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27th September 2016 VIEW ONLINE
Weekly Email News for the Glass, Glazing & Fenestration Industries
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Exhibitions

GLASSTEC 2016 has provided proof of its standing with a final count of 1,235 exhibitors from 52 countries welcoming more than 40,200 trade visitors from over 100 countries over the four days of the trade fair.
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THE COMPOSITE WOOD COMPANY will be at the Build Show, part of UK Construction Week at the NEC from 18-20 October.
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Black Millwork will be on stand B731 at this year’s Grand Designs Live event at the NEC, Birmingham.
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G 16 Awards

MILA has been shortlisted once again at the G-16 Awards – in the Component Supplier of the Year and Trade Marketing Campaign of the Year categories.
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THE VEKA UK GROUP has been shortlisted in two G16 Awards categories; with Veka fabricators and installers shortlisted in a further four.
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The AstraSEAL of Approval launched by fabricator ASTRASEAL has been nominated as Customer Care Initiative of the Year at the 2016 G Awards.
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Hardware manufacturer Caldwell UK Ltd is up for ‘Component Supplier of the Year’ at the G Awards in November.
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Profile 22 Optima from EPWIN WINDOW SYSTEMS has now been chosen as a finalist in two key categories in this year’s G Awards, New Product of the Year’ and Promotional Campaign of the Year – Trade.
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Sash window fabricator ROSEVIEW has been nominated for two G Awards, Fabricator of the Year and Customer Care Initiative of the Year.
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GLASSOLUTIONS, manufacturer, processor, distributor, installer and repairer of glass, is celebrating after being shortlisted for three G16 Awards, the annual glazing industry Oscars.
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The GGF has been shortlisted as finalists at the G16 Awards in two categories.
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AluFoldDirect is a finalist for the G16 Awards in the Training & Development Initiative of the Year category.
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Composite Wood Company is a first time finalist at the G Awards – the UK’s biggest celebration of achievement in the glazing industry.
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Manufacturer of insulating glass units (IGUs) exclusively for the commercial glazing sector, Dual Seal Glass, has been named as a finalist in the prestigious G16 Awards.
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REHAU is celebrating alongside its customers after a record number of them were shortlisted in a range of categories at this year’s G-Awards.
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Saint-Gobain Glass has been named as a finalist in the prestigious G16 Awards.
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Solidor has reached the finals of the G-Awards for two categories.
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glasstec 2016

The GlazeAlarm is a disruptive internet of things (IoT) home automation security product that allows glazing manufacturers to compete in the security space for the first time.
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FIT Show

Next year’s FIT Show Gala Dinner is set to be its biggest ever, with a Parisian Burlesque theme to help swell the numbers to the 1,000 capacity at the bigger venue of the NEC.
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REYNAERS ALUMINIUM is taking its first ever stand at The FIT Show, at the NEC in May next year, promoting its range of aluminium window and door products.
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Surveying specialist, Leica Geosystems, has announced that it will be exhibiting at the 2017 FIT Show, as the window, door and conservatory industry event prepares for its biggest exhibition yet at Birmingham’s NEC on 23-25 May next year.
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The winner of the 2016 Master Fitter Challenge football-mad Craig Hanson says he felt like he’d been voted ‘Footballer of the Year’ when he learned he had won this year’s title.
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Events

The Glazerite UK Group Ltd is set to make its Golf Day an annual fixture after the success of the second event earlier this month.
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Contracts

DORMAKABA, has been appointed to deliver its HSW-R sliding glass shop front system at the new Victoria Gate development in Leeds.
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Security

Yale Door and Window Solutions is proud to continue its support for National Home Security Month (NHSM) this October.
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Charities

Wakefield based fabricator CONSERVATORY OUTLET is helping to make a difference over 7,000 miles away with its continued support for the RIPPLE Africa charity.
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Products

ROTO is offering a new range of restrictors for aluminium windows to comply with BS EN 13126 part 5/6.
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SPECTUS has launched 40 new ancillaries, more than doubling its existing offering and creating what is said to be the most extensive and versatile range of its kind.
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Insulated glass (IG) component manufacturer Thermoseal Group, has added a new 6mm x 18mm Black Thermobar Interbar (Muntin) and fittings to its range of specialist bar designed to simulate traditional Multipane windows.
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The most popular colour combination bought by homeowners in Keycap’s first month on sale is Strawberry on Black.
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Fabricator Focus

Barnsley based fabricator Euroglaze has just renamed its back office order processing department ‘Customer Services’ in recognition of the fact that it is dedicated to making trade customers love the service that they receive.
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Flair Plastic Products have become one of Kömmerling’s first customers to install the revolutionary slide, swing and folding PremiFold window and door system into a showroom environment.
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Window and door manufacturer Industrial Services Group have made the move to adopt Halo systems from The VEKA UK Group after more than 20 years with their previous supplier.
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Projects

Doncaster-based AK GLASS AND GLAZING has completed a demanding project at The Woodhouse Hospital, a specialist rehabilitation hospital in Cheadle, Stoke-on-Trent.
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Building envelope contractor PRATER has completed a scope of works at the 101 Embankment office building in Manchester.
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CMS Window Systems has played a key role in the construction of a new world-class sports and exercise facility at Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt university.
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The University of Birmingham, part of a £42 million development, now has a building which gives good quality architecture and a landmark to Birmingham’s skyline.
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The latest phase of an ambitious multi-million-pound urban transport project will feature toughened architectural laminated coloured glass from Romag.
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Glass

Tuff X continues year-on-year growth for oversize toughened conservatory roof glass brand Ambience.
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Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, will roll out the second UK edition of its prestigious Glass in Architecture book at this year’s Glasstec trade fair.
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Doors

