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|

Aluminium Could Really Threaten PVCu Residential Dominance

There was no doubting that the aluminium representation was the largest in the history of the FIT Show. In the exhibitions since it's launch, the 2017 show had the most aluminium syscos and fabricators exhibiting new and existing products. A sign of the times. It's worth mentioning though that there is room to grow [...]

By | 2017-06-05T22:05:33+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Categories: aluminium, double glazing industry|

Why Has Residential Aluminium Made Such A Strong Comeback?

If there was an award for the strongest fenestration sector comeback over the past five to ten years then it would most certainly go to the residential aluminium sector. It has had, and is still undergoing, a renaissance that is performing like no other sector. Long gone are the days of timber outer frames [...]

By | 2017-01-11T23:26:24+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Categories: aluminium, double glazing industry|

The One New Product To Start Selling In 2017 Is Aluminium

It's nearly the end of the year, and some companies will start to look at tweaking things for 2017. One of things will be expanding their product portfolios, both for installers and fabricators. If so, then I would suggest that aluminium is at the top of the list. The industry is going through a [...]

By | 2016-11-13T21:06:11+00:00 November 13th, 2016|Categories: aluminium, double glazing industry|

All PVCu Fabricators Should Probably Add An Aluminium System

If there was a word to describe our industry over the past five years it would be "diversity". Through necessity and turbulent economic climates, our industry has had to evolve and diversify in order to create new streams of revenues. One of these new streams has been aluminium. Thanks to a shift in consumer demand, [...]

By | 2016-10-24T20:23:27+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Categories: aluminium, double glazing industry|

Origin’s New Aluminium Residential Door Range Is A Sign Of Things To Come

Just the other week, Origin, one of the leading bi-folding door manufacturers, announced a brand new aluminium residential door product range. Click here to find out more and download a brochure. At first glance they look good, and knowing Origin's reputation for quality, they'll be built well too. But this isn't just about a new [...]

By | 2016-10-24T20:23:30+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Categories: aluminium, double glazing industry|

Are Spitfire Doors The Best Aluminium Doors In The UK?

This year's FIT Show had lots to offer visitors this time round, including a buffet of the most advanced and innovative window and door products that UK fenestration has ever seen. It meant that as an exhibiting company, it was a tall order to stand out from the crowd. Some did however, and one of [...]

By | 2016-10-24T20:23:36+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Categories: aluminium, doors, double glazing industry|

Origin Announces Two Game-Changing Products

Origin, makers of some of the most renowned bi-folding doors and the company that turned lead times on it's head, have revealed two new products that they say are two firsts for the window and door industry. These products are Twin Flush and Aerogel. Lets take a look. Twin Flush Not hard to guess, [...]

By | 2016-10-24T20:23:45+00:00 October 4th, 2015|Categories: aluminium, double glazing industry, Product Review|

Aluminium Windows And Doors Are The Biggest Threat To PVCu

Threat is a bit of a strong word really. It's not as if one material is out for the demise of another. Although when you think of how PVCu has dominated the residential market over the past three or four decades, you wouldn't be blamed for thinking that PVCu did in fact almost wipe aluminium [...]

By | 2016-10-24T20:23:48+00:00 August 7th, 2015|Categories: aluminium, double glazing industry|

Aluminium Bi-Fold Market At Risk Of Saturation

The resurgence of aluminium in the residential part of our industry can be partly credited to the explosion of the aluminium bi-folding door. Companies saw the bi-folding door market as a niche that was going to explode wide open in the near future, and saw that using aluminium was going to be a great material [...]

By | 2016-10-24T20:24:08+00:00 May 12th, 2014|Categories: aluminium, bi-folding doors|

Is The Aluminium Industry In Trouble?

On the face of it, it seems like the aluminium industry is one which is in a state of boom and good times. It is the second most used material behind PVC for installation companies and has made a significant resurgence over the last few years. The aluminium bi-fold sector alone has been one of [...]

By | 2014-04-29T19:12:02+00:00 April 29th, 2014|Categories: aluminium|

The Right Material In The Right Place

Today I spent a great day with my very special lady that is @SophiiMaria13 in Blackpool. Now I haven't been to Blackpool in about 6 years. The last time I went I remember bird and horse shit all over the roads and the pavements. I remember the beaches being dug up to put in enormous [...]

By | 2016-10-24T20:24:26+00:00 October 14th, 2012|Categories: aluminium, double glazing industry, PVCu, Timber, windows|

Scrapping Cash For Scrap

In an effort to reduce the amount of tax that is dodged by people/companies, you will not be able to be paid for your scrap aluminium/steel windows in cash. From 3rd December this year, if you take your old metal windows, lead, copper or anything else you remove from a window job, your choices of [...]

By | 2013-06-06T22:59:47+00:00 September 19th, 2012|Categories: aluminium, economy, Tax|

More Balance

Most of you will have noticed that I have added a couple more pages over the last couple of weeks. More specifically, I have added a 'Choose Aluminium' page and 'Choose Timber' page. There has been debate, mostly on Twitter, about the advantages of timber and aluminium windows and doors. I would like to say [...]

By | 2016-10-24T20:24:31+00:00 June 10th, 2012|Categories: aluminium, Timber|

PVCu vs Aluminium

This is probably one of the greatest debates in our industry, and probably will be until the day we all retire! Is PVCu better than Aluminium? Me, @NigelGrantUpvc, @AlumTradeSupply and @LegacyWindows have been having an argument (debate) on the pros and cons of PVCu windows vs Aluminium. Both materials have their pro's and cons and [...]

By | 2012-04-23T11:31:55+00:00 April 18th, 2012|Categories: aluminium, double glazing industry, PVCu|

PVCu Companies Missing Out On The Ali Market?

Well, I've reached another landmark number! This time I'm at number 750. This post here is my 750th! And to mark the occasion I have handed the reigns over to Nick, author of the fantastic Aluminium Trade Supply website. His guest post goes through the various opportunities aluminium windows and doors can bring to a [...]

By | 2016-10-24T20:24:36+00:00 February 1st, 2012|Categories: aluminium, double glazing, double glazing industry, guest post|
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