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CAB Diary 2019

cab25th Anniversary
Year Programme

We are delighted to announce our key events programme for the first half of 2019 – CAB’s 25th Anniversary year!

Contractual Awareness Seminar
‘Design Liability
Warwick Hilton
21 March 2019 (am only)

Regional Members’ Meeting
Warwick Hilton
& Warwick Caste
From 4.00 p.m. 
21 March 2019

CAB Aluminium Pavilion
FIT Show 2019, NEC
21-23 May 2019

Contractual Awareness Seminar
Title/Venue tbc
4 June 2019

25th AGM Dinner
& Golf Day

Carden Park, Chester
27 June 2019

For further details of any of the above events please contact Julie Harley here.

Finally, we would like to wish all readers a very happy and prosperous 2019!


cabWhen it came to specifying architectural glazing systems for a £15 million prominent building on St John’s Innovation Park in Cambridge, Kawneer was chosen by Barber Casanovas Ruffles Architects as the preferred aluminium curtain walling system supplier.
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cabProducts from JACK ALUMINIUM SYSTEMSwere used in a £2.6m revamp of Strood Railway Station as part of Medway Council’s plans to regenerate the area.
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cabAluminium systems supplied by ALUPROF were specified for the 14-storey Hotel Indigo Manchester, adjacent to an existing and sympathetically restored Victorian Grade II listed City Buildings.
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cabSENIOR ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS has gained accreditation to BRE Global’s BES 6001 standard for responsible sourcing.
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ATLAS GLAZED ROOF SOLUTIONS has unveiled the Lantern 2.0 said to be ‘the slimmest, lightest and most energy efficient lantern and the slimmest non-bonded roof the market has ever seen.’
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The GGF Group today announced the formation of two new departments in the areas of marketing and external affairs in response to the organisation’s expansion and long-term business development plans.
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QUALICOAT UK & IRELAND has welcomed St Helens-based C&O Powder Coaters into membership, having passed all inspections late in 2018.
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cabPhil Heavey has announced that he is stepping down as managing director of ELUMATEC UK as part of a move into semi-retirement
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The BOING BOING GROUP has added to its Executive Management team with the appointment of Amy Jansen as Projects & Marketing Manager.
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cabWINKHAUS has announced the promotion of its national sales manager Mike Rushen to sales director.
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Kenrick has strengthened its range of hardware solutions with the launch of a suite of stainless steel friction stays suitable for PVC-u, timber and aluminium windows.
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Hardware distributor WINDOW WARE has extended its aluminium range with the launch of Duco louvre vents from RW Simon.
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BRISANT SECURE has issued figures supporting its claim that door security is now a must, not an upsell.
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FIT Show organisers are celebrating record support for the May event with already more space booked than the entire 2017 show.
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cabSCHUECO UK is inviting architects, main contractors and specialist contractors to submit entries to its 7th annual Schueco Excellence Awards for Design and Innovation.
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cabVERTIK-AL has been awarded the GSB International seal for Approved Coated Aluminium for the 24th year, and reaffirmed its claim as the only applicator in the UK and Ireland to hold the licence.
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YALE DOOR AND WINDOW SOLUTIONS has gained a product-specific Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) certification for its Revolution window hinge.
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FENSTER FABRICATIONS has boosted its support package with a new range of sales literature featuring its Architectural aluminium products.
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The BOING BOING GROUP has announced further investment across its PVC-U and aluminium fabrication companies
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Curtain Walling

cabArchitectural glazing systems by Kawneer were specified for a multi award-winning research centre for their design and performance capabilities.
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Manufacturing and installation company
AB Glass
has achieved smoke ventilation certification, making it one of only a few firms in Wales that can manufacture En12101-2 certified smoke vents.
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CAB Q4 Survey:
Strong growth in sales confidence for year ahead

JustinJustin Ratcliffe, (CAB Chief Executive)

The Q4, 2018 CAB State of the Market Survey saw a dramatic rise in confidence for sales growth in the next 12 months. With construction growth continuing to be driven by private housing and infrastructure, the key highlight was that 73% net balance of members forecasted growth in sales over the next 12 months (41% in Q3). It would seem reasonable to say that the market has looked beyond the uncertainty surrounding Brexit although one also has to consider that a few companies may have been increasing stock levels.

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The figures become even more interesting in that in Q4, 45% of CAB members saw growth of more than 5% compared to Q3, 18% saw growth of up to 5% with 27% no change. Only 9% saw a decline and in all cases this was by less than 5%.
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This Month's News

GGF calls for
apprenticeship reform to tackle skills shortages

The GGF is urging the Government to change its policy towards apprenticeships to tackle shortages of skilled installers, surveyors and manufacturers in the face of migration issues.

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Glaston buys Bystronic

Helsinki-based Glaston Corporation has agreed to acquire Bystronic Glass, the Swiss-owned flat glass machinery, systems and services provider for enterprise value of EUR68million.

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Construction contracts awarded down 13.1%
during 2018

The value of all construction contracts awarded in the UK in 2018 was £61.6 billion and is a decrease of 13.1% on the previous year. The number of contracts awarded also continued on a downwards trend with 10,352 awarded during 2018, a decline of 8.2% on 2017 and 16.8% down from the 2014 peak of 12,440.

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Leads2Trade acquires CloudGlaze

Lead generation provider Leads2Trade has completed the acquisition of CloudGlaze in a move that it says now makes it the biggest volume supplier of leads for the fenestration industry.

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Velux and Jet come together for Velux Commercial

Velux is bringing the Jet Group which it acquired last year, under the single group brand with the formation of Velux Commercial.

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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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