Council forAluminium in Building
Monthly Email News for the Architectural Aluminium Industry
CAB Diary 2016

cabOur next event is:

- CAB Regional
Members’ Meeting:
Wednesday 12 October, Mercedes Benz World, Weybridge

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


Steel and aluminium glazing systems supplier WRIGHTSTYLE has been appointed to supply and install glazing systems as part of a £49.8million redevelopment to link two buildings, Burlington House and a building in Burlington Gardens.
Read more

cabArchitectural aluminium systems from Kawneer were specified for a catalyst building for the regeneration of Cardiff city centre for their “quality”.
Read more

The Wales Air Ambulance has a new headquarters with a purpose-built office bringing the charity and the airbase together.
Read more

cabThe University of Birmingham, part of a £42 million development, now has a building which gives good quality architecture and a landmark to Birmingham’s skyline.
Read more

Curtain Walling

cabCurtain walling Kawneer has played “a vital role” in the energy performance and design of a highly sustainable office building.
Read more

cabMaking itself at home in the London residential market after providing a stylish glazing package for a new development in the borough of Bow is Senior Architectural Systems.
Read more

cabDoncaster-based aluminium systems company EXLABESA has launched ECW-50, a curtain wall suite with 50mm profile widths.
Read more

CMS Window Systems has played a key role in the construction of a new world-class sports and exercise facility at Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt university.
Read more

G 16 Awards

The waiting is over and we can reveal the companies and individuals who have been chosen as finalists in the G16 Awards.
Read more

AluFoldDirect is a finalist for the G16 Awards in the Training & Development Initiative of the Year category.
Read more

The GGF has been shortlisted as finalists at the G16 Awards in two categories.
Read more

MILA has been shortlisted once again at the G-16 Awards – in the Component Supplier of the Year and Trade Marketing Campaign of the Year categories.
Read more

cabHardware manufacturer Caldwell UK Ltd is up for ‘Component Supplier of the Year’ at the G Awards in November.
Read more


GLASSTEC 2016 has provided proof of its standing with a final count of 1,235 exhibitors from 52 countries welcoming more than 40,200 trade visitors from over 100 countries over the four days of the trade fair.
Read more

Next year’s FIT Show Gala Dinner is set to be its biggest ever, with a Parisian Burlesque theme to help swell the numbers to the 1,000 capacity at the bigger venue of the NEC.
Read more

cabREYNAERS ALUMINIUM is taking its first ever stand at The FIT Show, at the NEC in May next year, promoting its range of aluminium window and door products.
Read more


A residential project with materials from aluminium fabricator THE WINDOW OUTLET has won a Local Authority Building Control Award for ‘Best Individual New House’ in the South West region.
Read more


East Midlands fabricator Frame Fast, appoints Karl Vandebroucke to grow its glass shop.
Read more

Gary Lewis was elected National President of the Federation of Master Builders, the UK’s largest construction trade association, on Saturday 10th September at the National AGM and Conference in Newport, Wales.
Read more

PROMAC GROUP has appointed of Alison Benson to the newly-created role of Group General Manager.
Read more

Peter Stonely has joined the Board of TrustMark for a three-year term as a non-executive director.
Read more

Nigel Rees today announced that he is to retire as Chief Executive of the Glass and Glazing Federation, saying that with the planned restructuring of the Federation, the time is right for ‘a fresh management approach’.
Read more


cabFabricators of commercial doors and windows can get aluminium profiles from Jack Aluminium Systems coated in any RAL colour within seven days.
Read more

Lincoln-based STERNFENSTER has invested over £4million this year, a substantial part of which was directed at a new dedicated aluminium window and door factory, due to open in November.
Read more

Gloucestershire-based aluminium fabricator CUSTOMADE has bolstered its aluminium retail support package with the launch of extra resources.
Read more

cabCDW SYSTEMS is celebrating another record trading year, posting a 15% increase in year on year sales to August 2016, continuing a seven-year trend of growth.
Read more


UNION, part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, is supporting National Home Security Month 2016 to create awareness around home security for the third consecutive year.
Read More

LOXTA is a new door hardware brand, based in Lancashire.
Read more

cabROTO is offering a new range of restrictors for aluminium windows to comply with BS EN 13126 part 5/6.
Read more


Alumen, the Kettering based aluminium fabricator has received a commendation from Schueco for its work at The Longfords.
Read more

cabReynaers has again partnered with the Society of Façade Engineering (SFE) to support Façade2016, the third international awards for façade engineering excellence.
Read more

