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28th March 2017 VIEW ONLINE
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Wakefield based fabricator CONSERVATORY OUTLET has appointed James Turner as its new Head of IT.
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FENSA has announced the appointment of Chris Beedel as Director of Membership.
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Roland Sarin has joined REGALEAD as Market Manager Insulated Glass, succeeding Ian Duckworth who is leaving after almost two decades to relocate abroad.
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Family-run fabricator DEMPSEY DYER is welcoming another member of the extended family as Mark Suaznabar becomes uPVC compliance and quality manager.
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Ian Feeley has joined Rotherham-based JWC GROUP as Business Development Manager.
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SYNSEAL GROUP has announced the appointment of Derren Gittins to head its UK-wide glass operations as Glass Managing Director.
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Machinery

ELUMATEC, in partnership with German manufacturer Sturtz is introducing the Sturtz Contourline.
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Quickslide says it is offering a superior finish and faster turnaround on curved and arched frames, with a EUR60,000 investment in a new in-house bending facility.
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Events

Construction product manufacturers looking to succeed in BIM are invited to a free event, hosted by NBS and RIBA Insight, on 4 April at the Royal College of Physicians in London.
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GQA Assessors are invited to learn about the use of TruFit expanding foam edge tape from Edgetech UK, at a GQA CPD event on 19 April 2017.
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People in Glazing Society (PIGS) saw another successful event at the Castlefield Rooms in Manchester earlier this month at the orgnisation’s first 2017 event.
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FIT Show

WINKHAUS will be showcasing its range of locking systems for all types of door materials on the new enlarged Winkhaus stand in Hall 7 stand L40 at the FIT Show.
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Hardware manufacturer TROJAN will be launching a Document Q compliant letterplate at the FIT Show 2017, stand C14.
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PHOENIX DOORS will unveil a number of new developments on stand C58, shared with parent company Masco UK Window Group at the FIT Show.
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THE GLAZERITE UK GROUP LTD is offering its ‘biggest range of products’ at the FIT Show.
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EXTRUDASEAL says it will explain at this year’s FIT Show how fabricators could cut gasket costs by 30-40%.
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REGALEAD is back at FIT this year, focusing on new product ranges in colour and aluminium.
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DEKKO WINDOW SYSTEMS is adding aluminium windows to the Räum Collection of doors launched in 2015.
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CARL F GROUPCO has addressed the challenge of presenting its range of over 7,000 window and door fitting lines with a hardware selector that will be presented for the first time at the FIT Show 2017, on Stand E40.
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This year’s FIT Show will see the launch of a new InfoServer module for BM Aluminium’s LogiKal software.
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Contracts

AB GLASS has started work at the new £26 million Eastern High School site in Cardiff.
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Organisations

SafeGuard has become a Supplier Member of the British Woodworking Federation’s Wood Window Alliance.
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The official launch of Helix Training as a rebranding of GGF Training was announced this week following the news of its formation last September.
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Awards

Paradise Windows has been announced as the winner of the 2016 REHAU Installation of the Year Award for its work on a modern detached property in Nottingham.
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Products

Schueco UK, has announced new developments to its FWS 35 PD panorama design façade system, unveiled at BAU 2017.
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WARMCORE, the warm aluminium window and door system from Synseal Group has launched a new slimmer vent window, the SV.
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Suffolk-based SEH BAC has switched its aluminium offering to Origin.
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Boavista Windows UK Ltd has launched into the UK what it says is ‘Europe’s first full range of fibreglass window frames’
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KESTREL ALUMINIUM SYSTEMS has followed the launch of its Flat Rooflight with a Lantern Rooflight System.
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BOHLE has supported IGU manufacturer The Glass Man in manufacturing the Infinity Window, a unit with a frameless corner without pillars or supports to interrupt a panoramic view.
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HUECK UK has expanded its Lambda series of products with the launch of Lambda WS 075 FC and Lambda SA (silent air).
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RENOLIT has added Exofol PX Light Ivory exterior grade to its range of stock items in response to the increasing popularity of cream colours.
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SLIDERS UK has announced the launch of the Ultimate Rooflite, an aluminium lantern roof system.
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SPECTUS is offering more choice in triple glazing solutions with a new bead to accommodate 36mm glazing for its Elite 70 system.
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STERNFENSTER is introducing a Secured by Design aluminium bi-fold door, which is now available for its Approved Installers.
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Fabricator Focus

