21st April 2016
 
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Construction In March Gains Momentum After A Slow Start To The Year
 

After a subdued start for construction in 2016 the industry picked up the pace in March, with £6.1 billion worth of construction contracts delivered. This is the highest figures of the year to date which was particularly influenced by the continued strength of the residential sector.

According to the latest Economic & Construction Market Review from industry analysts Barbour ABI, total construction contract value figures for March were almost 10% higher than in February.

 
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Sliders UK Reports Significant Q1 Growth
 

Sliders UK has reported significant Q1 growth on the back of increasing demand for Secured by Design products.

The specialist door manufacturer, which last month was listed by the London Stock Exchange Group as among UK’s 1,000 fasted growing SMEs, reported that turnover was up by more than 31 per cent in Q1 2016, compared to the same time last year.

 
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GLASSOLUTIONS Dudley Adds 50% Glass Toughening Capacity
 

GLASSOLUTIONS has strengthened its position as one of the UK’s leading glass tougheners with the completion of its £1.5 million capacity-boosting investment programme at its Dudley factory.

As one GLASSOLUTIONS two specialist toughening plants, the Dudley factory serves domestic sealed unit customers across England

 
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Emplas Confirms Start For P22’S New Optima System
 

Emplas has confirmed that it will begin manufacture of Profile 22’s new cutting-edge technology Optima-sculptured and chamfered systems from early July.

Unveiled by the Epwin systems house at the FIT Show in April, Optima features a raft of innovations to drive sales across retail and commercial markets.

 
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AluK Launches Design Studio To Help Its Fabricator Partners Secure More Business
 

AluK (GB) launched its AluK Design Studio in the City of London on 22nd March 2016. AluK’s fabricator partners and trade journalists were invited to experience the new product demonstration space and get a first look at the latest innovations in aluminium curtain walling, window and door systems.

 
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Three Days That Changed The Industry Record Attendance At The FIT Show; Visitors In Buying Mood
 

The 2016 FIT Show came and went and in three days signalled a massive change in the mood and outlook of the UK window, door and conservatory industry since the event was launched. With attendance a massive 45% up on the 2014 show with 8,502 unique visitors and the majority of those in bullish, buying mood, business would appear to be on the up in the most profound way.

 
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Full Marks For Quickslide On Recent Audit
 

Being the first business to receive a perfect score of 100% on a recent audit, West Yorkshire-based window and door manufacturer Quickslide is understandably very happy.

The company, which manufactures and supplies high quality PVC-U and aluminium windows and doors, were audited by CENSolutions Ltd last month specifically for the systems process within its aluminium bi-fold door department.

 
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Carl F Groupco On Course With Kenrick Training
 

Kenrick has strengthened its long standing relationship with Carl F Groupco – one of the UK’s leading distributors of window and door hardware solutions – by developing and delivering a tailored hardware training programme for 18 staff.

The training programme, held over two days at Carl F Groupco’s head office in Peterborough, was designed to provide the company’s sales and customer service team with up to date knowledge on current

 
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Sunbell’s New Charcoal Grey Slat Colou
 

Italian designer and manufacturer of integral blinds Sunbell, has introduced an additional colour choice for their range of Venetian slats.

The new colour ‘Charcoal Grey’ is a close match for RAL7016; when assembled with an optional black spacer bar and matching battery pack the new colour allows installers to offer a near perfect suited solution for homeowners.

 
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Social Seminar On Top At FIT Show
 

Balls2 Marketing’s Client Strategy Director Sarah Ball delivered a successful seminar in the FIT Show programme, “Make Social Media work for your business”. With nearly 50 people attending live at the FIT Show in Telford’s International Centre, a wider audience watched as Balls2 Marketing beamed the seminar around the world via Periscope.

 
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2016 FIT Show Master Fitter Challenge ‘The Toughest Yet’
 

The 2016 FIT Show Master Fitter Challenge finals held in association with FENSA, proved to be the ‘toughest yet’ according to the expert organisers and assessors for the event. And, faced not only with the toughest installation challenges the finalists also had to complete them with an audience of hundreds of their peers looking on, with the Master Fitter Challenge Final Pavilion located in the most prominent position in the main entrance to this year’s FIT Show.

 
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FIT Show 2016 Confirms Growing Popularity Of Composite Wood For Home Improvements
 

Judging by the response by visitors to the Composite Wood Company stand at FIT Show 2016, Composite Wood has been confirmed as the fastest growing home improvement product. Its garden room, decking and fencing attracted plenty of interest from installers looking for the right products to boost their business.

 
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The VEKA UK Group Takes A Stand On Quality
 

Systems supplier, The VEKA UK Group is celebrating another successful stint at the popular FIT Show in Telford. More than 8,502 people visited the show over the course of the three-day event, and the Burnley-based company had a steady stream of interested visitors to the expansive stand.

