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  Fenestration News December-issue: 1512.01

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Bohle Ltd.
‘Silver service’: Bohle long service award
Bohle Business Development Manager Alic McCabe, has celebrated twenty-five years’ service. <...[more]
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aluplast appoints new Director of Sales and Market
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" " Window Systems
Letter to the editor – the Autumn Statement, from
Dear Ian The Chancellor announced funding to build 400,000 new affordable homes in Englan...[more]
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New recruitments to the company
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Glass and Glazing Federation(GGF)
GGF takes positives from Chancellor’s spending rev
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GGF Group forms new inspections company
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GGF appoints new Health, Safety and Facilities Man
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Truemans five conquer Yorkshire Three Peak Challen
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Float Glass Industries
Float Glass Industries launches new website
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Wrong Glazing, right.

The main talking points this week are prompted by what is being highlighted in the news in and around the industry. The fear of course is there is so much to shout about that the shouting then becomes background noise as the inevitable scanning and simply taking in a snapshot dilutes the information to hand.

We have received a very logical and informative letter from Jason McCabe of Clayton Glass. It does however highlight the claims we make in the industry being out of step with the way products are sold.  In part this appears to be arrived at by a passion for testing/simulations and then people making the assumption that those results can be used to make the same claims in real life situations.

A conservatory, as we know, when it has a floor area of 16 m² or less struggles to provide a year round comfortable living space. It suffers with being either too hot or too cold. The question posed, is it best to reflect the heat or pull the heat in? Making an inconsistent call, or mix and matching the glazing used will have the effect of causing the customer to miss the benefit they are lead to believe they will enjoy.

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Dear Ian

For the last 12 years, we among a small number of glass specialists, have been promoting the merits of dedicated glass for conservatory roofs boasting several key features including solar control, anti-glare and true self cleaning properties. Yet I believe we have as a sector been installing windows and doors in these installations that aren’t as fit as they could be for this purpose.

The windows and doors installed in new conservatories may be basic clear/clear, more typically standard low E, or even carry a Window Energy Rating. A typical ‘A’ rated window is designed bring in solar heat, something that the specialist glass that is now fitted in the roofing plane is designed exactly to stop, and for good reason. So whilst the roof glass keeps a large proportion of solar heat gain out - in our case as much as 83%, often the windows and doors below may well be designed to do the exact opposite...[ more ]

Yours sincerely

Jason McCabe
Commercial Director, Clayton Glass

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Dear Ian

The Chancellor announced funding to build 400,000 new affordable homes in England over the coming five years in November’s Autumn Statement.

Of this, around £4 billion of government cash will be used to help public and private house builders construct 135,000 homes that will be sold into shared ownership.

A further £2.3 billion fund was also unveiled with the aim of building 200,000 new properties, which will be made exclusively available to first-time buyers and sold to them at a discount. Additional funding will be put towards the construction of specialist homes for the elderly and those with disabilities.

Assuming that the programme delivers all that it says it will, this is something that we at " " welcome but also see as an important step in driving increased sustainability within the housing market...[ more ]

Ryan Johnson,

Managing Director, " "

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'Major Success for Deceuninck Bond Issue'
Deceuninck NV, the listed company parent of Deceuninck UK, announces a very successful retail bond issue. On 20 November, the first day, demand was substantially oversubscribed by 1.5 times and the maximum amount of €100,000,000 was reached. The funds will be used for working capital, capital expenditure, further organic growth, growth by means of takeovers and repayment and further reduction of credit agreements as described ..[ more ]
Bison Frames (UK) Limited -
'Bison’s Genesis VS gives new lease of life to cottage in Jersey'
Jersey is well-known for its picture-postcard appearance and the beautiful period charm of its properties. So when a traditional Jersey cottage needed its windows replacing, Millennium Windows turned to Bison’s Genesis VS for the answer. Martyn Haworth of Bison Frames said,<span class="italic"> “Our customer Millennium Windows came to us because they had a contract to replace ageing timber sliding sash windows on a period cottage. Thei ..[ more ]
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'Roof Maker launches revolutionary lightweight opening rooflight'
Roof Maker, the UK’s leading manufacturer of skylights and roof lanterns, has launched a revolutionary new Hinged Opening Flat Rooflight, believed to be the lightest and most energy efficient product of its kind on the market. Its unique design incorporates industry leading Heat-Mirror© technology, a new generation high tech low-emissivity film, which reduces the weight of triple glazing by 33% for easy handling, increasing the potent ..[ more ]
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'SGG COOL-LITE SKN 176 provides the ability to combine solar control with safety & aco'
Saint-Gobain Glass has introduced SGG COOL-LITE SKN 176 a high specification solar control coating which can be combined with additional safety and acoustic performance when laminated with its existing SGG STADIP range. SGG COOL-LITE SKN 176 is the result of Saint-Gobain Glass’ continuing development of new and innovative coatings to help meet the ever increasing demands of the commercial market, in this case by bringing together many ..[ more ]
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'Loyalty breeds success at Listers.'
" " of Stoke on Trent have been trading for 40 years and that in itself is an amazing achievement in our Industry. Listers Directors understand the important contribution that their staff have made to those 40 successful years and this was highlighted recently in their latest event. On Thursday 19th November, 2015, 26 members of Listers’ staff were presented with gifts and certificates in acknowledgement of their long s ..[ more ]
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'The Trojan Group: quality through and through'
The market leading Trojan Group is renowned for the patented innovation and quality of its products, all of which are manufactured in-house in its UK, China and Vietnam manufacturing bases. The quality of the Trojan experience also extends to its staff. Tony Chadwick, Trojan’s Group Managing Director said,<em> “As a business we are only as good as our people. We invest heavily in staff training and development so we can have a strong team that ..[ more ]
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'Pub style provides metal window inspiration'
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'" " MD listed in The Manufacturer Top 100'
Ryan Johnson, " " Managing Director, has been listed as one of the UK’s top manufacturing leaders by specialist magazine, The Manufacturer. The Manufacturer Top 100 forms an A-Z listing of the UK’s 100 most influential manufacturing leaders, with the aim of improving the reputation of the sector and encouraging more young people to enter it. Nominated by the commercial arm of Lloyds Bank, Ryan’s entry was included in the r ..[ more ]

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'‘Silver service': Bohle long service award'
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'aluplast appoints new Director of Sales and Marketing'
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