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  Fenestration News August issue: 1608.02

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Ryanair Arghhhh!!!!....... ?
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Entrance® Composite Door Solutions,
David Hind appointed Entrance Sales Director
David Hind has been appointed UK Sales Director after six years at Entrance Composite Door Soluti...[more]
Dale Windows
Dale appoints new National Sales Manager to contin
UK timber window and door specialists Dale has appointed Matt Chambers to the role of National Sa...[more]
Brisant Secure
Nick Dutton becomes joint CEO of Brisant Secure
Following the successful sale of Polyframe in July, Nick Dutton is now focussing all his attentio...[more]
Kestrel Aluminium Systems
New Appointment for Soaring Kestrel Aluminium Syst
It’s onwards and upwards for Birmingham based Kestrel Aluminum Systems as they recently saw the a...[more]

Steel Window Association
Steel windows are key to extension of Victorian ho
When Kim and John Potter bought their double-fronted Victorian terraced house in South London two...[more]
Steel Window Association
Steel windows debut at Adele’s studio
Occupying a Victorian warehouse building in Ladbroke Grove, West London, Walters Workshops is a c...[more]
Glass and Glazing Federation(GGF)
GGF launches new triple glazing guide
The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce the launch of a new “Triple Glazing...[more]

GM Fundraising
Brocko finally steps down from GM Fundraising
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Elliot pedals up valuable support for charity
Elliot Parfitt (23) is all geared up to cycle 100 miles in the name of a charity very close to hi...[more]
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40 years of Epwin innovation in building plastics
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500 sales leads for Composite Wood in a week – fro
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Glazerite investing in a digital future
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The Fenestration News Bulletin this week will be sent to more than 14,000 recipients in just over 9,000  organisations aligned to the Window Industry. Making it an effective delivery platform to get your Companies message across.

This week in short

Residor: the GRP composite door that gives homeowners the security they want. Now installers show they can sell it as sales triple in July.

Listers: customers enjoy a private 1st Class journey through the gorgeous Staffordshire countryside enjoying gourmet food and fine wine.

Business Micros Aluminium: for the first time, it is offering group training sessions at its stylish new Tewkesbury offices.

Entrance Doors: has appointed David Hind UK Sales Director.

Shepley: opens its dedicated composite door factory.

Pilkington: has been selected as the exclusive supplier of glazing products to Thistle Windows & Conservatories.

Glazerite: security as standard – customers love it, says Hardmans.

ONS (Office for National Statistics): Britons better off than ever as disposable incomes jump to record high.

ONS (Office for National Statistics): July, UK's jobless total fell by 52,000 to 1.64 million.

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Letter to the Editor - Elephants in the room

Dear Ian

Stock markets generally have recovered their shock at voters’ decision to Brexit, but construction and housebuilder shares are in the doldrums and sterling is down. It may rally when confidence recovers, but the pound is vulnerable to nervous sentiment.

Most of the window industry’s raw materials and components are imported, and priced in US dollars and Euro. Steel, aluminium, wood, PVC resin, hardware, reinforcement and imported components are all affected, and the pound has lost more than 10% against the dollar since June 25th. Some have already increased prices. Realistically it’s a question of how much and how soon, not if prices need to adjust.

We don’t yet know where it will settle, but unless sterling recovers, timber, aluminium, PVC and other materials and components are likely to go up by 10 to 15% and stay up for the foreseeable future...[ more ]


Roy Frost
Managing Director Deceuninck UK


Letter to the Editor - Elephants in the room

Dear Ian

The fallout from Brexit has begun. I feel I should start out by saying, the reason I have decided to write to you is to highlight what I believe to be the new “elephant in the room” – what to do about pricing in this new world after Brexit – we all know it needs to be dealt with, but some still insist on burying their heads.

