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    Widgets repeats it funny money plea

    Window Widgets is still out for more sponsors as it sets it sights on raising some serious money with its Little Pink book of...
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    Products

    Coastal adds marine grade ring knocker

    Coastal has added to the DKB200 ring door knocker to its Blu Hardware range. The knocker is made of 316 Marine Grade stainless steel, suitable...

    Granada secondary glazing range upgrades

    Granada Secondary Glazing has upgraded its offering with narrower sightlines and additional features. The products have also been restyled with the former Traditional and Heritage...

    ODL takes control of cassettes with moulding kit purchase

    ODL Europe has taken its door cassette production process entirely in-house with the purchase of an injection moulding machine. Managing director Nathan Barr said: “This...

    HWL adds open-in door to welded R9 suite

    HWL Trade Frames says it is giving installers a unique opportunity to pitch a fully matched R9 window and door offer with the launch of...

    Wendland Lantern now available in any RAL

    The Wendland Lantern is now available in any RAL colour in either PVCu or aluminium. Brand manager Chloe McGrath said: “The Wendland Lantern is already...

    AluK transforms colour with four ranges for simplicity and clear pricing

    AluK has worked with paint supplier Akzo Nobel to transform its colour offering with the launch of four colour ranges based on identifying the...
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    Projects

    Riverside Quarter, Wandsworth

    Structural glazing sealant Dowsil 933 from The Sherwin Williams Company was used in the fourth and largest phase of the Riverside Quarter residential development...

    Secondary glazing retains character in listed conversion

    Secondary glazing by Granada Glazing was used to improve the thermal efficiency of the apartment in a Grade II listed converted factory in Birmingham’s...

    ‘Cottage aesthetics restored’

    Some 16 Spectus flush casement windows, two circular casement windows and two sets of Elite 70 French doors, were chosen to restore the ‘British...
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    EXHIBITIONS / EVENTS

    Flat Glass Solutions at Fenex

    Fenestration machinery company Flat Glass Solutions is to exhibit at Fenex during the main event this month. Managing director David Cahill, pictured, said: “Flat Glass Solutions...

    Lively agenda set for Summit ‘21

    The supply chain crisis, the regulation minefield running an installation business in uncertain times and adapting to a sustainable future - all topics due...

    Bloomberg host Perdon to deliver Glazing Summit keynote

    Glazing Summit organisers have named financial commentator and investment strategist Greg Perdon as keynote speaker at the 2021 Glazing Summit, due to take place...
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    ENVIRONMENT

    VinylPlus sets the path for the next decade

    The next ten-year Commitment of the European PVC industry to Sustainable Development will be launched at the VinylPlus Sustainability Forum next month, hosted live...
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    People

    Danny Jones is Kall Kwik tech director

    Window machinery supplier Kall Kwik has appointed Danny Jones as technical director. Having been in the industry for more than 20 years, Danny has spent...

    Huw Williams joins Era, Zoo owner Tyman as commercial director

    Tyman UK and Ireland, owner of Era and Zoo Hardware, has appointed Huw Williams as commercial director. He succeeds Helen Downer, who earlier this year...

    Jermaine Hoffman joins Yale as digital exec

    Yale has announced the appointment of digital marketing executive Jermaine Hoffman. Jermaine recently joined the team at the Willenhall office and brings knowledge and skills...

    Nigel Leivers steps up to MD at Frame Fast

    Frame Fast UK has promoted former marketing director Nigel Leivers to managing director after 18 years with the Derby-based trade manufacturer. “I’ve always been passionate...

    AWARDS

    Ultraframe in pitched roof double shortlisting

    The Ultraroof solid roof system from Ultraframe has been shortlisted twice at the Pitched Roofing Awards in the category of Best Use of a...

    Vista in line for four more in NFAs

    Composite door and uPVC panel manufacturer Vista has been named a finalist in four categories in this year’s National Fenestration Awards. Vista previously won awards...

