INDUSTRYNEWS Do your sealed units comply? BFRC licence holders are reminded that suppliers of their sealed units have a legal obligation to comply with BS EN 1279 Glass in Buildings: Insulating Glass Units. »»This is not a new requirement. Since the 1st July 2013 it has been mandatory for sealed unit manufacturers to meet the requirement of the Construction Products Regulation (2013) and subsequent CE Marking. It is a legal requirement for unit manufacturers to declare the performance of their products. As such your sealed unit supplier should be able to provide you with documentary evidence to confirm the product has been tested appropriately. All sealed units must meet the requirements of part 2 of BS En 1279. However, if you are purchasing gas filled sealed units, your supplier must be able to demonstrate that they have passed BS EN 1279 part 3. As the supplier of the window you have a responsibility to ensure that the IGU’s used within your windows comply. For more information please contact BFRC direct:- 020 7403 9200 firstname.lastname@example.org 1999 Sash UK wins a Conservatory Award and begins building the 72,000sqft state-of-the-art, purpose built factory on the site it still occupies today at Park Springs, Grimethorpe, Barnsley. Mysterious new brand A well-known company is preparing to launch an exciting new product range and brand into the industry. »»Räum is a collection of premium products designed to help fabricators and installers capitalise on the most profitable areas of the high-end home improvement market. The name Räum is influenced by the German word for ‘space’ and it encapsulates the stand-out aesthetics of the high performance products within the brand. The full details of Räum will be announced in the following months but fabricators and installers are encouraged to 2000 The new factory, complete with brand new machinery, is opened by the founder of VEKA AG, Mr Heinrich Laumann. Ron Bean and Terry Morrell retire, handing over the day-today running of the business to David Ruzicka and Terry’s son, Stephen Morrell, who remains Managing Director of Sash UK to this day. visit www.raumdesigns.co.uk to register their interest and be the first to know about this exciting product range. A spokesman for Räum said: “Räum will only be available to a limited number of companies initially so I would urge any installer that’s keen to steal a march on the competition to register their interest and get in touch.” For more information visit www.raumdesigns.co.uk 2005 An additional 15,000sqft building is built to house specialist conservatory operations. 2004 2003 A 40,000sqft extension is added to the Park Springs site to accommodate a handling line with barcode scanning. SA SH U K | SASH UK. CO M Sash UK receives a Royal visit from HRH Prince Andrew, The Duke of York as part of his work supporting local regeneration. Further investment is made to begin manufacturing products using the Spectus profile system, in addition to Veka. In this year, Sash also began manufacturing products using Spectus profile.