MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICES

As Glazpartners – the award-winning customer support programme from Glazpart – continues to gather momentum throughout the supply chain, the latest Glazpartner, CWG Choices, one of the largest manufacturer and supplier of windows and doors to the UK trade, demonstrates why it is imperative to partner with the right component suppliers to ensure their window and door ranges offer the widest possible selection for UK installers and homeowners.

Manufacturing over a thousand windows and doors each week, CWG Choices offers PVCU, Aluminium, Timber and Alu-Clad windows and doors to the trade for domestic and commercial installations.

With increasing consumer choices and regulatory changes, CWG Choices has ensured that forming strong relationships with reliable and sustainable suppliers is key to their continued growth. One such supplier is Glazpart – the award-winning glazing components company.

In 2013, Glazpart launched the innovative Link Vent – a plastic injection moulded trickle ventilator that meets the needs of today’s building designers, window manufacturers and installers.

The clever design of the Link Vent makes it simple and user friendly for both opening and closing – the innovative closing action allows the closure plate to be positioned so that it reduces draughts by directing air away from occupants.

The flexibility of the Link Vent allows for installation on timber windows due to the rounded ends of the vent. It is available in either screw or clip in fixing types – the design eliminates the need for end caps whilst the clip fix design (Pawl’s) allows for a fast and easy installation.

With smart design, easy fitting, and functionality as well as a huge choice of colours and decorative finishes, it is easy to see why CWG Choices selected the Link Vent sizes 5000 and 2500 EQA to ensure their windows and doors fully comply with building regulations, (Approved Document F1 means of ventilation).

Andrew Stevenson, CWG Choices Sales Director, commented, “CWG Choices mass produces bespoke and made to measure windows and doors for the industry; we have to make sure we choose the right suppliers. It’s critical to ensuring we deliver our products to market. The Glazpart Link Vent range is perfectly designed, compact, functional and versatile. In addition, it complements practically every type of window we manufacture with a wide array of colours and finishes to meet the homeowners’ needs.”

Dean Bradley, Sales Director of Glazpart added, “When we launched the Link Vent range, it was clear the market was needing solutions to the ventilation issues that emerged due to changes to building regulations. We are pleased that CWG Choices are Glazpartners and that we continue to supply the Link Vent range to make their windows and doors, not just compliant with regulations but also better for homeowners, their properties and their lifestyles.”

Find out more about CWG Choices here UK Window Manufacturers | Trade UPVC Suppliers | CWG Choices

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    GLAZPART NOMINATED FOR SIX FENESTRATION AWARDS

    Leading glazing component manufacturer Glazpart was delighted at the announcement from the National Fenestration Awards (NFA) 2024 that Glazpart products, initiatives and employees have been shortlisted for a total of six awards.

    The award nominations include;

    • Component of the Year: The Link Vent product
    • Customer Service / Operations Person of the Year: Linda Lewis (Customer Relations Co-ordinator)
    • Office Manager of the Year: Belinda White (Customer Relations Manager)
    • Social Networker of the Year: James Lee (Marketing Consultant)
    • Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year: Glazpartners (customer support programme)
    • Best BDM/Sales Executive of the Year: Andy Lobban (Sales Manager, Fenestration Products)

    On receiving the news, Dean Bradley, Glazpart Sales Director, commented, “All at Glazpart are thrilled with the news of these nominations which recognises and rewards the best of the fenestration industry.”

    The National Fenestration Awards are the industry’s fastest growing and most inclusive awards event. Launched in 2013 and now into its 11th campaign, the National Fenestration Awards are decided completely by the participation of the industry. All in the industry are invited to vote on their choice of deserving winner.

    To cast your vote in this unique competition, please visit the NFA website voting page here NFA24 – National Fenestration Awards

    Dean Bradley added, “We are very excited at being finalists in six categories and we encourage all our customers and colleagues to vote for Glazpart. We look forward to the awards event later in the year. In the meantime, best of luck to all those shortlisted.”

    The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Saturday 24 October at the London Hilton Garden Inn at Doncaster Racecourse. To book tickets for this event please visit the NFA events page here Winners Event – National Fenestration Awards

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      MEETING MARKET DEMANDS

      For over 40 years Astraseal has been one of the UK’s largest PVC-u and aluminium window, door and conservatory manufacturers UK.

