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Deceuninck: "colour is the future. People don't want white PVC-U anymore. Colours, particularly soft greens, are growing in popularity at an unbelievable pace simply because end-customers want more from their windows than the bog standard," says Glen Cain, managing director of Mr Window.

Hurst Plastics’: "homeowners increasingly want to add a stamp of individuality onto their homes and the entrance door is becoming a vibrant expression of a personality," Mark Atkinson, sales director, says.

Oakland Glass: "we work with a wide range of customers across the trade, new build and commercial markets and have seen growth across the board from existing customers as well as new companies switching to Oakland,"explains Tina Moorhouse managing director.

HEGLA UK: "by linking 'smart machinery' to various processes down the production line it will make many conventional processes obsolete and increase productivity substantially," Steve Goble, managing director

Epwin Glass: "we assemble insulated glass units to exacting quality standards offering a comprehensive range of decorative glazing options to enhance and add character," Katrina Earl, national sales manager commented.

frameXpress: "it is obvious to us and our customers that consumers want more than quality products at an affordable price. A major frameXpress advantage is the ability to act upon the promises we make and deliver far more than just the products, " Ian Davis, sales manager comments.

Haffner Murat: "our production has become far more streamlined with the introduction of the new SMR-4 welder and the accuracy of the frames superb, " Says Lee Johnson, Stevly's managing director.

Swish Window and Door Systems: "the customer had extended the property and we therefore needed to replace the windows throughout the main house to tie in with the new extension. The windows chosen were manufactured in anthracite grey on the external face with white internally for a sleek, sophisticated finish, " explains Director Gary Hembrow, of Somerglaze Windows.

Bison Frames: "we're very well-known and respected for our sash windows, because we have the expertise and skillset in-house to continuously improve our offering," Director Mark Tetley explains.

Letter to the Editor - follow up on colour

Ian,

People are surprised when I say I'm expecting the first ever colour-only fabricators to emerge this year.

But colour is growing fast. It's already a large and profitable part of the market. Six of our top fabricators are over 50% colour and I'm getting calls all the time from forward looking fabricators who now want to talk about colour.

So who'll be the first colour-only fabricator? …»»

Sincerely
Rob McGlennon, MD Deceuninck UK & Ireland


Letter to the Editor - With automation, the opportunities are limitless

Dear Ian,

In recent years, the structure of the IGU market has seen some dramatic changes.

Since 2007, the number of companies manufacturing glass units in the UK has dropped by one third to just 848. But, despite this, in recent years the total number of units being fabricated has seen a steady increase.

Many of your readers will surely be wondering how this is possible and here at Edgetech, we believe that automation is largely responsible. …»»

Yours sincerely,
Chris Alderson


Letter to the Editor - Don’t fake it - get the real thing!

Dear Editor

'Traditional timber looks, without the cost or maintenance' - in a nutshell, that's the message coming from the 'timber-alternative' market. But it's wrong. Even the best, most detailed uPVC products can’t convincingly pass for wood - and modern timber is a stunning, long-lasting, high-performing window material.

So why are so many installers settling for second best? …»»

