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24th May 2016 VIEW ONLINE
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The Supervisory Board of BOHLE AG has appointed Dr. Thorsten Böllinghaus as a new member of the Board of Directors.
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Lincoln-based fabricator STERNFENSTER has appointed industry veteran Andrew Hornigold as technical sales manager.
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TruFrame national sales manager Paul Tranter has been promoted to the new role of sales director.
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Hardware supplier VBH has announced three new appointments.
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Phil Ellwood, a driver at HURST PLASTICS has chalked up a record one million miles on the road during his 10-year career with the based company.
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Lead generation firm LEADS2TRADE has restructured its sales department.
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Deceuninck has appointed Darren Woodcock as Operations Manager. Darren has 20 years’ experience in extrusion.
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Machinery

Sealed unit manufacturer Olympic Glass has seen sales of SWISSPACER grow, thanks to its new Lisec bender.
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Exhibitions

Build Show is again being held as part of UK Construction Week from 18-20 October at the Birmingham NEC.
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FIT Show

Trade fabricator QUICKSLIDE earned a FIT Show award for ‘Best Creative Marketing Campaign’ with the football themed Quick Shot competition on its stand at the Telford International Centre.
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APEER didn’t take long to see the value of exhibiting at the FIT Show – the company took the first order for its G-Award winning frameless Lumi system within minutes of the show opening.
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Marketing agency Purplex highlighted its ‘BuildOn.Different’ campaign, with a window made of Lego bricks
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The phones at HAFFNER MURAT have been busier than ever since the FIT Show, according to Managing Director Dave Thomas.
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Events

EVERGLADE WINDOWS reports a record attendance for its tenth annual conference, ‘Become a Legendary Business’ on Friday.
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Brochures/Videos

Composite door fabricator VISTA has launched another video clip promoting its XtremeDoor range.
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TruFrame has published a new 24-page brochure for its Refine flush sash product range.
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Environment

REHAU says the success of its most recent Passivhaus seminar is evidence that the demand from across the construction industry for information and advice on this growing sector of the market.
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Charities

The Children’s Heart Foundation is £350 better off after Sliders UK’s Chairman Ian Longbottom arranged for Nick Bailey from Business Micros’ installation team to tick a giant challenge off his bucket list and complete a skydive from 15,000 feet.
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When VISTA PANELS commercial manager Kevin Dickinson, decided to celebrate his 65th birthday taking part in Liverpool’s ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll’ half-marathon for the SSAFA, the UK’s oldest military charity, his head office colleagues volunteered to join him.
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Internet / I.T.

More than 250 retailers downloaded the new ULTRAFRAME Sales App within 24 hours of its launch.
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Endurance Doors has launched a new website that offers a Door Designer and is also designed to capture consumer leads for its Preferred Installer network.
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SOLIDOR has launched updates to its website, including retail Door Designer and trade Cloud service.
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Training

The BRE Academy, BRE’s training and education arm, has launched a new e-learning platform for construction operatives, professionals and leaders in the UK and around the world.
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Aluminium door and window manufacturer ALUFOLDDIRECT is through to the finals of this year’s Insider Made In The North West Awards.
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BIM

PERMADOOR has announced that its commitment to BIM Level 2 has been completed and, despite extensive publicity surrounding the advent of BIM, it is one of just a handful of residential composite door manufacturers that have made such a commitment.
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Health & Safety

PVC-u window & door supplier FUTURE PRODUCTS has added the Synseal Warmcore aluminium bi fold system to its product range.
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Results

Trade and commercial roof glazing distributor LB SUPPLIES says it has doubled its turnover in two years since working with marketing agency Purplex.
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Organisations

The GGF has launched a dedicated website for The Glazing Arbitration Scheme (TGAS).
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Products

