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  Fenestration News September-issue: 1509.01

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Impartial and independent advice
Tuesday the 1st September was the day that the wonderfully named Glaziers Hall on the South Bank ...[more]
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Merger & Acquisition…. And All That - From the sel
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Glazerite Windows
Glazerite Strengthens Sales and Marketing with Pet
Trade fabricator Glazerite Windows Ltd has further strengthened its sales and marketing team with...[more]
Epwin Group
Wolfgang Gorner joins Epwin Window Systems
Wolfgang Gorner, one of the window, door and conservatory industry’s most experienced and respect...[more]
Ultraframe (UK)
Jane Blanchard returns to Ultraframe
Area sales manager Jane Blanchard has returned to Ultraframe after a three-year period at A&B Gla...[more]
Mila Hardware
New Key Accounts Manager at Mila
Julie Holmes is the new Key Accounts Manager at Mila, working directly with nominated customers t...[more]
Phoenix Doors
Phoenix Doors appoints new Financial Controller
Phoenix Doors, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of GRP composite doors and PVC panel doors h...[more]

Glass and Glazing Federation(GGF)
MyGlazing.com launches to offer transparent advice
The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has launched a new website, MyGlazing.com, to help consume...[more]
Steel Window Association
Steel window refurbishment helps preserve historic
RAF Bicester was a major base for Bomber Command during the Second World War and served as a mili...[more]
British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC)
Windows becoming ever more energy efficient says B
BFRC has analysed the window energy ratings of replacement windows installed during 2014 in Engla...[more]
Steel Window Association
W20 thermal performance meets building regulations
Meeting Part L of the current building regulations for thermal performance, W20 steel window and ...[more]
Qualicoat (UK & Ireland)
Qualicoat’s AGM
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Carl F Groupco Limited
Tim tackles charity bike tour
Carl F Groupco warehouse supervisor Tim Groves has tackled his longest cycle ride to date to rais...[more]
Truemans (Doncaster) Ltd
Truemans five conquer Yorkshire Three Peak Challen
Five determined members of the team at Truemans Windows recently took on the 24,5 mile-long hike ...[more]
REHAU’S Redkite team jumps for charity
REHAU’s team of ‘Redkite’ charity fundraisers finally lived up to their name on 1 August when the...[more]

The VEKA UK Group unveils innovative new website
Industry-leading systems supplier The VEKA UK Group has launched its brand new Group website, wit...[more]
Phoenix Door Panels
New website offers much more for Phoenix Doors’ cu
Phoenix Doors, the complete door solution company, has launched its new website and customer on-l...[more]
Frame Fast
Frame Fast (UK) launches new mobile app
Leading trade fabricator, Frame Fast (UK) has just launched a new mobile app that will make it ea...[more]

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This weeks observations

Impartial and independent advice

Tuesday the 1st September was the day that the wonderfully named Glaziers Hall on the South Bank played host to the 2015 Glass and Glazing Federation’s Members Day. It’s not the original venue more a modern day reincarnation that’s main attribute is that it causes a diversion away from a nice walk along the Thames.

The theme of the presentations was the consumer, with guest speakers highlighting their views on the subject and identifying how the GGF and its members could get involved and talk to a wider audience.

As an outsider able to observer things just as they were presented that day, the view may have a different take on the event to that of its participants who have been running with their ideas for some time.

It’s interesting on many levels that the Consumer should be the focus of the discussions by an organisation such as the GGF. It’s part of the contradictions and conundrums that life throws up at times. The GGF has some 450 members out of what is said to be 14,500 active players in the fenestration industry. Of that GGF membership the greater majority are the supply chain and as such remote from what causes the industry, the consumer. In having basically a remote make up, it tends to make it a somewhat secretive society obscured from the world in which we live. That said they have a couple of the largest named retail players on board so you could say that more than compensates for the assumed role. ... […more ]

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Merger & Acquisition… And All That - From the sellers ‘seat’

We’ve been around in the sector since 1999 and the principals at MBA have more years than we care to count in the building products sector and the window industry in particular so it was always going to be the case that in working with clients at every stage of the business cycle we'd be asked about buying or selling businesses. We've worked with clients on both the buy and sell side of transactions (but never on both sides of the same deal as some M&A 'boutiques' like to do!) and completed a number of very successful deals for clients. The motivations for selling are varied and could fill an article on their own but once that decision is reached there are some common questions. Clients who are looking to sell and realise what is often a working lifetime's emotional as well as financial investment want the right buyer and often that's where the conversation starts:- […more ]

