Double Glazing Blogger 2018-04-24T08:47:10+00:00

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It Could Be A Volatile Time For The Aluminium Window And Door Sector

Ever wondered if the world of politics and sanctions could ever have real-time effects on the window and door [...]

Safestyle UK Shares In Freefall After Latest Profits Warning

Another quarter and another profit warning from national window and door installers Safestyle UK. This time, the statement was [...]

Letter To The Editor: Response To Unglazed Residence 9 Article By HWL Trade Frames Director Mark Haley

This is a guest article, a letter to the editor, by HWL Trade Frames Director Mark Haley, in response [...]

Are You Prepared For A Cyber Attack?

This is a guest article by Matthew Mycock, Synseal Group CEO Synseal Group’s newly appointed CEO, Matthew Mycock, shares [...]

How Software Is Changing The Window Industry

As an industry we're in the midst of massive change and overhaul. Products of old are slowly being phased [...]

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I N S I G H T  D A T A  I N D U S T R Y  R E P O R T  2 0 1 7

Coverage of the stories breaking out of the latest Insight Data window industry report

DGB Brexit

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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.


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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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96% Say Brexit Has Affected Their Business

Not so long ago I wrote a post marking the one year anniversary until Brexit day, the day that the UK will officially start [...]

One Year Until Brexit Day

It is exactly 365 days to go until Britain officially leaves the European Union. That being said, there is now an implementation period that [...]

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 [...]



Never has the UK window and door industry been as diverse as it is right now. Diversification has flourished in an attempt to create new revenue streams and to break into new markets. But in this effort to expand our sector’s offerings, are we at risk of trying to do too much?

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TruFrame Announce New Sales Director

This is a sponsored article by TruFrame TruFrame have appointed Kevin Taylor as their new Sales Director. Kevin brings with him 26 years’ industry [...]

Morley Glass & Glazing Boosts ScreenLine® Spare Parts Service

This is a promoted article by Morley Glass Uni-Blind® manufacturer Morley Glass & Glazing’s extensive stock of accessories and spare parts for ScreenLine® integral [...]

What Makes CMW Different?

This is a sponsored article by CompareMyWindows.com From the very beginning of our development of Compare My Windows we wanted to provide a platform [...]

Hempcrete, Straw Bales And Aluminium – What Do They All Have In Common?

This is a sponsored article by Purplex If you’re an installer, builder, tradesman, or architect working in UK construction, it can sometimes seem like [...]

Why Homeowners Expect A Comparison Site In 2018

This is a sponsored article by CompareMyWindows.com Technology has moved at an incredible pace over the last 20 years. When you think back to [...]

Two Heavyweight Appointments At Customade Group

This is a sponsored article by REAL Aluminium Following a period of substantial investment and strong revenue growth, Customade Group has announced the appointment [...]

The Strength Behind The Success

A Special Focus on NFA17 IGU Manufacturer of the Year – Morley Glass & Glazing Morley Glass and Glazing has seen exceptional results on [...]

Are Prospective Customers Really Won Over By Shining Reviews In A Sea Of Choices And ‘Cheaper’ Options?

This is a sponsored article by Purplex With 73% of purchase decisions beginning with online research, doing online homework appears to be of increasing [...]

In Safe Hands With Window Ware

This is a sponsored article by Window Ware On the 20th March this year, leading hardware supplier to the door and window industry - [...]

Jon Vanstone Joins Certass

This is a sponsored article by Certass Jon Vanstone has been appointed new Chair of Certass, the specialists in installer certification for the building [...]

Morley Glass & Glazing Extends Apprenticeship Training

This is a sponsored article by Morley Glass & Glazing Sealed unit and integral blinds manufacturer Morley Glass & Glazing has extended its apprenticeship [...]

Morley Glass & Glazing Shortlisted For Business Award

This is a sponsored article by Morley Glass Morley Glass & Glazing, the UK’s market leader in the manufacture of Uni-Blinds® integral blind units, [...]




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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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.



My look at the UK window and door industry’s biggest exhibition for the last ten years. Click below to read more.

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  • Review: Q1

    In a new series of posts, this is the first of my quarterly reviews of the year. I do my monthly ones which you'll be used to, which is a brief look back at [...]

  • Review: March 2018

    Well, it's already the end of the first quarter of 2018 and the end of another month. We're into Spring and it already feels like the year is starting to whizz by us. I [...]

  • Review: February 2018

    Well, if I were to use one word to characterise the month of February, it would be 'winter'. The so-called Beast from the East ensured that Winter came back with a bang as we [...]

  • Review: January 2018

    January can feel like a slow month. Christmas and New Year is long gone. The weather is about as dull as it can get. You're skint. Trying New Years resolutions. It really can drag. [...]

  • Review: December 2017

    Before I release my annual review of the year and DGB's performance in 2017, it's time to take a quick look back at what December had to offer us in the window and door [...]

  • Review: November 2017

    This is the penultimate monthly review on DGB. How did we get here so soon? I guess time moves quickly when we're all busy. No doubt that the Christmas trees are all going up [...]

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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