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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.

MRA Research And Toolbank Shortlisted For Construction Marketing Award

Sponsored news from MRA Research: Toolbank and MRA Research have been shortlisted for a Construction Marketing Award for Best use of Research and Insight. Toolbank is the leading independent distributor of tools, accessories and hardware to merchant, retail and e-commerce markets in the UK & Ireland. Earlier this year (2022), Toolbank commissioned construction specialist [...]

By |2022-10-28T16:47:44+01:00October 28th, 2022|Categories: MRA Marketing|

I Like Them So Much, I Fitted One For Myself

Sponsored news from Deceuninck Aluminium: Stockport-based Classic Construction started fitting the Decalu88 Bi-folding Door from Deceuninck Aluminium at the beginning of 2021 as part of its strategy to supply premium products while reducing time on site, including callbacks. “We aim for the higher end of the market and source higher quality materials,” Classic Construction’s [...]

By |2022-10-28T16:18:15+01:00October 28th, 2022|Categories: aluminium, Deceuninck, doors|

CNC Recycling – Going Paperless

Sponsored news from CNC Recycling: CNC Recycling is delighted to have introduced a new paperless and digital waste transfer notes software system to support operational processes. This substantial investment through bespoke development work with My Data Crate will benefit both the environment and our customers, who will now receive all their waste transfer notes [...]

By |2022-10-28T15:17:14+01:00October 28th, 2022|Categories: DGB ECO, recycling, technology|

August Merchant Sales Are Up, But Volume Is Down And Inflation’s Still Climbing

Sponsored news from BMBI: The latest Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report reveals that builders’ merchants’ value sales were +10.0% up in August 2022 compared to the same month in 2021. But volume sales were down -4.2% with +14.8% price inflation driving growth. All bar one category sold more in August 2022 compared to [...]

By |2022-10-27T16:06:52+01:00October 27th, 2022|Categories: MRA Marketing|

Good Customer Service Really Isn’t That Hard

One of the single most important elements to any business, not just in fenestration, is good customer service. It's one of the fundamental pillars to success within a company, and often the reason a business struggles to survive if customer service goes south. But when you think about it, the foundations of good customer [...]

By |2022-10-25T23:56:02+01:00October 25th, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry|

Glazerite Welcomes A New Addition To Sales Team

Sponsored news from Glazerite: The Glazerite UK Group has appointed a new Sales Manager as part of its ambitions for growth. Calum Williams joined the trade fabricator on 24th October 2022 to further strengthen its customer relationships in the Southwest. Calum, who has worked in the fenestration industry for more than 15 years, says [...]

By |2022-10-24T16:53:05+01:00October 24th, 2022|Categories: Glazerite|

The Race To The Bottom Has Already Started

Throughout the year, as we have seen the approaching recession and pressures on the economy, we have been talking to ourselves out loud that we must not go back to the tried and always failed methods of a race to the bottom on price. Against a backdrop of rising material and labour costs, reduced [...]

By |2022-10-20T12:27:40+01:00October 20th, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry|

Deceuninck Short-Listed At G22

Sponsored news from Deceuninck: Deceuninck has been short-listed in the Sustainability Initiative of the Year category. The short-listing recognises the work that Deceuninck is doing to lower the environmental impact of its operations, its pioneering development of next-generation products, plus the work it is doing to encourage the industry to do the same. In [...]

By |2022-10-19T12:56:09+01:00October 19th, 2022|Categories: Awards, Deceuninck|

The Profitable Future For Fenestration Lies Higher Up

Last week I wrote an article about the various ways we as a sector can beat the coming recession. You can read that again here. We have to face up to a new economic reality. The recession that is coming is likely to be long, deeper than thought and pretty painful for many up [...]

By |2022-10-19T00:09:50+01:00October 19th, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry|

The Nation’s Favourite Arched Frame Supplier

Sponsored news from Premier Arches: With a fresh approach to fabrication, Premier Arches is re-shaping the future of profile bending to become the UK’s number one supplier… When it comes to what fabricators need, a wide choice of well-made products, reliable service, and an easy process all combine to create the perfect recipe for [...]

By |2022-10-17T22:06:24+01:00October 17th, 2022|Categories: Premier Arches|

Safestyle UK Chooses Liniar As New Supplier

In major industry news, the UK's largest residential installers of windows and doors, Safestyle UK, have chosen Liniar as their new supplier. Here is the statement they have just issued: Change of PVCu profile supplier Safestyle UK plc (AIM: SFE), the leading UK-focused retailer and manufacturer of PVCu replacement windows and doors for the [...]

By |2022-10-20T14:33:58+01:00October 14th, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry|

Letter To The Editor: Giovanni Laporta – Less Is More

Letter to the Editor from Giovanni Laporta: As a designer and innovator, I am aware that inspiration comes from all sorts of places, and what I want to share with you is a prime example of this. I recently got my “new-look” bank credit card through the mail and thought, “Wow, they are so [...]

By |2022-10-14T13:39:04+01:00October 14th, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

The Energy Crisis Is The Next Hurdle For Our Supply Chain

It has taken some time, and a lot longer than many would have liked, but it finally looks like manufacturing lead times are back to pre-pandemic levels. It has been one of the most serious problems our industry has had to tackle in recent decades. However, as one problem passes, another one comes along [...]

By |2022-10-14T00:00:11+01:00October 14th, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry|

A New Composite Door Supplier Enters The Market

As you may have seen on social media this past week or so, you'll know that the industry has a brand new composite door supplier; Portico Doors. Formed by the popular industry duo Tony and Charlotte Craggs, Portico Doors looks set to join an already bustling part of the sector that continues to grow [...]

By |2022-10-13T09:46:31+01:00October 13th, 2022|Categories: doors, double glazing industry|

Premier Arches Continues To Meet Growing Demand Despite Market Challenges

Sponsored news from Premier Arches: Leading arched and angled frame supplier Premier Arches has successfully kept up with a growing demand for its specialist products, despite market challenges. The successful delivery is something Managing Director Sean Greenall attributes to the company’s three core business principles of outstanding quality, clear and honest customer service, and [...]

By |2022-10-12T23:34:50+01:00October 12th, 2022|Categories: Premier Arches|

Freefoam: Increased Capacity, Increased Efficiencies And New Jobs

Sponsored news from Freefoam: Freefoam Building Products are delighted to announce the arrival of two additional new extrusion lines to their production plant in Northampton. Supplied by Austrian company Greiner Extrusion, the new lines will increase production capacity by 12.5%. With continued expansion, a growing customer base and increased turnover this significant investment further [...]

By |2022-10-12T16:44:17+01:00October 12th, 2022|Categories: Freefoam|
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