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  Fenestration News January issue: 1701.02

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MBA Associates Limited
Leaders Need Dissent
As businesses grow the management, the command and control if you will becomes mor...[more]
MBA Associates Limited
Cognitive Dissonance
It’s a human trait that once we come to a conclusion or a perceived solution to a ...[more]
Pilkington Building Products - UK
New report asks if fire-resistant glazing regulati
Fire regulations need to be overhauled if the UK is to save some of the £3.5billio...[more]
MBA Associates Limited
Is your software working for you, or are you worki
After working in the window and door industry since 1987, I have seen a lot of cha...[more]

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Deceuninck
Roy Frost Bids Farewell to Deceuninck
After four years at the helm of Deceuninck UK, Managing Director Roy Frost announces that he will...[more]
Network VEKA
Network VEKA MD retires on a high note
Network VEKA MD John Ogilvie is retiring after 19 years with the industry-leading installer suppo...[more]
Brisant Secure
Letter to the Editor - A price cut as promised
Dear Ian Britain’s Brexit vote sent sterling into a spin. Since then its value has fallen...[more]
CDW Systems Ltd
New Managing Director at CDW Systems Limited
Mike Davis has been unveiled as the new Managing Director of Gloucester-based aluminium specialis...[more]







Steel Window Association
SWA member supplies stylish screen for residential
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Glass for Europe
The parliamentary vote on ETS: a genuine move to r
<strong>Brussels 15 December 2016</strong> Glass for Europe welcomes today's vote by the...[more]
Network VEKA
Which? firms to trust in the glazing industry
A recent Which? survey has confirmed what the Network VEKA team has maintained for 20 years; that...[more]





Sovereign Group
Sovereign support Emanuel Whittaker Shoe Box Appea
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This one is for The Girls
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GM Fundraising’s Christmas Cards now on sale….
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Business Micros
Panels Direct launches door designer portals – wit
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SafeGuard
SafeGuard launches new look website
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Building Product Solutions
Rebrand of Website
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This week in short

Chris Ball, MBA Associates:- once again offers insight with ‘Leaders Need Dissent’, or alternatively a reminder of the best practice we all let slip. This observation is equally valid in every walk of life, the obvious one is for those in a (using jargon) customer-facing position. A sales team, if all have a similar background and approach, will only attract their own similar potential customers. Yet as everyone is different, that lets a lot slip by.

Edegetech: - traditional ‘wet’ sealants, like expanding foam and silicone, can fail after a period, but TruFit offers a completely dependable, energy efficient seal that maintains the high energy ratings of windows.

DW3 Products Group: - has appointed Martin Dickie as Managing Director of Residence Collection and Window Widgets.

Kestrel Aluminium Systems: - has converted 30,000 sq. ft. of its warehouse to create a facility which uses the latest Nordson powder coating equipment.

Deceuninck: - we believe The Heritage Collection will be the most talked about brand in 2017. We say that for good reason. Customers who have already had a sneak preview have been blown away.

Spitfire Doors: - has launched a new timber fusion collection in response to growing market demand in the UK and Ireland for a high end alternative.

frameXpress: - reinvention of the conservatory appears to be big business at the moment. Modernising existing extensions and adapting them to create a luxurious part of the home is a growing trend with many consumers looking to add substantial value.

Distinction Doors: - launches five door designs that all reflect traditional cottage charm.

Edegetech: - GQA Approved Centres have been trained in the theory and application of TruFit® impregnated expanding foam installation tape from Edgetech UK.

ISO-CHEMIE: - architects can take advantage of a new initiative from tape sealant specialists, which explains airtightness in construction sealing joints and options for its improvement.

Residence Collection: - we promise to give our customers more than just a window, Climatec Director Steve Barker says.

Ian
Fenestration News


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Leaders Need Dissent

As businesses grow the management, the command and control if you will becomes more difficult, not because the business itself is necessarily more complicated but because you reach the point where you can’t do everything yourself anymore. The true skill of a leader is not being good at doing the job; it’s about being good at exercising control through other people and in utilising all of the resources effectively to get the job done. In part that’s why we see that good leaders are not always good team players, they want to have things done their way.

There is a dilemma here though, one of those paradoxes that make the people issues such an interesting part of business life. A board or management team that just says yes to a leader is rarely successful and companies where this is evident are not usually top performers, at least not in the long term or when the ‘going gets tough’. The highest performing companies have boards that are highly contentious and a culture that fosters dissent. No subject is unapproachable and the unthinkable can always be thought. Yet strong leaders are ‘wired up’ to want things done their way...[ more ]

Chris Ball
MBA Associates

Leaders Need Dissent
© Chris Ball December 2017


 In-Box

Letter to the Editor - 7-11% of dementia cases within 50m of a major road could be caused by traffic.

Dear Ian,

The link between living near busy roads and the effect on health has now made the national news following the study released by The Lancet, suggesting that 7-11% of dementia cases within 50m of a major road could be caused by traffic. More research is needed to understand the link, but the suggestion is that noise and air pollution may be involved.

