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Modplan: " the increase for coloured products shows no signs of slowing down as the surge in demand from consumers looking to personalise their homes has resulted in more colour options being required" , said Managing Director Heidi Sachs

Deceuninck:: " after a detailed company, market and product review it was clear we needed to give customers more choice, service and support to help them compete more effectively in growth markets. Colour and heritage windows were the prime areas" , explains Tradesmith Managing Director Mark Hutchinson

Swish Window and Door Systems: " we chose Swish because of its outstanding aesthetics that were streets ahead of what anyone else was offering at that time. Today it’s as popular as ever with our customers – its modern, contemporary lines mean it remains an extremely attractive system. " Comments David Dowling, Managing Director of Cairngorm Group

Pilkington UK: " The Pilkington Suncool™ 70/35 T coating selected by the design team offers high visible light transmittance, reduced solar transmittance and excellent low-emissivity all in one product. This means the floor space will be brightly lit by sunlight but won’t suffer from overheating on warmer days" , said Michael Metcalfe, commercial sales manager

Rapierstar: " when you consider the tiny unit price of a screw, £100,000 worth of screws is a huge volume to sell and dispatch in just one day. It’s a milestone we’ve reached ahead of our target and reflects what we are seeing in the market, with fabricators seeking to improve efficiency with a supply chain they can depend on. " says David Furness, group managing director

Framexpress: " we’re so committed to our 4-hour quotes, 48-hour windows promise, that we’ve made it our top priority. It’s such an integral part of the Framexpress service, it made sense to make it the focus of our new brand image too. " says Director Stuart Green.

LEKA Systems: " we're looking forward to seeing LEKA on TV. The adverts are part of our commitment to supporting LEKA fabricators and installers by driving leads and we know they will benefit from the increase in the products’ profile. " said Director Rhys Hoddinott

VEKA Group: " adding more colours to our ex-stock offering is another example of VEKA's ability to anticipate – and react flexibly to – trends in the current market. When it comes to production, we currently outperform the industry average with over 33% of our total sales now foiled, " explains Marketing Director Dawn Stockell

CENSolutions: " the team at CENSolutions came highly recommended and have totally lived up to expectations. We signed up with them a year ago now for EN 1279 Parts 2 and 3 and couldn’t be happier with how easy it is for us to get the job done. " explains, Mark Slattery, Managing Director at Fast Glass Processing

Kingfisher: " lift and slide doors are perfect for installers who have customers looking for an alternative to bifolds" says Deborah Beeley, sales and marketing manager.

Dekko Window Systems: " infinity has long been the luxury alternative to standard white uPVC windows and we're delighted to extend that with the brand-new substrate" comments Kurt Greatrex, Sales Director




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Letter to the Editor - Implications of a colour-only fabricator

Dear Ian

Many fabricators chase every order. White or foiled, selling more frames is the goal, even if you take a hit on margins.

When I predicted we’d see the first colour-only fabricators this year, it caused a stir. But it wasn’t a publicity stunt. We’re very nearly there with several fabricators selling colour and supplying white only if asked. Imagine a different business model from the one most fabricators are used to, where you’re not chasing volume and getting knocked down on price. …»»

Sincerely,
Rob McGlennon, Managing Director, Deceuninck UK & Ireland


Letter to the editor: Housebuilding is BACK, is your business missing out?

Dear Ian

Whilst it’s long been said that the UK housebuilding industry is on its knees, we are once again beginning to see an increase of new houses being built. Yes, it may not yet be enough to meet the incredible demand for houses, but new developments are appearing all over the UK. In fact, in 2017 UK construction companies experienced their best year in a decade as builders registered plans to start over 160,000 new homes – an increase of 6% on the year before.

It appears that positive effect has continued in the first half of 2018, thanks in-part to the beginning of the Government’s five-year plan …»»

Sincerely,
Jade Greenhow, General Manager, Insight Data


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'Sweet – rethinking door furniture'
Brisant Secure have just unwrapped Sweet, a truly suited range of door furniture that could be a game changer for the entrance door market. It shares the same registered curved design ethos and unrivalled longevity with Lock Lock, their revolutionary security door handle and includes handle, knocker, letterplate, escutcheon and numerals. p ...more
Deceuninck -
'Record-breaking sales for Deceuninck’s Flush Sash Window'
Deceuninck ’s award-winning Heri e Flush Sash window has exploded in popularity since its launch 18 months ago. The G17 ‘New Product of the Year ’ now accounts for a s gering 22% of total sash sales. Remarkably, these are all additional sales for Deceuninck. Chris Jones, Deceuninck Head of Sales comments: “Homeowners love heri e- ...more
VEKA -
'Sought-after VEKA Greys, in days!'
Industry-leading systems supplier VEKA Group continues to lead the way in lamination, as its 29-strong colour offering brightens up the industry. Always adapting quickly to industry trends, VEKA now has a fantastic 16 colour combinations available ex-stock, including the increasingly popular Anthracite Grey Smooth. This foil opt ...more
ift Rosenheim -
'Installation of windows and doors international'
On 17 and 18 July, the two-day seminar "Installation of windows and front doors" will take place in Rosenheim in English. The main criteria for professional planning, tendering and execution including sealing and fastening on the basis of the English “Guideline for installation” and the application are shown using practical examples. For window ...more
Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) -
'Builders merchants sales growth continues upward trend in Q1 2018'
The latest data released in the BMF ’s Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) confirms total Q1 2018 sales were up 0.4% on Q1 2017. Quarterly growth was driven by Timber (+2.3%), alongside Plumbing and Heating (+8.0%), Kitchens and Bathrooms (+3.6%), Ironmongery (+2.1%), and Decorating (+1.2%) - all suggesting that work stayed inside due to the ...more
VEKA -
'VEKA locks down patio door enhancement to achieve PAS 24'
The team at industry-leading systems supplier VEKA Group know that seemingly small changes can have a BIG impact. A new upgrade to the Imagine Patio Door means that a simple, yet innovative locking kit can ensure the Door meets all the requirements of PAS 24. This cost-effective lock solution creates additional appeal for consumers – es ...more
Swisspacer -
'SWISSPACER is ‘conservation approved’ for Prescot Windows'
Prescot Windows, a Liverpool-based fabricator and installer, insists on SWISSPACER for all of its windows. From PVC-U to aluminium, Prescot Windows ’ sealed units include SWISSPACER for performance that lasts the lifetime of the window. Their most popular window style is the Residence Collection, a window and door system developed to replicate th ...more
Oakland Glass -
'Oakland Glass Invests to Stay Ahead of Market Demands'
Oakland Glass, the quality insulated glass unit supplier with a focus on service, has recently completed a £3m investment programme to ensure its customers have everything they need to stay ahead of market demands. Tina Moorhouse, Managing Director of Oakland Glass, explains: “We work with all sorts of customers across all sorts of ...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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Gunn fired up for new role at Kestrel
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Well-known industry name Steve Musgrave joins Nati
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Exeter Trade Aluminium appoints General Manager
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Dekko Window Systems Ltd
Dekko adds new grey substrate to their seamless In
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Brisant Secure
Brisant research reveals pitting epidemic
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Comar 7P.i LS+ It’s a Lift Slide Life for Us
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Pilkington UK launches a new, toughenable, humidit
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