Thursday, November 10, 2011 3:01:00 PM
West Midlands window security specialists, Crimeshield Manufacturing answered a call from the popular BBC programme ‘DIY SOS’ earlier this month – all in aid of Children in Need. The company, located in Brierley Hill, was approached by Nick Knowles and the team on one of their most challenging Big Build projects - to help renovate a dilapidated, badly vandalised community centre in Liverpool.
Thursday, November 10, 2011 2:49:00 PM
CAB’s suite of seven RIBA Approved CPD seminars ranging from ‘Aluminium Fabrication’ to ‘Design Considerations’ to ‘Economic and Environmental Concerns’ are proving increasingly popular with architects throughout the UK. There is a strong sustainability theme running through all the seminars with special focus on the end of life recycling benefits of using aluminium. CAB Chief Executive and Clearview columnist, Justin Ratcliffe commented, “In the current tough trading climate that leading construction economists believe will exist until at least late 2013, education and training can easily be overlooked.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 4:02:00 PM
Kombimatec sprung into action and got window fabricator, Prizma Windows, up and running within a week following a massive fire on August 13th that wiped out their factory, including all machinery and stock. An electrical fault in a marble factory in the unit behindPrizma Windows’ site on Gorst Road in North West London was to blame for the fire that destroyed both premises and an adjoining garage.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 3:47:00 PM
Nearly 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
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 3:05:00 PM
Ordering 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.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 1:34:00 PM
The 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.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 1:28:00 PM
The 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.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 9:11:00 AM
Cantifix 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.