21st January 2016
 
New Security Report Replaces Opinion With Fact
 

Brisant’s new Domestic Door Security Report January 2016 presents the most comprehensive and compelling research on security the industry has seen. The report, from the creator of Ultion, the top performing high security cylinder door lock, combines the latest national Crime Survey from the Office for National Statistics with recent national polls of homeowners and independent locksmiths.

The report reveals that 43% of burglaries through doors are by forcing the lock, and in 9 out of 10 forced lock burglaries entry was gained by snapping. In addition, 85% of homeowners said security was the most important factor when choosing their new door.

 
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Slimline Imago Lift & Slide Doors Now Available Ready-Made To Installers
 

Timber Imago Lift & Slide doors from AGB Hardware are now available as a ready-made, trade-sell product direct to installation companies, reinforcing the growing popularity of this innovative system for panoramic glazed doors.

Imago is becoming the lift and slide door of choice for architects, who cite its slimline profile, clever Italian engineering, unbroken views and cost savings over other glazed sliding doors as reasons to specify it as an essential lifestyle product.

 
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Emplas Drives Service With Extension Of Order Tracking To Point Of Delivery
 

Emplas has extended its digital order tracking system to include its dispatch and delivery operation, in addition to the manufacturing process, supporting Emplas customers in more efficient planning and in meeting requirements under CE Marking.

Using a bar-code based dispatch process, the individual elements of each order are automatically checked as they are prepared in the loading bays. They are then re-scanned onto the lorry, eliminating the shipping of incomplete orders.

 
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Astraseal Kicks Off 2016 With Major Machinery Investment
 

One of the UK’s most prominent trade fabricators, Wellingborough based Astraseal, has kicked off 2016 with a £300k machinery investment. The uPVC and aluminium fabricator have installed a new CNC machine, increasing their composite and fire door capacity from 150 to 250 doors per week, and have acquired another wrapping machine to vacuum pack the finished product.

Marketing manager Zac Nedimovic comments: “The new CNC has been specifically designed for composite doors and will enable us to manufacture more efficiently than ever before.

 
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Mercury Glazing Showcases Its Credentials As A Specialist Fabricator
 

Established in 2002, Gloucester’s Mercury Glazing has a well-established reputation for being one of the industry’s most reliable specialist fabricators of niche PVCu and aluminium products.

Mercury is perhaps best known for manufacturing Spectus PVCu vertical sliders. The company sees impressive year on year growth for this product and sales in 2015 were up 18% on 2014. Chris Reeks, Mercury’s Sales and Marketing Director, comments, “We’re delighted to have seen sales growth for our Spectus vertical slider last year, not least because it means we have seen year on year growth every year we have been manufacturing it.”

 
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Glassolutions Fires Up £1.5 Million Dudley Manufacturing Investment
 

The UK’s largest glass processor GLASSOLUTIONS is creating 12 new jobs at its Dudley factory as part of a major investment programme designed to increase capacity and improve manufacturing efficiency.

The West Midlands plant is one of GLASSOLUTIONS’ two glass toughening centres of excellence which it has operated for 18 years.  This £1.5 million investment project enables new technology to be commissioned and existing plant upgraded, including a Bystronic loader, a LISEC arriser to ensure high quality, consistent finishing and a larger new Firejet furnace which will improve product quality and cut energy usage by 30%.

 
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Award winning Passivhaus Building Uses ISO-Bloco One Window Sealing Tape
 

High performance foam sealing tape has helped a specialist timber frame building achieve Passivhaus low energy standards.

Bespoke fenestration and composite windows company JLH Bros of Kenilworth used ISO-CHEMIE BLOCO-ONE tape to seal doors and window installations in the award-winning Whitwell House scheme on the north shore of Rutland Water.

Constructed using a mix of traditional and modern building materials, JLH used high quality doors and windows from an Austrian supplier,

 
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New Packers Expand Sealco’s Glazing Ancillaries Range
 

Glazing packers are the latest addition to the huge range of ancillary products from UK independent hardware distributors Sealco.

“We know installers want packers in a wide range of sizes,” says Alan Malcolm, Sales Director at Sealco. “That’s why our new glazing packers come in five sizes from 24mm x 100mm to 40mm x 100mm, andsixthicknesses from 1mm to 6mm. Each thickness is colour coordinated for easy identification. They’re a universal design and are a strong durable construction.

 
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The Profine Group Joins the GGF
 

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is delighted to announce that The Profine Group has joined the GGF.

Stefan Seidel, Managing Director, Profine UK received their GGF Membership Certificate from GGF President Brian Baker at the last GGF Conservatory Association Window and Door meeting of 2015 in Birmingham.

Brian Smith, GGF Director of Membership commented, “I am pleased The Profine Group has joined the GGF.

 
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‘Aluprof Listens To Specifiers’
 

In all forms of new and refurbished building construction, Specifiers today are seeking to reduce window frame sight lines to increase light transmittance. Aluprof, one of Europe’s leading systems companies, have designed a system with the slimmest of sight lines, the new ‘MB Slimline’ system.

