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16th March 2021
 
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BFRC And FENSA To Meet Government To Discuss Building Regs Concerns

 

Survey highlights installer disquiet over trickle vents and U value drops

As window installers express their broad disapproval at the Government’s proposals to amend performance requirements for windows and doors in the Building Regulations, FENSA, together with the British Fenestration Ratings Council (BFRC) has been invited to attend Government meetings to discuss the issues.

BFRC, the organisation behind the Window Energy Ratings ‘rainbow’ energy performance scheme, has said that it is not surprised at the intensity of feelings amongst installers, which were highlighted in a recent survey by FENSA amongst its Approved Installers.

 
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Home Improvement Boom Delivers Record-Breaking £1.25M Month Of Sales For Pennine

 

A massive surge in homeowner spending has helped a North East company record the best-ever sales month in its 43-year history.

Pennine Home Improvements, which is part of the London Stock Exchange 1000-recognised Conservatory Outlet Group, has achieved more than £1.25m of orders in just twenty-eight days.

The firm has passed this impressive milestone with its two showrooms in Durham and Newcastle closed due to the Covid-19 lockdown, switching from face-to-face meetings to an impressive new digital approach.

 
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VEKA Compounds Steps Up Production With Second Extrusion Line

 

VEKA Compounds, a division of VEKA Recycling and part of the VEKA UK Group, has announced the installation of a second, state of the art extrusion line at its Wellingborough based plant, the latest phase in an ongoing, £15 million programme at what is claimed to have become the most advanced PVC-U recycling facility in Europe since its completion in January this year.

The latest investment, which totals more than £500,000, means the company now benefits from a brace of Krauss Maffei compounding lines – technologically advanced machines that are designed to maximise throughput of material while keeping energy costs

 
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Demand For Foils Driving Growth For aluplast

 

aluplast is on target to double its year-on-year turnover, at Q1 2021, with demand for colour and finish identified as a main driver for growth.

Foils account for as much as 50% of total order volume for the PVC system house, which has invested significantly in foiling technology and production capacity at its state of the art 13-hectare manufacturing facility.

This investment, combined with extensive forward planning ahead of the January deadline for the UK leaving the European Union, has been central to aluplast’s ability to maintain a strong and consistent

 
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Ritec Announces Sad Loss Of Managing Director Stephen Byers

 

System® and co-founder and managing director of Ritec International Limited, passed away peacefully on 6 March 2021 aged 79, as a result of pneumonia.

Stephen and his wife and business partner Karen are well-known figures in the glass industry both in the UK and internationally. The inseparable team set out over 40 years ago to challenge the glass industry and transform perceptions and attitudes towards the protection and maintenance of glass surfaces. They displayed staunch determination and admirable dedication to raising awareness on the corrosion of glass,

 
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Website Designs Available From BM Touch Store

 

Installers who want to boost their online presence using the Business Micros TOUCH Vendor lead generation and quoting software can now go one step further and get their website redeveloped as well. A new option has just been added to the BM TOUCH store which lets users choose from a set of pre-designed website themes specially designed for the glazing industry.

It’s a simple, value for money way for installers to get their own premium looking website from an experienced team in the industry, with or without the TOUCH Vendor software built in.

 
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Adding Value In The Consumer Window Research Process

 

Following growth in the home improvement market during the pandemic, almost 80% of homeowners are looking to make further changes to their humble abode, according to the recently-published Checkatrade Home Pride Index. To remain competitive in the buoyant window replacement market, it is vital that installers educate homeowners on the options available, in order to add value. Russell Hand, Head of Product Management and Technical at REHAU Windows, explores this issue further.

Throughout 2020 there was a remarkable rise in the number of people undertaking home renovation projects.

 
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Brand It With Deceuninck

 

Deceuninck has launched Brand It, a dedicated online resource that allows its customers to create a comprehensive range of bespoke, professionally branded marketing materials.

With the Brand It website, Deceuninck’s customers can access templates for brochures, pull up banners, and A1 posters, plus a range of showroom and point of sale marketing material that includes flags, business cards and even van graphics.

Accessed via an individual log-in, users can either upload their own photography or they can take advantage of Deceuninck’s in-house,

 
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GM Fundraising Moves Peak, Paddle, Pedal To 2022

 

GM Fundraising has announced its 2021 Peak, Paddle, Pedal charity event to raise money for Hope House Children’s Hospices has been further postponed until 2022.

Gary Morton, the founder of GM Fundraising, said: “Having already postponed our scheduled 2020 event back to 2021 due to the pandemic, we are disappointed to reschedule again. With pandemic restrictions still in place, this has prohibited the ability to undertake the team’s extensive one:one training programme that is needed for such an event. In light of this situation and the short timeframe to raise funds,

 
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Two New Starters And One Milestone Anniversary

 

Chris Alderson, Edgetech’s respected Managing Director, is marking his five year anniversary at the company.

Chris joined the world-renowned warm-edge spacer manufacturer back in 2016, after more than twenty years spent in a series of senior roles at adhesive and sealant experts Bostik.

The sales, operations and management expertise he gained there made him the perfect choice to take the helm at Edgetech.
Under Chris’ leadership, Edgetech has embarked on an intensive

 
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Purplex To Go Global With Caldwell

 

Caldwell has appointed Purplex to take over its global social media.

The global manufacturer of specialist hardware has strengthened its partnership with the leading full-service marketing agency in the fenestration industry, having worked together for the last seven years.

