15th April 2014 VIEW ONLINE
 
Weekly Email News for the Glass, Glazing & Fenestration Industries
Jobs

TECHNICAL SERVICE ENGINEER
profine UK is looking to appoint a Technical Service Engineer to its existing and well established technical team, with a remit to support both new and existing customers in accordance with the corporate objective.
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ALUMINIUM ADMINISTRATOR
CWG Choices Limited, is a leading PVCu and Aluminium window, door and conservatory manufacturer. Our continued success means we now have the following opportunity at our Corby, Northamptonshire site:
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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERS
VEKA UK Group is part of the wider VEKA international Group, with seventeen factories across the globe, it is the world’s leading designer and extruder of high quality PVC-U products.
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People

Jeld Wen, manufacturer of timber windows and doors, has boosted its customer service offering with the appointment of three new staff members and an internal promotion.
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To support its quickly expanding range of solutions for IGU manufacturers, Edgetech UK, a Quanex Building Products Company, has added expertise to its sales team.
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It's usually the case that people are the biggest cost in a business as well as its only real competitive advantage. The cost of a wrong hire or a wrong promotion is significant not just salary and recruitment costs but lost opportunity,
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frameXpress Ltd has kicked off the first quarter of this year with a progressive approach as it enters a major new expansion phase.
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FIT Show

With just two months left until the FIT Show 2014 takes over the Telford International Centre, one of last year’s most popular items on the agenda, the FIT For Business seminar programme,
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Prefix Systems, conservatory roof manufacturer, will be exhibiting at the FIT Show, and promises to show off a wide range of inventive products for the conservatory and glazed extension market,
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Following the success of The Triple Glazing Question at the Ricoh Arena in April hosted by Edgetech UK, a Quanex company,
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Both divisions of Business Micros are sharing a contemporary styled stand at FIT, with visitors invited to try out the aluminium and PVC software solutions for themselves on pre-loaded laptops and tablets.
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The Business Micros stand at FIT will be a great opportunity for new and existing customers to get up close and personal with all of its software solutions.
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At the 2014 FIT Show in June, Bohle Ltd will be taking a lead from their easy to remember stand number,
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Solidor will once again be exhibiting front of house with an extended and feature packed island stand including two new revolutionary doors,
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Decorative Door Products (DDP) by RegaLead is excited to be returning to the FIT Show 2014, where it promises to lend a splash of colour to proceedings.
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Glazerite Windows Ltd is getting ready to launch no less than six new products to its range on its stand at the FIT show in June.
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Last year’s FIT Show saw the first ever Master Fitter Challenge, where the skills of window,
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At the FIT Show, the MASCO UK Window Group will officially launch its Group-wide rebrand with new visual identities, logos and website uniting all group companies under a single,
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The Apeer stand at this year’s Fabricator and Installer Trade (FIT) show will be twice as good as last year!
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Total Glass, one of the UK’s leading UPVC and aluminium fabricators, returns to this year’s FIT Show with a new stand
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Promac, supplier of machinery, service, spares and tools, is returning to the FIT show this year to exhibit the new and completely revolutionary SL4FF Seamless Quad Welder from Graf Synergy.
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PVCu window and door profile system extruders and distributors Selecta Systems have signed up to exhibit at the second edition of the Fabricator Installer Trade Show
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Rehau is giving the first hints about its stand at the FIT show with a new press and online campaign featuring white coated scientists and the hashtag #THEREHAULAB.
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With only a few months to go until this year’s show in Telford, plans are well underway at Liniar to return even bigger and better this year.
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One company beginning to make plans for this year’s FIT Show is Haffner and Murat. Dave Thomas, the company’s Managing Director, said,
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Distinction Doors has announced its plans for this year’s FIT Show. Drew Wright, Distinction’s Managing Director, said,
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Following a very successful show in 2013, SWISSPACER is busy preparing for the FIT Show 2014 and has moved to a new, more prominent stand near the entrance of Hall 3.
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Exhibitions

Preparations are ramping up as pioneering building and construction exhibition, The Build Show, announces that Senior Architectural Systems (SAS) will be exhibiting at next year’s show.
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Visitors to Scotland’s leading home improvement show will be able to find out more about Kestrel products this May.
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A 20 per cent increase in visitor numbers at The National Homebuilding and Renovating Show and The Home Improvement Show this year put 500 companies from the self-build,
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Once again glasstec will live up to its role as the leading international trade fair for the glass industry in 2014.
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The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is planning to host two unique workshops at Counter Terror Expo 2014 (London Olympia) on 29 April in the Security Solutions Theatre.
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Events

