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CAB Diary 2018

cabOur next event is:

CAB Aluminium in Building Conference 2018:
‘The Facade as Protection against Fire and Flanking Acoustics’
Jaguar Visitor Centre, Birmingham
Wednesday 16 May

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


THERMOSEAL GROUP has introduced new sizes of its Thermobar Interbar to suit warm edge windows incorporating a multipane window system with a 25mm surface mount Georgian bar.
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EXTRUDASEAL has launched a new rigid PVC-U flush-fitting lock housing mechanism with Eurogroove cover for alumininium bi-folding door systems.
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The Milwood Group has become the UK distributor of bioclimatic pergolas from French manufacturer Solisysteme.
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cabThe JD47 non-thermal shopfront system from JACK ALUMINIUM SYSTEMS has been used by IDF Aluminium as part of an office refurbishment for The Office Group in Ecclestone Square London.
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Window, door and curtain walling manufacturer and installer CMS WINDOW SYSTEMS has played a key role in the creation of the new £12.4m Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries.
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cabKAWNEER AA100 zone-drained curtain walling and series 190 heavy-duty commercial entrance doors have been used on the £20 million new global headquarters and R&D, training and production facility for Rayner Intraocular Lenses in Worthing, West Sussex.
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cabSENIOR ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS, working with John Sisk & Son and contractor Elite Aluminium Systems, has delivered its largest order to date for its PURe aluminium windows, at the new Cotton Field Wharf residential development in Manchester.
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cabWindows specifically designed by KAWNEER for the healthcare sector are bringing benefits to a new £40 million mental health hospital in Lancashire.
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cabSome 770 windows from SAPA BUILDING SYSTEM feature on Newcastle’s latest student accommodation addition, Verde.
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HAZLEMERE COMMERCIAL has followed its recent £1/4m refurbishment contract at Braunstone Frith School, Leicester, and tender to Leicester City Council for a £210,000 replacement windows and doors programme at Uplands Junior L.E.A.D. Academy School, with a third award.
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The GGF has partnered with data protection specialist Cybercrowd to host a one-day GDPR Awareness Workshop on 11 April at the Arden Hotel Solihull.
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Aluminium lantern brand KORNICHE has been announced as the latest sponsor of The Glazing Summit on May 22 at St. John’s Exhibition Centre, Solihull.
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Curtain Walling

The mullion-only VS-1 curtain walling system from GLASSOLUTIONS has been installed at the Aperture, a new community hub that forms part of the regeneration of Greenwich Peninsula.
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cabA new Starbucks in Stockton-on-Tees has glazed curtain walling from EXLABESA, fabricated and installed by Fenetek.
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GM FUNDRAISING says tables are still available for Circus Beserkus, its 19th Gala Dinner, taking place on 9th June at the Crowne Plaza, Stratford-upon-Avon.
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Stoke-on-Trent fabricator Listers Central has continued its support of the local Dougie Mac Hospice by donating a variety of Stoke City FC memorabilia to be auctioned at the hospice’s Annual Ball in October.
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cabMartin Rowe, formerly sales manager at CDW SYSTEMS has been promoted to Sales Director.
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Door and window fastener supplier RAPIERSTAR has appointed Paul Balfe as its new Technical Consultant for the north of England.
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cabVERTIK-AL has announced a new management team following the acquisition of the powder coater by an investment group in March 2017.
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Aluminium fabricator ALUMEN has appointed David Allen as Trade Sales Manager to support its growth plans as a trade supplier following its recent expansion to a new 15,000 ft2 facility in Kettering.
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VBH has appointed two new Regional Sales Managers for its UK operation.
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cabEra has unveiled a brand new corporate identity incorporating the ‘Total Security’ strapline.
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MILA is promising to make it even easier for customers to place their hardware orders direct with the launch of NORA (Navision Online Response Automation).
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VBH has added the new Sigma Face-Fix composite door hinge to its greenteQ range. Composite Door Hinge.
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Sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer
P C HENDERSON has been named winner in the Export category at the North East Business Awards - Durham, Sunderland and South Tyneside region.
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YALE DOOR AND WINDOW SOLUTIONS has gained BBA certification for its Shootbolt and Encloser window locks and Revolution window hinge have passed the - a symbol of product quality.
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Debar Bi-fold Hardware this week celebrated its £500,000 move into in-house manufacturing with the official opening of its new 42,000 sq ft HQ and factory in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
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CDW SYSTEMS is reporting a 37% increase in sales of Reynaers products including its aluminium sliding folding door.
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Aluminium fabricator ALUMEN Ltd has launched the Millennium Plus aluminium entrance door for the residential and commercial market.
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cabSCHUECO UK has launched a new version of its ASS 77 PD panoramic door system, the ASE 67 PD, providing the same sightlines with an outer frame that remains concealed in the building structure.
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Bohle has expanded its range of internal sliding stacking doors with the addition of the Vitris Portavant 150 Multiline.
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cabSystems company ALUPROF has been awarded further Q-Mark Product Certifications by Exova BM Trada, for a number of its window and door systems.
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cabDoors and curtain walling in a contemporary property in Northforeland, Broadstairs have made local contractor SG Installations the first winner of the newly inaugurated ALUK Installation of the Month competition.
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CMS WINDOW SYSTEMS has won a Scottish Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice 2018.
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Brisant Secure has become the first company in glazing and fenestration to receive an award at the internationally recognised Outstanding Security Performance Awards.
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G-Awards Component Supplier of the Year MILA has had another endorsement of its performance, winning an ‘exceeding organisation’ rating from consultants Grant Thornton.
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GRESB and BRE report that they have collaborated to integrate a BREEAM API with the GRESB Portal for the 2018 reporting cycle.
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Highlighting CAB’s Sustainability
Activity in 2018

