Three Tiers, Circuit Breakers And Fenestration

The title of this particular article was different. However during the course of the past 24 hours the picture nationally has changed so much that I had to scrap and re-write this entire thing to reflect the state of things right now. And even by the time this is out, things might have changed [...]

By |2020-10-14T11:40:15+01:00October 14th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus|

Chancellor Set To Unveil New Job Protection Measures

As the new rules around the UK come into force to try to curb the spread of COVID-19, pressure has built on the Chancellor to extend the furlough scheme to prevent a much-predicted mass unemployment event as the support scheme draws to a close at the end of October. I would imagine that the [...]

By |2020-09-23T23:11:08+01:00September 23rd, 2020|Categories: business, Coronavirus|

New COVID Restrictions Won’t Affect Fenestration Operations

Today Boris Johnson announced a new set of rules and restrictions for England in an attempt to flatten a rising curve of COVID-19 cases. In a statement to the Commons the PM announced a series of new measures: those who can work from home have been told to do so - this doesn't apply [...]

By |2020-09-22T22:42:45+01:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, double glazing industry|

Phase Two Of The Furlough Wind-Down Starts Today

The Government's cornerstone coronavirus support policy moves into it's second phase of unwinding from today. The Government announced that from August 1st the Job Retention Scheme would begin winding down in three phases, and will come to an end on Halloween. It has been the central pillar of the support the Government has offered [...]

By |2020-08-31T21:40:56+01:00August 31st, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, double glazing industry|

VEKA Plc Concludes Business Review

As the industry began its journey back to work, VEKA was refreshingly honest about some of the hard decisions they needed to make in the weeks and months to come. They confirmed that jobs were going to be lost and that a mix of the pandemic and Customade and Sash UK going bust had [...]

By |2020-08-12T20:54:11+01:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, double glazing industry|

Face Masks To Be Mandatory From 24th July

In what was a much-predicted announcement, the Government has said that face masks and coverings will be mandatory in shops from Friday 24th July. After a weekend of yes, no, maybe, from Ministers, on Monday evening it was confirmed that people would have to cover up if they are going into a retail space. [...]

By |2020-07-15T11:37:11+01:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, 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|

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|

Glass Hearts And Rainbows Raise £3,045 In Just 2 Weeks

This is a press release from RegaLead: While their double glazing manufacturing business, based in Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead, is closed during lockdown, Glen and Sharon Bogie have been busy creating these wonderful hearts and rainbows to support the NHS. Both their daughters are keyworkers in the NHS – one as a Community [...]

By |2020-05-29T18:28:08+01:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, double glazing industry|

glasstec Postponed To 2021

In what feels like an inevitable decision, glasstec have confirmed that their 2020 show has been postponed to June 2021. The decision was announced today on its website as a number of high profile exhibitors announced they were pulling out of the show for this year. Names included Lisec, Mappi and Trosifol. This was [...]

By |2020-05-26T23:22:26+01:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, double glazing industry|

I’ve Worn A Mask At Work For A Week, And I Actually Prefer It

I've been back working from the office for a week now. Part of the many measures we have put in place at work has been to wear masks when dealing face to face with the public either in the showroom or at properties. The showroom is by appointment only right now, as you can [...]

By |2020-05-25T23:33:28+01:00May 25th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, double glazing industry|

“New Position Enabling Installers To Work In The Home”

These are the views from Certass posted to its members on the Certass TA Forum: Working in People’s Homes Following calls with government this morning there is a new position enabling glazing installers to work in the home, but comes with some information that needs to be understood: If the R rate exceeds 1 [...]

By |2020-05-14T16:43:20+01:00May 12th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, double glazing industry|

Opinion: What The Latest Lockdown Update Means For UK Fenestration

We waited in great anticipation for Sunday night, in which the Prime Minister would address the nation to update us on the progress on the fight against COVID-19. Underwhelming is the word. As an industry, we have been in great pains to understand what we can and cannot do. This is how I interpreted [...]

By |2020-05-10T23:28:18+01:00May 10th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, double glazing industry|

Certain Business Models In Fenestration Are About To Be Ripped Apart

I have said in the past that this is a two-part crisis we're living through. We're still in the health part of the crisis. Even though we're only just moving past the peak of the virus, there is pressure to start winding back lockdown measures. This is a gamble. 70% of the UK thinks [...]

By |2020-05-07T00:23:27+01:00May 7th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, double glazing industry|

Ultraframe Issues Re-Opening Statement

This is a COVID-19 trading update from Ultraframe: Ultraframe Factory Reopening 11th May Following the closure of the Ultraframe factory at the end of March, we have strictly followed government advice while at the same time responding to customer queries and requests via a small number of staff working from home. As a result [...]

By |2020-05-04T23:01:54+01:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, double glazing industry|

NFAs Launches COVID Heroes Competition

This is a press release by the National Fenestration Awards: Over these past few weeks, many people and companies from UK fenestration have been going above and beyond to help contribute in the fight against COVID-19. We have watched as people from our industry have become volunteers, companies have swapped from making windows to [...]

By |2020-05-04T14:38:42+01:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, double glazing industry|
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