28th January 2016
 
Eurocell Announces New Chief Executive Officer
 

Eurocell, one of the UK’s leading manufacturer’s, distributor and recycler’s of PVC-U window, door, conservatory and roofline systems, has announced that Chief Executive Patrick Bateman (63) will retire from the company at the end of June.

Patrick has been CEO for over elevenyears, during which Eurocell has enjoyed sustained growth by continually expanding its product range and its own network of building plastics branches, which currently stands at over 140. The group has also invested significantly in recycling. Last year the company floated on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.

 
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BRE Appoints New Head Of Responsible Sourcing
 

Dr Shamir Ghumra has been appointed as Associate Director; Head of Responsible Sourcing in the Centre for Sustainable Products at BRE. He will lead a team of experts who are helping construction supply chain companies understand and manage the risks and opportunities within their own products, services and labour supply chain.

Formerly Principal Consultant at Responsible Solutions and Head of Sustainability at Aggregate Industries, Shamir also contributes to a number of ISO and CEN committees on sustainability in construction.

 
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REHAU TOTAL70 Shows Its Versatility In Parallel Window Application
 

Demonstrating once again that the REHAU TOTAL70 truly is a ‘complete PVC-U system’, Devon based fabricator Interframe has for the first time manufactured innovative, parallel hinged sliding windows using only REHAU TOTAL70C chamfered profile.

The windows, which were installed at the newly opened Steiner Academy in Exeter, were specified because they could provide almost twice the free air flow of standard top hung or casement windows and could deliver a greater number of air changes per hour.

 
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Apeer Gears Up For Growth With Ni Department Of Enterprise Trade And Investment Minister
 

Northern Ireland based Apeer, manufacturer of the award winning range of Lumi frameless windows and residential doors, received a visit from the NI Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment minister Jonathan Bell recently, ahead of plans for significant future investment in the business.

After successfully launching the ground breaking Lumi system, which features unique ‘edge-to-edge’ energy efficient triple glazing that is structurally bonded to a core of high strength, glass reinforced profiles, Apeer is now gearing up for further investment in machinery, marketing and the creation of 25 new jobs at its Ballymena HQ.

 
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VITA Hardware Partners With Fullex Locks
 

With more than 30 years’ global experience in hardware design and manufacture – including 15 years in the UK – VITA Hardware is pleased to announce that it has added Fullex Locks’ XL Multipoint lock to its expanding range of hardware options.

Ian Southhall, Managing Director at Fullex comments: “We have worked with Stewart Lamb before and really respect his knowledge and expertise in the hardware field, so when he approached us to take on the Fullex XL lock we were naturally delighted.

 
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Titon Guarded Over Fit Show Preparations Despite Photo Leak
 

A Titon employee claims to have spotted a mysterious box in the ‘High Security’ area of the company’s substantial manufacturing facility in Suffolk– as shown in a photograph which has been leaked to the media. This image has sparked speculation and excitement over what it may be, although exact details of its contents have yet to be determined.

A company employee, who wishes to remain anonymous, revealed: “I was making my way out of the factory when I noticed something was glowing on one of the shelves, where we store products intended for exhibitions.

 
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Senior’s SF52 Curtain Walling Keeps Slim Sightlines In View
 

For projects that desire a sleek, uniform appearance and demand exceptional energy efficiency, the new SF52 curtain wall system from Senior Architectural Systems can provide the perfect combination of aesthetics and thermal performance.

Interest in Senior’s thermally enhanced SF52 system has continued to soar following the product’s official launch in 2015, with SF52 now firmly established as Senior’s most popular curtain wall solution.

 
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Trojan’s Pegasus High Security Window Lock Offers Fabricators And Installers Something Different!
 

In its quest for delivering innovative hardware products that do their job exceptionally well, the Trojan Group says its popular Pegasus High Security Window Lock offers fabricators and installers something very different.

Firstly, the Pegasus High Security Window Lock has multi point locking and guaranteed centre and corner locking for additional security with every installation

 
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The Façades Of Four Buildings Entirely Replaced With Wicona Curtain Walling – To Dramatic Effect
 

The façades of four buildings at Velocity Village – one of the largest mixed-use developments in Yorkshire – have been entirely replaced using 14,000m2 of curtain walling from Wicona.

Velocity Village occupies a four-acre site and provides more than 600,000ft2 of residential and commercial space in the centre of Sheffield. Designed by Axis Architecture, the extensive façade replacement was carried out by Glassolutions working with main contractor Jessops Construction.

 
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PIGS Returns To Manchester
 

Back with more fun and frivolity for the glazing industry, the People in Glazing Society’s first social of the year is being held at The Castlefield Rooms in Manchester on 3 March 2016.

Last year’s Manchester PIGS networking event attracted about 150 people, all affiliated with the glazing industry, including component suppliers, systems companies, fabricators and installers, as well as the press.

 
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RegaLead Welcomes Paul Hattrick
 

RegaLead is delighted to announce that it has further strengthened its team with the addition of Paul Hattrick, who joins as Market Manager – UPVC Fabrication.

