This week sees Greece go to the polls in what could see their eventual exit from the Eurozone. Saudi Arabia’s Kind died, sparking debate about their human rights record and whether we should be mourning the passing of their late leader. The North had a bit of snow and the EU magically made another 1.1tn Euros to help prop up their ailing economy. It’s been a busy week, and it has on DGB too. It’s time to take a look back at the subjects covered.
Monday began on a slightly frustrated note as I opened the week with my thoughts on how our industry is never really going to be policed properly. I took aim at bodies like Trading Standards, FENSA and others and vented at no matter what we did, until a body of some sort took our industry seriously, the status quo will remain. Needless to say, this one got a few comments.
I had some fun with this one on Tuesday! After seeing a report tweeted on Sunday afternoon by Ultraframe which stated that the average new conservatory cost the lowly sum of £5300, I couldn’t resist but to pull that information apart. It’s worth pointing out that I reached out to www.thisismoney.co.uk but I am yet to have a response from them.
Next up was a sponsored update from John Fredericks, explaining and updating everyone on their CIN Membership scheme. After passing 100 registered installers, it looks like this one has legs!
As many of you know, I am a fan of social media. Not all, Facebook is total garbage if you ask me, but that rant is for another day. LinkedIn however has impressed me. Everyone has always told me to get on it, and over Christmas I made a proper effort with it. I’m glad I did, and this post explained why I was and why it was worth using. Some good comments on this one too!
The last post of the working week saw me take a look at 3 major issues that triple glazing will need to overcome if it was to steal market share away from double glazing. I think triple glazing will have a development period of 5-10 years before it established properly, but you would assume that these 3 issues I mention would be solved by then.
You may have seen this week that I am slowly introducing a new feature into the wider DGB ecosystem called Design.
Design is going to be a new online magazine feature that aims to demonstrate to both the industry and the homeowner that the fenestration market does some of the best work in the wider construction industry. I’ll be releasing more information next week, and telling you all how to get involved if you want to. If you want to have a look at the teaser, click here.