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Hegla: For glass processors it is essential that a furnace can meet the tough demands of today’s glass market as well as tomorrow’s. It is vital that the overall bow is excellent with the edge curvature needing to be as near to zero as possible. In addition the local bow or roller wave must be an absolute minimum. In all these respects the glass anisotrophy measuring systems that are fitted to HEGLA TaiFin CTF Series furnaces achieve the highest quality.

CORGI Fenestration: “We have written our Covid-19 support documents to help our companies prepare for a return to work. Government requires a COVID-19 specific risk assessment to be carried out and we felt it would be right to provide an example of what that might look like. We also realised that guidance was needed for those carrying out remedial work” commented Jacqui Crawford, CORGI Fenestration chief operating officer

Steel Window Association: ;Double glazed steel windows with 16mm Krypton filled units are ideal for historical and/or contemporary homes. They are able to reflect heat back in to the room which helps with thermal efficiency.

Vinylplus: Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic and concerns about health and safety, VinylPlus has decided to host the VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2020 online. This single day ‘virtual’ event will be held on October 15th, 2020.

Euramax: Wooden windows and doors add warmth and luxury to a home, while fitting in with a traditional aesthetic. However, wood is a porous material that can be vulnerable to damage. Because of this, many homes may appear to have wooden windows and doors, when in fact they are made from composites. Nick Cowley, managing director

Haffner Murat: “This is a great opportunity to work with a company whose product range is superb and their ambition and plans for future market growth is exciting. I am looking forward to working with Haffner Murat’s customers and demonstrating the benefits that the Haffner, Italmac and FOM machinery ranges can add to their businesses. ” Paul Yeo,technical sales manager

Shelforce: “Safety and security in any building should never be compromised and our fire door has been designed and tested to meet the highest standards to ensure that it exceeds current safety regulations. ” Howard Trotter, business manager

Performance Window Fabrication: “I’ve got huge aspirations to take the business and use it as a catalyst to create something bigger, better and even more successful. With the team we have here in Birmingham, we have a wonderful opportunity to add real value and grow. ”Says Alex Sutherland

Is it time to change the Pre-Pack Rules?


As house arrest in the UK begins to loosen and at least in England people tentatively try and start up their damaged businesses we are going to see a very harsh landscape for our sector and there are many who went into this unprecedented event ill prepared for any sort of ‘rainy day’. But this is more than a rainy day it’s a tsunami of liquidity and shortly solvency as well because a market where capacity already exceeded demand will see that factor magnified hugely as that demand falls.

We will see business failures that are not anyone’s fault, they will be caused by the complete shutdown of the UK economy and to be fair there is not one business owner Director or Manager you could have expected to plan for that. On the flip side we will see some take advantage of this to yet again exploit the Companies Act and indulge in the Pre-Pack, not something that is unique to the window industry but it does seem to be something that suppliers and customers have taken for granted and even ignored after a bit of salacious gossip on social media. For those unsure how it works (and good for you if you don’t!) a company is covertly lined up for a process that involves declaring it insolvent and immediately assets are bought back (usually with only one bidder who is cited as ‘the best offer immediately available or likely’) and here is the problem, often these assets are bought back by previous owners or beneficial owners of the business or their wife or kids (or some proxy company). ..…»

Is it time to change the Pre-Pack Rules? © Chris Ball May 2020

HL Plastics -
'Continued investment for Liniar despite uncertain times'
The world, and our industry, are navigating uncharted waters as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic – but even whilst we ’re in a period of uncertainty, one systems company remains firmly focused on the future. Known for its ongoing commitment to quality and innovation, together with pressing the importance of continued investment, Lini ...more
Epwin Window Systems -
'Capital Windows sign up to Stellar'
Specialist fabricator, Capital Windows is fabricating Stellar, the double-award winning aluminium window and door system from Epwin Window Systems. Marketed under their branding ‘Evoke ’, Peter Adams, General Manager at Capital Windows said: “We have manufactured aluminium products for many years and we were very impressed by the true flush ...more
CORGI Fenestration -
'CORGI Fenestration publishes further free Covid-19 support documents'
CORGI Fenestration has added to its suite of support documents for Covid-19 with the introduction of a completed example of a COVID-19 Risk Assessment (For Installers Working in Domestic Properties) form and produced new guidance for those carrying out remedial works. They are free and available to all as downloadable documents on the CORGI Fen ...more
Steel Window Association -
'Versatility of steel'
The industrial style of steel windows is fashionable while the strong, versatile material is ideal for external windows, double doors, internal partitions, and shower screens. External steel windows can boast interlocked steel glazing bars if specified which make them incredibly strong and secure. They also require less maintenance than ...more
Haffner Murat Ltd -
'New Appointment at Haffner Murat'
Leading machinery supplier Haffner Murat Ltd has further strengthened its sales management team with the appointment of Paul Yeo in the position of Technical Sales Manager from 1st June, 2020. Paul joins an eight-strong technical sales team as demand for Haffner Murat ’s cutting-edge fabrication machinery continues to gather pace. ...more
FSB - Franz Schneider Brakel GmbH -
'Innovative forearm shield effortlessly converts push/pull doors to hands-free for COV'
An innovative new device designed and manufactured by leading German hardware company FSB allows doors with standard pull handles to be converted quickly and easily for hands-free operation and help in the battle to reduce COVID-19 transmission. The FSB forearm shield for door pulls is fitted quickly to existing standard push/pull handle ...more
Profine UK Ltd -
'profine makes strategic onward sale'
Following on from the acquisition of essential assets from the administrators of Aperture Trading Ltd, which includes the Evolve, Legend and WarmCore brands, profine Group have sold the finished window and door manufacturing facilities to Solar Norvik Ltd & Solar Calibre Doors Ltd for an undisclosed sum. Solar Norvik Ltd and Solar Calibr ...more
'Change of management at SWISSPACER'
Andreas Geith is leaving the Swiss premium manufacturer of warm edge spacer bars on 31 May 2020 at his own request to enjoy his retirement. Victoria Renz-Kiefel, former director of Strategy at Saint-Gobain High Performance Solutions to take over the management of SWISSPACER. Since the beginning of 2011, Andreas Geith has constantly moved ...more
Epwin Window Systems -
'Epwin Window Systems launches new colour offering'
Epwin Window Systems has launched its new colour offering across its market-leading PVC-U system brands. Clare O ’Hara, Managing Director of Epwin Window Systems, said: “Our new colour offering has been designed to deliver what our customers need – making the most popular colour profiles available on their next delivery schedule as well as in ...more
Performance Window Fabrication Ltd -
'Entrepreneur takes control of window manufacturer'
A West Midlands entrepreneur has taken full control of Performance Window Fabrications (PWF), a leading manufacturer of aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling. Six-Twenty Group has acquired 100% share capital in the Birmingham-based business after Alex Sutherland agreed a deal with former business partner Kevin Sharkey. PW ...more
Deceuninck -
'Deceuninck provides practical Covid-19 advice and PPE kits for a safe return to work'
Deceuninck has produced a Covid-19 leaflet with practical advice for fabricators and installers, a series of eleven Health & Safety posters and PPE kits to help fabricators return to work safely. The leaflet gives advice on keeping employees safe and reducing the risk of Covid-19 transmission in the workplace. It also offers practical g ...more

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Saint-Gobain Glass UK
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