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Sarah Hitchings has joined Window Widgets as Business Development Manager. Her appointment follows a period of already significant growth and with a new extrusion line just installed and another to follow next year, capacity will be tripled.
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Vice President of Vitrum since 2012, Aldo Faccenda takes the reins of Vitrum, confidently moving it forward along the path toward the 19th international trade show,
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Strategic change in the hardware landscape looks set to follow Stewart Lamb’s recent appointment to Managing Director of VITA Hardware Ltd.
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Liverpool-based PVC-U and aluminium fabricator Total Glass has further expanded and strengthened its team with the appointments of Andy Nabokow and Emma Cunningham in response to continuing growth across all its business areas.
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Never mind Alan Sugar and the return of BBC’s The Apprentice - glazing systems designer and manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems has taken on an apprentice of its own,
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Increasing opportunities in the bifold door market has seen online lead generator and installer support company Leads2trade appoint Sandra Jones as Business Development Manager.
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MRA Marketing has moved to larger premises to accommodate a bigger team (with 4 new starters since June) and to allow for further growth.
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When leading PVC-U roofline building products manufacturer Kestrel decided to expand its customer service team, it created an opportunity for one of its younger members of staff.
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Dave Bentley has been appointed as the new National President of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB),
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Building science centre BRE appoints University College London Professor of Engineering Systems Jeremy Watson to lead on its built environment research programme.
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Exhibitions

Sunsquare’s ‘skylight spectacle’ at Grand Designs Live Birmingham 2014 certainly proved to be a success. The company’s biggest Grand Designs stand yet drew in thousands of prospective clients looking for quality rooflights.
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As G13 Promotional Campaign of the Year – Retail winner and G14 finalist in the same category, it comes as no surprise that composite door supplier, Solidor,
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Swish Building Products will be proving that modern materials can work hand-in-hand with traditional design at the rci show 2014.
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Preparations for the Build Show are going from strength to strength with the recent addition of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) as event partner.
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Glasstec

A new glazing product, which is set to revolutionise the glazing and security industries, will be presented to those attending Glasstec in Dusseldorf this week. The GlazeAlarm,
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Great news! Ritec have a bigger and better ship for Glasstec 2014! A swap had to be made because ‘MS Da Vinci’ has been taken out of service until end of this year.
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Once again the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) in partnership with Wintech Engineering Ltd,
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SWISSPACER will be launching a new warm edge spacer bar at this year’s Glasstec. The exhibition will be held in Dusseldorf between 21-24 October 2014.
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The first trade fair for glass processors named "Glas" took place in Düsseldorf in 1970. Bohle has taken part as an exhibitor in every outing of the fair,
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The Promac Group will once again take to the Glasstec halls in order to support its global suppliers who will be showcasing yet more innovative and relevant machinery for today’s market.
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RegaLead is putting its final preparations in place for Glasstec 2014. Regular exhibitors at the Dusseldorf based exhibition,
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UK warm edge spacer bar and accessories manufacturer, Thermoseal Group invites all visitors to the Glasstec Dusseldorf exhibition to visit their ThermoBAR and FLEX it with them on stand C19 in hall 17 at Messe Dusseldorf 20-24 October 2014.
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Events

The entire CENSolutions team recently visited Wintech Engineering Limited in Telford for one of its open days.
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GGF Members’ Day was hailed a great success by Members and Staff alike as over 100 delegates attended and saw a packed conference programme
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G14 Awards

