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.

Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2021.

An observation over the break some have enjoyed, is that the 'main-stream-media' is maintaining its position of predicting the end of the world. Yes, I am a cynic, or is it an optimistic cynic. Gloom, doom and fear sells stories, matched with the appropriate headline and you suck people in - having people reading news stories exposes advertisers - advertisers in turn cause the cash to flow, thus permitting 'main-stream-media' to exist. It doesn't mean any of it is true, it's just selling.

In the meantime the entrepreneur, businesses and industry have as always worked around the scaremongering and the bizarre, and as such are thriving. Something to do with being able to offer customers solutions to situations that needed to be resolved. In one such illustration, I am amused by the stories of material shortages caused by the UK's independence, really, the spin suggests the UK Government is blocking essential goods arriving in the Country? No one else would - so why would they?

As we kick off the New Year the Fenestration News is chocked full of News stories about companies expanding, adding facilities, introducing new products and employing new and additional people, as always its not a big leap to see the direction the industry is heading.

Its great to have an association with and be able to facilitate the forward thinking, thriving and thrusting that actually contribute to Society - Happy New Year to you all.

Brisant Secure: "One of the things we learned from 2020 was that even though businesses may be closed, burglars still burgle so locksmiths still need locks, and they need them quickly." comments: Nick Dutton, CEO

HEGLA Group: "It is essential that the HEGLA ethos continues its culture of openness and trust with customers. As a unified team this will ensure a smooth transition as Steve steps into a consultancy role. The aim is to continue moving forward positively and to ensure customers' needs remain a top priority." comments, Bernhard Hoetger, COO

DOORCO: "GRiPCORE is a truly exciting addition to the DOORCO range. The composite door market is a competitive place and for us, it's all about innovating products which help our customers stand out from the crowd. Creating a solid core DOORCO door was the next logical step for us and I was intrigued by the initial idea of using DOORCO's collective experience to engineer out all the issues consumers face with the current market offering." explains Dan Sullivan, MD

Garnalex: "We understand the importance of user-friendly software systems for fabricators. The Garnalex team has a lot of in-house experience of using this type of software and we're delighted to offer compatibility with Business Micros Evolution, First Degree and LogiKal." explains Software Development Director, Adrian Girling

Fentrade: "The project was completed in time for the start of the 2020/21 academic year and the University of Bath now has a main campus building with improved aesthetics as well as enhanced thermal efficiency. "Intelligently designed projects such as this one deliver huge benefits for end users. We are delighted with the results." concluded Chris Chris Reeks, director

Edgetech (UK) Ltd: "This is one reason that Super Spacer has been specified in some of the world's most iconic, architecturally ambitious buildings -and we're delighted to see it used to such stunning effect in Qatar's National Library." explains Director Chris Alderson

US University picks innovative products from leading UK glass manufacturer for new Hall of Science

Spurring innovation and collaboration between scientists to enhance the student experience was front of mind when American University in Washington DC planned to build a new faculty to house its science programmes.

And as the building will be aiding research into topics including climate change, ensuring that the new facility was environmentally friendly was a key part of the brief.

In fact, the university wanted its new Hall of Science to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold, a certification that demands that operational carbon emissions for the finished building are kept below a certain level.

The three-storey, 95,000 Gross Floor Area (GFA) building relocates the university’s biology, environmental sciences, chemistry, and neuroscience departments into a modern, central location within the institution’s campus. … »

Pilkington United Kingdom

'SWISSPACER adds La Defender Pico balustrade to its range of premium solutions for gla'
Leading warm edge spacer bar supplier SWISSPACER has extended its range of innovative solutions for glass in the UK with the launch of La Defender Pico, a slimline balustrade system designed for residential applications. La Defender Pico combines stylish looks with easy, one-sided installation. Measuring just 62x75mm, it is an extremely ...more
Hegla Machinery UK Ltd -
'2021 Will See Management Transition Phase At HEGLA UK'
HEGLA UK ’s Managing Director Steve Goble will officially retire from managerial duties from January 2021, to become a consultant for the leading, specialist machinery manufacturer. Steve, who has been responsible for the launch and success of the business over the last 18 years, will guide a new management team in the UK. HEGLA Group ’s ...more
'Engineered with GRiPCORE Technology'
DOORCO, the UK ’s leading composite door manufacturer, is launching an exciting new addition to their composite door range with a new hybrid door slab engineered using GRiPCORE Technology. This new door has the same GRP skin but with a solid timber core, offering unrivalled results when it comes to tolerance and security. It is also backed up by ...more
Boing Boing Group (Central CRC) -
'Boing Boing merger to create Central Window Systems'
Two respected fabricators are set to merge, and bring a more cohesive, consistent service to customers across the Midlands and beyond. West Bromwich-based Central RPL is now one of the Midlands ’ largest fabricators of PVC products, fabricating windows, doors and conservatories from the Optima Range by Profile 22. In 2016, RPL ’s ...more
Garnalex - Garner Aluminium Extrusions -
'An aluminium first: Sheerline set up for 3 market-leading software systems'
In an industry first for aluminium, Sheerline fabricators can now use Sheerline ’s product database on Business Micros Evolution, First Degree and LogiKal. While it is common for PVC-U systems companies to provide compatibility with multiple software systems, Sheerline is the only aluminium systems company to offer this benefit. Aluminium ...more
Glazerite UK Group Ltd -
'Glazerite appoints Managing Director for North West Division'
The Glazerite UK Group Ltd has appointed Darren Rhodes as Managing Director of its North West Division in Bolton. Darren joins the trade fabricator on Monday 11th January 2021. Glazerite Group Managing Director, Robert Brearley says of his appointment: “Darren has extensive senior leadership experience in manufacturing and a passion ...more
Euramax Solutions -
'Can modular construction rebuild the UK’s high streets'
strong In September 2020, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick, announced the first part of the £3.6 billion Towns Fund. Over 100 towns in England will be given up to £1 million to rejuvenate their centres. Town planners should use the money strategically to make as much of a positive impact on the are ...more

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‘F’ is for ‘flush’
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Ikon appoints new general manager
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US University picks innovative products from leadi
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Carl F Groupco Limited
New MACO MKV Shootbolt Supplied by Carl F Groupco
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