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South Shields Conservatory Roof Manufacturer Celebrates £1 Million Turnover Record with New Factory Plans

P remier Roof Systems (www.premierroofsys- temsltd.co.uk) has confirmed plans to open a new 10,000 square feet production facility in

South Shields with the creation of five new jobs.

After celebrating a £1 million annual turnover figure for the first time in its history last year, the conserva- tory roof manufacturer and installer is now gearing up for growth in 2016 with the opening of a new production facility later this year.

Premier Roof Systems is the only manufacturer of the Guardian Warm Roof System in South Tyneside. And a total of 13 staff in the new factory will help deliver over 60 new Guardian roofs every month.

Premier Roof Systems joint-owner Jamie Blackwood

said: “We are grateful to our customers for their sup- port and our staff for all their hard work to help us build a successful growing business. We’re looking forward to bringing in more staff and we’re excited about the future.”

Premier Roof Systems joint-owner Chris Mullen added: “One of the secrets behind our success has been the Guardian Warm Roof. They’re proving very popular. We’re proud to be a Team Guardian registered installer

because it gives us a unique portfolio of products re-

nowned for quality and value. And they’re all backed up by a trusted national brand.”

The Guardian Warm Roof is the first solid roof system

in the country with Local authority building control (LABC) and (Local Authority Building Standards Scot- land) LABSS approval.

The lightweight solid roof system helps to maintain a consistent interior conservatory temperature all year round transforming separate areas into integrated

flowing ground floor living spaces.

For Guardian Roof, Ross Darcy said: “Congratulations to everyone at Premier Roof Systems on the opening of your new production facility. You are a wonderful example to all Guardian Roof manufacturers installers of exactly what we can achieve together.

“Premier has built a hard working team with a sharp fo- cus on creating incredible customer value. It’s a powerful combination. And I’m delighted that Premier, its staff and customers are reaping the rewards they deserve.”

More information about Team Guardian is available by calling 0800 0665832 or visiting here.

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  • D o you want to install a conservatory like no other? Set to revolutionise the conservatory market in 2016, the Solaris Roof is an exciting new product

launching at the FIT Show this year.

“We are really excited to be launching the Solaris Roof at this year’s FIT Show” explains Andrew Glover, Managing Director at Solaris Solar.

“Following an extensive period of research and development, we have come up with a unique concept that we believe will bring something truly different to the market. Without revealing too much information at this stage, we have drawn on expertise from all of our areas of business to create something totally new. Combining a solid conservatory roof with the all the benefits of solar PV panels, this new product will not only offer something totally progressive to the homeowner, but will save them money too.

“Available to trade as an easy install, flat pack option, this innovative new roof concept really is the future of conservatories. But, don’t just take our word for it. Come and see it for yourself on stand A50 or to follow our developments over the next couple of months, register your interest at www.solarisroofs.co.uk or follow us on twitter @ solarisroof.”

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A lumen Ltd, the established SMART and

Schueco window and door fabricator, has added a shade of blue to its new

Rooflight range. Launched in December, the new range of Rooflights offers trade customers

a quality, value for money, off the shelf product.

And now the offering has expanded further with the option to upgrade with Pilkington’s Activ Blue glass.

Ken McMichael, Technical Director at Alumen comments: “The success we have seen in a short space of time with our new Rooflights has quickly

led to the expansion of the range with the addition of Activ Blue glass as standard to our most popular Helios range. We selected Activ Blue as the perfect addition, in line with our existing window ranges.

“The unique coating applied to the glass is self-

cleaning, has solar control that filters out heat

entering through the glass but still offers good light transmission, and lasts for the lifetime of the glass. The attractive blue colour is perfect for

roof glazing as it enhances the view from inside to

out, even on a grey day. Rolled out as a standard

upgrade option on Helios - the flat rooflight with

a contemporary chamfered edge and available

as fixed or opening systems – means it is held in

stock on our standard sizes ranging up to 3200mm x 1200mm and available on next day delivery across the UK.

“Ordering online is easy and delivery is free for limited time. With over 45 standard options in stock across the entire range why not visit www. alumen.co.uk/Shop/Shop-Home.aspx to order now?”

For more information visit here or call us on 01536 737377 and to keep up to date with developments and special offers follow us on Twitter @AlumenLtd

FREE window & door energy efficiency ratings from Fensa

FREE window & door energy efficiency ratings from Fensa F rom January 2016 FENSA Certified installersEnergyEfficiency@fensa.org.uk with their company name, registration number and name of their fabricator supplier. FENSA will do the rest. www.fensa.co.uk/ 14 • Conservatory Mag • www.mytrade.tv " id="pdf-obj-13-4" src="pdf-obj-13-4.jpg">

F rom January 2016 FENSA Certified installers

will be able to use free window and door

energy efficiency ratings as part of their

registration package. It is totally voluntary. All they have to do is Opt In, agree to the rules and be supplied by a BFRC registered fabricator.

These new window and door energy efficiency ratings are operated and independently verified

by BFRC. It is exactly the same as the existing

BFRC scheme in terms of ratings, ratings bands, license scopes and windows and doors covered. Labels provided will cover windows and doors rated ‘A++’ to ‘G’.

