double glazing industry

Norscot Joinery Acquired By 1st FSD Group

In what is the first acquisition of the newly formed 1st FSD Group, it has been announced that they have taken over long-established window, door, and joinery business Norscot for an undisclosed sum. Norscot acquired The news was announced on the Norscot Windows And Doors website: Highland based Norscot Joinery, renowned manufacturer of windows, [...]

By |2023-06-30T13:59:30+01:00June 30th, 2023|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

What On Earth Is Going On?

All of a sudden, things feel a tad unstable. After years of relative serenity in terms of supplier relationships at the fabricator/systems company level, that now appears to be changing, and at some pace. You cannot fail to have noticed that there is quite a lot of movement happening right now, and it's making [...]

By |2023-06-23T15:23:52+01:00June 23rd, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

Modplan Issues “Business As Usual” Statement

All of a sudden, the industry feels a tad unstable. There is a lot of movement right now between fabricators and systems companies. Much more than usual. And it has spread into the conservatory part of the market too. There is a further article exploring what is going on at the moment which will [...]

By |2023-06-22T22:23:07+01:00June 22nd, 2023|Categories: double glazing industry|

Growing Partnership For UK Windows And Doors Group And VEKA Plc

In a follow up from last week's news surrounding the discontinuation of Duraflex, DGB has seen the following communication: UK Windows and Doors Group (UKWDG) and VEKA plc are pleased to announce the expansion of their already successful partnership. Lancashire-based VEKA plc, which already supplies UKWDG with the exclusive Evolution profile, will supply all [...]

By |2023-06-21T15:08:37+01:00June 21st, 2023|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

A Statment On Duraflex From UK Windows And Doors Group

DGB has been provided with the following statement regarding the future of Duraflex extrusions in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. UK Windows and Doors Group - Duraflex Tewkesbury UK Windows and Doors Group, a market leading manufacturer of uPVC window and door systems has announced that it intends to consult with employees on the proposed closure of [...]

By |2023-06-13T23:15:57+01:00June 14th, 2023|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

I Still Prefer Bi-Folding Doors Over Sliders

I am sure plenty of you made the most of the amazing weather over the weekend. After what seemed like a very long and dull Spring, we now seem to have jumped headlong into Summer, with the start of June proving to be very sunny, dry and even hot. The forecast for the next [...]

By |2023-06-13T00:00:55+01:00June 13th, 2023|Categories: aluminium, doors, double glazing industry|

Tuffnells Falls Into Administration, Threatening Delivery Disruption To UK Fenestration

Sheffield-based Tuffnell, whose brand "The Big Green Parcel Machine" will be familiar to many, has called into administration today. Sadly, thousands have already been made redundant, with only 128 staff remaining as the company goes through the administration process. Although the company is known for its parcel delivery service, it did also service other [...]

By |2023-06-12T17:16:31+01:00June 12th, 2023|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

MACO Sent A Door Lock Into Space

Well, almost. MACO, manufacturers of window and door hardware solutions, recently sent their latest new product, INSTINCT, into space. It was a unique marketing exercise which I don't believe has been done before in our sector. At least to my knowledge. MACO INSTINCT in space For those wondering how far this product actually reached, [...]

By |2023-06-08T23:22:07+01:00June 8th, 2023|Categories: doors, double glazing industry, technology|

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|
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