AluK (GB) Ltd, aluminium window, door and curtain walling systems manufacturer, will be presenting and exhibiting at BIM Show Live 2014, Manchester Central (23 -24 April).
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CENSolutions, the consultancy and test facility for the window, door and glazing industries, has announced its presence at the Trading Standards Institute Conference
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Independent research, test and design specialists Glass Technology Services Ltd (GTS) will be debating current developments and looking forward to future innovations at Glass Focus 2014
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Machinery

Machinery supplier Haffner has just signed a sole supplier agreement to become the UK’s official agent for ITALMAC aluminium machinery.
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Marketing

Supporting architects, construction and fabrication partners throughout the building industry Reynaers has released its latest Building Information Modelling (BIM) library,
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Just released by independent researchers D&G Consulting, The PVC Window and Door Market for the 28 countries of the European Union plus Turkey
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Young footballers in Kent are helping to spread the plastic recycling message thanks to a sponsorship deal by local firm Veka Recycling Ltd.
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Brochures / Video

Building products manufacturer Kestrel has unveiled a brand new brochure to help its registered installers sell on quality.
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Following the launch of the brand new complementary range of products earlier this year, HOPPE (UK), unveils its latest brochure designed to support customers with the sale of this range.
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Rehau has added a new consumer video to its website to help its Authorised Partners selling into the retail sector.
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Charities

Wayne Rogerson, Joint Managing Director of CENSolutions, will be embarking on the National Three Peaks Challenge in June this year to raise money for the National Kidney Foundation.
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A fantastic four from door specialists Solidor are taking on Douglas Macmillan Hospice’s Bike Ride on Sunday 18th May,
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Father of three, Rob Horton, who finishes his daily shift at UK Window Systems, before dashing off to report for duty at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service,
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Emplas’ Mike Crewdson will attempt to complete the 192 mile coast to coast walk across the North of England in just eight days to raise £10,000 for St Ann’s Hospice in Manchester.
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Products

A report by the internationally respected Passivhaus Institute in Germany shows Swisspacer is the most popular warm edge spacer bar for Passivhaus windows, doors and curtain wall constructions.
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Hardware supplier Kenrick has teamed up with Winlock to deliver a bespoke hardware solution for Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems.
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Following successful trial installations in both hot and cold export climates, Synseal has now introduced a premium quality aluminium conservatory roof for UK market applications.
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Known for its innovative approach to design and development, systems house Liniar is delighted to welcome its newest team member,
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Now aluminium bi-fold doors are firmly established as a home improvement product more homeowners are looking to the slimline benefits of aluminium for replacement windows and doors as well.
The solution according to Portsmouth-based trade fabricator Window Warehouse
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Cheshire based fabricator Dekko Window Systems have announced they are now offering their popular Residence 9 (R9) window system in two new authentic timber colours,
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A leading international supplier of friction stays will roll out a major production improvement programme in the next few months. Cotswold Architectural Products has committed to an investment strategy that will allow it to significantly increase its capacity.
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New to the Schueco AWS aluminium window range is the high performance AWS 120 CC.SI which combines exceptional levels of sound and thermal insulation with integral solar shading.
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Solidor has again been chosen by Winkhaus as a launch partner, this time for the patented blueMatic AV2-B battery operated automatic multi-point locking system,
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Kömmerling has just launched AluStar, an aluminium clad outward opening PVCu window based on their market leading C70 Gold® and O70 Gold® platforms,
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Fabricator Focus

Sheerframe, part of the Litchfield Group, has just announced two new initiatives that demonstrate the company’s customer-focused approach.
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The concept of triple glazing is a particularly hot topic within the glass and glazing industry at the moment, and leading fabricator Conservatory Outlet has recently announced that it already accounts for 10% of its business.
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Trade fabricator Glazerite Windows Ltd has reaffirmed its position at the forefront of door and window technology with the launch of the New Wave slide and swing patio door system.
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As the 'Best Overall Winner' and 'Best in the Region' Awards went to Thistle Windows and Conservatories at last year's Network Veka AGM,
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Trade fabricator Modplan’s patio door, part of a comprehensive portfolio of products, is manufactured in the fabricator’s dedicated door plant.
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Wigan-based Veka fabricator M and M Windows is moving to a new factory on the town's Little Lane, Gooses Green.
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Trade fabricator Glazerite Windows Limited is celebrating reaching £100million sales in less than 14 years since it was founded.
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Staffordshire-based fabricator Cutting Edge UPVC chose Deceuninck for its ‘range of foil colours, shorter lead times,
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A complete range of frames in Rehau Total 70 profile are on display in a new showroom which has just opened at the Dessian Products factory in Scotland for use by both trade and commercial customers.
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Projects

