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 Sarah Ball, Balls2 Marketing’s Client Strategy Director and social media expert in the glazing industry, talks about what to check and update on your social profiles in January.
 A lot can happen in a year and if your business tends to have a quiet January, it’s a great time to do a check over all your social profiles and make sure that everything is bang up-to-date for the year ahead.
On Facebook, take a look at your About section and check that everything is accurate, especially addresses and contact details. Make sure you update anything timely, if last year you’d been installing conservatories for 20 years, it’s 21 this year! It’s worth checking things like this on your website too.
Make sure that you double check your Categories on Facebook - if you’ve added new products to your range this year, there might be a new one that’s relevant. It’s a good opportunity to update your Facebook photo albums too, perhaps a full album dedicated to your 2017 installations, so your followers can see all your recent work in one place.
Make sure you do the same on Google My Business, Twitter and Instagram, and the one that tends to be forgotten about most – YouTube! The more up-to-date they are the better as it shows that you are active on all of your platforms.
If you’re celebrating a milestone year in 2018, you can start celebrating now! A new ‘20 year’ version of your logo looks great as a profile picture for the year and if you can find any old photographs, they work really well as posts on social. People love to see how far you’ve come as a business and if there’s a cracking 80s hairstyle in there too, well that’s even better!
It’s the perfect time for a Spring clean in the office, it’s also a great time to
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seconds, or 40% longer. Ken Mercer, Commercial Sales Director commented: “After the terrible tragedy at Grenfell, fire safety is being talked about more than it has for decades. It’s clear that for far too long, attitudes towards fire safety have been too lax, and it’s the responsibility of everyone in the construction industry to help ensure nothing like this happens again.
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FD30 fire doors from bespoke timber experts West Port have been proven to withstand fires for 40% longer than the legal requirement.
“It’s frighteningly common for manufacturers to test their fire door components separately, rather than testing the completely assembled door set. That can lead to products with FD30 components that only last a fraction of the time they’re supposed to. We’ve come across FD30 fire doors that fail in under 15 minutes before, which is simply unacceptable. “We treat fire safety with the utmost seriousness – and our fire-rated products are among the most robust and reliable in the industry. We treat 30 minutes as a bare minimum, not a target – and
  To achieve an FD30 rating, products have to hold flames at bay for 30 minutes. Subjected to rigorous testing by both Cambridge Fire Research and BRE, West Port’s door managed to withstand temperatures in excess of 800 degrees Celsius for 42 minutes 7
because of that, we’re delighted, but not surprised, to see our product perform so well in testing.”
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Cumbria-based West Port is one of Britain’s leading manufacturers of timber windows and doors, known for its extensive product range, quick lead times and uncompromising commitment to quality.
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 UK fabricator of high-end home improvement products, Dekko Window Systems, is celebrating a dominant decade in business.
Founded at the tail-end of 2007 by Gary Torr and Kurt Greatrex, Dekko made its name as a reliable trade supplier of high-quality Deceuninck uPVC windows, claiming a larger market share with every passing year thanks to exceptional craftsmanship, a reliable service and fast turnarounds, in particular of foiled products. The eureka moment came when the Greater Manchester firm saw the industry landscape move towards premium products and launched Residence 9, back in 2013 and focused entirely on Deceuninck products and their
colour from stock. They quickly grew, prompting them to move from their original 25,000 square foot factory in Bredbury, to an all-new 55,000 square foot factory in Ashton-Under- Lyne. Soon after the factory move Dekko launched Räum, the high-end aluminium brand in cooperation with Reynaers, and invested in cutting edge Graf Welding technology enabling them to manufacture uPVC frames with seamlessly welded joints - a range they call Infinity. “It’s been an incredible 10 years” comments Kurt. “Our success comes from seeing consumer tastes shift from
Jenny Jackson, Director at Icotherm said: “As soon as I saw the Pudsey outfits in the supermarket, I knew that I needed to get the team involved in Children in Need, so we ordered 18 suits! All of the team, including our delivery drivers, office- based team and factory floor team
white plastic windows towards high- end, luxury home improvements and in turn investing millions of pounds in the business to cater for this market. It’s an area we continue to focus on and we have some exciting developments up our sleeve ready to launch in 2018.” Dekko will be marking their special anniversary with a customer open day held at their headquarters in the New Year. “The open day will be an opportunity to reveal our new showroom, which will be kitted out with our latest product innovations,” Kurt concluded.
wore their Pudsey outfits all day and brought a smile to customers and our neighbours! “I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who donated money to our team fundraising page to support the fantastic cause that is Children in Need.”
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The Icotherm Roof Systems’ team donned fluffy, yellow onesies, to become Team Pudsey and raise money for Children in Need. Overall, the team raised £491.00 with donations from customers, suppliers, friends and family.
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