Partners

Please find a list of the 2019 Glazing Summit partners below:

  • Headline Partner

    GGF

    Promoting the highest industry standards, the GGF is the main representative organisation for companies involved in all aspects of the manufacture of flat glass and products and services for all types of glazing, in both the commercial and domestic sectors.
    GGF members produce and install safety, fire and emergency glazing, special films to protect against the sun’s rays and every type of glazing installation, no matter how specialised.

  • Technical Partner

    Yale

    Yale manufacture and distribute a comprehensive range of mechanical door and window hardware. One of the best-known and most respected names in the lock industry, there are millions of Yale locks in use worldwide.
    Continuously revolutionising the industry, Yale introduced Yale Smart Living, a range of smart security devices that can be controlled remotely via a smartphone or tablet to bring convenience and peace of mind for users.

  • Unique Window Systems

    Unique Window Systems is a fabricator, supplier and installer of uPVC and aluminium fenestration building products and operates in the trade supply, commercial and new-build sectors.
    Unique offer contemporary bi-fold doors, residential entrance and French doors, as well as casement, tilt and turn and vertical sliding sash windows. They also manufacture their own bi-folding door system – Unifold – as well as a cutting-edge curtain walling system – Tufacade.

  • ODL

    Specialising in supplying composite door parts, integral blinds and decorative glass to various global markets, ODL Europe is part of the global ODL corporate business.
    Committed to product and service excellence, ODL Europe is home to the Capstone composite door slab, Blink integral blinds and TriSYS glazing cassette.

  • BFRC

    The BFRC is the UK’s most trusted rating council for verifying the energy performance of windows and doors.
    Founded in 1997 to raise standards and drive performance in the industry, the BFRC is now Europe’s number 1 ratings council, with the most widely used rating system.
    The BFRC rainbow rating confirms products have been independently verified by experts and proves that products will perform as promised.

  • FENSA

    FENSA’s mission is to improve window and door replacements across the UK, by professionalising installers and protecting homeowners.
    The government-authorised scheme monitors building regulation compliance for replacement windows and doors and every FENSA Approved Installer is assessed regularly by us to ensure its standards are continually maintained.

  • CAB

    The Council of Aluminium in Building (CAB) is now the largest UK Aluminium in Building trade association with more than 120 members across the supply chain.
    The aim of CAB is to support the architectural aluminium supply chain by encouraging the increasing use of aluminium products in both residential and commercial applications.

  • Edgetech

    Few businesses can claim to have reshaped fenestration as much as internationally acclaimed warm-edge spacer manufacturers Edgetech.
    Its ground-breaking Super Spacer has brought about an impressive increase in thermal efficiency, and significantly simplified the production of insulating glass – and 30 years on, Edgetech products are incorporated in a third of the UK’s insulated glass units.

  • Window Ware

    Major UK distributor Window Ware has been serving the door and window industry with leading brand hardware, tools and consumables for more than 30 years, helping to ensure fabricator production lines keep moving and trade counter shelves stay stocked.
    As a ‘Pure Play’ distributor, Window Ware, voted the UK’s best hardware supplier by industry professionals in a 2018 independent study conducted by Insight Data, is built around an extensive product range from some of the best-known, most trusted brands in the industry.

  • Shelforce

    As one of Birmingham’s leading window and door manufacturers, Shelforce specialises in providing high quality products to local authority building projects and is Birmingham City Council’s chosen manufacturer of choice.
    The company leads the way in inclusivity when it comes to training and employment opportunities in the glazing industry, with 75% of its workforce disabled.

  • Hodgson Sealants

    Hodgson Sealants is one of the UK’s largest sealant and adhesive manufacturers and are celebrating over 50 years in the business.
    The company make a full range of premium sealants including new generation hybrid sealants, silicones and glazing tapes for the fenestration and wider construction industries, and recently launched their new HY-SPEC 25 hybrid sealant which is specifically aimed at perimeter sealing of windows and doors.

  • Improveasy

    Improveasy is one of the glass and glazing industry’s foremost finance experts and offers a wide range of financial services to help installers win new business.
    The Manchester-based company also offer sales training seminars for companies that partner with them.

  • TWR Group

    One of the UK’s leading aluminium trade fabricators, TWR Group manufacture and supply high quality aluminium and PVCu windows, doors, bifold doors and patios for UK trade customers operating in a wide range of markets, including new build, education, public sector, and social housing.
    The North East-based TWR Group also produce specialist products for commercial projects and offer cutting edge hybrid products.

  • Arkay Windows

    Arkay Windows is a specialist large-scale fabricator with more than 40 years’ experience supplying aluminium windows and doors in London.
    Offering a complete range of aluminium and uPVC products from Europe’s biggest brands, all fabricated in-house, the Watford-based company has risen to supply some of the country’s biggest retail companies, contractors and commercial installers.

  • The Residence Collection

    The UK’s leading range of timber-effect windows, the Residence Collection features the original timber alternative window Residence 9, which was designed in 2011 and features the latest security, maintenance and performance innovations, whilst appearing traditional.
    In 2016 the Residence Collection was born and features further flush window and door systems, including R7 and R².
    Sister company Window Widgets is also an industry leader and provides the largest range of universal ancillaries for all window fabricators and installers.

  • Wintech Testing & Certification by UL

    Wintech Testing & Certification provide a comprehensive range of services to the façade and fenestration industries, either onsite or from a state-of-the-art test laboratory in Telford.
    The independent UKAS accredited testing laboratory and certification body provides services to help ensure that products comply with a range of industry standards and regulations including CWCT, PAS 24, Secured by Design and NHBC requirements.

  • LandGlass

    LandGlass Technology Company specialises in the development, manufacturing and marketing of glass tempering furnaces.
    Based in Luoyang, China, LandGlass is committed to the development of glass processing technologies to provide all kinds of world advanced glass tempering furnaces for customers to help them upgrade their products.

  • Everglade Windows

    Well established London-based trade fabricator Everglade Windows has almost 40 years industry experience, operating from a state-of-the-art 65,000 sq. ft. facility in West London with over £5m invested in the very best machinery in the UK. Famous for its aluminium products, Everglade Windows is responsible for the exclusive and iconic aïr brand of aluminium bi-fold doors, sliding doors and windows, as well as manufacturing One Collection uPVC windows and doors, featuring chamfered, ovolo and flush windows and doors available in an unrivalled range of over 30 foiled colours.

  • Reynaers

    Leading aluminium systems company Reynaers celebrated its 50th anniversary last year.
    Reynaers Trade is aimed at supporting both existing and new trade fabricators with a comprehensive range of aluminium windows, doors, bifold and sliding systems.

  • Harvey Richmond

    Harvey Richmond is a leading business broker connecting motivated sellers wishing to exit their business with ambitious entrepreneurs, investors and corporations seeking acquisitions.
    The company has a team of specialists with in-depth expertise of the window, door and conservatory industry. The firm can also provide strategic advice and they work with a series of partners including specialist lawyers and a panel of funders who are keen to finance M&A deals.

  • Timberweld

    Timberweld® is a patented method of jointing that creates a perfect butt-joint effect on the outside and inside of a PVC-U window for an authentic timber-look.
    The manufacturing process was invented by Alan Burgess and Ray Rabett, the Group Chairman and Technical & Compliance Director of leading sash window fabricator Masterframe; and is being licenced to a growing number of fabricators. Masterframe holds the exclusive licence to use the technology for sash window manufacture.