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Watch The Sheer Joy As Homeless Man Is Given Job At Window Fabricator

It's not too often that we get to write and read about good news stories in our industry, and in fact in the wider media in general. So it has been utterly heartwarming to read about and watch the sheer joy of a man who had fallen on hard times, be rewarded with a [...]

By |2017-02-21T22:08:23+00:00February 21st, 2017|Categories: double glazing industry, positive|

Window And Door Industry Well Represented In Top 1000 Companies

At the start of the week, the London Stock Exchange published a list of 1000 companies that inspire Britain. This list was aptly named 1000 Companies To Inspire Britain 2015. And I am sure we were all very pleased to see that our industry had a rather good showing. Here are the companies nominated in [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:53+00:00March 10th, 2015|Categories: double glazing industry, positive|

Happy New Year!

A very big Happy New Year to all my readers new and old! 2014 was certainly a frantic year both inside and outside the industry. It was a year when most businesses saw a fully fledged recovery, with sales records being broken and profit margins being restored. The acquisition market was kept rather busy in [...]

By |2014-12-30T23:53:57+00:00January 1st, 2015|Categories: positive|

Industry To Enter Longest Period Of Growth In Decades

Well, according to Palmer Market Research, we're doing alright. In fact we're doing so alright, we're about to enter the... 'longest period of growth since '90s' Bifold market shrinks in '13 7% Value of market in '13 3.78bn Aluminium market share [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:24:03+00:00October 1st, 2014|Categories: double glazing industry, positive|

Sunny Weather To Boost Business

In case you haven't noticed, it's been warm, like properly warm for at least the past fortnight, if not longer. And it makes a bloody change! Last summer wasn't too bad, but this one is shaping up to be a great one. Rumour has it the whole of August is supposed to be alright as [...]

By |2014-07-26T12:24:59+00:00July 26th, 2014|Categories: double glazing industry, positive|

Britain’s Economy Now Above Pre-Recession Peak

It was confirmed on Friday that the UK's economy had now reached the same GDP levels before the recession hit in 2008, and had actually just edged ahead of that level by 0.2%. The Office for National Statistics announced that GDP in the second quarter to June rose by 0.8%. They also said that the [...]

By |2014-07-25T21:23:05+00:00July 25th, 2014|Categories: economy, positive|

Security Is Great, But Looks Are Better

It was only a few days ago that I saw this headline from a piece nicely written by Roy Frost of Deceuninck: "Decision Makers Like Pretty Windows". The piece was explaining the mental differences between men and women and the differing purchasing patterns. Turns out (according to researchers) that women tend to be the decision [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:24:05+00:00July 21st, 2014|Categories: double glazing industry, positive|

Tweet N Meet Part 2

For those of you who follow some of the main accounts within our industry on Twitter, you will have seen this hashtag knocking about: #FSTNM. This stood for FiT Show Tweet N Meet. It was a hashtag developed to promote a gathering of industry people via Twitter on Tuesday evening at the Holiday Inn hotel [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:24:08+00:00June 16th, 2014|Categories: positive|

FENSA Reports A Full Year Of Growth

Are we allowed to relax now? FENSA has reported a fourth consecutive quarter of growth in the industry, according to it's latest figures. January installations were up 11.3%, February up 6.6% and March up 7.6% compared to the same months last year. This represents the best first quarter since 2011. These figures are based on window [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:24:08+00:00May 14th, 2014|Categories: economy, positive|

5 Hot Products To Watch Right Now

This is my own personal list of items within the UK fenestration industry that I think we should all be keeping an eye on in the coming years. These are set in no particular order, and they're not brand specific. I'm just focusing on the technology itself and how it could benefit us in the [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:24:08+00:00May 8th, 2014|Categories: double glazing industry, positive|

Spraying The Future

If there is a niche that has exploded in recent years, it is colour. Who would have thought that in just a few years, our industry would have transformed from a dreary, boring old sector whose idea of colour was Rosewood and Light Oak, into an industry which now goes by RAL charts and Farrow [...]

By |2014-04-14T23:55:52+00:00April 14th, 2014|Categories: double glazing industry, positive|

A Format That Works

The Triple Glazing Question event seemed to go down very well. An event organised in a relatively short space of time compared to other industry events, and one which was very well attended, with over 600 from all areas of the industry making the time to come. Although the opinions at the end of the [...]

By |2014-04-11T20:23:09+00:00April 11th, 2014|Categories: double glazing industry, positive|

Battleground: PVC vs Timber

For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you will know that I have just come back from a visit to Eurocell. Here is a shed load of their extruders: A very long but impressive row of extruders... Although a lot of you may know what they have up their sleeve, due [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:24:09+00:00March 28th, 2014|Categories: double glazing industry, positive|

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