At the start of this week, the UN published a rather damning report about the world’s climate. It warns that without immediate and massive action, the world is going to suffer from more and more extreme weather events. Events that are going to cause mass damage to the planet, and worse, death. And these effects […]
It seems hard to believe that we’re still talking about the floods in the south of the UK in the second week in February, but talk about it we are. We have all seen for ourselves on television and the internet the absolutely devastating pictures of flooding in the south of the UK. The new […]
They said we were in for some exceptional weather in the coming days, and they weren’t far off. Over the past few days we have all seen some truly astounding pictures of the power of the sea and the weather. Hundreds more homes have been flooded again in the past few days and the nation’s […]
I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Years break. I know I did. But as we enter a new year and a fresh start, it is worth sparing a thought for the thousands and thousands of people who had their Christmas and New Years ruined by some truly awful weather.
It has been […]
We had some pretty wild weather today. And for some, “wild” is an understatement. As we head into the depths of Winter we had a very strong storm move down from the north bringing heavy rain, snow and extremely strong winds gusting over 100mph. Not only that, storm surges threatened the whole of the east […]
Among the many sad little interests I have, weather is one of them. I was wandering about online the other day in search of Winter forecasts, trying to find out what this coming Winter might bring. Now the news is both good and bad, depending on your opinion of Winter.
If you like the snow and […]
Well it looks like we all seemed to survive the storm everyone has been talking about. In all seriousness, we hardly got anything up here in West Yorkshire. Yes it was a bit bleak and dreary this morning, but nothing other than a typical Autumn day. No wind either. But I know that further south […]
As if you haven’t heard already, there’s a stonking big storm about to batter the southern half of the UK tonight and Monday morning. It is coming at a rather inconvenient time.
The storm is due to hit the country just as everyone gets in their cars to go to work. Monday mornings are bad […]
The other day, Sales and Marketing Director at Ultraframe @JoeMartoccia asked me if I thought it was too hot for business, as some of his retailers were suggesting. At first I didn’t know if I was being asked if it was too hot to work, or if the hot weather was putting people off…so I […]
This is not a joke! Britain has finally got some summer to cheer about! The last few days have been glorious. It has been nice to not arrive in the office with a dozen layers on and a massive overcoat! We’ve even turned the heating off in the office. It feels like it’s been on […]
When it comes to massive weather events, I have always given them a special mention on here. I know it’s nothing to do with our industry, but at times of massive destruction, I feel that is has to commented on.
For those of you who were up late last night, and for everyone else waking up […]
As confirmed by FENSA last week, the first quarter of this year saw a fairly significant drop in new window and door installations. Almost all of it certainly due to the poor weather. Yes there will be a few that bucked that trend, but on a national scale, Q1 was bloody hard work! However, I […]
Well, it’s not as if we needed any confirmation because I think we all knew this anyway, but @FenNews announced earlier today that the latest FENSA figures show a pretty poor first quarter of 2013.
In their report, which can be found here: http://www.fenestration-news.com/news/newsItem.aspx?id=11480 FENSA explains that residential window and door installations in the first quarter of this […]
I don’t think I need to inform anyone about how bad the weather has been so far this year. I don’t think I can remember a sustained period of sunny, warmish weather. It’s been dank and dull since the start of the year and I think it’s fair to say that it has been having […]
I always find it funny when the news calls cold weather a ‘snap’. A snap indicated that something is short lived. We’ve had this cold snowy weather for over a fortnight. I don’t think a fortnight in anyone’s book is a snap. But there we are.
After another big dump of snow on Friday evening and […]
As you would expect, much of the talk today has been about the weather. Snow has brought much the UK to a standstill over the last few days, with anywhere north of the home counties getting a good dose of the white stuff last night and this morning. It has made getting into work difficult. […]