The only difference is these new labels are branded FENSA and will have their own marketing support. These ratings will be marketed heavily at consumers in the second half of 2016 to raise awareness and drive consumer demand.

ratings to UK homeowners under the name of one of the most well-known brands in windows and doors.

We predict that it will vastly boost the numbers of

installers using windows and door energy efficiency

ratings to comply with Buildings Regulations and put the labels in front of many more consumers than before.”

The benefits of Opting In to FENSA Energy Efficient

Windows and Doors Ratings for installers are:

an easier product to sell because homeowners

understand and recognize energy efficiency

labels; installers get their own labels; it is the easiest route to Part L compliance; a listing on

BFRC website (the first port of call for homeowners searching for energy efficient product); consumer

publicity support & recognition; installers can source glass & frames separately; opportunities to upsell; technical & marketing support and advice.

Currently just

over

53%

of

Part L compliant

notifications are through window and door

energy ratings.

The rest are by declaration of

U-values.

“We expect to be reporting a big rise in WER based compliance by this time next year because of the

launch of FENSA Energy Efficiency Windows and Door Ratings,” concludes Mayne.

Existing BFRC Authorised Retailers can quickly and easily switch to be a FENSA Authorised Installer – by Opting In by emailing BFRC.

“This is the most exciting and radical promotion of

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REGISTRATION FIGURES DOUBLE AS FIT FEVER BUILDS

Y ear-on-year visitor registration figures

are running at more than double those recorded for a similar period in the build up

to the 2014 FIT Show. Figures are also way ahead of the Award winning launch show that took place in 2013, adding to the excitement that we are heading for a record event when it takes place in April.

Adding to the optimism are the website statistics:

almost 30% more users are accessing The FIT Show website compared with a corresponding period for 2014, with an exceptionally low bounce rate (the number of visitors that leave a site without interacting with it) of just 2.29%.

“The reasons for such exceptional figures can be

manifold,” said The FIT Show’s Matthew Glover. “The obvious factors of a record number of exhibitors coupled with hundreds of new products

and services expected to be revealed for the first

time are an obvious pull. And of course a positive

outlook in the market is also contributing.”

The FIT Show takes place at The International Centre Telford on the 12th, 13th and 14th of April 2016. Entry is free but avoid the queues by registering early at www.fitshow.co.uk.

GQA to join ‘Best of British’ at Fensterbau 2016 G QA is the latest company towww. gqaqualifications.com or follow GQA on Twitter @GQAquals Visit GQA at Fensterbau on the British Pavilion Hall 4A stand 405 18 • Conservatory Mag • www.mytrade.tv " id="pdf-obj-17-2" src="pdf-obj-17-2.jpg">

GQA to join ‘Best of British’ at Fensterbau

2016

G QA is the latest company to join the UK

Pavilion to push the ‘Best of British’ at

Fensterbau in March. On signing up to

be a part of the show Chief Executive Mick Clay- ton explained his reasoning.

“For us, as the UK window industry’s leading

qualifications writing body, promoting ourselves at Fensterbau brings a number of benefits”.

is an ideal way for us to push ourselves further into the consciousness of the wider industry, in- cluding in Europe”.

“It goes without saying that we are really excited by the opportunity of being able to stand next to the GGF and other UK suppliers to promote the ‘Best of British’ and we are expecting a really posi- tive response to our presence”.

“We are of course heavily entrenched in the UK market having been working with and for the industry for the last 25 years, but attending Fen- sterbau as a part of the UK Pavilion will help us to create even more awareness amongst the 100s of UK companies attending of who we are and what we can offer them to support their individual busi- nesses”.

“We are already active in emerging countries such as China and India with our fenestration and con- struction qualifications, and have received enquir- ies from the Middle East, so spending time at the window industry’s largest international exhibition

For more information on GQA please visit www. gqaqualifications.com or follow GQA on Twitter @GQAquals

Visit GQA at Fensterbau on the British Pavilion Hall 4A stand 405

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FENSA TO SWITCH ITS INSPECTIONS PROVIDER F ENSA is switching its installations inspections to RISA Ltdenquiries@risaltd.co.uk or telephone 020 7939 9300 . Conservatory Mag • www.mytrade.tv • 19 " id="pdf-obj-18-2" src="pdf-obj-18-2.jpg">

FENSA TO SWITCH ITS INSPECTIONS PROVIDER

F ENSA is switching its installations inspections to RISA Ltd from the British Board of Agrement (BBA) from February 2016. RISA

Ltd is the new subsidiary company recently set up

by the Glass and Glazing Federation Group (GGF Group).

RISA Ltd is a brand new company with one of the most experienced inspections teams in the industry. The FENSA inspection team at the BBA is moving to RISA Ltd to continue to provide the same excellent levels of service and professionalism as before.

FENSA Certified Installers will benefit from having

the same inspector that they have worked with over many years, no change in inspection procedures or standards, but with better controlled costs that will minimise future increases in inspection fees over the next few years. FENSA is also pleased to announce that for a least the next 24 months, all inspection costs will remain frozen.

“FENSA will be delighted to work with this new GGF Group company,” comments Chris Mayne, Managing Director, FENSA. “It offers the exciting opportunity of even closer collaboration and streamlined

administration which will deliver more efficiencies.