      Serving three different client bases, Astraseal operate under three brands – Astraseal Trade (supplying installers and builders); Astraseal Commercial (supplying and installing commercial properties) and Windor (supplying and installing direct to homeowners).

      When it comes to operating and producing to the highest standards from one end of the supply chain to the other, then Astraseal is second to none. They manufacture all of their products from three state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Wellingborough Headquarters and carry full industry accreditation.

      To maintain their high reputation and product quality, Astraseal fully appreciate the value of cultivating strong meaningful relationships throughout the glazing supply chain. Their relationship with Glazpart has grown since June 2022, when the Building Regulations (Approved Document F – ventilation) changed.

      Being a conscientious company and putting their customers first, it was no surprise, that Astraseal made sure they were ahead of the game and most importantly instantly compliant with the incoming legislation. Since the regulatory changes, their windows and doors have Glazpart’s award-winning Link Vent.

      The ‘Link Vent’ range sizes include 5000, 4000 and 2500 EQA. Equivalent Area (EQA) is the measure of the vents’ airflow performance.

      The vents are designed to fully comply with building regulations, Approved document F1 (means of ventilation).

      With a clever design that is simple and user-friendly for both opening and closing – the Link Vent’s innovative closing action allows the closure plate to be positioned so that it reduces draughts by directing air away from occupants.

      The Link Vent 4000 and 5000 closure plate is split to allow for partial (50%) opening and greater ease of opening of the ventilator.

      The Link Vent is available in either screw or clip in fixing types – the design eliminates the need for end caps whilst the clip fix design (Pawl’s) allows for a fast, easy vent installation.

      With smart design, easy fitting, and functionality as well as a huge choice of 1000s of colours and decorative finishes, it is easy to see why Astraseal decided to use the Link Vent for its extensive range of windows and doors.

      Colin Stanley, Astraseal Operations Director commented, “We have been ordering from Glazpart for a couple of years, so when the regulations changed and came into force last year, it was a very easy decision to upgrade our trickle vent solution to the Link Vent range in order to be fully compliant. With our window and doors being installed with the Link Vent, we are applying a solution that works for installers and homeowners. It is a pleasure to be a Glazpartner and work closer with Glazpart, who can always fulfil our requirements.”

      Dean Bradley, Sales Director, Glazpart added, “With the industry facing many issues it is important to get on top of any new regulations as soon as possible. We are pleased that Astraseal upgraded to the Link Vent range in time to comply for regulatory changes just like all our Glazpartners. With our vast array of colours and finishes and with its smart design, our award-winning Link Vent range works for every level of the supply chain and right through to homeowners.”

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        GLAZPARTNERS IS A WINNER

        Glazpartners – the innovative customer support initiative has won “Best Installer Support Programme” at this year’s Installer Awards in Manchester on 16th March.

        The Glazpartners programme was launched by Glazpart (the leading plastics components manufacturer) in May 2023 at FIT Show in Birmingham. Since launch over 50 companies have joined to be part of the sector’s newest marketing initiative.

        Designed to develop closer collaboration with customers and promote Glazpartners, the programme has been embraced by companies across the glazing supply chain from systems houses to fabricators through to distributors and installers, as well as trade media and events organisations.

        On winning the award, Dean Bradley, Sales Director of Glazpart commented, “We are delighted to win this award at this fantastic event. My congratulations to the Glazpart team on an incredible first year of the Glazpartners programme. Our aim is to work closer with our customers so we can continue to develop and deliver products that meet the market’s demands. And at the same time, we want to promote our customers’ brands and products via the Glazpartners programme and all our promotional channels.”

        The Glazpartners concept arose from the challenges the glazing supply chain faced as the industry emerged from the pandemic and lockdowns as well as the UK leaving of the EU – all of which has seen increasing costs and a changing political and economic landscape. The impact on the sector has been considerable from incoming regulations to materials shortages through to an increasingly competitive market where homeowners have become more discerning when it comes to replacing windows and doors.

