Charity Golf day in aid of ENRYCH Oxfordshire, founded by Sue Ryder and Leonard Cheshire

Monday, 8 August 2016 

This year, Glazpart will once again be sponsoring an 18 hole team event Charity Golf day in aid of ENRYCH Oxfordshire, founded by Sue Ryder and Leonard Cheshire

The object of the Charity Golf day is to raise as much funding as possible for ENRYCH, whose aim is to enable people with physical disabilities to enjoy some of the things able-bodied people take for granted, and realise their potential through being supported to take up leisure or learning activities.

ENRYCH offer support via volunteer pairings, providing opportunities for individuals to:

  • Increase self confidence
  • Develop independence
  • Engage more fully with their local communities
  • Improve physical fitness
  • Improve emotional health and wellbeing
  • Live the lives they want to live

This year’s event takes place on Tuesday September 6th 2016 at

Cherwell Edge Golf Club, Chacombe, Banbury Oxon OX17 2EN

We are therefore contacting our business partners to see if they would like to either:

Sponsor a hole for £50,

Support our fundraising efforts through a donation,

Provide us with a suitable item or service that could be included in the charity auction which takes place at the end of the day.

Tour & Event Tickets are also welcome.

If you are able to make a donation, please make cheques payable to ENRYCH Oxfordshire and send to me at: Glazpart Ltd, Wildmere Road, Banbury, Oxon, OX16 3JU.

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter, and in anticipation of your kind support.

Ken Hanley
Chairman – Glazpart Ltd

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    Glazpart’s apprentice Harry Dimmock wins award

    Wednesday, 18 May 2016 

    Congratulations to Harry Dimmock for receiving a performance award from the Engineering Trust, for excellent results in the first year of his engineering apprenticeship at Glazpart in the Ken Hanley tools tool room.

    The award has presented to him and four other nominees by Neill Brody, Managing Director of Norbar and guest speaker on the night, nominees for various category’s attended with their families and Mark O’Mahoney Operations Director of Glazpart was the employers representative!

    Mark Commented “After congratulating Harry on his award I pointed out that there would be no pressure for next years awards. #goharrydimmock

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      Pollutant warning over ‘airtight’ modern homes By Eleanor Bradford BBC Scotland Health Correspondent

      Tuesday, 26 April 2016

      People who do not ventilate their homes properly expose themselves to harmful levels of pollutants, according to experts from the Glasgow School of Art.

      Follow http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-36134213 to see the video

      Specialists at the school’s Mackintosh Environmental Research Unit (MEARU) said modern homes were being built to be airtight.

      This causes a build-up of harmful chemicals and moisture if householders do not open windows or vents.

      The unit has made a series of recommendations to reduce pollutants.

      Prof Tim Sharpe, head of the MEARU, said: “Poor indoor air quality, particularly in bedrooms, is hard for people to detect.

      “There are clear links between poor ventilation and ill-health so people need to be aware of the build up of CO2 and other pollutants in their homes and their potential impact on health.”

      The MEARU conducted a survey of 200 homes which were constructed to modern, airtight standards. It found that most householders kept trickle vents closed, and bedroom windows closed at night.

      Margaret and John Trainer, from East Renfrewshire, were given an instruction manual for their new home which explained how to ventilate it, but they found the document hard going.

      “It was too technical,” said Mrs Trainer.

      “It was a huge folder and it just went into the drawer and that’s where it stayed. It was designed for someone who was mechanical. It wasn’t any use to me.”

      Levels of pollutants can be five times higher indoors than outdoors and when vents and windows are kept closed, the chemicals have nowhere to go.

      Common pollutants include carbon dioxide, volatile organic compounds from carpets and soft furnishings, formaldehyde in MDF and plywood, and phthalates which are used in plastics.

      These various chemicals cause eye and skin irritation, damage the central nervous system and have been linked to cancer.

      High levels of moisture encourages growth of dust mites – bad news if you have asthma, hay fever or allergies. It also encourages mould spores in the air which causes lung infections in people with weak immune systems

      Experts at the MEARU have been working with the Hanover Housing Association in Scotland, which built Mr and Mrs Trainer’s house.

      Kenneth Shepherd, development officer at Hanover Housing Association, said: “Working with Professor Sharpe and his team has been an eye-opener.

