Thursday, May 2, 2013 1:27:00 PM
Four Network VEKA members were treated to a front and back stage tour of the Crucible Theatre at a lunch hosted by Steve Davis ahead of the World Championship, in association with their Network VEKA membership recently. Paul Dumville and Helena Bent from AWC Windows and Home Improvements, Cherene Clare and Barry George from Rugby Double Glazing, Peter Mew and Phil Gray from Mews Windows and Ron and Colette Cox of Addison Ousebank were selected by a draw to win the fantastic prize day out.
Thursday, May 2, 2013 10:53:00 AM
With a large variety of products and services due to be unveiled over the coming months, the next FIT Show will see The VEKA UK Group exhibiting in 'full force'. Colin Torley, Sales and Marketing Director of The VEKA UK Group explains: “The VEKA UK Group will be exhibiting on a much larger stand at next year's FIT Show in order to showcase all the innovative new products and services that are being launched by our brands this year.
Thursday, May 2, 2013 10:49:00 AM
4D Enterprises CIC is a new social enterprise company, and the latest customer for pioneering systems supplier Halo. 4D Enterprises CIC was set up by three former Remploy Building Products managers, and will continue to manufacture quality windows and doors, using Halo's esteemed System10 profile, to provide sustainable employment, training and apprenticeships for disabled, disadvantaged, disaffected and disconnected groups from the borough of Oldham.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 12:34:00 PM
Sally and Richard Dunne got an extra warm feeling from their new energy-saving windows when the manufacturer of the high efficiency glass installed in the frames handed them a cheque for nearly £10,000. The couple had chosen windows using the highly energy-efficient Planitherm glass from Huddersfield-based Gardinia Windows for their home, highlighting the energy and cost savings of Planitherm as the reason behind their decision.
Friday, April 26, 2013 3:50:00 PM
Ten seminars have so far been held for members of Network VEKA's Assure scheme, to help them with Minimum Technical Competence training, with another seminar planned for members in the Newcastle area in May. The industry-leading trade association kicked off its MTC seminars in Manchester at the beginning of the year, and has travelled to cities throughout England and Wales since to bring almost 400 Assure members' fitters and surveyors assistance with getting MTC compliant.
Friday, April 26, 2013 10:43:00 AM
Glass is glass is glass? Not any more, say consumers according to a Saint-Gobain Glass survey carried out for its Planitherm brand that reveals a dramatic upturn in homeowners’ awareness of glass types as a factor in choosing windows. In fact, the number of respondents recognising types of glass as important rose by one third in just two years, while those identifying the need for windows to keep in heat in has reached nearly 90%.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 4:13:00 PM
Taking front of house at the FIT Show was Solidor, who by even their own lofty expectations were staggered by the number and quality of leads generated and the response by customers about their unique products and newly launched Recommended Installer Scheme. They also became the first company to sign up for 2014.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 4:00:00 PM
Universal Arches had an incredible FIT Show, helped by the fact that each visitor was given a key to attempt to open an arched Solidor composite door on the stand. Those succeeding were entered into a prize draw to win an iPad mini on the last day of the show. By the end of the show 2,087 people attempted to open the door with just a few succeeding and those that did were entered into a prize draw as the show closed.