How Recycled Material Is Contributing To Greener, Warmer Homes

Sponsored news from Glazerite: Using products that contribute to more energy-efficient and sustainable developments is a key feature of many council and housing provider planning strategies. Here, Glazerite UK Group’s Area Sales Manager, Peter Smith, explains how its installers can meet the needs of customers operating in these markets thanks to leading supplier VEKA’s [...]

By |2023-03-09T15:52:45+00:00March 9th, 2023|Categories: DGB ECO, Glazerite|

Freefoam Builds Significant Momentum On Sustainability

Sponsored news from Freefoam: Freefoam has launched a new page on its website to highlight milestones on the company’s journey to building a sustainable future. The page emphasises Freefoam’s ongoing journey from a linear to a circular economy, showing site users the impressive range and breadth of sustainability projects Freefoam has on the go. [...]

By |2023-03-06T20:21:57+00:00March 6th, 2023|Categories: DGB ECO, Freefoam|

The Performance Of Glass To Be Put To The Test In Net Zero Energy House 2.0

Double and triple-glazed windows featuring high-performance glass from Saint-Gobain Glass will be put to the test in a unique £16m research facility designed to help create the energy-efficient homes of the future. Two full-size three-bedroom detached houses have been built inside the climate-controlled chamber of Energy House 2.0 at the University of Salford, using [...]

By |2023-02-21T14:29:07+00:00February 21st, 2023|Categories: DGB ECO, double glazing industry, Glass|

CNC Recycling Announces New Plant In £2 million Investment

Guest post from CNC Recycling: UPVC Window Recycling specialist CNC Recycling are delighted to announce that they have completed the installation of their brand new state-of-the-art recycling facility with sorting and separating equipment for the recovery of clean white and jazz (coloured) of both post-industrial and post-consumer UPVC streams using the latest technology and [...]

By |2023-02-16T15:46:34+00:00February 16th, 2023|Categories: DGB ECO, double glazing industry, recycling|

Could The Future Building Standard Be Watered Down?

Whilst the arguments over trickle vents continue to rage on, eight months after their implementation, attention has rightly turned to the next major set of revisions due to come into effect in 2025. The Future Building Standards, the new regulations aimed at vastly improving the energy efficiency of new-build properties, are set to see [...]

By |2023-02-28T23:06:31+00:00February 15th, 2023|Categories: Building Regulations, DGB ECO, double glazing industry, trickle vents|

PVCu As Part Of The Sustainability Conversation

Martin Benn, Head of New Build at Eurocell, outlines how recycled waste used to produce new high-performing, thermally efficient and aesthetically pleasing PVC-U window and door product solutions can support housebuilders as they strive to satisfy new and important environmental responsibilities. Changes to Part L of the Building Regulations came into effect in 2022. [...]

By |2023-01-27T14:47:42+00:00January 27th, 2023|Categories: DGB ECO, double glazing industry|

Eurocell Invests Nearly £3million To Support Growth In Fabricator Network

Sponsored news from Eurocell: Eurocell has further demonstrated its commitment to its nationwide network of fabrication partners with significant investment enabling them to increase productivity, further expand their businesses and secure their long-term futures. A total of nearly £3million has been committed by Eurocell. The investment has included allocations provided to onboarding new fabricators [...]

By |2023-01-06T15:24:14+00:00January 6th, 2023|Categories: DGB ECO, Eurocell|

Morley Glass Named GGP Installer Awards Finalist For Glass Recycling Service

Sponsored news from Morley Glass: Uni-Blinds® integral blinds manufacturer Morley Glass has been shortlisted for the ‘Best Installer Support Programme or Service Initiative’ award in the 2023 GGP Installer Awards. The company, which is the UK’s largest manufacturer of IGUs complete with ScreenLine® integral blind systems, is in the running for the award for [...]