Endurance Doors are pledging their support for Fire Door Safety week, which will take place from the 26th September to 2nd October, 2016, through a number of online and offline channels.
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Brochures/Video

Building materials manufacturer Kestrel has launched a brand new specification guide, which has the most up to date technical information for the brand’s products.
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Results

Window, door, conservatory and kitchen manufacturer STEVENSWOOD reports its biggest month ever with August sales up 60% on last year with the yea’s sales to date up 42%.
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Awards

House builders across the UK are being encouraged to enter the NHBC’s Health and Safety Awards 2017, launched this week.
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Standards

KAWNEER is claiming a world first as supplier of architectural aluminium products to achieve BES 6001, the framework standard for the responsible sourcing of construction products.
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The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has seen an increase in questions being asked about the ability of some Insulating Glass Units (IGUs) to meet the requirements of BS EN 1279-5:2005 + A2:2010.
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Bluesky Certification, specialising in the certification of doors, windows, glass and fire resistant products. has been launched by Simon Beer.
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Legislation

AGB is urging self-builders to declare their intention to local authorities, as a new law forces councils to help them find suitable land for planning permission.
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‘Right to Improve’

We may think of a private house move as the biggest stimulus to looking for new windows and doors but when 56,000 householders in the last four years have taken control of their domestic destiny through the Government’s Right to Buy scheme – and when the uptake is growing at a pace – it has to be seen as a significant chunk of potential business.
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Also this week, we have a clear case of ‘London bus syndrome’ with not only two significant innovations coming along at once but they are also in the two current industry hot-spots of triple glazing and aluminium. One – and this really is destined for the ‘Why didn’t I think of that’ file – is a spacer bar designed to accommodate all three panes of a triple glazed unit instead of just glueing two standard spacers between them Read Story

And the other is a kind of do-it-yourself hybrid PVC-U/ aluminium system that, say the makers, fabricators can create without any specialist equipment. Read Story

And finally, two far more colourful announcements have come at the same time – Milton Jones is to host the G16 ceremony (Read Story) and the FIT Show gala dinner entertainment is to have a Burlesque theme Read Story.

Hybrid, humorous, houseproud, triple glazed or glamorous, we hope there is something for everyone in this week’s issue.

Chris Church
Editor

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This Week's News

Right to Buy still growing

More than 56,000 households have now bought their home through the government’s revitalised Right to Buy scheme since the scheme was restructured in 2012.

New figures issued this week by the DCLG show that purchases in the three months to June are up 21% year on year to 3,350.

In the same quarter, councils received £283 million from sales of homes a 27% increase year on year – which will be reinvested into new homes – which they are now able to do since the restructuring in 2012.

Housing and Planning Minister Gavin Barwell, said: “we’re determined to replace the additional homes sold on a one-for-one basis, nationally - providing new affordable homes for rent for those who need them.”

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Milton Jones to host G16

G16 organisers today announced that Mock the Week regular Milton Jones is to be the host of this year’s gala awards evening at the London Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, on Friday, November 18.

Event organiser Tony Higgin said: “The G-Awards have a great record of first-class comedians as hosts and Milton Jones is the best choice to carry on that tradition.

Milton Jones can be seen regularly on Mock the Week (BBC2), he recently appeared on the latest series of Live at the Apollo (BBC1). Both his Lion Whisperer Live and On The Road Tours played to over 100,000 people in 2011 and his 2013 tour and his most recent Temple of Daft tour played to even more.

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GGF names new President-elect
– and creates new subsidiary group

The GGF has named Alan Burgess of Masterframe as its President-elect following the resignation of Andrew Glover in July.

His appointment, by vote of GGF members is one of four additions to the organisation’s board to be announced this week. Members also voted Stephen Payne of Britelite Windows to be the new Chairman of the Home Improvement Executive HIE.

The GGF Board also ratified two other new Board Members earlier this month, with Alex Gray of Supaseal Glass and Chairman of GGF Scotland and Stephen Forbes of the Nicholls and Clarke Group joining the Board.

On the new additions, Brian Baker, Chairman of the GGF Board said: “I am pleased to welcome all four new Members to the GGF Board. With their individual and collective experience, the new Board Members will add a great deal to the GGF going forward at a time of considerable change and new challenges for our industry.”

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A hybrid system for PVC-U fabricators?

System supplier ALUPLAST says it is offering new market opportunities to fabricators with the launch of two products to create a hybrid PVC-U/ aluminium window without the use of specialist equipment.

Described as a ‘transformer’ system, the company has introduced the Ideal 4000 SquareLine PVC-U casement window system alongside Aluskin, a ‘clip-and-fix’ aluminium cladding that can be fitted to it. As well as giving PVC-U fabricators a route into the burgeoning aluminium market, it also enables aluminium fabs to manufacture a thermally efficient WER A+ window.

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‘World’s first triple glazing spacer bar’

SWISSPACER is claiming a world first with the launch of Triple, said to be the only warm edge spacer bar designed specifically for triple glazing.

Launched at Glasstec, Swisspacer Triple eliminates the need for two single spacer bars, due to a centre groove which holds the middle pane of glass in place. This also allows sealed unit makers to use slimmer 2mm or 3mm middle panes, reducing the overall weight of the sealed unit, says the company.

Available in 25mm, 33mm and 37mm bars, Triple only requires two layers of butyl seal, reducing the risk of sealed unit failure caused by gas loss or moisture penetration. It can be processed by hand or on existing machinery for double glazed units.

John Cooper, Head of Marketing & Sales (UK & Ireland) said: “Swisspacer Triple is the first of its kind. Until now, sealed unit makers have had to use two spacer bar in triple glazed units.”

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PHOTO FEATURE



G16 organisers today announced that Mock the Week regular Milton Jones is to be the host of this year’s gala awards evening at the London Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, on Friday, November 18.
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