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Vistamatic and BetweenGlassBlinds Receive Prestigious BSI Certification

Providers of privacy vision panels and integral blinds, Vistamatic and BetweenGlassBlinds, have both been awarded Certification from the British Standards Institution (BSI) for Quality Management. ... 

Simon Moore &  Kevin Warner “Time To Get Back Into Aluminium”

Aluminium company exlabesa Building Systems UK have welcomed a seasoned professional in the glass industry to their team. 

Craig Brookes, Sales Director Lack of Transparency

I never thought I’d be a business owner, never mind running a business in a global pandemic. What a strange time to be alive. While I have empathy and compassion for the businesses that have clos... 

Endurance Gives A 3mm Bowing Guarantee

Endurance Doors latest announcement of a 3mm bowing guarantee for their solid and secure composite doors, has been warmly welcomed by their nationwide network of Installer Partners. 

Three NFA nominations for Morley Glass & Glazing

Having won seven National Fenestration Awards over the past three years (including three last year pictured), Morley Glass & Glazing is looking to continue its success in 2020.

Tuffx’s Million-Metre Milestone

Toughened glass specialist TuffX has recently processed it’s one millionth linear metre of glass, on the Bovone ELB 12 HS straight line edging machine installed at its Merseyside manufacturing pl... 

Howells Delivers Rooflight Qualifications

Howells Patent Glazing, in partnership with GQA accredited trainers, ASPIRE is proud to offer a selection of workshops and online tutorials designed to improve technical and practical understanding... 

New Appointments Strengthen Sheerline Technical Support

Garnalex has continued to strengthen the Sheerline team with the appointment of two Area Technical Managers, Dave Brown and James Barker. 

The Largest Glass Tempering System In The UK And One Of The Biggest In Europe

Lambert GT Services Ltd have supplied and installed for NSG Pilkington ( St Helens UK ) an AG Series Northglass Glass Tempering System, which is now the largest glass tempering system in the UK &am... 

AluK’s C70s 70mm Window System Has Arrived

October 2020 sees the official launch of AluK’s brand new, beautifully engineered C70S 70mm window - the big brother to its iconic 58BW window system. 

Remote Selling With Framepoint Keeps Kestrel Busy

Kestrel Home Improvements says the Framepoint sales and quoting app helped the company ‘embrace’ remote selling, and kept the order books full since. 

Greg Kane and Michael Giscombe Conservatory Outlet Boosts Manufacturing Capability With £500,000 Investment

UK manufacturer of high-quality windows, doors, home extensions and conservatory products has pressed the button on a new £500,000 investment drive to increase output and capacity.

Earl Tate Earl Tate Joins VBH

Hardware company VBH has recently appointed Earl Tate to the position of Area Sales Manager for South East England.

New Opportunities With Flush

Award-winning fabricator AluFoldDirect is bringing more opportunities for aluminium installers with its new flush sash aluminium window.

Colin St John Reflects On Freefoam 30 Year Anniversary

Whilst no one could have predicted the tumultuous events and challenges that 2020 has brought, one milestone was always going to be in the calendar - Freefoam Building Products reaching 30 years in... 

Dashboard Contract Management Tool Now Available Free Of Charge On Web-Based Ver...

Installers who sign up to the new web-based version of the AdminBase business management system will now be able to use its Dashboard contract management tool, free of charge. 

New Yale Quartus Espag Handle from Carl F Groupco

Carl F Groupco, the major stockist of Yale hardware, has added the affordable and stylish new Quartus Espag handle to its catalogue. 

Tuffx: The Easy Choice For Toughened Glass

A holiday lodge overlooking a stunning Scottish loch deserves something a little special when it comes to the finishing touches. And glass specialist TuffX was proud to be chosen to fulfil the brie... 

Apeer’s ‘New Generation’ Marketing Elevates Entrance Doors From Home Improvement...

Following a total review of the company’s marketing strategy, composite door manufacturer Apeer has offered a taste of what may be expected with the launch of its new website and brochure.  ... 

New SFS Dynamic Hinge For Endurance

After the recent launch of a new range of door knockers and notably the new branded ABS 3-Star cylinder, Endurance Doors have launched the option of an SFS Dynamic Hinge in response to customer dem... 

Modplan Launches Internal Control Hub To Support Its Customers

In response to the industry-wide supply chain challenges, Modplan has launched an internal Control Hub to keep its customers one step ahead.

A Bespoke Solution From Haffner Murat

Machinery specialists, Haffner Murat have reported a significant upturn in enquiries from PVC-U and aluminium fabricators interested in using automation.  

Weatherbreak Windows Invests In Second Kombimatec Machining Centre

Luton based fabricator, WeatherBreak Windows, has responded to a marked increase in demand for its high-quality aluminium product range, with the addition of a new AMC308 machining centre from Komb... 

Cast Your Votes for Carl F Groupco

Hardware distributor Carl F Groupco has been successfully shortlisted as a finalist in the National Fenestration Awards’ Hardware Company 2020 category. 

VBH’s Q-secure Homeowner Guarantee Just Got Better!

Hardware company VBH has recently made some changes to its Q-secure homeowner guarantee.