By |2023-01-04T11:19:47+00:00January 4th, 2023|Categories: Awards, DGB ECO, Glass, Morley Glass|

Sustainability Takes A Back Seat Amid The Cost-Of-Living Crisis

In February 2022, a study of 2000 UK homeowners showed that although they cared about sustainable windows and doors, it wasn’t enough to pay more. Nine months on in, the midst of an energy fuel crisis and imminent recession, the Double Glazing Blogger requested that VEKA repeated the OnePoll research to see if opinions [...]

By |2022-12-20T15:29:41+00:00December 20th, 2022|Categories: DGB ECO, double glazing industry, economy|

CNC Recycling To Support Building Our Skills

Sponsored news from Building Our Skills: Building Our Skills - Making Fenestration, Glass and Glazing a Career of Choice can now count CNC Recycling as one of its supporters. The nationwide PVCu window recycling specialist is set to participate in two of the campaign’s programmes and help to publicise its work with customers in [...]

By |2022-12-20T13:25:08+00:00December 20th, 2022|Categories: Building Our Skills, DGB ECO|

Morley Glass Hits 1,000-Tonne Glass Recycling Milestone

Sponsored news from Morley Glass: Uni-Blinds® integral blind manufacturer Morley Glass has saved over 1,000 tonnes of post-consumer glass from going to landfill in just two years, and instead diverted it into the production of new glass in a scheme that has provided funding of more than £60,000 for environmental and community schemes in [...]

By |2022-11-30T13:27:17+00:00November 30th, 2022|Categories: DGB ECO, Morley Glass|

£1bn In New Grants For House Insulation Measures, But Nothing For Windows Again

Another Government brings with it another new initiative to try and spur work in insulating the leakiest of Britain's homes. This time, there is a fresh wave of £1bn being thrown at homes which are classed as the most poorly insulated. Within the range of products that homeowners will be able to earmark that [...]

By |2023-02-28T23:06:36+00:00November 28th, 2022|Categories: DGB ECO, double glazing industry, trickle vents|

Government Must Go Further To Insulate Britain

Craig Robertson, Managing Director of Granada Secondary Glazing, the UK’s largest secondary glazing manufacturer, gives his reaction to yesterday’s Autumn Statement. “Whilst we appreciate the government’s decision to cap the Energy Price Guarantee to £3,000 from April 2023 for 12 months, and the targeted support for low-income households, its rise means that it is [...]

By |2022-11-22T15:59:18+00:00November 22nd, 2022|Categories: DGB ECO, double glazing industry|

Energy Calculator From Deceuninck Drives Sales Of Energy Efficient Windows

Sponsored news from Deceuninck: Deceuninck has developed a unique sales tool that leverages the current interest in energy efficiency and sustainability and supports window companies as they sell modern thermally efficient products in a contracting market. Hosted on Deceuninck UK’s home page, the Energy Calculator powerfully demonstrates how replacing old windows can save homeowners [...]

By |2022-11-15T21:53:47+00:00November 15th, 2022|Categories: Deceuninck, DGB ECO|

Eurocell Awards For Excellence Across Its Team, Products And Branch Network At NFA Awards

Sponsored news from Eurocell: Eurocell plc, the leading provider of high-quality PVC-U building products, is celebrating after winning five prestigious industry honours at the National Fenestration Awards 2022. This year’s award wins reflect the talented team, stand-out product innovations and excellence across the branch network. Sam Shelton, Senior Account Manager won Young Person of the Year, [...]

By |2022-11-10T16:22:09+00:00November 10th, 2022|Categories: Awards, DGB ECO, Eurocell|

CNC Recycling – Going Paperless

Sponsored news from CNC Recycling: CNC Recycling is delighted to have introduced a new paperless and digital waste transfer notes software system to support operational processes. This substantial investment through bespoke development work with My Data Crate will benefit both the environment and our customers, who will now receive all their waste transfer notes [...]

By |2022-10-28T15:17:14+01:00October 28th, 2022|Categories: DGB ECO, recycling, technology|
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