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Steve Bell & Kevin Stephenson Look To The Future

Steve Bell & Kevin Stephenson, formally the owners of National Window Systems, decided to part ways in 2017, after an unsuccessful merger with the Fabrication company based in Leeds. 

New Technique To Make Transparent Polythene Films As Strong As Aluminium That Co...

Research led by Professor Ton Peijs of WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group) at the University of Warwick and Professor Cees Bastiaansen at Queen Mary University of London, has devised a processing tec... 

Spring In To The New Freefoam Catalogue

Freefoam announce the Spring edition of their Product Catalogue. With an updated look and new products, the guide provides customers and users with the full product range including PVC-U and PVC-UE... 

VEKA Group Named Manufacturing Company Of The Year

VEKA Group has been crowned the best Manufacturing Company in the region, with the team collecting a custom-made trophy in front of more than 1,000 of their business peers at the prestigious Red Ro... 

The Kardashians, Judge Judy and Fireman Sam: FENSA Enlists a Little Help for its...

FENSA has announced further details of the extensive ‘All the Proof You Need’ TV campaign it launched in early March.

It’s Ten Years And Counting For Er Certification!

Fenestration certification specialist ER Certification is celebrating turning ten. Established  specifically to operate as an Independent Agency (IA) for the British Ratings Fenestration Counc... 

Highly Commended

Conservatory Outlet Ltd has been recognised as ‘Highly Commended’ in the category of Manufacturer of The Year (under £25m) at the high profile Made in Yorkshire Awards.  

PiGs Party in Manchester

Kicking off the year in STY-le, PiGs hit a new high in Manchester. Sarah Ball, Organiser of PiGs says: “What a difference a year makes! Last year, the Beast from the East meant that only 80 PiGs ... 

Freefoam Facts And Fitting At Your Finger Tips

Freefoam products are designed and manufactured to be easy to fit. However, as any building product supplier or home improvement installer will tell you, every project is different. 

Beautiful Windows

U70 has managed to set themselves apart from the rest of the pre-fabrication industry with their superb quality of windows. 

Another UK first for VEKA Group – with 3D printed window

VEKA Group has produced what is believed to be the UK’s very first fully operational 3D-printed window. Head of Technical Paul Kennington explains:

SupaLite offers the best of both with new Sky Vista hybrid roof system

SupaLite, the respected tiled roof manufacturer has extended their revolutionary range with the addition of Sky Vista, their highly-anticipated hybrid roof system. 

All New Website Inspires And Informs

Independent Network has unveiled an inspiring new website making it even easier for homeowners to find information and connect with their local member.

Dekko To Add New Stunning Door To ‘Home Of Flush’ Range

Trailblazing fabricator Dekko Window Systems is set to add a stunning new Flush Door to its ever-growing ‘Home of Flush’ range.

More Haffner Murat Machines Installed At Just Trade Windows

The team at Just Trade Windows have been so delighted with the quality and reliability of Haffner Murat machinery that the company has invested in a further three new machines. 

Number 41 Gets More Than A Helping Hand From Central Platform Services

Number 41, a stunning self-build by Balls2 Marketing directors Andy and Sarah Ball, turned to Central Platform Services Ltd to help install the wide span glazing. 

Tremco-illbruck to bring the future to FIT 2019

Tape, sealant and adhesive experts tremco-illbruck are bringing the future of window installation to FIT Show 2019.

Window Widgets To Go Pink At The Fit Show

A distinctive pink livery from Window Widgets will be on display at the FIT Show, where the company will showcase a wide range of ancillaries for PVCu and aluminium window and door systems, along w... 

VBH and SWC: working together for reliable service

Sheffield Window Centre (SWC) manufactures high quality PVC-U windows, doors and conservatory products. It’s a family company, trading since 1975, and has a long-standing relationship with VBH (G... 

Panoramic Overhauls The Tilt And Turn With The Aluminium ‘Hidden Sash’.

Panoramic Group is gaining recognition for its innovative approach to designing and manufacturing windows and doors and, in some cases, taking what amounts to a completely fresh approach to a produ... 

Installers get ‘The Wow Factor’ with Designer Doors from Fenster

Fenster Fabrications has added Designer Doors from Smart Systems to its comprehensive aluminium range, to help installers offer the wow-factor to their customers. 

Windows ‘Reborn’ with Genesis Collection

Windows and doors in The Genesis Collection are ‘reborn’ thanks to Bison Trade Frames’ extensive investment in R&D.

Tremco-illbruck Brings Up-To-Date Performance To Historic Bishop Auckland

  One of Durham’s most historic towns is getting a striking new Visitors’ Centre – thanks in part to silicone, tape and sealant specialists tremco-illbruck.

Panoramic Launches Trade-Only U-PVC Version Of Its Swing And Slide Patio Door

As part of its rapidly growing range of innovative window and door products, Panoramic has now added a U-PVC version of its popular ‘swing and slide’ door. 

Everglade Windows Announced as West London’s Manufacturing Business of the Year ...

