CMS Window Systems: the Elgin Place project at 240 Bath Street has given new life to a prominent location in the heart of Glasgow and we’re delighted to have successfully delivered it says Gary Holmes
Hegla UK: simply understanding the market and accommodating individual customer needs creates a trust continued Steve Goble.
Senior Architectural Systems: as well as complementing the existing architecture of the site, the high-performance Hybrid system also ensured that the required U-values and thermal efficiency requirements were successfully met
Solidor: it’s why our staff go the extra mile to ensure every delivery is on time, every time – and the market clearly appreciates this difference, as we’ve just achieved our first £800,000 week too! Gareth Mobley CEO
Deceuninck: On the topic of colour, we also announced that we have now hit the 50% colour milestone – in fact 51% of our products are now supplied in colour, because we can do it so easily explains, Rob McGlennon MD
Pilkington: this project is testament to the excellent performance of the Pilkington Insulight units and the role they can play in boosting the overall energy performance added Peter Maj, area sales manager
Effective, efficient. In essence if a company does as it says, they win friends, get recommendations and accolades heaped on them and get paid – you could say that is the purist form of a USP (unique selling point).
There is of course a however, as nowadays a company is given ways to skip ahead of the pack. A company can buy a standard of performance that becomes their USP. … »»
A plan – why do we need a plan ?
Some time ago we spent a couple of days locked away in a conference with the HR Directors and people responsible for recruitment and retention in some of the biggest of organisations in the UK. Frankly the amount of company wealth swimming around that room was extraordinary and the speakers were equally impressive, the head of experienced recruitment at Price Waterhouse Coopers, the largest professional services firm in the world for example. It is sobering to think of the budgets these people manage, PWC alone need to recruit 3,500 people a year!
The ability to recruit and retain the best people was seen as a core competency, not something that would just happen and effort energy and resource was dedicated to it. That resource was both internal and by the increasing use of recruitment outsourcing such as that provided at MBA, as opposed to simple recruitment agencies (that were in fact being used less). …»»
Letter to The Editor - Breaking the law with Heritage Glazing?
I make no apology for sending further correspondence highlighting the issue of companies using low sightline double glazed units. (Heritage Glass) The issue of the law being broken by some unit manufacturers in our midst is certainly an emotive subject this weather. Some unscrupulous companies have been making fortunes at the expense of consumers whilst bona fide companies have lost out on orders by staying within the law.
The following Q & A from Westminster clarifies the situation:
Question: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department takes to ensure that the sale and installation of narrow-cavity, low-sightline glass-sealed units into heritage windows is compliant with the Construction Products Regulations 2013. (8493)
Tabled on: 05 September 2017
Answer: Alok Sharma: These units are covered by a harmonized European product standard (EN 1279-5) and so the Construction Products Regulation (EU 305/2011) applies to their manufacture, import and distribution. This regulation sets requirements for placing construction products onto the market, not their installation. …»»