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VBH (GB): Yale Conexis Smart Lock is a keyless product, operated via a key card, key tag, phone tag or a secure smartphone app, 'Bluetooth Twist & Go'. Homeowners can monitor who is entering and leaving the home from wherever they are. “With the new Yale Conexis homeowners can upgrade their lock easily and with no fiddly wiring,” says Dan Powell, Maintenance & Locksmiths product manager

Promat UK: “the completion of our relocation programme and creation of this superb new facility cements our place at the forefront of the UK fire protection market. We are delighted that so many of our team have relocated with us to ensure we maintain the highest level of technical expertise and consistency in points of contact for clients,” says General Manager Ian Cowley

Spectus: “we've seen a tremendous growth in interest in the Flush Casement window since we added it to our portfolio. I'm not surprised though: it delivers what the market needs,” comments Aaron Fountain, director of ADM Windows

Deceuninck: “ aluminium windows and doors continue to see growth as the trend for sleek grey windows remains. However, when given the choice, people would still rather have PVC-U in their homes. They prefer the warmer feel of the material, the improved thermal efficiencies and of course the lower cost,” says Head of Sales Chris Jones

Carl F Groupco: “as a forerunner of the Smart locking and access control evolution in the UK hardware market, we have continued to invest heavily in SmartSecure. In addition to our existing solutions based on FUHR's fully motorised multipoint lock, we have increased the range to include the Yale Conexis,” said Managing Director John Crittenden

Astraseal: “for us, it was a no-brainer to switch to the Winkhaus FireFrame. The FireFrame is a smart, high-performance solution which for us is easier to fabricate and is more cost-effective, allowing us to reduce our lead times, deliver competitive prices and ensure the fast turnaround our customers come to expect,” comments Zac Nedimovic, sales and marketing manager.


Bowater by Birtley: “is one of just two companies to hold PAS1188 on composite doors, we invested the time and money to get it right because we recognise the importance of being able to offer this product,” explains Kevin Kiernan sales and marketing manager.

Kolorseal: “our entire operation is focused on quality and service. Experience enables us to understand that no installation can be completed unless all the components are present and correct. But it is attention to detail that drives forward,” says Deborah Hendry

Shepley Windows & Conservatories: “fire doors are the first line of defence in containing fire and smoke, so when it comes to an emergency, they mustn't fail. Testing and achieving BS 476 and BS EN 1634 accreditation, must be in place to ensure compliance with fire regulations and for the safety of occupants,” says Tony Ball, sales director

frameXpress: “with technology now evolving into an integral part of corporate profiling, a video gives us the means to talk to every single customer and prospect. It gives a clear message of strength and reliability, which is the foundations on which frameXpress has been built,” comments Mark Westbrook managing director

HEGLA UK: “with an appetite for skyward living becoming more and more popular as inner city buildings literally reach new heights, glass is now the evident favourite for all the benefits it adds. Creating supersized units to meet the needs of the construction companies remains firmly in the hands of the processors,” comments Steve Goble, managing director

