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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”.


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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

Chris Ball
MBA Associates

Optimism Is True Moral Courage
© Chris Ball Feb 2011

In-Box

Dear Ian,

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]

Yours sincerely,

Dave Jackson, Director at Icotherm


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Dear Ian

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]

Yours sincerely

Kevin Warner, Head of Sales and Marketing, profine UK

Senior Architectural Systems -
'PURe inspiration for best-selling author'
Senior 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. Fabricated and installed by Dortech Architectural Systems Ltd, Senior ’s patented PURe aluminium folding slid ...more
Pilkington Building Products -
'Pilkington Activ ™ Cleans Up in Europe'
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. EN 1096-5 tests and classifies the self-cleaning performance of coated glass. It is the only independent assessment that can verify the pe ...more
Spectus Windows Systems -
'Spectus’ new 85mm outerframe solves three common issues in one'
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: em “Our message is simple: if you ’re struggling with doors and windows, stop. Our new 85mm outerframe has the answers.” /em The new and bigger outerframe solves three of ...more
Jack Aluminium Systems -
'The multi choice for commercial aluminium doors'
Fabricators of the Jack Door, from commercial systems supplier Jack Aluminium, can now use the same PAS 24-certified, multipoint locking system – whichever type of commercial door they are making. The Iseo Multiblindo system comes in three styles – Classic, Easy Exit and Easy Exit eMotion – that can be configured for entrance doors, eme ...more
Double R Glass & Roofing Systems -
'Double R Leads the Way with TruShield'
As a specialist in IGUs and conservatory roofs, Double R Glass & Roofing Systems constantly updates it offering to ensure customers stay ahead of the competition – often beating competitors to market with new products and going the extra mile to help customers make the most of current market opportunities. The most recent example of this is the ...more
Spectus Windows Systems -
'Spectus VS provides the perfect combination of traditional and contemporary'
Spectus fabricator World Group in Carlisle has completed a stunning window installation in a building restoration in Lockerbie. World Group ’s customer needed the 18 replacement windows to maintain the heri e feel of the period building and comply with planning permission requirements. At the same time, the customer was looking to crea ...more
Sternfenster Trade Sales -
'Sternfenster: Setting a Unique Standard of Quality'
The premium StyleLine range, available for all Sternfenster Approved Installers, combines design innovation and pioneering manufacturing techniques to offer a standard of home improvement that is yet to be surpassed on the market. Available in a wide selection of windows and doors, this range promises to deliver more to customers. Truly ...more
Bison Frames (UK) Limited -
'Genesis Vertical Slider achieves PAS24:2016 accreditation'
Bison Frames has just announced that its Genesis Vertical Slider has achieved PAS24:2016 accreditation. Mark Tetley, Bison ’s Director, said: em “We are delighted we can now offer a PAS24 option on our Genesis Vertical Slider. We are told it sailed through the testing process with ease, which was great to hear.” /em The accreditation wi ...more
Deceuninck -
'Connaught Windows Keeps It Fresh with Deceuninck 10 Years On'
South West based Connaught Windows, a family run fabrication and IGU manufacturing company in its third decade of trading, is celebrating 10 years as a Deceuninck customer this year. Natalie Witczak, Senior Business Manager at Connaught Windows explains: em “We ’ve been a Deceuninck customer for so long because we firmly believe in off ...more
Profile 22 -
'Profile 22’s Optima is fast becoming the commercial system of choice'
Profile 22 ’s Optima profile suite may only have been launched last year, but all the signs are that it ’s fast becoming the commercial system of choice for specifiers. Gerald Allen, Profile 22 ’s Marketing Manager, said: em “Optima is a system designed for the 21st century and beyond, which makes it very appealing in the first place. But the expe ...more
Edgetech (UK) Ltd -
'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 appointment significantly bolsters Edget ...more
Senior Architectural Systems -
'Senior gets technical with college contracts'
With an already impressive portfolio of projects in the education sector, leading fenestration manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems has seen a significant increase in specification of its SF52 aluminium curtain walling system for use on several University Technical Colleges (UTC) projects across the UK. Created to provide exceptiona ...more
AluFold Direct -
'AluFoldDirect makes aluminium easy for Trade Direct'
AluFoldDirect has helped Wrexham-based window and door installer Trade Direct to make the most of the growth in aluminium bi-fold doors. em “We ’ve been using AluFoldDirect for 18 months and getting lots of new business from homeowners who are looking for aluminium – it ’s mainly bi-fold doors, but we ’ve also installed aluminium windows,” /em ...more
FrameXpress -
'frameXpress makes major investment to accommodate increasing orders'
Leading industry fabricator, frameXpress Ltd has continued with its Business Expansion Programme that Senior Management believes will set a new benchmark within the industry. The installation of a new ROTOX high speed sash line is only the 5th of its kind in the UK and will enable the company to ersify the portfolio and increase output st ...more
Edgetech (UK) Ltd -
'Paddle2Pedal Training Update!'
On 10th June the Paddle2Pedal fundraising team took on another 10 mile stretch of canoeing – this time in the river Severn by Telford. This time the river had a strong current and we also had to tackle rapids for the first time – fun but scary! We managed to complete the 10 miles much quicker than last time, even with a strong headwind for the l ...more
HEGLA maschinery construction GmbH & Co. KG -
'Excellent marks from Hegla/Bystronic range'
As trade legislation regarding industry accreditations and product marking continue to reflect the high standards of the glazing sector, there is continual pressure on processors to ensure that their quality standards are accurate, particularly as end users are now keenly aware of their necessity. As glass processors are answerable not j ...more
Pilkington Building Products -
'Cutting-edge glazing for world-class materials science facility'
The Materials Innovation Factory is the latest addition to the historic city-centre campus of the University of Liverpool. The £68 million facility, built by BAM Construction, fosters collaboration between academia and industry and provides open access to one of the highest concentrations, automated, state-of-the-art materials chemistry ...more

