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First Again! a reflection

Getting close, the middle of the year, mid summer's day, the longest day! All signs to remind us for the most part that we should be on our way to achieve at least 50% of our targets for the year as a whole. Already we can see the winners and the also-rans, some just stand out as being ahead of the pack with others appearing to be sending the message that they are just happy to tag along.

Why isn't everyone a winner? There is a distinct difference and for the most part it isn’t what some would think. A winner, be it an individual or company, tends to be the niche of society in that they are also true to themselves. A wonderful flowery or is it 'floury' statement or is there substance behind it.

The first thing noticed is that being true to one’s self is just that. Once you copy or try to clone another that’s where you finish up, a wannabe, as such always in the shadow of the original.

There is nothing that highlights this more than in marketing....more

HEGLA : "It is essential to know I can get things right and to get that done quickly, which can only be achieved on machinery that is reliable. Neither Bystronic nor HEGLA have ever let us down and this latest installation has brought us real time saving benefits in a number of ways including internal efficiency." Cwmtillery Glass Managing Director Paul Hayward

Deceuninck: "fabricators who are thinking of switching to Deceuninck are amazed when we show them just how many colours and colourways we supply from stock, and this leaflet illustrates it perfectly! It’s a useful reference for fabricators and their installer customers. They can see at a glance the colourways available in each product line." says Head of Sales, Chris Jones

Steel Window Association: 'Belgium doors' "we, and a number of other association members, have been asked to quote on these types of screens - for both interior and exterior use -over the last couple of years; and it seems they are really starting to make a comeback. This has applied to both new build and refurbishment projects" Darren Lloyd of Govette Windows, an SWA member, reports

DOORCO: "the key driver behind everything we do at DOORCO is our customers. While the desire for more contemporary composite doors grows, so does the complexity of the components required. Our standard TriSYS cassette, with its unique three-piece frame system, is particularly easy to install - even the most complex of door designs takes minutes - but unfortunately this product is only available in a traditional, woodgrain finish" explains MD Dan Sullivan.

Roseview Windows : at 1500 by 3000, the biggest to ever pass PAS24 and Secured by Design testing. "We’re absolutely delighted that our giant sash passed with flying colours. Testing a product this big was always going to be risky - but we had faith in our design and the skill and expertise of our fabricators, and thankfully it paid off" commented Company Sales Director Richard Burrells

Alufold Direct: "Infinium is the product that takes framing a view to dizzying new heights, concealed frames, motorised opening and a sightline of just 21mm - what's not to love?" explains Craig Miller, managing director

Jack Aluminium: PAS24 accredited, double doors up to 2.6 metres wide and 3 metres high "This clever hardware removes the need for a managed security solution. The doors remain secure 24/7, without the addition of bolts. In emergency situations, occupants can hit the slave door leaf or the master door leaf and escape quickly." explains Jeff Pearson, sales and marketing director.

Rapierstar: "The purchase of a new six-head welding machine is the company’s largest ever single investment. Having Rapierstar on board as a reliable supplier of high quality fasteners that we can depend on is extremely important." said Colin Torley, sales and operations director at Merlin


Letter to the editor: Fire safety is far more than just fire doors

Dear Ian,

The tragedy of the Grenfell Tower disaster last year has quite-rightly put fire safety back at the top of the industry’s agenda where it belongs. Since these devastating events last June, manufacturers, suppliers, installers and end-users have all been questioning not only the quality of their fire-rated products, but also their performance.

Whilst this scrutiny of fire-rated products is incredibly important and long overdue, it’s vital that the industry recognises that effective fire safety is about far more than just fire doors. …»»

