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Nigel Headford Why No One Cares About Regulation

An open letter by Nigel Headford, Deceuninck Aluminium.  "The window and door industry doesn’t care about regulation. At least most of it doesn’t. Regulation is seen as a ‘burden’ not ... 

TuffX Continues Long-Term Investment With 30,000ft2 Expansion Plan And New Machi...

Glass manufacturer, TuffX, has applied for planning permission to increase its Knowsley premises by a further 30,000ft2 in the latest stage of its extensive, long-term expansion plans. 

A Revolution In Customer Care From Endurance

The quest for an ever-better customer experience continues at Endurance Doors with the introduction of Amicus, a new automated ticketing system which improves the flow of information to and from In... 

Customer Update

Dear editor, the past 12 months truly have been a whirlwind, for both fabricators and installers alike.  Our industry has faced huge challenges in terms of supply, pricing, labor and demand al... 

Dormer Transformation

Whilst homeowners take pride in their home, and want it to look it’s best, it can sometimes come at a price. Many are looking for low maintenance options to free up precious time and save money o... 

Veka Recycling Appoints New Transport Manager

Tim Tofte has joined VEKA Recycling as Transport Manager, the latest in a series of new appointments at the PVC-U window and door recycling specialist as the business continues its drive to strengt... 

Industry Elite Gathers At “Pivotal” Glazing Summit 2021

Over four hundred business leaders, representing companies collectively worth billions of pounds, met at Edgbaston Cricket Ground for the 2021 Glazing Summit, organised by Insight Data and Purplex ... 

The Consultancy Delivers Again For SWC Trade Frames

SWC Trade Frames, based in Scarborough, has become the latest composite door specialist to choose The Consultancy’s proven Tranquility quoting and ordering software, which gives trade custome... 

ERA Unlocks New Standards Of Door Security With TS003 Devices

ERA is extending its certified solutions offering with the launch of two new heavy duty TS 003 door security devices, adding to its premium collection of Fab&Fix  suited hardware. 

Increase Your Capacity By Up To 15% Without New Processing Machinery

Glass processors could increase capacity by as much as 15%, almost instantly according to Bohle, supporting them in maximising return on continuing high levels of demand. 

Luke Rises Through The Ranks At CDW Systems

Aluminium fabricator CDW Systems has appointed Luke Pemble as it’s new Office Supervisor – just five years after joining the company on the shop floor.

Martin Keelagher DHF Announces Martin Keelagher As Its Newest Board Member

The DHF has announced that its newest Board Member is Director of Security Access Systems Ltd, and Chairman of DHF’s Automated Gate Group, Martin Keelagher. 

Sternfenster Plus ‘Vital’ In Managing High Demand

Sternfenster customer, Fortress Windows and Conservatories, has said that the service and support it receives from the Lincoln based manufacturer, including its Sternfenster Plus customer portal, a... 

UAP Ltd Revamps Intelligent Hardware ‘Essential’ Range To Boost Pick And Go Sale...

UAP Ltd has refreshed its Intelligent Hardware ‘Essential Range’ with new products, new packaging and new graphics to help builder’s merchants, wholesalers and trade counters benefit from inc... 

Deceuninck UK Processes More Than A Million Linear Metres Of Foiled Product In O...

Deceuninck UK has underlined its position as a leading supplier of foils and colour by processing more than a million linear metres of foiled product in September. 

Veka Group Commitment To Recycled PVC-U Marked By Tanker Deliveries

A commitment to recycling PVC-U by the VEKA Group that spans almost three decades, is epitomised by a photograph that captures a delivery of recycled PVC-U pellet by VEKA Recycling Ltd, to sister c... 

Express Trade Frames Says Sheerline Is ‘Ahead Of The Market’

Express Trade Frames (ETF) is one of the latest fabricators to manufacture Sheerline, the innovative aluminium window and door system from Garnalex. 

Yale Launches Lockmaster 21 Stable Door Lock

Yale has responded to the increasing trend for stable door functionality in more contemporary settings as well as cottages and farmhouses with the launch of its new Lockmaster 21 Stable Door Lock. ... 

A Smart Recruitment For Kubu

Kubu and Avantis Hardware have just appointed Alastair Wheeler as their new national key accounts manager, bringing with him considerable experience and expertise within the hardware sector over th... 

Hero’s Of Zero

As many manufacturing plants strive towards operating in a more sustainable way to help reduce waste and manage valuable resources Freefoam Building Products announce a significant milestone on the... 

Sheerline’s New Trailblazing Prestige Aluminium Bi-Fold

Sheerline has launched a new range of bi-fold doors, which extends its popular range of Prestige aluminium windows and doors. 

Granada Secondary Glazing To Host New Product Launch Events In November

Granada Secondary Glazing is to host three launch events in November to give trade customers and commercial partners the opportunity to see their new high-spec secondary glazing product range first... 

New Board Appointment At Window Widgets

Window Widgets have promoted Heather Edwards to the newly created role of supply chain director, sitting alongside the current four owner-directors of the Gloucester-based business.

Modplan Thank Staff With Company Celebration

The senior management team at trade fabricator Modplan recently held a celebratory afternoon for all their employees at their Newport-based head office.

Mercury Rising In Sliding Door Sales

Specialist fabricator Mercury Glazing has announced a tenfold increase in demand for its popular aluminium sliding doors. 

