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A letter from John Ogilvie 

Monday, May 28, 2012 1:13:00 PM

Firstly, congratulations to DGCOS for compensating a customer after a member’s installation was not registered for an IBG, as in the organisation’s recent press release.  We must however contest the claim that this is the first time such has happened in this industry. Our records show at least one such occurrence here at Network VEKA and colleagues recall there may have been other instances going back further than our ten-year guarantee period.

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GGF Forms New Training Committee  

Monday, May 28, 2012 11:45:00 AM

Following the Glass and Glazing Federation’s (GGF) Strategy Review conclusions, the Federation has formed a new Training Committee to replace the GGF Training Forum - which had comprised mainly of external training providers.  Membership of the Training Committee is now GGF Members only and is solely via nomination. Each Committee Member must be nominated by each Group within the three GGF Executives – Glazing, Home Improvement and Specialist Interest. The nominated representatives from each Group will then meet quarterly to discuss particular training needs for their sector and also to share best practice.

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GGF Defends PVC-U Windows 

Monday, May 28, 2012 11:23:00 AM

The GGF recently responded to a damning article about PVC-U windows. The article by Dr Simon Thurley, Chief Executive of English Heritage was published in the Financial Times and highlighted Dr Thurley’s perceived dangers of adapting and upgrading older buildings, especially when replacing windows.

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FREEFOAM THE COLOUR SPECIALIST 

Monday, May 28, 2012 11:19:00 AM

Freefoam, the roofline colour specialist, has now made two significant developments to the range with the addition of a new colour, Anthracite Grey, and the introduction of a range of colours available ‘off the shelf’ with no lead time.  Following the rise in demand for coloured windows and feedback from house developers Freefoam has now introduced Anthracite Grey to its existing range – an exact match to RAL 7016. Available from May 2012 the new colour offers the perfect solution for developers, architects and specifiers to provide a coordinated external finish to developments.

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FREEFOAM LAUNCHES NEW CONSUMER WEBSITE 

Monday, May 28, 2012 11:12:00 AM

Freefoam Building Products has launched a ground-breaking new website - MyRooflineMatters.co.uk - designed to answer homeowners’ questions about all aspects of roofline, rainwater and guttering as well as generating leads for Freefoam’s Registered Installers.

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AN OPENING AWARD 

Monday, May 28, 2012 10:33:00 AM

Gareth Mobley, managing director of innovative composite door manufacturer, Solidor, was awarded Young Business Person of the Year for Staffordshire, at a high profile awards dinner. The presentation was made on the 27th March 2012, at King’s Hall in Stoke-on-Trent.The award came in a hotly contested category that was open to all men and women, aged 40 or under on 1 March 2012, who have made a significant personal contribution to the success of the company they run or in which they are employed. Solidor’s growth has been hugely impressive, as has the way in which they’ve led the way in terms of product development and customer satisfaction.

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SPECIALIST FRAME MD’S TAKE ON LANDS END TO JOHN O GROATS CHALLENGE 

Monday, May 28, 2012 10:28:00 AM

Phill Warburton and Lee Rimmer, Joint Managing Directors of Bootle based REHAU bi-fold door specialists Specialist Frame PVC-U Ltd, have set themselves quite a challenge to raise money for the Stick ‘n’ Step children’s charity on Merseyside.

Keen cyclists, they have previously completed a charity bike ride from Liverpool to Chester. However, this time they are setting their sights much higher and are planning to cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) in just 8 days with no support crew.

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CURIOUS CAT COMES TO EGGBOROUGH 

Monday, May 28, 2012 10:23:00 AM

The cameras have been at Saint-Gobain Glass’ Eggborough float plant once again, filming a new children’s science programme for 5 to 7 year olds called ‘Curious Cats Science’. One of four programmes - featuring wool, paper, glass and steel - the series has been commissioned by BBC Learning to be used as part of the national curriculum and has been broadcast on BBC2 in the New Year. It continues to be broadcast on BBC iPlayer.

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