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CAB Diary 2018

cabOur next event is:

CAB Regional Membersí 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


cabSMART ARCHITECTURAL ALUMINIUM has announced the launch of its new Designer Door entrance door range.
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Work has begun for Dudley’s Aluminium on a new project with Willmott Dixon Construction Ltd to construct the new Village Urban Resort Hotel in Bristol.
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cabThe Square Chapel, adjacent to Halifax’s Piece Hall, has undergone redevelopment including an extended performing arts centre with a foyer, designed by architect Evans Vettori.
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cabMotorcycle manufacturer Royal Enfield’s new technology centre in Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire features a range of aluminium glazing products from SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS.
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DUDLEY’S ALUMINIUM has won a £1million contract to support the construction of a new student accommodation building in Cardiff's Capital Quarter.
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BENNETT ARCHITECTURAL teamed up once again with Laing O’Rourke on the construction of the new £212m Dumfries and Galloway Hospital.
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Northamptonshire-based aluminium window, door and roof producer ALUMEN ran its first ever Open House event across four days in November.
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cabAluminium window
and door supplier
teamed up with timber counterpart Black Millwork to supply products for a show home at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon.
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Curtain Walling

cabExlabesa Building Systems’ ECW 50 curtain walling system is being hailed as a system that delivers on all levels.
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YALE has combined a range of door hardware to create a new bi-fold door offering.
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David Ruzicka’s, Love my Door installation company is now fitting Brisant’s LOCK LOCK security handle as standard, says the company.
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(Corby) Ltd
, has recently appointed Harriet Truss as Assistant Commercial Manager.
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MIGHTON PRODUCTS has appointed David Lambert as its new Warehouse Manager.
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cabFormer CARL F GROUPCO Regional Sales Manager John King has returned to the company with his appointment as National Sales Manager.
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Window, door and curtain walling designer, manufacturer and installer, CMS Window Systems, has appointed David Ritchie to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer.
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VBH (GB) has promoted Sales Director Simon Monks to Managing Director.
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The GGF Group has announced the appointment of Billy Quinn to the newly created role of Managing Director of its commercial arm.
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KENRICK is crediting new business in Eastern Europe for contributing to booming sales for two of its top-selling products.
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cabERA has launched its Total Security Guarantee, covering a complete package of PAS 24 window and door hardware.
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PROMAC GROUP has launched a new Service Agreement Plan which allows fabricators to tap into special discounts on consumables.
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cabEMMEGI (UK) has been chosen as the machinery partner for AluK’s newly opened training Academy at its Chepstow headquarters.
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The TWR GROUP says that, from February 2018, it will offer dual-coloured bi-fold doors in any RAL colour and combination within fifteen working days.
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Five more companies have signed up to exhibit in the UK Pavilion at Fensterbau Frontale 2018, hosted by the GGF, bringing the total now to 11.
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Window and door restrictor supplier JACKLOC has been named a finalist in the Tomorrow’s Health & Safety Awards 2018.
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THERMOSEAL GROUP, which earlier this year purchased the stock and assets of DecraLed and its associated products, has relaunched the website for the product ranges with an interim site.
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2017 – A busy
and challenging year
for CAB

JustinJustin Ratcliffe, (CAB Chief Executive)

Our sector has experienced an incredibly busy and challenging year in 2017. UK construction must change following the tragic events that took place at Grenfell Tower. CAB represents the aluminium in building sector on the Construction Products Association Technical Expert Panel which links directly to the DCLG Industry Response Group. We are particularly grateful to all those members who have contributed and to the work of the CAB Fire Safety Working Group.

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We must ensure that positives emanate from this tragedy in the form of clearer regulations, improved guidance, increased levels of training and robust compliance procedures.

Senior Aluminium Systems

While the Construction Products Association forecast that construction output will show only a nominal increase in 2017 and no growth in 2018, our own CAB State of the Market Surveys have consistently been more positive. Our Q3 2017 Survey highlighted that 56% net balance of members see growth over the next 12 months. Read More


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This Month's News

Burglary stats show doors and locks still vulnerable

Home burglary figures have hit a record low in England and Wales with statistics more and more highlighting the gap between ‘basic’ and ‘enhanced’ security of windows and doors, according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics.

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Equity release still booming

The number of homeowners taking out an equity release plan reached record levels for the second consecutive month according to the new figures out this week, with one provider blaming a lack of good news for pensioners in the autumn budget.

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cabReynaers celebrates double win at prestigious CMA Awards

Praise from the judges for clear, targeted campaigns, together with an insightful white paper campaign highlighting the changing way buildings are designed, have resulted in a double win for Reynaers at the industry’s Construction Marketing Awards 2017.

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cabExplaining Current Thinking on Aluminium Pretreatment’

There has been a lot of speculation of late on the choice of pretreatment used on powder coated aluminium profile. With ‘chrome’ based systems likely to be banned under EU’s REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of CHemicals) in late 2017, where are we now and what should you specify?

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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
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.
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