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Emmegi Consumable Sales Hit Record High As Aluminium Market Booms

Sales of workbenches, machinery consumables and spare parts at Emmegi (UK) are set to hit a record high in 2021 as the aluminium market continues to surge in the post-pandemic recovery.

Doors Deserve Mila

Coinciding with the announcement that it has added the Ingenious range of locks and hardware to the Yale range that it already sells, Mila has launched an exciting new ‘Doors Deserve Mila’ ... 

DHF Looks To The Future With New ‘Five-Year Training Strategy’

Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has announced that it has embarked upon a new five-year training strategy, taking its training offering and initiatives into 2026.  

New Ultion 3* Security Solution With 2* Fully-Suited Security Handle

Brisant Secure is redefining security standards again with the launch of a ground-breaking Ultion security handle, part of a new three-star security solution. 

Opening The Door To Complete Fire Compliance With ERA

ERA is helping fabricators to deliver compliant fire doorsets by supplying a portfolio of fire door hardware and decorative furniture that has been independently tested to the latest standards.

Sales Of Flush Sash Up 20% For Affordable Window Systems

aluplast customer, Affordable Window Systems, has reported sales growth of 20% year on year for its flush casement offering. 

Get A Full House With The greenteQ Suite

Hardware specialist VBH reports that more customers than ever are making the move to its greenteQ Suite of matching window and door furniture.

Granada Secondary Glazing Unveils New High-Spec Product Range

Granada Secondary Glazing has launched its ground-breaking new product range, which the company claims is set to be the most high-specification secondary glazing solution on the UK market. 

Makita Introduces New 12vmax CXT Multi-Line Lasers To Its Range

Among a series of new product launches, Makita has added two 12Vmax CXT multi-line lasers to its extensive range of site equipment. The multi-line lasers project one horizontal and two vertical 360... 

Nordic Aluminium: Sheerline Is ‘Streets Ahead Of The Competition’

Manufacturer Nordic Aluminium says Sheerline’s aluminium window and door system will change the market.

Why Specify Powder Coating

Architectural powder coating is a two-step process, the cleaning and pretreatment of the aluminium and then the powder coating itself. Only when both processes are correctly specified and completed... 

Builders Urged To Switch To Electricity For Powering Site Machinery

Construction firms are being urged to ditch diesel and use electricity to power site machinery enabling them to cut carbon emissions by 97 per cent, by the National Federation of Builders, NFB.

Conservation Living In Lyme Park With R9

Nestled away in the Peak District, adjacent to Lyme Park National Trust, sits the latest installation from The Residence Collection. This perfectly showcases the outstanding heritage credentials of... 

Freefoam Sees 55% Increase In Cladding Sales In Two Years

Sales of Freefoam’s extensive range of cladding have grown exponentially over the past two years. The company’s top stockist customers saw an average growth of 55% in cladding sales between 201... 

GM Fundraising Announces GMF100 Cycling Challenge Total

GM Fundraising has just announced that its GMF100 Cycling Challenge has raised an impressive £55,000. The funds will go to Hope House Children’s Hospices, which provides palliative care for chil... 

GGF Relaunches Consumer Code For Home Improvement Companies

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce the launch of its revised Consumer Code of Practice for consumer facing companies. 

What Will The Top Window Colours Be In 2022?

Deceuninck has created a free to download White Paper, summarising the findings of detailed consumer research on colour preference, and creating a series of forecasts for top colour trends in 2022.... 

Wastewater Penalties

Bohle has warned that glass processors run the risk of major fines by failing to stay on top of legislation governing the disposal of wastewater.

Cairngorm Group Calls On Carl F Groupco’s Hardware Expertise

The Cairngorm Group tasked window and door fittings distributor Carl F Groupco with managing their hardware transition during a recent PVCu profile changeover. 

Stevenswood Gives You All The Help You Need

Window, door and conservatory supplier Stevenswood has created a dedicated technical team to offer expert guidance for installers fitting their conservatory products, from complete conservatories t... 

Howells Supplies Conservatory Roof For Mansion Refurb

Until recently, Doxford House in Sunderland was a derelict Georgian mansion, listed on the 2009 Heritage at Risk Register.  Now in private ownership the property has been restored to a single ... 

Secondary Glazing Noise Reduction Delights Radio Broadcaster

“I just cannot believe how quiet it is” exclaimed a radio broadcaster to his wife after secondary glazing manufactured and supplied by Granada Glazing was installed throughout their period Buxt... 

Kenrick Joins Master Locksmiths Association

Hardware supplier Kenrick has joined the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) with the firm’s new TS007 3-star high security cylinder  now tested & approved by the MLA to combat lock snap... 

Haffner Supports FIT Show Rescheduling

Following the rescheduling of the FIT Show to May 2022, industry machinery specialist Haffner has said it’s in full support of the decision. 

Veka Recycling Strengthens Operations With Trio Of New Appointments

PVC-U window and door recycling specialist, VEKA Recycling, has strengthened its team with three significant appointments at its Wellingborough plant, which is now fully operational.

