double glazing industry

Future Building Standard Will Cement Triple Glazing

All eyes are on 2025. The introduction of the Future Building Standard is going to be the biggest set of changes to how we build non-domestic and new homes in decades, with an aim to dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of our housing stock to meet net-zero targets by 2025. These new regulations will [...]

By |2023-06-06T23:01:04+01:00June 6th, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

Advanced Glass Flood Wall To Protect Kendal Locals And Businesses

Kendal, located in southern Cumbria is benefitting from multi-million pounds worth of flood risk investment designed to protect homes and businesses from flooding. A key design feature of the flood defences is a high-performance glass within a high-specification stainless steel frame to protect properties, without spoiling the town’s historic beauty and retaining riverside views. [...]

By |2023-06-05T23:19:03+01:00June 5th, 2023|Categories: DGB ECO, double glazing industry, Glass|

DHF Director And Former Chairman, David Whitworth Passes Away Aged 91

Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) is extremely sad to announce the death of one of its directors and former chairman, David Whitworth, who recently died at the age of 91. David started his lifelong career in architectural ironmongery when, in 1955, he joined his family’s business, Laidlaw & Thomson.  Very soon afterwards, in 1958, [...]

By |2023-06-05T15:31:19+01:00June 5th, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

The Skills And Labour Shortage In Fenestration Is Not Getting Better

It's been quite a few years now since the Government made a push for apprenticeships. It was meant to be the start of turning the ship around on a crippling youth and skills shortage that plagued all kinds of construction sectors, including fenestration. Yet here we are in 2023 and the situation has continued [...]

By |2023-06-05T15:16:14+01:00June 5th, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

Sadness At The Death Of Wilfried Ensinger

Wilfried Ensinger, who established the family-run plastics processing company that bears his name, passed away on 23 May at the age of 87. The employees of the Ensinger Group mourn together with his family members. With the loss of its founder, the company says farewell to a passionate engineer, creative inventor and dedicated entrepreneur [...]

By |2023-06-01T11:45:28+01:00June 1st, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

Safestyle UK Issue AGM Trading Update

Alan Lovell, Chairman of Safestyle UK plc, the leading UK-focused retailer and manufacturer of PVCu replacement windows and doors for the homeowner market, will make the following statement at today's Annual General Meeting: Our trading has remained in line with recently revised expectations outlined in our Final Results in March.  We have maintained the [...]

By |2023-05-22T15:47:42+01:00May 22nd, 2023|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Eurocell Appoints New CEO To Drive UK Growth

Eurocell, the UK’s leading manufacturer, distributor and recycler of PVC-U building products, has appointed Darren Waters as its new Chief Executive Officer to drive the brand through a new era and ambitious growth strategy. Darren takes over from Mark Kelly on Thursday 11th May who is retiring after seven years at the business. He will be responsible [...]

By |2023-05-22T15:07:20+01:00May 22nd, 2023|Categories: DGB People, double glazing industry|

The Fenestration Sector Could Be Set For Consolidation

There is no doubt that trading conditions during 2023 are not what they were during the last few years. After being buffeted by intense levels of demand during the pandemic years, inflation and the cost of living crisis have dampened down that high spending behaviour that our industry benefitted from. We are not immune [...]

By |2023-05-17T22:01:44+01:00May 17th, 2023|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

How I Sold My First Pivot Door

Interest in pivot doors continues to grow as the niche product expands slowly into a more recognised position within the entrance door sector. For those of you who follow me on social media, you'll have seen that I have documented my own journey in selling pivot doors from Spitfire Doors. As a result, I [...]

By |2023-05-16T17:08:03+01:00May 16th, 2023|Categories: aluminium, double glazing industry|

Joinery Firm Fined £20,000 For Failing To Control Its Employees’ Exposure To Wood Dust

Kevin Simmonds, Managing Director of Compliance LEV, shares his thoughts on how some manufacturers are risking the future of their businesses by failing to take health and safety seriously. The Covid-19 pandemic was a generationally significant event which impacted the world, changing the way we live, work, and interact with each other. It also [...]

By |2023-05-09T11:42:49+01:00May 9th, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

A Chance To Push For VAT Relief On New Windows And Doors

The fenestration sector finally has a chance to communicate with the Government on one of the most pressing issues we have argued for years: VAT relief. Following on from the Windsor Framework, the Government is now looking to consult on what the public and business think should be included for VAT relief as part [...]

By |2023-05-08T21:41:47+01:00May 8th, 2023|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Majestic Group Ready For Growth After Acquisition By RDCP

London-based investment firm RDCP Group has made a major investment and acquired 98% of Somerset-based window, door, and conservatory manufacturer Majestic Group. After a record year, celebrating circa £8m in turnover and £2m in operating profits, boasting a 25% profit margin, Majestic is now targeting significant growth in the years ahead. Majestic Group consists of the [...]

By |2023-05-04T21:19:04+01:00May 4th, 2023|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

How Popular Could Aluminium Internal Doors Become?

As part of the revolution in aluminium in UK fenestration, we are seeing a boom in the demand for aluminium internal doors. The steel-look internal doors, often popularised on image-based social media platforms such as Instagram and Pinterest, are exploding and fenestration companies that at one point were only supplying and installing external-grade doors [...]

By |2023-05-04T21:07:12+01:00May 4th, 2023|Categories: aluminium, double glazing industry|

Report Suggests “Naff” Conservatories Knock £15k Off Home Values

Last week a report on the finance website This Is Money claimed that "naff" conservatories can knock off £15,000 from the value of a home. The report talks about the fears of buyers having to either knock down the old conservatory or spend thousands to make it useable. As a result, the number of [...]

By |2023-04-24T23:09:02+01:00April 24th, 2023|Categories: conservatories, double glazing industry|

VEKA’s Vision For 2025

With Building Regulations set to change again in 2025, VEKA wants to reassure customers that they are focused on preparing suitable solutions that will be effective across all market sectors, are fabricator friendly and will meet all required legislation. In 2025, the Future Homes Standard (FHS) will become mandatory, with the ambition that new [...]

By |2023-04-21T11:57:57+01:00April 21st, 2023|Categories: Building Regulations, double glazing industry|
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