21st May 2015
 
Survey Reveals Security As The Most Important Area For Composite Door Suppliers
 

A recent market research has revealed that security is the most popular area composite door suppliers are looking at in order to make their offer more appealing to the end consumer.

The survey has been conducted by hardware specialist Winkhaus, in collaboration with Insight Data, the industry’s leading supplier of market intelligence. Approximately 9,000 companies currently involved in the composite door market in the UK were targeted, whether they buy in, manufacture or install.

 
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Glazerite Adds VEKA DUO To Door Range
 

June 1st 2015 will see Glazerite Windows Ltd launch the acclaimed VEKA DUO contemporary door series, bringing its total offering to three separate composite door ranges.

The 70mm, steel-reinforced, dual/double-rebated door will be offered with choice of sculptured or bevelled outer frames and 50mm triple glazed toughened units as standard plus other options including Secured by Design and Part M threshold.

 
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Listers launch their Architectural “Designer Range”
 

Diversity is the key to success and changing with the market place is critical to ensuring company progression. Lister Trade Frames of Stoke on Trent have certainly taken heed of the changing trends by launching their new brand, Designer Range.

Delivering the very highest quality of glazing products, Listers have brought into their product portfolio, the very best in glazing solutions. Partnering with world renowned companies such as Internorm, Solarlux and PanoramAH! to name but a few, Listers developed a brand that

 
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Frame Fast (UK)’s Aluminium Sales Reflecting Buoyant Market
 

Sales of aluminium products across the industry have increased by over 30% in the past four years and one of the companies benefiting from this surge in demand is Frame Fast (UK) Ltd. Nigel Leivers, Frame Fast’s Sales Director, said, “The market in aluminium products has grown rapidly in recent years and our sales of these products are growing similarly.”

It’s perhaps hardly surprising that Frame Fast (UK) has seen sales of its aluminium products increase in line with market growth – the company offers the products every well-balanced and on-trend

 
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Yale Launches Smart Living At Grand Designs Live
 

Yale’s new Smart Living range has taken Grand Designs Live by storm, whetting consumer appetite for all things smart!

Grand Designs Live, which ran for nine days at the ExCel Centre in London, offered consumers the opportunity to see the latest trends for the home, including many products never seen before. This year’s show provided the perfect platform to introduce the new Yale Smart Living range to the mass market.

 
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Elegant Ash Exterior Foil
 

Cramlington, 22.04.2015 – Four new RENOLIT EXOFOL MX exterior grade solid colours are launched, combined with a new stunningly realistic Elegant Ash surface finish. The emboss design has a detailed woodgrain textured surface with a matt finish to replicate an extremely realistic painted wood look.

Available in four neutral tones, two match contemporary RAL colours and two are established modern powder coat shades, they meet the increasingly popular trend for greys.

 
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Titon’s Reflex Restrictors Are Safe And Secure
 

Designed with safety and security in mind, Titon’s Reflex face mounted cable restrictors limit how far a window can open. Suitable for use on either PVCu, timber or aluminium windows, these restrictors are ideal for rooms that regularly require ventilation, such as kitchens and bathrooms.

Three different types of Reflex restrictor are available, each of which mount to a window in a similar way. While standard restrictors use a ‘bullet’ on the end of the cable that is pushed up into the casting, Titon’s Reflex cable is permanently attached to the two bodies,

 
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Setting Up A Spray Shop Couldn’t Be Easier With Regalead
 

Back painted glass has become increasingly popular over the past few years as a great alternative to tiles for splashbacks, whilst also suiting larger applications such as spandrel panels. In fact, it’s fair to say that it is now a major product in the glass processing sector, and yet many people still see spray painting as something of a ‘dark art,’ but with the turnkey package from RegaLead it actually couldn’t be easier.

 
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Thermoseal Group Grows And Expands Into Export Markets
 

Thermoseal Group, the UK’s leading manufacturer of warm edge spacer systems and bespoke accessories, announces further manufacturing expansion to meet the requirements of a continued increase in demand for Thermobar and Thermoflex warm edge spacers and accessories.

The Group’s Sales Director, Mark Hickox discusses the company’s growth: “We now supply over 50% of the UK spacer market and this percentage is increasing on continual basis now that Thermobar

 
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Haffner Introduce New SMR-4 Video
 

When Haffner Murat’s SMR-4 welder was introduced to the market, it was billed as a game-changer for fabricators. It seems that the market more than agreed with this statement as sales of the machine have soared and show little sign of slowing down.

