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CAB Diary 2019

cabOur next
events are:

CAB Contractual Awareness Seminar
‘What every Subcontractor needs to know’  
Reading Football Club, 25 September

CAB Regional Members’ Meeting
Imperial War Museum, Manchester, 24 October

CAB Contractual Awareness Seminar
‘Payment issue’  
Forest of Arden, Warwickshire, 12 November

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


cabEco LT is a newly launched aluminium window and door system from COMAR, a lightweight version of the ECO range but without sacrifice to the aluminium profiles’ wall thickness.
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cabKAWNEER has launched a curtain wall system with additional capabilities to counter slab deflection in response to the requirement for building facades to incorporate increased levels of building movement.
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cabSENIOR ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS has added a new parallel push option to its PURe range of low U-value aluminium windows.
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cabALUK façade solutions were used in Schooner Wharf, a development of apartments and affordable homes on Cardiff’s Bute East Dock.
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DUDLEY’S ALUMINIUM has secured a project with Buckingham Group Contracting for GKN Aerospace to support the development of the multi-technology aerospace supplier’s new R&D facility in Bristol. 
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cabThe new sports complex at the Solent University in Southampton includes aluminium fenestration package from SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS.
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Some 300 homes in a refurbishment by Ferguslie Park Housing Association in Paisley were upgraded with PVCu windows and doors manufactured and installed by CMS WINDOW SYSTEMS.
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A tiny gardener’s cottage, in the village of Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, has been transformed into a self-catering hideaway using bespoke aluminium glazing from SIDEY.
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cabAluminium Recycling Industry Workshop
This full day free to attend event takes place on Thursday 5 September 2019 at the Telford Innovation Campus, University of Wolverhampton. Tickets can be booked HERE..
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YALE will be sponsoring the new Technical Stage at this year’s Glazing Summit on Thursday, September 12th at Edgbaston Stadium and Conference Centre, Birmingham.
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Organisers of the Glazing Summit have announced EDGETECH, UNIQUE WINDOW SYSTEMS and WINDOW WARE as three of the main sponsors of the 2019 event.
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Sliding door hardware from P C HENDERSON has been specified for what the company says is ‘the world’s first underwater quarry hotel’, in Shanghai, China.
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cabComar has launched the FSDX aluminium bi-fold door alongside its existing FSD offering with a number of additional new features.
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WINDOW WAREHOUSE is now offering the Designer Door aluminium entrance door range from Smart Architectural Aluminium. 
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cabThe UCL Student Centre, London has taken top prize out of a record 160 entries in the sixth annual Schueco Excellence Awards.
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CERTASS TRADE ASSOCIATION has been shortlisted for three Trade Association Forum (TAF) awards. 
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Alan Brayley, managing director of aluminium fabricator/installer AB GLASS, has been announced as the winner of the business leader of the year award at the Welsh Veteran Awards
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YALE DOOR AND WINDOW SOLUTIONS has appointed Alastair Wheeler as a Key Account Manager.
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cabHardware distributor WINDOW WARE has appointed Stella Napoli as Customer Service Apprentice.
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cabWindow Ware are pleased to announce they are now offering the DUOFLEX range of folding window openers from leading manufacturer Strand Hardware.
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cabWINDOW WARE has added three window restrictors from the Cubelock range, the CLS1, CLS3 and CLB1, to its offering.
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A new free publication containing the latest door hardware and technical standards advice for architects and specifiers including highlighting best practice internationally has been launched by the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers.
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YALE is upgrading to stainless steel on all of its multipoint lock faceplates as standard. 
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Mila is making its ProSecure TBT gearing range available with the option of a new fully concealed hinge alongside the existing visible, face-fix option.
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HOPPE (UK) has launched a new flush lift and slide door handle in response a request from Architectural Ironmongers B J Waller
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cabHardware distributor CARL F GROUPCO has announced it is to supply the full Yale product range.
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Kevin Schofield, Editor of Politics Home, is to host the Glass and Glazing Federation Annual Members’ Day Conference on 26th September at Hilton Olympia, London.
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cabAward-winning hardware distributor WINDOW WARE has become a member of the Council for Aluminium in Building.
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cabBM ALUMINIUM has seen an 8% rise in customer numbers since the start of 2019 as the aluminium sector continues to defy sluggish market conditions.
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cabALUPROF says the group’s investment is at an all-time high with a record £46 million committed in 2018 alone. 
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CMS TRADE has given further details of the free recycling service that was launched when the new division of CMS Window Systems came into being earlier this year.
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SIDEY is supporting LAMH Recycle Ltd, a social enterprise scheme in Motherwell that provides training, volunteering and work opportunities for people facing barriers to employment.
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Registration is now open for the 26th glasstec in Düsseldorf from 20 to 23 October 2020, where once again over 40,000 visitors are expected to come from some 120 countries to see over 1,200 exhibitors.
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Curtain Walling

