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Leading building envelope and solar products specialist Schueco UK Limited has announced that Mike Lane, currently Sales Director Metal Construction, will lead the company
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Tamara Booth has joined Mila in the new role of Product Manager – with a brief to deliver even quicker and more responsive product development programmes.
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Palladio, Ireland’s number one selling composite door, expands its UK team with new sales manager Peter Cobb.
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Purplex Marketing, the specialist window industry marketing and PR agency, has never been afraid of investing in training and development.
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Machinery

As one of Norfolk’s longest standing fabricators of PVC- u and sealed units, J & K Glass and Glazing Ltd., have recently invested in a new ROTOX SMK 505-4K in-line welder, supplied and installed by WINMAC UK.
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Exhibitions

Starting off the European exhibition season, HOPPE Group, the manufacturer synonymous with innovation, quality and performance in hardware for the window and door and architectural sectors, is busy preparing for Fensterbau in March.
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SWISSPACER will be exhibiting at the 23rd annual China Glass exhibition in Shanghai from 2nd to 5th April 2012.
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March 21st – 24th is the time for FENSTERBAU 2012 and in conjunction with this eagerly awaited premier window exhibition being held in Nuremberg Germany, is the display of the highest quality machines for the PVC-u and Aluminium market in the world.
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At this year’s Ecobuild, Black Millwork will showcase its wide range of own-branded windows and doors on stand S1260, as well as highlighting selected products from its Andersen and Eagle portfolios.
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Suppliers in the construction industry are in for a treat at Eco-Build as Insight Data, the specialist provider of construction industry data, launches its new range of prospect databases at the show.
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Synseal Extrusions Ltd will travel to meet its customers – and future customers – when it takes a stand at the renowned Fensterbau fair in Germany’s Nuremberg.
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More than 30 of the UK window, door and conservatory industry’s leading companies have signed up as exhibitors at The FIT Show, the brand new business event that will take place in April 2013.
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Senior Architectural Systems has a twin focus at Ecobuild 2012.
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In the run up to Fensterbau, the first big show of the season, Promac is busy working with its machinery supply partners to ensure their presence at this year’s show doesn’t go unnoticed.
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SWISSPACER is exhibiting at Fensterbau/Frontale 2012. The show is taking place in Nuremberg between 21-24 March, and will allow SWISSPACER to show its high performance warm edge spacer bar to over 100,000 visitors.
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REHAU’s senior management team will be at Fensterbau this year to welcome the growing number of UK customers who are expected to attend.
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UK visitors to Fensterbau can see sneak previews of some of the latest developments available in Orgadata’s LogiKal software system, which is distributed exclusively in the UK by Business Micros (Aluminium).
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Decorative Door Products, the division of RegaLead that specialises in the supply of decorative glass for the door industry...
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Bystronic Glass will demonstrate future-oriented machines and solutions for fast window sash glazing, automated window and facade production using warm-edge insulating glasses...
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Adams Rite will be attending this year’s Ecobuild exhibition, as part of Assa Abloy Security Solutions, showcasing security products suitable for the sustainable design and construction market.
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CAB is supporting Ecobuild (Stand N285) to highlight its central role in promoting aluminium as a sustainable 21st century material.
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Visitors to the Internorm stand at this year’s EcoBuild will find a range of Passive House windows and doors.
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Profine Group will be at Fensterbau/Frontale 2012 on 21-24 March in Nuremberg.
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Schueco UK, the lead sponsor of Ecobuild 2012, has major stands (N2940 and S310) in both halls.
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Veka is set to double its presence at Fensterbau when it returns to the international event this year.
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Planning for Glasstec 2012 in Düsseldorf is underway and the show is filling up fast.
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The first complete set of complementary hardware components developed specifically for timber bi-fold doors will be launched by Carl F Groupco at Ecobuild 2012.
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Demonstrating both sustainability and thermal efficiency, Reynaers Aluminium will be showcasing a number of thermally improved systems at EcoBuild 2012 including its window and door system, CS104, ideal for passive construction.
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Charities

GM Fundraising will be going ‘Back to Black’ with an Olympic theme, for their next Gala Dinner on 28th April 2012, at the Holiday Inn, Birmingham.
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Local Berkshire based charity Daisy’s Dream, which provides support and counselling to children who have been bereaved, has received a £500 boost from Rehau.
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Brochures / CDs

