Double Glazing Blogger 2018-02-20T15:14:05+00:00


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Five Things All Installers Should Be Able To Do In 2018

It's 2018. An age when you can order pretty much anything, from anywhere, from your phone and have it delivered to your front door. [...]

The Anti-PVCu Narrative Has Already Started To Creep In

As we well know, the tide is very quickly turning against the use of plastics. Especially single use plastics. Understandable, given the immense damage [...]

The 240/480 Hour Salt Spray Test Is Now A Joke

Carrying on the hardware theme on here, and picking up from a point I made in yesterday's post, I have come to the conclusion, [...]

Brisant Secure Hint At Expanding Entire Product Range

Something you may have noticed in a recent post published on DGB was a little teaser by Brisant Secure. The article in question is [...]

The DGB Audience Survey

Many moons ago I carried out a poll to find out who was actually visiting DGB. It was at a time when site traffic [...]

Why Window And Door Prices Won’t Be Coming Down Any Time Soon

The price of windows and doors, and the raw materials to make them have been on the rise for the last few years. And [...]

UK Construction Week And FIT Show Issue “Promo Girl” Exhibitor Code

Pretty big news on the exhibition front on Tuesday, as UK Construction Week and FIT Show both announced brand new exhibitor codes and the [...]

Letter To The Editor: Deceuninck UK MD Rob McGlennon On Colour

I don't get many "letters to the editor" on DGB. But, like buses, you wait for one, then two come along at the same [...]

Letter To The Editor: REHAU Comments On Recycled Windows Debate

Last week I wrote a post posing the question: would you sell or make a fully recycled PVCu windows? I wrote it as the [...]

VEKA Group To Build New PVCu Recycling Plant In The UK

VEKA, one of my companies to watch in 2018, has announced that it is to build from scratch a third PVCu recycling plant right [...]

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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.


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 [...]



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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Morley Glass & Glazing Introduces SL16

This is a sponsored post by Morley Glass & Glazing Ltd Morley Glass & Glazing has once again enhanced its product offer with the [...]

How To Spot A Good Window Company In The Sea Of The Fenestration Industry

This is a sponsored article by Purplex With so much confusion over the trustworthiness of the double glazing industry in recent years, it’s understandable [...]

Prefix Marketing Now In Print

This is a sponsored article by Prefix Systems With an impressive array of brochures, flyers, samples and point of sale materials, Prefix Systems have [...]

Bluemanor Celebrate A Decade With Prefix

This is a sponsored article by Prefix Systems Bluemanor Windows are celebrating their 10th anniversary in business with key partner, Prefix Systems and over [...]

TruFrame Delivers Powerful New Website

This is a sponsored article by TruFrame TruFrame have just launched a powerful new website which has been designed to cater for both trade [...]

Kolorseal Sign Up To Be Main Sponsors

Following the success of the 2016 National Fenestration Awards campaign and biggest ever Winners Event, industry leading colour specialists Kolorseal have signed on for [...]

New WARMroof Brochure Portfolio From Prefix

This is a sponsored article by Prefix Prefix Systems have just launched an impressive new collection of brochures for their market-leading WARMroof system, which [...]

5 Reasons To Choose QANW

This is a sponsored article by QANW After an initial 6 months’ sponsorship of Double Glazing Blogger, QANW, one of the UK’s leading providers [...]

A New Conference For The Glass And Glazing Industry Has Been Confirmed

This is a promoted article by Insight Data The industry’s top business leaders, directors and senior management will converge near Birmingham for a major [...]

Investment For 2018 Prefix Colour Programme

This is a promoted article by Prefix Systems Prefix Systems have just made a significant investment in a new state of the art colouring [...]




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: 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. [...]

  • 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 [...]

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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