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CMS Window Systems: “the Elgin Place project at 240 Bath Street has given new life to a prominent location in the heart of Glasgow and we’re delighted to have successfully delivered it” says Gary Holmes

Hegla UK: “simply understanding the market and accommodating individual customer needs creates a trust” continued Steve Goble.

Senior Architectural Systems: “as well as complementing the existing architecture of the site, the high-performance Hybrid system also ensured that the required U-values and thermal efficiency requirements were successfully met”

Solidor: “it’s why our staff go the extra mile to ensure every delivery is on time, every time – and the market clearly appreciates this difference, as we’ve just achieved our first £800,000 week too! ” Gareth Mobley CEO

Deceuninck: “On the topic of colour, we also announced that we have now hit the 50% colour milestone – in fact 51% of our products are now supplied in colour, because we can do it so easily” explains, Rob McGlennon MD

Pilkington: “this project is testament to the excellent performance of the Pilkington Insulight units and the role they can play in boosting the overall energy performance” added Peter Maj, area sales manager


Effective, efficient. In essence if a company does as it says, they win friends, get recommendations and accolades heaped on them and get paid – you could say that is the purist form of a USP (unique selling point).

There is of course a however, as nowadays a company is given ways to skip ahead of the pack. A company can buy a standard of performance that becomes their USP. … »»

Ian
Fenestration News


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Talent Acquisition
A plan – why do we need a plan ?

Some time ago we spent a couple of days locked away in a conference with the HR Directors and people responsible for recruitment and retention in some of the biggest of organisations in the UK. Frankly the amount of company wealth swimming around that room was extraordinary and the speakers were equally impressive, the head of “experienced recruitment” at Price Waterhouse Coopers, the largest professional services firm in the world for example. It is sobering to think of the budgets these people manage, PWC alone need to recruit 3,500 people a year!

The ability to recruit and retain the best people was seen as a core competency, not something that would just happen and effort energy and resource was dedicated to it. That resource was both internal and by the increasing use of recruitment outsourcing such as that provided at MBA, as opposed to simple recruitment agencies (that were in fact being used less). …»»

Chris Ball
MBA Associates


Letter to The Editor - Breaking the law with Heritage Glazing?

Dear Ian

I make no apology for sending further correspondence highlighting the issue of companies using low sightline double glazed units. (Heritage Glass) The issue of the law being broken by some unit manufacturers in our midst is certainly an emotive subject this weather. Some unscrupulous companies have been making fortunes at the expense of consumers whilst bona fide companies have lost out on orders by staying within the law.

The following Q & A from Westminster clarifies the situation:
Question: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department takes to ensure that the sale and installation of narrow-cavity, low-sightline glass-sealed units into heritage windows is compliant with the Construction Products Regulations 2013. (8493)

Tabled on: 05 September 2017

Answer: Alok Sharma: These units are covered by a harmonized European product standard (EN 1279-5) and so the Construction Products Regulation (EU 305/2011) applies to their manufacture, import and distribution. This regulation sets requirements for placing construction products onto the market, not their installation. …»»

