Glazpartners promoted at the summit

For the third successive year, Glazpart will sponsor and participate at the Glazing Summit with this year’s focus on the new Glazpartners programme, which will include brand promotion of all Glazpartners on the Glazpart exhibition stand and on promotional materials.

Taking place on Thursday, October 12 at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham, the Glazing Summit, will also, once again feature Glazpart as an expert panellist along with some of the industry’s leading lights discussing the biggest issues facing fenestration.

In last year’s Glazing Summit, Glazpart’s Dean Bradley, took part in two debates – one on the regulation minefield including the changes to Approved Document F and ventilation, and the other on the supply chain and the challenges post-Brexit in getting the essential materials to manufacture and fabricate.

These issues are still impacting the industry, though Glazpart’s Link Vent range has proved the go-to-solution for many in the industry’s supply chain, as companies look to comply with the changes to Building Regulations.

Dean Bradley commented, “Once again, we’re delighted to be part of the Glazing Summit to promote our products and the Glazpartners initiative, which is going from strength to strength right across the supply chain. We are also pleased to be invited to share our expertise on the debating panels. Last year, we explained how companies could easily comply with the changes to Approved Document F in the Building Regulations and more and more companies are now installing the Link Vent, which not only helps compliance but is proving to be both homeowner and trade friendly. For Glazing Summit 2023, we have even more issues to discuss and specialist knowledge to share. We also invite all companies attending, to feel free to speak to us at the event to find out more about our products and the Glazpartners’ programme.”

The Glazing Summit is one of the industry’s major events and with Glazpart’s participation and brand firmly aligned, the event is an ideal platform for Glazpart to promote Glazpartners. As part of the mutual promotion this year, the brands of all Glazpartners will be displayed on the Glazpart’s exhibition graphics and also within a special Glazpartner printed supplement (incorporating Glazpartners’ brands) that will be distributed to all Glazing Summit visitors.

Andrew Scott, Glazing Summit Founder commented, “Glazpart are huge supporters of the Glazing Summit and I am delighted they are sponsors and exhibitors at our 2023 event. It promises to be another packed day of debates, presentations and networking opportunities.”

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    Glazpart promotes from within

    ANDY LOBBAN APPOINTED SALES MANAGER FOR FENSTRATION

    Glazpart is pleased to announce that Andy Lobban has been promoted to the position of Sales Manager, Fenestration covering the sales management of Glazpart’s glazing product portfolio across the UK and Ireland.

    Andy joined Glazpart in 2007 as Sales Executive and worked his way up to become Area Sales Manager in 2017, where he was responsible for growing sales and retaining key accounts in South Wales, the Midlands Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire and Norfolk.

    On his appointment, Andy commented, “I’ve been with Glazpart for 16 years and it has been a great journey so far, I am now looking forward to taking on a wider remit with the sales team and building on our outstanding success over the last few years. These are interesting but exciting times for the fenestration industry and I’m very much looking forward to the challenges ahead.”

    Dean Bradley, Sales Director, Glazpart commented, “We are delighted Andy has agreed to become Sales Manager for Glazpart’s fenestration products. Following my own move to Sales Director earlier this year, I was keen to promote from within the company and utilise and develop the invaluable knowledge and experience we have in our team. Andy brings his wealth of product and market acumen as well as great drive and passion, to continue our sales growth in the fenestration sector. I have little doubt he will thrive in his new role.”

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      Getting it right for customers

      When it comes to setting high standards from one end of the supply chain to the other, then The Window Company (Contracts) is second to none.

      Based in Chelmsford, The Window Company (Contracts) is a multiple award-winner, supplying and installing windows, doors and curtain walling systems in PVC-U, Timber and Aluminium primarily to the social housing and commercial new build sectors.

      For over two decades, the reputation of The Window Company (Contracts) has soared as the company’s dynamic approach and exceptional workmanship has ensured customers were more than satisfied. The Window Company (Contracts)’ business strategy focuses on building and maintaining long term relationships and when combined with their high-quality products and services, it’s no surprise that they are set apart from the competition.