Scottish comedian, Kevin Bridges, whom Billy Connolly has dubbed as ‘brilliant’ will host the G14 Awards Presentation at the London Hilton on Park Lane, London, on Friday 21 November.
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For the second year running, The Window Company (Contracts), which specialises in window and door installations for clients and contractors across the public sector,
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Merseyside based Vista, creators of the high performance composite door XtremeDoor
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SWISSPACER, the leading warm edge spacer bar has reached the G-14 Awards finals, shortlisted for the Promotional Campaign of the Year – Trade category
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Emplas has been short-listed as a finalist in three different categories at this year’s G-Awards including the prestigious Fabricator of the Year category.
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Synseal has been shortlisted as a finalist in two categories for the upcoming G14 Awards,
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Mila is celebrating after its Triple Care Technical Support service was shortlisted in the Customer Care Initiative category at the G-14 awards.
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Provider of aluminium windows and doors Reynaers at Home has gained recognition for a provocative advertising campaign.
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Lister Trade Frames have hit a new industry milestone; 2014 has seen them achieve 10 consecutive years being nominated as finalists in the G-Awards.
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Forward thinking trade fabricator Dempsey Dyer, frame bending specialists Universal Arches and arguably one of the largest arched window jobs ever has been shortlisted for Commercial Project of the Year at the G-14 Awards.
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Universal Arches has been nominated as a finalist in the G14 Awards for Commercial Project of the Year, in an impressive joint entry with Dempsey Dyer for the refurbishment of a Victorian Mill in Leicester,
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Solidor has followed up their G13 Award for Promotional Campaign of the Year – Retail as a finalist in the same category at the G14 Awards
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ERA, the cornerstone of the UK hardware industry has been shortlisted in the ‘Component Supplier of the Year’ category in the G Awards.
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Systems supplier The VEKA UK Group has been shortlisted for a fantastic FOUR G Awards ahead of the Presentation Evening and Gala Dinner to be held at the end of November.
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As part of its 10th anniversary celebrations this year, Purplex Marketing has agreed sponsorship of the after-dinner gift at this year’s G14 Awards,
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Synseal is proud to have joined a select group of prominent industry brands who have invested in main event sponsorship of the G14 Awards.
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For the fifth year in a row, Thermoseal Group is sponsoring the Champagne Reception at the prestigious G-Awards Gala Dinner presentation evening held on Friday 21 November 2014
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Profile bending market leader, Universal Arches, has teamed up with timber and PVCu fabricator, Dempsey Dyer,
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The GGF has once again agreed to be a main sponsor of G14 Awards which will take place at London Hilton on Park Lane,
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The Veka UK Group is proud to once again be a main sponsor for this year's G Awards.
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As part of its 25 year anniversary celebrations five-time G Award winner, Edgetech UK, has announced its continued sponsorship of the awards in 2014
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ERA, the fabricators’ first choice hardware partner has announced its headline sponsorship of the G14 Awards later this year.
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Swisspacer is sponsoring the G-14 Awards. The UK and Ireland’s No.1 warm edge spacer bar
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Mila has just announced that it has become a headline sponsor of this year’s G-14 Awards,
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Machinery

When True Windows was looking for a new machining centre and bead saw for its aluminium fabrication division, it wanted the machinery to be delivered and installed within just three weeks of placing the order and was determined to find a supplier which could match this. True Windows found that it was only Emmegi (UK)
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Glass

‘Smart Glass’, the unique new product in switchable glass technology, can switch between clear to frost with the touch of a button. Intelligent Glass, the glass division of ProDisplay Ltd, is the manufacturer of high-performance sealed units with smart glass – all with SWISSPACER inside.
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Bringing a new depth to the design potential of tinted glass and offering the most intense grey tint on the market but with all the same creative processing options of a high quality clear float glass is PARSOL ULTRA GREY from Saint Gobain.
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M5 Glass Centre has extended their comprehensive portfolio of products, by adding Fire Rated Insulating Glass Units to their range.
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Inagas is delighted to announce that it has extended its partnership with T&I Sealed units, with the supply of a Smartfill 2 machine.
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Demand for laminated glass within the architectural and construction industries is on the rise worldwide.
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PRESS GLASS acoustic glass unit configurator has been updated with new functionalities. As the manufacturer indicated,
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BFRC is responding to questions raised following its statement clarifying the situation regarding measured thermal conductivity values for spacer bars,
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Products

The Trojan Group has recently launched its Patriot Plus High Security Door Hinge. Part of a series of products designed to help fabricators and installers with the cash flow in their business,
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Tradelink, has announce the latest development on its stable door.
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SafeChoice has launched its new ‘Toolbox’, a Lead Management System aimed at helping its Partners to manage and respond to consumer enquiries more quickly and effectively.
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Häfele UK has refreshed its range of architectural ironmongery, to ensure it is offering merchants, distributors and trade professionals high quality products at the best possible price.
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P C Henderson, manufacturer of door hardware systems, is pleased to introduce the innovative new Twinbolt system to its customers.
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Door-Stop has added Avocet’s Affinity hardware, available now on 3 day composite doors ordered www.door-stop. co .uk. The full suite is available - hinge, lock, handle, letterplate, knocker and numbers.
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Synseal is proud to introduce WarmCore, an innovative aluminium folding sliding door system which incorporates a radically different product design approach to create a new high performance fenestration framing solution:
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Fabricator Focus

