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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.

The Great Demise Of The Conservatory

Too cold in the winter. Too hot in the summer. Loud when it rains. Despite the various flaws with conservatories, they were a wildly popular addition to homes in the UK all the way up to the early 2000s. Since then, their popularity has declined. New products have entered the market which massively outperforms [...]

By |2023-04-18T23:13:51+01:00April 18th, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

Vacuum Insulated Glazing: Yes Or No?

Over the past week or so, a debate on Twitter, which has sometimes become slightly heated, has been raging about the use of vacuum insulated glass (VIG) products in order to achieve new proposed lower minimum u-values. With focus on 2025 and the proposed Future Building Standards upending regulations once again, methods on how [...]

By |2023-04-17T23:07:39+01:00April 17th, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry, Glass|

NGA Blueprint For Collaboration Returns To AIA 2023 Conference

The National Glass Association (NGA) is pleased to announce the return of the NGA Blueprint for Collaboration event, taking place in conjunction with the AIA Conference on Architecture 2023 in San Francisco. The 2nd annual NGA Blueprint for Collaboration will be held on June 8 from 5:30-9:00 pm. This private reception and educational event will foster conversation around the challenges [...]

By |2023-04-14T15:36:46+01:00April 14th, 2023|Categories: america|

NGA Named 2023 Best Nonprofit To Work For

The National Glass Association (NGA) is pleased to announce it was selected as one of the “2023 Best Nonprofits to Work For” by The Nonprofit Times (NPT), a leading national business publication for nonprofit managers. NPT partnered with Best Companies Group to survey national nonprofits and identify the organizations where leaders have excelled in creating quality [...]

By |2023-04-14T15:07:10+01:00April 14th, 2023|Categories: america|

The National Glass Association Addresses Industry’s Top Priorities During Second Annual Glass & Glazing Advocacy Days

Industry leaders from National Glass Association (NGA) member companies, Congressional members and agency officials convened in Washington, DC, March 27-28 for the association’s second annual Glass & Glazing Advocacy Days. NGA architectural glass and glazing industry policy priorities presented at the 2023 event include: School Security, Bird-friendly Glazing, High-performance Glazing, Recyclability/Sustainability, and Workforce Development. In her opening remarks, NGA President & [...]

By |2023-04-14T14:52:24+01:00April 14th, 2023|Categories: america|

Teamwork Pivotal In Successful Transfer Of Safestyle UK To Liniar Profiles

Liniar, the UK’s leading PVCu systems company and a subsidiary of Quanex is delighted to announce the successful transition of Safestyle UK plc to Liniar profiles. Safestyle is the UK’s largest fabricator of windows and doors in the retail market and announced the change to its shareholders in October 2022. The Safestyle team underwent [...]

By |2023-04-14T12:57:02+01:00April 14th, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

Industry Appears Divided On Approach To 2025 Future Building Standard

All eyes are on 2025. The Future Building Standard will be the biggest set of revisions to Building Regulations in a very long time and will force change and adaptations not only to the products within our sector, but the wider construction sector as a whole. As a result, we are beginning to see [...]

By |2023-04-11T23:04:51+01:00April 11th, 2023|Categories: Building Regulations, DGB ECO, double glazing industry|

Ultion KeyTag Wins The Red Dot Award For Outstanding Design In Smart Home Devices For Brisant Secure

Brisant Secure wins the Red Dot Design Award for Ultion KeyTag, an integrated smart key that can be located using the Apple Find My app. Chosen from over twenty thousand entries, KeyTag impressed the judges with its special integrated design quality, winning in the Product Design category. KeyTag was assessed against its degree of [...]

By |2023-04-11T21:14:18+01:00April 11th, 2023|Categories: Brisant Secure, technology|

Endurance Doors Makes Strategic Sales Appointment

To help drive its further success and growth, Endurance Doors® has strengthened its sales function with a strategic appointment. Nicola Clark joins the leading manufacturer of solid, secure and stylish composite doors in the position of National Sales Manager. Nicola joins Endurance Doors with a wealth of relevant skills and experience... In her new [...]

By |2023-04-11T20:56:14+01:00April 11th, 2023|Categories: Endurance Doors|

Rocal Celebrates Thirty Years Of Manufacturing Excellence

Rocal, the manufacturer of highly respected composite doors and specialist uPVC products, is marking a major business milestone. The company, which owns brands including Endurance Doors, Impressions, One Door, and Rocal Extrusions, is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2023. Formed in 1993 and initially focused exclusively on the production of premium quality door panels, [...]

By |2023-04-11T20:18:16+01:00April 11th, 2023|Categories: Endurance Doors|

Google Trends Data Indicates Demand For Doors Has Fallen Back

With continuing certainty over the actual health and state of the fenestration sector at the moment, we can turn to other ways to measure interest that the industry heralded as good indicators. In this case, Google Trends. Google Trends data was used in the Spring and Summer of 2020, after the first lockdown ended, [...]

By |2023-04-11T14:24:46+01:00April 11th, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

Unwrap One Of Twenty-Five Sweet Chances To Win With Morley Glass

Leading UK integral blind manufacturer Morley Glass is giving every visitor to its 2023 FIT Show stand the chance to win one of 25 exciting prizes as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, simply by opening a free bar of chocolate! All visitors need to do is pop along to its stand at L41, [...]

By |2023-04-05T21:24:30+01:00April 5th, 2023|Categories: Morley Glass|

Jon Vanstone Named NHIC Chair-Elect

Sponsored news from Certass: Jon Vanstone has been named Chair-Elect of the National Home Improvement Council UK (NHIC). Officially taking up the position of Chair in July 2023, Jon will work closely with Chief Executive Anna Scothern to drive forward the organisation representing the entire repair, maintenance, and home improvement sector in the UK. [...]

By |2023-04-05T21:12:31+01:00April 5th, 2023|Categories: Certass|

Building Our Skills Applauds Kubu Apprentice

Sponsored news from Building Our Skills: Building Our Skills - Making Fenestration, Glass and Glazing a Career of Choice has always sought to promote the breadth of career opportunities offered by the industry. The organisation strongly backs apprenticeships as a great starting point for those joining the industry and an employee at Kubu, the [...]

By |2023-04-05T15:04:46+01:00April 5th, 2023|Categories: Building Our Skills|

New Advisory Panel For Building Our Skills

Sponsored news from Building Our Skills: Building Our Skills - Making Fenestration, Glass and Glazing a Career of Choice has appointed an advisory panel to offer advice and guidance as it continues to work on a wide range of initiatives to help bridge the skills gap, and to attract new talent to the industry. [...]

By |2023-04-05T14:33:08+01:00April 5th, 2023|Categories: Building Our Skills|

Two Thirds Say Anthracite Grey Oversold On Windows And Doors

Last week I held a poll on the DGB Twitter account, further exploring the idea that Anthracite Grey was being oversold on new windows and doors. The question I asked on Twitter garnered a lot of responses, mostly "yes", so I put it to a vote to see if that would back up what [...]

By |2023-04-04T23:35:43+01:00April 4th, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|
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