      The value of cultivating strong meaningful relationships is also clear to The Window Company (Contracts)’ suppliers and contacts throughout the glazing supply chain. One such supplier is component manufacturer, Glazpart, who have supplied trickle vents to The Window Company (Contracts) for over ten years. In June 2022, the relationship between the two companies grew even stronger when the Building Regulations (Approved Document F – ventilation) changed.

      Being a conscientious company and putting their customers first, it was no surprise, The Window Company (Contracts) made sure they were ahead of the game and most importantly instantly compliant with the incoming legislation. Since the regulatory changes, all their windows have Glazpart’s Link Vent installed.

      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 also has rounded ends of the vent to allow for installation on timber windows and it’s 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’s easy to see why The Window Company (Contracts) decided to use the Link Vent for its extensive range of windows and doors.

      David Thornton, Chair of The Window Company (Contracts) commented, “We have been applying Glazpart products for many years, so when the regulations came into force last year, it was a very easy process to comply. Every window and door we install now includes the Link Vent and our customers really like it. Of all the trickle vents we’ve ever installed in our windows and doors, the Link Vent is the one that has been the best received by homeowners. It simply ticks every box, aesthetically pleasing, vast colour range, and a smart design that redirects the airflow two ways. It’s an absolute winner.”

      Dean Bradley, Sales Director, Glazpart added, “As a long-time supplier to The Window Company (Contracts), it was pleasing to see that not only have they embraced the new regulations but also our award-winning Link Vent range – which clearly works at every level of the supply chain and right through to homeowners and tenants. We are pleased our partnership with The Window Company (Contracts) is going from strength to strength and naturally we welcome them to our new Glazpartners programme – which is an exclusive marketing initiative for the best Glazpart customers.”

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        Alunet Systems launches NEW residential range

        West Yorkshire-based Alunet Systems were back on the scene at this year’s FIT Show 2023 for their 4th debut at the show, where they introduced their new range of products known under the residential brand of ALUNA.

        ALUNA is defined by the strength, reliability and cohesion of its aluminium products, with security being of the utmost importance when designing and bringing the new range to the market.

        As the fastest growing aluminium systems supplier based in the UK, product development is a key focus at Alunet Systems. The ALUNA range hopes to appeal to prospective new clients and homeowners as a recognised doors and windows range. The new ALUNA products on offer include the smooth Bifold system, the French door, the range of Entrance doors, the Glazed door, the Sliding door, the ALUNA Window and the Flat Roof Light – all of which are PAS 24 certified and have impressive U-Values ranging from 0.68 U/m2K – 1.4 U/m2K. Although some of these products are familiar systems from Alunet, they now include new slimmer sightlines and slimmer interlocks to ensure a contemporary feel that has evolved with customer demands. While aesthetic cohesion and modern design were paramount during the production of ALUNA, Alunet ensured that these would in no way impair the quality and security of the products. This decision to provide products that were both reliable and stylish has resulted in a range that allows customers the choice of endless customisation options to suit any home – including colour, width, glazing types and hardware options – without the risk of damaging the integrity of the property’s security. What sets ALUNA apart is its exclusive use of aluminium in the products, a material that is renowned for its strength, durability and security. The hard-wearing nature of aluminium means the products can be maintained for decades, which is why ALUNA offers a 10-year guarantee and a fitter-friendly design to provide peace of mind to both homeowners and suppliers.

        The range brings an exciting new chapter for Alunet Systems, incorporating some of the familiar and reliable systems with a modern, fresh aesthetic that ties the new products into seamlessly cohesive collection. To provide more detailed information about the many details and options available in the ALUNA range, Alunet Systems also offer a product brochure for customers to gain a deeper understanding of the products and systems on offer.

