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    Ultrframe ready to unveil Garden Rooms

    Ultraframe is set to announce a major product diversification with the imminent release of a range of Garden Rooms in response to ‘an explosion...
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    Products

    Blink gains easier access

    Blink Blinds + Glass encapsulated blinds from ODL Europe have been made available with multi-positioning magnet choices. Business development manager Andy Meakin explained: “Our new...

    Swisspacer expands La Defender balustrade range in UK

    Swisspacer UK is extending its La Defender balustrade system offering following the introduction of the Pico residential system earlier this year. The La Defender range...

    Hörmann rolls out RollMatic T garage door

    Hörmann UK has launched the RollMatic T roller garage door, designed to be quick and easy to fit. The door is supplied in two transportable...

    Network launches Lignum ‘first Building regs compliant timber system’

    The Joinery Network co-operative has launched the Lignum, said to be the UK’s first timber window and door system that fully complies with Building...

    Right-angle clamp for sneeze guard

    Bohle has added a 90° clamp option to its Vetroscreen Covid-19 cough and sneeze-guard designed to allow commercial and office fit-out specialists to install...

    TS008 letterplate from Mila

    Mila has launched its TS008 certified letterplate. The letterplate incorporates patent-pending anti-fishing fins which open with a concertina action to allow mail to be posted...
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    Projects

    White + Green, Whitechapel

    Technal Dualframe 75Si windows featured in the construction of White + Green, is a development of 144 one, two and three bedroom apartments, as...

    ‘Almost floating in mid-air’

    TuffX was chosen to provide 12mm safety glass for the construction of a floating glass staircase with cantilevered floor treads recently. Three staircase panels and...

    100 Embankment, Salford

    Dowsil Quality Bond member Architectural Engineering Ltd (AEL) helped to deliver of a unitised glazing and cladding package for, a commercial office project at 100 Embankment in Greengate,...
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    EXHIBITIONS / EVENTS

    Schüco unveils Innovation Now online event

    Schüco UK is using an online event to introduce its new products and its plans for the future. The Schüco Innovation Now (i.NOW) launch event...

    Ali Day’s back at Senior

    ‘Invention and Innovation’ is the theme for the third annual Aluminium Day social media event held by Senior Architectural Systems. On Saturday 13th March, the manufacturer...

    FIT moves to autumn to stay ahead of pandemic doubt

    FIT Show organisers have pushed back the proposed 2021 event from May to a September in the face of growing uncertainty over the advance...
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    ENVIRONMENT

    Low Carbon Homes focuses on Oxfordshire

    Low Carbon Homes, the online regional retrofit conference series returns next week event, hosted by Cosy Homes Oxfordshire.Low Carbon Homes Oxfordshire, (Tuesday 9th –...
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    People

    Aaron steps up with Central

    Central Window Systems, the newly-merged combination of Central ASL Central RPL, has promoted Aaron Doyle to Business Development Executive. “One of my main roles is...

    Katie Holmes return to Yale

    Katie Holmes, formerly customer services team leader at Yale, has rejoined the company as a Supply and Demand Forecast Analyst. Her key responsibilities will be...

    Antoniya brings digital expertise to AluK

    Antoniya Stoycheva is the new digital marketing specialist at AluK. With an MA in International Public Relations and Global Communications Management, she is expert in...

    Yale names Richard Eden as supply chain director

    Yale has appointed Richard Eden as its new Supply Chain Director. Richard, who joins with over 25 years experience in warehousing, logistics, distribution, and supply...

    AWARDS

    ‘Stand-out’ Stafford scores with Endurance

    The Door Company Stafford is the latest installation company to be crowned Installer of the Month by Endurance Doors. Endurance head of sales and marketing...

    Hard work pays off for apprentice Cerys

    Kestrel Customer Service Coordinator Cerys Coy has been named Support Services Apprentice of the Year at North Lindsey College in her home town of...

    Everglade’s West London’s best – again

    Everglade Windows has won Manufacturing Business of the Year at the 2021 West London Business Awards for a fourth year in succession. The win is...

    Innovation award for Pilkington glass barrier concept

    Highways UK has recognised a roadside barrier concept developed by Pilkington UK in its Civils and Materials Innovation Awards. The barrier concept features a special...

    aïr MOD is best at Build It

    The Aïr MOD series of aluminium windows from Everglade has won Best Windows in the 2020 Build It Awards. Brand Ambassador Jay Patel said: “The...

    Senior is supply chain ‘family’ favourite

    Senior Architectural Systems has been named overall winner of the Morgan Sindall  national ‘Supply Chain Family Member Award’. The accolade recognises and rewards Senior’s ‘positive...

    Award hat-trick for Morley Glass & Glazing

    Morley Glass & Glazing is celebrating gaining three top spots in the 2020 National Fenestration Awards. The integral blinds manufacturer came out on top in...

    Deceuninck is NFA joint colour winner

    Deceuninck has been named Colour Specialist at this year’s National Fenestration Awards, winning joint first place with Kolorseal. “To win Colour Specialist 2020 is a...