Yours sincerely,
Sean Parnaby, Managing Director, West Port




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Deceuninck -
'Mr Window’s sales sky rocket with colour'
Increased colour capability drove a 28% jump in sales in 2017, according to long-time Deceuninck fabricator Mr Window. The Essex fabricator, whose customer base is split 38% commercial, 31% retail and 31% trade, reported that the range and availability of colour in stock from Deceuninck drove sales which rocketed past general market grow ...more
Hurst Plastics -
'Hurst introduces new premium glasses'
Hurst Plastics is helping trade customers make the most of the thriving composite door market with the addition of its new Premium Glass range. Offering 11 stylish new glass designs, Hurst has doubled the number of glazing options available in its popular collection of composite doors. The new range of triple glazed designs has been int ...more
Haffner Murat Ltd -
'Stevly Windows impressed by capabilities of Haffner Murat’s SMR-4 Welder'
Leading south Wales fabricator and installer Stevly Windows Ltd has just invested in an SMR-4 Welder from Haffner Murat. The machine will help Stevly meet growing demand for its products while also maintaining the high standards on which the company has built its name. Lee Johnson, Stevly ’s Managing Director, says he and his team researc ...more
FrameXpress -
'frameXpress provides stunning sashes on prestigious private home'
In a recent contract, window, door and conservatory fabricator, frameXpress Ltd has supplied all new replacement windows and doors for a stunning refurbishment project in Berkshire. Sash windows were incorporated throughout the property with French doors and Composite doors also installed to upgrade the home. The installation was part of a maj ...more
Promat UK -
'New Promat SYSTEMGLAS® options provide more EI fire rated frameless glazing solutions'
Striking the optimum balance between aesthetics and fire safety in glazed partitions is a reality with new additions to the SYSTEMGLAS® range from passive fire protection market leader Promat UK. Utilising the proven fire resistant material PROMATECT® H, two new Promat SYSTEMGLAS® options give designers and contractors the scope to creat ...more
Oakland Glass -
'Oakland Glass Confirms Strong Start to the Year'
Oakland Glass, the IGU supplier dedicated to offering a wide range of sealed units alongside outstanding customer service, is pleased to announce a 15% increase in sales in 2017 and a strong start to 2018. Managing Director of Oakland Glass, Tina Moorhouse explains where the growth is coming from in the context of a relatively flat marke ...more
Epwin Glass -
'Epwin Glass highlights decorative glass expertise'
Epwin Glass draws on the company ’s 30 years of experience in glass manufacture as it continues to support fabricators and installers throughout the UK. This depth of experience is beautifully illustrated in its decorative glass offering, which includes colours, textures, leaded, stained, bevelled and Georgian style options. Katrina Earl, Epwin G ...more
Jack Aluminium Systems -
'Back to Business for Jack in The Office Group Refurb'
Jack Aluminium Systems ’ JD47 non-thermal shopfront system has been used by IDF Aluminium as part of an office refurbishment for shared workspace pioneers, The Office Group. The building, in Ecclestone Square, near Victoria Station in London has been fully refurbished by The Office Group, creating a modern, commercial space that will be l ...more
Vinylplus -
'VinylPlus® unveils top speakers and programme for VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2018'
VinylPlus has revealed its programme featuring top speakers and inspiring panel discussions to share visions on the potential of the industry to deliver on sustainable prosperity at the sixth VinylPlus Sustainability Forum in Madrid, Spain on May 16th and 17th 2018. Organised by VinylPlus, the Voluntary Commitment to sustainable developm ...more
Bluesky Certification -
'A Swift switchover to Bluesky'
Swift Joinery Manufacturers Ltd has switched to the Bluesky Certification General Performance Windows and Doors, and Enhanced Security Windows and Doors that meet the requirement for the Secured by Design Scheme. “Switching to Bluesky Certification is really easy,” says Louisa Roberts, Sales Coordinator at Swift Joinery Manufacturers, m ...more
Swish Window and Door Systems -
'Somerglaze Windows demonstrates Swish value to a portfolio'
Swish installer, Somerglaze Windows has recently completed a refurbishment project on a stunning home in Somerset. The project was to replace 13 windows throughout the property, along with several doors, as part of a refurbishment/new build project. Gary Hembrow, Director of Somerglaze Windows explains. “The customer had extended t ...more
Senior Architectural Systems -
'Senior specified for new Leeds private rental scheme'
Aluminium windows and doors from leading fenestration manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems have been chosen for the new X1 Aire private rented scheme in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Located in the heart of Leeds city centre, the glazing package for the new residential scheme has been delivered by Aire Valley Architectural Aluminium Ltd fo ...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
Kingfisher uPVC Windows and Doors limited -
'Kingfisher Launches New Website To Support Installers'
To add to it ’s range of marketing support for trade installers, Kingfisher Windows has launched a new trade website. Installers can browse through its products, create fast quotes, access brochures & technical information, and learn everything they need to know about its services. For more than 27 years Kingfisher Windows has been supply ...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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Hegla
HEGLA makes moves to transform manufacturing metho
HEGLA is once again taking progressive moves forward in the field of automation with a focus plac...[more]
Bison Frames (UK) Limited
Bison Delivers the Industry’s Leading High-End Pro
Bison Frames is known across the industry as a trade fabricator of high-end PVC-U vertical slider...[more]
West Port Windows & Doors Ltd
FD60 now available from UK’s finest fire door fabr
West Port, the UK’s foremost timber fabricator, is expanding its already market-leading fire-rate...[more]
Conservatory Outlet
Conservatory Outlet Push Environmentally Friendly
Conservatory Outlet Ltd is actively driving its Aluminium range of home improvement products as c...[more]
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Experts to debate plastics recycling challenges
Companies and organisations at the forefront of plastics recycling will discuss challenges faced ...[more]
West Port Windows & Doors Ltd
Letter to the Editor - Don’t fake it – get the rea
Dear Editor ‘Traditional timber looks, without the cost or maintenance!’ – in a nutshell,...[more]
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Make Timber Windows and Doors Better with Deventer
Timber windows rely on weather seals for performance. The right weather seals offer superior prot...[more]
Distinction Doors
Gillian Coldwell joins Distinction Doors
Distinction Doors has further strengthened its business development team with the appointment of ...[more]

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VBH (GB) Ltd
Two new Regional Sales Managers for VBH
Following increased demand for VBH’s growing greenteQ portfolio, the company has appointed two ne...[more]
MASCO UK Window Group
MASCO UKWG CEO Wayne Devine steps down after 28 ye
Wayne Devine, a well-known industry stalwart, has announced his decision to step down after 28 ye...[more]
Celuform Ltd
New National Specification Manager for Celuform
Fascia and cladding brand Celuform has appointed Keith Hart as its new National Specification Man...[more]
Conservatory Outlet
Conservatory Outlet Push Environmentally Friendly
Conservatory Outlet Ltd is actively driving its Aluminium range of home improvement products as c...[more]
Carl F Groupco Limited
High performance Glazpart vents added to Carl F Gr
The high performance Glazpart Link Vent range of plastic injection moulded trickle ventilators ha...[more]
Steel Window Association
New door handles from SWA’s Steel Window Fittings
Two new door handle designs are now available from Steel Window Association member, Steel Window ...[more]
VBH (GB) Ltd
New greenteQ hinge for composite doors
VBH (GB) has added a new composite door hinge to its greenteQ range. The new Sigma Face-Fix Comp...[more]

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Guardian Industries U.K. Limited
“La Casa del Desierto”, the Guardian Glass project
Bertrange, Luxembourg, February 26, 2018 – A desert. A house. A range of special glass types and ...[more]
Steel Window Association
Designer selects steel entrance screen for extensi
Architects - and TV shows! - talk about using large scale glazing "to let the outside connect wit...[more]
Saint-Gobain Glass UK(GLASSOLUTIONS)
Glassolutions installation balances form and funct
A stunning floor-to-ceiling glazing installation designed, specified and delivered by GLASSOLUTIO...[more]