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    VinylPlus sets the path for the next decade

    The next ten-year Commitment of the European PVC industry to Sustainable Development will be launched at the VinylPlus Sustainability Forum next month, hosted live...
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    Products

    AluK targets premium market with F82 relaunch

    AluK is relaunching its Luminia F82 bi-fold system aimed at customers who want to tap into the £250bn savings which the Bank of England...

    Decalu gains Max Vision slim interlock

    Deceuninck Aluminium has added Max Vision, a 53mm slim-interlock option to its Decalu163 Lift-and-Slide aluminium patio door. The system can accommodate individual sash weights of...

    Morley adds symmetry with SV+

    Integral blinds manufacturer Morley Glass & Glazing has launched the SV+, a symmetrical version of its ScreenLine SV (sliding venetian) Uni-Blind system with the...

    Doorco launches FLiP cassettes

    Doorco has introduced of FLiP, a door cassette system with Foam in Place technology. MD Dan Sullivan explained: “It is an exciting development. Not only does...

    Eurocell adds options to Equinox range

    Eurocell’s Equinox warm tiled roof solution for conservatories has been enhanced with new upgrade options. A new 25° fixed angle soffit ring beam option provides...

    Quint brings Steelit doors to UK

    Belfast-based Quint AD is building a dealer network as UK distributor of the Steelit internal steel door and panel range. Steelit by Quint is a...
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    Projects

    A home for history in Doncaster

    South Yorkshire based Senior Architectural Systems has helped make local history by playing a key role in the construction of the new Danum Gallery,...

    ‘A quartet of criteria at Citylabs, Manchester

    Two types of curtain walling by Kawneer met a quartet of criteria for a new building at the gateway to what is said to...

    Nehemiah Housing, Wolverhampton

    The Optima Fully Sculptured system from Profile 22windows were chosen for the refurbishment of 38 residential properties for the Nehemiah Housing Project in Wolverhampton, West Midlands. Walsall-based...
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    EXHIBITIONS / EVENTS

    FIT bounces back with visitor signings running at more than double

    FIT Show organisers say pre-registration for the 2021 event is at a record high with well over double the numbers of visitors for the...

    Schüco talks Smart for second virtual event

    Schüco UK is to broadcast i.NOW Smart, its second Innovation Now virtual event, on 27th May, focusing on intelligent building. The event will be broadcast from...

    Veka Compounds to sponsor PVC 2021

    Veka Compounds, the polymer division of Veka Recycling, is supporting the forthcoming PVC 2021 event, said to be the World's leading forum on polyvinyl...

    ENVIRONMENT

    VinylPlus sets the path for the next decade

    The next ten-year Commitment of the European PVC industry to Sustainable Development will be launched at the VinylPlus Sustainability Forum next month, hosted live...
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    People

    Michael Williams going up to AluK MD

    Michael Williams has been announced as the new Managing Director at AluK and successor to Justin Hunter. He joins the company from more than 30...

    Matthew Kelly joins Central as ops director

    Central Window Systems has appointed Matthew Kelly as Operations Director. Before joining Central, he spent seven years as executive plant manager at Pollard Windows in...

    Mila returns with sales team boost

    Mila has promoted National Sales Manager Julie Holmes to a new role as Head of Sales and recruited Ryan Holmes as Area Sales Manager...

    Andy Russell joins Garnalex

    Garnalex has appointed Andy Russell as Technical Services and Support Director to work with the Sheerline system’s network of fabricators. Andy, who has been in...

    AWARDS

    Family joinery scoops Fensa top install trophy

    A ‘truly outstanding’ installation by timber window specialist Nathan McCarter Joinery has been named Fensa Installation of the Year 2020. The job by the Tavistock-based...

    Wheeldon rates Frame Fast

    Frame Fast UK has gained a Seal of Excellence award from developers Wheeldon Brothers for its work on The Dial new build development in...

    Thermoseal joins top 200 Sunday Times Fast Trackers

    Thermoseal Group has been placed in the twelfth annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table with a No96 ranking in recognition of...

    Schüco Excellence Awards open for entries

    Applications are now being invited for the eighth annual Schüco Excellence Awards for Design and Innovation, with the event, again hosted by architectural designer...

    ‘Stand-out’ Stafford scores with Endurance

    The Door Company Stafford is the latest installation company to be crowned Installer of the Month by Endurance Doors. Endurance head of sales and marketing...

    Hard work pays off for apprentice Cerys

    Kestrel Customer Service Coordinator Cerys Coy has been named Support Services Apprentice of the Year at North Lindsey College in her home town of...

