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Latest News

Win a Pair of Unger Gloves!

 

 

For your chance to win text UNGER followed by your name and address to 66777

(Competition Closed)

Just in time for winter, Unger has announced the re-launch of its protective Neoprene gloves range, with an impressive line-up of new features and improvements.

To begin with solid reinforced stitching, as well as a glue seal, have been added along the seams to achieve extra durability and protection against water ingress. Yet the gloves feel soft and comfortable on the inside with the thread on the seams virtually undetectable due to the “blind” stitching technique.

The standard Neoprene version will keep your hands warm and dry, whatever the weather, with added protection against the wind due to adjustable Velcro straps around the wrist. Made of 3mm thick 100% rubber Neoprene, just like the former versions, the new gloves feel more flexible due to the material enhancements.

 

The premium ErgoTec® version is now loaded with more features than ever. In addition to the Velcro wrist straps and great insulation against cold, the screened-on silicone patch on the palms offer exceptional grip on all tools.

New knuckle inserts and pre-curved fingers enable the gloves to follow the shape of the individual’s hand. Combined with the ultra smooth feel of the 95% Neoprene and 5% Nylon material on the inside, the ErgoTec® gloves provide a natural skin-like feel and fit.

Both standard Neoprene and ErgoTec® gloves now come in 4 sizes – S, L, XL and XXL, and are available from Unger dealers nationwide.

If you fancy trying a pair for yourself, here is a bit of a great news. Unger UK is giving away 5 pairs of the Neoprene Gloves to 5 lucky winners – for your chance to win text UNGER followed by your name and address to 66777. The winner will be drawn on December 16th  2011,  and notified by Unger directly.
Competition is open to UK and ROI residents only.

New HiFlo™ Indoor Window Cleaning System from Unger

Unger HiFlo Indoor Cleaning System

The team behind the number one Window Cleaning brand utilised its world class expertise to produce an easy-to-use, one step System for indoor window cleaning. The System is perfect for any user without window cleaning experience and does not require extensive training – just a few practice runs. It also offers safe and quick access for cleaning high level windows, skylights and glass balustrades, with Unger’s best selling telescopic pole.

So, how does it work? The essential component of the Indoor System is a 20cm wide Padholder with a swivel head, featuring Velcro backing. Depending on the level of soiling a user can choose between 2 microfibre pads, attachable to the Padholder with Velcro. The pad with ultrafine, short fibre is ideal for every day cleaning, as well as polishing of glass and mirrors. For periodic washing or heavy soil, Unger provides a more absorbent 15mm microfibre pad. Fit the Padholder with the right pad onto a pole, spray the pad with deionised water and you are ready to go!

 

Why deionised water? Purified of minerals, deionised water provides a streak free finish, without the need to squeegee or dry the windows, resulting in sparkly clean finish and improved time and labour efficiency. All you need to do is simply wipe the glass or mirror surface until clean and leave to dry on its own.
There are 2 System kits available within the new HiFlo™ Indoor Window Cleaning System. The Starter Kit (RRP £48.70 excl. VAT) is designed for those already in possession of the basic cleaning equipment and consists of the Padholder, 5 Polish Pads and a thread Adapter – which means that the Padholder fits onto any existing Unger pole.

A complete Master Kit (RRP £98.42 excl. VAT) also includes the Unger 2.5m TelePlus™ pole, a Sprayer on the Belt as well as the practical ErgoTec® Belt and Pouch for storing clean Pads.
The System, covered by Unger’s 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee, simplifies the cleaning process for indoor windows and other fixtures, saving time and money with improved safety.

 

Window Cleaner Directory receives an overhaul

 

 

Window Cleaning Resources are pleased to announce that the No.1 ranking WINDOW CLEANER DIRECTORY has now been given an impressive overhaul.

You can now edit your listing  upload your logoinclude other add on services and encourage your customers to give you a high rating and positive review. We’ve made lots of improvements to the user experience, making it as easy as possible for potential customers to find you.

Look up ‘window cleaners or ‘window cleaning’   in Google.co.uk and you will see that www.windowcleanerdirectory.co.uk is ranked very highly. We have now dedicated an entire web page to your listing giving you a much more detailed profile. Listing your business along with a link to your website remains completely free and will help drive traffic to your own site and likely boost its search engine rankings thanks to the links from the directory.

By popular request we have also included a category for International listings!

Many window cleaners have already expressed thanks for the work they have received through the directory and we are confident that it will continue to be a valuable asset to your marketing efforts.

The overhaul of the directory is just the first step in a major overhaul planned and well underway behind the scenes for the Window Cleaning Resources sites which have proved to be a highly popular destination for window cleaners surfing the web in search of the best deals from suppliers, new products, tips and advice and window cleaning rounds for sale . (Watch this space!)

