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Fit For Purpose

There is no winding down after FIT for Lambert GT Services who experienced a highly successful show.

Ever-Expanding Thermobar Warm Edge Spacer and Accessories Range

Since the initial introduction of Thermobar Warm Edge Spacer in 2010, Thermoseal Group has been continually expanding its highest performance spacer range to add new products and to develop its sel... 

Silver Partner Award For Alchemy Architectural

Alchemy Architectural Aluminium Systems have been presented with the Silver Partner Award from Walsall Works in recognition for their established role in the economic growth of the local area, and ... 

Contemporary Door Hardware Range Delivers Much More Than Good Looks

How often are your customers subconsciously annoyed by hardware that doesn’t match, quickly breaks and soon becomes tarnished or corroded?  Door hardware is the first thing your customers se... 

IN Members Help Transform Property Of Injured Homeowner

Frames Conservatories Direct (FCD) has completed a conservatory for a local caretaker who was left partially paralysed after a devastating fall.  MD and Owner of FCD, Adrian Lewis, contacted C... 

Dempsey Dyer And Deceuninck: 35 Years Of Partnership

Trade fabricator Dempsey Dyer is celebrating its 42nd anniversary and 35 years of successful partnership with Deceuninck.  Founded in 1977, Dempsey Dyer is a trade and commercial fabricator, s... 

Endurance Launch New Brochure

Endurance Doors have recently launched their most comprehensive brochure to date, offering 106 pages of beautiful lifestyle photography to show off all their most popular door designs and glazing o... 

VBH joins Council for Aluminium in Building

To show its continued commitment to fabricators and installers, VBH has joined the Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB). CAB is dedicated to promoting the use of aluminium in building. 

Brightening Doorways By Bringing The Outside, Inside

The names Pale Roundel Red and Green Mist wouldn’t seem out of place in describing the floral beauty of upcoming flower shows - suggestive of cardinals and chrysanthemums - but make this assumpti... 

Paul Swift Is ERA’s Salesperson Of The Year

For ERA, the security experts, high quality training underpins all of the company’s business functions. This applies both to its fabricator and installer cutomers and to its own staff. 

Brisant-Secure And Salto Collaborate To Create Ultion Smart

Ultion SMART will change how people lock their doors.  It combines the tried and tested Danalock technology by worldwide electronic access experts Salto, with Brisant’s 3 Star, Sold Secure D... 

Suzanne Turner: Endurance’s New Distribution Manager

To strengthen their arm when it comes to delivering exceptional service to their customers, Endurance has recently invested in a new Distribution Manager.  

Saint-Gobain Building Glass Celebrates Final Win Your Windows Back Competition W...

A homeowner from Chelmsford has become the latest winner of the Win Your Windows Back competition from Saint-Gobain Building Glass, winning £2796 to cover the cost of her new Planitherm window... 

Apeer Launches Lumi2 Rooflight To Complete ‘Extend & Renovate’ Package

Apeer has unveiled the Lumi2 rooflight, a product that is aimed squarely at the retrofit market, and which has been designed to complement the existing Lumi2 window and lift & slide door, as pa... 

Increase In Freefoam Registered Installers

Freefoam are delighted to report a significant increase in recent months in the number of new Registered Installers, with companies from throughout the UK applying to join the scheme. 

Installer of the Month: MGP Windows and Doors

MGP Windows and Doors are Cardiff based home improvement specialists. Priding themselves on quality and service, they have opted to have the Endurance composite door design as part of this range.

Last GM Fundraising Cycling Challenge Underway #FRWHope

A team of eighteen cyclists from the fenestration industry set off on Monday for the ride of their lives. 

A Hope House Visit For Brisant Secure

June 2019 sees a group of 18 men from the industry cycle through 12 countries in 10 days “From Russia with Hope”.  

Recent Appointments Boost Liniar & Avantek Sales Team

The announcement of Nigel Bishop as Group Sales Director for the Flamstead Group brings even closer together HL Plastics, home of systems house Liniar, and sister company Avantek Machinery.

Epwin Window Systems’ Clare O’hara Joins GM Fundraising Team

Following her influence throughout Paddle2Pedal and ongoing support, GM Fundraising is delighted to welcome Clare O’Hara, Divisional Managing Director of Epwin Window Systems, as an official memb... 

Tradesmith sees demand rise for Ultraframe conservatories

Sussex window and door manufacturer Tradesmith is seeing demand increase for superior conservatories thanks to its partnership with Ultraframe. The impressive range includes nine different designs,... 

Tuffx Completes 300k Investment With Trio Of New Machines

TuffX has announced the installation of three new, state-of-the art machines at its Knowsley manufacturing facility, a move that represents a £300k ‘first phase’ of investment in 2019 for the ... 

VEKA Comes To The Four On Burnley Business Awards Shortlist

PVCu systems supplier VEKA Group has been shortlisted in four categories of the upcoming Burnley Business Awards!

Freefoam’s Quality And Lifetime Guarantees Are Number One For Simply Roofline

Ever since setting up shop in 2006, Simply Roofline has taken pride in its customer service and expertise in supplying and installing PVC-UE roofline products. 

Affordable Latest To Sign Up To Timberweld

Affordable Window Systems Ltd is the latest fast-growing fabricator to become a Timberweld® licensee. Established for 26 years, Affordable is a Lancashire’s trade manufacturer of PVC and alu... 