      “Many of our residents have lived in old, draughty houses and are delighted to have moved into new, well-insulated properties.

      “Unfortunately, few of us were aware of the issue of indoor air quality. Going forward, all our residents will be provided with full information on how to monitor the air quality and the best way to keep their new properties ventilated.”

      Simple steps experts recommend include:

      – Keeping trickle vents or windows open when cooking or showering

      – Increasing ventilation when cleaning

      – Open windows at night

      – Dry laundry near an open window

      – Make sure you understand how the ventilation system of your property works

       

      Mr and Mrs Trainer said they now understood the importance of keeping the air circulating in their new home.

      “We keep the vents over the windows open all the time now”, said Mrs Trainer.

      “We open the windows and don’t put anything over the radiators, and dry laundry outdoors.”

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        GGF HAILS FENSTERBAU A GREAT BRITISH SUCCESS

        Saturday, 9 April 2016 

        The Glass and Glazing Federation hailed the UK Pavilion at Fensterbau Frontale (16-19 March) a great success after the GGF and five other British companies co-exhibited at the world’s largest international fenestration exhibition.

        Following the show, James Lee, Head of GGF Group Marketing commented, “Fensterbau has seen a much stronger British presence than in previous years. Thanks to our five co-exhibitors, made up of high profile UK companies and GGF Members the whole event proved a great success.”

        Matthew Glover, Chairman of The FIT Show who exhibited on the UK Pavilion added, “It was a very productive few days for the FIT Show and we’ll certainly be keen to take part again in 2018.”

        The UK Pavilion consisted of six co-exhibitors including the GGF, The FIT Show, Glazpart, RITEC International, Clearview magazine and GQA Qualifications. Each company had their own individual exhibition stands within the UK Pavilion and use of a café/meeting area on the stand.

        Following the show, Dean Bradley of Glazpart commented, “We met with potential clients from over 20 countries and we were pleased to launch some new products in frame corner protection at the show. We already potentially see a return on our investment and the UK Pavilion was ideal as it allowed the group of exhibitors to cost effectively work together, increasing our impact and presence at the show.”

        The UK Pavilion also staged the British Reception sponsored by Wintech Testing and Certification. Gailord Nepp, Managing Director of Wintech commented, “We really enjoyed Fensterbau and the British Reception which was well attended. We were pleased to sponsor this special event on the UK Pavilion and increase our brand awareness at this international event.”

        James Lee concluded, “I have been doing exhibitions for almost 25 years and this one is up there with the best of them. Our stand presence was strong, the visiting audience was large and relevant. Overall it was extremely smooth running and working with the other UK companies made everything much easier. The GGF and all the co-exhibitors will be holding a review meeting in a few weeks when we hope to start planning for Fensterbau 2018.”

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          Glazpart trickle vents NOW with LABC Registered Details!

          Tuesday, 29 March 2016

          Glazpart Limited is pleased to confirm that its extensive range of trickle vents for the provision of back ground ventilation in buildings and to meet the requirements for approved document F1 are currently the ONLY range to be third party certified by the LABC. The certification covers three main tricklevent product ranges in all colour options – The slim line (clip fix), Standard (screw fix) and the innovative Link Vent trickle vent product ranges.

          Many design specifications for the supply of windows fitted with trickle vents requires a third party certification such as one from the LABC who are one the most widely recognised bodies with Local Authority Building Control departments and officers the UK construction market.

          More information can be gained from our easily down loaded online at resource in the updated technical literature down loadable at http://www.glazpart.com/products/trickle-ventilation/ pages 6 and 7) or read online as a “flip file”.

          Local authority building control (LABC) Registered Details is a certification process proving compliance with building regulations and standards across England, Wales and Scotland and increases industry confidence in our products. It is the only scheme of its kind supported by all local authorities, Registered Details help ensure acceptance by all local authorities across England and Wales. This increases industry confidence in the performance and suitability of our vents meeting the requirements of Part F1 Background ventilation whilst making the building control process faster, easier and cheaper with LABC approval. (For more information: http://www.labc.co.uk/registration-schemes/registered-details)

          Our new trickle ventilation catalogue also provides details of the extensive range of over 3,500 colour options, whether a moulded colour, vacuum foiled, printed wood grain or paint sprayed tricklevent. Also, covered are our extensive packaging options such as colour combinations E.g. White internal vents with a colour matched external canopy.

