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September 2018 VIEW ONLINE
Monthly Email News for the Architectural Aluminium Industry
CAB Diary 2018

cabOur next event is:

CAB Regional
Members’ Meeting

SS Great Britain, Bristol,
Wednesday 17 October

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


Powder coated finishes on aluminium profiles are extremely durable which is the reason why powder coating to the QUALICOAT standard is rapidly on the increase.
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EPWIN WINDOW SYSTEMS has launched a new Integral bifold door said to combine PVC-U detailing with the strength and performance of aluminium.
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Integral blind manufacturer HITECH BLINDS is claiming a UK first with a new aluminium rooflight system featuring a fully integrated pleated blind as standard.
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ORIGIN has unveiled the Origin Slimline Window (OW-70) alongside its existing Origin Premium Window (OW-80) in response to demand for a slimmer sightlined window.
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Curtain Walling

cabJCW Curtain Walling from JACK ALUMINIUM SYSTEMS has been used to create AluFoldDirect’s new Aluminium Glazing Installation Academy at its Blackburn HQ.
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cabA new curtain wall facade has been installed by ALUPROF customer Britplas at Jodrell Bank Observatory where The Square Kilometre Array Organisation has set up its new global Headquarters.
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G18 Awards

ALUFOLDDIRECT has been named a double finalist in the G18 Awards, in Fabricator of the Year and Training & Development Initiative of the Year.
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cabEVERGLADE WINDOWS has been named a G18 finalist in the Customer Care Initiative of the Year category.
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cabBUSINESS MICROS and BM ALUMINIUM is to sponsor the winners’ video interviews at the G-Awards.
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cabA full house of AluK Optio products by Rowley Aluminium is named as August winner of the ALUK Installation of the Month competition.
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Lancaster Grange, a new build development featuring WARMCORE windows and bi-folds in Bricket Wood, Hertfordshire, has been awarded a Home Quality Mark by the BRE.
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Door and window hardware professionals can now nominate their projects for the internationally recognised biennial GAI/RIBA Architectural Ironmongery Specification Awards.
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cabROTO has been listed as a finalist in two categories in the London Construction Awards, which take place next month.
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cabHardware distributor CARL F GROUPCO has appointed Kelly Platten to join the company’s purchasing department as Purchasing Assistant.
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The GGF has paid tribute to Maurice Anders, one of the Federation’s founder members, who has died, aged 91.
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BENNETT ARCHITECTURAL has announced a restructuring to its senior management team, which sees Rob Bennett, major shareholder and co-owner of the business, taking up the new role of Pre-Construction Director.
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VBH has launched Serenity, a new suite of handles and finger pulls suitable for aluminium, timber and PVC-U lift and slide doors.
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cabSENIOR ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS has donated a range of aluminium glazing systems for two new community buildings that have been created as part of the BBC’s recent DIY SOS Grenfell Special programme.
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Architectural Ironmonger BJ WALLER will launch the new BUVA IsoStone threshold on the PiGS Product Pavilion at the Doors, Windows & Glass Show, part of The Build Show 2018 at UK Construction Week.
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EXTRUDASEAL will be making its Build Show debut, in the PiGS Product Pavilion in the Doors, Windows & Glass Show section of the event, at the NEC from the 9th to 11th of October.
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ALUFOLDDIRECT is featuring ‘Everything Aluminium Without the Pain’ at The Build Show, part of UK Construction Week.
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cabThe NSG Group, owner of the PILKINGTON brand, will be exhibiting new products for energy-efficiency, solar control and decorative applications at Glasstec in Dusseldorf.
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cabGUARDIAN GLASS says its presence at glasstec 2018 is in the form of an interactive, multi-sensory exhibit (Hall 10, Stand A24) where customers can experience the variety of possibilities of glass.
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Capacity to manufacture on increasingly large scale is one of the defining trends at this year’s Glasstec, 23-26th October, Düsseldorf, according to
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I-SOL8, a new thermally efficient bracket for curtain walling from Blue Sky Concept Design is to be launched in the PiGS Pavilion at the Build Show.
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cabEverglade Windows has added a second EMMEGI Quadra cutting and machining centre to step up the manufacturing capacity for its aluminium windows and doors.
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Will we rise to the challenge?

Justin RatcliffeJustin Furness – CAB Technical Director

The way we create buildings has not essentially changed in over 40 years. While other sectors such as automotive and aerospace have changed radically and invested heavily in new technologies such as digitisation, the construction sector is often accused of lagging behind.

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New Speaker for CAB Bristol event at SS Great Britain

JustinJustin Ratcliffe, (CAB Chief Executive)

CAB is delighted to announce that Ben Williams, Business Development Manager – Construction, BSi is the 3rd speaker for the Regional Members’ meeting at SS Great Britain on Wednesday 17 October 2018. To date over 100 are registered for the mini-conference which has the theme Standards, Testing, Certification and Compliance post Brexit.
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This Month's News

G18 finalists revealed

They’re out at last. The panel of independent expert judges have completed their deliberations and we can reveal the 54 finalists who will compete for the 12 coveted trophies in the G18 Awards.

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UAP and Maven Capital in £20m buy-out

UAP Ltd has joined with private equity firm Maven Capital Partners in a £20 million management buyout to ‘take the company to new level’ and support growth plans for its UAP, Fullex Max6mum and other brands.

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Buckley becomes GGF’s permanent CEO

The Glass and Glazing Federation GGF today announced that Kevin Buckley has accepted the permanent position of GGF Group Chief Executive, after serving as Interim Chief Executive following the departure of former CEO Phil Pluck in April.

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Groups join forces for
Fire Door Safety Week

The British Woodworking Federation and the Building Research Establishment have joined forces in a bid to raise awareness of the importance of fire doors and to help advance standards in their design, manufacture and installation.

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Fensa targets ‘grey
market’ cowboys

Fensa has appointed a brand consultancy  to explore ‘one the construction industry’s great unknowns’ –  illegal and unethical operators who are taking business from bona fide traders and leave homeowners without protection.

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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
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