        Despite the challenging times, the Glazpart team looked at ways to offer added value to its customers by identifying market and legislative changes, and subsequently offering guidance and information where possible. At the same time, Glazpart also wanted to promote its customers who are compliant with the regulations and are conducting their operations in the right way. It was decided that a customer support programme would be launched to help Glazpart’s customers across the supply chain.

        Since its launch, the Glazpartners initiative has become highly visible with online promotion via the Glazpart website in the dedicated Glazpartners section, as well as via social media, in particular on LinkedIn. In the trade press, Glazpartners has featured in over 150 articles providing over one million opportunities to view Glazpartners content in the glass, glazing and construction media.

        In 2023, Glazpartners was also promoted at four major industry events including the FIT Show, Glazing Summit, Interplas and MENE shows. At these events all the brands/logos of Glazpartners were displayed on the Glazpart exhibition graphics. At the FIT Show, to launch the programme Glazpart created a special display area where over 30 Glazpartners contributed specially designed windows and doors for exhibit – making it the most diverse product display at the industry’s largest exhibition.

        At Glazing Summit in October 2023, the Glazpartners initiative was further promoted with each delegate being issued with a special Glazpartners’ promotional brochure which highlighted the initiative and featured content from many Glazpartners endorsing the programme.

        The Glazpartners programme offers the following benefits for all participating companies.

        • Listing, logo and promotional article on the bespoke Glazpartners web section on Glazpart’s website
        • Product display and branding on Glazpart’s stands at trade fairs and events (including FIT Show 2025).
        • Joint articles for the trade and regional media
        • Branding, listing and discounted advertising in the annual Glazpartners brochure (distributed to over 20,000 companies in the supply chain and at industry events)
        • Use of the Glazpartners logo on stationary and for promotional purposes
        • Promotion via social media channels

        Dean Bradley adds, “It is now more important than ever for companies to work more closely together to face the many challenges in our industry. It is invaluable to collaborate and develop market solutions and opportunities. The Glazpartners programme is a winner not just of this award but a winner with our customers who have signed up to be Glazpartners who are gaining added promotional value from the initiative.”

        In the next few years, Glazpart has even bigger plans for the Glazpartners programme with development of new promotional platforms and channels to tie in with Glazpart’s 40th anniversary year in 2025.

        If you are interested in becoming a Glazpartner, please contact Dean Bradley – Sales Director, dbradley@glazpart.co.uk or visit the webpage Glazpartners | Glazpart.

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          GLASS NEWS BECOMES A GLAZPARTNER

          Glazpart is delighted to announce that Glass News has become a Glazpartner.

          Leading media outlet Glass News and Glazpart have enjoyed a long-standing working relationship for many years with Glazpart contributing to editorial and advertising in the industry’s only newspaper.

          With over 21,000 subscribers receiving Glass News content in print and digitally each month, the publication prides itself on delivering different, unique and refreshing content.

          The Glass News team is made up of several experienced feature writers and editors and is headed up by Christina Lazenby, Managing Director. On Glass News joining the Glazpartners initiative, Christina said, “We are delighted to be a Glazpartner. For over ten years, Glazpart has worked closely with Glass News featuring in both the newspaper and in our online platforms. We look forward to continuing our strong working partnership.”

          The Glazpartners initiative was launched in 2023 and is designed to promote and support the value of customer relationships in the fenestration industry. This latest partnership will bring greater collaboration and joint promotion for both Glass News and Glazpart, in particular through PR and social media channels.

          Throughout 2023, Glass News was a key media outlet for Glazpart as they promoted the award-winning Link Vent and Glazpartners through advertising, editorial and social media. On Glass News becoming a Glazpartner, Dean Bradley, Sales Director of Glazpart commented, “Glass News has been a key media channel for many years and in the last few years right up to the present day they have helped us promote the award-winning Link Vent and its important role in compliance with the Building Regulations. We are naturally delighted that Glass News has joined the Glazpartners initiative and look forward to mutual promotional benefits.”

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            GLAZPART LOOKS FORWARD TO BUILDING PERFORMANCE AWARDS

            Following the announcement of Glazpart’s Link Vent 4000 shortlisting for three awards at the Building Performance Awards organised by The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), the Glazpart team is now looking forward to attending the prestigious awards event in London on 29th February.

