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October 2018 VIEW ONLINE
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CAB Diary 2018

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CAB Contractual Awareness Seminar
Wednesday 5 December,
8.30 am - 5.00 pm,
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MERCURY GLAZING SUPPLIES has become the first fabricator to manufacture the new Integral aluminium bifolding door from Epwin Window Systems.
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BLACK MILLWORK has redesigned its Aluminium Clad Casement windows into a slimmer profile in response to demand from housebuilders for more minimalist designs.
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TUFFX has launched a new aluminium framed rooflight to be supplied direct to installers as a complete assembled unit.
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cabArchitectural glazing systems from Kawneer were specified for Phase One of Bayscape Ltd’s £40 million mixed-use development at Cardiff Marina.
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cabSENIOR ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS was specified to deliver the glazing package for the new Doubletree by Hilton in Hull.
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The first phase of the £65 million New Era Square student accommodation in Sheffield, with fenestration by BENNETT ARCHITECTURAL ALUMINIUM has officially been opened.
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cabFrames created by REYNAERS and fabricated by Bespoke Design Glazing were used to juxtaposes minimalistic modern interiors with traditional Georgian window design in a residential project in Wilmslow, Cheshire. 
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Curtain Walling

cabMulberry UTC, a new University Technical College in the East End of London, specialising in the creative and health industries, is making use of the Elegance 52 curtain wall system and Dualframe Si 75 windows, both manufactured by Sapa Building System.
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Sustainably manufactured windows, doors and curtain walling from CMS WINDOW SYSTEMS have been installed in the newly constructed £14m Advanced Engineering Building (AEB) at the University of Brighton.
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G18 Awards

cabCUSTOMADE GROUPcompanies have been shortlisted  for four awards at the forthcoming G18 awards.
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cabREYNAERS has been shortlisted for the G18 Awards in the ‘Training and Development inititative of the Year’ category for its new Training Centre.
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Hardware supplier 
 has been shortlisted for ‘Component Supplier of the Year’ at the G18 Awards.
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cabERA has appointed John Chambers to head its OEM area sales team as part of the company’s Sales Leadership Team.
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ORIGIN has chosen the Nemesis multi-point window locking system from Kenrick for its new aluminium window, the Origin Slimline Window.
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GM Fundraising has launched its seventh annual cycling marathon, setting itself the target to raise £125,000
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Shutter Slide, the new louvre hardware from 
P C HENDERSON, is to be launched to the market at the Architect at Work trade show in Berlin, 7th and 8th November.
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cabA good example of system design flexibility is that of the Atlas Building in Stratford, originally designed as the East Village for the 2012 Olympics.Detail design and installation using Aluprof high performance MB-70US was completed by GLASS & A.L.U. CAD LTD of County Meath in Ireland.
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cabEXLABESA EXTRUSIONS has invested in a 35 MN extrusion press from SMS group to replace its existing 20 MN unit at its Doncaster factory.
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CMS WINDOW SYSTEMS has added the first 100% electric powered vans to its fleet.
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TSA Aluminium owner Paul McPherson chose KOMBIMATEC when he decided to install automated CNC production machinery to increase output of its aluminium window frames, entrances and curtain walling.
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The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has released its Annual Report for the year to December 2017.
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Almost 100 delegates attended the GGF Annual Members’ Day at The National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull.
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FENSA has announced a series free roadshows to installers throughout the South West and North West of England.
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The Door & Hardware Federation has announced the formation of a Commercial Department to support the organisation’s growth, particularly with its training offering.
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VBH (GB) is shortlisted for ‘Best Mid-Range Budget Campaign’ at the Construction Marketing Awards (CMAs). 
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The royal birmingham conservatoire, including Kawneer windows and curtain walling from BENNETT ARCHITECTURAL, has been shortlisted for Cultural Project of the Year at the Architects Journal Architecture Awards 2018.
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Budget is further
boost to positive Q3 Market Survey

JustinJustin Ratcliffe, (CAB Chief Executive)

The Q3, 2018 CAB State of the Market Survey demonstrated that members saw a positive marketplace during the quarter. This positivity was given a further boost in the Chancellor’s budget which set out plans to spend hundreds of millions more in the hope of reaching the Government’s target of 300,000 new homes per year.

Sapa Dualframe advert

One of the key highlights in Q3 was that compared to Q2, 41% saw a sales rise of up to 5% and 24% experienced a rise of more than 5%.

Construction growth over the past year has been driven by private housing, infrastructure and private housing RM&I which has benefitted the whole supply chain. On a year on year basis, 12% of members reported sales volumes increases of up to 5% and 41% reported rises of more than 5%. Highlighting perhaps the lingering impact of a difficult Q1, 24% of members were still down slightly by not more than 5% year on year. It will be interesting to see the effect of the extended Help to Buy scheme which will now run in a modified format until 2023. Read More

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This Month's News

FMB praises Chancellor’s ‘positive steps’

The Federation of Master Builders has applauded Chancellor Philip Hammond for taking ‘positive steps’ to address the housing crisis and ‘breathe new life back into the high streets’, as well as committing £1billion to guarantee capacity to support lending to housebuilding SMEs.

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Commercial and retail construction hits two-year high – Barbour

Contracts for commercial and retail construction reached the highest figure since July 2016 at over £800million, leading an otherwise lacklustre September with a 6.1% drop over August to £5.6billion, according to Barbour ABI.

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Govt names Trustmark ‘all-encompassing quality mark’

Trustmark says it has been named by the Government as ‘the new all-encompassing mark of quality for consumers in and around the home’ after it expanded its remit to include Repair, Maintenance and Improvement (RMI), retrofit and energy efficiency sectors.

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Call for hardware input to 
CE marking plans

The Guild or Architectural Ironmongers is calling on manufacturers to take part in its contribution to the status of CE marking as part of a review of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). It is asking door hardware professionals to participate in a short survey. The results will be shared with BSI Committee B538/4 and ultimately with CEN Committees in Europe.

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Equity Release hits record £1billion quarter

UK Homeowners taking out equity release broke the £1billion barrier in Q3 with a record £1.02billion released in that time, up by nearly a quarter year on year and six per cent more than in Q2 and nearly double the amount raised in the same period three years ago.

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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
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whole, to encourage quality and best practice, to set new technical
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