DGB Joins Instagram!

I've done it. I've finally given in and decided to create a DGB Instagram account. There is much I don't like about social media, and the insane vanity it has brought to the world. But, I have been told that there is a rather large glazing industry community on there, so it seems foolish [...]

By |2019-06-18T23:17:55+00:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

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|

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|

Yale Had Smart Lock Problems At The Weekend

Technology is a great thing is it not? It's allowing you to read this via your phone, tablet or laptop. You can order groceries to your door at a specific time and day. You can purchase almost any product online. You can chat to people around the world in real-time. It has made our [...]

By |2018-10-15T23:31:15+00:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: 700, double glazing industry, technology|

SageGlass Connects It’s Dynamic Glass To Amazon’s Echo

"Alexa, dim the glass". Some of you will know who SageGlass is. For those who don't, they are a US-based arm of Saint-Gobain whose marquee product is their electrochromic dynamic glass that can tint on command. Here it is in action: It is widely used in medical facilities and office buildings in [...]

By |2018-05-03T22:14:05+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

How Software Is Changing The Window Industry

As an industry we're in the midst of massive change and overhaul. Products of old are slowly being phased out. Better, more advanced products are taking their place. You only need to look to the rise of aluminium, the transformation of PVCu profiles, the endless ranges of architectural hardware. The industry has gone through [...]

By |2018-04-17T22:02:41+00:00April 17th, 2018|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

Would You Stop Using Facebook?

There has been much in the news these past couple of weeks about Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and their misuse of personal data affecting at least 87m people around the world. Around one million Brits have been affected. The majority of others were in the US. To many, this probably won't have come as a [...]

By |2018-04-12T20:53:43+00:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

Where Could Robots Take Window Industry Jobs?

Our daily lives are being quietly evolved into something a lot more tech-based. Smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, lots of us have at least one or all three of these. And no doubt that many of your reading this have either Amazon's Echo devices powered by Alexa, Apple's Hompod or Google Home. These are smart [...]

By |2018-03-27T20:03:15+00:00March 27th, 2018|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

Buying Windows And Doors With Bitcoin Would Be Way Too Risky

Bitcoin. The world's most famous cryptocurrency, or digital currency, whichever term you prefer. For those who may not know why it has been in the news so much lately, the value of Bitcoin has had a near vertical rise in recent months, prompting valid concerns of a rather large bubble: Credit: Markets Insider [...]

By |2017-12-14T22:54:18+00:00December 14th, 2017|Categories: technology|

This Video Demonstrates The Future Of Door And Home Security

You may have seen a little while ago a video and post on social media that grabbed the attention of our industry. Just in case you didn't see it, this is the video: What you're watching there are two scrotes of society failing to break into a door thanks to an Ultion [...]

By |2017-09-20T20:56:34+00:00September 20th, 2017|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

Could Robots Replace UK Fenestration Jobs In The Future?

In recent days there have been features online and on TV media about the future of technology and robots and what it could mean for our jobs in the future. It got me thinking about technology in our industry. We all use some forms of advanced technology in our day to day jobs in [...]

By |2017-05-11T00:03:21+00:00May 11th, 2017|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

DGB Tech: Tesla’s Revolutionary Solar Roof To Launch In Second Half Of 2017

Last year I first wrote about the revolutionary Solar Roof product by the guys at SolarCity, which is a Tesla company. You can catch up with my initial thoughts on that product here. Well, the product has been given a little bit of limelight once again. Tesla has just announced a number of Q4 [...]

By |2017-02-22T22:52:17+00:00February 22nd, 2017|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

DGB Tech: Amazon’s Echo And Alexa Review – Fits Right In

If you're thinking of buying a new gadget this Christmas, either for yourself or for a loved one. Amazon's Echo with Alexa would be a very good place to start. We have been using and living with it for the past two months or so, and as the title of this post suggests, it [...]

By |2016-12-17T00:31:49+00:00December 17th, 2016|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

Tesla Announces Solar Powered Roof Tiles

Just the other day Tesla, Elon Musk's company famous for it's electric cars and home battery system, announced what I believe could be a game changer for the wider construction sector, and the UK fenestration market too. They announced glass roof tiles with in-built solar panels. This is what they look like: Credit: [...]

By |2016-11-01T20:59:05+00:00November 1st, 2016|Categories: double glazing industry, solar industry, technology|

DGB Tech: Ring Shows Us The Future Of The Door Bell

The humble door bell has been around in the UK for many, many years. It's been a staple of British door ways for two hundred years. Yet, as the entrance door has evolved and improved over time, the door bell has been left behind in the evolution race. Currently, most UK are doors are [...]

By |2016-10-30T16:46:38+00:00October 30th, 2016|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|