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    Granada goes ‘on the road’ with launch events

    Granada Secondary Glazing is to host three launch events next month for trade customers and commercial partners to see its new secondary glazing product...

    Silfix goes PVC white

    Silfix U8 sealant for façade and glazing applications from Hodgson Sealants is now available in ‘PVC white’ – a brilliant white colour that will...

    Wendland goes square with PVC-U lantern and ali to follow

    Wendland has this week launched a new square Lantern design in PVC-U, with the promise OF an aluminium version early next year. Brand manager Chloe...

    Swisspacer targets commercial sites with Lumia glass canopy

    Swisspacer has added to its range of all-glass canopy systems with the UK launch of Lumia, a continuous glass canopy aimed at commercial buildings. Lumia,...

    Abcell adds Truedor

    Glazed extension merchant Abcell has launched the Truedor range of composite doors. Truedor composite doors come in four ranges – Traditional, Harmony, Cottage and Contemporary. “We...

    Coastal adds marine grade ring knocker

    Coastal has added to the DKB200 ring door knocker to its Blu Hardware range. The knocker is made of 316 Marine Grade stainless steel, suitable...
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    Projects

    Sealing the deal for Dublin’s Exchange

    Dowsil and Geocel sealant products were selected for use on the cladding of The Exchange Building in Dublin’s financial district. Cosgrove Properties led the project...

    David Salisbury video shows off biggest-ever oak project

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTYtt7YpNjo David Salisbury has highlighted it biggest oak orangery in its 35-year history with a specially commissioned video showing the scale and detail of the...

    Fire safety at Horgan’s Quay, Cork

    Pyroguard has helped to combine contemporary aesthetics with fire safety and blend the old with the new on Horgan’s Quay a regeneration project in...
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    EXHIBITIONS / EVENTS

    Hopes and fears abound at Glazing Summit

    When over 400 industry leaders gathered to chew over the threats and challenges that made up 2021 and the immediate future, no one at...

    Granada goes ‘on the road’ with launch events

    Granada Secondary Glazing is to host three launch events next month for trade customers and commercial partners to see its new secondary glazing product...

    Glazing Summit names speakers

    Glazing Summit organisers have revealed the line-up of speakers for the forthcoming event on Thursday, October 21 at Edgbaston Stadium and Conference Centre, Birmingham. Four...
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    ENVIRONMENT

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    People

    Three for Supalite

    Conservatory roof manufacturer SupaLite has appointed three new managers at its headquarters in Preston. The company has welcomed Kevin Pratley, pictured, right, as the new...

    Richard Lee steps up as Gap commercial director

    Gap, the 80-depot trade counter operator and building products manufacturer, has announced the promotion of window and roof divisional manager Richard Lee to commercial...

    Martin Keelagher joins DHF board

    The Door & Hardware Federation has appointed Martin Keelagher, director of Security Access Systems Ltd, and chairman of DHF’s Automated Gate Group, to its...

    Haydon Statham joins Universal

    Universal Composite Doors has announced the appointment of Haydon Statham as its new sales director. Haydon was formerly sales director at Phoenix Doors and more...

    AWARDS

    Outstanding’ Martin Althorpe gains Gold from BPF

    Martin Althorpe, Technical Director of Epwin Window Systems, has been presented with the British Plastics Federation’s Gold Medal Award for Outstanding Services to the...

    MRA is in for four CMAs

    MRA Marketing has been shortlisted for awards in four categories at this year’s Construction Marketing Awards (CMAs). The agency, which was winner of 20 previous...

    Garnalex up for three NFAs

    Garnalex has been shortlisted in three categories at this year’s National Fenestration Awards –Aluminium Company, Systems Company and New Product for its S1 Roof...

    Architectural Ironmongery Specification Awards 2022

    Entries are now open for the Architectural Ironmongery Specification Awards 2022. Organised by the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) in conjunction with the Royal Institute...

    Mercury rising with three NFA nominations

    Trade fabricator Mercury has been named as finalists in three categories at the 2021 National Fenestration Awards, Bifold Door Manufacturer, Fabricator/Manufacturer and Vertical Sliding...

    Finesse in for Which? Trusted Trader accolade again

    Kings Norton based fabricator-installer Finesse Windows has been shortlisted as Which? Trusted Trader of the Year for a second time in four years. The family-owned...

    Victorian Sliders up for a third NFA

    Victorian Sliders has been named a finalist in the vertical sliding window company category at the 2021 National Fenestration Awards –  a prize it’s...

    Total Hardware is NFA finalist

    Total Hardware has been confirmed as a finalist at this year’s National Fenestration Awards in the Hardware Company 2021 category. The award nomination comes off...