    Hardware

    Total launches Superior 25 steel range

    Total Hardware has launched the Superior 25 Stainless Steel door hardware range. The range includes Letterplates, LBP Lever/Pad Door Handles, LBP Lever/Lever Door Handles, Slimline...

    Curo goes for Kubu

    Curo Group, a West of England Housing Association, has become the first UK housebuilder in the to fit PVC doors with Kubu smart-sensor technology...

    Choosing handles for ali 

    Hoppe (UK) has curated a handle collection supported by a leaflet to help aluminium door and window manufacturers to find suitable architectural ironmongery for...

    TRADE COUNTERS

    Screwfix planning 40 new stores this year

    Screwfix has revealed plans to open 30 new stores in the UK and 10 in the RoI this year. The trade retailer has opened at...

    MARKETING

    Ultraroof hoofs it with animal themed marketing

    Ultraframe has taken an animal theme for new marketing campaign urging customers to Stand Out with Ultraroof. Marketing director Alex Hewitt said: “The animals in...

    Deceuninck takes virtual showroom to Fenex

    Deceuninck is using Fenex to launch its new virtual showroom tour, aimed at help customers adapt to remote selling. The virtual tour, designed to be...

    Freefoam’s back with Fireside #4

    Freefoam is out to help customers grow their business with the fourth if its ‘Fireside Chat’ videos, out now. It sees the return of commercial...
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    INTERNET / IT

    Pilks puts Planar on BIM

    Pilkington UK has made its structural glazing technology Pilkington Planar available via building information modelling (BIM. Pilkington Planar models are now available through the widely-used...

    New site, more features for Kubu

    Kubu, the smart-sensor door technology from Avantis International has a new website with a number of several added features and improved functionality. On it, the...

    Online structural guide for new Ultraframe Classic roof

    Ultraframe has unveiled a newly enhanced Structural Design Guide (eSDG) to support the extensive updates made to its Classic roof system launched at the...

    Free trial offer on Touch Vendor

    Business Micros Group is offering a one-month free trial of the new Touch Vendor remote sales and ordering software. Paul Callaghan, managing director of The...

    BROCHURE / VIDEO

    Axim brochure from Window Ware

    Independent hardware supplier Window Ware has launched a new commercial aluminium door hardware e-brochure featuring 20 pages of closing solutions developed by Axim Architectural...

    Mercury takes sash to consumers

    Mercury Glazing Supplies has published a new retail brochure to promote its sash windows to consumers. The 16-page brochure was commissioned by system provider Spectus,...

    Freefoam fires up Fireside 5 – vertical integration

    Commercial Director Colin St John tells how vertical integration has changed the building products market in the fifth and final in the series of...

    Freefoam focuses on marketing in next anniversary video

    Freefoam has posted the latest in a series of short videos, this time featuring UK Marketing Manager Louise Sanderson. Louise has worked at Freefoam for...

    Glass

    £54m sustainable glass excellence centre goes to planners

    A proposed £54million Global Centre of Excellence for glass research has taken a step nearer to becoming reality with the submission of a formal...

    Cornwall goes large with £6million investment plan

    Cornwall Glass Manufacturing aims to more than triple the size of its Highbridge IGU and glass processing operation to £55,000sqft as part of a...

    Further shipping increases ahead, glass processors warned

    Glass processors and IGU manufacturers have been warned to prepare now for increased prices and lower availability of product caused by the global shortage...

    ‘UK’s biggest’ stock glass depot opened by Glassolutions

    A new £1million stock glass distribution centre said to be UK’s largest at 40,000 sqft has been opened in Elland, West Yorkshire. The Glassolutions Northern...

    Contracts

    Ali makes LHC three for The Window Company

    The Window Company (Contracts) has gained a third LHC Framework Agreements, for the supply and installation of aluminium windows and doors, in addition to...

    Dudleys chosen for next step of Central Square

    Dudley’s Aluminium has secured the £6million-plus contract, with ISG, for fenestration as part of the construction of The Interchange, the latest project in the development...

    PfH seeks glazing contractors for £490m social housing repairs

    Procurement for Housing (PfH) is seeking SME glazing contractors across the UK to carry out responsive repairs and voids works to social landlords to...

    Charities

    Hospice gains from Window Ware challenge

    Staff at Bedford-based Window Ware raised £1,571.64 extra mile for the Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice in nearby Moggerhanger last year. Fundraising initiatives included a...

    Morley digs deep for Ypres trench restoration

    Leeds-based Morley Glass & Glazing has pledged £500 to help fund repairs to an important piece of Yorkshire’s World War One heritage in Belgium. The...

    Euroglaze’s Martin sets cycle challenge for sight charity

    Rehau fabricator Euroglaze is not letting lockdown put the brakes on its fundraising campaign for Retina UK. MD Martin Nettleton has challenged its Barclays...

    Era diverts customer gifts to £8,000 Hope House donation

    Era is donating £8,000 to Hope House Ty Gobaith Children's Hospices instead of giving customers Christmas gifts this year, and has announced it is...