Features in June
GGF Board has made
significant changes to the structure of the group.
Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) and its group
of subsidiary companies are to be reorganised
This is seen as a major decision for the
which views the move
as a positive step for the federation,
the GGF staff and members.
The board is confident that this will provide
great benefit for the GGF and its membership
and allow both the GGF and the new group to
function and prosper in existing and potential new markets.
A GGF board spokesman says:
The restructure was undertaken in
order to allow the subsidiary
companies to flourish and grow, and
also to bring positive benefits to the
Jon Vanstone becomes
group chief executive
of the new group with immediate effect. Until
this appointment Jon
held several positions including managing director of Borough
IT, non-executive director of Trustmark, and non-executive director of
the Trade Association Forum.
He previously held the position of
director with th Glazing Ombudsman and Fensa.
Subsequently GGF president Mathew Glover
resigned from the position.
Hanson joins Kawneer
Kawneer UK has announced the appointment of
Mark Hanson as marketing manager with additional
responsibility for the development of products and services
for the low-rise residential sector.
Mark Hanson comes with a wealth of
experience within the industry, having spent more than 20
years at Ultraframe where he
instrumental in growing, developing and promoting a range of
aluminium-based conservatory and roof glazing products in
the residential sector.
says: “I am excited to start a new challenge within Kawneer
and look forward to working with the team to further develop
their already extensive product and service suite. I am
fortunate to be joining such a respected and
A year in Jack's new home
Jack Aluminium is celebrating
one year in its new distribution
centre in Coventry. “It’s been a superb move,” says Jeff
Pearson, sales director at Jack Aluminium. “We have
quadrupled the space and added more room
our expert specification and technical support team.”
The 10,000 sq ft distribution centre and HQ is perfectly
located in the centre of the country. The move has given
Jack Aluminium space to expand. The commercial aluminium
systems company, best known for the no-compromise, highly
energy efficient and high security TD68 Jack Door, holds
more stock for faster turnaround which is great news for
for Jack Door continues to grow,” says Pearson.
CMS at CIH
Visitors to the
Chartered Institute of Housing’s ‘Housing 2016’ conference and
seminar were able to hear the benefits of installing sound insulating
PVC-U windows with the new Quiet-Mark approved CMS Silent-Therm window
demonstration pod at the CMS Window Systems stand (E16), as well as
learning about the company’s latest fuel poverty alleviation solutions.
window, door and curtain walling designer, fabricator and
installer, which already offers a range of PVC-U, aluminium
and timber hybrid products offering up to zero carbon, 0.8
U-value thermal performance, claims to be the first in the
UK to have secured Quiet-Mark approval for a whole window.
This standard provides independent assurance that a product
helps reduce the annoyance of unwanted noise and CMS joins
the likes of John Lewis, Virgin, Dyson and Samsung in having
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Eurocell - Shelforce partners
Shelforce, a long standing Birmingham based
manufacturer of PVC-U doors and double glazed windows, with
a predominately disabled workforce, has announced a new
supply partnership with Eurocell. Eurocell is a £175m listed
company that manufactures PVC profiles as well as having
over 145 trade counter branches selling building products to
the construction industry.
“Shelforce is a natural partner for Eurocell with
extensive knowledge and expertise of working within the
education, new build and social housing sectors, all sectors
that we are focusing in on for growth” says Eurocell’s head
of business development Paul Colman.
partnership will see Eurocell as Shelforce’s new supply
partner, supplying components and materials for its Modus
and Eurologik systems, two of the UK’s most energy efficient
window ranges, together with its range of composite
residential doors to Shelforce."
Parfitt, the son of Sally and Mike Parfitt, who run Shepton Mallet's
Crusader Windows, is all geared up to cycle 100 miles in the name of
a charity very close to his heart. Crusader is a long-standing
fabricator and installer of Veka window systems.
Elliot, who works at the family-run
company is taking part in the Prudential RideLondon event which will
cyclists participate in a 100-mile challenge on specially closed
roads around London and Surrey.
Having lived with a genetic condition
called Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) from birth, he is riding to
raise funds and awareness for the Tuberous Sclerosis Association, an
organisation that has provided invaluable support for him and his
says: “TSC can affect different people in different ways and can
cause growths on the brain, heart, eyes, kidneys, lungs and on the
skin. For me, it started with severe fits as a baby, which
thankfully haven't returned since treatment at seven months old.
“TSC has affected me in a number of ways but I don’t let it rule my
life. I aim to complete the 100 miles in the best time possible. I
want to raise money and support for the Tuberous Sclerosis
Association (TSA) to thank them for being there for me and my
The Editor writes
|So now it is official: the Green Deal
was a bust.A highly critical report by the Public Finance
Committee (PAC) says that 'failures highlighted by the design
and implementation of household energy efficiency schemes put
public money at risk and must not be repeated’.
The scheme was set up by the coalition and was presented as its
'flagship' policy designed to improve energy efficiency in our
leaky old homes. Along with the Energy Efficiency Obligation
(ECO) it was supposed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions improve
the energy efficiency of 'harder to treat' homes and, it was
hoped, reduce fuel poverty.
We said at the outset that it seemed like one of those good
ideas you cook up in the pub on a Friday night after work. But
in the cold light of Monday morning, you realise it was stupid
and go back to concentrating on the day job.
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