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|

Lets Be Honest, Its Not Good Out There

This week has been a good metaphor for the mood and state of the industry I think. Cloudy. Rainy. Gloomy. It certainly doesn't feel like summer, and there's no sign that it's actually on the way. The window industry I think feels a bit like that right now to be honest. And we should [...]

By |2019-06-14T15:56:25+00:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry|

Should Home Owners Pay More For Their New Windows And Doors?

In March I was taken by the team at Deceuninck UK to Belgium to tour their facilities. Their recycling infrastructure is superb, which I am writing about in another article. During my disucssions with those I went with, it was said that a house full of windows and doors would be sold at twice [...]

By |2019-06-11T23:04:58+00:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry|

43% Believe The Fenestration Industry Is Ready For Smart Tech

Another week and another DGB poll has ended, this time with results that I would say are less than conclusive. At the start of last week I asked the industry whether it thought it was ready for smart window and door technology. After the FIT Show this was one of my big themes that [...]

By |2019-06-10T22:35:01+00:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

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|

NSG Group And Ubiquitous Energy To Jointly Develop Transparent Solar Windows

This article was originally published on the Ubiquitous Energy website Redwood City, CA – NSG Group (Nippon Sheet Glass, Co. Ltd. ), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass and glazing products for the architectural, automotive and technical glass sectors, has announced a joint development agreement between its subsidiary and Ubiquitous Energy, a leader in transparent [...]

By |2019-06-05T22:44:26+00:00June 5th, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

Is The Fenestration Industry Ready For Smart Window And Door Tech?

One of the big takeaways from the FIT Show this year was that smart window and door tech is really starting to take root in the sector now. Brisant Secure launched their Ultion SMART door cylinder. Smart Ready had their product displayed across a number of stands and products, as well as their own. [...]

By |2019-06-03T22:29:15+00:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

We’ve Focused Too Little On Ventilation

Over the past decade and longer, our industry, along with the wider construction sector, has been working hard to make sure that the product we all install keep as much heat inside the home as possible. On the most part to great success. Most things that go into homes now are far more efficient [...]

By |2019-06-02T23:27:40+00:00June 2nd, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry|

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|

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 |2019-06-24T13:42:18+00:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry, FiT Show, 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|