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New Euramax hire to spearhead continuous improvement

New Euramax hire to spearhead continuous improvement

Euramax Solutions, a manufacturer of fenestration products to the construction, modular and leisure markets, has appointed an expert to spearhead constant improvement processes within the business. Tom Howard joins the company as the new Continuous Improvement and Process Engineering Manager, and...

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Strategic partnership to herald exciting new era for Euramax

Strategic partnership to herald exciting new era for Euramax

Leading UK uPVC window and door manufacturer Euramax has entered a strategic partnership with Purplex, the leading full-service marketing agency in the fenestration and construction industries. The move follows hot on the heels of Euramax’s acquisition by Modular Group Investments, and is the...

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Vista secures additional 8000 sq ft unit to manage supply chain pressures

Vista secures additional 8000 sq ft unit to manage supply chain pressures

Vista Panels Ltd has secured an additional 8000 sq ft unit to assist with future proofing the businesses supply chain process, mitigating raw material sourcing issues, that have been observed during the Coronavirus pandemic and Brexit. The award-winning composite door manufacturer moved quickly to lease...

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New factory ramps up production for leading hardware supplier

New factory ramps up production for leading hardware supplier

AT Precision, a leading supplier of bi-fold hardware, has opened a new 18,000 square foot factory at their premises in Durham, scaling up production of their Everglide hardware range. The new factory houses state of the art hardware manufacturing machinery to produce the range, which includes PAS24:2016...

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Aesthetics or practicality? With ECOSlide, you don’t have to choose

Aesthetics or practicality? With ECOSlide, you don’t have to choose

It’s a dilemma that thousands of home-improving property owners have faced for decades. Do you pay through the nose for pricey windows that preserve the character of an older property? Or do you opt for a more cost-effective alternative, but risk spoiling the aesthetics that made you like the house in...

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24 new staff as Victorian Sliders predict big things for 2021

24 new staff as Victorian Sliders predict big things for 2021

Entering 2021 on the back of the most successful twelve months in its history, Victorian Sliders has taken on 24 more manufacturing staff to cope with continuing high demand for its popular ECOSlide sash window. The new employees will help the fast-growing manufacturer build on the momentum of 2020, and ramp...

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Going green isn’t just good for the environment

Going green isn’t just good for the environment

After coronavirus, the next big challenge facing governments and businesses around the world is climate change. It’s something that can feel a very long way from daily life in UK fenestration – but as Hollie Morgan, PR and Marketing Assistant at Victorian Sliders argues, it’s something...

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Glass units – too important to be an afterthought

Glass units – too important to be an afterthought

Group Managing Director Andy Jones explains why Victorian Sliders manufactures its own IGUs. Glass units are arguably the most important window component of all – and yet often, in fenestration, they’re treated like an afterthought.  But without...

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Victorian Sliders – Britain’s secret systems company

Victorian Sliders – Britain’s secret systems company

A lot of people know that Victorian Sliders is Europe’s biggest sash window manufacturer – an innovative, high-tech business with the capacity to produce one of its highly-regarded ECOSlide windows every 40 seconds. But fewer realise that the Ammanford firm is also a systems company &ndash...

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Victorian Sliders confirm attendance at rescheduled FIT Show

Victorian Sliders confirm attendance at rescheduled FIT Show

Fast-growing sash window manufacturers Victorian Sliders have confirmed that they’ll be exhibiting at the rescheduled 2021 FIT Show this September. The fenestration sector’s biggest and most celebrated trade event had originally been planned for May. However, following the announcement...

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Leads 2 Trade members kept on track through challenging times

Leads 2 Trade members kept on track through challenging times

Marketing has always been vital for Leads 2 Trade as a provider of double qualified sales leads in the home improvement industry. And during the last 12 months, it proved even more crucial to help its installer members through the challenging times. Andy Royle, co-founder and director of Leads...

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Getting back on the horse

Getting back on the horse

Andrew Scott, Managing Director of Purplex, explains why it’s time the industry must build again. With Covid-19 restrictions being lifted and most adults to be vaccinated by April, the government and UK business leaders are now turning their attention to economic recovery. Jes...

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Purplex clients see 89% YOY increase in vetted leads

Purplex clients see 89% YOY increase in vetted leads

Leading full-service marketing agency Purplex had a record month in January for vetted leads for its clients. Clients have seen an 89% YOY increase in vetted leads, which is an 11% increase on its previous record month last June, and this helped clients achieve a whopping 197% of their overall targets. Purplex...

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Purplex to go global with Caldwell

Purplex to go global with Caldwell

Window and door industry giant Caldwell has appointed Purplex to take over its global social media. The global manufacturer of specialist hardware has strengthened its partnership with the leading full-service marketing agency in the fenestration industry, having worked together for the last seven years. Purplex...

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Two new starters and one milestone anniversary

Two new starters and one milestone anniversary

Chris Alderson, Edgetech’s respected Managing Director, is marking his five year anniversary at the company. Chris joined the world-renowned warm-edge spacer manufacturer back in 2016, after more than twenty years spent in a series of senior roles at adhesive and sealant experts Bostik. The...

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Prime Minister gives green light for The Glazing Summit

Prime Minister gives green light for The Glazing Summit

With the Prime Minister announcing a ‘roadmap to recovery’ with all restrictions lifted by June, the industry can once again come together, and the Glazing Summit has already seen a surge of excitement. The Glazing Summit is the annual industry conference, held in October, and brings together...

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Dekko customers sell more ‘smart doors’ thanks to Kubu product samples

Dekko customers sell more ‘smart doors’ thanks to Kubu product samples

There has been a lot of buzz around ‘smart’ windows and doors over the last few years, and one company that has fully embraced this new technology is premium product fabricator Dekko Window Systems. Dekko were one of the launch partners for Kubu – the Smart-Equipped Lock from Avantis Hardware...

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A record January – and no signs of slowing down for SEH BAC

A record January – and no signs of slowing down for SEH BAC

Leading home improvement company SEH BAC celebrated smashing £1m in sales in a single week in January – a record for the South East giant. And with the home improvement industry still buoyant, it shows no signs of slowing down. With a product range including uPVC, aluminium and timber...

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Window Ware and Xpert provide new year cheer

Window Ware and Xpert provide new year cheer

Xpert, the specialist tool arm of market-leading independent hardware distributor Window Ware, has been spreading some New Year cheer to its stockists. The company, which supplies specialised glazing tools and essentials, including hand tools, machinery spares, air tools, and consumables, sent its...

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Window Ware goes extra mile for St Johns Hospice despite pandemic challenge

Window Ware goes extra mile for St Johns Hospice despite pandemic challenge

Staff at Window Ware did not let the coronavirus pandemic stop them going the extra mile for Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice in Moggerhanger last year. The Bedford-based market-leading hardware distributor managed to raise an amazing £1,571.64 for its nominated charity, which provides vital expert...

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It’s Time to Shift Gears

It’s Time to Shift Gears

Andrew Scott, Managing Director of Purplex, discusses the 5 shifts that will impact the glass and glazing industry in 2021.  Not surprisingly, the UK economy suffered its worst-ever slump in 2020. Entire industries such as hospitality and travel have been devastated, while online...

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Payaca secures prestigious Go:Tech nomination

Payaca secures prestigious Go:Tech nomination

Payaca, the fast-growing software solution for home improvement businesses, has been named a finalist in the prestigious Go:Tech Awards. The Bristol-based firm has been recognised in the Best Tech Start-up category for its user-friendly software that’s helping small businesses boost conversions...

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New supplier Novolux to put polycarbonate sheet back on the map

New supplier Novolux to put polycarbonate sheet back on the map

A new venture supported by one of the world’s largest independent polycarbonate extruders is set to shake up the UK polycarbonate sheet market. Novolux, based north of Newport, will supply an extensive array of quality multiwall and solid polycarbonate sheet products made by multimillion-pound...

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Get great quality, industry approved hardware from AT Precision

Get great quality, industry approved hardware from AT Precision

A leading supplier of aluminium bi-fold hardware has recently passed the PAS 24:2016 test, meaning all their products now meet the sought-after agreed industry standard. AT Precision sells to over 100 fabricators across the country, and their Everglide range includes bi-folding door rollers, high-quality...

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5-star success for Purplex after Installer awards shortlist announced

5-star success for Purplex after Installer awards shortlist announced

Leading full-service marketing agency Purplex have done it again, with five of their clients receiving nominations at the GGP Installer Awards 2020. The awards showcase and celebrate the hard work and dedication from both companies and individuals striving for the best within the home improvement industry...

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Edgetech continues to support worthy causes despite the challenges of 2020

Edgetech continues to support worthy causes despite the challenges of 2020

Coronavirus has affected every part of society in one way or another – but the charity sector has been especially hard hit. With charity shops around the country ordered to close, and hundreds of critical fundraising events forced to cancel, groups offering vital support to millions of vulnerable people...

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Purplex invests £1m in second site

Purplex invests £1m in second site

Leading full-service marketing agency Purplex has invested around £1m in a new office on the same South West site as its current headquarters. The move follows a sustained period of growth for the agency, which specialises in the fenestration and construction industries. The brand-new...

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Purplex provides stylish new brand and website for NÜEVO HOME

Purplex provides stylish new brand and website for NÜEVO HOME

One of the UK’s leading fabricators of luxury bespoke aluminium renovation products has got a new high-end website to match – all courtesy of leading full-service marketing agency Purplex. Fleetwood Architectural Aluminium approached Purplex as they were looking to move into offering aluminium...

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Vista turns on the style

Vista turns on the style

Award-winning composite door manufacturer Vista has added five new door styles to its XtremeDoor range to strengthen its hold on the composite door market. Vista’s best in class XtremeDoor has set the bar on quality when it comes to composite doors and the new styles will add more than a flash of style...

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Window Ware launches new commercial door hardware ebrochure

Window Ware launches new commercial door hardware ebrochure

Market-leading independent hardware supplier Window Ware has launched its new commercial door hardware ebrochure. Featuring 20 pages packed with top-selling closing solutions for all kinds of commercial aluminium doors developed by industry-leaders Axim Architectural Hardware, the ebrochure is...

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AT Precision stock up on bi-fold hardware to keep lead times to a minimum

AT Precision stock up on bi-fold hardware to keep lead times to a minimum

Window and door hardware may be in short supply at the moment, but a leading manufacturer of bi-fold door hardware has neutralised any supply chain woes by having three months’ worth of stock sat in their warehouse, enabling them to offer fabricators an uninterrupted service during this unprecedented trading period. AT...

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Edgetech’s Super Spacer TriSeal SG to enable spectacular new buildings

Edgetech’s Super Spacer TriSeal SG to enable spectacular new buildings

Warm-edge pioneers Edgetech have released the latest in a series of outstanding next-generation spacer bars. Super Spacer® TriSeal™ SG brings the exceptional strength of the firm’s recently launched T-Spacer™ SG to a product designed for manual application. SG...

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Edgetech excels on stunning Danish project

Edgetech excels on stunning Danish project

From a bird’s eye view, it looks like a meandering path through a leafy city park. But get a bit closer, and you realise it’s actually a building – one of the most ambitious, spectacular and sustainable buildings Scandinavia has ever produced. BaseCamp Lyngby is a 415,000 square-foot student...

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A pricing app for the times

A pricing app for the times

The revolutionary new Double Glazing App is set to cater for a more demanding consumer – and help installers generate more leads from existing web visitors. The app by Virtape has been designed to provide installers with the ability to quote work remotely 24/7 in an ever-accelerating world. And...

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Lead software developer celebrates decade of service with Insight Data

Lead software developer celebrates decade of service with Insight Data

Sean Payne, lead software developer at specialist data supplier Insight Data, is celebrating 10 years with the award-winning firm. Joining the company in 2010 straight from University with a degree in web and software, Sean helped on several projects before working on Salestracker, the world’s first...

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SupaLite improves popular SkyVista roof

SupaLite improves popular SkyVista roof

Leading conservatory roof manufacturer SupaLite has made its popular SkyVista roof even better. The high-performance solid tiled roof with full-length glazed feature panels now comes as a glazing cassette which means the glass units can be lifted and dropped into place, making it as easy for installers...

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First fire doors off production line for Shelforce

First fire doors off production line for Shelforce

Birmingham window and door manufacturer Shelforce has received its first major fire door order – with 210 fire doors set to be supplied and installed to three blocks of flats. The flats – Home Meadow House, Hollypiece House and Coppice House – are located on Pemberley Road in Acocks Green...

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Lights, Camera, Action!

Lights, Camera, Action!

It was a case of “Lights, Camera, Action” for one window and door manufacturer, who opened its doors to camera crews to tell its unique story. Shelforce has been chosen by producers of ITV4’s Made In Britain to feature in the next series of the programme that tells the story of British production...

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Payaca helps local business see 25% increase

Payaca helps local business see 25% increase

Payaca, a new software solution focused on small business profitability, has seen a Lancashire based home improvement business realise a 25% increase in jobs won in the first month since signing up to the unique service.  DLZ National Vinyl Wraps professionally...

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Payaca continues to win job success for small businesses

Payaca continues to win job success for small businesses

Payaca, a new software solution focused on profitability, has been helping small businesses up and down the country win more sales, and a London-based home improvement business has been the latest to benefit from this unique service. Thanks to Payaca, insulation company Smartstone Energy Solutions have...

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Payaca helps local business see a 30% increase in sales

Payaca helps local business see a 30% increase in sales

Payaca, a new intuitive job management app, has been helping small businesses up and down the country win more sales, and an Edinburgh-based home improvement business has been the latest to benefit from this unique service. Since signing up, Scottish Garden Rooms...

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Grow your service business with Payaca, the new job winning software

Grow your service business with Payaca, the new job winning software

With millions of UK homeowners seeking to improve their living spaces, the home improvement market is booming – which is good news for small service businesses. The problem is, many homeowners simply can’t afford the renovations they dream of. Matt Franklin, founder and CEO of Payhttps://www.payaca.com/aca...

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After COVID, is finance the future for small traders?

After COVID, is finance the future for small traders?

We’ve seen a drastic rise in the popularity of consumer finance in recent decades. With recession looming, and coronavirus likely to be a feature of everyday life for the foreseeable future, does flexible payment offer tradespeople a way to keep the orders rolling in? Matt Franklin, founder and CEO of Payaca...

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Want more sales and higher-value orders?

Want more sales and higher-value orders?

A quick and intuitive new app is transforming the way installers sell. Payaca lets home improvement businesses secure more work and increase order values by giving customers the option to pay on finance, and the ability to upgrade on products and services...

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Quoting for work a must for installers through lockdown

Quoting for work a must for installers through lockdown

Despite the country being forced into a second UK lockdown due to Covid-19, installers will still be able to price work remotely thanks to a revolutionary replacement window and door pricing app. Double Glazing App from Virtape, a sister company of Leads 2 Trade, has been designed to provide installers with...

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Lead quality even higher for Leads 2 Trade’s member network

Lead quality even higher for Leads 2 Trade’s member network

Having been known for the quality of its sales leads since 2006, Leads 2 Trade has raised the bar again for its member network. The UK’s leading provider of double qualified sales leads for companies operating in the home improvement industry is now providing confirmed appointments for installers &ndash...

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SEH BAC signs landmark agreement with Purplex

SEH BAC signs landmark agreement with Purplex

One of the UK’s leading home improvement companies, SEH BAC, has signed a 5-year partnership agreement with Purplex, the glazing industry marketing agency. The deal, thought to be the industry’s biggest ever marketing agreement, will see Purplex manage the marketing strategy for SEH BAC across...

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Customer Data scandal for credit checker big boys

Customer Data scandal for credit checker big boys

Insight Data Operations Director, Jade Greenhow, responds to shocking customer data breach scandal. One recent news article really highlighted why we shout about customer data security so much. It has come to light that several big players in the credit checking industry...

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Leads 2 Trade appoints National Sales Manager

Leads 2 Trade appoints National Sales Manager

Leads 2 Trade has appointed a new National Sales Manager to strengthen its position as the leading supplier of double qualified sales leads in the home improvement sector. With more than 12 years’ experience of digital sales, marketing, and lead generation, Rob Brown will manage Leads 2 Trade’s...

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Boiler leads set to rise for heating engineers and installers

Boiler leads set to rise for heating engineers and installers

As the winter nights draw in and the weather starts to get much colder, most homeowners will be turning on their boilers for the first time in the best part of eight or nine months. And that’s when problems can start. Andy Royle, co-founder of and Director at Leads 2 Trade, the UK’s leading...

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Victorian Sliders excited to exhibit at next year’s FIT Show

Victorian Sliders excited to exhibit at next year’s FIT Show

Following on from a successful year which marked their 15th anniversary, Victorian Sliders, Europe’s largest specialist manufacturer of PVC-u vertical sliding sash windows, are excited to announce that they will be exhibiting at the 2021 FIT Show this May – and it’s set to be their biggest...

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Don’t miss exlabesa Building Systems UK at the 2021 FIT Show

Don’t miss exlabesa Building Systems UK at the 2021 FIT Show

One of Europe’s biggest aluminium systems companies, exlabesa Building Systems UK, are excited to announce that they will be exhibiting at the FIT Show next May. The FIT Show is the UK’s only dedicated event for the window, door, flat glass and components market, giving systems companies, fabricators...

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Insight Launch Exciting Campaign to Help Struggling Businesses

Insight Launch Exciting Campaign to Help Struggling Businesses

Insight Data has introduced a new campaign to help businesses better understand how to win more customers. Having operated in the fenestration and construction industry for over 10 years, Insight Data has both witnessed and shaped how businesses market and sell their products and services. In 2020...

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Huge UK Retailer Pivots into the Construction Sector

Huge UK Retailer Pivots into the Construction Sector

Jade Greenhow, Director of Operations at Insight Data comments on big construction industry news “John Lewis are planning to diversify into house building. They predict that this will account for 40% of their future profits." “We think this a sign of things to come...

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TriSeal™ protects priceless manuscripts in ambitious Qatar National Library

TriSeal™ protects priceless manuscripts in ambitious Qatar National Library

Edgetech’s world-renowned Super Spacer has played a crucial role in the construction of one of the Middle East’s most spectacular new buildings. The celebrated product was used to deliver the stunning 5,500 square-meter glass façade of the Qatar National Library. The...

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Insight Data Hire Experts to Provide Market-Leading Services

Insight Data Hire Experts to Provide Market-Leading Services

Due to an explosion in demand for their services since April this year, Insight Data, the leaders in market intelligence in the fenestration industry, have hired five new team members. The firm have hired an expert data scientist, an experienced email marketer and additional research support. Their...

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Will supply chain disruption see a drive towards self-sufficiency?

Will supply chain disruption see a drive towards self-sufficiency?

As fenestration continues to boom in the aftermath of the summer lockdown, supply chain issues are starting to bite. What impact will they have, and how will the industry react? Andy Jones, Group Managing Director of Victorian Sliders, gives his view. The economic impact of coronavirus has been...

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Sash window searches are soaring – and with ECOSlide, you can benefit

Sash window searches are soaring – and with ECOSlide, you can benefit

Europe’s biggest sash window manufacturer Victorian Sliders looks at the latest Google Trends data, and what it tells us about the state of the market. 2020 has been the strangest and most challenging year many of us will have experienced in our lifetimes – but despite it all, demand...

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Want to save yourself a small fortune in hardware costs? Read on…

Want to save yourself a small fortune in hardware costs? Read on…

 Aluminium fabricators could save themselves a small fortune by changing their hardware buying habits and going direct to the manufacturer – this is the view of Michael Hewitt, sales director of Durham based AT Precision. AT Precision manufacture rollers and hinges for aluminium bi-folding...

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15 new staff sees major growth at SupaLite

15 new staff sees major growth at SupaLite

Leading conservatory roof manufacturer SupaLite has strengthened its team by increasing staff levels by 30 per cent at its headquarters in Preston. The company has welcomed a total of 15 new staff, growing the SupaLite team to 65 staff, and they sit across a range of roles, including manufacturing, transport...

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Investment in new machining centre to increase SupaLite success

Investment in new machining centre to increase SupaLite success

Renowned tile roof manufacturer SupaLite has invested around £300,000 in a new Haffner machining centre at its headquarters in Preston.

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SupaLite sticks to 7-10-day lead times despite supply chain challenges

SupaLite sticks to 7-10-day lead times despite supply chain challenges

Conservatory roof manufacturer SupaLite is still delivering to its customers – despite the supply chain challenges the industry is currently facing. While companies large and small are feeling the pressure as lead-times are extended and service levels drop, SupaLite customers are still being offered...

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Victorian Sliders announced as finalists in three NFA 2020 categories

Victorian Sliders announced as finalists in three NFA 2020 categories

Victorian Sliders are proud to announce that they have been named as finalists in three categories at this year’s National Fenestration Awards. Once again, the company has been nominated for Vertical Sliding Window Company, PVC Company, and Fabricator/Manufacturer. The National...

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Victorian Sliders celebrates 15th birthday

Victorian Sliders celebrates 15th birthday

Award-winning sash window manufacturer Victorian Sliders has celebrated 15 years in the business. It was back in September 2005 that Scot Starkey first founded what would become Europe’s biggest sash window manufacturer, among the biggest names in British fenestration. Today, its...

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Social media platforms perfect for emerging door trends

Social media platforms perfect for emerging door trends

An emerging trend for pink doors has gathered huge traction during lockdown thanks to social media, and platforms such as Instagram and Pinterest are providing the perfect place for door styles and trends to gain popularity. That’s the view of Lauren Barnes, head social media co-ordinator at leading...

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Shelforce tackles Covid-19 workplace challenges head-on

Shelforce tackles Covid-19 workplace challenges head-on

A Birmingham window and door manufacturer has been making sure its disabled employees have been as protected as they possibly can during their return to work after the Covid-19 lockdown. Shelforce employ some of the city’s most vulnerable people, with 75% of its workforce disabled, and the Covid-19...

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Fire door awareness critical, says Shelforce manager

Fire door awareness critical, says Shelforce manager

Raising awareness of the critical role of fire doors and drawing attention issues such as poor installation and maintenance is vital. That’s the view of Howard Trotter, business manager of Birmingham-based window and door manufacturer Shelforce. With Fire Door Safety Week set to take...

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Shelforce launches Compliant Fireshel Fire Doors

Shelforce launches Compliant Fireshel Fire Doors

Shelforce has launched the new Fireshel 30-minute fire resistant door – and the specialist Local Authority window and door manufacturer already has several hundred orders in the pipe-line. The Birmingham-based company specialises in providing quality products for local authority building projects...

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New MD brings 35 years’ experience to Central

New MD brings 35 years’ experience to Central

One-stop shop fabricators Central RPL are welcoming an experienced new Managing Director, who wants to drive greater efficiency and growth in the months ahead. David Hartland spent 23 years at the £800m induction melting group Inductotherm, first running the company’s European division...

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Avoiding risky prospects more important than ever, warns Insight Data

Avoiding risky prospects more important than ever, warns Insight Data

Recently published financials show that the coronavirus crisis is continuing to disrupt the glazing industry. After a difficult start to 2020, the financial implications for the fenestration sector are only just starting to show. Managing directors are concerned that the entire supply chain...

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Slim sightlines and stunning views from exlabesa’s Xlaslide patio door

Slim sightlines and stunning views from exlabesa’s Xlaslide patio door

An outstanding aluminium sliding door is the latest addition to the ever-growing range of leading systems house exlabesa. Xlaslide has been designed to tap into soaring demand for luxury home improvement products that blur the lines between home and garden. It’s easy to manufacture...

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exlabesa releases new product catalogue

exlabesa releases new product catalogue

Aluminium systems powerhouse exlabesa has released its new catalogue for 2020, packed with some of the most innovative, highest-performing door and window products on the market. Available to download from the company’s website, the catalogue is a comprehensive guide to the vast and ever-growing...

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Retail projects on rise for hoarding solutions specialist

Retail projects on rise for hoarding solutions specialist

A hoarding solutions specialist has seen a huge increase in retail projects since lockdown has been lifted. Plasloc, which specialises in supplying unique hoarding solutions for major infrastructure and construction projects, has been fitting its external and internal hoarding systems for some of the...

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exlabesa accepted into prestigious Made in Britain group

exlabesa accepted into prestigious Made in Britain group

Systems company exlabesa have been accepted into the prestigious Made in Britain group of UK-based manufacturers. The fast-growing community was established to celebrate and raise awareness of quality British manufacturing businesses. To be eligible, companies have to agree to the organisation’s...

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F.H. Brundle balcony products complete luxury spa development

F.H. Brundle balcony products complete luxury spa development

Quality F.H Brundle hardware products have provided the finishing touch to a stunning multimillion-pound development. A luxury spa was added to the existing buildings of The Olde Belle hotel and restaurant in Retford, Nottinghamshire, including a unique and impressive indoor-to-outdoor vitality pool. The...

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Salestracker: the perfect tool to reach prospects

Salestracker: the perfect tool to reach prospects

Forecasts from the CPA (Consumer Products Association) hint that brighter times might be just around the corner for the construction industry. While expecting that UK construction output could drop by 25% this year, they also predict the sector will bounce back by 26% in 2021 – raising the prospect...

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Victorian Sliders steps up a gear with vehicle investment

Victorian Sliders steps up a gear with vehicle investment

Specialist PVCu sash window manufacturer Victorian Sliders shows no sign of stopping despite the uncertainties of 2020, having just invested over half a million pounds in dramatically expanding its delivery fleet. The fast-growing firm has acquired twelve new Mercedes Sprinter vans and two 38-tonne Mercedes...

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T&K Home Improvements brings experience in with new appointment

T&K Home Improvements brings experience in with new appointment

T&K Home Improvements, one of the longest serving installers in the UK, has strengthened its award-winning team with the appointment of Adrian Timbers. Adrian will take over the role of Sales and Marketing Manager and will look to help drive the Wellingborough-based company forward following the return...

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Sustainium Group acquires Wolverhampton Glass

Sustainium Group acquires Wolverhampton Glass

The Sustainium Group has acquired Wolverhampton Glass, a leading West-Midlands based window, door, and conservatory installer. Sustainium was launched by industry veteran Neal Harper with the aim of acquiring local home improvement companies, building on their established reputation, and investing...

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Are you missing out on the balustrade boom?

Are you missing out on the balustrade boom?

Paul Smith, Marketing Manager of F.H. Brundle, asks whether installers are missing a trick in not offering one of the fastest-growing home improvement products – balustrades. Of the thousands of installers at work up and down the country, the majority are specialists – they do windows...

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Longevity durability and thermal efficiency from Super Spacer® T-Spacer™ SG

Longevity durability and thermal efficiency from Super Spacer® T-Spacer™ SG

It was already one of the world’s most outstanding flexible warm edge spacers – but now, Edgetech have launched an even better version of their celebrated Super Spacer® T-Spacer™. Super Spacer® T-Spacer™ SG is a metal-free, silicone-based warm edge spacer made of structural...

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The Green Homes Grant was a disappointment – but we’ve finally got clarity

The Green Homes Grant was a disappointment – but we’ve finally got clarity

Andy Jones, Group Managing Director of Victorian Sliders, comments on the latest details about the government’s Green Homes Grant. After a frustrating few weeks, the government has finally confirmed the details of its Green Homes Grant. First announced back in July, the multibillion-pound...

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Rinato range expands with Wood Plastic Composite Fence & Gate Infill boards

Rinato range expands with Wood Plastic Composite Fence & Gate Infill boards

Cost-effective, eco-friendly and incredibly quick and easy to install – Rinato WPC infill boards are the latest addition to F.H. Brundle’s Rinato range of polymer fencing and gate infills. Available in birch and chestnut finishes, the lightweight, double-sided boards are made using recycled...

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Satisfy “we want it now” consumers with lightning-fast installations

Satisfy “we want it now” consumers with lightning-fast installations

Paul Smith, Head of Marketing at long-standing F.H. Brundle, which has been serving tradespeople for over 130 years, explains how lead times can make the difference between an order won and an order lost. Smartphones and social media have helped create a “we want it now” consumer culture...

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Time to draw a line in the sand

Time to draw a line in the sand

Following yet another controversial glazing industry pre-pack administration, Gary Morton of the Boing Boing Group gives his take on the practise, and how the industry should respond. Once, there was a real stigma attached to going bankrupt – and as a society, it’s good we’ve...

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Leamore Windows wins Windows and Conservatories Business of the Year

Leamore Windows wins Windows and Conservatories Business of the Year

Double Glazing specialists Leamore Windows has won the coveted 'Windows and Conservatories' Business of the Year award for the EIGHTH time in the last 10 years. Organised by thebestof UK to raise the profile of local, independent businesses across the country, the family-run, Walsall-based business...

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Devon-based Signature Windows goes premium with Dekko Window Systems

Devon-based Signature Windows goes premium with Dekko Window Systems

Signature Windows, one of Devon’s fastest-growing home improvement companies, has joined forces with trailblazing trade fabricator Dekko Window Systems. The Teignmouth-based installer has become the latest firm to offer Dekko’s premium product lines including the seamless Infinity...

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Sustainium Group acquiring window companies

Sustainium Group acquiring window companies

An industry veteran with 30 years’ experience has announced plans to build a group of installation companies and is currently seeking potential acquisitions. Neal Harper has stepped down from his role as director of a regional home improvement company to launch the new venture. He commented...

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Central RPL rises to the challenge on lockdown hospital project

Central RPL rises to the challenge on lockdown hospital project

Powerhouse fabricator Central RPL have supplied over 200 PVCu windows to Wolverhampton’s New Cross Hospital. The products were installed at the Wednesfield site by long-term Central customer R&R Services, whose all-round expertise in glazing, plumbing, electrics, and building have made...

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 Global Windows posts 37% increase in sales thanks to Purplex

Global Windows posts 37% increase in sales thanks to Purplex

Double Glazing installer Global Windows has posted a 37% increase in sales for June compared to 2019 thanks to leading full-service marketing agency Purplex. It’s just the latest in the long line of impressive results that the Sheffield-based company has seen since appointing Purplex more than two...

