GQA Qualifications Renew 2022 National Fenestration Awards Ambassador Sponsorship

As the 2022 NFA campaign draws near, the National Fenestration Awards are proud to announce that one of its longest-standing supporters, GQA Qualifications, have renewed their Ambassador sponsorship of the flagship awards platform. GQA Qualifications are the industry’s leading awards and qualifications bodies and have played a significant part in transforming the fenestration sector [...]

By |2022-01-20T09:29:20+00:00January 20th, 2022|Categories: Awards, double glazing industry|

DGB 2022 Installer Survey

2022 is set to be another marquee year for the fenestration sector, especially on the installation side of the industry. After weathering a variety of storms in 2020 and 2021, this year is poised to be remarkable for installers up and down the UK. The DGB 2022 Installer Survey is designed to gauge the [...]

By |2022-01-19T23:15:54+00:00January 19th, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry|

Inflation Rises To 5.4% – Fenestration Has To Take Note

As predicted, inflation has risen once again. Figures out today show that inflation has risen from 5.1% in November to 5.4% in December. There are no signs that the rises will be stopping imminently. This is a near 30-year high. Rising inflation is causing a cost of living crisis which is going to affect [...]

By |2022-01-19T14:03:35+00:00January 19th, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry, economy|

Fenestration Could Be One Of The Best Sectors In The Economy

That is a bold statement I know, and to be clear, I am not saying that fenestration in this country IS the best sector in the economy. What I am saying however is that it has the ingredients to become one of the best, if not the best sector in the country. Let me [...]

By |2022-01-18T11:48:22+00:00January 18th, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry|


2022 will still be a year where the pandemic affects our plans it seems, as FENSTERBAU FRONTALE and HOLZ-HANDWERK announce that their shows will be pushed back from April 2022 to July 2022. This is the statement that they have published on their website: The trade show pairing of FENSTERBAU FRONTALE and HOLZ-HANDWERK 2022 has [...]

By |2022-01-17T15:35:09+00:00January 17th, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry|

Energy Price Rises Will Hit UK Fenestration Costs

We ended last year with warnings about continued price inflation in our sector and we begin the new year with pretty much the same warnings. There is also renewed pressure and fears when it comes to energy prices, with a recent report about eye-watering monthly energy bills coming out of Pilkington. But even if [...]

By |2022-01-16T22:04:24+00:00January 16th, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Calls For Help As Pilkington Energy Bills Rise To £8m Per Month

As we sift through the conveyor belt of crazy news headlines, the major issue that is affecting all of us is the cost of living and the energy crisis. Whether you are a homeowner or a business, you cannot have escaped the fact that keeping your lights on, your rooms warm and the factories [...]

By |2022-01-13T23:08:53+00:00January 13th, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry, Glass|

North America: ODL, Inc Acquires Verre Select

Over in America, ODL, Inc, which has ODL Europe as part of its business, kicks off M&A in 2022: ODL is pleased to announce the acquisition of Verre Select, a decorative door glass manufacturer in Quebec, Canada. Verre Select has been a leader in delivering decorative door glass solutions to the Canadian market for [...]

By |2022-01-13T20:51:09+00:00January 13th, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

What Makes A Good Leader?

There is a leadership vacuum at Number 10 right now, with the political future of Boris Johnson very much in the balance after the farcical display from the PM over the last few weeks. It has highlighted that in positions of power and influence you need the right people to lead the way and [...]

By |2022-01-13T13:11:47+00:00January 13th, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry|

22 Great Opportunities In Fenestration In 2022 – Part 1

A new year always brings a fresh chance to look at what opportunities there might be to exploit over the coming year. Within the world of fenestration, I see a plethora of open doors to make the most of. Despite predictions of a slowdown this year, I see a huge number of ways our [...]

By |2022-01-11T23:57:49+00:00January 11th, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry|

National Fenestration Awards’ New Era With The Change Of Ownership To Glass Ceiling Media Ltd

As the National Fenestration Awards are about to enter their tenth campaign, the NFAs are happy to announce that they will be taking another huge leap forwards in their reach and development as they come under new ownership. Co-founder and Director Jason Grafton-Holt, is handing the baton over to Lee Clarke and a growing [...]

By |2022-01-10T21:47:34+00:00January 10th, 2022|Categories: Awards, double glazing industry|

10 Companies To Watch For In 2022

Every year I take a look at some of the companies that I believe will make a big splash in the coming 12 months. The list is not in any order and is purely opinion-based. It doesn't matter about the size of the business or how long they have existed. Their inclusion is based [...]

By |2022-01-06T23:23:46+00:00January 5th, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry|

So, This Is Christmas?

This is a guest article by Deceuninck UK MD Rob McGlennon: January and February can be bleak. That’s not only because of ‘Dry January’ or new year diets but also because the streets are lined with the casualties of Christmas – Christmas trees. Every year it strikes me that it’s a slightly depressing sight. [...]

By |2022-01-05T11:32:13+00:00January 4th, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry, PVCu, recycling|

How The Omicron Variant Could Disrupt UK Fenestration

A new year and still the pandemic is with us. Will 2022 be the year we finally say goodbye to COVID and see it melt away into the obscurity of daily life? Maybe. But right now it's still with us and the Omicron variant is causing us problems. Omicron and isolation COVID and the [...]

By |2022-01-03T23:04:25+00:00January 3rd, 2022|Categories: Coronavirus, double glazing industry|
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