VITA, along with many other hardware suppliers, has recently issued letters to their customers explaining that, as a direct result of a dramatic drop in the $USD exchange rate following the result of Brexit in June, a surcharge, or in some cases a price increase, will have to be applied to their accounts...[ more ]

Yours sincerely

Stewart Lamb
Managing Director, VITA Hardware

Also in the news....

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'FrameXpress Returns to Cambridge University'
The Framexpress team was once again brought in to help maintain the heritage associated with Cambridge University. The restoration of a student accommodation block that is part of a constituent college at the University, required high specification solutions to complete its redevelopment. The immense renovation has already seen more than ..[ more ]
Business Micros (Aluminium) Ltd -
'Business Micros Aluminium offers cost effective new training option'
Business Micros Aluminium has come up with a cost effective way for customers to give new employees the training they need on the company’s LogiKal aluminium processing software. For the first time, it is offering group training sessions at its stylish new Tewkesbury offices for customers to book their employees onto, rather than having ..[ more ]
Astraseal (Graham Holmes) Windows -
'AstraSEAL of Approval sees respected installer go from strength to strength'
Astraseal is a fabricator that’s long prided itself on going the extra mile when it comes to customer service. Indeed, the company has recently launched its AstraSEAL of Approval initiative, designed to draw attention to the comprehensive range of value-added services it makes available to its customers – and now, a long-standing trade client ha ..[ more ]
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'Listers Treat Customers to 1st Class Evening'
The customer is always right. It’s an adage that for many businesses becomes their company mantra. An unhappy customer will leave you quicker than water down the plug hole. So imagine the work it must take keeping the same customers happy for 20+ years! That’s exactly what Window and Door Manufacturer, " " based in Fenton ..[ more ]
Pilkington Building Products -
'Pilkington selected as exclusive supplier to Thistle Windows & Conservatories'
Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, has been selected as the exclusive supplier of glazing products to Thistle Windows & Conservatories’ new showroom. Based in Aberdeen, Thistle Windows & Conservatories has been supplying and installing domestic windows and conservatories to customers across North East Scotland for ..[ more ]
Sealco -
'Key cutting service from Sealco'
Sealco has launched a new key cutting service to make it easier for window and door fabricators, locksmiths and homeowners. The UK leading independent hardware distributor noticed a trend in the request for extra keys with sales of cylinder locks. This latest investment in the state-of-the-art key cutting technology allows them to meet t ..[ more ]
Marco Architectural Aluminium -
'“Huge demand” for products like Üni_Slide, says respected installer Marco'
High-end aluminium sliding door system Üni_Slide has got off to a roaring start, already specified as part of prestigious projects by respected architects, and quickly becoming the brand everyone in the industry is talking about thanks to a fast-growing reputation for excellence. The team behind Üni_Slide is now in the process of assembl ..[ more ]
Solidor -
'2nd best week ever for Solidor, and in July!'
Solidor sold more doors in one week in July than any other week in 2016. Armed with the most secure composite door on the market and Solidor’s powerful marketing, Solidor installers are proving that quality breeds quality as they brush post-Brexit vote blues aside. Solidor’s best week ever was in November 2015 at the industry’s seasonal ..[ more ]