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Record levels of interest in conservatories perfect for installers

Record levels of interest in conservatories perfect for installers

Reports of record levels of interest in conservatories despite the impact of COVID-19 will be the boost the sector needs as the country slowly starts getting back on its feet. For Steve Hacking, Managing Director of SupaLite, the news is perfect for SupaLite’s Registered installers. The...

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Tiled conservatory roofs providing perfect Renaissance thanks to SupaLite

Tiled conservatory roofs providing perfect Renaissance thanks to SupaLite

Conservatory specialists Renaissance Conservatories has seen great success since adding high-performance solid tiled conservatory roof systems from SupaLite to its range. The Devon-based company, which also provides high-quality uPVC and aluminium windows and doors, has transformed homes with high-quality...

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Record level of interest in home improvements

Record level of interest in home improvements

Online search traffic for home improvements is continuing to rise rapidly – with interest from consumers at an all-time high in many cases. Leading full-service marketing agency Purplex tracks Google search data and, despite the impact of COVID-19, is reporting a surge in consumer interest. ‘Double...

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Bifolds made easy – Ezifold from 6 Day Doors

Bifolds made easy – Ezifold from 6 Day Doors

Glass and glazing powerhouse 6 Day Doors is strengthening its range with the addition of an outstanding bifold door product, Ezifold. Ezifold seeks to offer an affordable and easy to fit entry into the lucrative bifold door market, as Director Sunny Singh explains. “Bifold...

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Window Ware take on 2.6 Challenge to support Sue Ryder

Window Ware take on 2.6 Challenge to support Sue Ryder

All across the country, millions of NHS staff, carers, and other frontline workers are making a heroic effort to help get the nation through the coronavirus pandemic. But it’s important not to forget about others doing amazing work in these incredibly difficult circumstances – like the staff...

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Window Ware welcomes Axim aluminium door hardware

Window Ware welcomes Axim aluminium door hardware

Leading independent hardware distributors Window Ware have added quality Axim hardware to their already-extensive range. Over the last three decades, Axim has risen to become one of the most respected hardware brands in European glazing, gracing commercial aluminium doors all around the world. Now...

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Window Ware begins safe phased return to work

Window Ware begins safe phased return to work

Window Ware has begun a safe phased reopening of its’ operations following a temporary closure in response to COVID-19.  The nationwide distributor will begin the first step of reinstating its’ next day customer promise which will be back in action from Monday 18th May, meaning customers...

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New Double Glazing App now provides finance option

New Double Glazing App now provides finance option

A new double-glazing smartphone pricing app has just got even more attractive for installers – by now being able to offer a finance option. Double Glazing App by Virtape allows the consumer to measure and price windows and doors remotely in under 90 seconds meaning there is no reason for a home visit. And...

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Marketing consultant Andrew Scott to host glazing industry webinar

Marketing consultant Andrew Scott to host glazing industry webinar

Andrew Scott, founder of Purplex Marketing, Insight Data and the Glazing Summit, has announced a webinar to guide business owners and marketing teams during this time of uncertainty. It will take place on Wednesday 15th April. The 30 minute ‘Marketing in Uncertain Times&rsquo...

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Vista donate personal protective equipment to NHS

Vista donate personal protective equipment to NHS

A leading composite door manufacturer and PVCu panel supplier has been keeping the community spirit alive during the fight against coronavirus by donating personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline NHS workers. Staff from Vista collected up goggles, masks, protective suits and gloves from its factory...

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Insight Data gives free trial of its remote-working database

Insight Data gives free trial of its remote-working database

At this time of uncertainty with many businesses operating on skeleton staff, it is vital that companies retain some level of continuity and visibility to their customers and markets. Yet with staff unable to operate effectively from home, Insight Data has stepped in to provide a lifeline. Kirsty...

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Insight Data helps sales and marketing teams work remotely

Insight Data helps sales and marketing teams work remotely

The current Coronavirus crisis has forced companies to rethink how they operate with remote-working now essential.  It is crucial at this time that companies ‘keep the wheels turning’ and Insight Data’s remote-working database platform, Salestracker, could be the answer. The...

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CDW Systems celebrates 16 years of CAB membership

CDW Systems celebrates 16 years of CAB membership

CDW Systems, one of the UK’s most respected aluminium fabricators, is celebrating a fantastic 16 years of membership with the Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB). Fuelled by a mutual passion for aluminium, the Gloucester-based trade and commercial fabricator has been a CAB member since 2004...

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CDW Systems supports Hazlemere Commercial with major refurbishment

CDW Systems supports Hazlemere Commercial with major refurbishment

CDW Systems, the respected trade and commercial fabricator, has partnered with one of the country’s leading commercial installers to help transform Colchester’s historic Dutch Quarter. Hazlemere Commercial, who have been operating across the South East from their High Wycombe factory...

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Full speed ahead for new MG dealership thanks to Glasshouse & CDW Systems

Full speed ahead for new MG dealership thanks to Glasshouse & CDW Systems

CDW Systems, the specialist aluminium fabricator recently helped one of its installer customers add the finishing touches to a brand-new car dealership in Cardiff. With over 40 years of experience across South Wales, the team at Glasshouse Ltd. was chosen to install the main entrance way for the brand-new...

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The pride of West Wales – Victorian Sliders named best large manufacturer

The pride of West Wales – Victorian Sliders named best large manufacturer

It’s always been a proud Welsh business – and Victorian Sliders, Europe’s biggest sash window manufacturer, has got its 15th anniversary year off to a flying start by winning a prestigious regional business award. The Ammanford-based firm was named best large manufacturer...

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What a conversion! Victorian Sliders scores celebrity customer

What a conversion! Victorian Sliders scores celebrity customer

Stunning Victorian Sliders sash windows are gracing the home of none other than ex-Wales rugby coach Warren Gatland. Warren led the Welsh national team to a string of high-profile victories during his 12 years in charge, including four Six Nations titles, three Grand Slams, and two World Cup semi-final appearances...

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Dekko signs up with Purplex for EIGHTH year in a row

Dekko signs up with Purplex for EIGHTH year in a row

Dekko Window Systems has signed up with leading full-service marketing agency Purplex for the eighth year running – after a record 2019. Since appointing Purplex in 2013, Dekko’s turnover has tripled, and the Greater Manchester company has established itself as one of the UK’s leading...

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Head online and design your 6 Day Door!

Head online and design your 6 Day Door!

Trailblazing ali fabricator 6 Day Doors has this month launched its cutting-edge new website – designed to make it easier than ever for value-hungry installers to benefit from the lightning-fast service that’s made its name. The Essex-based business prides itself on delivering quality aluminium...

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Google figures prove demand for flush windows has skyrocketed!

Google figures prove demand for flush windows has skyrocketed!

Latest figures from Google have confirmed how demand for flush products has risen significantly over the last few years, with online searches increasing by more than 500%. The findings, compiled by Purplex Marketing, show that between 2017 and 2019, the average number of times ‘flush windows&rsquo...

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Reynaers become first sponsor of Glazing Summit Awards

Reynaers become first sponsor of Glazing Summit Awards

Leading aluminium systems company Reynaers is the first big-name to lend it’s backing to the Glazing Summit Awards. Reynaers will sponsor and present the Sustainability in Business Award at the Glazing Summit Dinner at Edgbaston Stadium on Thursday, October 8th. The glazing...

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Industry giant Yale fully behind Glazing Summit

Industry giant Yale fully behind Glazing Summit

World-leading lock experts Yale have given their backing to this year’s eagerly anticipated Glazing Summit by coming on board as Technical Sponsors. The industry giants, who were Technical Sponsors last year, have supported the event since its inception. Paul Atkinson, Sales and Commercial...

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Awards announced as latest addition to Glazing Summit

Awards announced as latest addition to Glazing Summit

An awards event focussing on organisational excellence within the industry is set to take place at this year’s Glazing Summit. The Glazing Summit Awards has been announced as the newest addition to the must-attend conference, which takes place on Thursday, October 8th at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham. Andrew...

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‘Finance offers a gateway to higher margins’ says specialists Improveasy

‘Finance offers a gateway to higher margins’ says specialists Improveasy

Flexible finance provides a golden opportunity for installers to not only upsell additional products and services, but to secure higher margins. That’s the view of Adrian Hicks, Senior Account Manager at industry finance specialists Improveasy. With the backing of the latest data, he argues that...

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Key index reveals consumer confidence at highest level in over a decade

Key index reveals consumer confidence at highest level in over a decade

In welcome news for the UK economy and retail sector, a recent survey has revealed that consumer confidence in Britain has risen to its highest level in over a decade. The IHS Markit household finance index, which charts the perceptions of financial wellbeing among UK households, rose in February to its highest...

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SupaLite steals the show at Build It Live North West 2020

SupaLite steals the show at Build It Live North West 2020

The team at SupaLite, the respected manufacturer of solid tiled roof systems is celebrating a successful weekend exhibiting at Build It Live North West. Build It Live is an annual series of live shows, designed to support self-builders, renovators and those looking to extend their property. Across the North...

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F.H. Brundle’s legacy celebrated with ‘Every horse in London’

F.H. Brundle’s legacy celebrated with ‘Every horse in London’

There are many ways to mark a landmark birthday. Have a party. Go abroad. Go skydiving. But 130-year-old F.H. Brundle, Britain’s leading wrought iron, mesh and steel product suppliers, celebrated theirs in a way that honoured their long and storied history. Today, the company supplies...

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Double award win for Futureglaze

Double award win for Futureglaze

Futureglaze are celebrating after a double victory at the recent Welsh Home Improvement Awards. Not content with scooping the Best Window and Door Company award, the South Wales-based home improvement company also won the Best Family Run Business in Wales. Futureglaze has helped thousands...

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Window Ware and Xpert celebrates 10-years at the top of tools

Window Ware and Xpert celebrates 10-years at the top of tools

Xpert, the specialist tool arm of hardware distributor Window Ware is celebrating 10 years of successfully helping tradespeople work faster, smarter and safer. Launched in 2010, Xpert was the brainchild of a group of likeminded, professional fitters, frustrated by the lack of specialist tools and equipment...

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Plasloc signs national agreement with Morgan Sindall Group

Plasloc signs national agreement with Morgan Sindall Group

Innovative hoarding solutions specialist Plasloc has announced a national agreement with multi-billion-pound construction company Morgan Sindall Group. Plasloc will become one of the Morgan Sindall supply chain family and it means an exciting start to 2020 for the Devon-based company, which supplies...

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Sarah Binns celebrates 20-year workiversary at Window Ware

Sarah Binns celebrates 20-year workiversary at Window Ware

Sarah Binns, Head of Internal Sales and Marketing at Window Ware is celebrating 20 years with the award-winning independent hardware distributor. Sarah began her Window Ware journey back in 1999, joining the team as a Sales Co-ordinator. Following a year away from the business in 2003, Sarah returned and...

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Home improvement specialists Reddish Joinery strengthen range with SupaLite

Home improvement specialists Reddish Joinery strengthen range with SupaLite

Reddish Joinery, one of the North West’s most respected home improvement companies has become the latest firm to strengthen their range with solid tiled roof systems from SupaLite. The family-owned, family-run business has been operating across the region for over 50 years and is currently in its...

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Glass industry leaders discuss how to add more value at ‘Purplex Debate’

Glass industry leaders discuss how to add more value at ‘Purplex Debate’

Purplex, the marketing consultancy for the glazing industry, recently hosted the first in a series of roundtable discussions which aim to tackle some of the key issues affecting the industry. The ‘Purplex Debate’, held on January 28th, focused on adding value among insulating...

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Shelforce finalist at Amazon ScaleUp Awards

Shelforce finalist at Amazon ScaleUp Awards

Window and door manufacturer Shelforce has been announced as a finalist in the Employer of the Year category at the 2020 Amazon ScaleUp Awards by Business Leader. And with more than 400 entries received across all categories, it is a huge achievement for the Birmingham-based company. Shelforce...

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Record year delivers Amazon Scale-Up Award nomination for dynamic Dekko

Record year delivers Amazon Scale-Up Award nomination for dynamic Dekko

The team at Dekko Window Systems, the trailblazing trade fabricator is celebrating being shortlisted for a high-profile business award at the prestigious Amazon Scale-Up Awards by Business Leader. Ashton-based Dekko, which specialises in premium uPVC, aluminium and timber-effect glazing products...

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Window Ware & Express Trade Frames celebrate successful 21-year partnership

Window Ware & Express Trade Frames celebrate successful 21-year partnership

Window Ware, the award-winning hardware distributors are celebrating with longstanding customer Express Trade Frames, as their successful supply partnership reaches an incredible 21 years.   The Bedfordshire hardware specialists have not only been working with the team at Express Trade Frames...

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SupaLite lands Lancashire Double Glazing as new approved fabricator

SupaLite lands Lancashire Double Glazing as new approved fabricator

SupaLite, the Preston-based tiled roof manufacturer is proud to unveil Lancashire Double Glazing as the newest addition to their nationwide fabricator network. With over three decades of experience, Lancashire Double Glazing is well established as one of the region’s most trusted home improvement...

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New fabricator promises aluminium bi-folds in just six days

New fabricator promises aluminium bi-folds in just six days

6 Day Doors, the latest venture from Essex based construction powerhouse the Chigwell Group, promises to deliver market-leading aluminium bi-fold doors in under a week. Where most fabricators offer aluminium bi-folds with lead times of two to three weeks if not longer, the new business can provide them in...

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Super Spacer brings sustainability to HoHo Wien

Super Spacer brings sustainability to HoHo Wien

Edgetech’s world-renowned Super Spacer has helped make one of the world’s tallest wooden buildings a beacon of energy efficiency. HoHo Wien, located in Vienna’s 22nd district, is a modern marvel of timber and state-of-the art technology. The 82-metre, 24-storey structure...

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25 not out for Vista

25 not out for Vista

A leading composite door manufacturer and PVCu panel supplier is celebrating its 25th birthday this year. Vista has been supplying fabricators across the UK and Europe since 1995 and, thanks to continued investment, its quality as a supplier really has stood the test of time. The...

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Leads 2 Trade hits three quarter of a million sales leads milestone

Leads 2 Trade hits three quarter of a million sales leads milestone

Leads 2 Trade has hit the 750,000 of double qualified sales leads milestone – meaning that it has supplied three quarters of a million leads in just 14 years. It strengthens the Stockport-based company’s position as the UK’s leading provider of double qualified sales leads in the home improvement...

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Bumper year of fundraising for Window Ware team in 2019

Bumper year of fundraising for Window Ware team in 2019

The team at Window Ware, the award-winning hardware distributor once again showcased their community spirit with a fantastic year of fundraising in 2019. Throughout the year, colleagues, customers and suppliers all dug deep to raise vital funds for chosen charity Sue Ryder St. John’s Hospice. With...

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CAB to support Glazing Summit for third year running

CAB to support Glazing Summit for third year running

The Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB) will partner with the Glazing Summit for the third year running. The Glazing Summit takes place on Thursday, October 8 at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham and CAB has been supporting the event from the beginning. Justin Ratcliffe, CAB’s Chief...

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Leads 2 Trade boss hails ‘significant impact’ of CloudGlaze acquisition

Leads 2 Trade boss hails ‘significant impact’ of CloudGlaze acquisition

Lead generation giant Leads 2 Trade has hailed a major acquisition from the end of 2018 a success – after just one year.

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KÖMMERLING appoints Window Ware as approved hardware distribution partner

KÖMMERLING appoints Window Ware as approved hardware distribution partner

Award-winning hardware specialists Window Ware have been appointed as an approved hardware distribution partner for PVCu systems giant KÖMMERLING. The new partnership will give KÖMMERLING fabricators exclusive access to Window Ware’s new Glide Hardware, an innovative range of premium...

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Kung Fu Champion becomes new National Business Development Manager

Kung Fu Champion becomes new National Business Development Manager

Following a record year for the business, trailblazing trade fabricator Dekko Window Systems has strengthened its team with a new key appointment. The premium fabricator is delighted to announce Sylvester Allen has joined the team as their new National Business Development Manager. In his new role, Sylvester...

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500% increase in website enquiries for Roofline Solutions thanks to Purplex

500% increase in website enquiries for Roofline Solutions thanks to Purplex

South East home improvement company Roofline Solutions has seen a 500% increase year on year in enquiries thanks to a new website delivered by Purplex. The company saw 84 enquiries delivered in October compared to just 14 last year, while a huge 2,057 sessions were also completed, compared with 653 across the...

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Finance specialists Improveasy named the UK’s 23rd fastest growing business

Finance specialists Improveasy named the UK’s 23rd fastest growing business

Improveasy, the UK’s leading home improvement finance principal has been named the 23rd fastest-growing privately-owned company in the UK. That’s according to the annual Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 report, which ranks companies on their performance over the...

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Victorian Sliders in the running for prestigious business award

Victorian Sliders in the running for prestigious business award

Europe’s biggest sash window manufacturer is celebrating a finalist spot in the prestigious West Wales Business Awards. Victorian Sliders, which has invested over £10m in the last five years, has been shortlisted in the sought-after Manufacturing category. The Ammanford-based...

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Shelforce helps fire service with door entry training

Shelforce helps fire service with door entry training

Window and door manufacturer Shelforce opened its doors to the West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) to help with vital door entry training. Nine firefighters from crews and teams visited Shelforce’s factory in Erdington in Birmingham for some Entry Technique Training to help them improve their specialist...

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Big name sponsors already on board for Glazing Summit 2020

Big name sponsors already on board for Glazing Summit 2020

Some of the biggest names in the industry have already come on board for Glazing Summit 2020 – and plenty more have expressed an interest in getting involved. Glazing Summit 2020 takes place on Thursday, October 8 at Edgbaston Stadium and Conference Centre. The Glass and Glazing Federation...

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Leads 2 Trade to launch new software in 2020

Leads 2 Trade to launch new software in 2020

Leads 2 Trade is set to strengthen its position as the UK’s leading provider of double qualified sales leads with the launch of three new software systems in 2020. The Stockport-based firm, which provides leads for companies in the home improvement industry, is re-investing in its technology to increase...

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CDW Systems recognised as a certified fabricator of AOV systems

CDW Systems recognised as a certified fabricator of AOV systems

CDW Systems, the respected trade and commercial fabricator has been recognised as a certified fabricator of automatic opening vents (AOV) from leading manufacturer SE Controls. The Gloucester-based company is now an authorised partner following extensive auditing and inspection. By passing the requirements...

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Major machinery investment set to increase capacity for Vista

Major machinery investment set to increase capacity for Vista

Award-winning composite door supplier Vista has completed the next phase of its investment strategy with two new machine centres. The Wirral-based company has invested in a new SCM CNC machine centre, which will add 30% more capacity on a single shift, and a new Stuga machine centre, which will double frame...

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Record-breaking end to Victorian Sliders’ bumper 2019

Record-breaking end to Victorian Sliders’ bumper 2019

Europe’s biggest sash window manufacturer is celebrating a record-breaking end to a resoundingly successful 2019. Victorian Sliders made a staggering 2,347 windows in the second week of December, more than any other in its fifteen-year history. It comes as the South Wales firm reaches the end of a...

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Victorian Sliders supercharges glass line with £250,000 Lisec investment

Victorian Sliders supercharges glass line with £250,000 Lisec investment

Victorian Sliders, Europe’s biggest sash window manufacturer, has invested over half a million pounds in sealed unit production. With the acquisition of a £250,000 Lisec fully-automated sealed unit line, the company has significantly expanded its glass capacity – just in time for...

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Victorian Sliders set the tone for 120 heritage-look homes

Victorian Sliders set the tone for 120 heritage-look homes

Hundreds of Victorian Sliders sash windows are gracing a stunning coastal housing development in Seamill, West Kirkbride. Just minutes from the Firth of Clyde, and with dramatic views of the Isle of Arran, the Chapleton estate takes its inspiration from the Scottish domestic architecture of the 17th...

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Lead delivery key to Solarframe success

Lead delivery key to Solarframe success

Leads 2 Trade’s premium lead delivery service has been hailed as the reason for an increase in sales by Solarframe. Yorkshire’s premium manufacturer and retailer of conservatories, orangeries, windows...

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Award win rounds off great year for T&K Home Improvements

Award win rounds off great year for T&K Home Improvements

T&K Home Improvements have been crowned Retail Business of the Year at the Wellingborough Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2019. And the award win rounds off a fantastic 2019 for one of the longest serving installers in the UK. T&K has been serving Wellingborough and the surrounding...

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Stormclad celebrates outdoor living success with Milwood Group

Stormclad celebrates outdoor living success with Milwood Group

One of the East Midlands’ leading home improvement companies has seen business boom since becoming an approved installer of outdoor living products from the Milwood Group. Stormclad, which has been operating across Nottinghamshire for over 20 years, has been offering Milwood aluminium verandas...

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Residence Open Day success for Dekko Window Systems

Residence Open Day success for Dekko Window Systems

Dekko Window Systems, the trailblazing premium fabricator is celebrating the resounding success of their recent Residence Collection Open Day. The Dekko team recently took over the stunning Residence Collection showrooms in Gloucester to give installers in the area an informal introduction to the timber-effect...

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Kit roof demand helps SupaLite celebrate RECORD month

Kit roof demand helps SupaLite celebrate RECORD month

With high demand for their range of replacement conservatory and orangery roof kits, the team at SupaLite are celebrating a record month for the company in October. In a bumper month for the Preston-based manufacturer, SupaLite saw a 20% increase in orders, helping to surpass their previous best month. In...

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CDW Systems and Alfram go back to school with sixth form transformation

CDW Systems and Alfram go back to school with sixth form transformation

CDW Systems, the Gloucester-based aluminium fabricator is celebrating with one of their longstanding customers, following the successful transformation of a local sixth form centre. The trade and commercial fabricator joined forces with respected commercial installer Alfram Limited to help refurbish...

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Double-glazing installer posting incredible results after year with Purplex

Double-glazing installer posting incredible results after year with Purplex

Award-winning double-glazing installer Droylsden Glass is getting some impressive results thanks to a winning marketing strategy implemented by Purplex. Droylsden Glass has been providing excellent home-improvement products and services to homeowners across Greater Manchester for over 37 years. Since...

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Shelforce plays part in Birmingham’s first modular home

Shelforce plays part in Birmingham’s first modular home

A leading window and door manufacturer in Birmingham has played a part in a housing first for the city. Shelforce, based in Erdington, manufactured all the aluminium windows for Birmingham City Council’s first ever modular home, which was unveiled in Hockley in June. The property was...

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Continued growth sees Milwood Group move to brand-new headquarters

Continued growth sees Milwood Group move to brand-new headquarters

With continued demand for their range of outdoor living products and Ali-deck, their ground-breaking aluminium decking system, Kent-based specialists Milwood Group have expanded their operation with a move to brand-new headquarters. Milwood Group, which was previously based at Turkey Mill Business...

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Plasloc to donate ALL funds received from recycling products to charity

Plasloc to donate ALL funds received from recycling products to charity

A hoarding solutions specialist with its eyes firmly on the damage plastic waste is doing to the environment has pledged to donate all funds received from the recycling of its products to charity. Plasloc, a patented, sustainable and freestanding PVCu internal and external cladding system is supporting...

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‘Assured’ service provided by Leads 2 Trade thanks to link-up

‘Assured’ service provided by Leads 2 Trade thanks to link-up

A link up with an official UKAS-accredited Competent Persons Scheme has backed up the quality of service provided by a leading provider of double qualified sales leads in the home improvement industry. Leads 2 Trade have linked up with Assure Certification to offer prospective members of their installer...

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SupaLite’s new SupaStore trade counter NOW OPEN

SupaLite’s new SupaStore trade counter NOW OPEN

The team at SupaLite, the Preston-based tiled roof manufacturer, is celebrating the successful opening of their brand-new trade counter – the SupaLite SupaStore. The new facility is based near SupaLite’s headquarters at Walton Summit, and offers a full range of building materials, roofing...

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Dekko’s popular Infinity Collection gets a brand-new premium website

Dekko’s popular Infinity Collection gets a brand-new premium website

With continued demand for their premium uPVC window and door collection, trailblazing fabricator Dekko Window Systems has launched a brand-new, dedicated website for the Infinity Collection (www.infinitywindowcollection.com). The new...

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State of market not all doom and gloom, according to Glazing Summit poll

State of market not all doom and gloom, according to Glazing Summit poll

A poll conducted at this year’s Glazing Summit made for some interesting reading, with more than half of those in attendance stating that the state of the market in 2019 is no worse than 2018. While 24% of visitors to the one-day conference said that it was better than last year. The results...

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Vista victorious at National Fenestration Awards yet again

Vista victorious at National Fenestration Awards yet again

Leading composite door manufacturer and PVCu panel supplier Vista has won the Fabricator/Manufacturer of the Year award at this year’s 2019 National Fenestration Awards (NFAs). The Wirral-based company beat off stiff competition from 19 others for the prestigious award and received a huge 46.96%...

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Sash window giant appoints Purplex

Sash window giant appoints Purplex

Victorian Sliders, Europe’s largest fabricator of PVC-U sash windows, has appointed Purplex as their strategic marketing partner. The specialist fabricator operates from a purpose-built 240,000 sq. ft state-of-the-art production facility based in Carmarthenshire and was voted Vertical Sliding...

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Shelforce boss wins Heart of Industry award at NFAs

Shelforce boss wins Heart of Industry award at NFAs

Howard Trotter, Business Manager at Birmingham windows and doors manufacturer Shelforce, has been awarded the Heart Of The Industry award at this year’s National Fenestration Awards (NFAs). In what is only the second year the award has featured in the NFAs, Howard’s dedication to his workforce...

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Smart tech the next big thing, according to Glazing Summit poll

Smart tech the next big thing, according to Glazing Summit poll

More than 75% of attendees at this year’s Glazing Summit think that smart doors and windows will be the next big thing. A poll conducted at this year’s one-day conference at Edgbaston Stadium and Conference Centre posed the question ‘Is smart windows and doors all hype? Or is it the next big...

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Purplex up for Agency of the Year award AGAIN

Purplex up for Agency of the Year award AGAIN

Purplex have wowed the judges at the Construction Marketing Awards once again to make the final shortlist for Agency of the Year. And it will be the fourth time the full-service marketing agency has been nominated for the award. According to the judges, entries across the board this year were even...

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Caldwell’s 131st birthday present – an NFA nomination

Caldwell’s 131st birthday present – an NFA nomination

As if marking an amazing 131 years in business wasn’t enough, hardware experts Caldwell have more cause for celebration – the veteran firm has been named a finalist at 2019’s National Fenestration Awards. The NFAs are glass and glazing’s only democratic award scheme, with winners...

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Sam Cross celebrates decade of service for award winning marketing agency

Sam Cross celebrates decade of service for award winning marketing agency

Sam Cross, account director at leading full-service marketing agency Purplex, is celebrating ten years with the award-winning firm. Sam joined Purplex in February 2009, initially as a copywriter working on client campaigns, but he quickly progressed through the business and was appointed account director...

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P&P Glass see things clearly with Purplex

P&P Glass see things clearly with Purplex

Surrey installer P&P Glass is set to ramp up its marketing with Purplex after an impressive 12 months since linking up with the industry’s leading full-service marketing agency. Purplex has been generating between 50-100 leads per week for P&P – and there are big plans for future growth. Managing...

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Window Ware delivers winning formula to complete school refurb

Window Ware delivers winning formula to complete school refurb

Window Ware, the award-winning independent hardware distributor, has helped one of its customers deliver safe and simple window operation to a local school science lab. KCW Windows, an accomplished family-run fabricator with over 35 years of experience, was asked by Bedford Borough Council to tender to...

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Best Solid Roof nomination for SupaLite at Conservatory & Orangery Awards

Best Solid Roof nomination for SupaLite at Conservatory & Orangery Awards

The team at SupaLite, the respected roof manufacturer, are celebrating as their marquee SupaLite tiled roof system is shortlisted for ‘Best Solid Roof System’ at the inaugural Conservatory & Orangery Awards. Launched in 2012, the SupaLite system rose to prominence in the retro-fit market...

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Improveasy award Swish Home Improvements with Platinum award!

Improveasy award Swish Home Improvements with Platinum award!

Following a remarkable first 12 months offering finance, Improveasy, the industry’s specialist finance provider has awarded Swish Home Improvements with a Platinum award for their exceptional customer service. The Middlesbrough-firm, which specialises in a full range of home improvements...

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Robust Caldwell bi-fold hardware boosts Window Wares range

Robust Caldwell bi-fold hardware boosts Window Wares range

Award-winning hardware distributor, Window Ware has enhanced its already extensive product range with quality bi-fold hardware from Caldwell. The arrival of this latest offering helps to strengthen what is already a well-established and prosperous relationship between the Bedford-based hardware...

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CDW Systems helps Alfram with regeneration of Gloucester’s Shire Hall

CDW Systems helps Alfram with regeneration of Gloucester’s Shire Hall

CDW Systems, the specialist aluminium fabricator, recently lent their support to a multi-million-pound regeneration project at nearby Shire Hall, the headquarters of Gloucestershire County Council. The Gloucester-based trade and commercial fabricator was tasked with manufacturing and supplying...

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DNA Home Improvements to grow conservatory business with Leads2Trade

DNA Home Improvements to grow conservatory business with Leads2Trade

A home improvements company is looking to grow the conservatory side of its business with lead generation company Leads2Trade. DNA Home Improvements signed up to the Leads2Trade network in January and have been taking conservatory leads since March. A 5-star independent local Trusted Trader...

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Turbulent times at BA with prospect of record £183 million GDPR fine

Turbulent times at BA with prospect of record £183 million GDPR fine

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has informed British Airways and its parent company, International Airlines Group (IAG), that it plans to issue a record fine of £183.39 million following a sizeable breach of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The fine, which will...

