Hegla: For glass processors it is essential that a furnace can meet the tough demands of todays glass market as well as tomorrows. 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 Murats 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: Ive 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). ..…»