    Red Dot for Yale

    Yale has been awarded the Red Dot Award for Brand & Communication Design 2021. The Award, judged and assessed by 24 international judges, is focused...

    Gowercroft is Midlands’ top family business

    Timber window and door manufacturer Gowercroft Joinery has won the ‘Family Business of the Year’ category of the 2021 Midlands Business Awards. Managing Director Andrew...

    Entries open for BWF Awards 2021

    The British Woodworking Federation is calling for entries for the BWF Awards. Chief Executive Helen Hewitt said: “After what has been such a challenging time...

    Triple shortlisting for Liniar in Derbyshire awards

    Liniar has been shortlisted in this year’s annual East Midlands Chamber of Commerce Business Awards for Derbyshire, in three categories: Excellence in Innovation, Community...

    Homebuilders rate Korniche with show awards shortlisting

    Korniche by Made For Trade is hoping for a second win in a row after being shortlisted as Best Rooflight Supplier in the annual...

    Family joinery scoops Fensa top install trophy

    A ‘truly outstanding’ installation by timber window specialist Nathan McCarter Joinery has been named Fensa Installation of the Year 2020. The job by the Tavistock-based...

    Hardware

    Greenteq adds Securitas espag

    VBH has introduced the greenteQ Securitas security window espagnolette. Securitas features pairs of mushroom headed cams that lock into both sides of a night vent...

    Hardex Rose Gold for F&F

    Era is expanding its Fab&Fix range of suited hardware with the introduction of a Hardex Rose Gold finish as an alternative to the standard...

    Guide for outward openers

    Carl F Groupco has produced new guide for outward opening window hardware highlighting product options from Roto, providing a summary of the hardware suitable...

    TRADE COUNTERS

    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

    Leka partners with Checkatrade

    Leka Systems has announced a partnership with Checktrade giving the roof system’s installers access to an exclusive Checkatrade membership discount. Leka Systems managing director, Rhys...

    Quickslide customers get going with ‘Go-Getters’

    From Alton Towers to the Mississippi swamps …Quickslide has launched Go-Getters, a series of incentives its trade partners by offering them a range of...

    GGF ‘Stay Safe’ campaign success

    The Glass and Glazing Federation has declared its “Stay Safe with MyGlazing.com” consumer campaign an outstanding success, with 140 press articles including almost every regional...
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    INTERNET / IT

    Admin app gives offsite access

    Ab Initio has launched My AdminBase Diary, a free diary app linked to the AdminBase installer business management system. The new app provides off-site personnel...

    Winsoc named UK best for digital transformation

    Winsoc Digital has been named “Best Digital Transformation Company in the UK” in the Media Innovator Awards hosted by Corporate Vision magazine. Judges said of...

    An accessible audit trail for email

    Business Pilot has launched a new email integration for its installer business management tool, which automatically pulls emails into the CRM and assigning them...

    Ultra’s got email with dashboard add-on

    Ultraframe has launched a new functionality in its Ultra Installer dashboard, enabling scheme members to create branded email campaigns and send them to homeowner...

    BROCHURE / VIDEO

    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...

    New door cassette brochure from ODL

    ODL Europe has published a new 16-page door cassette brochure that showcases its range of multiple door glazing systems.The brochure design demonstrates the door cassette range...

    Glass

    Pilkington claims a first with hydrogen powered glass trial

    Pilkington is claiming a world’s first after successfully manufacturing architectural glass using hydrogen power at its St Helen’s site in a trial it says...

    Pilks looks to its past with heritage hub

    Pilkington UK is celebrating nearly two centuries of history with the creation of a new online heritage hub with images of the company and...

    AGC adds thicker options to Clearvision range

    Planibel Clearvision, the neutral colour low-iron from AGC is now available in two thicker options. The manufacturer says it has applied additional technology to produce...

    AGC Glass Europe unveils www.agc-yourglass.com

    AGC is launching a new product websiteto serve as a ‚fully integrated hub guiding visitors to relevant AGC products and services based on each...

    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...