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GGP January 2016

16 TRADE NEWS ‘Green’ award for CMS One of Scotland’s most sustainable door and window companies has once again won a prestigious Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland (VIBES) Award. CMS Window Systems manufactures and installs PVC-U, aluminium and timber aluminium composite windows, doors and curtain walling systems, as well as installing cladding systems and external wall insulation (EWI). It has won the Management SME award category in the VIBES Awards 2015, a feat it also achieved in 2009. The prestigious awards programme has been recognising the commitment, actions and achievements of Scottish companies in reducing their impact on the environment for 15 years. This year’s VIBES shortlist included a diverse range of companies from across Scotland which have employed environmental best practice in their day-to-day activity to cut down on resource use, increase sustainability, improve reputation and improve the company’s bottom-line. Andy Kerr, managing director at CMS, said: “It’s fantastic to win this prestigious VIBES Award recognising our commitment to continually reviewing and enhancing our environmental performance throughout every aspect of our business. A sustainability ethos, in its broadest sense, is central to our business strategy. Our corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmental best practice in areas such as recycling and energy efficiency has always been at the heart of our business.” New rooflights ‘flying off the shelf’ Following the recent launch of a new resistant frames, the range comprises range of rooflights, Smart and three distinct families – the Aether, Schueco aluminium fabricator, Helios and Olympus brands. Alumen, has reported the products “Available for next day delivery in are ‘flying straight off the shelf’. a variety of sizes, we can offer Alumen spent six months customers choice. For a developing what it describes as ‘a contemporary, clean shape, Aether is truly top quality aluminium our flat fixed square rooflight rooflight range’ with ‘intelligent consisting of a strong square line design, great looks, simple frame, and glazed edge to edge for installation and fast lead times’. minimalist styling. With the same Alan Robinson, managing director, technical properties as Aether, Helios commented: “When we launched our is our chamfered edge option fixed new range of rooflights to the trade, rooflight, available as a manual we hoped there would be a lot of opener or upgradeable to an electric interest – but even we have been opening with optional weather pack surprised by just how high those for added value. These rooflights levels have been! Designed provide controllable ventilation as specifically for better aesthetics, well as modern good looks. Our smoother operation and representing pyramid option is the Olympus, with value for money, trade customers its internal and external aluminium now have the choice of off-the-shelf trim for a clean, stylish finish fixed, manual and electric opening, consisting of a strong, weather tight, square and pyramid rooflights in secure frame at a 45º pitch. addition to bespoke options Fixed, manual or electric opening including integral lighting, options are available with internal temperature control packs and a lighting and the size can be extended variety of glazing options. All with into a fully opening larger roof secure, weather tight and moisture lantern. Doorco moves to larger premises Having reported a ‘huge’ increase in sales year-on-year, composite door manufacturer, Doorco, says it has now moved into new, larger premises to facilitate further growth. Renovation work was completed on the 36,000ft² facility, which is ‘within a stone’s throw’ of the previous premises in Macclesfield, in November, with machinery and equipment up and running within 48 hours. Jayne Sullivan, operations director at Doorco, said: “We had searched for a long time to find a location which suited all of our requirements, and we’re delighted that the new facility in Macclesfield does just that. The new building provides a real opportunity for us to integrate our manufacturing and distribution divisions, which in turn provides greater flexibility for us as a business, as well as much needed space to future proof the company in line with the rapid growth and influx of big industry names coming on board that we have experienced. “As with everything we do, we put a great deal of detailed planning and hard work into the moving process to ensure it went as smoothly as possible in order to minimise any downtime for customers. “We used a variety of local companies, all of whom worked together to very tight deadlines in order to get everything in and working as it should be. “We were thrilled to receive so much support from our industry friends and partners – particular thanks to RegaLead, Biesse, BC transport, Baileys Electrics and Airtek, who were fantastic in helping out when we needed them. “Most importantly, of course, our customers have been brilliant – they ‘got’ the reasoning behind what we were doing, understood that it can be difficult and were supportive throughout.” www.ggpmag.com January 2016 “All of these options offer top quality engineering at a cost that offers the trade a great opportunity to complete and add value, choice and margin to their rooflight sales. Topped off with next day delivery, easy online ordering, tailor-made marketing support and of course an installation manual, our aim is to open up this growing market to even more installers and builders across the UK.” www.alumen.co.uk/Products/Roofli ghts.aspx


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