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Finished on a firmer footing
Construction starts in the final three months of 2017 were 1% ahead of a year earlier, according to Glenigan.Residential starts were 2% higher, due to a pick-up in private housing...
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New housing lifts construction output
Construction output decreased by 2% in the three-month on three-month series in November 2017, representing the sixth consecutive period of decline in this series and the biggest contraction since August...
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David Leng joins Customade
Customade has appointed David Leng as group chief executive, succeeding John Lightowlers who continues in a non-executive capacity. David has joined from Synseal Group, where as chief executive he took...
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Increase in average house prices
Average house prices in the UK increased by 5.1% in the year to November 2017 (down from 5.4% in October 2017); which means the average UK house price was £226,000,...
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Tarred with the same brush?
Dear Nathan Re: Home Discomforts Our organisation has supplied the social housing sector with replacement windows for almost 25 years, and GRP composite doors for more than 15 years. My predecessor...
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Doors relaunch
Virtuoso Doors – previously known as WB Group, and now part of the Customade Group – has had a major re-launch, and unveiled a new identity. Tony Craggs, managing director...
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US acquisition
Bohle has acquired US shower and bath accessories manufacturer Portals Hardware. Set up in 2001 and operating from Kansas City, Missouri, the acquisition of Portals Hardware extends Bohle’s reach in...
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FIT Show ‘Installation of the Year’ returns
FIT Show’s ‘Installation of the Year’ competition, which launched in 2017, is back for 2018 in a bid to find the industry’s best glazed installations. New for 2018, entries are...
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Proactive approach in a difficult market
Investment in products and customer research is growing despite rising raw material costs and slowing sales growth, according to the BWF’s Joinery State of Trade Survey Q4 2017. A balance...
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The measure of glass detectors
CRL has a comprehensive range of glass detectors, meters and measurers, which it said makes installing and replacing glass panels a straightforward task for any budget. The range features tools...
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Hands-on knowledge
The Glass Machinery Company has appointed Mark Cerrone as a director. He was previously a general manager at the Synseal Group.Mark started working life in the Derby family glass business,...
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Colour investment
Prefix Systems has invested in a new colouring facility, which includes a ‘mix on demand’ paint system, at its head office in Blackburn, and it will form part of their...
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Design award
Elumatec’s SBZ 122/75 profile machining centre has won a German Design Award.Overseen by the German Design Council, the GDAs exist to discover, celebrate and publicise world-class design in all fields...
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Complex cuts and notches with precision
Astraseal has advanced its machining capabilities by investing in another Stuga machine –the ZX5. Launched at The FIT Show 2017, the ZX5 has a capacity to manufacture a minimum of...
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Sales reveal consumer trends
PatioMaster South East has released sales figures that show how trends are changing in the patio door market.One particular area of interest is in the growth in colour – for...
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Raising the roof
The three latest Atlas ‘Installation of the Month’ competition winners are: QKS Home Improvements; Thames Valley Windows; and John Knight Glass.Lincolnshire-based QKS Home Improvements scooped the Installation of the Month...
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Building for the future
Real Aluminium has announced that sales of its windows, doors and lantern roofs have grown by more than 300%, which led parent company Customade Group to invest £250,000 in a...
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Technical support
Rehau places great importance on having first class technical experts in house to support the ongoing development of its product range, the company announced recently.With a traditional background in engineering...
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