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3rd May 2016 VIEW ONLINE
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FIT Show

uPVC sash window fabricator ROSEVIEW is celebrating a raft of new enquiries, potential projects, and significantly increased brand awareness following its FIT Show debut.
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SPITFIRE DOORS is looking to appoint a number of Design Partners in the coming weeks following reaction to its display of aluminium doors at the FIT Show.
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Avocet demonstrated its product portfolio at the FIT Show with visitors seeing everything from favourites like ABS and Pioneer Plus, to demonstrations of new products.
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Liniar used the FIT Show to reveal reveal its latest innovation, ‘Alumina by Liniar’ a 100% aluminium
bi-folding door.
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CENSOLUTIONS used its presence at FIT to announce that it will be working in close cooperation with a new UK test house, ERC Testing Ltd.
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Composite door manufacturer, DOORCO reports a very successful FIT Show.
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ODL EUROPE is delighted with the response to its extensive range of solutions for adding value into building products at this year’s FIT Show.
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REGALEAD has returned from its most successful FIT Show yet with a host of leads for its range of products.
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THERMOSEAL GROUP introduced its highest performance, passive house approved warm edge spacers and award winning product and service offerings at the FIT Show.
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The FIT Show 2016 proved a massive success for the SYNSEAL GROUP, as Group Sales and Marketing Director Andy Jones explained.
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SOLIDOR showcased its extended range of doors, glass designs and colours at the FIT Show.
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Residence 9 (R9) was launched at the FIT Show 2013, so expectations were high for the launch of The Residence Collection at this year’s Show.
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SOLARIS SOLAR is delighted with the response to the launch of the Solaris Roof at FIT 2016.
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PREFIX SYSTEMS presented a number of new product innovations for the extended living space market, while celebrating 20th year in business.
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The ULTION cylinder door lock from Brisant Secure appeared on more than eight stands at FIT.
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The HAFFNER MURAT team are once again celebrating a very successful FIT Show.
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Hardware manufacturer the TROJAN GROUP, has once again enjoyed an outstanding FIT Show.
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At this year’s FIT Show, one half of the BISON FRAMES stand featured introductions to all Bison’s innovative products.
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DISTINCTION DOORS unveiled its next generation composite door at FIT.
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REHAU was on Stand 346 at the FIT Show but its presence and influence spread much wider with products on display on many other stands around the show.
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The UK launch of SMARTGLASS DYNAMIC, powered by SageGlass greeted visitors at the entrance to the Innovation Zone at the FIT Show.
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THE VEKA UK GROUP is celebrating another successful stint at the FIT Show, where it unveiled a host of new products and concepts.
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ATLAS GLAZED ROOF SOLUTIONS showed visitors its array of glazed roofing products, including the recently extended range of Contemporary Lanterns and a full sized Skyroom
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BUSINESS MICROS ALUMINIUM has responded to the European launch of the new DeWall aluminium bi-fold system at Fensterbau.
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‘Professional, busy, exhausting and genuinely worthwhile’, was the verdict of GLAZERITE which launched a raft of new products at the show.
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Essex based fabricator CLIMATEC set out to prove that it was ‘More than Just a Window’ at the FIT Show with a collection of aluminium and PVCu windows & doors on show.
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GRP composite doors were unveiled by PHOENIX DOORS at the FIT Show.
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TRUFRAME returned from the FIT Show with more than 200 pre-qualified sales leads and launched its Refine and Endurance ranges.
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UNIVERSAL ARCHES has claimed a record with 3,217 visitors to their stand at the FIT Show 2016.
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Composite door supplier ENTRANCE is delighted with the response to its ‘totally tailored composite door solution’ at its first FIT Show.
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MILA officially launched its GRIP Colour espag handle at the FIT Show.
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Products

Trade fabricator MERCURY GLAZING has added the Visoglide Plus patio door to its portfolio.
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ORIGIN, manufacturer of bi-folding doors, windows and blinds, has secured an exclusive partnership with Lutron to provide a new motor on all its electronic roller blinds.
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Fenestration designer and manufacturer SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS has added to its PURe window system with a door range.
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Fabricator Focus

