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Membership Growth Supports Glazing Summit Optimism
September 2019

A total of 23 new members have joined CAB to the end of September highlighting the optimism raised at the recent Glazing Summit 2019 where Jade Greenhow, Operations Director, Insight Data announced a 9% increase in aluminium fabricators from 2017- 2019.

Given the increases in membership CAB is experiencing and the strategic moves many traditional PVCu companies have made into the near 100% recyclable material, it was perhaps an unsurprising statistic. Jade also revealed a 26% increase in the number of aluminium fabricators offering sliding doors in the same period and spoke about the trend towards premium entrance doors. The figures are also backed up by the high overall confidence levels in the last 8 quarterly CAB State of Market Surveys, especially surrounding investment in plant and equipment.

The summary messages were that more builders than ever are competing with installers and that the rate of change within the industry is the highest ever with consolidation throughout the supply chain.

Against this background CAB looks set to record its highest ever membership growth in its 25th Anniversary year. In September, a month ahead of our Manchester Regional Members’ meeting on 24 October, we welcomed on board 8 new members: Allied Glazing Systems; Azon (UK); BSi Assurance UK; Contrasol; Hoppe (UK); Kestrel Aluminium Systems; Prosale Automatic Doors and The Rooflight Company. A number of new members were presented with membership plaques at a CAB Contracts seminar at the Madejski Satdium on 25 September.

New members have been drawn by a range of new activities from the Closed Loop Recycling Scheme to new training programmes for fabricators and installers, notably curtain walling installers (CSCS card). In addition, there is real momentum within the aluminium in building sector as the excellent Glazing Summit.

With a wide range of added value member benefits that continue to grow, CAB that member companies within the Association are ‘stronger together’.

To find out more about joining CAB or about our work, please contact Jessica Dean on 01453 828851 or email        

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