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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.

Future Building Standard Will Cement Triple Glazing

All eyes are on 2025. The introduction of the Future Building Standard is going to be the biggest set of changes to how we build non-domestic and new homes in decades, with an aim to dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of our housing stock to meet net-zero targets by 2025. These new regulations will [...]

By |2023-06-06T23:01:04+01:00June 6th, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

Advanced Glass Flood Wall To Protect Kendal Locals And Businesses

Kendal, located in southern Cumbria is benefitting from multi-million pounds worth of flood risk investment designed to protect homes and businesses from flooding. A key design feature of the flood defences is a high-performance glass within a high-specification stainless steel frame to protect properties, without spoiling the town’s historic beauty and retaining riverside views. [...]

By |2023-06-05T23:19:03+01:00June 5th, 2023|Categories: DGB ECO, double glazing industry, Glass|

DHF Director And Former Chairman, David Whitworth Passes Away Aged 91

Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) is extremely sad to announce the death of one of its directors and former chairman, David Whitworth, who recently died at the age of 91. David started his lifelong career in architectural ironmongery when, in 1955, he joined his family’s business, Laidlaw & Thomson.  Very soon afterwards, in 1958, [...]

By |2023-06-05T15:31:19+01:00June 5th, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

The Skills And Labour Shortage In Fenestration Is Not Getting Better

It's been quite a few years now since the Government made a push for apprenticeships. It was meant to be the start of turning the ship around on a crippling youth and skills shortage that plagued all kinds of construction sectors, including fenestration. Yet here we are in 2023 and the situation has continued [...]

By |2023-06-05T15:16:14+01:00June 5th, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

It’s A Skirting Moment

Freefoam announces the addition of a new PVC-U Skirting and Door Surround to their Internal Building Products range. Following extensive market research and increasing customer demand. This high-quality ogee shape product offers Freefoam stockists and installers the ideal solution for low maintenance, and easily finished installation for any home improvement project. Both are available [...]

By |2023-06-01T12:21:16+01:00June 1st, 2023|Categories: Freefoam|

Sadness At The Death Of Wilfried Ensinger

Wilfried Ensinger, who established the family-run plastics processing company that bears his name, passed away on 23 May at the age of 87. The employees of the Ensinger Group mourn together with his family members. With the loss of its founder, the company says farewell to a passionate engineer, creative inventor and dedicated entrepreneur [...]

By |2023-06-01T11:45:28+01:00June 1st, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

Tenth Year Of FIT Show Proves Best Ever For Morley Glass!

The 2023 FIT Show was the busiest show to date for Morley Glass, whose team were inundated with interest in their premium quality shading and privacy solutions, especially from installers seeking to unlock the sales potential of its market-leading, easy-to-install systems. So successful was this tenth year of the FIT Show that Morley Glass [...]

By |2023-05-31T22:17:58+01:00May 31st, 2023|Categories: Morley Glass|

Works Of Art: Super Spacer® Helps To Bring Landmark galleries To Life

Edgetech’s world-renowned Super Spacer® has been integrated into the window units of thousands of striking and ambitious buildings around the globe – including dozens of stunning art galleries and museums. The Twist is part gallery, part bridge and part sculpture – a 1,000 square-metre landmark that spans the Randsleva River in the Norwegian forest. [...]

By |2023-05-31T20:58:04+01:00May 31st, 2023|Categories: Edgetech|

Haffner Celebrates FIT Show Success

Award-winning machinery supplier Haffner is celebrating another successful year at FIT. Matt Thomas, Managing Director at Haffner, said: “We confirmed a sale of the new SBA-4 Machining Centre on the show’s first day, which set the tone for us. We had quality footfall over all three days and have a strong pipeline of order [...]

By |2023-05-31T17:28:31+01:00May 31st, 2023|Categories: Haffner Murat, Machinery|

Quanex’s Continued Commitment To Growth Sees It Further Invest In Edgetech’s Future

Quanex is renowned for its commitment to investing regularly in its companies across the world to ensure they can provide the highest quality of products and services. This dedication to their businesses and customers plays an important part in achieving their strategic goal to grow the company’s revenue to $2 billion per annum. One [...]

By |2023-05-31T17:08:15+01:00May 31st, 2023|Categories: Edgetech|

Tradeglaze Raise Over £1,200 For The Lincolnshire And Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance

On Sunday 16th April five members of ‘Team Tradeglaze’ put on their running shoes and took on the challenge of running 10k through the streets of Lincoln, raising £1,254.00 for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. Over 2,500 runners joined the City of Lincoln 10k race this year, attracting participants not only from Lincolnshire [...]

By |2023-05-31T15:46:22+01:00May 31st, 2023|Categories: Charity|

Q1 2023 Sales Drop -2.3% As Volumes Tumble -16.4%

Total value sales data from Britain’s Builders’ Merchants show Q1 2023 recorded a -2.3% drop in year-on-year growth, with volume sales falling -16.4% countered by +16.9% price inflation. With one more trading day this year, like-for-like value sales were -3.8% lower. Nine of the 12 categories sold more in Q1 2023 compared to the [...]

By |2023-05-31T15:30:07+01:00May 31st, 2023|Categories: Market Reports, MRA Research|

Rocal Group Celebrates Success At The NLBAS

Rocal Group, a leading manufacturer and supplier of quality composite doors, recently won the Business Investment Award at the Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. This prestigious accolade recognises the company’s commitment to innovation, growth and investment in the region. The group, trading as Endurance Doors has been operating for over thirty years and has grown [...]

By |2023-05-23T11:23:06+01:00May 23rd, 2023|Categories: Awards, doors, Endurance Doors|

Morley Glass Invests In Major Showroom Renovations At Leading West Yorkshire Installer

The UK’s leading integral blinds supplier, Morley Glass, has invested in major showroom renovations at Wakefield-based B&P Windows, helping them to transform their outdoor showsite. During 2022, B&P Windows began transforming existing buildings into state-of-the-art showrooms dedicated to all things aluminium. In total, there are three brand new spaces where homeowners are able to [...]

By |2023-05-23T00:47:11+01:00May 23rd, 2023|Categories: aluminium, Glass, Morley Glass|

Safestyle UK Issue AGM Trading Update

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 the following statement at today's Annual General Meeting: Our trading has remained in line with recently revised expectations outlined in our Final Results in March.  We have maintained the [...]

By |2023-05-22T15:47:42+01:00May 22nd, 2023|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Eurocell Appoints New CEO To Drive UK Growth

Eurocell, the UK’s leading manufacturer, distributor and recycler of PVC-U building products, has appointed Darren Waters as its new Chief Executive Officer to drive the brand through a new era and ambitious growth strategy. Darren takes over from Mark Kelly on Thursday 11th May who is retiring after seven years at the business. He will be responsible [...]

By |2023-05-22T15:07:20+01:00May 22nd, 2023|Categories: DGB People, double glazing industry|
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