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Doors and Windows Exeter excels with illbruck’s TP650

Doors and Windows Exeter excels with illbruck’s TP650

One of Devon’s leading installers has become an enthusiastic advocate for illbruck’s TP650 – the modern window installation method that leaves silicone standing. For more than 25 years, Doors and Windows Exeter has been providing top-of-the-range installations to homeowners from...

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DOUBLE appointment at Window Ware strengthens sales team

DOUBLE appointment at Window Ware strengthens sales team

Award-winning hardware distributors, Window Ware have once again bolstered their expert team with not one, but two new appointments. Olivia Dalton and Hannah Mattu have both joined the Bedfordshire firm as Window Ware’s new Sales Co-ordinators. In their roles, Olivia and Hannah will support both...

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Window Ware invests in the future with new apprentice

Window Ware invests in the future with new apprentice

Demonstrating their commitment to developing new talent and delivering exceptional customer service, Window Ware, the award-winning hardware distributors, have strengthened their talented team with a new apprentice. Stella Napoli has joined the Bedfordshire specialists as their new Customer Service...

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Leads2Trade on the lookout for conservatory installers

Leads2Trade on the lookout for conservatory installers

The country’s leading provider of double qualified sales leads for companies in the home improvement industry is on the lookout for more conservatory installers. Leads2Trade are generating 40% more conservatory leads compared to the same period as last year and need to strengthen their nationwide...

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SupaLite’s Super Nina helps raise over £3,900 for local charity

SupaLite’s Super Nina helps raise over £3,900 for local charity

Nina Colquhoun, Finance Director at tiled roof manufacturer SupaLite, has helped to raise an incredible £3,971 for the charity Cash for Kids. Supported by SupaLite, Nina’s charity drive began by organising a special five-a-side football tournament. The ‘SupaLite Cash for Kids Charity...

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CDW Systems partner with Prosale to offer automatic door training

CDW Systems partner with Prosale to offer automatic door training

CDW Systems, the Gloucester-based trade and commercial fabricator, has joined forces with automatic door specialists Prosale to offer installer customers training around automated doors. The new training sessions extend a long and successful partnership between the two firms whereby CDW manufactures...

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Premium cabinet specialists Designex becomes division of CDW Systems

Premium cabinet specialists Designex becomes division of CDW Systems

Following a sustained period of growth for both businesses, respected aluminium fabricator, CDW Systems are proud to announce that cabinet specialists and sister company Designex has become a division of CDW. Founded in the early 1990s, Designex has built an enviable reputation across the UK for bespoke...

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Window Ware confirms aluminium commitment with CAB membership

Window Ware confirms aluminium commitment with CAB membership

Window Ware, the award-winning hardware distributor, has strengthened its position in the aluminium market by becoming a member of the Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB).  With continued demand for its extensive range of aluminium window and door hardware and ventilation solutions, the Bedfordshire-firm...

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“Residence Excellence is king!” says Castle Windows

“Residence Excellence is king!” says Castle Windows

One of the West Midlands’ leading installers has become the latest quality-focused firm to endorse Stedek’s Residence Excellence. With over thirty years’ experience in the trade, Castle Windows is a Checkatrade-accredited installation business offering a vast array of products...

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Emplas joins forces with Insight Data

Emplas joins forces with Insight Data

Emplas, one of the UK’s largest window and door fabricators, has become the latest industry-leading brand to partner with Insight Data. The Wellingborough-based fabricator, which last year celebrated its 40th year in business, will now be taking advantage of Insight Data’s unrivalled...

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Quarter-century celebrations for Residence experts Stedek

Quarter-century celebrations for Residence experts Stedek

2019 sees one of the country’s most quality-focused fabricators mark a quarter-century in business. Over 25 years, Midlands firm Stedek has built itself into a highly respected supplier of premium-quality window products, and won praise for its uncompromising commitment to excellence across the...

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SupaLite steals the spotlight at The FIT Show 2019

SupaLite steals the spotlight at The FIT Show 2019

The team at SupaLite, the respected tiled roof manufacturer, has returned to their Preston HQ after a successful three days exhibiting at The FIT Show 2019. The firm used the exhibition to officially launch not one, but three new product lines; the new Sky Vista hybrid roof system, SkyElevate, their brand-new...

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Improveasy puts the focus on finance at The FIT Show 2019

Improveasy puts the focus on finance at The FIT Show 2019

The 2019 FIT Show proved to be a successful exhibition for Improveasy, the industry’s trusted provider of flexible finance solutions. Members of the Improveasy team were on-hand to showcase their popular installer finance packages, designed to help installers level the playing field and achieve...

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“Say goodbye to the ‘80s and get FIT for the future!”, say tremco illbruck

“Say goodbye to the ‘80s and get FIT for the future!”, say tremco illbruck

Tremco illbruck’s state-of-the-art sealant solutions went down a storm at FIT Show 2019. Located at the heart of the action right in the middle of Hall 20, the firm’s stand showcased a huge array of tapes, foams, sealants and other high-performance installation essentials. Of...

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Dekko celebrates Secured by Design Accreditation for Residence Collection

Dekko celebrates Secured by Design Accreditation for Residence Collection

Well-respected premium fabricator Dekko Windows Systems is celebrating receiving Secured by Design Accreditation (SBD) on the Residence Collection. With security and crime prevention a massive consideration for homeowners and a strong selling point for installers, it is another tick in the box for the...

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Everyone’s a winner at Edgetech’s action-packed FIT 2019

Everyone’s a winner at Edgetech’s action-packed FIT 2019

Last month’s FIT Show was a momentous one for warm-edge experts Edgetech, who used it to celebrate thirty years of a landmark product and introduce an innovative new rigid spacer bar. At the company’s striking stand, located in the event’s dedicated VISIT Glass area, leading figures from...

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Nocturnal Newview excels on complex Oxford installation

Nocturnal Newview excels on complex Oxford installation

How do you complete world-class installation work at one of the country’s busiest transport hubs without causing major disruption? In short - very quickly and very carefully, as commercial glazing experts Newview Homes ably demonstrated during an ambitious installation at Oxford Railway Station. Nearly...

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Insight Data & Purplex Marketing to host the Marketing Festival at FIT Show

Insight Data & Purplex Marketing to host the Marketing Festival at FIT Show

Two of the biggest names in the glazing industry, Insight Data and Purplex Marketing, have come together to host the Marketing Festival at the FIT Show. Located on stand R10, the Marketing Festival gives business owners and marketing professionals the inside track on the latest marketing thinking, strategies...

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Caldwell balances bolster Roseview’s best-in-class sash windows

Caldwell balances bolster Roseview’s best-in-class sash windows

World-leading sash windows are the result of Caldwell’s collaboration with master fabricators Roseview. Roseview’s award-winning Rose Collection windows had already won respect throughout UK glazing for their uncompromising commitment to quality and authenticity. But...

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Aluminium experts CDW Systems go LIVE with brand-new website

Aluminium experts CDW Systems go LIVE with brand-new website

CDW Systems, the leading trade and commercial fabricator, has put the spotlight firmly on their range of aluminium glazing products with the launch of their brand-new website. The new site is designed to showcase the Gloucester-firm’s extensive aluminium collection, combining windows, doors...

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New Kendo tools arrive at Window Ware – tough on tasks, kind to budgets

New Kendo tools arrive at Window Ware – tough on tasks, kind to budgets

Just arrived at Window Ware is a brand-new range of professional-grade tools from Kendo. This hard-working collection aims to answer the call from trade counters looking to supply their customers with toolbox essentials that are good enough to compete with leading brands, but come without the premium price tags. Kendo...

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Window Ware keeps it fresh with Highline window controls

Window Ware keeps it fresh with Highline window controls

A brand-new collection of Highline window controls is the latest arrival to strengthen the Window Ware product range, delivering a wide choice of flexible, cost-effective solutions for operating windows and roof vents that are high up or hard to reach. Highline’s mix-and-match modular components...

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Vista invites Instagram ‘Doork’ to see XtremeDoor in all it’s glory

Vista invites Instagram ‘Doork’ to see XtremeDoor in all it’s glory

Award-winning composite door supplier Vista’s XtremeDoor has been given the thumbs up – by one of the biggest door lovers on the internet. The Wirral-based company invited Instagram ‘Doork’ and DOORCO Creative Consultant Jeyda up to Liverpool to see its signature door at three...

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Stedek’s R² artistry excels on vintage-look new-build

Stedek’s R² artistry excels on vintage-look new-build

Stedek’s unparalleled Residence Collection expertise has helped bring a hugely ambitious vintage-look new-build to life. Prestige builders RS Burgess & Sons have collaborated with the Midlands fabricator on a number of high-end projects in recent years. So, when it came to the...

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CDW Systems renews Secured by Design membership

CDW Systems renews Secured by Design membership

Gloucester-based aluminium specialists CDW Systems have renewed their long-standing membership of Secured by Design, the National Police Crime Prevention initiative. The renewal means the trade and commercial fabricator can continue to offer their extensive range of Sapa glazing products to Secured...

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CDW Systems extends Sapa offering with the Crown Sliding Folding Door

CDW Systems extends Sapa offering with the Crown Sliding Folding Door

CDW Systems, the highly-respected aluminium fabricator, has once again extended their range of high-specification glazing products with the introduction of the Sapa Crown Sliding Folding Door. The aluminium bi-folding door is a highly-versatile, high-performance solution which has been designed...

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West’s best fabricator celebrates 25yrs with Smart Architectural Aluminium

West’s best fabricator celebrates 25yrs with Smart Architectural Aluminium

Bristol’s longest-serving fabricator is celebrating a quarter-century of partnership with market-leading systems company Smart Architectural Aluminium. For over forty years, Bedminster-based West-End Windows has been supplying an outstanding range of aluminium doors and windows to installers...

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EJ Cocker and Hodgson Sealants celebrate incredible 35th anniversary

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, one of the UK’s largest specialist sealant manufacturers. Joining forces back in the mid-1980s, the two firms have almost 90 years of combined experience...

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CDW Systems helps Window Service Centre with car showroom installation

CDW Systems helps Window Service Centre with car showroom installation

CDW Systems, the respected trade and commercial fabricator, has helped one of its customers complete a successful installation at a car dealership in Guernsey.         The Window Service Centre, which has been operating throughout Guernsey for 25 years, was tasked...

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Tremco-illbruck brings bang-up-to-date performance to historic town

Tremco-illbruck brings bang-up-to-date performance to historic town

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. Bishop Auckland is a bustling market town, home to the magnificent Auckland Castle, an impressive array of Grade I-listed landmarks...

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Tremco-illbruck to bring the future to FIT 2019

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. From the 21st to the 23rd of May, the world-leading firm will be showcasing an array of cutting-edge products designed to help installers fit more quickly and efficiently...

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Insight Data launches new Builders Merchants database

Insight Data launches new Builders Merchants database

Insight Data, the industry’s respected data specialists have strengthened their extensive prospect database for the glazing and construction industries with the launch of their brand-new Builders Merchants database. The result of the hard-work of Insight Data’s in-house research team...

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Heathrow head honchos to touch down at FIT Show 2019

Heathrow head honchos to touch down at FIT Show 2019

Decision-makers from Britain’s busiest airport are heading for May’s FIT Show, and Worthing installer Newview played a crucial role in getting them there. For years, Newview has been one of the leading fulfillers of Heathrow’s noise reduction window scheme. MD Michele...

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Sales soar for Astraseal’s in-demand aluminium flush sash

Sales soar for Astraseal’s in-demand aluminium flush sash

Well-respected trade and commercial fabricator Astraseal has seen a surge in demand for Alitherm 800, their innovative aluminium flush casement window. Since launching the eye-catching product earlier in the year, the Wellingborough-firm has seen sales soar, becoming one of their fastest growing and...

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Dekko to add new stunning door to ‘Home of Flush’ range

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. The new Flush Door combines beautiful style with outstanding performance and has been designed to replicate traditional timber and aluminium. It is...

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New high-end Dekko website goes LIVE

New high-end Dekko website goes LIVE

Dekko Window Systems, one of the country’s leading and most trusted fabricators, has launched a brand-new, high-end website, www.dekkowindows.com. It showcases their complete range of window and door products, including Räum, the high-end...

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Aussie rules for SupaLite’s Steve Hargreaves on BBC’s Wanted Down Under

Aussie rules for SupaLite’s Steve Hargreaves on BBC’s Wanted Down Under

A former member of the team at SupaLite, one of the UK’s leading tiled roof manufacturers, recently appeared on the BBC television series Wanted Down Under, charting his family’s move to Australia. Steve Hargreaves, who worked as a Graphic Designer for the Preston-firm, appeared...

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Edgetech’s Alan Fielder wins inaugural ‘Heart of the Industry’ Award

Edgetech’s Alan Fielder wins inaugural ‘Heart of the Industry’ Award

As nominations open for the National Fenestration Awards 2019, Edgetech are looking back at last year’s event, when long-standing Director of Sales and Marketing Alan Fielder was named winner of the NFA’s inaugural ‘Heart of the Industry’ prize. Held annually, the National Fenestration...

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Dekko strengthens the appeal of its Infinity Flush Sash

Dekko strengthens the appeal of its Infinity Flush Sash

Premium fabricator Dekko Window Systems has partnered with award-winning hardware distributors Window Ware to extend the heritage credentials of their Infinity Flush Sash with the help of the new Regal Hardware range. Available exclusively through Window Ware, Regal Hardware incorporates a full range...

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DOUBLE nomination for SupaLite at prestigious Red Rose Business Awards 2019

DOUBLE nomination for SupaLite at prestigious Red Rose Business Awards 2019

The team at SupaLite, the renowned tiled roof specialists, are celebrating being shortlisted for not one, but two high-profile business awards at Lancashire’s prestigious Red Rose Awards 2019. The Preston firm, which manufactures tiled roof systems for both conservatories and orangeries, are...

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Edgetech innovation the backbone of world’s most complex building

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 taking it from blueprint stage to reality. It’s set to be ‘an incubator for ideas...

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Window Ware offers panic exit hardware for every emergency door permutation

Window Ware offers panic exit hardware for every emergency door permutation

With aim of helping fabricators simplify ordering and streamline stock-holding, award-winning hardware distributor Window Ware has launched a brand-new panic bar system.  OMEC panic exit devices are designed to fit most emergency doors, whatever the configuration or composition – straight out of the...

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Shelforce achieves new occupational health and safety certification

Shelforce achieves new occupational health and safety certification

Management and staff from a leading PVCu window and door manufacturer are celebrating after achieving ISO 45001 certification. Shelforce was assessed before Christmas and has now been certified as meeting the new international standard of occupational health and safety. The new management...

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Second success on cards for Dekko at FIT Show

Second success on cards for Dekko at FIT Show

Dekko Window Systems will be looking to follow up on an impressive FIT Show debut in 2018 with a second success at the next one thanks to the array of premium products and services on display. Visitors to Dekko’s stand will be able to take a closer look at Infinity, the seamlessly welded uPVC windows and doors...

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Incarnation to attend NEC’s Homebuilding and Renovating Show

Incarnation to attend NEC’s Homebuilding and Renovating Show

Secondary glazing is coming to March’s Homebuilding and Renovating Show, courtesy of fast-growing Incarnation Window Systems. From Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st, hundreds of respected home improvement brands will descend on the Birmingham NEC to show their wares to thousands...

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Aluminium specialists CDW Systems complete a hat-trick of key appointments

Aluminium specialists CDW Systems complete a hat-trick of key appointments

Following a successful year for the business, respected aluminium window and door fabricator CDW Systems has completed a hat trick of new appointments. Against a backdrop of extremely challenging recruitment conditions within the industry, to engage not one but three key staff is an enviable result. Angela...

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Wilson Windows praises Stedek’s Residence Excellence

Wilson Windows praises Stedek’s Residence Excellence

A respected Loughborough installer with over a quarter century’s experience is benefitting from Stedek’s Residence Excellence. Family-run Wilson Windows has firmly established itself as one of the region’s leading suppliers of quality windows, doors and conservatories. The...

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West Port’s outstanding timber windows in the spotlight at FIT 2019

West Port’s outstanding timber windows in the spotlight at FIT 2019

2019 will see a FIT Show debut from West Port, one of the UK’s leading timber fabricators. Renowned countrywide for its mix of traditional craftsmanship and cutting-edge manufacturing technology, the Cumbria firm will be bringing a selection of stunning British-made timber windows and doors to what’s...

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CDW Systems strengthen range with new Reynaers CS 77 residential door

CDW Systems strengthen range with new Reynaers CS 77 residential door

Renowned aluminium specialists, CDW Systems have extended their comprehensive range with the addition of CS 77, the eye-catching flush residential door system from Reynaers. Designed to help installers capitalise on the incredible demand for both aluminium and smooth, flush aesthetics, the CS 77 system...

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Industry leader strengthens position at top with major acquisition

Industry leader strengthens position at top with major acquisition

Leads2Trade has completed the acquisition of CloudGlaze in a move that will see the lead generation company become the biggest volume supplier of leads for the fenestration industry. The newly acquired glazing industry sales-lead aggregator, which was a division of digital marketing agency ICAAL, has...

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Martindale Window & Developments makes the switch to installation tape

Martindale Window & Developments makes the switch to installation tape

One of Northamptonshire’s leading installers has become the latest well-regarded firm to endorse tremco-illbruck’s ground-breaking TP650 Trio window installation tape. For 40 years, FENSA-registered Martindale Windows and Developments have been bringing a vast array of windows, doors...

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Heathrow Business Summit yields leads for high-flying Newview

Heathrow Business Summit yields leads for high-flying Newview

Newview Windows, celebrated South East installer and trade supplier, walked away from a recent Heathrow Business Summit with several valuable leads. The Worthing firm has a long-standing relationship with the country’s biggest airport – it’s a leading fulfiller of its noise reduction...

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Eiffel Tower in top shape for 130th birthday thanks to Edgetech’s Triseal

Eiffel Tower in top shape for 130th birthday thanks to Edgetech’s Triseal

It’s one of the world’s most famous structures and an instantly recognisable symbol not just of Paris, but France itself. This year, the Eiffel Tower will mark its 130th birthday – and state-of-the-art Edgetech innovation is helping ensure it’ll still be delighting visitors for...

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Industry specialists Improveasy to bring finance to The FIT Show 2019

Industry specialists Improveasy to bring finance to The FIT Show 2019

Improveasy, the industry’s leading provider of finance solutions, have announced they will be showcasing their full range of services at The FIT Show 2019. Following on from a very busy and successful 12 months for the business, Improveasy will head to the NEC with the spotlight firmly on their popular...

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Dekko provide winning hand thanks to ‘The Home of Flush’

Dekko provide winning hand thanks to ‘The Home of Flush’

Installers really will be holding all the aces with Dekko Window System’s flush sash products. Billed by the leading fabricator as ‘The Home of Flush,’ the deck includes Infinity, R9, R7 and R², with more exciting editions being added to the Flush range in the New Year. Dekko have built...

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“I can’t believe it’s not ali!”

“I can’t believe it’s not ali!”

Vista, the award-winning panel and composite door manufacturer, have launched not one, but two, new ranges of composite doors that look and feel just like aluminium. The new Contemporary Collections are part of Vista’s existing XtremeDoor range but will have their own stand-alone brochure. The main...

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Window Ware and Yale celebrate remarkable 20-year partnership

Window Ware and Yale celebrate remarkable 20-year partnership

Award-winning hardware distributors Window Ware are celebrating a major milestone as their supply partnership with Yale, the internationally-renowned lock specialists, reaches a remarkable 20th year. Fuelled by a mutual passion for delivering the highest-quality hardware, Window Ware...

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DOUBLE delight for Paxman Joineries with Slenderline Glass heritage units

DOUBLE delight for Paxman Joineries with Slenderline Glass heritage units

Extending a long-standing partnership between the two firms, Essex-based Paxman Joineries recently called on the expertise of Slenderline Glass – the specialist heritage unit manufacturer to enhance an eye-catching, traditional cottage. Tasked with replacing the tired timber windows of the...

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Long-serving Phil Heavey retires as elumatec MD

Long-serving Phil Heavey retires as elumatec MD

Phil Heavey, respected Managing Director of market-leading machinery manufacturer elumatec, has announced his retirement. Over decades of hard work and dedication, Phil has played an integral role in establishing elumatec as one of Britain’s foremost providers of quality profile machining products. He’s...

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SupaLite crown Stafford UPVC Windows as Fabricator of the Year

SupaLite crown Stafford UPVC Windows as Fabricator of the Year

SupaLite, the respected manufacturer behind the popular SupaLite tiled roof system has revealed their SupaLite Fabricator of the Year 2018 as Stafford UPVC Windows, following a momentous 12 months for the business. Announced at SupaLite’s third annual Fabricator Conference, the award recognises...

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Brand-new for 2019: Window Ware adds aluminium louvres from specialists RW

Brand-new for 2019: Window Ware adds aluminium louvres from specialists RW

Demonstrating their commitment to offering fabricators everything they need, award-winning hardware distributors Window Ware has strengthened their aluminium range with the launch of Duco louvre vents from air management specialists RW Simon. Designed for a wide variety of non-domestic applications...

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Andrew Scott expands team with M&A accountant and top corporate lawyer

Andrew Scott expands team with M&A accountant and top corporate lawyer

Andrew Scott, founder of window industry marketing specialists Purplex and data providers Insight Data, has welcomed two heavyweight professionals to his board of directors. Ernst Young (EY) trained chartered accountant Ashley Cartman joins as Group Finance Director, while Charles Cook, a specialist...

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Astraseal launches highly-anticipated range of contemporary composite doors

Astraseal launches highly-anticipated range of contemporary composite doors

Astraseal, the highly-respected trade and commercial fabricator has once again strengthened its comprehensive door range with the launch of Infinity, their brand-new collection of contemporary composite doors. Combining five on-trend, solid and glazed door styles, the new Infinity door collection...

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High-end website shows leading panels and pressings supplier’s quality

High-end website shows leading panels and pressings supplier’s quality

A new bespoke high-end website for Commercial Panels and Pressings has been given the thumbs up by the company. The UK’s leading supplier of powder coated aluminium insulated panels and pressings turned to Purplex for a brand-new website. And, as always, the leading full-service marketing...

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New appointment at Insight Data strengthens customer experience

New appointment at Insight Data strengthens customer experience

Preparing for another busy year ahead, renowned industry data specialists Insight Data have strengthened their talented team with a new appointment. Lucy Dennis joins the Insight Data team as the firm’s new Customer Services Manager. Her remit is to oversee the customer journey, ensuring Insight...

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Purplex back to turn heads at FIT Show 2019

Purplex back to turn heads at FIT Show 2019

Purplex will be back to turn heads at one of the home improvement industry’s most celebrated exhibitions having secured a place at the FIT Show 2019. Having made a splash at last year’s event with a retro 80s style video-game stand, the leading full-service marketing agency are sure to have something...

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Sinidex steps up a gear with PAS24 accreditation

Sinidex steps up a gear with PAS24 accreditation

Caldwell’s state-of-the-art Sinidex lock is now available with PAS24-accreditation on Liniar profiles, Eurocell’s Logic, Modus and Modus Flush systems, Deceuninck’s 2500 and 2800 systems and Kommerling Gold. Exclusively available in England through respected hardware distributor...

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The Bifold Network boosted by elumatec machinery package

The Bifold Network boosted by elumatec machinery package

The Bifold Network, UK manufacturer of aluminium bifold doors, composite doors and windows, has been strengthened with class-leading software and machinery products from elumatec. “When you’ve spent twenty painstaking years building a reputation for quality and excellence, you become...

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Soaring SupaLite plans for the future with SEVEN staff promotions

Soaring SupaLite plans for the future with SEVEN staff promotions

SupaLite, the UK’s leading manufacturer of tiled roof systems is proud to announce a number of changes to key staff, in-line with the company’s continued success and year-on-year growth. The Preston-based specialists are delighted to announce that SupaLite founder and respected industry...

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Plan-it Windows expands at rapid rate with support from Purplex

Plan-it Windows expands at rapid rate with support from Purplex

One of North West England’s most highly-rated window, door and conservatory suppliers has been expanding at a rapid rate with the help of Purplex. Since joining up with the leading full-service marketing agency, Plan-it Windows have opened a new showroom, celebrated a record sales month, invested...

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NPH Installations joins the Viiu revolution

NPH Installations joins the Viiu revolution

South Ruislip structural glazing specialists NPH Installations have become the latest respected installer to begin offering up-and-coming ultra-slim sliding door brand Viiu. With over two decades’ experience fitting glazed extensions, frameless windows, glass roofs and a bevy of other high-end...

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New brochure brings leads for Viiu Key Dealers

New brochure brings leads for Viiu Key Dealers

A stylish new brochure is helping customers of G Award-nominated ultra-slim sliding door brand Viiu make sales and grow their businesses. Launched just last year, the stunning Viiu door has already taken the market by storm with its floor-to-ceiling aesthetics, flawless functionality and PAS24-2016-accredited...

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Milwood Group pulls a blinder at British Blind and Shutter Show 2018

Milwood Group pulls a blinder at British Blind and Shutter Show 2018

Outdoor living pioneers the Milwood Group are celebrating a very successful debut appearance at the British Blind and Shutter Show 2018. The Kent-based specialists wowed visitors at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry with their newly expanded Alfresco range of premium verandas. The show generated an impressive...

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Astraseal offers endless possibilities with new Tilbrook composite door

Astraseal offers endless possibilities with new Tilbrook composite door

Astraseal, one of the UK’s leading trade and commercial fabricators is aiming to open new doors for their customers with the launch of Tilbrook, the firm’s brand-new, high-performance composite door solution. Designed to complement Britain’s ever-popular 1930s housing stock, Tilbrook...

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Autumn Budget: Chancellor aims for 650,000 new homes with £500M injection

Autumn Budget: Chancellor aims for 650,000 new homes with £500M injection

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has announced further plans to increase UK housebuilding in his 2018 Autumn Budget. Following on from his announcement last year of a five-year £44bn housing programme, the Chancellor has confirmed a £500 million injection into the Housing Infrastructure Fund in a bid to...

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Insight Data delights visitors at UK Construction Week 2018

Insight Data delights visitors at UK Construction Week 2018

Insight Data, the leading provider of prospect data and market intelligence for the glazing and construction industries is celebrating a fantastic response from exhibiting at UK Construction Week 2018. The Bristol-based data specialists exhibited alongside sister company Purplex Marketing at the Build...

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From spacer bars to football shirts: Edgetech sponsors Barwell FC

From spacer bars to football shirts: Edgetech sponsors Barwell FC

Warm-edge experts Edgetech are sponsoring a football club close to the hearts of one of its longest-standing customers. David Laing isn’t just Managing Director of Cleartherm, one of the UK’s most respected IGU manufacturers – he’s also Chairman of Evo-Stik Southern Central...

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New laboratory to accelerate Edgetech innovation

New laboratory to accelerate Edgetech innovation

Warm-edge experts Edgetech are gearing up for future innovation with the opening of a new research laboratory. Situated at the company’s Coventry headquarters, it’s been built to enable Edgetech to develop new products, assist customers in meeting accreditation and compliance...

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Blue skies ahead for West Port as they achieve Fire Door certification

Blue skies ahead for West Port as they achieve Fire Door certification

West Port, one of Britain’s best timber fabricators, has become the latest big-name brand to sign up to Bluesky’s Fire Door certification scheme. Bluesky offer a comprehensive certification service which independently verifies that West-Port windows and doors are manufactured in line with...

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Viiu’s ultra-slim door slides into G18 final five

Viiu’s ultra-slim door slides into G18 final five

Booming ultra-slim sliding door brand Viiu is celebrating after its ground-breaking product was named a finalist for the G18 Best New Product of the Year award. The G Awards are the glazing industry’s most prestigious and longest-standing awards event, attracting hundreds of entries from businesses...

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New Premier Windows website gets result – just hours after going live

New Premier Windows website gets result – just hours after going live

When top installer Premier Windows needed a brand-new website to make them stand out as the high-quality choice when it comes to windows, doors and glazed extensions, they knew who to turn to – Purplex. The leading full-service marketing agency in the construction industry...

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Insight Data’s Architects Database hits 20,000 email address milestone

Insight Data’s Architects Database hits 20,000 email address milestone

Following increasing demand for the dataset, the team at Insight Data have strengthened one of their most popular databases. Their nationwide database of architects has now surpassed a remarkable 20,000 email addresses. Providing real-time information on architect firms and solo practitioners across...

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Edgetech takes its place among G18 finalists after year of looking forward

Edgetech takes its place among G18 finalists after year of looking forward

An action-packed period for warm-edge pioneers Edgetech has now been topped off with a prestigious award nomination. The Coventry business has been announced as a G Award finalist in the best component supplier category. Leading warm-edge experts for over three decades, Edgetech...

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New appointment at Milwood Group strengthens trade partner support

New appointment at Milwood Group strengthens trade partner support

With an increasing number of new trade partners joining the outdoor living specialists, G18 finalists the Milwood Group have responded by strengthening their team with a new appointment. Tahlia Ibrahim joins the firm as their new Assistant Sales and Marketing Administrator. Her remit is to support Milwood’s...

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New showroom provides another tool for GJB customers to grow their business

New showroom provides another tool for GJB customers to grow their business

The largest fabricator in the south has opened a brand-new showroom which is already going down a storm with customers. GJB Window Systems has converted unused office space at their headquarters in Essex into a smart showroom that displays one of the best product ranges in the industry, including Eurocell...

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Window Ware’s service excellence recognised with G18 nomination

Window Ware’s service excellence recognised with G18 nomination

Window Ware, one of the UK’s foremost independent hardware distributors is celebrating further recognition for their award-winning customer service with a nomination for ‘Customer Care Initiative of the Year’ at the G18 Awards. The award nomination recognises a remarkable year for...

