Double Glazing Blogger 2018-03-20T09:10:39+00:00

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Safestyle UK Release Full 2017 Results

Embattled Safestyle UK have released their full 2017 financial results. There are some positive nuggets of information in there, [...]

Letter To The Editor: Third Party Certification For Fire Doors Should Be Mandatory

This is a Letter To The Editor article by Bluesky Certification Dear Jason, Having made the national news again [...]

Letter To The Editor: Response To Unglazed R9 Windows Article

This is a Letter To The Editor post by Alan Burgess, Managing Director of Masterframe Windows Ltd Thank you [...]

Anti-PVCu Sentiment Could Provide Bonus For Timber And Aluminium

The movement against the use of plastic, especially single use plastics, isn't going to go away. It's only going [...]

2018 Average Prices Survey

Every once in a while I conduct my own survey via my readers as to what they think home [...]

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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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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 [...]



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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The Future Of CompareMyWindows

This is a sponsored article by comparemywindows.com When we were in the initial research and development stages of CompareMyWindows, our vision was never confined [...]

Morley Pledges Support For Seventh Annual Charity Event

This is a sponsored article by Morley Glass Morley Glass & Glazing is once again the proud headline sponsor of the North Leeds Charity [...]

Are Your Windows Recycled Or Made From Sustainable Materials?

This is a sponsored article by Purplex PVCu is still the most popular material for window fabrication.  Following some recent bad press, now is [...]

Out With The Old And In With The u…PVC – Why Wooden Windows Might Be On The Decline

This is a sponsored article by Purplex Once considered cheap and unsightly, uPVC windows have since evolved to become a highly popular window material [...]

What Are GRP Doors?

This is a sponsored article by Associated Windows Keeping up with the ever-changing and evolving tastes of British homeowners means maintaining a diverse product [...]

Record Growth For Ipswich Trade Frames With REAL Aluminium

This is a sponsored article by REAL Aluminium Demand for REAL Aluminium has increased at a remarkable rate with the number of new installers [...]

A New Way Of Doing Business

This is a sponsored article by CompareMyWindows.com At CompareMyWindows.com we’ve spent the past few years researching and interviewing the industry’s customer base to discover [...]

REAL Aluminium Builds For The Future

This is a sponsored article by REAL Aluminium In little more than 18 months, REAL Aluminium has become not only one of the industry’s [...]

Customade Group Strides Ahead

This is a sponsored post by REAL Aluminium Customade Group has rounded off a historic year since it merged with Polyframe and is on [...]

Letter To The Editor: BEWARE Unglazed Residence 9 Windows!

This is a guest post circulated by Purplex for Dekko Window Systems Dear Editor, If you’re a window industry veteran like me, chances are [...]

TruFrame Launches Ground-Breaking Quotebuilder Platform

This is a sponsored article by TruFrame TruFrame are proud to announce the launch of a ground-breaking and powerful lead generation tool for their [...]

Installer Leaps Ahead With REAL Aluminium

This is a sponsored article by REAL Aluminium A shrewd installer has more than doubled the rate of aluminium installations it completes after leaping [...]




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.



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  • 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 [...]

  • 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. [...]

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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