With a fixed light and opening light aluminium face width of just 32.5mm Aluprof’s new ‘MB Slimline’ window offers both good looks and high thermal performance – something steel window systems cannot offer.

 
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Britain Means Business At Fensterbau
 

The UK Pavilion at FENSTERBAU FRONTALE 2016, hosted by the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) will show that “Britain Means Business” with some of the UK’s highest profile organisations co-exhibiting on a new and shared space at the world’s largest international trade fair for the window industry.

FENSTERBAU FRONTALE 2016 takes place in Nuremberg on 16-19 March and reflects the worldwide innovations in windows, doors and facades. Architects, carpenters, window and facade manufacturers,

 
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Major Glass Wins REHAU Installation Of The Year Competition
 

Votes have been counted and verified and REHAU can now announce that the winner of its 2015 Installation of the Year competition is Hornchurch based Major Glass and Glazing.

The Essex company’s stunning project in Black Brown REHAU TOTAL70c attracted nearly 50% of the online votes, ranking above the three other very impressive shortlisted projects from Basfords, Climatec Windows and Kestral Home Improvements.

 
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Conservatory Outlet Paves The Way For National Reach With New Recruits
 

Big plans require resources to match – which is why Conservatory Outlet has further expanded its team to help deliver on an ambitious growth strategy.

In 2015 the Wakefield-based fabricator revealed plans to expand its retail network to full national coverage. The company has since added two new faces to it sales and marketing department and another reputable installer to the network, soon to be announced.

 
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The Future of Conservatories
 

Do you want to install a conservatory like no other?  Set to revolutionise the conservatory market in 2016, the Solaris Roof is an exciting new product launching at the FIT Show this year.

“We are really excited to be launching the Solaris Roof at this year’s FIT Show” explains Andrew Glover, Managing Director at Solaris Solar. “Following an extensive period of research and development, we have come up with a unique concept that we believe will bring something truly different to the market.

 
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’Qualicoat Congress in London’
 

The global organisations of QUALICOAT and QUALIDECO are having their next congress in London on the 17th & 18th May 2016. This will be a special congress as QUALICOAT will be celebrating its 30th anniversary and QUALIDECO its 20th anniversary. As an independent quality associations, both have worked tirelessly to increase the quality of architectural aluminium surface treatment and are now recognised across the globe for their excellent work. Details of the congress can be found on the associations website www.qualicoat-congress.london

 
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Hardware Section Leader VBH Partners With Insight Data
 

VBH (GB), one of the leaders of the hardware section, have chosen Insight Data as their main data provider. The partnership sees VBH gain access to the Fenestration Database on Salestracker.

Simon Monks, Sales Director at VBH was interviewed to find out more about why VBH have chosen Insight Data.

Why did you choose Salestracker?

 
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In Safe Hands With CENSolutions’ Free Clinic And Daily Give Away At FIT
 

CENSolutions, the largest supplier of quality certification in the window, door and glass industries, is attending the FIT show with its ‘In Safe Hands’ campaign which highlights its simple yet comprehensive approach to third party certification, but it won’t just be advice the company gives away at the show.

“As well as offering visitors to our stand advice from our free ‘In Safe Hands’ clinic, we’ll also be giving away a mini iPad to the winner of our prize draw, every day,” says Wayne Rogerson, Joint Managing

 
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The Aluminium Collection from Carl F Groupco
 

A new full colour, six page brochure promotes Carl F Groupco’s Aluminium Collection. The literature highlights hardware designed specifically to suit aluminium profiles for domestic and commercial applications.

As an established hardware supplier, Carl F Groupco has observed the growing popularity of aluminium profiles and lists durability, security and design appeal as key reasons for their appeal. As a result, the company reports increasing demand for complementary hardware,

 
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Special Windows For A Special Place
 

GM Fundraising is renowned for its relationship with Hope House Children’s Hospice, and the glazing industry charity was proud to step in and offer its assistance recently by calling on its supporters to do what they know best – fit windows!

“When Hope House mentioned in passing they were having some new windows installed, I couldn’t believe how much they had been quoted,” comments Gary Morton, Chairman of GM Fundraising. “Using our contacts at Central RPL, we arranged for the new windows to be fabricated and fitted, courtesy of Reliant Windows,

 
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Trade News

Italian Firm Cifin Holding Acquires elumatec Group

Under the umbrella of the Italian firm Cifin Holding, elumatec AG, an international leader in the manufacturing of machines for processing aluminium, PVC and steel profiles, is joining the Emmegi Group to create a new heavyweight in the industry. Cifin Holding, which also owns Emmegi, announced today that it has acquired elumatec AG and its subsidiary companies. All parties involved in the deal have agreed not to disclose any details about the transaction.

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Report Predicts Strong Growth In Commercial Aluminium Market

The Commercial Glazing Market Report UK 2015 – 2019 analysis has revealed prospects for growth in the market over the next 4 – 5 years look positive.

Following a period of decline between 2008 and 2011, significant growth in 2014 appears to have been sustained and improved upon in 2015.

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Is The Window And Door Sector Being Unfairly Treated?

