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16th May 2019
 
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#COMEALONG And Win With KÖMMERLING At FiT

 

There are two opportunities to win two premium hospitality tickets to see KÖMMERLING main sponsored 1. FSV Mainz 05 play in the Bundesliga, Germany next season at the FIT Show and this is also being promoted with the latest video in their powerful marketing campaign.

You can visit www.come-along.uk to directly enter the free prize draw, or alternatively visit them on stand N30 and quote “FITSHOW19” for a second chance to win via a Spot The Ball competition.

 
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Excellence As Standard’s NVQ Support Helps Boost Skills Gap

 

Epwin Window Systems’ flagship membership programme, Excellence as Standard, has partnered with MRG Services Ltd, one of the largest UK national providers of qualifications to the window industry.

Katie Leese, Programme Manager for Excellence as Standard said: “One of the biggest concerns in the industry at the moment is the impending skills gap. We know that fabricators and installers are concerned about finding skilled workers and it’s something that Excellence as Standard helps address.

 
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Automatic FUHR Lock Is High Flyer For Carl F Groupco

 

Hardware distributor Carl F Groupco’s collaboration with German lock manufacturer FUHR dates back to 1962 and FUHR products consistently feature in the company’s best seller list. With a 13% increase in sales in the trading year 2018-2019, a current top performer is the FUHR multisafe 833 automatic door lock.

Described by lock supply specialists Carl F Groupco as a reliable multipoint device, the 833 offers automatic locking functionality to protect from unauthorised access from the moment the door is closed.

 
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Mila Gets Cyber Safe

 

Just weeks after research was published by the BBC showing that a record 55% of UK firms have already faced a cyber-attack in 2019*, Mila has announced that it has achieved Cyber Essentials Plus Certification, giving its customers valuable reassurance about the security of its IT infrastructure.

In line with the government backed Cyber Essentials scheme accredited by CREST, Mila’s entire internet facing infrastructure has now been successfully assessed – from its boundary firewalls and its access control, to its malware and anti-virus protection.

 
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Increase In Freefoam Registered Installers

 

Freeform has announced a significant increase in recent months in the number of new Registered Installers, with companies from throughout the UK applying to join the scheme. Following a programme of promotion activity across various media, enquiries have increased and more home improvement companies are realising the benefits of supplying and fitting Freefoam products.

Roofline falls into the remit of a range of businesses, from window and door installers, roofers, roofline specialists and more general building

 
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Promac Brings Frontline Expertise To Glass Machinery Supply

 

Promac group has strengthened its senior sales team with the appointment of Mike Whitlam as Regional Sales Manager for glass machinery sales.

He joins the machinery specialist from Pioneer Trading Company, where he was Group Operations Director. This encompassed a post as Group Operations Director at Tudor Glass in Chelmsford.

 
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GGF Set To Mix Business And Pleasure At FiT Show 2019

 

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) and its group of commercial subsidiaries are ready for a fantastic FIT Show at Birmingham’s NEC (21-23 May) with a range of promotions, prizes and presentations on a stand packed full of surprises.

On the stand the GGF will have demonstration area with technical, training and health and safety experts happy to share their knowledge and take questions from visitors.

 
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New Data Points To Major Blackhole On The Horizon For UK Construction Workforce

 

According to new research from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), the UK construction industry is set to face a major labour crisis, with the loss of over 500,000 workers over the next decade.

The findings, which form part of the Labour Force survey, equates to a quarter of the total construction workforce in the UK. It points to the high age demographic of the industry with many of those workers expected to retire during the next 10-15 years.

 
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Gowercroft Joinery Is Appointed As A Pilkington Spacia™ Dealer

 

High quality timber window and door specialist Gowercroft Joinery has been appointed as an official dealer for Pilkington Spacia™ Double Glazing Units across the UK.

The Derbyshire based company has extensive experience working with these revolutionary Vacuum Insulated Glass Units (VIGs), which combine the thickness of single glazing (6.2mm) with the thermal performance (U-values as low as 0.9W/m2.K) and

 
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Mighton And The Angel Ventlock Support Child Safety Week 2019

 

Mike Derham, Chairman of Mighton Products talks about forthcoming Child Safety Week, and how the Angel Ventlock system helps to dramatically reduce the number of accidents in the home involving young children, and open windows.

Children. Curious, inquisitive, daring, and the light of our lives as parents. Their innocence beholds us to them, yet equally, brings myriads of potential danger.

 
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BetweenGlassBlinds™ Bring Clarity To The FIT Show
 

Integral blind system technology will be on show on the BetweenGlassBlinds™ stand at FIT Show 2019, giving fabricators and installers the opportunity to see the high-quality range of magnetic and motorised units first hand, as well as an exciting new innovation.

It’s the latest addition to the BetweenGlassBlinds™ range that is expected to attract the most attention.

 
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Almost 740,000 Tonnes Of PVC Recycled In 2018 – Up By 15.6% From 2017
 

VinylPlus®, the Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development of the European PVC industry, recycled 739,525 tonnes of PVC within its framework in 2018 – a 15.6% increase on the previous year. The results were presented at the 2019 edition of the VinylPlus Sustainability Forum in Prague, Czech Republic, where the industry shared further progress towards increasing the sustainability performance of PVC.

 
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Senior Gets Creative At The Confetti Institute
 

Combining sleek and slim sightlines with enhanced thermal performance, Senior Architectural Systems’ SF52 aluminium curtain walling has helped to create the stylish façade of a new creative industries college in Nottingham.

