The DGCOS debate rumbles on. Tony Pickup has become more vocal on the GlassTalk website. More and more people have become vocal against the scheme. Yet the steady trickle of companies signing up to the scheme carries on.

The amount of companies that have signed up stands in the low hundreds, which on the face of things may seem quite reasonable. But when you think of the industry having tens of thousands of companies of all sizes, there is still a long way to go before the scheme starts to make any real impact.

The problem is that the industry is already clogged up with schemes, alliances, governing bodies, trademark accreditations and so on. This was a creation that has so far failed to capture the imagination of the double glazing industry, so much so that many have spoken out against it. Personally, I don’t see how the DGCOS can give a company any protection or advantage when it costs so much to be part of. DGCOS says it has teeth, and when it comes to protecting the consumer or company, it’s those teeth which get to work. But seriously, there are so few occasions that double glazing related cases ever get to court. They are nearly always settled before anything legal happens. So for me it’s a total waste of time and money. Having the DGCOS logo plastered everywhere isn’t going to win extra orders. Product quality, customer service and company history do that.