Selling Ultion Meant Changing Door Supplier

More composite door installers are changing their door supplier to ensure they have one of the safest locks on the market.  

Stand Out In A Crowded Conservatory Market

Justin Williams, International Sales and Marketing Director at trade fabricator Modplan, is on an awareness-raising mission when it comes to conservatory roofs.  

Apeer Extends Modo Door Range With All Glass Trim And Choice Of Frame Finish

Apeer has announced two additional new styles to its Modo door range, further enhancing the appeal of the manufacturer’s stylish and contemporary composite. 

Tuffx Glass Brings New Light To Church Renovation

Glass specialist TuffX have cemented their name in Oxford’s diocesan history by providing 26 panels of 21.5mm toughened glass to St Paul’s Church, Slough.

Scotia Opens New Factory And Celebrates 35 Successful Years With Halo

Long-standing Halo fabricator Scotia Windows and Doors has moved into an expansive new factory in Kilmarnock, with even greater capacity to serve trade customers across Scotland. 

UK first for HiTECH blinds and SWISSPACER

HiTECH Blinds Ltd, established in 2016, was set up to offer a reliable, competitive quality integrated blind system to retail and trade customers. 

Gatsby Glamour and a Hollywood Host - it’s the Independent Network Members’ Week...

The installer support organisation’s annual Members’ Weekend will be held at The Queen’s Hotel in Leeds on June 8th 2019 and the host of the weekend’s glittering awards evening will be Star... 

Additional Opportunities On Installations

When homeowners order a new front door, they are concerned with what it looks like & how secure it is. Gaining the order is the hardest part, then comes the easy bit.

Painted Hinge Edge As Standard From Entrance

Entrance Composite Door Solutions are now offering a painted hinge edge as standard for their range of prepped GRP composite door slabs, which now perfectly match the finish to the external door fa... 

Innovation And High Quality At The Heart Of New Products

With the Panoramic ‘swing and slide’ door as its flagship product, this highly innovative, design-led company will offer further evidence of its unique approach to product development with a nu... 

Yale sponsors Smart Home Week 2019

Yale has announced that it is joining a host of major brands in sponsorship of Smart Home Week 2019 – an initiative showcasing the best in smart home technology.

Jeld-Wen Showcases Timber Products At Fit Show For The First Time

JELD-WEN, UK manufacturer of timber windows, doors and stairs is pleased to announce their attendance at this year’s FIT Show. 

Distinctive Doors Adorning A New Set Of Frames

When FrameMaker Windows decided to form a new partnership with Distinction Doors, they were pleased to learn that quality products were evenly matched with quality customer service. 

Smart Ready® Showcases Innovation

Game changing is an overused term, but it’s the only way to describe Smart Ready®, a new Certification Standard which was recently showcased at an exclusive press Preview event.

Icotherm goes flat

After months of testing the concept in the market to ensure that there is interest, and of course that the product delivers on the essentials: quality and performance, the Icospan flat roof solutio... 

ERA Acquires Y-Cam To Accelerate Its Growth In The Smart Security Market

ERA, a leading UK home security specialist, has purchased British smart security pioneer Y-cam. The acquisition will make ERA one of the most advanced and capable providers of smart security soluti... 

Join the Smart Home Revolution at FIT Show 2019

Avantis International is bringing the smart home revolution to the FIT Show. The hardware manufacturer is launching its latest innovation, Kubu, at the trade show.

Modplan Add New Flush Sash Window Options To Its Portfolio

Trade fabricator Modplan has just added the welded and mechanical transom versions of the VEKA Halo Flush Sash Window to its portfolio. 

Hodgson To Seal A Fit Show Launch

Hodgson Sealants will be launching their next generation HY-SPEC hybrid sealant at the FIT Show and this exciting development will provide fitters and installers with a better performing produc... 

Distinction To Launch 10in10 On Stand P20

As a leading composite door manufacturer, it will be no surprise to visitors that Distinction Doors have big plans for the FIT Show.

Apeer Goes Smooth And Lumi2 At This Year’s Fit Show

Despite undertaking yet another extension to its Ballymena factory to cope with the continuing sales growth for its highly innovative and popular doors and windows, Apeer continues to add new produ... 

Tradesmith’s #SayNoToNoise Video Tackles Noise Pollution

Tradesmith offers three levels of Bluesky-certified acoustic rated windows from Deceuninck, VEKA Halo & Warmcore to combat the growing problem of noise pollution. 

DGCOS To Introduce FIT Show VIP George Clarke

DGCOS members will get the chance to meet a very special guest at this year’s FIT Show. George Clarke will be at stand G36 on Wednesday 22 May to promote a major rebrand and new sales collateral ... 

LEKA Systems to unveil LEKA Xi Conservatory Base System at FIT 2019

LEKA Systems will be unveiling its latest innovation at this year’s FIT Show. Rhys Hoddinott, MD said: “The Xi Conservatory Base System is a new modular extension that raises the bar in thermal... 

Brisant’s Connecting With FIT

Brisant-Secure brings innovations for today’s doors, enhancing appearance, longevity and security.  Their range of performance locks and door hardware will be at the FIT Show with some added... 

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