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    Get set for safe and healthy G21

    Organisers of Friday’s G21 gala dinner and awards event are reminding all guests and participants to stay Covid safe and be prepared to follow...
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    Products

    Nüevo Home adds new bi-fold and patio range

    Nüevo Home has added a premium range of aluminium bi-folds and patio doors to its portfolio. Designed for large panoramic openings, EvoFold bi-fold doors can...

    Granada goes ‘on the road’ with launch events

    Granada Secondary Glazing is to host three launch events next month for trade customers and commercial partners to see its new secondary glazing product...

    Silfix goes PVC white

    Silfix U8 sealant for façade and glazing applications from Hodgson Sealants is now available in ‘PVC white’ – a brilliant white colour that will...

    Wendland goes square with PVC-U lantern and ali to follow

    Wendland has this week launched a new square Lantern design in PVC-U, with the promise OF an aluminium version early next year. Brand manager Chloe...

    Swisspacer targets commercial sites with Lumia glass canopy

    Swisspacer has added to its range of all-glass canopy systems with the UK launch of Lumia, a continuous glass canopy aimed at commercial buildings. Lumia,...

    Abcell adds Truedor

    Glazed extension merchant Abcell has launched the Truedor range of composite doors. Truedor composite doors come in four ranges – Traditional, Harmony, Cottage and Contemporary. “We...
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    Projects

    Optima matches neighbours with second barn conversion

    Profile 22 installer Oswestry Windows and Doors has installed of 16 Optima Flush Casement windows and two sets of Optima French Doors in an...

    Dudleys and Kawneer chosen for Plymouth University facility

    Dudley’s Aluminium has secured a project, worth over £800,000, to install Kawneer capped curtain walling, windows and other products at the new Engineering and...

    Kawneer shows its mettle at Copper House

    Kawneer AA100 curtain wall, AA720 windows and doors, AA541 window vents and AA190 TB doors all feature on the £60million Copper House build-to-rent development...
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    EXHIBITIONS / EVENTS

    Hopes and fears abound at Glazing Summit

    When over 400 industry leaders gathered to chew over the threats and challenges that made up 2021 and the immediate future, no one at...

    Granada goes ‘on the road’ with launch events

    Granada Secondary Glazing is to host three launch events next month for trade customers and commercial partners to see its new secondary glazing product...

    Glazing Summit names speakers

    Glazing Summit organisers have revealed the line-up of speakers for the forthcoming event on Thursday, October 21 at Edgbaston Stadium and Conference Centre, Birmingham. Four...
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    ENVIRONMENT

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    People

    Dave Tanner returns from retirement for Alutech

    The commercial arm of Alutech in the UK has welcomed Dave Tanner as Technical Product Trainer, who has come back from 19 months of...

    Luigi Bertino joins AluK

    AluK is expanding its product marketing team with the appointment of Luigi Bertino as a product marketing executive. He joins product managers Lisa Stephens...

    Matt Buckley retires from Pilks, Neil Syder steps up as MD

    Pilkington UK today announced that Matt Buckley is to retire after over 10 years as MD and 30 years with the company, to be...

    Kevin Warner returns to Kömmerling

    Kevin Warner has returned to profine UK and the Kömmerling brand as sales and marketing director, after two years working in the aluminium systems...

    AWARDS

    Eurocell warehouse wins for Supply Chain Excellence 

    Eurocell, manufacturer, distributor and recycler of PVC-U window, door, conservatory, and roofline systems, has been awarded Warehouse Initiative of the Year at the 2021...

    Spacer bar hat-trick for Thermoseal

    Thermoseal Group has been named ‘Spacer Bar Manufacturer of the Year’ in the 2021 National Fenestration Awards for a third time and the second...

    Victorian Sliders makes it an NFA hat-trick

    Victorian Sliders is celebrating after winning a National Fenestration Award for the third year running. The Welsh company was announced as the winner of the...

    Haffner’s top for machinery at a second NFA

    Haffner is celebrating a back-to-back win at the NFA Awards 2021, again taking Machinery Company category that it won in 2020 awards. Managing director Dave...

    TWC in line for more trophies with H&S nomination from BWF

    The Window Company (Contracts) is following its recent G-Awards shortlisting by gaining a second award nomination, the British Woodworking Federation’s Health and Safety Award. The...

    Modplan shares conservatory roof NFA win

    Modplan has been announced as the joint winner of the Conservatory Roof Fabricator category at the National Fenestration Awards 2021. Managing director Heidi Sachs said:...

    Morley and Charlotte bring home five NFAs

    Uni-Blinds integral blind manufacturer Morley Glass has by picked up awards in five categories 2021 National Fenestration Awards. The company was once again crowned the...