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Five-star success for Purplex clients after G18 awards shortlist announced

Five-star success for Purplex clients after G18 awards shortlist announced

Leading full-service marketing agency Purplex have gone and done it again, with five of their clients receiving a nomination at this year’s highly anticipated G18 Awards. The awards, billed as the ‘industry Oscars,’ take place at the London Hilton on Park Lane in London on Friday, November...

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Respected commercial specialists Ravenworth ramp up with help from elumatec

Respected commercial specialists Ravenworth ramp up with help from elumatec

State-of-the-art machining products from world-leaders elumatec have helped a booming Essex business firmly establish itself as one of the South East’s foremost commercial glazing specialists. Barking-based Ravenworth, proudly family-owned and run for over forty years, is respected throughout...

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Why you still NEED direct mail

Why you still NEED direct mail

Industry data specialists Insight Data explain why direct mail is more important than ever before. As the digital world continues to develop at an alarming rate, you would be forgiven for thinking direct mail is dead. But it’s time to think again. Ten years ago, direct mail was...

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Find best-fit folding opener solutions & peace of mind at Window Ware

Find best-fit folding opener solutions & peace of mind at Window Ware

Find just the right hardware solution for your application, as well as extensive know-how and proven support, when you buy your folding openers from Window Ware – an approved Caldwell distributor. Folding openers have been used for many years to achieve secure and safe restricted opening...

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£1million month tops off blistering year for Listers

£1million month tops off blistering year for Listers

Listers Central is celebrating after sales figures hit £1million for the month of August – a record-breaking trading figure for the multi-award winning Stoke-based fabricator. In a twist of fate, the stunning result was announced on August 31st 2018 – almost 12 months to the day that the...

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Milwood Group Training Academy announced as G18 Awards finalist

Milwood Group Training Academy announced as G18 Awards finalist

Continuing its most successful year in business, outdoor living specialists the Milwood Group can now add G18 finalists to their list of achievements, with their new Training Academy being nominated for ‘Training & Development Initiative of the Year’. Launched in April, the Milwood Group...

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Global Windows on HUGE growth curve thanks to Purplex

Global Windows on HUGE growth curve thanks to Purplex

When double glazing installer Global Windows needed someone to boost their online presence and increase their sales leads, the Sheffield-based company turned to Purplex to help. The family-run business appointed Purplex to redesign their website and look after their online marketing and, in less than...

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Leading marketing agency to make splash at UK Construction Week

Leading marketing agency to make splash at UK Construction Week

Purplex, the leading full-service marketing agency, is set to exhibit at this year’s UK Construction Week, which takes place at the NEC Birmingham from 9-11 October. UK Construction Week is the UK’s largest built environment event and nine shows all under one roof and more than 650 companies...

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Purplex shoots to thrill with new appointment

Purplex shoots to thrill with new appointment

Video is now an essential part of the marketing toolkit and is transforming customer engagement in a huge way across all channels. And Purplex, the leading full-service marketing agency, is set to stay at the cutting edge when it comes to all things Video Production with the appointment of a new senior Media...

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Experience helps elumatec customers protect their investment

Experience helps elumatec customers protect their investment

World-leading machinery manufacturer elumatec is helping dozens of its customers protect their investments with tailor-made maintenance contracts. For an annual charge, the firm’s experienced and dedicated field service engineers visit customer premises up to three times a year, fully inspecting...

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Building products demand to rise with launch of new £1bn development fund

Building products demand to rise with launch of new £1bn development fund

Barclays, in partnership with Housing England and the Ministry of Housing, have announced they will be providing £1bn of funding to help stimulate the building of new homes across England. The funding, which will come in the form of ‘competitively-priced’ loans between £5m and...

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Midlands Conservatories makes the switch to illbruck’s TP650 Trio

Midlands Conservatories makes the switch to illbruck’s TP650 Trio

A celebrated conservatory specialist has become the latest prestigious firm to begin using illbruck’s TP650 Trio installation tape. Over 25 years, Staffordshire’s Midlands Conservatories has established itself as one of the region’s leading trade suppliers of premium timber conservatories...

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T&K Home Improvements extends range with leading SupaLite tiled roofs

T&K Home Improvements extends range with leading SupaLite tiled roofs

Well-respected Northamptonshire installers T&K Home Improvements have become the latest high-profile installation firm to offer the revolutionary tiled roof systems from Preston-based manufacturers SupaLite. The move comes as T&K looks to strengthen its offering and affirm its position...

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Scorching July means sales record for Teal

Scorching July means sales record for Teal

Teal Products is celebrating after posting record sales figures for a single month thanks to a blistering July. The Gloucestershire-based firm is one of the UK’s foremost suppliers of window controls, openers and actuators, and its months like July which are driving the company even further forward. And...

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Richard Fraser joins Window Ware

Richard Fraser joins Window Ware

Window Ware is delighted to welcome Richard Fraser to its ranks! Richard joins the nation’s number one door and window hardware supplier as its new Business Development Manager (Aluminium). Richard will be calling upon over 30 years’ industry experience to strengthen the Window...

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Inclusive employer teams up with Purplex

Inclusive employer teams up with Purplex

Shelforce, a window and door manufacturer with a vision of a fully inclusive workforce, has appointed Purplex, the leading full-service marketing agency, to help take their business forward. The Birmingham company, which has a range of premium PVCu products, provides employment and training for people...

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Window Ware finishes July 2018 on a high with 98.1% OTIF score!

Window Ware finishes July 2018 on a high with 98.1% OTIF score!

It wasn’t just the temperatures that reached new heights in July. Last month, Window Ware broke some records of its own too! Not only did it smash its sales targets and see its best sales month since 2014, but the leading UK hardware provider also achieved its highest 98.11% OTIF this year.  Even...

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Teal get sneak peek at future products thanks to Denmark trip

Teal get sneak peek at future products thanks to Denmark trip

Teal Products, one of the UK’s foremost suppliers of window controls, openers and actuators, had a sneak peek at some new products for next year after a successful trip to Denmark courtesy of the company’s major supplier WindowMaster. The Gloucestershire-based firm were invited to a Global...

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Dekko celebrates successful Belgium business trip with 60 customers

Dekko celebrates successful Belgium business trip with 60 customers

Continuing their overriding commitment to going above and beyond for their customers, trailblazing premium fabricator Dekko Window Systems recently took 60 of their installer customers on a trip to Belgium. The three-day trip took Dekko customers including Emerald Windows, Keswick Superglaze and McDermott...

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World-leading sash windows get world’s best spring balances

World-leading sash windows get world’s best spring balances

All three of Roseview’s award-winning Rose Collection windows now come equipped with the best-performing spring balances on the planet – Caldwell’s UL6. The firm’s high-performance Heritage and Ultimate Rose windows have always used Caldwell hardware, but now its cost-competitive...

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Incarnation defies summer lull with soaring secondary sales

Incarnation defies summer lull with soaring secondary sales

Defying typical trends in secondary glazing, up-and-coming manufacturer Incarnation is enjoying a surge in leads and sales. Traditionally, interest in secondary glazing is strong throughout the winter months, when improving thermal efficiency and cutting energy bills is very much on people’s...

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Teal Products expands top team with new appointments

Teal Products expands top team with new appointments

Teal Products, one of the UK’s foremost suppliers of window controls, openers and actuators, has built on its continued success by welcoming two new members to the company. Strengthening the sales team is Bryony Denne, who joined the team in June, while Roger Allen joined as technical support at the...

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Industry veteran to head up Viiu Key Dealer Network

Industry veteran to head up Viiu Key Dealer Network

An industry veteran has joined the Viiu team to oversee the firm’s trusted network of Key Dealers. Wayne Maycock worked for one of Europe’s leading aluminium systems companies for twelve years before accepting the role of National Key Dealer Network Consultant. He’ll be...

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Teal get sneak peek at future products thanks to Denmark trip

Teal get sneak peek at future products thanks to Denmark trip

Teal Products, one of the UK’s foremost suppliers of window controls, openers and actuators, had a sneak peek at some new products for next year after a successful trip to Denmark courtesy of the company’s major supplier WindowMaster. The Gloucestershire-based firm were invited to a Global...

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Wood experts West Port gain their 50th trade customer in 2018

Wood experts West Port gain their 50th trade customer in 2018

Top-drawer timber manufacturer West Port is celebrating signing up its 50th new trade customer in a year of incredible growth. Over twenty years, the Cumbria business has established itself at the forefront of Britain’s timber fenestration sector, providing some of the country’s...

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Improveasy launch ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ finance options for installers

Improveasy launch ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ finance options for installers

Improveasy, the glazing industry’s leading finance specialists have strengthened their range of accessible consumer finance solutions for installers with the launch of their new, game-changing ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ finance option. Open to installers of all sizes, ‘Buy Now Pay...

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Super Spacer soars in Denmark’s eco-friendly Maersk Tower

Super Spacer soars in Denmark’s eco-friendly Maersk Tower

Super Spacer TriSeal has formed a crucial part of one of Europe’s most eco-friendly buildings. The Maersk Tower, home to the medical laboratories of the University of Copenhagen, was built in line with Denmark’s historic commitment to becoming 100% carbon neutral by 2050. It became...

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Bayfield Bespoke loves working with world-class West Port timber

Bayfield Bespoke loves working with world-class West Port timber

A respected Manchester installer is thriving thanks to West Port’s world-class window and doors. Offering a huge range of quality home improvement products, and operating across the Manchester, Altrincham and Didsbury areas, Bayfield Bespoke is one of the region’s leading window replacement...

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Astraseal offers customers the future of flush with new Alitherm 800

Astraseal offers customers the future of flush with new Alitherm 800

Well-respected trade and commercial fabricator Astraseal has created new, valuable opportunities for their customers nationwide with the launch of Alitherm 800, the brand-new aluminium flush casement from Smarts. Alitherm 800 is designed to provide installers with a highly-desirable and credible...

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Window and door manufacturer opens training facility for young adults

Window and door manufacturer opens training facility for young adults

Shelforce, a leading manufacturer and installer of PVC-u windows and doors that employs people with a range of disabilities, is set to open a dedicated training facility to provide regular work experience placements and invest in the future. Once the facility is complete, the firm will welcome students from...

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Super Spacer’s versatility to take centre-stage at glasstec 2018

Super Spacer’s versatility to take centre-stage at glasstec 2018

Warm-edge experts Edgetech will be showcasing Super Spacer’s market-leading versatility at glasstec, the world’s biggest glass industry trade show. Drawing over a thousand exhibitors and 40,000 show-goers from 100 countries, glasstec is an emphatically global event, seeking to tackle...

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Mixed use developments the future says construction leader

Mixed use developments the future says construction leader

Regenerating underused parts of cities and towns by building mixed-use developments could provide a golden bullet to help both the ailing high-street and the construction sector. This is the view of Michele Wietscher, who is Director at Newview Windows and Conservatories – a UK leading home improvement...

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Richard celebrates 30 years at SEH BAC

Richard celebrates 30 years at SEH BAC

Long-serving employee Richard Rowe is celebrating 30 years at Ipswich-based home improvement firm SEH BAC – and in that time he has seen the award-winning company grow from humble beginnings into one of the UK’s top installers. The keen golfer and lifelong DIYer, who is currently a Technical...

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illbruck brings the bacon for TP650 Trio breakfast mornings

illbruck brings the bacon for TP650 Trio breakfast mornings

Illbruck has brought ground-breaking installation tape and a lot of bacon sandwiches to Eurocell branches across the Midlands for a round of breakfast mornings to promote TP650 Trio. TP650 is a compressed foam insulating seal. Once you remove the backing paper, the tape steadily expands to effectively seal...

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Industry heavyweight teams up with finance firm

Industry heavyweight teams up with finance firm

The UK’s leading provider of double qualified sales leads for companies operating in the glass and glazing industry has teamed up with a top commercial finance company to help its members grow their businesses. Leads2trade have announced a partnership with Pomegranate Commercial Finance to enable...

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Regional Sales Manager to ramp up growth at expanding elumatec

Regional Sales Manager to ramp up growth at expanding elumatec

Machinery experts elumatec have appointed an experienced Regional Sales Manager to help spearhead growth in the South of England. Kenney Prunty is a capital equipment sales veteran, having spent over 25 years providing consultative solutions across the aerospace, automotive, fenestration, electrical...

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Viiu becomes UK’s first PAS24-2016 accredited slimline sliding door

Viiu becomes UK’s first PAS24-2016 accredited slimline sliding door

Viiu (pronounced ‘view), the outstanding slim-line sliding door taking the market by storm, has become the first product of its type to pass the new more stringent security standard PAS24-2016. Viiu offers ultra-slim sightlines, secure laminated glass throughout and an ingenious, unobtrusive...

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Two new brochures from fast-moving Fenster Fabrications

Two new brochures from fast-moving Fenster Fabrications

A suite of stylish new brochures is helping one of the South West’s finest fabricators gear up for growth in 2018. Newton Abbot-based Fenster Fabrications has quickly risen to become a highly respected Smarts aluminium supplier to installers throughout the region – but now it’s setting...

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Caldwell looks to the future at 130th birthday celebrations

Caldwell looks to the future at 130th birthday celebrations

At an event to mark a phenomenal 130 years in business, hardware experts Caldwell have unveiled a set of core values designed to guide its development in the decades ahead. These include commitments to safety, integrity, accountability, collaboration and innovation. Sales Director Tim Ferkin explains...

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Roseview named Buckinghamshire’s best

Roseview named Buckinghamshire’s best

There’s a new addition to Roseview’s increasingly crowded trophy cabinet. The sash window specialists were named Buckinghamshire’s best uPVC supplier at the BUILD 2018 Construction and Engineering Awards. BUILD is the world’s only globally-focused free-to-subscribe construction...

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Roseview steps up with experienced Technical Services Manager

Roseview steps up with experienced Technical Services Manager

Fast-moving sash window specialists Roseview have topped off a raft of recent developments with the appointment of an experienced new technical service manager. Glazing veteran Mick Line brings a quarter-century of fabrication and installation expertise to the role, which will see him head up the firm’s...

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Solar shading specialists supercharged with major machinery investment

Solar shading specialists supercharged with major machinery investment

Machinery from world-leading elumatec is helping a louvre and solar shading specialist gear up for growth. York-based Solinear, the respected manufacturer of architectural louvres, shading and façade screening solutions, has purchased an SBZ 122 3-axis CNC. The SBZ is one of the...

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Installation tape offers a solution to the silicone shortage

Installation tape offers a solution to the silicone shortage

In the current industry it is apparent that we’re in the middle of the worst silicone shortage in years – and in fenestration, that’s a big problem. We’re now faced with higher prices, longer lead times - often by weeks, not days - and the dilemma of whether to suck up the punishment and...

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T&K supports Chester as he takes first place in Stoxkart Grand National

T&K supports Chester as he takes first place in Stoxkart Grand National

Not content with leading the way in the home improvement market, T&K are also leading the way on the track – the Stoxkart track to be exact. And it’s all thanks to Chester Love, who had his best result of the season on the weekend of July 14-July 15 when he won first place in the Buxton Grand National. The...

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It’s happy ever ‘rafter’ for Window Ware at River Festival charity race

It’s happy ever ‘rafter’ for Window Ware at River Festival charity race

Not content with expertly supplying door and window companies across the country with market-leading hardware, Window Ware have been giving back to the community too. And it was a case of sink or swim as a team from the Bedford-based company took part in the county town’s River Festival Raft Race to raise...

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The future is bright – the future is Plasloc

The future is bright – the future is Plasloc

Securing a construction site with hoarding is not just about security, it is also vital for ensuring the safety of passers-by and those within its vicinity. Which sounds simple enough, but with traditional plywood and composite panel hoardings considered wasteful, costly, unsafe and time-consuming to...

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Insight Data delivers market research for hardware specialists Window Ware

Insight Data delivers market research for hardware specialists Window Ware

Independent hardware distributors Window Ware recently partnered with Insight Data, the industry’s leading provider of prospect data and market intelligence to commission an in-depth, independent study surrounding supplier preferences. Insight Data’s in-house research team quizzed...

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Teal helps university building achieve correct vented air requirements

Teal helps university building achieve correct vented air requirements

A building seen as a tool in Oxford University’s search for new medical discoveries is achieving the vented air requirements to maintain a healthy environment thanks to openers provided by Teal Products. Teal, one of the UK’s foremost suppliers of window controls, openers and actuators, had...

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Are your fire rated windows BSEN certified?

Are your fire rated windows BSEN certified?

Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy last year, fire safety is very much at the forefront of the minds of all organisations involved in the construction industry, with an increasing spotlight on fire-rated products. With smoke inhalation being the most common cause of death from fire-related disasters...

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Stedek’s stylish new site to showcase its fabrication excellence

Stedek’s stylish new site to showcase its fabrication excellence

Stedek’s quest for fabrication excellence continues with the launch of a stylish new website. (www.stedek.co.uk) Established in 1994, Stedek Windows & Doors has developed an enviable reputation as the leading manufacturer of...

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Purplex and Insight Data conquer mighty Marines challenge

Purplex and Insight Data conquer mighty Marines challenge

A team of eight hardy souls from two of the biggest names in the glazing industry braved the heat to take on the Royal Marines Charity Bootcamp Challenge – and lived to tell the tale. Purplex and Insight Data are both part of the Ascot Group, and ‘Team Ascot’ was made up of Sam Cross, Wayne Madge...

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Window industry elite storm Weston Pier for spectacular Summer Ball

Window industry elite storm Weston Pier for spectacular Summer Ball

Weston-Super-Mare’s Grand Pier was closed to the public as some of the biggest names across the glazing and construction industry descended on the town to enjoy a spectacular evening at the Ascot Summer Ball. The prestigious, invitation-only event was hosted by two of the biggest names in the glazing...

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Stedek supports Midlands Audi Charity Ball

Stedek supports Midlands Audi Charity Ball

Stedek, fast-growing fabricator and purveyors of Residence Collection excellence, proudly supported the Audi Charity Ball (#Audiball2018). Organised by Jardine Motor Group’s Audi Dealerships across the West Midlands, and now into its fifth year, the event drew business leaders from throughout...

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SupaLite to celebrate new five-year tile supply agreement

SupaLite to celebrate new five-year tile supply agreement

SupaLite, the highly-respected manufacturers of tiled roof systems are celebrating the signing of a new, five-year supply agreement for ExtraLight roof tiles with New Zealand manufacturer The Ross Roof Group. The new agreement sees SupaLite extend their position as the group’s exclusive UK distributor...

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Window Ware wins 2018 SME Bedfordshire Business Service Excellence Award

Window Ware wins 2018 SME Bedfordshire Business Service Excellence Award

It’s official – expect award-winning service from Window Ware, one of the UK’s leading hardware distributors to the door and window industry. During a glittering awards ceremony at the Park Inn Radisson, Bedford, on Thursday evening 5th July, Window Ware was named the winner...

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Investment in new machining centre to help SupaLite soar

Investment in new machining centre to help SupaLite soar

Renowned tile roof manufacturer SupaLite has invested around £400K in a new machining centre at its headquarters in Preston, building on its continued success. SupaLite are the manufacturers behind the revolutionary SupaLite tiled roof system for conservatories and orangeries which is in high...

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Hoarding solutions innovator appoints new Director

Hoarding solutions innovator appoints new Director

A business that supplies innovative hoarding solutions for major infrastructure and construction projects has appointed a new Director. Leigh Matthews has been promoted to the role of Director at Plasloc, whose products are currently taking the industry by storm. Leigh has more than 15 years&rsquo...

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Successful first year sees REHAU re-sign with Insight Data

Successful first year sees REHAU re-sign with Insight Data

REHAU, one of the UK’s leading and most respected PVC-u systems houses has re-signed with industry data specialists Insight Data, extending their successful partnership for a second year. With the aim of promoting their range of polymer solutions to fabricators, installers and architects nationwide...

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CDW Systems helps Thames Valley Windows with shopfront project

CDW Systems helps Thames Valley Windows with shopfront project

When double glazing and design experts Thames Valley Windows needed to transform an existing shopfront, they turned to top aluminium specialist CDW Systems for help. CDW is one of the UK’s longest running aluminium specialists so they were the perfect manufacturer for the Bracknell based firm to call...

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Window Ware appointed official UK distributor for Caldwell’s Folding Opener

Window Ware appointed official UK distributor for Caldwell’s Folding Opener

Market-leading independent hardware supplier Window Ware has been appointed as the official UK distributor of Caldwell’s Folding Openers. The news comes hot on the heels of Window Ware becoming the launch partner for Caldwell’s innovative new Cotswold Sinidex window lock and the move strengthens...

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Monster month for Milwood

Monster month for Milwood

Outdoor Living specialists the Milwood Group had a record sales month in May thanks to their trade partners. Doubling their sales every year for the last three years, Milwood Group is really starting to have an impact on the outdoor living market, and it’s months like May which are driving the company...

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Continued SupaLite success sees five new appointments

Continued SupaLite success sees five new appointments

Highly-respected manufacturer SupaLite is building on the continued success of its replacement tiled roof systems by welcoming five new staff to its headquarters in Preston - four of whom are joining SupaLite’s sales team. Strengthening the sales team are Dean Ratcliffe, who has joined as Regional...

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Teal Products to showcase new openings for visitors at the FIT Show 2019

Teal Products to showcase new openings for visitors at the FIT Show 2019

Teal Products, the renowned specialist distributor has announced they will be exhibiting at The FIT Show 2019, aiming to highlight to visitors the benefits of the growing window control market. The Gloucestershire-based firm will be heading to the NEC in Birmingham with their full range of openers, actuators...

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Quality you can trust, set apart by the Edgetech name

Quality you can trust, set apart by the Edgetech name

A wide-ranging research project commissioned by warm-edge experts Edgetech has seen the company refresh its commitment to customers with a new mission statement. Edgetech enlisted branding specialists Orb to conduct a thorough analysis of its relationship with its customers, and perceptions of the company...

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Outstanding 1st quarter for industry leader shows resilience of UK economy

Outstanding 1st quarter for industry leader shows resilience of UK economy

THE quintessential British attitude of ‘keeping calm and carrying on’ is behind an industry stalwart’s impressive quarter one results. Leads2trade is the UK’s leading provider of double qualified sales leads for companies operating in the home improvement industry &ndash...

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Insight Data continues momentum by booking place at FIT Show 2019

Insight Data continues momentum by booking place at FIT Show 2019

Following on from the success of The Glazing Summit in May, industry data specialists Insight Data have announced they will be exhibiting at The FIT Show 2019. The announcement comes as the team celebrates not only the fantastic response to the firm’s high-profile industry conference but the smooth...

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Astraseal supports Barker & Cresswell Glass with stunning new-build project

Astraseal supports Barker & Cresswell Glass with stunning new-build project

When highly respected installation business Barker and Cresswell Glass needed large-span glazing products for a stunning new-build development, they knew exactly who to turn to for help – Astraseal. The experienced trade and commercial fabricator partnered with Barker and Cresswell Glass to help...

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Lack of guts holding back UK innovation says MD of manufacturer

Lack of guts holding back UK innovation says MD of manufacturer

Following a period of consolidation and unrest in the industry, smaller firms need to show guts and embrace innovation if they are going to survive. This is the view of Terry Richardson, who is founder and Managing Director of the TWR Group. The number of companies trading in the glass and glazing...

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Demand for slimline heritage units sees Slenderline Glass skyrocket

Demand for slimline heritage units sees Slenderline Glass skyrocket

Slenderline Glass, the renowned manufacturers behind the Slenderline range of advanced slimline heritage units, are pleased to report the firm has grown by a remarkable 40% in just the last 12 months. The Kent-based firm which is part of the E.J. Cocker Group has seen incredible demand for their heritage sealed...

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London landmark revitalised with help from illbruck

London landmark revitalised with help from illbruck

Renovations at a world-famous London landmark have been completed with help from sealant, tape and adhesive specialists illbruck. Kew Gardens is known around the globe for its phenomenal collection of over 30,000 rare plant species – many of which are showcased in its mammoth-sized Temperate House...

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Purplex expands fantastic team with five new appointments

Purplex expands fantastic team with five new appointments

Purplex, the leading full-service marketing agency, has continued its rapid expansion with the appointment of five new team members. Former journalist Kevin Emery has joined the experienced PR team, while Beth Chandler has joined the Creative and Internal Marketing department. The Web department...

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Insight Data at your assistance with GDPR Survival Guides

Insight Data at your assistance with GDPR Survival Guides

With much confusion and mis-information surrounding GDPR – the new wide-spanning European data regulations which are now in effect, industry data specialists Insight Data have created a comprehensive GDPR Survival Guide. The in-depth guide – which is free to download from the Insight Data...

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Window Ware boosts its bi-fold hardware offering with new Yale Lockmaster

Window Ware boosts its bi-fold hardware offering with new Yale Lockmaster

Window Ware, one of the UK’s leading hardware distributors, has enhanced its bi-fold hardware offering with the latest edition to its Lockmaster range – Yale’s new Lockmasterâ slim 28mm backset multi-point lock. The Lockmaster 28mm lock is specially designed to fit the narrow...

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Research confirms Window Ware as the UK’s best hardware supplier

Research confirms Window Ware as the UK’s best hardware supplier

Window Ware, one of the UK’s largest independent hardware distributors has been confirmed as the UK’s best hardware supplier, an independent study has found. The market research conducted by Insight Data quizzed professionals on their supplier preferences, representing a cross-section...

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New Milwood Group Training Academy helps 50 installers

New Milwood Group Training Academy helps 50 installers

Well-respected outdoor living specialists the Milwood Group are celebrating the successes of their new Training Academy as it reaches 50 graduates – just three months after opening. Based at the Kent-firm’s centrally-located distribution centre in Leicestershire, the training academy...

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Rapid growth leads to new Director role at Insight Data

Rapid growth leads to new Director role at Insight Data

Insight Data’s general manager, Jade Greenhow, has been promoted to the newly created role of Operations Director following a year of rapid growth for the business. In her new role, Jade will have a greater strategic responsibility as well as overseeing the daily running of the business including the...

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Stedek’s Residence Excellence supports Shropshire prestige builder

Stedek’s Residence Excellence supports Shropshire prestige builder

When a celebrated Shropshire builder needed a sustainable, hassle-free alternative to hardwood, they turned to respected fabricator Stedek for help. RS Burgess & Sons is a long-standing family business committed to quality, reliability and excellent customer service. For years, it’s...

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CDW expands product range with Smarts VS 600 vertical sliding window

CDW expands product range with Smarts VS 600 vertical sliding window

Top aluminium specialist CDW Systems has added the innovative Smarts VS 600 vertical sliding window to its product range to provide customers with even more choice. The VS 600 vertical sliding window incorporates the traditional styling of sash windows with the thermal performance and durability of aluminium. The...

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Shelforce manager flies the flag for inclusivity at The Glazing Summit

Shelforce manager flies the flag for inclusivity at The Glazing Summit

Howard Trotter, General Manager of Birmingham window and door business Shelforce, was among a select group of experts invited to speak on the future of the glazing sector at a major conference. Held at the St Johns Hotel and Conference Centre, Solihull on May 22nd, The Glazing Summit drew 400 key...

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New Sales Director to spearhead growth at elumatec

New Sales Director to spearhead growth at elumatec

An experienced new appointment is set to help accelerate elumatec’s growth in the months and years ahead. Neil Parton, who joins the world-leading firm after a long career in the cleaning machinery sector, has a passion for quality products and outstanding customer service. As Sales...

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Listers exciting new online portal set to make ordering windows easy

Listers exciting new online portal set to make ordering windows easy

For more than four decades, prominent Stoke-on-Trent fabricator Listers Central has been the trusted trade partner for installers across the region, providing the very best products and comprehensive support. This trend is set to continue with the fabricator’s new dedicated bespoke online ordering...

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"It’s time for fabricators to wise up,” warns Insight Data

Jade Greenhow, Operations Director at industry data specialists Insight Data urges fabricators to wake up to the new, disruptive forces that are taking over the market and quickly changing the way the industry does business. In her speech to business owners and senior leaders at the Glazing Summit, Jade Greenhow...

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Listers Central new online ordering software is unveiled

Listers Central new online ordering software is unveiled

A customer conference held by Listers Central has been hailed a huge success by those in attendance – thanks in no small part to the firm’s brand new dedicated online ordering software Easy Connect. The prominent Stoke-based fabricator hosted the one-day event at the company’s state-of-the-art...

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Window Ware shortlisted for SME Bedfordshire Business Awards 2018 final

Window Ware shortlisted for SME Bedfordshire Business Awards 2018 final

Window Ware, one of the UK's leading hardware distributors, has reached the finals of the SME Bedfordshire Business Awards – Service Excellence category. Armed with plenty of positive testimonials and documented evidence of its efforts to continually hone its hardware provision, the Bedford-based...

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HiTECH’s integrated Blinds blaze a trail at inaugural Glazing Summit

HiTECH’s integrated Blinds blaze a trail at inaugural Glazing Summit

Fast-growing HiTECH Blinds Ltd was among a select group of elite UK fenestration businesses to sponsor the inaugural Glazing Summit. Founded just over a year ago, soaring monthly demand for quality integrated blind products has seen Peterborough-based HiTECH quickly become one of the leaders in its field. At...

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GJB Window Systems new high-end website goes LIVE

GJB Window Systems new high-end website goes LIVE

With clear ambitions to take their business to the next level, GJB Window Systems, one of the UK’s largest Eurocell fabricators, have stepped up their online presence with the launch of their brand-new website www.gjb.co.uk. The smart website showcases GJB’s...

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A grand design - Vista sees surge in sales of Verona style door

A grand design - Vista sees surge in sales of Verona style door

Award-winning panel and composite door supplier Vista has seen a surge in sales of its Verona style XtremeDoor. Inspired by the European passion for contemporary style and design, the Verona door is a perfect blend of sleek modernity with classical aesthetics. The Verona comes with contemporary glazing...