This should allow us to better control costs and

improve the inspection service for FENSA Installers.”

Chris Mayne concludes: “FENSA would like to thank the BBA for all its excellent work supporting FENSA over the previous 12 years and wishes the company all the best for the future.”

FENSA installers should see no changes in advising of installations for inspection or booking inspectors’ visits. The only change FENSA Installers can expect will be new telephone and email contact details and these will be advised very shortly.

For further information on RISA please email enquiries@risaltd.co.uk or telephone 020 7939

9300.

The biggest year yet for GM Fundraising

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his year is set to be action packed for the team at GM Fundraising, as they release their 2016 Calendar of events.

at work with planning and preparation to support the cyclists. Visit us on stand A22 at this years’

FIT Show to find out more about the ride and see

“This year is really going to be our biggest yet” comments Gary Morton, chairman of GM

Fundraising. “We are delighted to see the return of some of our newer events with the Football 5’s in May, alongside our signature events; the Golf Day in July and our Gala Dinner in October. The Golf day has an exciting new venue of Mottram Hall, and the Gala Dinner returns to The Holiday

Inn in Stratford with a Halloween theme – fancy

dress if you dare…”

“The biggest event we are undertaking sees us face our biggest challenge to date: the Border2Border cycling challenge, taking place in June. Our 18 strong riding team are now hard into their training to complete the 2,016 mile, 92,000 ft of climbing, journey from Vancouver in Canada to Tijuana, Mexico. Our support team is also hard

if you can beat the cycling pros at a one minute sprint.”

“We are also launching the inaugural GMF Cup. A Ryder Cup style competition to be held at the prestigious home of golf, the Belfry, in September. The four day event is set to test even the most competent golfers amongst us.

“Of course none of these events would be possible without the overwhelming support of the industry, for which the GMF team and children from Hope House Children’s Hospices are continually grateful. We hope you will join us for one or more of our events this year. Download the 2016 calendar of events from our website: www.gmfundraising. co.uk, or contact gary@gmfundraising.co.uk for more information.”

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Running wild for

A team containing 14 members of staff from Liniar will be taking part in the Wolf Run on April 9 to raise funds for the Royal Derby Hospital’s ‘Support The Baby Unit Fund’.

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The team were inspired to enter the event after Winter Wolfe Gaskin, grandson of Liniar’s Design & Development Director Adrian ‘Reg’ Redshaw, sadly passed away just one day after his birth in October last year.

Adrian’s daughter Nicola and her partner, Dean Gaskin, had been excitedly awaiting the arrival of their first child. But sadly, following a healthy pregnancy and natural labour, Winter Wolfe suddenly stopped breathing after just 30 minutes with his new parents. Doctors battled to save their son, but tragically he died in their arms the next day.

Despite their heart-breaking loss Nicola and Dean were full of praise for the incredible care and support they received from the hospital staff and have since raised more than £3,000 for their ‘Support The Baby Unit Fund’ appeal.

The Liniar team are determined to add a considerable amount to that in memory of Winter Wolfe – and we need your help.

The Wolf Run (‘Woods, Obstacles, Lakes and Fields’), is a unique mix of running trails across open ground and through woodland, as well as open-water swimming, combining to create a tough physical and mental challenge.

Please take the time to sponsor us http://bit.ly/liniarwolfrun

Liniar staff tackle Wolf Run for neonatal charity

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A tragic event has inspired two departments at

Liniar to team up to take part in an “extreme”

off-road running event in April to raise money

for a worthy cause.

Liniar’s Design & Development and Marketing teams are joining forces to tackle the Wolf Run, a 10km course featuring a series of man-made and natural obstacles, in order to raise funds for the Royal Derby Hospital’s Neonatal unit.

Winter Wolfe Gaskin, grandson of Liniar’s Design & Development Director Adrian ‘Reg’ Redshaw, sadly passed away just one day after his birth in October last year.

Adrian’s daughter Nicola and her partner, Dean Gaskin,

had been excitedly awaiting the arrival of their first

child - the nursery was decorated, baby grows washed and folded and bets taken on birth date and weight.

But sadly, following a healthy pregnancy and natural labour, Winter Wolfe suddenly stopped breathing after just 30 minutes with his new parents. Doctors battled to save their son, but tragically he died in their arms the next day.

Despite their heart-breaking loss Nicola and Dean were full of praise for the incredible care and support they received from the hospital staff and have since raised more than £3,000 for their ‘Support The Baby Unit Fund’ appeal.

The story touched the hearts of everyone at Liniar - so when Nikki Dunbar, Design & Marketing Co-ordinator, came across an event called the Winter Wolf Run, she immediately suggested that the two departments enter a team to help raise even more money.

Although too late for the winter event, Adrian and his colleagues eagerly agreed to sign up to the spring challenge. A total of 14 Liniar staff, including Marketing Director Sue Davenport and D&D Manager Chris Armes, will be joined by Dean on Saturday, April 9 – just days before this year’s FIT Show in Telford.

Based in Warwickshire, the Wolf Run (standing for ‘Woods, Obstacles, Lakes and Fields’), is a unique mix of running trails across open ground and through woodland, as well as open-water swimming, combining to create a tough physical and mental challenge.

