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

cabOur next event is:

CAB Contractual Awareness Seminar
Wednesday 5 December,
8.30 am - 5.00 pm,
Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Maxstoke Lane, Meriden CV7 7HR

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


cabALUK has launched the SC156 Lift and Slide door alongside its existing F82 bi-fold system in its premuim Luminia range.
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cabSapa has added to its Crown window range with the new Crown Flush suite in two eternal styles
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cabIDF Aluminium has installed transom closers and latch locks from Alpro Architectural Hardware at a building that provides premium co-working and flexible office space in central London near Victoria Station.
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Aluminium fabricator-installer AB GLASS has been awarded a contract by Willmott Dixon to design, manufacture and install works at the £7million Nerrols Primary School in Taunton, Somerset.
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cabArchitectural glazing systems by Kawneer were specified for a hat-trick of reasons for the first development in Ipswich town centre for many years.
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cabA new mixed use development in a historic part of Leicester uses a range of aluminium products from SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS.
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cabTelford Homes has chosen and installed SAPA aluminium curtain walling for its new skybridge between two office buildings totalling 36,000 sq ft on a business park in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire.
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cabSENIOR ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS reports a 13.6% increase in orders for its Ali Fold aluminium doors and Ali VU aluminium windows in a variety of powder-coated shades and finishes.
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ALUFOLDDIRECT has launched a new Aluminium Glazing Projects service offering installers project management support for large aluminium glazing jobs.
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CMS Window Systems has achieved a Green World Award in the international campaign to find the greenest countries, companies, and communities.
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cabPILKINGTON UK has won the ‘Innovative Solution’ award at the Glass Focus 2018 awards for AviSafe, a prototype coated glass designed to prevent birds flying into windows and doors.
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cabAll seven managers at
 CARL F GROUPCO have successfully undertaken a BTEC course in the Principles of Leadership and Management and the Principles of Managing Performance, the company has announced.
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cab EXLABESA BUILDING SYSTEMS has promoted National Sales Manager Paul Benn to General Manager as successor to Derek Hodgson,who has stepped down from the role.
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CMS WINDOW SYSTEMS has welcomed twelve young people to its new CMS Apprenticeship Programme delivered via the CMS Academy.
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cabJohn King has
been promoted to
Sales Director for 
CARL F GROUPCO while retaining his national sales management responsibilities.
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YALE has announced that its Conexis L1 has become the first smart lock to adhere to the new TS621:2018 standard, created by the Door and Hardware Federation, and now recognised by the BSI with Kitemark status. 
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The Guild or Architectural Ironmongers is calling on manufacturers to take part in its contribution to the status of CE marking as part of a review of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR).
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VBH has launched Aspire, a new suite of handles and finger pulls suitable for aluminium, timber and PVC-U lift and slide doors as part of its greenteQ range.
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cabALUK has praised senior product marketing manager Dave Prout for a ‘truly fitting and inspirational memorial’ marking 100 years since the end of the first World War.
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The 2019
GM Fundraising
Christmas cards are available now and the organisation says this year’s design is one of the best yet.
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P C HENDERSON says it will introduce three new hardware innovations when it exhibits at the Bau international trade fair in January.
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‘Everything Aluminium Without the Problems’
was the theme from  ALUFOLDDIRECT in the PiGS Pavilion at the The Build Show, with UK Construction Week.
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QUALICOAT UK & Ireland held their last members meeting of 2018 at Dunston Hall in Norwich.
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cabEXLABESA EXTRUSIONS DONCASTER has been accepted as a member of Qualicoat UK & Ireland
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Are you up to date
on Contractual Awareness?

JustinJustin Ratcliffe, (CAB Chief Executive)

Companies in our sector often spend huge sums insuring themselves to cover a variety of risks but do they ‘invest’ enough in ensuring that they are constantly up to date on contractual issues that could potentially have a devastating impact on their business(es)?

Sapa Dualframe advert

Only recently Grove v S&T has been handed down from the Court of Appeal – will this change the way that companies should manage their applications for payment and payments down the line to their sub-contractors? Another case involving a fire and a sub contractor’s works in a factory has clarified the law on limiting your liability in the event of defective work, so does this mean that you should review your terms of business?
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This Month's News

Skills body launches with ‘love it or lose it’ warning

“If we don’t embrace and love our industry, we are not going to have one!” was the stark warning that launched the inaugural conference of Building our Skills, the new body set up to promote the fenestration industry as a career of choice.

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TrustMark appoints new expert board

TrustMark, has appointed a new independent board of industry experts, comprising a new chairman and seven non-executive directors, which it says ‘ensures adequate representation of all the industry sectors TrustMark works with, coupled with experts from a wide range of industries, to provide a fresh knowledge and insight to the running of TrustMark.’

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Housebuilding contracts worth over £2 billion in October

The value of new construction contracts in October reached £5.4 billion, a 3.8 per cent decrease compared to September, as housebuilding continues to prop up the industry with £2 billion worth of contract value.

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And the winner is…

What a vintage year this has been for the fenestration industry. And now, the 15th year of the G-Awards is set to reward all those who have made it great, in front of an audience of 600-plus at the G18 gala dinner and awards evening this Friday.

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Aluprof Supports Modularisation Construction Technology

cabNot a new technology, but a design approach which continues to grow in popularity. Recent projects competed with Aluprof systems show what it possible and the benefits that this approach can bring.

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Council for Aluminium in Building
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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