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Stephen Hillier hits the hi-life at fast-growing HiTECH Blinds

Stephen Hillier hits the hi-life at fast-growing HiTECH Blinds

A crucial new appointment is set to help streamline operations and accelerate growth at fast-moving HiTECH Blinds Ltd. Stephen Hillier joins the Peterborough-based integral blinds manufacturer as Customer Service & Office Manager, tasked with optimising processes behind the scenes, and supporting...

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Listers Central goes LIVE with new high-impact website

Listers Central goes LIVE with new high-impact website

With clear ambitions to take the business to the next level, prominent Stoke-based fabricator Listers Central has ramped up their online presence with the launch of their brand-new website (www.listertf.co.uk) The smart new website showcases Listers&rsquo...

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Listers Central makes room for Räum aluminium

Listers Central makes room for Räum aluminium

Reaffirming their position as the supplier of unrivalled choice, well-respected Stoke-based fabricator Listers Central has made a move into high-end aluminium with the addition of the Räum collection. The Räum collection combines a full range of luxury aluminium windows and doors including...

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Dekko Window Systems set to make an impact at FIT Show 2019

Dekko Window Systems set to make an impact at FIT Show 2019

Dekko Window Systems, the UK’s leading premium fabricator, has announced that they will be exhibiting at The FIT Show 2019. Following on from their impressive debut last year, the firm will be showcasing their complete product range including Infinity - their completely seamless uPVC range, Räum...

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Caldwell looks north with key new appointment

Caldwell looks north with key new appointment

  A major new appointment is helping hardware experts Caldwell gear up for growth across the North of England. Experienced salesman Dave Brackpool is spearheading the firm’s effort in the area as Regional Executive. He joins the firm from a respected UK hardware...

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Vista supplies Xtreme slabs to Northern Ireland Police to aid with training

Vista supplies Xtreme slabs to Northern Ireland Police to aid with training

Award-winning composite door manufacturer Vista Panels has supplied the Police Service of Northern Ireland with 50 of their highly secure door blanks for access training. The Northern Ireland Police College will train their staff on how best to tackle the GRP entrance slabs with a variety of cutting tools...

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Edgetech expertise helps Hourglass go from strength to strength

Edgetech expertise helps Hourglass go from strength to strength

Innovative, reliable and widely respected, Hourglass is one of the UK’s leading glass manufacturers – and, over a seven-year partnership with warm-edge experts Edgetech, the firm’s market-leading products have gone from strength to strength. A fully-automated Super Spacer line...

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Introducing Viiu – ground-breaking sliding door set to revolutionise

Introducing Viiu – ground-breaking sliding door set to revolutionise

Viiu (pronounced ‘view’) is the revolutionary new product set to shake up the UK sliding door market. Offering ultra-slim sightlines, secure laminated glass throughout and an ingenious, unobtrusive design, Viiu is one of the most advanced aluminium doors ever produced – and manufacturers...

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Flying the flag for UK fenestration distributors at Fensterbau

Flying the flag for UK fenestration distributors at Fensterbau

Not only was Window Ware a first-time exhibitor at Fensterbau, it was also the  only UK fenestration hardware distributor with a presence at this year’s event. That made it even more imperative to put on a good show and demonstrate the strength, professionalism and huge potential that the British fenestration...

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Charlie Luxton builds a house with a little help from TP650

Charlie Luxton builds a house with a little help from TP650

Architectural designer-turned-TV presenter Charlie Luxton is building a house in collaboration with Home Building and Renovating magazine – and he’s using illbruck’s state-of-the-art TP650 Trio installation tape to fit the windows and doors. Noted for his expertise in designing...

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9,000 heritage opportunities for tradespeople thanks to Slenderline Glass

9,000 heritage opportunities for tradespeople thanks to Slenderline Glass

A range of advanced slimline heritage units, courtesy of Slenderline Glass, is providing tradespeople with a huge number of opportunities in conservation areas. New research suggests there are more than 9,800 conservation areas across England’s 336 Local Planning Authorities alone and it is an...

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SupaLite celebrates telesales success with Insight Data

SupaLite celebrates telesales success with Insight Data

One of the UK’s leading tiled roof manufacturers, SupaLite has seen incredible success from their telesales campaign, conducted by industry data specialists Insight Data. Preston-based SupaLite, which specialises in lightweight replacement tiled roof systems for both conservatories and orangeries...

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Outdoor living specialists Milwood Group to make big debut at BBSA Show

Outdoor living specialists Milwood Group to make big debut at BBSA Show

Outdoor living specialists Milwood Group to make big debut at British Blind and Shutter Show 2018 Kent-based Milwood Group, manufacturers of aluminium verandas, canopies and carports have booked their place to exhibit at the British Blind and Shutter Show 2018. Taking...

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Astraseal boosts aluminium offering with Smart’s new Designer Doors

Astraseal boosts aluminium offering with Smart’s new Designer Doors

Astraseal, the renowned trade and commercial fabricator has once again strengthened their aluminium offering with the introduction of the Designer Door range from respected extruders Smart Systems. The Designer Door range is the result of Smart’s continued research and development, creating...

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New Alfresco veranda range helps installers prepare for the summer

New Alfresco veranda range helps installers prepare for the summer

Outdoor Living specialists the Milwood Group have launched two new products in its stunning, high-quality Alfresco range of verandas as the outdoor living market continues to grow into the summer. After hitting the target with the Traditional Alfresco, Milwood Group has extended the range with the Lifestyle...

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Major success at GJB Window Systems Customer Conference

Major success at GJB Window Systems Customer Conference

GJB Windows Systems is celebrating a hugely successful Customer Conference held at the company’s Essex headquarters in May. The one-day event provided customers with a complete update and overview of the new developments at GJB, as well as further details on the structure of the wider GJB Holdings...

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West Port wows crowds at first ever Glazing Summit

West Port wows crowds at first ever Glazing Summit

Cumbria’s West Port windows flew the flag for timber at May’s Glazing Summit. The fast-growing fabricator was the only timber company sponsoring the landmark event, and Managing Director Sean Parnaby took to the stage to debate the future of fenestration materials. “The...

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Improveasy sees fantastic response to finance at The Glazing Summit 2018

Improveasy sees fantastic response to finance at The Glazing Summit 2018

Improveasy, the industry’s leading finance specialists are celebrating a resounding success at the Glazing Summit, with a fantastic response to their range of finance solutions. Sponsoring the high-profile event, the company saw strong footfall to their stand whilst Managing Director Austin...

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Window Ware leads the way with cutting-edge Caldwell lock

Window Ware leads the way with cutting-edge Caldwell lock

Market-leading hardware supplier Window Ware has been announced as the exclusive launch partner for Caldwell’s innovative new Cotswold Sinidex window lock in England and Wales. The deal comes as the pinnacle of over ten years of close collaboration between the two firms, as Caldwell’s Strategic...

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Window Ware leads the way with cutting-edge Caldwell lock

Window Ware leads the way with cutting-edge Caldwell lock

Market-leading hardware supplier Window Ware has been announced as the exclusive launch partner for Caldwell’s innovative new Cotswold Sinidex window lock in England and Wales. The deal comes as the pinnacle of over ten years of close collaboration between the two firms, as Caldwell’s Strategic...

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Edgetech MD talks tech, innovation and the future of fenestration

Edgetech MD talks tech, innovation and the future of fenestration

Edgetech Managing Director Chris Alderson took to the stage to debate the future of fenestration at May’s Glazing Summit. Well-respected Chris, who worked as European Sales Director for one of the world’s biggest adhesive and sealant companies before joining Edgetech in 2016, discussed how...

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Glazing Summit attracts 400 industry leaders

Glazing Summit attracts 400 industry leaders

The inaugural Glazing Summit conference was held on 22nd May and was attended by 400 business leaders from across the glass and glazing industry. The conference had 9 sessions including key-note speakers and panel discussions featuring some of the industry’s most influential people. Discussions...

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New products lines and more to be revealed at Listers customer conference

New products lines and more to be revealed at Listers customer conference

Following a momentous 12 months for the business, well-respected Stoke-based fabricator Listers Central will be hosting their 2018 customer conference. Taking place on June 7th at Listers’ state-of-the-art facilities in Fenton, the event will allow customers to learn more about a...

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Housebuilding is BACK, is your business missing out?

Housebuilding is BACK, is your business missing out?

Whilst it’s long been said that the UK housebuilding industry is on its knees, we are once again beginning to see an increase of new houses being built. Yes, it may not yet be enough to meet the incredible demand for houses, but new developments are appearing all over the UK. In fact, in 2017 UK construction companies experienced...

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Trade supply made easy – why South West installers choose Fenster

Trade supply made easy – why South West installers choose Fenster

Over twelve years of hard work and unwavering commitment to quality, South Devon’s Fenster Fabrications has established itself as one of the region’s finest trade suppliers. But the appointment of industry veteran Brian Webb as Business Development Manager marks the beginning of the next...

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“There’s never been a better time to offer finance,” says Improveasy

“There’s never been a better time to offer finance,” says Improveasy

Increasing turbulence among many of the industry’s biggest brands, particularly large-scale nationwide installation firms, has created a lucrative opportunity for savvy installers to win new business. A combination of profit warnings, falling share prices and hefty fines have left some of the...

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Dekko adds new grey substrate to their seamless Infinity Flush Sash

Dekko adds new grey substrate to their seamless Infinity Flush Sash

Dekko Window Systems, the trailblazing fabricator behind the popular Infinity Flush Sash, has extended the premium credentials of its seamless uPVC system with the addition of a new grey substrate. The new substrate, finished in an Anthracite Smooth Matt foil, gives Infinity a matching high-end finish...

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Edgetech helps manufacturers adapt to changing industry at China Glass

Edgetech helps manufacturers adapt to changing industry at China Glass

Globe-trotting Edgetech has returned from a highly successful showcase at the 2018 China Glass exhibition, one of the biggest events in the glazing industry calendar. Visiting Shanghai from the 19th to the 22nd of April, China Glass draws glazing professionals from across Asia and the wider world to see the...

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World-leading machinery manufacturer gets FIT for 2019

World-leading machinery manufacturer gets FIT for 2019

Machinery manufacturer elumatec has become the latest big-name brand to sign up for the FIT Show 2019. The respected firm will bring a host of cutting-edge machinery solutions to Birmingham’s NEC between the 21st and 23rd of May 2019. Recent years have seen elumatec...

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TP650 Trio takes off at Eurocell Yeovil

TP650 Trio takes off at Eurocell Yeovil

Since January, Eurocell depots up and down the West Country have been stocking TP650 Trio, the best-in-class installation tape from illbruck. The cutting-edge product has been flying off shelves across the region, but some depots have been particularly inundated with interest. Eurocell...

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Big announcements planned for GJB Window Systems Customer Conference 2018

Big announcements planned for GJB Window Systems Customer Conference 2018

Following a momentous 12 months for the South-East fabricator with the acquisition and subsequent investments by new owner Roy Frost, GJB Window Systems will be hosting their very first customer conference. Taking place on May 17th at GJB’s headquarters in Essex, the one-day event will...

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Prominent lead generation company getting ready for GDPR

Prominent lead generation company getting ready for GDPR

The Managing Director of the UK’s leading lead generation company has set an example for businesses everywhere by stressing the need for collaboration and communication between companies, their members, and their clients following the introduction of GDPR. GDPR stands for General Data Protection...

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Fire safety is far more than just fire doors

Fire safety is far more than just fire doors

The tragedy of the Grenfell Tower disaster last year has quite-rightly put fire safety back at the top of the industry’s agenda where it belongs. Since these devastating events last June, manufacturers, suppliers, installers and end-users have all been questioning not only the quality of their fire-rated products...

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500k investment strengthens Window Ware’s first-class service

500k investment strengthens Window Ware’s first-class service

With an overriding commitment to first class service, Window Ware, one of the UK’s largest, independent hardware distributors has completed a £500,000 investment in a brand-new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The Bedfordshire-firm has purchased a powerful online system that...

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Roseview’s massive sash passes PAS24

Roseview’s massive sash passes PAS24

A giant Ultimate Rose sash window manufactured by Buckinghamshire-based Roseview has become the biggest to ever pass PAS24 and Secured by Design testing. Measuring a massive 1500 by 3000mm, the impressive product dwarfs anything the fast-growing fabricator has ever tested before – and everyone...

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SupaLite hits the road with a brand-new exhibition vehicle

SupaLite hits the road with a brand-new exhibition vehicle

Looking to go full speed ahead with their ambitious growth plans, renowned tiled roof manufacturers SupaLite have unveiled their new Roadshow Display Vehicle. The impressive mobile showroom features examples from SupaLite’s complete range of replacement tiled roof systems for conservatories...

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Global Chief Economist to speak at the Glazing Summit

Global Chief Economist to speak at the Glazing Summit

The Glazing Summit stepped up a gear this week with the announcement of Walter Boettcher PhD as a keynote speaker. Walter is the Chief Economist at Colliers International, the global property advisors employing 12,000 professionals across 69 countries. With an economics degree from the University...

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GAP becomes the latest SupaLite roof supplier

GAP becomes the latest SupaLite roof supplier

With increasing demand for their revolutionary tiled roof systems, highly-respected manufacturers SupaLite have announced a new supply partnership with GAP, one of the UK’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of building products. The new deal means SupaLite’s innovative range of replacement...

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Roseview makes 100th appointment after milestone year

Roseview makes 100th appointment after milestone year

Sash window specialists Roseview have kicked off the year with another important milestone. Having already celebrated forty years in business last year, and made a landmark Fensterbau debut in March, the long-standing Olney firm is now marking the appointment of its 100th employee. Beginning...

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Stylish Windows step up with best-in-class integral blinds

Stylish Windows step up with best-in-class integral blinds

Stylish Windows, the Isle of Wight’s leading double-glazing installer, has become the latest quality-focused firm to benefit from state-of-the-art HiTECH Blinds. Over 25 years of hard work and thousands of successful installations, Stylish Windows has built itself into a thriving business, supplying...

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PAS24 tests for less with cutting-edge Caldwell test rig

PAS24 tests for less with cutting-edge Caldwell test rig

Hardware giants Caldwell have topped off a string of recent investments and innovations with the introduction of a £50k PAS24 testing rig. The cutting-edge equipment is designed to make accreditation testing a much cheaper and easier process for the firm’s many customers. “For...

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Double G Award win for Installer of the Year SEH BAC

Double G Award win for Installer of the Year SEH BAC

Rounding off a remarkable year for the South-East installer, SEH BAC has won two prestigious G17 Awards, including the highly-sought after Installer of the Year award.

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New National Sales Manager to spearhead Caldwell’s lock expansion

New National Sales Manager to spearhead Caldwell’s lock expansion

A senior new appointment is helping world-leading hardware experts Caldwell significantly expand its lock portfolio. Lock sector veteran Mark Frain joins the firm as National Sales Manager. Over twenty years, Mark has worked for some of the UK’s biggest and most respected hardware companies. He...

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Hardware giants unveil new Sinidex security window lock amid ongoing growth

Hardware giants unveil new Sinidex security window lock amid ongoing growth

A best-in-class Sinidex security window lock is the latest innovation to be unveiled by hardware experts Caldwell. The cutting-edge Sinidex Security Lock incorporates floating mushroom technology by the firm’s well-regarded subsidiary Cotswold, allowing it to offer robust security performance...

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Edgetech champions efficiency and innovation at Fensterbau Frontale

Edgetech champions efficiency and innovation at Fensterbau Frontale

World-leading warm-edge experts Edgetech have returned from a highly successful Fensterbau Frontale. Widely acknowledged as the world’s biggest and best fenestration expo, Fensterbau routinely attracts hundreds of thousands of glazing experts from all around the world. Regular...

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Outdoor living specialists, Milwood Group extend team with new appointment

Outdoor living specialists, Milwood Group extend team with new appointment

In-line with the growing demand for their range of aluminium verandas, canopies and carports, outdoor living specialists the Milwood Group have strengthened their talented team with a new appointment. Daniel Royston joins the Kent-based firm as their new Projects Manager, bringing insight and expertise...

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Roseview’s first Fensterbau a resounding success

Roseview’s first Fensterbau a resounding success

There’s not much sash window specialists Roseview haven’t done in forty years at the top of UK fenestration – but until 2018, they’d never been to Fensterbau. Back in March, that all changed. The fast-growing firm made its Fensterbau debut, joining some of the biggest names in UK...

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Glazing industry VIP dinner announced

Glazing industry VIP dinner announced

A VIP dinner has been arranged for senior leaders in the glass and glazing industry to coincide with the industry’s new conference, the Glazing Summit. Organised by Purplex Marketing and Insight Data, the event will bring together over 150 CEO’s, directors and leaders for a business dinner with...

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Incarnation celebrates record year for secondary glazing

Incarnation celebrates record year for secondary glazing

Secondary glazing specialists Incarnation Window Systems are celebrating a record year of growth. 2017-2018 saw the firm, a division of Olney sash window specialists Roseview, top £500k turnover for the first time. Established in 2012, Incarnation has since blazed a trail as one of...

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elumatec excite at ninetieth anniversary Fensterbau

elumatec excite at ninetieth anniversary Fensterbau

Machinery experts elumatec have become a regular fixture at Fensterbau, the world’s biggest fenestration expo, and this year’s event saw them celebrate a landmark anniversary and the launch of an innovative new product. At its 90th-birthday themed stand, the global firm unveiled...

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elumatec enhance the awe-inspiring Louvre Abu Dhabi

elumatec enhance the awe-inspiring Louvre Abu Dhabi

One of the world’s most spectacular new buildings couldn’t have been completed without expertise from market-leading machinery manufacturers elumatec. The Louvre Abu Dhabi will bring some of history’s greatest artworks to the Middle East – but the jaw-dropping building, the...

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Integrated blinds just got a whole lot better

Integrated blinds just got a whole lot better

Integrated blinds are fast becoming the added value product of choice for many sectors. They’re quick and easy to install, they offer obvious and immediate benefits to the end-user, and they make a fantastic upselling opportunity for installers. We’ve seen all sorts of blind systems appear...

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Hat-trick of key appointments at Vista Panels

Hat-trick of key appointments at Vista Panels

With the continued success of the XtremeDoor brand, award-winning panel and composite door manufacturer Vista has completed a hat-trick of high-profile new appointments. Strengthening Vista’s sales team, Haydon Statham joins the Merseyside-firm as its new National Sales Manager. He brings with...

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Purplex confirmed as top 100 marketing agency

Purplex confirmed as top 100 marketing agency

The Plimsoll Analysis Report has identified Purplex as a Top 100 fastest growing marketing agency in the UK. The new Report, which covers the entire marketing industry, also highlights Purplex as ‘financially strong’ while pointing to significant change as many agencies report downward trends...

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Astraseal insight helps Richmond Windows complete fire door installation

Astraseal insight helps Richmond Windows complete fire door installation

With a well-established reputation for helping customers break into new markets, experienced trade and commercial fabricator Astraseal has helped Surrey-based installers Richmond Windows complete their first fire door installation. Not only did Astraseal help specify the right product, the Wellingborough-based...

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Top-of-the-line tremco illbruck tape wins SEH BAC seal of approval

Top-of-the-line tremco illbruck tape wins SEH BAC seal of approval

One of the UK’s biggest and best installers has given tremco illbruck’s TP650 Trio installation tape the seal of approval. Multiple G Award-winners SEH BAC, a subsidiary of One Group Construction, recently used the high-performance tape on a high-value refurbishment project for...

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McDermott take installation to the next level with illbruck’s TP650 Trio

McDermott take installation to the next level with illbruck’s TP650 Trio

Blackburn’s McDermott Windows have become the latest respected glazing business to begin using tremco illbruck’s TP650 Trio impregnated tape. The long-established family firm now uses tremco illbruck’s high-performance installation products on its most demanding installations...

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tremco illbruck heads West as next-generation window tape comes to Eurocell

tremco illbruck heads West as next-generation window tape comes to Eurocell

Best-in-class sealant products from market-leading tremco illbruck are heading to Eurocell depots across the South West. While thousands of installers across the UK still rely on silicone when fitting windows, more and more are turning towards a new generation of high-performance sealant products &ndash...

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illbruck seals the deal on RIBA House of the Year

illbruck seals the deal on RIBA House of the Year

Sealant experts tremco illbruck have contributed to a striking new-build project that’s been named RIBA’s House of the Year 2017. Esteemed architects James Macdonald Wright and Niall Maxwell designed the striking building, working alongside construction specialists Westgreen to bring...

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First speakers announced for Glazing Summit

First speakers announced for Glazing Summit

The first line-up of speakers have been announced for the Glazing Summit, the major industry conference organised by Purplex Marketing and Insight Data. A line-up of industry speakers and panellists include David Leng, CEO of Customade Group, Sean Parnaby of West Port Windows – part of VKR, Europe’s...

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Trade growth beckons as Fenster Fabrications appoints new BDM

Trade growth beckons as Fenster Fabrications appoints new BDM

An experienced new Business Development Manager is set to spearhead trade sector growth at respected Newton Abbott fabricator Fenster. Brian Webb brings decades of glazing experience to the role, having previously worked at some of the biggest names in UK fenestration. Fenster is already...

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Take control with Teal Products’ new multi-purpose window control system

Take control with Teal Products’ new multi-purpose window control system

Leading specialist distributor Teal Products has once again strengthened its range of window controls, openers and actuators. Taking window automation to the next level, the Gloucestershire-firm has introduced a brand-new, highly-versatile window control system. Combining an intelligent weather...

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Continued demand sees Vista launch brand-new online door builder

Continued demand sees Vista launch brand-new online door builder

Award-winning composite door manufacturer Vista Panels has strengthened its suite of installer support for XtremeDoor by launching a new and improved online door builder. Working in partnership with Refresh Media, the new door builder allows homeowners to design their perfect XtremeDoor using the thousands...

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First birthday bash for integral blind experts HiTECH

First birthday bash for integral blind experts HiTECH

Peterborough’s HiTECH Blinds are celebrating their first birthday, and an action-packed twelve months that’s seen them quickly rise to become one of the UK’s most innovative and respected integrated blind suppliers. The brainchild of industry veteran Nigel Greening and two experienced...

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Jackloc celebrate a successful Fensterbau debut

Jackloc celebrate a successful Fensterbau debut

Jackloc®, the Queen’s Award-winning restrictor specialists have returned home to the UK after a triumphant debut appearance at Fensterbau Frontale. Celebrating 15-years of trading at the show, Jackloc’s full range of universal window and door restrictors generated much interest from...

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West Port puts ‘The Case for Wood Windows’ with Woodknowledge Wales

West Port puts ‘The Case for Wood Windows’ with Woodknowledge Wales

West Port flew the flag for timber fenestration at ‘The Case for Wood Windows’, a half-day conference organised by Woodknowledge Wales. Established to put timber at the heart of Wales’s green growth agenda, Woodknowledge champions the development of wood-based industries, and used...

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SupaLite raise the roof at the Red Rose Awards 2018

SupaLite raise the roof at the Red Rose Awards 2018

SupaLite, the respected manufacturers behind the revolutionary SupaLite tiled roof system, have been celebrating reaching the final shortlist for the ‘Construction Business Award’ at the prestigious Red Rose Awards 2018. Celebrating the achievements of businesses across Lancashire...

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GJB Window Systems strengthens national sales team with new appointment

GJB Window Systems strengthens national sales team with new appointment

With over 15 years industry experience, including most recently as Technical Sales Manager for Sternfester, Neil Antrobus joins GJB Window Systems as Business Development Manager. GJB was purchased by Roy Frost last summer and is part of GJB Holdings, the fastest growing window group in the UK with an annual turnover of...

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Hardware specialists Window Ware achieve remarkable 97% OTIF

Hardware specialists Window Ware achieve remarkable 97% OTIF

Window Ware, one of the UK’s largest and most trusted independent hardware distributors, is celebrating a flying start to 2018 with a remarkable service achievement. Thanks to continued investment and the full commitment of their dedicated team, the Bedfordshire-firm has consistently achieved over 97% OTIF...

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Roseview to ramp things up at FIT Show 2019

Roseview to ramp things up at FIT Show 2019

Sash window specialists Roseview have become the latest to secure a sought-after spot at the FIT Show 2019. On hiatus in 2018, UK fenestration’s favourite trade expo will return to the Birmingham NEC between the 21st and 23rd of May 2019. Roseview made its FIT Show...

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Britain’s best fabricator chooses HiTECH Blinds

Britain’s best fabricator chooses HiTECH Blinds

G-Award Winners The Glazerite UK Group Ltd, one of the UK’s most respected fabricators, has become the latest high-profile brand to begin offering best-in-class blinds from HiTECH Blinds Ltd. The long-standing national firm has built its business offering quality doors and windows using VEKA, Halo...

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illbruck takes Toolfair by storm

illbruck takes Toolfair by storm

Adhesive, sealant and tape specialists illbruck went down a storm during the Manchester and Exeter legs of Toolfair, the travelling trade show for builders and tradespeople. Hitting Event City in Trafford between the 16th and 18th of March, and Westpoint Exeter between the 19th...

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Record-breaking trading period for aluminium specialist

Record-breaking trading period for aluminium specialist

An aluminium specialist is celebrating a record-breaking first quarter of trading. Gloucester based CDW Systems has brought on the highest number of new customers- in a single four-month period - in its entire trading history. Chairman Jerry Webb says that the influx of new customers confirms...

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Fabrication experts Consort gear for growth with Insight Data partnership

Fabrication experts Consort gear for growth with Insight Data partnership

Consort, one of the UK’s largest and most respected PVCu fabricators has bolstered its sales and marketing strategies by partnering with industry data specialists Insight Data. The Nottinghamshire-firm, which has been supplying trade customers nationwide for well over four decades, will be taking...

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Beware of GDPR consultants, warns Insight Data

Beware of GDPR consultants, warns Insight Data

May 25th sees a new EU Regulation come into force, the General Data Protection Regulation, and it’s already causing confusion and panic within the business community. An army of consultants, advisors and groups have jumped on the band wagon, organising seminars and events that are often ill-informed...

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Edgetech brings warm-edge expertise to landmark Glazing Summit

Edgetech brings warm-edge expertise to landmark Glazing Summit

Edgetech, the world’s leading warm-edge spacer manufacturer, has become the latest big-name sponsor to sign up to the Glazing Summit, a major new conference for the leading lights of UK fenestration. Coming to the St John’s Exhibition Centre in Solihull on May 22nd, the landmark event will bring...

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Dekko completes major investment with the world’s first Graf Cill Welder

Dekko completes major investment with the world’s first Graf Cill Welder

After becoming one of the first fabricators to use Graf weld technology with their Infinity range of seamless uPVC windows and later with the Residence Collection, trailblazing Dekko Window Systems has once again completed a world-first with a major investment in the new, ground-breaking Graf Cill Welder. The...

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Stedek steps up with machinery investment for Residence Collection suite

Stedek steps up with machinery investment for Residence Collection suite

A fast-growing Midlands fabricator is aiming to become one of the country’s leading Residence Collection suppliers, after purchasing a further £45k of machinery. Celebrating 24 years in business, Stedek is one of the region’s most respected window and door suppliers, particularly...

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FD60 now available from UK’s finest fire door fabricator

FD60 now available from UK’s finest fire door fabricator

West Port, the UK’s foremost timber fabricator, is expanding its already market-leading fire-rated offering with the addition of an FD60 door. Recent years have seen the Cumbrian firm build a reputation as the country’s go-to supplier for quality timber fire doors. Its best-in-class...

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Don’t fake it – get the real thing!

Don’t fake it – get the real thing!

‘Traditional timber looks, without the cost or maintenance!’ – in a nutshell, that’s the message coming from the ‘timber-alternative’ market. But it’s wrong. Even the best, most detailed uPVC products can’t convincingly pass for wood – and...

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The Glazing Summit seals the deal with new sponsor Hodgson Sealants

The Glazing Summit seals the deal with new sponsor Hodgson Sealants

Hodgson Sealants, one of the UK’s largest specialist sealant manufacturers has been announced as the latest sponsor of The Glazing Summit, this year’s landmark industry conference. Celebrating 50 years in business, from its beginnings as a putty manufacturer in the 1960’s, Hodgson...

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Listers Central donates Stoke City memorabilia to Staffordshire Hospice

Listers Central donates Stoke City memorabilia to Staffordshire Hospice

Prominent Stoke-on-Trent fabricator Listers Central has continued their long-term support of the local Dougie Mac Hospice, by donating a large variety of Stoke City FC memorabilia. As official partners of Stoke City for over six years, the donation includes signed and framed programmes, shirts and footballs...

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Finance revolution helping to fuel burgeoning bi-fold ‘boom’

Finance revolution helping to fuel burgeoning bi-fold ‘boom’

WITH bi-folding doors as popular as ever with the nation’s homeowners, a new finance initiative is making it even easier for installers to sell this premium product. Improveasy is the industry’s leading provider of finance packages and its Managing Director Austin Barcley says that he has seen...

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No excuses – fire safety now has to be construction’s highest priority

No excuses – fire safety now has to be construction’s highest priority

Last summer, after decades on the side-lines, fire safety was finally centre-stage – for the worst possible reasons. Grenfell was a national catastrophe – one of those traumatic moments that scar a generation, and ensures that, for better or for worse, things will never be the same again. It’s...

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Business of the Year nomination for world-leading sash window fabricator

Business of the Year nomination for world-leading sash window fabricator

Fast-growing sash window specialists Roseview have been shortlisted for Business of the Year at the SME Buckinghamshire Business Awards. It’s the second year in a row the Olney firm has been nominated for the award scheme’s most prestigious gong, and in 2017 they went on to win. Founded...