There are a series of physical trials using man-made obstacles, with the 10km run course also featuring a huge number of nature’s obstacles - from lake swims to mud pits, fallen trees, boggy ground, ditches, hills and dense foliage. The photographs from previous events serve to illustrate the challenge that lies

ahead for even the fittest members of the team –

most of whom are not runners.

“We were all deeply upset for Adrian and his family,” said Nikki. “When I saw the Winter Wolf Run advertised it was too much of a coincidence to ignore. I just knew we

had to enter as it would be a fitting way for us to raise

some funds for an excellent cause. I’m delighted that every member of both departments will be taking part, even though some took more persuading than others! I’m sure that, led by Dean, we’ll be able to do ourselves proud in Winter Wolfe’s memory.”

If you would like to sponsor the Liniar team for the Wolf Run, go to the Virgin Giving page here - and to see videos of what they are letting themselves in for, visit here.

MORLEY GLASS MARKS 500TH CUSTOMER TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR INTEGRAL BLIND INSTALLATION

  • M orley Glass the ScreenLine®

& Glazing,

UK’s biggest

integral

blinds supplier, has completed its 500th customer training programme for the installation of motorised integral blinds. In line with the company’s commitment to raising standards in the industry, improving customer service and ensuring end-user satisfaction, its two service engineers deliver installation training programmes across the UK. The 500th programme was successfully completed by 1st Sliding Folding Doors in London. Ian Short, managing director at

Morley Glass & Glazing said:

“As part of our customer service programme we are always pleased to share our specialist knowledge of integral blind installation with our customers. The motorised versions of our Uni-Blind® integral blinds are hugely popular with today’s homeowners so it’s important that our customers feel 100% confident when it comes to fitting them. Our engineers are always happy to conduct site visits, support fabricators and installers and they offer an excellent after care service too.

“ScreenLine® provides a five year warranty, which is valid for our Uni-Blind® integral blinds. Such a high quality product needs

to be fitted professionally and our engineers aim to equip our customers with the skills they need to achieve the best results. We all want happy customers, which bring referrals and new business and that can only be achieved by sharing knowledge and skills.”

Morley Glass manufactures five Uni-Blind® systems suitable for domestic double glazed windows and doors: manual, cordless slider, slider, solar powered and motorised. They are all available in 10 days and come with warm edge spacer bar fitted as standard for maximum thermal efficiency.

For more information visit www.morleyglass.co.uk.

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A massive 175+ top brands & dozens of new names flock to fit

W ithin three short years The FIT Show has become the

place to see and be seen in the UK window, door, glass and conservatory market and this April will bear witness to the biggest FIT Show yet, with more than 175 top suppliers taking part in a show that is stuffed wall-to-wall with new products.

But whilst most of the top brands will be stacking their stands between them with hundreds of products that will be seen for the first time anywhere, more than 35 brand new names will be taking space for the first time at The FIT Show.

The new exhibitors represent a huge diversity of products and services including trade fabricators, software specialists, hardware distributors and manufacturers, frame machinery suppliers, fire testing experts, packaging materials, heating and ventilation specialists, composite and moulded doors…. whatever visitors may be looking for there will be new suppliers, let alone products, to choose from.

visitors should plan their visits more thoroughly than ever.

“Common feedback from visitors to past FIT Shows is that they should have left more time for their visit,” says Matthew Glover of the organisers. “This April we have more exhibitors than ever before showing more products and we urge visitors to plan their visits carefully and certainly to allow plenty of time, ideally attending for two days or more. It will be time well spent.”

The number of exhibitors coupled with the fact that virtually every one is anticipated to be offering new products and services following a gap of almost two years since the previous FIT Show, means that

The FIT Show takes place at The International Centre Telford on the 12th, 13th and 14th of April 2016. Entry is free but avoid the queues by registering early at:

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Vertex Conservatory Roof System one system, every combination

Vertex Conservatory Roof System one system, every combination V ertex is a complete conservatory roof systemoffering. As well as Vertex, the company also offers the Ultraframe UltraSky skylight, LivinRoom and the Wendland roofing system. All four systems are manufactured in Modplan’s Newport manufacturing headquarters. Modplan manufactures and provides a comprehensive range of products that includes Matrix 58, VEKA Matrix 70 and 70 FS, VEKA Vertical Sliders, a dedicated painting facility, PVC-u and aluminium patio and bifold doors, conservatories, the new Open Canopy, the Vertex conservatory roof system and three roof systems for glass and polycarbonate conservatory roofs. For more information on any of Modplan’s products and support, simply Ask the Man from Modplan. www.modplan.co.uk Conservatory Mag • www.mytrade.tv • 27 " id="pdf-obj-26-4" src="pdf-obj-26-4.jpg">
  • V ertex is a complete conservatory roof system that also includes a wide choice of glass and polycarbonate options. Heidi

Sachs, Modplan’s Managing Director, comments:

“Our Vertex conservatory roof system has been in our portfolio for many years and sales have remained buoyant year on year: the range offers installers a great package of benefits and gives them everything they need from a conservatory roof in a choice of three material options.”