Specialist commercial window installer The Window Company (Contracts) is proudly promoting the strength of its supply chain after its main Rehau frame supplier was shortlisted alongside it in the finals of this year’s glass and glazing G-Awards.
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Kömmerling have recently added Coventry-based Armour Windows to their expanding UK network of window and door manufacturers,
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A weekend full of laughter, business networking and recognition was delivered by Yorkshire-based Conservatory Outlet for its dealer network at De Vere Belton Woods, in Lincolnshire.
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Glazerite Windows Limited has already signed up its first 50 customers to The VEKA UK Group's Approved Installer scheme.
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REHAU fabricator Yorkshire Trade Windows has announced a new sponsorship deal with League Two football club York City.
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Lincoln based Sternfenster have announced they are now offering a unique version of their popular Residence 9 window system.
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One year on from making the change to VEKA system frames from Glazerite –plus being accepted as a member of Network VEKA – things have never looked better for Frames Conservatories Direct and its trade wing Plastic Trade Frames
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REHAU fabricator Dessian Products has opened a third branch in its Windowmate trade counter network.
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A director of a leading aluminium fabricator has called on the aluminium sector to ‘pull out all the stops’, following continued strong output growth in the UK construction sector. Jerry Webb, Managing Director of CDW Systems,
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Projects

The success of Synseal’s Orangery Collection keeps on growing, with installations taking place throughout the UK.
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A variety of concepts including Kalwall® translucent wall cladding helped The Design Prototyping and Testing Centre (DPTC)
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Two beautifully designed £1.2 million family homes in the South Hertfordshire village of Cuffley were recently finished using a variety of products from the frameXpress range.
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Friction-stay manufacturer and hardware supplier Cotswold Architectural products has played its part in re-defining the commercial office landscape in India, with its latest overseas development.
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Patio Door Specialists (PDS) have recently supplied three Kömmerling triple track Tri-Slider patio doors for a stunning tiled Garden Room installation near the Malvern Hills,
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When approached by homeowners renovating an old vicarage in East Cowton, near Darlington, window installation company National Window Systems turned to HWL Windows Group to provide a complete Residence 9 window system.
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A new build Costa Coffee drive-thru restaurant in Bedford has just been completed by Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems;
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Doors

Composite Door CNC fabricators can now make seven popular door styles from just one door blank with the latest innovation from DoorCo - the 6/4 Combi.
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Distinction Doors, the UK’s largest supplier of GRP composite doors has just announced that sales of its fire doors are up 25% year on year.
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Construction

Glenigan Index for October 2% higher than a year ago, with the value of residential project starts falling for the first time since April 2013.
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The Prime Minister’s pledge to build 100,000 new homes for young first time buyers is a welcome step to help address the housing crisis, but “who will build them?” asks the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
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House prices fell by 0.2% in September, according to Nationwide, the first decline it has recorded since April 2013.
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Labour’s announcement that it would provide interest free loans for energy efficiency work to one million households is a welcome step to address the failures of the Green Deal, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
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Awards/Standards

The latest in the BREEAM family of sustainability rating schemes was launched last week at the property trade show, MIPIM, in London. BREEAM Refurbishment and Fit-Out 2014 has been developed by BRE Global to assess and improve the sustainability of UK building refurbishment and fit-out projects. 
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Origin, an award winning British manufacturer of aluminium bi-fold doors, windows and blinds, has been awarded Best Small to Medium Sized Business and Best Service in the Best Business Awards.
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Recent testing has revealed that Kenrick’s Standard Euro profile cylinder is one of the most robust and secure cylinder options available in its class. The cylinder, which has been successfully tested in accordance with BS EN 1303:2005 by Exova in Warrington, not only passed the tests with flying colours but also received several top results.
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The latest commercial multipoint lock range from Adams Rite, part of Security Solutions,
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Internet

