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Cornwall Group Acquires Forward Glass

Cornwall Group has acquired Birmingham-based Forward Glass in a transaction that completed on December 1st in the Group’s most substantial deal to date. Cornwall Group purchased 100% of the share capital of Forward Glass, the Midlands’ largest independent toughened glass manufacturer and stock distributor. The Company will continue to trade under its own name. [...]

By |2023-12-07T22:13:12+00:00December 7th, 2023|Categories: business, double glazing industry, Glass|

We Are Already In A New Race To The Bottom

Despite warnings and press released warning the industry about resisting entering a new race to the bottom and competing solely on price to win new business, the reality is that we are already in one and have been for some time. History repeats itself as the saying goes, and it seems as though the [...]

By |2023-12-05T23:20:10+00:00December 5th, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

The Saving Of Evolution Was Important For The Sector

The saga of the demise of UK Windows & Doors Group was a sad story in what has been a rather tough year for the entire sector. It saw the collapse of a group of well-known brands, as well as the permanent closure of Duraflex, which happened in the summer with the hope that [...]

By |2023-11-27T22:33:40+00:00November 27th, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

Could Government Water Down Future Homes Standard?

Over the last couple of weeks there have been signals that the overall aims for the 2025 Future Homes Standard could end up being less radical than previously imagined. I have had a few conversations over the last fortnight, some with valuable connections to the right places, to indicate that despite predictions that the [...]

By |2023-11-17T09:37:11+00:00November 15th, 2023|Categories: Building Regulations, double glazing industry|

Anglian Windows Purchases Safestyle UK Order Book

In what is a ray of good news for homeowners who had been left in a very uncertain position by the demise of Safestyle UK, it has been announced that Anglian Home Improvements, trading as Anglian Windows, has bought the order book from the collapsed company as well as some other assets. Here is [...]

By |2023-11-10T15:57:10+00:00November 10th, 2023|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Looking Ahead To 2024

As we begin to look forward to the end of the year and some well-earned time off over the Christmas period, it is also time to start thinking ahead to 2024 and ponder where the best opportunities might lie for the fenestration sector. 2023 has certainly been a challenging one in many aspects. The [...]

By |2023-11-08T11:29:18+00:00November 8th, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

Safestyle Appoints Administrators – What Happens Now

In a new statement published today, Safestyle confirmed the appointment of Interpath Advisory as administrators of the business. News was expected after the company announced it's intention to appoint administrators last Friday evening. Safestyle appoints administrators Here is the short statement in full: On 27 October 2023, Safestyle announced that it intended to appoint [...]

By |2023-10-30T21:02:12+00:00October 30th, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

Safestyle UK To Appoint Administrators

Following weeks of turmoil at the business, it was announced on the evening of Friday 27th October 2023 that Safestyle UK are to appoint administrators. They confirmed that they have not been able to find a buyer for the business or new investors to inject cash. The share price of the business has been [...]

By |2023-10-28T09:45:33+01:00October 28th, 2023|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Safestyle Shares Suspended

In a new update published this morning by Safestyle UK, they have confirmed that shares in the business have been suspended. They published two updates this morning. Suspension of trading This is the confirmation that the company had requested shares to be suspended this morning: Safestyle UK plc (AIM: SFE.) provides the following update [...]

By |2023-10-27T14:10:49+01:00October 27th, 2023|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Pilkington Group Posts £200m Loss

As if further evidence was needed as to the tough trading environment the glazing sector is in right now, accounts posted by Pilkington Group on Companies House show the company lost over £200m in the last financial year. This painful loss comes against a backdrop of very disturbed trading conditions as we have seen [...]

By |2023-10-26T22:20:08+01:00October 26th, 2023|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Safestyle Seeks Sale As No New Cash Comes

In what will be another worrying trading update issues by Safestyle UK this morning, they have confirmed that there are no new investors coming with any fresh cash to restore stability to the business. Instead, they are now seeking a sale of the business or it's assets as what looks like a final attempt [...]

By |2023-10-26T10:29:09+01:00October 26th, 2023|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Do The Figures Still Add Up For Volume Fabricators?

Rob McGlennon, Managing Director, Deceuninck, asks does the high-volume model still add up for fabricators? It’s been a stormy end to summer and start to autumn. Profit warnings from Safestyle were followed by the collapse of Duraflex and now, UK Windows and Doors Group. Routes to market for each may be very different but [...]

By |2023-10-18T16:50:35+01:00October 18th, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

Glazing Summit Acquired By Mark Allen Group

Mark Allen Group, which owns Glass & Glazing Products magazine and the Installer Awards, has acquired the Glazing Summit conference. The move strengthens Mark Allen’s position within the glazing sector while Andrew Scott, founder of the Glazing Summit and CEO of the event organisers, Insight Data and Purplex Marketing, will remain closely linked to [...]

By |2023-10-18T13:02:48+01:00October 18th, 2023|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Everest Announce Purchase Of Evolution From UKWDG

Everest 2020 Limited, owner of the UK’s most famous home improvement brand which has been operating for over 50 years, has announced the purchase of the brand, order book, and assets of Evolution, a manufacturer of the UK’s finest timber alternative windows and doors based in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. Evolution was previously a profitable business [...]

By |2023-10-18T11:43:00+01:00October 18th, 2023|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Evolution May Be Resurrected

Ever since the sad demise of the UK Window and Doors Group at the beginning of the month, the industry has been waiting to find out what the fate will be of the individual brands within the group will be. It appears we may now know what the outcome for Evolution might be, thanks [...]

By |2023-10-18T12:10:33+01:00October 17th, 2023|Categories: business, double glazing industry|
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