9th March 2017
 
Guardian Glass To Add A Laminated Glass Production Line At Its Plant In Oroshaza, Hungary
 

To support the increasing demand for laminated glass in Europe, Guardian Glass is adding a new laminated glass production line at its Oroshaza, Hungary plant.

The new line will produce both standard and coated laminated glass, as well as specialty products such as acoustic, coloured and thick laminated glass.

The rising demand for laminated glass is being driven by three long-term trends:

 
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ExtrudaSeal Launches New Through-Colour Foam Gasket
 

ExtrudaSeal has announced the launch of AeroSeal, its pioneering new through-colour aluminium bi-fold door foam gasket.

Developed by specialist extruder as part of its continuous research and development programme, AeroSeal combines superior performance and weather sealing, with ease of installation.

 
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LB Roof Windows Helps Installers Capitalise On White Window Trend With Liteleader
 

Mansfield-based roof window specialists LB Roof Windows is helping installers capitalise on the latest design trend among homeowners for white painted roof windows with their exclusive Liteleader range.

White painted roof windows are becoming the go-to roof window solution for homeowners thanks to their stylish and contemporary design.

 
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elumatec To Bring uPVC Revolution With Renewed Sturtz Partnership

 

Machining firm elumatec has signed a deal that will see it exclusively supply a host of uPVC machinery products from German manufacturers Sturtz.

Principally known for its widely respected aluminium machining range, elumatec has nonetheless supplied uPVC machining products for a number of years.

 
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Exlabesa’s KLS Patio Door Suite Delivers What Market Is Looking For

 

Having an offering that reflects market trends is a fundamental requirement of a successful business and it’s something that aluminium systems company Exlabesa UK has got a reputation for doing. That reputation is being enhanced in its KLS patio door suite. Paul Benn, Exlabesa’s National Sales Manager, comments: “The trend at the moment is for large expanses of glass that give unrestricted views to the outside.

 
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Double R Showcases IGU Line At Open House
 

A rare opportunity to see high automation in action was offered at Double R Glass & Roofing Systems’ recent Open House event. Open to customers and prospects and with time set aside for the industry’s media, the company showed the culmination of months of work designing and installing one of the quickest vertical IGU Super Spacer Automatic Hot Melt line.

 
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Green Building Store Partners With CENSolutions For Certification On New Lift & Slide Door

 

Green Building Store has just launched a triple glazed timber Lift & Slide door which, thanks to partnering with CENSolutions and ER Certification for certification, combines PAS 24:2016 – Secured by Design and Part Q compliance with the highest Class 4 level airtightness standards.

The Lift & Slide door has been developed by Green Building Store to help fill a gap in the UK marketplace and to give UK designers’

 
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Composite Wood Connects For The Perfect Timber Alternative Garden Room

 

For the perfect timber alternative garden room, Composite Wood Company™ now features unique Composite Wood connecting posts as standard – further enhancing the garden rooms’ natural wood style, design flexibility and ease of installation.

Already one of the fastest-growing home improvement products, it’s now even easier to order and fit Composite Wood garden rooms

 
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Stratus – Six Months On

 

The last six months have flown by for Synseal Group with March marking half a year since the formal launch of their fully thermally broken lantern roof system, Stratus.

With the equivalent of a new customer signing up every week, Stratus has seen incredible growth in its first two quarters despite being launched at a traditionally quiet time of year.

 
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Don’t Compromise On Your Glazed Roof
 

‘Don’t compromise’ will be the message radiating from Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions’ stand (N20) at this year’s FIT Show.

The Atlas team will be on hand to show visitors the clean, minimalistic range of Atlas products and explain why they shouldn’t accept anything less when choosing their glazed roof or rooflight.

 
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Mercury Glazing Shows The Versatility Of Vertical Sliders
 

Mercury Glazing Supplies Limited is one of the most experienced vertical slider fabricators in the industry and its expertise means it is often called upon to manufacture windows to complex and demanding requirements. Chris Reeks, the company’s Sales and Marketing Director, explains: “It’s easy to think that creating standard rectangular vertical sliders in PVC-u is achievement enough.

 
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Master Fitter Challenge The Most Exciting Yet As FIT Moves To The NEC – There’s Still Time To Enter, Say Organisers.
 

The Master Fitter Challenge has been a key feature at every FIT Show so far and once again the competition will challenge the skills of some of Britain’s finest window, door and roof installers. Felt by many to define the FIT Show by highlighting the crucial aspects of installation, this year the event will be held in the biggest ever finals Pavilion with finalists skills being tested on the installation of bi folding

 
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Promac Group To ‘Unlock’ High Margin Opportunities At FIT
 

Promac Group will showcase new low-cost high margin, innovations in PVC-U welding technologies, plus advances in cost-effective and efficient manufacture of aluminium systems, at this year’s FIT Show, NEC, 23-25 May.

Its stand D10 will feature a new seamless cill welder and seamless transom and mullion ‘H- welder’ from Graf Synergy,

 
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Customade To Help Installers To Fly At FIT Show
 

Customade is promising excitement and nostalgia on its stand at the FIT Show (N20). Although the theme of the stand is still under wraps, the Customade team will be showing installers just how easy it is to propel their businesses forward with aluminium.

Visitors will discover more about Customade’s ‘REAL Aluminium’ innovation and how it can make the advance to aluminium as ‘easy

 
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Bowater By Birtley Get FIT
 

The newly launched Bowater by Birtley range from Birtley Group will be on display for all to see at this year’s bigger and better FIT Show at the NEC. The new comprehensive door range includes composite, fire, flood and steel doors but the focus at FIT will be on the composite range.