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Pavani Konduru leaves Zoopla to join Leads2trade in major move

Pavani Konduru leaves Zoopla to join Leads2trade in major move

In what is a major coup for the home improvement industry, Pavani Konduru has left her role at Zoopla to join Leads2trade. Pavani has joined the home improvement world to head up Leads2trade’s search marketing and was tempted by the move due to the continued success of the business. Pavani...

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Milwood Group branches out with new luxury pergola system

Milwood Group branches out with new luxury pergola system

Outdoor living specialists the Milwood Group have strengthened their industry-leading range of aluminium verandas, canopies and carports. The Kent-based firm has become the UK distributor of premium, bioclimatic pergolas from renowned French manufacturer Solisysteme. Combining contemporary style...

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Astraseal and TGI® surpass 1 million metres of spacer bar

Astraseal and TGI® surpass 1 million metres of spacer bar

Leading trade and commercial fabricator Astraseal and spacer bar specialists Technoform Glass Insulation (TGI®) are celebrating a remarkable manufacturing achievement. In less than five years, TGI has supplied Astraseal with over one million metres of warm edge spacer bar. If laid out flat in a straight...

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With automation, the opportunities are limitless

With automation, the opportunities are limitless

In recent years, the structure of the IGU market has seen some dramatic changes. Since 2007, the number of companies manufacturing glass units in the UK has dropped by one third to just 848. But, despite this, in recent years the total number of units being fabricated has seen a steady increase. Many...

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tremco video shows best-in-class performance can be easy with TP650 Trio

tremco video shows best-in-class performance can be easy with TP650 Trio

A stunning new video sees sealant specialists tremco illbruck show just how quick and easy it is to use their best-in-class installation tape, TP650 Trio. The two-minute clip takes installers through the simple steps required to fit and seal a window with TP650. You can watch the new video here...

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SupaLite customer SolarFrame extend supplier partnership

SupaLite customer SolarFrame extend supplier partnership

SupaLite, the renowned manufacturers of tiled conservatory roof systems are celebrating the signing of a new, long-term supplier agreement with Yorkshire-based conservatory specialists SolarFrame. The new agreement extends a five-year partnership between the two firms which began when SolarFrame...

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Ben creates a buzz with best-in-class installation tape

Ben creates a buzz with best-in-class installation tape

A senior new appointment is already having an impact at world-leading sealant supplier tremco illbruck. Experienced salesman Ben Alcock has joined the team to spearhead TP650 Trio, the manufacturer’s best-in-class window installation tape, as Business Development Manager. Having...

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West Port’s wildlife window shows the versatility of timber

West Port’s wildlife window shows the versatility of timber

An ingenious bat-friendly window designed and manufactured by West Port has allowed a major housing project to continue unhindered. A collaboration between Speller Metcalfe and Linden Homes, the Victory Fields development has seen the transformation of decommissioned Gloucestershire air force base...

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Korniche brings lantern revolution to The Glazing Summit

Korniche brings lantern revolution to The Glazing Summit

The Glazing Summit, the high-profile conference for business owners and leaders from across the industry, has announced revolutionary aluminium lantern brand Korniche as the newest sponsor of this year’s landmark event. Launched at The FIT Show 2016, Korniche quickly rose to prominence through...

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Astraseal celebrates RECORD traffic to Astraseal Downloads website

Astraseal celebrates RECORD traffic to Astraseal Downloads website

Astraseal, one of the UK’s most respected trade and commercial fabricators has seen unprecedented traffic to Astraseal Downloads (www.astrasealdownloads.com) – the firm’s powerful, online ‘Information Centre’. Combining...

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Finance experts to unveil new initiative at major glazing summit

Finance experts to unveil new initiative at major glazing summit

The glass and glazing industry’s foremost finance experts will be unveiling new plans around support for fabricators and manufacturers at an upcoming industry event. Improveasy is a gold sponsor at the upcoming Glazing Summit taking place on May 22nd at the St Johns Hotel & Conference...

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Cut the cost & complexity of window repairs at height

Cut the cost & complexity of window repairs at height

Here’s an appealing proposition for anyone who fits or repairs windows for a living. What if we told you there was an easy way to single-handedly replace or fix glazed units, hinges and handles on any floor – fast - all without expensive scaffolding or ladders or extra labour, and at no risk to life or limb? Sound...

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Dekko opens new doors for Emerald Windows with first Räum garage door sale

Dekko opens new doors for Emerald Windows with first Räum garage door sale

Showing their commitment to helping customers break into new markets, Dekko Window Systems are celebrating with Swindon-based Emerald Windows after the successful sale of their very first garage door – the bold, new addition to the Räum aluminium range. The new direction comes as Emerald aims...

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Promotion sees Martin Rowe become Sales Director

Promotion sees Martin Rowe become Sales Director

Martin Rowe has been unveiled as the Sales Director of Gloucester based aluminium specialists CDW Systems Limited. Martin has been working at CDW Systems for 13 years where he joined as a Sales Order Processor having previously worked for computer software, systems and fabrication companies within the aluminium...

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Record-breaking fabricator anticipates busy trading period

Record-breaking fabricator anticipates busy trading period

A NEW initiative, that has brought record-breaking lead times to the glass and glazing industry, looks set to result in a fabricator’s busiest ever trading period. The TWR Group announced late last year that it would roll-out ‘never seen before’ lead times to give installers dual-coloured...

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Government commits £45M of funding to kick-start UK housebuilding

Government commits £45M of funding to kick-start UK housebuilding

Housing and Planning Minister, Dominic Raab has announced a £45 million cash injection into key community projects across the country, helping to facilitate the building of thousands of new homes. The funding – allocated by the central government to help boost Britain’s housebuilding...

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Premium door system boosts sales at aluminium specialist

Premium door system boosts sales at aluminium specialist

A leading manufacturer of aluminium windows and doors has reported sustained demand for several of its innovative Renyaers products. Gloucester-based CDW Systems supplies its products to installers all over the UK and has seen a strong demand for its Reynaers aluminium sliding folding doors and for its...

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Fresh from the fabricating frontline

Fresh from the fabricating frontline

Leading hardware and tools supplier to the window and door industry, Window Ware, has strengthened their local sales force by appointing Brad Jackson as their newest Area Sales Manager. Brad is taking over from recently-retired sales veteran Alan Carvell to provide regional support and hardware expertise to customers...

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Can you bend it like Astraseal?

Can you bend it like Astraseal?

After kicking off the New Year with the purchase of yet another Stuga machining centre, master fabricator Astraseal has now made two further machinery investments. The Wellingborough-based firm has increased production in its glass factory with the addition of a brand-new, high-performance bar bender and a smart desiccant...

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Top-of-the-line tremco illbruck tape wins SEH BAC seal of approval

Top-of-the-line tremco illbruck tape wins SEH BAC seal of approval

One of the UK’s biggest and best installers has given tremco illbruck’s TP650 Trio installation tape the seal of approval. Multiple G Award-winners SEH BAC, a subsidiary of One Group Construction, recently used the high-performance tape on a high-value refurbishment project for...

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XtremeDoor helps refurbish Liverpool’s iconic Welsh Streets

XtremeDoor helps refurbish Liverpool’s iconic Welsh Streets

XtremeDoor, the composite door from award-winning manufacturers Vista, is helping to refurbish Liverpool’s historic Victorian Welsh Streets of Toxteth. Now, thanks to award winning developers Placefirst, the Welsh Streets are seeing a remarkable revival as the properties are turned in to high-quality homes...

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E.J.Cocker completes next stage of brand-building strategy with new website

E.J.Cocker completes next stage of brand-building strategy with new website

Sealed unit specialists E.J. Cocker & Son have followed in the footsteps of sister-company Slenderline Glass, advancing their online presence with the launch of their brand-new, state-of-the-art website www.ejcocker.com. The new website showcases the...

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Milwood Group keep it simple with new Simplicity 6

Milwood Group keep it simple with new Simplicity 6

Milwood Group, the UK’s leading manufacturer of aluminium verandas, canopies and carports, has introduced a brand-new addition to their offering.  Designed to help both fabricators and installers break into the thriving outdoor living market, the Kent-based firm has launched Simplicity 6 – a high-end...

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Roy Frost to speak on acquisitions and mergers at Glazing Summit

Roy Frost to speak on acquisitions and mergers at Glazing Summit

Well-respected industry figure and head of the GJB Holdings Group, Roy Frost has signed up to speak at the upcoming Glazing Summit, a high-profile conference for leaders from across the fenestration industry. Held in Birmingham in May, Roy will be speaking to an anticipated audience of over 300 industry professionals...

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HiTECH Blinds Ltd hits new heights with BS EN 1279 accreditation

HiTECH Blinds Ltd hits new heights with BS EN 1279 accreditation

BS EN 1279 accreditation is the latest cause for celebration at Peterborough’s HiTECH Blinds Ltd, the fast-growing integral blind firm taking the market by storm. Subjected to rigorous testing at BSi, HiTECH’s best-in-class products passed with flying colours. EN 1279 Part 2 requires glass...

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Add heritage to any window with Window Ware’s Regal Hardware

Add heritage to any window with Window Ware’s Regal Hardware

Window Ware, one of the UK’s foremost independent hardware distributors has created a valuable opportunity for its fabrication customers to add a heritage touch to any window, with the launch of their new and exclusive Regal Hardware range. Incorporating handles, stays and pegs, the Regal Hardware...

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Continued success sees Morley Glass & Glazing renew partnership

Continued success sees Morley Glass & Glazing renew partnership

Morley Glass & Glazing, the highly-respected manufacturer of sealed units incorporating ScreenLine integral blinds, has extended its successful partnership with industry data specialists Insight Data for another year. Looking to promote its innovative Uni-Blinds sealed units to both fabricators...

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‘Pivotal’ year for home improvement company helps to set records

‘Pivotal’ year for home improvement company helps to set records

A Worthing based home improvement company has reported a tenth consecutive year of growth and said that a pivotal number of contract wins in 2017 has put the business in a position of strength moving forward. In the year up to January 2018, Newview Windows and Conservatories saw forward work climb from £4.2...

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Truro triumphs with terrific Ultimate Rose installation

Truro triumphs with terrific Ultimate Rose installation

Roseview’s world-class Ultimate Rose has helped celebrated installer Truro Windows give a stylish Cornish property an outstandingly authentic facelift. A customer approached Truro with a tricky proposition. An ageing and draughty timber sash window in a quirky Kenwyn cul-de-sac that needed replacing...

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GJB Window Systems gets top marks with new energy rated windows as standard

GJB Window Systems gets top marks with new energy rated windows as standard

With a clear commitment to drive the business forward and over-deliver for their customers, highly-respected Essex-based fabricator GJB Window Systems has made further investments to strengthen their offering. The firm will now be offering high-performance, A+ rated windows as standard. The UK’s...

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New chain actuator boosts Teal Products’ market-leading range of window con

New chain actuator boosts Teal Products’ market-leading range of window con

Teal Products, the UK’s leading specialist distributor of window controls, openers and actuators has introduced yet another new product innovation to its line-up. Fresh from adding WindowMaster’s new folding arm actuator, the Gloucestershire-firm has launched a brand-new, intelligent chain actuator. Designed...

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Teal Products helps customers reach new heights in 2018 with new folding ar

Teal Products helps customers reach new heights in 2018 with new folding ar

Teal Products, one of the UK’s foremost suppliers of window controls, openers and actuators, has strengthened its extensive product range and launched a brand-new, multi-purpose folding arm actuator. Designed for side-hung opening windows and doors, the WMD820 folding arm actuator from Window...

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Industry’s top leaders come together for the Glazing Summit

Industry’s top leaders come together for the Glazing Summit

Over 150 people have already registered for the Glazing Summit, the new conference for the window, door and conservatory industry. Directors and senior management of the industry’s top systems companies, fabricators, installers, glass and component suppliers will come together on 22nd...

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Promotions and appointments see warm edge pioneers gear up for growth

Promotions and appointments see warm edge pioneers gear up for growth

New staff and internal promotions are seeing warm edge spacer experts Edgetech gear up for the next phase in their ongoing growth. Joining the internationally renowned firm’s senior team is Commercial Manager Brian Stewart, an experienced sourcing and procurement specialist. Past...

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Survey shows that more than 40% of installers have seen an increase in dome

Survey shows that more than 40% of installers have seen an increase in dome

A recent survey carried out by Improveasy has shown that more than 40% of the UK’s window and door installers have seen an increase in the number of domestic projects they have completed. Improveasy – the industry’s leading finance provider – teamed up with Insight Data to ask the...

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elumatec expands in the Emerald Isle

elumatec expands in the Emerald Isle

Rocketing demand in the Irish market is fuelling elumatec’s ongoing growth. Recent months have seen two major Irish fabricators purchase some of the world-leading manufacturer’s outstanding profile machining products. County Westmeath fabricator Wright Windows has built...

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Insight Data celebrates five-years of membership with the Glass and Glazing

Insight Data celebrates five-years of membership with the Glass and Glazing

The industry’s leading provider of prospect data and expert market intelligence, Insight Data is celebrating its fifth-year of membership with the Glass and Glazing Federation. The GGF is the trusted representative of businesses across the fenestration industry – helping to promote best practice, shape...

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#sashshots success for Roseview installer Window-Rite

#sashshots success for Roseview installer Window-Rite

A sensational sash window job by long-serving Window-Rite has been named Roseview’s #sashshots Installation of the Year. All throughout 2017, Roseview customers have been submitting snaps of their gorgeous Rose Collection installations as part of the firm’s #sashshots Twitter competition. Each...

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Survey reveals how construction leaders feel about 2018

Survey reveals how construction leaders feel about 2018

Following Brexit and the election of Donald Trump across the Atlantic, the construction industry has had to battle some strong headwinds. To find out how business leaders within the industry feel about the months and years ahead, SCC Design Build organised for a survey to be carried out to ask them their opinions...

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Returning Contracts Manager finds feet at fast-growing Fenster

Returning Contracts Manager finds feet at fast-growing Fenster

Devon aluminium door experts Fenster Fabrications are celebrating the return of a senior member of staff after a four-year hiatus. Alex Cook re-joins the Newton Abbott-based fabricator as Contracts Manager, tasked with overseeing the firm’s growing customer base, while also taking responsibility...

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Incarnation deluged with demand for Deluxe

Incarnation deluged with demand for Deluxe

Secondary glazing experts Incarnation are seeing surging interest in their top-end Deluxe product. Launched last year, Deluxe is the highest-spec offering the firm has ever released, designed to emulate the classic stylings of a traditional sash window, and making it perfect for period properties and...

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Edgetech to ‘Visit Glass’ at FIT Show 2019

Edgetech to ‘Visit Glass’ at FIT Show 2019

Edgetech has become one of the first big-name brands to sign up to VISIT Glass, the exciting new show-within-a-show set to take place as part of FIT Show 2019. The first time in over a decade that glass manufacturing, processing and installation will be given a national platform, VISIT Glass was launched after...

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Sought-after ISO:9001 accreditation for solar shading specialists Solinear

Sought-after ISO:9001 accreditation for solar shading specialists Solinear

Louvre and solar shading specialists Solinear have achieved the highly-regarded ISO:9001 accreditation. Trading for seventeen years, the York firm has won the respect of architects and construction companies around the UK for its bespoke products and customer focused ethos. ISO recognition...

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What is BIM?

What is BIM?

BIM. Three letters that are radically reshaping the construction landscape – and that, for those of us in the industry, are becoming increasingly hard to ignore. It’s possible that you might know BIM inside out already. If so, good work – you’re more prepared than most, and excellently...

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Good GOSH – Solinear assists with Great Ormond Street Hospital transformati

Good GOSH – Solinear assists with Great Ormond Street Hospital transformati

Louvre and solar shading specialists have helped refurbish one of the UK’s most loved institutions. Great Ormond Street Hospital has been serving sick children since it first opened its doors in 1852. In the intervening 165 years, it’s grown to become one of the best-known and most respected...

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Solar shading specialists supercharged with major machinery investment

Solar shading specialists supercharged with major machinery investment

Louvre and solar shading specialists Solinear are gearing up for growth with a major machinery investment. The company has purchased a SBZ 122 3-axis CNC from global machining experts elumatec. The SBZ is one of the most popular and respected aluminium profile machining lines in the world, internationally...

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Solinear excels on Royal Hospital transformation

Solinear excels on Royal Hospital transformation

Solinear, the UK’s leading louvre and solar shading supplier, has helped transform the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, affectionately known as ‘Sick Kids’. Now, it’s in the process of relocating to a purpose-build £150m complex fit for the demands of twenty-first century...

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Solinear soars thanks to great products, outstanding service and creative f

Solinear soars thanks to great products, outstanding service and creative f

From hospitals to high-tech test centres, banks to submarine bases, Solinear louvres and solar shading products grace multimillion-pound buildings all around Britain. The York business is the UK’s leading louvre and solar shading supplier, respected country-wide for its creative flair, customer...

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Roseview’s sales team strengthened with key new appointments

Roseview’s sales team strengthened with key new appointments

Buckinghamshire-based sash window specialists Roseview have strengthened their customer-facing team with new appointments and promotions. Emma Gibbins joins the team as a Sales Administrator – a vital frontline role that streamlines the relationship between the fabricator and its clients. “It’s...

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Super Spacer excels in extraordinary Opus

Super Spacer excels in extraordinary Opus

‘The Opus’ is one of the most striking and original architectural developments the world has seen this century, and warm edge experts Edgetech played a crucial role in its construction. The 21-storey tower, designed by celebrated Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, pushes physical and technological...

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Fast-growing Roseview to make Fensterbau debut

Fast-growing Roseview to make Fensterbau debut

They’ve long been known as the industry’s foremost purveyors of the quintessentially English sash window, but 2018 will mark the first time Buckinghamshire-based Roseview have taken their award-winning offerings to Europe. In March, the fast-growing firm will make its debut appearance...

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Marketing on the agenda at 2018 Glazing Summit

Marketing on the agenda at 2018 Glazing Summit

A new industry-wide business conference will be held in May, aimed at tackling the big issues facing the glass and glazing industry. The Glazing Summit will take place near Birmingham on May 22nd, and hundreds of industry leaders are expected to attend. Keynote speakers will debate the changing...

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Window Ware to bring World Class Distribution to Fensterbau

Window Ware to bring World Class Distribution to Fensterbau

One of the UK’s leading, independent hardware distributors, Window Ware will be bringing over 30 years of experience, specialist knowledge and first-class service to Germany for Fensterbau 2018. The Bedfordshire firm will be joining other leading British brands from across the industry in exhibiting...

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Jackloc brings Queen’s Award-winning window restrictors to Fensterbau 2018

Jackloc brings Queen’s Award-winning window restrictors to Fensterbau 2018

Queen’s Award-winning restrictor specialists Jackloc® are celebrating their 15th year in business by making their big debut at this year’s Fensterbau Frontale. The Leicestershire-firm will be heading to Germany to showcase their original range of universal window and...

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Indian expedition finds huge opportunities for warm edge experts Edgetech

Indian expedition finds huge opportunities for warm edge experts Edgetech

Warm edge pioneers Edgetech capped off a momentous year of milestones and international exhibition appearances by showcasing at India’s biggest fenestration event. The fifteenth Zak Doors and Windows Expo came to Mumbai’s MMRDA Exhibition Centre in December, bringing together glazing...

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Jackloc are GO to the Sylvia Anderson Awards

Jackloc are GO to the Sylvia Anderson Awards

Queen’s Award-winning restrictor specialists Jackloc® had a FAB time at the Sylvia Anderson Awards, a special event designed to honour the late co-creator of Thunderbirds and recognise rising authors, actors, filmmakers and musicians. Held at the home of British cinema, London’s Pinewood...

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Fenster forges ahead with factory expansion

Fenster forges ahead with factory expansion

After 2018 saw rising demand for its outstanding aluminium glazing products, Devon’s Fenster Fabrications has acquired a new building to expand its operation. Over the last eleven years, Fenster has gradually risen to become one of the South West’s leading aluminium suppliers, offering the...

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German Design Award win for elumatec’s supercharged CNC

German Design Award win for elumatec’s supercharged CNC

elumatec’s best-in-class SBZ 122/75 profile machining centre has won a much sought-after German Design Award. Overseen by the German Design Council, the GDAs exist to discover, celebrate and publicise world-class design in all fields of the economy. Each year, thousands of businesses...

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New Year, new machinery investment at Astraseal

New Year, new machinery investment at Astraseal

After a successful 2017, which saw much investment, innovation and product development from the fabricator, Wellingborough-based Astraseal has kicked off the New Year by advancing their machining capabilities. The firm which specialises in both uPVC and aluminium has invested in yet another Stuga machine...

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Incarnation welcomes four fab new fabricators

Incarnation welcomes four fab new fabricators

After a year of spectacular growth, secondary glazing specialists Incarnation Window Systems have appointed four new fabricators to keep pace with soaring demand. Brothers James and Jon Savory join the firm from the same well-respected sealed unit manufacturer. Production supervisor James...

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Warm praise for warm edge experts Edgetech in latest customer survey

Warm praise for warm edge experts Edgetech in latest customer survey

A recent customer survey saw glowing praise for market-leading spacer bar manufacturers Edgetech. The Coventry business routinely approaches a random selection of clients taken from all spending brackets and to ask them a series of questions about their experiences dealing with Edgetech. The...

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Conservation success for Benchmark Joinery (SE) and Slenderline Glass

Conservation success for Benchmark Joinery (SE) and Slenderline Glass

Combining authentic, heritage aesthetics with cutting-edge thermal performance, Slenderline Glass has established itself as the leading supplier of advanced slimline heritage units trusted by fabricators, installers and joiners across the country – including Kent-based Benchmark Joinery (South East)...

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Edgetech’s Eastern expedition brings international interest

Edgetech’s Eastern expedition brings international interest

Warm edge experts Edgetech have returned from China’s biggest glazing expo with over a hundred promising leads. Held at Shanghai’s New China International Exhibition Centre in early November, FENESTRATION BAU China drew 100,000 visitors from across mainland China, East Asia and the world...

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Could this be the biggest development in Fire-Rated products?

Could this be the biggest development in Fire-Rated products?

Once again raising the bar and extending its range of durable, dependable fire-rated products, pioneering Astraseal has become the first fabricator to manufacture a 60-minute rated, fixed fire window. Instead of traditional hardwood or steel, Astraseal’s unique fire window system is based on the...

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Leading aluminium specialist sees products chosen for exhibition centre

Leading aluminium specialist sees products chosen for exhibition centre

Gloucester-based specialist aluminium window and door supplier, CDW Systems, recently teamed up with Black Millwork to supply products for a show home at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon. Black Millwork is a major supplier of wooden windows and doors to new build and refurbishment...

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A new conference for the glass and glazing industry has been confirmed

A new conference for the glass and glazing industry has been confirmed

The industry’s top business leaders, directors and senior management will converge near Birmingham for a major industry conference and debate in May.  The 2018 Glazing Summit is a powerful forum for fabricators, installers, glass companies, distributors and material suppliers to come together...

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RECORD downloads of Insight Data’s latest Industry Report

RECORD downloads of Insight Data’s latest Industry Report

The industry’s leading provider of market intelligence, Insight Data is celebrating record downloads of its latest industry report. Since its release in October, the firm has seen thousands flock to their website to get their hands on the 2017 Insight Report, which provides a complete overview of the UK window...

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Another ‘successful’ year for aluminium systems business

Another ‘successful’ year for aluminium systems business

A leading supplier of aluminium windows and doors for some of the UK’s most pioneering buildings is gearing up for a successful year, following a strong 2017. In 2017, Hueck was involved with many large-scale builds, appointed several new directors, and brought new products to market. Last...

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Insight Data email campaign generates incredible results for IGU specialist

Insight Data email campaign generates incredible results for IGU specialist

One of the UK’s foremost manufacturers of slimline heritage sealed units, Slenderline Glass has seen a fantastic performance from their email marketing strategy – designed and implemented by Insight Data. Slenderline Glass; which is part of the Kent-based E.J. Cocker Group, specialises...

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Jackloc adds Tomorrow’s Health & Safety Finalist 2018 to their long-list of

Jackloc adds Tomorrow’s Health & Safety Finalist 2018 to their long-list of

After a successful 2017, the high-profile accolades continue for universal window and door restrictor specialists Jackloc®. The Leicestershire-firm well-known for safeguarding lives across the world has been named a finalist in the coveted Tomorrow’s Health & Safety Awards 2018. Jackloc’s...

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Dynamic Dekko Window Systems celebrates 10 years at the top

Dynamic Dekko Window Systems celebrates 10 years at the top

The UK’s foremost fabricator of high-end home improvement products, Dekko Window Systems, is celebrating a dominant decade in business. Founded at the tail-end of 2007 by Gary Torr and Kurt Greatrex, Dekko made its name as the reliable trade supplier of high-quality Deceuninck uPVC windows, claiming a larger market...

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West Port doors last 40% longer in rigorous FD30 testing

West Port doors last 40% longer in rigorous FD30 testing

FD30 fire doors from bespoke timber experts West Port have been proven to withstand fires for 40% longer than the legal requirement. To achieve an FD30 rating, products have to hold flames at bay for 30 minutes. Subjected to rigorous testing by both Cambridge Fire Research and BRE, West Port’s door managed...

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Vista gives the XtremeDoor brochure a make over

Vista gives the XtremeDoor brochure a make over

2017 has been a record year for Vista Panels Ltd and a lot of that success is attributed to the XtremeDoor brochure released back in January. The new styles and colours along with the improved door specification proved a real hit with their customer base. The firm has now re-designed the brochure to focus on XtremeDoor’s...

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Purplex client scoops top advertising and marketing award

Purplex client scoops top advertising and marketing award

One of the UK’s leading home improvement companies, SEH BAC has won the Promotional Campaign of the Year Award at this years prestigious G Awards held at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane in London. The company, which has 16 outlets across the South East, teamed up with Purplex to overhaul their advertising...

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Natural light leaders reach new heights with Edgetech’s Super Spacer

Natural light leaders reach new heights with Edgetech’s Super Spacer

Roof Maker, one of the UK’s leading rooflight manufacturer, is celebrating ten years of partnership with world-renowned warm edge experts Edgetech. Roof Maker’s extensive product offering boasts exceptional thermal performance, robustness, user-friendliness and style, consisting...

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PVCu giant Liniar appoints Insight Data

PVCu giant Liniar appoints Insight Data

Liniar, one of the UK’s leading systems companies well-known for its innovative PVCu window, door and conservatory systems, has joined forces with Insight Data. The industry giant will use Salestracker to help power its sales and marketing strategies. Combining an online prospect database, CRM...

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Home improvement company brings in new manager

Home improvement company brings in new manager

A UK-leading home improvement firm has recently appointed a new Project Manager to head-up a project which will see new windows installed in 400+ flats and houses. Newview Homes Ltd is a glazing and home improvement specialist based in the South-East. Earlier this year the company won a contract to install...

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A robot named Balotelli and a message from New York – hardware giant in goo

A robot named Balotelli and a message from New York – hardware giant in goo

One of the industry’s most famous hardware brands is planning to think big in 2018 as it prepares itself for a ‘brave new world’. 2017 has been a whirlwind year for the company, seeing the launch of a robotic bi-folding door testing rig (nicknamed Balotelli for its unpredictability during...

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Could this be the boldest statement for 2018?

Could this be the boldest statement for 2018?

One of the UK’s most forward-thinking fabricators is set to roll out record-breaking lead times that it believes have never been seen before in the industry. From February 2018, the TWR Group will be able to give installers dual-coloured bi-folding doors within fifteen working days. The...

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Major consumer survey gives installers insight into consumer spending plans

Major consumer survey gives installers insight into consumer spending plans

A recent consumer survey carried out by the UK’s number one lead generation business has given an insight into consumer spending patterns going forward. Leads2Trade contact thousands of consumers each month when qualifying sales leads and has used this opportunity to ask consumers about their home...

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Jackloc specified for upcoming luxury hotel in iconic Dubai hotspot

Jackloc specified for upcoming luxury hotel in iconic Dubai hotspot

Fresh from securing approval from the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council, Queen’s Award-winning restrictor specialists Jackloc® have been specified for a luxury hotel under construction on The Palm in Dubai. The Leicestershire-firm are supplying 400 of their Queen’s Award-winning...

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Senior Operations Manager sets the scene for future growth at Roseview

Senior Operations Manager sets the scene for future growth at Roseview

Sash window specialists Roseview have boosted their factory team with an experienced new appointment. Simon Liversidge joins the fast-growing fabricator as Senior Operations Manager, charged with maintaining and increasing manufacturing efficiency, ensuring quality, and facilitating the innovation...

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Double award nomination for Vista at the NFAs 2017

Double award nomination for Vista at the NFAs 2017

Merseyside-based composite door specialists Vista are celebrating two nominations at The National Fenestration Awards 2017. The reigning champions are looking to retain their Composite and Panel Door Supplier award, whilst Vista’s Business Development Manager Ian Smith is nominated for Social Networker...

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Roof Maker wows show-goers with best-in-class roof glazing

Roof Maker wows show-goers with best-in-class roof glazing

Market-leading rooflight experts Roof Maker enjoyed a resoundingly successful time showcasing at September’s Home Building and Renovating Show. Held at the Birmingham NEC, the twice-yearly event brings together leading brands and experts from throughout the home improvement, self-build and...

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Jackloc puts spotlight on window safety at National Social Care Conference

Jackloc puts spotlight on window safety at National Social Care Conference

Queen’s Award-winning restrictor specialists Jackloc® were invited to champion window safety at the 2017 Social Care Conference of NASHiCS, The National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services. Emma Wells, Jackloc’s founder and one of its directors, joined speakers from...

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Vista and Spektaglaze Ltd transform Liverpool student accommodation

Vista and Spektaglaze Ltd transform Liverpool student accommodation

Vista Panels are currently working with fellow Merseyside firm Spektaglaze Ltd on the refurbishment of student accommodation in the grounds of Liverpool’s iconic Anglican Cathedral. Dwell Student Living has embarked on a facelift programme of works to include new windows and composite doors on the site. Vista...

