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19th July 2016 VIEW ONLINE
Weekly Email News for the Glass, Glazing & Fenestration Industries
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Jobs

Head of Sales and Marketing.
Due to continued expansion and business growth, there is an exciting opportunity for a talented and driven Sales and Marketing executive, majoring in sales development, to join our senior management team.
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People

Cliff Thrumble, managing director of Boyland Windows has been appointed the new president of the British Woodworking Federation.
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PHOENIX DOORS, part of the Masco UK Window Group Ltd, has boosted its sales team to four with the appointment of Dean Foley in the new role of Business Development Manager.
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A moving tribute was made to the late Michael Lee, former membership director of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF), at this year’s Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards.
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The team behind the FIT Show has appointed Rik Henderson as Sales Executive.
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Foam tape sealant supplier ISO-CHEMIE has promoted Andrew Swift, formerly senior technical sales consultant to the role of National Sales Manager.
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The PROMAC GROUP has announced the appointment of Lee Marriott as Regional Sales Manager South.
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Machinery

Newly established Warmcore fabricator ALUHAUS has chosen Emmegi (UK) as its principal machinery partner.
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Aluminium fabricator the TWR Group has chosen a complete package of EMMEGI machinery for its new factory in Peterlee, County Durham which is set to open soon.
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Exhibitions

Glasgow-based CMS WINDOW SYSTEMS, the first company ever to be awarded the Quiet Mark label for a window.
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Vacuum specialist EUROTECH will be presenting its standardised, customer-specific vacuum handling solutions at glasstec.
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Under its motto of “Inspirations in Glass”, Guardian Glass will present at glasstec 2016.
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Lisec will be ‘showing its hits’ at Glasstec 2016.
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Glasstec, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, Germany. A new name in door hardware will be exhibiting on the Ozone stand at Glasstec 2016. 20-23 September 2016 (Hall 10, A59)
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When the glasstec trade fair opens its doors in Düsseldorf on 20-23 September, BYSTRONIC glass will present more than 50 years of experience, innovations and trends.
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Events

July 1996 was a very special time for Martin Nettleton, Managing Director at EUROGLAZE.
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The British Safety Council has unveiled the programme of its Annual Conference ‘Health and work in a changing world’ to be held on Wednesday, 5 October 2016, at The King's Fund, London.
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The CONSERVATORY OUTLET network came together for its third annual Golf Open, this year at The Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club in Birmingham.
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LINIAR‘s Roger Hartshorn had the unique opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela, Robert Downey Jr and even Darth Vader when he took part in ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange
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UK Construction Week will once again offer an entertainment programme including the return of its beer festival and much more.
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Organisations

Multiple award-winning Network Veka member Frames Conservatories Direct invited other Network members to its showroom to discuss and share examples of best practice, branding, promotion and lead generation.
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Security

DOOR-STOP has introduced a selection of cylinders to its range, including Ultion, the Avocet ABS cylinder and the Yale Superior and UAP Zero lift cylinders.
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WINLOCK SECURITY has launched a free Document Q accreditation system to allow fabricators and installers to use its test reports free of charge with immediate effect.
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Marketing

Essex-based fabricator PIONEER TRADING is to bolster its customer service offering with the addition of Deceuninck’s MyBrand marketing support.
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Standards

The Modus system of PVC-U doors and windows developed by Eurocell has been granted the BBA.
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Trade Counters

Trade counter group TRUFRAME DIRECT has opened fourth branch, in Hull, with the city’s Lord Mayor Sean Chaytor on hand to give an inaugural speech
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Results

GAP the independent stockist and manufacturer of PVC-U building products, reports sales of its Rockdoor composite door range are up by a record 28% in six months.
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Aluminium extruder EXLABESA has reported a 43% increase in turnover over the same quarter last year.
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Glass

PILKINGTON UNITED KINGDOM LIMITED has signed a new contract with Howells Patent Glazing, manufacturer of glazing roof lights and canopies, following the launch of its new solar control product, Pilkington Suncool One 60/40.
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Training

GAP, the independent stockist and manufacturer of PVC-U building products, has launched its 2016 Apprenticeship programme to attract the next generation to its 600-plus workforce.
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Products

