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Fenestration Company Shares Values Have Failed To Recover

By | November 22nd, 2017|Categories: double glazing industry|

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 [...]

Are Origin About To Shake Up Window Fabrication With YLTNO?

By | November 20th, 2017|Categories: aluminium|

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 [...]

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

By | November 16th, 2017|Categories: double glazing industry|

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 [...]

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

By | November 15th, 2017|Categories: double glazing industry|

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, [...]

Double Award Nomination For Vista At The NFAs 2017

By | November 15th, 2017|Categories: Purplex|

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 [...]

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

By | November 15th, 2017|Categories: double glazing 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. [...]

Do Installers Have Enough Protection From Rogue Home Owners?

By | November 12th, 2017|Categories: double glazing industry|

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 [...]

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

By | November 12th, 2017|Categories: double glazing industry|

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 [...]

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

By | November 9th, 2017|Categories: double glazing industry|

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 [...]

Pilkington Have Announced New Textured Glass Designs After Over A Decade

By | November 9th, 2017|Categories: double glazing industry|

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 [...]

The Window Industry Has To Become Far More Environmentally Friendly

By | November 6th, 2017|Categories: double glazing industry|

The featured image above was a photo taken by me when I visited Jamaica for a couple of weeks at the end of June and early July. It is a stunning island and we [...]

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