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ERA’S FAB&FIX RANGE HELPS BOOST GROWTH FOR HERITAGE TRADE FRAMES

ERA, the security expert, is continuing to play a key role in helping Heritage Trade Frames and its customers continue to flourish in a competitive market. The Bolton-based trade super fabricator has enjoyed steady growth over the past two years, and management are clear...

 
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RayDek Celebrate 21 Years of not Standing Still

Specialist Aluminium Fabricator RayDek Window Services Limited recently celebrated 21 years of supplying high quality windows, doors and curtain walling products for commercial, construction and domestic installations throughout the UK.

 
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Hardware
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Modplan introduces the MILA Prosecure Door Hinge

Leading trade fabricator Modplan has introduced the MILA Prosecure Hinge across its door range from November 2019.

 
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Andy Ball
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Managing Director Balls2 Marketing

Despite the uncertainty, 2019 has been a good year for both customers and the team at Balls2 Marketing. Sales results for our customers are up significantly in 2019, with many showing...

 
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Mike Bygrave
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Marketing Director Roseview Windows

If I had to sum up 2019 in one word, it would be “unpredictable”. Clearly that’s a result of Brexit and the uncertainty it has caused. But unlike financial and foreign exchange markets, peaks and troughs in sales haven’t followed the pattern of news.

 
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Nickie West
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Event Director, FIT Show

2019 has been both hugely successful and challenging for FIT Show. Our 2019 showcase drew our biggest audience to date, and our exhibitors reported that the quality of leads driven surpassed previous years.

 
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Roy Frost
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MD – GJB Group, including Listers Central, GJB Window Systems and ‘The Big Trade Counters’

2019 has been a great year for the group with sales 23% up at £27.3m. I am proud that we have created 45 new roles at Listers in Stoke-on-Trent and at our Essex based...

 
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Richard Gaunt
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Chairman, Made for Trade

The Korniche Aluminium Lantern has been a great success outselling all other lanterns of this type with sales increasing month on month and recently winning the prestigious C∓O Award for ‘Best Rooflight & Lantern System 2019’. MFT has continued to grow apace even with the trauma of Brexit in the background.

 
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Steve Haines
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Sales & Commercial Director, Stuga Machinery Limited

In 2019 Stuga installed eight ZX5 automatic sawing & machining centers throughout the UK. The ZX5 is capable of producing 800 or more British style uPVC windows and doors in a forty hour week and is the...

 
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Windows
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Profile 22’s Optima Windows used in high quality retirement housing development

Profile 22’s Optima windows were specified in the development of 26 one- and two-bedroom apartments in a retirement development in Upper Norwood, London. Lewis House is a development from McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, and included 97 windows and 26 door and sightlight combinations.

 
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ESAB launches first portable wire feeder with ip44 protection class rating for extreme durability to the steel windows industry

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the Robust Feed Pro portable wire feeder to the steel windows industry. It is the first product in its category with an IP44 protection class rating, which means it is protected against water splashes from all directions, as well as solid objects larger than 1 mm.

 
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Windows
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Spectus delivers required specifications for new build retirement village

Over 300 Spectus Elite 70 System windows were used in the construction of a new build retirement village in Chorley town centre.

Chorley Council commissioned a 65-apartment retirement village to provide those aged 55 and above with an independent living space with access to care and support. The development, Primrose Gardens...

 
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GM Fundraising appoints Team 4 Marketing as its PR partner

GM Fundraising, which raises money for Hope House Children’s Hospices has just announced the appointment of Team 4 Marketing as its new PR partner.

Jane Ward, Director of Team 4 Marketing, said...

 
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Epwin Window Systems does the double at the G19 Awards with Stellar

Epwin Window Systems became a double winner at the prestigious G19 Awards which were held on 29 November 2019 at London Hilton Park Lane Hotel. The leading systems house took the crown for the 2019 New Product of the Year and the Promotional Campaign of the Year. The double win was awarded for Stellar, Epwin Window Systems new ground breaking aluminium window and door system.