A bespoke octagonal rooflight spanning nearly 2.4metres and weighing almost 200Kg was created by aluminium fabricator ALUMEN in a hand-carved Cotswold stone garden pavilion.
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Fenster Fabrications has launched Üni_Slide an aluminium sliding door that can achieve frame sightlines as slim as 20mm, and a slim central interlock.
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Hardware supplier VBH has invested £250,000 to increase the storage capacity at its main warehouse in Gillingham with the addition of four vertical lift machines.
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ATLAS GLAZED ROOF SOLUTIONS has extended its range of Contemporary Lanterns, with its collection of four-pane lanterns now available in sizes up to 3000 x 1500mm.
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Prefix Systems has formally launched its Traditional Verandah after its FIT Show preview.
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SPECTUS is offering more colours from stock and additional promotional material as part of its new ‘Chasing Rainbows’ campaign.
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Fabricator Focus

PVC-u window & door supplier FUTURE PRODUCTS has added the Synseal Warmcore aluminium bi fold system to its product range.
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Flintshire-based installer Delyn Windows, now offers INNOLUX windows and doors from trade fabricator Warwick North West.
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WINDOW WAREHOUSE has opened a new dedicated aluminium manufacturing facility at its Portsmouth base.
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Steel and aluminium glazing specialist Wrightstyle has been appointed by Secco Sistemi of Italy as a fabricator and supplier of its systems in the UK.
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Projects

Patio doors measuring 10.2m wide and 2.8m high have been produced by Bristol trade fabricator THE WINDOW OUTLET for installer Glasshouse as part of a private residential contract worth in excess of £100k.
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Kalsi Plastics supplied and installed more than 200 REHAU PVC-U windows in the refurbished 12-storey Epic House in Leicester.
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Foam tapes from
Iso-Chemie have been specified for improved all round sealing at Villa Aalto, a new private house in Hampshire designed by architect Carl Leroy Smith.
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Chiswick Point, a mixed-use development by Bellway Homes in the London suburb, features more than 6,000m2 of aluminium curtain walling from WICONA.
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Curtain walling by KAWNEER has been used on all four elevations of the £14 million Aberdeen Criminal Justice Centre designed by frequent Kawneer specifier Ryder Architecture.
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The Jockey Club has built a new five-storey, 6,500-capacity grandstand at Cheltenham Racecourse.
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Window shapes including arched and semi-circular as well as many more conventional have been reproduced to retain the look of the former Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital in its new life as luxury apartments.
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Doors

Trade fabricator and supplier UNIQUE DOOR PANELS has renewed its supply contract with Window Ware and Yale Door & Window Solutions for a further two years.
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Security

AVOCET HARDWARE has become the sole security sponsor of the European Neighbourhood Watch Association (EUNWA).
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ENDURANCE DOORS has launched a £1,000 guarantee with all of its timber composite doors that are fitted with the Avocet ATK cylinder in the event of a burglar snapping the cylinder lock.
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BRISANT SECURE has extended its range of cylinder door locks with the addition of Ultion Polished.
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Awards

The ‘Building of the Year with ALUPROF Systems’ competition has been launched for 2016.
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Entries are now invited for the 42nd National Home Improvement Council (NHIC) Annual Awards.
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REHAU has named Sedgefield Windows as Fabricator and Installer of the Year and Wilmslow Glass Installer of the Year.
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Lincolnshire-based Cliffside Windows has a double celebration this year – 50 years in business and ten years fabricating Spectus.
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The FIT Show marked a proud moment for Rehau and its customer Dessian Products as the two companies celebrated a remarkable 30 year partnership.
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Legislation

A ‘serious barrier’ to thousands of new home building schemes was lifted last week with the Appeal Court ruling that smaller developments can go ahead without being forced to include affordable housing provision.
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A new technical guide on Part Q has been published by the British Woodworking Federation.
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Freedom of speech

Two bits of good news for the new build sector in two weeks – it must be spring. This time, it was the Queen’s Speech and a planning reform package including the chance of freeing developers of pre-commencement conditions such as wildlife and archaeological surveys. Of course, Her Majesty’s words may have ruffled a few newt-huggers – and environmental impact should never be ignored – but for the door and window industry as well as other building components, it has to be another step in the right direction. Read Story

Elsewhere, Ian Longbottom’s crusade to reward the use of Secured by Design windows and doors is gaining momentum Read Story, we have a survey underlining the importance of the showroom Read Story and another reporting optimistic investment among fabricators Read Story. We also hear that Veka’s Colin Torley has a new job back in his homeland which will, among other things, assuage his long-standing relationship with the M6. Read Story

And finally, we see yet another company is paying its own tribute to the late Lemmy and Motörhead by adorning its new brand name with a gratuitous umlaut.

