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3050 More Window And Door Installers Since 2008

I read somewhere that the latest Insight Data market report didn't show anything paradigm shifting (I'm paraphrasing), but I disagree. There's plenty to chew [...]

Low Sightline Units- Response to the GGF

Last week the GGF published a response to recent media coverage and a guest post by Colin Torley on the pressing issue of illegal [...]

Heritage Glazing: The GGF Responds

Last week I published a guest post by Saveheat Group founder Colin Torley in which he addressed the issue with heritage glazing and the [...]

Insight Data 2017 Industry Report: Trade Counters Continue To Rise

Yesterday I wrote about the many areas in which the UK window and door industry appears to be shrinking. If you haven't read that [...]

The Window Industry Is Getting Smaller In A Lot Of Areas

Insight Data have just published their 2017 window and door industry report, and despite comments to the contrary, there are some pretty important revelations [...]

If There’s A Slowdown Coming, Our Industry Must Prepare Now

The recent Palmer Market Research report published last month didn't really paint a rosey picture for the window industry in the coming three years [...]

Introducing A Dynamic New Event For The Flat Glass Industry At The NEC

The FIT Show team organises a brand new event for processors, specifiers and buyers of flat glass in all its forms Following increasing demand [...]

Is The Window Industry Trying To Do Too Much?

When it comes to diversification I feel like the industry has been in overdrive for about four or five years now. Since the recession [...]

Guest Post: Breaking The Law With Heritage Glazing?

There are a number of issues on the plate of the window industry right now. But one that perhaps need more attention lies in [...]

Review: September 2017

There's no doubting that the industry got back into the swing of things in September. A very busy month in UK fenestration on all [...]

DGB Guides

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DGB Consumer

The newly revamped place on DGB for consumers looking for advice, FAQs and information on the UK window and doors industry.

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DGB Brexit


UK Votes To Leave EU

The UK has voted to leave the EU. Initial reaction and thoughts on perhaps the most dramatic economic and political shift to happen to the country since World War 2. Click “EXPLORE” to keep up to date on DGB with what Brexit means for the UK window and door industry.


F E A T U R E D  A R T I C L E

Installers Will Call For Price Drops

As and when Sterling recovers in time, installers are likely to call for price increases blamed on Brexit to be rolled back. Will systems companies and fabricators be willing to scale back?

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DGB Brexit: Joe Martoccia – We Might Just Make Brexit Work

I'm not the biggest fan of LinkedIn. It's good for certain things, but other platforms like Facebook and Twitter have been more useful to [...]

The B-Word Was Hardly Mentioned At The FIT Show This Year

You know that we're all tired of that B-word when it's hardly mentioned at the FIT Show just a few weeks back. In an [...]

DGB Brexit: Article 50 Triggered Today

Brexit begins today. Finally. Nine months after the UK voted to leave the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May will finally trigger Article 50 [...]

DGB Brexit: Article 50 Likely To Be Triggered On Tuesday

Several papers and media outlets this morning are reporting that Prime Minister Theresa May has scheduled in an important political announcement on Tuesday, with [...]



As Prime Minister Theresa May announced a snap election, I will be holding a poll up until voting day to gauge how members of the window and door industry will intend to vote. Click below to take part and participate in the wider debate.

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Latest sponsored content

Morley MD Lifts Strictly Ballroom Trophy And Raises £10,000 For Variety Children’s Charity

This is a sponsored article by Morley Glass Integral blinds manufacturer Morley Glass & Glazing’s managing director Ian Short has been crowned the winner [...]

Solidor Gives Customers More Choice On Security

This is a sponsored article by Solidor Leading composite door manufacturer Solidor adds to its superior range of security hardware with the Winkhaus AV3 [...]

The Heritage Collection From John Fredericks

This is a sponsored article by John Fredericks As an industry we appear to have come full circle. The demand for PVCu products that [...]

