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CAB Diary 2019

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Everglade Windows has launched a range of aluminium Designer Doors to suite with it existing aluminium windows and widespan doors.
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ALUFOLDDIRECT is using a Play School theme including a video to launch its new shaped aluminium window service.
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Roger Hartshorn’s Garnalex venture into aluminium extrusion is on schedule to launch its window and door system early next year under the revived name of Sheerline.
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The Aperture Group is introducing a number of new products across its Warmcore range. 
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cabArchitectural glazing systems from KAWNEER were specified as a key aspect of the new regional head office of Associated British Foods.
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Phil Parsonage Windows says its customers were ‘amazed’ to see their 8m X 2m AluK Luminia bi-folds from ABCELL were installed in four hours.
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cabGlazing products from Sapa: Technal, fabricated by CDW SYSTEMS were installed by Alfram as part of the £5million refurbishment of the Sixth Form Centre of Excellence at Cleeve School.
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The Glass and Glazing Federation says its Brexit Readiness Campaign is now well underway following its recent £50,000 government grant.
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FENSA says it is making joining easier than ever with a new streamlined application format based on a simplified five-step process.
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cabALUK is the latest company to partner with the Building Our Skills campaign, Making Fenestration a Career of Choice.
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CMS WINDOW SYSTEMS is working with its local North Lanarkshire Council as part of a new initiative to provide a vocational environment for school leavers to make the transition into the workplace.
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GM Fundraising is going out on an all-time high, raising nearly £209,000 with its ‘From Russia With Hope’ epic cycle ride.
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cabStaff from VERTIK-AL met with representatives from Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity to present a cheque for £13,704.75 raised by 17 employees.
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QUALICOAT have undertaken research in the field of recycled aluminium billet quality over the last few years and have produced a document which explains what the acceptable tolerances should be. 
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cabEPWIN WINDOW SYSTEMS has released a new 36-page brochure on its Stellar aluminium window and door system for the commercial sector.
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cabSoft Tech is pleased to welcome Alex Bozga as Instructional Designer, also joining our Support & Training Team.
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Roger Hartshorn’s Garnalex aluminium venture has named more of its top team ready for the launch of its Sheerline window and door system early next year.
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MILA has added a new page to its website dedicated to conformance, giving customers easy access to any of the test certificates on its products.
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cabWindow Ware has published a new product catalogue featuring 714 individual new items and 30 new ranges with over 150 pages more than the 2017/2018 issue.
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cabThe Encloser Window Espagnolette and the Friction Stay range are the latest additions from Yale to be added to the CARL F GROUPCO catalogue, now giving a complete suite of PAS 24 compliant Yale hardware.
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Avia by MIGHTON has become the first ever smart lock to have its mechanical security approved by Sold Secure.
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Curtain Walling

cabSENIOR ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS has delivered the façade package for the new Welcome Building at the Royal Horticultural Society’s garden at Wisley.
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cabFENTRADE has won the New Company of the Year at the National Fenestration Awards after picking up 95% of the votes.
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cabVBH has won the Product Innovation category at the 35th running of the prestigious Medway Business Awards. 
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Internet / I.T.

cab EXLABESA BUILDING SYSTEMS has launched its new website in an updated, modern format.
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Eight new product ranges are featured in a new website launched by KENRICK, said to be its biggest to date.
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Leicestershire-based A14 Glass Rooms reports sales conversion rates have increased from 50% to 85% on Real Aluminium windows, doors and glazed roofing products since installing the manufacturer’s new online quoting and ordering system.
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cabWarwick based Newbury Commercial Glazing upgraded to a 12 axis Quadra L1 fully automatic cutting and machining centre from Emmegi four years to the day after it took delivery of a Precision TS2 saw and Phantomatic X4 machining centre.
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BDC Aluminium has become the first fabricator in the UK to invest in a new 4-head Ever Theta frame crimping machine from Fom, supplied by UK authorized supplier PROMAC GROUP.
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Powder Coating

cabSENIOR ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS has invested a further£200k in its in-house powder-coating facility in response to growing demand for colour in aluminium.
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More New Members and Services for CAB

JustinJustin Ratcliffe, (CAB Chief Executive)

During November, CAB welcomed 4 new members in Aluminium Shapes, Crown Doors & Shutters, DUCO Ventilation & Sun Control and Saint-Gobain Glass. The ongoing shift to aluminium as the sustainable material of choice continues, most notably in the residential sector.

CAB’s focus is as ever, to protect, defend and promote its members and this message together with a number of exciting ongoing activities in training and recycling are continuing to attract new membership applications at a record rate.

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As CAB continues to grow, the Association has been able to announce new added value services. In early December a free Croner telephone helpline is being launched. CAB members will now be able to use the service to address HR, H&S, PAYE, Tax and commercial litigation. Many of these services are available 24 hours and also have unlimited access.  
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This Month's News

Construction strong
despite residential lull

The value of all construction contract awards in October was £4.9 billion based on a three-month rolling average, which is an increase of 4.1% on September, and an increase of 28.5% when compared with October 2018, according to the latest figures from industry analysts Barbour ABI. 

The residential sector accounted for 28% of all contract awards, closely followed by the industrial sector with a 22% share. The total contract awards value for the residential sector was £1.7 billion which is a decrease of 9.5% on September and is 12.5% lower than for October 2018. On the other hand, industrial contract awards values have increased by 39.9% on September with a total value of £735 million.

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G19s set to be biggest
and busiest yet

It’s already broken all records with the most entries ever – and now the G19 Gala Dinner and Awards evening on Friday is set to be the biggest yet with more guests than ever now booked to cheer on the winners at the industry’s leading awards event.

“We have just topped 600 ticket bookings for the first time in our 16-year history and we are still taking calls for more,” said organiser Tony Higgin, “We knew from the number of awards entries – around 80% up on last year – that this year was creating quite a buzz but the bookings for the night prove we are in for a record year in every way.”

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Go girls – the GM fundraising females are back

The GM Fundraising women are back in the saddle, promising to top their 2017 Paddle2Pedal triumph with their 2020 challenge, Peak, Paddle, Pedal.

The 12-strong all-female crew are committed to raise at least £3,000 each for Hope House Children’s Hospices with the aim of topping their £100,000 2017 total with their latest hike, bike and canoe marathon.

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Report sheds light on effect of dark ‘unhealthy’ homes

Living, learning and working in unhealthy buildings, including dark and damp homes, adversely affect children and will cost UK £55.6 billion over the next 40 years, according to a report by Velux and the Rand research institute.

The findings are from the 2019 UK Healthy Homes Barometer report which adds that Children are particularly at risk, with 9,500 British children living in an unhealthy home who also have a serious illness.

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CSCS card scheme launched for auto doors

The Door & Hardware Federation has launched a CSCS-approved card partner scheme in collaboration with the Automatic Door Suppliers Association for anyone working with industrial doors, domestic garage doors, automated gates & traffic barriers and metal or timber doors.

Commercial manager, Patricia Sowsbery-Stevens explained: “Whilst not a legislative requirement, CSCS cards are supported by the government and provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the appropriate training and qualifications for the job that they are doing.

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