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Window Warehouse: has launched the AluK aluminium window and door suite to its installer customers. The AluK window and door suite manufactured by Window Warehouse offers the slim sightlines and modern aesthetics that homeowners are looking for.

Epwin Window Systems: launch a new range of composite door leaves. “The composite door market is growing and Frontier will help our customers make the most of the opportunities available.” Gerald Allen, Epwin Window Systems Marketing Manager.

Prefix Systems: Verandah is now available in any RAL colour, offering consumers a completely bespoke solution in terms of design and finish.

Kenrick: has launched a range of locking systems to enable flush sash windows to be positively held in the ‘night-vent’ position, this overcomes the common problem associated with some flush sash windows.

Vista: has joined calls from a leading veterans charity for more employment opportunities and support from the fenestration industry for ex-servicemen and women.

Phoenix Doors: has rebranded its Continental and County composite door ranges under the ‘Sovereign’ brand in response to evolving trends in the marketplace.

Pilkington: replacing the windows of historic buildings can be an expensive project and - if a different style is used - it can also be very detrimental to the whole look and feel of the space. With Spacia, which has the thickness of a single pane of glass but performs as effectively as double-glazing the character of the property is maintained.

Deceuninck: has worked with Climatec Windows Ltd for 10 years supplying quality solutions for various projects. Recently the two companies have worked together to deliver 95 foiled Slider24 patio doors to an entire block of new build apartments in Orpington, Kent.

Hurst Plastics: leading composite door manufacturer is urging installers to seize the chance to talk to homeowners about door security during National Home Security Month.

Swish Windows: have been approved by the Secured by Design scheme, the initiative that supports and promotes the principles of crime prevention through secure design and engineering. The system easily achieves the best A++ ratings and triple glazed frames can deliver a U-value of just 0.8.

Solidor: has introduced a new series of consumer ‘makeover’ videos and is designed to help installers sell by showing homeowners just what a difference a new door can make.

Everglade Windows: has launched aïr MOD-Series, a new generation in entrance doors with captivating designs to create impressive entrances. The double-rebated aluminium residential door range effortlessly combines form and function with a choice of modern, standout designs.


Your next move: - the Fenestration News Jobs pages show an increase in demand for quality staff throughout the industry.

Ian
Fenestration News


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Grenfell: changing attitudes to the way we build and look after buildings

Dear Ian

Grenfell: changing attitudes to the way we build and look after buildings

It takes a disaster, major loss of life or destruction to property to get Britain to focus on fire. So, fire regulations have only improved significantly after serious fires, starting with the great fire of London in 1666.

After the Grenfell Tower fire, people will remember external cladding as the culprit because the search narrowed rapidly to focus on a single cause of failure. It doesn’t seem that PVC windows were implicated in any way, despite attempts by anti-PVC campaigners to implicate them. But experience of what went wrong in previous fires suggests multiple failures will be to blame. It will be a mix of product, practice and policing, not just one cheaper product, or one inappropriate spec.

However fire starts, it's essential to contain it to its point of origin. But typically we find many routes for fire to spread: fire doors not maintained, wedged open or missing; openings for pipes not stopped; the inadvertent creation of 'chimneys' behind the external cladding to accelerate fire etc. So when there is a fire there's a high risk of it quickly getting out of control. …»

Mike Rigby
CEO
MRA Marketing

NOTE: MRA Marketing worked with the Passive Fire Prevention Federation (PFPF) for five years before its merger with the ASFP.

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Letter to the Editor -The Beginning Of The End or a New Dawn

Dear Ian,

The Beginning Of The End or a New Dawn?

