At the end of June the Council for Aluminium in Building held its AGM at Oulton Hall near Leeds, where members and guests had the opportunity to network with a broad range of suppliers to the industry. The CAB 2007 Annual Report released at the AGM, explains the significant resurgence in the use of aluminium in building in the UK during the last twelve months.
Justin Ratcliffe, CAB Chief Executive, explained “CAB has been very active in awards, exhibitions, regional meetings and specialist seminars which has raised the awareness of both the use of aluminium and the benefits of being a member of the Council. The CAB 2007 Annual Report offers a clear review of the year for members and anyone working in this sector.”
Aluminium’s popularity has continued to grow for many reasons including its 100% recycling capability and the continued increase in the use of aluminium windows and curtain walls in dwellings. Specifiers have also long seen the benefit of using aluminium in commercial windows. With higher performance thermal breaks, products can easily meet the requirements of document L for both commercial and dwellings use.
The growth in the aluminium sector will be clearly highlighted at Interbuild in October 2007 where the ‘Aluminium Zone’ will be four times the size of the area previously occupied in 2006.
CAB has seen more successful membership applications from fabricators and installers than from any other sector of the supply chain. Membership is seen by many installers as helping their business to be recognised as a serious contender in the industry and often helps with tender submissions.
Copies of the CAB 2007 Annual Report are available from the CAB offices by contacting Julie Harley on 01453 828851 or by visiting the Council’s website at www.c-a-b.org.uk