UK curtain wall specialist NG Developments, based in Wakefield, has been confirmed as working with Graham Construction on an exclusive apartment development in North London.
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Wrightstyle, the Devizes-based steel and aluminium glazing company, has supplied a range of systems for a state-of-the-art vocational teaching centre in Chesham, Buckinghamshire.
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Glass and glazing specialist Glassolutions has played a key role in the £9.5m project to upgrade the famous Waverley Steps which form the landmark link between Edinburgh station and the Scottish capital’s city centre.
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Tradelink has completed a window replacement project at the Leverington Primary Academy in a conservation area in Wisbech. Mike Connors,
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PVC-U roofline products, cladding and Tudor board from Swish Building Products have been used to complete Wellington Court
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South Yorkshire Police’s new headquarters in Sheffield has been given an exciting new look using Aluglaze insulated panels and internal lining panels produced by Panel Systems
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Metal Technology has completed work at "School Building of the Year" Hillview School for Girls, Kent with main contractor Galliford Try.
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A family has achieved optimisation of their outdoor space through an unusual approach to a home extension, pioneered by leading NorthWest conservatory fabricator CRS.
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Hereford Glass featured on national television after taking part in the latest series of Channel 4’s Restoration Man.
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Kirkintilloch Library in Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire had nearly 180 ageing aluminium tilt and turn windows, therefore East Dunbartonshire Council awarded the contract to replace the windows to CMS Window System.
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Windows from Black Millwork’s product range have been installed at a lavish multi-million pound house in Surrey
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As summertime approaches, people will be looking to spend more time outdoors and enjoy the fresh air while sitting on a café terrace. P C Henderson
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Construction

Despite Chancellor George Osborne’s budget pledge to ‘get Britain building’,
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Healthy growth in the residential and commercial sectors during the first quarter of 2014 shows UK construction confidence is increasing, according to the latest figures from industry analysts Glenigan.
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Glass

Magden Ltd, supplier and distributor of warm edge spacer bars, insulated glass products and plastic building products, reports record Swisspacer sales.
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Awards/Standards

After months of hard work, RegaLead is delighted to announce that it has achieved ISO 14001, the international environmental management standard.
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BBA Certificate listingsThe latest Certificate listings from the BBA can be found by licking the following link
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Skylight designer and manufacturer, Sunsquare has cemented its position at the forefront of the industry after becoming the first to receive accreditation for its products from BSI.
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Internet

Mercury, has just relaunched its website, Steve Cross, one of Mercury’s Directors, said,
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GlassParts.co.uk, online supplier of tools, fittings and consumables to the glass, window, architectural and kitchen and bathroom industries,
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Marketing materials for composite doors have always focused on three things: security, energy efficiency and aesthetics. And while the security and thermal efficiency are vital benefits, it’s often the aesthetics that capture homeowners’ imaginations. Distinction Doors
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The Cornwall Glass Groups 15 branches have received a digital make over on their individual branch websites.
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Graffika Media and Design have always tried to stay one step ahead of the game, within design, marketing or digital media. They have now partnered with a company who have developed a unique service for the internet.
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Solar

The BRE National Solar Centre (NSC) has carried out a comprehensive survey of jobs in the solar sector in 2013, detailing both staffing numbers and site installation activities.
Commissioned by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC),
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Another drop in inflation and a healthy exchange of views at the TGQ

With the rate of inflation dropping even further to its lowest level for over four years, the good economic news continues in this week’s issue. Consumer prices rose 1.6 per cent in March, which is an improvement on February’s figure of 1.7 per cent. Not huge, I know, but certainly moving on the right direction. You can read more here

Last week I was one of nearly 700 people that attended the Triple Glazing Question debate being held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, and was pleased to see that the speakers and panel of experts present, treated the occasion as just that; a debate.

The cynics among us were, I suspect, expecting to see and hear a convincing set of stats and sales pitches designed to encourage an uptake of triple glazing. What we heard was quite the reverse; with the majority of speakers favouring an upgraded DGU in preference to the proposed triple glazed unit. We have contributions from the organisers Edgetech here, the survey from Emplas and Lister Trade Frames – both speakers at the event – here, and a view from CENsolutions in the experts arena here.

