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NEW CAB CHIEF EXECUTIVE
by Adrian Toon - CAB Board Director

The Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB) has named its new CEO as Phil Slinger and will join the Association in March 2021.

Phil brings a wealth of experience to CAB with his previous role as a senior director of one of the largest and most well respected Association Management companies in the UK, with responsibility for over 35 trade associations, professional societies and charities. Having also held senior leadership roles within a range of high profile UK and international focused...

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CAB 2021 Events Diary
 
TECH TALK - SO LONG OLD BOILER, IT’S BEEN A GAS
 
With no significant changes to the regulatory requirements encapsulated in Part L for the thermal performance of buildings since 2013, some eight years later we now have a flurry of consultations to address the regulations and prepare buildings for a ‘net zero carbon’ world. To allow for a transition from fossil fuel heating systems, such as gas boilers...
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Machinery
D&I WINDOW SOLUTIONS SCALES UP PRODUCTION WITH HAFFNER MURAT MACHINERY
Established domestic fabricator D&I Window Solutions is scaling up its operation with investment in numerous aluminium fabrication machines from industry specialists Haffner Murat. 
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Appointments
ALUK SCIENTIST ELECTED AS QUALICOAT VICE CHAIR

Anna Plesniar, a Process Development Scientist at AluK, has been elected as Vice Chair of the Qualicoat Council for the UK and Ireland.

Anna has been AluK’s representative on the council since the company joined in December 2016 and has been a long-standing advocate of the benefits of membership to systems houses and applicators, as well as pre-treatment and powder-coating suppliers.

She says: “I was surprised and honoured to be nominated but delighted to have the opportunity to play a more active role, alongside Chair Angus Mackie. I’m particularly looking forward to helping develop new communications initiatives, which will hopefully improve how we share information...

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VERTIK-AL GROWTH SEES TWO NEW TEAM ADDITIONS

Powder coating specialist, Vertik-Al has appointed two new specialists to its business improvement and maintenance teams as part of its continuous investment and improvement strategy.

“We’re excited to bolster our team with a wide range of expertise,” says, John Park-Davies, managing director of Vertik-Al.  “Regular improvement plays a vital strategic role in developing the entire business and supporting our customer base.”

With Angus Mackie moving into the Allumette Group managing director role, Park-Davies stepped up to Vertik-Al MD in 2020, taking the business into a new era of leadership.  Building on its 55 years lineage, Vertik-Al has built a reputation for delivering...

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Hardware
GET SMART WITH Q-SMART

Hardware expert VBH has added the Q-Smart electronic smart handle to its range of premium quality window and door hardware and furniture.

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PAS24 TESTED MAGLOCKS COMPLEMENT SECURITY HARDWARE

Metal Technology Ltd's 10-35 Hi / Hi+ Commercial Door and Framing System has recently added PAS 24 security tested Maglocks for single and...

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OPENING AND CLOSING FORCES

There can be much confusion with regards to opening forces on doorsets especially when looking at compliance where door closers are used. 

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NEW HANDLE PORTFOLIO LAUNCHED TO SHOWCASE ALUMINIUM WINDOW AND DOOR SYSTEMS

A handle collection has been curated by HOPPE (UK) to support aluminium window and door manufacturers looking to specify compatible hardware for their...

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WINDOW WARE’S NEW COMMERCIAL DOOR HARDWARE EBROCHURE IS OUT NOW!

Presenting 20 pages packed with top-selling closing solutions for all kinds of commercial aluminium doors developed by industry-leaders Axim Architectural Hardware.

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VBH INTRODUCES NEW LIFT/SLIDE DOOR SYSTEM

Leading hardware company VBH has added the ClearLIFT hardware system for aluminium lift/slide patio doors to its greenteQ range.

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Cladding
 
METAL TECHNOLOGY DELIVERS FULL-HEIGHT GLAZING FOR PURPOSE-BUILT OFFICE SCHEME AT BOOTHS PARK

This 70,000 sq ft, two-storey office development in Knutsford features two wings joined by a central area, with bronze and timber cladding.

