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CAB Diary 2017

cabOur next event is:

CAB Aluminium in Building Conference
The Slate, University of Warwick Science Park, Coventry,
4 October 2017

For further details
contact Justin Ratcliffe, Chief Executive or Julie Harley, Office Manager
at the CAB office on
01453 828851


cabALUK has officially launched its new Luminia Veranda system aimed at bridging the gap between house and garden, and giving fabricators and installers a new sales opportunity alongside virtually every bi-fold or sliding door installation.
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SCHUECO JANSEN has upgraded its Janisol Arte ‘retro’ renovation window with the launch of Janisol Arte 2.0.
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ALUPLAST has announced two new product variants: a grey substrate option to its Ideal 4000 window system including aluskin, a ‘clip-and-fix’ aluminium exterior finishing system, and a 32mm low-sightline fixed sash profile to its Lift-and-Slide door.
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cabAluminium curtain walling, windows and doors from Senior Architectural Systems feature is the new Mercedes Benz Inchcape car showroom at Cheshire Oaks.
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cabHUECK has supplied windows and doors for Hoola, a development of 360 individually designed homes set across two rippling glass towers in London’s Tidal Basin Street.
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Aluminium manufacturing and installation company AB GLASS has been awarded a contract to carry out structural glazing works at a luxury hotel in the countryside close to its Swansea base.
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cabDesign and Build contractor McAleer & Rushe and architect White Ink specified a comprehensive suite of Metal Technology architectural aluminium products at the new, 124-bedroom Premier Inn and adjacent Pearce Building Class A commercial office space in Maidenhead.
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G 17 Awards

The YALE Conexis L1 Smart Door Lock has been shortlisted in the New Product of the Year category at this year’s G17 Awards.
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Customade Group’s REAL ALUMINIUM brand has been named as finalist in two categories at the forthcoming G17 Awards.
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MILA has scored a hat trick of G-Award nominations as finalist for Component Supplier, Customer Care Initiative and Trade Marketing Campaign of the Year.
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Queen’s Award-winning restrictor supplier Jackloc can now add G17 Finalist to its list of awards and accolades.
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cabLondon-based fabricator EVERGLADE WINDOWS has secured a place amongst the finalists of the Customer Care Initiative of the Year at the G17 awards.
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cabREYNAERS has been shortlisted for the G17 Awards for its Any Space Transformed campaign, the fifth year in a row that the company has been among the finalists.
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BUSINESS MICROS has supplied a custom-built system for Doorco.
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cabAÏR has launched MOD-Series, a double-rebated aluminium residential door range entrance doors.
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cabSIEGENIA UK has appointed Tomas Berry to the newly created role of Internal Sales Office Manager at its Coventry headquarters.
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cabBM ALUMINIUM has appointed Hannah McGeary and Minda Morris as Accounts Administrators working at its Tewkesbury headquarters.
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cabTwo new Project Consultants have joined the rapidly expanding
UK division of
Aluprof Systems.

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cabWinkhaus is claiming a time-saving of up to ten minutes per window with the launch of its aluPilot fitting system.
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KENRICK has launched a range of locking systems to enable flush sash windows to be held securely in the ‘night-vent’ position.
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SYNSEAL GROUP has launched its new WarmCore Inline Patio system that it previewed at the FIT Show earlier this year.
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A pair of would-be burglars have given BRISANT SECURE the best possible testimonial for its Ultion lock when the whole of their botched break-in was caught on security video.
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ERA has launched a VS hardware range. Available in eight finishes with two new colours, Hardex Graphite and Antique Black, the range includes nine core hardware components including sash eyes, sash lifts, bow handles and sash knobs.
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Lock Lock, the new security handle from BRISANT, has been subjected to salt spray for more than 2,000 hours in ongoing corrosion tests for EN 1906:2012
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cabDoor hinge manufacturer SFS has extended its technical support for architects, interior designers and fit-out contractors with a new RIBA-Approved CPD seminar.
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North East fabricator the TWR Group has opened a third factory only a year after opening its second.
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In October this year QUALICOAT UK & Ireland will be holding their RIBA approved CPD at the RIBA in London with a short introduction to the new, fifteenth edition of the standard.
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The British Safety Council is holding its Annual Conference ‘Health and safety: Preparing for the future’ on Wednesday, 4 October 2017 at The King’s Fund, London.
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The first PIGS north of the border proved to be a PIG success with our industry colleagues in Scotland, according to organiser Sarah Ball who put the event together after a suggestion from from Colin Torley that a PIGS event could prove popular in Glasgow.
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YALE is to be headline sponsor of National Home Security Month (NHSM) next month for a fifth year. 
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THERMOSEAL GROUP is reporting highest ever ratings from its latest Customer Satisfaction Survey.
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VIPs, friends and family joined the JACKLOC team at its Leicestershire headquarters when the window restrictor supplier officially received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation.
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cabHardware supplier CARL F GROUPCO is promoting its range of panic and emergency exit gearing with a marketing campaign that currently includes dedicated leaflets, PR and advertising.
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YALE is launching a new national TV campaign next month on Channel 4, Sky, and ITV, to showcase the new Conexis L1 Smart Door Lock.
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Sustainability of Aluminium

