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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.

Aluminium Is Best Placed For Growth In Fenestration

There is no doubt that we're headed into much tougher times. I cannot remember an economic outlook being so unstable. When it comes to the economy, instability and uncertainty aren't exactly remedies for what ails it. However, where there are problems there are also opportunities, and within fenestration one of the major opportunities right [...]

By |2022-10-12T00:06:41+01:00October 12th, 2022|Categories: aluminium, double glazing industry|

Ultion KeyTag Finds Lost Keys All Over The UK

Sponsored news from Ultion: This September saw Brisant launch Ultion KeyTag. Built into the actual Ultion key itself, KeyTag finds lost Ultion keys in a matter of minutes by sounding an alarm. KeyTag works with the Apple Find My app that is already in the iPhone operating system, so there is no app to [...]

By |2022-10-11T15:19:26+01:00October 11th, 2022|Categories: Brisant Secure, hardware|

We’ll Likely Never See 0% VAT For Windows

Back in March of this year, then-Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that energy-saving measures such as insulation and heat pumps would have their VAT lowered to 0%. They were already at the lower rate of 5%, but would now enjoy zero VAT rates in a bid to encourage homeowners to upgrade their homes. Windows were [...]

By |2022-10-05T17:21:42+01:00October 5th, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry|

How The Fenestration Sector Can Navigate What Is Coming

Whether you want to hear it or not, the next 12-18 months are going to be a very rough ride. The boom is firmly behind us, and the only question now is how long and how deep the coming recession will be. It’s time to party like it’s 2008. A situation like no other [...]

By |2022-10-04T10:37:08+01:00October 4th, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry, economy|

Haffner Achieves Finalist Status At NFAs

Sponsored news from Haffner: Machinery experts, Haffner Ltd, has been confirmed as a finalist at this year’s National Fenestration Awards in the category of Machinery Company 2022. Dave Thomas, CEO at Haffner, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this award and would like to thank everyone who took the time to [...]

By |2022-10-03T12:12:15+01:00October 3rd, 2022|Categories: Awards, Haffner Murat|

New Range Opens New Doors

Sponsored news from Deceuninck Aluminium: Broadstairs-based Rhino Aluminium started fabricating the Decalu88 Bi-Fold Door from Deceuninck Aluminium in early 2022 when their existing systems struggled to comply with the revisions to Part L of the Building Regulations. Since then, the company has discovered new efficiencies in manufacturing, made life easier for its customers with [...]

By |2022-10-03T11:35:46+01:00October 3rd, 2022|Categories: aluminium, Deceuninck|

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|
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