Morley Strengthens It’s Commitment To Customers

This is a sponsored article by Morley Glass Morley Glass & Glazing has this month unveiled its new and updated website, allowing the business [...]

Window Ware Shines A Light On High-Security Door Hardware This Autumn

This is a sponsored article by Window Ware From TS007 certified to PAS 24: 2016 compliant, we've got quality hardware to fortify doors and [...]

New Brochure And Marketing Suite For R7

This is a sponsored article by Residence Collection Residence Collection, the innovative PVC-U systems company, has completed a new brochure and suite of marketing [...]

Solidor and Residor: Orders Arrive 100% On Time, In Full

This is a sponsored article by Solidor & Residor Two years’ work on turning manufacturing and operations into a well-tuned service engine is paying [...]

DW3 Products Group shortlisted for FIVE G17 Awards

The DW3 Products Group is excited to have three of its market leading brands reach the finals of this year’s G-Awards in no less [...]

Morley Gets Creative In The Name Of Charity

This is a sponsored article by Morley Glass Morley Glass & Glazing is well-known for its commitment to sponsoring local clubs and societies, helping [...]

Window Ware’s Catch Of The Day: Trojan TS008 Anti-Fishing Letter Plate

This is a sponsored article by Window Ware Trojan's new TS008 Unicorn letter plate is a great catch for fabricators struggling to meet the [...]




Flush window products are being adopted by the industry and home owners alike. These are three reasons why flush windows are the future.

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P R O D U C T  R E V I E W S

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About Glass News

Glass News has become one of the most liked and respected print press publications in the UK window and door industry. It is also the only newspaper in the industry. Circulation is: 11,000 posted directly to businesses, 4,000 stocked in trade counters across the UK, 15,000 electronically, as well as a weekly mailer, also reaching 15,000.

About Fenestra Build

Fenestra Build, through it’s vast data and information resource, distributes to 50,000 contacts, spanning architects, specifiers, builders, contractors, home improvement companies, fitters and fabricators – all related to the window & door industry.



As we head into the second half of 2016, we look back at what was a tumultuous first six months for our industry. Click below to read more.

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  • Review: September 2017

    There's no doubting that the industry got back into the swing of things in September. A very busy month in UK fenestration on all sorts of fronts. So as we head into the last [...]

  • Review: August 2017

    August. Usually the quietest month on the news front as it seems everyone disappears on holiday and nothing really gets done on any front until September. The same usually goes for the window industry. [...]

  • Review: July 2017

    Can you believe we're already in the school summer holidays? It's difficult to think we're already way past the half way mark in the year, and some installers are even looking at their installation [...]

  • Review: June 2017

    Better late than never, but this is my look back at June in the UK fenestration industry. I know it's about three weeks later than it normally is, but I was on holiday until [...]

  • Review: May 2017

    We're approaching the half way point in the year. Where did that disappear to? Absolutely crazy to think we're already in June, but, it's been a busy old year so far for the window [...]

  • FIT Show 2017: My Full Review

    The FIT Show is over for another year, and there definitely won't be another one until 2019. The stands have been packed down. Sore feet have been rested. The hangovers have been cleared. We're [...]

P E R S O N A L  C O L U M N

Posts on something other than glazing

Personal Column: Mother Nature Reminds Us She Is Boss

We have seen in the past few weeks some very deadly reminders that as humans, although living on this planet, we are very much [...]

Personal Column: The Problem With Looking Young

Looking younger than you actually are is on the surface a good thing to most people. Striving to stay looking young is an aim [...]

Stop Talking Yourself Out Of Business!

A little over a week ago I published a post called "Sterling Falls Further, Why I'm Not Worried". It sparked a debate on Twitter [...]

Personal Column: TeamGB – A Sporting Force

Wow, what an Olympics TeamGB is having at Rio! I am writing this the morning after watching Laura Trott dominate the Omnium to win Gold [...]


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