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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.

Builders’ Merchants’ April Value Sales Down 0.9% Despite 17% Price Inflation

This is sponsored news from BMBI: The latest Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report reveals that builders’ merchants’ value sales fell 0.9% in April 2022 compared to the same month in 2021, the first decline since January 2021. Price inflation of +17.0% helped to mitigate April’s -15.3% drop in volume sales compared to April [...]

By |2022-06-24T11:58:25+01:00June 24th, 2022|Categories: MRA Marketing|

Eurocell’s World Class Supply Chain Continues To Support Fabricators

This is sponsored news from Eurocell: Following the completion of Eurocell’s new 260,000 sq. ft state-of-the-art warehouse in Alfreton, the company has reported it has been successfully performing at almost 100% on deliveries for the past three months. This latest company investment has seen the site maximise its storage capacity available by utilising state-of-the-art [...]

By |2022-06-24T11:38:30+01:00June 24th, 2022|Categories: Eurocell|

How Much Are You Prepared To Pay Your Fitters?

I was shown an advert from a Facebook forum by a friend of mine the other night. It was advertising a fitter's position at a company. The wage was £50,000 per year, with van and labourer supplied. That’s a hell of a generous deal and perhaps signals an effort to obtain a new fitter [...]

By |2022-06-23T00:16:55+01:00June 23rd, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Eurocell Enhances Outdoor Living Solutions To Meet Increasing Demand In The Sector

This is sponsored news from Eurocell: Eurocell has extended its range of outdoor living solutions with the launch of new contemporary garden room, pergola, and veranda designs. Customers can now create bespoke and inspirational living spaces that marry the functionality of indoors with the beauty of the garden.  Whether it is for home working [...]

By |2022-06-20T22:04:15+01:00June 20th, 2022|Categories: DGB ECO, Eurocell|

Freefoam Is Top Pick For C & A Building Products

This is sponsored news from Freefoam: One of the largest independent UK stockholders of plastic building products, C & A Building Products, has seen such an increase in sales of Freefoam, that its range of products now accounts for a significant proportion of the company’s portfolio. Based in the South East, C & A [...]

By |2022-06-20T20:39:22+01:00June 20th, 2022|Categories: Freefoam|

Edgetech To Talk Automation And Sustainability At Fensterbau 2022

This is sponsored news from Edgetech: Automation, innovation and sustainability will be among the key themes highlighted by Edgetech, a Quanex company, at this year’s Fensterbau Frontale. The world’s leading fenestration trade show, Fensterbau is returning after a four-year absence. Thousands of glass and glazing professionals from around the world will gather in Nuremberg, [...]

By |2022-06-20T15:04:34+01:00June 20th, 2022|Categories: Edgetech|

Government Publishes FAQs On New Trickle Vent Regulations

Happy trickle vent day! As of today, June 15th 2022, the newly revised Building Regulations for England have come into force. The debate around trickle vents today has been as strong as ever, with questions still being asked about compliance, who is liable and help being sought from various industry bodies. In response to [...]

By |2022-06-15T21:42:16+01:00June 15th, 2022|Categories: Building Regulations, double glazing industry|

UK Fenestration Has To Act Now To Navigate Recession

Whether we want to talk about it or not, the UK economy is on the brink of something bad. Inflation is out of control, the cost of living is soaring and the chances of the UK falling into recession are already highly likely. This isn’t a UK problem. The US, EU and other Asian [...]

By |2022-06-14T15:41:01+01:00June 14th, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Safestyle Posts Interim Results

Earnings season continues in the UK fenestration market, with Safestyle UK posting their interim results for the first quarter of this year. This is the statement provided by the company:  Alan Lovell, Chairman of Safestyle UK plc, the leading UK focused retailer and manufacturer of PVCu replacement windows and doors for the homeowner market, will make [...]

By |2022-06-13T22:33:13+01:00June 13th, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Review: W Smart System Uni-Blinds® By Morley Glass

Around this time last year, I had a set of Decalu88 aluminium bi-folding doors installed at my home, with W Smart System Uni-Blinds kindly provided by Morley Glass. After a year of using the W Smart System, this is what I think of them. W Smart System: simple automation Whenever it comes to “smart” [...]

By |2022-06-08T21:13:27+01:00June 8th, 2022|Categories: Glass, Morley Glass|

Part L Compliant Aluminium As Standard With Sheerline

This is sponsored news from Garnalex: Tougher Part L requirements don’t need to be a cause of concern for suppliers of aluminium products. In fact, if you choose the correct system supplier – these tighter standards can help give you an edge in a market that’s set to become more competitive as the cost [...]

By |2022-06-07T22:39:30+01:00June 7th, 2022|Categories: aluminium, Building Regulations, Garnalex|

The Next Door Market Battle Is Internal

In a further sign of the strength and belief in the growth of aluminium within wider fenestration, there is a growing battle in the emerging market of aluminium internal doors. From what I have seen so far, there appears to be healthy growth potential in what is still a very new niche within the [...]

By |2022-06-06T23:47:03+01:00June 6th, 2022|Categories: doors, double glazing industry|

Sacking Your Sales Staff Was A Huge Error

2022 is turning out to be a very different year. The fenestration sector finds itself in a very different set of economic circumstances, and winning sales up and down the supply chain actually requires effort once again. We knew that the boom from 2020 and 2021 would end at some point. So why were [...]

By |2022-06-05T23:06:35+01:00June 5th, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry|

Morley Glass Nominated For Its Most Ever NFAs!

This is sponsored news from Morley Glass: Leading UK integral blinds manufacturer Morley Glass has been nominated in seven categories of the 2022 National Fenestration Awards (NFAs), with a further five nominations for members of its team, including MD Ian Short. The manufacturer of the Uni-Blinds®, a range of high quality pleated and Venetian [...]

By |2022-05-30T21:59:54+01:00May 30th, 2022|Categories: Awards, Morley Glass|

New Opportunities With Sculptured Sash Option

This is sponsored news from Deceuninck UK: Deceuninck has launched a new sculptured sash option for its popular Slider24+ sliding patio door following customer feedback, which promises to open up significant opportunities for fabricators and installers. The sculptured sash means that the Slider24+ now suites perfectly with Deceuninck’s Heritage Window Collection and the 2800 [...]

By |2022-05-27T11:21:00+01:00May 27th, 2022|Categories: Deceuninck|

Leka Warm Roof Transforms Plymouth Care Home Conservatory

This is sponsored news from Leka Systems: Leka Systems fabricator Boringdon Plastics has recently completed the fabrication of an impressive 16.5m by 4.2m Leka Warm Roof for a conservatory refurbishment project at Torr Home, a premier care home in Plymouth, Devon. Torr Home is set in a substantial 19th-century country mansion in the highest [...]

By |2022-05-26T13:49:33+01:00May 26th, 2022|Categories: Leka|
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