            Dean Bradley, Glazpart Sales Director enthused, “Just to be a finalist in three awards for best product innovation for building performance is quite exceptional in its own right. The Link Vent 4000 is not only an essential product that is in much demand in our industry, but it is also now being recognised for its contribution to homeowners’ wellbeing and for the difference it makes to the quality of their lives when living in their homes.”

            As the only glass or glazing product to be shortlisted in this year’s awards, Glazpart’s Link Vent 4000 has been nominated for three “Best Product Innovation” awards in the following categories: Wellbeing, Air Quality and Thermal Comfort.

            The Link Vent 4000 has proved to be an important addition to Glazpart’s trickle vent range since it was launched in 2022 in time for the Building Regulations’ changes to Approved Document F (ventilation). Its design and easy control mechanism, as well as its availability in a vast range of colours and finishes has made the Link Vent 4000 an extremely popular choice for fabricators, installers and homeowners – especially for windows and doors of smaller rooms such as kitchens, bathrooms, hallways and utility rooms.

            The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) is the professional body that advances and promotes the art, science and practice of building services engineering. CIBSE also supports the community of built environment professionals in their pursuit of excellence.

            The CIBSE Building Performance Awards always attracts high quality entries and a diverse selection of projects, companies, people and products from across the building industry.

            The annual event showcases the achievements of companies and individuals who develop strategies for refurbishment and energy-efficient operation of existing buildings, design new buildings that operate more effectively and develop the products and systems that support them. Those shortlisted included detailed evidence which demonstrated actual measured performance and not just design intent or performance specifications.

            Dean Bradley summarised, “We are looking forward to the awards event in a few weeks and flying the flag for the glazing industry. It promises to be a great occasion.”

            Winners from the shortlisted entries will be announced at the CIBSE Building Performance Awards on Thursday 29 February 2024, at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London. For more information on the Awards, please visit the awards website.

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              Glass Times becomes a Glazpartner

              Glazpart is delighted to announce that Glass Times has joined its Glazpartners initiative to further strengthen the relationship between the two organisations.

              Glazpartners was launched in 2023 and is designed to promote and support the value of customer relationships in the fenestration industry. This latest partnership will bring greater collaboration and joint promotion for both Glass Times and Glazpart in particular through PR and social media.

              Glass Times is one of the longest established trade magazines in the glass and glazing industry and is the only trade title that is 100% individually requested with over 10,500 professionals in the sector subscribing to receive the magazine each month.

              With its strong background and reputation, Glass Times is at the centre of all the important conversations and key issues concerning the glass and glazing industry and are often invited to impart their expertise at industry forums, events and exhibitions.

              Glass Times editor Luke Wood is renowned from leading from the front with original and thought-provoking editorial. On Glass Times becoming a Glazpartner, Luke commented; “”We are delighted to be a Glazpartner and look forward to the mutual promotional benefits the programme offers. Glazpart has been a long-standing client of Glass Times and we look forward to greater collaboration in the future.”

              Throughout 2023, Glass Times was a key media outlet for Glazpart as they promoted the Link Vent and Glazpartners through advertising and editorial. On Glass Times becoming a Glazpartner, Dean Bradley, Sales Director of Glazpart added, “We’ve be working with Glass Times for many years as they have been at the forefront for news on building regulations changes, key industry issues and much more. They have also helped us promote our award-winning Link Vent range to the broader industry, so we are delighted to have such a respected media company as a Glazpartner. We look forward to the partnership flourishing and to the mutual promotional benefits ahead.”

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                Glazpart continues PiGs sponsorship

                Glazpart is pleased to announce the company will continue to be a sponsor of PiGs (People in Glazing Society) throughout 2024 – PiGs 20th anniversary.

                To celebrate being a key event in the industry calendar for the last 20 years and to celebrate PiGs 10th anniversary of Balls2 Marketing organising PiGs, there have been some changes to the branding and online communications including, the creation of a brand-new logo, a revamped website and the introduction of a PiGs newsletter which will add extra news about the people in glazing.

