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GGP January 2015

PRODUCTS & S E R V I C E S Bespoke bar alternative to ali ‘Revolutionising’ recruitment Thermobar Interbar, manufactured by Thermoseal Group, is a bespoke range of bar designed to replace existing internal aluminium systems that simulate multipane windows. It is a plastic alternative which, according to Thermoseal, helps to improve energy efficiency and minimise the potential for condensation on an insulated glass (IG) unit around the surface mounted system. Thermoseal states that according to BS EN14351, using internal aluminium systems can result in a ‘U’ value penalty on the sealed unit, which can ‘significantly affect’ the energy rating of the unit. The company suggests that this will eventually affect the window energy rating (WER) system which currently does not take into account internal Georgian or multipane systems. This new bar is designed specifically to complement Thermobar Warm Edge Spacer (although it can be used with other warm edge spacer systems). Thermobar Interbar can be supplied with compatible centre and edge keys in 11.5mmx18mm and 15.5mmx18mm. It is currently in stock in black, but grey and white alternatives will be available this year. www.thermosealgroup.com New website offers ‘even better access’ to product portfolio Literature for homeowners Online marketing boost Network Veka has unveiled a new suite of literature for homeowners, designed to showcase ‘the results that can be achieved with high-spec Veka systems’ and ‘the unique benefits of choosing a Network Veka installer’. Network Veka MD, John Ogilvie, explained: “Within a luxurious, gloss-finished folder, Network Veka members will find an equally impressive 12-page introduction brochure explaining the history, principles and process behind the network, our customer charter and an endorsement from brand ambassador, Steve Davis OBE. The folder has a pocket to safely stow away the brochure, alongside individual sheets detailing the full spectrum of products available from Network Veka installers. From window and door hardware through to orangeries, conservatories and sun rooms, everything is covered and, by virtue of being removable, members can choose to include only the leaflets that are applicable to their company. We've also unveiled our brand new website, in keeping with the look and feel of the new literature.” www.networkveka.co.uk 94 Industry recruitment and HR specialist, Chase Taylor, has launched the 1PageMe, which is designed with both clients and candidates in mind to help present a more compact career history and skill set in a single page format. With CVs anything between two and five pages in length, the 1PageMe is a useful tool for clients wanting to assess the suitability of a number of candidates quickly, without having to flick through multiple pages and allows for a better means of comparison. For candidates, it helps them focus on the most important attributes of their CV and the very details that can often set them apart from other candidates, chasing that elusive new career. There’s also a new website in development at Chase Taylor offering career advice online, which, according to the company, ‘will revolutionise recruitment in the glazing and associated industries’. Mat Gibson, MD of Chase Taylor (pictured above) said: “We’re actively looking to revolutionise the way in which the industry perceives a recruitment company. We look to understand both clients and candidates in a far more professional manner, underpinned by our membership of a professional body, the REC.” www.chasetaylor.co.uk HWL Windows Group has launched a new website to give its trade customers even better access to its extensive portfolio of products. HWL, which describes itself as single source supplier of windows, doors and bi-folds to window fabricators and installers across the UK, will be using its new website to develop its business with trade customers. The website demonstrates HWL Window Group’s complete product range, including its exclusive Residence 9 windows, popular aluminium bi-folding doors and energy efficient Kommerling PVC-U windows. Web visitors will also find details of the company’s trade counter, which is open for general enquiries and orders from Monday to Friday. The website is designed to make the ordering process as straightforward as possible for trade customers by providing a hub of useful information, including easily downloadable technical product specifications, latest product brochures designed to inspire homeowners and order forms. The website’s news section will be regularly updated with case studies, top tips and industry news to provide a hub of relevant information for anyone working in the window industry. www.hwlwindows.co.uk Profile 22 is boosting its marketing support package with the addition of a new website service. The support tool provides Profile 22 fabricators and installers with a simple means of creating what is described as a ‘professional online presence’. The sites can be fully branded to the customer, while all design and copywriting is taken care of by the Profile 22 marketing team. Profile 22 develops the sites using the latest technologies and all of the websites are viewable on a mobile, tablet or PC. To avoid incurring hosting costs, Profile 22 can host each website on its own server. By doing so, customers stand to benefit from the Epwin Group in-house IT and web support staff, back-up operations and updates. One of the first to benefit from the new website service was Colin Tough Joinery, a long-standing customer of Profile 22 fabricator Merlin Network (Scotland). The website went live just a few months ago and since then the response is said to have been ‘overwhelming’. You can see the Colin Tough Joinery website at www.colintoughjoinery.co.uk/ www.profile22.co.uk/trade www.ggp.com January 2015


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