With the launch of its new-look website Swish Building Products has made browsing easier and more rewarding for its visitors. Using the latest in responsive design technology
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The Promac Group has launched a new look, easy to use website with a brand new Online Shop providing customers with 24/7
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JMS Windows, based in Washington in Tyne & Weir, fabricates and installs Deceuninck windows.
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WB Group has hailed its recent online overhaul a big success after positive early feedback from its customers.
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IT

Windowmaker has recently secured the business to supply software and associated services to Fenesta (www. fenesta. com ) , India’s largest PVCu fabricator.
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The super lightweight tiled roofing systems are becoming ever more popular with homeowners, and to help installers really capitalise on this trend, Windowlink has added a new feature to their market leading design,
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Apeer’s design and order software system for retailers now features a direct-to-factory order link.
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Marketing

A brand new marketing service has recently been launched by industry specialists and it’s already helping installers generate their own low-cost, high-quality consumer leads.
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A leading South Wales home improvement company is expanding and rebranding as it marks two decades in business. Securahome, which specialises in doors, windows,
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FairTrades/Homepro have linked up with TradePoint and negotiated preferential prices for all members. Discounts adding up to 79% extra off
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Brochures & Video

Leading UKAS accredited testing specialist Wintech Engineering Limited has recently launched a new brochure to allow people to see behind the scenes of its all-encompassing testing facility in Telford.
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JELD-WEN, manufacturer of timber windows, doors and stairs, has launched a new external joinery guide, showcasing JELD-WEN’s extensive range of products including a stylish new range of windows. 
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CE Marking

BRE Global is one of the first organisations in Europe to be able to provide manufacturers of construction products with complete CE marking
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Training

David Joseph, who is a Project Manager at Winkhaus recently completed the Paxton Electronic Access Control Training Course.
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UK tradespeople are more likely to ensure that they continue to develop their occupational skills than the general population,
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Charaties

Mark Ormrod, the world famous former Royal Marine that became the first British triple amputee in the Afghanistan conflict, has congratulated GM Fundraising and Dekko Window Systems for their recent fundraising efforts.
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GM Fundraising is delighted to announce the launch of its first ever Christmas cards, designed by the children of Hope House Children’s Hospices, in order to raise funds directly for them.
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The biggest glass show in the world opens

The world’s biggest glass event opened today as the Messe Dusseldorf opened its doors for glasstec 2014. Universally recognised as the go to event for those interested in glass production, processing and products, the first day saw a steady start with exhibitors reporting good footfall, and many anticipating a busy two days tomorrow and Thursday. I will be at the show tomorrow, and will be reporting back for next week’s issue.

Elsewhere this week a recent survey is predicting a spend of £6 billion by homeowners over the next three years, with the majority of projects to be in home extensions and conservatories, which is great news for the fenestration industry.

We also have news of the last set of finalists for the G 14 Awards, as the short list for New Product of the Year is announced. Congratulations to Yale, Internorm and Ultraframe for making it through to the final stages.

The G 14 clock is telling us, at the time of writing that we only have 4 weeks, 2 days and 23 hours until the G 14 Awards Presentation and Gala Dinner hosted by Kevin Bridges takes place, so if you haven’t reserved your place, then do so now.

I hope you enjoy this week’s issue.

Please send all your news stories to news@the-glazine.com or should you wish to contact me directly
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This Week's News

Home owners set to spend £6 billion on property upgrades

Nearly a third of UK home owners are looking to carry out work on their home in the next three years, with up to £6 billion in projected works planned annually, according to a new study from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Encouragingly, almost 40% of these are set to be major refurbishments, including new kitchens, new bathrooms and home extensions, while smaller works such as loft conversions and conservatories account for 38%. More than one in five home owners (22%) cited that the primary reason for their home improvements is being unable to buy a new home, and thus feeling compelled to upgrade their current space. 

Home owners are putting families first, as wider motivations include planning for having a family, and parents wishing to boost their children’s’ inheritance in future. Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, which commissioned the study, said: “We have seen a rising trend of multi-generational households – with grown-up children opting to stay with their parents while they save money for their own homes – this study suggests more than a million home owners across the country want to build extra space as their children are unable to fly the nest.”