    Q-secure and Tyler win NFAs for VBH

    Hardware supplier VBH has been successful in two categories and finished as runner up in three more at the National Fenestration Awards. The company won...

    Hardware

    Regal revisited

    When Window Ware first launched Regal Hardware back in 2018, it took the market by storm as the first key-lockable heritage-style handle that worked...

    Defeating the distraction burglar

    ERA is adding a new TS 003 heavy-duty Door Chain and Door Restrictor to its of Fab&Fix suited hardware to protect the integrity of...

    Three new Liniar guides from Rapierstar

    Rapierstar has published three free-to download Recommended Fixings Manuals (RFMs) which provide detailed guidance on which fasteners to use in all aspects of Liniar...

    TRADE COUNTERS

    Hinkley launch takes NBP into Midlands

    Trade outlet NBP, with branches in Leeds and Bolton, is expanding into the Midlands with a depot set to open in Hinkley in November. Sales...

    NBP targets growth with BGF investment

    North of England based trade distributor Northern Building Plastics has entered an investment agreement with growth capital investor BGF to support its ambitions to...

    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

    Certifiedcompetent site lists Certass members free

    Certass has launched Certifiedcompetent.co.uk, a consumer advice and ‘find a trader’ website service tnhat has every Certass member company listed for free. Managing director Jason...

    ‘Busy Growlers’ doing a roaring trade with new logo

    The surname may have been the bane of Barry Growler’s childhood but now he has proved that ‘everyone loves a Growler’ after sales leads...

    Edgetech goes to homeowners with new lead-gen site

    Edgetech has launched Energy Saving Glazing, a lead-generation website aimed at showing consumers about energy efficiency and warm-edge spacer bar technology then point the...
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    INTERNET / IT

    Emplas’ joined-up thinking for its IT

    Emplas has rolled out its integration for the front-end-sales tool, WindowCAD, which allows installers to pitch, quote, survey and place orders. A new API –...

    Endurance adds Amicus for smoother information flow 

    Endurance Doors has introduced the Amicus automated ticketing system aimed at improving the flow of information to and from installer partners. This investment, part of...

    Explorable 3D modelling via augmented reality

    Tech start-up Augmented Reality Creations (ARC) has launched a web-based conservatory designer and visualisation tool that can project a virtual, explorable, 3D model of...

    Emplas opens up on capacity and lead times

    Emplas has underlined its commitment to transparency to trade customers by making its real-time manufacturing capacity available to them. Available through its online customer portal...

    BROCHURE / VIDEO

    Heritage literature takes Stellar and Optima to the consumer

    Trade fabricator Heritage Trade Frames has commissioned a suite of consumer leaflets promoting the Stellar and Optima products that it markets under its own...

    Lift & Slide literature

    Epwin Window Systems has released a suite of literature for the Stellar Lift & Slide Door.  The suite consists of a 16-page brochure, which has...

    Bespoke brochure for Flip

    Doorco, has launched a new brochure to showcase the options available for its new Flip door glazing cassette system with Foam in Place technology. IT...

    BLU Book B.05 is out from Coastal

    Coastal has launched its latest BLU Book of 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel Door and Window Hardware. BLU is a suited range of ironmongery for...

    Glass

    TuffX reveals site, machinery and fleet growth

    Glass manufacturer TuffX has applied for planning consent to add another 30,000sqft to its 80,000 sqft Knowsley site as well as announcing further investment...

    Climate change and Building Regs drive growth in specialist glasses – survey

    Climate change and the impending new Building Regs are driving a growing demand for specialist glasses with more than 60% of specifiers seeing a...

    AGC and Masterframe launch Fineo vacuum glass PVC-U sash

    AGC Glass Europe and Masterframe have teamed up to claim a UK market exclusive with the launch of a PVC-U sash window with Fineo...

    Guardian rebuilds Goole furnace for extra capacity and energy efficiency

    Guardian Glass is set to complete a six-month furnace rebuild the at its Goole float glass plant with new technologies to expand its melting...

    Contracts

    Dudley’s gains Finzels Reach contract

    Dudley’s Aluminium has secured a contract with Willmott Dixon to work on the Millwrights Place and Coopers Court residential scheme at Finzels Reach, Bristol....

    LHC seeks contractors for new Part L window and door framework

    Procurement group LHC is inviting window and door contractors to register their interest for inclusion in a new £130million framework due to be issued...

    New client contracts for Dudley’s

    Cardiff-based Kawneer fabricator Dudley’s Aluminium has secured projects together worth of over £250,000 install curtain walling and automatic entrance doors for two new clients. For...

    Dudley’s wins £2.4m contract for Halo, Finzels Reach, Bristol

    Dudley’s Aluminium has secured a £2.4million contract with Willmott Dixon to work on the Halo project at Bristol’s Finzels Reach mixed-use development. The Cardiff-based fabricator...