Conservatory Outlet Honoured as One Of 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain.

Conservatory Outlet Group has been officially recognised by the London Stock Exchange in its annual publication of 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain.

Glass And Framing Solutions Chooses A Tekna – From Emmegi

One of the big benefits for fabricators of choosing Emmegi (UK) as their machinery supplier is that is also gives them access to the Tekna range of machines as well.

AdminBase is available for Mobile, Web & desktop Keep Selling & Installing Windows, Safe And Sound

“AdminBase has been a fantastic addition to our business. The current Covid situation has also proved to us the value of the software. Our team are now working from home using the cloud versi... 

Colin St John Freefoam Launches Fireside Chat Video Series

Freefoam is launching a series of informative ‘Fireside Chat’ videos designed to open up discussion about important industry topics. 

New Decoroc Paint Line Opens Doors For Fastframe

Fastframe, a commercial fabricator, has invested over £150,000 in a state-of-the-art Decoroc paint line for Deceuninck commercial windows and doors. 

ERA Protect Launch - Next Generation Of Smart Home Security Is Backed By BSI IoT...

ERA, the UK’s security specialist, has launched ERA Protect, the next generation wireless smart security system and the first of its kind to attain the prestigious BSI IoT Kitemark.

Morley Glass Launches Bumper New Retail Brochure

Morley Glass & Glazing manufacturer of sealed units with integral blinds inside, has launched a new asset to give its customers another string to their bow, in the form of an updated brochure f... 

A Virtual 360 World For The Residence Collection

The Residence Collection have created a virtual 360-degree environment for their showroom, so that installation and manufacturing partners and even consumers can navigate and explore the product ra... 

Scott Foster Endurance Announced As Launch Partner For Fenex

Endurance Doors have announced that they will be a launch partner for Fenex, which is the UK fenestration sector’s first ever virtual exhibition and it’s aimed at the entire supply chain, along... 

Major Investment At Dekko In Brand-New Vehicle Fleet

With a commitment to improving every area of the business, trailblazing trade fabricator Dekko Window Systems has made a significant investment in a brand-new fleet of 11 commercial vehicles. ... 

TuffX Drives Forward With Fleet Expansion

Safety glass specialist TuffX is looking to the road ahead, recently adding four vehicle upgrades to its fleet ready to offer customers its best-ever service with increased delivery capacity and fl... 

2 Week Lead Times on Everything Aluminium 2 Week Lead Times on Everything Aluminium

In the post-lockdown world, it’s more important than ever for installers to be able to rely on their suppliers for a right first-time service. Award-winning aluminium fabricator AluFoldDirect has... 

Jennie James, Sarah Gyde and Strafford Cooke A Big Anniversary Year At Mila

When it comes to anniversary years, they don’t come much bigger than 2020 for Mila. Not only is the company celebrating 40 years in the UK, a raft of key people from right across the business are... 

Securing More Aluminium Bifold Door Sales With Fentrade

Trade fabricator Fentrade Aluminium Building Products has reported a significant increase in demand for their aluminium bifold doors post lockdown.  

VEKA Recycling’s Latest Investment Introduces Refinement To An Otherwise Violent...

VEKA Recycling Ltd is entering the third phase of the development plan for its new, state-of-the-art Wellingborough UK Headquarters.  When fully completed later in 2020, the plant will be the ... 

Chris Bailey The Window Machinery Experts Making The Difference

While most window machinery companies concentrate on making sales, Kall Kwik are more interested in making a difference. 

A Branded 3-Star Cylinder From Endurance

As the solid and secure Endurance Doors brand becomes synonymous with outstanding design, performance and security, they have further added to their credibility with the launch of their own branded... 

Low Cost Film Application

In a joint development with Universal Laminators, Ashton Industrial is presenting an innovative, very low cost solution that takes all the skill and headaches out of those operations.

Haffner Murat’s Machines Support Mercury Glazing’s Continued Growth Strategy

Haffner Murat has installed three pieces of new fabrication machinery for specialist trade fabricator Mercury Glazing Supplies to support their ambitious growth strategy. 

Louise Sanderson, Marketing Manager Digital Toolkit For Installers

The marketing team at Freefoam Building Products has released guidelines for PVC installers on how to get ahead with all things digital.

Pulling Out The Stops

Alchemy Architectura Aluminium Systems are pulling out all the stops to support their customers following lockdown. 

Howells Introduces New Online Rooflight Workshop

Following the success of its GQA approved Rooflight Familiarisation Workshop launched earlier this year, Howells Patent Glazing is pleased to introduce a new basic version, online.

Time For Installers To Take A 2 Minute Pause

Most window and door fitters, from one-man bands to multi team operations, are flat out at the moment. And it’s when under pressure, says Kurt Antwort, that cracks in any system will be revealed.... 

Double Benefits With Velux Rewards Scheme This Autumn

Installers, builders and homeowners across the UK and Ireland can now benefit from a rewards boost from August until 31 October 2020, thanks to VELUX.

Masterframe Changes Course With Three New Websites

Masterframe, the sash window specialist has launched the first of three new websites, bringing their online image right up to date with a crisp and clean lead generation site with user friendly nav... 

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