Flush is the future says Veka
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by Glass Times
2d ago
Veka hosted a media day earlier this week, an opportunity to re-introduce itself to the trade press, underline the strength of its service and product offer and outline its vision for the future. Sustainable operations, and a greater push for recycled PVC-U to be used in its manufacturing is a key objective for the Burnley based systems company. Currently, 28% of raw material used in its products is from recycled frames and off-cuts, but Veka says it is targeting 40% in the longer term. With many competitor system companies now ramping up their own recycling initiatives, the race is on to secu ..read more
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Eurocell hosts fabricator forum
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by Glass Times Web
2d ago
‘Future ready together’ was the theme of this year’s Eurocell fabricator forum, which was attended by over 80 fabricators. Eurocell’s message to its fabricator partners is reported to have been ‘one of unity’, and that its ‘technical expertise, innovation and vision’ will support fabricators with the knowledge, tools and products they need to grow. According to Eurocell, this year’s forum was the biggest to date, taking place in June at Pride Park Stadium in Derby. The system house launched a number of products, initiatives and exclusive benefits for its fabricator partners as well as running ..read more
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Yale and Heritage Trade Frames celebrate partnership
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by Glass Times Web
2d ago
Yale and Heritage Trade Frames are celebrating a year of partnership since the trade frame fabricator became an official partner for SensCheck, Yale’s range of integrated smart door and window sensors. The year has seen Heritage Trade Frames build its own showroom and training area that showcase the benefits of SensCheck. Paul Culshaw, managing director of Heritage Trade Frames, commented: “SensCheck is a fantastic product and we’ve had brilliant feedback on it from our customers. One of them, Walkers Windows, now includes SensCheck-compatible locking systems as standard on all its PVC-U casem ..read more
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How to meet your duty of care with panic hardware
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by Glass Times Web
1w ago
Brett Evans, technical director for door hardware at Yale, outlines the responsibilities of various stakeholders regarding panic hardware When there is an emergency in a building, it is vital that the people inside have a simple and intuitive means of opening exit doors and getting themselves to safety. That’s what panic hardware provides, and we in the industry all have a duty of care to make sure it functions as it should. Simply supplying a CE- and UKCA-marked product is not enough. All panic hardware must be accredited to BS EN 14351-1:2006 +A1:2016, while doors and gates (with or with-out ..read more
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Look beyond the lantern
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by Glass Times Web
1w ago
By Karl Grandfield, sales manager, Whitesales. If you’re a fabricator or installer looking to make more money from rooflights, then I would advise you to look beyond the lantern. You obviously need a quality, easy to assemble and cost effective lantern in your range because lanterns still account for a large proportion of the residential rooflight market (cue the Whitesales em.glaze SkyVu), but there’s no doubt you can create real stand out for your business and generate growth if you have a more comprehensive offering which also includes flat glass rooflights and linked glazing. That opens up ..read more
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Redefining energy efficiency
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by AluFold Direct Ltd
1w ago
AluFoldDirect has added a roof lantern to its Solution series and launched a guide to Part L compliance. Award-winning trade and commercial fabricator, AluFoldDirect, says it is ‘redefining energy efficiency standards’ with its Solution series. It has now added a roof lantern as the latest addition to the product range. The Solution series’ roof lantern offers a 0.8 W/m²K U-value, coupled with AluFoldDirect’s guaranteed two-week delivery time – glazed, and direct-to-site. The roof lantern joins AluFoldDirect’s A-BiFold, A-Slider and A-Window Solution series products, which are available to ins ..read more
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Long service awards at Window Ware
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by Window Ware
1w ago
Window Ware has recognised two members of staff for their long service to the company with Rick Adams, area sales manager for the Southeast, marking 25 years and purchasing co-ordinator, Hayley Jackson, celebrating two decades. Rick is said to be a cornerstone of the Window Ware area sales team and instrumental to the company’s strong reputation and success in the Southeast of England. Renowned for his dedication, expertise, and professionalism, Window Ware says he has become the go-to source of trusted hardware solutions and advice for countless door and window businesses in the region. “Rick ..read more
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Victorian Sliders relaunches Installation of the Month competition
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by Victorian Sliders
1w ago
Victorian Sliders has announced the relaunch of its Installation of the Month competition, with installers encouraged to submit high-quality photographs that showcase their latest EcoSlide projects. Entries will be judged on their craftsmanship, attention to detail, and overall visual appeal. Each month, the winning installer will receive a free window up to the value of £380 the next time they place an order of at least two windows. “We’re thrilled to bring back our Installation of the Month competition,” commented Sue Davies, head of sales at Victorian Sliders. “We take immense pride in the ..read more
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The Consultancy sets record for Ultion-Lock
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by Glass Times Web
1w ago
The Ultion-Lock website, developed and managed by the team at BM Group company, The Consultancy, is reported to be enjoying record levels of traffic in 2024 and increased customer engagement. Nick Dutton, CEO of Ultion, said: “Over the past ten years, The Consultancy have done exceptional work in developing and maintaining our website, and our partnership with them has certainly bolstered our digital presence. – driving new levels of technical innovation and real competitive advantage. “What’s particularly impressive is that, even after a decade, they are constantly enhancing what we do – deli ..read more
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Apeer introduces 10-year anti-bow and paint guarantees
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by Apeer Doors
1w ago
Apeer has launched a brace of new product guarantees, including a new 10-year anti-bow guarantee and a new 10-year paint warranty. The new guarantees, which are highlighted in Apeer’s latest product brochure, are in addition to the firm’s existing, 10-year product warranty and its 10-year guarantee for glass across the range. Apeer’s managing director, Asa McGillian, commented: “Warping and bowing are the Achilles heel of some composite door products, and can cause huge problems for installers if they have to return to fix remedial issues. That includes the cost of additional time on site, but ..read more
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