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    Brearley leads Glazerite MBO

    Glazerite UK Group, the £26million-sales Veka fabricator has been acquired by management buyout led by recently-appointed group managing director Rob Brearley. The management team also includes Mark Johnston, group finance director and Jeff Dunn,...

    Morley supply restored after Czech factory felled by tornado

    Integral blinds manufacturer Morley Glass & Glazing says production is now back to normal after the Czech factory of supplier Pellini was destroyed by tornado. Orders from Leeds-based Morley were delayed slightly last week but...

    Fensa Scotland launched

    Fensa has unveiled the Fensa Scotland certification scheme, tailored specifically to the country’s own building standards, with the first certificates expected to be issued to homeowners next month. The launch comes after Scots installers emerged...

    Study reveals extent of construction gender gap

    Only 3% of ‘blue collar’ construction workers are women, a study of ONS data by the GMB union has shown. The statistic, coming at a time when many industry sectors are crying out for shopfloor...

    Homes RMI at ten-year high – AMA

    Private housing RMI (repair, maintenance & improvement) output grew in February and March to £2.1billion a month, the highest level for over a decade, according to the latest AMA Research figures. Output levels had recovered...

    Noir and Glimmer join Renolit metallics

    Renolit has extended its range of Exofol PX metallic exterior films with two new metallic blacks, Noir 2010 and Iron Glimmer Black. The complete range of metallic options includes Pyrite, Flemish Gold and Bronze Platin...

    Creditors called to Hitech Blinds Ltd

    A creditors meeting has been called in respect of integral window blind supplier Hitech Blinds Ltd. A formal notice of the meeting, due to be held in virtual form on Thursday (June 17), says it...

    Green light for £54million Glass Futures project

    Planners have given the go-ahead for the £54million, 160,000 sq ft Glass Futures Global Centre of Excellence in St Helens, Merseyside, taking the world’s first openly accessible test and trial furnace operation a step...

    Smart Ready defends brand name in EU trademark dispute

    Giovanni Laporta, inventor of Smart Ready technology, has successfully contested an application by Assa Abloy to the European Union Intellectual Property Office for registration of ‘Smart Living Ready’ as a trademark. Announcing the result, he...

    Shortages drive record materials price inflation

    Supply and demand imbalances led to the highest materials costs inflation for a quarter century in April after seven consecutive months of uninterrupted increases, according to the latest HIS Markit report. Following last week’s warning...