MORE

One of the latest projects to incorporate a variety of products from the FRAMEXPRESS range is Trinity Apartments, 51 retirement properties in Shirley, Birmingham, where acoustic glazing was used to offset the noise from a nearby main road.
Read MORE

A £24 million regeneration project overlooking the River Clyde in Glasgow uses 5,000m2 of glass and aluminium façade using curtain walling solutions from WICONA.
Read MORE

Aluminium curtain walling systems from TECHNAL specified by Edge Architects have contributed to an ‘A’ rating for energy efficiency for The Codeworks a new office scheme and data centre which forms the first phase of the Strata Campus in Stockport.
Read MORE

Curtain wall, shop front glazing and commercial doors systems from fenestration designer and manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems have helped to create an attractive retail environment for two new car showrooms.
Read MORE

COMAR ARCHITECTURAL ALUMINIUM SYSTEMS, with approved fabricator Page Group (Peterborough) Ltd recently completed a new build 6th Form centre at the Deepings School, Cambridgeshire
Read MORE

GLAZERITE was expecting a good reaction to the launch of its Warmcore aluminium bi-fold but its Northwest Division landed two orders as soon as the brochure went out.
Read MORE

A property in northern England requiring a higher level of security was equipped by Adams Rite with its Sentinel M commercial multi-point locks.
Read MORE

Anyone looking for proof of how teamwork can benefit the whole supply chain need look no further than the Cambridgeshire village of Haddenham.
Read MORE

Glass

MORLEY GLASS AND GLAZING manufacturer of ScreenLine integral blinds, has seen 29% annual growth in sales of its Uni-Blinds sealed units with 22mm and 27mm cavities.
Read MORE

GUARDIAN INDUSTRIES Glass Group in the UK has introduced an updated Acoustic Calculator.
Read MORE

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has released a new technical Data Sheet, “Glass Repair Removal of Surface Damage from Glass,”
Read MORE

GUARDIAN INDUSTRIES Glass Group in Europe is now able to make all of the more advanced coatings for its Guardian SunGuard SuperNeutral (SN) product series in the UK.
Read MORE

More than 1,000 households in Ireland now reduced heating bills after being retrofitted PILKINGTON Optitherm S1 Plus by Energlaze.
Read MORE

Training

‘Fire Protection Measures– Understanding Your Responsibilities’ is a free half-day seminar offered by BM TRADA at the University of Birmingham on 8 September.
Read MORE

NETWORK VEKA's education and training initiative, the Network Veka Academy has taken on its first apprentices after being launched earlier in the year.
Read MORE

Awards

Façade, window and door specialist, SCHUECO UK LTD, has gained Investors in People (IiP) Champion status just six months after achieving IiP Gold Accreditation.
Read MORE

Legislation

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has officially approved TrustMark, as a certified Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Provider.
Read MORE

Results

Deceuninck has reported growth of 18% in the first half of 2015 despite European PVC costs reaching a record high, and cites the UK as one of the group’s strongest performers, largely due to new product releases.
Read MORE

TUFFX PROCESSED GLASS reports a 15% increase in roof glass and commercial glazing sales amid ‘healthy overall sales’ in the first half of 2015 compared with last year.
Read MORE

How green was…

It is an unfortunate coincidence that that a Government initiative called ‘Green’ should have the plug pulled on it by someone called ‘Amber’ especially as the Green Deal never really managed to pull away from the lights in the first place.

Of course, few will miss the Green Deal – unless you count the 223 households in the entire country that benefited from glazing improvements through it – and Ms Rudd’s announcement that the Government is to switch off its life support comes as no surprise but the question now being asked is what is likely to follow it in the way of support for greener homes. First, naturally, we can expect a few politicians’ statements peppered with the word ‘commitment’ but, after that..? Perhaps a German-style interest-free loan initiative, as the FMB has suggested (read story) or any one of a number of other worthwhile ideas. We can at least be sure that the GGF will speaking up for the industry in discussions over any future plans (read story) and we only hope the Government will pay more attention than it did last time.

Also, in letters, we have a detailed insight into the Green Deal from Emplas’s Ryan Johnson (read story).