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Is the window and door sector being unfairly treated?

Late last year, The Window Company (Contracts) changed banks from one of the ‘big four’ to the much less well known Swedish firm Handelsbanken.

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Trojan Group Becomes Network VEKA Affiliate Member

The Trojan Group has announced it has become a Network VEKA Affiliate Member. Tony Chadwick, Trojan Group’s Managing Director, said, “Like us, Network VEKA is dedicated to quality and service. It was founded to raise standards across the double glazing industry and we’re delighted to be joining the Network as an Affiliate Member.”

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Product News

Strong Growth Forecast For Passivhaus Windows

Forecasts presented by Martin Langen MD of B+L Market Data (Window Innovations Europe 2020) at the SWISSPACER European Symposium 2015 in Potsdam show strong growth for windows with the Passivhaus standard in the UK. The forecasts, based on research with window manufacturers across Europe,

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Endurance Launch Three New Door Designs

As their product development programme intensifies Endurance® Doors have just launched three new door designs as part of their Classic Collection of solid and secure composite doors: the Cheviot, the Lingmell and the Scafell.

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Helios Becomes Activ

Alumen Ltd, the established SMART and Schueco window and door fabricator, has added a shade of blue to its new Rooflight range.  Launched in December, the new range of Rooflights offers trade customers a quality, value for money, off the shelf product.  And now the offering has expanded further with the option to upgrade with Pilkington’s Activ Blue glass.

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Demand Heats Up For Uni-Blinds® With Warm Edge Spacer Bars

Sales of Uni-Blinds® sealed units with integral blinds inside have risen by 32 per cent in the last 12 months – and remain the only blind system in the UK to include warm edge spacer bars as standard.

Ian Short, managing director of Uni-Blinds® manufacturer Morley Glass & Glazing says: “Fabricators and installers are recognising how

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Bison Embraces Aluminium With WarmCore

Fabricator Bison Frames has just launched Bison Aluminium with the WarmCore Folding Sliding Door. Mark Tetley, Director of Bison, says, “We’ve been looking for the right product to manufacture and step into the aluminium market place for a couple of years now and our patience has been rewarded. WarmCore is a truly innovative system that has raised the bar so high that it will set the

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New VEKA Substrate Advances CoolSkin Performance

3D Laminates have recently changed the formula of their revolutionary CoolSkin® product for the composite and panel door markets, with the introduction of a new VEKA substrate, which is designed to improve product consistency and longevity.

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On-Site

Float Glass Industries’ Supply Capability Helps Realise New HQ For International Insurers, Amlin

Amlin plc’s prestigious new UK headquarters – an impressive £13.5m development in Chelmsford, Essex – is not only a significant demonstration of growth and success for the international specialist insurance company but also a positive commitment to the local area and its economy.

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Machinery

Lumi Grows With £200K Machinery Boost

Apeer, creator of the Lumi seamless window system, has invested a further £200,000 in specialised machinery to keep pace with growing demand for its radical innovation.

Lumi was an instant show-stopper when it was launched in May at Grand Designs Live, London,

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elumatec Unveils Next Generation Profile Machining Centre

The launch of elumatec’s new SBZ 122 family of models sees an exceptional leap forward in machine design and engineering.  The new models have lower space and energy requirements and can be adapted to suit customers’ differing needs and budgets thanks to their modular design.

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Exhibitiions

Now Boarding – The REHAU Stand At Fensterbau

Anyone who is in any doubt about REHAU’s status as a truly global supplier might want to visit the company’s stand at the upcoming Fensterbau and see the huge range of window and door systems it produces for individual markets around the world.

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FIT Show

Edgetech Goes Live At FIT

Edgetech UK  goes live at FIT Show. “It’s a busy stand,” says Marketing Manager Charlotte Davies, “with lots of action to make it really interesting and interactive for visitors.”

At the centre of the action is TruTruck, Edgetech’s mobile demonstration van, where live demos of all the products will be performed every day.

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Extraordinary FIT Show First As SageGlass Launches In UK With Permanent Installation In Telford Exhibition Halls

In a dramatic move to provide a live-showcase for its product, US-based manufacturer of electronically tintable SageGlass® is introducing the product to the UK at a trade show for the glass and glazing industries by replacing an entire glass wall at the Telford exhibition centre home of the event.

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Charity

Vital Signs: Emplas Helps Breathe New Life Into NHS Hall

Emplas has come to the aid of Kettering General Hospital and the University of Leicester, donating windows and doors worth £15,000 as part of a campaign to refurbish a community hall.

The Revive the Rec Hall Appeal aims to raise £145,000 to renovate Kettering General Hospital’s Recreation Hall, used by staff and the local community.

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The Biggest Year Yet For GM Fundraising

This year is set to be action packed for the team at GM Fundraising, as they release their 2016 Calendar of events.

“This year is really going to be our biggest yet” comments Gary Morton, chairman of GM Fundraising.  “We are delighted to see the return of some of our newer events with the Football 5’s in May, alongside our signature events; the Golf Day in July and our Gala Dinner in October. 

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