        Steve Kendrick, Managing Director of Alunet Systems, was keen to share his excitement about the new launch. Steve explains, “The whole team have been working incredibly hard to expand our product offering, with a full-service residential range. Building on the success and industry trust of the BF73 system, we have partnered with the highest quality suppliers from around Europe to offer our sliding door system, flat roof lights and a brand-new entrance door range, as well as launching our own aluminium window system. Our clients can now offer their customers this full product suite, safe in the confidence that they will be getting the same levels of service and quality that we are renowned for at Alunet Systems.”

        The team also caught up with some of their existing customers at the show. Pete Gray from Prime Glazing said of the range: “As a fabricator and manufacturer of Alunet’s products, it’s exciting to see the ALUNA range. It’s great to be able to view it, and we are looking forward to getting started with the new range and getting it out to our customers.”

        The growing company are always looking for ways to expand their business and the businesses of their clients. To become an Alunet Systems approved fabricator, or to look into what the ALUNA range can bring to your business, please call 01924 350110 or email us at info@alunetsystems.co.uk. You can also find more about the new ALUNA range at www.alunetsystems.co.uk

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          Glazpartnership Confirmed

          The Window Company (Contracts) is now a ‘Glazpartner’ – in recognition of the fact that Glazpart is now the commercial installer’s preferred supplier of trickle vents.

          The ‘Glazpartnership’ was confirmed at the recent FIT Show with a The Window Company (Contracts) branded Portico door and a U70 window featuring on the Glazpart stand – both fitted with trickle vents from the Link Vent range.

          David Thornton, chair of The Window Company (Contracts), commented: “Even before the updates to Part F last year, we were already using Glazpart trickle vents on virtually all the windows we fitted in both new build projects and our long-standing social housing replacement contracts.

          “We’ve now standardised on the new Link Vent products for all our windows because this is the one that has been best received by residents who, in our experience, almost always appreciate the benefits of the passive ventilation they provide. Despite the rumblings in some part of the industry that householders would resist trickle vents, we have only ever had positive feedback.

          “In social housing applications in particular, trickle vents represent probably the simplest and lowest cost way to increase ventilation and reduce the risks associated with damp and condensation. By demonstrating how easily you can fit a vent into a door as well as a window, we wanted to show that you can extend those benefits into hallways and shared spaces.”

          Even before the updates to Part F last year, we were already using Glazpart trickle vents on virtually all the windows we fitted in both new build projects and our long-standing social housing replacement contracts.

          David Thornton, chair of The Window Company (Contracts)

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            A Supportive Partnership

            With over 25 years of experience and two state of the art factories, Polyframe is a leading independent fabricator of PVCu windows, doors and conservatories supplying installers throughout the UK and Ireland.

            With heavy investment to ensure that they can supply a comprehensive range of products required for window, door and conservatory installers, Polyframe’s strategy is on building customer relationships and supporting them, to be the best they can be. This is supportive approach is clearly in evidence with Polyframe’s positive customer focused initiatives such as a suite of marketing materials, an online installer directory, a recycling programme titled “Clearer Green” as well as technical and legislative support.

            Given their focus on cultivating strong partnerships, it is no surprise, that when the building regulations (Approved Document F – ventilation) changed in June 2022, that Polyframe worked closely with component supplier Glazpart, to install the best trickle ventilation solution for their windows and doors, namely the 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).

            The Link Vent follows a clever design that is 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 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 also has rounded ends of the vent and 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, easy vent installation.

            With smart design, easy fitting, and functionality as well as a huge choice of 1000s of colours and decorative finishes, it’s easy to see why Polyframe decided to use the Link Vent for their range of PVCu and Aluminium windows and doors.

            Daniel Nutt Head of Customer Support at Polyframe commented, “As well as our high-quality products, we pride ourselves on our strong support for customers and value the advantages of having first class suppliers such as Glazpart. We use Glazpart’s Link Vent range for several reasons, including its compliance with the building regulations, its compact smart design and the vast range of colours and finishes that provides homeowners with a great choice.”