Still with Government matters, we see the Lords want to hear our views on what is to be done about the country’s desperate shortage of housing and where planning can be improved (read story).

…and, on a far more enjoyable note, may we remind you all that there are just a few days left to the final deadline on Friday (31st) for your entries for the G-15 Awards.

Do enjoy this week’s issue.

Chris Church
Editor

twitter

Please send all your news stories to news@the-glazine.com

This Week's News

GGF pledges to work with DECC on new plan after Green Deal

The Glass & Glazing Federation says it will work with the Government in seeking a new strategy on energy efficiency in the country’s homes following what amounts to the collapse of the Green Deal, as announced by Energy and Climate Change secretary Amber Rudd.

Today, GGF Group Chief executive Nigel Rees said the announcement came as no surprise, and reiterated that the Federation had consistently warned that the initiative would not work for the replacement window industry. He continued:

Read the Rest Here...

What next after the Green Deal? – FMB

The Government has been urged to replace the Green Deal with interest free loans for householders to make their homes more energy efficient.

The call came from Federation of Master Builders Chief Executive Brian Berry, who said the Government must set out a clear vision for what will replace the Green Deal following an announcement that the scheme has effectively been scrapped.

Read the Rest Here...

Don't ignore the builders, says Insight Data.

Glazing industry suppliers have been warned not to miss out on the growing market potential of targeting local builders.

The warning, from Insight Data, echoes its Industry report last month which showed that ‘builder-installers’ now outnumber traditional window installers by almost two to one, and trade counters – one of their biggest sources of windows and doors – grew by 44 outlets to 816 last year.

Read the Rest Here...

BRE invites input on new house quality badge

BRE is seeking the views of the industry as well as the public on the new Home Quality Mark (HQM), a national quality rating scheme due to go live in October.

The Home Quality Mark is an impartial, 5-star quality rating scheme for new-build homes. It has been designed to give householders the information they need to make the choices when buying or renting homes.

Read the Rest Here...

promac

Lords Committee invites evidence on ‘acute housing shortages’

The new House of Lords Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment has today issued its call for written evidence.

Issues around housing and the built environment are a pressing concern in England, according to the Committee, with parts of the country facing acute housing shortages and an affordability crisis, while the legacy of poorly planned and designed developments can blight communities.

Read the Rest Here...

Search is on for ‘Best Glazing Home Improvement’

The Glass & Glazing Federation is inviting entries for its Best Home Improvement Glazing Project award as part of the National Home Improvement Council Awards 2015.

The GGF invites entries from across the spectrum of glazing modernisation projects including windows, doors, facades, structural glazing, and conservatories. 

Read the Rest Here...

We Have Email

From:
Ryan Johnson,
Managing Director,
Emplas

That the Government has scrapped the Green Deal shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone and it will be missed by few.

With an aim of improving the energy efficiency of more than 14 million homes by 2020, the Green Deal was launched by the Government in October 2012 but it started to stumble and stutter almost immediately. Too much complexity meant that industry and consumers simply never got to grips with it.

read email here

From:
Roy Frost,
Managing Director,
Deceuninck

There’s always a rush to comment on a Budget, but rushed reactions often see the downsides first – what the Budget got wrong and opportunities missed. Maybe waiting two weeks makes the difference, but on balance it seems to be a positive, relevant Budget for the industry. Focussing on the positives…

Deregulation and relaxing planning permissions to encourage building could be the spark that moves the industry up a gear.

read email here

Deadline:
Editorial submissions intended for the next issue should reach us by noon, Tuesday please.
to subscribe... click here
Missed the Last Issue? Click Here

 



Should you wish to advertise on THE GL@ZINE
please contact Tony Higgin at news@the-glazine.com
or telephone 01923 461527, mobile 07977-981753.
E2b Media Ltd, 47 Bucknalls Lane, Watford WD25 9NE
www.the-glazine.com

To unsubscribe from The Glazine click here


RATECARD AND EDITORIAL

View the Ratecard: Click here
Email us: news@the-glazine.com
Editorial should be sent to: news@the-glazine.com