We encourage you to claim and update your listing  as soon as possible to benefit fully from this free service provided by Window Cleaning Resources.

Wagtail soon to release new improved squeegee

 

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See: Wagtail Blog

The soon to be released Wagtail PC (Pivot Control) places the control disc above the squeegee, allowing for the force vectors of the squeegee to be placed at their most optimal position.

It has adjustable pivot ranges to clean at your desired angle.

The nylon collet reducing the pivot bearing resistance and the controlled pivot can prevent any wayward pivoting at extreme heights.

Pre orders are available for members of the Facebook group ‘Wagtail Squeegee Network’.

Unger UK Web Store

 

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Last week Unger UK announced the launch of the company’s first online Store

www.ungerstore.co.uk

The Store offers a comprehensive selection of spare parts for Unger professional Window Cleaning range, including water fed poles and traditional tools. The move to sell direct to consumers is another step towards 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee initiative, launched by Unger earlier this year.

With Unger products known for their quality and longevity, the Store will enable consumers to extend the lifetime of Unger equipment even further by providing an opportunity to seek competent advice and source parts without delay, direct from the manufacturer.

It is expected that an online presence will help the company to grow sales in other markets, with SmartFit™ Floor Squeegees and the NiftyNabber™ Litter Picking range also on offer.

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Unger to release the New ErgoTec Ninja at the Cleaning Show

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New website for window cleaners insurance

 

GLEAMING INSURANCE have launched their specialist scheme for the window cleaning industry to offer window cleaners insurance to all types of businesses.  By visiting www.gleaminginsurance.co.uk you buy the specialist cover online and receive electronic documentation immediately.

GLEAMING INSURANCE 

It is so vital for window cleaners to ensure that their insurance policy includes “damage to property worked upon” and “treatment risks” otherwise anything that is damage whilst being cleaned will not be covered.

GLEAMING INSURANCE offer this cover automatically along with other important covers such as “loss of keys”, “financial loss”, “misuse of customers telephones”, “fidelity guarantee”

Premiums are payable by interest free instalments over 12 months and start from £174.90 for a 12 month policy

GLEAMING INSURANCE has been established by Martin Holden and Mark Farrimond who have over 10 years experience dealing with window cleaners and the risks they face – this expertise has allowed them to develop policies that are ready made for all window cleaners whether they be traditional window cleaners, reach and wash window cleaners or high level window cleaners.

To contact GLEAMING INSURANCE please phone   0845 474 0068 or email office@gleaminginsurance.co.uk

Bayersan – Quality tools at affordable prices

 

Bayersan - Quality Tools at Affordable Prices

“Quality Tools at Affordable Prices.”

This is the approach that has helped Bayersan to establish themselves as a major supplier in the European market. Now this combination of quality and affordable prices is helping the company to gain an ever stronger foothold in the UK market.

In recent years their innovative range of traditional tools has become increasingly popular among UK professional window cleaners. Particularly successful have been the Bayersan branded soft rubbers which are now widely used and available through various stockists. This same motto of quality at affordable prices has been applied to the development of a new range of water fed pole equipment which will be revealed to the industry at the Windex exhibition in March this year.

Of particular interest will be the launch of a new, very affordable range of water fed poles – the PREMIUM range and the IMPRESSOR range. Since their last exhibition at the Cleaning Show last year, Bayersan have also been busy expanding their water fed pole brush range. Now all their poles are available with a choice of square, sill or lightweight gooseneck brushes. It will also be very interesting to see what Bayersan have in store when they unveil their new RO Trolley System.

The message from Bayersan is clear;

“We may be relatively new on the scene in the UK, but the quality of our tools speak for themselves. We are here to stay.”

Aichi’s new 12m/14m booms have wheels!

Aichi offers wheeled or tracked chassis on new ‘Global Series’ 12m and 14m self-propelled boom lifts.

 

New ‘Global Series’ booms with wheels

Aichi’s new SP/SR14CJ and SP/SR12C ‘Global Series’ booms combine rugged, high specification engineering, versatile working range and compact design which raise the bar in the UK market for 12m/14m working height articulated booms.

The first boom lifts to be launched under Aichi’s ‘Global Series’, the new platforms come in wheeled versions (SP models) as well as with Aichi’s more familiar tracked chassis (SR models). They are available in the UK from Aichi dealer, Ranger Equipment, the Chesterfield-based specialist in premium access.

With 13.6m working height, the larger SP/SR14CJ models feature a 3-stage boom: an articulating upper boom with 1.75m fly jib (-70/+60 degrees articulation range), plus two-section telescoping lower boom. This gives a more dynamic working envelope compared to other boom lifts in their class, including the longest horizontal outreach – 12.7m. The platform folds down to transport-friendly proportions, with a stowed height of 2.44m and stowed length of 7.55m. Gross vehicle weight is 8510kg.