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Jackloc secures Abu Dhabi Quality Council approval for another year

Jackloc secures Abu Dhabi Quality Council approval for another year

The Queen’s Award-winning window restrictor specialists Jackloc® are celebrating further international success after securing approval by the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council in the United Arab Emirates for another year. “It’s an incredibly proud moment for Jackloc...

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Fast-growing fabricator invests in UK ‘industry first’

Fast-growing fabricator invests in UK ‘industry first’

A fast-growing manufacturer of windows and doors has invested in what is understood to be a UK industry first. Following the opening of its third factory in August this year, the TWR Group has recently invested in a pioneering Modula lift and storage system; and is the first UK based glass and glazing company...

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Purplex strengthens team with eight new appointments

Purplex strengthens team with eight new appointments

Purplex, the leading full-service marketing agency, has continued its rapid expansion with the appointment of eight new team members in the space of just three months.  Purplex’s team now totals over 60 employees. Last year, the agency moved to a new 5,000 sq. ft building just outside Bristol...

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Industry survey shows how ‘Brexit resistant’ glass and glazing industry is

Industry survey shows how ‘Brexit resistant’ glass and glazing industry is

A major survey of glass and glazing installers has revealed how the industry is reacting to the current economic and political climate. Improveasy commissioned leading market research company Insight Data to survey over eleven thousand installers, asking them their views on many issues related to the industry...

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Edgetech and Sternfenster hit the 1m mark

Edgetech and Sternfenster hit the 1m mark

Market-leading fabricator Sternfenster are celebrating a major manufacturing milestone. Over ten years of partnership with Edgetech, Sternfenster have produced over one million IG units using Super Spacer warm edge spacer technology. Sternfenster, the Lincoln fabricator behind fast-growing...

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SEH BAC wins NHIC community benefit award for West Cliff Theatre transforma

SEH BAC wins NHIC community benefit award for West Cliff Theatre transforma

After the successful transformation of the West Cliff Theatre in Clacton-on-Sea, established installer SEH BAC has won a prestigious award from the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC). The firm which specialises in windows, doors and conservatories was named winners of the coveted ‘Delivering...

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Astraseal advances fire door range with new Winkhaus FD60 FireFrame

Astraseal advances fire door range with new Winkhaus FD60 FireFrame

Trailblazing fabricator Astraseal has become the first fabricator in England to manufacture fire doors using FireFrame, the new, high-performance 60-minute fire door frame from Winkhaus. The new FireFrame provides a superior solution compared to its traditional hardwood and uPVC counterparts. The...

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VIPs gather to officially present Jackloc with Queen’s Award honour

VIPs gather to officially present Jackloc with Queen’s Award honour

After 14 years of hard work and thousands of lives safeguarded worldwide, the all-important day finally came for window restrictor specialists Jackloc® to officially receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation, the most prestigious award in UK business. Friends, family, customers...

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Accept No Imitations

Accept No Imitations

There is a famous saying that ‘imitation is the greatest form of flattery’. Whilst this may be true in some cases, it’s certainly not true when it comes to ensuring safety and the protection of reputations and livelihoods. Much like Hoover, iPod or Jacuzzi, through the success of our original...

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Scottish supergroup Saveheat joins Insight Data

Scottish supergroup Saveheat joins Insight Data

With the formation of four well-established Scottish brands into one all-encompassing group, the brand-new Saveheat Group Ltd. has partnered with Insight Data to continue their ambitious growth plans, as they look to reach new customers across the UK. Formed by renowned industry figures Alex Gray and Colin...

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Insight Data reveals latest industry financial performance

Insight Data reveals latest industry financial performance

Insight Data has recently compared the financial performance of fabricators and installers as part of a new Industry Report, following research conducted with over 15,000 window, door and conservatory companies. The report reveals a significant divide between supply-only fabricators, fabricators...

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Insight Data’s Architects Database surpasses 19,000 email addresses

Insight Data’s Architects Database surpasses 19,000 email addresses

The team at Insight Data are celebrating a significant achievement for one of their five key databases. Their nationwide database of architects can now boast an incredible 19,000 email addresses. Designed to help its customers contact architects much earlier in the specification process, the database...

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Insight Data publishes the latest Window Industry Report

Insight Data publishes the latest Window Industry Report

Insight Data has published its latest Industry Report, giving a comprehensive overview of the UK window, door and conservatory industry along with the top performing companies.  The report follows research carried out on over 15,000 companies and includes analysis, trends and opinion on the current...

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Can you accurately cleanse your data?

Can you accurately cleanse your data?

In the pursuit of new customers, many businesses in the industry are turning their hands to email marketing and direct mail. Investments are made in email creators and data lists with grand aims to target and engage with the industry’s top decision makers. However, what many of these companies seem to...

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Enhanced design suite for Insight Data’s new email marketing platform

Enhanced design suite for Insight Data’s new email marketing platform

Aiming to make it even easier for their customers to connect with potential prospects, Insight Data has added new, intuitive design features to STEM, their brand-new, integrated email marketing platform for Salestracker. STEM users can now design and build email campaigns using the platform’s straightforward...

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Veranda specialists The Milwood Group see unbelievable results with Insight

Veranda specialists The Milwood Group see unbelievable results with Insight

One of the UK’s fastest growing manufacturers of outdoor living products has seen a phenomenal surge in leads and sales thanks to a little help from Insight Data. The Milwood Group, which specialises in aluminium verandas, canopies and carports partnered with Insight Data to develop a highly-targeted...

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Edgetech calls on Insight Data’s industry analysis for 10th anniversary

Edgetech calls on Insight Data’s industry analysis for 10th anniversary

Quanex company Edgetech, the leading experts in warm edge technology called on the industry knowledge and expertise of Insight Data for their special anniversary event to mark 10 years of UK manufacture. As part of the proceedings which celebrated Edgetech’s decade of success at their UK headquarters...

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The benefits of triple glazing are overlooked by most homeowners, says Dire

The benefits of triple glazing are overlooked by most homeowners, says Dire

Despite its popularity in mainland Europe, triple glazing is still not on the radar for many UK homeowners. This is the view of the Managing Director of Improveasy – a company that offers customers financial solutions to fund home improvements through its approved installers. The use...

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Improveasy smash industry target following record month

Improveasy smash industry target following record month

A company that provides installers with finance solutions that they can offer to homeowners has recorded its best-ever month of trading in the glass and glazing sector. Improveasy Finance Solutions, which is based in Manchester, saw a record-breaking number of enquiries regarding its service in September. Directors...

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Specialist home improvement finance company on-course for record year

Specialist home improvement finance company on-course for record year

A company that provides installers with finance solutions that they can offer to homeowners is on-course for a record year of trading. Improveasy Finance Solutions, which is based in Manchester, looks set to end 2017 with the highest number of installers using its service. Directors at the company...

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Leading aluminium supplier sees its products selected for large-scale South

Leading aluminium supplier sees its products selected for large-scale South

Leading aluminium systems manufacturer, Hueck has supplied its products to a large-scale, mixed-use development in Elephant and Castle. The development, named Elephant One, is situated in a prime location: close to the Elephant and Castle tube station and next to Elephant Park, offering convenient links...

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What impact are new Metro Mayors having on the construction sector?

What impact are new Metro Mayors having on the construction sector?

In early May 2017 six city regions in the UK elected metro mayors, or ‘combined authority mayors’ to change the political structure in the UK, with some decision-making powers to be devolved to a regional level. Amongst the most high-profile people to be elected as a metro mayor was former Labour...

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Hueck systems supplied for ‘eco’ London skyscraper

Hueck systems supplied for ‘eco’ London skyscraper

Hueck has supplied its high-performance windows and doors for a new glass-clad London landmark that boasts excellent green credentials. Hoola is a residential development of 360 individually designed homes set across two rippling glass towers in Tidal Basin Street. The eco-friendly buildings...

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Construction HQ transformed with a little help from Hazlemere Commercial

Construction HQ transformed with a little help from Hazlemere Commercial

High Wycombe architectural glazing experts Hazlemere Commercial have helped transform the head offices of a major UK construction company on the very busy Cressex Business Park in High Wycombe. Working for office design specialists Vibe Business Interiors, Hazlemere provided an outstanding level of...

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Top marks for Hazlemere as it completes yet another major school renovation

Top marks for Hazlemere as it completes yet another major school renovation

Highly-regarded Hazlemere Commercial has finished top of the class yet again, chalking up yet another successful education sector refurbishment with the skilful renovation of John Mason School in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Established in 1960 as a grammar school and with alumni including former West Ham...

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Hazlemere Commercial finishes construction on brand new website

Hazlemere Commercial finishes construction on brand new website

Buckinghamshire installation experts Hazlemere Commercial have finished work on their brand-new website (www.hazlemerecommercial.co.uk). The mobile-optimised site showcases an extensive range that includes products from Sapa, Reynaers...

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Hazlemere strengthens aluminium offering with AluK suite

Hazlemere strengthens aluminium offering with AluK suite

Buckinghamshire-based Hazlemere Commercial have expanded their aluminium offering to include AluK’s complete range, allowing them to take on an even broader range of commercial contracts, and cement their status as the region’s leading independent architectural specialist glazing manufacturers...

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Uni_Slide unlocks Atlantic views at Sea Edge House

Uni_Slide unlocks Atlantic views at Sea Edge House

Torquay’s Fenster Fabrications has contributed to a stylish sea-view residential development that’s been shortlisted for multiple awards. Designed by respected Truro architects KAST, and located in Downderry on Cornwall’s south coast, Sea Edge House is a strikingly modern cliff-edge...

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Üni_Slide heads West for prestigious Sennen project

Üni_Slide heads West for prestigious Sennen project

Fenster Fabrication’s best-in-class sliding door product Üni_Slide has been used as part of a high-end residential development in Sennen, Cornwall.  The project is a collaboration between esteemed Brixham-based architect Stan Bolt and noted interior designer Jill Stein. Üni_Slide...

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Stunning new website for Torquay aluminium experts

Stunning new website for Torquay aluminium experts

Thriving Torquay aluminium specialists Fenster Fabrications have launched a stylish new website - www.fensteruk.net Offering outstanding quality and dedicated customer service, over ten years Fenster has grown to become one of the region’s leading suppliers of aluminium windows and doors. Now...

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Fenster Fabrications add the finishing touch to Titchmarsh transformation

Fenster Fabrications add the finishing touch to Titchmarsh transformation

Aluminium door experts Fenster Fabrications have helped transform a family’s home as part of hit home improvement show Love Your Home and Garden. The popular programme, which has been running since 2011, and regularly draws audiences in excess of 4 million, sees a team of home improvement experts led...

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Elumatec assist with Polar’s expedition to growth

Elumatec assist with Polar’s expedition to growth

Polar NE has become the latest thriving firm to purchase a state-of-the-art CNC from elumatec. Founded in 1983, Polar has gradually risen to become one of the UK’s premier commercial specialists, serving clients from Southampton to Aberdeen. Using quality systems from Kawneer and Comar...

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A thousand fabricators from around the world visit elumatec’s TechDays

A thousand fabricators from around the world visit elumatec’s TechDays

Fabricators from as far afield as Korea, Namibia, Chile and Japan descended on Mühlacker, Germany to experience elumatec’s TechDays. The three-day event sought to showcase the firm’s market-leading product range, and give attendees a crucial insight into the direction fabrication...

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Slenderline offers a touch of glass with brand-new website

Slenderline offers a touch of glass with brand-new website

With a clear strategy to take their business to the next level, specialists in heritage sealed units Slenderline Glass have stepped up their online presence with the launch of their brand-new website www.slenderlineglass.com. The new website showcases...

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Edgetech scores a hat-trick with trio of prestigious award nominations

Edgetech scores a hat-trick with trio of prestigious award nominations

Warm edge pioneers Edgetech have been shortlisted for Company of the Year at the Coventry Telegraph Business Awards. The annual event, started by the long-running Coventry Telegraph newspaper, exists to celebrate success, recognise achievement and showcase Warwickshire’s most outstanding and...

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Forty customers mark a decade with Edgetech

Forty customers mark a decade with Edgetech

Forty of Edgetech’s most valued customers are celebrating ten years of working with the Coventry-based warm edge experts. As part of an event held earlier this year to mark a decade since Edgetech began manufacturing in the UK, the firm brought representatives from a number of long-standing customers...

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Edgetech parent company Quanex names new Chief Operating Officer

Edgetech parent company Quanex names new Chief Operating Officer

Quanex, multinational building products supplier and parent company of warm edge experts Edgetech, has promoted an experienced member of its senior team. George Wilson has been named Quanex Chief Operating Officer, a new post designed to oversee the company’s US and international operations. Prior...

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Edgetech’s excellence acknowledged with G17 nomination

Edgetech’s excellence acknowledged with G17 nomination

Warm edge pioneers Edgetech are delighted to have been shortlisted for Component Supplier of the Year at the prestigious G Awards. The news tops off a momentous year for the Coventry company, that’s seen it not only celebrate a decade of manufacturing in the UK, but invest extensively in facilities and...

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Windmill Windows installation saved by dedicated Dempsey Dyer

Windmill Windows installation saved by dedicated Dempsey Dyer

Yorkshire fabricator Dempsey Dyer has gone the extra mile to help a valued customer complete a lucrative job in an Oxfordshire conservation area. Respected local installation firm Windmill Windows had been called on to refurbish a property in a historically sensitive part of the county. Together...

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Listers are Back in Business with Roy Frost at the Helm

Listers are Back in Business with Roy Frost at the Helm

The 150,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in Stoke-on-Trent, of leading trade fabricator, Lister Trade Frames, has been acquired by well-known industry figure Roy Frost and his group GJB Holdings. Backed by North West-based entrepreneur Alan Rothwell, the deal will secure around 70 jobs in Stoke-on-Trent. VEKA/HALO...

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Droylsden Glass strengthens its range with a little help from Dekko

Droylsden Glass strengthens its range with a little help from Dekko

With one of the industry’s broadest product ranges, experienced fabricator Dekko Window Systems has a reputation for helping its customers grow and reach new markets. Looking to strengthen its offering, North-West installation specialists Droylsden Glass has become the latest firm to partner with Dekko. With...

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Dekko helps McDermott Windows make premium switch

Dekko helps McDermott Windows make premium switch

First-class fabricator Dekko Window Systems has a proven track record of helping its customers successfully shift into the high-end, premium market. One of the latest examples, which displays the firm’s overriding commitment to being far more than a trade supplier is their partnership with Blackburn-based McDermott...

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Dekko inundated with leads following appearance on hit ITV show

Dekko inundated with leads following appearance on hit ITV show

Premium product fabricator Dekko Window Systems has been inundated with leads following an appearance on the hit ITV programme Love Your Home and Garden, which is hosted by renowned presenter Alan Titchmarsh. Dekko’s luxurious RÄUM aluminium bi-folding doors featured prominently on the ‘Get...

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‘Business as usual’ at UK’s leading aluminium specialist following MBO

‘Business as usual’ at UK’s leading aluminium specialist following MBO

A management buyout (MBO) has recently taken place at Gloucester-based CDW Systems – a specialist manufacturer and supplier of aluminium windows and doors.   The existing senior management team of Richard Smith, Angela Phillips, Jeremy Phillips, Allan Little, Martin Rowe and...

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Aluminium specialists handpicked by Theresa May to review the economy

Aluminium specialists handpicked by Theresa May to review the economy

The Chairman and Managing Director of one of the industry’s leading aluminium specialists was recently chosen to attend a prestigious event organised by the Prime Minister Theresa May.   The event – which is called ‘The Parliamentary Review’ - took place in...

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Hardware leader to team up with GM Fundraising

Hardware leader to team up with GM Fundraising

Global leaders in window and door hardware Caldwell have teamed up with GM Fundraising, choosing the charity as the sole beneficiary for its donations going forward.   GM Fundraising was established in 1996 by Gary Morton. Gary is the CEO of the Boing Boing Group; which acquired Midlands-based...

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Market leading products contributing to growth at hardware giants

Market leading products contributing to growth at hardware giants

Two recently evolved products at hardware giants Caldwell are helping to drive sales says a Director at the company. The fenestration hardware specialist launched the re-engineered products earlier in 2017 and they have boosted sales at the company. Tim Ferkin, Sales Director at fenestration...

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Global hardware giant posts mid-term financial results

Global hardware giant posts mid-term financial results

One of the UK’s largest and longest running hardware manufacturers has posted its mid-term financial results.   The figures reveal that Caldwell UK is on-course to end the year having significantly increased turnover on the previous year, with the final results to be announced...

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Smart addition for Astraseal with new aluminium flush casement

Smart addition for Astraseal with new aluminium flush casement

G17 Fabricator of the Year Finalists Astraseal are well-known for their ever-expanding product range. Once again, the Wellingborough-based firm has strengthened its diverse offering with the addition of Alitherm 500, the new aluminium flush casement from Smarts.   The Alitherm 500...

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New website for Astraseal’s G17 nominated Approved Commercial Installer Net

New website for Astraseal’s G17 nominated Approved Commercial Installer Net

To meet the continued demand from commercial installers and developers looking to join the scheme, Astraseal has launched a brand-new, dedicated website for ACIN, their G17-nominated Approved Commercial Installer Network (www.acin.uk).   The...

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Fast-growing firm joins Astraseal Commercial Installer Network

Fast-growing firm joins Astraseal Commercial Installer Network

A celebrated Cambridgeshire installer has become the latest member of the Astraseal Commercial Installer Network (ACIN).   Huntingdon’s Surefit East Anglia is one of the South-East’s leading uPVC specialists – and now the company is benefitting from a stream of...

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Double G Award nomination for outstanding Astraseal

Double G Award nomination for outstanding Astraseal

Master fabricator Astraseal is celebrating an impressive achievement as the firm is shortlisted for not one, but two awards at the prestigious G Awards 2017.   The Wellingborough-based business which specialises in uPVC and aluminium is not only a finalist for ‘Customer Care Initiative...

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Hueck products selected for £50m Wembley development

Hueck products selected for £50m Wembley development

Hueck has supplied its aluminium systems for a 699-bedroom student accommodation building overlooking Olympic Way’s approach to Wembley Stadium. Unite Olympic Way is a £50m development offering high-quality en-suite and studio rooms in the regenerated area of Wembley, home to the world-famous...

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CDW products the catch of the day for Guernsey restaurant

CDW products the catch of the day for Guernsey restaurant

Aluminium specialist CDW Systems recently supplied its market leading products for a new waterfront restaurant in Guernsey. Octopus Bar and Restaurant is located on the south side of Havelet Bay in St Peter Port, Guernsey. The restaurant boasts ‘one of the best views in Guernsey&rsquo...

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SEH BAC renews sponsorship with Ipswich Town F.C.

SEH BAC renews sponsorship with Ipswich Town F.C.

One of the UK’s largest installers, SEH BAC has renewed its sponsorship with Ipswich Town Football Club. Sponsoring the Tractor Boys for more than 20 years, SEH BAC is a leading double glazing...

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Astraseal unveils new doors of Distinction

Astraseal unveils new doors of Distinction

Fast-growing Astraseal has extensively expanded its offering of high-performance composite doors made in-house with the market-leading Distinction Doors slab. Boasting a stunning woodgrain finish based on real oak and available in an extensive range of over 30 styles and 40 colours, the Distinction...

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Brand new website sees Dempsey Dyer gear up for growth

Brand new website sees Dempsey Dyer gear up for growth

Respected fabricator Dempsey Dyer has unveiled a brand-new website to coincide with its fortieth anniversary. The cutting-edge site, designed by industry marketing specialists Purplex, showcases the vast range of quality timber and uPVC windows, doors and conservatories the Pontefract firm has to offer. Structured...

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Double win for Bristol firm at national awards

Double win for Bristol firm at national awards

A Bristol firm has scooped two awards at the prestigious National Family Business Awards, which were held in London. Previously known as the Red Ribbon Awards, the National Family Business Awards were rebranded in 2017 to reflect its growing reputation for discovering and recognising the most outstanding...

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How can installers better use finance to increase sales?

How can installers better use finance to increase sales?

The Managing Director of a UK finance provider for the home improvement industry says that many glass and glazing installers are still not fully taking advantage their service and using it to boost sales. Austin Barcley, Managing Director of Improveasy, says there is an upward trend of consumers using finance...

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Sales of Dekko’s Infinity uPVC range skyrocket by 80%

Sales of Dekko’s Infinity uPVC range skyrocket by 80%

In what has already been one of the firm’s most successful years in its history, trailblazing fabricator Dekko Window Systems is celebrating rocketing sales of its premium, Infinity uPVC range. The firm, which specialises in premium uPVC and aluminium products, has seen sales of its Infinity range...

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Meet the company revolutionising the construction hoardings industry

Meet the company revolutionising the construction hoardings industry

In his former life, Steve Matthews was a project manager for a large construction firm where he was overseeing major accounts for national retail brands such as Tesco. After identifying a gap in the market for a cost effective, sustainable, and innovative hoardings solution, Steve took the plunge and went...

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Permadoor supports fire fighters’ day of fun and fundraising

Permadoor supports fire fighters’ day of fun and fundraising

Upton-based door manufacturer Permadoor proudly supported a fundraising event staged by local fire fighters. Upton Fire Station opened its doors to friends, dignitaries and visitors from throughout the community to help raise money for the fire service. As well as attending and helping raise...

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New door styles help Safedoors’ Diamond Range shine

New door styles help Safedoors’ Diamond Range shine

Following success with their premium Platinum Range of composite doors, leading door manufacturer Safedoors is adding new door styles to their popular Diamond Range of high-insulation foam core composite doors. The new door styles are designed to guide homeowners through the range and help them to find...

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Major factory expansion for Slenderline Glass

Major factory expansion for Slenderline Glass

Leading specialists in heritage sealed units, Slenderline Glass, have doubled their factory space following a massive period of growth for their specialist slimline sealed units. Slenderline Glass, who are part of the Kent-based E.J. Cocker Group, saw a 20% increase in sales this July compared to July last...

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IGU specialist seals the deal with Purplex

IGU specialist seals the deal with Purplex

One of the UK’s leading experts in insulated glass units with almost half of century of experience, has appointed Purplex as their PR and marketing agency. Based in Kent and operating across the UK, The E.J. Cocker Group is comprised of E.J. Cocker & Son; which manufacturers and supplies IGUs for...

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VIPs gather to mark decade of manufacturing

VIPs gather to mark decade of manufacturing

Warm edge experts Edgetech welcomed VIPs from throughout the industry to a celebration marking a decade of UK manufacturing. The company’s Coventry factory became the first warm edge manufacturing facility in the country back in 2007. Exactly ten years on, dignitaries including Bill Griffiths and...

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elumatec expands uPVC division with experienced National Sales Manager

elumatec expands uPVC division with experienced National Sales Manager

World-leading machinery manufacturer elumatec has bolstered its uPVC division with the appointment of experienced National Sales Manager Adrian Sunter. Back in 2015, elumatec signed a landmark deal with German machining experts Sturtz, which saw the firm begin offering an extensive range of Sturtz uPVC...

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Sales continue to soar for Vista’s Xtreme Composite Door

Sales continue to soar for Vista’s Xtreme Composite Door

Award-winning panel and composite door supplier Vista has seen incredible growth thanks to increasing demand for XtremeDoor, their best-in-class composite door. The Merseyside firm has reported a remarkable surge with sales up a full 15% compared to last year. The continued success of XtremeDoor now means...

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Jackloc attends Buckingham Palace event for Queen’s Award winners

Jackloc attends Buckingham Palace event for Queen’s Award winners

Jackloc®, the Queen’s Award-winning window and door restrictor specialists were once again special guests at Buckingham Palace for a reception to celebrate winners of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2017. The exclusive reception, which was hosted and attended by Her Majesty The Queen...

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New bi-fold door set to hit the market

New bi-fold door set to hit the market

Ambitious fabricator TWR Trade Frames has added a new bi-fold door to its portfolio of products. The company has launched its new bi-fold eternAL door, which will give installers a product that has superior aesthetics and excellent security; as well as market-leading weather performance that will help them...

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The Window Outlet shows fresh approach to customer support

The Window Outlet shows fresh approach to customer support

Bristol trailblazers The Window Outlet have launched a customer-friendly version of their new aluminium brochure. Designed to help their trade customers sell by presenting a professional image, the glossy, 16-page brochure showcases the firm’s range of aluminium windows, doors, bifolds and patio...

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A major milestone for Insight Data’s General Manager

A major milestone for Insight Data’s General Manager

The UK’s leading provider of CRM software and marketing information for the fenestration and construction industries, Insight Data is celebrating one of their colleagues sixth-year at the company. Originally starting at Insight Data as a Telephone Researcher Executive in 2011, Jade Greenhow has...

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TV star Dominic Littlewood to open home improvement showroom in Colchester

TV star Dominic Littlewood to open home improvement showroom in Colchester

Dominic Littlewood, the TV presenter who’s best known for his roles in hit shows such as Cowboy Builders and Don’t Get Done, Get Dom; will be opening a new window, door and conservatory show centre in Colchester on Saturday, September 9th. The brand new 5,000 square foot show centre...

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Number of aluminium installers continues to rise

Number of aluminium installers continues to rise

The number of installers offering aluminium products has grown by 41% over the past five years and this number is expected to continue to increase. This is according to a recent report by the Council for Aluminium Building (CAB). Once seen as a strictly commercial material, aluminium has achieved great success...

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Get a glimpse of the future at elumatec’s TechDays

Get a glimpse of the future at elumatec’s TechDays

Fabricators from around the world will be congregating in Mühlacker, Germany this September for the elumatec TechDays 2017. Hosted by global machinery experts elumatec, the three-day event seeks to showcase the firm’s market-leading product range, and give attendees a crucial insight into...

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Improve not move trend sparks demand for consumer finance

Improve not move trend sparks demand for consumer finance

A rise in homeowners choosing to improve or expand their homes rather than move has sparked demand for installers looking to offer consumer finance for a range measures such as windows, doors and conservatories. Strong house price growth and the high cost of living has seen the continuation of the improve not...

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Hazlemere Commercial proud to be Exor Safe Contractors

Hazlemere Commercial proud to be Exor Safe Contractors

Architectural glazing experts Hazlemere Commercial are proud to be Exor-approved safe contractors. Exor Safe Contractor is the UK’s leading Health and Safety Assessment scheme. It’s been designed to help simplify health and safety responsibilities for organisations that employ building...

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SEH BAC accepted into Which?-endorsed Ultra Installers scheme

SEH BAC accepted into Which?-endorsed Ultra Installers scheme

One of the country’s biggest conservatory installers has been accepted into Ultraframe’s Which?-endorsed Ultra Installers scheme. A major supplier of Ultraframe orangeries and conservatories, SEH BAC have been rigorously vetted and found to meet the firm’s stringent quality standards. Ultraframe...

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Window industry elite attend the inaugural Ascot Summer Ball

Window industry elite attend the inaugural Ascot Summer Ball

Two of the biggest names in the glazing industry, Insight Data and Purplex Marketing, both part of the Ascot Group, recently joined forces to host the first Ascot Summer Ball. The prestigious Ball brought together high flyers and VIPs from across the glazing and construction industry for a spectacular evening...

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Growth continues at specialist aluminium fabricator

Growth continues at specialist aluminium fabricator

A specialist manufacturing company is celebrating yet another strong period of trading as it looks to end the year as a record-breaker. In its last fiscal year, CDW Systems put in its best trading performance which saw the group turnover increase by 19%, resulting in it hitting the £10m mark for the first...

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Rise of the city region good news for construction industry, says Director

Rise of the city region good news for construction industry, says Director

An emerging enclave of fast-developing city regions outside of London is good news for the construction industry according to the Managing Director of a pre-cast concrete company. Eamonn O’Donnell, who is the MD of SCC Design Build, says that political changes to establish city regions which have...

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Alex Trade Frames add Guardian Warm Roofs to its product portfolio

Alex Trade Frames add Guardian Warm Roofs to its product portfolio

Alex Trade Frames – Stockport’s No.1 supplier of high quality of double glazing products for the trade – are once again fleshing out their catalogue, this time in the form the Guardian Warm Roof. Often considered the pinnacle of tiled roofing solutions when it comes to thermal retention and style, it’s...

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Edgetech celebration marks decade of UK manufacturing

Edgetech celebration marks decade of UK manufacturing

Edgetech, a Quanex company, is marking ten years of UK manufacturing and warm edge excellence with a two-day long celebration. On July the 13th, customers and colleagues from across the world will gather at the company’s Coventry headquarters to look back at what has been accomplished...

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Roof Maker lights up hit ITV programme

Roof Maker lights up hit ITV programme

Roof Maker, the UK’s leading rooflight manufacturer, is set to star in ITV’s hit home improvement show Love Your Home and Garden. The company has donated several of their industry-leading rooflight products to ITV, and will feature in two episodes aired in late August. Fronted by Alan Titchmarsh...

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elumatec machinery helps Hazlemere Commercial meet soaring demand

elumatec machinery helps Hazlemere Commercial meet soaring demand

Behind many of the world’s most successful fabricators you will find machinery from elumatec, the world’s largest machinery company. Forging a formidable reputation for almost nine decades as the global experts, their products shape the manufacturing processes of leading fabricators, including most...

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SDS London team up with Oliver Knights for 100% Design

SDS London team up with Oliver Knights for 100% Design

Hardware specialist SDS London will be exhibiting at the upcoming 100% Design show - which is the UK’s largest trade show for architects and designers - under the prestigious Oliver Knights brand. SDS offers a wide range of hardware, which now encompasses a clutch of market leading brands and more than...