PVC-UE and PVC-U manufacturer BCE is launching a brand new trade guide, updated to include all of its latest products.
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Products

Capstone’s new 68mm composite door blank has been very well received by customers and has had strong sales since its launch in May 2011.
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Innovative Master Hinge Makers Cooke Brothers Ltd have announced the launch of their unique Interleaf Continuous Hinge onto the market.
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Leading hardware supplier Kenrick has unveiled the latest product to join its flagship range of Excalibur products.
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Spurred by customer demand, Thermoseal Group - manufacturer of Thermobar warm edge spacer tube and supplier of IG components and glass machinery - now offers to bend Thermobar into curves and arches.
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Halo – a brand of The VEKA Group and the UK’s leading brand of energy efficient doors, windows and fenestration packages – has introduced a range of PVC-U clip-on cills that simplifies and speeds up the retro-fitting of external insulation across its four PVC-U systems.
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System10 Curtain Walling – from Bowater Architectural, a brand of the Veka group – is now available in a range of authentic internal woodgrain finishes that combine the strength and durability of aluminium with the traditional looks of timber.
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The dream of paperless window factory is now a reality following the launch of First Degree Systems (FDS) new Bar Code Tracking programme.
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To celebrate their 21st year in business, leading Gloucester based aluminium door and window fabricator CDW Systems is launching a new product into the market - the ‘EasySecure’ commercial door.
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Fabricator Focus

Despite only teaming up with leading national fabricator Truframe just over a year ago, Britannic Glass has already seen their business experience a ‘considerable’ boost in sales.
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Wellingborough-based trade specialist and Profile 22 fabricator Emplas has secured a triple suite of accreditations.
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Pioneer Trading is expanding its burgeoning sales area further East. However, although the company includes customers in Ipswich and Clacton, the Chelmsford-based trade fabricator now includes the likes of Tokyo and Osaka in its reach.
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BSF Windows & Conservatories is one of the growing numbers of window companies switching to Zoom Ready.
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Do you need a PVC door panel in a hurry? Responding to growing customer demand for a double-quick turnaround, Phoenix Door Panels can deliver a PVC door panel in just 24 hours for a £10 carriage charge.
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Projects

Metal Technology, one of the UK’s leading architectural aluminium systems companies, has supplied its latest design Tilt Turn and Tilt Slide doors to 37 high specification luxury apartments on the site of the former Sloane School at Hortensia Road, Chelsea.
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Construction

The CBI last week commented on new data published by the Government, showing progress towards its target of saving up to 20% on construction projects over the next three years
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Private housing construction increased 4% year on year for the three months to December according to the latest data from construction industry analyst Glenigan.
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Latest GDP figures for the Scottish economy have shown a fourth consecutive quarter of stagnation in the Scottish construction industry.
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Training

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has launched an online Training Academy with its first e-learning module today, giving the joinery industry access to a flexible and modern training resource.
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The new CPD seminar from VEKA has received recognition from the CPD Construction Service; the third seminar from industry-leading VEKA to gain the seal of approval.
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Awards/Standards

At the Midlands Business Awards recently, RETA collected the highly commended trophy for Business Club of the Year.
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The eagerly-anticipated domestic lock cylinder standard -Technical Specification 007 (TS 007) - has been published.
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Continuing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and make the business as environmentally friendly as possible,were recognised by the Environment Agency.
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Marketing

Network Veka has begun 2012 with a new brand identity for its corporate, advertising and marketing material.
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CAB launches the first of its 2012 Regional Meetings and mini-conferences in Bradford on 23 February looking at ‘The Changing Face of Specification’.
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Internet

Hurst Plastics has launched a new internet door-builder software package – Hurst WindowCAD.
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Developed by Insight Data, the Index combines an online product finder, supplier directory and dedicated search engine, and over 300 suppliers are already listed.
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Avocet Hardware out of administration

Avocet Hardware has been sold by its administrators as a going concern saving 108 jobs. The company was placed in the hands of restructuring specialist Duff & Phelps last month.

It has been sold to L Fibrelok Ltd and RTMV Jain Ltd, both operating companies of the Atlantic Group - which took over Eliza Tinsley Ltd, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of chain, rope, hardware and accessories, in 2006, - in a last minute deal on Friday night.

