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Business Micros: "Whether that is changing a report in EvoNET or rationalising the customer defaults in Evolution, they make it clear that their priority is to fit the software to our business rather than the other way around" Mark Owens CMS Window Systems

Pikington: The video looks at how glass can be used to provide thermal insulation "Glass is arguably the material that defines the look of modern commercial architecture more than any other. Its unique ability to flood interiors with light and deliver stunning views for occupants while also protecting them from the elements has seen its use by architects grow rapidly in recent decades." Michael Metcalfe, national commercial sales manager

Exlabesa UK: "This was a great project to work on and we’re delighted with the quality of the result." commented: Diane Ince, managing director of Wadds.

Edgetech: "The Maersk Tower is an outstanding example of how the smallest of components - in this case, warm-edge spacer - can have such a huge impact on a building's overall performance. Together with the stunning glass provided by Berlin-based Glasbiegerei Doring, Super Spacer has helped the building achieve U-values as low as 0.5 W/m2k." comments Head of Marketing Charlotte Mercer.

Titon: "Kenrick has been successfully producing multi-point door locks and window hardware for many years to build up a sizeable customer base," said Sales and Marketing Director, Tyson Anderson. "As an established brand ourselves, we are delighted to have gone into partnership with such a well-respected business boasting a long heritage."

Hegla: "Bringing new products to market in the fastest time possible and before your competitors is a challenge that many of our customers want to take. As a company we understand that there is an urgency in the market to lead and that automation is sure to increase efficiency in future years ahead." continues Steve Goble.

Hiring for Emotional Intelligence: The Missing Link

"hire for attitude"

"The cost of a bad hire… The impact of a bad employee on a team's morale… People don't leave jobs, they leave bad bosses…." All terms feared in the workplace. There are thousands of articles published on this research and millions of pounds invested in an industry of applications, platforms, and assessments designed to help companiesavoid that bad hire.

Why? Because hiring the right people really matters.

We are always striving to achieve high retention rates with the recruitment we carry out for clients and use sophisticated behavioural psychometrics as part of that process, still we want to get even better results and have researched heavily "The missing link" Hiring for emotional intelligence.…»

Hiring for Emotional Intelligence
© Chris Ball August 2018

Letter to the Editor - security and guarantees

Dear Ian

We hear a lot about crime in the media, and it's that awareness of crime that drives perceptions and magnifies our fear. So homeowners feel vulnerable when they hear that some police forces have stopped investigating burglaries because they say they don't have the time or budget to investigate them, and the chances of bringing someone to book are very low.

Homeowners also puzzle over conflicting reports about crime. Depending on the source of statistics, the type of crime, how it's recorded, and who is recording it, crime may be going down or going up! It's confusing, and your risk of being a crime statistic also depends on where you are and who you are.…»

Yours sincerely

Simon Monks
Managing Director, VBH (GB)

Letter to the Editor - coloured profile in the heat

Dear Ian

According to the Met Office, since 2002 we've had nine of the 10 hottest years in the last 100. Climate change scientists say this summer's heatwave could soon be the norm.

We're sweltering! But, how are your foiled and colour windows, doors and conservatories? Some say, not so well. There's been more of the usual crop of problems from people cutting corners and ignoring systems companies' (Syscos) prudent recommendations.

Some cut corners and risk it. But when the weather warms they get problems. As the US billionaire Warren Buffet says, it's only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked.…»