    Hardware

    Regal revisited

    When Window Ware first launched Regal Hardware back in 2018, it took the market by storm as the first key-lockable heritage-style handle that worked...

    Defeating the distraction burglar

    ERA is adding a new TS 003 heavy-duty Door Chain and Door Restrictor to its of Fab&Fix suited hardware to protect the integrity of...

    Three new Liniar guides from Rapierstar

    Rapierstar has published three free-to download Recommended Fixings Manuals (RFMs) which provide detailed guidance on which fasteners to use in all aspects of Liniar...

    TRADE COUNTERS

    Hinkley launch takes NBP into Midlands

    Trade outlet NBP, with branches in Leeds and Bolton, is expanding into the Midlands with a depot set to open in Hinkley in November. Sales...

    NBP targets growth with BGF investment

    North of England based trade distributor Northern Building Plastics has entered an investment agreement with growth capital investor BGF to support its ambitions to...

    Screwfix planning 40 new stores this year

    Screwfix has revealed plans to open 30 new stores in the UK and 10 in the RoI this year. The trade retailer has opened at...

    MARKETING

    Mercury retail brochure answers demand for aluminium

    Mercury Specialist Frames has published a new retail brochure to help promote its aluminium window and door products. The new brochure includes aluminium bifold doors,...

    New composite door brochure from ODL Europe

    ODL Europe has published a new, 60-page brochure showcasing its complete composite door collection, including the newly-launched Deco and Moderne door ranges. The brochure includes...

    Sheerline goes to consumers with Grand Designs campaign

    Sheerline has invested in its first consumer campaign, with its first adverts appearing in Grand Designs, the magazine based on the hit television programme. A...
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    INTERNET / IT

    Emplas opens up on capacity and lead times

    Emplas has underlined its commitment to transparency to trade customers by making its real-time manufacturing capacity available to them. Available through its online customer portal...

    Touch gets a retouch

    The Business Micros Group has added a number of new features including live, automatic pricing options to its Touch Vendor software for installers, ahead...

    Compusoft moves further into fenestration with Access IT acquisition

    Quotation software provider Compusoft Group has made a further inroad into the window & door sector with the acquisition of Access Information Technologies, US-based...

    Epwin Connects with ConXhub

    Epwin Window Systems has launched an exclusive partnership with telecoms provider ConXhub for users of Connect, its integrated digital resource centre. Marketing manager Gerald Allen...

    BROCHURE / VIDEO

    Heritage literature takes Stellar and Optima to the consumer

    Trade fabricator Heritage Trade Frames has commissioned a suite of consumer leaflets promoting the Stellar and Optima products that it markets under its own...

    Lift & Slide literature

    Epwin Window Systems has released a suite of literature for the Stellar Lift & Slide Door.  The suite consists of a 16-page brochure, which has...

    Bespoke brochure for Flip

    Doorco, has launched a new brochure to showcase the options available for its new Flip door glazing cassette system with Foam in Place technology. IT...

    BLU Book B.05 is out from Coastal

    Coastal has launched its latest BLU Book of 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel Door and Window Hardware. BLU is a suited range of ironmongery for...

    Glass

    Climate change and Building Regs drive growth in specialist glasses – survey

    Climate change and the impending new Building Regs are driving a growing demand for specialist glasses with more than 60% of specifiers seeing a...

    AGC and Masterframe launch Fineo vacuum glass PVC-U sash

    AGC Glass Europe and Masterframe have teamed up to claim a UK market exclusive with the launch of a PVC-U sash window with Fineo...

    Guardian rebuilds Goole furnace for extra capacity and energy efficiency

    Guardian Glass is set to complete a six-month furnace rebuild the at its Goole float glass plant with new technologies to expand its melting...

    Pilkington claims a first with hydrogen powered glass trial

    Pilkington is claiming a world’s first after successfully manufacturing architectural glass using hydrogen power at its St Helen’s site in a trial it says...

    Contracts

    Dudley’s gains Finzels Reach contract

    Dudley’s Aluminium has secured a contract with Willmott Dixon to work on the Millwrights Place and Coopers Court residential scheme at Finzels Reach, Bristol....

    LHC seeks contractors for new Part L window and door framework

    Procurement group LHC is inviting window and door contractors to register their interest for inclusion in a new £130million framework due to be issued...

    New client contracts for Dudley’s

    Cardiff-based Kawneer fabricator Dudley’s Aluminium has secured projects together worth of over £250,000 install curtain walling and automatic entrance doors for two new clients. For...

    Dudley’s wins £2.4m contract for Halo, Finzels Reach, Bristol

    Dudley’s Aluminium has secured a £2.4million contract with Willmott Dixon to work on the Halo project at Bristol’s Finzels Reach mixed-use development. The Cardiff-based fabricator...