Paul brings a wealth of industry experience in business development to the RegaLead team, following nearly 20 years building relationships and driving sales in the construction sector, most recently for Yale Window & Door Solutions. In his new, national role, Paul will be promoting a wide range of products for fabricators who manufacture composite doors, including a new colour solution for profile which will launch officially at the FIT Show.

 
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ODL Europe Expands Its Team
 

Leading supplier of added value building products for the home, ODL Europe is delighted to have experienced significant interest in the recently launched Built in Blind, so much so that the company has further invested in its people with the addition of Adrian Newth to the team.

Mark Towers, Managing Director at ODL Europe comments: “We are incredibly proud of theBuilt in Blind and it is fantastic to see it generate so much attention. It was the logical next step for us to build the team in order to continue to stay ahead of demand.

 
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Ambi-Max Exceeds All Expectations
 

TuffX reinvigorated the conservatory sector with the launch of Ambi-Max oversize glass units, as a simple but dynamic concept which has proved popular with customers and consumers.

Launched initially as a niche glass roofing option that would eliminate common problems associated with muntin bar leaks, Ambi-Max as a product, has gone on to far exceed initial expectations.

 
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Window Sealing Solutions To Meet All Installation Standards
 

ISO-Chemie, one of Europe’s leading producers of foam sealant tapes, will be showcasing examples from its range of specialist window installation products and systems at the FIT Show 2016 (Stand 380).

Among the products on display will the new ISO-BLOCO WIN2WALL multi-level sealing tape, which combines excellent performance with competitive cost and is specifically designed for sealing the perimeter joint between windows, doors and walls in typical UK buildings.

 
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Solidor Takes Two Stands At FIT Show 2016
 

Solidor will have two stands at this year’s FIT Show and will be presenting additions to its range at the industry leading show in April.

Solidor says it makes doors that are visually stunning and high performers and that its solid laminated-hardwood timber core positions Solidor as ‘almost certainly’ the most secure composite door on the market. All Solidor doors have Ultion, secure cylinder door lock, as standard.

 
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Mercury Glazing Adds VEKA FlushSash Window To Its Range

 

Gloucester-based trade fabricator Mercury Glazing has just added VEKA’s FlushSash window to its range. Chris Reeks, Mercury’s Sales and Marketing Director, said, “We are delighted to be adding the FlushSash window to our portfolio. We are one of the UK’s biggest Spectus vertical slider manufacturer and VEKA’s FlushSash is the perfect complementary product.”

 
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FIT Show Opened The Right Doors For Carlisle Based Finesse Group
 

Previous FIT Shows have offered installers valuable new opportunities, even when those companies are already considered top of their game, it has emerged.

One such company is Carlisle-based Finesse Group, which offers a full range of home improvement services. But despite the broad reach of the company, owners Ian Milburn and Kevin McGarr believe in the power of exhibitions to help keep them on top of their game – and not just for the products.

 
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Business Starts Its Tenth Year Of Trading By Hitting Half A Million Milestone
 

A BUSINESS is celebrating the beginning of its tenth year of trading by generating half a million leads and millions of pounds worth of business for installers.

Stockport based Leads2trade will become ten years old in November 2016 and has kicked off a decade in business by recording it’s best ever start to a year, by generating half a million double-qualified sales leads for its members.

 
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Demand Prompts Phoenix Doors’ Meridian Door Brochure Reprint
 

A surge in demand for its high-performance Meridian composite door has prompted Phoenix Doors to reprint the glossy 42-page brochure that accompanies the range.

Designed and produced to a high specification, the brochure quality reflects the status of this luxury 70mm double-rebated door, which can be fully personalised to suit customers’ individual requirements.

 
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Vertex Conservatory Roof System – One System, Every Combination
 

Vertex is a complete conservatory roof system that also includes a wide choice of glass and polycarbonate options. Heidi Sachs, Modplan’s Managing Director, comments: “Our Vertex conservatory roof system has been in our portfolio for many years and sales have remained buoyant year on year: the range offers installers a great package of benefits and gives them everything they need from a conservatory roof in a choice of three material options.”

 
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Trade News

Crime Fighters: Sliders UK Launches Insurance Industry Campaign

Sliders UK has launched a new campaign aimed at encouraging home insurers to offer discounts on policies if doors and windows are accredited to a Secured by Design (SBD) standard.

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Deceuninck’s 26 Colours From Stock Collection Is No.1 For Colour

Deceuninck says demand for colour is rising strongly from 25% in the UK, and catching up with continental Europe, where colour accounts for more than 70%.

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Quality Standards Bring Positive Results For TuffX

The quality standards of the Ambience range from TuffX has once again inspired consumer investment.  In one specific extension project the Ambi Neutral product option was selected due to the thermal properties it offered as well as the striking aesthetic which heightened the overall finished look.

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New Year Opens A ‘Window Of Opportunity’ For Bebington Glazing

Bebington Glazing is looking forward to the next twelve months in business, describing 2016 as a ‘window of opportunity’.