            Dean Bradley, Sales Director, Glazpart added, “We are delighted to supply Polyframe with our award-winning Link Vent range. The product is proving ever popular with manufacturers and fabricators across the UK. It not only complies with the changes to building regulations, but it also offers a superb solution to ventilating the home and is perfect for consumers wanting a trickle vent that blends in with the overall design of the window.”

            We are delighted to supply Polyframe with our award-winning Link Vent range. The product is proving ever popular with manufacturers and fabricators across the UK.

            Dean Bradley, Sales Director, Glazpart

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              Glazpart gears up for INTERPLAS 2023

              As Interplas 2023, prepares to celebrate 75 years of plastics exhibitions in the UK, the sales and marketing teams at Glazpart are finalising plans and getting ready for the UK’s leading plastics exhibition and conference.

              Interplas takes place at Birmingham NEC on 26th to 28th September and will feature over 500 exhibitors showcasing the latest innovations in plastics manufacturing processes, technologies, materials, products and services.

              With an expected visiting audience of over 12,000 trade professionals, Interplas is the perfect platform for Glazpart to display its array of products for the fenestration, construction, automotive, medical, furniture and industrial sectors.

              Dean Bradley, Sales Director, Glazpart commented, “We are now in the final planning stages for our stand at Interplas and we are looking forward to exhibiting and presenting our broad range of products and solutions to buyers and key influencers in multiple sectors across the UK. At the present time, we are witnessing a lot of change in the plastics industry with key issues at the forefront around regulations, recycling, materials cost, product availability and timely delivery. It may be challenging for many and that’s why shows such as Interplas are important – they provide us with the ideal platform to share our key market intelligence, innovation, solutions and technology.”

              You can visit Glazpart’s stand at Interplas in Hall 3A, Stand Number DD18.

              To find out more and/or to register as a visitor, please go to the Interplas website Interplas 2023 | UK Plastics Event, Birmingham, 26-28 September (interplasuk.com).

              We are now in the final planning stages for our stand at Interplas and we are looking forward to exhibiting and presenting our broad range of products and solutions to buyers and key influencers.

              Dean Bradley, Sales Director, Glazpart

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                Glazpart shortlisted for three awards

                Leading glazing component manufacturer Glazpart has been nominated by the National Fenestration Awards (NFA) 2023 judging panel for three awards.

                On hearing the news, Dean Bradley, Glazpart Sales Director, commented, “We’re absolutely thrilled that Glazpart is on the shortlist in three categories for the National Fenestration Awards 2023 and we’re looking forward to attending the gala event later in the year”.

                Last year Glazpart’s innovative Link Vent product won the National Fenestration Award for Window Component of the Year and this year the pioneering Link Vent range is continuing to gain recognition with the Link Vent 4000 being named a finalist in both the ‘New Product of the Year’ and ‘Window Component of the Year’ categories.

                The increased recognition for the Link Vent has come to the fore because of changes last year to the Building Regulations (Approved Document F – means of ventilation). This has resulted in a simple solution for compliance, with the required background ventilation being produced via trickle vents in replacement windows and doors. Glazpart’s Link Vent enables the fenestration market to easily comply with the new regulations without having to compromise on the visual appearance of windows and doors.

                The Link Vent with its smart design, flexibility and wide range of colour finishes has been well received across the supply chain and by homeowners. The development and promotion of the product exemplifies the commitment and innovation of Glazpart to deliver high quality product solutions for the fenestration industry.

                This drive to deliver and promote a vital component for the window and door industry has also seen Dean Bradley nominated for the NFA ‘Director of the Year’ category. Dean’s exceptional leadership has been instrumental in driving Glazpart’s progression and expansion and on his nomination commented, “It is truly humbling to be nominated for this award. I am pleased with the recognition as it reflects the great work of all my colleagues who have helped with the remarkable success of the Link Vent range.”

                It is truly humbling to be nominated for this award. I am pleased with the recognition as it reflects the great work of all my colleagues who have helped with the remarkable success of the Link Vent range.