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Bohle Ltd. -
'Order more than 12,000 products around the clock'
Bohle launches brand new Online Shop: www.bohle-group.com 02.09.2015 – On August 31st the Bohle Group launched its brand new Online Shop. At www.bohle-group.com visitors to the site from all parts of the world can order almost any out of more than 12,000 products of the Bohle portfolio around the clock. "The online business has gained significant importance at Bohle. This is why we are constantly investing in this distribution channel ..[ more ]
Deceuninck -
'Deceuninck launches ‘best-in-class’ Fully Reversible Window'
Deceuninck, one of the world’s leading PVC-U systems companies, has launched its all new Fully Reversible Window (FRW). It is best-in-class for weather and thermal performance. But Deceuninck has also designed its FRW to make it easier for installers, fabricators and specifiers. “Deceuninck’s new FRW sets new standards in weather performance, U-values and security,” says Rob McGlennon, Deceuninck Sales Director. “In fact, we designed i ..[ more ]
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'Pilkington K Glass™ gets ‘A’ whole lot better'
Pilkington United Kingdom Limited has announced the launch of a superior low-e, hard coated glass, Pilkington K Glass™ A, which helps windows to achieve a Window Energy Rating (WER) A rating when installed within a suitable frame. When used as the inner pane of an insulating glass unit, and combined with Pilkington Optifloat™ or Pilkington Optiwhite™, a U-Value of 1.4 W/m2K can be achieved. This exceeds the latest energy-saving Buildin ..[ more ]
Glass and Glazing Federation(GGF) -
'MyGlazing.com launches to offer transparent advice to homeowners'
The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has launched a new website, MyGlazing.com, to help consumers make informed decisions when it comes to choosing the right windows, doors and conservatories for their homes, as well as the right companies and trades people to supply and fit these products. After witnessing growing consumer demand for impartial advice on glass and glazing products and services, the GGF decided to create a valuable re ..[ more ]
Swisspacer -
'SWISSPACER is first with 32mm warm edge spacer bar'
The leading manufacturer of warm edge spacer bars, SWISSPACER, has added a 32mm bar to its wide range of options available for its best performing bar, Ultimate. SWISSPACER is the first warm edge supplier in the world to launch a 32mm width. The new addition increases the width options to a total of 18 - the widest range on the market. At the top end of the scale, the 32mm wide warm edge spacer bar caters for increased demand f ..[ more ]
Haffner Murat Ltd -
'Industry upturn reflected in Haffner’s sales'
Haffner’s Dave Thomas is celebrating an upturn in sales because of what it says about the health of the widow industry overall. “When the industry is buoyant and confidence is high, businesses proactively invest in machinery to keep pace with demand. In recent months we’ve seen sales rocket for machinery across the board, with particular interest in the SMR-4 welder, the TT405 computerised saw, the SVK-2 CNC corner and transom cleaner and our ..[ more ]
FrameXpress -
'A perfect match from frameXpress'
For many builders there are still a large number of applications that stipulate or require a 60mm profile window system, whether for refurbishment or new build sites. For frameXpress a recent school renovation in Cambridgeshire, required a strict match to the existing architectural window style on just such a refurbishment project. The company still offers the FC60 mm suite from Profile 22 Systems, which made the ideal option for thi ..[ more ]
Spectus Windows Systems -
'Spectus Systems launches new ‘responsive’ website'
Spectus Systems is inviting everyone to take a look at its brand new website after it has undergone a complete redesign with three core priorities: functionality, aesthetics and ease-of-use across a range of devices. The aim from the outset was to provide a better experience for professional, trade and homeowner visitors whilst encouraging greater engagement and delivering a mix of product information, industry news and useful feature ..[ more ]
Trojan Manufacturing Group Limited -
'Trojan’s coloured door furniture range sets the standard for a perfectly coordinated '
The Trojan Group has just announced that its door hardware is now available in any RAL colour, including perennial favourites Chartwell Green, Anthracite Grey and Cream. Tony Chadwick, Group Managing Director, says: “Innovation is very important to us. The introduction of coloured door furniture means that homeowners can have a completely coordinated look with no compromises.” The company’s entire range of external door furniture inclu ..[ more ]
Polyframe -
'Nick Dutton joins Polyframe’s Non-Executive board'
Nick Dutton is moving from his position as CEO Polyframe Group to join the Group’s Non-Executive board. Nick says: “Polyframe is a large, fast growing group with exciting potential. I’ve enjoyed working with Martyn on the new strategy and we have a clear and unique business model. At the same time, the incredible growth of the Ultion lock, from my own business Brisant, is demanding more of my time. Becoming a Non-Exec allows me to do ..[ more ]
Mila Hardware -
'Mila launches new Supa stainless steel range'
There’s a new ‘Supahero’ in town with the launch of Mila’s new Supa range of superior grade stainless steel hardware. Mila is promising ‘Supa’ performance, ‘Supa’ reliability, ‘Supa’ strength and, above all, ‘Supa’ corrosion resistance from a new range developed in house by its own product design team and comprehensively tested and quality assured at every stage of manufacture. The first products to be released are two sizes of ..[ more ]
'Rehau Heritage vertical vliders wins Conservation Officer Approval'
REHAU Heritage vertical sliders manufactured by specialist fabricator Roseview Windows have been installed in a block of 12 flats overlooking Eastbourne’s seafront as a result of a successful planning appeal by the property’s owner. Jonathan Horner and his company Paternoster Properties were initially refused permission to replace the original single glazed timber box sash windows in the four storey Victorian building with PVC-U altern ..[ more ]
Roof-Maker Ltd -
'Roof-Maker blows the roof off with industry leading Eco products'
The demand for products that aid natural light in domestic and industrial properties is increasing and this has lead to a revolution in roofing products. Heavy investment in research and development by Roof-Maker has lead to the innovative creation of contemporary rooflights that are energy efficient, help with cold and warm temperature control and even control light flow. Roof-Maker has created energy efficient products that aid the movement ..[ more ]
Polyframe -
'Polyframe appoints Nick Dutton as CEO'
Polyframe Group, the largest independent trade window, door and conservatory fabricator in the UK, has appointed ex Door-Stop MD Nick Dutton as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Since 1992, Polyframe has grown from a 40 windows-a-week trade fabricator in Halifax to a multi-site, multi-system fabrication group making several thousand frames a week. It supplies installers nationally from factories in Norwich, Northern Ireland, Mansfield an ..[ more ]

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Saint-Gobain Glass UK -
'Red Dot winning SGG Master-Soft: bringing a new precision ap'
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'Impartial and independent advice'
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