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Expect A Rise In Fenestration Companies Going Bust

We’re about to go through a hell of a hangover from the last two years. With unbridled success in 2020 and 2021, juiced thanks to Government-funded stimuli such as furlough and grants for businesses, we will not be able to escape the after-effects. The war in Ukraine has certainly not helped global economics, putting [...]

By |2022-09-13T23:39:58+01:00September 13th, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry, economy|

Epwin Group Acquires Poly-Pure Ltd

In the latest move within the PVC recycling space to indicate that there is a serious race on now for dominance in the UK in this market, Epwin Group has announced that they have acquired Poly-Pure Ltd in a £15m deal. Here is the statement that they have provided to the markets this morning: [...]

By |2022-09-12T13:46:54+01:00September 12th, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Glass Could Be About To Get Even More Expensive

Just as other parts of the fenestration supply chain begin to bed in some stability, we are still seeing volatile conditions in the glass part of our market, with multiple warnings that the cost of glass is going to rise further in the coming months. Inflation looks like it’s here to stay for a [...]

By |2022-09-07T22:28:39+01:00September 7th, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry, Glass|

Open Letter: Roy Frost, MD Listers, Reaction To The Raising Of The Energy Price Cap

OPEN LETTER: On Friday [26/8/22] we learnt that we were all going to be a little less well off. Ofgem confirmed that the raising of the energy price cap will push average household energy bills to £3,549. To put that into context that’s around an 80% increase on what we were paying in April [...]

By |2022-08-26T16:38:30+01:00August 26th, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry, economy|

Inflation Breaks Double-Digits And Hits 10.1%

In more grim news for the UK economy, data out of the ONS today showed that inflation in July reached 10.1%, once again exceeding forecasts. A couple of weeks ago the Bank of England published some dire forecasts for the UK economy, but even those may now look underdone on the back of the [...]

By |2022-08-18T00:11:53+01:00August 18th, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry, economy|

Sentry Doors Acquires E & S W Knowles

Press release: Sentry Doors Limited (Sentry) is pleased to announce its acquisition of E. & S. W. Knowles & Company Limited (Knowles), accelerating its growth and creating the UK’s leader in timber fire safety and security doorsets. Established in 1923, E. & S. W. Knowles manufactures specialist timber internal doorsets with fire-rated, acoustic and [...]

By |2022-08-10T22:06:54+01:00August 10th, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Like It Or Not, You’re Going To Have To Pass On Those Price Increases

Although not as constant as last year, the raw material prices continue to edge up. The latest being glass prices. PVC resin prices appear to have become more stable of late and the cost of aluminium has fallen from record highs following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Raw material prices plateauing is one thing, the [...]

By |2022-08-02T21:54:39+01:00August 2nd, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry, economy|

Fabricators Call For An Alternative Approach To Pushing Price Rises Down The Home Improvement Supply Chain

Six leading fabricators of products in the home improvement sector have called for a halt to the ongoing practice of pushing price rises at the top down the supply chain. Central Window Systems, Conservatory Outlet, Listers, Roseview, Prefix Systems and SolarFrame have joined forces to urge firms in the sector to work together to [...]

By |2022-07-22T13:46:49+01:00July 22nd, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry, economy|

Open Letter: Energy Prices And Their Impact On Retail

Open letter from Rob McGlennon, Deceuninck UK Managing Director: ‘22% of homeowners intend to make home improvements in the next 12 months’*. That’s up from 16% in the final quarter of 2021. Why do more people intend to make home improvements now? Well, it’s because they’re concerned about rising energy costs, and want to [...]

By |2022-07-21T11:01:03+01:00July 21st, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry, economy|

ASSA ABLOY Acquires Caldwell

ASSA ABLOY has announced that they have acquired Caldwell, manufacturers of fenestration hardware. This continues the growth of ASSA ABLOY as a business. This is the statement they provided on their website: ASSA ABLOY has acquired Caldwell, a manufacturer of fenestration hardware for window manufacturers. "I am very pleased to welcome Caldwell into the [...]

By |2022-07-07T10:28:27+01:00July 7th, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

How Much Are You Prepared To Pay Your Fitters?

I was shown an advert from a Facebook forum by a friend of mine the other night. It was advertising a fitter's position at a company. The wage was £50,000 per year, with van and labourer supplied. That’s a hell of a generous deal and perhaps signals an effort to obtain a new fitter [...]

By |2022-06-23T00:16:55+01:00June 23rd, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

UK Fenestration Has To Act Now To Navigate Recession

Whether we want to talk about it or not, the UK economy is on the brink of something bad. Inflation is out of control, the cost of living is soaring and the chances of the UK falling into recession are already highly likely. This isn’t a UK problem. The US, EU and other Asian [...]

By |2022-06-14T15:41:01+01:00June 14th, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Safestyle Posts Interim Results

Earnings season continues in the UK fenestration market, with Safestyle UK posting their interim results for the first quarter of this year. This is the statement provided by the company:  Alan Lovell, Chairman of Safestyle UK plc, the leading UK focused retailer and manufacturer of PVCu replacement windows and doors for the homeowner market, will make [...]

By |2022-06-13T22:33:13+01:00June 13th, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

A Composite Door I Quoted Rose £600 In Two Years

The other day a client from March 2020, just before lockdowns came into force, came back to me to get a composite door re-priced at today’s prices. The scale of the rise was rather drastic. Composite door price up 40% The type of composite door that was being quoted wasn’t anything remarkable. A Black [...]

By |2022-05-24T15:43:53+01:00May 24th, 2022|Categories: business, doors, double glazing industry|

Window Widgets Acquires Profoil And Forms The Q19 Group

The team that acquired Window Widgets in 2019 announced the formation of the Q19 Group and the acquisition of Profoil Limited, the deal was completed on the 13th May 2022. Profoil, based in Kettering, provides foiling services to the fenestration and building materials markets in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. The Q19 [...]

By |2022-05-18T21:12:33+01:00May 18th, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Crystal Clear Group Limited In Administration

It has been confirmed that there is another industry casualty today as newly updated records on Companies House show that Crystal Clear Group Limited has also gone into administration. This follows the confirmation that The CMS Group in Scotland has also entered into administration. Crystal Clear Group Limited in admin I did receive knowledge [...]

By |2022-05-16T15:40:41+01:00May 16th, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry|
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