Whether you like your news adorned or unadorned, we hope you enjoy this week’s issue.


Chris Church
Editor

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This Week's News

Home Security – insurers are listening

Home Security Sense, the initiative launched to gain insurance discounts for Secured by Design windows and doors, is in discussion with a number of national insurers, its founder Ian Longbottom confirmed this week.

He said: “There is a widespread recognition of the contribution that SBD can make in reducing burglaries. We have also received a positive response from Government and from the industry in support of our campaign.

“Our challenge now is to secure support from insurers for a reduction in household premiums, where SBD accredited windows and doors are installed.”

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Queen’s Speech unveils another new-build boost

Moves to streamline the planning process by curbing councils’ pre commencement planning conditions to support the Government’s target of a million new homes were unveiled in the Queen’s Speech this week.

The proposed Neighbourhood Planning and Infrastructure Bill will mean planning authorities will only be allowed to apply such conditions ‘where they are absolutely necessary’.

These conditions include the need for archaeological and wildlife surveys or taking extra measures to prevent disruption caused by noise or vibration.

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Colin Torley moves
back home as Andrew Wright MD

Colin Torley, formerly Veka Sales & Marketing Director and one of its longest-serving employees, has returned to his native Scotland to become Managing Director of Ayrshire Veka and Deceuninck fabricator Andrew Wright.

Colin, 56, had been with Veka for over 27 years, initially as Account Manager for Scotland, but for the last ten years as Sales and Marketing Director based at its Burnley HQ. He told The Glazine the move means he can now live at home for the first time after well over a decade of commuting weekly to and from Lancashire: “I had been thinking it was time to move on, perhaps even out of the industry, but then I went to the FIT Show and met so many friends and began to think again.”

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Showrooms still vital
– survey

Trade showrooms still play a vital role in the decision making process and are breaking down old stereotypes, according to a new survey.

The poll, commissioned by bi-fold and window manufacturer Origin, found that 71 per cent of those interviewed would visit more than one showroom before making any final purchase decision. Nearly three fifths of those surveyed stated that having friendly and informed staff was the most important trait of a well-run trade showroom. Being able to touch the products in person (41 per cent), having well-priced products (28 per cent) and being left to look around first (30 per cent) were next in line.

Stereotypes and inequalities are now becoming a thing of the past, with only 13 per cent of visitors feeling they were treated unfairly due to gender. Only 8 per cent of those questioned had the preconception that showrooms are outdated.

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New poll points to increased confidence

Fabricators expect continuing growth and are investing in new equipment to exploit opportunities delivered by product innovation, a survey has revealed.

The snap-shot poll of more than 200 respondents found that, manufacturers of all material types expected growth to continue throughout this year and into next, but the greatest optimism came from the PVC-U sector.

Conducted at the FIT Show in April, it also revealed that two thirds of those questioned planned to invest in new manufacturing equipment.

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From:
Charlotte Davies,
Head of Marketing,
Edgetech UK

When modern methods start being added into standards and legislation, we see a real shift in the industry. We saw it with energy efficient windows and now we’re seeing it with installation tape.

The industry got taped up at FIT Show. The response to TruFit®, our expanding foam edge tape was incredible. Installers wanted to talk not only about the cost and time savings of using sealing tapes, but also systemising installations in a way which maintains the energy efficiency of the window.

The heightened interest in the alternative fitting method has coincided with the recent revision of the BS8213-4:2016 standards. The revision sees foam fitting tapes, like TruFit, added to the code of practice for the survey and installation of windows and doors.

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PHOTO FEATURE



Villa Aalto, a new private house in Hampshire designed by architect Carl Leroy Smith.
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