Yours sincerely,
Sam Yiend, Director, Teal Products

Profile 22 -
'Countrywide UPVC installs 88 Profile 22 Vertical Sliding windows in a private apartme'
Westcliffe Court is a prominent private apartment building in Southport, Merseyside. It had been built with soft wood framed sash windows but its location near the sea meant the frames were wearing badly and needed to be repainted every three or four years – an expensive undertaking for the building ’s residents. When the windows ’ seals started t ...more
Rapierstar Ltd -
'Rapierstar supports fast-growing trade fabricator Merlin'
Window and door fastener specialist Rapierstar is helping leading Scottish trade fabricator Merlin Network (Scotland) to keep production on track and to a high standard as it experiences record demand for its PVCu windows. Rapierstar has now been supplying a range of high performance fasteners to Merlin for more than two years, with incr ...more
Brisant Secure -
'Brisant research reveals pitting epidemic'
Brisant Secure have recently conducted market research into the issues of pitting hardware and in the way in which manufacturers deal with the warranty issues. The results clearly show that the industry still faces a significant pitting issue. In a question to installers, of which 270 replied, a depressing 88% have reported that they ha ...more
Roseview Windows -
'Roseview’s massive sash passes PAS24'
A giant Ultimate Rose sash window manufactured by Buckinghamshire-based Roseview has become the biggest to ever pass PAS24 and Secured by Design testing. Measuring a massive 1500 by 3000mm, the impressive product dwarfs anything the fast-growing fabricator has ever tested before – and everyone in the factory! Company Sales Direct ...more
Window Ware -
'Half-a-million-pound investment strengthens Window Ware’s first-class service'
With an overriding commitment to first class service, Window Ware, one of the UK ’s largest, independent hardware distributors has completed a £500,000 investment in a brand-new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The Bedfordshire-firm has purchased a powerful online system that combines Window Ware ’s sales, purchasing, accounting ...more
Spectus Windows Systems -
'Spectus Mechanically Jointed Vertical Slider leading the way in feature rich products'
Spectus launched its mechanically jointed Vertical Slider six months ago and demand is increasing rapidly. Carmen Velilla, Brand Manager for Spectus, said: “The market is moving towards higher value products and the Spectus mechanically jointed Vertical Slider is proving incredibly popular among fabricators and installers wanting to harness ...more
Guardian Glass -
'Guardian Glass in Europe launches new Glass Analytics tool to replace the Guardian Co'
Bertrange, Luxembourg, May 8, 2018 – Guardian Glass in Europe has introduced an enhancement to the company ’s widely-used suite of web-based software tools, Glass Analytics, improving the ability of European users to demonstrate the advan es of high performance glass in building facades. With Glass Analytics, users have access to a sing ...more
AluFold Direct -
'AluFoldDirect launches AluK’s Infinium minimal frame glazing'
Infinium is now available from AluFoldDirect, so installation companies can make the most of the premium domestic market for minimal frame glazing. “Infinium is the product that takes framing a view to dizzying new heights,” explains Craig Miller, Managing Director at AluFoldDirect. “Concealed frames, motorised opening and ...more
Universal Trade Frames -
'Universal Trade Frames offers the lightest tiled conservatory roof on the market'
Trade fabricator Universal Trade Frames offers its customers the lightest tiled conservatory roof on the market by supplying Ultraroof from Ultraframe. But for Managing Director Brian Kruger, that ’s just the start. “The Ultraroof allows our customers to capitalise on the growing trend in solid-roof conservatory solutions. Not only is it the ligh ...more
Senior Architectural Systems -
'Senior specified for new Leeds private rental scheme'
Aluminium windows and doors from leading fenestration manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems have been chosen for the new X1 Aire private rented scheme in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Located in the heart of Leeds city centre, the glazing package for the new residential scheme has been delivered by Aire Valley Architectural Aluminium Ltd fo ...more
Thermoseal Group -
'Thermoseal Group – From Inception to Perfection'
The UK ’s leading manufacturer and distributor of over 2,000 insulated glass components, Thermoseal Group, has introduced a brand new advertising campaign to showcase its highest performance warm edge spacers – Thermobar and Thermoflex. The first of two advertisements, ‘From Inception to Perfection ’ features a diagram of a triple glazing ...more
Kingfisher uPVC Windows and Doors limited -
'Kingfisher Launches New Website To Support Installers'
To add to it ’s range of marketing support for trade installers, Kingfisher Windows has launched a new trade website. Installers can browse through its products, create fast quotes, access brochures & technical information, and learn everything they need to know about its services. For more than 27 years Kingfisher Windows has been supply ...more
Deceuninck -
'High Ratings for Deceuninck According to Independent Survey'
Not one to rest on its laurels, following on from the announcement of increased sales, Deceuninck recently commissioned an independent agency to conduct a customer satisfaction survey. The results are in and the company is performing well with the highest ratings coming from products that meet industry standards, on time deliveries, customer ser ...more

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