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One of Ireland’s leading trade window and door manufacturers, Super Seal Window Systems, has passed the 25 year milestone using Rapierstar fasteners throughout its PVCu fabrication and assembly. The County Londonderry based company, which supplies windows and doors to installers across Ireland, was established in 1990 and continues to go from strength to strength.

Rapierstar is providing specialist technical guidance and products to profine UK, as part of a package of services for its new training and product development centre at its Nottinghamshire factory. The international profile manufacturer has been continuously investing in their established UK window & door systems, KÖMMERLING C70 & O70, Premiline 80 patio, Legend, Vertical Slider and Warmcore, since it acquired their new site in 2020.

One of Ireland’s leading hardware distributors to the window and door industry, Fortus Hardware, is partnering with Rapierstar to ensure its fabricator and installer customers can depend on a secure, reliable supply of high quality fasteners to keep their businesses on track.

Part of the Profast Group, which has been distributing a wide range of essential products to the industrial and construction sectors for more than 30 years, Fortus Hardware works with many of Ireland’s windowmakers, large and small.

Specialist fastener supplier Rapierstar has stepped in to keep production on track and help maintain quality consistency at Nationwide Windows and Doors after its supplier of over 20 years made the sudden announcement that it was withdrawing from the UK market.

In the space of just a week, Rapierstar was able to ensure supply continuity by identifying all the fastener requirements across Nationwide’s factory in Rugby, and deliver new stock of the 50 different types of fasteners it uses.

Fabricators will need to review which fasteners they use throughout window and door assemblies to ensure they meet the proposed new minimum security and thermal standards for England and Wales.

This year is set to see an updated Part L of the Building Regulations put in place which will require windows and doors to meet lower overall window U-values. And there are proposals floated too, relating to higher security standards, which could see Part Q updated to require that all windows and doors meet the security performance requirements in the PAS.

Rapidly growing window, door and glazed extension manufacturer Abcell has strengthened its supply partnership with Rapierstar to ensure it can deliver consistently high quality finished products across its expanded range.

The company, which recently added Deceuninck PVCu windows and doors plus Truedor composite doors to its portfolio, has established a unique position in the market through a product range that supports forward-thinking installers serving a changing residential market.

Rapierstar has collaborated with Carl F Groupco and Eurocell to help long established and highly respected South Coast installer Newview to launch its new window and door manufacturing business, Newframe.

A new state-of-the-art 15,000 sq. ft PVCu window and door factory in Worthing will produce around 500 units every week using Eurocell systems, plus Newframe’s own new range of composite doors branded ‘Coastal Composites’ to service their growing New Build client list plus aviation noise contracts.

Liniar PVC-U window and door manufacturers can achieve the highest levels of quality and reliable long term performance in every finished product by following the latest fastener guidance from Rapierstar.

We have published three Recommended Fixings Manuals (RFMs) which provide detailed guidance on which fasteners to use in all aspects of Liniar window and door assembly, including its popular bi-fold doors. All three are available to download free of charge in the Info Point.

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