 
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GM Fundraising
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Cheque presentation made to Hope House Children’s Hospices by GM Fundraising

Members of the GM Fundraising team recently presented a cheque for £208,891.72 to Hope House Children’s Hospices...

 
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Charity News
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TAKING ON THE TOUR DE EUROGLAZE

Forget the Tour de France or even the Tour de Yorkshire, the bike ride making all the headlines last month was the Tour de Euroglaze.

 
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Epwin Window Systems becomes the first systems house to have a state-of-the-art automatic profile wrapping machine

Epwin Window Systems has taken delivery of the world’s first Luna R automatic profile wrapping machine, which takes foiling to the next level. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Epwin Window Systems, said: “We are very excited to be the only systems house to currently have this latest technology. Together with our investment in two new twin lines earlier in 2019, it will help us set a new...

 
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PiGs
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Buzzing Birmingham bash wraps up Year of the PiGs

2019 is the year of the pig and that has certainly proven to be the case for the industry’s top networking event, as another hugely successful calendar concluded with the...

 
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Award Winners
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VBH Wins Product Innovation Award

Hardware specialist VBH has extended its recent run of success by winning the Product Innovation category at the 35th running of the prestigious Medway Business Awards.

The MBAs were set up in 1984 to fanfare the rejuvenation of the Medway area following the closure of the Royal Naval Dockyard, which caused massive unemployment in the Towns at that time.

This is the first time...

 
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Modplan reveals how to take strategic advantage in the conservatory roof market

With the continued growth in the solid conservatory roof market, trade fabricator Modplan has confirmed that their Leka Solid Roof System provides the perfect opportunity to take a strategic advantage.

Justin Williams, International Sales and Marketing Director at Modplan explains: “Research shows the majority of fabricators and installers see the market for solid conservatory roofs overtaking the market for the typical glazed conservatory roof in the next few years. Then consider the fact that the number of solid roof installers is dwarfed by the number of aluminium/PVC-U roof installers, so there’s more potential to take market share.”

Justin is also clear about...

 
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Christmas Givaways
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Christmas advent giveaways from Epwin Window Systems

Epwin Window Systems is bringing some Christmas cheer to the industry with the return of its popular annual Advent Calendar event.

As in previous years, the Advent Calendar will run from 1st – 25th December inclusive where a prize will be won each day by one lucky person, selected at random, who has entered the daily advent draw. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Epwin Window...

 
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Patio Doors
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PatioMaster South East reports strong sales growth

PatioMaster SouthEast has reported a 12% year-on-year sales growth. Simon Spiers, Director at the company, said: “We are an independent, family-run company that offers customers the best of both worlds: the ability to buy locally alongside the reassurance of a nationally respected and proven brand. As the...

 
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Deceuninck’s Heritage Collection is a hit with Dekko’s customers

Sales of Deceuninck’s iconic Heritage Collection are flying at Dekko Window Systems. The national trade fabricator says Deceuninck’s Heritage Flush Window and new Heritage Flush Door combine beautiful style with performance.

Kurt Greatrex, Dekko Sales Director says: “Sales of Deceuninck’s Heritage Flush Window are going up and up – it’s a big hit with customers – and the new Heritage Flush Door is a fantastic addition. The door looks great and there are some superb design features like the double gasket mullion which gives outstanding weather performance. Probably the best you can get on a flush door.”

Deceuninck’s wide colour range is...

 
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Windows
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New build property in Herefordshire benefits from Optima windows and doors from Profile 22

Retail installer County Windows has just completed the installation of 26 Optima windows, two sets of Optima French doors with side screens and a single Optima residential door in a stunning new build detached property in Herefordshire. Mitch Luckman, owner of County Windows, said: “We are delighted with the results of this build. It was a one-off...

 
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GM Fundraising
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GM Fundraising announces its 2020 women-only event

GM Fundraising has just announced its 2020 women-only event to raise money for Hope House Children’s Hospices. It’s called Peak, Paddle, Pedal and the 12 members of the team will each be climbing Snowdon...

