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BFRC: welcomed the news that three directors from Cheshire and Liverpool were sentenced for their fraudulent business under the trading name of 'Green' that falsely offered funding grants for 'A' energy rated and/or Pilkington Glass windows and doors.

Deceuninck: new grey substrate will be ready to order from 2nd October. Grey is a popular contemporary colour choice, architecturally for the commercial market but also increasingly in the retail arena. So, the new profile option is now available across our range of casements.

Pilkington: triple-height, triple-glazed Planar system to deliver a frameless, continuous glass wall that will be entirely uninterrupted save for minimal stainless-steel fittings to hold the panes in place and maintain the structural integrity.

Profile 22: we switched to Optima, the changeover of systems was meticulously planned with minimal disruption to our day to day production says Paul Culshaw of Heritage Trade Frames.

SWA: a conservatory built with steel window precision, manufactured to incredibly tight tolerances, was employed to form a conservatory within a large kitchen that extends to the whole width of a Victorian Italianate villa in Chiswick.

Dempsey Dyer: has gone the extra mile to help a valued customer complete a job in an Oxfordshire conservation area. Together with the homeowner, the company decided to replace the existing windows with Deceuninck's heritage flush sash a high-spec uPVC window system designed to replicate the appearance of timber.

CENSolutions: the team has always been a great fit for us, ensuring that we constantly keep up to our own high standards through regular audits says Ecoglass Director, Gaby Mendham.

Kingfisher Windows: has seen the demand for aluminium being led by the colour options and slim frames. These have become an increasingly big part of an installer’s business and that’s why they now offer these windows in just 10 to 15 days.

Bowater by Birtley: with a massive improvement on performance, we can still offer our double rebate doors with a wide range of colours, door styles and with a comprehensive range of hardware and decorative glass options.

Your next move: - the Fenestration News Jobs pages show an increase in demand for quality staff throughout the industry.

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Letter to The Editor - Breaking the law with Heritage Glazing?

Dear Ian

Having been in the window Industry for over 30 years, predominantly on the supply of PVCu profiles. I always found that we would do everything to comply with all the rules and regulations regarding the manufacture and supply of window products to the market.

Having recently been involved in the formation of the Saveheat group, which is made up of 4 companies manufacturing 4 window products including PVCu, Timber, Aluminium and IGU's. It's the timber side that concerns me most. My concerns are not about what is the best material for windows, but rather the glass units that some companies are putting into these timber windows and the claims that are being made.

There are widespread concerns in the Industry in relation to the durability of narrow cavity, reduced sightline insulating glass units. (IGU’s) …»


Colin Torley
Sales and Operations Director, Saveheat Group

Letter to Editor - Fire Door Safety Week

Dear Ian

In this year's Fire Door Safety Week there has never before been so much scrutiny on fire door product specification, manufacture, installation and maintenance. We are all aware how integral fire doors are when a fire breaks out in a building after the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower. Properly manufactured, installed and maintained fire doors help to ensure compartmentalisation of fire and stop the fire spreading inside the building

The fire at Grenfell Tower, and before that Lakanal House, mean issues around fire safety are in the spotlight. It's highlighted that whatever part in the supply chain, there’s potentially a personal liability if things go wrong. It might sound sensationalist, but would you be prepared to go to prison to secure a contract?…»

