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Pilkington: “we've received great feedback for Pilkington Spectrum over the past few months, but we wanted to make sure it is accessible to everyone, no matter where they are. We're pleased that the new Spectrum app now offers customers an advanced, online technical service that can be accessed via mobile device, ” said Phil Brown, European regulatory marketing manager.

3D Laminates: “the metallic options on CoolSkin are a game changer for composite door manufacturers, as we look to face aluminium entrance doors head on with a better price point, improved energy efficiency credentials and consistent levels of supply within 5-7 days, given we are carrying stock in our UK warehouse, ” commented, Mark Lofthouse, managing director.

Jack Aluminium: “following the success of our TruEnergy Window earlier this year, we found the market was also hungry for a rooflight that was simple to fabricate and install but offered superb performance levels, ” explains Jeff Pearson, sales and marketing director.

Profile 22:“Industry projections suggest that composite doors are set to continue their popularity until at least 2020, by which time they’ll make up around two thirds of the door secto,r ” comments Gerald Allen, marketing manager.

National Glass Group (NGG): collective member turnover is now in excess of 90 million pounds, double that of 2016 and making it the largest glass group in the UK, providing unrivalled purchasing power, operational resilience and national reach.

ift Rosenheim: with effect from this year, every owner of an “ift verification with QR code,”can use the new “Tested by ift,” mark via the ift customer portal. It may be used on the product itself as well as in information and advertising leaflets in order to establish the performance capability of the product.

Granada Glazing: “the visual styling of secondary glazing has changed greatly over the last decade. We can design and manufacture slimline units that are unobtrusive and blend in to any environment, ” mentions Mike Latham, commercial director.

Pilkington: “Working with leading trend forecasters, we've created two new contemporary and stylish patterns that complement our existing range,” added Leo Pyrah, texture glass product manager.


Fenster Fabrications: “Uni_Slide makes a fantastic addition to any residential development. It can offer a sense of sleek luxury to any architectural development, and, for installers, it's an excellent way of appealing to the lucrative high-end of the market, ” commented The Fenster Team.

Mercury Glazing Supplies: “We are thrilled to be the first fabricator to manufacture the Spectus mechanically jointed option and know it will add value to our established VS offer, ” said Chris Reeks, sales and marketing director.

Universal Trade Frames: “The false sash is typically the weakest part of a flush casement when it comes to security and weathering, so it’s usual to rely on the cascade testing method and assume accreditation without testing. Universal’s Spectus Flush Casement Window is different and we were so confident in its abilities we did not hesitate to send it for testing, ” said: Managing Director Brian Kruger.

frameXpress: “the industry is continually accommodating change and we are at the forefront of the market ensuring we provide the best thermally efficient products. Adapting to change and helping customers to take advantage of technical benefits places everyone in a strong position, ” comments Ian Davis sales manager.

Brisant Secure: “as manufacturers we can and should do better. Lock Lock took 24 months to develop. Each handle is coated twice with copper and then twice with nickel, and its designed with a seamless curve so there are no edges or corners, traditional weak spots for corrosion. The industry needs to ask itself why its finish guarantees aren’t anywhere near those for performance or security. Homeowners expect their handles to look good for years, not months. But all too often the reality is sadly different, ” CEO Nick Dutton.

Kenrick's: “we’re very pleased to show off our enviable new product development abilities and create a product that Garrard Windows’ customers clearly want. It marks our commitment to serve fabricators and develop leading-edge products that cater for individual requirements. We’re looking forward to continuing our long relationship with Garrard and supporting the business as it continues to grow, ” added Steve Williams, sales and marketing director.

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Talent Acquisition
A plan – why do we need a plan ?

Some time ago we spent a couple of days locked away in a conference with the HR Directors and people responsible for recruitment and retention in some of the biggest of organisations in the UK. Frankly the amount of company wealth swimming around that room was extraordinary and the speakers were equally impressive, the head of “experienced recruitment” at Price Waterhouse Coopers, the largest professional services firm in the world for example. It is sobering to think of the budgets these people manage, PWC alone need to recruit 3,500 people a year!

The ability to recruit and retain the best people was seen as a core competency, not something that would just happen and effort energy and resource was dedicated to it. That resource was both internal and by the increasing use of recruitment outsourcing such as that provided at MBA, as opposed to simple recruitment agencies (that were in fact being used less). …»»

