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Industry Appears Divided On Approach To 2025 Future Building Standard

All eyes are on 2025. The Future Building Standard will be the biggest set of revisions to Building Regulations in a very long time and will force change and adaptations not only to the products within our sector, but the wider construction sector as a whole. As a result, we are beginning to see [...]

By |2023-04-11T23:04:51+01:00April 11th, 2023|Categories: Building Regulations, DGB ECO, double glazing industry|

Google Trends Data Indicates Demand For Doors Has Fallen Back

With continuing certainty over the actual health and state of the fenestration sector at the moment, we can turn to other ways to measure interest that the industry heralded as good indicators. In this case, Google Trends. Google Trends data was used in the Spring and Summer of 2020, after the first lockdown ended, [...]

By |2023-04-11T14:24:46+01:00April 11th, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

Two Thirds Say Anthracite Grey Oversold On Windows And Doors

Last week I held a poll on the DGB Twitter account, further exploring the idea that Anthracite Grey was being oversold on new windows and doors. The question I asked on Twitter garnered a lot of responses, mostly "yes", so I put it to a vote to see if that would back up what [...]

By |2023-04-04T23:35:43+01:00April 4th, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

Safestyle UK Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Press release issued by Safestyle UK: Safestyle UK plc (AIM: SFE), the leading UK-focused retailer and manufacturer of PVCu replacement windows and doors for the homeowner market is pleased to announce the appointment of Phil Joyner to the Board of Safestyle as an Executive Director in the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with [...]

By |2023-04-03T16:51:50+01:00April 3rd, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

Guest Interview: Steven Miller, Head Of Sales, Eurocell

Leaving a chaotic 2022 and looking forward to an equally uncertain 2023, Head of Sales at Eurocell, Steven Miller granted DGB time to answer 12 important questions which give us an idea about where the market might be headed for the rest of the year. 1. Did 2022 turn out as you expected? We [...]

By |2023-03-29T16:47:48+01:00March 29th, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

How Bad Is This Downturn?

In true industry style, the picture of the true state of the market is deliberately murky. If you were to read just the PR, you'd think we'd barely changed from the heady days of 2020 and 2021. In private, however, the conversations are rather different and point to areas of the sector that could [...]

By |2023-03-29T16:09:39+01:00March 29th, 2023|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

The Inaugural Building Safety Regulator Conference

The first Building Safety Regulator Conference was held at Central Westminster Hall on 22 March 2023 and saw delegates hear from the major players involved in putting the Building Safety Regulator into operation. Opening the conference was Sarah Newton, Chair of the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), followed by Lee Rowley MP — Parliamentary [...]

By |2023-03-28T22:39:18+01:00March 28th, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

Edison Group Acquires Tyne And Wear-Based Crown Architectural Systems

The latest move represents a major foray into the English market and adds significantly to the fast-growing Edison group skills portfolio. Edison Group, the fast-growing Ayrshire-headquartered construction, property and investment business, has acquired Crown Architectural Systems, a north-east of England-based company which operates from a 6500 sq. ft facility in Washington, in the City of [...]

By |2023-03-28T00:14:28+01:00March 28th, 2023|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Are Anthracite Grey Windows And Doors Being Oversold?

Anthracite Grey. That one shade of Grey has come to symbolise the trend in colour for windows and doors over the past decade or so. Just in case you were wondering, the origins of Anthracite can be found in the world of coal, where Anthracite was known as hard coal or black coal. So [...]

By |2023-03-23T16:23:03+00:00March 23rd, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

We Need To Approach Trickle Vents From A Different Angle

The debate around trickle vents is morphing into one which will continue to rage within the sector, but actually go nowhere. The petition that was launched at the start of the year to try and force the Government to overturn the newly revised regulations stands at a grand total of 624 signatories. For the [...]

By |2023-03-22T23:01:05+00:00March 22nd, 2023|Categories: Building Regulations, double glazing industry|

The Residence Collection’s Windows Help Match Interior Trends

Press release from Residence Collection: As we approach the spring, many homeowners will be looking to update their homes for the year ahead. And now, premium window and door designer The Residence Collection has worked with interior design experts to identify the top six interior design trends in the UK, providing advice to help [...]

By |2023-03-16T23:10:17+00:00March 16th, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

How COVID-19 Has Changed UK Fenestration Three Years On

On Friday 24th March 2023, it will mark the three-year anniversary of the beginning of the first lockdown due to COVID-19 in the UK. Remember the pandemic? In what now seems such a distorted and strange period of time, filled with fear, frustration, anger and conspiracy theories, the pandemic has left an indelible mark [...]

By |2023-03-16T10:22:43+00:00March 16th, 2023|Categories: Coronavirus, double glazing industry| Launches NEW Website… has been running for a few years now steadily growing. The store however will soon be moving to its NEW website at over the coming weeks with a totally new easier to navigate design. is an online store designed to help fitters, window doctors & fabricators alike identify & purchase UPVC [...]

By |2023-03-09T16:32:17+00:00March 9th, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

Safestyle UK Appoints Michelle Williams As An Executive Director, The Third Woman On The Board Of Five

Safestyle UK plc (AIM: SFE), the leading UK-focused retailer and manufacturer of PVCu replacement windows and doors for the homeowner market is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Williams to the Board of Safestyle as an Executive Director in the role of Chief People Officer with immediate effect. Michelle joined Safestyle as the [...]

By |2023-03-02T20:50:56+00:00March 2nd, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

Petition Launched To Change Regulations On Trickle Vents

In response to new Building Regulations that came into force in June 2022, requiring all window replacement installations to include trickle vents, a Government petition has been launched with the aim of reviewing these regulations. “Go back to original regulations” The petition, launched at the start of the year, aims to bounce the Government [...]

By |2023-03-01T22:53:07+00:00March 1st, 2023|Categories: Building Regulations, double glazing industry, trickle vents|

Bert Geerinckx Is Appointed New CEO Of Reynaers Group

From 1 March 2023, Bert Geerinckx will be appointed as the new CEO of Reynaers Group. He succeeds Dirk Bontridder who has announced his intention to leave the company. The Board of Directors is grateful to Dirk for his contribution in steering the company through the challenging times following Covid and setting out a [...]

By |2023-02-22T15:11:51+00:00February 22nd, 2023|Categories: aluminium, double glazing industry|
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