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The NHBC indicates that house building in the UK for 2017 is at its highest for 10 years, with Taylor Wimpey, Barratt and Persimmon all reporting increase in profits.

The Fenestration Industry likewise shows an all-round uplift in sales and profits over the past year, with recruitment for growth also on the up.

The reality of the actual real indicators of the fitness of an industry generally amuses when compared to how the predictors and soothsayers were wishing things to turnout. It could be reasoned that those in the driving seat anticipate what's said by the predictors and act accordingly, causing a different outcome. One suspects the real cause of the consistent alternative outcome is the result of those in the driver's seat actually being on top of their game - they have a plan and know how to work to it.


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Deceuninck: “We had an exciting year in 2017 with the launch of our Heritage Window Collection, some prestigious new customer wins, hitting and surpassing the 50% colour milestone,”says Managing Director of UK Rob McGlennon

Inagas: “We have been an Inagas customer for over 15 years and have remained faithful to them due to the fact they can always meet our expectations when it comes to our offline gas filling and testing requirements,” explains Nick Welsh, managing director of SafeGuard

OnLevel UK: “2017 was a significant year in moving the organisation to the next important stage of expansion with the establishment of the UK warehouse, new direct sales in Scandinavia,” explained Gary Dean, CEO

Tradelink: “We have invested £450,000 in machinery for the new manufacturing facility in Stoke-on-Trent,”explains Managing Director Jim Moody

Edgetech: “Our scores give us a fantastic base to build on as we strive to become even more customer-focused in the months and years ahead,”comments Managing Director Chris Alderson

Prefix: “Colour is one of the biggest talking points in the glazing and fenestration sectors,” co-director Chris Cooke points out


In the real world at risk category.

The revelation that so-called advertising cookies (tracking software) were digging deeper into the website viewers personal and private details than would be reasonable, not for the website owners benefit but the tracking companies commercial gain. Lead to website browsers offering the ability to block advertising cookies. The advertising cookie creators then looked for a different route into web page viewers life and found that separate from the browser the users contacts, emails and password list were easier to glean information from. Un-surprisingly this method provided unique tracking opportunities that as an aside also opened up access to an individual's credentials and online security.

Now we have the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws which antivirus/malware protection software is redundant to combat. These security flaws are hardwired into your devices at manufacture and affects everything from a mobile phone to a desktop PC and on to Cloud Storage, all regardless of the operating system. There is a partial fix being pushed out via operating system and browser updates, but this fix does slow down the systems and programs on these devices. The real fix will come when you update your hardware, once the new hardware is invented that is. …»»

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Fenestration News
Deceuninck -
'Deceuninck Sales Up 30% in December'
Deceuninck UK is pleased to report that thanks to offering truly innovative products to its proactive and driven customer base, the company saw a 30% increase in like for like sales in December 2017 compared with December 2016. With these impressive sales results and 52% of everything the company makes now in colour, Deceuninck clearly remains o ...more
Solidor -
'Solidor announce new network development programme'
Already recognised as the most influential composite door brand in the UK, Solidor are set to enhance their credentials further with the launch of a new, powerful Network Development Programme for 2018. First up is an upgrade of the Installer Search Engine on solidor.co.uk. Designed to offer consumers complete transparency when selectin ...more
Inagas -
'Inagas and SafeGuard Celebrate 15 Years of Quality'
SafeGuard Glass and Glazing, one of the UK ’s leading sealed unit manufacturers has been working with Inagas, the fenestration industry ’s leading supplier of gas filling and testing solutions, for more than 15 years to help maintain its excellent reputation for quality, consistency and reliability. Nick Welsh, Managing Director of Safe ...more
Tradelink Direct Ltd -
'New Tradelink Windowcenter Opens in Stoke-on-Trent'
World-class manufacturer Tradelink Window Solutions has opened a new manufacturing facility and Window in Stoke-on-Trent. The Stoke site is Tradelink ’s fourth Window in the UK, offering a direct service for installers looking for top-quality windows, doors and conservatories. /p. The Window at Stoke-on-Trent gives installer ...more
Epwin Window Systems -
'Funeral Arrangements – Jon Skinner'
The family of our late friend and colleague Jon Skinner, have announced his funeral arrangements. A service to celebrate the life of Jon is to be held at Cookhill Village Hall, Alcester B49 5JS on 18th January at 12.30pm. Followed by refreshments and the opportunity to reflect with the family at Redditch Golf Club, Redditch B97 5PJ. /p ...more
Prefix Systems (UK) -
'Investment for 2018 Prefix colour programme'
Prefix Systems have just made a significant investment in a new state of the art colouring facility, which includes a mix on demand paint system, at their head office in Blackburn and it will form part of their sales strategy for 2018 and beyond. While much of the window and door industry have been talking colour for the last 18 months, ...more
Teal Products -
'Teal Products helps customers reach new heights in 2018 with new folding arm actuator'
Teal Products, one of the UK ’s foremost suppliers of window controls, openers and actuators, has strengthened its extensive product range and launched a brand-new, multi-purpose folding arm actuator. Designed for side-hung opening windows and doors, the WMD820 folding arm actuator from Window Master can achieve full 90-degree openings w ...more
SFS Intec -
'SFS Hinges Support Timber Door Market Growth at Grabex Windows'
High-performance Just 3D door hinges from SFS are helping Grabex Windows, a leading window, door and conservatory fabricator and installer with multiple operations across London, to grow its share of the timber residential doors market. The company, who have worked with SFS for the past five years, offers more than 50 different fenestra ...more
Double R Glass and Roofing Systems -
'Free IGU and Conservatory Roof Brochure from Double R'
Double R Glass & Roofing Systems, supplier of quality IGUs and conservatory roofs, is pleased to reveal the latest addition to its suite of customer support - a new brochure. “Double R is a significantly sized IGU and conservatory roof manufacturer but we ’re so busy doing what we do and focusing on customers, we ’re not very good at ...more
Exlabesa UK -
'Exlabesa’s ECW 50 curtain walling system delivers on all levels'
Exlabesa Building Systems ’ ECW 50 curtain walling system is being hailed as a system that delivers on all levels. Paul Benn, Exlabesa Building Systems ’ National Sales Manager, comments: “Our ECW-50 curtain walling system is recognised as an ideal choice on a wide variety of commercial building projects. It has an intelligent design that makes it ...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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PatioMaster
PatioMaster South East sales reveal consumer trend
Sales figures are a vital way to understand how consumer trends are changing and PatioMaster Sout...[more]
Elumatec UK
German Design Award win for elumatec’s supercharge
elumatec’s best-in-class SBZ 122/75 profile machining centre has won a much sought-after German D...[more]
Astraseal (Graham Holmes) Windows
New Year, new machinery investment at Astraseal
After a successful 2017, which saw much investment, innovation and product development from the f...[more]
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In the real world at risk category.
The revelation that so-called advertising cookies (tracking software) were digging deeper into th...[more]
Hurst Plastics
Humber Door raises £500 for Dove House Hospice
The ‘Humber Door’, which was created by Hurst Plastics to celebrate Hull’s incredible year as ‘UK...[more]
OnLevel Ltd
OnLevel continue to expand teams in UK and Europe
OnLevel have announced 6 recent new appointments to the company in a range of roles including fin...[more]
Edgetech (UK) Ltd
Warm praise for warm edge experts Edgetech in late
A recent customer survey saw glowing praise for market-leading spacer bar manufacturers Edgetech....[more]
Clayton Glass
New website delivered for Clayton Glass
Clayton Glass, one of the UK’s largest independent manufacturers of IGU’s, has just launched a ne...[more]

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VBH (GB) Ltd
New Managing Director at VBH
VBH (GB) has promoted Sales Director Simon Monks to the position of Managing Director from 1st of...[more]
CMS Enviro Systems Ltd(CMS Window Systems)
CMS Window Systems Builds Platform for Growth with
Leading Scottish window, door and curtain walling designer, manufacturer and installer, CMS Windo...[more]
Carl F Groupco Limited
Carl F Groupco appoints new national sales manager
John King returns to Carl F Groupco as National Sales Manager. With over thirty years’ experience...[more]
Bowater by Birtley
Bowater by Birtley Covers All Bases with High Perf
Bowater by Birtley set out its stall at the beginning of the year that it would offer choice to t...[more]
Astraseal (Graham Holmes) Windows
Could this be the biggest development in Fire-Rate
Once again raising the bar and extending its range of durable, dependable fire-rated products, pi...[more]
Swisspacer
SWISSPACER expands Georgian Bar range
SWISSPACER has added four new sizes to its range of Georgian Bar spacer bars. To meet growing dem...[more]
Residence 7
R7 transforms choice for homeowners and installers
Residence 7 (R7) has turned choice into a major selling tool by offering 5 unique glazing beads t...[more]

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Promat UK
Promat Glass delivers fire and acoustic solution f
A multi-million pound project to create an exclusive residential development in a Cheshire conser...[more]
Pilkington Building Products
Stunning structurally glazed atrium provides focal
When architectural practice Scott Brownrigg designed a new building at the headquarters of FTSE 1...[more]
Granada Glazing Ltd
Leeds Fine Art Building Reduces Carbon Foot Print
The School of Fine Art – Leeds, have invested £7.6M, relocating to a refurbished building, based ...[more]