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CAB Diary 2019

cabOur next
events are:

A full programme for 2020 will be announced shortly.

Forward Date:
CAB AGM & Golf Day 
Thursday 2 July 2020
Carden Park, nr Chester

For further information on CAB’s 2020 diary programme please contact Julie Harley at the CAB Office on 01452 828851


cabAluprof have developed new transom
to mullion fixing arrangements on the company’s popular
‘MB-SR50N' curtain
wall system.
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cabQ-railing has launched a new aluminium railing: Easy Alu, available in three options: ready-to-install modules, prefabricated single components or single components.
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cabCombining visionary architecture with innovative engineering, Reynaers is working with developer IJM Land and façade contractor Staticus to supply frameless glazing that offers uninterrupted views across London’s skyline and maximises natural light.
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Two fenestration systems available under the TECHNAL brand, were used in the creation of a new student accommodation complex on the north side of Lancaster city centre.
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The project team responsible for a striking residential property in the Channel Islands used Technal’s Dualframe 75 windows and the Elegance 52 curtain wall system.
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The elevations of two nine-storey structures that make up the Luxa building in Barcelona’s 22@ district were fabricated using WICONA Wictec 50EL SG modular façade to create large glazed areas. 
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FENSA says it is making joining easier than ever with a new streamlined application format based on a simplified five-step process.
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An industrial glass cutting master class hosted by BOHLE as part of its campaign to support industry up-skilling was attended by more than 20 glass processing and IGU professionals.
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cabAs the UK’s largest privately-owned aluminium fenestration solutions provider, Senior Architectural Systems has established itself as a popular and reliable supply chain partner for many architects and main contractors.
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The GM Fundraising women are back in the saddle, promising to top their 2017 Paddle2Pedal triumph with their 2020 challenge, Peak, Paddle, Pedal.
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cabSteve Lamb, IT Manager for CARL F GROUPCO, has completed his first competitive half marathon, raising funds for the Kettering Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) who cared for his daughter Rosie.
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Long-standing Fensa assessor Peter Claxton is retiring after 17 years with the organisation, GGF Group has announced.
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GARNALEX, the aluminium initiative launched by Roger Hartshorn, has made three more key appointments.
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Fabricators could be saving up to £200,000 a year by buying-in cut-to-size reinforcements direct, rather than going through their systems companies and cutting their own, according to research by ANGLO EUROPEAN.
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cabCARL F GROUPCO has been selected by the Sovereign Group to supply Roto NT tilt & turn fittings.
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BRISANT-SECURE is named as the eighteenth fastest growing company in the UK, by the Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100.
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Avia by MIGHTON has become the first ever smart lock to have its mechanical security approved by Sold Secure.
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CMS WINDOW SYSTEMS has been named the winner of the Best of VIBES Award, an annual programme designed to recognise businesses in Scotland for operating sustainably.
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cabVBH has won the Product Innovation category at the 35th running of the prestigious Medway Business Awards. 
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CMS Window Systems has been named a double award winner in the G19 Awards, with the company taking the Sustainability Initiative of the Year trophy and its contracts manager John Deacon named unsung Hero.
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cabEPWIN WINDOW SYSTEMS became a double winner at the G19 Awards.
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Internet / I.T.

Eight new product ranges are featured in a new website launched by KENRICK, said to be its biggest to date.
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Leicestershire-based A14 Glass Rooms reports sales conversion rates have increased from 50% to 85% on Real Aluminium windows, doors and glazed roofing products.
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cabBM ALUMINIUM has reviewed the set up package it offers customers and is now offering both standard and added value options.
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cabEMMEGI (UK) is launching the Satellite XTE, an updated version of its Satellite XT 5-axis machining centre.
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Powder Coating

cabPowdertech Wood Finish a popular architectural finish that can be applied to both aluminium and steel, has successfully demonstrated that, as tested, it meets all of the Reaction to Fire Standards for fire classification A2-s1,d0.
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Positive outlook for Aluminium in Building in 2020!

JustinJustin Ratcliffe, (CAB Chief Executive)

We expect to see growth in 2020 both in the marketplace and within the Trade Association having added more than 30 new members this year on the back of increasing interest in fabricating and installing aluminium products. Some 57% net balance of CAB members (at the end of Q3 2019) forecasted that their sales will increase in the year ahead with 65% net balance forecasting an increase in spend on product improvement closely followed by 55% net balance for plant & equipment. These two elements are crucial for the aluminium sector to continue its surge in popularity by seeking ever increasing manufacturing efficiencies and product advancement.

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CAB has enjoyed a successful 25th Anniversary year on the back of launching a host of new initiatives including closed loop recycling, curtain wall installer training and a raft of marketing initiatives including key support for the FIT Show and Glazing Summit.

With the stronger likelihood now of some political and economic stability it is hoped that we will see the go ahead early in 2020 for numerous building and infrastructure projects that have been on hold during this year.

Very best wishes to all our Readers for a happy and prosperous 2020! 

Senior Aluminium Systems

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Panoramic puts loss-
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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
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