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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.

Joinery Firm Fined £20,000 For Failing To Control Its Employees’ Exposure To Wood Dust

Kevin Simmonds, Managing Director of Compliance LEV, shares his thoughts on how some manufacturers are risking the future of their businesses by failing to take health and safety seriously. The Covid-19 pandemic was a generationally significant event which impacted the world, changing the way we live, work, and interact with each other. It also [...]

By |2023-05-09T11:42:49+01:00May 9th, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

A Chance To Push For VAT Relief On New Windows And Doors

The fenestration sector finally has a chance to communicate with the Government on one of the most pressing issues we have argued for years: VAT relief. Following on from the Windsor Framework, the Government is now looking to consult on what the public and business think should be included for VAT relief as part [...]

By |2023-05-08T21:41:47+01:00May 8th, 2023|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Tougher Part L Requirements To Come Into Force Within Days!

Anyone supplying windows and doors into new build – including home extensions – has only days to meet tougher standards of thermal performance. The Part L new build transition period comes to an end on the 15th of June 2023. Unless a project breaks ground before the transition period ends, all windows and doors [...]

By |2023-05-04T21:43:09+01:00May 4th, 2023|Categories: aluminium, Building Regulations, Deceuninck|

Majestic Group Ready For Growth After Acquisition By RDCP

London-based investment firm RDCP Group has made a major investment and acquired 98% of Somerset-based window, door, and conservatory manufacturer Majestic Group. After a record year, celebrating circa £8m in turnover and £2m in operating profits, boasting a 25% profit margin, Majestic is now targeting significant growth in the years ahead. Majestic Group consists of the [...]

By |2023-05-04T21:19:04+01:00May 4th, 2023|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

How Popular Could Aluminium Internal Doors Become?

As part of the revolution in aluminium in UK fenestration, we are seeing a boom in the demand for aluminium internal doors. The steel-look internal doors, often popularised on image-based social media platforms such as Instagram and Pinterest, are exploding and fenestration companies that at one point were only supplying and installing external-grade doors [...]

By |2023-05-04T21:07:12+01:00May 4th, 2023|Categories: aluminium, double glazing industry|

Marginal Value Growth In Year-On-Year Merchant Sales In February

The latest Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report reveals that builders’ merchants’ value sales were up +0.8% in February compared to the same month in 2022. This growth was driven exclusively by price inflation (+14.9%) as volume sales fell -12.2%. There was no difference in trading days. Nine of the twelve categories sold more [...]

By |2023-05-02T11:24:59+01:00May 2nd, 2023|Categories: MRA Research|

Edgetech Nominated For Three Made In The Midlands Awards

Edgetech, the market-leading warm-edge spacer manufacturer and a proud part of Quanex, are celebrating after being named finalists in three categories at the Insider Made in the Midlands Awards 2023. The Coventry-based firm has been shortlisted in the Manufacturing Innovation, Sustainable Ethical Manufacturer, and Manufacturer of the Year categories. Founded by Insider Media Limited, [...]

By |2023-05-02T14:14:55+01:00May 2nd, 2023|Categories: Edgetech|

Report Suggests “Naff” Conservatories Knock £15k Off Home Values

Last week a report on the finance website This Is Money claimed that "naff" conservatories can knock off £15,000 from the value of a home. The report talks about the fears of buyers having to either knock down the old conservatory or spend thousands to make it useable. As a result, the number of [...]

By |2023-04-24T23:09:02+01:00April 24th, 2023|Categories: conservatories, double glazing industry|

Morley Glass Supports Scheme To Help Young Entrepreneurs Unlock Their Potential

Uni-Blinds® integral blinds manufacturer Morley Glass is partnering with a Leeds-based product designer and business owner who has created an innovative programme to help young people develop their creative and entrepreneurial skills. The Creative Enterprise Challenge is the brainchild of Sami Lovett, founder of Just Lovett Design, who wanted to create a “real life [...]

By |2023-04-24T21:49:01+01:00April 24th, 2023|Categories: Morley Glass|

Morley Glass Completes 2023 FIT Show New Product Line-Up With Switchable Smart Glass

Morley Glass will launch a further new addition to its product portfolio at the 2023 FIT Show with a debut for its new switchable smart glass on its stand (L41). Complementing its current range of Uni-Blinds® shading and privacy systems which take the form of integral blinds – Venetian and pleated blinds encapsulated within [...]

By |2023-04-21T12:27:24+01:00April 21st, 2023|Categories: Glass, Morley Glass|

VEKA’s Vision For 2025

With Building Regulations set to change again in 2025, VEKA wants to reassure customers that they are focused on preparing suitable solutions that will be effective across all market sectors, are fabricator friendly and will meet all required legislation. In 2025, the Future Homes Standard (FHS) will become mandatory, with the ambition that new [...]

By |2023-04-21T11:57:57+01:00April 21st, 2023|Categories: Building Regulations, double glazing industry|

Did We Spend All Our Cash During Lockdown?

The findings of an independent survey by Deceuninck suggest that homeowners still have cash to spend, despite inflation and the pandemic home improvement boom. Revealed this month [April], the survey conducted by leading pollster YouGov, and commissioned by Deceuninck, found that only 6% of respondents brought forward their home improvement spend during Covid. [...]

By |2023-04-21T11:42:45+01:00April 21st, 2023|Categories: Deceuninck|

Reynaers UK Heads To BAU Munich 2023

Members of the Reynaers UK team will join colleagues from across Reynaers Group worldwide at the BAU Exhibition in Munich 17 – 21st April 2023.  BAU Munich is a trade fair for architecture, materials, and systems that takes place every two years in Munich, Germany.  The event brings together architects, designers, engineers, and other professionals [...]

By |2023-04-21T11:12:12+01:00April 21st, 2023|Categories: aluminium|

Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ): How To Check Your Business Vehicle Is Compliant And Avoid Fines

London may carry the moniker of ‘The Big Smoke’ but the city’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) has done much to address this image since opening in April 2019. The scheme targets the city’s worst polluting vehicles through a daily charge and has had a transformational impact, reducing emissions by 26%. Currently, the zone [...]

By |2023-04-20T14:02:51+01:00April 20th, 2023|Categories: guest post|

Glass Giant Invests In Sustainable Glassmaking In St Helens

Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, is making a multi-million-pound investment in its Merseyside facilities as part of a government-backed project that will save 15,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year while securing the future of rolled glass manufacturing in the UK. Under the project, Pilkington UK will move its Watson [...]

By |2023-04-19T12:18:57+01:00April 19th, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry, Glass|
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