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Swish Window & Door Systems
New back detail on Swish 24/7 window suite reflect
Homeowner favourite Swish looks set to enhance its status even further with the introduction of n...[more]
Sealco
Aluminium Tilt & Turn Window Fabrication Made Easy
Top independent hardware distributor Sealco is now the exclusive UK stockist of the clamp-on GU U...[more]
Kömmerling UK Limited
Kommerling providing more than just hotmelts and l
Tuffx, one of the country’s leading manufacturers of specialist glass for both the residential an...[more]
Mila Hardware
Solarframe partners with Mila on ADQ and much more
SolarFrame, based in Rotherham, is one of the first fabricators to take advantage of Mila’s new i...[more]
Nordic Aluminium
Nordic Aluminium launches price matrix
Nordic Aluminium, the Leeds-based fabricator of aluminium bi-folding doors, sliding patio doors a...[more]
OnLevel Ltd
The original simple glass adjustment system by OnL
"Flex-Fit" was designed and developed in house by OnLevel co-owner Iwan Oude Luttikhuis in 2014 a...[more]
Romag
Visualplanet expands offering with touchglass touc
Market-leading, large-format touch sensor expert Visualplanet™ has formed a strategic partnership...[more]
CMS Enviro Systems Ltd(CMS Window Systems)
Inspirational CMS Window Systems Secures Top 1000
CMS Window Systems, Scotland’s leading designer, manufacturer and installer of windows, doors and...[more]
PatioMaster
10 colour options in PatioMaster’s Palette range n
PatioMaster has just announced that 10 colour options in its Palette colour collection are now av...[more]
REHAU
REHAU releases new brochure showcasing AGILA slidi
For peace of mind, a contemporary living space and a lighter environment in the home, look no fur...[more]

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AluK (GB) Limited
New sales and marketing appointments at AluK
AluK has announced two significant changes in the structure of its commercial management team des...[more]
Brisant Secure
Brisant expands sales team with Mike Hill
Brisant Secure has expanded its team with the appointment of well-known industry sales figure Mik...[more]
Kommerling
Letter to the Editor - Facts not fiction!
Dear Ian As one of the world’s foremost innovators of PVCu window and door systems, we pl...[more]
Haffner Murat Ltd
Haffner Murat announces new Sales Director
Haffner Murat Ltd has strengthened its sales management team with the appointment of experienced ...[more]
Astraseal (Graham Holmes) Windows
Astraseal branches out with aluminium verandas
If recently adding Eurocell’s new Skypod Acute to their range wasn’t enough, fast-growing fabrica...[more]
Gardner Denver
Gardner Denver launches compressor specification g
Gardner Denver has released a new compressor guide, showing how window fabricators can improve re...[more]
Kayflow
Devilish detail from Kayflow
Most professionals working in the design and creative industries, be it fashion, automotive or co...[more]
Pilkington Building Products
Pilkington Glass helps create retail landmark in T
The idea of using a shop window to entice potential buyers has been around for hundreds of years,...[more]
Epwin Window Systems
Epwin introduces mechanically jointed option on it
Epwin Window Systems has introduced a fully mechanically jointed option on its market leading Spe...[more]

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Safeguard Glazing Supplies Ltd
Roofglaze selects SafeGuard for second phase on Vi
SafeGuard, the major supplier of glass related products and services across the UK, is delighted ...[more]
PatioMaster
PatioMaster doors add elegant beauty to a barn con
Sheffield’s PatioMaster South Yorkshire has just completed the installation of three PatioMaster ...[more]
FrameXpress
Commercial Success For FrameXpress
The commercial department at frameXpress has shown consistent growth recently with the reliabilit...[more]
Pilkington Building Products
Pilkington glass helps give major office block ref
The award-winning architectural practice Flanagan and Lawrence has transformed an office block bu...[more]
Romag
Romag go Dutch with BREEAM certified BIPV project
Romag’s Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) panels have been installed as part of the constru...[more]