FENEX To Hold Fenestration Sector Recruitment Drive At September Main Event

It has long been known that the fenestration sector is going through an acute skills and youth shortage that remains one of the biggest problems the sector has to tackle. At this present time, with demand at extraordinary levels and continuing to grow, that skills gap has become ever more pressing, with installers and [...]

By |2021-05-25T16:17:19+01:00May 25th, 2021|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

FENEX Welcomes Ben Allen As New Business Development Manager

The team at fenestration industry disruptors FENEX continues to grow as the sector’s first virtual expo platform welcomes the very talented Ben Allen as their new Business Development Manager. Ben joins a growing team at FENEX which is changing how the fenestration sector connects both with itself and the public, as well as providing [...]

By |2021-05-24T21:00:06+01:00May 24th, 2021|Categories: double glazing industry, technology|

ASSA ABLOY Provides Statement In Response To Trademark Decision

In response to the story published last week about ASSA ABLOY losing their trademark case, the company has provided a statement: As the global leader in access solutions, ASSA ABLOY both create and embrace new technology, none more so than in the Smart security market where the organisation has successfully sold products since 2012 [...]

By |2021-05-24T10:39:55+01:00May 24th, 2021|Categories: business, double glazing industry, technology|

Yale (Assa Abloy) Loses Trademark Dispute And Told To Pay Costs

European Union trademark application No 18 086 744 is rejected in its entirety. This is a Letter to the Editor guest article by Giovanni Laporta: Dear Jason I’m getting in touch for a couple of reasons. One, so that you can share the news that Yale has lost an ongoing trademark dispute with Smart [...]

By |2021-05-20T17:05:12+01:00May 20th, 2021|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Safestyle UK Provides Trading Update At AGM

Safestyle UK has just had their AGM and has provided a trading update in what continues to be an extraordinary year for the UK fenestration sector as a whole. Safestyle UK statement: 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 |2021-05-20T09:51:52+01:00May 20th, 2021|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

United Nations Approves 2022 As The International Year Of Glass

Alicia Durán, Research Professor CSIC, President of the ICG, Chair of IYOG2022 The International Commission on Glass (ICG), the Community of Glass Associations (CGA) and ICOM-Glass are promoting 2022 as a United Nations International Year of Glass to underline its scientific, economic and cultural roles and celebrate several anniversaries. Glass supports many vital technologies, [...]

By |2021-05-19T16:52:08+01:00May 19th, 2021|Categories: double glazing industry|

Why Rapidly Rising Inflation Matters

You may have seen this morning that the UK's monthly inflation figures more than doubled from 0.7% to 1.5% in April. For a while I have been warning about the threat of rising inflation and that before long Government figures would start to reflect the rise in prices we have all been seeing for [...]

By |2021-05-19T15:59:30+01:00May 19th, 2021|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Over 1100 Vacancies For Installers In May Shows The Scale Of The Skills Gap

This is a guest article by Building Our Skills about the skills gap: Research conducted by Building Our Skills has identified that at the end of the first week in May there were over 1100 vacancies for installers being advertised on job sites throughout the UK. The research was conducted in association with partner [...]

By |2021-05-18T11:19:05+01:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: double glazing industry|

Installation Companies Must Start Adding Contingency To Their Contracts

A major composite door manufacturer added nearly 10% to their prices today, as the industry struggles to keep pace with demand and global shortages of almost everything are causing real pain for anyone who manufactures anything. It won't be the last, and I am sure many more will be coming from all directions in [...]

By |2021-05-18T00:12:18+01:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: double glazing industry|

Fenestration Needs To Look Beyond The Boom

At the moment, UK fenestration is booming. We're on a path that is now way beyond recovery, and that is creating some very big businesses. When we come to the end of this streak, there are going to be a lot of companies far bigger than what they once were. That in itself poses [...]

By |2021-05-17T14:10:01+01:00May 17th, 2021|Categories: double glazing industry|

Fenestration Needs To Communicate To The Public Better

The fenestration sector has always done a decent job of communicating and talking to itself. The one area I think we always let ourselves down on is communication with the general public. We advertise. We do TV and online advertising fairly well. But we don't actually do a good job of showing and explaining [...]

By |2021-05-13T23:01:47+01:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: double glazing industry|

UK Economy Set For Strongest Growth For 70 Years

The UK economy got some good news a few days ago when the Bank of England announced that the country was set to see economic growth of 7.25% this year. To put that into perspective, that would be the biggest yearly growth in the economy since the Second World War. That is certainly some [...]

By |2021-05-12T23:24:13+01:00May 12th, 2021|Categories: double glazing industry|

Open Letter: Supply Chains And Price Increases

This is an open letter from Sternfenster MD Mike Parczuk about the state of supply chains and price increases: I speak to our installers every day. ‘Exhausted’, ‘stretched’, ‘frazzled’, probably describe how they feel best. We’re in a boom but that’s come with a unique set of challenges, so to be talking now about [...]

By |2021-05-11T16:17:51+01:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: business, double glazing industry|

Product Is The Single Most Important Issue To The Fenestration Industry

In my 16 years in the fenestration industry, plus some knowledge of years prior to that, I have never seen a situation where our industry is that busy suppliers are turning away new business. It's an odd proposition, as the natural reaction to anyone wanting to buy from you is to say yes. But [...]

By |2021-05-11T00:22:10+01:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: double glazing industry|

Is It Time To End Door Canvassing Altogether?

Door canvassing and door-to-door sales. If there is anything that encapsulates the image of the double glazing industry it is door canvassing. It has been a long-used method for companies to generate leads and sales in an instant on the doorstep of people's homes. However, in a market vastly changed by a pandemic, lockdowns [...]

By |2021-05-06T22:15:34+01:00May 6th, 2021|Categories: double glazing industry|

Trickle Vents: All You Need To Know

What Are Trickle Vents? Trickle vents are adjustable vents that sit at the top of a window or door that allow ventilation to enter a home or building. Small holes are routed out at the top of the window frame or sash that allow air to pass through. The trickle vents are clipped on [...]

By |2021-05-06T14:33:39+01:00May 5th, 2021|Categories: double glazing industry|
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