Aluminium Prices Fall Back, Is The Panic Over?

Remember not so long ago, when Donald Trump was handing out sanctions left right and centre? It was the sanctions on Russian companies, specifically the ones that make aluminium that caused a particularly worrisome spike in the cost of the industrial commodity. Something that had the aluminium window and door industry feeling rather uneasy [...]

By |2018-10-11T22:04:51+01:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: aluminium, double glazing industry|

There’s A New Aluminium Sliding Door Company, Viiu

This really is the age of aluminium and sliding patio doors. Who would have thought that about five years ago? Well it really is. And a good sign of the strength in a sector is when a brand new company and product is announced. This is what we have with Viiu. So, what do [...]

By |2018-06-20T22:12:39+01:00June 20th, 2018|Categories: aluminium, double glazing industry|

It Could Be A Volatile Time For The Aluminium Window And Door Sector

Ever wondered if the world of politics and sanctions could ever have real-time effects on the window and door industry? Well, yes they can. This is a story about President Trump, tariffs, and a Russian aluminium company called Rusal. Trump tariffs You cannot have missed the recent talk about a trade war between America [...]

By |2018-04-23T22:49:44+01:00April 23rd, 2018|Categories: aluminium, double glazing industry|

Are Origin About To Shake Up Window Fabrication With YLTNO?

YLTNO stands for: Your Lead Time, Not Ours. It was a manufacturing principle introduced by one of the industry's well known aluminium manufacturers, Origin. At first they applied this principle to their bi-folding doors business back in 2011. This was the press release at the time: UK-based sliding folding door manufacturer Origin has become [...]

By |2017-11-20T23:43:12+00:00November 20th, 2017|Categories: aluminium|

Aluminium Could Really Threaten PVCu Residential Dominance

There was no doubting that the aluminium representation was the largest in the history of the FIT Show. In the exhibitions since it's launch, the 2017 show had the most aluminium syscos and fabricators exhibiting new and existing products. A sign of the times. It's worth mentioning though that there is room to grow [...]

By |2017-06-05T22:05:33+01:00June 5th, 2017|Categories: aluminium, double glazing industry|

Why Has Residential Aluminium Made Such A Strong Comeback?

If there was an award for the strongest fenestration sector comeback over the past five to ten years then it would most certainly go to the residential aluminium sector. It has had, and is still undergoing, a renaissance that is performing like no other sector. Long gone are the days of timber outer frames [...]

By |2017-01-11T23:26:24+00:00January 11th, 2017|Categories: aluminium, double glazing industry|

The One New Product To Start Selling In 2017 Is Aluminium

It's nearly the end of the year, and some companies will start to look at tweaking things for 2017. One of things will be expanding their product portfolios, both for installers and fabricators. If so, then I would suggest that aluminium is at the top of the list. The industry is going through a [...]

By |2016-11-13T21:06:11+00:00November 13th, 2016|Categories: aluminium, double glazing industry|

All PVCu Fabricators Should Probably Add An Aluminium System

If there was a word to describe our industry over the past five years it would be "diversity". Through necessity and turbulent economic climates, our industry has had to evolve and diversify in order to create new streams of revenues. One of these new streams has been aluminium. Thanks to a shift in consumer demand, [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:27+01:00October 20th, 2016|Categories: aluminium, double glazing industry|

Origin’s New Aluminium Residential Door Range Is A Sign Of Things To Come

Just the other week, Origin, one of the leading bi-folding door manufacturers, announced a brand new aluminium residential door product range. Click here to find out more and download a brochure. At first glance they look good, and knowing Origin's reputation for quality, they'll be built well too. But this isn't just about a new [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:30+01:00September 16th, 2016|Categories: aluminium, double glazing industry|

Are Spitfire Doors The Best Aluminium Doors In The UK?

This year's FIT Show had lots to offer visitors this time round, including a buffet of the most advanced and innovative window and door products that UK fenestration has ever seen. It meant that as an exhibiting company, it was a tall order to stand out from the crowd. Some did however, and one of [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:36+01:00May 17th, 2016|Categories: aluminium, doors, double glazing industry|

Origin Announces Two Game-Changing Products

Origin, makers of some of the most renowned bi-folding doors and the company that turned lead times on it's head, have revealed two new products that they say are two firsts for the window and door industry. These products are Twin Flush and Aerogel. Lets take a look. Twin Flush Not hard to guess, [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:45+01:00October 4th, 2015|Categories: aluminium, double glazing industry, Product Review|

Aluminium Windows And Doors Are The Biggest Threat To PVCu

Threat is a bit of a strong word really. It's not as if one material is out for the demise of another. Although when you think of how PVCu has dominated the residential market over the past three or four decades, you wouldn't be blamed for thinking that PVCu did in fact almost wipe aluminium [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:48+01:00August 7th, 2015|Categories: aluminium, double glazing industry|

Aluminium Bi-Fold Market At Risk Of Saturation

The resurgence of aluminium in the residential part of our industry can be partly credited to the explosion of the aluminium bi-folding door. Companies saw the bi-folding door market as a niche that was going to explode wide open in the near future, and saw that using aluminium was going to be a great material [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:24:08+01:00May 12th, 2014|Categories: aluminium, bi-folding doors|

Is The Aluminium Industry In Trouble?

On the face of it, it seems like the aluminium industry is one which is in a state of boom and good times. It is the second most used material behind PVC for installation companies and has made a significant resurgence over the last few years. The aluminium bi-fold sector alone has been one of [...]

By |2014-04-29T19:12:02+01:00April 29th, 2014|Categories: aluminium|

The Right Material In The Right Place

Today I spent a great day with my very special lady that is @SophiiMaria13 in Blackpool. Now I haven't been to Blackpool in about 6 years. The last time I went I remember bird and horse shit all over the roads and the pavements. I remember the beaches being dug up to put in enormous [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:24:26+01:00October 14th, 2012|Categories: aluminium, double glazing industry, PVCu, Timber, windows|

Scrapping Cash For Scrap

In an effort to reduce the amount of tax that is dodged by people/companies, you will not be able to be paid for your scrap aluminium/steel windows in cash. From 3rd December this year, if you take your old metal windows, lead, copper or anything else you remove from a window job, your choices of [...]

By |2013-06-06T22:59:47+01:00September 19th, 2012|Categories: aluminium, economy, Tax|
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