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8th August 2017 VIEW ONLINE
Weekly Email News for the Glass, Glazing & Fenestration Industries
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Deceuninck UK has officially appointed Rob McGlennon as Managing Director after he has lead the company in the interim since Roy Frost stepped down in December.
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Machinery manufacturer ELUMATEC has appointed Adrian Sunter as National Sales Manager.
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Former Profile 22 brand manager Katie Leese has rejoined EPWIN WINDOW SYSTEMS as Programme Manager for Excellence as Standard.
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David Strang has retired after more than 30 years with the SHEERFRAME window system, the Synseal Group has announced.
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Machinery

STERNFENSTER has added the aluminium vertical sliding sash window, in a range of powder-coated colours, to its offering to Approved Installers.
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INAGAS has marked its 25th year with the launch of the SmartSpeed range designed for high speed argon gas filling.
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G 17 Awards

DECEUNINCK is once again to be one of the headline sponsors of the G-Awards event, to be held this year on 17th November at the London Hilton on Park Lane.
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CUSTOMADE GROUP has become main event sponsor at the G17 Awards, which will be held at the London Hilton on Park Lane on 17 November.
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Events

Jorma Vitkala, the founder and Chairman of the global glass conference, Glass Performance Days (GPD), was called on stage during the 2017 opening ceremony.
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Fabricators from around the world will be congregating in Mühlacker, Germany next month for the ELUMATEC TechDays 2017.
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Exhibitions

Glasstech Asia 2017, the 15th International Glass Products, Glass Manufacturing, Processing & Materials Exhibition will be take place on 22 – 24 November at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
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Koemmerling Chemische Fabrik will be in Pavilion 5, Stand D25 at this year's Vitrum exhibition on October 3rd – 6th
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FIT Show

FIT Show organisers say exhibitors have already booked up 50% of the floor space for the next show in 2019, barely two months since the last show ended.
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Brochures / Video

DORMAKABA has launched its first combined Products and Market Sectors brochure to showcase its entire portfolio including products and services available within security and access control for buildings.
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THE WINDOW OUTLET has launched a consumer version of its new aluminium brochure.
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CLAYTON GLASS has produced a time lapsed video to showcase self-tinting Smartglass Dynamic in action.
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Training

A new CPD seminar on architectural ironmongery for fire and escape doors has been produced by the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers for architects, interior designers and specifiers.
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Charities

Six staff from Essex-based Rehau fabricator EXTERIOR PLAS have raised  £11,600 for the Help for Heroes charity after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
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MORLEY GLASS & GLAZING managing director Ian Short is setting out on his next charity challenge – shortly after being honoured for past charitable achievements for the Rotary organisation.
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Security

Endurance Doors has become one of the first UK door manufacturers to introduce the new Yale Conexis L1 Bluetooth enabled keyless smart door lock, that can be operated by mobile device.
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Results

Panel and composite door supplier VISTA is crediting demand for its XtremeDoor for a 15% year-on-year sales increase.
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CONSERVATORY OUTLET LTD is crediting its best-ever month’s sales – up 5% on the previous record – to growth among its retail network members
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Deceuninck UK has credited growing sales by customers for much of a 20% year-on-year growth in June, which the systems company is expecting to have risen further when July figures are collated.
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Sheffield-based Doordeals celebrated its tenth anniversary with a turnover in excess of £4million in the last financial year.
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Products

KÖMMERLING has extended its PVCu/aluminium hybrid offering with a variant on its newly-launched System 76 platform using the same Aluclip technology.
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TWR TRADE FRAMES has added eternAL, a new bi-fold door to its portfolio.
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Fenestration reinforcement supplier ANGLO EUROPEAN has introduced A new ten-year steel reinforcement warranty for PVC-U windows and doors.
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Fabricator Focus

West Bromwich-based trade fabricator CENTRALRPL has switched to fabricating Profile 22’s Optima system.
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Aluminium and PVC door and window manufacturer KAT has expanded its Macclesfield headquarters with a new office building.
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Projects

ATLAS GLAZED ROOF SOLUTIONS has highlighted three more monthly winners shortlisted for its Installer of the Year award.
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SAGEGLASS from Saint-Gobain was used extensively in the new Sunderland headquarters of online bingo site tombola.
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When APEER, the creators of the Lumi window and door system heard that a substantial ultra-contemporary house was being planned not far from its head office, the opportunity seemed too good to miss, as MD Asa McGillian explained:
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More than 1500 m2 of facade and window glass from PRESS GLASS was used in the building of the Museum of the Second World War in Gda?sk, Poland.
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The £7m distribution centre for agricultural, equine and pet product wholesaler Trilanco includes a fenestration package from Senior Architectural Systems.
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Awards

Jackloc, the Queen’s Award-winning window and door restrictor supplier was once again special guest at Buckingham Palace for a reception to celebrate winners of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2017.
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CMS WINDOW SYSTEMS has been formally presented with a Queen's Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development 2017, following the announcement of the award earlier this year.
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Marketing

A new display Pod for the LUMI window and door range is being trialled by approved dealer Crystal Clear Bristol with a view to rolling it out across the system’s retailer network.
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Organisations

The British Woodworking Federation has launched a new guide for window and door manufacturers explaining weather testing requirements and providing advice to help its members to get their products tested.
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Conservatory installer SEH BAC has been accepted into Ultraframe’s Which?-endorsed Ultra Installers scheme.
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The GGF says it is supporting the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s new qualification, “The Foundation Certificate in Marketing for the Construction Industry”.
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Contracts

DUDLEY’S ALUMINIUM has secured a £1million contract with Sisk Contractors to help support the construction of the new £83million International Convention Centre Wales
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REHAU windows and doors have been selected for a new project secured by SEH Commercial in partnership with manufacturer Climatec.
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Glass

GUARDIAN INDUSTRIES has approved the investment for an additional float and coated glass manufacturing plant next to the company’s existing plant in Czestochowa, Poland.
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AGC GLASS EUROPE is introducing Stopray Silverflex reflective solar control glass, combining high external reflection with ‘self-matchable aesthetics’.
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Environment

Door hinge manufacturer SFS INTEC has implemented two new initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of its Leeds HQ and production site.
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Internet / I.T.