          According to Dean Bradley – Sales and Marketing Manager

          “Glazpart is now unique in the UK market as the only manufacturer of trickle ventilators holding a third party certification, adding the LABC approval to its BBA approval. This is a reflection of Glazpart’s on-going commitment to delivering quality products in compliance to the Part F building regulations for building ventilation.“

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            Trickle vents… Glazpart are talking “balls”!

            Tuesday, 29 March 2016 

            Glazpart’s “Balls” to show how you too could learn to love the right trickle vents…ask us why on stand 263 at the FITSHOW 2016.

            As many in the window industry are keen to point out. Trickle vents are not hardware or furniture they fall into their own grey area and are seemingly not the most popular product in the market.

            But why is this? Feedback from end users ranges from; “we don’t have trickle vents and have massive condensation problems” through to “I hate trickle vents”,” draught coming through these silly vents, but the vents are shut tight” to “a howling gale blows through the ventilators even when fully closed”.

            So how has this negative perception been arrived at?

            Well the reason has actually been hidden in clear sight! Glazpart can answer the problem if you visit us at the FITSHOW.

            You will find out demonstrated by the ”balls” and be able to see clearly why negative feedback is received from end users, window installers, fabricators and system houses and how to address this perception. Glazpart will demonstrate how and why a solution is readily at hand in the form of the innovative and patented trickle vent the Link-Vent from Glazpart.

            So, come along and the team will talk “balls” to you, but before you visit see if you can work out the importance of the difference between >2m3/hr and <0.35 m3/hr!

            We will explain how and why trickle vents can be perceived as draughty, cold and even whistle………or not!

            In addition, we will show our range of high quality trickle vents in over 30 colour matched finishes from Anthracite grey to Wine Red and Irish Oak to Mahogany wood grain finishes.

            In addition all Glazpart trickle vents are now independently certified to meet the building regulations with the range being the ONLY manufacturer to hold BBA and NOW LABC registered detail approvals (certified approval for 236 Local Authority Building Control departments in England and Wales)

            Glazpart’s “Balls” show how even you can grow to love trickle vents

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              GBP open new trade counter in Rugeley with Glazpart Packer for Professionals

              Thursday, 21 January 2016

              Glazpart Packers for Professionals stockist GBP has moved it’s trade Counter to its new location on the Trent valley trading estate in Rugeley (WS15 2HQ).

              Glazparts Dave Clark can be seen with Director Wendy Hill with the new trade counter display of the successful Packer for Professionals product line.

              Dave was also one of the first to enjoy the sausage sandwiches available to all on this the first trading day.

              We wish the team all the success in the new offices.

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                Glazpart joins BRITAIN MEANS BUSINESS at FENSTERBAU 2016

                Sunday, 3 January 2016 

                The UK Pavilion at FENSTERBAU FRONTALE 2016, hosted by the GGF will show that “Britain Means Business” with some of the UK’s highest profile organisations co-exhibiting on a new and shared space at the world’s largest international trade fair for the window industry.

                FENSTERBAU FRONTALE 2016 takes place in Nuremberg on 16-19 March and reflects the worldwide innovations in windows, doors and facades. Every two years, architects, carpenters, window and facade manufacturers, and the specialist trade update on the latest profile systems, glass in architecture, fixing equipment, safety equipment, machines, installations and many more products.

                The co-exhibitors on the UK Pavilion include;

                · Clearview – the UK leading trade magazine for the glazing sector

                · GGF – the glass and glazing industry’s main trade body

                · Glazpart – the leader in plastic glazing accessories and ventilation

                · RITEC – the leading manufacturer of low-maintenance and protection of glass surfaces.

                · The FIT Show – the UK’s award-winning glass and glazing industry trade show

                On the UK Pavilion, participating companies will hold sales promotions, product demonstrations, video screenings and presentations as well as taking advantage of multiple networking opportunities.

                One of the highlights of the UK Pavilion, with be on the evening of the second day (17th March) of show when the GGF will host a British Reception sponsored by Wintech Engineering Ltd. Over 100 guests from across the industry are expected to attend the British Reception so if you are visiting Fensterbau feel free to contact the GGF for an invitation to this special event.

                In March 2016, Britain Means Business in Nuremberg, so why not visit the UK Pavilion and make it a memorable visit to FENSTERBAU FRONTALE 2016

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