30th June 2015 VIEW ONLINE
Weekly Email News for the Glass, Glazing & Fenestration Industries
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Component Supplier ERA has announced the appointment of Paul Reid as group sales director.
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SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS has appointed Mark Wheatley to the board as technical director.
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BOHLE LTD has appointed Bernd Neumann to the Board following the recent departure of Bohle Group CEO, Dr. Heinrich Ostendarp.
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Machinery

INAGAS, the supplier of gas filling machines for insulated glass units, has again enjoyed a successful show at China Glass Expo in Beijing.
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Commercial installer THE WINDOW COMPANY (CONTRACTS) has expanded its fleet to twelve vehicles with three new liveried vans to keep pace with its current expansion.
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BOHLE has expanded its Liftmaster range of handling equipment with the Liftmaster B1 portable lifter.
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Cardiff-based Dudleys Aluminium has gone over to CNC machining after nearly 20 years of using only semi-automatic copy routers.
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G15 Awards

SWISSPACER has been announced main sponsor for the G-15 Awards for the second year running.
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Exhibitions

VEKA RECYCLING will be exhibiting at this year’s Recycling Waste Management (RWM) exhibition, Europe’s leading event for resource efficiency and waste management.
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Warm-edge systems Koedispace and Koedispace 4SG will be the leading exhibits on the Kommerling UK stand in Hall  22, Stand G13 at this year's Vitrum exhibition in Milan On October 6-9. 
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Companies in glass machine manufacturing, the glass industry and the glazing trade can now register for glasstec 2016, the International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing and Products.
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REHAU has joined the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations as an Associate Member and will be exhibiting at the SFHA’s Property Repairs and Asset Management Conference at Aviemore in October.
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FIT Show

There’s £10,000 up for grabs once again when the FIT Show Master Fitter Challenge sets out to crown the UK’s champion fitters.
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THE FIT SHOW 2016 has been launched with a brand new marketing campaign and website with the theme ‘Defining the Industry’.
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Awards/Standards

SOLIDOR AND DW3 PRODUCTS GROUP CEO Gareth Mobley has been nominated as a regional finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards
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The Super Spacer Alpha warm edge spacer from EDGETECH UK has gained a hat trick of award nominations and being ranked alongside Rolls-Royce as a finalist in the Insider Made in the UK Awards and the Coventry Telegraph Business Awards.
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Dun Laoghaire Lexicon Library and Cultural Centre, Dublin, has won both the Overall Excellence Award and the Sustainability Award in the 2015 SCHUECO Excellence Awards.
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The VEKA UK Group has been recognised as 'Business of the Year' for the second time in succession at the prestigious Burnley Business Awards.
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Training

Wayne Rogerson and Brendan Ruddy of CENSOLUTIONS will be taking part in a Workshop for Building Control on Thursday 9th July at Custom House in Dublin.
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Trade fabricator GLAZERITE WINDOWS LTD invited some of its customers to a training day at The Beeches Hotel in Bournville, Birmingham.
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Charities

Directors and staff at Gloucestershire-based CUSTOMADE have raised £18,000 tackling the grueling Three Peaks Challenge for a favourite local charity.
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UNI-BLINDS integral blind manufacturer Morley Glass & Glazing is sponsoring the PACT Charity Two Day Harness Racing Extravaganza, in York on15th and 16th August.
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Award-winning Oldham Network Veka installer AWC HOME IMPROVEMENTS, a long-standing patron of the local Doctor Kershaw’s Hospice, is to sponsor its Colour Blast event in September.
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Hull-based Veka fabricator and installer Yorkshire Windows and Doors has come to the aid of a young leukaemia sufferer and her family.
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Health & Safety

The British Safety Council has formally launched its prestigious 2015 Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour awards.
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Results

WINTECH ENGINEERING LIMITED, the UKAS accredited testing specialist, has to announced an 18% increase in its turnover for the latest financial year.
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Products

The CS 86-HI multi-chamber, high insulation aluminium door and aluminium window system from REYNAERS is now able to accommodate larger glass panes.
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The introduction of the new flush sash window from TRUFRAME has proved to be its most successful product launch ever, says the company.
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Global Summer, the hybrid orangery roof system from SYNSEAL, can now be made in an wider range of building extension footprint styles including T- and P-shape.
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Cheshire-based ALUPROF is claiming ‘the slimmest of aluminium windows’ with its MB Slimline window, said to give the look of steel, with a fixed light and opening light aluminium face width of just 32.5mm.
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APEER says it is refining its pricing and ordering systems for its radical new Lumi window and door system following an ‘overwhelming’ response to its launch at Grand Designs Live last month.
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Fabricator Focus

Family-run Network Veka installer and fabricator companies – AWC HOME IMPROVEMENTS and GEMINI UPVC – are celebrating a milestone anniversary and success in local business awards.
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Projects

A striking glass-sided river bridge was just one part of the contribution by TUFFX PROCESSED GLASS to the new Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry.
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The Ambi-Ultra conservatory roof glass from specialist glass processor TUFFX Processed Glass Ltd was the preferred choice for homeowners with a south-facing garden in Chester.
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DGA frames owner Dave Goodwin got more than a few neighbourly compliments when put a new DOOR-STOP composite door on the front of his own home.
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Curtain walling, windows and doors from KAWNEER are featured on Swansea University’s £450million Bay Campus site, though to be the biggest construction project in South Wales in recent times, measuring a total of a million sq ft.
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Doors

