DGB

About DGB

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.

Safestyle Are Back

Well, sort of. Just before Christmas and in the New Year it is likely you will have seen adverts from Safestyle seeking out installers, surveyors, sales reps and so on. Yes in what seems like a Christmas miracle Safestyle are back, after their demise in October of 2023. It's a little less simple than [...]

By |2024-01-08T22:54:24+00:00January 8th, 2024|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Five Opportunities In Fenestration In 2024

Happy New Year to you all! I hope that the Christmas break was good for everyone and that plenty of downtime, rest, enjoyment, food and drink was had. We’re all now dragging ourselves back to the office, probably still a bit tired, shocked at the state of our bank accounts and still mulling over [...]

By |2024-01-04T23:50:27+00:00January 4th, 2024|Categories: double glazing industry|

Rocal Endurance Holdings Acquires BDC Aluminium

Rocal Endurance Holdings acquires aluminium fabricator BDC Aluminium. Rocal Endurance Holdings, renowned for its expertise in manufacturing composite doors, door panels, and specialist plastic extrusions, has solidified its market presence through the strategic acquisition of BDC Aluminium. The transaction, conducted for an undisclosed sum, marks a significant milestone in Rocal Endurance's growth trajectory. Founded [...]

By |2024-01-04T09:44:47+00:00January 4th, 2024|Categories: business|

Certass Seminar Part 2: Navigating Products, Product Regulation, And Impact On Installers

Following the resounding success of its inaugural seminar, “Navigating the Building Safety Act,” Certass is proud to announce the next instalment in the series of sponsored seminars. Seminar Details: “Navigating Products, Product Regulation and Impact on Installers” Date: Wednesday, 17th January Time: 10 am Registration: www.certass.co.uk/seminar The glazing industry is experiencing a transformative period [...]

By |2024-01-03T12:23:55+00:00January 3rd, 2024|Categories: Certass|

Sheerline’s Ben Hartshorn Named Rising Star Of The Year At G23 Awards

Sheerline’s Ben Hartshorn was named the fenestration industry’s newest Rising Star after winning the coveted award at the G23 Awards at the end of November. It was one of the most competitive award categories, with Ben up against seven other entrants for the accolade. He was put forward by the team due to the [...]

By |2023-12-21T23:30:29+00:00December 21st, 2023|Categories: aluminium, Awards, Sheerline|

BMBI, The Barometer Of Sales To Builders And Trades, Expands To 92% Market Coverage

The year 2023 is rounding off with a significant relaunch of the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report, now featuring builders’ merchants sales data to builders and trades people covering 92 percent of GB national sales, up from just over 80%. Launched in 2015 as a brand of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), BMBI [...]

By |2023-12-21T23:19:03+00:00December 21st, 2023|Categories: MRA Research|

Introducing The Ultion Window Handle

In the fast-evolving world of home security and hardware solutions, professionals in the door and glazing industry demand products that not only enhance security but also elevate style. Enter the Ultion Window Handle, the latest addition to the Ultion Sweet range. The Ultion Window Handle has a full range of colour options. Whether you're [...]

By |2023-12-21T22:52:09+00:00December 21st, 2023|Categories: Brisant Secure|

B&P Windows End 2023 33% Up With Endurance Doors

2023 is ending on a high for B&P Windows as it celebrates a very positive 33% growth in sales with Endurance Doors. This growth follows triple-digit growth with Endurance in 2022 as the business fully switched over to the Endurance range and has seen success ever since. Established in 1981, B&P Windows is West [...]

By |2023-12-19T16:55:50+00:00December 19th, 2023|Categories: Endurance Doors|

Key Project Partner

Deceuninck fabricator Dempsey Dyer played a significant role in the completion of The Pastures, a £168m student accommodation project in Colchester. Thanks to Dempsey Dyer’s ongoing close working relationship with client Bouygues, the fabricator was invited in at the design stage to offer meaningful advice on the project’s product specification and installation. “We contributed [...]

By |2023-12-19T16:28:42+00:00December 19th, 2023|Categories: Deceuninck|

The Jury’s Out…And VEKA Have You Covered

The long-anticipated consultation for the Future Homes Standard has been released, and it contains some surprises for our industry. The main headlines are that the notional values will not change, these will remain as 1.2 for windows and 1.0 for doors with the limiting values for the actual building being 1.6 for both windows [...]

By |2023-12-14T22:24:35+00:00December 14th, 2023|Categories: VEKA|

Nothing Changed. Everything Changed.

Highly anticipated, the publication of the consultation on the Future Homes and Building Standards will send shockwaves through the window and door industry but for a completely unexpected set of reasons according to Rob McGlennon, Managing Director, Deceuninck. A consultation document has rarely been anticipated more. After four years of speculation, the Consultation on [...]

By |2023-12-14T21:59:58+00:00December 14th, 2023|Categories: Deceuninck|

Reflecting On 2023 And Anticipating The Path Ahead In 2024

In a world filled with change, uncertainty, and evolving challenges, the year 2023 has been a unique journey for many of us in the UK's lock and hardware industry. It's a year that demanded an incredible amount of legwork for what, in normal circumstances, might have yielded more immediate results. It's been a year [...]

By |2023-12-14T11:50:44+00:00December 14th, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

No Change To U-Values In Future Homes Standard

Although the consultation on the 2025 Future Homes Standard is still open, an update from the Government today has shed light on what the industry can expect from the major revision to Building Regulations. In short, absolutely nothing. After all the fuss and (mild) panic about what new minimum U-Values could be in 2025, [...]

By |2023-12-13T23:14:25+00:00December 13th, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

Being Ready For Threats

Brisant Secure CEO Nick Dutton reflects on current events and how they mirror what has happened in our own lines of work. Dear Editor As I write this about the age-old battle against break-ins, and the need to develop 3 star locks and the security standards that underpin them so they remain effective, past [...]

By |2023-12-13T15:51:41+00:00December 13th, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

Endurance® Doors Continues Drive For Operational Excellence

Endurance® Doors has made a senior appointment to support its ongoing pursuit of manufacturing excellence. Tom Stephens joins the leading manufacturer of solid, secure and stylish composite doors as its operations manager. In this new role, which has been created by wider management restructuring, Tom will oversee all aspects of operations. He will also help [...]

By |2023-12-13T14:36:10+00:00December 13th, 2023|Categories: Endurance Doors|
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