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CAB Diary 2018

cabOur next event is:

CAB Regional Members’ Meeting and Dinner
Thursday 8 March 2018 Leeds City Centre

For further details:
contact Justin Ratcliffe, Chief Executive or Julie Harley, Office Manager
at the CAB office on 01453 828851


cabJACK ALUMINIUM has added the TRL90 rooflight, said to be its first aluminium glazing product to suit both commercial and home improvement markets.
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cabThe Luminia F82 bi-fold has been officially launched by ALUK after its FIT Show preview and is now available exclusively from a network of Luminia Select Partners across the UK.
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cabAluminium systems company REYNAERS has launched a new window system, Slimline 68, designed for UK homes, completing the range of specialist systems for the trade market.
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A new sensory unit in Kilmarnock designed to provide a calming sanctuary for young people with communications disorders and autism has been created by a team of apprentices in just 40 hours.
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When a new-build special school required colour-coded windows with unusual bespoke reveals and cills, the solution came in a combination of PVC-U windows.
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cabDublin is one of the latest cities to see increasing use of ALUPROF systems, says the company.
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cabAluminium systems manufacturer HUECK supplied its products to Elephant One, mixed-use development in Elephant and Castle.
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cabA new student accommodation scheme in Chester is making the most of views over the Shropshire Union Canal with a glazing package from SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS.
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AB GLASS has been awarded a contract to install aluminium systems in the redevelopment of the Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera campus.
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G 17 Awards

Greg O’Donoghue has received The GGF Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to the industry. 
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MILA was named the Component Supplier of the Year at the G-17 Awards.
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REAL Aluminium won the trophy for ‘Promotional Campaign of the Year - Trade’ at the G17 Awards. 
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The 15th biennial edition of the QUALICOAT standard for architectural powder coating was launched to UK and Ireland members and specifiers met at the RIBA Portland Street.
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cabThe growth in aluminium is proving to be good news for BM ALUMINIUM, exclusive UK supplier of Orgadata’s LogiKal software.
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When Jake Hodgkinson started as an apprentice at BENNETT ARCHITECTURAL in 2015, he didn’t expect to be a Supervisor of the Manufacturing team 18 months later.
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KENRICK has created a bespoke multipoint window locking system for trade fabricators Garrard Windows.
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MILA is celebrating delivering six months of 100% OTIF to Synseal.
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P C HENDERSON has made its Soltaire sliding door hardware products available in a range of four kit packs.
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Restrictors from JACKLOC have been specified for a luxury hotel under construction on The Palm in Dubai.
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cabSCHUECO UK has become the first UK aluminium systems provider to achieve Corgi Fenestration Registration.
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REAL ALUMINIUM is opening a new 88m2 showroom said to be the first of its kind to be totally dedicated to its entire range of products.
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THERMOSEAL GROUP has introduced a new advertising campaign to showcase its Thermobar and Thermoflex warm edge spacers.
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cabGloucester-based aluminium window and door manufacturer /supplier CDW Systems says it’s ‘business as usual’ after announcing a management buyout.
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Origin says its aluminium window can now be produced to order within 24 hours after including the product in its ‘Your Lead Time, Not Ours’ (YLTNO) promise, first introduced for its bi-fold doors two years ago.
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BRISANT SECURE has been shortlisted for three Construction Marketing Awards.
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LOCK LOCK, the high security handle from Brisant Secure, has now spent over 3,000 hours in independent corrosion testing, without pitting or blistering.
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A new CPD looking at security hardware has been launched by the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers for delivery exclusively by GAI members across the country.
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YALE has launched a new shootbolt lock to fit modern flush sash systems , offering the usual security credentials with the additional convenience of a night vent facility.
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VBH (GB) has added the new Yale Conexis L1 keyless Smart Lock to its range of hardware.
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Victoria Gate in Leeds, including glazing systems from BENNETT ARCHITECTURAL has scooped the Retail Project of the Year at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin.
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CMS WINDOW SYSTEMS is celebrating after picking up the Gold award in the International Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice 2017.
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Future Facade [Re]Manufacture

Justin RatcliffeJustin Furness – CAB Technical Director

This year’s Aluminium in Building Conference focused on offsite construction and the circular economy. For both issues, there is a need for the construction industry to do something that does not normally come naturally: collaboration.

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In the opening keynote address, Chris Ashworth, Competitive Advantage, picked up from the recommendations of the Farmer Report, “Modernise or Die”, and explained that we are not primarily looking at whizzy ways to make products, but rather whizzy ways to use data from those products when installed, that could in turn lead to new products and services.

Senior Aluminium Systems

Ken Davie, Head of Offsite and Modern Methods of Construction Research at Carillion plc developed the theme of Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) and the need for product manufacturers and specialist contractors to develop an industrialisation as well as a collaboration mindset. Quoting from the government’s Digital Built Britain (DBB) Strategic Plan, Ken noted that: “Fully computerised construction must become the norm so the benefits of these technologies are realised.” Read More


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This Month's News

What a night

More trophies than ever …another near-record crowd …and another host of world-class products, people and initiatives – the G17 Awards event excelled again as the high-point of the industry year on Friday when over 600 guests gathered at the London Hilton on Park Lane to recognise the very best achievements throughout the year.

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Dark homes add to winter blues – survey

Half of UK homeowners feel that they do not have enough daylight in their lives during the winter months and more than a quarter blame the design of their homes for not letting in enough daylight, according to the results of a survey by Velux.

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Housing back in decline

UK housebuilding is back in decline after a strong summer, with figures decreasing by 10 per cent and falling for the second month in a row, according to the latest edition of the Economic & Construction Market Review from industry analyst Barbour ABI.

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Industry warns of‘Brexit cliff edge’ for EU workers

The construction sector has come together to warn the Government of the dangers of the industry facing a ‘cliff edge’ regarding access to EU workers.

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cab‘Speakers at the CAB Aluminium in Building Conference 2017 from left to right: Justin Ratcliffe, CAB; Juan Azcárate- Aguerre, Delft University; Chris Ashworth, Competitive Advantage; Justin Furness, CAB; Michael Swiszczowski, Chapman Taylor; Elizabeth Kavanagh, Stride Treglown; Ken Davie, Carillion plc; Jane Thornback, Construction Products Association and Andrew Kinsey, Mace Group.’ Read Story

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