Glass Times editor Nathan Bushell reports from a factory tour. The recent Glazing Summit raised some key points regarding the development of the glass and glazing industry, including the increase in...
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Power windows
Britain’s estimated one billion windows could become the power generators of the future, letting light through while harnessing solar energy. A Cambridge firm, Polysolar, which is manufacturing transparent solar panels,...
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Launched Stateside
The Georgian Bar Company has launched a new product, WINtek, in the US through extrusion and distribution partner US Polymers. “WINtek is a new Vinyl SDL Grid system created and patented...
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Fabricators’ market starts to flatten
The UK door and window fabricators market put in a strong performance between 2013 and 2016 but appears to have flattened out in 2017, according to AMA Research. The key defining...
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Questions raised over industry’s strength
The latest ONS figures show that construction output increased 0.5% month-on-month in April. Output was, however, 3.3% lower compared to April 2017, and on a rolling three-month basis contracted by...
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Uncertain to moderately optimistic
Recently revised data from AMA Research has indicated that total construction output increased by 8% in 2017 compared with 2016, to reach a total value of £163.5 billion. New work...
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New aluminium factory
Tradelink Window Solutions has opened a dedicated facility to double its aluminium manufacturing capacity. The new factory means that Tradelink can offer aluminium bifolds in four colour-ways on lead times...
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Cyber security
In the wake of recent cyber attacks on a well-known manufacturer in the industry, Eurocell was quick to reassure its customers and suppliers that it already has measures in place...
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Financial advantage
Increasing turbulence among many of the industry’s biggest brands, particularly large-scale nationwide installation firms, has created a lucrative opportunity for savvy installers to win new business, Improveasy has said. According...
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11 windows first fixed in 23 minutes
Timber frame and SIPs panel manufacturers can speed up the installation of windows and doors by using the Sidey Kitfix system, the company has announced. Pressure is on for builders...
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Production on track
Rapierstar has helped Scottish trade fabricator Merlin Network (Scotland) to keep production at a high standard as it experiences record demand for its PVCU windows. Rapierstar has been supplying fasteners to...
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Kawneer helps Tonbridge School build on its literary history
Two new extensions to Tonbridge School’s Smythe Library feature Kawneer glazing systems, installed as part of a £3.6 million refurbishment. Kawneer’s AA100 mullion-drained curtain walling with bespoke fin caps and AA541...
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Raising the bar
Eleven members of staff from Bennett Architectural took part in a charity 7-a-side football tournament supporting the Alzheimers Society, raising £130.The 7-a-side tournament, organised by the Stoke on Trent branch...
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New MD
SolarFrame has welcomed Matt Grafton to the business as its new managing director to succeed Steve Taylor who will step into the new role of commercial director while taking steps...
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Hitting the ground running
Samsara McDonald has joined Rehau’s commercial sales force in Scotland.With a strong sales background she hit the ground running, helping to launch the new Rehau Connect platform. Working on the...
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Apprenticeship success
Conservatory Outlet has appointed another ambitious apprentice in a full time permanent role. James Owen, who began his placement at Conservatory Outlet in February 2017, while studying an apprenticeship in...
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New salesperson
Target Windows has hired a new salesperson, Brian Mitchell, who brings a wealth of experience within the industry, working for national companies and local businesses. Mr Mitchell, 58, from Stafford,...
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Obituary: Chris Fenney
Chris Fenney, new build manager at Freefoam Building Products, passed away on May 31, 2018. “Chris was an incredibly valuable member of our team at Freefoam,” the company said. “He worked...
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New area sales managers
Tradelink Window Solutions has created two new positions in its sales team to support its growth strategy. Adam White and Sean Linnell have been appointed as area sales managers to...
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