Fabricator, Everglade Windows, has been named Manufacturing / Reprocessing Business of the Year at the West London Business Awards. 

Innovation And High Quality Are At The Heart Of Everything We Do

Alan Rees, the man driving the launch and rapid growth of Panoramic Group, has set out his goals, ambitions and philosophies behind the company, which is now one of the UK’s fastest growing windo... 

Era To Combine Product Innovation And Connections At Fit Show

ERA, will be using the 2019 FIT show to demonstrate how it continues to drive the innovation that underpins home security. 

Saint-Gobain Glass Urges Fit Show Delegates To Start Having Different Conversati...

How to provide the right type of glass to add value and meet the changing needs of your customers will be discussed at a seminar by Saint-Gobain Glass at the FIT Show.

Life On The Road With Rehau’s Sam Tynan

In 2017 Rehau welcomed Sam Tynan to the team in a specially created role that would see him take to the road and foster new relationships with many trade counter and domestic installation businesse... 

Bohle expands industry training programme with UV Bonding month

Bohle will host a series of free-to-attend UV bonding training days as part of its campaign to support industry up-skilling.

Edgetech innovation the backbone of world’s most complex building

Dubai’s Museum of the Future is widely considered the most architecturally complex building in the world – and 36,000 metres of Edgetech’s Super Spacer have played an integral role in tak... 

Expanding our Distribution Network

With efficiency in mind, Endurance has recently invested in 3 new long wheel base Mercedes Sprinter Vans to expand their already impressive Distribution Network. 

Yale Door and Window Solutions launches Verso Window Hinge

Yale has launched a fully reversible window hinge with unique easy close functionality. 

EJ Cocker and Hodgson Sealants celebrate incredible 35th anniversary

EJ Cocker, the sealed unit specialists behind Slenderline Glass, are celebrating an amazing 35-year partnership with supplier Hodgson Sealants. 

New Software Brand Set To Make A Splash

Infinity will be making quite a splash at FIT with three brand new products promising ‘endless possibilities’ for both fabricators and installers.

Endurance’s Guide to Social Media

Endurance have produced a Social Media Guide for Facebook for their Installer Network, serving as the ideal guide for Installers to promote themselves as a reputable and competent business. 

SupaLite backs British League champions with new football sponsorship deal

SupaLite, the Preston-based tiled roof specialists, have become the new headline sponsor of their local amateur football team.

Nothing Cheeky About Aluk’s Nandos Installation

Diagonally shaped curtain walling leaning outward and without a singular regular pane of glass or panelling beyond the doors is just the sort of challenge which AluK relishes. 

Endurance Revamp Marketing Support for Installers

As part of Endurance’s initiative to improve their service offering to their trade customers, a total revamp of their printed materials is taking place.

Amber Home Improvements Blend with Costa Coffee

Norfolk installer Amber Home Improvements has blended with British multinational coffeehouse - Costa Coffee for the high-profile installation of a maximum comfort conservatory for their Meadow Cent... 

Tuffx Balustrades Take The Limelight In Exclusive Muswell Hill Home

In an area of North London that is known for its notable and contemporary architecture, it takes something special for a residence to stand out in Muswell Hill.

Morley Says Cheers To Charity

Morley Glass & Glazing is set to sponsor the 8th Annual North Leeds Charity Beer Festival, which features all things Yorkshire with 36 real ales, 8 gins and a prosecco bar for the first time.

BGB motorised blinds offer complete control at the touch of a button

Stylish, simple to operate and with no hard-wiring required – the battery-powered blind system from BetweenGlassBlinds is the perfect way to provide properties with a contemporary privacy solutio... 

Be inspired with ‘Everything Central’ at FIT

With the FIT Show fast approaching, it’s no surprise that The Boing Boing Group has its show plans all sewn up with ‘Everything Central’.

Distinction Doors Achieves Silver Be Well @ Work Award

Distinction Doors, has recently been awarded the Silver Be Well  Work Award by The South Yorkshire Healthy Workplace Award Scheme. 

Bohle to showcase 10-minute sliding door installation at FIT 2019

Bohle will highlight the opportunities offered to installers by easy-fit architectural glazing systems alongside the latest in hardware and consumables for glass processing, at this year’s FIT Sh... 

Sunbell blinds exhibiting at the Fit show

Sunbell a leading Italian designer and manufacturer of interstitial blinds for glazing will be featuring their extensive range of integrated solutions at the Fit Show, stand A4.

Freefoam’s product range and service underpin relationship with Mac Home Improv...

Established in 1998 and installing PVC-UE roofline across South Wales, Mac Home Improvements, roofline specialist in South Wales, provides professional installation of fascias, soffits, guttering a... 

Centor looks to expand its UK operation

Luxury door, window, screening systems and hardware manufacturer, Centor, has appointed a new Sales and Operations Manager, Mike Sullivan, to oversee the growth and expansion of its UK business.

Showcasing Their Best On A State Of The Art Site

Glass specialist TuffX has launched a responsive new website designed to optimise the visitor experience, for both its residential and commercial customers, and better deliver the company’s diver... 

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