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The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) plans for the FIT Show 2017 include presentations, seminars, videos and a special 40th anniversary party on the show’s “Big Tuesday”, where opening hours will be extended until 8pm.


The GGF will be making the most of the late opening hours on Tuesday 23rd May, hosting its 40th year anniversary celebrations featuring live music, entertainment, free canapés and drinks from 4.30pm and all The FIT Show attendees are invited to join.

James Lee, director of marketing and communications says: “Our stand at the FIT Show will reflect our 40th anniversary year with stunning graphics taken from the historic timeline we’ve recently installed at our London head office. At the FIT Show our members will also be invited to take full advantage of the hospitality in our special ‘Life Begins at 40’ members lounge.

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Jack's record

Jack Aluminium Systems broke all previous sales records in February 2017. The figures show that sales in February were 25% higher than their previous month record. Year-on-year comparison showed that there was also a 50% increase in sales compared to February 2016.

“By listening to and working with customers, we can create cost-effective commercial glazing systems that have been fully tested for thermal efficiency and security, so that they can deliver installations that meet demanding specifications,” says Jeff Pearson, sales director at Jack Aluminium.

“Our customers work on some really interesting and sometimes unusual projects that require something that’s a bit ‘outside the box’ and we have them to thank for the growth we have been experiencing.

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Fitting Atlas at FIT

RegaLead recently pushed the concept of  bespoke front doors to the max, delivering a project on a Cambridge housing development. Comprising 180 new homes for KeepMoat in association with Cambridge City Council and manufactured by Britdoors, residents in a selection of properties have had their own local area maps designed into their doors’ decorative glass units.

Paul Edwards, RegaLead’s door industry market manager says: “This is a perfect example of how our sandblasting solutions can offer true differentiation and appeal hugely to the whole spectrum of individual tastes. As this project shows, whatever the design, whether for one door or 1000 doors, using our Cadblast technology, customers can take a vision and make it into reality.

GGF at Security show


The GGF will be exhibiting at Stand I-20, Security & Counter Terror Expo (SCTX), to be held at Olympia London on May 3-4 2017. GGF technical staff will be on the stand to discuss security matters in glass and glazing. Ian Penfold of Solar Gard (and Chairman of the GGF Window Film Group) will present a demonstration of the performance and properties of safety and security glazing from the GGF stand.

As part of the GGF’s 40th anniversary celebrations, GGF staff will be giving away a free copy of the GGF Safety and Security Good Practice Guide to the first 40 visitors on the GGF stand each day of SCTX 2017. 

This comprehensive publication, valued at £150, covers the use of safety and security glass and glazing in buildings including not just windows, doors and curtain walling but also interiors such as shower enclosures and elevator enclosures.

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BPS chooses Deceuninck


Building Product Solutions (BPS) which supplies products to the new build sector has announced that it is switching its profile supply to Deceuninck. Its object is to ensure that it can fulfil ambitious growth plans with its Next Generation product offering.

Ian Harrison, managing director of Building Product Solutions says: “We have seen exponential growth since we started in 2009 and to continue this trend we need to remain ahead of the market in terms of innovation and quality. It’s what sets us apart. Deceuninck delivers on both – we love the look of the profile and can offer our customers improved energy efficiency too. That’s why we’re calling it our Next Generation offering.”

Building Product Solutions manufacturers 1500 windows and doors a week for its housebuilder customers, including prestigious names such as Taylor Wimpey, Persimmon and Redrow.

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Fitting Atlas at FIT

‘Master Fitter Challenge’, which will take place at the FIT Show. This is the first time that a roof lantern has ever been chosen for the contest, in which a shortlist of six skilled installers will go head to head to show off their glazed product installation skills in a live final.

With glazed roof lanterns rapidly gaining market share, the FIT Show team wanted to extend the scope of the competition to include fitting a roof lantern. They were impressed with the high end, contemporary look of the Atlas Contemporary Lantern as well as its reputation for being a fitter-friendly product and chose it to crown each of the ‘pods’ that the finalists will work on during the challenge. 

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