The independent firm, located in New Ferry, has been appointed to work on a number of notable residential

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Product News

Morley Glass & Glazing Launches New Colour Range For Integral Pleated Blinds

Morley Glass & Glazing has launched a new range ofexclusive colours for its pleated blinds fitted within its Uni-Blind® sealed units.

The range of stylish pleated blinds are manufactured from woven polyester

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Get Smart And Make Savings With The DOORCO Smart Door

In line with its drive for innovation, fast growing composite door manufacturer DOORCO is delighted to add the new Smart Door to its range of innovative designs for 2016.

Pre-apertured in the manufacturing process, the Smart Door provides customers with a host of additional

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Total Glass Aluminium Windows Reach New Heights

Residents in two 15-storey high tower blocks at Sefton, Merseyside are benefiting from warmer homes thanks to the installation of new energy-efficient aluminium windows, supplied and installed by Total Glass.

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People

Industry And Staff Pay Tribute To Much Loved MD

One of the glazing industry leaders and staff at Caldwell Hardware UK and Cotswold Architectural Products have paid tribute to John Reeder, who sadly passed away in December 2015.

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Scholes Appointed To VEKA Recycling Boar

Simon Scholes has been appointed to the board of directors of VEKA Recycling Ltd.  Simon assumes the role of Chairman of the rigid plastics working group, within the BPF Recycling Group, an expansion of his previous position as Business Manager for the company.

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On-Site

Glazerite Windows Are Top Of The Class

Bellerive FCJ Catholic College in Sefton, Liverpool, has been given a new lease of life thanks to the addition of 94 bespoke PVC-U vertical sliders, manufactured by Glazerite’s dedicated Specials Production Facility in Wellingborough and expertly installed by Network VEKA member, K2 Aluminium, in Birkenhead.

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Technal Curtain Walling For Underground Extension At Chelsea Fc’s Exemplar Training Academy

Aluminium façade systems from Technal have been specified for a third project at Chelsea Football Club’s Training Academy Campus at Cobham in Surrey – a seamless below-ground extension to an existing pavilion.

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Glass & Glazing

Glass Processors Could Increase Capacity By Up To 10 Per Cent

Glass processors could increase capacity, cave thousands and extend the life of machinery and tooling by installing sedimentors to processing lines.

Time lost in downtime, machinery cleaning, cleaning of water tanks and the costs of waste water disposal contaminated with glass particles in glass processing can run into the thousands of pounds each year.

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Machinery

Double R Invests In The Quickest Vertical Super Spacer, Automatic Hot Melt IGU Line In The World

With a 15 year heritage and a reputation as one of the industry’s pioneering fabricators, Double R Glass & Roofing Systems has once again raised the bar with the announcement of its investment in the world’s fastest vertical Super Spacer Automatic Hot Melt IGU line.

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Internet

GLASSOLUTIONS Takes Glass Ordering Online With Revolutionary New App

Leading glass manufacturer, processor and distributor GLASSOLUTIONS has launched a new app which is set to transform the way glaziers and building professionals configure and order smaller volume and occasional glass purchases.

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Swish Enhances New Marketing Suite With Online Marketing Portal

Following on from the launch of a comprehensive range of updated marketing materials, Swish Window & Door Systems has now introduced a new online Marketing Portal which is designed to underpin what Swish describes as the brand’s position as the UK’s foremost consumer facing brand in the industry.

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FIT Show

The Composite Wood Company Promises The Right ‘FIT’ For Installers

The Composite Wood Company is bringing its range of decking and fencing products to The Fit Show 2016, to demonstrate the benefits of wood plastic composite (WPC) solutions to installers.

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Brochures

TruFrame’s New Composite Door Bible

With the recent announcement of a new solid and secure composite door range using the proven Endurance® door slab, TruFrame have now launched a supporting 76 page brochure that existing customers have dubbed the new ‘composite door bible’.

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Marketing

Record Year Down To ‘Returning Confidence’ Says MD Of Window Industry Marketing Agency

Andrew Scott, managing director of Purplex, the well-known window industry marketing company, says returning industry confidence is a key reason for his firm’s impressive year.

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Charity

VEKA UK Virtually Triples Fund-Raising Record

The VEKA UK Group has presented its biggest EVER charity cheque, having raised more than £14,910.26 for The Encephalitis Society.

The industry supplier’s previous biggest donation was an impressive £5100 for The British Legion, raised over a six-month period in 2014.

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Profile 22 Helps WindowsPlus Make Wishes Come True

The Children’s Wish charity is over £15,000 better off, thanks to a hugely successful charity ball organised by Profile 22 fabricator, WindowsPlus of Coventry and its proprietor Gary Hampton.

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Liniar Staff Tackle Wolf Run For Neonatal Charity

A tragic event has inspired two departments at Liniar to team up to take part in an “extreme” off-road running event in April to raise money for a worthy cause.

Liniar’s Design & Development and Marketing teams are joining forces to tackle the Wolf Run,

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