Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:23:00 AM
Reports that unemployment among young people is rising throughout Scotland give serious cause for concern, according to the Scottish Building Federation (SBF). One contributing factor is weak performance in the construction industry, which has traditionally employed up to 10% of the Scottish workforce. Scottish construction employment actually fell by 10,000 during the second quarter of this year. While the number of individuals successfully completing a modern apprenticeship across all sectors in Scotland increased by 84% over the past year, a recent survey of Scottish Building Federation members shows the number of construction firms recruiting apprentices continues to decline.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:14:00 AM
The Epwin Group will unveil its new permanent exhibition at the Building Centre, London on December 1. It gives the building products group a new presence at the Store Street construction expo, and specifiers and architects improved access to Epwin’s products. This includes details on the low carbon recycled window offering Reco22 Epwin Group window systems operation, Profile 22, which became the first window system to secure a dedicated A+ rating across all domestic applications from the BRE in February this year.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 9:23:00 AM
Synseal continues to drive demand for coloured profiles by making the most popular colours for each system available from stock.Many people in the industry see coloured profiles as being a major area of growth for the PVCU window industry. Installers ofSynseal-made windows say that the Artisan-foiled profile has helped them win business and enter markets that were previously closed to them.
Monday, November 14, 2011 1:30:00 PM
Easily lost, stolen or difficult to find, keys may comprise the security of your home, so rather than use keys the iLock solution focuses on ‘Keyless Living.’ The innovative iLock allows the occupier to gain keyless access to their homes, by means of presenting their unique fingerprint to the door handle and can accommodate 39 pre-programmed users in its memory. You can even pre-program people needing short-term access such as tradesmen and there’s also a manual key override facility.
Friday, November 11, 2011 12:51:00 PM
For over 30 years, Fullex has led the market with innovative, secure, reliable products and following on from the highly successful launch of the XL 3 hook multipoint lock, Fullex have launched a 6 hook eurogroove patio door lock. The Fullex lock features six opposing stainless steel hooks, supported by a central anti lift pin and built in mishandling device. The new patio lock and keep are manufactured from 201 Austenitic stainless steel and has been corrosion tested to 480hrs neutral salt spray resistance. The lock is designed to meet the requirements of Secured by Design.
Friday, November 11, 2011 11:12:00 AM
Leading hardware distributor Carl F Groupco has entered a major distribution agreement with leading multipoint lock manufacturerFullex Locks Ltd. The Peterborough based distributor, which offers a one stop shop for high quality hardware solutions, chose Fullex as their partner to develop a new range of Split spindle multipoint locks knowing that the company’s products have a solid reputation for security and reliability.
Friday, November 11, 2011 9:32:00 AM
Spectus Window Systems has won a competitive tender to supply Vision Products, a fabricator with a difference, with its Elite 70 profiles. Vision Products is a supported business run by Wales’ Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council, and was set up specifically to provide employment and training opportunities for 80 local people with disabilities. 21 of these work in its PVC-U manufacturing department, fabricating high quality PVC-U windows, doors and curtain walling for a whole host of applications, including social housing, school building stock and care homes.
Friday, November 11, 2011 9:04:00 AM
Kombimatec has won a major contract to supply its machinery to several PVCU window fabricators in Algeria. The machinery supplier has signed a deal with PVCU profile supplier, Algiers-based BKL Industries, that will see it supply its popular machines to a countrywide network of franchised fabricators. BKL Industries is quickly expanding its business, and is setting up fabricator companies in all the major centres in Algeria.