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U-Value Certificates for Doors Now Available from Tradelink! 

Friday, January 27, 2012 12:17:00 PM

Tradelink, the trade fabricator celebrating 20 years in business this year, is now offering a u-value certificate with every door it sells. Jim Moody, Managing Director of Tradelink comments: “Although at the end of last year we heard about the launch of the Door Energy Ratings scheme as an alternative way to measure the energy performance of a door, at the moment u-values still offer the only route of compliance with Building Regulations.

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Thursday, January 26, 2012 3:56:00 PM


Leading systems company Synseal is offering fabricators the opportunity to learn everything they need to know about Window Energy Ratings, from the people who wrote the scheme – the BFRC.  Synseal is hosting free workshops on two dates – February 22 and March 28 – and all fabricators, whether Synseal customers or not, are invited to attend to listen to the British Fenestration Ratings Council explain the finer details of WERs.

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Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:24:00 PM


Universal Arches has further expanded its direct delivery and collection service to include the postcodes of Peterborough (PE), Cambridge (CB), Colchester (CO), Norwich (NR) and Ipswich (IP).  In April 2011, Universal Arches implemented a pioneering new delivery process for the bending sector, so a large proportion of customers could receive direct deliveries and collections on specific dates.

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Conservatory Outlet to Train Frontline Staff 

Thursday, January 26, 2012 10:16:00 AM


Sales representatives from the Conservatory Outlet Network of Dealers will this year benefit from a comprehensive programme of retail sales training, funded by the Wakefield-based fabricator.  The seven-day course will be delivered by Paul Clifton of Masterclass Sales Training who sold on the frontline for over 10 years, achieving an 82% sit-to-sale conversion rate during this time. 

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Super League Safechoice 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 2:19:00 PM


With the increasing popularity of Super League rugby, particularly on TV, taking the bold step into pitch side advertising to promote their new retail brand ‘Safechoice’ has been an easy decision for the MASCO UK window group.  Safechoice launched a retail web site in February that benefits already from a page one Google ranking, supporting approved installers of the brand by attracting consumers and delivering some of the best design and technical information on windows available anywhere on line.

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Court ruling clarification: what actually happened? 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1:03:00 PM

"The Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court ruling on FiTs albeit on different grounds. We disagree and are seeking permission to appeal to the Supreme Court.  “We have already put before Parliament changes to the regulations that will bring a 21p rate into effect from April for solar PV installations from March 3 to help reduce the pressure on the budget and provide as much certainty as we can for consumers and industry.

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DECC is denied feed-in tariff appeal 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 10:39:00 AM


The court judgement means all those who have installed solar since December 12, and those who intend to install systems before the March 3 cut-off point, will receive the higher feed-in tariff rates for the full 25 years. Customers who register on or after March 3 will qualify for the current higher rate until April 1, when the rates will drop to the lower rates, as set out in the October 31 announcement.

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Industry Twitter Behaviour 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 9:35:00 AM

Social media is now getting very much embedded in our industry now. Some companies and individuals know how to handle it and use it to their advantage, some simply don't. Either way, we all have a behavior when using Twitter.  Mike Bygrave at Roseview Windows has created a poll: 

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