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
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. …»»
Sam Yiend, Director, Teal Products