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DGB Jobs: Sales Manager

Company: Chase Taylor Recruitment Job Position: Sales Manager Job Description: A successful uPVC, Aluminium and Timber window and door installer, are looking for a B2C Sales Manager to cover the East Midlands area. Duties will include visiting domestic customers in the local area promoting the business’ high quality range of windows, doors and conservatories. The [...]

By |2019-06-02T21:53:15+00:00June 2nd, 2019|Categories: DGB Jobs Listing|

Smart Home Integral Blind Technology Is A Hit At The FIT Show

This is a sponsored article by Morley Glass An app that allows you to open and close your electronic integral blinds from your mobile phone or tablet proved a hit for Morley Glass & Glazing at this year’s FIT Show. Ian Short, managing director at Morley Glass & Glazing said: “We had an amazing [...]

By |2019-05-31T22:24:19+00:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Morley Glass|

Temporary Relaxed Planning Permission Rules Made Permanent

In 2013, planning permission rules on extensions were relaxed. It was meant to be a temporary measure, introduced by the government to help stimulate home owners into building on to their existing homes. It seems to have worked, with 110,000 people making the most of those temporary rules. But they are temporary no more. [...]

By |2019-05-27T23:00:53+00:00May 27th, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry|

64% Believe Quicker Lead Times Have Lead To Poorer Quality And Customer Service

For those who have championed shorter and shorter lead times, the results of this poll won't make for good reading. Last week my latest poll concluded, this time focusing on the subject of short lead times and the effects on product quality and customer service. This is the result. The question and answer This [...]

By |2019-05-29T14:38:11+00:00May 27th, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry|

Belgian Fabricators Visit Deceuninck UK

This is a sponsored article by Deceuninck UK Deceuninck factory, Calne, Wiltshire. Sales reps and customers from Belgium tour factory in Wiltshire. In May a group of 35 fabricators from Belgium visited Deceuninck’s UK base in Calne to see the company’s latest innovations and learn about best practice in foiling and extrusion. [...]

By |2019-05-25T13:54:17+00:00May 25th, 2019|Categories: Deceuninck|

Review: FIT Show 2019

The industry gathered for three days this week at the NEC in Birmingham for the 2019 FIT Show. The industry's show came against a backdrop of political uncertainty, a stagnant economy, a chronic skills gap that only continues to grow, and the new issue of sustainability. This is my review of the 2019 FIT [...]

By |2019-05-24T23:15:13+00:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry, Reviews|

FIT Show Reverts To Annual Event

This is a sponsored article by FIT Show FIT Show organisers have announced the decision to revert the show to an annual proposition for the sector, with the next event set to take place at the NEC on May 12th, 13th & 14th 2020. FIT Show 2020 will occupy halls 2 & 3 at [...]

By |2019-05-20T10:35:01+00:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry, FiT Show|

DGB Launches Live FIT Show 2019 Coverage

Well, its finally FIT Show week, and exhibitors will be making their final last minute preparations today as the industry prepares to embark for the NEC on Tuesday morning. I cannot imagine how stressed some of the exhibitors will be. It seems there is always one or two companies cutting it majorly fine to [...]

By |2019-05-19T23:23:34+00:00May 19th, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry, FiT Show|

Four Seasons Home Improvements Of Exeter Goes Into Administration

It is being reported in the Devon Live website that Exeter-based Four Seasons Home Improvements has entered into administration. A statement on the Four Seasons Home Improvements website states: MOST RECOMMENDED LTD T/A FOUR SEASONS HOME IMPROVEMENTS ENTERED INTO LEGAL ADMINISTRATION ON 16/5/2019 ALL ENQUIRIES TO   CLIVE FORTIS AT ANTHONY BATTY & COMPANY LLP [...]

By |2019-05-19T22:08:20+00:00May 19th, 2019|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Has Quality And Service Been Sacrificed For Shorter Lead Times?

In the past couple of years our industry has been quite vocal about it's problems with product quality and customer service. I remember the problems being quite acute in 2017 and 2018. I have written in previous posts about the need for us to tackle these two major problems as soon as possible. We [...]

By |2019-05-16T22:38:27+00:00May 16th, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry|

Camden Are Proud Winners Of The Manufacturing And Innovation Award

This is a sponsored article by Camden Group Camden Windows and Doors has been crowned with the ‘Manufacturing and Innovation Award’, at the Made in Northern Ireland Awards 2019. They collected their trophy in front of business leaders during the ceremony at the Titanic Hotel, Belfast. The awards recognise and reward manufacturing companies based [...]

By |2019-05-15T23:19:22+00:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Camden Group|

Two Thirds Believe Its Not Too Late To Resolve The Skills Crisis

Well ain't that a positive headline for a change! There's plenty to be moody and frustrated about in our industry right now, but in my latest poll it does seem that there remains some pretty solid optimism about being able to turn around the skills gap. Here's the results of that week long poll, [...]

By |2019-05-15T23:11:18+00:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry|

DGB Jobs: Aluminium Fabricator

Company: Fortress Aluminium Job Position: Aluminium Fabricator Job Description: We would like our applicant to have experience as an aluminium fabricator preferably in Smarts profile, this is not essential though as training can be given. The wage will depend on experience and expertise you can bring to the company to further its development. Applicants could [...]

By |2019-05-15T08:19:48+00:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: DGB Jobs Listing|

DGB Jobs: Aluminium Order Processor

Company: Dekko Window Systems Ltd Job Position: Aluminium Order Processor Job Description: As a member of the Aluminium department you will support in the day to day running of production order processing, preparing estimates for high end aluminium window and door systems. The main duties of the role are to process quotes and orders, book [...]

By |2019-05-15T08:15:18+00:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: DGB Jobs Listing|

My Tips On How To Survive And Make The Most Of The FIT Show

This time next week the doors will open at the NEC in Birmingham for the 2019 FIT Show. It will be the single biggest gathering of companies and industry visitors in one room over the three days. There will be plenty to see in terms of products and people and will be your best [...]

By |2019-05-13T23:15:19+00:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry, FiT Show|

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