Modpaln says the entire Vertex roofing system offers exceptional quality and ease of fitting. All options have a unique one piece peripheral main beam that incorporates an integral gutter, giving the roof much greater inherent strength. There is a ring beam available with or without dentil moulding. And the design is fully flexible, with options available for Victorian, Edwardian, P shaped designs along with the Open Canopy and Canopy Conservatory too.

The Vertex conservatory roofing system is just one part of Modplan’s conservatory roof offering. As well as Vertex, the company also offers the Ultraframe UltraSky skylight, LivinRoom and the Wendland roofing system. All four systems are manufactured in Modplan’s Newport manufacturing headquarters.

Modplan manufactures and provides a comprehensive range of products that includes Matrix 58, VEKA Matrix 70 and 70 FS, VEKA Vertical Sliders, a dedicated painting facility, PVC-u and aluminium patio and bifold doors, conservatories, the new Open Canopy, the Vertex conservatory roof system and three roof systems for glass and polycarbonate conservatory roofs. For more information on any of Modplan’s products and support, simply Ask the Man from Modplan.

New Celsius Solid Roof installation video is online now

S ynseal has launched a new and informative

“Celsius Solid Roof Installation Guide” video

on the company’s Youtube Channel.

The 10-minute video production features two highly experienced specialist roofing engineers Matt Williams and Gary Woods from the Synseal Technical Services department, working as a team to fit the Celsius Solid Roof above existing PVC-U window frames to mimic a typical UK conservatory retrofit- style installation.

Fully approved and registered by both the LABC and LABSS for installations in England, Wales and Scotland, the Celsius Solid Roof features an all- timber construction with Kingspan TEK structural insulated panels (SIPs) to deliver a truly warm roofing solution. This engaging video uses real time and time lapse footage, supported by graphic details where required, to demonstrate how swiftly and easily the solid roof can be assembled.

Celsius Solid Roofs are manufactured in kits with components precisely dimensioned to meet specific site requirements. Starting with the eaves beam

and wall starter timbers, Matt and Gary construct the timber and SIPs sub-structure in sequence on the video, before fitting the eaves tray sections, breather membrane, wall starter soaker, tile bar sections, rows of interlocking Envirotiles, dry-fitting hip caps and ridge caps, soffit and fascia boards and finally the gutter brackets and guttering assembly to complete the roof.

“This technical video aims to deliver a detailed

guide to building our fast-fitting Celsius Solid Roof,”

comments Synseal’s Head of Marketing, Mark

Schlotel. “Installers who attended our recent Triple Bill training workshops will have seen this practical demo carried out before their eyes, but not everyone can afford time off the road to join us at Synseal’s Head Office in Nottinghamshire. Our new video condenses the straightforward installation sequence into a compact 10-minute format, highlighting best practice top tips.”

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AMBIMAX EXCEEDS ALL EXPECTATIONS

T uffX reinvigorated the conservatory sector with the launch of Ambi-Max oversize glass units, as a simple but dynamic concept which has

proved popular with customers and consumers.

Launched initially as a niche glass roofing option that would eliminate common problems associated with muntin bar leaks, Ambi-Max as a product, has gone on to far exceed initial expectations.

Popular for both domestic and commercial applications with the technical and aesthetic benefits it offers, the oversize Ambi-MAX option has achieved outstanding sales figures month on month, with a staggering 50% increase from 2013 – 2015 .

Customers have been impressed by the high production standards combined with fast turnaround times as well as the flexibility of the national fleet, which delivers Ambi-Max either direct to site or factory.

Ambience as a range has widened business scope for those looking to offer more options in a very competitive sector, which requires constant evaluation to keep the end user inspired to invest.

Regarding Ambi-Max, many TuffX customers state that the simple solution it provides to a common technical problem has brought about many time saving benefits on site, with call backs virtually eliminated in relation to leaks. Additionally, the product offers a striking alternative aesthetic that allows for more dynamic conservatory design.

Ambi-Max units are produced in the company’s modern manufacturing facility in Knowsley that has been carefully designed to accommodate the glass sizes required to produce the oversize units. There are few production companies today that can manufacture the units on such a fast turnaround with all requisite industry guarantees.

Andy Hayes, Sales Manager comments, “Ambi-Max has become increasingly popular since its launch as our sales figures prove and we believe it will continue to do so. It offers substantial advantages for our customers and this differentiation combined with consumer awareness is sure to inspire further investment.”

For more information on the Ambience range of Conservatory Roof Glass please visit www.ambiglass. co.uk or call 0845 3 400 200.

FIT SHOW CLOSED THE DEAL FOR SEAL-LITE
FIT SHOW CLOSED THE
DEAL FOR SEAL-LITE

W hen Jim and Chris Shearn of fast-expanding West- Country fabricator

Seal-Lite Group decided they needed a new welder amongst other machinery two years ago, they decided to put their buying decisions on hold until The FIT Show, which was due to take place a few months later in 2014.

They reasoned that rather than driving around the country looking at the equipment they were interested in from the companies they had identified as potential suppliers, The FIT Show could allow them to compare machines virtually side by side, all under the same roof at the same time. They reasoned that they could save time, hundreds of miles travelling and possibly achieve a better price too.