WINLOCK SECURITY has designed what it claims to be the first locking system that enables flush sash windows to be held in the night vent position without having to cut the external gasket.
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DEBAR has launched its DeWall aluminium Bi-folding door system into the UK following its debut at Fensterbau in March.
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THERMOSEAL GROUP has added Chartwell Green and Anthracite Grey products to its range of Georgian bars and accessories.
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UAP has launched its new black iron door hardware range, made with solid cast iron and finished with a black powder coating.
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TRUFRAME has expanded the number of foiled finishes from stock on 5 and 7 day lead times.
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ALUPLAST is offering lead times of 15 days or less on orders and no minimum order with the opening of its new 40,000 sq ft premises inTewkesbury, Gloucestershire
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QUICKSLIDE has launched an aluminium window range, promising to make the material as easy for the installer as choosing PVC-U.
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Customade Group
has unveiled
REAL ALUMINIUM
,
a range of domestic windows, doors and lantern roofs said to make pricing, quoting and promoting aluminium easier than ever.
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Fabricator Focus

Sunderland-based TWR BIFOLDS is making its aluminium bi-fold doors available in Wales for the first time.
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Polyframe Group, said to be the UK’s biggest independent window and door fabricator with sales in excess of £50million, has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by a team of its senior managers led by CEO Ian Macdougal.
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Trade fabricator MODPLAN signed up six installers for its Leka the warm roofing system in the first month since its FIT Show launch, the company as announced.
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ALUFOLDDIRECT has doubled its fabrication space with the launch of its new 35,000sqft aluminium door and window factory in Blackburn, Lancashire.
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TOTAL GLASS has added the full WarmCore system to its aluminium range.
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SHELFORCE, a Birmingham based PVC-U doors and window fabricator with a predominately disabled workforce, has announced a new supply partnership with Eurocell plc.
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Projects

GUARDIAN GLASS in Europe, has played its part in challenging the elements in a research project based on a bivouac shelter in the Slovenian Alps.
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Architectural aluminium systems by KAWNEER have played a key part in the design of the facade of Swansea University’s new Bay Campus.
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One New Bailey is a new office development in Salford on the north bank of the River Irwell, situated next to Spinningfields and close the Lowry Hotel.
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Nine hundred panels with gold-coloured Guardian SunGuard Solar Gold 20 and Guardian UltraClear glass, help to create a highlight for France’s latest landmark building, La Cité du Vin, a new cultural centre in Bordeaux, France.
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Full-height glazing creates bright and airy spaces but replacing bricks and mortar with glass can make the interior climate more difficult to control, unless the right specification of glass is used.
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FRAMEXPRESS was contracted to manufacture an energy efficient glazed roof for a porch that would make ‘quite a statement’.
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Atlas approved installer Vale Orangeries had two reasons to celebrate after installing its very first Skyroom.
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Brochures/Videos

REHAU has published a new brochure on its Passivhaus products to coincide with its sponsorship of the 2016 Passivhaus Awards and Conference.
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THE WINDOW COMPANY (CONTRACTS) has produced an original take on the old fashioned corporate video with a ‘day in the life’ of an installer movie.
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ENDURANCE DOORS has launched a new 92-page composite door brochure, that showcases 43 different door styles including the new Pentland and Cader Idris.
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Window and door hardware distributor SEALCO has put all its products as well as technical drawings, a calculator for sliding sash windows and configuration choices for timber lift & slide and bifold doors into its new 72-page Timber Window & Door Hardware Catalogue.
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Charities

Anyone who ever fancied playing in the Ryder Cup and walking in the footsteps of legends may soon have the chance, as GM Fundraising’s inaugural GMF Cup aims to replicate the famous battles between the USA and Europe at The Belfry in 1985, 1989, 1993 and 2002.
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IT experts Steve Daniels and Jon Holmes of HURST PLASTICS raised over £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support when they organised a 24-hour gaming marathon.
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2,111 miles, 94,600 feet of climbing, 864,000 calories burned and over 4.5million turns of the pedal – the GM Fundraising Border2Border team have returned triumphant after yet another epic challenge.
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Doors

Entrance has added seven new door designs and eight new side panel options to its range of composite doors.
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Wirral-based VISTA produced a special XtremeDoor designed to make life as easy as possible for a disabled customer.
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Awards

Bohle has announced that the winner of its UK Health and Safety Week competition is Tim Carr, Onsite Manager, Savernake Hospital, Marlborough.
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Dwelling in the past

Everyone knows starting a new job can be a little harrowing so spare a thought for Gavin Barwell MP. As well as stepping into Brandon Lewis’s shoes as Housing Minister just days after the Lords delivered the Government the most gargantuan challenge imaginable Read Story he is reported to have blamed previous Labour Governments for the shortage only to hear his Labour former counterpart John Healey blame the Cameron Government for the worst record on housing since 1923.

If any moral can be drawn from this, it is that a Lords cross-party committee sat down, listened carefully to very many people over many weeks and came out with a detailed, informed and constructive report while those in the lower house pointed the finger at each other. Perhaps you should be left to draw your own conclusions as to which is the most useful but we suggest a good starting point might be the video summary by the committee’s Chairman Lord Hollick, attached to our report.