Lots of research is available linking traffic noise to cardiovascular disease, heart attack, stroke and dementia, with people living near airports having an increased risk. Sleep deprivation over a prolonged period can also cause problems, even when the person is not consciously aware of it. The noise level that causes sleep disturbance is relatively low (around 40 dB), which is below the noise that would be generated by a road...[ more ]

Kind Regards,

Simon Beer
Managing Director, BlueSky Certification



 
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Also in the news....

Spitfire Doors Limited -
'Spitfire Doors launches exclusive timber fusion collection'
Luxury residential entrance door supplier, Spitfire Doors, has launched a new timber fusion collection in response to growing market demand in the UK and Ireland for a high end alternative. The S-400 range, which is constructed from West Canadian red cedar, will sit alongside Spitfire’s S-500 exclusive aluminium range to provide luxury q ..[ more ]
Residence Collection -
'Martin Dickie is new MD of Residence Collection & Window Widgets'
DW3 Products Group has appointed Martin Dickie as Managing Director of Residence Collection and Window Widgets, the DW3 Window Division. Martin has over 20 years’ experience in PVC windows and doors. Having started as Product Manager with timber door maker Leaderflush & Shapland, he developed large scale, multi-product social housing, P ..[ more ]
Deceuninck -
'Look what’s arrived……The Heritage Window Collection by Deceuninck'
It’s not often that something truly innovative comes to market that offers fabricators and installers a brand new sales opportunity, but that’s exactly what the new Heritage Window Collection by Deceuninck has been designed to do. Drawing on market research and in collaboration with some of the UK’s top installers, the collection represents the ..[ more ]
Brisant Secure -
'Brisant gets 12 times more warehouse space to continue fast growth'
Brisant Secure has moved to a new building with over 12 times more warehouse space than its old premises. The creator of Ultion, the high security cylinder door lock, has acquired a new building to increase its capacity and continue its fast growth. Brisant Secure launched Ultion in May 2015. The most secure cylinder lock on the market ..[ more ]
Sovereign Group -
'Spencer Swift has joined Sovereign Group as Business Development Manager'
Sovereign Group Limited one of the UK’s largest and longest established window, door and external envelope provider to the public sector has recently increased its impressive business development team with a new appointment in the central region. Spencer Swift has joined Sovereign Group as Business Development Manager for the Midlands a ..[ more ]
FrameXpress -
'FrameXpress conservatories: generating sales and adding value'
The reinvention of the conservatory appears to be big business at the moment for frameXpress customers. Modernising existing extensions and adapting them to create a luxurious part of the home is a growing trend with many consumers looking to add sub-stantial value. One of the most recent conservatory installations for frameXpress once ..[ more ]
Universal Arches -
'Universal’s record breaking shaped sales'
Universal Arches have enjoyed their greatest calendar year to date, with sales up 10.3% for the year of 2016 vs 2015, thanks to several exceptional months and record order intake weeks. Post-Brexit referendum sales showed no signs of a slow down with orders for 350 shaped frames in just 3 days received, during the course of September. Th ..[ more ]
TuffX Processed Glass Ltd -
'TuffX are stepping it up.'
Homeowners are often looking for new ways to modernise their home and make it different from others and Tuff X Processed Glass have unique ways of doing this. They recently have given one homeowner’s house a contemporary twist by supplying a glass stair case for their home. The clients got in touch with TuffX requesting glass that is su ..[ more ]
Hurst Plastics -
'Best year yet for Hurst Composite Fire Door'
Hurst Plastics has toasted to its best year ever for composite fire doors. The Kingston-upon-Hull based firm has ramped up production of composite fire doors by 41% and significantly increased its share of the commercial sector. Howard Wilson, Hurst Plastics’ Composite Manager, explains:<em> “2016 was a tremendous year for our composite ..[ more ]
Endurance Doors -
'Endurance report record growth in 2016'
Endurance® Doors, part of Rocal Group, have enjoyed a hugely successful 2016 with record breaking sales touching 40% growth, for their range of solid and secure, timber-based composite doors. November sales were up 63% on the previous year, taking group turnover over £1million for the first time ever and subsequently December proved to ..[ more ]
Pilkington Building Products -
'Pilkington helps build new home for rescued monkeys'
Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, is helping to build a new home for rescued pet marmosets at The Monkey Sanctuary in Cornwall. There are approximately 5,000 primates kept as pets in the UK today, and marmosets are becoming a common victim of this trade. As a result of this, they often suffer from physiological an ..[ more ]
Conservatory Outlet -
'New Marketing Manager for Conservatory Outlet'
Leading UK window, door and conservatory fabricator Conservatory Outlet is pleased to welcome Karen Clough to the team as Marketing Manager. Karen’s role is one of around 15 new jobs created at the Wakefield-based firm during 2016 to support the company’s continued growth and expansion, taking the total number of staff to 135. K ..[ more ]


