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Trojan Group: “hardware finish failure is something that’s constantly on installer’s agendas because it’s increasingly a problem,” explains Tony Chadwick, managing director

Shepley: “installers are driving the demand for quality, choice and even speed of delivery when it comes to composite doors,” says Tony Ball, sales director

Kestrel BCE: “it sounds like a bit of a cliché to say that people are our greatest asset, but this is something I am truly passionate about,” says sales and marketing director Owen Thorogood

Solidor: “our solid timber core composite doors are the most secure in the market so it’s important the hardware we use is top of the game too,” says Pierre Mifsud technical director

Edgetech: “when I saw a fully-automated line using Super Spacer for the first time, I saw the future”, commented David Laing of Cleartherm

Kenrick: “the industry has been excited by the huge potential out there but frustrated with the lack of choice in hardware”. Steve Williams, sales director

Conservatory Outlet: “heritage-look products that boast modern performance features are faring exceptionally well in the market at the moment,” explains: Michael Giscombe managing director

Profile 22: “it’s testament to the package of benefits that Optima offers that most of the fabricators who have switched to us since we launched the system have chosen to single source.” Gerald Allen, marketing manager

Spectus: “the mechanically jointed version takes authenticity to another level because the 45 degree PVC-U welds on the frame and sash are replaced with 90 degree mechanical joints,” Carmen Velilla, brand manager

Frame Fast: “the roof lantern market continues to grow. Homeowners like the extra natural light and space that roof lanterns add to their home,”. Nigel Leivers, director

Pilkington: “that’s where fire-resistant glazing can make a big difference. By providing protection against fire while also letting light flow in, we can create light-filled spaces in very built-up parts of the city where not long ago it wouldn’t have been possible,” Steve Bond, technical and customer support manager

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

In response to the statement issued by Steve Rice, GGF Director of Technical Affairs.

It is good that the GGF have come out and responded to my letter regarding the use of low sightline IGU's that basically do not comply with the Construction Product Regulations (CPR) and therefore make it illegal to manufacture and sell these units.

For me the opening statement just about says it all. “The GGF has addressed the issue from a technical and GGF policy perspective” so that's it then? We have addressed it so it can go back in its box. I hope that isn't the case and that this is only the start of their drive to stop this practice happening.

There is the perception that this is only happening in Scotland, but this is a nationwide problem. Only this week I was in a window manufacturing company in Bradford who buy these “illegal” units from a company in Wales.…»


Colin Torley
Sales and Operations Director, Saveheat Group

[ GGF addresses reduced sightline IGU issue, GGF ]

Vista Group (Vista Panels) -
'Vista and Spektaglaze transform Liverpool student accommodation in the grounds of Ico'
Vista Panels are currently working with fellow Merseyside firm Spek laze on the refurbishment of student accommodation in the grounds of Liverpool ’s iconic Anglican Cathedral. Dwell Student Living has embarked on a facelift programme of works to include new windows and composite doors on the site. Vista are supplying 70 XtremeDoors fr ...more
Pilkington Building Products - UK -
'Protecting cities against fire with advanced glazing'
Daylight-flooded spaces command a premium from tenants, but in the densest urban areas – where buildings are very tightly packed – it can be difficult to achieve. Not least because of the need to protect against the spread of fire. This was the challenge for developer Meritcape when they set out to refurbish 7 Aylesbury Street – a conver ...more
Glass for Europe -
'A new visual identity to mark Glass for Europe's enlargement to the entire value chai'
On the occasion of its 55th anniversary celebrated during a cocktail reception held in Brussels yesterday evening, Glass for Europe officially launched its new structure enlarged to European representatives of building glass transformers and processors and unveiled its new visual identity. Glass for Europe, which has long been counting i ...more
Frame Fast -
'Pre-assembled Skypod Roof Lanterns Ready To Install'
The East Midlands ’ largest trade fabricator, Frame Fast UK, is helping installers to complete skylight installations fast with its ready-made Skypod roof lanterns that installers only have to fit and glaze. The roof lantern market continues to grow in popularity because of significant developments in skylight technology in recent years. ...more
Dekko Window Systems Ltd -
'Dekko helps McDermott Windows make premium switch'
First-class fabricator Dekko Window Systems has a proven track record of helping its customers successfully shift into the high-end, premium market. One of the latest examples, which displays the firm ’s overriding commitment to being far more than a trade supplier is their partnership with Blackburn-based McDermott Windows. Seeing the v ...more
Spectus Windows Systems -
'When three is better than two'
Spectus Window Systems has stayed at the forefront of the industry with its intelligent, market-facing approach. This is evident in its continuous product progress and ability to work with market trends such as those witnessed in triple glazing. Since the industry debated the triple glazing benefits some three years ago there has bee ...more
Solidor -
'Solidor gives customers more choice on security'
Leading composite door manufacturer Solidor adds to its superior range of security hardware with the Winkhaus AV3 autolock - a new automatic multi-point locking system. Solidor ’s security range already includes the most secure locking system Ultion, and the most secure door handle on the market Lock Lock. This latest addition affirms Solidor ’s l ...more
Archibald Kenrick -
'Kenrick stirs the market with Nemesis'
Kenrick has stimulated the market with the launch of a brand new bi-directional twin cam espagnolette window locking system which has been designed specifically for aluminium profiles. The solution – aptly named Nemesis – has been launched to bring a greater variety of locking systems to fabricators operating within the increasingly popu ...more
Glass and Glazing Federation(GGF) -
'GGF addresses reduced sightline IGU issue'
Following recent news coverage regarding the manufacture and compliance of some reduced sightline insulating glass units, the GGF has addressed the issue from a technical and GGF policy perspective. On the compliance with Building regulations, Steve Rice, GGF Director of Technical Affairs explained: “Initially we need to cla ...more
Yale Door and Window Solutions -
'Yale achieves Made in Britain marque'
Home security specialist, Yale is the latest company to join the Made in Britain initiative, which champions British manufacturing by encouraging and developing the supply chain of UK made goods. The Made in Britain marque is affliated with companies that manufacture and sell goods in Great Britain, and makes it easier for customers to i ...more
Deceuninck -
'High Ratings for Deceuninck According to Independent Survey'
Not one to rest on its laurels, following on from the announcement of increased sales, Deceuninck recently commissioned an independent agency to conduct a customer satisfaction survey. The results are in and the company is performing well with the highest ratings coming from products that meet industry standards, on time deliveries, customer ser ...more
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Bristol Windows invests in machine automation from
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Profile 22
Optima opens up opportunities for Clearview Glazie
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Universal Trade Frames
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Shropshire-based trade fabricator Universal Trade Frames offers a comprehensive range of coloured...[more]

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Dan Caulfield joins Business Development Team at C
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Saveheat Group
Letter to the Editor: Low Sightline Units- Respons
Dear Ian In response to the statement issued by Steve Rice, GGF Director of Technical Aff...[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]
Carl F Groupco Limited
Conexis L1 strengthens SmartSecure’s retrofit remi
Carl F Groupco has added the Conexis L1 – a Smart Keyless Locking Handle, to its SmartSecure rang...[more]
Conservatory Outlet
Envisage this
Leading UK Fabricator Conservatory Outlet has officially launched its new flush casement window –...[more]
Trojan Manufacturing Group Limited
Stainless Steel sales continues to rise!
Leading hardware supplier the Trojan Group are once again witnessing a steady rise in sales for t...[more]
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After putting the finishing touches to one of the industry’s most exciting profile launches this ...[more]

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REAL Aluminium
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An extensive range of aluminium products from REAL Aluminium has brought style and luxury to an e...[more]
Pilkington Building Products
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