Industry News and Stories for June 2017

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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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Homeglaze named Which?’s Trusted Trader of 2017

Homeglaze named Which?’s Trusted Trader of 2017

Respected installation firm Homeglaze has been handed Which?’s Trusted Trader of the Year Award at a glitzy ceremony hosted by TV’s Natasha Kaplinsky. Which? is the UK’s most trusted source of independent consumer advice. Its Trusted Trader scheme puts homeowners in contact with over...

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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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