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August 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


ASTRASEAL has begun fabricating the new Alitherm 800 aluminium flush casement from Smarts.
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cabEverglade Windows has launched aïr 80HI flush aluminium windows to its range of bi-fold doors, lift & slide doors and entrance doors to offer a full suite of aluminium glazing for the domestic market.
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cabArchitectural aluminium glazing systems by Kawneer feature on the new Byrom Point mixed-use development on Liverpool’s Great Crosshall Street.
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AB GLASS has been appointed by Kier Construction to carry out works at the £30 million development of Croesyceiliog School, Cwmbran.
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CMS WINDOW SYSTEMS has secured a place on the Scottish Procurement Alliance public sector procurement framework for ‘Windows, Doors and Associated Products’.
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ALUPLAST has agreed a new supply deal with new build and architectural specification company D Glass, which supplies the trade and developers across Southern England.
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cabGarrard Windows has added a sixth EMMEGI machining centre to its aluminium fabrication set up.
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cabTrade contractors looking for quick deliveries, short-lead times and a reliable powder coating service are increasingly turning to Senior Architectural Systems.
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Curtain Walling

cabSF52 aluminium curtain walling from SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS has been used to create the glazed façade of a landmark new data centre in London Docklands.
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G18 Awards

THERMOSEAL GROUP is sponsoring the G18 Awards Champagne Reception preceding the Gala Dinner awards evening which, this year falls on 30th November.
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AVANTEK MACHINERY has announced the promotion of Sales Director Nigel Bishop to Managing Director.
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cabELUMATEC has appointed Kenney Prunty as Regional Sales Manager for the South of England.
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HOPPE (UK) has appointed Rick Corkhill as the door and window business development manager for the north.
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cabERA is claiming a first to market with an upgrade to all of its decorative hardware options for vertical sliding windows.
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GREENTEQ has launched a suited cylinder pull and circular escutcheon suitable for locks with a high-level Euro profile cylinder position.
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VBH (GB) reports its best July ever, with the month finishing 11% above target, with overall sales running at 5% above target to date.
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AB GLASS has once again been awarded the highest Green Dragon Environmental Standard for continued dedication to effective environmental management.
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BENNETT ARCHITECTURAL is to supply and install Kawneer AA540 architectural windows, doors and AA100 curtain walling for the drama school at Holy Cross College, Bury.
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cabALUK is ‘Putting the Show in your Showroom’ with a new online Marketing Hub where customers can access a range of marketing resources.
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BOHLE will host two information and innovation days in the autumn, showcasing some of the latest product developments from its stable of hardware products and glass processing consumables.
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ONLEVEL will be showcasing ‘Kronos’, said to be the world’s first fully adjustable glass clamp, at the Build Show, NEC Birmingham in October.
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THERMOSEAL GROUP is set to host its Thermobar to coincide with the Glasstec 2018 Exhibition in Düsseldorf as well as appearing on stand A14 in Hall 17 at the event.
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All Aboard For Another Flagship CAB Membersí Meeting

JustinJustin Ratcliffe, (CAB Chief Executive)

CAB is delighted to be returning to the iconic SS Great Britain in Bristol for our second Regional Members’ meeting of 2018 on Wednesday 17 October, some 13 years after our first event there in 2005. Launched in 1843 as the world’s first luxury liner, the ship lies in the heart of Bristol’s thriving harbour side and is the city’s No. 1 visitor attraction. Click here to book your place.

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CAB mini-conference

Our mini-conference which is free for members to attend, takes place in the Great Eastern Hall, a new addition to the venue located on the harbour side adjacent to the ship with easy onsite parking. The conference theme is: ‘Standards, Testing, Certification and Compliance post Brexit’ Read more here

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This Month's News

Insolvency Service closes in on phoenixing directors

A Government crackdown on directors ducking out of their debts to suppliers, workforce or pensions by ‘phoenixing’ their businesses has been welcomed as the most significant step forward for over 15 years.

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‘Alarm bells’ from fall in migration - FMB

The drop in EU net migration has sounded alarm bells for the UK construction industry, the Federation of Master Builders has said in response to new figures from the Office of National Statistics. 

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Hardware industry urged
to contribute to building
regs reform

Door hardware experts are being urged to use their experience in helping to shape future building regulations following the recent failure of a number of fire doors in the current FD30 test.

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Equity release still growing

The practice of equity release on domestic property is showing no signs of abating, with the latest figures from one provider showing the number of such plans grew by over 12% in the three months to July compared with the last quarter.

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cabThe Resurgence of Architectural Anodising

Back in the 1970’s architectural aluminium, shopfronts, windows and curtain wall, was available in anodised finishes. These finishes were limited to silver, bronze and black. In the day, replacement window companies often offered a silver framed aluminium casement window set in a hardwood frame.

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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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