Created as part of Nottingham Trent University’s Creative Quarter Campus, the new HQ for the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies

 
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Outdoor Living specialists Milwood Group Complete Two Senior appointments
 

Milwood Group have confirmed two key changes to their management structure. Operations Manager, Kevin Horne has been promoted to the role of Managing Director. Kevin, who is well known to both trade partners and the industry through his almost six-year tenure at Milwood, will now take over the day-to-day running of the business.

The move comes as Milwood Group’s Founder, Mark Wood steps down as MD to focus all of his attention on Ali-deck, Milwood’s new

 
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Welcome To The FiT Show 2019!
 

The Italian company Sunbell will be featuring their extensive range of integrated blind solutions for the first time at the FiT and Glass Show, stand no A4.

Sunbell is a leading designer and supplier of interstitial blinds for glazed units offering a wide choice of designs and materials including Venetian, pleated and blackout options in a selection of colours including a new slat 045 Charcoal Grey (a close match to RAL 7016).

 
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Get Down And Party At The Residence Collection
 

The Residence Collection will be hosting a stand party at location J75 on Tuesday 21st May at the FIT Show from 5pm to 8pm in typical style, with music provided by Jamie B, an award-winning international saxophonist.

There will be waitress service with canapes and drinks, while Jamie B provides the music entertainment, with a C.V. that boasts playing with Robbie Williams, Hedkandi, Ministry Of Sound and many other well-known artists. He’ll be performing two 45-minute live sets from 6pm – 8pm.

 
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Carl F Groupco Celebrates Third Anniversary of SmartSecur

Carl F Groupco is celebrating the third anniversary of SmartSecure – the launch of the electronic locking and access control brand in 2016 put the hardware distributor at the forefront of Smart tech for the fenestration industry.

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Dempsey Dyer And Deceuninck: 35 Years Of Partnership

Trade fabricator Dempsey Dyer is celebrating its 42nd anniversary and 35 years of successful partnership with Deceuninck.

Founded in 1977, Dempsey Dyer is a leading trade and commercial fabricator, supplying high quality

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Product News

Apeer Launches Lumi2 Rooflight To Complete ‘Extend & Renovate’ Package

Apeer has unveiled the Lumi2 rooflight, a product that is aimed squarely at the retrofit market, and which has been designed to complement the existing Lumi2 window and lift & slide door, as part of the manufacturer’s ‘Extend and Renovate’ package.

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Order Online In A Blink

ODL Europe, manufacturer of Blink Integral Blinds, has just launched an online ordering portal to allow customers to order blinds direct. Lee Summerfield, Business Development Manager of ODL Europe, said: “We are always looking at ways to add value to our offer and our new online

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Brisant-Secure And Salto Collaborate To Create Ultion Smart

Brisant-Secure says Ultion SMART will change how people lock their doors.

Ultion SMART combines the tried and tested Danalock technology by

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Caldwell Balances Bolster Roseview’s Rose Collection

Roseview’s award-winning Rose Collection windows had already won respect throughout UK glazing for their uncompromising commitment to quality and authenticity.

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Making A Brand Entrance

Entrance Composite Door Solutions have just re-branded in time for the FIT Show and their stand at location N15 will fully reflect this new and strong corporate identity, which will run through all marketing materials and forms of business communication.

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Machinery

Promac Group: ‘Industry 4.0 at 40’

Set up in 1979 machinery specialist Promac Group is marking its 40th year of continuous trading this year against the backdrop of rapid industry change.

Founded by Derek Bonnard and David Stockton-Chalk in 1979 as Window

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Glass & Glazing

All-In-One Solution For IGU Quality Control: The New SoftSolution LineScanner

SoftSolution, has developed a new all-in-one system, designed to pick-up all quality issues which have the potential to impact on processed glass, and particularly in IGU supply.

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FiT Show

Insight Data And Purplex Marketing To Host The Marketing Festival At The FIT Show

Insight Data and Purplex Marketing, have come together to host the Marketing Festival at the FIT Show.

Located on stand R10, the Marketing Festival gives business owners and

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Roseview Redefining Tradition At The Fit Show

Renowned sash window manufacturer Roseview Windows has revealed that it will be launching a new product at the FIT Show.

With more than 30 years’ experience as a dedicated uPVC sash window manufacturer,

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DGCOS To Introduce FIT Show VIP George Clarke

DGCOS members will get the chance to meet a very special guest at this year’s FIT Show. George Clarke will be at stand G36 on Wednesday 22 May to promote a major rebrand and new sales collateral for members to secure more orders and higher order values.

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On-Site

Modern Heritage Beauty For Picturesque Property In Warrington

Spectus flush casement windows have recently been installed in a picturesque cottage situated just outside Warrington in Cheshire. When the time came to replace the cottage’s ageing timber windows, the owners were keen to preserve the

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Brochures

New Epwin Window Systems’ Fabricator Brochure To Be Launched At FIT Show

Epwin Window Systems has launched a new brochure that summarises what the systems house has to offer fabricators. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Epwin Window Systems, said: “Epwin Window

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Mighton: Launching Their Latest With A Fresh New Catalogue

Hardware specialists Mighton Products have launched their newest core product catalogue, showcasing more ranges than ever before. Designed with the joiner in mind, everything about this 160-odd pager has been given a contemporary makeover.

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Internet

Quickslide Improves The Window To Its Window

Sash window manufacturer Quickslide has optimised its online space, to better meet the needs of consumers, with the creation of a brand new website. Launching in May, the new site includes an improved layout and

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Charity

A Hope House Visit For Brisant Secure

June 2019 sees a group of 18 men from the industry cycle through 12 countries in 10 days “From Russia with Hope”. Brisant Secure, the security hardware company, is the event sponsor.

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