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25th April 2017 VIEW ONLINE
Weekly Email News for the Glass, Glazing & Fenestration Industries
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Machinery

Mealey Architectural Facades (MAF) Ltd, based in Carlow, RoI, has installed a long bed Satellite XT machining centre from Emmegi (UK) to replace one of its existing three-axis models.
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Trade fabricator Flair Windows has just invested in a second SMR-4 Four Head Welder from Haffner Murat less than six months after buying the first.
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The whole team at MASTERFRAME gathered around the new Urban welder from TMS to celebrate the new arrival.
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FIT Show

GQA QUALIFICATIONS LIMITED will be promoting ‘Quality through Qualifications' to visitors at this year’s FIT Show (Stand C43).
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YALE is offering nine visitors at this year’s FIT Show the chance to win a Conexis L1 Smart Door Lock.
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VENT ENGINEERING a provider of natural and smoke ventilation systems will be launching three new window and door opening products when it appears for the first time at the FIT Show 2017.
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THE VEKA UK GROUP says it has taken a contemporary 'pared back' approach for the FIT show (Stand F10) to allow its products and services to speak for themselves.
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Independent distributor SEALCO has nearly doubled the size of last year’s FIT Show stand, with M60 in Hall 8.
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UPVC profile bending company UNIVERSAL ARCHES will be showing its MoCap – Motion Capture – technology at the FIT Show.
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FLAIR PLASTIC PRODUCTS will be exhibiting at the FIT Show for the fourth time with its biggest stand yet
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COMPOSITE WOOD COMPANY has switched its stand to D22 in Hall 6 at FIT Show to give it 50 percent more space and put the new garden room with veranda centre stage.
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The Apeer team will be highlighting the company’s upgraded online presence and customer support offering at the FIT show (stand K30).
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Awards

Fabricator and installer CMS WINDOW SYSTEMS has been announced as a winner of the Queen's Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development 2017.
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Leicestershire-based JACKLOC creator of the original, award-winning universal window and door cable restrictor has been recognised with The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation.
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Liniar has gained The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for its ModLok PVC-U bi-folding door.
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THERMOSEAL GROUP manufacturer and supplier of insulated glass components, has won The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: International Trade.
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Chigwell-based HOMEGLAZE has been shortlisted for the Which? Trusted Trader of the Year Award 2017.
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FENSA has launched its own “Installation of the Year” award to celebrate and promote the best customer care.
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Midlands-based Kenrick customer FINESSE WINDOWS is one of only four firms to be shortlisted for the ‘Which? Trusted Trader of the Year 2017’ title.
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ROSEVIEW WINDOWS has been named Company of the Year at the SME Buckinghamshire Business Awards 2017.
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The top industry professionals and most promising newcomers in the door hardware industry have been recognised at the Institute of Architectural Ironmongers Awards.
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Brochures/Videos

Bowater by Birtley is preparing for the FIT Show (stand F20) with a new brochure detailing the new range of doors along with the features and benefits.
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Charities

MORLEY GLASS & GLAZING was once again headline sponsor of the 6th Annual North Leeds Charity Beer Festival, helping The Rotary Club of Roundhay to raise £7,000 for local and international charities.
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Trade Counters

STEVENSWOOD says it has had a fantastic response to its two-week Local Trade Centre Tour with more than 500 customers taking advantage of special offers and other trade deals.
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Internet / I.T.

Bowater by Birtley, the culmination of Bowater and Birtley Group doors, has marked its recent launch with a new website.
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PRESS GLASS has launched a new version of its website, including updated design and full compatibility with mobile devices.
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Contracts

Aluminium manufacturer/installer
AB GLASS has been awarded a £1.4 million contract by Kier Construction to complete works at a development in Swansea.
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Products

EMPLAS has launched the new tiled UltraRoof380 lightweight solid roof system.
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ISO CHEMIE has announced that its Iso-Top Winframer thermal insulating and load bearing bracket system is now available in varying sizes from 80mm to 200mm to suit window depths.
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Mila has launched a new version of its ProSecure two star security handle in Supa stainless steel.
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VELUX is claiming a world’s first with the launch of CurveTech a curved glass rooflight for flat roofs.
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Deceuninck is to match all 26 colourways profile held in stock for profile with the same stock range for matching trims, ancillaries and cills.
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Window and door hardware distributor SEALCO has added Endurance steel sash weights, said to be half the price per pound of traditional lead sash weights.
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SCHUECO UK has updated its ASS 77 PD.HI manually operated panoramic sliding door system.
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The British manufactured and supplied Mundial Window Handle range by WINLOCK SECURITY has undergone an upgrade.
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Fabricator Focus

QUICKSLIDE has launched a programme of consolidating its list of hardware suppliers in response to pre-Brexit price pressure.
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Midlands trade fabricator UK Window Systems has announced its acquisition by external investors and the introduction of a new management team.
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Projects

Glazerite customer THISTLE WINDOWS AND CONSERVATORIES has supplied three unusual curved windows as part of a period property renovation in Aberdeen for local installer Fitzbuild.
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Architectural glazing systems from KAWNEER were used on the 19th and largest Maggie’s cancer care centre in the UK.
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A Proteus façade solution, including saw-tooth cladding, has transformed Lewisham Southwark College Waterloo Campus into an award-winning piece of work.
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Trumpington Community College, said to be the first new secondary school to be built in Cambridge for 40 years, features aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling systems from SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS.
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Aluminium glazing systems by KAWNEER have been used on a purpose-built visitor attraction at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant, South Wales.
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BIM

PILKINGTON UK has collaborated with the NBS National BIM Library to make its commercial IGU products and Pilkington Planar structural glazing models available online.
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Security

TRUFRAME customer Spire Glass Ltd, has told how the windows, in combination with Yale hardware, helped to repel a burglar.
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Glass