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Hardware specialist sees increased demand for ‘one of a kind’ hardware

Hardware specialist sees increased demand for ‘one of a kind’ hardware

SDS London has seen increased demand for premium lines of hardware from its range as homeowners look to unique hardware pieces when improving their home. Homeowners wanting to put their style fingerprint on their home are turning to niche products such as vertical sliding windows and bi-fold doors, and are...

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Technology and communications firm recognised at south west awards

Technology and communications firm recognised at south west awards

PureComms has won ‘New Apprentice Employer of the Year’ at the Weston College Apprenticeship Awards. The ceremony was held at Doubletree by Hilton, Cadbury House, with journalist, TV and radio presenter Penny Smith hosting the event. Local and regional employers and their apprentices...

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Hueck supplies ‘Mini Manhattan’ project in London

Hueck supplies ‘Mini Manhattan’ project in London

Hueck has supplied its market leading products for a ground-breaking project, which has been dubbed East London’s ‘Mini Manhattan’. London City Island, a development in Canning Town, combines commercial and residential buildings and, within a few years, will also be home to the English...

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Fenster Fabrications set to feature in hit ITV home improvement show

Fenster Fabrications set to feature in hit ITV home improvement show

Torquay’s Fenster Fabrications is set to feature in an upcoming episode of ITV 1’s hit home improvement show Love Your Home and Garden. The popular programme, which has been running since 2011, and regularly draws audiences in excess of 4m, sees a team of home improvement experts led by Alan Titchmarsh...

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Dekko brings Bi-Folds to Banbury for ITV’s Love Your Home and Garden

Dekko brings Bi-Folds to Banbury for ITV’s Love Your Home and Garden

Dekko Window Systems, the UK’s fastest growing premium product fabricator, has helped transform one deserving family’s property as part of ITV’s hit show Love Your Home and Garden. Screened on Monday evenings to audiences in excess of four million viewers, the long-running show sees...

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Edgetech heads East to showcase at China Glass

Edgetech heads East to showcase at China Glass

Warm edge experts Edgetech joined delegates from around the world at China Glass, one of the biggest dates in the global glass industry’s calendar. Held each year in Beijing or Shanghai, the massive trade show reliably draws visitors in excess of thirty thousand, and this year featured 800 exhibiting...

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Dempsey Dyer strengthens door range with Invisifold

Dempsey Dyer strengthens door range with Invisifold

Yorkshire’s Dempsey Dyer has added to its extensive offering with the innovative Invisifold slide and swing door.  Renowned for its versatility, the Invisifold system converts a conventional patio or French door into a highly-flexible, sliding and folding solution, allowing homeowners...

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Astraseal branches out with aluminium verandas

Astraseal branches out with aluminium verandas

If recently adding Eurocell’s new Skypod Acute to their range wasn’t enough, fast-growing fabricator Astraseal has now expanded its industry-leading uPVC and aluminium range to include premium verandas from the Milwood Group. Continuing their commitment to a diverse product range, which...

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Astraseal becomes the first to use new email marketing platform, STEM

Astraseal becomes the first to use new email marketing platform, STEM

Astraseal, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of uPVC and aluminium has become the first fabricator to use STEM, the brand-new, integrated email marketing platform for Salestracker from Insight Data. STEM replaces Astraseal’s existing platform Campaign Monitor and allows...

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Edgetech gives a warm reception to returning R&D expert

Edgetech gives a warm reception to returning R&D expert

Warm edge pioneers Edgetech are welcoming the return of a key former member of senior staff after a three-year hiatus. Gary Shoesmith served as Edgetech UK’s Director of Operations and Quality between 2008 and 2014, and now re-joins the organisation as Technical Development Manager. Gary’s...

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TruFit wins fans during Master Fitter Challenge

TruFit wins fans during Master Fitter Challenge

Edgetech’s innovative Trufit insulation tape played a central role in this year’s Master Fitter Challenge, the two-day test of skill that’s been a FIT Show highlight since the event began. The ever-popular competition saw six teams of experienced installers battle it out to fit windows...

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Lead generation provider up for major award

Lead generation provider up for major award

A company that has changed the face of lead generation provision in the glass and glazing – and renewable energy industry – has seen its work recognised at a major business awards. Leads2trade is up for an award at the Stockport Business Awards 2017, where it has been shortlisted in the Business...

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Premium Brands need Premium Marketing so ‘Make It Yours’ say Dekko

Premium Brands need Premium Marketing so ‘Make It Yours’ say Dekko

The industry is changing fast, and keeping up with homeowner demands can seem quite daunting at times for installers. Modern consumers want premium products and great service – and making life easier for their customers is what Dekko has always been about. In this demanding world, Dekko recognises...

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Bristol fabricator puts customers first with brand new patio door builder

Bristol fabricator puts customers first with brand new patio door builder

Fast-moving Bristol fabricator The Window Outlet has launched a state-of-the-art patio door builder, an online application that allows installers to design patio door products then submit them for a quote: http://go-build.it/#/the-window-outlet/configure/patio-doors The...

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Alex Trade Frames celebrate showroom revamp complete with new manager

Alex Trade Frames celebrate showroom revamp complete with new manager

Alex Trade Frames - the specialist double glazing supplier  for the North West - are celebrating the recent refurbishment of their trade showroom, which showcases their diverse suite of uPVC windows and doors. Located in Stockport, Cheshire, the fully-furnished space acts as a one-stop shop for local trade installers...

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Vista fights floods with storm-proofing specialists StormMeister

Vista fights floods with storm-proofing specialists StormMeister

Market-leading door experts Vista have collaborated with flood prevention specialists StormMeister to finally bring security and peace of mind to the owners of dozens of homes devastated by freak weather in December of 2015. The Boxing Day floods in Yorkshire made national news, leaving thousands of homes...

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Vista’s state-of-the-art new website to help installers grow their business

Vista’s state-of-the-art new website to help installers grow their business

Vista, one of the UK’s biggest and most respected composite door firms, has launched a state-of-the-art consumer-facing website to help it promote its celebrated XtremeDoor brand. The new enhanced website - www.xtremedoor.co.uk - was built and is...

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Improve not move trend sparks demand for high-end hardware

Improve not move trend sparks demand for high-end hardware

Research from a construction consultancy reveals more and more homeowners are choosing to improve not move – a significant number that is driving up the volume of planning applications across all areas of the UK. Barbour ABI says there has been an average rise of 6% in the number of applications submitted...

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Jackloc attends exclusive Palace Garden Party for RoSPA Centenary

Jackloc attends exclusive Palace Garden Party for RoSPA Centenary

Jackloc®, the Queen’s Award-winning window and door restrictor specialists were special guests at a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). With Her Majesty The Queen as their patron, the charity was granted...

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New Managing Director at Hueck UK

New Managing Director at Hueck UK

Leon Friend has been appointed Managing Director of the UK arm of Eduard Hueck GmbH & Co. KG. In a new role at the company, Leon will focus on business expansion and the launch of new products to the UK market – as part of a wider initiative to establish a senior team to drive growth over the coming months. He...

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BSI overhaul for one of Britain’s most accredited fabricators

BSI overhaul for one of Britain’s most accredited fabricators

Dempsey Dyer, one of the UK’s most accredited, quality conscious fabricators, has adopted BSI standards across the board after a period of using several different schemes. The firm is now able to supply products that meet BS644 for enhanced security timber windows and doors, BS7412 for enhanced security...

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The Queen joins cable restrictor specialists Jackloc at The FIT Show

The Queen joins cable restrictor specialists Jackloc at The FIT Show

The identity of Jackloc’s very special FIT Show guest was finally revealed to be none other than Her Majesty The Queen. Her Royal Highness joined the window and door restrictor specialists on their stand for Big Tuesday to celebrate the firm winning the most prestigious award in UK business, The Queen’s Award...

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Government needs to do more to support British start-ups, says MD

Government needs to do more to support British start-ups, says MD

As a reported one in five UK start-ups consider establishing a European outpost in the wake of Brexit, an MD poses the question: is the British government doing enough to encourage home-grown business success? Statistics show that 99 per cent of all UK businesses are SMEs, who generate 54% of the country’s...

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Edgetech gives a taste of Super Spacer at the FIT Show 2017

Edgetech gives a taste of Super Spacer at the FIT Show 2017

Industry-leading spacer bar manufacturer Edgetech, a Quanex company, took visitors back to the classroom as they showcased the ‘science of warm edge’ at the FIT Show 2017. Offering one of the most interactive stands at the FIT Show, Edgetech shared just a taste of the thirty years of fastidious...

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Sash window specialists go one better with second FIT Show appearance

Sash window specialists go one better with second FIT Show appearance

Roseview celebrated its 40th anniversary in style in Birmingham, with a second consecutive FIT Show appearance that drew twice as many leads and visitors than the first. On a stand that stood out from the crowd with its open, airy English garden feel, the firm was perfectly placed to showcase its...

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Dynamic Dekko makes FIT Show debut

Dynamic Dekko makes FIT Show debut

Dynamic Dekko Window Systems enjoyed a hugely successful FIT Show debut, that saw it unveil a number of new additions to its well-known product ranges. The firm’s Räum collection of sleek, contemporary aluminium sliding doors has now been expanded with stylish aluminium windows, and two varieties...

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Dempsey Dyer takes Heritage Flush Sash to the next level

Dempsey Dyer takes Heritage Flush Sash to the next level

In late 2016 Yorkshire fabricator, Dempsey Dyer launched the Deceuninck Heritage Flush Sash window available with welded transoms, mullions and frames. The company is now delighted to offer the same window fully mechanically jointed. The Heritage Flush Sash is a uPVC sash window that balances modern performance...

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Stunning rooflights help Roof Maker shine at FIT Show 2017

Stunning rooflights help Roof Maker shine at FIT Show 2017

After 16 years dominating the retail market for best-in-class UK-made roof glazing products, Leicester-based Roof Maker came to Birmingham looking to significantly expand the trade side of its business. The firm brought a comprehensive selection of its celebrated rooflight products, including pitched...

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elumatec’s offerings excel at biggest ever FIT Show

elumatec’s offerings excel at biggest ever FIT Show

Unveiling its newly expanded Sturtz machining range in the UK for the first time, globally respected machining manufacturer elumatec enjoyed a thoroughly successful FIT Show, leaving Birmingham with a string of promising leads. The firm used the event to launch no less than five new products in the UK. Long...

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Luxury brands boost sales at hardware specialist

Luxury brands boost sales at hardware specialist

Hardware specialist SDS London is celebrating a successful quarter one following the roll-out of several new premium product lines. In its latest financial figures, the company has seen an 8% increase in turnover in quarter one, compared to the same period last year. The growth comes off the...

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Premium door system boosts sales at aluminium specialist

Premium door system boosts sales at aluminium specialist

A director at CDW Systems says strong demand for its latest premium product has contributed to strong sales at the company in recent months. Installers keen to target the high-end of the market are turning to CDW’s premium aluminium door range. Demand for these products is at an all-time high and it is...

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Rooflight experts endorsed by one of Britain’s leading architects

Rooflight experts endorsed by one of Britain’s leading architects

Roof Maker, the UK’s leading roof windows experts, have received a prestigious endorsement from nationally respected architect Nicolas Tye. Based in Maulden, Bedfordshire, but with premises in London, Peterborough and Birmingham, Nicolas Tye Architects is a multiple award-winning practice...

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New mainland Europe Managing Director at international systems specialist

New mainland Europe Managing Director at international systems specialist

Thomas Polonyi has been unveiled as the new Managing Director of Eduard Hueck GmbH & Co. KG in Lüdenscheid. He succeeds long-standing Managing Director Thomas Utsch who is leaving the company to pursue new entrepreneurial activities. Thomas brings a wealth of directorship experience...

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HR specialist joins leading south-west telecoms firm

HR specialist joins leading south-west telecoms firm

A fast-growing telecoms provider has appointed a new member to its team. Grace Williams has joined Pure Comms as HR Manager at the company’s St Austell office, bringing with her a passion and enthusiasm for the role. Grace has a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Plymouth...

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Dekko unveils stunning new products in big FIT Show debut

Dekko unveils stunning new products in big FIT Show debut

The buzz among visitors at The FIT Show to see Dekko Window System’s big debut was certainly justified as the fabricator, well-known for their premium products showcased their much talked about uPVC and aluminium range and revealed a number of exciting, new additions. The fabricator wowed show-goers...

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Roseview hits FIT for 40th birthday bash

Roseview hits FIT for 40th birthday bash

Coming to FIT for the second year running, respected sash window experts Roseview have enjoyed a promising first day in Birmingham. The firm is greeting the start of the NEC arena with more of what made their first appearance such a success – extraordinary products, among the most authentic ever produced...

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Roof glazing experts Roof Maker enjoy resounding Day One success

Roof glazing experts Roof Maker enjoy resounding Day One success

National roof glazing experts Roof Maker are celebrating a resoundingly successful first day at the FIT Show. Trade visitors have flocked to the company’s stand, drawn in by its stylish, high-end rooflight products. Roof Maker products deliver cutting-edge design, market-leading...

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Queen’s Award winner Jackloc appoints Purplex

Queen’s Award winner Jackloc appoints Purplex

The creators behind the original range of universal window and door restrictors, and now winners of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2017, have appointed Purplex as their PR agency. Leicestershire-based Jackloc safeguards thousands of lives every year with their innovative range...

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Purplex Digital team expands skills by undertaking industry training

Purplex Digital team expands skills by undertaking industry training

The Purplex Digital team have increased their online marketing expertise and prowess by attending a rigorous Google Analytics training programme in Central London, run by entrepreneur and marketing expert Remco van der Beek from eMarketeers. During the one-day long Google Analytics training, the Purplex...

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Is there a window on the market that can reduce noise as much as this one?

Is there a window on the market that can reduce noise as much as this one?

Hot on the heels of its recent launch of three new products, Hueck UK has added an innovative new system to its aluminium range. Lambda SA (silent air) is a modular soundproofing system based on Hueck’s Lambda 090 window system. Thanks to an ingenious design, Lambda SA can reduce noise pollution...

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Next hardware trends revealed in major survey

Next hardware trends revealed in major survey

A new survey has revealed what predictions the UK’s architects are making for their sector and what they feel are the next big trends in hardware going forward. SDS London commissioned Insight Data to carry out the survey, which asked UK architects a series of questions about their business, the industry...

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Roof Maker to raise thousands for Rainbows children’s hospice

Roof Maker to raise thousands for Rainbows children’s hospice

Rooflight experts Roof Maker have begun supporting Rainbows, Leicester’s hospice for children and young people. Founded in 1994, Rainbows is the East Midlands’ only young person’s hospice, providing care to life-limited children and their families. Its team of dedicated doctors...

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SEH BAC begins renovation work on competition winning West Cliff Theatre

SEH BAC begins renovation work on competition winning West Cliff Theatre

Local home improvement specialists SEH BAC has begun the transformation of the winning community building from their £10,000 giveaway. Work has started on the West Cliff Theatre in Clacton-on-Sea, who were chosen by SEH BAC as the winners of their community competition and the £10,000 worth...

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CDW achieves major accreditation ahead of deadline

CDW achieves major accreditation ahead of deadline

CDW Systems has upgraded its quality management system, ISO 9001:2015. It follows a revision made by the British Standards Institution (BSI) for its ISO 9001:2008, which will no longer be valid from September 2018. All ISO standards are reviewed every five years to establish if a revision is...

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Installers rush to join Astraseal’s Approved Commercial Installer Network

Installers rush to join Astraseal’s Approved Commercial Installer Network

After the successful launch of their Approved Commercial Installer Network (ACIN), leading trade fabricator Astraseal has seen an abundance of would-be members looking to join the initiative. Prominent, Sussex-based commercial glazing installer Newview has become the first to join ACIN. Newview, which...

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Jackloc brings Queen’s Award winning window restrictors to The FIT Show

Jackloc brings Queen’s Award winning window restrictors to The FIT Show

Leicestershire-based Jackloc, creators of the original range of universal window and door restrictors, and recipients of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2017, will be bringing their range of award-winning cable restrictors to this year’s FIT Show. Based at Stand B63, Jackloc...

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Edgetech to demonstrate the science of warm edge at  upcoming FIT Show

Edgetech to demonstrate the science of warm edge at upcoming FIT Show

Internationally acclaimed spacer bar manufacturer Edgetech, a Quanex company, is bringing the ‘science of warm edge’ to the upcoming FIT Show. Since 1985, when it first launched the ground-breaking Super Spacer flexible foam spacer product, Edgetech has led the market in driving energy efficiency...

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Experienced salesman joins fast-growing business

Experienced salesman joins fast-growing business

An experienced sales professional has joined one of the industry’s fastest growing home improvements firms, as it continues its growth trajectory. Tom Cox has joined Newview as Sales Manager following a career working in the sales and automotive industry for the past 10 years. He will be working on...

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Demand on the rise for contemporary hardware, says SDS London

Demand on the rise for contemporary hardware, says SDS London

As homeowners look to inject their personal style into every aspect of their home, customised details such as ironmongery are becoming more popular. A director at SDS London says contemporary styles of hardware are high on consumer’s wish-lists and that the company has seen increasing demand for its...

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Windows make round the world trip to support project in Africa

Windows make round the world trip to support project in Africa

Stockport-based window, door and conservatory manufacturer Alex Trade Frames recently partnered with the charity Open Arms International to support its latest build project in Africa. Open Arms International, which is based is Eldoret, Kenya, provide family homes for children who have been orphaned...

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uPVC on a par with aluminium – Hazlemere Commercial now supplying REHAU

uPVC on a par with aluminium – Hazlemere Commercial now supplying REHAU

Respected commercial installation specialists Hazlemere have begun offering uPVC products from REHAU, expanding a product portfolio that’s already one of the most extensive in the industry. High-end REHAU products are capable of offering a similar level of performance to aluminium, but at a more...

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Dempsey Dyer doors more durable thanks to Ultion lock upgrade

Dempsey Dyer doors more durable thanks to Ultion lock upgrade

Dempsey Dyer has strengthened its industry-leading door portfolio with the adoption of the much-celebrated Ultion lock. Achieving Secured by Design, BSi and Solid Secure Diamond status, the Ultion lock is one of the most highly accredited lock systems ever manufactured. The moment that it...

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Bristol MD recognised as part of west’s emerging talent scene

Bristol MD recognised as part of west’s emerging talent scene

An up and coming Bristol MD has been nominated for the Institute of Directors South West Director of the Year Awards. The Director of the Year Awards highlight and reward the achievements of the South West’s foremost entrepreneurs, directors and organisational leaders in building success, creating...

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International Google expert teams up with Purplex

International Google expert teams up with Purplex

Purplex, the marketing agency for the glass & glazing industry, recently teamed up with a global expert in Google analytics to help the agency strengthen its online marketing results for clients. Based in Brussels, Remco Van Der Beek advises and trains some of the world’s leading organisations...

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Astraseal adds a new angle to their range with the Skypod Acute

Astraseal adds a new angle to their range with the Skypod Acute

With an ever-expanding product range spread across uPVC and aluminium, designed to provide installers with more opportunities to sell, Astraseal has added a new perspective to their roof lantern range with the addition of Eurocell’s innovative Skypod Acute. At a steeper, 35-degree pitch, the Skypod...

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The Window Outlet helps transform vibrant Bristol retail project

The Window Outlet helps transform vibrant Bristol retail project

Fast-growing fabricator The Window Outlet has collaborated with North West Bifolds to supply AluK’s premium BSC94 patio doors to CARGO, the exciting retail space constructed entirely from shipping containers, found in Wapping Wharf, Bristol’s vibrant new harbour side quarter. CARGO 1 and...

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Vista’s leading composite door withstands Xtreme attacks

Vista’s leading composite door withstands Xtreme attacks

XtremeDoor, the best-in-class composite door by Merseyside fabricator Vista, has successfully thwarted two separate break-in attempts in the space of a few weeks. XtremeDoors installed at a new-build property in Southampton and a Eurocell depot in Camberley, fought off burglars with crowbars, wheelie...

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Dekko invites installers to ‘Make It Yours’ with two new brochures

Dekko invites installers to ‘Make It Yours’ with two new brochures

Fast-growing Dekko Window Systems have unveiled two stunning new brochures, designed to help their trade customers boost conversions and win more business. Just the first items in an extensive range of new sales material the Greater Manchester fabricator will be making available to trade clients over the...

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Insight Data MD receives Institute of Directors nomination

Insight Data MD receives Institute of Directors nomination

Andrew Scott, managing director of Insight Data, has been shortlisted for “Director of the Year” in the 2017 IoD Awards. The Institute of Directors is the UK’s leading organisation for professional leaders and business best-practice, with 30,000 members. The IoD awards are among the...

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UK Manufacturing predicted to rise with the ‘Northern Powerhouse’

UK Manufacturing predicted to rise with the ‘Northern Powerhouse’

A series of proposed infrastructure projects surrounding the Northern Powerhouse initiative could open fresh opportunities for manufacturers of building products in the UK. The Northern Powerhouse hopes to redress the North-South economic imbalance and attract investment into northern cities and...

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Mario Balotelli finally finds his goal scoring touch….at Caldwell

Mario Balotelli finally finds his goal scoring touch….at Caldwell

Mario Balotelli has a reputation for being both unpredictable on and off the football pitch, none more so than in his time spent with Liverpool FC. But it seems he may have finally found his feet, albeit on the factory floor at the UK headquarters of global hardware giant Caldwell. The Coventry-based...

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Major refurbishment of Day Care Centre Completed

Major refurbishment of Day Care Centre Completed

Drighlingon based manufacturer, Kingfisher uPVC Windows and Doors Ltd has recently completed a £91,000 refurbishment of an adults with learning and disabilities day care centre in Leeds...

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SEH BAC cements growth plans with brand-new showroom

SEH BAC cements growth plans with brand-new showroom

Local home improvement experts SEH BAC are putting ambitious growth plans into practice as work begins on a brand new show-centre for double glazing in Colchester. This latest show-centre...

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Hueck launches the latest in façade technology

Hueck launches the latest in façade technology

Architectural aluminium specialist Hueck UK has added to its commercial offering with the launch of a new product set to revolutionise façade technology. Trigon GSP is a glass-sandwich system that allows architects to create complex office and store facades quickly and cost-efficiently. Opaque...

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Roseview gear up for fortieth anniversary FIT Show appearance

Roseview gear up for fortieth anniversary FIT Show appearance

Roseview’s 2016 FIT Show debut was a resounding success. After decades of painstaking product development, the Buckinghamshire fabricator headed to Telford with plenty to shout about – and years of steadily increasing awareness of both the brand and its pioneering uPVC sash windows meant there was huge...

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Jackloc receives Royal seal of excellence with Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Jackloc receives Royal seal of excellence with Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Leicestershire-based Jackloc, creator of the original, award-winning universal window and door cable restrictor has been recognised with the most prestigious award in UK business, The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation. Established over five decades ago, the awards have propelled UK...

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Industry leaders expand to 3000 sq ft office space

Industry leaders expand to 3000 sq ft office space

An online and technology businesses that has spent eleven years helping companies across the home improvement industry achieve their growth targets, has achieved yet another milestone of its own. Leads2trade has acquired an extra 3000 sq ft of office space as it continues to grow across all sections of the...

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Another awards win for Company of the Year Roseview

Another awards win for Company of the Year Roseview

High-flying Roseview need to extend their trophy cabinet after the latest in a string of award wins, which saw the fabricator named Company of the Year at the SME Buckinghamshire Business Awards 2017. “We’re thrilled to be named Company of the Year, especially in our home county of Buckinghamshire,&rdquo...

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UK construction could lose 8% of its workforce post-Brexit

UK construction could lose 8% of its workforce post-Brexit

A new report from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has revealed that should the UK lose access to the EU single market, the UK construction industry could lose almost 200,000 EU workers post-Brexit. The report warns that failure to secure access to the single market could place the UK’s...

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Rise in PRS projects an opportunity for construction companies

Rise in PRS projects an opportunity for construction companies

Private Rental Sector (PRS) projects are on the rise across the UK, with a focus on the major cities and areas of denser population. PRS, otherwise known as the Built to Rent sector, is one of the fastest growing housing markets, having doubled since 2001, and now accounts for approximately 16.5% of all UK households. Whilst...

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Beth English and Denica Warwick join Newview

Beth English and Denica Warwick join Newview

One of the UK’s fastest growing home improvement firms has made two new appointments, following a string of big contract wins. Beth English has joined Worthing based Newview Windows & Conservatories as Office Assistant. Beth has been extensively trained to provide specialist administrative...

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Will China’s new environmental policies impact the aluminium market?

Will China’s new environmental policies impact the aluminium market?

China has spent decades building its industrial capacity but is now turning its attention to pollution as the priority policy. The recently introduced Air Pollution Control regulation has been imposed to eliminate coal usage and reduce the emissions of almost every other pollutant across 28 cities. As...

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Half of homeowners would rather improve than move

Half of homeowners would rather improve than move

A recent survey from a reputable UK comparison site provider has found that more than half of the 2,500 homeowners they questioned would rather make home improvements than move up the property ladder. Steep moving costs, stamp duty tax and high house prices are the main contributing factors to the ‘improve...

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UK construction specialists set to defy ‘Brexit’ doom-mongers

UK construction specialists set to defy ‘Brexit’ doom-mongers

A concrete solutions specialist is celebrating a strong year of trading as, like many companies, it defies previous economic predictions that said the economy would implode should the UK leave the European Union. SCC Design Build is on track for significant growth this year, with directors at the company...

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TWR rolls out major accreditation at open day

TWR rolls out major accreditation at open day

One of the UK’s fastest growing companies held an open day recently to showcase its full product range and celebrate recent company milestones. The TWR Group held the event over two days in March and invited suppliers, customers and industry figures to its 25,000 sq ft company headquarters. The...

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Hueck UK brings new premium sliding door to market

Hueck UK brings new premium sliding door to market

Hueck UK has expanded its range of market-leading sliding doors with the launch of a new premium aluminium system to the UK market. Sitting alongside Hueck’s existing Volato S and Volato M systems, Volato SLS 075 is a high-performance sliding door aimed at the high-end entrance door market. Hueck...

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Hardware specialists to bring newly evolved products to market

Hardware specialists to bring newly evolved products to market

Hardware specialist Caldwell UK has radically improved two of its already market-leading products in a move that will see its customers benefit from better systems at no extra cost. Caldwell are now at the end of the process of improving and re-engineering its Ultra Lift (UL2) and Torso spring balances so that...

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Fenestration’s leading sash window fabricator to mark 40th at FIT Show

Fenestration’s leading sash window fabricator to mark 40th at FIT Show

Sash window specialists Roseview’s FIT Show appearance won’t just be the second in its history -  bigger and better than its 2016 debut – it will also mark a highpoint in twelve months of celebration designed to mark its 40th year in business. “Our first appearance...

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elumatec ingenuity helps Arkay Windows take production to the next level

elumatec ingenuity helps Arkay Windows take production to the next level

For almost 90 years, fabricators across the globe have relied on the machinery expertise of elumatec, the world’s largest aluminium machinery company – including uPVC and aluminium specialists Arkay Windows, a leading North London fabricator renowned throughout the region for quality, reliability and...

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Homeowners looking for sexier hardware finishes?

Homeowners looking for sexier hardware finishes?

The finishes homeowners are looking for on their hardware and ironmongery are becoming more diverse and ‘sexy’. This is the view of a Director at SDS London who says that he is seeing an increased demand for sexier finishes on the hardware they supply. Simon Ayers, who is Sales and...

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Replacement Conservatory Roofs one of biggest growth opportunities

Replacement Conservatory Roofs one of biggest growth opportunities

Replacement conservatory roofs are one of the biggest growth opportunities in the glass and glazing sector and their popularity with homeowners shows no sign of slowing down. This is the view of Andy Royle, Director of Leads2trade – which is established as the UK’s number one home improvement...

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New video showcases Dempsey Dyer’s passion for uPVC

New video showcases Dempsey Dyer’s passion for uPVC

Yorkshire fabricator Dempsey Dyer has released a new video promoting its comprehensive range of uPVC windows, doors and conservatories: https://youtu.be/P5KwpLAmLb0 Already highly regarded in the industry for its timber expertise, the stylish clip...

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Roseview shortlisted for Company of the Year at Bucks awards

Roseview shortlisted for Company of the Year at Bucks awards

Respected sash window specialists Roseview are celebrating being shortlisted for Company of the Year at the SME Buckinghamshire Business Awards 2017. The awards aim to highlight and raise the profile of the most successful enterprises and business leaders in Buckinghamshire. “We are absolutely...

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Construction giants team up with Purplex as part of growth strategy

Construction giants team up with Purplex as part of growth strategy

SCC Design Build has appointed Purplex as its marketing agency, in a bid to strengthen its brand in the UK construction market and develop its client base. SCC Design Build supply concrete solutions for the construction of high-rise residential projects, student accommodation, hotels, prisons, multi-storey...

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Could modular homes be the answer to Britain’s housing crisis?

Could modular homes be the answer to Britain’s housing crisis?

It is a widely-reported fact that not enough houses are being built in the UK. Last year the government set a target of building 240,000 homes but only around 120,000 were built. The race is on to meet housing requirements and the industry needs to find more efficient ways of constructing housing. One...

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SEH BAC strengthens aluminium range with switch to Origin

SEH BAC strengthens aluminium range with switch to Origin

SEH BAChas bolstered its product line by switching its aluminium offering to Origin. “We have established a strong reputation with homeowners across the South-East and East Anglia for our outstanding windows, doors and conservatories,” comments SEH BAC Managing Director, John Savage. “Our...

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Home improvement company extends popular triple glazing promotion

Home improvement company extends popular triple glazing promotion

Award-winning home improvement company SEH BAC is extending its ‘triple for double’ promotion, offering customers triple-glazed windows for the price of double-glazed, in response to massive demand. The deal was initially intended to end at the beginning of Spring, but has now been extended...