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No IBG Provider  – No CPS Registration

FENSA reports that the majority of its registered businesses have embraced mandatory Insurance Backed Guarantees (IBGs).  The system set up by FENSA and its Approved Insurance Providers allows automatic notification of installations from FENSA to the insurance company, automatic issuing of the IBG policies direct from the insurance company to the homeowner and billing direct from the insurance company to the installer.  This system is working well.
However, there is a stubborn minority of installers that have yet to provide FENSA with details of their chosen IBG provider and therefore currently cannot self-certify.

The consequences for these installers are stark.  If an installer does not issue (or pay for) an IBG policy for each job notified then that company will be expelled from FENSA.  Such installers will also not be able to register with another glazing Competent Persons Scheme, as they are in breach of FENSA rules.

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LivinROOF from Ultraframe announced as G Award finalist

LivinROOF, the replacement roof system from Ultraframe has been shortlisted in the New Product of the Year category in this year’s G Awards. Launched in June this year, LivinROOF is experiencing the fastest adoption of any new product launched by Ultraframe in the last decade.

This is the first replacement roof system in the market that can replace any roof on any style of glazed extension – even shallow pitch lean-to structures with gradients as little as five degrees.

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Celebrating 25 years with four new products

Building on its reputation for adding value to glazing Edgetech UK, a Quanex company, launched an exciting range of products for the manufacture and installation of value added windows at its 25th anniversary celebrations at Great John Street Hotel in Manchester.

Edgetech expanded its product range for companies looking for ways to enhance their glazing or installation offering. Already this year, Edgetech has added TruPlas and TruPlas SDL to its ever expanding product portfolio, and now there are four more products creating new opportunities for IGU manufacturers, fabricators and installers.

At its product launch in Manchester on 8 October, Edgetech showed guests the new additions Super Spacer Alpha, TruFit, TruSieve and TruShield.

“These new products are designed to support customers and dealers, enabling them to differentiate themselves with next generation, high performance products,” said Andy Jones, Managing Director of Edgetech UK.

At the launch official thermal test results for its new foam spacer were revealed as 0.13W/m2K, making Super Spacer Alpha the best performing warm edge spacer in the world.

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Quickslide’s A G14 Finalist For Training and Development

Quickslide has been shortlisted as finalist in the G14 awards for best Training and Development Initiative with a submission that was personally signed by every member of the workforce.

The Yorkshire-based fabricator, that has always regarded its people as part of its commitment to World Class Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement, won the placement after reporting how the company reviewed and revised all of its planning, training and development procedures and is now looking to gain six-figure savings as a result.

Chairman Adrian Barraclough explained: “It is only natural that every member of the team should sign as a part of the submission because every one of them played their part in the review and in the continuing success it has brought us. In just the same way, if we are chosen as winners, they can all be equally as proud of the trophy.”

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Lyons provides blueprint for boosting SME house building

The Labour Party’s Lyons Housing Review provides a long overdue blueprint for increasing the capacity and output of small and medium sized (SME) house builders to help build the much needed 200,000 new homes a year, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). 

Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “This is the most comprehensive review of housing delivery we have seen in recent years. Given the extent of the housing shortage we face, the target of 200,000 new homes per year is ambitious, but it is a necessary ambition. To achieve this aim we will need to significantly boost the capacity of the house building industry and Sir Michael Lyons has rightly identified the SME house building sector as a crucial part of the housing sector’s capacity. It is very pleasing to see that Lyons has recognised the barriers that small house builders face, which prevent them from building the homes we need, such as access to finance and a shortage of small sites, and has put forward a package of measures to address them.”

Berry added: “As well as endorsing the ‘Help to Build’ loan guarantee initiative, which Labour is already in the process of developing, the report makes the groundbreaking recommendation of a return to a simpler, ‘redline’ system for outline planning applications for smaller sites. The focus across the whole of the report of pushing more land into the system is also extremely welcome and Lyons rightly highlights the need for a focus within this on the identification of smaller sites and packaging opportunities for SMEs as part of larger developments.”

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House building propels SME construction sector

House building is leading the growth in the SME construction sector but the industry has a long way to go to recover to pre-recession levels, according to the latest research from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Results from the FMB’s State of Trade Survey for Q3 2014 show SME workloads growing across most sectors, with the strongest growth coming from private house building.

Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “We are at last seeing strong, consistent growth in workloads for SME house builders but the building industry is still a long way from being ‘home and dry’. The private housing market is recovering from a very low base after a recession which saw house building fall to record lows. Half of all SME house builders went to the wall or were forced to diversify into another area of construction.”