PROFILE 22 has launched a new website. Marketing manager Gerald Allen said: “Our website is incredibly important to our marketing strategy.
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IGU and conservatory roof supplier, DOUBLE R GLASS & ROOFING SYSTEMS has a new look website.
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Trade Counters

GAP announced the acquisition of SIG Building Plastics and SIG Windows, making it the UK’s second largest building plastics trade counter chain.
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NATIONAL PLASTICS has announced that Pro-Can canopies will be available through its trade counter network.
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The long and the
short of it

There is probably little to add at this stage to what has already been said about the recent moves at the GGF except to record its announcement today of a number of interim appointments, including one role which it seems has attracted a ‘long term’ and a ‘short term’ interim incumbent. Read Story

Elsewhere, it may sound at first glance like a typical silly season story that the general public cannot make their minds up about what to call bi-folds, but if 34,000 consumers every month are googling up the wrong tree, then it suddenly becomes a rather more serious matter of potentially very many missed opportunities. Then again, we should all be grateful that the original, cumbersome title of ‘Folding Sliding Doors’ seems to have been relegated to history. Read Story

It is also heartening to see that the GGF has launched a new Lifetime Achievement Award, to be presented as part of the G17 Awards ceremony in November. Just as was noted when the title was added to the Oscars some years ago, it is often the long-term achievers who make the greatest mark on history so we look forward to seeing what deserving names will emerge to be honoured. Read Story

And, whether you consider it heartening or otherwise,
The Glazine is now embarking on its two week summer break and we look forward to being with you again on Tuesday, August 29.

Meanwhile, do enjoy this week’s issue.

Chris Church
Editor

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This Week's News

GGF appoints Interim Directors

The GGF today announced a number of senior management changes in the light of recent personnel departures, including two separate interim Chief Executives of its commercial arm, the Helix Group, to serve in two different time periods.

It says that Phil Pluck, CEO of the GGF has now been appointed Interim CEO of the GGF Group. Former GGF CEO Brian Baker has been appointed ‘short term Interim CEO’ of Helix Group, probably until early to mid-September, after which Kevin Buckley becomes ‘longer term Interim CEO’ of Helix Group for approximately six months. Also, Tony Morgan has been appointed Interim Finance Director.

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It’s a bi-fold …or is it?

Nearly two thirds of all consumers don’t know that a bi-fold is called a bi-fold, according to a survey published today.
Concertina, sliding, folding track, accordion …even zig zag are just a few of the names people came up with when asked to identify the style from a photo.

The matter becomes far less funny however when the research reveals that over 34,000 homeowners a month make unsuccessful searches because of the confusion – every one a possible missed sales opportunity.

Researchers for aluminium door, window and blind manufacturer Origin asked 500 members of the public to look at a picture and name the doors illustrated and found that only 36% described the doors as bi-folds.

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Property listings
down again

Estate agent property listings have fallen for the second consecutive month since the General Election, down 1.6% in July after a drop of 1.9% in June, according to the latest Property Supply Index compiled by HouseSimple.com.

Sellers held off putting their properties on the market before the Genetral Election, but the psot-election rush never happened as a narrow Tory victory combined with Brexit fears and cooling prices has left sellers in limbo.

Ironically, of the 100 towns and cities analysed, more areas actually saw an increase in property supply in July compared to June, even though supply was down across the UK as a whole. Biggest drops were Newquay (30%) and King’s Lynn (25.6%), while Dundee saw listings almost double in July, up 96.9%.

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Flush

Residence Collection today announced first half sales are up 20% year-on-year against an overall market said to be down by 3 – 5% in the same period.

Much of the growth for Residence fabricators’ and installers’ has been with R9, the system designed to meet the demands of planners for conservation areas, listed buildings, heritage and period properties as well as self-build. However, the company says it is also starting fabricators up on only R7, the flush inside and out system, which has recently had its marketing launch.

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Lifetime award unveiled

Another high-point of the G-Awards was announced today by the GGF which has initiated a Lifetime Achievement Award to be presented at the G17 Awards Gala Dinner on November 17 at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

The organisation, which is launching the Award as part of its 40th anniversary, stresses that it is not exclusive to its members but is open for entries from or on behalf of anyone who has worked most of their life in the glass & glazing industry and ‘can clearly show a history of achievement in the industry and some examples of their exceptional work.’

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We Have Email

From: Charlotte Davies,
Head of Marketing, Edgetech (UK) Ltd

This weekend was the last training weekend for the Paddle2Pedal GM Fundraising team before we begin the main event in just two weeks time! As always I’ve attached some photos from the weekend so you can see how we’re getting on.

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From: The British Plastics Federation

In response to the recent campaign by the Wood Window Alliance The British Plastics Federation has issued the following reply:

A baffling and misguided campaign by the Wood Window Alliance (WWA), a group set up by the British Woodworking Federation in 2007, has claimed that the PVC industry has been misleading consumers about double glazing.

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PHOTO FEATURE



The new Sunderland headquarters of online bingo site Tombola.
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