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GLASS NEWS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 12th November 2021
 
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MATERIALS AND SKILLS SHORTAGES CONTINUE TO DAMPEN CONSTRUCTION’S RECOVERY, SAYS FMB

The increase in construction output at 1.3% in September is welcome news after a slight dip in previous months, but the overall picture remains bleak for the industry

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OPTIMA WINDOWS AND DOORS EFFORTLESSLY TRANSFORM AN AWARD-WINNING BARN CONVERSION

Profile 22 installer Oswestry Windows and Doors has recently completed an impressive installation of Optima windows and French doors in an award-winning barn

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EDGETECH HELPS HOMEOWNERS FIND ENERGY SAVING GLAZING WITH NEW LEAD-GEN WEBSITE

Edgetech has launched a consumer-facing lead-generation website, the latest result of the company’s long-standing commitment to investing to support its customers.

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EPWIN WINDOW SYSTEMS SUPPORTING SKILLS BOOST ACROSS THE INDUSTRY

The shortage of skilled staff coming up through the ranks is widely recognised in the industry. It’s something that Epwin Window Systems is keen to tackle via its Connect digital platform.

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PRODUCT NEWS

‘NEED FOR SPEED’ DRIVES GROWTH FOR TOMMY TRINDER…

Use of The Framepoint® app from Tommy Trinder continues to grow; the firm reports passing the threshold of 1000 active

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MODPLAN REPORTS SIGNIFICANT GROWTH IN PATIO DOOR SALES

Trade fabricator Modplan has reported considerable growth in its patio door sales. Heidi Sachs, Managing Director

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NEWS & PROJECTS

EMPLAS DELIVERS MORE THAN 200 LEADS EACH A MONTH TO AUTHORISED INSTALLERS

Emplas has said its lead generation programme is delivering an average of more than 200 leads a month to individual members of its’ Authorised Installer

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SUCCESS BREEDS SUCCESS FOR APEER AND WINDOW & DOOR CENTRE NORTH EAST

A new front door for a residential refurbishment in Bishops Auckland, Co. Durham resulted in added insulation, security and aesthetic appeal for one

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BLAIRS BECOME SBD ACCREDITED

Blairs Windows & Doors, a KÖMMERLING manufacturing partner and part of the Saveheat Group, is pleased to announce that they have joined Secured by Design,

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THE KEYS TO QUICKER QUOTING

In a buoyant market the key to making hay while the sun shines is a fast and efficient quoting process. But what does it take to be efficient? And just how fast is fast?

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HARDWARE SOLUTION FROM VBH FOR NEW SHEERLINE BI-FOLD DOOR

Hardware specialist VBH has announced that it has been working with aluminium systems house Garnalex to develop the hardware solution for the new Sheerline

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EVONET HELPS RAMAGE WINDOWS INCREASE OUTPUT EFFICIENTLY

When lead times on PVC-U frames were at their peak in 2020, one of the responses from fabricators who were buying in even a portion of their output was to increase

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KOLORSEAL LAUNCHES PINTEREST AS CUSTOMER SUPPORT

Kolorseal has launched a new corporate Pinterest page with a view to supporting customers.  The idea is to help companies and customers to promote their work,

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VISTA APPOINT NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Leading composite door manufacturer Vista Panels has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of a new Business Development Manager for the South.

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FABRICATOR GLAZERITE WELCOMES NEW FACES

The Glazerite UK Group has welcomed several new faces in support of its ambitious growth plans.   New additions to the management team include Paul Jagger,

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KENRICK TACKLES ONGOING SKILLS GAP

Kenrick is doing its bit to address the continuing skills shortage and inspire more people into the industry. The West Bromwich-based hardware supplier has

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SECURING THE SUPPLY CHAIN WITH TOTAL HARDWARE

With the boom in replacement door and window sales across the industry, it has never been more important to work with companies who can offer a robust and

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PLATINUM ANNIVERSARIES FOR CARL F GROUPCO’S JULIE AND PAMELA

Leading hardware distributor Carl F Groupco has recently celebrated the platinum work anniversaries of two key

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WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT STEEL WINDOWS, DOORS AND SCREENS? THE NEW SWA WEBSITE TELLS ALL

The Steel Window Association has long been the leading authority on steel windows and doors, alongside associated ironmongery and ancillary products and

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EVERYONE MUST BE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT IF YOU’RE STILL WORKING TOGETHER AFTER 30 YEARS

Talking to the Humberston, Grimsby, based Rapide Frame Supplies’ owner, Tim Cattell, is Chris Champion, Editor of Glass News. Loyalty to a supplier, with an

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ICOTHERM DEVELOPMENTS

In a turn of events that was no more predictable than the last 18 months’ events, and as announced last month, Icotherm has once more increased its manufacturing

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NFA SUCCESS FOR VBH

Hardware specialist VBH has been successful in 2 categories and finished as runner up in 3 more at the prestigious National Fenestration Awards.

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ALUK JOINS THE G-21 SPONSORS LINE-UP

AluK has become the latest big industry name to give its backing to this year’s G-Awards, joining the list of main event sponsors ahead of the big night on 26 November.

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HAFFNER WINS MACHINERY COMPANY AT THE NFA AWARDS 2021

Leading machinery experts Haffner are celebrating a back-to-back win at the NFA Awards 2021. The company, which took the title in the Machinery Company category

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DANCE & SNOUT – NEW BIRMINGHAM VENUE HOSTS PIGS PARTY

‘I Got You Babe’, ‘Pork This Way’ and ‘Sweet Carol-swine’ – just three of the classic songs with which the BirmingHAM PiGs band enticed people to trot up and

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KOLORSEAL GAINS NFA NOMINATION FOR COLOUR SPECIALIST 2021

Kolorseal has once again been nominated for Colour Specialist in the National Fenestration Awards (NFAs).  Kolorseal can proudly boast about the recognition  

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