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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!

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!


cabSenior Architectural Systems has successfully completed its first contract for Everyman Cinemas after supplying a range of aluminium fenestration solutions for the boutique cinema chain’s new theatre in Greater Manchester.
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cabArchitectural glazing systems by Kawneer were specified for a multi award-winning research centre for their design and performance capabilities.
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cabHorsforth Mill in Leeds, said once to have been the largest textile mill in the north of the England, has been turned into a development of 89 luxury apartments by Leeds-based Alpha Aluminium using Jack Aluminium Systems.
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cabEXLABESA BUILDING SYSTEMS has installed a £4.5million extrusion press at its Doncaster headquarters to take capacity to 18,000 tonnes a year.
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cabERA, the Wolverhampton-based security company is lending its support to Alzheimer’s Research UK.
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Could you cycle up to 100 miles in a day, and then do it all again the next day? …give up 12 days in June? …could you raise a sponsorship of £5,000 for children with life-limiting illnesses? 
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Industry professionals and promising newcomers in the door hardware industry have been recognised at the annual Institute of Architectural Ironmongers awards ceremony. 
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cabArchitectural glazing systems from Kawneer feature on a pioneering healthcare building with so many strings to its bow it is difficult to know where to start.
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A residential refurbishment of the 1920s Dock Office in Salford Quays has included a two-storey steel framed structure at roof level, incorporating TECHNAL MX Toggle curtain walling and FY65 windows.
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Leeds-based NORDIC ALUMINIUM is the latest fabricator to become ‘Q-secure approved’ and can now pass on VBH’s multi-brand security guarantee to its customers.
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cabEMMEGI (UK) has launched the Automatica ER a new electronic single head rising blade saw equipped with automatic NC bar loading.
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Montgomery, organiser of exhibitions including the FIT Show, has announced the launch of a new Design and Build division, and has appointed FIT event director Nickie West as its managing director.
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The GGF has appointed Noreen McNairney as Regional Membership Manager for Ireland. 
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cabKAWNEER has announced two new appointments at the London office it opened two years ago.
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More than 160,000 homeowners have seen the ULTION video of blowtorch burglary attempts in less than three weeks since it was posted, the company says.
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MILA has supported Bridgwater based Notaro Windows in gaining Approved Document Q (ADQ) accreditation for windows to be installed in a new housing development
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WINDOW WARE has launched a new OMEC panic bar system designed to fit most emergency doors straight out of the box.
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The GLASS AND GLAZING FEDERATION will be promoting its “Training the Industry” programme at The FIT Show.
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The BOING BOING GROUP is to show ‘Everything Central’ at its FIT Show debut.
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manufacturer Avantis International is using the FIT Show to
launch Kubu.
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cabBM ALUMINIUM will be giving FIT visitors a sneak preview at of what they can expect from its LogiKal v12 software when it officially launches later in the year.
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cab‘Made to make you more’ will be the message radiating from Customade Group stand as it prepares to wow visitors with a big reveal on stand L20 at this year’s FIT Show. 
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cab EMMEGI (UK) says FIT Show 2019 promises to be its biggest and best yet as it continues its trend of growing in size and scale at each event.
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Giovanni Laporta, the innovator behind Smart Ready said: “The system allows manufacturers to future proof all their windows and doors with no effort.
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INFINITY fenestration software will be at FIT with new products for fabricators and installers.
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cabSMART ARCHITECTURAL ALUMINIUM showcased a range of products at this year’s Futurebuild exhibition.
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cabALUK will be using the FIT Show to launch what it says is the first UK aluminium system supplied with pre-inserted gaskets.
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cabThe FIT Show will be the focus of Business Micros’ 40th anniversary celebrations.
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cabERA will be at the FIT Show with its range of hardware and smartware products, including new product developments.
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cabREYNAERS is hosting a series of Innovation Days this week at the company’s Knowledge Centre in Birmingham.
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If you powder coat for external architectural applications, then as an applicator, you must have a laboratory to continuously check the quality of your powder coating output. 
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Why Exhibit at
FIT Show 2019?

JustinJustin Ratcliffe, (CAB Chief Executive)

CAB ceo Justin Ratcliffe looks at why CAB are hosting the CAB Pavilion at FIT Show 2019 by reflecting back in time…

‘But we’re simply not a Euro Hub destination for exhibitions, like the ones at BAU or Fensterbau or Glasstec..’. This is such a common response to questions about why UK construction shows attract only a fraction of the audiences of their Euro counterparts. But we simply can’t ignore the importance of such shows in the UK and in our sector, there is no doubt that the FIT Show is THE show for the Fabricator and Installer. Things though have changed somewhat over the years!

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As a young Plumb Center graduate in 1986, I was intrigued as the company launched its new brand ‘on tap for the trade’ (still more or less the same 33 years later) at the major Plumbing and Heating Show at the NEC. Read More

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This Month's News

Future Homes? …Put existing ones first, GGF
tells Chancellor

The GGF has reacted to Chancellor Philip Hammonds Future Homes Standard plan by calling for more priority on existing houses as well as those still to be built.

The Chancellor in his Spring Statement announced the new standard would be introduced by 2025 so that new build homes are future-proofed with low carbon heating and world-leading levels of energy efficiency.

GGF group chief executive Kevin Buckley welcomed the initiative but added: “A more relevant and immediate need is for meaningful Government backed energy efficiency incentives for homeowners currently living in existing housing stock.”

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Three expert groups combine for post-Grenfell advice

Three not-for-profit organisations, the Door & Hardware Federation, Secured by Design and the Fire Industry Association have combined their knowledge to produce a joint publication with advice on selecting flat entrance doorsets.

The publication, ‘A Guide for Selecting Flat Entrance Doorsets; A publication for housing associations, landlords, building owners and local authorities in England’ brings together the best collaborative advice available from the industry in one straightforward document to highlight the fundamental issues of fire safety and security for those selecting fire doorsets.

Importantly, say the organisations, the publication makes the point that there is no conflict between fire and security with Building Regulations ADB (fire) and ADQ (security) carrying equal weight with neither taking precedence over the other. It explains why only factory produced doorsets can meet both ADB and ADQ.

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Early birds line up for
G19 top spots

The G-Awards look set for another record year with sponsors lining up for the top spots supporting the G19 event.

Many industry leaders have already signed up to be a part of this year’s event, including headline sponsors St-Gobain, GGF, Fensa, Epwin, Deceuninck and Business Micros, as well as other sponsors Thermoseal, Renolit, Emplas, Unique and Glassolutions.

“So many big names are coming in right at the start, which is always a sign of another bumper year.” said organiser Tony Higgin, “It is the enthusiasm of these sponsors that helps to make the event the success that it is, so with the G-Awards growing in scale and stature every year, we are more than happy to see how many industry leaders are with us all the way.”

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All set for FIT

FIT Show organisers say they are looking to the biggest show yet with an unprecedented amount of support from exhibitors who have already booked more space than the entire 2017 event as well as pre-registration at record levels.

FIT Show event director Nickie West said: “The fact that we’ve already surpassed the space sold for 2017 reinforces that our exhibitors understand the importance of trading through turbulent times, investing in opportunities to get in front of new and existing customers via live events such as FIT Show.

“We believe that broadening our proposition to appeal to wider audiences, introducing new products and materials, as well as moving the show to the NEC to make it more accessible to companies from wider Europe and beyond, have all played a pivotal role in securing our success for 2019.

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well over 25 years. Our mission is to support the interests of the
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