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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.

FENEX Live Podcasts Are Back!

FENEX is happy to announce the return of the popular Friday night live stream podcasts! The original fenestration sector podcast, created back at the start of the pandemic as a way to connect with the industry during lockdown, will be coming back on a regular basis via the FENEX YouTube and Facebook channels. A [...]

By |2022-09-27T16:18:56+01:00September 27th, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry|

Epic ‘Loneliest Road’ Charity Challenge Underway

Sponsored news by Glazerite: Former Glazerite UK Group chairman John Hewitt and a team of industry faces have hit the road Stateside for mental health charity, We Mind & Kelly Matters (WM&KM). The epic cycle ride across the USA - dubbed the ‘Loneliest Road’ - is the latest in a series of Kelly’s Heroes [...]

By |2022-09-27T14:43:09+01:00September 27th, 2022|Categories: Charity, Glazerite|

New Sales Team Appointments Support Sheerline’s Expansion Plans

Sponsored news from Sheerline: Sheerline’s newest appointments will bolster the sales team and support its ambitious next-level expansion plans. In just two years, the Sheerline brand has gone from strength to strength, building a reputation for being one of the most innovative aluminium window and door systems on the market. It was successfully launched [...]

By |2022-09-27T13:22:57+01:00September 27th, 2022|Categories: aluminium, Garnalex|

Flat Merchants’ July Sales With Volumes Down -12.8% And Inflation Rising +15.0%

Sponsored news from the BMBI: The latest Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report reveals that builders’ merchants’ value sales were virtually flat (+0.2%) in July 2022 compared to the same month in 2021. As in previous months, volume sales were down (-12.8%) yet price inflation remained high (+15.0%). Ten of the twelve categories sold [...]

By |2022-09-27T12:04:34+01:00September 27th, 2022|Categories: MRA Marketing|

Safestyle Announces 2022 Interim Results

In the continuation of earnings season in the fenestration sector, Safestyle UK is the latest to present its H1 2022 results. On the face of it, things looks fairly positive, but a bit of digging into the results shows that headwinds are beginning to be felt, as they are across the entire sector. This [...]

By |2022-09-22T16:04:22+01:00September 22nd, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry|

Eurocell Adds PCL Building Products Ltd To Growing Fabrication Network

Sponsored news from Eurocell: Eurocell has appointed PCL Building Products Ltd (PCL), one of the UK’s largest independent roof manufacturers, to its extensive network of fabrication partners. Based in the northwest, PCL has a strong reputation for product quality and service delivery, the commercial collaboration with Eurocell further extends its market offering and opens new [...]

By |2022-09-22T13:54:40+01:00September 22nd, 2022|Categories: DGB ECO, Eurocell|

Finalist Status Confirmed For Haffner

Sponsored news from Haffner: Leading machinery innovator, Haffner Ltd has been confirmed as a finalist in the new Machinery Supplier of the Year category at the prestigious G22 Awards. Dave Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of Haffner, said: “Everyone at Haffner is delighted to have been shortlisted for the Machinery Supplier of the Year award. [...]

By |2022-09-22T13:46:40+01:00September 22nd, 2022|Categories: Awards, Haffner Murat|

Coastal Group To Show A Festival Of Hardware At FENEX 2023

One of fenestration’s leading hardware companies, Coastal Group, is to demonstrate their vast range of suited window and door hardware products at FENEX in Telford 2023. Based in Cornwall but selling its products internationally, Coastal Group has a number of prestigious brands which will be available to view at the Telford International Centre in [...]

By |2022-09-22T10:05:09+01:00September 22nd, 2022|Categories: Fenex|

Smart Ready® Director Giovanni Laporta: Warts And All Interview – Part 2

Last week I published the first in a two-part special interview with Smart Ready® Director Giovanni Laporta. It gave us an insight into the man himself, his background, how he found his way into the fenestration sector and his own personal motivations. In part 2, we take a wider view of the industry in [...]

By |2022-09-21T15:12:23+01:00September 21st, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

Solar Powered W Smart Provides Hassle-Free Motorised Shading Solution For Low Energy Homes

Sponsored news from Morley Glass: The Uni-Blinds® W Smart integral blind system from Morley Glass is enabling homeowners to benefit from the convenience of a motorised shading and privacy solution for their windows and doors without adding to their electricity use. Using power generated from a small photovoltaic panel mounted on the exterior frame [...]

By |2022-09-20T11:40:29+01:00September 20th, 2022|Categories: Glass, Morley Glass|

Leka Launches New Carport & Canopy System

Sponsored news from Leka: Leka Systems has launched its latest product innovation, the new Leka Carport & Canopy System. Rhys Hoddinott, the company’s Managing Director, says: “The Leka Carport & Canopy System provides a durable, lightweight and rapid construction alternative to more traditional carport systems. It’s packed with features and benefits that homeowners and [...]

By |2022-09-16T09:34:23+01:00September 16th, 2022|Categories: Leka|

Smart Ready® Director Giovanni Laporta: Warts And All Interview – Part 1

A few weeks ago I posed a series of questions to Smart Ready® founder Giovanni Laporta to get his take on himself, the industry, the past and the future. This is the first part of a two-part interview which I think gives an insight into his thought process, his opinions on the industry, as [...]

By |2022-09-15T16:50:58+01:00September 15th, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

Premier Arches Scoops Finalist Spot In Prestigious Scale-Up Awards

Sponsored news from Premier Arches: Following a record-breaking year, arched and angled frame specialists Premier Arches has been named a finalist in the prestigious Scale-Up Awards. The St Helens-based company has been nominated for the ‘Manufacturing Excellence’ Award, a highly coveted category that recognises businesses with a world-class manufacturing ethos, outstanding productivity, and business [...]

By |2022-09-15T12:14:12+01:00September 15th, 2022|Categories: Premier Arches|

Save Time With Haffner

Sponsored news from Haffner: Leading machinery innovators, Haffner Ltd has reported an increase in demand for their KT Assembly tables which are helping fabricators improve their efficiencies and delivering some impressive time savings too. Matt Thomas, Managing Director of Haffner, explains: “We know that automated machines provide the ability to achieve more output with [...]

By |2022-09-14T12:56:40+01:00September 14th, 2022|Categories: Haffner Murat|

Expect A Rise In Fenestration Companies Going Bust

We’re about to go through a hell of a hangover from the last two years. With unbridled success in 2020 and 2021, juiced thanks to Government-funded stimuli such as furlough and grants for businesses, we will not be able to escape the after-effects. The war in Ukraine has certainly not helped global economics, putting [...]

By |2022-09-13T23:39:58+01:00September 13th, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry, economy|

Epwin Group Acquires Poly-Pure Ltd

In the latest move within the PVC recycling space to indicate that there is a serious race on now for dominance in the UK in this market, Epwin Group has announced that they have acquired Poly-Pure Ltd in a £15m deal. Here is the statement that they have provided to the markets this morning: [...]

By |2022-09-12T13:46:54+01:00September 12th, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry|
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