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  Fenestration News March  issue: 1603.02

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Pilkington Building Products
Glass and glazing supply chain must do more to sup
• Industry must do more to promote long-term benefits of high-performance product...[more]
MBA Associates Limited
Missed the budget already?
Setting annual sales objectives is a crucial part of any company's forecasting and...[more]
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Can everyone be right and wrong at the same time
There is a phrase ‘may you live in interesting times’ that in our society extolls ...[more]
Pilkington Building Products - UK
Cautious optimism across the industry as firms ant
Businesses that buy and specify glass and glazing products expect to grow turnove...[more]

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Ultraframe (UK)
Expansion within Ultraframe Sales Team
Paul Roberts has been appointed as Head of Sales for Quantal. With 28 years experience in the i...[more]
Hurst Plastics
Hurst makes it easy
Hurst Plastics has launched a company-wide strategy which aims to overcome the top frustrations t...[more]
Astraseal (Graham Holmes) Windows
“Helping installers grow is our key priority this
A leading trade fabricator has announced they will be investing more resources into helping their...[more]
Strong January sales promise great year for SWISSP
SWISSPACER, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance warm edge spacer bars, reports a...[more]

Glass and Glazing Federation(GGF)
GGF urges a greener Budget from Chancellor
The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is urging the Chancellor, George Osborne, to commit to mor...[more]
FENSA Limited
76% of installers want their name on window en
Free FENSA Window and Doorset Energy Ratings were launched on January 1st. Already hundreds have...[more]
Steel Window Association
The SWA answers 9 of the most important questions
<div class="indent"> 1<em>. Do steel windows rust?</em><br /> Modern steel windows, positively ...[more]
British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC)
25,000th BFRC Homeowner energy ratings certificat
BFRC has issued its 25,000th Homeowner energy efficiency certificate this month. It is the only ...[more]

Neonatal charity to benefit from Liniar’s ‘mud pac
Just three days before this year’s FIT Show, a group of dedicated Liniar staff will be a world aw...[more]
Deceuninck annual report: Strong Growth
Deceuninck, one of the world’s leading PVC-U Systems Companies, has released its 2015 annual repo...[more]
Haffner Murat Ltd
Haffner Murat’s latest promotion is 10 out of 10
Leading machinery supplier Haffner Murat has just launched its latest incentive that is likely to...[more]
GM Fundraising
Gear Change for GM Fundraising’s Border2Border Tea
January saw preparations for the GM Fundraising Border2Border Cycling Challenge step up a gear. <...[more]

Haffner Murat Ltd
Haffner Murat launches new website
Haffner Murat has just launched a brand new website, www.haffnermurat.com. Dave Thomas, the comp...[more]
Swish Window & Door Systems
Swish enhances new marketing suite with online mar
Following on from the launch of a comprehensive range of updated marketing materials, Swish Windo...[more]
Solidor Cloud makes life easy for PJ Plastics
Solidor Cloud, Solidor’s revolutionary online ordering app, is helping London based installer PJ ...[more]
Calibso Limited
Calibso Launches New Website - Document Q Explaine
Following a number of enquiries from the industry, Calibso has launched a new website to explain ...[more]

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The Budget

It's that time of the year when there is a moment of pause as the figures come in, yes the national debt has ballooned to almost £1.6trillion under this Chancellor - about £24,000 for every man, woman and child in the country.

Government borrowing from April 2015 to January 2016 hit an eye-watering £66.5billion - despite more than two years of relatively strong economic growth and nearly six years of brutal cuts.

The economy is now expected to drop by close on 17% from previous predictions in November 2015 (4 months ago). As individuals you get to keep a bit more of your earnings sometime after the next Budget. Likewise business taxes are expected to drop sometime in the future.

To be on message, sometime in the future, we will have a tax on sugar rather than just banning its excessive use. Tate & Lyle are actually quite sanguine about that, while stock market traders lost money – they (T&L) got out of the sugar market some time back. In reality this is what it is, publicity seeking, a 20% sugar tax on sugary drinks had already been put in place a few years back and it hasn’t made any difference to sales or consumption.

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If you are the type that takes responsibility for themselves by ensuring you have adequate insurance protection – the tax on this has risen again. Those that look for handouts from the taxpayer when things go wrong, they are in luck – it has become the even cheaper alternative.

It will eventually be cheaper to get into Wales and as always it still remains free to get out. However the £3million a week in fines for using the Dartford crossing remain.

