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Everglade: "As aïr's impressive range of doors has grown, so has demand for an aïr window system to complete the aïr collection". says aïr Brand Ambassador, Jay Patel.

Deceuninck: "Noise is a big and growing problem. We're really excited by this chance to make a difference, Deceuninck aims to make it simple, quick and easy for fabricators and installers to benefit from this huge opportunity." says Rob McGlennon, MD.

CMS Window Sytems: "The standards for becoming a SPA appointed company are set high, which ensures our partners get the best. We are delighted that CMS Window Systems has been appointed to our new WD1 Windows and Doors framework and we are looking forward to working with them on future projects. "Said Chris McGinn, Senior Client Support Manager at Scottish Procurement Alliance.

VBH: "It's been a positive year for us so far, and it's fantastic to see such great results from all the effort that goes into making our business a success. "Managing Director Simon Monks credits this fantastic result to the hard work of his team.

ift Rosenheim: Every window expert has seen fitters and window manufacturers arguing with architects or builders about the professional execution of the installation on the construction site. General rules and pattern details are of little help here - online tool and installation guideline now available.

Newview Windows & Conservatories: "Mixed-use developments are nothing new, but they are an approach to building and using space that can be used even more across the UK". explains Michele Wietscher director.

DOORCO: "To start with, we paralleled two suppliers and it soon became clear that the product range of styles, colours and the overall offering from DOORCO, was much better suited to our customers’ needs. We’ve been a customer for three years now and they are our sole supplier of composite door slabs". Shaun Cannon, Sternfenster.

Polyframe: "This new offering is designed to help installers to sell more so we provide all the guidance they need and support them with a complete marketing package. This includes a brand new dedicated 24-page retail conservatory brochure, which has been designed with the needs of the homeowner in mind. " Adds Richard Lee.

Letter to the Editor - Tradesmith to suspend the sale of bought-in fire-rated composite doors

Dear Ian,

Following the Government's announcement (31 July) that five manufacturers'fire doors failed to meet fire performance standards after an on-going investigation by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), Tradesmith is suspending the sale of bought-in fire-rated composite doors until further tests have been carried out and the results published.

I expect others who buy fire doors for resale will be doing the same.

The Secretary of State for Communities James Brokenshire has instructed major fire door suppliers to meet this week and agree a clear plan of action to tackle the failings, with weekly reports to update him saying: "there is a broader issue across the fire door market".

The tests are ongoing, and doors that failed have been withdrawn from the market and local trading standards informed. …»

How does the industry win that trust back after this?


Mark Hutchinson, MD Tradesmith

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'Astraseal offers customers the future of flush with new Alitherm 800'
Well-respected trade and commercial fabricator Astraseal has created new, valuable opportunities for their customers nationwide with the launch of Alitherm 800, the brand-new aluminium flush casement from Smarts. Alitherm 800 is designed to provide installers with a highly-desirable and credible flush casement window that ’s suited for p ...more
Everglade Windows Ltd -
'aïr brings slim, flush aluminium window to market'
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DOORCO ’s new specialist added-value Glazing Service, which offers to take the pain out of glazing doors, particularly for the growing contemporary market, hit 100 orders in just a matter of weeks and some major contacts in the pipeline for the last quarter of the year. “As the popularity of modern door designs soars, so does the com ...more
Carl F Groupco Limited -
'SmartSecure’s Sales Success'
Since launching SmartSecure in 2016, Carl F Groupco reports sales revenue increases of just under 90% year on year for its electronic door locking and access control brand. The company advises that early adopters of its innovative Smart technology include the fabrication market and Housing Associations who recognise benefits across diffe ...more
ift Rosenheim -
'Professional window installation international'
The professional installation of windows is described in detail in the "Guideline for installation of windows and external pedestrian doors for new buildings and renovations". However, the implementation of installation situations and building connections is complex and time-consuming. This is where the proven, free "ift-Installation tool" onlin ...more
Quest Hardware -
'Wilkins Joinery expands workshop, with increased work space, Smart Spray™ and 1Stop™ '
Wilkins Joinery has been operating for over 30 years as a family run business, with Neil Wilkins and his two sons, plus a committed workforce. Wilkins Joinery has a workshop in leafy Weston on the Green, Oxfordshire and work on a wide range of timber based projects locally and further afield, producing high quality bespoke joinery including, win ...more
Steel Window Association -
'Internal steel screens reinforce contemporary aesthetic'
Traditional steel window and door screens are being ‘reinvented ’ by members of the Steel Window Association to meet the huge demand for bespoke internal glazed partitions. They are screening everything from boardrooms and wine cellars to kitchens and showers in high-end commercial and residential projects. Bridging the contemporary and ...more
Leka Systems Limited -
'LEKA popularity reflected in its figures'
LEKA System, home of innovative solid and orangery roof solutions, has taken the market by storm in recent years. In the past year, the company has trained over 400 fabricators and installers to help them get up and running with LEKA products quickly. This impressive figure shows just how quickly LEKA products have proved their value in the mark ...more
Newview Windows & Conservatories -
'Mixed use developments the future says construction leader'
Regenerating underused parts of cities and towns by building mixed-use developments could provide a golden bullet to help both the ailing high-street and the construction sector. This is the view of Michele Wietscher, who is Director at Newview Windows and Conservatories – a UK leading home improvement firm. Her message comes after th ...more
'Sternfenster sees the benefit of sole supply from DOORCO'
With such an extensive product offering for the home improvement market, it ’s clear to see why Lincolnshire based Sternfenster has such an impressive heri e to its name. With a wealth of happy customers who come back to them time and again, quality and service is of the utmost importance. They need suppliers that won ’t let them down – which ...more
VBH (GB) Ltd -
'Glyngary works in partnership with VBH to develop PAS24 compliant hardware'
Leading timber fabricator Glyngary has partnered with VBH to develop a PAS24 certified door solution. Glyngary, a family-owned window and door fabricator since 1985, saw an opportunity to develop a door specification and security hardware package that helps them stand out from competitors. The partnership also includes Yale and Accoya. G ...more
REAL Aluminium -
'Cornish firm broadens its horizons with REAL Aluminium'
A Cornish business is set to treble its projected sales of aluminium since taking the leap to REAL Aluminium. Leading installer and trade supplier Horizon Home Improvements spotted the potential to add aluminium to its portfolio and began working with REAL Aluminium at the beginning of 2018. The firm has already seen extraordinary growth ...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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