Rob McGlennon
Managing Director Deceuninck UK & Ireland

Pilkington Building Products - UK -
'Video from Pilkington – specifying glass for commercial buildings'
Glass manufacturer Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, has released the second in its Ask the Expert series of videos covering different aspects of glass technology for the built environment. In this third chapter, Michael Metcalfe, national commercial sales manager, talks through the main aspects that should be con ...more
Business Micros -
'The computer says yes'
All too often, it was a case of ‘the computer says no ’ for Cumbernauld based CMS Window Systems when it was dealing with its previous software supplier. It was refreshing then for it to switch to Business Micros and benefit from what CMS describes as a ‘truly customer orientated approach ’. CMS Window Systems is a specialist window, door ...more
Force 8 -
'The Yale Conexis L1 Smart Door Lock now available on Force 8 composite doors.'
Manchester based Force 8 has now introduced the Yale Conexis L1 Smart Door lock as another locking system option to their composite door ranges. This locking system puts you in control, allowing you the freedom to secure your home without the use of a key. With the Conexis L1 lock, this allows the use of your smartphone as your new key, ...more
Rapierstar Ltd -
'A happy marriage'
There was certainly no ‘seven year itch ’ when leading Liniar fabricator TruFrame and Rapierstar celebrated seven years of trouble free supply in May 2018. Since moving onto Rapierstar ’s StarPVCU range of fabrication fasteners in 2011, both companies have enjoyed a close working relationship that has helped to ensure that all the hand fin ...more
Emmegi UK -
'Everglade invests in second Emmegi Quadra'
Everglade Windows has just added a second Emmegi Quadra cutting and machining centre to its already impressive manufacturing set up. The London based company is using the new 12 axis machine to step up the manufacturing capacity for its aluminium windows and doors, and give itself scope for even further expansion in the future. Everglade ...more
VBH (GB) Ltd -
'New fully suited cylinder pulls and escutcheons from greenteQ'
Composite and timber door manufacturers using locks with a high-level Euro profile cylinder position can now use a fully suited solution from greenteQ. The new cylinder pulls and circular escutcheons are available in six stunning finishes. The cylinder pull shrouds the profile cylinder, providing a 20mm underhang so the user can pull t ...more
ODL Europe -
'Source your composite doors from the experts'
When you ’re supplying a product as popular as composite doors, you need to choose your products wisely. For Nathan Barr, Managing Director of ODL Europe, there ’s only one answer: “We are the exclusive UK partners of the internationally renowned Capstone Engineering Ltd composite door. As the only UK seller of the technically superior Capston ...more
Deceuninck -
'Deceuninck campaigns against noise with acoustic testing programme'
Deceuninck is the first window systems company in the UK to commit to systematic acoustic testing of its full product range. The testing, which is being run in partnership with Bluesky Certification and the University of Salford will help Deceuninck fabricators and installers provide solutions to homeowners affected by high levels of ex ...more
Exlabesa UK -
'Wadds Ltd uses Exlabesa shopfronts for Sainsbury’s Local branch in Newcastle upon Tyn'
Gateshead-based glass and glazing supplier Wadds has just completed the supply and installation of the shop front for a Sainsbury ’s Local branch on Chillingham Road in the Heaton district of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Diane Ince, Managing Director of Wadds, commented: “This was a great project to work on and we ’re delighted with the quality of the ...more
Spectus Windows Systems -
'Spectus adds Siegenia Titan AF Tilt and Turn Gearing'
As part of their policy for continuous product improvement, Spectus, an Epwin Window Systems brand, has introduced the Siegenia Titan AF Tilt and Turn gearing. This gearing is suitable for use on both their Elite 70 Tilt and Turn and Flush Tilt and Turn product ranges. Carmen Velilla, Brand Manager for Spectus, said: “The introduction of t ...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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Edgetech (UK) Ltd
Super Spacer soars in Denmark’s eco-friendly Maers
Super Spacer TriSeal has formed a crucial part of one of Europe’s most eco-friendly buildings.</p...»
Titon teams up with Kenrick to form new distributi
Titon has joined forces with West Bromwich-based window hardware and accessories manufacturer Ken...»
Business Micros (Aluminium) Ltd
A helping hand for BM Aluminium’s helpdesk
BM Aluminium’s customers are benefiting from its investment in a new SharePoint intranet platform...»
Promat UK
Reliable passive fire protection can make every we
Fire, thermal and acoustic insulation manufacturer Promat UK is urging fire door producers and sp...»
Guardian Industries U.K. Limited
Guardian Glass Europe launches a double-silver coa
<strong>Bertrange, Luxembourg, September 5, 2018</strong> – Guardian Glass has introduced a new d...»
Sidey Ltd
Housing Associations and Local Authorities get mor
Sidey, the strongest fenestration company in Scotland, has again proven its credentials for socia...»
CMS Enviro Systems Ltd(CMS Window Systems)
Zero landfill target hit by CMS Window Systems
Waste recycling and re-use levels at CMS Window Systems, one of the UK’s leading PVC and aluminiu...»
Masonite International(Solidor)
New pastel range and door designs from Solidor
Solidor’s continued range development has resulted in the introduction of a new Pastel Range of c...»

Conservatory Outlet
Conservatory Outlet Ltd Appoints National Sales Ma
Leading UK fabricator, Conservatory Outlet Ltd has appointed a new National Sales Manager – Jason...»
Titon appoints new Area Sales Manager for timber a
Leading ventilation and window hardware manufacturer Titon has appointed Mark Barzotelli as area ...»
Window Widgets (Masonite International, DW3 Products Group)
Window Widgets make it a double appointment
Window Widgets have made a double sales appointment with the introduction of Adrian Clare as inte...»
Guardian Industries U.K. Limited
Guardian Glass Europe launches a double-silver coa
<strong>Bertrange, Luxembourg, September 5, 2018</strong> – Guardian Glass has introduced a new d...»
Vent Engineering
Top-selling ACK5 chain actuator now has a 5-year w
Vent Engineering has launched a free 5-year warranty option on the new TOPP ACK5 window chain act...»
WindowMaster Control Systems
New highly compact actuators - Size is not an indi
Small, but visibly smarter. The new WMX 813 and WMX 814 window actuators for automated natural ve...»
Colours for now: trend for bold
Leading composite door supplier DOORCO Ltd is expanding their colour range with the addition of s...»

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Bennett Architectural
Bennetts Bag Holy Cross College Drama School Exten
Aluminium glazing specialists Bennett Architectural will provide doors, windows and curtain walli...»
Bennett Architectural
Bennetts chosen for HB Villages apartments project
Aluminium glazing specialists Bennett Architectural have been chosen to work on a new 28 apartmen...»
Bennett Architectural
New Covent Garden Market shortlisted for London Co
New Covent Garden Market has been shortlisted for the prestigious Architectural Design of the Yea...»

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