About DGB

Creator of Double Glazing Blogger and co-founder of the National Fenestration Awards. Works for a family owned and run windows, doors, glazed extensions installation company. Fan of most sports, metal music and a good night out.

Quanex Acquires Tyman

Major US/UK acquisition news this morning as it has been announced that Quanex have acquired ERA owners Tyman in a deal valued at $1.1bn. Here is the press release from Quanex: – Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX) (“Quanex” or the “Company”) today announced it has reached agreement with Tyman plc (LSE:TYMN) (“Tyman”) on the [...]

By |2024-04-22T11:43:47+01:00April 22nd, 2024|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

VEKA Unveils OMNIA: The Next Generation Of Fenestration

One suite of double-rebated and double-flush extrusions for every application, that’s fit for the future and easy to produce and install – OMNIA introduces a brand-new era for fenestration. VEKA plc has proudly unveiled an industry-first innovation which marks a trailblazing, quantum leap in PVCu fabrication.   Designed and developed in close collaboration with its [...]

By |2024-04-19T15:32:30+01:00April 19th, 2024|Categories: VEKA|

Premier Arches And Northwich Glass Deliver Winning Combination For Arched Frames

Having operated on the three core principles of excellent manufacturing, clear and honest customer service, and a ‘make life easier’ offering for customers, leading arched frame fabricator Premier Arches has successfully forged many successful partnerships with leading manufacturers, installers and trade counters over the years. One of these is Cheshire-based installer Northwich Glass, a [...]

By |2024-04-18T15:21:25+01:00April 18th, 2024|Categories: Premier Arches|

Creating The Soho Lifestyle For Your Customers

The bespoke Soho External Door combines an elegant design with meticulous attention to detail. On top of delivering a steel-look design that’s been inspired by one of Manhattan’s most famous neighbourhoods, it also boasts 2025 Future Homes Standard compliance for thermal efficiency – a year earlier than required. Bespoke and Flexible Each Soho External [...]

By |2024-04-17T21:42:10+01:00April 17th, 2024|Categories: aluminium, Origin Global|

The Market Is Likely Going Through A Big Adjustment

Monday: Britannic Trade Frames Limited - https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/4603346 Tuesday: Centurion Windows Limited: https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/4604808 Wednesday: Aluminium Windows Ltd - https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/4604342 That is just the first three days of this week. Everest are up for sale and looking for an immediate cash injection. Argal (Architectural Glass & Aluminium Ltd) went under a couple of weeks ago. This [...]

By |2024-04-17T15:20:48+01:00April 17th, 2024|Categories: double glazing industry|

MRA Appoints Research Projects Director

MRA Research, the research agency focused solely on the construction sector, welcomes Callum Budd as its new Research Projects Director. Callum brings to the role a wealth of experience in market research. He has held several positions within market research over the past 12 years and has managed a large number of research projects, [...]

By |2024-04-17T11:47:03+01:00April 17th, 2024|Categories: MRA Marketing, MRA Research|

First Impressions Of Omnia By VEKA

This is no ordinary profile system; it’s a trailblazing, quantum leap in PVCu fabrication. A pioneering new suite of extrusions for double flush windows and doors. Designed by fabricators for fabricators. So you can stand out from the crowd with high quality, highly-desirable products that satisfy the growing demand for flush windows. That is [...]

By |2024-04-12T16:26:21+01:00April 12th, 2024|Categories: double glazing industry|

New Finance Director For VEKA As Graham Fitton Retires

VEKA’s long-standing Finance Director, Graham Fitton, who joined the industry-leading window and door manufacturer in 2008, has retired. VEKA’s head of finance Mohmed Namaji, who has been with the Burnley-based business for 12-years, has been promoted to fill the role. Leadership at the firm have praised Graham for the significant impact he has had [...]

By |2024-04-12T11:49:06+01:00April 12th, 2024|Categories: VEKA|

Origin, The UK’s Leading Manufacturer Of Aluminium Doors And Windows, Discusses Home Improvements In 2024

2024 is gearing up to be an exciting year for home renovations. After navigating a tumultuous housing market marked by unpredictable fluctuations in mortgage interest rates in 2023, homeowners are now leaning towards enhancing their existing properties to align with their current and future needs. This trend of renovation over relocation is becoming more [...]

By |2024-04-11T21:35:49+01:00April 11th, 2024|Categories: aluminium, Origin Global|

50 For 50: Eurocell Kick Starts Milestone Year With Donation To Maggie’s

Home improvement specialist, Eurocell, has launched a year of celebrations for its 50th anniversary with a special initiative to donate £50 for every team member that turns 50 to its charity partner Maggie’s. This year marks half a century since Eurocell began developing and manufacturing its first ever home improvement products, with thousands of windows, doors and home [...]

By |2024-04-11T21:05:46+01:00April 11th, 2024|Categories: Eurocell|

Report: Everest To Be Put Up For Sale

There appears to be no let up in the industry turmoil as Sky News now reports that Everest is looking at an accelerated sale of the business by Jon Moulton. As it happens, I was talking with industry colleagues only a day ago pondering the future of the business and how long in reality [...]

By |2024-04-09T22:54:23+01:00April 9th, 2024|Categories: double glazing industry|

Origin – Homeowner Demands And Attracting Buyers In 2024

In today’s competitive market, new build properties must stand out to attract homebuyers as the market begins to pick up following a period of exceptionally high-interest rates. Quality, service, and aesthetics are now more important than ever before. Origin’s latest innovation, the Soho External Door (OB-36+), perfectly combines all these elements, making it a [...]

By |2024-04-05T15:09:29+01:00April 5th, 2024|Categories: aluminium, Origin Global|

IBGs From QANW On Air Source Heat Pumps

In case you didn’t know, QANW offer Insurance Backed Guarantees on Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP), so we thought we’d take this opportunity to have a chat about this type of installation! So, what is an Air Source Heat Pump? Air Source Heat Pumps function on the principle of extracting heat from the outside [...]

By |2024-04-05T11:44:13+01:00April 5th, 2024|Categories: QANW|

VEKA & Partners: A Strong Team VEKA Presents Industry-Leading Innovations At FENSTERBAU FRONTALE 2024

The VEKA Group once again proved it is an unstoppable force within fenestration with its industry-leading showcase at FENSTERBAU FRONTALE 2024. The UK team from VEKA plc joined VEKA AG and VEKA Group colleagues, partners, and customers from across its 40 global subsidiaries in Nuremberg from March 18 – 22 for a week of [...]

By |2024-04-05T15:11:34+01:00April 3rd, 2024|Categories: VEKA|

New Premium Shower And Wall Panel Options In Freefoam Geo-Panel® Range

The Geo-panel® range of interior wall panels from Freefoam Building Products has been updated with new premium finishes and marketing materials. Five new high-quality finishes have been added to the Geo-panel® range, which includes contemporary matt concretes, classic marbles and diamond options. Three are tile finishes: White Gloss, Light Grey Gloss and Azure Gloss, [...]

By |2024-04-03T16:41:49+01:00April 3rd, 2024|Categories: Freefoam|

Tentative Start To 2024 As January Value Sales Slip -2.1% Year On Year

The latest Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report shows builders’ merchants’ value sales were down -2.1% in January compared to the same month in 2023, with volume sales falling -3.2% and prices creeping up +1.1%. With one more trading day this year, like-for-like sales were down -6.5%. Year-on-year, nine of the twelve categories sold [...]

By |2024-04-03T13:14:56+01:00April 3rd, 2024|Categories: Market Reports, MRA Marketing, MRA Research|
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