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31st August 2017
 
 

Taxpayers Forced To Subsidise Planning Application Costs By £1 Billion Over The Next Five Years

 

Local taxpayers will be forced to spend £1 billion covering the cost of planning applications by 2022, the Local Government Association warns today.

Planning fees are set nationally, which means councils are prevented from recovering the full cost of processing the 486,500 planning applications they receive on average each year.

Since 2012 – the last time the national fees were increased – communities have footed the bill for as much as a third of all planning applications.

 
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AluK Launches New Luminia Veranda System

 

AluK has officially launched its new Luminia Veranda system, designed to give customers an exciting new business strand targeting all those homeowners who want to make more of their outdoor living space.

The stylish glazed Veranda perfectly bridges the gap between house and garden, and provides fabricators and installers with a potentially valuable new sales opportunity alongside virtually every bi-fold or sliding door installation.

 
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Dear Gerald

 

Accept No Imitations

There is a famous saying that ‘imitation is the greatest form of flattery’. Whilst this may be true in some cases, it’s certainly not true when it comes to ensuring safety and the protection of reputations and livelihoods.

Much like Hoover, iPod or Jacuzzi, through the success of our original range of universal cable restrictors,

 
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New Products Explosion At Eurocell Branches!

 

Eurocell has added 250 products to its over-the-counter range bringing the total number available to over 4,000. From loft hatches to laminate flooring, hacksaws to hardhats, the aim of the additions is to ensure that all the day-to-day items that a jobbing builder might need are at hand.

The company opened over 20 new branches this year, and with a total of over 150 covering Penzance to Inverness,

 
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Guardian Glass Products Enable Complex Curved Façade On Hamburg’s New Stunning Concert Hall

 

Located on the Elbe River, on the western tip of the HafenCity in Hamburg, Germany, the Elbphilharmonie is one of the largest and most acoustically advanced concert halls in the world and an outstanding example of modern architecture.

The Elbphilharmonie boasts stunning architecture in the mixed-used facility. Designed by Herzog & de Meuron,

 
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Roseview Slashes Lead Times On Two Best-In-Class Sash Windows

 

Sash window specialists Roseview are now able to offer lead times of just two weeks on two of its market-leading products.

While default lead times for the Charisma, Heritage and Ultimate Rose windows remain at three weeks, if required by the customer, the Charisma and Heritage models can be delivered in just two.

 
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Aluprof Expands Consultancy Team

 

As the demand for Aluprof systems continues to increase across the UK, two new Project Consultants have joined the rapidly expanding UK division.

John Higgs joined the team in July and covers London and the Southern region. Having extensive knowledge of fenestration systems, especially their applications and specification, John brings a wealth of knowledge to the team.

 
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Returning Sierra Salesman To Spearhead Growth

 

Fast-growing fabricator Sierra is celebrating the return of an experienced member of its senior team.

When he left the Torquay firm ten years ago, Paul Tranter was Sierra’s highly respected Regional Sales Manager for the South East of England.

Now, after periods spent working for major fabricators, he returns as Sales Director,

 
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Veranda Specialists The Milwood Group See Unbelievable Results With Insight Data

 

One of the UK’s fastest growing manufacturers of outdoor living products has seen a phenomenal surge in leads and sales thanks to a little help from Insight Data.

The Milwood Group, which specialises in aluminium verandas, canopies and carports partnered with Insight Data to develop a highly-targeted marketing strategy which includes email marketing and telesales.

 
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Morley Glass Launches New Retail Brochure

 

Morley Glass & Glazing, one of the UK’s largest manufacturer of integral blinds, has launched a new asset to give its retail customers another string to their bow, in the form of an updated brochure for its Uni-Blinds® product range.

The unbranded, full colour brochure designed for retail showrooms, provides a wealth of information on some of the company’s most popular integral blind systems.

 
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Residence Collection Shortlisted For Build-It Awards

 

Residence Collection has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Windows’ category of the national Build-It awards.