A near-record 127 architectural ironmongers, builders’ merchants and door hardware students worldwide have this year gained industry qualifications from the GUILD OF ARCHITECTURAL IRONMONGERS.
Read more


cabSENIOR ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS has secured its largest order to date.
Read more

Cardiff-based fabricator DUDLEY’S ALUMINIUM has begun work on a new £1.25m-plus contract with Wilmott Dixon Ltd.
Read more


cab The Multiblindo security lock is the latest addition to the range of emergency access and anti-panic door systems from JACK ALUMINIUM SYSTEMS.
Read more

Yale Door and Window Solutions is proud to continue its support for National Home Security Month (NHSM) this October.
Read more

The ups and downs of life cycle thinking – Part Three

Justin RatcliffeJustin Furness – CAB Technical Director

In this third and final article focused on a review of the third report in the series “Towards Sustainable Cities”, funded by the International Aluminium Institute (IAI), we take a look at how recyclability, recycling and durability of window frames can be modelled, as each has a significant impact on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) results.

Sapa Dualframe advert

Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) based on LCA are increasingly used as the basis to quantify a product’s environmental impact during its lifetime in a building, making this something of a hot topic.

The report “Aluminium and Life Cycle Thinking” looks at the LCA results from using two different approaches for the recycling of window frames made from different materials: the Recycled Content Method (also known as the Cut-Off Method) and the End-of-Life Recycling Method (also known as the Avoided Burden Method). Read More

Senior Aluminium Systems

I hope you enjoy this month's issue.

twitterTony Higgin

Developing and
Protecting CAB

Justin Ratcliffe, (CAB Chief Executive)Justin

CAB ceo, Justin Ratcliffe highlights the importance that the Association attaches to protecting the use of its logo.

While we eagerly await the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement it is clear, from speaking to a wide variety of CAB members across the Association that September 2016 is very much seeing a return to ‘business as usual’. Read more

This Month's News

Mixed bag for construction but house building rises

After more than two months since the Brexit vote, it’s good news for the residential construction sector, as the value of contracts awarded reached £1.7 billion in August, an increase of 13% compared to the same time last year, based on a three month rolling average.

read the rest here...


A hybrid system for PVC-U fabricators?

System supplier ALUPLAST says it is offering new market opportunities to fabricators with the launch of two products to create a hybrid PVC-U/ aluminium window without the use of specialist equipment.

read the rest here...


Right to Buy still growing

More than 56,000 households have now bought their home through the government’s revitalised Right to Buy scheme since the scheme was restructured in 2012.

read the rest here...


cab‘World first’ for responsible sourcing in aluminium

KAWNEER is claiming a world first as supplier of architectural aluminium products to achieve BES 6001, the framework standard for the responsible sourcing of construction products.

read the rest here...


Milton Jones to host G16

G16 organisers this week announced that Mock the Week regular Milton Jones is to be the host of this year’s gala awards evening at the London Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, on Friday, November 18.

read the rest here...


GGF names new President-elect – and creates new subsidiary group

The GGF has named Alan Burgess of Masterframe as its President-elect following the resignation of Andrew Glover in July Read Story.

read the rest here...

cab‘World’s first triple glazing spacer bar’

SWISSPACER is claiming a world first with the launch of Triple, said to be the only warm edge spacer bar designed specifically for triple glazing.

read the rest here...

Missed the Last Issue? Click Here

To Subscribe Click Here



About Aluminium in Architecture
The readership of Aluminium in Architecture is a mixture of architects
and specifiers, together with the CAB membership and wider aluminium fenestration market. If any part of your business involves aluminium windows, doors, conservatories or shopfronts, or the hardware and machinery which complete the package, then you will benefit from reading Aluminium in Architecture every month. Aluminium in Architecture covers all aluminium products used in building construction, including cladding, roofing, structure etc.

The CAB Editorial Board comprises Justin Ratcliffe and Adrian Toon. Editorial covers the whole aluminium market, but editorial from CAB members is identified with a small CAB logo.

Should you wish to advertise on Aluminium in Architecture
please contact
or telephone 01923 461527, mobile 07977-981753.
E2b Media Ltd, 47 Bucknalls Lane, Watford WD25 9NE

To unsubscribe from This E-zine click here

Council for Aluminium in Building
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 aluminium products in architecture and the construction industry as a whole, to encourage quality and best practice, to set new technical standards and protect members' business and contractual interest. In addition we are driving forward the development of a national training structure for the sector and have received major grants from the DTI to assist in this activity.
More details can be found here


View the Ratecard: Click here
Editorial should be sent to: