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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.

GQA Qualifications Renew 2022 National Fenestration Awards Ambassador Sponsorship

As the 2022 NFA campaign draws near, the National Fenestration Awards are proud to announce that one of its longest-standing supporters, GQA Qualifications, have renewed their Ambassador sponsorship of the flagship awards platform. GQA Qualifications are the industry’s leading awards and qualifications bodies and have played a significant part in transforming the fenestration sector [...]

By |2022-01-20T09:29:20+00:00January 20th, 2022|Categories: Awards, double glazing industry|

DGB 2022 Installer Survey

2022 is set to be another marquee year for the fenestration sector, especially on the installation side of the industry. After weathering a variety of storms in 2020 and 2021, this year is poised to be remarkable for installers up and down the UK. The DGB 2022 Installer Survey is designed to gauge the [...]

By |2022-01-19T23:15:54+00:00January 19th, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry|

COVID Plan B Rules In England Dropped – How It Affects Fenestration

It has been announced today that Plan B COVID rules in England are to be dropped from next week. This comes as cases and hospitalisations begin to decline. These are the changes that will be coming into force from next week, and how they will affect the fenestration sector in England. COVID Plan B [...]

By |2022-01-19T18:57:19+00:00January 19th, 2022|Categories: Coronavirus|

Inflation Rises To 5.4% – Fenestration Has To Take Note

As predicted, inflation has risen once again. Figures out today show that inflation has risen from 5.1% in November to 5.4% in December. There are no signs that the rises will be stopping imminently. This is a near 30-year high. Rising inflation is causing a cost of living crisis which is going to affect [...]

By |2022-01-19T14:03:35+00:00January 19th, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry, economy|

Morley Glass ‘FIT And Ready’ For Hotly Anticipated 2022 Show

This is a sponsored article by Morley Glass: The UK’s leading integral blinds manufacturer Morley Glass will be showcasing its largest ever range of Uni-Blinds at this year’s FIT Show, giving window and door installers a long overdue and exclusive opportunity to explore its latest exciting innovations. For many visitors, the spacious 110 sq. [...]

By |2022-01-18T17:14:52+00:00January 18th, 2022|Categories: Morley Glass|

CNC Recycling Strengthens Sales Team

This is a press release from CNC Recycling: UPVC Window Recycling specialist CNC Recycling has appointed a highly experienced Business Development Manager to consolidate and strengthen the sales team. Kate Riley joins the Middlesbrough based firm to support its substantial growth over the course of the last 16 months. Kate previously worked for Ecoplas, [...]

By |2022-01-18T12:53:55+00:00January 18th, 2022|Categories: DGB ECO, recycling|

Fenestration Could Be One Of The Best Sectors In The Economy

That is a bold statement I know, and to be clear, I am not saying that fenestration in this country IS the best sector in the economy. What I am saying however is that it has the ingredients to become one of the best, if not the best sector in the country. Let me [...]

By |2022-01-18T11:48:22+00:00January 18th, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry|


2022 will still be a year where the pandemic affects our plans it seems, as FENSTERBAU FRONTALE and HOLZ-HANDWERK announce that their shows will be pushed back from April 2022 to July 2022. This is the statement that they have published on their website: The trade show pairing of FENSTERBAU FRONTALE and HOLZ-HANDWERK 2022 has [...]

By |2022-01-17T15:35:09+00:00January 17th, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry|

Energy Price Rises Will Hit UK Fenestration Costs

We ended last year with warnings about continued price inflation in our sector and we begin the new year with pretty much the same warnings. There is also renewed pressure and fears when it comes to energy prices, with a recent report about eye-watering monthly energy bills coming out of Pilkington. But even if [...]

By |2022-01-16T22:04:24+00:00January 16th, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Premier Arches Sees Record Breaking Year

This is a sponsored article by Premier Arches: Despite a challenging trading period for the industry, leading arched frame manufacturer Premier Arches has seen a 94% sales uplift in the past 12 months, marking 2021 as its most successful year yet. Managing Director Sean Greenall attributes this success to an increased demand for bespoke [...]

By |2022-01-14T16:24:15+00:00January 14th, 2022|Categories: Premier Arches|

UK Homeowners Prepared To Pay More For Products Seen As More Sustainable

This is a sponsored article by Deceuninck UK: More than two-thirds of UK homeowners (68%) would choose windows and doors with a higher recycled content over and above products that don’t, or which do so at a lower level, according to a new study. The findings of the survey by leading pollster YouGov, also [...]

By |2022-01-14T11:26:04+00:00January 14th, 2022|Categories: Deceuninck, DGB ECO, recycling|

Calls For Help As Pilkington Energy Bills Rise To £8m Per Month

As we sift through the conveyor belt of crazy news headlines, the major issue that is affecting all of us is the cost of living and the energy crisis. Whether you are a homeowner or a business, you cannot have escaped the fact that keeping your lights on, your rooms warm and the factories [...]

By |2022-01-13T23:08:53+00:00January 13th, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry, Glass|

North America: ODL, Inc Acquires Verre Select

Over in America, ODL, Inc, which has ODL Europe as part of its business, kicks off M&A in 2022: ODL is pleased to announce the acquisition of Verre Select, a decorative door glass manufacturer in Quebec, Canada. Verre Select has been a leader in delivering decorative door glass solutions to the Canadian market for [...]

By |2022-01-13T20:51:09+00:00January 13th, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

What Makes A Good Leader?

There is a leadership vacuum at Number 10 right now, with the political future of Boris Johnson very much in the balance after the farcical display from the PM over the last few weeks. It has highlighted that in positions of power and influence you need the right people to lead the way and [...]

By |2022-01-13T13:11:47+00:00January 13th, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry|

Haffner Says Size Does Matter!

Haffner’s stand at this year’s FIT Show was already set to be the biggest stand in the show’s history. But the company has confirmed that it’s just got even bigger – the new space will be 610sqm. Dave Thomas, Managing Director of Haffner, said: “Our space at the FIT Show will be a must-visit [...]

By |2022-01-12T16:39:23+00:00January 12th, 2022|Categories: Haffner Murat|

Premier Arches: The Hassle-Free Supplier For All Your Profile Bending Needs

This is a sponsored article by Premier Arches: For PVC fabricators, manufacturing square window and door frames is a process that could be done with their eyes closed – after all, it’s something they’ve perfected over decades. But when it comes to arched frames, investment in new profile bending machinery is needed, not to [...]

By |2022-01-12T16:26:34+00:00January 12th, 2022|Categories: Premier Arches|
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