SYNSEAL has launched a new range of Masterdor Benchmark GRP composite doors, available to the trade via its nationwide network of approved direct purchasing account partners.
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POLYFRAME has become one of the first fabricators to offer composite door frames using the new slimline outer frame profiles launched by Rehau.
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Vista customer, and recent competition winner, NOVASEAL is using XtremeDoor’s specialist colours to capitalise on opportunities at the higher end of the entrance door market.
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Marketing

REHAU has officially launched its new Rehau Hub at The Building Centre in London.
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THERMOSEAL GROUP, the manufacturer of warm edge spacers and accessories has produced a ‘Thermobar in a Box’ sample carton to offer to sealed unit manufacturers.
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SLIDERS UK has become main sponsor of British Superbike championship contender David Haire and his 200mph Ducati 119r Panigale for the 2015 season.
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Brochures

Leicestershire based fabricator installer ABBEY WINDOWS, which has exclusively worked with Deceuninck for 23 years, has completed its tailored brochure through Deceuninck’s MyBrand marketing suite
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Internet / I.T.

Composite door manufacturer DOORCO has launched its new website and upgraded its linked online ordering system to provide the company’s resellers with an important resource through which to increase sales.
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UKAS accredited testing specialist WINTECH ENGINEERING LIMITED has launched a new website to fit in with the revised corporate image already featured in its brochures and social media presence.
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EUROCELL is reinforcing its online presence with a new website giving a broad range of e-commerce, content and online marketing services in user-friendly formats, optimized for both mobile and desktop.
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QUOTATIS, the consumer and business quotation service for home improvements, has added a major new feature which offers its expanding network of contractors the opportunity to gain insight into their customers’ opinions.
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EUROCELL is reinforcing its online presence with a new website giving a broad range of e-commerce, content and online marketing services in user-friendly formats, optimized for both mobile and desktop.
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Glass

DECORATIVE DOOR PRODUCTS by RegaLead is meeting the increasing demand for personalised products with its newly launched door configurator.
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Nottinghamshire based IGU and composite door manufacturer, MASTERGLASS GB has celebrated its 10th anniversary.
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Quiet progress

It’s been a week of sharing information, globalising some standards and tidying up others.

First, The GGF is opening up its very considerable resource of technical, health & safety and consumer literature to non members for the first time, arming architects specifiers and all others in the industry and beyond with a wealth of information, much of which has been previously limited to GGF members. Read story Here

Elsewhere, anyone frustrated by selling a ‘C’ Rated door along with ‘A’ Rated windows will welcome the news that the BFRC is bringing its door ratings in line with those of windows, which should simplify the consumer message and probably make the retailer’s job a little easier too. Read story Here...

Still on certification matters, and BREEAM is launching another sustainability credential that will strengthen its global presence by taking local factors more into consideration in the many countries where it is already active. Read story Here...

Perhaps not the sort of headlines you might expect to knock your socks off but these are the things that will go on supporting the infrastructure of our industry for many years to come and we hope you are better informed after reading this week’s issue.

Chris Church
Editor

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This Week's News

BFRC simplifies door ratings in line with windows

Energy ratings authority BFRC has responded to industry lobbying by bringing the labelling of replacement windows and doors into line, so installers will be able to offer both with the same energy efficiency rating labels.

Band increments for external residential doors will change from the current 15 to 10 points, bringing them into line with windows and   and enabling them to achieve ‘A’ ratings.

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GGF Shop launch
puts library resource
online for all

The Glass and Glazing Federation is making its extensive library of publications available to everyone via The GGF Shop, a major new online initiative aimed at widening the readership of the acclaimed resource to the industry and consumers as well as members.

Both hard copies and downloads are available to order via the new retail website, which contains the full range of GGF titles, including technical data sheets, practice guides and H&S publications as well as consumer leaflets on subjects such as the organisation’s consumer protection and its Conciliation Scheme as well as independent advice on buying glazing products with confidence, all divided into ten product areas for ease of use.

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BREEAM goes round the world with RFO

The sustainability credentials of building refurbishment and fit-out projects around the world can now be assessed and recognised under BREEAM, following the launch of BREEAM International Refurbishment and Fit-Out.

BREEAM International RFO was developed followed the success of an equivalent scheme in the UK, said the scheme’s manager, Sarah Summerson of BRE: “It provides a tailored version that can assess refurbishment and fit-out projects all over the world, by taking account of the range of local and regional standards, conditions and climates.

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Consumers getting choosier about glass – report

Consumers worldwide are becoming increasingly aware of the quality of flat glass and this is one of the driving factors for the continued future growth in the world market, according to the latest report by US-based Grand View Research.

Increasing disposal income among the middle classes as well as increased urbanisation and increased use of insulated glass are also behind a steady growth in the demand from the construction sector, which the report forecasts will go on rising until at least 2022.

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Scousers and renters are top energy-savers …Brummies and homeowners waste the most

Liverpool people have emerged as the top energy-savers in a survey of the major cities around the British Isles conducted on behalf of Safestyle Windows.

Birmingham came bottom of the poll, followed by London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff, and more surprisingly, twice as many property renters as homeowners are likely to turn off the heating before leaving the house.

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PHOTO FEATURE

Laminated glass for river bridge
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From:
Colin Torley,
Sales & Marketing Director,
The Veka UK Group

As Network Veka moves in to the 20th year of successfully representing and promoting the very best of standards in the installation of windows, conservatories and doors, we were surprised to read your sceptical comments about the Network in your leader last week. 

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From:
Guy Hubble,
Joint Managing Director,
RegaLead

While checking our social media accounts recently I noticed that a certain picture is doing the rounds again. I’m talking about the man sat in the tattooist’s chair as he is inflicted with what can only be described as a childlike stick drawing of what is supposed to be a majestic winged horse.

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