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Network VEKA Assure goes on growing in first year 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 3:47:00 PM


Network VekaNearly three quarters of all Network VEKA installers in England and Wales have signed up for its Assure self-certification scheme in less than a year since its launch.Some 81 out of 114 qualifying installers and fabricator/installers have now registered with the scheme, with many prospective members also taking an interest.Assure offers members a subscription-free alternative for self-certification, costing nothing more than a token £1.50 certificate fee per installation, while some other schemes can charge anything from several hundred to over £1,000 a year

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Over half of customers log-on to order 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 3:05:00 PM


On Line OrderingOrdering online makes it even easier for customers to place orders, according to VEKA. The industry-leading system supplier has announced that over 60% of its customers now use its online ordering portal to order from the wide range of market-leading VEKA products.

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The GGF’s Impact at the Conservative Party Conference 2011 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 1:34:00 PM


Nigel PortraitThe Glass and Glazing Federation emerged positive from meetings and discussions at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester this week with Nigel Rees, GGF Chief Executive, commenting,   “The concerns and frustrations of our members were aired in several face to face meetings with the ministers from the key government departments and backbenchers. It was very worthwhile exercise”  The GGF directly asked Government the key questions on Green Deal to ensure the industry gets equal and fair consideration to enable glass and glazing companies to grow their businesses through the Government’s flagship initiative.

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GGF to Hold Green Deal Debate 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 1:28:00 PM


GGF Green deal debateThe Glass and Glazing Federation has announced it will be holding a full blown Green Deal Debate on November 17th in the Midlands, to allow all members the opportunity to discuss the contentious areas of Green Deal.  Since the concept was first aired the Green Deal has been full of unanswered questions and contentious issues. Throughout the last 18 months, the GGF has been doing its best to inform and update members on all the Green Deal news as it happens.

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Cantifix project Sylvan Glade features on C4’s Grand Designs! October 2011 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 9:11:00 AM


Pat Gwynnette - Clearview EditorCantifix project Sylvan Glade, the first contemporary villa in Keston Park; and the first building of any kind in the UK to use Heat Mirror Film extensively; was featured on the new series of Channel 4 show, Grand Designs!  The show was aired on 21st September 2011, and gave a fascinating insight into the demolition of Paul and Penny Denby’s 1950s home -  where they had lived for 19 years -through the complications of planning, right up to the completion of this stunning, serene family villa.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011 12:41:00 PM

Bi-SpanAs bi-folding doors and larger openings continue to be specified in modern conservatories and glazed extensions, Prefix Systems have launched Bi-span, the industry’s first universal support kit. This has been engineered for the vast majority of conservatory roof systems, including Eurocell, Synseal, Ultraframe and Wendland. The first generation eaves beams in conservatories were not designed to cater for such applications and the newer beefed up sections add significant extra cost in areas that don’t need additional structural support.

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Window company failure rate increases  

Monday, November 7, 2011 2:56:00 PM



David LewisA difficult year in the window industry has taken its toll, with further consolidation and economic factors contributing to realignment among fabricators and installers, claims Insight Data.  “The number of window and conservatory companies changing their details, moving or closing their doors is at the highest ever level,” says Insight’s Data Analyst, David Lewis.



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Green Energy: AECB Demands Value for Money  

Friday, November 4, 2011 1:32:00 PM


Pat Gwynnette - Clearview EditorThe AECB, the sustainable building association, has called on the Government to stop wasting billions of consumers' and taxpayers' money on a 'green energy' strategy that it says delivers neither value for money nor energy security. Instea  AECB says it should focus on the cheap and even free green alternatives that are being ignored or sidelined.

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