Chris Ball
MBA Associates

Pilkington Building Products -
'Pilkington spectrum now available for on-the-go use via new smartphone app'
Pilkington Spectrum, one of the industry ’s most popular glass specifying tools, is now available to use on-the-go following the launch of a new smartphone app. The app is available for download on iPhones, iPads and Android devices and allows users to find Pilkington products that most closely match their project requirements. Th ...more
Profile 22 -
'Profile 22 introduces its Frontier range of composite doors'
Profile 22 has recently launched Frontier a new range of composite door leaves. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager of Profile 22 comments: “Industry projections suggest that composite doors are set to continue their popularity until at least 2020, by which time they ’ll make up around two thirds of the door sector. When a sector has growth proj ...more
ift Rosenheim -
'Catalogue of standard construction "Sound" published for curtain walls'
Specifications for airborne and flanking sound insulation of the building components are required for planning the building acoustics of buildings. So far, for curtain walls, this could be verified only on the basis of measurements in the laboratory or from examinations conducted directly on the building. So far, there has been no table-based me ...more
Granada Glazing Ltd -
'Leeds Fine Art Building Reduces Carbon Foot Print with Granada Secondary Glazing.'
The School of Fine Art – Leeds, have invested £7.6M, relocating to a refurbished building, based on University Road. The development was to give students an inspirational learning environment. The outside of the building showcases large windows which permits a vast amount of natural light aiding the student ’s creative passion. Secondary ...more
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'Pilkington launches two new textured glass patterns'
Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, has launched two new patterns to its popular Pilkington Texture Glass range. The new products, Pilkington strong Cassini™ /strong and Pilkington strong Tribal™ /strong , add to the manufacturer ’s existing texture glass range, which helps homeowners maintain privacy and security ...more
Fenster Fabrications -
'Uni_Slide unlocks Atlantic views at Sea Edge House'
Fenster Fabrications has contributed to a stylish sea-view residential development that ’s been shortlisted for multiple awards. Designed by respected Truro architects KAST, and located in Downderry on Cornwall ’s south coast, Sea Edge House is a strikingly modern cliff-edge property with stunning Atlantic views. The dwelling ’s low ...more
Universal Trade Frames -
'Universal Trade Frames’ Flush Casement False Vent passes PAS 24 security test. Can yo'
Universal Trade Frames ’ Flush Casement Window has achieved the PAS 24:2016 accreditation and has passed Parts 1 and 2 of BS 6375 which cover weathertightness and operation and strength. What ’s more, not only did the standard window pass the tests, the versions with night vent locking and dummy vents achieved the same results as well. Un ...more
Spectus Windows Systems -
'Spectus Window Systems adds two-part cill to its product offer'
Spectus Window Systems has recently introduced the new universal two-part cill to its product portfolio. The two-part cill means that window cills are now installed in a simple two step process. Firstly, the cill receiver is fitted during the construction process and secondly the cill nose is clipped on upon project completion. Carmen ...more
Brisant Secure -
'Lock Lock anti-pitting test exceeds 3,000 hours - 2,760 over standard'
Lock Lock, the new high security handle from Brisant Secure, has spent over 3,000 hours – four MONTHS - in independent corrosion testing, with no sign of pitting or blistering. Just 240 hours, or 10 days, of salt spray testing is required to achieve the EN 1906:2012. The highest corrosion grade measured is 480 hours. “Pitting on door ...more
Profile 22 Systems -
'Profile 22 publishes new specification guide'
Profile 22 has just published a comprehensive new specification guide. The 74 page publication explains the brand ’s range of profiles and hardware in detail and provides an overview of the services it provides to architects and specifiers alike. Gerald Allen, Epwin Window Systems ’ Marketing Manager, said: “Our specification guide has been de ...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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The Swish Flush Casement Window offers stylish ver
The Swish Flush Casement Window offers quintessentially British style. It has the trademark aesth...[more]
3D Laminates Ltd
New metallic composite foils from 3D
3D Laminates have just launched a range of non-grained, metallic foiled finishes for their long l...[more]
Jack Aluminium Systems
Jack Aluminium Systems Launches New Flat Rooflight
Aluminium systems specialist, Jack Aluminium has added its first aluminium glazing product to sui...[more]
REHAU recruitment drive boosts customer support se
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Glass and Glazing Federation(GGF)
GLASS Charter progress for The Window Company
The Window Company (Contracts) Ltd has been recognised at Silver 3 level in the Glass and Glazing...[more]
National Glass Group (NGG)
National Glass Group experiences exponential growt
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Endurance Doors
Getting tasty with door brochures from Endurance
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TruFrame Ltd
Truframe’s marketing - a digital age department
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REHAU recruitment drive boosts customer support se
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Modplan Ltd
New appointments at Modplan
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Phoenix Doors
Phoenix Doors founder Neil Peck retires
Neil Peck, the founder of Phoenix Doors, has retired after nearly a quarter of a century at the h...[more]
3D Laminates Ltd
New metallic composite foils from 3D
3D Laminates have just launched a range of non-grained, metallic foiled finishes for their long l...[more]
Jack Aluminium Systems
Jack Aluminium Systems Launches New Flat Rooflight
Aluminium systems specialist, Jack Aluminium has added its first aluminium glazing product to sui...[more]
Mercury Glazing Supplies Ltd
Mercury Glazing becomes first fabricator to manufa
Mercury Glazing Supplies Ltd, one of the country’s biggest manufacturers of the market-leading Sp...[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]

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