Their patience paid off, as Jim explains: “there were a number of welding machines on our radar, all exhibiting at FIT Show, in particular a 4 head inline welding machine from Haffner-Murat, the SMR-4. It had some new features and benefits over and above machines offered by other suppliers but I had no idea about the build quality offered by this company.

“I am an engineer with an aerospace background and understand and appreciate engineering, build- quality and technology and I took the opportunity to literally climb all over the machine, on top of it and as far inside it as I could get. One of their team said to me that he had never seen anyone climb over one of their machines like it at a show before. But clearly we were impressed because we bought it there and then,” added

Jim.

Jim

is

one

of

a

large band of

professionals that are committed to using The FIT Show as the hub for their company’s purchasing activities, realising that it presents the perfect opportunity to see, touch and try products and equipment in a matter of hours that would otherwise take several months to evaluate.

“We felt the show saved us time and money and we are looking forward to this year’s FIT Show in April,” said Jim.

More than 175 exhibitors are taking part at The FIT Show which takes place at The International Centre Telford on the 12th, 13th and 14th of April 2016. Entry is free but registering now at www. fitshow.co.uk will offer fast access to the halls when you get there.

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VEKA UK virtually triples fund-raising record

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he VEKA UK Group has presented its biggest EVER charity cheque, having raised more than £15,900.26 for The Encephalitis Society.

The industry-leading supplier’s previous biggest donation was an impressive £5100 for The British Legion, raised over a six-month period in 2014.

The VEKA UK Group chose to support The Encephalitis Society for a full year, rather than the six months usually dedicated to each chosen charity, after Head of Technical Mark Barsby was diagnosed with this condition, which causes swelling of the brain.

Head of Human Resources Gabriela Hammond explains: “The Encephalitis Society has become a

very important charity to us here at The VEKA UK Group since Mark was diagnosed.

“Everyone has been so keen to support the work being done for those affected and their families, that we soon exceeded our previous fund-raising record!

“We’ve had all sorts of activities going on throughout the year, from three-day sponsored bike rides to ‘virtual’ bike rides on an exercise bike in the office! We’ve had bake-offs, cake sales, pin and bracelet sales, ‘wear it blue’ days, Christmas card donations and a sponsored Christmas Jumper day.

“Myself and a number of the team ran the Manchester 10k and there’s even been a company ‘waist watchers’!

“We’ve had a number of generous donations from customers including Modplan and Glazerite, for which we are very grateful. Members of Network VEKA also gave generously at the AGM and Business Centre Event.

“All in all, we’ve raised £15,000.26 and we’re very proud to be handing over our biggest ever charity cheque to The Encephalitis Society for all the valuable work they do.”

Astraseal to the rescue in complex conservatory installation

When Northamptonshire based installers Wollaston Windows were faced with an especially challenging conservatory project in Little Houghton, they knew they could rely on their trade supplier Astraseal for full support. Working closely with Astraseal, Wollaston Windows installed a bespoke conservatory, fully fabricated by Astraseal.

The brief from the homeowner was very detailed, requiring the coming together of aluminium bi-folding doors, a bespoke roof system and high performance glazing, with a specific RAL colour chosen for the external and internal finish. It was imperative that the sightlines remained consistent throughout the roof and frames, meaning it was essential that the complete building could be designed and manufactured by the one supplier. Calculations were carried out to enable the manufacture of a steel support frame

as both the front and side elevations of the conservatory were to be manufactured using the Smarts Visofold Aluminium door system. The roof was specified to include Pilkington active glass units and automatic roof vents.

RAL7009 was the chosen colour, with the aluminium bi-folding doors being powder coated and the roof, gutter and all bespoke cladding sections spray painted by Astraseal in their own spray booth.

“This had the potential to be quite tricky but thanks to Astraseal’s support, the installation ran like clockwork”, said Wollaston Windows MD,

Brian Henson. “Astraseal offer a full technical support package from start to finish. One of the key benefits is how they pre-assemble the

conservatory in their factory beforehand, meaning we knew it would fit together perfectly when out on site. Due to an unusual tile detail, where the new

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conservatory had to meet the existing building a bespoke box gutter was designed by Astraseal, this was welded on site to form a one piece seamless gutter to run the full length of the building. The fact they can spray everything in-house was perfect for this job and meant we could go back to our customer with really competitive lead times and costs.”

“We were delighted to work with Wollaston Windows on this project”, commented Zac Nedimovic, Astraseal marketing

manager. “As ever, we strove to do as much

of the assembly work as possible ourselves, leaving the customer to focus on doing an excellent installation. It’s great for the installer, because they can source everything for such a complex project from one supplier. Price and lead time are reflected in Astraseal having complete control over every aspect.

Wollaston Windows did a fantastic job, and we’re really looking forward to working with them on other projects in the future.”

As one of the UK’s largest and longest- serving fabricators, Astraseal boasts an extensive product portfolio, manufacturing the full range of REHAU windows and doors, Global conservatory roofs, and Smarts Aluminium windows, doors, curtain walling and shopfronts. The company recently launched the Eurocell uPVC system and also produce sealed units in-house including toughened and fire rated glazing. Astraseal have a purpose made spray booth enabling them to offer a full colour coating facility.