Following the Chancellor's statement, as is tradition there are numerous observations that he didn't go far enough. Also as is tradition there are those that cry out ‘give me more of the tax-payer’s earnings '

Why is it someone always wants to be given something from that which the dwindling number of earners are creating, while not being interested at looking in the mirror first?

The reality is that until the 'Red Book' has been analyzed, dissected and absorbed no one knows what The Chancellor’s pronouncements mean. Then again there is another budget before any action from this one will take place.

How does the Budget affect the fenestration industry? The comments above may seem a bit tongue in cheek, but in reality that is the extent of the Budget in a nut shell – nothing much happening today, or even tomorrow, but sometime eventually.

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Glass and glazing supply chain must do more to support future growth of the sector

• Industry must do more to promote long-term benefits of high-performance products
• Developers' focus on low-cost rather than quality cited as area of concern
• Standard frame size is holding back widespread adoption of triple-glazing

Fabricators, installers and manufacturers across the glass and glazing supply chain must do more to promote the benefits of high-performance products to homeowners if they are to secure the future growth of the industry, according to a new report published by Pilkington United Kingdom Limited.

With a significant amount of R&D taking place across the domestic glazing sector, a number of innovative products are coming to market. Despite this, key industry figures believe more needs to be done to promote products with properties such as advanced energy performance to consumers.

Speaking in 'Framing the debate: What does the future hold for the domestic glazing market?', Mark Catchpole, sales director at SWC Trade Frames, said: “Product development and innovation is happening rapidly, and the energy performance that windows can deliver is getting better and better...[ more ]

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Letter to the Editor - The new PAS24:2016 has arrived!

Dear Ian,

The new PAS24:2016 has arrived!

Some said it would never get here. It would be kicked into the long grass, or watered down so it wouldn't affect them. Sit tight and do nothing, they said. Wait until we let you know.

If you listened to that advice, you'll be 6 months behind your competitors who acted.

They've been selling doors that pass the new PAS24:2016 test. They can continue selling to New Build, conversions where Building Regulations apply, and Social Housing where housing specifiers are already insisting on it...[ more ]


Gareth Mobley CEO, Solidor

Also in the news....

