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CAB Diary 2020

cabOur next
event IS:

CAB Regional Members’ Meeting

Royal Armouries, Leeds LS10 1LT
Thursday 12 March 2020

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


WENDLAND has launched a new slimline aluminium lantern with thermal features that avoid condensation build-up and a strong ridge that means fewer bars for a minimal look.
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cabALUK has added to its 58BW window system with the launch of the new 58BW Flush, which requires just three new flush profiles and no changes to existing 58BW fabrication setups.
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BOHLE has launched BriteGuard Pro end-user glass surface protection coating, replacing a three-stage coating process with a single application.
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EMPLAS is launching a new clip-on cill option for  its AluK-based F82 Aluminium Bi-folding Door, aimed at eliminating the risk of damage during installation and while other trades are still on site.
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cabArchitectural glazing systems by KAWNEER, including aluminium heritage-style windows appropriate for the conservation area, have helped to transform the façade of an old radio and television factory into the new London Screen Academy.
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Swansea-based AB GLASS has secured a £1.5m contract to work on a £39m high-rise student accommodation block at the city’s Mariner Street.
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SIEGENIA GROUP will use Fensterbau 2020 to launch senso secure wireless window sensor, which provides information about the opening status of tilt & turn or casement windows.
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Window Widgets has put its products onto a series of five A1 posters in support of its 158-page catalogue.
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A series of videos from GARNALEX have begun rolling out on social media in preparation for the launch of its Sheerline systems planned for the next few weeks.
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cabSENIOR ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS has created a dedicated Training Academy at its South Yorkshire head office, from where it is offering training in the use of its SF52 aluminium curtain walling system. 
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cabLimerick based Curran Aluminium has just become the first company in Ireland to install a Tekna 743 vacuum clamping 3 axis machining centre from Emmegi.
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cabHOPPE (UK) has appointed Wendy Fenney as marketing manager. 
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Cardiff-based DUDLEY’S ALUMINIUM has appointed Steven Fry to join its in-house design team.
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British Fenestration Ratings Council has added two new technical resources: George Higgs, Lead Building Physicist and Managing Director of Building Energy Physics Consultancy Ltd, and Richard Bate, Technical Director of Build Check Ltd.
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Angus Mackie, managing director of Vertik-Al and group managing director of the Allumette Group, has been named as the new chairman of the QUALICOAT (UK & IRELAND)
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GARNALEX, Roger Hartshorn’s extrusion venture, has welcomed Paul Greenaway as Area Sales and Technical Manager for its Sheerline window and door systems in the South East. 
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GQA Qualifications has boosted its team with the addition of two new Technical Officers and a new Quality & Compliance Executive.
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cabWINDOW WARE has extended its range of tilt-and-turn hardware with the addition of GU Uni-Jet products.
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cabStellar, the double
G Award-winning aluminium system from EPWIN WINDOW SYSTEMS, has gained three more accreditations.
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Internet / I.T.

Business Micros says it’s business as usual for both sides after its acquisition for an undisclosed sum of Echo Digital Media (EDM), better known by its brands The Consultancy and The Glazing Vault.
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Inspections and auditing body RISA, part of the GGF Commercial group, has launched a new website, with enhanced functionality and performance, in response to increased demand for its services.
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cabAluK’s specification support team will be meeting clients and specifiers at five of the Specifi architecture events taking place around the country in 2020.
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EVERGLADE WINDOWS says its Techtalk sessions are proving a hit after its latest quarterly session last month, which focussed on lift & slide doors.
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GM Fundraising has announced plans for a Silver Jubilee Ball in May to mark 2020 as its 25th year of fundraising.
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cabThe team at hardware distributor WINDOW WARE have raised £1,568 for the Sue Ryder St. John’s Hospice, Bedfordshire, with a series of fundraising events and collections throughout 2019.
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BUSINESS MICROS is supporting a team from the army’s 33 Squadron who are taking on this year’s Welsh 1000 fell race challenge, aiming to raise £33,000 for the Anthony Nolan and ABF The Soldiers Charities.
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Delivering Added
Value and Protecting the Brand

JustinJustin Ratcliffe, (CAB Chief Executive)

The CAB member programme for 2020 has been built not only on the basis of feedback but also the desire to continue to provide added value propositions. Like all progressive Trade Bodies, CAB aims to be centric to members’ strategy and maintain a dynamic programme of promoting members and our 21st sustainable material - aluminium. With efficiency an ever-key driver within member businesses, taking time away for industry events has become increasingly difficult unless there is clear ‘value’ and ‘takeaway’. Read More

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This Month's News

FMB fears for million-homes target under points-based immigration

Concerns have been raised by the Federation of Master Builders over the government’s announcement of a points-based immigration system and the risk that it could block the route for low-skilled workers to come to the UK.

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More pressure on cowboys as govt unveils homes Ombudsman plan

Cowboy installers may soon face even further pressure with the creation of an official government New Homes Ombudsman with statutory powers to award ban rogue developers and make them pay compensation and put right faulty workmanship across all UK domestic new-build.

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cabWindow Ware’s Business Development Manager for Aluminium & Commercial, Richard Fraser, explains how and why the hardware distributor has expanded their aluminium offering in recent years.
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Quiet Mark launches Acoustics Academy

Quiet Mark, the programme promoting noise reduction in everyday products, has launched the Acoustics Academy portal to guide architects, builders and designers in the choices of acoustic products and solutions available.

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cabCelebrate sustainability on #AluminiumDay

Following on from the success of the first #AluminiumDay last year, aluminium fenestration products manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems is once again inviting the industry to take part in its dedicated social media event on Friday March 13th – and this year, the theme is all about sustainability.

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cab’To Sell or Specify?’
By Wojciech Brozyna,
Managing Director of Aluprof UK Limited
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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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