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.

Honesty Really Is The Best Policy!

At Masterframe, it is one of our most core values, to always do the right thing, no matter how uncomfortable it makes us or how difficult the situation is to navigate and regardless of the cost or outcome. Things in business as in life do not always go as smoothly as planned and human [...]

By |2021-09-23T15:02:00+01:00September 23rd, 2021|Categories: Masterframe|

Green Room Fabrication Sees Continued Growth With Leka Systems

This is a sponsored article by Leka Systems: Trade fabricator Green Room Fabrication has reported strong business growth since manufacturing the Leka Systems range. Having previously bought-in Leka products, the shrewd Berkshire-based business decided to go into fabrication to manufacture the complete product range in 2020, and it hasn’t looked back. Ryan Harrison, Sales [...]

By |2021-09-23T14:28:14+01:00September 23rd, 2021|Categories: Leka|

Building Customer Trust With Onsite 7

This is a sponsored article by Onsite 7: Onsite 7 has rapidly developed a reputation for being the most user-friendly and comprehensive job management system on the market today. But many installers are also reporting other benefits beyond the job management system. One of these is the professional polish it gives a business and [...]

By |2021-09-23T14:14:54+01:00September 23rd, 2021|Categories: Onsite 7, technology|

Any New Home Retrofit Scheme Is Utterly Pointless Until The Labour Crisis Is Solved

In the past decade two Governments, the coalition and this current Conservative Government, have tried to launch schemes that intended to encourage homeowners to take out loans and grants to insulate and retrofit their homes. Both failed. They failed for a number of reasons, all very similar to each other. The most recent version [...]

By |2021-09-23T00:07:58+01:00September 23rd, 2021|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Epwin Group Reports Healthy H1 Results

It is earnings season in UK fenestration and some of the biggest companies are dropping their financial results for H1 of 2021, and as was to be expected, Epwin Group’s H1 results are very healthy. Here are the key findings from their report. What you need to know The table below is your brief [...]

By |2021-09-22T14:03:28+01:00September 22nd, 2021|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Lets Talk About Minimum Order Values

A minimum order value is a figure an installation company will charge as the absolute lowest limit they would accept for work to be done. The subject matter of minimum order values came up via a tweet from a company called T And R Home Improvement Specialists. This is what they said: It [...]

By |2021-09-20T22:58:12+01:00September 20th, 2021|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Timber & Joinery Fuels Strong Builders’ Merchant Growth In July

This is a sponsored article by BMBI: The latest report from the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) reveals that builders’ merchants’ July sales were 14.5% higher year-on-year, with two fewer trading days. Average daily sales in July were up 25.5%. Total merchants value sales were helped by Timber & Joinery Products (+42.4%) recording its [...]

By |2021-09-20T15:25:28+01:00September 20th, 2021|Categories: MRA Marketing|

Do We Need To Stop Selling?

That sounds an odd question. In the world of business, you never stop selling. It’s literally what you exist to do. But as we all know, we are operating in extraordinary circumstances. And in the various conversations, I have every week with you find industry folk, the idea that we need to put a [...]

By |2021-09-20T09:40:33+01:00September 20th, 2021|Categories: double glazing industry|

Deceuninck Aluminium Expands Customer Support Team

This is a sponsored article by Deceuninck Aluminium: Deceuninck Aluminium has expanded its customer support function with the appointment of Klare Dean as Customer Service Coordinator. Starting out in the banking industry, Klare took a career break to raise her family, returning to work in an order processing role in the printing industry in [...]

By |2021-09-17T13:31:27+01:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Deceuninck|

Endurance Introduce The Rose Gold Standard

This is a sponsored article by Endurance Doors: As one of the most vibrant brands in the composite door sector, Endurance Doors have been designated as the official launch partner for the new Hardex Rose Gold finish from ERA, which includes handles, letterplates, finger pull and escutcheon, along with a striking bullring knocker. This [...]

By |2021-09-17T13:19:05+01:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Endurance Doors|

Sheerline’s New Trailblazing Prestige Aluminium Bi-Fold

This is a sponsored article by Garnalex: Sheerline has launched a new range of bi-fold doors, which extends its popular range of Sheerline Prestige aluminium windows and doors. The new Sheerline Prestige bi-fold combines style, security, innovation and sustainability in a ground-breaking range of bi-fold doors. Unfettered by legacy design restrictions, the company has [...]

By |2021-09-17T09:54:23+01:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: aluminium, Garnalex|

Ultra-Luxury Is The Next Step For Composite Doors

Where is the next step in the evolution of entrance doors? The composite door has been the biggest innovation in the entrance door market over the past two decades. It has transformed the door market from something pretty pedestrian into something that is now seen as a sexy purchase by homeowners. But the composite [...]

By |2021-09-17T00:00:14+01:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: composite doors, doors, double glazing industry|

Lewis Walters: A Remembrance Donation To Lauren’s Legacy

Please join Masterframe Windows in supporting a wonderful cause in memory of Lewis Walters who sadly lost his five year battle with cancer a year ago on the 18th of September 2020. Carol Slade, Managing Director of Masterframe says “As our very valued customers and indeed as our friends, we came to know Lewis [...]

By |2021-09-16T22:47:26+01:00September 16th, 2021|Categories: Charity|

Freefoam Hits The Mark With Weatherproof Systems

This is a sponsored article by Freefoam: A wide range of colours and ease of installation are just two reasons why Weatherproof Systems has chosen Freefoam cladding to transform homes across Devon and beyond. Terry Luscombe, Director of Weatherproof Systems, has been fitting roofline products and cladding in and around the Plymouth area for [...]

By |2021-09-15T22:01:43+01:00September 15th, 2021|Categories: Freefoam|

Sheerline Builds A Grand Designs Lead Engine For Customers

This is a sponsored article by Garnalex: Sheerline, the ground-breaking aluminium window and door system, has invested in its first consumer campaign to create awareness, interest, and premium quality leads for Sheerline fabricators and installers. Targeting top-end homeowners and the booming premium-quality home improvement market, Sheerline’s first consumer adverts are appearing in Grand Designs, [...]

By |2021-09-15T17:03:09+01:00September 15th, 2021|Categories: Garnalex|

Pilkington To Reintroduce Energy Surcharge

The price pressures on the supply chain only continue to grow as Pilkington has announced that they are going to reintroduce their Energy Surcharge, which was dropped in 2014. Glass has been one of the fenestration sector materials most affected by the current supply chain problems and has seen some of the most dramatic [...]

By |2021-09-13T23:54:17+01:00September 13th, 2021|Categories: business, double glazing industry|
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