Cornwall Glass has announced the acquisition of £4million-sales Middlesex-based LW Architectural Glass.
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Doors

DOORCO has confirmed the arrival of its new Links door which comprises a GRP etched skin on a non-woodgrain finish flush door.
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3D Laminates has extended the warranty on its CoolSkin technology for panel and composite doors from ten years to 12.
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Standards

Architectural aluminium systems manufacturer Kawneer has put a six-figure investment into the elimination of chrome from its production pre-treatment ahead of the official ban due to come into force in September.
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MORLEY GLASS AND GLAZING has switched to Censolutions for its certification.
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Results

Carl F Groupco reported record sales of UNI reversible window hardware manufactured by Roto/Peder Nielsen (PN), last year, up 18% on 2015.
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Sales by KENRICK of its Excalibur multi-point locking system have reached an all-time high of 500,000 sets of the shootbolts within the last year.
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Marketing

Victorian Sliders is taking to the road with a new fleet of mobile showrooms kitted-out with sample Ecoslide vertical sliding sash windows and display graphics.
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MIGHTON PRODUCTS has added two Mobile Demonstration Vehicles to its fleet, to cover the North and South of England respectively, with plans for a third to be added lter this year.
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Fantastic four

A few trophy cupboards will be looking distinctly healthier after this week’s news of not only four companies gaining the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, one of the highest accolades for any industry, but also two companies reaching a shortlist of only four across all trades in the Which? Trusted Trader Awards, not to mention Deceuninck gaining its sixth successive gold medal on the RoSPA awards for health and safety.
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Our congratulations go to all and it should be added that while the Which? shortlist may not have the glint of gold or the royal seal, it is no less notable for its role in restoring the public trust that the majority in this industry richly deserve.

Speaking of such things, we also hear that Fensa is launching its own award for customer satisfaction in its Installation of the Year Award. Read Story

And, no less worthy of congratulation, we learn only a few hours ago not only that the recyclers in the PVC industry have hit another record year but also that the window industry is the biggest contributor. Read Story

Whether winners or otherwise, we hope you enjoy this week’s issue.

Chris Church
Editor

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This Week's News

PVC recycling hits
new record

The recycling of PVC has reached a record high with 568,696 tonnes recycled in 2016 through the framework of VinylPlus, the organisation’s annual conference heard today.

The result was announced by VinylPlus General Manager Brigitte Dero at the opening of the conference in Brighton this morning.

She added: “VinylPlus is now recognised by external stakeholders and is considered by many as a frontrunner for the circular economy. We reached this position by achieving significant and concrete results and have consistently demonstrated our commitment through action.

“Having recycled nearly 600,000 tonnes of PVC last year, we have demonstrated through the VinylPlus Voluntary Commitment that we can divert from landfill significant volumes of PVC waste, thereby contributing to resource efficiency.”

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Four companies honoured in Queen’s Awards

This week, four companies in the fenestration industry were announced as being granted The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in the list published each year on the Queen’s birthday.

They are Cumbernauld fabricator and installer CMW Window Systems, Jackloc, creator of the door restrictor, Liniar for its ModLok PVC-U bi-folding door and insulated glass components supplier Thermoseal.

All are now permitted to fly the Queen’s Awards flags across their UK sites and will be invited to a Palace reception later in the year. The individual awards will be presented to each recipient by the Lord-Lieutenant as the Queen’s representative at a later date.

Home improvement still growing - Barbour

Home improvement figures continued to increase in popularity across 2016, as planning applications saw an upsurge in every region & country in Great Britain, except for Scotland.

Published today, the ‘Home Improvers of Great Britain 2017’ report, compiled by construction industry analysts Barbour ABI in collaboration with the Federation of Master Builders, shows that London led all regions with 3.8 home improvement applications for every one hundred private homes last year, with the East of England seeing the biggest growth in applications with a 14 per cent increase. At the other end of the spectrum, the North East & Scotland made up the bottom of the table, with only 1.1 applications for every one-hundred households.

There was no change at the top from last year for the best performing district, as Kensington & Chelsea continued its dominance with 6.8 applications for every one-hundred private households in 2016, albeit a decrease of eight per cent on its figure from 2015.

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‘A glazing revolution is just around the corner’– report

New technologies on the horizon for architectural glazing will allow buildings to adapt to their environment in revolutionary new ways, according to architect Ian Ritchie in a new report from Pilkington United Kingdom on the future of glazing in commercial buildings.

According to Ritchie, glass is currently used mainly for its aesthetic properties, however, developments in smart glass technology which allow it to adapt to changing weather conditions could fundamentally change its role in building design.
 
The architect predicts that glass which darkens in response to UV rays – currently used widely in eyeglasses – will soon be seen in buildings.

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A sixth RoSPA gold
for H&S

Deceuninck has been awarded a Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Medal for commitment to health and safety for the 6th consecutive year.

The company’s Rob McGlennon said: “We take the safety of our employees seriously across the organisation and this award is testament to that. With Merits, Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards available, we’re thrilled to be walking away with a Gold Medal for achieving the gold award for the 6th consecutive time.”

Through the RoSPA Awards scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement. The awards are now in their 61st year.

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…And the winner isn’t…!

There’s an extra four-figure bonus in store for three good causes after the winner of an all-in trip to the Monaco Grand Prix had to hand back the prize to be put up for auction.

Reinforcement provider Anglo European had awarded the prize, worth £3,000, to Dave Toulson, MD of Barnsley-based Halo fabricator DEM Window Solutions but he realised he could not make it to the May event.

Anglo European Operations Director James Lister took up the story: “When Dave offered the tickets back to us, our first thought was that this fantastic prize could raise some serious money for a great cause.

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Largest cancer care centre in the UK.
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