The smaller SP/SR12C models offer 11.7m w/h and 10.9m maximum outreach (although no fly-boom). Stowed height is 1.73m and stowed length 7.02m. Gross vehicle weight is 7675kg. Ground clearance on all SP/SR models is 335mm, and capacity is 250kg (for 1.82m basket) or 227kg (2.4m basket).

“The availability of wheeled models will suit the UK market’s preference for this type of chassis,” said Steve Hadfield, MD at Ranger Equipment. “The option of crawler models provides solutions for rough terrain and gives rental companies the chance to differentiate their offering to pick up new, more specialised work.”

Aichi’s ‘Global Series’ platforms are all-new and encompass CE, ANSI and applicable worldwide standards. New developments will be added to the line over the coming months. Flexible For a limited period, first units into the UK can be acquired on flexible payment terms, including purchase, lease or rental options. The incentive is part of a pilot programme to get units on the ground in the UK, test reaction and gather feedback.

Ranger Equipment specialises in premium access and niche platforms, also distributing Teupen spiderlifts and PB Liftechnik scissors, all known for their exacting quality and pushing boundaries in platform performance.

Steve Hadfield of Ranger is very optimistic that Aichi’s added-value engineering will emerge a strong contender for rental investment as the industry climbs out of recession.

He said: “When hire companies start to invest in plant again, we believe they will be extra careful about what they buy and reliability will be key. We anticipate that buyers will be more prepared to consider the higher priced, premium platform because they command higher rental, incur less downtime, and, with excellent residual value, offer low overall cost of ownership.”

Aichi booms are well established in the U.S and European rental markets where their reliability is proven in some of the harshest environments, including ship-building. More on Aichi’s SP/SR booms SP/SR machines all benefit from Aichi’s trademark reliability and ease of maintenance. The upper articulating and lower telescopic boom configuration gives excellent positioning versatility and efficiency. Hydraulics and power cables are housed inside the boom, eliminating the risk of snagging and damage of mechanisms located on the outside of the boom. General smooth running and ease of maintenance is assisted by built-in boom wiper blades, and steel, rather than GRP engine covers which are hard-wearing and easy to repair. Mounted on a swing-out frame for ease of access and maintenance, the Yanmar 4TNV88 diesel engine has a maximum output of 33kw and max torque of 128N-m. The upper control box features separate short-throw joysticks for each function, for better feel and more precise control. It also has a heavy duty finger guard, a new feature on Aichi booms, and full steel cover to protect the controls from paint and dirt. The location of the lower control box gives a good field of vision across the chassis to the basket and booms, which is sometimes hampered on other platforms. The internal boom power track and telescopic hoses are located on a retractable cassette system which can be instantly removed for ease of inspections and maintenance.

Aichi manufactures a full line of articulated booms from 12m up to 25m, as well as 5m to 10m compact scissor lifts.

‘Terry Turbo’ breaks his own world record at the Fed Show

Terry Burrows completed the three windows in 9.14 seconds
A martial arts specialist used black belt moves to help him break his own record as the world’s fastest window cleaner. See http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8299917.stmfor video footage.
Terry “Turbo” Burrows, 54, left three windows gleaming in just 9.14 seconds at the 2009 window cleaning competition in Blackpool, Lancashire.

Mr Burrows from Romford, Essex, a black belt in karate, said his success was due “to moving the body in sequence”.

Andrew Lee, of the Federation of Window Cleaners, confirmed the record.

He said: “He left just two water marks on them, so we had to add a second to his original time of 8.14 seconds, to make 9.14 seconds – a brilliant achievement.”

‘Too fast’

Mr Burrows said: “I clean the windows in just 16 moves, and it’s pretty intense,” he said.

He has been cleaning windows for the past 30 years and has taken part in competitions across the country.

Competitors have to clean three 4ft (1.2m) high windows in the quickest time possible.

The regulation surrounding their tools is strict – they are only allowed to have a soap applicator and a “squeegee”, a special wiper that removes the soap.

I was just too fast for them and I kept on winning and taking home the cash, they call me Terry ‘Turbo’ Burrows.

He set his last record of 9.24 seconds in 2005, which stayed unbroken until he beat it earlier in front of crowds of people by Blackpool Zoo.

“Many people try to break my record, but they’re just not fast enough. Some of them are still trying to clean the windows after 10 seconds, well I’m finished by then,” Mr Burrows said.

He said he had now opted out of one of the UK’s main window cleaning competitions, at the NEC in Birmingham.

“I was just too fast for them and I kept on winning and taking home the cash, they call me Terry Turbo Burrows.

“I bowed out so people would still keep on competing so they had a chance of winning.”

The father-of-two has appeared on Record Breakers.

In the early 1990s, he and a friend, aptly named John McLean, cleaned the inside of camera screens for Carlton TV between programmes.

 

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