Letter From Rob McGlennon, Deceuninck MD

This is a letter to the editor: Dear Jason Over the past two weeks, with Government encouragement, the construction industry has started to return safely to work. A survey by Build UK (29 April) of major contractors reported close to 70% of sites were back at work. Most major housebuilders, plumbers’ and builders’ merchants [...]

By |2020-05-04T13:28:21+01:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, double glazing industry|

Certass Issues New Clarification To Members

Certass has published to the Certass TA forum and its member brand new guidance for installers working in residential fenestration. It is as follows: Dear Certass member, Today we received further clarification on tradespeople working in homes from the Chair of the Competent Persons Forum. A copy of this letter has been sent to [...]

By |2020-05-01T10:20:21+01:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, double glazing industry|

A Lockdown Extension Now Looks Likely

I may have got a bit carried away after the last review when I said that a potential reopening date for the industry could be May 11th. Dominic Raab at the time did say there would be another review. Almost immediately in the days following, Government ministers were out on TV already trying to [...]

By |2020-04-30T21:37:36+01:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, double glazing industry|

Letter To The Editor: Certass And COVID-19

This is a letter to the Editor, from Certass: Dear Jason, I know statements about ‘talking to Government’ can be met with scepticism from the industry. It’s not just about listening to what Government has to say, but also feeding back what we, as an industry are thinking. Over the last few days, I [...]

By |2020-04-30T10:25:40+01:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, double glazing industry|

Coronavirus Diaries: Update 1

As you might have seen a few weeks ago, at the start of lockdown, I began a daily diary charting my own personal path through this crisis. I got to about day 10 and then I began to let it slip. Although at home, the work continues both in the day job to help [...]

By |2020-04-28T00:49:53+01:00April 28th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, double glazing industry|

Guest Post: What Are The Long-Term Implications Of COVID-19 For The Industry?

This is a guest post by Deceuninck UK Managing Director Rob McGlennon: When we emerge from this crisis, the world will be different. When things ‘get back to normal’, it will be a new normal. The crisis will accelerate polarisation between the top and bottom, the added-value premium and the rest of the market [...]

By |2020-04-27T10:31:30+01:00April 27th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, double glazing industry|

Ultraframe’s New ‘Lock-down toolkit’ Prepares Installers For The New Normal

This is a press release from Ultraframe: At Ultraframe we’re helping our customers with a ‘lockdown toolkit’ to help savvy installers build a pipeline and embed effective digital marketing tactics for when things start to return to the ‘new normal’. As homeowners spend time at home, some are longing for more space and, in [...]

By |2020-04-24T16:16:28+01:00April 24th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, double glazing industry|

There Is One Main Angle Fenestration Installers Should Be Going For Right Now

The problems are many. The change is vast. This will be our life-defining period of time. For the UK fenestration industry, this is the toughest challenge it has ever faced. How we would appreciate a regular recession instead of this! But in and around the mess that was the economy, there is one huge [...]

By |2020-04-24T10:22:55+01:00April 24th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, double glazing industry|

Lets Be Absolutely Clear, There Is No Going Back To “Normal”

If anyone had not realised already the gravity of what is going on in the world right now, let me make it crystal clear: there is no going back to normal. What we used to consider as normal no longer exists, and will not exist once we move on from this phase. In yesterday's [...]

By |2020-04-24T00:23:51+01:00April 24th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, double glazing industry|

Customade Group Issues New COVID-19 Trading Update

This is a COVID-19 trading updated published by Customade Group on their Linkedin feed: Covid-19 Update Based on the recent government announcement to extend the lockdown, we have decided to continue the temporary closure of manufacturing at all our sites. We feel that at these extraordinary times, this is the right thing to do [...]

By |2020-04-20T23:13:53+01:00April 21st, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, double glazing industry|

ASSA ABLOY Issues COVID-19 Business Update

ASSA ABLOY have provided an update on their business during the COVID-19 pandemic: Following the UK government’s announcement yesterday to extend the Lockdown for a further 3 weeks in the interests of supporting the national fight against COVID-19 and the safety and welfare of our employees we have taken the decision to continue with [...]

By |2020-04-20T22:53:36+01:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, double glazing industry|

Glass And Glazing COVID-19 Meeting Outcomes

The inaugural Glass and Glazing COVID-19 meeting took place on Thursday 16 April. Facilitated by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and chaired by Ryan Green of Clayton Glass, it brought together business leaders representing the glazing industry supply chain. The objective of the new group is to bring concerns around COVID-19 from the industry for constructive discussion [...]

By |2020-04-20T20:51:50+01:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, double glazing industry|

DGB Installer Survey: Update 1

There has been nearly 400 responses across the three questions posed on the recent DGB installer survey, launched last Tuesday. Below is the first update showing the results in progress: Explore more of DGB... The poll will continue for a few weeks, to try and help build up [...]

By |2020-04-20T13:29:18+01:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, double glazing industry|

FMB: 65% Of Small Building Companies Need Cash Grants In 2 Months To Survive

In a dire warning, among the many dire warnings issued almost daily across all sorts of sectors right now, the Federation of Master Builders published a press release which said that 65% of small building companies will run out of cash by June if they failed to get grant money from the Government. This [...]

By |2020-04-20T00:26:58+01:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, double glazing industry|

Eurocell Provides COVID-19 Trading Update

This is a trading update from Eurocell amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic: COVID-19 UPDATE 17.04.20 The safety and well being of our staff and customers remains our primary concern at this time. In line with latest Government direction yesterday, Eurocell status is as follows: • Operations and branches are closed for a further three [...]

By |2020-04-19T23:31:58+01:00April 19th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, double glazing industry|

COVID-19 Business Statement From Residence Collection & Window Widgets

This is COVID-19 business statement from the directors at Residence Collection & Window Widgets: We understand this is a difficult time for all, us included, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank our employees, customers and suppliers in all working together during this unprecedented time. As you are aware, we despatched [...]

By |2020-04-17T15:50:48+01:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, double glazing industry|
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