Modplan has announced the latest addition to its range – the new Veka M70 bevelled 70mm system, with the promise of more new products in the near future.
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Trade fabricator Consort has switched to the MILA low carbon GRIP handle for all of its casement windows.
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Projects

A former orphanage in Hampshire has been transformed into 14 homes including anthracite grey SOLIDOR composite doors.
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The regeneration of the once huge Longbridge works in the Midlands, where many famous British motor cars were built, has seen the area transformed into a new retail district.
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PROTEUS HR rainscreen cladding and SC bespoke balcony and feature walkway cladding, as well as various cappings, window trims and flashings were used in an award-winning £45m mixed use development in Hackney.
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The Cock Inn at Mugginton has undergone a £1m restoration and extension project with aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling in the building’s new extension by FRAME FAST UK.
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Windows, doors and curtain walling designed, manufactured and installed by CMS WINDOW SYSTEMS formed part of a new £20 million HQ building for petrochemical manufacturer Ineos.
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An award-winning renovation project that turned a derelict Victorian chapel into a guesthouse has been finished with an XtremeDoor, the composite door from Vista.
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Liverpool-based Picton Glass and Joinery has completed a renovation project in one of the city’s key conservation areas.
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Since Tuff X Processed glass launched the Ambi-Oversized glass in 2012, it has helped a number of clients solve leaking conservatory roof problems.
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Doors

Composite door manufacturer DOORCO has taken delivery of a second Edgebander as part of its £5 million investment programme to date.
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The recently launched ColorLine service from REGALEAD for composite door fabricators has added Kömmerling’s 070 and C70 Gold suites.
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And in second place

It is already a source of embarrassment that home improvement firms come so high (or should we say low?) in the table of complaints over trading standards issues – but to hear they come second only to used car salesmen puts them in another league of shame altogether.

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute points out that not only can such problems lead to heavy fines or even prison but that doing things properly in the first place can only enhance a tradesman’s reputation. This may seem like stating the obvious, especially in an industry where reputation means repeat business, but it is a message that still hasn’t clicked with the very many who seem content to leave a trail of ill-feeling behind them. Read Story

And on an altogether more palatable note, for the many who know Michael Gannon, now retired but former editor of a couple of glazing mags: Mike has written a book, ‘Eat Drink and be Merry’ which is published on Kindle/Amazon and as we are assured it has nothing whatsoever to do with the window industry, it might provide a pleasant diversion.

Whatever your taste in reading matter, we hope you find something of interest in this week’s issue.

Chris Church
Editor

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This Week's News

Manslaughter verdict for window frame death

A site manager has been found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence after three window frames weighing over half a ton fell and killed a passer-by.

Lawyer Amanda Telfer, 43, was crushed to death on 30 August 2012 in Hanover Square, Mayfair when the large unsecured frames toppled over.

Kelvin Adsett, 64 of Slough, the on-site project manager for IS Europe Ltd, was convicted at the Old Bailey on Thursday of manslaughter by gross negligence. A second worker, Damian Lakin-Hall, 50 of Cobham, Surrey was acquitted of manslaughter but both were convicted of offences contrary to Section 7a of the Health and Safety at Work Act. Both were bailed to appear at the same court for sentencing on 5 May.

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New Trading Standards guidance for home improvement businesses

Home improvement companies come second only to used car salesmen in the league table of most complained about businesses, with over 34,000 cases reported in the last year alone.

The statistic was revealed yesterday (March 27) as Trading Standards experts published new guidance aimed at improving customer service in the home improvements sector.

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More details on Glass Systems acquisition

Press Glass SA of Poland has given further details of the acquisition of two Pilkington factories, their order books and its Cervoglass brand by its UK-based Glass Systems subsidiary, as announced last week.

Both factories were producing for the residential market, says the company, and the move will now give the Glass Systems Group an estimated 20% of that market in the UK, says the company. The two factories’ output will double GSG’s current production to 80,000 IGUs a week.

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TrustMark seeks Chairman and an industry director

TrustMark is inviting applicants for a new independent chairman, and another new director to represent industry interests on the Board.

The current chairman, Liz Male, steps down in July following completion of her two full terms of office.

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A new £20 million HQ building for petrochemical manufacturer Ineos.
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