Edgetech (UK) Ltd -
'T & K Home Improvements uses TruFit to Boost Ecoplus Range'
<em>“At T & K Home Improvements, we like to be innovators in the market,” </em>says Chief Operations Officer, Paul Woods,<em> “and TruFit® fits the bill for ..[ ]
Kestrel Aluminium Systems -
'On-Site Powder Coating Facility Offers Greater Flexibility'
Following a significant investment, Kestrel Aluminium Systems are now boasting their own on-site powder coating facility. The Aston based systems house has c ..[ ]
Shepley Windows & Conservatories -
'Shepley's Professional Installer Marketing Support Goes Onli'
Social media and a professional website now play a big role in driving sales for fabricators and installers around the UK. Though finding the time to take ad ..[ ]
Freefoam Plastics -
'Start 2017 with leads from Freefoam'
Roofline has always been a tricky sale, usually a ‘distress’ purchase, something most homeowners only buy out of necessity. Tucked away at the top of a prope ..[ ]
Mila Hardware -
'Mila extends heritage range for traditional style doors and '
Mila has extended its stylish new Heritage finish across a much broader range of hardware so that customers can now mix and match to achieve a really authent ..[ ]
Emmegi UK -
'KAT makes statement with investment in flagship Quadra machi'
KAT has just placed an order for one of Emmegi’s flagship Quadra sawing and machine centres as it continues to invest to keep pace with its record breaking g ..[ ]
Business Micros -
'Friendly new voice at Business Micros'
Sophie Whytock has joined the team at Business Micros’ Penpont office, providing admin support to the programming and support teams. She is already ..[ ]
MBA Associates Limited -
'Leaders Need Dissent'
As businesses grow the management, the command and control if you will becomes more difficult, not because the business itself is necessarily more complicate ..[ ]
Avantek Machinery Ltd -
'Man vs machine? With Avantek you get both!'
When it comes to machinery companies, you’d think automation was the way forward. That may be the case for the machines themselves, but Avantek Machi ..[ ]
CENSolutions Ltd -
'Spire Window Systems signs up for certification with CENSolu'
When Lincolnshire based Spire Window Systems was looking for a new certification provider, they ended up with much more than they bargained for with CENSolut ..[ ]
Distinction Doors -
'Distinction Doors launches the Retail Cottage Door and the R'
The UK’s number one composite door company, Distinction Doors, has just launched five door designs that all reflect traditional cottage charm: the solid Reta ..[ ]
Kombimatec Machines -
'Cantifix sold on Kombimatec's CNC machine centre rotating ax'
The internet can sometimes be looked at as a gift and a curse but in the case of Cantifix and Kombimatec it definitely proved to be the former. After exhaust ..[ ]
Edgetech (UK) Ltd -
'GQA assessors are trained in TruFit'
Fenestration assessors from GQA Approved Centres have been trained in the theory and application of TruFit® impregnated expanding foam installation tape from ..[ ]
ISO-Chemie -
'New airtightness seminar for architects'
ARCHITECTS can take advantage of a new initiative from tape sealant specialists ISO-CHEMIE, which explains airtightness in construction sealing joints and op ..[ ]
Residence Collection -
'Climatec sells ‘more than just a window' with R7 and R9'
Climatec Windows has added Residence Collection to support its company motto to provide customers with ‘more than just a window’. The Essex based company is ..[ ]
Bluesky Certification -
'Letter to the Editor - 7-11% of dementia cases within 50m of'
Dear Ian, The link between living near busy roads and the effect on health has now made the national news following the study released by The Lancet ..[ ]
Force 8 -
'Essential Reading For 2017, The New Force 8 Door Brochure'
The new 2017 Composite Door Brochure from Force 8 is packed with new and exclusive innovations, some of which are exclusive to Force 8. The new brochure has ..[ ]
Jack Aluminium Systems -
'Commercial Doors Made Easy, in Jack Aluminium's New Brochure'
If you need an aluminium commercial door, just ask Jack. Fabricators can find everything they need to create high-quality, secure and thermally efficient co ..[ ]

 

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Bluesky Certification
Letter to the Editor - 7-11% of dementia cases wit
Dear Ian, The link between living near busy roads and the effect on health has now made ...[more]
Bluesky Certification
Letter to the Editor, Simon Beer - Bluesky
Dear Ian, I wanted to highlight the fact that 3rd party certification often automaticall...[more]
Residence Collection
Letter to The Editor - Gareth Mobley - Residence C
Dear Ian, This year, Residence Collection’s growth has been explosive. We hit the industr...[more]
Brisant Secure
Letter to the Editor - A price cut as promised
Dear Ian Britain’s Brexit vote sent sterling into a spin. Since then its value has fallen...[more]




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Mila Hardware
Mila extends heritage range for traditional style
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Distinction Doors
Distinction Doors launches the Retail Cottage Door
The UK’s number one composite door company, Distinction Doors, has just launched five door design...[more]
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A Star for TuffX Glass.
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Steel Window Association
Steel window refurbishment gives new life to Heal’
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