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Jade Engineering Supplies Multiple End Milling Solutions As Clearview Glaziers C...

Clearview Glaziers manufacture a range of aluminium and PVC-U products, offering installation services to home improvers, local authorities, commercial clients and increasingly, operating as a trad... 

Coral Windows Winning Business Through RPS Roofwright Conservatory Design Packag...

The more you can involve your customer in the design process, the better the chance of making the sale.  So says Dave Elam from Coral Windows, who have been working with RPS Software for close... 

Band Of Builders Launches Free Counselling Service For Tradespeople To Tackle C...

Band of Builders (BoB) is reaching out to tradespeople who are experiencing anxiety, depression, loneliness, relationship issues, self-harm, feeling suicidal or any other trauma to encourage them t... 

Make The Most Of Outdoor Living With CRL Glass Rooms

As the weather improves, it’s natural to want to make the most of our outdoor spaces. 

Buoyant Stevenswood Continues To Grow

Creating jobs and ready to help more installers; Stevenswood, a leading uPVC and aluminium window, door, glass, and conservatory supplier is expanding across central England.

Carl F Groupco Launches New Product Catalogue

Independent hardware distributor Carl F Groupco has just launched its latest product catalogue. Marketing Manager Clare White said: “This is our first major printed hardware publication since the... 

BOS's Inspiring The Future Campaign Gains More Support

The Inspiring The Future campaign of Building Our Skills - Making Fenestration, Glass and Glazing a Career of Choice is going from strength to strength. Among the latest organisations to support th... 

Carl F Groupco Celebrates 60-Year Partnership With FUHR

Independent hardware distributor Carl F Groupco is celebrating 60 years as a long-standing supply partner of FUHR, the renowned manufacturer of high-quality multipoint locking systems. 

Haffner Showcasing World’s First Fully Welded Seamless Window Fabrication at FIT...

Machinery experts Haffner are showcasing the world’s first fully welded seamless window fabrication – including transoms and mullions – at the FIT Show. 

Wake hup! To The Future Of Home Extensions

Visitors to the Ultraframe stand at this year’s FIT Show will be the first to see the company’s revolutionary new hup! building system. Put simply, hup! is the better way to build home extensio... 

Pioneer Launches Gerda Steel And Aluminium High Performance Resi-Door Range At F...

Pioneer Trading has used the FIT Show to launch a unique range of Gerda steel and aluminium front entrance doors for the UK market..

Shelforce Manager Talks To Sixth Formers About Glazing Industry

The Business Manager of a Birmingham window and door manufacturer provided local sixth form students with a snapshot of the glazing industry.

Freefoam Supporting Independent Stockists

Freefoam are proud to release a new video as part of it’s ongoing Helping Customers Grow campaign, featuring Nottingham based business Jayplas Building Supplies.

VEKA Recycling’s Fit Show Mission (Stand K21)

VEKA Recycling’s new dedicated facility for the re-processing of end-of-life and virgin offcut profiles, was completed and commissioned during the two years of lockdowns.

Burg-Wächter Renews Its Secure Communities Scheme

Security specialist Burg-Wächter UK is re-launching its 'Secure Communities Scheme', which gives regional community leaders and volunteers the chance to win a security kit worth up to £200 for th... 

Streamlined Pricing & Ordering Platform From Premier Arches Guarantees Quotes In...

Within the arched frame market, it can typically take days for fabricators to get an informed quote or order acknowledgement, delaying processes and often resulting in frustrated customers. 

Freefoam Announce Energy Supply From Renewable Resources

Freefoam Building Products are pleased to announce a significant milestone in their journey towards a low carbon, circular operation with the announcement that all electricity used at the UK manufa... 

Thirty Years Young For Bristol Fabricator

Celebrating 30 years in business, Bristol-based trade fabricator MB Frames has announced a new management structure that will prepare it for its next phase of growth.

Modplan Further Increases Capacity To Support Flush Sash Window Demand

Trade fabricator Modplan has further increased its capacity to support the growth in demand for their PVC-U Flush Sash windows.  

Thermoseal Group has Issued a 7-Step Guide to Selecting a Quality Desiccant

The quality, performance, and application of molecular sieve desiccant in the manufacture of an insulated glass (IG) sealed unit is vital in helping to prevent its premature failure.  Thermose... 

Yale Unveils Smart Hardware For Windows And Doors

Yale has announced the launch of SensCheck, its new integrated smart window and door lock sensors. This exciting new smart addition to the company’s hardware portfolio means that fabricators and ... 

UAP’S CFO Named As Finance Awards Finalist

Bonnie Hodson, CFO of UAP Limited, the specialist in locks and hardware for doors and windows, has been named as a finalist in the Finance Awards North West.

See The Future of Hardware at FIT Show 2022

Window and door hardware expert J Banks & Co. Ltd is launching its extraordinary new RT Handle at FIT Show 2022.

Conservatory Outlet Signs ‘Landmark’ £20m Deal With 5 Star Windows

Conservatory Outlet has signed one of the largest deals in its history today after it extended its long-term partnership with a leading West Midlands home improvement specialist.

Solar Calibre Is ‘Always Open’ On Stand R11 At FIT Show

Solar Calibre Doors will be making its debut appearance at FIT Show 2022, supported by its new ‘Always Open’ marketing campaign and showcasing its extensive range of GRP and Timber composite do... 