Yours sincerely,

Simon Beer
Managing Director, Bluesky Certification
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'Bowater by Birtley Delivers No Compromise Composite Doors'
Bowater by Birtley made a splash at the FIT show earlier this year with its colourful array of composite doors, proving that any colour is possible. However, the company is pleased to be able to not only deliver a high performance composite door in a wide range of colours (standard or colour matched on request), but also offer this wide range of ...more
Solidor -
'Solidor and Residor: orders arrive 100% On Time, In Full'
Two years ’ work on turning manufacturing and operations into a well-tuned service engine is paying off at the Solidor Group. The leading composite door manufacturer has achieved an impressive 100% OTIF (orders delivered On Time, In Full) for four months in a row between June and September. By keeping to a five-day delivery promise for b ...more
Kingfisher -
'New Slimline Aluminium Windows, Delivered Fast From Kingfisher Windows'
The desire for aluminium windows is growing. The demand is being led by the colour options and slim frames available with aluminium. It ’s an increasingly big part of installers businesses and that ’s why Kingfisher Windows offers its super slimline aluminium window in just 10 to 15 days. The Yorkshire trade manufacturer of windows and doo ...more
TruFrame Ltd -
'TruFrame make their mark with bsi standards'
TruFrame have one of the broadest ranges of quality standards of any UK uPVC frame manufacturer. They have now enhanced this reputation with certification to ISO 9001:2015 through BSI, a UKAS accredited certification body, who operate a more rigorous assessment criteria than some other certificating bodies. The certification to ISO 9001 ...more
Epwin Window Systems -
'Epwin ladies raise over £40,000 in Paddle2Pedal challenge'
Epwin ladies Clare O ’ Hara, Divisional Managing Director, and Katrina Earl, Northern Regional Sales Manager, were part of a team of ladies who recently completed the gruelling seven day Paddle2Pedal challenge. The pair raised over £40,000 between them and the team as a whole raised over £90,000 and are still going. Clare said: “We ’r ...more
Sealco -
'Sealco Opens New Endurance Distribution Centre'
A new 3,200 sq ft Endurance Distribution Centre is now open so that fabricators and installers can get Endurance hardware and ancillaries delivered next day. Launched in 2015, by independent window and door hardware distributor Sealco, the Endurance range of suited window and door handles, and letterplates has proven popular with fabrica ...more
Customade Group -
'REAL Aluminium helps installers break through the roof with extended range'
Celebrations have been taking place at Customade Group as it toasts to an incredible first year since the launch of REAL Aluminium. In the space of just 12 months, REAL Aluminium has become one of the industry ’s fastest growing brands and now Customade Group has expanded the range of aluminium products to include a new flat rooflight. Cl ...more

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Universal Trade Frames
Universal Trade Frames add Spectus Flush Casement
Shropshire-based trade fabricator Universal Trade Frames has just added the Spectus Flush Casemen...[more]
Saveheat Group
Letter to The Editor - Breaking the law with Herit
Dear Ian Having been in the window Industry for over 30 years, predominantly on the suppl...[more]
SFS Intec
SFS Extends Specifier Support to Drive Better Qual
Leading door hinge manufacturer SFS has extended its technical support for architects, interior d...[more]
Pilkington Building Products
Triple-height, triple-glazed glass wall brings stu
When architects dhp were asked to design the new accommodation for St Richard Reynolds Catholic C...[more]
The New Grey Substrate from Deceuninck
After putting the finishing touches to one of the industry’s most exciting profile launches this ...[more]
Residence Collection
New brochure and marketing suite for R7
Residence Collection, the innovative PVC-U systems company, has completed a new brochure and suit...[more]
Avery Dennison Corporation
Avery Dennison makes capital investment in liquid
GLENDALE, California — October 3, 2017 — Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY), a global material...[more]
CENSolutions Ltd
CENsolutions wins CORGI Fenestration audit centre
CENSolutions Ltd has won recognition for its commitment to trust, reliability, expertise and qual...[more]
Polyframe boosts production yet again with second
Polyframe has launched into its second major investment programme since becoming part of the Cust...[more]
PatioMaster Scotland opens its doors for business
In-line sliding Patio Door specialists PatioMaster has just expanded its growing network by openi...[more]

Norscot Appoints Callum Grant as new Managing Dire
Only a few months before his thirtieth anniversary with the business, Callum Grant has been appoi...[more]
Manfred Vollbracht Retires
After more than 41 years of active involvement, HEGLA Managing Director Manfred Vollbracht has re...[more]
ODL Europe
Change at the helm for ODL Europe
Liverpool based value added building products manufacturer, ODL Europe have announced a new Manag...[more]
The New Grey Substrate from Deceuninck
After putting the finishing touches to one of the industry’s most exciting profile launches this ...[more]
Archibald Kenrick
Kenrick - feeling flush with new night vent option
Kenrick has launched a range of locking systems to enable flush sash windows to be positively hel...[more]
Winkhaus UK
Winkhaus’ aluPilot saves aluminium window fabricat
The innovative aluPilot fitting system from Winkhaus saves aluminium window manufacturers time an...[more]

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Traditional sash windows, modern energy performanc
Large, timber-framed sash windows are one of the most recognisable and desirable features of Geor...[more]
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Soaring glass wall provides centrepiece for cuttin
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