The VEKA UK Group team were keen to demonstrate the quality of their products on the stand and allow customers to approach them

 
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Edgetech Says FIT Is The Best Show In Years
 

“The best show in years.” That was the verdict on FIT Show 2016 by Edgetech UK and visitors alike.

“It was the first time at an exhibition that Edgetech had products and services for all visitors, from IGU manufacturers, to fabricators and installers,” says Chris Alderson, Managing Director of Edgetech UK. “We had a lot of very good quality discussions about our core products.

 
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CMS Window Systems Ranks In Sunday Times’ Profit Track 100
 

Leading window, door and curtain walling designer, manufacturer and installer CMS Window Systems has been identified as one of the country’s most profitable businesses by being named in 2016’s highly respected Profit Track 100 report by The Sunday Times in conjunction with BDO and UBS.

 
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“Most Successful FIT Show Yet” For SWISSPACER
 

This year’s FIT Show was the most successful yet for the world’s leading warm edge spacer bar supplier SWISSPACER. The stand was constantly busy with visitors keen to see its latest innovations and learn more about its new Marketing Toolkit.

There was strong interest in SWISSPACER’s new 32mm and 36mm bars, ideal for the most energy efficient doors and for sealed units

 
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Successful First FIT Show For Entrance
 

Entrance® is delighted with the response to its totally tailored composite door solution at its first FIT Show. The composite door supplier offers a complete package to fabricators, making it easy for them to sell their own range of composite doors without the stress or expense of sourcing or stock-holding. Managing Director Gregory Kelly says: “The show was really busy, so there was a constant buzz around the stand. A real success.

 
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FIT Show SmartSecure Launch Success For Carl F Groupco
 

Carl F Groupco reports that the FIT Show 2016 was the company’s most successful exhibition to date. With a high specification purpose-built stand, a number of hardware innovations were showcased including SmartSecure, the company’s exciting new smart door locking and access control brand which was launched at the show.

 
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Senior Extends PURe® Range With New Low U-value Doors
 

Following on from the success of its thermally advanced PURe® window system,  fenestration designer and manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems is once again set to break the mould with the launch of its innovative new PURe® door range.

Available as folding sliding, inline sliding, lift & slide, single and double options, the new patent-pending PURe® range features the pioneering

 
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Phoenix Doors: ‘Bright Future’ For Coloured Composite Doors
 

Colourful GRP composite doors unveiled by Phoenix Doors at the FIT Show attracted much attention from visitors who gained an insight into what they can expect from the complete door solution company over the coming months.

Continuing investment in plant, premises and people across all areas of Phoenix Doors by its parent company MASCO UK Window Group

 
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Hurst Plastics Drives Forward With Delivery Record
 

Celebrations have been taking place at Hurst Plastics as the company’s transport department toasts a record year for customer deliveries.

The department, which has grown by 25% in the last four years, now delivers more than 95% of Hurst Plastics’

 
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CMS Window Systems Nominated For Top European Business Environmental Award
 

Leading window, door and curtain walling designer, manufacturer and installer CMS Window Systems is set to receive Europe-wide recognition for its excellence in sustainability after being chosen to represent the UK in the European Business Awards for the Environment (EABE) in Estonia in October.

 
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FIT Show

UK Market Embraces International Innovations At The FIT Show

2016 marked the first year international hardware experts Caldwell UK had a presence at the FIT Show and directors say it has been a hugely successful debut show.

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FIT Show Gala Dinner Delights Record Numbers

Specialist fabricator Mercury Glazing has divulged that sales of its newly launched VEKA FlushSash window exceeded £20,000 in the first week and enquiries have totalled over a quarter of a million pounds so far!

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REHAU Launches New AGILA Brand At FIT

The FIT Show marked the launch of REHAU’s new AGILA brand targeted specifically at the doors market.  It includes sliding and multi-fold doors, a Passivhaus door, composite door and a fire door, and is designed to allow customers to manufacture, install and sell a proven REHAU product for every door application.

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Profile 22 Launches New Optima System At FIT Show

Profile 22 took the wraps off of one of the industry’s most eagerly awaited new products at the recent FIT Show in Telford. Hailed as the biggest launch in the window industry for a decade, Profile 22 revealed Optima on the Epwin Window Systems stand at the industry exhibition.

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Mila’s Grip Colour Handle Makes An Impact At FIT

Mila officially launched its new GRIP™ Colour espag handle at the FIT Show on a stand which was appropriately bursting with colour.  The Carbon Trust certified GRIP™ handle has already been getting lots of attention in the market because it is so ‘green’, but Mila has now revealed that it is not just green

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Promac Reports Significant Interest In New SL4FF EVO At FIT

The Promac Group has reported a high level of interest in the next generation of the ground-breaking Graf Synergy SL4FF at this year’s FIT Show.