In order to help potential customers discover for themselves why the SMR-4 has proved to be so popular, Haffner have commissioned a short three minute video that explains the main benefits of the machine in action.  Dave Thomas, Haffner Murat’s Managing Director explains.  

 
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Google Approves Purplex Marketing Team
 

Purplex Marketing, the window industry PR, digital and creative agency, has gained another accolade from Google.

Two members of the Purplex digital team, Jennifer Hearn and Edward Billett, recently completed the Google Adwords programme and exams with flying colours, strengthening the teams existing Google Partner status.

 
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100,000 Coolskin Panels For GBW
 

GBW have just celebrated manufacturing their 100,000th foiled door panel and thanks to the use of the CoolSkin® product from 3D Laminates, product remakes now account for just 0.035% of production.

The once problematic performance of door panels is now very much a distant memory for companies such as GBW and for the last 6½ years, they have been exclusively manufacturing foiled door panels with CoolSkin® technology from 3D Laminates.

 
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New Solidor Showroom For PJ Plastics
 

PJ Plastics have just upgraded their stunning showroom in Bexley, Kent, which now features 10 beautiful Solidor composite doors, with all 18 colours on show including the latest Cotswold-inspired Painswick finish.

The Showroom Bexley, as it has been branded, was formally opened up by the local mayor, with local MP James Brokenshire attending the first formal day of opening for the Premium Installer, just 18 months ago.

 
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Wellness Wins Award For Edgetech’s Team
 

Free fruit, cooking demos, help to stop smoking and onsite health checks are just part of the wellness programme at Edgetech UK, a Quanex Company. This commitment to the wellbeing of its employees and the dedication of HR Manager, Suzanne Shelbourne, to health means Edgetech has been awarded the Workplace Wellbeing Charter at Achievement level for all areas, including leadership, communication, absence management and general wellbeing. 

 
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Senior’s Hybrid Windows Are The Clear Choice For The UK Pavilion At Milan Expo
 

With award-winning architects BDP looking to showcase the very best of British design and product manufacturing in the creation of the stunning UK Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015, windows from Senior Architectural System’s innovative Hybrid range have proven to be the perfect fit.

The leading fenestration designer has supplied 15 Hybrid Series 1 timber composite tilt turn window, specified with black powder coated aluminium externally for durability and low maintenance and featuring spruce engineered timber internally for a natural look and feel.

 
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Saint-Gobain Glass Timeless: Shower Glass That Goes On Looking As Good As Day One
 

Saint-Gobain Glass has launched SGG TIMELESS, a highly advanced glass for shower panels and bath screens with longer lasting clarity and easy cleaning.

For the home or the hotel, SGG TIMELESS not only offers high performance and superb neutral transparency but its specially developed micro-coating means water slips off its surface, repelling limescale and keeping the shine, as well as drastically cutting cleaning time. SGG TIMELESS is also covered by a ten-year warranty for its anti-corrosion qualities.

 
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Trade News


7th Saw Centre For Polyframe Halifax

G14 Fabricator of the Year Polyframe Group has taken delivery of a new Stuga ZX4 sawing and machining centre at its Halifax factory. It’s part of an on-going multi-million pound investment programme designed to ensure that Polyframe maintains its impressive growth and keep up with increased demand. The new saw centre, the seventh at Polyframe Halifax, has a capacity of around 1,000 windows per week.

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NE&C Celebrates First Year In Its New Factory And A Decade's Successful Business


Sunderland-based VEKA Approved Fabricator, NE&C Windows and Doors is celebrating two notable anniversaries in 2015, marking both a decade in business as well as its first year in a brand new, centralised factory.

NE&C – whose initials stand for North East & Cumbria - was established in late 2004 by husband-and-wife team, Ed and Heather Ramshaw.

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Another Fabricator Quits Manufacturing And Goes For Glazerite

Yet another fabricator-installer has shut down its factory and turned to Glazerite Windows Ltd as supplier – and now Glazerite is repeating its call to other retail fabricators to think seriously about doing the same.

Family-run Wilson Windows of Loughborough had been manufacturing for over 25 years until it went over to Glazerite and the VEKA system in December and now,

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Liniar Fabricator Answers TV SOS Call

When the BBC television programme ‘DIY SOS – The Big Build’ came to a small town in Derbyshire, the windows and doors were donated and fitted by local manufacturers, in keeping with the programme’s ethos of local communities working together.