FRAMEXPRESS has become one of the first PVC-U fabricators to offer the new Optima system from Profile 22.
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Projects

More than 150 sq m of clear glass was manufactured and supplied by ROMAG for the newly upgraded arched Deansgate-Castleford passenger stop on the Manchester city centre Metrolink tramway system.
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Glass manufacturer GLASSOLUTIONS has played a key role in creating ‘an optimal learning’ environment for students at Alford Academy’s new Community Campus in Aberdeenshire.
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People

Architectural Aluminium Coatings Ltd (AAC) has appointed former APC managing director Darren Scantlebury-Watson as Customer Services Director.
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EPWIN WINDOW SYSTEMS has appointed Sheila Normington as Business Development Manager for the South West of England.
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REHAU has introduced Stephen Rossall as the new area sales manager for the region which includes Yorkshire and the East Midlands.
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Glass

GUARDIAN INDUSTRIES Glass Group in Europe has unveiled an all-in-one solution for conservatory and orangery roof applications.
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Doors

Whiteline Group has become the latest company to change to the Endurance Doors composite door slab, with the product proudly shown on its display at the FIT Show.
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The DW3 Products Group has launched RESIDOR, a range of GRP composite doors with a PAS24:2016 security standard.
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SLIDERS UK has added the fully sculptured Veka composite door framing system to its Ultimate Collection composite door range.
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Security

KAT has announced it is fitting all its PVC, aluminium and Schuco aluminium doors with Brisant Secure’s Ultion cylinder door lock as standard from this month.
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Awards

Pioneer Trading customer HOMEGLAZE HOME IMPROVEMENTS has become the first window company to gain the ‘Which? Trusted Trader of the Month’ award.
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ICENI WINDOWS has been named as the first ever winner of The Window Company (Contracts)’ new Big Thank You Award
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Standards

Hardware supplier VBH and partner INVISIFOLD received their PAS 24 security test certification for the greenteQ Invisifold Slide & Fold hardware system at the FIT Show.
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Brochures

Advice on specifying framing and sliding solutions for architectural glazing is contained in two new brochures from aluminium systems supplier KAWNEER.
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Machinery

The PROMAC GROUP has announced a six-figure sale to an undisclosed buyer for three FOM Industries aluminium cutting, machining and thermal processing lines.
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Marketing

The aluminium systems house, Kaye Building Systems (KBS), has rebranded to become Exlabesa.
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Legislation

Another major step in the battle against phone scammers and other nuisance cold callers was taken yesterday with the launch of a new law forcing direct marketing organisations to display their phone numbers.
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Charities

The GM Fundraising team has once again been overwhelmed by the industry support during FIT 2016, where the charity raised a total of £10,090 to support the children and families of Hope House.
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Obituary

Staff and Members of the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) were saddened to hear of the recent passing of Stephanie Bennett after her long battle with health issues.
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Quiet please

We’ve had Energy Ratings, Secured by Design and a handful of other standards and accreditations pointing to this and that quality of a window …and now joining them is the Quiet Mark. The tag itself has been around for some time and is now worn with pride by many big names from airlines to vacuum cleaners but now it has been awarded to a PVC-U window and we imagine many more will be quietly planning to follow suit.
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Also this week, VinylPlus is shouting that all EU countries have now completely eliminated lead-based stabilisers in PVC. While the majority of systems houses had seen off the controversial additive some time ago, the final all-clear is still to be applauded. Read Story.

Elsewhere, some of the big noises in building, Government and investment have got together to tackle the housing crisis with a plan for 10,000 new homes in the next five years.
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Whatever your choice of news, we hope you will find something to shout about in this week’s issue.

Chris Church
Editor

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This Week's News

Shhh… first window awarded Quiet Mark tag

A new quality accreditation has quietly crept into the window industry alongside energy, security and other labels with the award of the first ever Quiet Mark label in the sector.