That, and much more, in this week’s edition.

Please send all your news stories to news@the-glazine.com or should you wish to contact me directly
tony@the-glazine.com


Tony Higgin
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The Elephant In The Room

Having read the email from Dennis Sumner in regard to CE marking I would like to reiterate Network VEKA's stance on this subject. CE marking of windows and doorsets is now the law. As Dennis says you are either legal or not so why does the industry insist on trying to avoid it. It happens every time new legislation is introduced. For over two years Network VEKA has been shouting from the rooftops not only about CE Marking but also about subjects such as MTC's and compulsory IBG's, and now with just over a month to go thousands of installers and surveyors are still not compliant. Why does the industry try so hard to avoid the rules. I am sure that any one of us, if admitted to hospital would be appalled if the equipment used was not CE marked because the hospital didn't care or the doctor looking after you said he didn't need qualifications because he has been "doing it for years"

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This Week's News

UK inflation falls to lowest in over four years

British inflation fell to its lowest in over four years in March, dipping further below the Bank of England's target and easing the pressure on Britons' living standards.

Consumer prices rose 1.6 percent on the year in March, its lowest since October 2009. That was down from 1.7 percent in February.

The gap between inflation and average wage growth is now at its narrowest since April 2010, the Office for National Statistics said. The last time British wages consistently grew faster than inflation was in mid 2008, it said.

And figures released tomorrow (Wednesday) are expected to show average weekly earnings, the most widely watched measure of pay, rising faster than inflation.

Subdued price pressures have supported the view that the central bank can keep monetary policy loose for a while without the risk of triggering inflation even as the economy recovers. A first rate rise in only expected in the second quarter of 2015.

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Triple Glazing Question was a great day for the industry

The Triple Glazing Question at Ricoh Arena on 10 April was an outstanding success. It was a ‘great day for the industry’ was just one of the many comments after the Triple Glazing Question sent to hosts Edgetech UK. With over 600 registered attendees it outperformed all expectations both in numbers and the content delivered on the day.

Sceptics of the event were surprised by the openness of the debate that explored the challenges and opportunities for the industry.

Hosted by Edgetech UK, a Quanex company, everything during the day ran perfectly. Engagement in the room and Expert Arena was more than matched by the frenzy of activity on Twitter. The numbers show there were 231 tweets to @tripleglazingq, 88 posts by @tripleglazingq and 116 retweets creating a huge reach with 177,300 impressions.

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Yale Door and Window Solution’s Blade Revolution

Yale Door and Window Solutions has launched the revolutionary Blade window locking system, incorporating the company’s patented rotary action mechanism delivering multiple benefits to fabricators, installers and homeowners alike.

The Yale Blade window locking system utilises the distinctive new technology to offer a fully retracting window locking system that sits flush within the eurogroove, eliminating cam clash issues.

During fabrication the profile can be predrilled to allow the lock and keeps to be fitted at any time, without pre-marking to offer a more flexible and efficient production process. The unique design also ensures one locking point height for all profiles, reducing stock holding for multi system users.

Yale Blade’s rotary locking action significantly reduces mechanical wear, further eliminating compression loss and ensuring consistent weather-sealing performance for the life of the product; thus significantly reducing costly call backs.

Occupying the full depth of the eurogroove, the Yale Blade provides the window with increased integral strength for meeting the stringent requirements of PAS24 and as a result, has Police approved Secured by Design accreditation.

Additionally, the Yale Blade engages the full length of the keep providing ultimate security and peace of mind. Cont/d…

Says Kevin Hill, Managing Director of Yale Door and Window Solutions: “The launch of the Yale Blade brings a revolutionary new dimension to window locking technology.

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Triple-glazing
New industry poll findings

A new industry study reveals that installers remain sceptical as to market demand for triple-glazed products.

The joint survey by Emplas and Lister Trade Frames found that of those polled, only seven per cent of retailers had installed triple-glazed products in the last year.

Further, only 20 per cent expected demand for triple-glazing to grow significantly in the next three years, with more than half forecasting slow to little growth, while 29 per cent said that they were ‘unsure’.

When asked if they expected demand for triple-glazing to exceed that for double-glazed products in the next three years, 79 per cent of respondents said ‘no’, with 16 per cent again, unable to decide. Just five per cent of respondents predicted that triple-glazed windows and door sales would exceed those of double-glazed products.

Results followed the same pattern when applied to a five year period, while 76 per cent of respondents went a step further, questioning whether triple-glazed sales would ever exceed those of double-glazed products.