Justin RatcliffeJustin Furness – CAB Technical Director

Sustainability is still very much a buzz word for not just architects but the whole aluminium in building supply chain. Here we answer some of the many FAQ’s that receives on the subject.

1 What are the key environmental credentials of aluminium that architects should be aware of?
The key environmental credentials of aluminium that architects should be aware of include its exceptional:

• durability
• recyclability
• flexibility
• strength to weight ratio.

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Aluminium is the third most abundant element in the Earth’s crust and the most abundant metal. It makes up about 8% of the Earth’s crust by mass, in the form of various oxides and silicates, and almost all metallic aluminium is produced from the ore bauxite, which is first converted to aluminium oxide (alumina) and then to aluminium. Although aluminium was discovered in 1808 by Sir Humphry Davy as a constituent of alum, a complex salt, it was almost 80 years later that the Hall-Héroult process was invented, allowing the affordable volume production of aluminium for the first time.

Senior Aluminium Systems

The strong chemical bond between aluminium and oxygen in alumina means that production of virgin aluminium metal is energy-intensive, but this affinity for oxygen is also behind the inherent durability of the metal, as a thin surface layer of aluminium oxide forms when the metal is exposed to air, effectively protecting the metal from corrosion. Surface treatment by anodising or powder coating can further enhance this durability, as well as provide an enormous colour palette for architects to work from, particularly relevant for the facade.
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CAB Launches
Seminar on JCT
& NEC Contracts

Justin Ratcliffe, (CAB Chief Executive)Justin

We are pleased to announce the next Seminar in our popular series on Contractual Awareness entitled ‘JCT and NEC contracts explained’ which takes place on Wednesday 25 October at Holiday Inn Hotel, Cranes Farm Road, Waterfront Walk, Festival Leisure Park, Basildon, SS14 3DG

Our presenter will once again be Geraldine Fleming, Executive Director of Knowles, who are part of the largest Construction Claims Consultancy in the world.
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This Month's News

Frost and Rothwell back Listers rescue

Lister Trade frames has been acquired from administration by Roy Frost’s GJB Holdings with further backing from industry entrepreneur Alan Rothwell.

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That was then – Palmer adds grim forecast to past growth

Headwinds …slowdown …Brexit uncertainty – the latest Palmer report offsets recent above-forecast growth with a less than cheerful forecast of what is to come.

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G-Awards judges have revealed the names of the finalists in this year’s event.

After close scrutiny and lengthy deliberation, the panel of independent expert judges published the list of 64 companies and individuals who will compete for the 12 coveted trophies at the gala awards event in November.

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Leng departs as Synseal CEO

Synseal Group announced that David Leng is standing down as CEO following the group’s refinancing announced recently.

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More homeowners go
for equity release

Homeowners have released 50% more equity from their homes in the past three months than the previous quarter while house sales have fallen in the same period, according to statistics published this week.

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cabAluK this week (Sep 27) unveiled its new £25million 350,000sq ft UK headquarters to trade media with a tour of the manufacturing and warehousing, R&D, offices and extensive Design Studio. MD Russell Yates said the new unit was testimony to the company’s faith in a ‘strong and bullish’ future for aluminium in both commercial and residential markets. He also affirmed that the company would go on seeking growth through supporting its existing fabricator partners with a continuously expanding product range rather than pursuing ‘hundreds’ of new fabricators, and added that further initiatives to support that philosophy may be a announced in the near future.

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The Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB) was formed in 1994 by the
bringing together of three existing trade associations, the Architectural
Aluminium Association, the Patent Glazing Contractors Association and
the Aluminium Window Association, all of whom had been established for
well over 25 years. Our mission is to support the interests of the
architectural aluminium industry by encouraging the increasing use of
aluminium products in architecture and the construction industry as a
whole, to encourage quality and best practice, to set new technical
standards and protect members' business and contractual interest. In
addition we are driving forward the development of a national training
structure for the sector and have received major grants from the DTI to
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