The prestigious annual event recognises innovation and excellence in the custom and self-build sector, bringing together architects, manufacturers and key industry figures. Residence entered its new, innovative flush sash window R7 with outstanding benefits in performance, looks and design.

 
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Bi-Fold Doors Let In More Light And Children At Cornish Eco-Camp

 

Children enjoying an eco-adventure at Camp Kernow, an educational not-for-profit organisation based near Truro in Cornwall, are now enjoying the benefits of an Aspect bi-fold door, after Eurocell and Victoria Windows and Doors donated and installed one in a camp classroom.

“They’re working fantastically, they’re ideal for us because they let in so much natural light – and we’re off the National Grid, so that’s important,” says Charlie Nicholson, the manager of the centre.

 
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Trade News

Housebuilding Remains Strong As Infrastructure Reaches A New Low

It was positive news for housebuilding across July, as construction contract values for the sector reached £2.5 billion. However the same could not be said for the infrastructure sector as figures reached the lowest total for more than six years.

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Business Bonanza For Equinox’s Select Few

Eurocell has launched a pioneering industry initiative in Select – the sector’s first comprehensive solid conservatory roof approved installer scheme. Designed to give scheme members a competitive edge and boost business,

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Dear Gerald

We’re receiving more and more calls asking for advice on rectifying coloured PVCu jobs that have gone wrong because window frames just aren’t being reinforced properly.

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Product News

This Way, That Way Or The Other Way?

“Yes, there are THREE ways to buy your R9 windows from us”, announces Essex based fabricator Climatec Windows. And they are more than happy to shout about it.

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Carl F Groupco’s Emergency Hardware Supports Safety Standards

Established hardware supplier Carl F Groupco is promoting its extensive range of panic and emergency exit gearing, which meets stringent safety standards for public and commercial installations.

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TruFrame Buys Xpert Tools From Mila

TruFrame, which has built its reputation on producing hand finished windows, has started buying professional fenestration tools from Mila, following the hardware specialist’s announcement that

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People

Why Always Going That Extra Mile Is Top Of The List For REHAU’s Newest Sales Manager

From rolling up his sleeves to providing marketing advice, Matt Janicki, the Area Sales Manager for the North West for REHAU Windows Solutions, is always on hand to offer his help to customers.

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New Warehouse & Transport Logistics Manager For Residence & Widgets

DW3 Products Group has appointed Chris Follows as the new Warehouse & Transport Logistics Manager for Residence Collection and Window Widgets to support the businesses’ strong growth and expansion plans.

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On-Site

Worthing Chippy Is The Plaice For Jack

Brighton Bi-folds used Jack Aluminium System’s shopfront system to create a bifold door and a bifold window at an upmarket fish and chip shop in Worthing.

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Student Accomodation Refurb Is Tall Order For REHAU Windows

When Manchester-based Excell Trade Frames was awarded the contract to replace the windows in a student accommodation block for the Sanctuary Group,

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Internet

The Swish Website Gets A New Look

The website of homeowner favourite Swish Windows and Doors has just been given a new look. Gerald Allen, Epwin Window Systems’ Marketing Manager, said: “The new Swish website provides an enhanced visitor experience

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Marketing

Sign Up Now For Essential Seminar On Construction Marketing Strategy

The CIM Construction Industry Group (CIMCIG) is hosting a morning seminar at Bristol Golf Club on 13th September specifically for marketers in the building industry.

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Awards

LuxLite Leads The Way With Built It Award Nomination

Fast-growing roof glazing specialists Roof Maker has been nominated for a prestigious Build-It Award.

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Sponsorship

Morley Glass & Glazing Has It Covered

A local cricket club in Yorkshire has once again benefited from Morley Glass & Glazing’s support, with the business stepping in to help finance a new crease cover for the team.

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SWISSPACER Sponsors The Race Of My Life Project

SWISSPACER is the ‘Presenting Sponsor’ for around-the-world sailor, Matthias Eigenmann, a participant of the ‘Clipper Round the World’ sailing regatta.

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