We hope you find it – and the rest of this week’s offering – informative.

Chris Church
Editor

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This Week's News

‘Govt must free LAs to build more homes’ – Lords

The Government has been told it must empower local authorities to build more homes to help lift the UK’s house building target to 300,000 a year.

That is the warning from the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee which this week set the new target – 50% higher than previous – to tackle the UK housing crisis.

In its report ‘Building More Homes,’ the cross-party House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee criticises the Government’s housing policy for not only setting its target too low to meet demand but also for restricting local authorities’ funding for building more social housing.
It also accuses the Government of “Creating uncertainty in the already dysfunctional housing market by frequent changes to tax rules and subsidies for house purchases, reductions in social rents, and the extension of the Right to Buy.”

By coincidence, the findings were published just days before Gavin Barwell was appointed Housing and Planning Minister in Theresa May’s new Government.

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Clayton buys Romag to form £40m group

Clayton Glass has announced the acquisition of specialist glass manufacturer Romag for an undisclosed sum. The move creates a group with turnover in excess of £40million but with a declared intention that two companies will continue to operate as separate entities and with the same management teams.

Romag, with annual sales around £15 million and employing 150 people, produces specialist glass products and security glazing laminates for the building integrated PV, security, architectural and transport sectors.

Clayton, with £27million sales and employing 250, makes IGUs and specialist conservatory glass from sites in North Stanley and South Shields as well as an investment in Northern Express Glass in Fleetwood. This equates to a turnover of £27 million, employing 250 people.

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Glover steps down as GGF President

Andrew Glover has stepped down as President of the GGF owing to pressure of time.

Andrew, of West Yorkshire Windows who took the role 18 months ago, said: “This was a hard decision to make and not one I have taken lightly.  With all the structural changes being made, it became apparent to me that moving forward I didn’t have the time the role needed.

“I am a strong supporter of the Glass and Glazing Federation, but my main actions must be focused on my own company and my staff”.

Nigel Rees, GGF Chief Executive, said: “It is a great shame that Andrew has felt the need to make this decision but I fully appreciate why he needed to.  I would like to thank him for all his efforts whilst a member of the GGF Board of Directors”.

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GGF announces governance restructure

The GGF this week issued the following statement regarding a planned restructuring of the Federation and its subsidiary companies:

1. The GGF Trade Federation will operate as a single entity, continuing to provide excellent service to its Members. It will be led by Nigel Rees as the Chief Executive, with a Board of Directors constituted from the GGF Membership. 

2. The Subsidiaries will be encompassed within a new Group company led by a Group Chief Executive and Group Board made up from within the GGF, supported by Non-Executive Directors. 

3. The new Group Company will be a fully owned subsidiary of the Trade Federation with its new Group Chief Executive directly accountable to the GGF Board. 

4. The Subsidiaries will continue to operate their own Boards; the participants of these Boards may change from those currently in place. 

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We Have Email

From: Dan Sullivan,
Managing Director,
Doorco

Having spent a lot of time since Brexit talking to customers about its possible implications on our supply chain, I’m writing to set out Doorco’s stance on the development. Fundamentally, I believe no organisation can afford to knee-jerk to the immediate financial situation, so Doorco will continue to adopt a business as usual approach, while carefully monitoring the next few months to see how things play out.

I’ve explained to customers that the significant stock Doorco holds right now in the UK and indeed stock currently in transit to us, has not been affected by any price increases. Neither will we see surcharges on the orders we place in the next few weeks because our Korean partners hold significant stock at pre-Brexit prices.

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From:
Kay Finlay,
Managing Director,
Bebington Glazing

With the current skills shortage in the construction industry, we’re hoping to tackle the problem by inspiring our next generation here at Bebington Glazing.

Following a recent government report, which states that only 10% of the construction workforce consists of 19-24 year-olds, we are hoping to shine light on how young people are hugely underrepresented within the sector.

In a bid to tackle the skills gap, the report proposes the introduction of 20,000 apprenticeships nationwide, which we believe to be intrinsic for sourcing and nurturing home-grown talent.

The construction industry is currently facing a huge challenge posed by the lack of skilled professionals in the sector. As construction is considered one of the leading drivers of the UK economy, we must work collectively to inspire and support talent in order to effectively tackle the issue and safeguard the future of the industry.

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PHOTO FEATURE



‘Double the wind load needed for urban high-rise’ - research project based on a bivouac shelter in the Slovenian Alps.
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