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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.

Grow With Us: Eurocell’s Support For Fabricators

Sponsored article from Eurocell: As we move into 2023, market conditions continue to prove challenging - but the opportunities for new business and sustained growth are clearly there for fabricators who are ready and able to provide the right offer to customers. New build programmes continue to spring up around the country, providing the [...]

By |2023-02-03T15:19:55+00:00February 3rd, 2023|Categories: Eurocell|

Safestyle UK Announce Year-End Trading Update

Earnings season in the fenestration sector continues, with some of the largest publicly traded companies in the industry continuing to report on 2022 performance. Today it is the turn of Safestyle UK. Although they report a solid year, there are hints in the statement below that there are more challenging times ahead for the [...]

By |2023-02-02T11:12:41+00:00February 2nd, 2023|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Maximise Margins With New Premium Hardware Options From HWL

Sponsored news from Brisant Secure: HWL has added the ultra-high security Brisant Sweet door handle to its furniture offering, creating additional opportunities for its customers to up-sell on hardware. The Sweet Collection is pitched by Brisant as a high-security premium door handle. “It features a unique curved almost edgeless design”, explained Graham Howatson, Director, [...]

By |2023-02-01T10:16:09+00:00February 1st, 2023|Categories: Brisant Secure|

Endurance Doors® Invests Into Increased Sustainability

Endurance Doors® - the designer and manufacturer of solid, secure, and stylish composite doors - has invested over £300,000 into 500 solar panels which have been installed on the roof of its main production facility in Brigg, North Lincolnshire. The new panels build on an existing focus at Endurance Doors of only using electricity [...]

By |2023-01-31T14:04:10+00:00January 31st, 2023|Categories: Endurance Doors|

Integral Blind Colour-Matching Delivers An On-Trend Look

Sponsored news from Morley Glass: The launch of a new black Venetian option for Uni-Blinds® integral blinds gives installers the greatest ever scope to provide homeowners with a colour-coordinated window and door package that is in line with the latest décor trends, according to Morley Glass MD, Ian Short. The industry’s leading UK manufacturer [...]

By |2023-01-30T15:53:45+00:00January 30th, 2023|Categories: Morley Glass|

Edgetech Customer IMC Achieves Ireland’s First Super Spacer Heritage Part 3 Pass

Sponsored news from Edgetech: An Edgetech customer has started to manufacture the only Super Spacer Heritage double-glazed units in Ireland which have passed BS EN 1279 Part 3. Based in Banbridge, County Down, IMC Glass is a leading specialist in heritage glazing, supplying customers throughout Ireland and the UK, and its Slim-Glaze units are [...]

By |2023-01-30T14:55:10+00:00January 30th, 2023|Categories: Edgetech|

Choice Of Eight Stocked Profiles Makes Premier Arches The Arched Frame Supplier Of Choice

Sponsored news from Premier Arches: As part of a wider commitment to make their customer's lives as easy as possible, leading arched frame manufacturer Premier Arches now stocks eight leading profile systems at its premises. Working from a 12,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in St Helens, the company now stocks PVC profile from Profile 22, Rehau, [...]

By |2023-01-30T14:34:16+00:00January 30th, 2023|Categories: Premier Arches|

Eurocell Reports 12% Jump In 2022 Trading Update

As earnings season begins, Eurocell has reported a 12% jump in sales for 2022 compared to 2021. This is the statement in full that they provided to the markets: Eurocell plc, the market-leading, vertically integrated UK manufacturer, recycler and distributor of innovative window, door and roofline PVC products, provides the following update the for [...]

By |2023-01-27T15:12:49+00:00January 27th, 2023|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

PVCu As Part Of The Sustainability Conversation

Martin Benn, Head of New Build at Eurocell, outlines how recycled waste used to produce new high-performing, thermally efficient and aesthetically pleasing PVC-U window and door product solutions can support housebuilders as they strive to satisfy new and important environmental responsibilities. Changes to Part L of the Building Regulations came into effect in 2022. [...]

By |2023-01-27T14:47:42+00:00January 27th, 2023|Categories: DGB ECO, double glazing industry|

Eurocell Q&A: Kelly Hibbert, Head of Commercial Sales (Profiles)

Kelly Hibbert is Head of Commercial Sales (Profiles) at Eurocell, in this Q&A she discusses how Eurocell will be supporting the growth of their fabricator network and be the first-choice brand for specifiers across the commercial sector. What role did you previously hold and what attracted you to this role at Eurocell? I was [...]

By |2023-01-27T14:31:32+00:00January 27th, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

Merchants See Nominal Growth (+1.4%) In November, With Falling Volumes (-13.6%) And Climbing Prices (+17.3%)

Sponsored news from BMBI: The latest Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report reveals that builders’ merchants’ value sales were up +1.4% in November 2022 compared to the same month in 2021. This was inflation-led growth as volume sales tumbled -13.6% while prices climbed +17.3%. Nine of the twelve categories sold more in November compared [...]

By |2023-01-27T13:56:25+00:00January 27th, 2023|Categories: MRA Marketing|

Leka Xi Demonstrates Its Appeal To Homeowners

Sponsored news from Leka Systems: Leka Systems has reported continued growth for its Leka Xi modular conservatory walls and base system with little sign of market demand slowing in 2023. Rhys Hoddinott, Managing Director of Leka Systems, said: “Homeowners can see the big benefits of the Leka Xi over a traditional conservatory build. As [...]

By |2023-01-26T09:50:46+00:00January 26th, 2023|Categories: Leka|

I Used ChatGPT To Ask About Fenestration And This Is What It Said

You may have heard of something called ChatGPT over the last few weeks. ChatGPT is an AI text platform that is both fascinating people and terrifying copywriters in equal measure. It is a product of OpenAI, a tech company which has attracted interest from all parts of the tech sector and beyond. People have [...]

By |2023-01-25T17:19:35+00:00January 25th, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

Vitrine Aluminium Launches New Product For 2023

Sponsored news from Vitrine Aluminium: Vitrine Aluminium’s new internal door and fixed glazing system is the ideal product for creating bespoke glazed interior partitions, dividers or walls of glass, which separate spaces whilst maintaining optimum levels of natural light and an open-plan living aesthetic. The brand new product can be utilised to create fixed-glazed [...]

By |2023-01-23T11:49:11+00:00January 23rd, 2023|Categories: aluminium, Vitrine Aluminium|

The Time For Complaining Has Passed

Seven months after the implementation of the updated Building Regulations, which have seen lower minimum U-Values and mandatory trickle vents to all windows, I am still seeing plenty of complaints and anger towards the new rules. Whilst I can understand people’s frustration with the new regulations, I’m afraid I have to be blunt and [...]

By |2023-01-20T00:34:23+00:00January 20th, 2023|Categories: Building Regulations, double glazing industry|

Sheerline Adds Clip-In Bead Option To Its Popular Ultra-Slim Classic Range

Sponsored news from Sheerline: Sheerline’s latest addition to the popular Classic range is the newly launched clip-in bead option. This fabricator and installer-friendly addition give Sheerline customers greater choice as part of its game-changing aluminium window and door offering. Joining the existing high-security beadless Classic window. Customers choosing the new clip-in bead version can [...]

By |2023-01-19T22:35:23+00:00January 19th, 2023|Categories: aluminium, Garnalex|
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