For more information call Astraseal on 01933 227233 or visit www.astraseal.co.uk

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Industry Events Planner Guide 2016

Industry Events Planner Guide 2016 03/03/16 3rd March 08-10/03/16 8th - 10th MARCH 16-19/03/16 16th -19thGet your free tickets here Ecobuild UK exhibition & conference for the construction & energy market. Location: Excel, London, E16 1XL. Register to visit here Fensterbau Frontale The trade show. Windows. Door. Facade. Location: Nürnberg, Germany. Buy tickets here The Fit Show UK window, door and conservatory industry event. Location: The International Centre, Telford. Get your free tickets here 20-23/09/16 20th - 23th APRIL Glasstec International trade fair for glass production and processing. Location: Düsseldorf. Register here 18/11/16 18th november G16 Awards Glazing awards ceremony Location: The London Hilton on Park Lane. Book tickets here 16-17/11/16 16th - 17th NOV XX/XX/16 TBC EMEX London The energy management exhibition. Location: Excel, London, E16 1XL. Book tickets here NFA Awards The networking group for people in glazing. Location: Excel, London, E16 1XL. Register for free Conservatory Mag • www.mytrade.tv • 37 " id="pdf-obj-36-4" src="pdf-obj-36-4.jpg">

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8th - 10th MARCH

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16th -19th MARCH

12-14/04/16

12th - 14th APRIL

PIGS - People In Glazing

The networking group for people in glazing.

Location: Manchester, M3 4LZ / Time: 17:00 - 23:00 Get your free tickets here

Ecobuild

UK exhibition & conference for the construction & energy market.

Location: Excel, London, E16 1XL. Register to visit here

Fensterbau Frontale

The trade show. Windows. Door. Facade.

Location: Nürnberg, Germany. Buy tickets here

The Fit Show

UK window, door and conservatory industry event.

Location: The International Centre, Telford. Get your free tickets here

Industry Events Planner Guide 2016 03/03/16 3rd March 08-10/03/16 8th - 10th MARCH 16-19/03/16 16th -19thGet your free tickets here Ecobuild UK exhibition & conference for the construction & energy market. Location: Excel, London, E16 1XL. Register to visit here Fensterbau Frontale The trade show. Windows. Door. Facade. Location: Nürnberg, Germany. Buy tickets here The Fit Show UK window, door and conservatory industry event. Location: The International Centre, Telford. Get your free tickets here 20-23/09/16 20th - 23th APRIL Glasstec International trade fair for glass production and processing. Location: Düsseldorf. Register here 18/11/16 18th november G16 Awards Glazing awards ceremony Location: The London Hilton on Park Lane. Book tickets here 16-17/11/16 16th - 17th NOV XX/XX/16 TBC EMEX London The energy management exhibition. Location: Excel, London, E16 1XL. Book tickets here NFA Awards The networking group for people in glazing. Location: Excel, London, E16 1XL. Register for free Conservatory Mag • www.mytrade.tv • 37 " id="pdf-obj-36-64" src="pdf-obj-36-64.jpg">

20-23/09/16

20th - 23th APRIL

Glasstec

International trade fair for glass production and processing.

Location: Düsseldorf. Register here

Industry Events Planner Guide 2016 03/03/16 3rd March 08-10/03/16 8th - 10th MARCH 16-19/03/16 16th -19thGet your free tickets here Ecobuild UK exhibition & conference for the construction & energy market. Location: Excel, London, E16 1XL. Register to visit here Fensterbau Frontale The trade show. Windows. Door. Facade. Location: Nürnberg, Germany. Buy tickets here The Fit Show UK window, door and conservatory industry event. Location: The International Centre, Telford. Get your free tickets here 20-23/09/16 20th - 23th APRIL Glasstec International trade fair for glass production and processing. Location: Düsseldorf. Register here 18/11/16 18th november G16 Awards Glazing awards ceremony Location: The London Hilton on Park Lane. Book tickets here 16-17/11/16 16th - 17th NOV XX/XX/16 TBC EMEX London The energy management exhibition. Location: Excel, London, E16 1XL. Book tickets here NFA Awards The networking group for people in glazing. Location: Excel, London, E16 1XL. Register for free Conservatory Mag • www.mytrade.tv • 37 " id="pdf-obj-36-80" src="pdf-obj-36-80.jpg">

18/11/16

18th november

G16 Awards

Glazing awards ceremony Location: The London Hilton on Park Lane. Book tickets here

Industry Events Planner Guide 2016 03/03/16 3rd March 08-10/03/16 8th - 10th MARCH 16-19/03/16 16th -19thGet your free tickets here Ecobuild UK exhibition & conference for the construction & energy market. Location: Excel, London, E16 1XL. Register to visit here Fensterbau Frontale The trade show. Windows. Door. Facade. Location: Nürnberg, Germany. Buy tickets here The Fit Show UK window, door and conservatory industry event. Location: The International Centre, Telford. Get your free tickets here 20-23/09/16 20th - 23th APRIL Glasstec International trade fair for glass production and processing. Location: Düsseldorf. Register here 18/11/16 18th november G16 Awards Glazing awards ceremony Location: The London Hilton on Park Lane. Book tickets here 16-17/11/16 16th - 17th NOV XX/XX/16 TBC EMEX London The energy management exhibition. Location: Excel, London, E16 1XL. Book tickets here NFA Awards The networking group for people in glazing. Location: Excel, London, E16 1XL. Register for free Conservatory Mag • www.mytrade.tv • 37 " id="pdf-obj-36-95" src="pdf-obj-36-95.jpg">

16-17/11/16

16th - 17th NOV

XX/XX/16 TBC
XX/XX/16
TBC

EMEX London

The energy management exhibition.