                The increasingly popular quarterly events across the UK will continue with the first event kicking off in Birmingham on 27 March in the popular venue Revolucion de Cuba.

                On continuing Glazpart’s sponsorship, Dean Bradley, Glazpart Sales Director, commented, “We are delighted to continue to sponsor PiGs. It is a great social event to attend and network with people from across the industry. The Glazpart team always enjoy the PiGs events and we are looking forward to the first event in Birmingham in March.”

                The UK dates and locations for PiGs events 2024 are listed below:
                27 March – Birmingham
                3 June – Bristol
                22 August – Newcastle (PiGs Summer Party)
                7 November – Manchester

                To find out more about PiGs events, times, dates and venues and to book your free ticket please visit; Upcoming Events | People in Glazing Society

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                  Glazpart makes Installer Awards shortlist

                  Glazing component specialists, Glazpart has been nominated in two categories for GGP’s The Installer Awards 2024 with recognition for the Link Vent 4000 as Best Product Innovation and the Glazpartners initiative being shortlisted for the Best Installer Support Programme.

                  On hearing the news Dean Bradley, Sales Director of Glazpart commented:

                  “We are delighted to be shortlisted for both awards that recognise our work both in product innovation and in our marketing and customer support. The Link Vent 4000 with its smart design and vast colour range has proved to be an essential addition to our trickle vent range. It has been an even greater success since the changes to Building Regulations Approved Document F (ventilation). Glazpartners has also been a great success since it was launched in May 2023 and is gathering real momentum. We now have dozens of installers throughout the UK signed up to the programme which supports and promotes their brands through multi-channel marketing. We are very much looking forward to attending the awards event in Manchester in March.”

                  The Installer Awards aim to recognise the important contributions of the glazing industry’s installers and suppliers of installation products and services.

                  To find out more about the award-winning Link Vent please visit the Glazpart website Link Vent | Glazpart. To join the Glazpartners programme please visit the dedicated web section on Glazpart’s website Glazpartners | Glazpart.

                  You can see the shortlist of finalists on the Installer Awards website, Finalists | GGP Installer Awards. Winners of GGP’s 2024 awards are due to be announced on 14 March 2024, at the Midland Hotel in Manchester. To find out more about this event and to book place please visit the Installers website,  GGP Installer Awards.

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                    Fit Show becomes a Glazpartner

                    Glazpart is delighted to announce that FIT Show has joined the Glazpartners initiative to further strengthen the relationship between the two companies.

                    The Glazpartners initiative is designed to promote the value of customer relationships in the fenestration industry and this latest partnership will bring greater collaboration and joint promotion for both FIT Show and Glazpart with multiple branding, PR and social media opportunities.

                    FIT Show is the UK’s number one exhibition, dedicated to showcasing the window, door, hardware and flat glass industry. The latest UPVC, timber, aluminium windows, doors, glazing components, hardware, flat glass processing equipment and machinery are all exhibited at FIT Show which takes place in Birmingham NEC on 29 April to 1 May 2025.

                    Nickie West, Managing Director of FIT Show commented, “Glazpart has been supportive of FIT Show since the outset and we are delighted to be Glazpartners, championing the campaign in its ambitions to promote the value of customer relationships in the industry. One of the key principals FIT Show is built on is connecting people and products, which aligns perfectly with the Glazpartners initiative.”

                    At this year’s FIT Show, Glazpart launched the Glazpartners initiative with an unrivalled bespoke window and door display from 35 of the UK’s best window and door fabricators, systems houses and installers. Some of the highest profile brands from all parts of the industry were promoted as Glazpartners on the Glazpart stand.

                    Dean Bradley, Sales Director of Glazpart added, “Glazpart has been an exhibitor at FIT Show since it started in 2013 and it was the platform where we launched our award-winning Link Vent range, so we are delighted that FIT Show is now a Glazpartner. FIT Show is a key event in the glass and glazing industry and we have already booked up for the next show in 2025 when we plan to have some special activities as it will be the start of our 40th anniversary celebrations. With FIT Show being Glazpartners, both the show and our brands will enjoy mutual promotional benefits.”

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