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    CO tackles the skills gap with £100k sales academy

    Conservatory Outlet has responded to the industry skills gap with the creation of a £100,000 sales training academy to help its 27-strong network of...
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    Products

    Wendland goes down to 500mm

    Wendland has made its PVC and aluminium rectangular lanterns available in a new smaller width of 500mm. Brand manager Chloe McGrath said: “We already have...

    Improved AS FD bi-fold system Schüco

    Schüco has launched its new AS FD bi-fold door system, said to deliver the largest maximum leaf size on the market. The AS FD 75...

    Xenlite roof lantern from AluFold

    AluFold Direct has launched the Xenlite roof lantern. Xenlite has a 38mm frame, with thermally broken hip beams. It meets the requirements of the new...

    ‘As you were’ as Hodgson acquires Britchem

    Hodgson Sealants Group has acquired the entire share capital of Britchem Ltd from the previous owners Roy Barton and Trevor Jones, saying that it...

    Improved pyramid lanterns from Atlas

    Atlas Roofing Systems has launched an improved range of pyramid lanterns with a 45mmX45mm ridge compared to the previous 125mm. The lanterns are available on...

    Eurocell unveils contemporary conservatory range

    Eurocell has added a range of new contemporary designs to its conservatory and orangery offering in response to demand for greater use of glass,...
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    Projects

    Edwardian meets new-build in iconic Knightsbridge

    Knightsbridge Gate, a mixed-use development including shopfronts on one of the country’s most iconic shopping districts, comprises an entire block of a street including...

    Technal tackles coastal storms at Carbis Bay Hotel

    While talks during last summer’s G7 conference, held at the stunning Carbis Bay Hotel in Cornwall, may have been stormy at times, the venue...

    Welsh countryside views

    TuffX supplied 25m2 of 17.5mm toughened and laminated glass for a frameless glass balustrade and staircase to create an additional outdoor space for a...
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    EXHIBITIONS / EVENTS

    Cornwall Glass & Glazing goes for self-builders at NSBRC

    Cornwall Glass & Glazing, the glazing and retail arm of the Cornwall Group, aims to further develop its national brand while growing its online...

    PiGs trot Sow’west with Bristol debut

    PiGs is aiming for its firstvisit to Bristol, 23 June, due to popular demand. Sarah Ball of organisers Balls2 Marketing said “There’s been lots of...

    Glazpart returns as Glazing Summit sponsor

    Glazpart is returning as sponsor of the Glazing Summit. The injection moulding company, which produces a stable of window system components and trickle vents, sponsored...

    ENVIRONMENT

    Energy Security Strategy ‘a missed opportunity’ for 29m inefficient homes – FMB

    The Government’s Energy Security Strategy completely misses the mark in tackling energy consumption in the UK’s 29 million energy inefficient homes with no significant...
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    G22 AWARDS

    New categories… new venue – G22 goes live and ready for entries

    It’s been a year like no other, with more ups and downs creating more winners and losers. But now it’s time once again for...

    Business Micros shows new look as G22 Main Sponsor

    The Business Micros Group will once again be joining the line-up of main sponsors at this year’s G-Awards. Managing director Graeme Bailey says it is...

    AWARDS

    Dekko shortlisted for Timber Alternative trophy

    Dekko Window Systems has been named a finalist in the Timber Alternative Company Of The Year category this year’s National Fenestration Awards. Sales director Kurt...

    Daylight Awards laureates named in live screening

    Organisers of the Daylight Awards marked UNESCO International Day of Light yesterday (May 16) by announcing the winners of the 2022 laureates for Daylight...

    Vista in for Composite Door NFA

    Vista Panels has been named as a finalist in the Composite Door category2022 National Fenestration Awards. It comes after the company was shortlisted in four...

    Veka names Kronos Supplier of the Year

    Veka plc has named titanium dioxide manufacturer Kronos as its 2021 Supplier of the Year following continuous stringent monitoring of all its key suppliers...

    Shortlist hat-trick for Permier

    Arched frame fabricator Premier Arches has been named a finalist in three awards – two National Fenestration Awards and the Liverpool Echo Regional Business...