First showcased by Promac at the FIT Show in 2014, the SL4FF seamless welder delivered a watershed moment in PVC-U

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Deceuninck Launches New Flush Sash At FIT Show

Deceuninck’s ‘Big Reveal’ at the FIT Show was its new Heritage Flush Sash, attracting many visitors to its stand.

The innovative Flush Sash suites with Deceuninck’s existing Heritage system and is outstanding across the board: A+ energy efficiency, PAS24 security,

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Trojan Group Celebrates Outstanding FIT Show

The Trojan Group has once again enjoyed an outstanding FIT Show with the team inundated with enquiries throughout the busy three days.  Tony Chadwick, Trojan’s Group Managing Director said, “Both existing and potential customers were extremely interested in our latest products,

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Versatility Is Key With Fully Reversible Hinge From Yale And Sealco

A new fully reversible hinge from Yale – exclusively distributed in the UK by Sealco – brings maximum versatility in installation and ease of stocking thanks to its unique patented dual function restrictor.

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Standing Room Only On The Synseal Stand At FIT Show 2016

The FIT Show 2016 proved a massive success for the Synseal Group.  Showcasing a range of products from the largest stand at this year’s show, the multi solutions provider was delighted to meet with customers, prospects and industry partners old and new in order to launch some truly innovative products.

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Residence Collection Debuts At FIT Show

Residence 9 (R9), with its now well-known strapline, ‘Windows the way they’re meant to be’, transformed the market when it was launched at the FIT Show 2013. So expectations were high for the launch of The Residence Collection at this year’s Show.

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Solidor Showcases Stylish New Doors At FIT Show

Solidor showcased its extended range of doors, glass designs and colours at this year’s FIT Show. The new door combinations are available for customers to order now.
The Alnwick, The London, The Edinburgh, and The Berkeley along

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Ultion Gets Everywhere At FIT!

Ultion appeared on more than eight stands at FIT as the industry continues to switch to the high security cylinder door lock from Brisant Secure.

Brisant CEO Steve Stewart says: “Fabricators and installers are using Ultion as a significant selling point,

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CENSolutions fares well at FIT 2016

As the dust settles on FIT 2016, CENSolutions, one of the largest suppliers of quality certification in the window, door and glass industries, is pleased to report it was a successful three days.  Wayne Rogerson, Joint Managing Director of CENSolutions explains: “We are really happy with how the show has gone for us.

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Bohle Reports Interest In Diversification At The FIT Show

Bohle has said that it received significant interest in its balustrading and internal door ranges as installers tapped into new opportunities.

According to Bohle, its new Easy Mount Vario glass balustrade system, proved a significant attraction at the three-day vent.

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A Blinding FIT Show For ODL Europe

ODL Europe is delighted with the response to its extensive range of solutions for adding value into building products at this year’s FIT Show.

On display was the company’s unrivalled collection of glazing cassette options – including the ever popular TriSys range, and the new,

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Emmegi Celebrates Success At FIT

This year’s FIT show was such a success for Emmegi (UK) that it has booked a stand almost three times the size for the 2017 event.

The machinery specialist will be right at the entrance to Hall 7 when the show moves to the NEC next year and, after a fantastic response to its stand in Telford,

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GGF Group Enjoys “Best Ever” FIT Show

The GGF Group had a highly productive and enjoyable three days at The FIT Show in Telford this week with hundreds of companies visiting both the GGF Group Stand and the Master Fitter Challenge display area.

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Gripping Hardware Solutions From UAP At This Year’s FIT

Door hardware and security product supplier, UAP Ltd, gripped visitors at the 2016 FIT Show and showed they could handle the competition!

Couldn’t make it to this year’s FIT? Didn’t manage to get over to stand 264 to check out UAP’s attractive and innovative door hardware solutions?

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Brochures

GGF Launches New Window And Door Guide

The GGF has launched the updated “Guide to Good Practice in the specification, installation and use of replacement windows and doors within England and Wales”.

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Internet / Software

GGF Energy Savings Calculator Given Digital Refresh

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has revamped its online Energy Savings Calculator, bringing the benefits of the latest technical data and a responsive, intuitive design to this powerful tool for consumers and industry alike.

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Awards

Edgetech Makes The Made In The Midlands Shortlist Again

Edgetech UK,  has been shortlisted for another Insider Made in the Midlands award.

Last year Edgetech were triumphant in the Manufacturing Innovation category with Super Spacer Alpha®

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