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September 2019 VIEW ONLINE
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CAB Diary 2019

cabOur next
events are:

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

CAB Contractual Awareness Seminar
‘We’ve done the work – now how do we get paid?’  

Forest of Arden, Warwickshire, 12 November

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


cabLouvreShield, a louvre system which provides tilturn windows with fall protection and added ventilation has been launched by KAWNEER.
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The design team responsible for the redevelopment of three redundant gasholders in the Kings Cross area into apartments used a unitised version of the Wictec system from WICONA for the façades.
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cabArchitectural glazing systems by Kawneer including two types of curtain walling, two types of window vents and two types of entrance doors, feature on a multi-award-winning new headquarters for the UK Hydrographic Office.
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CMS WINDOW SYSTEMS has delivered a package of aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling for the new £21m Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow.
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Members of QUALICOAT recently met at the Vermont Hotel in Newcastle to hold their third and final meeting of the year.
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Sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer 
P C HENDERSON is returning to the garage door market with a range of sectional garage doors via a strategic partnership with manufacturer Gliderol Garage Doors.
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A range of unlatched, non-rebated, single-acting steel fire doors for applications including screens and partition walls, is now available from SCHUECO JANSEN
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The Door & Hardware Federation has published a new downloadable document for the industrial door sector, named Changes to CE marking of Fire and Smoke Resisting Industrial Doors.
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FRAME FAST UK is adding the Smart Systems Designer collection of aluminium entrance doors to its range.
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Birmingham-based fabricator ABCELL is adding the full AluK range of aluminium windows and doors including the Infinium, Luminia and Optio  systems to its offering.
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Aluminium fabricator Origin, is launching its first ever prime-time television advert, which saw its first outing during Coronation Street.
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QUICKSLIDE is rolling out double shift patterns to aluminium and PVC-U casement facilities after first trialling the initiative earlier this year in response to demand for its heritage-styled vertical sliders.
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cabAluminium fenestration solutions provider Senior Architectural Systems has strengthened its technical sales team with the appointment of Steve Kendrick to the role of national sales manager.
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QA Scheme Support Services, parent group of the DGCOS membership scheme, has appointed Ciarán Harkin to the new role of Managing Director.
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Nick Bailey is the new business development manager at BUSINESS MICROS, taking over responsibility for both sales and marketing at the software supplier.
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CMS Window Systems has appointed Louis Eperjesi as Chairman, bringing three decades of director-level experience.
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cabResponding to continuing growth in the UK aluminium sector, hardware specialist Winkhaus offers a comprehensive and expanding range of locking solutions for both aluminium windows and doors across all market sectors.
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cabTwo models of glazed-in ventilators are currently on offer from Window Ware: The AIRSTRIP 400 ventilator and the AIRSTRIP 19000 ventilator from R.W. Simon.
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Yale has added a £1,000 anti-snap guarantee to customers its Platinum 3 Star Cylinder lock.
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Door and window hardware manufacturer BLU has launched the KM9 series 316 marine grade stainless steel patio slide handles for larger sliding door systems.
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cabWindow Ware has added bi-fold hardware from Caldwell enhanced its already extensive product range with quality. 
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cabHardware supplier CALDWELL has received a 131st birthday present in being named a finalist at 2019’s National Fenestration Awards.
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Hardware provider UAP focusses on aluminium with the publication of the second of its series of product guides.
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Internet / I.T.

cabSmart Systems
customers who use 
BM ALUMINIUM LogiKal software can now send orders direct to Smarts from within their software system for the first time.
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MIGHTON has been presented with a certificate from the British Standards Institution after its Avia Apple HomeKit smart lock became the first ever product to receive the ETSI TS 103 645 accreditation
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CUSTOMADE GROUP has declared itself one of the most shortlisted businesses in the industry after being nominated for 13 industry awards, including two G19 categories.
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cabEmmegi has launched a new L3 20-axis version of its flagship Quadra machining centre which includes secondary module with a dual drilling unit which can mill, drill and tap at the ends of profile.
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HAFFNER MURAT is adding Fom Industrie aluminium fabrication machinery to its offering.
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Membership Growth Supports Glazing Summit Optimism

JustinJustin Ratcliffe, (CAB Chief Executive)

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.

Sapa Dualframe advert

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, at the sold out Summit at Edgbaston Cricket Club, a 26% increase in the number of aluminium fabricators offering sliding doors in the same period and the trend towards premium entrance doors.

Senior Aluminium Systems

CAB looks set to record its highest ever membership growth in its 25th Anniversary year. 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. Read more

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This Month's News

Residential dominates construction – Barbour

The value of all construction contract awards last month was £4.9 billion based on a three-month rolling average, which is a decrease of 5.6% on July, and a decrease of 18.7% over August 2018, according to the latest Barbour ABI figures.

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Brexit Uncertainty Continues to Impact Architects - RIBA

In August 2019 the RIBA Future Trends Workload Index dropped to its second-lowest point in a year, with a workload balance figure of 0, compared to this time last year when it was +11. This month’s Future Trends survey results suggest the current Brexit status continues to affect architects’ workload expectations.

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G19 – the finalists are out!

The wait is over –organisers have recently revealed the lucky few who have made it through to step into the spotlight at the G19 Awards.

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Garnalex launches
training workshops ready
for system launch

Roger Hartshorn’s Garnalex venture into aluminium window and door systems is gearing up to start production and has announced its first fabricator and installer ‘Ambassador’ Workshops in December ready for the launch of its ‘new generation’ products soon after.

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Praise for mental health
first aiders

Seventeen CMS Window Systems employees have successfully trained as mental health first aiders by completing the Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) course.

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cabAn interview with Wojciech Brozyna Managing Director of Aluprof UK Limited.
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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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