The Only Way Is Tuffx

Specialist safety glass manufacturers TuffX recently supplied 15m2 of toughened glass panels for a balustrade surrounding a large, raised terrace, to complete a high-end finish for a residential pr... 

Widgets And Residence To Sponsor G-Awards Trophies

Window Widgets, alongside its pioneering Residence Collection brand will be the joint trophy sponsors for this year’s G-Awards, which will be held on Friday 26th November 2021, at the London Hilt... 

New Additions To greenteQ Lifestyle Range

Hardware specialist VBH has added a number of new products to its Lifestyle range of products, their umbrella term for hardware solutions for patio doors.

Cladding Just Got Animated

Freefoam Building Products are proud to announce the launch of a new animation style video to illustrate how to fit cladding. 

Engineering Focus

When i grow up, I’d like to design door & window systems was the statement no child ever said to their careers advisor.

Adminbase Empowers Installers To Conquer Challenges

With a plethora of supply chain issues set to far outlast the worst of the pandemic, installers are bearing the brunt of the consequences. 

Aztec Launches New Timber-Look Doors

Halo customer, Aztec Windows (Coventry) Ltd, has launched new mechanically jointed Residential and French Doors as part of its growing Prestige Collection.

Tuffx Invests In More Machinery As Demand Grows

Following continuing growth in demand for its toughened safety glass products, TuffX has purchased another new Bovone SLE machine, its third in as many years. 

Deceuninck UK Recognised For Outstanding Health And Safety With RoSPA President’...

Deceuninck UK has been awarded the RoSPA President’s Award, an achievement that follows 10 consecutive years of Gold Awards for its commitment to health and safety. 

FLiP Brochure Now Available

Composite door supplier, DOORCO, has launched a new brochure to showcase the wide range of options available for FLiP, their exclusive new door glazing cassette system that has a revolutionary ... 

Smart-Slide Patio Door ‘Head And Shoulders Above The Rest’

Costello Windows has praised aluplast’s Smart-Slide system as the best PVC patio door it has ever fitted.  

The Importance Of Margin Protection

It’s great that everyone is busy but we face a number of challenges - and I don’t only mean those impacting the supply chain.

Make Work Easier With Makita

Power tool manufacturer Makita UK has expanded its LXT range of cordless machines with the launch of several new products including a new 18V LXT Brushless Disc Cutter, an 18V LXT Brushless Angle D... 

Bohle Fittings Integral To Design And Installation Process At Stowmarket Glass ...

Stowmarket Glass Company has completed a bespoke, frameless shower installation at a residential property in Diss, Norfolk, using Bilbao Premium HD shower fittings from glass consumables specialist... 

Time Running Out On Part L For Aluminium Fabricators

Manufacturers of aluminium windows and doors could find all or part of their product offer falls short of proposed changes to building regulations - effectively locking them out of the market withi... 

Deceuninck UK & VBH (GB) Host Seventh Annual Golf Day

Deceuninck UK and VBH (GB) hosted their seventh annual Golf Day in July, returning to the stunning Bowood Golf Resort in Wiltshire.

Morley Glass & Glazing Makes Milestone Donation With Greenvision Fund

Morley Glass and Glazing has made its 10th donation to local sustainable projects with its GreenVision Fund.

Stevenswood Expands Trade Counter Footprint

Window, door and conservatory supplier Stevenswood is expanding its trade counter network with two new branches in south east England.

Door And Window Systems Continues Its Productivity Drive With A Fifth New Kombim...

Door and Window Systems (DAWS), a Liverpool-based fabricator, continues to increase productivity in response to customer demand, with the recent installation of its fifth new Kombimatec machine in ... 

Dellner Group Acquires Percy Lane Products

Sweden’s Dellner Group has acquired Percy Lane Products, a UK manufacturer of aluminium windows, doors and fabrications for the transport sector, in a move that will add a new dimension to the gr... 

Showing The Cool Edge To Summer Passive House Comfort In Spain

In Gijon, on Spain’s northern coast, a villa has been built to the passive house standard which impresses with its clear stylistic idiom, excellent energy efficiency and high thermal comfort.

Fab&Fix From ERA Sets The Standard For Durability With New Stainless Steel Lette...

Fab&Fix from ERA is continuing to support its fabrication partners by offering the widest choice of hardware and finishes available. The latest product in the Fab&Fix portfolio is the new 3... 

Introducing Platinum Support

As the UK window fitting sector continues to feel the pinch of rapid growth coupled with price increases and disruption to supply, stock management is in sharp focus as businesses strive to meet de... 

Kubu Launches Pro Installer Initiative

Kubu, the smart-sensor for doors and windows has announced the launch of their new Pro Installer initiative, as the brand looks to engage in the wider and opportunistic smart home market. 

European Legends

SeeMore Putters UK were pleased to be part of the Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship, held at the Trevose Golf Club on 17-20 June.

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