 

Collaboration was key in creating the building’s striking flush glass façade. Working closely with Calderpeel Architects, GMI Construction Group PLC and Crown Doors and Shutters Limited, we supplied our System 17 capped and System 17 SP curtain walling, with bespoke System 22 8m vertical brise soleil fins.

 

As evidenced by this project, Metal Technology Ltd’s System 17 offers limitless flexibility in design applications, while also providing structural integrity, weather performance, thermal enhancement and security.

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METALLINE - THE FIRST AND ONLY FABRICATOR OF A1 RAINSCREEN AND INSULATED SPANDREL PANELS

Metalline are the first UK cladding manufacturer to uniquely offer BOTH non-combustible aluminium Rainscreen and non-combustible aluminium insulated Spandrel panels,  all fully tested and certified to Class A1 rating.

 

Metalline’s Ultima Insulated Spandrel panel range and Metalline’s Unity Rainscreen System have been independently tested to EN13501-1 2018 and achieved both A1 and A2 - s1,d0 classification. Making Metalline the UK’s FIRST and ONLY manufacturer to offer both a Rainscreen and Insulated Spandrel Panel that has achieved A1 certification.

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CAB Training
 
URBAN MINES - FACT OR FICTION
Scrap aluminium has long been recognised for its ability to be easily collected and recycled into new aluminium products. Together with its high scrap value, aluminium is rarely wasted as it feeds back via well-established recycling processes. The EAA/Delft study back in 2004 confirmed that between 92% and 98% collection rates at the time were achieved in the UK’s building demolition...
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Aluminium News

MARKET UNCERTAINTY?

With both Brexit and Covid-19 issues still very much with us, 2021 will continue to be a challenge for all businesses. Both the ‘State of the Trade’ survey from CAB and the recent CPA (Construction...
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WHAT MAKES ALUMINIUM AN EFFECTIVE CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL?

In construction, you have a lot of choices when it comes to the materials that you use. The consideration always comes back to whether that particular material is effective for what...
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Doors

SECURING MORE ALUMINIUM BIFOLD DOOR SALES WITH FENTRADE

Trade fabricator Fentrade Aluminium Building Products prides itself on offering added-value benefits to maximise market opportunities for their growing customer base. 

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BSI LAUNCHES NEW DUAL CERTIFICATION OF ENTRANCE DOORSETS KITEMARK™

BSI (British Standards Institute), the business improvement company, has announced the launch of the new Entrance Doorset Dual Certification Kitemark in the UK. The product combines PAS 24 with either EN 16034 or BS 476-22 to cover both the fire and enhanced security features of the doorset.

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ARKAY WINDOWS ANNOUNCES ITS UPGRADED UNIFOLD BI-FOLD

Arkay Windows is delighted to announce two upgraded versions of its hugely popular slim bi-folding door.

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Windows

LUMI: WHAT ALUMINIUM HAS BEEN WAITING FOR

 
Lumi, the award-winning window that is immediately recognisable by its unique and stylish edge-to-edge ‘frameless’ glazing, is now available in aluminium.
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ON TREND COLOUR CHOICE FOR ALUK WINDOWS AND DOORS

The owners of a stunning refurbishment in Whitstable Kent were right on trend when they chose the colours for the AluK windows and doors which have been installed throughout.

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Events

ALUMINIUM DAY RETURNS!

Now in its third year, leading aluminium fenestration solutions manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems’ #AluminiumDay will be back on social media on Saturday 13th March 2021!

 

This year’s theme is ‘Invention and Innovation’ and Senior is inviting the industry to join in the conversation and celebrate the versality of aluminium, looking at the material’s unique properties and the interesting ways it has been embraced throughout history.

 

From the use of aluminium in the development of planes, trains and automobiles to its enduring popularity in the construction industry and its exciting role in aerospace design, there’s more to aluminium than meets the eye and Senior will once again be celebrating this marvellous material in its dedicated social media event.

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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. CAB’s mission is to support the interests of the aluminium supply chain in both the commercial and residential markets, to encourage quality and best practice, to set new technical standards and protect members' business and contractual interests. One of the main challenges for the aluminium industry today is to improve the cyclical nature of the material by recycling aluminium within specific grades making products virtually 100% recyclable. More about the CAB Closed Loop Recycling initiative can be found on the associations website.
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