The industry could be forgiven for reacting with a sense of unease about the recent surge of change in company ownership and brand leaders, acquisitions and closures. Someone even commented last week that it feels like we're poised on the edge of a cliff reminiscent of 2007, the start of a big meltdown. However, today's market is nothing like ten years ago and - albeit tentative - green shoots of economic recovery are appearing. Unemployment is at its lowest since 1975 and the pound is at a 15-month high against the dollar after the Bank of England fuelled speculation about pending rate rises. While herd mentality can be hard to resist, we must not talk markets down because of an inherent fear of change. With change comes opportunity and the key is spotting the right opportunities: this means finding the right products, for the right people, at the right time. …»

Rob McGlennon,
MD Deceuninck UK


NOTE: MRA Marketing worked with the Passive Fire Prevention Federation (PFPF) for five years before its merger with the ASFP.
Pilkington Building Products -
'Traditional sash windows, modern energy performance'
Large, timber-framed sash windows are one of the most recognisable and desirable features of Georgian architecture, but they are also well known for their poor energy performance. This was the challenge facing St Gerard ’s school, a Catholic co-educational school in Bray, County Wicklow, near Dublin. The school was founded in 1918 ...more
Solidor -
'New Solidor #StyleMakeover videos'
A new series of consumer ‘makeover ’ videos from Solidor is designed to help installers sell by showing homeowners just what a difference a new door can make. The leading composite door manufacturer has commissioned a series of professional videos of makeovers on real homes, hosted by property developer/vlogger and TV presenter Georgina Burnett. ...more
Sealco -
'Sealco Opens New Endurance Distribution Centre'
A new 3,200 sq ft Endurance Distribution Centre is now open so that fabricators and installers can get Endurance hardware and ancillaries delivered next day. Launched in 2015, by independent window and door hardware distributor Sealco, the Endurance range of suited window and door handles, and letterplates has proven popular with fabrica ...more
REHAU -
'REHAU remain committed to renewable energy'
As part of an ongoing commitment to sustainability and constantly striving to improve its green credentials, REHAU was delighted to once again receive SmartestEnergy ’s ‘Renewable Electricity Commitment ’ certificate. The certificate, authorised by the Carbon Trust, recognises that REHAU ’s factory in Blaenau, warehouse in Runcorn and offic ...more
Clayton Glass -
'Smartglass announce #FridayFlyer initiative'
SMARTGLASS®, the UK ’s most respected and broadest range of conservatory glass, have just launched a #FridayFlyer initiative, which promises a free upgrade to a pre-midday delivery on a Friday. This new initiative is part of a promotion that will last until 20th October for orders, with the last delivery on 27th October, 2017 just before ...more
Profile 22 Systems -
'Create a perfectly balanced installation with Optima from Profile 22'
Optima from Profile 22 is fast developing a reputation for offering the best of everything. Record numbers of fabricators are choosing to switch to it and it ’s fast becoming the commercial system of choice too. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Profile 22, says that one of biggest reasons for its success is its range of ancillaries, which is on ...more
Jack Aluminium Systems -
'Jack’s TruEnergy window is an instant hit for Arcalu Architectural Aluminium'
Commercial aluminium fabricator Arcalu Architectural Aluminium says that the new TruEnergy Window system from Jack Aluminium has been an “instant hit.” Already a regular fabricator of the Jack Door system, Arcalu became one of the first manufacturers to try the new window and is now making around 90 percent of all new windows using the s ...more
Steel Window Association -
'Steel windows create connected space for Victorian house extension'
Two large sets of steel windows and doors have created a feeling of space in a kitchen extension to a late 19th-century Victorian terrace house in a Conservation Area close to Tufnell Park in North London. The screens, from Steel Window Association member, Steel Window Service and Supplies, also allowed the new work to blend with the existing in ...more
Vista Group (Vista Panels) -
'Prince’s return to ‘Veterans Village’ prompts fresh calls for ex-servicemen support i'
Award-winning panel and composite door supplier Vista has joined calls from a leading veterans charity for more employment opportunities and support from the fenestration industry for ex-servicemen and women. The calls from Walking With The Wounded, the military charity which supports vulnerable veterans in regaining their independence ...more
Customade Group -
'REAL Aluminium helps installers break through the roof with extended range'
Celebrations have been taking place at Customade Group as it toasts to an incredible first year since the launch of REAL Aluminium. In the space of just 12 months, REAL Aluminium has become one of the industry ’s fastest growing brands and now Customade Group has expanded the range of aluminium products to include a new flat rooflight. Cl ...more
Polyframe -
'Polyframe ramps up production with factory expansion'
Polyframe has embarked on a major expansion programme to increase the factory space of its Norwich site by 50 per cent and ramp up production rates by 55 per cent. The new purpose-built factory will increase Polyframe ’s production space on the site from 48,000 square feet to 72,000 square feet. Operational by the end of October, the enl ...more
Caldwell Hardware (UK) Ltd -
'Market leading products contributing to growth at hardware giants'
Two recently evolved products at hardware giants Caldwell are helping to drive sales says a Director at the company. The fenestration hardware specialist launched the re-engineered products earlier in 2017 and they have boosted sales at the company. Tim Ferkin, Sales Director at fenestration hardware giants Caldwell, explains i ...more

