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Get Smart With Q-Smart

Hardware expert VBH has added the Q-Smart electronic smart handle to its range of premium quality window and door hardware and furniture.

Yougov Survey Reveals Parents' Fenestration Industry Insights

Hot on the heels of news that the Universities Minister believes the education system is too geared to directing young people onto courses that do nothing to prepare them for later life, a YouGov s... 

D&I Window Solutions Scales Up Production With Haffner Murat Machinery

Established domestic fabricator D&I Window Solutions is scaling up its operation with investment in numerous aluminium fabrication machines from industry specialists Haffner Murat.  The la... 

Double Decade Service Celebration At Carl F Groupco

Carl F Groupco’s Regional Sales Team Leader Nathalie McKee and Purchasing Manager Lisa Davy have both celebrated ten years’ service for the hardware distributor. 

Business As Usual After Brexit Says Apeer

Apeer annouces that despite coverage in the national press advising that the suppliers of fresh goods, especially, are facing difficulties in delivering produce to Irish retailers and caterers, del... 

Endurance Publish New Customer Charter And Welcome Pack

With customer care at the top end of the agenda for Endurance Doors, the pioneering solid timber core composite door manufacturer has just published a new Customer Charter and Welcome Pack.

Modplan Invests For Its Next Stage Of Growth

Trade fabricator Modplan has just completed a largescale investment in 12 new fabrication machines from Avantek to support its next stage of growth. 

Bigger Brisant Adds Years Of Capacity For Continuing Fast Growth

Brisant Secure, the hardware house behind Ultion has moved to a new unit which enables it to expand capacity by two-thirds above 2020 operations. The move will secure it’s long-term growth and ma... 

BGB Case Study

BetweenGlassBlinds are known for their excellence in the residential sector, but more and more centres of education are choosing their aesthetically pleasing and simple-to-maintain integral blinds ... 

Morley Glass & Glazing Increases Volume By 50%

Integral blinds manufacturer Morley Glass & Glazing has started the New Year with a 50% increase in volume compared with last year.

Personalised Covid-19 Installation Policies Are A Success, Says Endurance

Over 100 personalised COVID-19 installation policies have been produced by Endurance Doors for their nationwide network of Installer Partners, while the remainder have benefitted from the generic v... 

A Beautiful Black Tudor Residence

Sussex-based Nuglaze Home Services recently completed a replacement window and door project with Residence 9, in a period home with true Tudor detailing, including leaded top lights, structural cor... 

Freefoam Launce New Look Website

Freefoam Building Products announce the launch of a new update to its website  -  With a fresh new look featuring video content to bring the manufacturing process to life, and easy to nav... 

Time To Go Shopping For Software

Installers can head straight to the website to register their details and purchase the brand-new TOUCH Vendor remote sales and ordering software from the Business Micros Group 

Paul Seabright Exceeding Expectations

Direct Window Supplies has seen sustained growth through 2020, ending the year with significant investment being made in both people and machinery which continues into 2021.

Bespoke Lock Package Produced By Carl F Groupco

Working with established manufacturer partner FUHR, Carl F Groupco has created a bespoke stainless-steel locking package for Senior Architectural Systems PURe aluminium door range.

Love Is In The Air

If you love your job role, career, or the industry you work in, why wouldn’t you shout about it? Well, that is exactly what Building Our Skills is asking you to do by taking part in a Month of Lo... 

2021 Promises To Be Another Extraordinary Year For Warmer Roof

­From it’s humble beginnings in April 2018, armed with a vision and the determination to offer customers a new and exciting product that would transform their conservatory in an easy and  a... 

The Whole Of Your Installation World Mapped Out Before You

In the latest development brought by those clever people behind the AdminBase installer management system, a glance at a map can now give you all the information you need to know for your working d... 

An Aluminium First: Sheerline Set Up For 3 Market-Leading Software Systems

In an industry first for aluminium, Sheerline fabricators can now use Sheerline’s product database on Business Micros Evolution, First Degree and LogiKal. 

Thermoseal Group Wins Spacer Bar Manufacturer of the Year 2020

Thermoseal Group has been named ‘Spacer Bar Manufacturer of the Year’ in the NFAs for the second time.

Deceuninck’s Virtual Showroom Gives Customers The Edge

Deceuninck is launching a virtual showroom tour to help customers adapt to remote selling and boost their online presence.

CNC Recycling Uses Covid Setback As Inspiration To Recycle Record Number Of Old ...

CNC Recycling a Nationwide UPVC window recycling company based in the North East of England are pleased to announce a landmark year as they have recycled in excess of 500,000 old UPVC windows durin... 

ERA Donates £8,000 To Hope House Children's Hospices

ERA, the Wolverhampton-based security expert, is donating £8,000 to Hope House Ty Gobaith Children's Hospices, and making it the company's nominated charity for 2021, for the second year running. ... 

Four In A Row

Business Micros has cemented its position as the industry’s favourite Digital Specialist, with an unprecedented fourth National Fenestration Award in a row.

Haffner Murat Wins Machinery Supplier Of The Year In The NFA Awards 2020

Machinery experts Haffner Murat was announced as the joint winner of the Machinery Supplier of the Year category of the National Fenestration Awards 2020.