Fenestration News

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

FrameXpress -
'frameXpress launches video as POS tool for customers.'
frameXpress Ltd has released a new corporate ‘informercial ’ in order to create a platform for customers to use when introducing the range to prospective investors. The video places a focus on the people, services and products behind the brandname and it clearly reflects the quality standards associated with the company. Available to vie ...more
Bystronic/HEGLA -
'HEGLA makes light work of 20m jumbo cutting'
The arrival of 18m jumbo sheets at a Saint Gobain factory recently caused quite a stir on social me-dia, right across the industry, with a lot of people s gered at the logistics of transporting the glass. Many looked at the enormity of the issues associated with the practicalities of moving the glass both in transit as well as around a factor ...more
VBH (GB) Ltd -
'New Yale Conexis L1 Smart Lock now available from VBH'
VBH (GB), part of Europe ’s largest hardware distributor, has added the new Yale Conexis L1 Smart Lock to its range of innovative hardware. With Yale ’s prominent TV advertising campaign across ITV, Sky and Channel 4, the Smart Lock opens up new selling opportunities for fabricators and installers, and locksmiths for retrofit installations. ...more
Bowater by Birtley -
'Bowater by Birtley Achieves PAS1188 on Flood Door'
Following months of product development and rigorous tests, Bowater by Birtley is pleased to announce that it has achieved the much coveted PAS1188 test standard on its Flood composite door. “Bowater by Birtley is one of just two companies to hold PAS1188 on composite doors,” explains Kevin Kiernan of Bowater by Birtley. “W ...more
Anglo European Import Export Ltd -
'Smartlink - The Clever Way to Build a Bay'
Smartlink, the new aluminium bay and coupler system is the smarter way to build a bay says its manufacturer Anglo European. It ’s compatible with all PVCu window systems and offers a ten-year warranty. The Smartlink system includes square baypoles and couplers with variable angles to suit different window designs. The universal baypole ja ...more
Promat UK -
'Fire resistant glass specialist Promat UK completes major new factory programme'
Promat UK, one of the country ’s leading manufacturers of fire, thermal and acoustic solutions, has completed its multi-million pound development programme to create a new headquarters and manufacturing plant in Lancashire. The 66,000 sq. ft. facility – The Innovation Centre – at Heywood near Manchester gives Promat UK a state of the art ...more
Bluesky Certification -
'Fire door training from Bluesky Certification at Cambridge Fire Research'
With all the publicity surrounding fire doors, Bluesky Certification is offering a one-day training course about fire doors at Cambridge Fire Research on Tuesday 13 March 2018. “The aim of the day is to give delegates an insight into what is important when specifying, manufacturing or installing fire doors, including what can go wrong,” ...more
Astraseal (Graham Holmes) Windows -
'Astraseal advances fire door range with new Winkhaus FD60 FireFrame'
Astraseal has become the first fabricator in England to manufacture fire doors using FireFrame, the new, high-performance 60-minute fire door frame from Winkhaus. The new FireFrame provides a superior solution compared to its traditional hardwood and uPVC counterparts. The new frame, which offers stylish slim internal sightlines, will ...more
Edgetech (UK) Ltd -
'Edgetech and Sternfenster hit the 1m mark'
Sternfenster are celebrating a major manufacturing milestone. Over ten years of partnership with Edgetech, Sternfenster have produced over one million IG units using Super Spacer warm edge spacer technology. Sternfenster, the Lincoln fabricator behind fast-growing installation business Starglaze, has built itself into one of the ...more
Shepley Windows & Conservatories -
'Making Sure Fire Doors are up to the job'
A high specification, backed by third party testing and full accreditation, makes a life-changing difference when it comes to the effectiveness of fire doors. Yet, despite the importance of their performance, fire doors are often first to be downgraded on a specification in order to cut costs. REHAU composite fire door partner Shepley, knows all ...more
Thermoseal Group -
'Thermoseal Group – From Inception to Perfection'
The UK ’s leading manufacturer and distributor of over 2,000 insulated glass components, Thermoseal Group, has introduced a brand new advertising campaign to showcase its highest performance warm edge spacers – Thermobar and Thermoflex. The first of two advertisements, ‘From Inception to Perfection ’ features a diagram of a triple glazing ...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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Alumen Ltd
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Record-breaking results for The Homebuilding & Ren
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PatioMaster demonstrates how to make business easi
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Alfie’s wheels now racing ahead thanks to frameXpr
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Modplan Ltd
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With the rise in popularity for feature-rich orangery roof solutions and solid-roof conservatory ...[more]

Balconette appoints Peter Mulligan to drive balust
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Epwin Window Systems
Epwin Window Systems’ Katrina Earl appointed to Na
Epwin Window Systems are pleased to announce that Katrina Earl has been promoted to National Sale...[more]
REHAU recruitment drive boosts customer support se
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Deceuninck Offers Aluminium Alternative
Hot on the heels of the announcement of its new grey substrate, Deceuninck UK is pleased to revea...[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]
Profile 22
Profile 22 introduces its Frontier range of compos
Profile 22 has recently launched Frontier a new range of composite door leaves. Gerald Allen, Mar...[more]

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Granada Glazing Ltd
Leeds Fine Art Building Reduces Carbon Foot Print
The School of Fine Art – Leeds, have invested £7.6M, relocating to a refurbished building, based ...[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 sh...[more]
Pilkington Building Products
London fire stations achieve BREEAM excellence wit
London Fire Brigade has completed a PFI project to renovate and update nine fire stations across ...[more]