Latest news from the world of construction product manufacture

  • Leaderflush Shapland has carried out extensive research on the carbon impacts of its products and facilities and is including the information on all its quotations and invoices. The company has adopted the Carbon Trust’s draft methodology for carbon reduction labelling.
  • Senior Architectural Systems has launched a new website for specifiers and fabricators ( The site offers details on the systems available from the company, complete with specification data and the latest company news.
  • New Century Windows (Essex) has launched a website dedicated to its Zen-fold bi-fold door range (
  • Door and window control maker, Geze UK, has produced a quick reference online guide to BS 83000:2009. This is intended to improve disabled people’s access to buildings. The guide, which can be found at, provides advice and practical solutions to the issue of inclusive design.
  • Interior doors specialist Vicaima has published a 40-page specifier’s guide with ideas for designers along with performance options.
  • Kawneer has published a new guide outlining options for the specifiers of windows in the healthcare sector, particularly mental health facilities. As well as detailing the firm’s ranges on offer it also details the tests and results conducted by healthcare trusts to determine the window’s robustness, such as a 15-minute fire extinguisher attack, 20 to 25 strikes with a snooker ball in a sock and up to 30 blows to the window using other implements.