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Creator of Double Glazing Blogger and co-founder of the National Fenestration Awards. Works for a family owned and run windows, doors, glazed extensions installation company. Fan of most sports, metal music and a good night out.

Safestyle Fined Again & Court Update

The bad news continues to flow for embattled Safestyle UK this week as the BBC reported that the company has been handed a fine of £120,000. This time for aggressive sales tactics. This, and they also published a fresh court case update. The fine The report says that Sheffield Crown Court had found that [...]

By |2018-07-18T20:39:24+00:00July 18th, 2018|Categories: double glazing industry|

There’s A Crisis In Glass, And It’s Going To Get Worse

Those of you in the IGU and fabrication part of our industry will know very well right now that there is a rather serious glass crisis hitting the sector right now. Some companies are reporting huge glass price increases of anywhere from 10-25% and it's happening right now. So, what is the cause of [...]

By |2018-07-17T23:35:10+00:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Safestyle Shares Drop Further Amid New Chairman Appointment

Things didn't get much better on the share price front for Safestyle UK on Friday last week as their share price fell a further 12% following on from a 20% drop the day before after yet another profit warning. This morning we have news of a new immediate Non-Executive Chairman appointment, namely Alan Lovell. [...]

By |2018-07-16T12:53:05+00:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Virtuoso Launches First Aluminium Frame For Composite Doors

This is a sponsored article by REAL Aluminium Virtuoso Doors has pulled off yet another first in the composite door arena with the announcement that its range of composite doors is now available in an aluminium outer frame from REAL Aluminium. The development makes Virtuoso Doors the first manufacturer in the industry to offer [...]

By |2018-07-12T20:13:54+00:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: REAL Aluminium|

Certass Launches Key Partner Programme

This is a sponsored article by Certass Specialist certification body, Certass, has launched its Key Partner Programme, working with system suppliers and fabricators to bring even more support to local installers. The Certass Key Partner Scheme follows a pilot with Eurocell that was launched last year and brought the industry’s only solid conservatory roof [...]

By |2018-07-12T19:28:54+00:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Certass|

England Bow Out At The Semis, But We Have So Much To Be Proud Of!

No, football is not coming home this time around. England lost to Croatia 2-1 in extra time. However, unlike previous tournaments, although I am gutted, I am not left with the usual frustrations and anger towards our national team. I am hugely proud of what our young Lions have achieved in this tournament. A [...]

By |2018-07-12T19:14:50+00:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: double glazing industry|

Safestyle UK Shares Plummet Over 20% After Latest Trading Update

Embattled Safestyle UK issued another trading update this morning. The news was not good. The trading update Here is the statement in full from the company: Safestyle UK plc, the leading retailer and manufacturer of PVCu replacement windows and doors to the UK homeowner market, today issues an update on trading. Since the appointment [...]

By |2018-07-11T13:44:43+00:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Kolorseal Range Gives Greater Business Potential

This is a sponsored special feature on Kolorseal by Helen Duval Bringing new colour options to the fenestration market has firmly placed Kolorseal as  a market leader, with its broad range of colour coatings for uPVC, glass and metal coated products. As colour has become an integral part of house redesign concepts, extruders have [...]

By |2018-07-10T10:15:56+00:00July 10th, 2018|Categories: Kolorseal|

Kolorseal To Continue As Main Sponsor For #NFA18 And Next Winners Event

This is a sponsored article by Kolorseal Industry leading colour specialists Kolorseal have continued their support of the National Fenestration Awards by signing up to be main sponsors once again. This time it’s for the 2018 campaign and the 2018 Winners Event, set to be held in early 2019. Kolorseal have spent over a [...]

By |2018-07-10T10:10:53+00:00July 10th, 2018|Categories: Kolorseal|

Floyd “Money” Mayweather Advertises For Love Windows

No, I'm not pulling your leg, that is the headline of this post and the video below, unless you've already seen it, will explain the rest: Unless I'm being fooled by a very good impersonator, that is indeed one of the all-time most successful boxers advertising new windows and doors for [...]

By |2018-07-09T23:13:39+00:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: double glazing industry|

North-East Installer’s Sales Rocket Thanks To Customade Partnership

This is a sponsored article by REAL Aluminium For a new business to increase turnover by 60% in its first year is very impressive, but that’s precisely what Chester-le-Street installer Arc Home Design is on course to achieve thanks to the opening of a new showroom and a partnership with one of the industry’s [...]

By |2018-07-09T12:30:58+00:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: REAL Aluminium|

Morley Glass Invests In Customer Journey

This is a sponsored article by Morley Glass Morley Glass & Glazing, the UK’s market leader in the manufacture of Uni-Blinds® sealed units with integral blinds inside, has moved to further grow its aftersales and distribution capabilities to support its current growth strategy. To help it deliver on its promise of 10-day delivery for [...]

By |2018-07-09T13:39:41+00:00July 6th, 2018|Categories: Morley Glass|

Consequential Loss: Who Should Stump Up For It?

So, this one could get a bit spiky in the comments section. This post is all about consequential loss and who should have to stump up for the costs when something goes wrong. This has long been a topic on social media within the industry, but has reared it's head again in recent weeks [...]

By |2018-07-05T22:00:05+00:00July 5th, 2018|Categories: double glazing industry|
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