Total Glass -
'Total Glass gets the colours right for Pine Mews'
In one of their more unusual – and colourful - projects, Liverpool-based Total Glass supplied red and green replacement windows and entrance doors for a major social housing refurbishment project in the city’s Chinatown district. The PVC-U window and door fabricator was engaged by Pine Court Housing Association as part of a £250,000 investment programme in properties at Pine Mews. The installation work, which included Chung Hok House s ..[ more ]
Warwick North West -
'Warwick North West makes military covenant commitment'
Fast-growing fabricator Warwick North West has become a high-profile signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant scheme. The initiative aims to encourage individuals, organisations and society as a whole to support people who have served in the forces as they return to civilian life – including by encouraging the employment of veterans and their partners, supporting individuals who serve as reservists, and giving the armed forces community ..[ more ]
FrameXpress -
'frameXpress gains recognition in LABC awards'
The entire frameXpress team was thrilled to discover that two properties, which incorporated a number of products from the range, had been nominated for an LABC Building Excellence Award. The new build houses were considered ideal for nomination by Alistair Dunning from Shropshire Building Control, who stated that they were of ‘excellent standard’ and that they ‘had a good chance of doing well’. The Local Authority Building Con ..[ more ]
Deceuninck -
'The Deceuninck Experience: Visit Stand 374 at FIT'
Deceuninck has one of the biggest stands at the FIT Show in Hall 3, and every bit of it will be needed for its new products, pretty windows, colour-from-stock and MyBrand marketing support. Sales Director Rob McGlennon previews what visitors can expect when they visit Stand 374: “First there’s Slider24, a ground-breaking sliding patio door. It’s a star in an uninspiring sliding patio door commodity sector. Best-in-class for security, ..[ more ]
Mercury Glazing Supplies Ltd -
'VEKA’s FlushSash window enhances Mercury’s reputation as a specialist fabricator'
Specialist PVCu and aluminium fabricator Mercury Glazing added VEKA’s FlushSash window to its range recently and Chris Reeks, Mercury’s Sales and Marketing Director, says that adding the window has further cemented the company’s reputation as a niche fabricator. “We’re renowned for offering the complex products that add value to an installer’s portfolio and the addition of the FlushSash enhances this.” Mercury’s product range has the h ..[ more ]
Sovereign Group -
'The Sovereign Company Achieves OHSAS 18001 Certification for Health & Safety.'
The Sovereign Group is one of the original pioneers of PVC Windows and Doors in the UK, operating throughout UK providing External Refurbishment Solutions including, PVC, Aluminium and Timber Window & Door Renewal, Supply Only PVC Windows & Doors, GRP composite doors including fire doors and related services. The Sovereign Company is honoured to have achieved The OHSAS 18001 Certification. The 18001 recognises the development and impl ..[ more ]
Distinction Doors -
'Importance of online marketing illustrated in latest Distinction Doors’ figures'
The growing importance of the web in marketing is illustrated by figures recently released by Distinction Doors, with traffic to their company’s website up by 90% year on year. Simon Butterworth, Distinction’s Marketing Manager, commented,<em> “These days, the internet is the first place people go when researching home improvement ideas and therefore it’s vital for us to have a website that clearly showcases the benefits of a Distinction compo ..[ more ]
Thermoseal Group -
'NEW Thermoseal Group Video Showcasing its Bespoke Warm Edge Production'
Thermoseal Group, the UK’s leading manufacturer of warm edge spacer systems and supplier of over 1,500 insulated glass (IG) components, has introduced its first official video showcasing its award-winning innovation centre and warm edge production, as well as its international IG component supply business. To watch the Thermoseal Group video, visit the Group’s website where you’ll see the video as the latest news item linked from the h ..[ more ]
Direct Trade Ltd -
'Direct Trade Low Threshold French Door Achieves PAS24'
Direct Trade, a Halo Approved Fabricator and one of the UK’s leading trade fabricators of windows doors and conservatories, has achieved PAS 24 testing with a French door incorporating PVC-U profile from The VEKA UK Group, Yale Locking System and a Stormguard Low Aluminium Threshold. <em>“This satisfies the requirements of Document Q (security) and Part M (disabled access),”</em> explains Steve Green, Direct Trade’s Managing Director.< ..[ more ]
Entrance® Composite Door Solutions, -
'Coleshill Windows chooses Entrance® bespoke composite doors'
Coleshill Windows & Doors Ltd, West Midlands, has recently added Entrance® Composite Door Solutions to its offer, providing customers with a totally tailored bespoke, composite door to match its Selecta Advance 70 profile PVC-U windows. General Manager Steve Hodgkins says: “We have a reputation for an efficient fast turn-around service, and with Entrance we can supply exactly what the customer wants – slab, hardware, design and glass, ..[ more ]
Balls2 Marketing -
'Glazing is at heart of the ‘1000 companies to Inspire Britain’ report'
The appearance of a number of glazing companies in the prestigious ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2016’ report reinforces the strong standing of the industry, according to glazing & construction marketing specialist Balls2 Marketing. The third annual report, created by the London Stock Exchange Group and published in conjunction with the Daily Telegraph, celebrates the achievements of the UK’s most inspiring and fastest-growing sma ..[ more ]
Solidor -
'Letter to the Editor - The new PAS24:2016 has arrived!, Gareth Mobley CEO Solidor'
Dear Ian, The new PAS24:2016 has arrived! Some said it would never get here. It would be kicked into the long grass, or watered down so it wouldn’t affect them. Sit tight and do nothing, they said. Wait until we let you know. If you listened to that advice, you’ll be 6 months behind your competitors who acted. They’ve been selling doors that pass the new PAS24:2016 test. They can continue selling to New Build ..[ more ]