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Finalists for the second year running

For the second year in a row, leading UK warm edge spacer bar and insulated glass component manufacturer, Thermoseal Group has again been selected as finalists for Component Supplier of the Year in the G14 Awards.
 Winners will be announced at the prestigious G-Awards Gala Dinner presentation evening held on 21 November 2014 at London’s world-famous Park Lane Hilton Hotel. 
 
The Group’s Managing Director, Gwain Paterson comments: “It has been an excellent year for us at Thermoseal Group with our product development and manufacturing expertise growing quickly, as is our production capacity.  We have also invested a great deal into our innovation centre, production facilities and injection moulding division to bring a flexible warm edge spacer to market and now offer customers both Thermobar rigid spacer with a full range of bespoke accessories as well as a new warm edge option - Thermoflex.  In line with this, we have been focussing on the infrastructure of the business to support high volume manufacturing, storage and distribution of the product and continue to offer customers an industry-leading service.

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House builders turn to timber as sharp rise in housing construction continues

UK house builders are turning to timber frame in order to meet increasing demand for new homes as the economic recovery takes hold, according to Stewart Milne Timber Systems.

The company has booked a 40% increase in contract wins from house builders over the past 12 months, while the latest Markit/CIPS purchasing managers' index (PMI) for construction has indicated that September marked the sharpest rise in construction output for eight months.

The company attributed this success to a combination of increased demand across the house building sector, its ability to meet capacity demands, and its partnership approach to value engineering resulting in strong delivery to meet client deadlines and budgets.

The rise in demand for new-build homes brought about by Help to Buy and other government schemes has helped the market to grow, and house builders have been taking advantage by looking at other build methods, material sources and skills supply.

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An Eclectic short listing

Eclectic Systems has followed up their previous years’ as finalists and has been shortlisted for the G14 Award for Promotional Campaign of the Year – Retail, this is for their impressive video “A day viewed through Residence 9” which leads the fabricator, installer and homeowner on a journey of the R9 window and also for the marketing materials that accompanied it.

Utilising the same set of marketing material for multiple audiences means that the same consistent message is being relayed. The wrong brochure will never be given to the wrong person as everyone uses the same. The marketing material was designed with each audience in mind; Eclectic Systems use it to sell to the fabricator, the fabricator uses the same set of material to sell to the installer and the installer uses that very same material to sell the homeowner. This is a unique way of promoting a retail product from factory to end consumer.

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Record year for Guarantees

Freefoam announce a significant increase in the number of installations registered for its 50 year Lifetime Guarantee. Figures are up by 13% overall year on year, with some areas of the UK seeing an increase of an incredible 45%.

Freefoam achieved another first in 2012 with the introduction of the first ever 50 years Lifetime Guarantee on white PVC-U and PVC-UE roofline, rainwater and cladding products. In the last 18 months this development has helped Freefoam stockists and Registered Installers gain a significant competitive advantage in today’s challenging market. Installers are using the benefits of this extended warranty to engage with consumers and subsequently convert leads into orders with Freefoam seeing the number of guarantee registrations rising steadily year on year.

Jason Large, Simply Roofline in Peterborough explained. “We’ve been registered installers of Freefoam products since 2007. We use the benefits of the Lifetime Guarantee extensively in our sales pitch, it makes a great selling tool and breaks down the barriers to lead conversions.”

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Assure membership doubles in just 12 months

Network VEKA is delighted that the UKAS-accredited Assure Competent Persons Scheme has doubled in size over the last year.

The scheme, which is open to any installer, has grown rapidly as it continues to receive a constant stream of applications from installers looking to join their first competent persons scheme, or installers who have become dissatisfied with their current operator.

Feedback shows that members find Assure a straightforward and cost-effective route to compliance, with Building Regulation notification and the fact that installers and surveyors can quickly take their MTC assessments.

Austin Greene (Technical and Compliance Manager for Network VEKA's Assure) explains: “Many new members have told us they had become unsatisfied with their existing competent persons scheme providers.

“Here at Assure, we strive to make the whole process simple and straightforward which our installers really appreciate. It seems that it can be more complicated with some other providers, leaving installers feeling confused and unsure where they stand regarding self certification.

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