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Window Warehouse Ltd
Window Warehouse launches Aluk windows & doors
Portsmouth-based fabricator Window Warehouse has launched the AluK aluminium window and door suit...[more]
Epwin Window Systems
Epwin launches Frontier range of composite door le
October 2017 will see the launch of Frontier, Epwin Window Systems’ new range of composite door l...[more]
Hegla
Manfred Vollbracht Retires
After more than 41 years of active involvement, HEGLA Managing Director Manfred Vollbracht has re...[more]
Yale Door and Window Solutions
Yale is going on TV!
The advert, which will be aired throughout the month on Channel 4, Sky, and ITV, will showcase th...[more]
MRA Marketing
Grenfell: changing attitudes to the way we build a
Dear Ian Grenfell: changing attitudes to the way we build and look after buildings <...[more]
Everglade Windows Ltd
aïr MOD-Series – new generation entrance doors
aïr has launched MOD-Series, a new generation in entrance doors with captivating designs to creat...[more]
Distinction Doors
Security isn’t just skin deep
The market leading composite door leaf and glazing systems from Distinction Doors are major compo...[more]
Endurance Doors
Endurance is backing fire door safety week
Endurance® Doors is again backing Fire Door Safety Week, which will be held week commencing 25th ...[more]
Profile 22
Optima is made for the market now
It’s said that customer feedback is the best way to gauge a product’s success. And feedback about...[more]
Deceuninck
Letter to the Editor -The Beginning Of The End or
Dear Ian, The Beginning Of The End or a New Dawn? The industry could be forgiven...[more]

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Hegla
Manfred Vollbracht Retires
After more than 41 years of active involvement, HEGLA Managing Director Manfred Vollbracht has re...[more]
ODL Europe
Change at the helm for ODL Europe
Liverpool based value added building products manufacturer, ODL Europe have announced a new Manag...[more]
HL Plastics
Liniar appoints International Sales Director
Leading PVCu systems house Liniar has today announced the appointment of Robert Thiroff to the ne...[more]
Archibald Kenrick
Kenrick - feeling flush with new night vent option
Kenrick has launched a range of locking systems to enable flush sash windows to be positively hel...[more]
Winkhaus UK
Winkhaus’ aluPilot saves aluminium window fabricat
The innovative aluPilot fitting system from Winkhaus saves aluminium window manufacturers time an...[more]
Jack Aluminium Systems
Worthing Chippy is the Plaice for Jack
Brighton Bi-folds used Jack Aluminium System’s shopfront system to create a bifold door and a bif...[more]

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Pilkington Building Products
Soaring glass wall provides centrepiece for cuttin
A state-of-the-art office space is often seen as a big part of the brand for fast-growth technolo...[more]
Keepout Ltd
Keepout Windows involved in major building overhau
A London based double glazing company has completed a major project that has seen a commercial bu...[more]
CDW Systems Ltd
CDW products the catch of the day for Guernsey res
Aluminium specialist CDW Systems recently supplied its market leading products for a new waterfro...[more]