Double Glazing Blogger 2017-07-26T12:03:00+00:00


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My Thoughts On Door-Stop’s New Solid Core Composite Doors

A little while ago I was asked for my thoughts on Door-Stop's impending new solid core composite door. At the time, all I had [...]

Roy Frost Acquires Essex Based Fabricator GJB

Image: From left to right Ken Blackman (previous owner), Roy Frost (Managing Director), Gary Bristow (Sales Director) and Mike Wolstenholme (Operations Director) Well-known industry [...]

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 [...]

Credit Card Charges To Consumers Ends January 2018

It is an irritating thing, being charge a couple of extra percent to pay for things on your credit card. Holidays, kitchens, and other [...]

GGF President Steps Down

A shock announcement today from the GGF as they broke the news that relatively new GGF President Alan Burgess of Masterframe has stepped down [...]

UK Fenestration Company Shares Are Sliding In A Big Way

On the face of it, it sounds as though our industry is in pretty decent health. Small and medium sized installers and fabricators talk [...]

Norsk Hydro Acquires Sapa In $3.2bn Deal

How about this for a window industry related acquisition? Last week, Norsk Hydro, an aluminium producer in Norway, bought a 50% stake in Sapa [...]

Building Regulations Have To Be Simplified

Weeks on after the national tragedy that was the Grenfell Tower fire disaster, a number of inquiries have begun or are about to begin. [...]

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 [...]

Can Review Save Entu?

I would characterise the trading conditions in the past few years in our industry as fairly steady, if not positive. There have been plenty [...]

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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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New £5000 Security Guarantee From Solidor

This is a sponsored article by Solidor Solidor has launched a new, 5 Star Security guarantee worth £5,000. Installers can now offer this unmatched [...]

Solidor First To Launch Lock Lock

This is a sponsored article by Solidor Solidor is the first to launch the new security handle, Lock Lock, on its composite doors. The [...]

Window Ware Turns 30!

This is a sponsored article by Window Ware. But there'll be no birthday bragging for this leading fenestration hardware distributor. We’d rather leave our [...]

The Most Secure GRP Door…FREE In July!

This is a sponsored article by Residor/Solidor To celebrate the launch of the new, enhanced Residor range, we’re offering a special promotion throughout July. [...]

It’s A Perfect, Product Packed Directory From Prefix

This is a sponsored article by Prefix Systems Prefix Systems have just launched a new 56-page product directory, that’s packed with information on glazed [...]

Stunning New Door Range And Simple Door Designer

This is a sponsored article by Purplex Northamptonshire based home improvement company Win-Dor have updated their product range as well as adding an online [...]

WARMroof Hybrid Now Glazed Up High

This is a sponsored article by Prefix Systems Prefix Systems have formally launched their WARMroof Hybrid solid roof solution, which was on their stand [...]

No Half Measures For Window Ware’s Rising Sales Star, Demi.

This is a sponsored article by Window Ware There's been plenty of discussion in the press recently about the lack of women in the [...]

QANW: FIT Show Review

This is a sponsored article by QANW May saw the return of the FIT show and it was billed to be the biggest and [...]

Truglaze Sells 100% Solidor

This is a sponsored article by Solidor Premium Solidor installer, Truglaze focuses on selling quality with Solidor as its only composite door option. 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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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: June 2017

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P E R S O N A L  C O L U M N

Posts on something other than glazing

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 [...]

Personal Column: Tax Story Demonstrates Attitude Towards Wealthy People

This week has seen a fevered attack on the Prime Minister which has seen him publish his personal tax summaries to try and defuse what [...]


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