cabAA110 curtain walling, AA 720 doors and window vents, and series 190 doors from KAWNEER feature on the new £10 million creative and digital centre.
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cab‘There is no better endorsement of a product’s quality than if you’re willing to use it in your own projects’, according to EXLABESA BUILDING SYSTEMS whose curtain walling was specified when its customer Alufast wanted to upgrade its own premises.
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G19 Awards

THERMOSEAL GROUP is to sponsor the glass and glazing industry’s
G-Awards Champagne Reception for a tenth year in a row.
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Q2 State of Market: CAB members
‘getting on with life’

JustinJustin Ratcliffe, (CAB Chief Executive)

The latest RICS Construction and Infrastructure Market Survey (Q2) clearly reinforces the results of the CAB State of Market Survey ((Q2) that shows that the construction industry is getting on with life as its patience with Brexit related indecision wears thin. The RICS Survey highlighted increases in sales volumes/workloads by 25% net balance with the CAB Survey reporting 52% net balance for Q2 and 52% and 57% forecasted for Q3 and the year ahead respectively. Both surveys indicated increases in capital investment in machinery/equipment, with the CAB survey indicating 60% net balance growth in the last year and 75% net balance forecasted for the next 12 months.

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CAB members undertaking the Q2 Survey were particularly positive about capital investment as they forecasted an increase in spend in the year ahead on all metrics. After plant & equipment was product improvement (62% net balance) and property and R&D (both 50%) and customer research (45%).

Looking at the sales compared to a year ago, 30% of members reported a rise above 5% and 40%, a rise of up to 5%. Only a total of 15% of members reported any reduction (up to 5% or more than 5%).

Overall CAB members expected overall cost inflation to persist but there was a slightly lower level of concern than in last quarter (38% compared to 47% net balance) expecting increases in the next quarter and almost the same net balance expecting increases over the next 12 months (57% compared to 58% net balance).

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This Month's News

Buckley and Hearn out in latest GGF rout

The Glass and Glazing Federation yesterday announced that its Chief Exec and MD Kevin Buckley and Head of Membership Richard Hearn are both ‘no longer employed by the Federation’.

It goes on to say that Steve Rice, its Director of Technical Affairs is promoted to the role of MD with immediate effect. 

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Hartshorn set to ‘get back the buzz’ with fully-integrated ali system in 20,000-tonne Garnalex business 

Roger Hartshorn has given more details of his venture into aluminium extrusion via his new company Garnalex as well as speaking of his personal goal of getting back the ‘buzz’ of making things again. 

The former creator of the Eurocell and Liniar PVC-U systems aims to start extruding for trade from its 100,000sq ft factory later this year with plans to launch a completely new aluminium window system early next year. He recently revealed his plans for a system that will be fully integrated and would target the gap between the UK’s growing demand for the material and its current manufacturing output. 

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Millions tune in to
Fensa’s TV debut’

Nearly 19million people have viewed Fensa’s first-ever TV campaign since its launch in March, while its parallel online campaign has received 6million impressions, the organisation has announced. 

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GGF ‘set for fresh approach’ under Johnson

The Glass and Glazing Federation announced it is set for a fresh approach ahead of the imminent Cabinet re-shuffle under Boris Johnson.

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Cut VAT on home improvements,
FMB urges PM

Incoming PM Boris Johnson must ‘build columns instead of writing them’ if he is to fix the housing crisis and restore the hope of home ownership to a generation, the Federation of Master Builders said today.

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cabEpwin steps up as G19 
main event sponsor

Epwin Windows Systems is once again to be a main event sponsor of the G19 Awards.

The group has been in the front row of sponsors since the 2015 event and its Profile 22 division has connections going back to 2004. 

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There still seems to be confusion in the correct specification of powder coating for any given project says QUALICOAT.
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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
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