    Norseal wins at GIA RIBA with Complete

    The Complete Sealing System from Norseal has won the Product Innovation Award at the GAI RIBA Specification Awards for a product that ‘now makes...

    EndtoEnd tops for Innovation in mid-Yorks

    EndtoEnd IT has won the Innovation Award at the Mid Yorkshire Chamber Business Awards. Applicants in the awards were judged how their businesses successfully overcame...

    Em-B is Winner of Winners at Spec Awards

    Architectural Ironmongery company Em-B Solutions and Architects Bowman Riley have taken the top prize at theGuild of Architectural Ironmongery / RIBA Specification Awards, as...

    Hardware

    Nu Mail Shield from ERA

    ERA has launched theNu Mail Shield independently certified TS 008 Letterplate. Designed to prevent access via fishing or reaching, the letterplate has a restricted flap...

    MasterTrack gains more features with ‘sophisticated’ BT

    Bohle has introduced MasterTrack BT sliding door hardware with additions to its existing MasterTrack FT including flush mounting, and anti-jump protection. It is also...

    Yale retains BBA ticket for Virage and window hinge

    The Virage Window Handle and Window Hinge from Yale have once again passed the annual BBA certification process, the company has announced. Grant Stratford, technical...

    TRADE COUNTERS

    WSC steps up at Bellshill

    West Lothian based Liniar fabricator and trade counter operator Window Supply Company has relocated its Bellshill outlet to a larger facility at Motherwell Park,...

    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...

    MARKETING

    Xenlite video ‘addresses all the worries of other lanterns’

    AluFold Direct has released a video showing the process of installing new Xenlite aluminium roof lantern. Managing Director Russell Yates, also the person leading the...

    New retail brochure from Pyramid

    Pyramid Aluminium has released a new retail brochure for its Purelight range, including sliding doors and windows, as well as its new SlimFold bi-fold...

    Virtual showroom from Sternfenster

    Sternfenster has put 18 months of research and development into a new virtual showroom. Sales director Nathan Court said: “People moved online during the pandemic...
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    INTERNET / IT

    Just the job – BP introduces ‘dedicated dashboards’

    Business Pilot has introduced an update to its installer CRM and business management tool giving users the choice of dedicated dashboard depending on the...

    Further growth for quote provider Compusoft

    Quotation software provider Compusoft Group, that has developed a growing presence in the UK fenestration sector, has this week announced its merger with 2020...

    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...

    FIT SHOW

    ‘Mission accomplished’ as Pioneer launches Gerda doors at FIT

    Pioneer Trading MD Danny Williams declared ‘mission accomplished’ after counting 198 contact forms following the UK launch of Gerda steel and aluminium front entrance...

    ODL signs to return in ’23 on day one of FIT Show

    ODL Europe was among the first companies to sign up to exhibit at FIT 2023 on the strength of this year’s show. The company’s new...

    FIT visitors ‘hungry for information’

    The Glass & Glazing Federation and Fensa made the most of the FIT Show to offer industry peers ‘a bank of information’ on areas...

    Kubu Smart shows ‘complete smart home solution’

    Kubu Smart made an impression at this year’s FIT Show, showing a complete smart home solution, regardless of handle or cylinder preference. A complete...

    Glass

    Clayton buys Motherwell and Canterbury from Saint-Gobain

    Clayton Glass has today announced the exchange of contracts in a deal to purchase the IGU manufacturing facilities at Motherwell and Canterbury from Saint-Gobain...

    Glassolutions goes large with £1.5m furnace investment

    Glass processor Glassolutions is responding to growing demand for oversized pieces of glass with a £1.5million-plus investment in a larger furnace capable of toughening...

    Pilkington Avisafe at Lancashire nature reserve

    Pilkington has given further details of the trial installation of its ‘bird-friendly’ Avisafe glass which led to the product being launched to the UK...

    Thermoseal says ‘get the right desiccant’ with 7-step guide

    Thermoseal Group has issued a 7-step guide to guide IG manufacturers in choosing the right molecular sieve desiccant to prevent premature failure of the...

    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...