The milestone is claimed by Glasgow-based CMS Window Systems which joins Dyson, Virgin Atlantic, Lexus and many other major brands that have been awarded the label by the Noise Abatement Society.

The CMS Silent-Therm, developed in conjunction with sealed unit manufacturer Glassolutions and independently tested at Aerotech Laboratories, is said to be able to reduce sound travel into a room by 5db. It is made with Stadip Silence acoustic glass and low-e Planitherm Total+ from Saint-Gobain Glass with Sheerframe PVC-U window profiles. It is available in six window types including casement, reversible, and tilt & turn. The result is A-Rated for energy efficiency and also carries the Secured by Design tag.

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Lead stabilisers now eliminated in EU - VinylPlus

All lead-based stabilisers have now been replaced in PVC production throughout the 28 countries of the EU, delegates heard at the VinylPlus4th Vinyl Sustainability Forum 2016 in Vienna last week.

The announcement, along with the news that Europe recycled over half a million tonnes of PVC in 2015, was made to more than 130 stakeholders from academia, government bodies, the UN, the European Commission, specifiers, designers, architects and all sectors of the PVC industry.

VinylPlus General Manager Brigitte Dero, presenting the 2015 results, said lead-based stabiliser replacement was “a historic achievement.

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New partnership plans 10,000 homes in five years

Kier Living, the homebuilding arm of the Kier Group has announced a new consortium with Lloyds Banking Group, the Homes & Communities Agency and the Cheyne Social Property Impact Fund that aims to deliver 10,000 new homes on local authority land in the next five years.

The New Communities Partnership, a public-private alliance supported by the HCA, will provide local authorities and housing associations with an innovative delivery model for building new homes on their own land, giving them the option to choose between sale and/or rental developments, and offers significant scope for affordable development.
Working with the Partnership, public sector organisations will be able to determine the appropriate mix of tenure for their site, including rental homes and homes for sale, in a model designed to meet the needs of their specific communities, without the need for grant funding.

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Fensa scheme installers will ask their fabs to join
up - survey

Nearly 40% of the first 300 installers to opt into the Fensa Window and Doorset Energy Ratings scheme say they will be persuading their existing fabricators to become BFRC licensed.

 Fensa managing director Chris Mayne said: “Fensa has been inundated with opt-in enquiries at the FIT Show from certified installers wanting to sign up to free Fensa Window and Doorset Energy Ratings. It’s a simple process for Fensa installers – the only requirement being that they are supplied by BFRC licensed fabricators.  Those that aren’t can persuade their existing fabricator to sign up to BFRC.”

“Fensa will work with installers to get their fabricators on board. 

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Lords’ amendments could stifle housing delivery, says FMB

The Federation of Master Builders has warned that House of Lords amendments to the Housing and Planning Bill, could stifle the supply of new homes at a time when they are needed most because they would target small development sites for expensive affordable housing contributions and increase regulations and taxes on small builders.

Chief Executive Brian Berry said: “We understand the need for more affordable homes in rural areas and Government policy must address this need but the intention to hit all small scale housing developments will be counterproductive.

Up until relatively recently, including under a Labour Government, we had a national threshold for affordable housing requirements set at 15 units. This was part of a longstanding recognition that it is not appropriate to place the same demands on the smallest sites and the smallest firms, as it is on major developments and multi-national companies.

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TrustMark teams up for fire safety

TrustMark has teamed up with CFOA Blue Watch, the Chief Fire Officers’ home safety scheme to promote the use of safe products and features in private and rented homes.

The two bodies aim to reduce the devastation and cost of fires and carbon monoxide poisoning in UK homes, by helping homeowners and landlords to provide safer places to live for their families and tenants. Together the two schemes will raise awareness of these dangers and risks by advising and signposting households to use TrustMark-registered firms to carry out work in and around their properties.

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PHOTO FEATURE



The newly upgraded arched Deansgate-Castleford passenger stop on the Manchester city centre Metrolink tramway system.
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