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Pilkington: Activ™, the world’s first self-cleaning glass, has been independently verified and is believed to be the first dual-action product to meet the new European Standard for self-cleaning glass.
Spectus: has just launched a new 85mm outerframe and it solves a wealth of problems for fabricators and installers. Martin Althorpe, Spectus’ Technical Director, says: “Our message is simple: if you’re struggling with doors and windows, stop. Our new 85mm outerframe has the answers.”
Senior Architectural Systems’ & Dortech Architectural Systems: stunning PURe® FOLD patio aluminium doors have helped add character to the Yorkshire home of USA Today best-selling novelist Susan Stephens by providing the perfect setting to relax with a good book.
Spectus fabricator World Group: has completed a stunning window installation in a restoration in Lockerbie. Customer needed the 18 replacement windows to maintain the heritage feel of the period building and comply with planning permission requirements.
Sternfenster: the UK’s first fabricator to use the state-of-the-art Seamless Quad Welder from Graf synergy,
Universal Trade Frames: is the first Solidor customer to feature in new #SolidorStyleWall campaign.
Safedoors: our composite door range allows installers to reach both ends of the market with a superb composite door.
Bison Frames: has just announced that its Genesis Vertical Slider has achieved PAS24:2016 accreditation, “we are delighted we can now offer a PAS24 option”.
Optimism Is True Moral Courage
The survivor is an optimist….. they expect to survive and won’t give up
There are well documented cases of the most unlikely people surviving in true life threatening situations, often the survivor is not the fittest, the strongest or the brightest, the survivor is an optimist….. they expect to survive and won’t give up. The quote that titles this article is from Ernest Shackleton the polar explorer and a consummate survivor. There is however a major difference between Shackleton and someone who survives a plane crash or a sinking ship, he led an expedition that encountered truly horrendous circumstances and not only did he survive… so did every single member of his team. They all went home to their families after living for the best part of a year under an upturned boat eating mainly Penguin and for 6 months in almost total darkness. It would have been the easiest thing in the world to give up!
Business is hardly a life threatening situation (unless it’s so bad that the window ledge really is looking a realistic option) but it is a team endeavour that requires leadership. It’d be easy to succumb to the market equivalent of a polar storm especially one that drags on. I think it’s fair to say that if you are under 80 the last few years have given us the most challenging environment (certainly in macro economic terms) that any of us have experienced in our business lives and for some it has proved simply too much....more
All this hot weather has got me thinking. How many conservatories across the UK have been left unusable by this heatwave because of inefficient glazed or polycarbonate roofs?
Over the last few weeks, I’m sure lots of homeowners have been frustrated by the greenhouse effect in their conservatories, making them completely redundant. In some cases, it will have even led to the rest of the house being warmer too – definitely not what you want when you’re trying to get to sleep!...[more]
Dave Jackson, Director at Icotherm
As one of the world’s foremost innovators of PVCu window and door systems, we place a great emphasis on product design, performance and testing. When KÖMMERLING make product claims, we do so with considered research and understanding, as we have done so with the launch of our new System 76 platform.
However, I’m again disappointed to read falsehoods in advertising, most recently with claims for patio door security. Our PremiLine Pro, we believe, was the first PAS 24 tested and Secured by Design accredited PVCu patio door that didn’t rely on plunge bolts and that met the requirements of the Lifetime Homes initiative....[more]
Kevin Warner, Head of Sales and Marketing, profine UK