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 Growing strong
Making an impression
Rooflight manufacturer Roof Maker is celebrating ten years of partnership with Edgetech.
CEO Paul Mildenstein says: “At Roof Maker, we strive to challenge the idea that all rooflight products are the same.
“We all know that consumers are more discerning and demanding than ever. Today, they want it all, stunning aesthetics, exceptional performance and maximal user-friendliness.
“That’s why our products are triple- glazed as standard, and offer large expanses of glass to maximise natural light which from a design point of view presents some challenges.
“The more glass a product has, the higher the risk of it losing heat and energy, which is what makes Edgetech’s Super Spacer such a vital part of every product we produce. With Edgetech’s help, our products can achieve the best thermal performance of any rooflight in the industry.
Edgetech managing director Chris Alderson says:“At Edgetech, we’re never happier than when we’re helping industry-leading fabricators push the boundaries of product performance.
“For triple-glazed units, Super Spacer is ideal. The temperature within triple units, especially when used in roofs, can easily exceed the maximum required of volatile fog tests in current European standards.
“It has been fantastic watching Roof Maker grow over the past decade. We can’t wait to see where their dedication to innovation takes them in the next ten years.” ❐
 Northamptonshire-based aluminium window, door and roof specialists Alumen held its first ever open house event in November. Having recently moved to new premises with a new showroom – and with a range of exciting new products to launch – the company celebrated by opening its doors to the press, trade and public for the first time.
Running across four days, the open house event started with a press preview followed by a trade-only day for Alumen’s trade customers. Alumen’s MD Alan Robinson took visitors through the company’s rise from a bi- fold door manufacturer working out of a shed ten years ago, to the multi-range,
  Chris Alderson, Edgetech MD and Paul Mildenstein, Roof Maker CEO
   multi-million pound aluminium specialists they are today. The presentation also drew on the company’s experience and insight to provide a positive analysis of the aluminium market and Alumen’s position within it.
Robinson says: “It was a pleasure to invite people to our new factory and showroom and show them what Alumen is all about.We may not be the most well-known name in the industry, but we’re very proud of what we do, how we’ve grown, and the products we’ve launched into the UK market. I think our visitors could see that and were impressed by it.” ❐
 GM Fundraising has announced the final Paddle2Pedal fundraising total of £108,494. The figure was announced at the G Awards where those from the team in attendance were invited onto the stage to hear the announcement.
The inaugural ‘girls only’ event, which was completed over seven days in August this year by 12 women from the fenestration industry, saw them canoe 100 miles of the River Wye, abseil 135ft down Symonds Yat and cycle 120 miles to Hope House in Oswestry.
Gary Morton, chairman of GM Fundraising says:“This fantastic total is a true reflection of the team’s sheer grit and determination shown throughout, not just in the challenge itself, but in their training and fundraising efforts too.This was the first all-female challenge GM Fundraising has ever organised and the 12-strong team certainly gave the boys a run for their money, myself included.” ❐

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