Now Is Not The Time For Price Increases

Demand is good. Very good. Fenestration now has the nice problem to solve of managing high demand. As other sectors struggle, ours continues to perform well. Systems companies are reporting business back to pre-COVID levels or even higher in some cases. Installer order books that aren't being troubled by the terrible communication of the [...]

By |2020-07-28T23:26:53+01:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Guest Post: Jon Vanstone’s Letter To Alok Sharma Re: Green Homes Grant Scheme

This is a guest post from Certass TA: Dear Mr Sharma, Including Glazing installations as Primary Measure for Green Homes Grant Scheme I am writing to you as Chair of Certass Trade Association, the leading representative body of thousands of local glazing installers throughout the UK. The recent announcement on 8th July has, unfortunately, [...]

By |2020-07-10T11:33:52+01:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: business, double glazing industry, economy|

Analysis: The Chancellor’s Economic Statement

With great anticipation building from yesterday's news about the Green Homes Grant, we awaited the Chancellor's statement on the economy and job creation. Short on detail, for now, but with a couple of surprises for our industry to make the most of. Green Homes Grant Lets start with the one the policy that we [...]

By |2020-07-08T23:30:18+01:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Government To Announce Today More Details On Green Homes Grant

Today is an important day for UK fenestration as the Chancellor is set to announce more details about the various schemes being launched to help the UK economy recover and limit the number of jobs lost in the coming months. Specifically for our sector, we will all be watching for more information on the [...]

By |2020-07-08T11:49:08+01:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

£5000 Vouchers Towards Insulation Home Improvements

The BBC this morning is reporting that vouchers worth £5000 are to be made available to homeowners to put towards energy-saving home improvements. The good news is the double glazing is to be included in the scheme. You can find the original article here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53313640 The scheme is part of a wider £3bn effort [...]

By |2020-07-07T09:20:59+01:00July 7th, 2020|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Chancellor Set To Unveil New Economic Recovery Measures

On Wednesday the Chancellor Rishi Sunak is due to announce a raft of new packages aimed at boosting the UK economy as it attempts to recover from the devastation the pandemic has brought. A range of new measures have been talked about in recent days, however, the one our industry wants the most, a [...]

By |2020-07-06T22:17:42+01:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: business, Coronavirus, double glazing industry|

CONFIRMED: Customade Acquired By Nimbus

This is a press release by Customade Group: European Private Equity fund Nimbus, together with its financing source MidCap Financial, have agreed to buy the majority of the Customade Group out of administration and create a new group. The new group is made up of Virtuoso Doors, Polyframe Norwich, Polyframe Stonehouse, REAL Aluminium, Atlas, [...]

By |2020-06-30T13:15:21+01:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

BREAKING: Customade Acquired By Nimbus

In news widely expected, the Customade Group have been acquired by Nimbus. This is the statement published on the Customade website: European Private Equity fund Nimbus, together with its financing source MidCap Financial, have agreed to buy the majority of the Customade Group out of administration and create a new group. The new group [...]

By |2020-06-27T10:22:59+01:00June 27th, 2020|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Sash UK Officially In Administration

It's been known for a week or so now, but official documents posted on The Gazette now confirm that Sash UK has gone into administration: This was mentioned in the recent announcement by VEKA of its plans to review their business. Sadly, given the current climate and what we know is coming down the [...]

By |2020-06-18T11:46:46+01:00June 18th, 2020|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Epwin Group Posts Trading Update

Epwin Group have published their AGM trading update today, which as you would expect centres around COVID-19, reopening and withdrawal of future guidance. This is the statement in full: Epwin Group Plc (AIM: EPWN) ("Epwin" or the "Group"), the leading manufacturer of low maintenance building products, supplying the Repair, Maintenance and Improvement ("RMI"), new [...]

By |2020-06-16T20:08:16+01:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Drop In Sales Forces Business Review For VEKA Plc

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, VEKA has just announced that it now has to take a review of their business. This is their statement published on their website: In March this year, Burnley based uPVC window system company VEKA made the difficult decision to temporarily close operations in the UK and place [...]

By |2020-06-16T14:06:34+01:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: business, Coronavirus, double glazing industry|

MJ Gleeson Turnover To Fall By Estimated £100m

House builder MJ Gleeson has provided a financial update, warning the markets of a revenue drop of 40%, or £100m due to the impacts from the pandemic. This was their release from their website: The Company announced on 14 May 2020 that it would begin to implement its plan for a phased restart of [...]

By |2020-06-15T14:34:48+01:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Its Time To Rethink The Pre-Pack Administration

Last week saw the "reconstruction" of the dying Everest Home Improvements business into the new Everest 2020 business. On the Better Capital website, the fund behind the reconstruction, it says over 400 jobs have been saved. However, look beyond the statement, and listen to what else is being said either in private or in [...]

By |2020-06-14T23:47:49+01:00June 14th, 2020|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Everest Business “Reconstructed”

In a statement issued on June 5th, Everest has announced that the company has been restructured, with the saving of 400 jobs. This was the statement published on the Better Capital website today: Reconstruction of the Everest business The General Partner of BECAP12 Fund LP ("Fund II") has informed Better Capital PCC Limited (the [...]

By |2020-06-05T19:52:26+01:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Duraflex Statement

In response to an article posted yesterday evening, Duraflex has provided a statement to clarify that business continues as normal and that the company closed was dormant: To get weekly updates from DGB sent to your inbox, enter your email address in the space below to subscribe: By subscribing you agree to [...]

By |2020-06-05T19:40:52+01:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

The Gazette: A Dormant Duraflex Closed

Documents posted this evening on The Gazette show that a dormant Duraflex Limited has been closed: You can find the original document on The Gazette here. A search through Companies House appears to show that this is a dormant company and not an active one. UPDATE: Duraflex has issued a statement to confirm that [...]

By |2020-06-05T19:57:57+01:00June 4th, 2020|Categories: business, double glazing industry|
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