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Russell Day GGF appointment

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Russell Day has been appointed director of home improvement at the GGF. Day takes over from Brian Smith who left the GGF recently after six years in the role. A trained engineer, Day has worked in the window and door industry for 25 years, holding positions in sales, distribution, manufacturing, technical development and general management.


Day says:, “The home improvement sector is vitally important to the GGF and I will ensure that our members continue to receive the best technical support and all the latest changes in Government policy and legislation. I am very much looking forward to taking on this role and progressing this side of the Federation’s activities.”

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New Aluprof consultants

Two new Project Consultants have joined the Aluprof systems expanding UK division.

John Higgs (pictured) joined the team in July and covers London and the Southern region.

Andrew Pease also joined the team in July and covers the Northern region.

Aluprof’s philosophy encompasses the principles of ‘value management’ which looks across the facade supply chain to offer the best value for each bespoke project requirement. This approach enables Aluprof to be highly competitive on any size, complexity or location of any project.


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Tranter back at Sierra

Paul Tranter has rejoined Sierra Windows as sales director. Tranter left the Torquay firm ten years ago when he was regional sales manager for the South East of England.

Now, after periods spent working for major fabricators, he returns as , aiming to take the long-standing company to new heights of success.

Tranter says: “I am delighted to be back at Sierra, it really feels like I’m coming home. It is the business where I first started my sales career way back in 2001 and I’ve always been hugely fond of it.

“My history with Sierra means I’m already well aware of what makes it so special – fantastic products, quality craftsmanship...


GGF to sponsor award


To continue its 40 year celebration, the GGF is to sponsor the GGF Lifetime Achievement award as part of the G17 awards.

The award will be presented at the G17 Awards gala dinner on 17th November at the Park Lane Hilton Hotel to a person who has contributed significantly to the glass and glazing industry.

The GGF Lifetime Achievement Award is not exclusive to GGF Members – anyone can enter.

To enter yourself or to enter someone you may think deserving of the award, the person has to have worked most of their working life in the Glass and Glazing Industry and can clearly show a history of achievement in the industry and some examples of their exceptional work.

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Eurocell Select Certass

Eurocell has launched Select – the

sector’s first solid conservatory roof approved installer scheme. Designed to give scheme members a competitive edge and boost business, Eurocell Select will seek to address homeowners’ fears about product and workmanship quality, encouraging them to engage approved companies to carry out work.

Built upon the company’s Equinox solid conservatory roof range, Eurocell Select is being operated in partnership with certification body, CERTASS, and is the first independently audited and accredited scheme for solid roof installations.


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Recycle record

The collection and recycling of waste PVC in the UK reached a new high of 120,392 tonnes in 2016, according to latest figures from Recovinyl, the PVC industry’s recycling scheme.


It’s an increase of 12% compared to the previous year (2015: 107,593). The window profiles recycled represent the equivalent to more than five million window frames (5,158,483) or enough to glaze 515,848 houses (assuming each house has 10 windows). That’s enough to renovate all the dwellings in both Manchester (217,240 homes) and Liverpool (206,500 households).

The UK’s robust performance represents 21% of the total recycled across Europe with Recovinyl being the main contributor. A total of 560,492 tonnes of waste PVC was recycled through Recovinyl last year across its 18 European member countries. The Recovinyl network currently comprises 153 recycler partners.

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The Editor writes
I read recently that in spite of leaving the EU the economy is going great guns. Manufacturing is up and unemployment down (nobody is getting a decent wage but hey-ho it's not about that). It seems the idiots are still at it: we are still in the EU. I must admit I didn't read past the headline and to be fair the author of the piece would not have written that but he is someone I do regard as an idiot so I would
probably have ended up tearing the newspaper into bits out of total
On the Brexit front this is a nerve-racking time for both sides. The glimmers of hope which we remainers keep seeing must be exasperating the hard-core leavers. Will there be a transition period
where every thing remains normal? Will it extend to 2020? If Mrs May
doesn't do anything else stupid – like hold another general election
and can hang on that long – it will be time for a general election any
way, so Brexit gets kicked nicely into touch.Your problem Jeremy!
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