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    ‘Don’t risk, damage, injury, even loss of life’ – GGF issues new product substitution guide

    The Glass and Glazing Federation has published a new guidance document on product substitutions to help companies comply with regulations as the construction industry...
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    Products

    ODL takes control of cassettes with moulding kit purchase

    ODL Europe has taken its door cassette production process entirely in-house with the purchase of an injection moulding machine. Managing director Nathan Barr said: “This...

    HWL adds open-in door to welded R9 suite

    HWL Trade Frames says it is giving installers a unique opportunity to pitch a fully matched R9 window and door offer with the launch of...

    Wendland Lantern now available in any RAL

    The Wendland Lantern is now available in any RAL colour in either PVCu or aluminium. Brand manager Chloe McGrath said: “The Wendland Lantern is already...

    AluK transforms colour with four ranges for simplicity and clear pricing

    AluK has worked with paint supplier Akzo Nobel to transform its colour offering with the launch of four colour ranges based on identifying the...

    Sheerline S1 roof lantern with security innovations

    Sheerline has launched the S1 roof lantern with a number of security innovations. Overlapping cast end caps prevent the bar and top caps from...

    A1 Category walk-on rooflight

    The Rooflight Company has launched the neo Advance Skywalk+ walk-on rooflight for A1 Category (BS EN 1991-1 Table NA3) applications. The addition to the company’s...
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    Projects

    Natural light from three directions

    Some 25 panels of 15mm clear toughened safety glass from TuffX were chosen to provide a balustrade solution for two adjoining balcony areas at...

    Arched windows preserve the look of historic Hindley Cemetery Lodge

    The appearance of a historic former cemetery lodge in Hindley, Greater Manchester, including 43 arched windows, was preserved by fabricator A & D Joinery...

    International Convention Centre for Wales

    Architectural aluminium glazing systems from the portfolio of Kawneer, including its AA110 curtain walling system, window vents, doors and “roof glazing” were used on the new £83.7million...
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    EXHIBITIONS / EVENTS

    PiGs trot back with new Manchester trough

    The PiGs are back after nearly 18 months with a new Manchester venue to launch their post-lockdown programme of events. “It’s been far too long...

    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...
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    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

    Carly Graham takes the Midlands and SE for Glazerite

    The Glazerite UK Group has appointed Carly Graham as sales manager, Midlands and South East. Carly, who has over 20 years of experience in fenestration,...

    Salisbury meets record orders boost with major recruitment drive

    David Salisbury is looking to expand its workforce following what it says is the most successful period for new orders in the company’s history,...

    Dr Sachin Saigal becomes Avocet MD

    Dr Sachin Saigal has been named as managing director of the Avocet Hardware Group. CEO Rythm Saigal said of the appointment: “There is so much...

    BWF names David Oldfield as president

    The British Woodworking Federation has appointed David Oldfield, commercial director at the Arnold Laver Group, as its new president. David will succeed Paul Bailey, founder...

    AWARDS

    Gowercroft is Midlands’ top family business

    Timber window and door manufacturer Gowercroft Joinery has won the ‘Family Business of the Year’ category of the 2021 Midlands Business Awards. Managing Director Andrew...

    Entries open for BWF Awards 2021

    The British Woodworking Federation is calling for entries for the BWF Awards. Chief Executive Helen Hewitt said: “After what has been such a challenging time...

    Triple shortlisting for Liniar in Derbyshire awards

    Liniar has been shortlisted in this year’s annual East Midlands Chamber of Commerce Business Awards for Derbyshire, in three categories: Excellence in Innovation, Community...

    Homebuilders rate Korniche with show awards shortlisting

    Korniche by Made For Trade is hoping for a second win in a row after being shortlisted as Best Rooflight Supplier in the annual...

    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...

    Hardware

    Carl F adds Scots spec panic bar

    Carl F Groupco has added the CISA Fast Touch Panic Exit Push Bar, with specification recommended for Scottish regulations. Technical Manager John Mitchell explained: “Scottish...

    Fab&Fix gains a 304 steel letterplate

    Era has added the 304 Stainless Steel Letterplate to its Fab&Fix range of hardware. Its  secure through fixing ensures the letterplate can only be removed from...

    ‘World’s first’ lithium-powered smart self-disinfecting door handle ready for market – £320 a door

    Tweaq Rise, said to be ‘the world’s first smart self-disinfecting door handle’, is to be available from next month at a cost of £320...

    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

    Glazing Vault adds a shop

    Glazing Vault has added the option of an online shop which installers can purchase as a fully functioning e-commerce website or as an upgrade...

    Leads 2 Trade goes for garden rooms

    Leads 2 Trade is set to add garden rooms to its range of lead-type offerings and is seeking suppliers and installers to register their...

    Google boost takes Endurance over 1,000 leads a week

    Endurance Doors has stepped up its Google rankings for over 800 search terms and is now receiving over 1,000 direct enquires a week to...
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    INTERNET / IT

    Ultra’s got email with dashboard add-on

    Ultraframe has launched a new functionality in its Ultra Installer dashboard, enabling scheme members to create branded email campaigns and send them to homeowner...

    Consultancy puts Residence on the map for installers

    The Consultancy has added a ‘Find a Fabricator’ function to the Residence Collection Trade website. Installers who visit the site at: can now see a...

    BP map function seeks out the sales hotspots

    Business Pilot has launched new map functionality that lets users see which areas provide the best potential for new seeking business. A zoomable heat map...

    HWL takes to the clouds with new customer portal

    HWL Trade Frames has introduced a suite of cloud-based customer service and business management systems, including 24/7 ordering, using Window Designer from First Degree...

    BROCHURE / VIDEO

    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...

    New door cassette brochure from ODL

    ODL Europe has published a new 16-page door cassette brochure that showcases its range of multiple door glazing systems.The brochure design demonstrates the door cassette range...

    Decalu retail brochure now available through Brand It

    Deceuninck Aluminium is making its new Decalu bi-folding, lift-and-slide and French doors retail brochure available via Deceuninck’s Brand It online marketing resource. Through the Brand...

    Glass

    Pilks looks to its past with heritage hub

    Pilkington UK is celebrating nearly two centuries of history with the creation of a new online heritage hub with images of the company and...

    AGC adds thicker options to Clearvision range

    Planibel Clearvision, the neutral colour low-iron from AGC is now available in two thicker options. The manufacturer says it has applied additional technology to produce...

    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...

    Contracts

    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...

    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...