 
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80 Years Of Deceuninck
 

Deceuninck is delighted to be celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. One of the top PVC-U extrusion companies with operations across 75 countries, over 2 million products are made from Deceuninck profile in the UK every year.

Deceuninck’s Rob McGlennon comments: “Our long heritage lies in working closely with fabricators to develop tailored solutions to help

 
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Meet ODL’s Winning Team Ahead Of FIT Show 2017
 

With recent investment in state of the art manufacturing machinery, expansion of the facilities and product ranges, particularly into a complete composite door solution, it’s exciting times at Bootle based ODL Europe, the value-added building products for the home manufacturer.

 
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Synseal Gets Ready For FIT Show With Two Stands
 

Synseal Group is taking a new approach to the FIT Show this year with two product-focused stands showcasing popular brands WarmCore and Masterdor.

With a new product joining the WarmCore family, and with customers keen to see the latest Masterdor Craftsman styles up-close, Synseal Group has taken the decision to exhibit

 
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Tough Mudder Or Completely Bonkers?
 

Pitched as ‘no ordinary mud run’, Tough Mudder South West takes place on the weekend of 19th-20th August at Badminton Estate in South Gloucestershire. Tough Mudder Half consists of 13 obstacles across a 5-mile course and Brouha Marketing’s Lucy Baker has signed up for the challenge in aid of a touching cause close to home.

 
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Trade News

New FENSA Member ID Card Launched To Kick-Start 2017 Rebrand

Today FENSA, the Government authorised self-certification scheme for windows and doors installers launches the new FENSA Member ID Card.

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Dear Gerald,

Recently you published a letter from Doorco’s Dan Sullivan saying: “The shape of the composite door market has shifted significantly in recent years.”

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Haffner Murat’s Sales Indicate Current Strength Of Industry

Machinery supplier Haffner Murat has just announced that sales of its SBA-2 and SBA-4 machining centres have had a strong start to the year. Dave Thomas, Haffner Murat’s Managing Director, commented: “The machines

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Stevenswood Recruits 73 New VEKA Approved Installers

Although relatively new to the market place, Harefield based joinery company Gintreda, has already made a name for itself as a manufacturer of high quality timber windows and doors. In need of a certification provider, they decided CENSolutions,

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Goliath Tops £5M In Network VEKA Sales Over 20 Year Partnership

Goliath Homeworld – a founder member of pioneering installer support organisation, Network VEKA – is celebrating more than £5m in sales registered directly through the two organisations’ partnership.

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Phoenix Doors Increases Capacity With Move To New Premises

Phoenix Doors, part of MASCO UK Window Group, has increased its composite door and PVC door panel production capacity with a move to much larger premises in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.

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The VEKA Uk Group Secures Secured By Design For Three More Years

PVC-U systems supplier, The VEKA UK Group, has been awarded membership once again of the national crime prevention initiative, Secured by Design (SBD),

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Product News

Sealco Offers Easy Route To Remote Access With Yale Conexis L1

Independent hardware distributor Sealco now offers the Yale Conexis L1 Smart Lock for door and window companies looking for an easy route to retrofitting remote access door locks.

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WarmCore Windows Secured By Design

WarmCore next generation aluminium window systems now meet the rigorous testing standards set by Secured by Design.

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Birtley Group Launches Bowater By Birtley

Birtley Group is pleased to announce the launch of a new comprehensive door range including composite, fire, flood and steel doors – Bowater by Birtley.

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Fit A New Conservatory Roof In 2-3 Days

Supplied ready-to-fit by Window Warehouse, Leka, the genuinely lightweight tiled, solid conservatory roof system is the perfect replacement for glazed roofs.

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Aluminium

HS2 To Create Big Boost For The Aluminium Sector

Prime Minister Theresa May recently confirmed High Speed 2 (HS2), a high-speed railway in the UK linking London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Leeds, Sheffield and Manchester, will go ahead.

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Glass & Glazing

Balconette Offers New Revenue Opportunities For Window Companies

Opportunities for window and door companies to increase their product portfolio and boost their revenue streams are being offered by balustrade specialists Balconette.

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FIT Show

Epwin Window Systems Shows Support For Installers With Backing For FIT Show Master Fitter Challenge

Epwin Window Systems is celebrating the launch of the company’s Installer Support Scheme being rolled out at FIT Show by throwing its weight behind the event’s Master Fitter Challenge.

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FIT Show Seminar Schedule Released

The FIT Show has revealed its most comprehensive seminar programme yet for this year’s exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC, with a host of industry experts covering a full spectrum of key topics for the window, door and conservatory industry.

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Two’s A Charm For IOTY Winners QKS

Ticking off another month of 2017 means it’s time for a new FIT Show Installation of the Year winner… or does it? While yes there is a winner’s announcement but it’s not new. Taking home the prize for the second month running, congratulations is in

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Internet

New Website Puts The Spotlight On Roof Maker

After a phenomenal year that brought new products, new ownership and growth, Leicester-based rooflight experts Roof Maker have launched a new website (www.roof-maker.co.uk), reflecting their far-reaching ambitions for the months and years ahead.

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Get Creative With Colour

Freefoam, a manufacturer of a wide range of innovative products for the building industry in UK, Ireland and Mainland Europe, announce the launch of a brand new colour roofline visualiser – an online tool to help choose the colour of fascia,

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Marketing

Conservatory Outlet Shares Best Practice

Wakefield based fabricator Conservatory Outlet has launched an enhanced programme of events for 2017, equipping each of its network retail partners with new information, experiences,

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Awards

Installer SEH BAC Secures TrustMark Accreditation

SEHBAC has achieved the TrustMark accreditation, the only government-endorsed scheme for all trades in and around the home.

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