Justin RatcliffeJustin Furness – CAB Technical Director

CAB is involved in several activities and initiatives to demonstrate that aluminium is meeting the sustainability challenge and here we focus on three areas:

• end-of-life recycling rate
• circular economy
• responsible sourcing.

End-of-Life Recycling Rate
When a building is renovated or demolished, metal products are routinely collected and directed to recycling or to reuse. Currently more than 95% of metal products used in buildings are collected at end-of-life. A study performed on several demolition sites in Europe by the European Aluminium Association has demonstrated that more than 96% of the aluminium-content of these buildings was selectively collected and sent to recycling facilities.

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High economic value is the main driver for this systematic collection and recycling. In contrast to other materials, metals are recycled without loss of quality. The fact that metals do not degrade ensures that they can be recycled and used for the same application, with the same quality, again and again. Recycled metals and alloys have the same properties as the original material. Aluminium recycling provides energy savings of 95% compared to primary production.

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Metal recycling and LCA
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a tool typically used to assess the environmental impacts of a product, process or activity throughout its life cycle; from the extraction of raw materials through to processing, transport, use, recycling and end-of-life. In LCA, two metrics are typically used for recycling: “recycled content” and “end-of-life recycling rate”. Read More


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CAB Aluminium in Building Conference 2018:
‘The Facade as Protection against Fire and Flanking Acoustics’, Jaguar Visitor Centre, Birmingham, Wednesday 16 May

JustinJustin Ratcliffe, (CAB Chief Executive)

Dame Judith Hackitt’s interim report as part of the Independent Review of Building Regulations found that the whole system of fire safety regulation regarding complex and high-rise buildings was ‘not fit for purpose’, and left room for those who wanted to take shortcuts to do so. A programme of change is needed to safeguard our built environment. Read More


This Month's News

Boost for house listings and equity release

Two main drivers for the retrofit sector gave reason for optimism optimism earlier this month with the news that estate agents house listings rose by 20% last month and the number of homeowners taking out equity release in 2018 has almost doubled on the same period last year – and the total sum involved has grown even more.

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Fensterbau 'a great success'

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) reports a busy and productive week at Fensterbau Frontale in Nuremberg where it hosted the 12 companies in the UK Pavilion under the theme “Britain Means Business”.

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Housing strong but overall construction down – Barbour

February has shown little improvement over a volatile 2017 and poor January for the construction industry, according to industry analyst Barbour ABI, which reports the value of new contracts awarded at £4.9 billion, which is 24% lower than at the same time last year.

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cab‘Barley Chalu Awarded QUALANOD Licence’

Barley Chalu are pleased to announce that they have been awarded QUALANOD licence no. 1308 for their new, state of the art, anodising plant in Wymondham, Norwich. One of only four licence holders in the UK and the first in over 30 years, Barley Chalu are the only company in the UK who holds both the QUALANOD licence and QUALICOAT licence for architectural powder coating.

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cabFocus on Recycling

Most materials are claiming to be ‘fully recyclable’ today, but few, if any, come close to the 100% recyclability mark than metals. Next to steel, aluminium is the most abundant recycled metal, and, the most valuable. It has been recycled for many years, in fact 75% of all aluminium ever produced since its first commercial production in 1880 is still ‘in-use’ today. A very modern metal, in terms of age, and one that has helped us achieve advances in a wide range of technologies over the last century.

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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
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