Carl F Groupco: 20 Years Supplying UNI Reversible Window Gearing

Hardware distributor, Carl F Groupco, is celebrating 20 years of supplying the fully reversible Roto FRH UNI window hardware in the UK. During the past two decades, the FRH UNI range has become the... 

New Veka Recycling Video Shows The Complex Processes That Are Converting Old Win...

VEKA Recycling has launched a stunning new video that shows how its state-of-the-art recycling processing facility is playing its part in transforming end-of-life PVC-U frames into brand new window... 

Delivering Certainty For Installers

What installers want most at the moment is certainty. After so much disruption in the supply chain, they’re quite rightly looking for fabricators who won’t let them down.

Swisspacer Launches New Premium Canopy For Commercial Buildings

Leading warm edge spacer bar supplier SWISSPACER extends its range of innovative glass solutions with a new premium canopy system for commercial applications.

Big Boost For Busines Micros Touch Vendor Quoting Software

The Business Micros Group has added some valuable new features to its TOUCH Vendor software for installers, ahead of the upcoming launch of its accompanying TOUCH Portal software for fabricators an... 

Made For Trade Further Expansion Leads To Commercial Director Acquisition

Another bumper growth year has led to the appointment of Industry stalwart Andy Jones as Commercial Director at Made for Trade, a move which adds some new perspective on the business’s strategy a... 

GQA Helps Fenestration Industry Develop Tailored Qualification Solutions

Two specialist services provided by GQA Qualifications are helping the fenestration industry to develop training solutions tailored to the specific needs of employers and their staff. 

VEKA Announced As Finalist For Two G Awards!

VEKA Plc is proud to have been shortlisted for not one, but two categories at this year’s G21 Awards.

More Composite Colours From Endurance

Endurance Doors have extended their range of colours and finishes for their solid timber core composite doors to 19, with the introduction of Brilliant Blue and Sage.

Thermoseal Group Shortlisted for the Best Component Supplier Award

UK manufacturer and supplier of insulated glass (IG) components - Thermoseal Group - has been shortlisted for ‘Best Component Supplier Award’ in the 2021 G-Awards. 

Residence And Widgets Amass 6 Of The Best As G-Awards Finalists

The Residence Collection and Window Widgets have been nominated as finalists for 6 awards across 5 different categories in the industry-wide G-Awards, which celebrates the very best performing bran... 

Kubu’s Smart Insurance Super-Hiro

Window and door smart-sensor pioneer, Kubu, has partnered with revolutionary online smart home insurance provider Hiro, to bring prevention-first insurance to the glazing and fenestration industrie... 

Veka Recycling Reaches G Awards In Its Second Finals Triumph

In the space of two weeks VEKA Recycling Ltd has been chosen as a finalist at this year’s G Awards, the second major business awards in a fortnight to recognise the specialist recycler of end-of-... 

Freefoam Hits The Mark With Weatherproof Systems

A wide range of colours and ease of installation are just two reasons why Weatherproof Systems has chosen Freefoam cladding to transform homes across Devon and beyond.

Join Us For A Drink At PiGs Birmingham

Following the incredible turnout at Manchester PiGs in August, Birmingham PiGs is set be a massive success on 4 November at Revolution du Cuba on Temple Street. 

Yale Door and Window Solutions appoints Digital Marketing Executive

Yale is pleased to announce the appointment of Digital Marketing Executive Jermaine Hoffman. 

Could Your Business Get Through ‘Another 2021’ In 2022?

An open letter from  Rob McGlennon, MD, Deceuninck

Certass Joins Forces with Which? Trusted Trader

Certification body Certass has teamed up with Which? Trusted Traders to bring extra benefits to Certass members and spread the message about the negative impact of door-to-door sales in our industr... 

Frame Fast UK Promotes Nigel Leivers to Managing Director

Nigel Leivers has been appointed Managing Director at Frame Fast UK after 18 years with Derby’s trade manufacturer, stating that the secret of his success is listening carefully to customers and ... 

Sheerline Builds A Grand Designs Lead Engine For Customers

Sheerline, the aluminium window and door system, has invested in its first consumer campaign to create awareness, interest, and premium quality leads for Sheerline fabricators and installers. ... 

NBP Expands Into Midlands With New Hinckley Depot

Midlands installation companies will soon have 1,000s of products from the biggest brands in building plastics available for next day delivery, as NBP opens the doors to its Hinckley Depot in N... 

Nationwide Windows Launch Ground-Breaking Trainee Installer Scheme

Nationwide Windows has launched a ground-breaking independent pilot programme to tackle the desperate need for skilled operatives in the glazing industry. 

ERA Expands Fab&Fix Range With New Rose Gold Finish

ERA is expanding its premium Fab&Fix range of suited hardware with the introduction of a stylish Hardex Rose Gold finish, providing fabricators and installers with the widest choice on the mark... 

ORiGINAL, Brought To You By DoorCo

DoorCo announces the release of ORiGINAL, the evolved foam-filled composite door range. Following the GRiPCORE and FLiP launches early this year, which delivered the company’s latest innovations ... 

Suppliers Join Forces To Pen An Open Letter To The Fenestration Industry

Nineteen independent suppliers to the home improvement market have penned an open letter to the fenestration industry, as the sector looks to balance unprecedented demand with global supply chain p... 

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