Features in June
Government authorised self-certification scheme for windows and
doors installers launches the new FENSA member ID Card.
Following engagement with FENSA members and consumer
groups alike, it was found that both were keen for there to be a more
credible ID card. Installers wanted to demonstrate their trustworthiness
and reliability, with customers wanting greater peace of mind.
Jon Vanstone, director of FENSA, says: “It is a
really exciting time for FENSA and the new card marks the first of a
number of initiatives and changes in 2017 that will deliver more value
to members and help them have better engagement with their customers.
SBD for stable door
Solidor’s stable door is the
first stable door to achieve
a Secured By Design (SBD) license.
The laminated-hardwood timber core in a Solidor makes it
structurally strong and secure. As a result it can be split
into two sections and easily supports the improved
functionality of a
door, whilst still keeping homes safe from intruders whilst
still keeping homes safe from intruders.
SBD works on behalf of police forces around the country to
reduce crime by creating secure environments for the public.
Part of this is ensuring products like windows and doors
meet robust physical security standards.
SBD senior development officer Mick Reynolds says: “To
achieve SBD status these stable doors have had to pass a
series of rigorous physical tests by independent
New move for Kombimatec
window machinery company Kombimatec Machines has moved
due to an increasing demand for its machines.Relocating
to a new factory three times the size of its existing
Kombimatec move just down the road from
to Dunstable with easy access to its new HQ when exiting
junction 11 of the M1 motorway.
customers and staff will benefit from the new location,”
said Derek Parsons, Kombimatec’s managing
director. “One benefit in
particular is we expect greater efficiencies as a result of
the larger manufacturing area that has been kitted out with
all the services we require for manufacturing machines.”
Kombimatec has delivered over 10,000 machines for working
PVC and aluminium profiles worldwide. Designed and
manufactured to the highest standards, the machines are easy
to use, simple to maintain and with CAD experts on hand to
assist with factory planning the company’s technical
expertise has built over 30 years of serving the industry.
Dekko steps out to FIT
Dekko Window Systems is marking the
latest stage of its expansion with a debut at this
year’s FIT Show. The manufacturer of PVC-U and aluminium
windows has spent the last decade investing millions in
infrastructure and new products. In recent years, it’s
built a new factory and added no less than ten new
products to an already extensive range.
that groundwork has been put in place, Dekko has decided
to take the stand at the industry’s biggest trade event.
Sales director Kurt Greatrex says: “We’ve made massive
strides in the last few years – expanding and refining
production, developing and launching high-end products
and laying the foundations for future growth. Now, we’re
heading to the FIT Show with a lot to shout about – and
it provides us with the perfect platform to showcase the
fantastic range we’ve been able to develop.”
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Acquasurtech back at FIT
Its signature product ‘D200’ is high performance 1k water
based coating system designed for direct application to
exterior PVC-U, composite and powder coated aluminium
windows and doors.
It’s been a busy 12 months
for the North American company AquaSurTech.
After launching its products to the UK market at The Fit
Show in 2016, the company has now secured premises and
launched its European
based in the UK.
Available in a wide range of finishes, such as textures,
metallic and wood grain and in a large selection of colours
(including colour matching capability) , D200 is fast drying
and suited to both in factory and onsite application.
Low VOC’s and NMP free, make this water based coating system
the most environmentally friendly product available in the
market and will insure your start up investment is small.
AluFoldDirect’s design centre
Architects and specifiers looking for Secured by Design, thermally
efficient commercial doors should visit the new AluFoldDirect
aluminium glazing design centre in Blackburn to see examples of Jack
Aluminium’s Jack Door system.
The new showroom
and advice centre gives visitors the chance to see,
touch and feel precision-made aluminium doors and windows and speak
to in-house experts about their project. The inclusion of the Jack
Door in the centre reflects AluFoldDirect’s success using the system
to fabricate its commercial doors, which are popular with customers
for their high quality finish and robust long-term performance.
AluFoldDirect aluminium glazing design centre contains several
examples of the Jack Door with different hardware and colour
options. There’s even a Jack Door at the main entrance to the
AluFoldDirect factory, where the design centre is based. In
addition, the building’s exterior curtain walling is also fabricated
from the Jack Aluminium system.
The Editor writes
|This time last year I wrote about the
FIT Show's imminent move from Telford to the NEC. Well, here we
are. In a couple of months an apparently enthusiastic window
industry will gather at the NEC for the biggest exhibition the
industry has seen in years.
No one can fault the organisers for
the effort that they have put into the event. If Glassex had had
even half of the marketing effort that has gone into FIT 17 it
would possibly still be with us. But then the organisers of FIT
are part of the industry and understand what is going on in the
market and what the industry needs.
The NEC is now under different management. It claims to be more
customer focused – not something, I think, that the NEC could
ever have been accused of in the past. Parking is still paid for
but there is a lot of it and if you are on good terms with a
supplier that you plan to visit at the show, who knows, he might
even give you a free pass.
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