But while as a whole figures suggest scepticism among installers as to the prospects for triple-glazing, they betray a far more complex situation. When broken down by size, the results reveal a far more optimistic analysis among larger fabricators.

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Doncaster cladding and window outfit crashes

Doncaster-based aluminium cladding and glass facade specialist Norking Aluminium has been placed in administration.

Administrators from Wilson Field have made around 98 staff redundant after a finance deal collapsed.

Norking Aluminium was formed more than 40 years ago and specialised in the manufacture and installation of bespoke aluminium and glass facades for the external building envelope.

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GM Fundraising to Honour Troops marking the Centenary of WW1

Following last year’s hugely successful GM Fundraising Hope 66 charity cycle ride across America, the team has chosen to undertake a shorter ride to mark the Centenary of World War 1 later this year. Under the banner of ‘The Poppy Ride’, twenty riders will cycle from The National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffs to the Somme battlefields on the French/Belgian border to raise funds for The Royal British Legion.

Recognising that the generosity of GM Fundraising’s supporters is not limitless, the riders will not seek sponsorship. Instead a single headline sponsor will be sought for the underlying support costs and each rider will pay a donation fee to take part in the event and cover their individual accommodation and subsistence costs. The combined fees will then be the total donation handed over to the Royal British Legion.

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Luís Figo announced as Official Ambassador for
2014 World Cup Glass Roof for Player Benches

AGC, supplier of glass, chemicals, ceramics and other high-tech materials and components, has announced the appointment of Luís Figo as the ambassador of its official glass roof for player benches for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. The company has also launched its campaign website featuring the Portuguese football legend.

“I’m thrilled to be appointed as the captain of this campaign to promote this unprecedented project, designed to bring new-found excitement and drama to fans and players alike at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™”, said Luís Figo. “I am eagerly awaiting the unveiling of this glass roof for player benches scheduled for 23 April in Brazil.”

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FIT Show shines with two more awards

The FIT Show has won two prestigious accolades at the Exhibition News Awards. The trade show for the windows, doors and conservatory industry won two hotly contested categories – for Show Rising Star and Best New Organiser Team. Competition for both categories came from some of the exhibition industry’s most powerful and experienced companies.

Held on 3 April at Excel London in front of 900 people, the awards are the pinnacle of the exhibition industry, and judged by a panel of industry experts. “We are absolutely thrilled to have won two Exhibition News Awards,” said Paul Godwin, MD of FIT Events, organisers of the FIT Show.


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£1m capital investment by Glazpart

Banbury-based Glazpart has completed a 2 year investment programme that has seen a staggering £1m of capital investment in the business, leading to increased sales and new markets.

The money invested has been spent across the business providing state of the art capital equipment to ensure the highest levels of quality and rapid turnaround whilst maximising production capacity and capability. All this is whilst driving a commitment to British manufacturing including design and manufacture of innovate new products.

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New FENSA webinar series announced

FENSA has launched another round of its popular FREE webinar series on the Minimum Technical Competencies and transition to Certified Installer status.

The Government’s deadline of 6 June 2014 for compliance with both is fast approaching and FENSA expects the webinars to be very popular.

The webinars provide lots of useful information and companies have the opportunity to ask questions. Attendance & participation at these webinars is for information only. These webinars do not form the actual MTC assessment or Transition Inspection.

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DIY SOS looks to Fairdeal Windows

Maidstone-based Fairdeal Windows will be featured on national television this month after it was asked to take part in the latest series of a popular BBC home makeover programme.

Fairdeal Windows supplied the products to the family featured in the BBC One series 'DIY SOS: The Big Build' and were used as part of a life changing transformation to the home of a family in Orpington.

The episode featuring Fairdeal Windows centres on a family in need of help renovating their home to make it more suitable after a motorbike accident on holiday abroad had left the father paralysed.

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A Big Hit at the Triple Glazing Question

CENSolutions, consultancy and test facility for the window, door and glazing industries, enjoyed a busy day on its stand at the Triple Glazing Question event, hosted by Edgetech at the Ricoh Arena.

Wayne Rogerson, Joint Managing Director of CENSolutions explains why the company thought it was a worthwhile day: “Edgetech hosted an excellent event at the Ricoh arena and deserve our congratulations for bringing the issue of triple glazing to the fore. We have been concerned for some time that there is already a lot of misinformation in the market and we need to be very careful that as an industry we don’t mislead the consumer – intentionally or unintentionally.

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