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Several suitors had been in the frame including a major window systems supplier, and several companies had been looking at buying parts of the business as separate entities.

The deal is Atlantic’s fourth in six years and all previous turnarounds of struggling companies have been successful.

Andrew Stoneman, Joint Administrator, Duff and Phelps, said: “We are delighted with the outcome of this administration.  Not only was Avocet sold as a going concern but we managed to secure the jobs of 108 employees.

“Over the past month we have had a number of detailed discussions with a number of different parties who wished to acquire all or parts of the business. This is a fantastic result for all concerned.”

You can read the full press statement from Avocet here.

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Cylinder Snapping

I read with interest your leader last week about the issue of cylinder snapping as highlighted by West Yorkshire Police. The comments you printed from Chief Superintendent Paul Money focused on the fact we need better and stronger locks that can resist attack, but what the piece failed to acknowledge is that the industry’s security standards were revised to take account of this several years ago.
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Zoom Systems to K2 Conservatories

I’d like to thank K2 for a gratuitous Zoom name check in their recent release in the Glazine (14.2.12). They were crowing about Ramsdale Home Improvements moving from Zoom Systems to K2 Conservatories.
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This Week's News


The Atlantic Group Acquires Avocet Hardware Limited

The Atlantic Group announced the acquisition of Avocet Hardware Limited on Friday 24th February 2012.

The Atlantic Group (which includes Eliza Tinsley) is a market leading hardware business which manufactures and distributes hardware products - including chain & rope, fixings, fasteners and general hardware into the major UK DIY retailers and independent trade markets.
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2012 Predictions

Forecasts are again all the rage as the world throws up news of financial weakness, collapse, threatened collapse, currency swings, Ponzi schemes, and of course that great magic illusion, the money-pots of Quantitive Easing.
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Eurocell makes it a hat-trick with building awards 2012

Advances in post-consumer recycling and innovative new product development are just two of the reasons for Eurocell being shortlisted for the third consecutive year in the prestigious Building Awards 2012.
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Construction staff could be entitled to work uniform tax rebates

Staff in the construction industry who have to wear a uniform to work could be entitled to claim for a special tax rebate, according to workwear specialists Alexandra.
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Alumet Group named Business of the Year

Construction specialists The Alumet Group were named Business of the Year on Friday 17th February at the very first Pride of Stratford Awards held at the Holiday Inn, Stratford. The Alumet Group fought off tough competition from the likes of Enable International and Pink Connect who also operate in the local area of Stratford-upon-Avon.
 
The Alumet Group were awarded the first title of the evening by Touch FM DJ Ben Day.
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Saint-Gobain Glass Scrums Down for Sports Advertising

Saint-Gobain Glass has signed a major advertising deal that will see the PLANITHERM brand splashed across pitchside boards during Rugby Super League games on Sky Sports, Fox Sports, and the BBC this season. PLANITHERM was also advertised during the recent Scotland vs. England Six Nations Rugby Union game in February, which attracted a huge audience.
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Carl F Groupco and FUHR
celebrate 50 years

A landmark half century partnership has been celebrated by hardware distributor Carl F Groupco and door lock manufacturer FUHR. The established names in the fittings industry attribute their 50 year relationship to a shared focus on product quality and service standards.

Significant innovations from FUHR introduced over the last five decades, which have been distributed by Carl F Groupco, include high security locks and electronic systems.
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Lucky 7 for Selecta Systems

Leading PVC-u profile extruder Selecta Systems has made a storming start to 2012 and converted seven fabricators to their Advance 70 window system since the turn of the year.
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Bowater Architectural catches the CAB

Bowater Architectural – the curtain walling and aluminium window brand of the VEKA Group – is now a member of the Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB).

Formed in 1994, CAB is now the largest UK aluminium in building trade association with well over 100 members across the supply chain and provides services such as technical information, guidance on regulations, standards, best practice and its publications.
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VEKA Commercial team hits the road

Following Veka’s acquisition of Bowater Building Products, their commercial team has taken to the road with an arsenal of new products, providing innovative solutions that meet the current agenda for sustainability, and include VEKA's Infinity recycled profile system, Bowater Architectural's System10 Aluminium window and curtain-walling systems, double rebate composite doors from Bowater Doors and Halo's System 10 SmartSash Window.
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