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Lister Trade Frames, has been acquired by  Roy Frost and his  GJB Holdings group. Backed by North West-based entrepreneur Alan Rothwell, the deal will secure around 70 jobs in Stoke-on-Trent. Veka/HALO will continue to be the main supplied together with the Residence Collection, Solidor, and the full range of ALUK Aluminium.

The £12m turnover company made a number of investment decisions that failed to deliver expected results and it was placed into administration on the 29th August. The administrators received over 25 enquiries from interested parties. GJB Holdings, with the assistance Kevin Philbin of Beyond Corporate, is delighted to be the new owner. The new structure sees two existing directors, Phil Warren and Darren Pusey, continuing in the new management team.

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Seven deadly errors

A fire door test which replicates the seven most common defects spotted in social housing flats and apartments shows just how quickly those doors will fail if incorrectly specified and installed.

  The video compares two almost identical fire doors with the same fire rating – FD30, meaning the door should provide at least 30 minutes of protection. This is the most common integrity rating for UK fire doors.

 One door is correctly specified and installed, but the other has a series of faults which are frequently identified.

The video shows the incorrectly specified fire door failing long before the 30 minutes it should last, highlighting the importance of correct fire door installation and maintenance.

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Thermoseal at Vitrum

Thermoseal Group, is will show its Thermobar and Thermoflex spacer systems on Booth D23 in Pavillion 7 at the Vitrum Exhibition, Fiera Milano, Milan from 3rd to 6th October 2017.

The Vitrum Exhibition is an international glass manufacturing trade event in Italy which presents cutting edge techniques and technologies in the glass and glazing industry.  As a supplier of two of the highest performance warm edge spacers in the worldwide market, Thermoseal Group will show its two flagship brands.

Thermoseal Group’s sales director Mark Hickox, says:  “The Vitrum exhibition is a great place for us to work in support of our dedicated Italian distributor CIV Systems.  At the last show we received a large number of enquiries from a range of distributors...

SFS new CPD seminar


Door hinge manufacturer SFS has extended its technical support for architects, interior designers and fit-out contractors to help deliver safe, secure and compliant doorsets which take advantage of the latest hinge technology for long term reliable performance and visual appeal.

The company’s new RIBA-Approved CPD seminar is now available for bookings. Its focus on security and access for the disabled provides essential guidance on the design considerations for external and internal doorsets, and why the hinge plays a pivotal role.

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A decade for Doorco

Doorco is celebrating a decade of

supplying one of the commercial sector’s most popular composite doors. Over the period, the UK based manufacturer has supplied hundreds of thousands of doors into the new build and social housing markets. Customers over the decade include some of the largest names with well-known brands such Persimmon, Bellway, Barratt, Redrow, Bloors, Wimpey, Crest, Countryside and Millers relying on DOORCO for quality, performance and value for money when it comes to door specification.

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Travis Perkins fire door specialist

A major initiative within the builders’ merchant sector is set to boost fire safety knowledge and the installation of properly certificated fire doors in a huge range of building projects, large and small.


Travis Perkins, the largest builders’ merchant in the UK, has confirmed its decision to become a BWF-Certifire  approved fire door centre as part of its long-standing commitment to fire safety.

 It will establish 10 branches across the UK as experts in the specification and supply of BWF-Certifire third-party certificated fire doors and doorsets. The centres are located in Battersea Lombard Road, Birkenhead Stores, Glasgow Pollackshaws, Luton, Paddington, Salford, St. Pancras, Staples Corner, Vauxhall and Vivark Stores (Huyton).

The service will be made available to all Travis Perkins customers, from individual tradespeople to the company’s major contracts with local authorities and social landlords.

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The Editor writes
Well it's November which means the Roto international press conference and the National Home Improvement Council awards.
Roto likes to hold this annual event at different locations. Often, but not always, there i sa local connection, a factory to visit perhaps. This year we found ourselves in Stuttgart, Roto's HQ, and home also to Mercedes Benz. So the 'Hall of Legends' motor museum made a fitting venue for the conference.
As I have said before, if you want to know how the industry is doing
ask a hardware manufacturer. Last year there was no good news, however 2017 has brought stability world wide. Roto's financial director was able to report that, while Roto did not achieve all of its goals, turnover for the year is up at $630m euros.
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