 
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Bedfordshire Windows invests in FOM Industrie Adir C CNC Machining Centre from Haffner Murat

Trade and retail fabricator Bedfordshire Windows has just invested in a FOM Industrie Adir C CNC Machining Centre from Haffner Murat. The investment will help the company meet growing demand for its aluminium bifolding doors.

Tom Pitts, Director at Bedfordshire Windows, said: “We’ve seen demand for aluminium bifolds increase considerably so we took the decision to bring manufacturing in-house. The Adir C CNC Machining Centre ticked all the boxes on what we needed from our machinery and we are delighted with the purchase.”

As well as the quality and capabilities of the Adir C CNC Machining Centre, Tom also praises the support...

 
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Colour
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SENIOR HAS IT COVERED WITH NEW FACTORY INVESTMENT

As the popularity of coloured aluminium fenestration products continues to soar, Senior Architectural Systems has invested an additional £200k in its in-house powder-coating facility to improve the quality of its finishes.

Senior already boasts one of the most technically advanced and environmentally efficient powder-coating facilities in the UK, and the latest investment is set to further enhance the service the leading...

 
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Exlabesa Building Systems launch their new website

Exlabesa Building Systems has just launched its new stylish website at www.exlabesa.co.uk highlighting its comprehensive range of aluminium systems.

Aesthetically, the new site offers an updated, modern format that immediately attracts viewers’ attention. Paul Benn, General Manager at Exlabesa, said: “Our new modern website has been designed to showcase our wide range of architectural aluminium windows, doors and façades and is both intuitive and easy-to-navigate. Visitors...

 
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WINDOW AND RESIDENTIAL DOOR TRENDS FOR 2020

As 2019 draws to a close, The Residence Collection are already looking towards 2020, with a view to leading the market in terms of tomorrow’s window and residential door design convention, across their R2, R7 and R9 pioneering product platforms.

The Residence Collection was the first brand in the PVCu sector to develop a flush casement window, in the form of what still remains the only true timber casement alternative, based on traditional 19th Century window dimensions. The brand has also been fundamental in the adoption of dual colour finishes and still stands alone with foiled rebates and in the case...

 
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ERA’S UKAS ACCREDITED TESTING LABORATORY PLAYS KEY ROLE IN COLLABORATION WITH VEKA UK AND MODPLAN

ERA’s UKAS accredited testing laboratory plays an important role in the company’s new product development. It also offers an invaluable service to ERA customers developing their own new products too. The facility demonstrated its market-leading credentials recently as part of a UK first for the fenestration industry that involved a high level of collaboration involving VEKA UK and Modplan.

The outcome of...

 
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GM Fundraising
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GOING OUT ON A RECORD-BREAKING HIGH

GM Fundraising is renowned for their long-distance cycle rides but ‘From Russia With Hope’, which took place in June this year, was announced as the last of its kind. All funds have been collected and the group announces they are going out on a record-breaking high with the total of £208,891.72, all of which raised for Hope House Children’s Hospices.

“When we announced that this was going to be our final cycling challenge, we were...

 
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Sash window specialist Quickslide adds the Spectus Vertical Slider to its portfolio

One of the pioneering fabricators of PVC-U sliding sash windows, Quickslide, has recently added the market leading Spectus Vertical Slider to its portfolio.

Tom Swallow, Sales and Marketing Director of Quickslide, said: “We chose the Spectus VS because it is a market-leading system from a systems supplier we know can perform. We take care to choose suppliers we can rely on to deliver the right level of service, investment and support. We know from our existing relationship with Epwin Window Systems that that’s exactly what we’ll get.”

Quickslide will be putting its own stamp on the Spectus Vertical Slider, which will be...

 
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Awards
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BEST ROOFLIGHT AND LANTERN SYSTEM

At the glittering inaugural Conservatory & Orangery Awards on October 30th the Korniche Aluminium Roof Lantern picked up yet another independently judged award - Best Rooflight and Lantern System and even though not launched yet achieved a finalist position in the Technical Innovation Category for the Korniche Bi-folding doors composite clip-in bead system which when launched in 2020 will be a huge benefit to installers.

The C&O Awards...

 
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