double glazing industry

Synseal Group Acquired By Aperture Trading Ltd

BREAKING INDUSTRY NEWS: Aperture Trading Ltd announces it has successfully completed an agreement to purchase the majority of Synseal Group’s trade and assets from administration for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition will safeguard more than 1000 jobs, secure supply to 1200 customers and allow the business to focus time and investment on areas which [...]

By |2019-03-05T15:46:26+00:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Get Brexit Done, Then We Can Move On

Brexit. Will it happen on March 29th? Will it happen in three months time? Will it happen at all? Nothing, even at this incredibly late stage, is certain. What is clear in my own mind though is that we need it to happen, on time, so we can move on, close this chapter and [...]

By |2019-03-05T00:45:51+00:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry, EU Referendum|

Masco Corporation: Explore Strategic Alternatives For Cabinetry And Window Businesses

There's a lot going on in our industry right now in the background. You wouldn't call it calm. That stormy outlook got a little rougher today as Masco Corporation, based in New York and owns the UK Window Group released an article on their global website explaining that they are going to "explore strategic [...]

By |2019-03-02T00:23:57+00:00March 2nd, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry|

Some Companies Are Still Not Installing Lintels

Here's what happens when I go to a home visit for windows and doors and I don't see lintels: I quote for them. The last thing I want is our installers turning up on site to take out some old big windows and have the bricks above them start to come down. No good [...]

By |2019-02-28T23:42:36+00:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry|

The Safestyle Share Price Rally Is Fading

The rally in the share price of Safestyle is losing steam. After hovering near the 100p per share mark near the end of 2018, it looked as though those who ditched shares and sent them falling to the 30p mark had overdone it. After the SafeGlaze news was digested we saw a sustained drive [...]

By |2019-02-26T23:04:35+00:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Low-Level Letter Boxes (Prohibition) Bill To Get Second Reading

Get ready to have to consider yet another variable when selling doors to home owners. The planned legislation to ban low-level letter boxes is about to get a second reading in Parliament. March The currently planned Brexit day isn't the only thing to be happening in March. The second reading of the bill is [...]

By |2019-02-25T23:43:41+00:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry|

Sentry Doors Partners With Cairngorm Capital To Accelerate Growth Strategy

We have acquisition news, and this time in the fire-doors part of the market which has been under intense scrutiny in recent months. Cairngorm Capital 2, part of the same stable as Cairngorm Capital, has acquired Sentry Doors who are based in Doncaster. The press release: Here is the statement issued by the company: [...]

By |2019-02-25T13:03:46+00:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

How Long Should You Wait To Get Paid?

When Carillion went bust in January of last year the shock waves were felt throughout all sectors of construction. This was a company that employed 43,000 people, had turnover of more than £5bn a year and had a stock market capitalisation of £1bn. They had all sorts of Government contracts , HS2, Crossrail, schools, [...]

By |2019-02-20T20:22:48+00:00February 20th, 2019|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Flood-Resistant Doors Are Failing

In 2015 floods in Cumbria from Storm Desmond wreaked havoc on hundreds of homes. In response, the Government made available millions of pounds in order that home owners could claim grants of up to £5000 to help towards installing new defences for their properties. This included flood-resistant doors. On February 11th a story was [...]

By |2019-02-17T21:44:22+00:00February 17th, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry|

Our Industry Has To Take Leadership In Home Security

Unfortunately burglaries and car theft have reared their head in the media, both press and social, in recent days in what looks like a raising of the bar in the brazenness of home break-ins. This morning I saw on Facebook a post where a home had been broken into by burglars, confronted the home [...]

By |2019-02-13T22:59:18+00:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry|

Industry Sees A Mixed Bag for 2019 Outlook

At the start of the year I asked readers what their outlook was for 2019. A year which promised all sorts of challenges and obstacles, and not all of them Brexit. We're six weeks in now so it's a good time to look at the results and try to look forward and see what [...]

By |2019-02-11T23:14:00+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry|

Advertising Options Available On DGB

Lets be up front, your company is probably looking at increasing digital marketing in 2019, and I have a large number of advertising slots available on DGB to allow you to do that. Prices are the most competitive in the industry, and what you get for your money is far more comprehensive than anything [...]

By |2019-02-07T14:36:05+00:00February 7th, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry|

In A No-Deal Brexit, The Fenestration Industry Could See Supply Problems

There's just 50 days left until Brexit day, March 29th, and as it stands right now it still looks as though the UK is going to leave the EU without a divorce settlement in place. I'm not going to go into the political debate as to how we ended up here, it's too late [...]

By |2019-02-06T23:12:15+00:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry, EU Referendum|

£500,000 For A New House, Cylinders That Can Be Snapped In Seconds

Most of us know the importance of providing a high quality cylinder with any new door purchase to a home owner. Doesn't matter if it's a £500 door or a £2000 door. There are enough options out there to provide at the very least anti-snap cylinders. Obviously the higher rated and more anti-everything the [...]

By |2019-02-05T23:09:25+00:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry|