Double Glazing Blogger 2017-09-12T09:11:38+00:00


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Safestyle Shares Spike After Trading Update

Finally, some reprieve for Safestyle UK and their share price as their latest interim update provided some relief after a series of previous updates [...]

National Fenestration Awards Nominations Ends This Week

As you may already be aware, we are in the last throes of the epic 2017 nominations phase of the National Fenestration Awards. The [...]

Is It Time For Employed Installers?

A chat with an industry friend of mine inspired this post. It was about fitters and where to find them. Turns out it's not [...]

This Video Demonstrates The Future Of Door And Home Security

You may have seen a little while ago a video and post on social media that grabbed the attention of our industry. Just in [...]

Eurocell Makes Their Voice Heard In The PVCu vs Timber Debate

The PVCu vs timber war of words continues, and in a rare move, systems company Eurocell have put their heads above the parapet to [...]

Guest Post: Grenfell: Changing Attitudes To The Way We Build And Look After Buildings

In the wake of the Grenfell tower inquiry, I am able to publish a well written guest article by Mike Rigby, CEO of MRA [...]

And It’s Goodnight From Him…

I am happy to publish this press release from Lister Trade Frames: There have been some incredible partnerships in the world that are synonymous [...]

Roy Frost Acquires The Assets Of Lister Trade Frames

Some good industry news has broken late on Wednesday evening as it was announced that Roy Frost, not too long off the back of [...]

The Future Is Flush And Timber-Look Joints

Perhaps one of the biggest changes in the landscape of our industry is the way so many systems companies and fabricators are paying massive [...]

David Leng To Leave Synseal

Synseal have announced that David Leng, who has held the position of CEO at the company for 8 years, is to step down. This [...]

DGB Guides

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DGB Consumer

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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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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 [...]

Strong Growth From Residence Collection In ‘Flat’ Market

This is a sponsored article by Residence Collection Many have described the market this year as ‘flat’, but Residence Collection, the innovative systems company [...]

New Solidor #StyleMakeover Videos

This is a sponsored article by Solidor A new series of consumer ‘makeover’ videos from Solidor is designed to help installers sell by showing [...]

Morley Glass And Glazing Expands Production With £700,000 Investment

This is a sponsored article by Morley Glass Morley Glass & Glazing, which specialises in manufacturing Uni-Blind® sealed units with ScreenLine® integral blinds inside, [...]

Glazed Roofing Still A Big Market Says Prefix

This is a sponsored article by Prefix Systems Glazed roofs for a wide variety of applications continue to be at the core of sales [...]

Morley Glass Launches New Retail Brochure

This is a sponsored article by Morley Glass Morley Glass & Glazing, the UK’s largest manufacturer of integral blinds, has launched a new asset [...]

QANW New Membership Benefit!

This is a sponsored article by QANW QANW has launched a new van insurance comparison website for members. QANW has teamed up with Vast [...]

New Warehouse & Transport Logistics Manager for Residence & Widgets

This is a sponsored article by Residence Collection and Window Widgets DW3 Products Group has appointed Chris Follows as the new Warehouse & Transport [...]




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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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.

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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: 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 [...]

  • Review: White Gold S1 Ep 1

    Slap bang in the middle of the FIT Show, White Gold, the BBC2 drama/comedy about a double glazing company in 1983 aired at 10pm on Wednesday. The trailers looked good, and promised a well [...]

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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