Clearview National August 2018 - Issue 201 - Page 8

PROUD SPONSOR OF INDUSTRY NEWS INDUSTRYNEWS ANOTHER COMMERCIAL SUCCESS STORY WITH TRIPLE-GLAZED RETROFIT » » KENT-BASED ADEVA Home Improvements has built on its recent success in large scale commercial window installation with a triple glazing retrofit for a sheltered housing scheme in Whitstable. Once again, the group praised The Glazerite UK Group Ltd and VEKA for their support in specifying and completing the contract, for 279 casement windows in the VEKA 70mm fully sculptured system finished in white, at the 12-storey Windsor House. As with the previous installation, VEKA supplied the wind load calculations essential for installations at such height, with other technical support by Glazerite, without which Director Geoff Dwyer said the company would not have had the confidence to tender for the work. “They were with us all the way when we had the chance of our first large scale commercial contract. That gave us the confidence to continue our activity in the sector and the result was another success for us with Windsor House. The technical support from Glazerite and VEKA was brilliant, the clients are very pleased with the result and we are already looking at several more prospects.” www.glazeritewindows.co.uk Updated fire-resistant glazing guide launched » » THE GLASS AND GLAZING Federation (GGF) Fire-Resistant Glazing Group (FRGG) has released a revised version of its fire-resistant glazing best practice guide, timing the launch to coincide with the GGF’s presence at this year’s FIREX International exhibition last week at ExCel London. The Guide to Best Practice in the Specification and Use of Fire-Resistant Glazed Systems covers how Fire-Resistant Glazing systems are used to control the spread of fire and smoke, which allows enough time for a safe escape, as well as safe access for fire safety services. Now in its fourth edition, the most recent revision Adrian Blaydon, GGF Technical Officer and Secretary of the (FRGG) explained, “This Guide is an important document for the construction industry and offers comprehensive knowledge of Fire-Resistant Glazing. In addition, the Guide addresses the performance levels of Fire-Resistant Glazing, and how it is vital to combine the appropriate materials alongside the correct installation method to certify a Fire-Resisting performance.” tracks changes in legislation and incorporates updates in line with constant product development undertaken by the construction industry. Download a free PDF version https://www. ggf.org.uk/publications/fire-resistant- glazing or to purchase a print copy visit http://shop.ggfmembers.com INCLUSIVITY AND A WORLD-CLASS WORKFORCE » » HOWARD TROTTER, General Manager of Birmingham window and door business Shelforce, was among a select group of experts invited to speak on the future of the glazing sector at The Glazing Summit. “At Shelforce, we’ve benefitted hugely from the in-built resilience of disabled workers throughout our long history,” comments Howard. “They overcome bigger obstacles every day than many of us will face in a year – and that means they’ve got a toughness and a determination that’ll see them through any business or production issue in the workplace. “It’s our aim to encourage other businesses to adopt our inclusive approach – and I hope that, by speaking about it at The Glazing Summit, I was able to convince some of the window and door firms present to give it a try.” Founded in Harborne in 1839 as part of the Royal School for the Blind, Shelforce made everything from brushes, furniture, beds 8 » AUG 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M to mattresses for the Air Force before becoming a window and door manufacturer in the early 1990s. Today, it provides high- quality products to local authority building projects around the country, including Birmingham City Council. www.shelforce.com