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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.

Fenestration Company Shares Values Have Failed To Recover

Remember back in the summer when the share price value of some of our industry's biggest publicly traded companies took a nose dive? It was during the height of the industry turbulence which saw Entu flirt with oblivion and brought back from the brink in a buyout by Brian Kennedy. A period which saw [...]

By | 2017-11-22T00:01:47+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Categories: double glazing industry|

Are Origin About To Shake Up Window Fabrication With YLTNO?

YLTNO stands for: Your Lead Time, Not Ours. It was a manufacturing principle introduced by one of the industry's well known aluminium manufacturers, Origin. At first they applied this principle to their bi-folding doors business back in 2011. This was the press release at the time: UK-based sliding folding door manufacturer Origin has become [...]

By | 2017-11-20T23:43:12+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Categories: aluminium|

URBANroom Design Now In Print

This is a sponsored article by Prefix Systems Prefix Systems have just launched a new 8-page URBANroom brochure, which details the features and capabilities of this new contemporary glazed extension to the home. URBANroom was launched at the FIT Show in 2017 to great acclaim, with installation partners keen to take advantage of the [...]

By | 2017-11-19T23:23:31+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Categories: Prefix|

G17 Winners Announced

On Friday night the industry gathered at the Hilton Hotel in London as the winners of the G17 industry awards were announced. Here is the list of winners: COMPONENT SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR Mila CONSERVATORY INSTALLER OF THE YEAR Thistle Windows & Conservatories CUSTOMER CARE INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR Glassolutions FABRICATOR OF THE [...]

By | 2017-11-19T23:16:28+00:00 November 19th, 2017|Categories: double glazing industry|

DGB Launches Host Of New Advertising Options

I took a look at the advertising slots available on DGB the other day. I've always thought that there weren't enough, give the diversity of niches within our overall market. As you may or may not know, each ad slot is exclusive to the company in that area. So, for example, Morley Glass have [...]

By | 2017-11-19T19:51:22+00:00 November 19th, 2017|Categories: double glazing industry|

Do We Really Know What The Rules Are On Solid Roof Conversions?

Solid roofs. They have been one of the fastest growing markets in UK fenestration for a lot of years now. Home owners have been snapping them up as a remedy to turn their existing conservatories into something more like an extension. A room to be used 12 months a year, without being cold, too [...]

By | 2017-11-17T09:38:58+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Categories: double glazing industry|

The 240 Hour Salt Spray Test For Hardware Is Simply No Good

The standard number of hours in a corrosion test for UK hardware is 240 hours. Just keep that in mind. You're selling a high end door to a home owner. Something sexy, totally classy, upgrades everywhere. Custom colour, custom glass. The home owner's excitement and expectations for their brand spanking new door are going [...]

By | 2017-11-15T23:19:05+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Categories: double glazing industry|

Double Award Nomination For Vista At The NFAs 2017

This is a sponsored article by Purplex Merseyside-based composite door specialists Vista are celebrating two nominations at The National Fenestration Awards 2017. The reigning champions are looking to retain their Composite and Panel Door Supplier award, whilst Vista’s Business Development Manager Ian Smith is nominated for Social Networker of the Year. Celebrating its fourth [...]

By | 2017-11-15T12:02:21+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Categories: Purplex|

The National Glass Group Is Fast Becoming One Of The Most Important Groups In Our Industry

There are a number of growing groups of companies in the window industry. There are also a number of super-groups, the very biggest of the groups, that have in fact become bigger in 2017. As our industry continues to consolidate and resize itself according to the changing demands and volumes out there in the [...]

By | 2017-11-15T00:19:24+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Categories: double glazing industry|

It’s Time To Lift The Lid On Rogue Home Owners

The conversation on Twitter, in the comments section on here and indeed the focus of my last few posts has been on rogue home owners and their general attitude and abuse towards window and door installers. I want to state right now that in my experience most home owners continue to be decent, reasonable [...]

By | 2017-11-13T23:50:43+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Categories: double glazing industry|

Do Installers Have Enough Protection From Rogue Home Owners?

Continuing the theme of company vs rogue client posts, I want to explore whether window and door installers actually have enough protection from home owners who deliberately seek to shirk their contractual responsibilities. On Twitter at the moment there is a lot of talk among installers about how bad this year has been for [...]

By | 2017-11-12T23:32:55+00:00 November 12th, 2017|Categories: double glazing industry|

Three Out Of Four UK Builders Under Threat From “Rogue Customers” – FMB

According to research published by the FMB (Federation of Master Builders), three in four UK builders are at risk from "cowboy clients". This is research that should peak the interest of many a window and door installer, as this year seems to have been the worst, according to the comments and messages on here, [...]

By | 2017-11-12T00:47:51+00:00 November 12th, 2017|Categories: double glazing industry|

No More Self-Certification On Windows In Buildings Over 18m High

Bit of a public service announcement this one, don't do these often, but there you go. On the 7th of this month FENSA sent out an email to announce that replacement windows, doors and roof lights that are installed into building higher than 18m could no longer be self-declared as compliant. 18m is around [...]

By | 2017-11-09T23:40:45+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Categories: double glazing industry|

Pilkington Have Announced New Textured Glass Designs After Over A Decade

The timings of these things can be funny sometimes, as we were just talking about this in the office, about how we don't seem to have had any new textured glass designs from any of the main manufacturers for quite a while. Then, Pilkington go and launch two brand new ones. Here they are: [...]

By | 2017-11-09T20:29:48+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Categories: double glazing industry|

Spitfire’s New S-700 Pivot Doors Look Damn Sexy

When it comes to luxury in the UK fenestration market, the entrance door sector has that absolutely on lock. In a few short years we have seen the range, quality and designs of high-end entrance doors skyrocket. There are some seriously sexy doors out there on the market right now, and Spitfire, part of [...]

By | 2017-11-07T23:19:58+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Categories: doors|

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