New Windows And Doors About To Become Even More Expensive

During the course of last week, it became apparent that a number of fresh price increases were about to hit the windows and doors market. And we’re not talking about small single-digit increases here. Until now, I would have said that the balance of rising costs versus the ability for homeowners to pay it [...]

By |2021-10-04T17:06:33+01:00October 4th, 2021|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Furlough Scheme Ends Today

One of the most expensive but effective pillars of support provided by the Government during the pandemic, the furlough scheme, is ending today. It has paid the wages of millions of people for 18 months. But now this flagship policy is coming to an end, there are fears that it will spark a wave [...]

By |2021-09-30T14:12:29+01:00September 30th, 2021|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Fenestration Sector Has A Role To Play In UK Gas Crisis

It’s becoming easy to lose track of the number of crises the UK is battling through right now. One of the most important to us all however is the gas crisis. Gas is responsible for heating millions of homes and other buildings across the country and is one of the most valuable commodities we [...]

By |2021-09-29T13:49:51+01:00September 29th, 2021|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Nelson Graham – Obituary

Bohle Ltd is sad to announce that former National Sales Manager, Nelson Graham, passed away on the evening of Monday 20 September. Nelson was well known and respected throughout the UK and Irish glass and glazing industry. In a career spanning twenty-six years, Nelson was initially employed in April 1987 as Commercial Manager for [...]

By |2021-09-27T16:06:59+01:00September 27th, 2021|Categories: DGB People, double glazing industry|

ASSA ABLOY To Acquire Arran Isle Ltd

Mergers and acquisitions have been pretty quiet this year. However, this morning the M&A sector has sprung back to life as ASSA ABLOY announce that they are to acquire Arran Isle Ltd. Statement This is what ASSA ABLOY had to say this morning via press release: ASSA ABLOY has signed a definitive agreement to [...]

By |2021-09-27T10:49:34+01:00September 27th, 2021|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

A Slowdown May Be Coming

A self-made fuel crisis. A CO2 crisis. Food shortages. A gas supply crisis with prices skyrocketing and suppliers going bust. Universal Credit cuts are coming and the end of furlough is this week with a million still on the scheme. Oh, and inflation is rapidly rising. The UK is facing a severe barrage of [...]

By |2021-09-26T23:56:03+01:00September 26th, 2021|Categories: double glazing industry|

Any New Home Retrofit Scheme Is Utterly Pointless Until The Labour Crisis Is Solved

In the past decade two Governments, the coalition and this current Conservative Government, have tried to launch schemes that intended to encourage homeowners to take out loans and grants to insulate and retrofit their homes. Both failed. They failed for a number of reasons, all very similar to each other. The most recent version [...]

By |2021-09-23T00:07:58+01:00September 23rd, 2021|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Epwin Group Reports Healthy H1 Results

It is earnings season in UK fenestration and some of the biggest companies are dropping their financial results for H1 of 2021, and as was to be expected, Epwin Group’s H1 results are very healthy. Here are the key findings from their report. What you need to know The table below is your brief [...]

By |2021-09-22T14:03:28+01:00September 22nd, 2021|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Lets Talk About Minimum Order Values

A minimum order value is a figure an installation company will charge as the absolute lowest limit they would accept for work to be done. The subject matter of minimum order values came up via a tweet from a company called T And R Home Improvement Specialists. This is what they said: It [...]

By |2021-09-20T22:58:12+01:00September 20th, 2021|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Do We Need To Stop Selling?

That sounds an odd question. In the world of business, you never stop selling. It’s literally what you exist to do. But as we all know, we are operating in extraordinary circumstances. And in the various conversations, I have every week with you find industry folk, the idea that we need to put a [...]

By |2021-09-20T09:40:33+01:00September 20th, 2021|Categories: double glazing industry|

Ultra-Luxury Is The Next Step For Composite Doors

Where is the next step in the evolution of entrance doors? The composite door has been the biggest innovation in the entrance door market over the past two decades. It has transformed the door market from something pretty pedestrian into something that is now seen as a sexy purchase by homeowners. But the composite [...]

By |2021-09-17T00:00:14+01:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: composite doors, doors, double glazing industry|

Pilkington To Reintroduce Energy Surcharge

The price pressures on the supply chain only continue to grow as Pilkington has announced that they are going to reintroduce their Energy Surcharge, which was dropped in 2014. Glass has been one of the fenestration sector materials most affected by the current supply chain problems and has seen some of the most dramatic [...]

By |2021-09-13T23:54:17+01:00September 13th, 2021|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

UK Growth Slows To Just 0.1% In July

The "pingdemic" and supply chain problems have seen UK growth dribble to just 0.1% in July. This was after June saw GDP growth of 1%. Though COVID restrictions were lifted in July, rules on self-isolation did not change until August. It meant that hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people had to spend [...]

By |2021-09-13T15:16:01+01:00September 13th, 2021|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Open Letter: Could Your Business Get Through ‘Another 2021’ In 2022?

We knew the road back from COVID and Lockdown would be bumpy but the challenges we and the window and door industry have contended with in the past year, have far exceeded our expectations. It’s been incredibly tough, everyone’s expended a massive amount of energy, and people are tired, if not exhausted. Trying to [...]

By |2021-09-13T10:25:42+01:00September 13th, 2021|Categories: business, Deceuninck, double glazing industry|

Aluminium Commodity Prices Spike Higher, UK Fenestration Will Feel The Effects

The price of pretty much everything continues to go up, putting pressure on the argument that inflation is only going to be a temporary story. Last week the price of aluminium on the commodity exchanges spiked 14% to reach multi-year highs. We operate in a global supply chain and this spike is only going [...]

By |2021-09-13T11:16:03+01:00September 12th, 2021|Categories: aluminium, double glazing industry|

Saint-Gobain Sells Two Glass Processing Businesses

Saint-Gobain has sold two of their European glass processing companies. One in France, to a former manager of Saint-Gobain, and one in Germany. This is the official statement from the company: SAINT-GOBAIN DIVESTS CERTAIN GLASS PROCESSING BUSINESSES IN FRANCE AND IN GERMANY Saint-Gobain announces the sale of the French company Aurys, which specializes in [...]

By |2021-09-09T21:54:04+01:00September 10th, 2021|Categories: business, double glazing industry|
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