Hazlemere On Course For Record Year After £100,000 Showroom Investments

Part of the Conservatory Outlet network, Hazlemere have tapped into changing purchasing habits with a  £100,000 investment in its two showrooms, introducing the latest flush casement windows ... 

Pyramid Aluminium Launch Energy-Saving SlimFold Bi-Fold Door

Pyramid Aluminium has launched its SlimFold bi-fold door that achieves a 1.4 W/m2K U-value with standard double glazing. SlimFold offers easy clip-in beading, with a 45mm wide slimline sash and is ... 

UAP Makes Sure Staff’s Dogs Don’t Have A ‘Woof’ Time When They Return To The Off...

With all staff now returning to the office after two years of lockdowns and disruption, door and window hardware specialist, UAP, is making it easier for staff with pets by providing doggy daycare ... 

Made For Trade Looks Ahead To The FITness Of The Glazing & Fenestration Industry...

MFT’s innovative range of Korniche products are set to place design firmly in the frame and showcase the very best in fenestration engineering, as the FIT Show returns to the Birmingham NEC in Ma... 

A Polarising Pandemic – What It Means For Sliders And Bifolds

“We’re finally emerging from what I’ve seen described as a ‘polarising pandemic’ – one in which high-income households increased their savings and reduced their debts, while low-income ... 

Haffner Announces New Board-Level Restructure

Haffner Ltd has announced a new-board level restructure.  Founder, Dave Thomas said: “The strategic decision to restructure reflects our rapid growth over the past five years. We are now the... 

Heart Emergency Shock For Colleagues At UAP

Maintenance man, Dirk, is lucky to be alive today thanks to the quick thinking and first aid training of his colleagues at UAP, a specialist in locks and hardware based in Whitefield, Manchester.

UK’s First Timber Windows And Doors Company Accepts Cryptocurrency

SashLine, a London-based joinery firm, is breaking the mould claiming to be the UK’s first timber windows and doors company to accept cryptocurrency payments.

Trickle Vents Are The NEW Hardware

Many of you will be aware of the impending changes to the building regulations, especially the requirement for trickle vents to be used on most windows installed from the 15th of June 2022 for new ... 

ISO9001 Quality-Assured Glazing Products - Why Compromise On Your Project?

Made For Trade’s renowned engineering-led ethos to fenestration manufacturing takes key next step by attaining valuable ISO9001 quality certification.

Sheerline Take Home Industry Award for the Second Time

Sheerline took centre stage at a recent industry awards event to honour the best-in-class installers and products, by taking away the winning trophy for 'Best Technical Innovation' for a second tim... 

All In House At Aluk – Including The Training Academy

Reminding the market that it is the only aluminium systems house that has it all ‘in-house’, AluK has just announced the reopening of its training Academy, with a full range of workshops availa... 

O, L, And F – And Don’t Forget Q

What fabricators need to know about the new Building Regs By Strafford Cooke, Technical Director, Mila

Colour Showcase

Freefoam Building Products are pleased to announce the launch of an updated colour brochure, to showcase the fascia, soffit and gutter range.

Endurance Outlines Environmental Performance Credentials

With the new building regulations coming into force in June this year, Endurance Doors have confirmed that their engineered timber door platform complies with the new legislation, assuring continue... 

Vistamatic and Between Glass Blinds Take 4.5 Million Steps for Charity

Throughout February, sister companies Vistamatic and BetweenGlassBlinds took on a challenge – to walk as many steps as possible and raise money for charity.

Taking Fitters To The Edge

The commencement of the Russian-Ukrainian war has left many companies wondering what the future holds, as global supply chains expect further contraction. 

A Stack Of Great New Adminbase Stuff At Fit Show: Stand D31

The people behind AdminBase are using the FIT Show to show visitors what they promise is a ‘stack of exciting new stuff’, superb new features and benefits that have been added to AdminBase duri... 

Veka Recycling’s New Megasite Officially Opened By Group Chairman

VEKA Group CEO Andreas Hartleif has officially opened VEKA Recycling Ltd’s new £15 million recycling plant at Wellingborough – 15 months after the facility came fully on-stream. 

Sheerline Prestige Secures PAS24 and SBD Approval

As part of its commitment to offer customers the best products possible, Sheerline Aluminium Systems has achieved PAS24: 2016 on its Prestige window system.

Case Study Shows Conversion Rate Of 3 Out Of 4 When Using Roofwright Software

Study shows conversion rate of 3 out of 4 when using RoofWright software. Those were the stats given to RoofWright when they caught up recently with Sue Williams from Leonard Swan and Sons in North... 

greenteQ Orion Retains Its Integrity

The popular greenteQ Orion TS007 3 star profile cylinder from hardware specialist VBH is now available in bespoke keyed alike suites. 

Special PiGs Event at FIT Show’s Late Night

FIT Show has announced that it will support all of the People In Glazing (PiGs) UK events, including a special edition when the trade show returns to the NEC in May.

Internal Promotion At Carl F Groupco

Hardware distributor Carl F Groupco is pleased to announce the promotion of Nathalie McKee to the role of Sales Office Manager. Having worked for the company for 11 years, Nathalie brings a wealth ... 

Willie’s Retirement Project Marks More Than A Decade With Jade Engineering

After more than 30 years with Roseview Windows, Willie Kerr has stepped away from the firm, having stated his intention to retire three years ago whilst serving as Managing Director.  

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