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Products

A Touch Of Glass With Proven Performance

Decorative Door Products (DDP) by RegaLead is pleased to announce that it has further cemented its status as the leading supplier of quality decorative glass units for composite doors with the addition of yet another accreditation to its arsenal, in certified membership of the IGCC (Insulating Glass Certification Council) and IGMA (Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance).

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The Largest Selection Of Cladding From National Plastics

National Plastics, the UK’s largest independent trade counter network now stocks one of the industry’s most comprehensive ranges of internal cladding throughout their 31 stores.

The stocked ranges of decorative cladding includes Freefoam’s Geopanel®, which is available in  250mm, 600mm and 1000mm width fittings, Consortias internal cladding system and the Swish Marbrex range.

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Cavity Closers – What You Need To Know By Tim Hayes Of Qwood.

As the manufacturers of both Qwood and Dacatie Insulated Cavity Closers we are well placed to understand the importance of quality within the timber window industry. This understanding links how a well finished window should be fitted correctly into the variety of reveals found in buildings in the UK. 

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Deceuninck’s Slide & Swing New Wave Door Fuels Nu-Era’s Growth

Nu-Era Doors set up as a specialist trade fabricator of Deceuninck’s Slide & Swing New Wave Door following its successful launch at the FiT Show last year. Sales have been growing steadily, and doubled in recent months as momentum and awareness of the innovative multi-pane door gathers pace.

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Glass & Glazing

SGG Bioclean Aqua Goes Even Cooler With New Lower Solar Factor

Bioclean Aqua, the leading conservatory roof glass from Saint-Gobain Glass now has improved solar control with the launch of BIOCLEAN AQUA LOWER SOLAR FACTOR (LSF).

More than a year’s development has gone into boosting the heat reflection of the popular self-cleaning glass from 78% to 82% and cutting the g-value

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People

Jonathan Hicks Joins REHAU’S Window Division

Jonathan Hicks is the new Head of Sales for REHAU’s Northern region, based at the company’s Manchester sales office.

He is managing the northern sales team and reporting to recently appointed sales director Barry Gilligan.

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On-Site

Glazerite Customer D&M Windows & Doors Return To School With Latest Install

A new Glazerite Windows Ltd customer, D&M Windows & Doors – also an approved VEKA installer – recently took a trip back to school during half term to fit Salterlee Primary School’s new Matrix 70 window system.

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Specially-Adapted Wicona Windows For One Of The Most Prominent And Challenging New Buildings In Hamburg

The Chamber of Commerce Innovations Campus (HKIC) in Hamburg is a unique building which has a radical design that successfully overcame a series of significant project challenges.  

The result is a high-rise façade created using specially-adapted aluminium window systems

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Internet

Record Levels Of Consumers Using Ultraframe Online

One year on from Ultraframe launching its ‘product selector’ function on its consumer website, over 3,000 home improvers, every month, are using the functionality to find their perfect glazed extension system.

Steve McIntyre, Ultraframe marketing director comments on the functionality. 

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Brochures

Crystal Supports Installers With New Corporate Brochure

Crystal Direct, the No.1 PVC-U window and door fabricator for choice and colour, has released its new corporate brochure. The brochure includes detailed information on Crystal’s comprehensive range of windows, doors and conservatories, plus its colour and hardware options.

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Events

CMS Supports SFHA As It Celebrates Its 40Th Annual Conference Year

Leading building envelope contractor CMS will be amongst more than 80 exhibitors and sponsors attending this year’s 40th anniversary Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) Annual Conference, which takes place in June at the famous Dunblane Hydro.

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Business Micros Becomes Main Sponsor At G-15 Awards

Business Micros has just been announced as one of the main sponsors for this year’s G-15 Awards, which take place at the London Hilton Park Lane on 27 November.

This is the first time that the software specialist has sponsored the awards and comes at a time when the company is enjoying record levels of sales growth.

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Charity

VEKA Takes To The Road For The Encephalitis Society

The weekend of the 26th – 27th June will see members of staff from The VEKA UK Group taking to two wheels to raise funds for the company’s nominated charity, The Encephalitis Society.

The cyclists’ route will cover 100 miles of beautiful Wiltshire countryside over the two days, passing landmarks such as the Avebury Stone Circle, Stonehenge and the Wiltshire White Horses.

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