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Safestyle Posts Interim Results

Earnings season continues in the UK fenestration market, with Safestyle UK posting their interim results for the first quarter of this year. This is the statement provided by the company:  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 [...]

By |2022-06-13T22:33:13+01:00June 13th, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

The Next Door Market Battle Is Internal

In a further sign of the strength and belief in the growth of aluminium within wider fenestration, there is a growing battle in the emerging market of aluminium internal doors. From what I have seen so far, there appears to be healthy growth potential in what is still a very new niche within the [...]

By |2022-06-06T23:47:03+01:00June 6th, 2022|Categories: doors, double glazing industry|

Sacking Your Sales Staff Was A Huge Error

2022 is turning out to be a very different year. The fenestration sector finds itself in a very different set of economic circumstances, and winning sales up and down the supply chain actually requires effort once again. We knew that the boom from 2020 and 2021 would end at some point. So why were [...]

By |2022-06-05T23:06:35+01:00June 5th, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry|

A Composite Door I Quoted Rose £600 In Two Years

The other day a client from March 2020, just before lockdowns came into force, came back to me to get a composite door re-priced at today’s prices. The scale of the rise was rather drastic. Composite door price up 40% The type of composite door that was being quoted wasn’t anything remarkable. A Black [...]

By |2022-05-24T15:43:53+01:00May 24th, 2022|Categories: business, doors, double glazing industry|

The Entrance Door Market Is Merging

There is a distinct pace to the evolution that is currently taking place within the entrance door market. Where there were clear boundaries between the different types of entrance doors, composite doors versus aluminium doors, for example, those lines are very quickly being blurred and new niches within the market are now being formed. [...]

By |2022-05-24T12:09:31+01:00May 23rd, 2022|Categories: doors, double glazing industry|

REHAU To Sell Its Business In Russia

The war in Ukraine continues to have effects in all sorts of sectors around the world. In an announcement on Friday, REHAU, one of the first fenestration systems companies to declare a cessation to work in Russia, has stated that it is to sell its business in Russia. REHAU statement REHAU made the announcement [...]

By |2022-05-23T10:44:41+01:00May 23rd, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry, Ukraine Crisis|

Window Widgets Reaches Halfway Point For Fundraising Goal

Press release from Window Widgets: Leading universal window ancillary supplier, Window Widgets, has so far raised £10,510 as part of their mission to raise £21,000 for GM Fundraising and We Mind & Kelly Matters. Window Widgets began its fundraising mission in celebration of its 21st birthday in May 2021 when it set out to [...]

By |2022-05-20T12:17:10+01:00May 20th, 2022|Categories: Charity, double glazing industry|

CNC Recycling Strengthens Sales Team

This is a press release from CNC Recycling: UPVC Window Recycling specialist CNC Recycling have further enhanced their sales team by appointing another highly experienced Business Development Manager to assist with the continued drive to strengthen operations and demand for the recycling of old windows. Nicole Lythgoe joins the North East based firm to [...]

By |2022-05-19T11:26:52+01:00May 19th, 2022|Categories: DGB ECO, double glazing industry, people|

Window Widgets Acquires Profoil And Forms The Q19 Group

The team that acquired Window Widgets in 2019 announced the formation of the Q19 Group and the acquisition of Profoil Limited, the deal was completed on the 13th May 2022. Profoil, based in Kettering, provides foiling services to the fenestration and building materials markets in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. The Q19 [...]

By |2022-05-18T21:12:33+01:00May 18th, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Saint-Gobain Achieves The First Zero-Carbon Production Of Flat Glass In The World

The race to produce glass with as little impact on the planet as possible continues to heat up, with the announcement that Saint-Gobain has become the first in the world to achieve zero-carbon production of flat glass. This follows in the wake of the news from Pilkington that they were the first to burn [...]

By |2022-05-18T17:07:12+01:00May 18th, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry, Glass|

Clayton Glass Sign Deal To Purchase Two Insulating Glass Unit Facilities

Fenestration industry M&A activity gears up again in the glass sector as Clayton Glass announce they have done a deal with Saint-Gobain to purchase two manufacturing facilities. One in Scotland and one in England. This is the statement provided by the company: Clayton Glass can today announce the exchange of contracts in a deal [...]

By |2022-05-18T10:56:16+01:00May 18th, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry, Glass|

Energy Efficiency. Front And Centre.

Open letter: Rob McGlennon, Managing Director, Deceuninck So, according to Business Pilot, retail saw a slowdown in April, with fewer sales and fewer leads. This was attributed to economic uncertainty and the cost-of-living crisis, something driven by hikes seen in energy prices in April. That analysis is pretty much on the money. The bubble [...]

By |2022-05-16T22:49:21+01:00May 16th, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry|

Crystal Clear Group Limited In Administration

It has been confirmed that there is another industry casualty today as newly updated records on Companies House show that Crystal Clear Group Limited has also gone into administration. This follows the confirmation that The CMS Group in Scotland has also entered into administration. Crystal Clear Group Limited in admin I did receive knowledge [...]

By |2022-05-16T15:40:41+01:00May 16th, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

The CMS Group Falls Into Administration

In one of the year's biggest casualties so far, The CMS Group in Scotland (CMS ENVIRO SYSTEMS LTD) has fallen into administration as of May 10th 2022. This is one of the largest fenestration sector companies in Scotland. As our sector begins to contemplate a much more difficult trading environment, it calls to question [...]

By |2022-05-15T22:59:50+01:00May 15th, 2022|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

How Composite Doors Took Over

The entrance door market is a very different place from what it was when I joined the industry 17 years ago. Then composite doors exploded, and that changed everything. Composite doors changed the game I joined the industry when I was 16 years old, learning about the product and how to deal with clients. [...]

By |2022-05-06T12:11:42+01:00May 6th, 2022|Categories: composite doors, doors, double glazing industry|

The Downfall Of Customade Group Set A Precedent

Around two years ago, during the first wave of the pandemic and the subsequent first lockdown, one the of year’s biggest fenestration sector stories away from the pandemic was taking place: the collapse of Customade Group. The collapse and the reaction that followed would set a brand new precedent in how the industry would [...]

By |2022-05-05T13:52:51+01:00May 5th, 2022|Categories: double glazing industry|
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