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AGB Hardware -
'The Right Sliding Door Hardware Can Improve Performance and '
The lift & slide door is one of the most popular innovations in home improvements over the past few years. For architects, it’s the ideal com ..[ ]
Network VEKA -
'Network VEKA celebrates its 20th anniversary - with an AGM t'
Industry-leading installer support organisation Network VEKA has celebrated another fantastic AGM and glittering awards ceremony in Stratford- ..[ ]
Distinction Doors -
'Let the outside in'
Distinction Doors has always firmly believed in supporting its local community and this has been perfectly demonstrated in the company’s recen ..[ ]
ERA Products Ltd -
'ERA parent company Tyman Plc acquires Giesse'
Tyman Plc, the LSE quoted parent company of ERA has announced the acquisition of Italian based hardware specialist Giesse. With two manufactur ..[ ]
National Plastics -
'National Plastics opens new Plymouth depot'
National Plastics, the UK’s largest independent trade counter network has just got even bigger, with the company opening a new store in Plymou ..[ ]
The Glass Machinery Company Limited -
'Landglass Tempering Furnaces now available from The Glass Ma'
The Glass Machinery Company has recently added LandGlass Tempering Furnaces to its already extensive portfolio, with the new range including b ..[ ]
Float Glass Industries -
'Float Glass Industries' supplies the glass in the UK's first'
Factory 2050 in Sheffield is the UK’s first fully reconfigurable assembly and component manufacturing facility. Home to the University of Shef ..[ ]
TuffX Processed Glass Ltd -
'TuffX glass adds an understated finishing touch to a home in'
Specialist toughened safety glass manufacturer TuffX often grabs the headlines for supplying the glass on high profile commercial projects, bu ..[ ]
Glazerite Windows -
'Siena seals the deal for Prestige and Glazerite'
It’s too easy in this business for installers and fabricators to fall into a rut and offer pretty much the same old styles and colours as ever ..[ ]
New World Developments -
'Apeer to complete hat-trick of exhibitions in April'
Apeer, the company behind the G15 Award winning Lumi frameless window and door system, has announced that it is to exhibit at the Plan2Build ( ..[ ]
Liniar -
'Neonatal charity to benefit from Liniar's ‘mud pack''
Just three days before this year’s FIT Show, a group of dedicated Liniar staff will be a world away from the shiny stands at Telford and up to ..[ ]
Ultraframe (UK) -
'Expansion within Ultraframe Sales Team'
Paul Roberts has been appointed as Head of Sales for Quantal. With 28 years experience in the industry, Paul has worked with many businesses ..[ ]
Brisant Secure -
'Infographic helps Ultion installers sell'
Brisant Secure’s new infographic combines facts from its recently released Domestic Door Security Report (http://www.ultion-lock .co.uk/in-the ..[ ]
Quickslide -
'Quickslide backs trade partner launch with lead generation b'
Quickslide has unveiled its UK-wide Trade Partner Network backed by a new, customer focussed website with enhanced lead generation tools. ..[ ]


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Solidor at FiT Show Stand 110
Solidor at FiT Show Stand 110

Area Sales Manager (National Sales Manager Designate) South East ..[ more ]
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Float Glass Industries
Office based Sales Executives South Manchester ..[ more ]
Synseal Extrusions
Fabricated Products Sales Manager – South South ..[ more ]
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Titon Hardware
Titon Hardware at the FiT Show

Letter to the Editor - Response to Mark Barsby let
Dear Ian, Mark Barsby VEKA UK refers to my ‘Pretty Windows’ article in a recent letter sa...[more]
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Letter to the Editor - R9’s Dan Gill in response t
Dear Ian, In his recent letter, Mark Barsby, VEKA UK, says <em>“Planners and purchasers c...[more]
Letter To The Editor - Platforms Still Relevant.
Dear Ian Platforms Still Relevant. I note with interest articles by Roy Frost on ...[more]
Letter to the Editor - ‘pushy’ Nationals
Dear Ian Changes at a national direct sell company or a set of bad results often prompt ...[more]

Fensterbau, 2016
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London Ideal Home Show
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International conference on foam technology and applications in thermoplastic and elastomeric products
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Glass & Aluminum Saudi Arabia Exhibition
May 1 -4, 2016 at...[more]
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Archibald Kenrick
Kenrick marks split spindle milestone
Kenrick has marked a successful first year since the launch of its Excalibur split spindle door l...[more]
Yale Door and Window Solutions achieves maximum se
Yale Door and Window Solutions is now offering a maximum security Platinum 3 Star cylinder to pro...[more]
Solidor + Ultion as standard = the most secure com
Based on independent tests and an upgrade to the Ultion cylinder lock as standard, Solidor confir...[more]
Hueck UK Limited
Hueck to launch new window and door suites at Ecob
Leading manufacturer of aluminium building systems, Hueck UK, is showcasing two new products at t...[more]
Distinction Doors
Distinction Doors’ 70mm double rebated composite d
Distinction Doors launched its 70mm door in 2014 and demand has been increasing ever since. For A...[more]

Float Glass Industries
Float Glass Industries’ supplies the glass in the
Factory 2050 in Sheffield is the UK’s first fully reconfigurable assembly and component manufactu...[more]
CMS Enviro Systems Ltd(CMS Window Systems)
CMS delivers for engineering giant’s new Scottish
CMS Window Systems has played a key role in the manufacture and installation of thermally-efficie...[more]
Foiled again by frameXpress
A barn conversion set deep in the heart of the Welsh countryside was a large, technical undertaki...[more]
Profile 22 Systems
Teamwork pays off for grand-scale porch refit
Teamwork, good communications and the application of traditional skills all came to the fore when...[more]
Sternfenster Trade Sales
Sternfenster chosen for multimillion-pound regener
Industry-leading uPVC and aluminium fabricator, Sternfenster, has been contracted to provide wind...[more]

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