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So far 2024 seems full of gloom fuelled by wars, inflation and the cost-of-living crisis along with more Brexit cost hikes. What happened? The start of 2023 seemed so positive with post-pandemic money still flooding the market and a FIT Show on the horizon


Facades facades 


What is ‘P-DfMA’ and how does it help to reduce construction costs and reduce carbon? In this article, Wojciech Brożyna explains the basis of this innovative approach to construction

News news 

Glazpart has announced that FIT Show has joined the Glazpartners’  initiative.

 AluK has appointmented  Jordan Kingman as head of architectural projects.

Kestrel Aluminium Systems has
been awarded a Qualicoat licence

Company Profile profile 


December 2023 saw the 40th anniversary of North–East based Made For Trade, manufacturer of the Korniche brand of aluminium roof lanterns, flat roof lights and bi-folding doors. The Fabricator special correspondent Ed Humphreys reports.

Marketing Marketing oct 23 

With chief economists predicting that the UK economy will remain weak the next 12 months will introduce some fresh challenges for the fenestration industry

Powder Coating powdercoat 

Substrate preparation on any material is crucial for longevity of the applied finish, with a poorly executed substrate preparation, failures can often be seen within
twelve months.

The CAB Column Phil Slinger

The Council for Aluminium in Building  reports from its quarterly State of Trade Survey which is compiled by asking each member company for its views on the UK aluminium trade.

News & Products trade news 

Three pages of news from the trade.

Cover Story cover story 

Phil Myers of the Affordable Window Group examines the foundations of one of the biggest window and door manufacturers in the UK with a particular emphasis on the Timberlook Heritage range.

CAB Buyers Guide
 buyers guide
The directory of aluminium products & services
Doors doors 

With average house prices falling and with mortgage rates still high, home-sellers will need to price more aggressively through 2024. Hayley Barker, Hurst Doors' head of marketing says new front doors will be in demand as those sellers try to get an advantage over their competing neighbours.

The Fabricator classified section classified oct 23  The Fabricator guide to product & Services

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