    Everglade’s West London’s best – again

    Everglade Windows has won Manufacturing Business of the Year at the 2021 West London Business Awards for a fourth year in succession. The win is...

    Innovation award for Pilkington glass barrier concept

    Highways UK has recognised a roadside barrier concept developed by Pilkington UK in its Civils and Materials Innovation Awards. The barrier concept features a special...

    Hardware

    Bohle updates Alva self-closer

    Bohle has launched an improved version of the Alva self-closing hydraulic patch fitting, for the controlled operation of glass doors. The update is said to...

    ICAM Locking System from Winlock

    UK door and window hardware manufacturer Winlock Security has introduced the ICAM Locking System. The ICAM technology is PAS 24 accredited, offers flexibility during manufacturing...

    Rapierstar teams with Dart in exclusive deal

    Window and door fastener supplier Rapierstar has become exclusive supplier to the door and window sector of Dart products including HSS ground twist drill...

    TRADE COUNTERS

    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

    Bifolds in the spotlight

    Alutech Systems has released a new video highlighting its BF73 bifold door system. Sales director Mike Moulds, who presents the video, explained: “This video is...

    Independent Network launches new, free website creation tool

    Independent Network, the Veka group members’ organisation, has unveiled an online tool enabling members to create their own websites from templated options, free of...

    Ultraframe unveils Proposal Generator – with lead response emails coming soon

    Ultraframe is launching a series of online Proposal Generators to help its installers create proposals to present to homeowners and has also signalled plans...
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    INTERNET / IT

    CGI casement animation launches virtual showroom plan for Sternfenster

    Sternfenster has unveiled a 3600 CGI animation of its Smart Alitherm 300 casement offer, in what the company says is the first in a series...

    Real-time data dashboard added

    Business Pilot has launched a new dashboard giving installers instant access to real-time data on how each individual area of their business is performing...

    Rehau ‘brings demand and supply closer together’ with Connect

    Rehau has developed Rehau Connect, a project platform where tradespeople can collaborate and create a personalised quote with company logos. A 3D visualiser enables users...

    Virtual Home addition for Touch Vendor

    The Touch Vendor lead generation and quoting software from the Business Micros Group has been upgraded with the addition of Virtual Home, a new...

    BROCHURE / VIDEO

    Brochure for Conservation and Listed buildings from Residence

    A new 20-page brochure outlining solutions and design credentials for conservation areas and listed buildings has been published by The Residence Collection. Sales and marketing...

    Axim brochure from Window Ware

    Independent hardware supplier Window Ware has launched a new commercial aluminium door hardware e-brochure featuring 20 pages of closing solutions developed by Axim Architectural...

    Mercury takes sash to consumers

    Mercury Glazing Supplies has published a new retail brochure to promote its sash windows to consumers. The 16-page brochure was commissioned by system provider Spectus,...

    Freefoam fires up Fireside 5 – vertical integration

    Commercial Director Colin St John tells how vertical integration has changed the building products market in the fifth and final in the series of...

    Glass

    AGC Glass Europe unveils www.agc-yourglass.com

    AGC is launching a new product websiteto serve as a ‚fully integrated hub guiding visitors to relevant AGC products and services based on each...

    Glass Futures names designer for ‘world’s first’ research furnace

    Stara Glass SpA, based in Genoa and part of the Hydra SpA group, has been appointed by Glass Futures to design the 30tonne/pd experimental...

    Warnings of global shortfall in laminate supply

    Warnings have been issued of ‘severe and immediate disruption’ to the global supply of laminates, leading to likely shortages this summer. The message came from...

    Saint-Gobain assures long-term UK supply with £30m Eggborough rebuild

    Saint-Gobain Glass this week began work on £30m rebuild of its Eggborough manufacturing unit, including a new float glass furnace, which it says will...

    Contracts

    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...

    Ali makes LHC three for The Window Company

    The Window Company (Contracts) has gained a third LHC Framework Agreements, for the supply and installation of aluminium windows and doors, in addition to...

    Dudleys chosen for next step of Central Square

    Dudley’s Aluminium has secured the £6million-plus contract, with ISG, for fenestration as part of the construction of The Interchange, the latest project in the development...

    Charities

    Widgets comes of age with GM and Kelly pledge

    Window Widgets has set a target of raising £20,000 for the industry’s pet charities GM Fundraising and We Mind & Kelly Matters, as part...

    Green fund grows with Morley

    The children of Longroyde Primary School, West Yorkshire have been creating and cultivating green spaces as part of their ‘Easter Garden Project’, thanks to...