Clearview Midlands April 2014 - Issue 149 - Page 22

INDUSTRYNEWS Unique colour for awardingwinning development Freefoam provided a bespoke shade of on-trend grey for the roofline of awarding-winning Linden Homes development at Graylingwell Park, Chichester. Using its innovative Colormax technology Freefoam manufactured a new colour called Quartz Grey to match exactly the specified windows and doors. Freefoam New Build Manager, Chris Fenney explained “As preferred supplies of roofline products to Linden Homes we already have a close working relationship and on this large development we were asked to provide fascia and soffit in an identical shade to already specified window frames and doors. We were able to assess the colour composition of these items and use our expert knowledge to blend a unique mix of stabilisers and pigments to create an exact colour match.” Colin St John, Freefoam UK General Manager, added: “This development by Linden Homes is a perfect example of how Freefoam is responding to the changing housebuilding market. We offer a solution to smaller and medium sized builders with our off-the-shelf range and give specifiers of larger developments the opportunity to match roofline to other external elements.” GGF NEW PRESIDENT’S FIRST RECEPTION A GREAT SUCCESS Brian Baker, 21st President of the GGF, met members, staff, suppliers and the media at his first official Reception held on 27 February at the GGF’s London offices. More than 60 guests attended the Reception to welcome Brian Baker of Glassolutions SaintGobain and also to pay tribute to outgoing President, Mark Warren for his hard work during his busy two year tenure. In his welcoming speech, Nigel Rees, GGF Group Chief Executive said, “I welcome Brian as the new President and look forward to working with him throughout his Presidency. His contribution to the GGF Board, Groups, Committees and publications over the last five years has been immense and I have no doubt he will continue in this vein.” Brian said, “I am truly honoured that the Board of Directors have placed their faith in me to be the Federation’s President. I’ll do my very best to continue the work of GGF on all fronts, from political campaigning to maintaining the high technical standards and also to ensure that GGF Members get the support and guidance they need on the many complex issues affecting our industry.” Nigel Rees concluded, “On behalf of all Members and all connected with the Federation, I wish Brian all the very best in continuing the success of the GGF over the next two years.” FENSA WELCOMES MARK AS NEW CHAIR Mark Warren has succeeded Mike Sansom as the new Chair of FENSA. As the largest Competent Persons Scheme which is the only scheme asked for by homeowners* the FENSA board consists of a broad range of tr ade bodies, federations, glazing manufacturers and installation companies, and receives input from consumer groups and Government. Chris Mayne, Managing Director of FENSA commented: “We are pleased to welcome Mark on board as the new Chair. His level of experience across our industry makes him well qualified to provide a strong contribution to the leadership and work of FENSA. We would 22 APR 2014 also like to take the opportunity to thank Mike Sansom for all his time and support during his chairmanship and his continual commitment towards FENSA. Both Mark and Mike will continue working together on the FENSA Board.” During 2014, FENSA is supporting its registered businesses to transition to ‘Certified Installer’ status and achieve the industry’s Minimum Technical Competencies – both of which are Government requirements with a deadline of June 2014. *Source: BBC Wales To read more, visit