Ultion Delivers Weekend Orders On Mondays

Ultion orders placed over a weekend will now be delivered to customers on Monday. All telephone and on-line orders placed up until 1pm on a Sunday will be with locksmiths and installers ready for t... 

Testing Positive For Team Morale

SolarFrame and SOL Conservatory Roofs have seen no setbacks from the pandemic, with 2020 being the year for continued investment and team growth for the Yorkshire based fabricator. 

Award Hat-Trick For Morley Glass & Glazing

Morley Glass & Glazing is celebrating having achieved three first place finishes at the 2020 National Fenestration Awards.

Everglade Windows Comes Out On Top In New Survey

In the latest UK Windows & Doors Industry Survey by Plimsoll, Everglade Windows has been rated as the 3rd fastest growing company in the UK market. 

VEKA PLC Restructures Its Sales Management Team

Following the announcement that Neil Evans, sales director, has been appointed MD of Veka plc, Veka has now announced the new sales management structure. 

Sterling Generosity From Two Industry Businesses

Industry machinery experts Haffner Murat Ltd and Warrington-based fabricator Sterling Windows, Doors and Conservatories have made a combined £5,000 charitable donation to Hope House Children’s H... 

New Appointments Support Endurance Growth

Influential composite door brand, Endurance Doors, continues to enjoy a period of sustained growth and with this they are investing in the brand, capital equipment and in new personnel right across... 

Be In With A Chance To Win A Custom Made Putter Improve 40% Of Your Game - And Be In With A Chance To Win A Custom Putter

Most golfers think nothing of paying £400 plus for the latest and greatest driver, which all the marketing hype suggests will give you 10+ more yards. The temptation of a little more length is all... 

Building Our Skills Academy appointed as Green Homes Grant Training Provider for...

Building Our Skills has been appointed as a specialist fenestration training provider as part of the Green Homes Grant scheme.

Free Remote Selling Masterclass

Tommy Trinder, pioneers of Framepoint Technology, have responded to Government guidelines banning the face-to-face selling of windows & doors during lockdown by offering free workshops on selli... 

Change To COVID-19 Guidance As Regards Sales Within The Home

On Wednesday 20 January, following numerous discussions with Government departments, we had confirmation on an amendment to the position around selling in the home, comments Jon Vanstone, Chair, Ce... 

GQA Influence Reaches Policy Makers

The influence of fenestration awarding body GQA was widened substantially when its CEO was quoted in the highly prestigious 'Parliamentary Review' talking about the importance of qualifications.&nb... 

Smart Activations Are 98% Unassisted, Says Kubu

Kubu, the smart-sensor technology from Avantis International, is enjoying considerable consumer uptake, with unassisted first-time activations in excess of 98%.

Endurance Secures A Solid NFA Win

Following their third place in the 2019 National Fenestration Awards for Composite Door Manufacturer of the year, Endurance Doors have taken the crown as the overall winner, in what was one of the ... 

ERA'S Parent Company To Pay Back Money From Job Retention Scheme

Tyman plc, the parent company of ERA, Zoo, Schlegel-Giesse and Access360, has announced that it intends to pay back £2.3m received in 2020 under the UK Government’s Job Retention Scheme*. The pa... 

Keep The Past Present With Yale Vertex

The Yale Vertex range of decorative hardware for vertical sliding windows has been designed specifically for sash windows incorporating classical ironmongery.

22% Of Installation Companies ‘Price On The Night’

From conversations with over 350 installation companies in 2020 Tommy Trinder, pioneers of Framepoint Technology®, estimate that around 22% of businesses deliver a ‘price on the night’ to home... 

Avoid Brexit Price Hikes With Alutech Systems

  As the industry adapts to the changes imposed by Brexit from 1st January 2021, Alutech Systems is reassuring customers that their prices will be unaffected by the changes because they im... 

3-Up For VBH At The NFA Awards

The winners of the 2020 National Fenestration Awards were announced via a live video link on Monday 7th December, where VBH won 3 of the 4 categories in which they were shortlisted.

Customer First Approach Ensures Record Sales

Supplying a wide range of building products manufactured by brands like Swish, Origin, Liniar, Soudal, Smart Aluminium Systems and Freefoam Building Products, Edge Building Products managed to enjo... 

Business Micros Helps Installers Sell More

After months of anticipation, Business Micros’ new TOUCH Vendor remote selling software for installers went live on 6 January.

Kully Hunter

Emmegi (UK) has announced the very sad death of Kully Hunter, the company’s Service Manager. She died suddenly on Friday 8 January 2021.

Garnalex Expands The Sheerline Design Team

Jonathan Crohill has joined the expanding Garnalex technical team as a Sheerline Project Manager. Jon will be responsible for overseeing and delivering further innovative Sheerline products, expand... 

The Alutech Bio-Colour Collection - Innovative Health Protection For Your Profil...

As we are now all too familiar, modern day living creates the perfect environment for a wide variety of microbes to successfully grow on almost every surface we touch. Doors and windows, equipment,... 

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