Residor -
'Residor sales triple in July'
Residor sales tripled in July as installers switched to the most secure GRP composite door. Residor is PAS24:2016 certified and it has Ultion, the most secur ..[ ]
Sunbell UK -
'Sunbell Blinds are exhibiting at Glasstec Hall 11'
Sunbell, Italy’s leading designer and manufacturer of integral blinds will again be exhibiting at Glasstec in Dusseldorf from September 20 – 23 stand number ..[ ]
AluFold Direct -
'Customers turn to AluFoldDirect for aluminium triangular and'
AluFoldDirect is seeing a significant trend towards aluminium windows, and a growing percentage are large or unusually shaped windows. Customers benefit from ..[ ]
'Imago Lift & Slide the Perfect Choice for Ambitious Hillside'
Imago Lift & Slide Door by Italian hardware giants, AGB, was chosen for an ambitious hillside house in Italy. Its large glazed area and slimline frame makes ..[ ]
Entrance® Composite Door Solutions, -
'David Hind appointed Entrance Sales Director'
David Hind has been appointed UK Sales Director after six years at Entrance Composite Door Solutions. David heads up the sales team helping fabricators make ..[ ]
Dale Windows -
'Dale appoints new National Sales Manager to continue UK-wide'
UK timber window and door specialists Dale has appointed Matt Chambers to the role of National Sales Manager to oversee the company’s continued nationwide gr ..[ ]
TWR Trade Frames -
'Well-known industry figure joins TWR bi-folds'
Bi-fold specialist TWR Bifolds has appointed a new Northern Sales Manager as it continues on its impressive growth trajectory. The appointment follo ..[ ]
Shepley Windows & Conservatories -
'Shepley Opens its Dedicated Visage Composite Door Factory'
Due to the growing demand of its Visage Composite Door Collection, Shepley, the UK’s largest sole fabricator of REHAU windows, has opened a new factory dedic ..[ ]
'REHAU appoints new Product Assistant'
Meg Durrell is the new face of REHAU’s coloured profiles, having been appointed as a Product Assistant with special responsibility for REHAU’s foiled product ..[ ]
SafeGuard -
'SafeGuard strengthens offering with new Sales and Operations'
As part of its ongoing commitment to invest in and grow the business, SafeGuard, the Peterborough based glass and glazing company celebrating 21 years in bus ..[ ]
'Chatsworth Windows reaches 50,000 customer milestone'
REHAU fabricator and installer Chatsworth Windows, based in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, is celebrating a remarkable milestone, having just supplied its 5 ..[ ]
Saint-Gobain Glass UK -
'Saint-Gobain Glass appeals to broader home improvement marke'
Saint-Gobain Glass is challenging the hard-coat domestic retrofit market with the launch of SGG E-CLEAR A, an entry-level low-emissivity (low-E) glass design ..[ ]


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Vita Hardware Ltd.
Letter to the Editor - Stewart Lamb, VITA Hardware
Dear Ian The fallout from Brexit has begun. I feel I should start out by saying, the rea...[more]
Letter to the Editor - Elephants in the room
Dear Ian Stock markets generally have recovered their shock at voters’ decision to Brexit...[more]
Letter to the Editor - Dan Sullivan, DOORCO
Dear Ian, Having spent a lot of time since Brexit talking to customers about its possible...[more]
Letter to the Editor from Gareth Mobley, CEO Solid
Dear Ian Whatever your views about Brexit, you can expect to see it blamed for things not...[more]

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Saint-Gobain Glass appeals to broader home improve
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New Trojan RAL colours from Carl F Groupco
An advancement by Trojan to offer its coloured hardware range of flag and composite door hinges i...[more]
Profile 22 Systems
Optima from Profile 22: future-proof high perform
Epwin Group company Profile 22 has unveiled Optima, two PVC-U window systems that are developed t...[more]
Entrance® Composite Door Solutions,
Seven new door designs from Entrance
Entrance® has added 7 new door designs and 8 new side panel options to its range of composite doo...[more]
Roseview Windows
New slim meeting rail makes the Ultimate Rose even
It was already respected industry-wide as the most authentic uPVC vertical-sliding flush sash win...[more]

Pilkington Building Products
Solar-Control glazing helps Kent furniture showroo
Full-height glazing creates bright and airy spaces and sweeping vistas for occupants. However, re...[more]
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Craftsmanship and technology bring modern energy p
Poor energy performance is a compromise often associated with owning or living in a historic prop...[more]
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Steel Window Association
Steel window refurbishment helps realise Glasshous
Part of the Crown Estate’s regeneration of the Regent Street Quadrant in Central London, 21 Glass...[more]
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REHAU’s expertise in the Passivhaus sector has been perfectly demonstrated with an installation o...[more]

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