This week’s news from doors and windows manufacturers

  • Aluminium window and curtain wall manufacturer Bowater Architectural is now a member of the Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB). Formed in 1994, the council is the largest UK aluminium in building trade association. West Midlands-based Bowater Architectural sells windows and curtain walling systems made of “System 10 aluminium”, which it says can be used in places where ordinary aluminium cannot.
  • Mumford & Wood has launched the Guide, a brochure that features ideas and suggestions for window, door and garden installations for domestic and commercial projects. Aimedat specifiers, the technical guide presents the firm’s Conservation and Contemporary range. The company is also launching an online specification tool at
  • Northamptonshire-based window and door maker Emplas has secured environmental standard ISO 14001, health and safety standard ISO 18001 and common management system standard PAS 99 accreditation. The firm put in measures at its factory, including reducing water use and minimised waste, to achieve the green standard.
  • Permadoor is showcasing its composite doors, which achieved the door energy rating (DERs), at the Building Centre in London. This highlights Permadoor’s solid and glazed door sets, which carry an DER A rating. Also on display are its Eco Options energy-efficient doors.
  • Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems has achieved British Standards Institute Kitemark status. It now has BS 4873, Systems Supplier for Aluminium Alloy Windows, and BS 7950/4873, Enhanced Security Performance of Windows for Domestic Applications, for Comar 5Pi ECO 55mm and 75mm casement window systems and Comar 5Pi tilt/turn windows.