Regards

Colin Torley
Sales and Operations Director, Saveheat Group


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Solidor -
'Solidor Group hits a record: 100 days of 100% OTIF'
The Solidor Group has invested two years ’ hard work into turning its manufacturing and operations into a finely-tuned service engine. This is paying off for the leading door manufacturer – which includes the market-leading brands Solidor, Residor and Nicedor - having achieved a new industry benchmark of 100% OTIF (orders delivered On Time, In Fu ...more
Double R Glass and Roofing Systems -
'Double R Difference Published in Customer Charter'
It ’s one thing for companies to promise their customers quality products and good service, but it ’s quite another to make these promises in writing, to all customers. Double R Glass & Roofing Systems has done just this with the publication of its customer charter. “Customer charters may not be a new idea, but they have an important ...more
Spectus Windows Systems -
'Universal Trade Frames celebrates 20 years of Spectus partnership'
Shropshire-based trade fabricator Universal Trade Frames is celebrating 20 years in business and 20 years of being a Spectus fabricator too. Brian Kruger, Universal Trade Frames ’ Managing Director, said: “As a business, Universal Trade Frames is committed to the quality of our products and to meeting the needs of our customers. Being a Spect ...more
Fenster Fabrications -
'Üni_Slide heads West for prestigious Sennen project'
Fenster Fabrication ’s best-in-class sliding door product Üni_Slide has been used as part of a high-end residential development in Sennen, Cornwall. The project is a collaboration between esteemed Brixham-based architect Stan Bolt and noted interior designer Jill Stein. Üni_Slide is a premium-quality aluminium sliding door system, desig ...more
Epwin Window Systems -
'Excellence as Standard marketing support sets a new benchmark'
Epwin Window Systems ’ Excellence as Standard membership programme aims to set a new benchmark for quality at every s e of the industry. The quality of the marketing support that ’s available via the programme demonstrates how seriously the company takes this commitment. Katie Leese, Excellence as Standard ’s Programme Manager, said: “The mar ...more
Brisant Secure -
'Autumn offer on Lock Lock and Solidor from Stevenswood'
Stevenswood Trade Centres is offering a great autumn deal, with a free upgrade to Brisant Secure ’s Lock Lock security handle on all Solidor composite doors sold until the end of November. Stevenswood ’s Marketing Manager, Sarah Penrose, comments: “We offer the most comprehensive range of products on the market, focusing on industry-l ...more
Prefix Systems (UK) -
'Roof replacements on a high says Prefix'
The market for conservatory roof replacements is on a high says Prefix Systems and one of the latest jobs carried out by Stevenage-based Conserv-A-Tech, shows that consumers still yearn for the appeal of a glazed roof. As part of Prefix ’s proven Refurbish My Conservatory scheme, Conserv-A-Tech have access to dedicated marketing materials ...more
Hegla -
'HEGLA UK celebrates 15 years …and remains at the forefront of glass cutting technolog'
In September 2017, HEGLA UK celebrated a milestone anniversary. The simple philosophy of providing the right solution for each and every customer has led to great success for the company, whose management team seized an opportunity 15 years ago to set up a whole owned sidiary to cover the UK and Ireland, which has established the company as ...more
CENSolutions Ltd -
'Regency Glass switches certification to CENSolutions'
As a longstanding supplier of processed glass, with a heri e that s almost 35 years, Regency Glass is a leading industry name. Based in Leigh, Lancashire, they have worked determinedly over the years to establish and sustain a reputation of distinction in quality and service. Seriously passionate about its brand, commitment to continuous ...more
Winkhaus UK -
'Winkhaus AV2-E automatic locks provide ‘peace of mind’ for residents'
Eight Winkhaus AV2-E automatic locks are providing uprated security with ‘peace of mind ’ and added convenience for residents of a Bolton luxury apartment complex where new composite entrance doors have been installed. The new Solidor Milano composite doors were installed by Winkhaus customer Fenster Trade Frames at the Thomasson Court Ap ...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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London fire stations achieve BREEAM excellence wit
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CMS Enviro Systems Ltd(CMS Window Systems)
CMS Provides Quality Student Housing Solution At G
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Hazlemere Commercial
Hazlemere Commercial Awarded More Prestigious Proj
The work on the Reading University Students’ Union Building involves the surveying, then manufact...[more]
Deceuninck
Deceuninck Demonstrates Colour, Commercial and Cle
Deceuninck UK recently opened its doors to Editors of the industry’s trade and commercial media t...[more]
Senior Architectural Systems
Hybrid of old and new creates stunning college cam
The architectural grandeur of a former Masonic Hall has provided the inspiration for a new sixth ...[more]
MBA Associates Limited
Talent Acquisition
Some time ago we spent a couple of days locked away in a conference with the HR Directors and peo...[more]
Thermoseal Group
Thermoseal Group Pushes its Highest Performance Wa
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In essence if a company does as it says, they win friends, the get recommendations and accolades ...[more]

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Phoenix Doors
Phoenix Doors founder Neil Peck retires
Neil Peck, the founder of Phoenix Doors, has retired after nearly a quarter of a century at the h...[more]
Saveheat Group
Letter to the Editor: Low Sightline Units- Respons
Dear Ian In response to the statement issued by Steve Rice, GGF Director of Technical Aff...[more]
Consumer Credit Solutions
Dan Caulfield joins Business Development Team at C
Home Improvement Finance specialist Consumer Credit Solutions has appointed a new Business Develo...[more]
Carl F Groupco Limited
Conexis L1 strengthens SmartSecure’s retrofit remi
Carl F Groupco has added the Conexis L1 – a Smart Keyless Locking Handle, to its SmartSecure rang...[more]
Archibald Kenrick
Kenrick stirs the market with Nemesis
Kenrick has stimulated the market with the launch of a brand new bi-directional twin cam espagnol...[more]
Conservatory Outlet
Envisage this
Leading UK Fabricator Conservatory Outlet has officially launched its new flush casement window –...[more]
Trojan Manufacturing Group Limited
Stainless Steel sales continues to rise!
Leading hardware supplier the Trojan Group are once again witnessing a steady rise in sales for t...[more]

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London fire stations achieve BREEAM excellence wit
London Fire Brigade has completed a PFI project to renovate and update nine fire stations across ...[more]
Hazlemere Commercial
Hazlemere Commercial Awarded More Prestigious Proj
The work on the Reading University Students’ Union Building involves the surveying, then manufact...[more]
CMS Enviro Systems Ltd(CMS Window Systems)
CMS Provides Quality Student Housing Solution At G
High performance windows, doors and curtain walling by CMS Window Systems have played a key role ...[more]