MASCO UK Window Group Name Changed

Things may well be moving with the MASCO UK Window Group story. Details on Companies House this morning show that the company has formally changed it's company name to UK Window Group. You can find that information here. MASCO name removed According to the documents filed with Companies House, the company is now simply [...]

By |2019-09-11T12:47:04+00:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Kaliber Marketing (Holdings) Limited Assets Sold

The M&A wheels are in motion in the industry right now, with deals and restructurings going on all over the place. Today I want to focus on what has been happening with Kaliber Marketing (Holdings) Limited. The company which traded formerly as KAT UK, is in administration according to Companies House. There now appears [...]

By |2019-09-11T10:06:54+00:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Safestyle’s Share Price Fell Below 50p

Despite some of the recent good news to come out of Safestyle UK, their share price hasn't reflected that mood. On Monday their share price fell below 50p, to lows not seen since October of last year. Wider issues at play? Here's the 1-year chart: Credit: Bloomberg At the time of writing [...]

By |2019-08-20T15:54:44+00:00August 20th, 2019|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

GQA Announces Acquisition Of PAA/VQ-Set

Big news within the industry, this time in the form of an acquisition in the qualifications and certifications side of things. GQA Qualifications have acquired PAA/VQ-Set. Here is the full story from the GQA website: GQA Qualifications is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of PAA/VQ-Set the awarding body for the Polymer, [...]

By |2019-08-20T12:36:45+00:00August 20th, 2019|Categories: business, Businesses bought, double glazing industry|

Safestyle Reveals 2019 First Half Results

Its earnings season, which means we're about to hear from the traded companies we have within the window and door industry and how they did during the first half of 2019. Safestyle have just reported, and whilst it's good news for them, a very specific detail within their announcement signals big difficulty for the [...]

By |2019-07-26T13:55:06+00:00July 26th, 2019|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

42% Believe A Fitting Team Should Be Paid £1000-£1500 Per Week

Sorry for the radio silence. Getting used to being a Dad for the first time is a very tiring and time consuming thing. I wouldn't change it for the world. I'm getting used to a different day schedule while I'm on paternity leave, so hopefully I can get back to posting my own content [...]

By |2019-07-15T15:43:06+00:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Customade Group Acquires Manufacturing Assets Of GBW Panels

Many have known about the misfortune to fall on GBW Panels of late. They had indeed gone into administration, but with little known about the future of the company, or any news to come out from them, there were a few question marks hanging around. Well now we know. They have been acquired by [...]

By |2019-06-26T13:28:10+00:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Masco UK Window Group Is Put Up For Sale

A few days ago I wrote that the review period at Masco US to decide on what to do about it's UK window businesses was nearing it's end. You can catch up on that article here. Well, right on time, they have made a fresh announcement as to what their intentions are. Pursue Divestitures [...]

By |2019-06-20T23:10:26+00:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Nearly Three Quarters Believe Home Owners Should Pay More For Their Windows And Doors

In the latest of my running series of weekly polls, I have been asking you whether you think home owners should be paying more for their windows and doors. Last Monday night I launched a new week-long poll asking that question, and a week later we have a pretty definitive result. The poll and [...]

By |2019-06-17T22:59:57+00:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

How Our Industry’s Traded Companies Are Faring This Year

The fenestration industry isn't exactly littered with companies that are traded on the markets. But there are a few, and those few are key indicators as to the general health and outlook for the rest of the industry. So they are always worth a look. As we near the half point of the year [...]

By |2019-06-16T22:43:17+00:00June 16th, 2019|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Masco Is Nearing The End Of It’s “Strategic Alternatives” Review Period

Back on March 1st, Masco in the US announced that it was to review "strategic alternatives" for it's window and cabinetry businesses, and that it was to be concluded by the end of June. You can read that article on the Masco website here. Well, we're in mid-June now, and if they're running on [...]

By |2019-06-16T13:57:10+00:00June 16th, 2019|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Acquisition: Key Acquisition Accelerates Caldwell’s Indian Expansion

This is a circulated article by Caldwell Hardware experts Caldwell are expanding their global reach with the acquisition of a key Indian distributor. Mumbai-based Archintex already supply quality Cotswold hardware to businesses across the Indian subcontinent. Now, the fast-growing firm will become part of newly-formed Caldwell South-East Asia. It’s just the latest phase in [...]

By |2019-06-10T21:46:06+00:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: business, Businesses bought, buyouts, double glazing industry|

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|

There Could Be A Huge Spending Boom Coming For Our Industry

Some of you may have seen on Twitter that I was kindly invited by the guys at MRA Marketing and Deceuninck on a trip to Belgium to visit their vast recycling facility in Diksmuide and their manufacturing plant in Gits. It's massive by the way. I will be writing more about that in the [...]

By |2019-03-31T00:07:01+00:00March 31st, 2019|Categories: business, double glazing industry, EU Referendum|

Safestyle Report £16m Loss In 2018 Full Year Results

That headline doesn't sound good does it. A £16m loss is a bad result no matter who you are. But, you only need to look at the share price of Safestyle since the figures came out to see what the bigger picture tells us. This is my brief shakedown of the 2018 results for [...]

By |2019-03-27T00:40:05+00:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Eurocell Announce Positive 2018 Full Year Results

It's the start of earnings season in the window and door industry, with the very largest companies, usually traded on the stock markets, begin to announce their 2018 full year results. Safestyle have announced theirs, which I will cover in another post this week, as have Deceuninck and Epwin. I shall be covering them [...]

By |2019-03-24T22:50:14+00:00March 24th, 2019|Categories: business, double glazing industry|