BFRC: welcomed the news that three directors from Cheshire and Liverpool were sentenced for their fraudulent business under the trading name of 'Green' that falsely offered funding grants for 'A' energy rated and/or Pilkington Glass windows and doors.
Deceuninck: new grey substrate will be ready to order from 2nd October. Grey is a popular contemporary colour choice, architecturally for the commercial market but also increasingly in the retail arena. So, the new profile option is now available across our range of casements.
Pilkington: triple-height, triple-glazed Planar system to deliver a frameless, continuous glass wall that will be entirely uninterrupted save for minimal stainless-steel fittings to hold the panes in place and maintain the structural integrity.
Profile 22: we switched to Optima, the changeover of systems was meticulously planned with minimal disruption to our day to day production says Paul Culshaw of Heritage Trade Frames.
SWA: a conservatory built with steel window precision, manufactured to incredibly tight tolerances, was employed to form a conservatory within a large kitchen that extends to the whole width of a Victorian Italianate villa in Chiswick.
Dempsey Dyer: has gone the extra mile to help a valued customer complete a job in an Oxfordshire conservation area. Together with the homeowner, the company decided to replace the existing windows with Deceuninck's heritage flush sash a high-spec uPVC window system designed to replicate the appearance of timber.
CENSolutions: the team has always been a great fit for us, ensuring that we constantly keep up to our own high standards through regular audits says Ecoglass Director, Gaby Mendham.
Kingfisher Windows: has seen the demand for aluminium being led by the colour options and slim frames. These have become an increasingly big part of an installer’s business and that’s why they now offer these windows in just 10 to 15 days.
Bowater by Birtley: with a massive improvement on performance, we can still offer our double rebate doors with a wide range of colours, door styles and with a comprehensive range of hardware and decorative glass options.
Your next move: - the Fenestration News Jobs pages show an increase in demand for quality staff throughout the industry.
Letter to The Editor - Breaking the law with Heritage Glazing?
Having been in the window Industry for over 30 years, predominantly on the supply of PVCu profiles. I always found that we would do everything to comply with all the rules and regulations regarding the manufacture and supply of window products to the market.
Having recently been involved in the formation of the Saveheat group, which is made up of 4 companies manufacturing 4 window products including PVCu, Timber, Aluminium and IGU's. It's the timber side that concerns me most. My concerns are not about what is the best material for windows, but rather the glass units that some companies are putting into these timber windows and the claims that are being made.
There are widespread concerns in the Industry in relation to the durability of narrow cavity, reduced sightline insulating glass units. (IGU’s) …»
Letter to Editor - Fire Door Safety Week
In this year's Fire Door Safety Week there has never before been so much scrutiny on fire door product specification, manufacture, installation and maintenance. We are all aware how integral fire doors are when a fire breaks out in a building after the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower. Properly manufactured, installed and maintained fire doors help to ensure compartmentalisation of fire and stop the fire spreading inside the building
The fire at Grenfell Tower, and before that Lakanal House, mean issues around fire safety are in the spotlight. It's highlighted that whatever part in the supply chain, there’s potentially a personal liability if things go wrong. It might sound sensationalist, but would you be prepared to go to prison to secure a contract?…»
Yours sincerely,Simon Beer