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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
Contractual Awareness Seminar
‘Sub contract under
JCT 2016’
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.


More than 60 people gathered at Birmingham’s Planetarium at The Think Tank for the launch of KUBU SMART LOCK from Avantis International.
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Over time all finishes exposed to weathering will be effected by the elements, this is especially relevant to buildings which are rarely cleaned on their exposed surfaces.
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cabAn ‘unloved and uninspiring’ 1970s office block in Bristol’s Redcliffe harbourside conservation area has been transformed into a contemporary apartment development featuring 58BW and 58BD window and door systems from ALUK.
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Bloot Architecture, based in the Netherlands, specified the Husky 100 sliding door system from 
 for the renovation of a 1950s luxury villa in the Veluwezoom National Park.
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cabSenior Architectural Systems’ SF52 aluminium curtain walling has helped to create the stylish façade of a new creative industries college in Nottingham.
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June 2019 sees a group of 18 men from the industry cycle through 12 countries in ten days “From Russia with Hope” with Brisant Secure as the event sponsor.
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Curtain Walling

Curtain walling and door systems, from the TECHNAL brand have been installed at The Shield, an £18.4m student accommodation development close to Newcastle city centre.
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cabCurtain walling and doors from Kawneer feature on a new £30 million exhibition and conference centre in Farnborough, said to be Hampshire’s biggest building.
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cabDORMAKABA, manufacturer of access and security products, has launched its first revolving direct drive said to have reduced issues resulting from wear because it has no gearing components. 
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G18 Award finalist MILWOOD GROUP has announced the promotion of operations manager Kevin Horne to managing director.
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Promac group has appointed Mike Whitlam as Regional Sales Manager for glass machinery sales.
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316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel hardware supplier BLU has launched a fully-suited hardware range.
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cabAll three Rose Collection products from Roseview are now fitted with the UL6 spring balances from CALDWELL, the manufacturer has announced.
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Fit Show

cabALUK used the FIT Show to reveal details of its new C70S 70mm window system said to be the first such in the UK to come with pre-inserted gaskets.
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MILA used its presence at the show to unveil an exclusive distribution deal with MIGHTON to supply the new Apple HomeKit compatible Avia smart lock to the trade.
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CMS Window Systems has announced the launch of a new trade fabrication division, CMS TRADE.
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Midlands based PVC-U and aluminium fabricator the BOING BOING GROUP has launched Central Hub, an online portal exclusive to customers of CentralRPL and CentralASL.
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CMS WINDOW SYSTEMS has hit its zero waste to landfill target for the second year running.
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In the wake of BBC research showing a record 55% of UK firms have already faced a cyber-attack in 2019, MILA has announced that it has achieved Cyber Essentials Plus Certification.
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Swansea-based aluminium manufacturing and installation company AB GLASS has been awarded a certificate for outstanding and commended safety performance by the South and West Wales Safety Group.
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cabVBH has joined the Council for Aluminium in Building, the organisation dedicated to promoting the use of aluminium in building and working with standards, regulation and practice within this sector.
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The GLASS AND GLAZING FEDERATION is to hold its annual Members’ Day on Thursday 26th September at the Hilton Olympia, Kensington.
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CABís Magnificent 7

JustinJustin Ratcliffe, (CAB Chief Executive)

CAB has continued to grow its membership this year and during a highly successful FIT Show 2019 last week presented plaques to some of the 7 most recent members. These companies had been drawn not only by the Association’s proactive technical and marketing activities but also by new recycling and training initiatives.

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CAB has recently been joined by:

• Fentrade
• GlassHus Facades
• L P Window Controls
• Presstek
• Soft Tech (England)
• United Anodisers
• Window Ware

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This Month's News

Slight increase in FIT figures
‘could be better’

FIT Show organisers report ‘a slight increase’ in audience for the event, despite the biggest marketing campaign to date, saying Brexit uncertainty, the inertia from the two-year gap and even recent good weather may have hampered their hopes for a bigger upturn.

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Epwin steps into ali with
Stellar system launch

Epwin Window Systems kicked off the FIT Show with the unveiling of its first major move into aluminium, the Stellar window and door system aimed at the retail and light commercial sector.

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See you next year – FIT Show goes annual again

FIT Show organisers marked the launch of FIT 2019 with the news that it is to become an annual event once again, and will now return on May 12, 2020, organisers have announced.

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‘Modest’ growth for
conservatories – report

Conservatories saw a modest 3% growth in 2018, with homeowners upgrading to high energy roofs and other products playing a large part in that growth, according to the latest report from AMA Research.

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TrustMark launches new
HI consumer panel

A new independent Consumer Protection Council (CPC) of consumer experts has been formed by TrustMark, the Government-endorsed quality scheme, to ‘identify common challenges faced by consumers in the home improvements sector and to recommend ways to reduce detriment and enhance protection.’

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cabSupporting UK Specifiers

Kevin Mellor - Product Development Manager - Aluprof UK, explores how to assist specifiers in the choice of systems within their designs.

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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
structure for the sector and have received major grants from the DTI to
assist in this activity.
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