Location: Excel, London, E16 1XL. Book tickets here

NFA Awards

The networking group for people in glazing.

Location: Excel, London, E16 1XL. Register for free

Industry Events Planner Guide 2016 03/03/16 3rd March 08-10/03/16 8th - 10th MARCH 16-19/03/16 16th -19thGet your free tickets here Ecobuild UK exhibition & conference for the construction & energy market. Location: Excel, London, E16 1XL. Register to visit here Fensterbau Frontale The trade show. Windows. Door. Facade. Location: Nürnberg, Germany. Buy tickets here The Fit Show UK window, door and conservatory industry event. Location: The International Centre, Telford. Get your free tickets here 20-23/09/16 20th - 23th APRIL Glasstec International trade fair for glass production and processing. Location: Düsseldorf. Register here 18/11/16 18th november G16 Awards Glazing awards ceremony Location: The London Hilton on Park Lane. Book tickets here 16-17/11/16 16th - 17th NOV XX/XX/16 TBC EMEX London The energy management exhibition. Location: Excel, London, E16 1XL. Book tickets here NFA Awards The networking group for people in glazing. Location: Excel, London, E16 1XL. Register for free Conservatory Mag • www.mytrade.tv • 37 " id="pdf-obj-36-122" src="pdf-obj-36-122.jpg">
Industry Events Planner Guide 2016 03/03/16 3rd March 08-10/03/16 8th - 10th MARCH 16-19/03/16 16th -19thGet your free tickets here Ecobuild UK exhibition & conference for the construction & energy market. Location: Excel, London, E16 1XL. Register to visit here Fensterbau Frontale The trade show. Windows. Door. Facade. Location: Nürnberg, Germany. Buy tickets here The Fit Show UK window, door and conservatory industry event. Location: The International Centre, Telford. Get your free tickets here 20-23/09/16 20th - 23th APRIL Glasstec International trade fair for glass production and processing. Location: Düsseldorf. Register here 18/11/16 18th november G16 Awards Glazing awards ceremony Location: The London Hilton on Park Lane. Book tickets here 16-17/11/16 16th - 17th NOV XX/XX/16 TBC EMEX London The energy management exhibition. Location: Excel, London, E16 1XL. Book tickets here NFA Awards The networking group for people in glazing. Location: Excel, London, E16 1XL. Register for free Conservatory Mag • www.mytrade.tv • 37 " id="pdf-obj-36-124" src="pdf-obj-36-124.jpg">
GEAR CHANGE FOR GM FUNDRAISING’S BORDER2BORDER TEAM
GEAR CHANGE FOR GM FUNDRAISING’S
BORDER2BORDER TEAM

J anuary saw preparations for the GM Fundraising

Border2Border Cycling Challenge step up a gear.

“With the ride only a few months away, the

attention of the whole team is being focused on preparing for the upcoming challenge,” explains Gary Morton, founder of GM Fundraising and Rider on the B2B challenge. “All the riders will be increasing their training levels and official training schedules have been circulated.

“Although not obligatory, the riders are expected to attend three weekends of group training. The first takes place at Hope House in March, to remind us all for whom we are ultimately doing this. The second in Mallorca in April is to get us used to the different terrain and increased temperatures. The third, which is compulsory, takes place in the Peak District in May. We encourage everyone involved to attend these weekends so that we can learn to work as a team and build up some of the much talked about comradery that is so important in keeping everyone going through the toughest moments. And believe me, this ride is going to have some of the toughest.”

The first support team meeting, has also now taken place, which saw all the support team together for the first time on this ride and provided the perfect opportunity for the team to welcome the final member of the support crew on board, Chris Royall. Dave

Broxton, Support Team Captain, comments: “When it comes to supporting the riders, our mantra is ‘plan for

the worst – hope for the best’. The main topic of the

meeting was the route and the difficulties day-by-day of supporting the riders without the things we now-days take for granted, like mobile coverage.

“Much of the ride will be taking place in the absolute wilderness of mountains and deserts. There are hardly any towns en-route so it is essential that each support vehicle knows all the emergency contacts and places for each stage of the ride. We will also be investing in Satellite phones which we hope never to use.”

Gary concludes: “The team has also turned to the all- important fundraising, the main reason this challenge is even taking place. The Team Profiles are now online and each person offers up an insight into their motivation, explaining what they are most looking forward to, and dreading, throughout the ride.

“Visit our

look out

for

posts on

Facebook/

gmfundraising and Twitter @gmfundraising sharing links to the team pages or follow #gmfb2b to see how the whole team are busy organising events and other challenges.”

The

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TOUGHEST

Yet

12th-23rd June 2016

Vancouver, Canada to Tijuana, Mexico

• Cycling 2,000+ miles • Climbing more than 90,000 feet • Over seven mountain ranges • Crossing two deserts • Temperatures exceeding 40˚C

#GMFB2B