                Dean Bradley

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                  Supplying the demand

                  As one of the UK’s only independently owned hardware distributors, Carl F Groupco is renowned for strong customer and supplier relationships. Their long-standing relationships with Europe’s most innovative manufacturers, allows the company to use its flexibility and competence to ensure their range of hardware always reflects current market trends in the industry.

                  For over five years, Glazpart has supplied Carl F Groupco with trickle vents and with the changes to Building Regulations (Approved Document F – ventilation), both companies ensured installers and fabricators UK-wide could get the best possible solution – namely the Link Vent.

                  The “Link Vent” range sizes include 5000, 4000 and 2500 EQA. Equivalent Area (EQA) is the measure of the vents air flow performance.

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

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

                  The flexibility of the Link Vent also has rounded ends of the vent to allow for installation on timber windows and 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, 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 window manufacturers, fabricators and installers are using Glazpart’s Link Vent range and ordering from Carl F Groupco.

                  John Crittenden, Managing Director, Carl F Groupco commented, “With the building regulations changing last year, it is essential that we stock and distribute the Link Vent range to meet the demands of our customers. The Link Vent does not only comply with the regulations, it also is one of the most versatile and well-designed trickle vents for windows and doors. We are pleased to have it in our range as it clearly meets both our customers and homeowners’ expectations.”

                  Dean Bradley, Sales Director of Glazpart added, “The Link Vent range is proving ever popular throughout the supply chain, and it is great to have a distributor such as Carl F Groupco to reach window and door manufacturers, fabricators and installers across the UK. The Link Vent is also proving to be the best option for consumers wanting a slick modern ventilation solution and with a vast range of colours and finishes, it perfectly blends in with the visual appearance of windows and doors.”

                  With the building regulations changing last year, it is essential that we stock and distribute the Link Vent range to meet the demands of our customers.

                  John Crittenden, Managing Director, Carl F Groupco

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                    A show fit for Glazpartners

                    FIT Show was the window and door industry’s biggest event of the year, with hundreds of companies exhibiting best-in-class products to thousands of visitors all under one roof at Birmingham NEC.

                    Outside the sun may have shining, but it was inside that mattered most as FIT Show provided the perfect platform for Glazpart, as the leading plastic component manufacturer officially launched its new Glazpartners programme with an unrivalled window and door display from the UK’s best window and door fabricators, systems houses and manufacturers.

                    The Glazpartners Programme is designed to promote the value of customer relationships in the fenestration industry. The new initiative has already been embraced by a significant number of Glazpart’s customers across the supply chain and following FIT Show the interest levels continue to impress.

                    Dean Bradley, Sales Director of Glazpart explains, “It was great to see some of the highest profile brands from all parts of the industry being promoted as Glazpartners on the Glazpart stand at FIT Show. We asked our Glazpartners to contribute a specifically designed window or door with our award-winning Link Vent installed, for our display area at FIT Show. We were delighted to have 35 products on display highlighting the best in the industry.”

                    Over the three days of the show, Glazpartners visited the stand to be photographed with their products and many companies not yet Glazpartners visited the stand expressing and interest on joining the industry’s latest marketing initiative that promotes close customer relationships and working together for mutual benefit.

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

                    • Listing, logo and a promotional article on the bespoke Glazpartners webpage
                    • Product display and branding on Glazpart’s stands at trade fairs/exhibitions (including FIT Show 2025)
                    • Joint articles for the trade and regional media
                    • Use of the Glazpartners Logo
                    • Promotion via social media channels

                    If you are interested in becoming a Glazpartner, please contact Dean Bradley – Glazpart Sales Director or visit the Glazpart web page: Glazpartners | Glazpart.

                    To find out more about the award-winning Link Vent please visit the Glazpart website:  Link Vent | Glazpart

                    It was great to see some of the highest profile brands from all parts of the industry being promoted as Glazpartners on the Glazpart stand at FIT Show.

                    Dean Bradley, Sales Director of Glazpart

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