Purplex will be streamlining and uniting the social media across all three different Caldwell locations – the US, the UK and India.

 
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AdminBase Extends Popular Dashboard Feature And Enhances KPI Reporting

 

AdminBase, the web-based business management software system from Ab Initio, has extended its popular Dashboard feature – and enhanced its KPI reporting function – to make life even easier for its installer users.

The dashboard-style format, currently available for reviewing contract statuses, has now been implemented on the AdminBase sales lead function, presenting the relevant data in user-friendly pie charts that provide key information such as the number of customers awaiting quotes or appointments.

 
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February Contract Awards Rise By 11% To £4.7Bn But Remain Below Average Levels

 

In February 2021, contract awards increased by 11% compared to January to £4.7 billion, this remains below average levels, but underlying activity has increased as no single project was valued over £200 million. Similarly to January, distribution centres make up two of the top four contract awards.

The latest edition of the Economic & Construction Market Review from industry analysts Barbour ABI, highlights levels of construction contract values awarded across Great Britain.

 
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Spectus Vertical Sliders Deliver Heritage Authenticity For Grade II Listed Building

 

130 Spectus Vertical Sliding windows have been used in the sensitive refurbishment of a prestigious Grade II listed building in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Sovereign Park House is set in a conservation area and had previously been converted into eleven superior apartments. As part of a wider programme of refurbishments on the property, 130 new windows were specified. Spectus Vertical Sliders were identified as the windows that would deliver the aesthetics required for a building in a conservation area and provide more thermally efficient and improved sound insulation for the occupants.

 
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‘Vaarwel Pet’

 

It was the year in which Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer, Ronald Reagan was inaugurated as the 40th President of the US and Bucks Fizz won Eurovision with ‘Making your Mind Up’.

And it was also the year that Sternfenster’s inhouse technical guru, Kevin Wallis first handed in his CV to Sternfenster founder Eddie Parczuk.

40-years on and Kev remains an integral part of the Sternfenster team, as Mike Parczuk, who today heads up the trade specialist, explained.

 
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Trade News

AluK Research Reveals Post-Covid Opportunities

Almost 70% of architects in a recent AluK survey said that they had changed their approach to residential design as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and more than 30% said that it had specifically affected their design approach to fenestration.

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UAP Ltd Unlocks The Door To Celebrations For Its Silver Anniversary

The company maybe more familiar with plated steel, but it will be silver all the way for UAP Ltd in 2021 as the hardware specialist celebrates its silver anniversary after 25 years in business.

UAP first started trading as Universal Imports in July 1996 with a single

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Timing Is Everything

By Wojciech Brozyna, MD of Aluprof UK

Time does have a real tangible value in business, especially where various processes are integrated to produce a single completed product or service. Usually with more processes involved the greater number of cost streams will be influenced if a delay is experienced.

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Rapierstar Supports Eurocell And Its Fabricators With New Fastener Guidance

Window and door fastener specialist Rapierstar has developed a comprehensive new Recommended Fixings Manual (RFM) for all Eurocell systems in conjunction with the technical team at the PVCu profile manufacturer.

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Product News

Kawneer Launches Slimline Window For Education And Home Improvement Sectors

A unique slimline aluminium casement window that delivers superior form and function has been launched by leading UK manufacturer Kawneer.

The AA®720 SL (Slimline) casement window is the latest enhancement to Kawneer’s premium AA®720 range

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Stellar Facilities For Epwin Window Systems

The manufacturing facilities for Stellar, the aluminium window and door system from Epwin Window Systems, offer state-of-the-art production at every level. Clare O’Hara, Managing Director at Epwin Window Systems, said: “Stellar sets a new standard for the aluminium industry and this starts from our in-house UK production facilities.”

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Senior Takes An Active Role In The Leisure Sector

With daylighting and natural ventilation having an important impact on both physical and mental wellbeing, manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems has seen an increase in demand for its aluminium fenestration systems in the fitness and leisure sector.

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Product News

Competitive Advantage With Fentrade’s Aluminium Flush Casement Window

The Flush Casement window market’s popularity continues to flourish for Fentrade Aluminium, with year-on-year sales growth for its aluminium Flush Casement windows. Chris Reeks, Director at Fentrade, said: “We know that high-end window products are gaining traction in the market place .”

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We-Fit Windows, Doors And Conservatories Goes From Strength To Strength With Leka Systems

Worksop-based We-Fit Windows, Doors and Conservatories is capitalising on the trend for solid roof conversions. Gareth Matusevics, We-Fit’s Managing Director, says that Leka Systems is one of the reasons why.

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P C Henderson Launch New Innovative Sliding Door Drop Seal

P C Henderson has recently partnered up with drop seal manufacturer, Planet, to introduce an acoustic drop seal for sliding doors into its range of products.

The innovative seal solution, designed specifically for sliding doors,

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People

New Head Of Member Services For Certass

Danelle Kaukau has been named Head of Member Services at Certass, in recognition of her impressive work to support installers and their businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Since the launch of the Certass Trade Association Members-only Forum,

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Aluminium

QUALICOAT Update Standard

The QUALICOAT Standard for architectural powder coating is possibly one of the only quality standards applicable across the globe which is revised several times a year by the release of ‘update sheets’. The most up to date, 88 page QUALICOAT Standard,

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On-Site

ISO CHEMIE Has New Capital Windows Installation Sealed

Improved levels of acoustic and energy insulation will be provided following specification of ISO-Chemie’s advanced sealing tape for windows at a new mixed used development in central London.

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